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FILE - This Oct. 30, 2005 file photo shows Country singer Jerry Jeff Walker at a campaign fundraiser at Willie Nelson's ranch outside Austin, Texas.  The Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Oct. 24, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. “He had battled throat cancer for many years, and some other health issues,”...

A researcher gives a thumbs-up as work continues on a second test excavation and core sampling in the search for remains at Oaklawn Cemetery from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Another body found in search for Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for remains of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims on Thursday revealed another body in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery before coming to an end, Oklahoma's state archaeologist said. “We are now able to confirm that we have at least 11 individual...

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt said that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma hits record high of 821 virus hospitalizations

Oct. 20, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and state health officials on Tuesday announced a new plan to handle a surge in the number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus. The plan, announced as the number of hospitalizations in the state reached a record one-day high of 821, includes...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo,  Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck, speaks during a news conference as work continues on an excavation of a potential unmarked mass grave from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Tulsa, Okla. One set of human remains and possibly a second set have been found in a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said during a Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, news conference that the remains were found in a coffin in an area known as the “Original 18” where old funeral home records showed massacre victims were buried following the 1921 violence. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

Human remains found in search for Tulsa massacre victims

Oct. 20, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One set of human remains, and perhaps a second, have been found in a Tulsa cemetery where investigators are searching for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Oklahoma state archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said Tuesday. “We do have one confirmed individual and the possibility...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo, workers climb out of the excavation site as work continues on a potential unmarked mass grave from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Tulsa, Okla. A second excavation begins Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at a cemetery in an effort to find and identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and shed light on violence that left hundreds dead and decimated an area that was once a cultural and economic mecca for African Americans. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

Tulsa digs again for victims of 1921 race massacre

Oct. 18, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A second excavation begins Monday at a cemetery in an effort to find and identify victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and shed light on violence that left hundreds dead and decimated an area that was once a cultural and economic mecca for African Americans. “I realize we can...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have hit their highest points recently throughout the Midwest, where the growth in new cases has been the worst in the nation. Doug Burgum, North Dakota's Republican governor, acknowledges his state's numbers are moving in the wrong direction as it hit new highs for active and newly confirmed cases, as well as hospitalizations. But he's also touting the state's test positivity staying in the 7% range.(Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

GOP governors in spiking states strain for silver linings

Oct. 11, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have hit their highest points recently throughout the Midwest, where the growth in new cases has been the worst in the nation. But that's not the message coming from a number of Republican governors in the region, who are working to find silver linings in the ominous health data as...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt is taking issue with a comment in the latest report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force that says the state has had

Oklahoma governor disputes White House virus task force

Oct. 8, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday took issue with a comment that he labeled as “editorial” in the latest report and recommendations from the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which says the state has had “many preventable deaths.” “The governor...

Oklahoma hospitalizations due to COVID surge above 700

Oct. 7, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the illness caused by the coronavirus surged above 700 on Wednesday to a new record one-day high. The number of people hospitalized, either confirmed with COVID-19 or under investigation for infection, reached 738, according to Oklahoma...

FILE - In this March 10, 2008 file photo, Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis walks around campus in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma's two largest universities announced Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, that start of their spring semester will be delayed by one week and spring break is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oklahoma universities delay spring classes due to virus

Oct. 6, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's two largest universities on Tuesday announced that they were delaying the start of the spring semester by a week and were canceling spring break because of the coronavirus pandemic. Spring classes will begin Jan. 19 at Oklahoma State University and on Jan. 25 at the...

Tulsa City Council votes to expand, extend mask mandate

Oct. 1, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mayor G.T. Bynum on Thursday signed an ordinance expanding and extending Tulsa's mask mandate in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The mandate initially required masks to be worn in public by people aged 18 and older when social distancing is not possible. But on...