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Giddey has triple-double, leads Thunder to 2nd straight win

Jul. 06, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Giddey had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, No. 2 selection Chet Holmgren added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City beat Memphis 87-71 on Wednesday night for the Thunder's second straight victory in the Salt Lake City Summer League. Giddey,...

Oklahoma revenue collections up 15% during last fiscal year

Jul. 06, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall receipts to Oklahoma's treasury were up 15% during the fiscal year that ended June 30, fueled by record-high tax collections on oil and natural gas production, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Tuesday. Overall collections for the 2022 fiscal year...

Holmgren shines in Salt Lake City Summer League debut

Jul. 05, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Chet Holmgren shined in his summer league debut, scoring 13 of his 23 points in the first quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder build an early 20-point lead en route to a 98-77 victory over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. The No. 2 pick in the draft also...

Group seeking statewide vote on legal pot submits signatures

Jul. 05, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking a statewide vote on whether to fully legalize adult use of marijuana in Oklahoma submitted boxes of signatures on Tuesday with hopes of getting the question on the November ballot. Oklahomans for Sensible Marijuana Laws submitted more than...

Emporia State football player dies in cliff-diving accident

Jul. 05, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Brexten Green, a wide receiver on the Emporia State football team, died over the weekend in a cliff-diving accident at Grand Lake in Oklahoma, the university announced Tuesday. The Grand River Dam Authority received an emergency around 6:30 p.m. Saturday about...

District attorney-elect David Hammer dies after election

Jul. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — David Hammer, a Shawnee attorney elected last week to be the new district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 47. Hammer died on Sunday, according to a statement posted to Hammer's Facebook page. No...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Experts: US Court fractures decades of Native American law

Jul. 01, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling expanding state authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American land is fracturing decades of law built around the hard-fought principle that tribes have the right to govern themselves on their own territory, legal experts say. ...

Execution dates scheduled for 6 Oklahoma death row inmates

Jul. 01, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday set execution dates for six death row inmates, just hours before an attorney filed a motion for a rehearing in one case. Execution dates for James Coddington, Richard Glossip, Benjamin Cole, Richard Fairchild,...

Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 3 cold-case killings

Jun. 29, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man already sentenced to death for a cold-case killing in Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the deaths of three girls whose disappearances in Texas also went unsolved for decades. William Reece, 62, pleaded guilty in a courtroom in Galveston...