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Four people charged in the case of 2 women missing from Oklahoma

Apr. 14, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

Four people were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping over the weekend in connection with the disappearances of two Oklahoma women. Veronica Butler, 27; and Jilian Kelley, 39, of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving through the Oklahoma panhandle to pick up Butler’s children...

Oklahoma sues natural gas companies over price spikes during 2021 winter storm

Apr. 10, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Texas-based natural gas companies are being sued by Oklahoma, which alleges they fraudulently reduced gas supplies to send prices soaring during Winter Storm Uri, making huge profits while thousands shivered across the state. The lawsuits are Oklahoma's...

Oklahoma judge orders Kansas City Chiefs superfan 'ChiefsAholic' to pay $10.8M to bank teller

Apr. 09, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ordered a Kansas City Chiefs superfan known as “ChiefsAholic” who admitted to a series of bank robberies to pay $10.8 million to a teller who was assaulted with a gun, though attorneys say the teller may never collect any money. A judge in...

Two Oklahoma firefighters are injured battling wildfire that prompted evacuations

Apr. 08, 2024 12:53 PM EDT

MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma volunteer firefighters are recovering after suffering burns battling a weekend wildfire in northwest Oklahoma, officials said Monday. Mooreland firefighters Jared Brittain and Max Clark suffered injuries on Saturday when their truck was overrun...

Today in History: April 7, genocide erupts in Rwanda

Apr. 07, 2024 08:59 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, April 7, the 98th day of 2024. There are 268 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 7, 1994, the 100-day genocide erupted in Rwanda, a day after a mysterious plane crash claimed the lives of the...

3 people killed in crash of small plane in southeastern Oklahoma, authorities say

Apr. 05, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) — Three people died when the single-engine aircraft they were aboard crashed in southeastern Oklahoma, authorities said. Pilot Brian Davis, 62, and passengers Michael Davis, 23, and Kelly Thompson, 21, all of Antlers, died in Thursday's crash, according to an...

Foul play suspected in the disappearance of two Kansas women whose vehicle was found in Oklahoma

Apr. 05, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of two Kansas women whose vehicle was found abandoned in the Oklahoma Panhandle last weekend, authorities said Friday. Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving to Oklahoma to pick up Butler’s children...

New Oklahoma State basketball coach Steve Lutz embraces Cowboys' tradition

Apr. 04, 2024 18:43 PM EDT

New Oklahoma State basketball coach Steve Lutz embraces the expectations that come with leading a program that has won two national titles and featured Hall of Fame coaches Henry Iba and Eddie Sutton. The Cowboys have reached six Final Fours, but none since 2004. The 51-year-old Lutz...

Oklahoma executes man convicted of double slaying in 2002

Apr. 04, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting and killing two people in Oklahoma City more than two decades ago was executed Thursday morning. Michael Dewayne Smith received a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and was pronounced dead at 10:20...

Oklahoma executes man convicted of fatally shooting 2 people in 2002

Apr. 04, 2024 11:28 AM EDT
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executes man convicted of fatally shooting 2 people in 2002.