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Thunder hit buzzer-beater to force OT, then top Timberwolves

Dec. 7, 2019 12:34 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder had found multiple ways to lose close games this season. Not this time. Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and Oklahoma City pulled off an improbable 139-127 overtime victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night. With Minnesota ahead 121-119 and 1.1 seconds...

Hobby Lobby to donate St. Gregory campus to Oklahoma Baptist

Dec. 6, 2019 6:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby says it plans to donate the campus of the now-defunct St. Gregory's University to nearby Oklahoma Baptist University. The Oklahoma City-based craft retailer and its founding Green family announced Friday that they've scheduled a Wednesday news conference to formally...

Feds indict 35 people in gang-related drug trafficking case

Dec. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma City say 35 people have been indicted as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy coordinated by imprisoned gang leaders using contraband cellphones. U.S. Attorney Timothy Downing said in a statement Friday that the indictments resulted from a year-long...

Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute

Dec. 5, 2019 5:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state. Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S....

T.J. Warren scores 24 points to help Pacers beat Thunder

Dec. 5, 2019 12:34 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Indiana Pacers added to Oklahoma City's growing collection of disappointing second halves. T.J. Warren scored 24 points to help Indiana beat the Thunder 107-100 on Wednesday night. Oklahoma City led by a point at halftime, but the Pacers outscored the Thunder 58-50 after the break....

Oklahoma governor opposes criminal justice initiative

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he opposes a proposed state question that would restrict prosecutors from using previous felony convictions to enhance sentences in certain criminal cases. In a speech Tuesday to the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, The Oklahoman reports Stitt said...

Oklahoma health department requests a reduced budget

Dec. 3, 2019 7:50 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health requested less money for its proposed budget, a move lawmakers are calling counterintuitive and confusing. Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Gary Cox asked legislators on Monday to decrease his agency’s funding by 1.5%, bringing the proposed...

Democratic state lawmaker to resign south Oklahoma City seat

Dec. 3, 2019 7:00 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from south Oklahoma City says he plans to resign at the end of the year, triggering a special election for his District 89 seat. Rep. Shane Stone announced Tuesday that he has submitted his resignation to the governor’s office, effective Dec. 31. He...

Oklahoma judge admonished for not paying taxes, tickets

Dec. 3, 2019 6:00 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s highest court admonished an Oklahoma County judge on Tuesday for failing to pay her taxes and more than 60 parking tickets, but narrowly decided against filing a petition for her removal. In a 5-4 ruling, the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined the allegations against...

Halliburton: Majority of laid off employees offered move

Dec. 3, 2019 4:44 PM EST

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Halliburton says a majority of the more than 800 employees being laid off at its suburban Oklahoma City office have been offered a chance to relocate to its facility in Duncan, Oklahoma. The Houston-based company said in a statement Tuesday that it is moving most of its operations...