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File-This Oct. 24, 2020, file photo shows Oklahoma State lineman Logan Carter (87) grabbing the jersey of Iowa State linebacker Mike Rose (23) while Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) attempts to sneak by during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Rose, like everybody else in college football, had no idea last spring if there would be a season. Iowa State's junior linebacker wanted to be ready just in case, so day in and day out for three months he went to his high school in the Cleveland suburb of Brecksville, Ohio, to do workouts prescribed by the Cyclones' new strength staff. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt, File)

College Football Picks: Validation time for 'Pokes, Michigan

Oct. 28, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

After the big game, comes the validation game. Week 9 of the college football season — or maybe Week 8 depending how you count in this odd season — features several teams that made statements last week looking for strong follow-ups. No. 6 Oklahoma State took control of the Big 12 with a staunch...

Ice covers tree leaves at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, after a winter blast hit the state. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Fall ice storm 'worst nightmare' for many in Oklahoma

Oct. 28, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 350,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Wednesday as cleanup continued from an ice storm that ravaged much of the state. By midmorning Wednesday, more than 356,000 homes and businesses were without electricity statewide, according to,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 14, 2020 file photo, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum speaks with the media in Tulsa, Okla. A mask mandate in Tulsa is being expanded and extended under an amended ordinance signed by Bynum in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Tulsa police officer dies of COVID; 743 new Oklahoma cases

Oct. 28, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Tulsa police officer has died due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, police said Wednesday. Officer Jerad Lindsey, who was serving as chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, died Wednesday, according to the statement, which did not say how he may...

Mother of slain boys expresses thanks, asks for privacy

Oct. 28, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother whose estranged husband is charged with killing the couple's two sons before fleeing with their two daughters is thanking the people who helped track down the girls nearly 400 miles (643.74 kilometers) away in Oklahoma. Tara Jackson's attorney, Gary Nelson, also...

Broken tree limbs cover the road on NW 14th St. in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, after a winter blast covered the state with ice. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Icy weather causes massive power outages in Oklahoma

Oct. 27, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways. An ice storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Wednesday for parts...

This photo provided by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows Donny Jackson. Authorities are looking for two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were found dead Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020.  An Amber Alert said the suspect in the abduction is the girls' father, 40-year-old Donny Jackson. (Kansas Bureau of Investigation via AP)

Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

Oct. 27, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boys' deaths. Donny Ray Jackson Jr., 40, was also charged Tuesday with two alternative counts of first-degree murder,...

Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations begin creeping back up

Oct. 27, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma began creeping back up on Tuesday, although not to the record levels reached last week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 907 people were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19, the...

Feds to deliver 1.2M rapid coronavirus tests to Oklahoma

Oct. 26, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials plan to send Oklahoma nearly 1.2 million rapid coronavirus tests that can diagnose the infection in as few as 15 minutes, the White House announced on Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to send 1,190,000 Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19...

Father of 2 slain Kansas boys has been in midst of divorce

Oct. 26, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of abducting his two daughters from a Kansas home where their two brothers were killed has been going through a divorce with the children’s mother, authorities said Monday. Maj. James Sherley, of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department, said 40-year-old...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) evades the tackle of SMU safety Roderick Roberson, Jr. (13) on a touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's best or rewarding success?

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

The AP Top 25 is embracing diversity. Nine of the 10 FBS conferences have a ranked team this week, including all the leagues currently playing games. Plus, there is an independent. There is something for everyone, but that kind of variety can make some fans question whether those non-Power Five teams really...