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Oklahoma governor defers decision on commuting Julius Jones

Sep. 28, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday that he will not decide whether to spare Julius Jones from a lethal injection until after Jones has a clemency hearing before the state Pardons and Parole Board. The board already had recommended that Stitt...

Cherokee Nation reaches $75M settlement with drug companies

Sep. 28, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation and three opioid distributors reached a $75 million settlement to resolve opioid-related claims against the companies, the tribe and the companies announced Tuesday. The Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based tribe announced the settlement,...

Republican Oklahoma state senator joins Lankford challengers

Sep. 28, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Broken Arrow said Tuesday that he would run for the GOP nomination against incumbent U.S. Sen. James Lankford. Nathan Dahm announced in a Twitter video that he was joining the Republican primary U.S. Senate race that...

Prosecutor won't charge ex-University of Oklahoma lobbyist

Sep. 28, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's former top lobbyist who resigned last month won't face charges related to a woman's allegations that he sexually assaulted her, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Tuesday. Mashburn said he determined...

Big 12 quarterback play full of struggles and surprises

Sep. 28, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

There have been boos in Oklahoma and frustration in Iowa. And down in Texas, a gigantic new scoreboard is lighting up like an old pinball machine. Much of the quarterback play in the Big 12 so far this season is not what anyone expected. The league's best are struggling,...

K-State QB Thompson unlikely to play vs No. 6 Oklahoma

Sep. 28, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is unlikely to play against sixth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday, even though he is making progress from a knee injury that he sustained in an early victory over Southern Illinois. Wildcats coach Chris Klieman...

Third Oklahoman pleads guilty to charges in US Capitol riot

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A third Oklahoman has pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, according to federal court records. Tanner Bryce Sells pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to...

Oklahoma-based Devon Energy agrees to $6.15M settlement

Sep. 27, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corporation has agreed to a $6.15 million settlement agreement with the federal government over allegations it underpaid royalties on federal leases, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The settlement...

K-State at crossroads after troubling loss to Oklahoma State

Sep. 27, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One thing Kansas State coach Chris Klieman never expected to have this season was a quarterback controversy. He had sixth-year senior Skylar Thompson returning from a season-ending shoulder injury, ready to regain the reins of an offense that was...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Preseason perception v small sample

Sep. 27, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

A month into the season, 12 teams that were ranked in the preseason are unranked, including two preseason top 10s, and a total of 38 teams have spent at least one week in The Associated Press college football poll. The number of ranked teams to lose through four weeks...