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Oklahoma's reported COVID-19 cases up by 705, deaths by 11

Aug. 13, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are 705 more reported cases of the coronavirus in Oklahoma and 11 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday. The department reported 46,103 confirmed cases and 638 deaths, increases from the...

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler waits between plays during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups set

Aug. 13, 2020 2:59 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set. Wednesday’s results filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the postseason, which starts next week at Walt Disney World. In the Western Conference: Houston and Oklahoma City will meet in the first round,...

Nerlens Noel hugs Mike Muscala, left, of the Oklahoma City Thunder after Muscala hit the game-winning three-point basket against the Miami Heat during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Mike Muscala hits 2 late 3s, Thunder rally past Heat

Aug. 13, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Muscala made a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 116-115 on Wednesday night. In a game largely played by reserves in the second half, Muscala hit two 3-pointers in the final 35...

Stitt seeks another hearing in tribal gaming agreements case

Aug. 12, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking another hearing before the state Supreme Court regarding its recent ruling on tribal gaming compacts that deemed the state's agreements with two Native American tribes invalid. The state's high court determined last month that Stitt's compacts with...

Stitt adds criminal justice question to November ballot

Aug. 12, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday added a state question on criminal justice to the Nov. 3 Election Day ballot. Stitt, a Republican, signed an executive proclamation setting the election date for State Question 805 which, if approved by voters, would prohibit prosecutors from...

Tulsa State Fair canceled for 2020 amid coronavirus concerns

Aug. 12, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa State Fair has been canceled this year amid concerns about the coronavirus, joining the previous cancellation of the Oklahoma State Fair in Oklahoma City. The Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority voted 5-0 to cancel the fair scheduled for Oct. 1-11 but said the Junior...

People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus ride an escalator past a sign of a nail salon at a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Mainland China and semi-autonomous Hong Kong saw declines in their recent outbreaks Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

Aug. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection. The National Health Commission said all nine new cases were found in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, whose capital Urumqi...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, says he has donated plasma to help other virus patients recover. Stitt said in a statement Tuesday, Aug. 11th that he made the donation recently at an Oklahoma Blood Institute center in Enid. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma governor donates plasma after coronavirus recovery

Aug. 11, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Several members of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's staff, along with five state lawmakers, have recovered from the coronavirus and have agreed to donate plasma to help other virus patients recover, Stitt's office announced on Tuesday. The governor's office announced in a press release that...

'Black Lives Matter' sign in Tulsa defaced with blue paint

Aug. 11, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A “Black Lives Matter” street sign in Tulsa that has been the cause of ongoing tension has been vandalized amid national calls for racial justice. Community members repainted the sign Sunday after it was defaced with a line of blue paint, the Tulsa World reported. C.J....

Downed trees and other debris cover front yards in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a powerful storm moved through Iowa on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Liz Martin/The Gazette via AP)

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

Aug. 11, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people. The storm known as a derecho tore...