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Meet the man rebuilding fields in Oklahoma City schools

Aug. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tommy Noble hates sitting still. He's a construction man who regularly wakes at 5 a.m. and heads to a site, hops on a tractor and gets dirty. But as much as he prefers busy days to lazy ones, this summer has tested him. "It's a good thing I don't have hair," he said, laughing about his...

1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting outside Oklahoma City home

Aug. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say one person is dead and two others injured after a triple shooting in the northeast part of the city. Oklahoma City police say officers were called to a reported shooting early Friday. Once there, officers found 27-year-old Robert Wilkins dead from a gunshot...

3.4-magnitude earthquake rattles part of northern Oklahoma

Aug. 13, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — No injuries were reported after a 3.4-magnitude earthquake shook a sparsely populated area of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south-southeast of Medford, about 93 miles (150 kilometers)...

Police apprehend suspect in fatal Oklahoma City shooting

Aug. 13, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a suspect is in custody in connection with the early morning shooting death of a 20-year-old man at an apartment complex on the city's northwest side. Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight says 24-year-old Mantraz Mentray Jones was taken into custody Tuesday...

Oklahoma County jail inmate dies, was found unresponsive

Aug. 13, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the death of a county jail inmate. The sheriff's office says in a Tuesday news release that 56-year-old Daryl Clinton died Saturday at a hospital where he was taken after being found unresponsive earlier in the day. Clinton...

Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis dies at age 50

Aug. 13, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis, who former coach Barry Switzer called the best running back from the state of Oklahoma he ever signed, has died. He was 50. Switzer told The Associated Press Tuesday that Gaddis' father-in-law told him Gaddis died Monday at his...

Judge blocks implementation of new liquor law

Aug. 12, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state district judge has blocked implementation of a new law that requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. The Oklahoman reports Judge Thomas Prince in Oklahoma City ruled the new law violates the state constitution. The Oklahoma Supreme...

Oklahoma group seeks vote to reject 'permitless carry' law

Aug. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from Oklahoma City filed paperwork Monday seeking a public vote on whether to reject a bill that would allow people in the state to openly carry firearms without a background check or training. Rep. Jason Lowe's referendum petition targets a bill passed...

Earthquakes rattle different parts of Oklahoma

Aug. 12, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a series of earthquakes that rattled parts of Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday near Quinton, about 123 miles (198 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City. The temblor was...

Apparent drowning victim recovered in northeastern Oklahoma

Aug. 11, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say they've recovered the body of an apparent drowning victim in the Illinois River. Grand River Dam Authority police say a man's body was recovered Saturday a few hours after he disappeared. He was identified Sunday as 29-year-old Dejuan Dewayne...