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Recreational marijuana effort falls short in Oklahoma

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma's general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that his office determined that supporters of the initiative gathered nearly 103,000 signatures...

Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

Aug. 20, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man. A judge decided Friday to send Keith Patrick Sweeney's case to trial, the Oklahoman reported . Sweeney, 33, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in...

Pilot suspended over threat to Oklahoma transgender student

Aug. 20, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot accused of threatening on Facebook to harm a 12-year-old transgender girl for using the girls bathroom at her Oklahoma school. Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement Monday that the pilot was suspended Aug. 13 pending an...

Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility

Aug. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in...

Correction: Backstreet Boys Concert-Oklahoma story

Aug. 19, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 18 about fans injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the city in the dateline. The city is Thackerville, not Thackersville. A corrected version of the story is below: Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys...

Backstreet Boys fans treated for injuries after storm

Aug. 19, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

THACKERVILLE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says the concertgoers were...

Marshall returns most starters but must replace Litton at QB

Aug. 18, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

The shock of Chase Litton's departure for the NFL draft has transferred into uncertainty at quarterback for Marshall entering the 2018 season. The position appears to be the one of the few question marks on a team that has nine starters back on each side of the ball as Marshall goes after its first Conference USA...

Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

Aug. 18, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them, according to court documents filed by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations that he killed his children and wife. The motion filed Friday by Christopher...

Air Force pilot ejects as jet trainer crashes in Oklahoma

Aug. 17, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

MUTUAL, Okla. (AP) — Officials say an Air Force pilot ejected successfully before a jet trainer crashed in western Oklahoma. Air Force officials say the twin-jet T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed around 1:45 p.m. Friday about 70 miles west of the base near Chester, Oklahoma, a...

Police still seeking motive in Oklahoma school stabbing

Aug. 17, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police and school officials in Oklahoma said Friday that a 14-year-old boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate during a school assembly had no history of causing trouble before bringing a pocket knife a 4-inch blade onto campus. Luther Public Schools Superintendent Barry...