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Texas has no easy choices stopping Cowboys' Hubbard, Wallace

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman sizes up Oklahoma State and realizes he has quite a Cowboy conundrum. Try to stop national rushing leader Chuba Hubbard or focus on national touchdown receptions co-leader Tylan Wallace. Neither option leaves a shaky Longhorns defense in an enviable position....

Study focuses on bird species living in northeast Oklahoma

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

PICHER, Okla. (AP) — Birds are more than just winged messengers that can carry a tune or soar through the sky — bird species also can act as indicators of environmental health. The feathered creatures are useful in determining overall changes in environmental conditions and habitat quality. This is...

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality. "Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Abbott...

Mason's Moxie; Steelers QB Rudolph embracing challenge

Sep. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it. So Rudolph spent the first six quarters of the 2019 season standing on the Pittsburgh Steelers sideline with his...

Settlement means no rate increase for Oklahoma utility

Sep. 19, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has reached an agreement with the state's largest electrical utility that avoids a rate increase for its 800,000 customers in the state. The three-member commission said Thursday the agreement settles a $77.6 million rate increase request filed by...

Texas and Oklahoma State duel for early Big 12 lead

Sep. 19, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

Oklahoma State (3-0) at No. 12 Texas (2-1), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ABC). Line: Texas by 5 1/2. Series record: Texas leads 24-9. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The first conference game means the winner emerges as a favorite to reach the Big 12 title game. The Cowboys could open some eyes nationally with a win behind a...

Oklahoma charter school demands lawmaker retract comments

Sep. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school is demanding a state lawmaker stop making what it calls "false, destructive, defamatory and baseless allegations" about the school. A letter from Oklahoma City-based Epic Charter Schools' attorneys to Republican state Sen. Ron Sharp and obtained...

Oklahoma woman's murder conviction in husband's death upheld

Sep. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder conviction and life without parole prison sentence of a woman convicted in the fatal shooting of her estranged husband. The court on Thursday rejected appeals by 30-year-old Jasmine Michelle Irvin, who was...

Oklahoma State looks to win again at Texas in Big 12 opener

Sep. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

Some things to watch on the fourth Saturday of Big 12 Conference play: GAME OF THE WEEK Oklahoma State at No. 12 Texas. The Cowboys (3-0) have won their last five games in Austin, something no other opponent has ever done. The Big 12 opener for both teams Saturday night is another prime-time nationally televised...

Sanders plans campaign stops in Norman, Lawton powwow visit

Sep. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Plans to visit Oklahoma this weekend, including campaign stops in Norman and at a Comanche Nation powwow outside of Lawton. The Vermont senator's visit to the Sooner State is his first in the 2020 election cycle. He visited Oklahoma...