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2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

Jun. 18, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one...

Celtics' send Kemba Walker, 16th pick to Thunder for Horford

Jun. 18, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are bringing Al Horford back, trading point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for the five-time All-Star on Friday in Brad Stevens' first major move since he moved from the Boston bench to the front office. Boston will also send the No. 16...

GOP election bill sponsor takes case to Wolf news conference

Jun. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news conference by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. ...

Electric vehicle company picks Oklahoma for assembly plant

Jun. 17, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Los Angeles-based electric vehicle company Canoo announced Thursday it has selected Pryor, Oklahoma, for its U.S. manufacturing facility, which is expected to employ 2,000 people. The company plans to build its factory on a 400-acre campus at the...

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...

34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case

Jun. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence...

Oklahoma to close minimum security prison, costs cited

Jun. 16, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Wednesday announced plans to close the minimum security William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The prison about 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City will be closed by the end of...

Joint legislative committee to allocate federal COVID aid

Jun. 16, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 24-member joint committee of Oklahoma House and Senate members has been selected to consider proposals for the state's share of funds from the latest federal coronavirus relief legislation. House Speaker Charles McCall and Senate President Pro Tem...

Oklahoma signs Eastern Illinois transfer Marvin Johnson

Jun. 16, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma signed Eastern Illinois transfer Marvin Johnson on Wednesday, adding a 6-foot-6 guard who averaged 15.3 points, 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals last season. Johnson was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection last year. The Ardmore,...

Tulsa postal carriers among 4 indicted in meth conspiracy

Jun. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man and three U.S. Postal Service carriers have been charged with participating in a methamphetamine drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Tulsa indicted Kamau Jahi Williams, 42; Erick Scott, 49; Christine...