Latest Oklahoma News

Sailors honor Pearl Harbor survivor during one last visit

Jun. 20, 2018 2:08 AM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Ray Emory survived the early morning attack on Pearl Harbor that killed nearly 2,400 servicemen in shower of bombs and explosions nearly 80 years ago. The 97-year-old never forgot those who died that day, spending the past few decades doggedly pushing for the remains of those...

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii

Jun. 19, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor. Emory survived the devastating attack but didn't forget his fellow sailors and Marines who died and were buried in Hawaii without anyone...

Oklahoma approves 5-years, $25 million for Lincoln Riley

Jun. 19, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lincoln Riley got a major raise a year ago based on potential. This one was based on results. Oklahoma will pay its football coach $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season. Oklahoma's Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday. The 34-year-old...

Oklahoma plans to build $22 million softball stadium

Jun. 19, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma plans to build a $22 million softball stadium instead of renovating its current one. The school's Board of Regents approved a revised design plan Tuesday that will move the facility about a half mile south, rather than renovating the current one. Oklahoma has won three of the...

Authorities say 1 man killed in Oklahoma crop duster crash

Jun. 19, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

ENID, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man was killed when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in northwestern Oklahoma. The agency says in a news release that 52-year-old Rodney Sherry of Olton, Texas, died in the crash just after 7 a.m. Tuesday. It says Sherry was the only...

EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for 1st time

Jun. 18, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that the coal industry had sought. Coal ash is the residue left after burning coal to generate power. Utilities around the...

Prosecutor clears 2 who killed Oklahoma restaurant shooter

Jun. 18, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor announced Monday he has cleared two people who fatally shot a man who wounded three others after opening fire at an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinnertime rush. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said that Juan Carlos Nazario and Bryan Whittle were...

A's prospect Murray ready to lead Oklahoma football first

Jun. 15, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Beane will watch Oklahoma football this fall with great interest in the Sooners quarterback: Kyler Murray will be a member of the Oakland Athletics as soon as his college career is complete. A's manager Bob Melvin, an admittedly superstitious guy, might close his eyes and cross...

Oklahoma City Thunder won't renew contract of announcer

Jun. 15, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder will not renew the contract of the only television play-by-play announcer the team has had since it relocated in 2008. The team said Friday the contract of Brian Davis, play-by-play announcer since the team relocated from Seattle, will not be renewed for the...

District could delay Lee School name change for new options

Jun. 15, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa school district wants to delay renaming a school whose namesake is Confederate General Robert E. Lee amid pushback that the new name isn't so new. Tulsa Public Schools voted last month to rename the elementary school "Lee School," but many residents questioned why the school...