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34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case

Jun. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence...

Oklahoma to close minimum security prison, costs cited

Jun. 16, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Wednesday announced plans to close the minimum security William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The prison about 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City will be closed by the end of...

Jury selection begins for Oklahoma man in students' deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

Max Muncy on Dodgers' injured list with right oblique strain

Jun. 12, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First baseman Max Muncy is going on the Los Angeles Dodgers' injured list with a right oblique muscle strain. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley on Saturday night to take the roster spot of Muncy, who left Friday's game in the second inning...

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of the Midwest

Jun. 12, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground. The project, which is among 39 new routes that...

Teachers wary of new laws limiting instruction on race

Jun. 12, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As middle school teacher Brittany Paschall assembled a lesson plan on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, she wondered how she might have to go about it differently next year under a new Tennessee state law that prohibits teaching certain concepts of race and...

Juarez leads Oklahoma past Florida State for fifth title

Jun. 10, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Giselle Juarez re-emerged as the star pitcher Oklahoma needed to complement its high-powered offense, and now the Sooners are national champions again. Juarez threw her second consecutive complete game, and Oklahoma beat Florida State 5-1 on...

Oklahoma expands eligibility for back-to-work cash incentive

Jun. 10, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission announced Thursday that it is expanding the eligibility for cash incentives to those who return to work. Anyone working two part-time jobs totaling 32 or more hours per week will qualify for the $1,200...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

Jun. 09, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she’s had more on her mind than winning...

Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal denied by Supreme Court

Jun. 08, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of beating a man to death with a hammer. The court on Monday denied, without comment, the appeal of James Coddington, 49, who was convicted and sentenced to...