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Pistons hand Thunder 9th straight loss with 110-104 victory

Apr. 16, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 29 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame several key absences to beat Oklahoma City 110-104 on Friday night, handing the Thunder their ninth straight loss. Oklahoma City cut an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead to one, but Detroit held...

GOP Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for transgender comments

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people “have a mental illness." Rep. Justin Humphrey, a Republican from the southeast...

Inhofe, Lankford urge Biden to keep Hinton prison open

Apr. 15, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation are urging President Joe Biden to suspend his executive order shutting down private federal prisons, saying they expect the move to mean a privately operated prison in Hinton would close. U.S....

Curry's 42, Green's triple-double lead Warriors past Thunder

Apr. 15, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 25 of his 42 points in the third quarter, and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Oklahoma City Thunder 147-109 on Wednesday night. Curry went 8 for 8 from the field and made all six of his 3-point attempts in the third...

Woman is sixth inmate to die in Oklahoma County jail in 2021

Apr. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 65-year-old woman has died in the Oklahoma County jail, becoming the sixth inmate to die at the lockup this year, a jail official said Wednesday. Christa Sullivan suffered undisclosed health issues and was under suicide watch when jail staff saw...

Indian Health Service pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 14, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Indian Health Service is pausing its use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in Oklahoma and all other regions at the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration. “Out of an abundance of caution, IHS has paused all Johnson...

Oklahoma jailers under investigation for inmate mistreatment

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several detention officers at the Oklahoma County jail are being investigated by the attorney general due to an increase of inmate mistreatment complaints since a public trust took over operation of the jail. In the latest incident on March 22,...

NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96

Apr. 14, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic knew the Jazz would look to him to take a leading role with three of Utah's primary players out. Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 22 as the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder 106-96 on Tuesday...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Stitt names Oklahoma City attorney as state college regent

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the appointment Tuesday of an Oklahoma City attorney to the nine-member body that oversees the state’s 25 public colleges and universities. Stitt said he appointed Courtney Warmington to a nine-year term on the...