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Kings of Leon to play free show to open Oklahoma City park

Jun. 26, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Grammy-winning rockers Kings of Leon will help Oklahoma City debut its new downtown park with a free concert. Mayor David Holt announced Wednesday that the band whose members once lived in Oklahoma City will perform Sept. 27 as headliners in a three-day opening event at Scissortail...

Some criminal charges dropped against ex-CFL running back

Jun. 26, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against a former Canadian Football League player after a key witness failed to appear for a preliminary hearing. The Oklahoman reports prosecutors dismissed the case Tuesday against 27-year-old Roy Finch, who was charged in January...

Oklahoman booked for murder in death of 85-year-old mother

Jun. 26, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man accused of abuse and neglect of his 85-year-old mother earlier this month now faces a murder charge since she has died. Oklahoma County Jail records indicate that 54-year-old Carlton Leroy Nault was being held on second-degree murder and other...

Man charged with impersonating federal agent to be released

Jun. 25, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border will be released to a halfway house in New Mexico while he faces charges that he impersonated a federal agent there. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon Erwin ordered James...

Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death sentence

Jun. 25, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for a fatal stabbing during an Oklahoma City robbery nearly 20 years ago. Attorneys for 39-year-old Tremane Wood argued in the appeal that he received ineffective legal assistance during his trial over the 2001...

Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state's alcohol laws. The court rejected the request Monday to immediately take the lawsuit and issue an injunction blocking the law...

Order stops OKC school board from discussing member conduct

Jun. 25, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma City School Board has obtained a court order preventing the board from discussing his conduct. The Oklahoman reports that board member Charles Henry obtained a temporary restraining order against board Chairwoman Paula Lewis to prevent the board from discussing...

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Prosecutors say member of armed border group is flight risk

Jun. 24, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who has been spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border is a flight risk and should remain jailed on accusations of impersonating a federal agent. A grand jury in New Mexico indicted 44-year-old James Christopher Benvie...

Autopsy: Multiple wounds killed naked teen shot by police

Jun. 24, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy report says an unarmed, black teenager who was naked when suburban Oklahoma City police shot him died of multiple gunshot wounds. The report released Monday doesn't specify how many times Edmond police shot 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis or whether he had consumed drugs...