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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, file photo, emergency crews respond to a scene where a vehicle hit several Moore High School students in Moore, Okla. A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Third student-runner who was struck by speeding truck dies

Feb. 15, 2020 1:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third member of a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team who was struck by a speeding pickup truck earlier this month has died. Kolby Crum, 18, died Saturday at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, said hospital spokeswoman April Sandefer. Crum was among seven...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) can't grab a pass at the basket, next to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Gallinari, Paul push Thunder past Zion, Pelicans 123-118

Feb. 14, 2020 12:19 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The veteran savvy of Danilo Gallinari and Chris Paul helped Oklahoma City withstand the latest stirring performance by Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. Gallinari scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Paul had 14 points and 12 assists, and the Thunder beat New Orleans 123-118...

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks in front of Gov. Kevin Stitt, left, and Rep. Harold Wright during a news conference announcing plans for Oklahoma to resume executions by lethal injection, at the Office of the Attorney General,  Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.    Executions were halted following a botched lethal injection in 2014 that left an inmate writhing on the gurney and drug mix-ups in 2015 in which the wrong lethal drugs were delivered. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)

Attorney general says Oklahoma to resume executions

Feb. 13, 2020 3:48 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of death-chamber mishaps, state officials announced Thursday. Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director...

San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White (4) drives the ball against Oklahoma City Thunder's Dennis Schroder (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)

Spurs stop 5-game slide with 114-106 victory over Thunder

Feb. 12, 2020 12:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs headed into the All-Star break with a win. It was a welcome change after a tough stretch. Aldridge had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the Spurs stopped a five-game slide by topping the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-106 on Tuesday night....

FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2020, file photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Moore, Okla., Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told The Associated by phone Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, that a pickup truck driven by Townsend, was traveling 79 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone on Feb. 2, 2020, when it struck members of the high school's cross-country team on a sidewalk outside the suburban Oklahoma City school. Townsen has been charged with manslaughter in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Police: Driver traveling 79 mph when Oklahoma students hit

Feb. 11, 2020 1:17 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A pickup truck was traveling 79 mph (127 kph) in a 25 mph (40 kph) zone when it struck members of a high school cross-country team on a sidewalk in suburban Oklahoma City, killing two and injuring the others, a police sergeant said Tuesday. A police report said the driver, Max Leroy...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Celtics edge Thunder 112-111 for 7th straight win

Feb. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With most of their lead gone, the Boston Celtics needed someone to make a stop in the final seconds. As usual, Marcus Smart took it upon himself. Smart o stole the ball from Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 5.8 seconds le,fhelping the Celtics hold on for a 112-111...

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) reaches for a pass in front of Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Paul, Gilgeous-Alexander lead Thunder past Pistons 108-101

Feb. 8, 2020 12:21 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nothing changed for the Oklahoma City Thunder before the trade deadline. As a result, nothing appears to have changed after — in their first game since, they won again with balanced scoring and solid defense. Chris Paul scored 22 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 21 to...

This Feb. 3, 2020 photo from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office shows Max Leroy Townsen. Two Oklahoma high school students remain in critical condition after being struck by a pickup truck that killed one girl and injured three other students. Police arrested 57-year-old Townsend and say he was driving the truck that struck members of a high school cross country team in suburban Oklahoma City. (Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man who ran down 2 students faces manslaughter charges

Feb. 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A man was charged with manslaughter Friday in the deaths of two suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country athletes whom he hit with his truck as they ran on a sidewalk just a day after his own son was killed in a traffic accident. Max Leroy Townsend, 57, is accused of running...

Snow can be seen on palm trees while mail carrier Pablo Salinas delivers letters on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. Salinas said his commute took an extra hour due to road closures following four inches of snow falling overnight. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Snowfall blankets Texas, Oklahoma; Deep South to see storms

Feb. 6, 2020 7:42 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A powerful winter storm in the central United States dropped snow as far south as El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday while areas of the Deep South had severe weather through the night, including tornadoes and torrential rains. Winter storm warnings or advisories were in effect from ...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroeder (17) shoots in front of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Schroder scores 30, leads Thunder past Cavaliers 109-103

Feb. 6, 2020 12:09 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul told Dennis Schroder to take over, and his backcourt mate listened. Schroder scored 30 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-103 on Wednesday night. Schroder had six points in a critical 43-second span late in the game that helped the...