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Asian elephant arrives at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield

Jun. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield is welcoming a new 8-year-old Asian elephant. The elephant, named Hugo, arrived Friday from the Endangered Ark Foundation, a private nonprofit and circus elephant retirement ranch in Hugo, Oklahoma. The Springfield News-Leader reports Hugo will be...

Woman's body found in northeastern Oklahoma creek

Jun. 17, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Osage County say they are working to determine whether a body discovered in a northeastern Oklahoma creek is that of a missing woman. Osage County sheriff's deputies say the body was discovered Sunday in a creek south of Skiatook, about 105 miles (169 kilometers)...

Oklahoma board: Nearly 750 inmates seek commutation in 2019

Jun. 17, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nearly 750 prisoners applied in the first four months of the year for their sentences to be commuted, according to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board. The board's general counsel, Justin Wolf, said that's almost twice the number of applications submitted by the end of April last...

Possible tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, no injury reports

Jun. 17, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

WAYNE, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says two possible tornadoes touched down briefly in Oklahoma with no injuries or significant damage reported. Meteorologist Forrest Mitchell with the weather service in Norman says investigators hope to examine the areas Monday, one near Wayne about 40 miles...

Authorities say Texan drowns on Oklahoma side of Red River

Jun. 17, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

COLBERT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports a Texas man has drowned on the Oklahoma side of the Red River that separates the two states. The OHP says 28-ear-old Louis Jackson of Denison was found in the river Sunday afternoon and his body recovered from about seven feet of water by the...

Oklahoma City artist finds success starting clothing line

Jun. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Haley Griffin is much like the clothes she makes — cool and comfortable. In late 2017, the Arkansas transplant started DuBeck & Co., a clothing brand with threads created in south Oklahoma City and sold online, and at local fairs and events. An artist at heart who wears her...

High school students get leadership training at Fort Sill

Jun. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — The future of Oklahoma leadership recently stepped into combat boots for a morning of training exercises at Fort Sill. The 51 members of the 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class arrived in the early morning hours at Fort Sill for physical training and other exercises. It was a major...

3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of Oklahoma man

Jun. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says three suspects are in custody following the fatal shooting of a man at a southwestern Oklahoma apartment building. Investigators say 26-year-old Nathan Morrow was shot and killed early Friday following an altercation at an apartment...

Enid veteran's birthday also brings memories of D-Day

Jun. 16, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ENID, Okla. (AP) — Ernest Leierer's 22nd birthday started out like any other day at his Army Air Corps Base in England. By the end of that day, Leierer was in France, in Eisenhower's "Great Crusade" to liberate Europe. Leierer, now 97, of Enid, found himself in the war the same way as many other young men....

Tulsa police work to develop wellness program

Jun. 16, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For as long as Capt. Shellie Seibert can remember, the Tulsa Police Department has had a support team that responds to critical incidents, but officers burdened by chronic exposure to trauma or everyday stresses kept quiet. Officers often see "the worst of parts of society," and they...