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Oklahoma State not announcing a starting QB before opener

Aug. 23, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State hasn't announced a starting quarterback and coach Mike Gundy will not reveal his plans for the position before the Cowboys' season opener next Friday night at Oregon State. Both redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii grad transfer Dru Brown have been competing...

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

Aug. 23, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. Police announced in a tweet that Hakim...

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness. The proposal outlined on Friday is...

Gilgeous-Alexander prepares to help fill Westbrook's role

Aug. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to temper expectations. Maybe that is understandable. He is preparing to step into the point guard position Russell Westbrook held for 11 years for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie for the Los...

Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

Aug. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. called on Congress to...

Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

Aug. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison plus nearly 150 years more for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls, saying she would have ordered his castration if the law allowed. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded guilty in June to 28 felonies, including creating child...

Analysis: Clemson, 'Bama, Ohio St and ... Washington to CFP

Aug. 22, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

Four years of Alabama-Clemson dominance have made the college football season seem like a foregone conclusion. The Crimson Tide and Tigers have split the last four national championships and four College Football Playoff meetings. They start this season ranked 1-2 again. The plot twist is Clemson is top-ranked...

Man at center of 'Innocent Man' documentary may soon be free

Aug. 21, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has placed the man at the center of a documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom. U.S. District Judge James Payne of Muskogee, Oklahoma, has ruled there was reasonable doubt that Karl Fontenot (FAHN'-teh-noh) should have been convicted in...

Investigators raid online Oklahoma charter school's vendor

Aug. 21, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State investigators have raided a vendor for an online Oklahoma charter school whose enrollment, funding and some of its leaders are at the center of an investigation. Agents from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation searched the home of a man who runs a nonprofit that works with...

Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized

Aug. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment. Court documents show that on Aug. 1,...