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Lawsuit challenges Oklahoma ban on teaching race theory

Oct. 19, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of Oklahoma students and educators on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that bans the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism. The law, HB 1775, also prevents colleges and universities from...

Ex-GOP senator leaving party, challenging Oklahoma governor

Oct. 19, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first GOP candidate to challenge Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he’s leaving the party and will run against Stitt as an independent, making him the second elected Oklahoma Republican in recent weeks to leave the party in part because of the governor's...

2 men who had fled Oklahoma jail and prison back in custody

Oct. 17, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two men who had escaped from an Oklahoma county jail and a state prison in separate incidents have been found and returned to the facilities where they were being held, according to authorities. On Sunday, prison staff at the Dick Conner...

Arrest in connection with body found in trunk in California

Oct. 16, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody in Oklahoma on...

Man with knife lunges at Oklahoma officer, fatally shot

Oct. 15, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

GEARY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man armed with a knife was fatally shot by a Geary police officer after lunging toward another officer. The 46-year-old man was shot Thursday by a Geary officer on an Interstate 40 offramp about 50...

Abortion supporters ask Oklahoma court to put 3 laws on hold

Oct. 14, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reproductive rights supporters have filed an appeal asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to put three anti-abortion laws on hold, including restrictions on medication-induced abortions. The appeal Wednesday comes after District Judge Cindy Truong said...

Man sues Oklahoma for records as state resumes executions

Oct. 13, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A retired New York attorney is suing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, saying its claim to have no records pertaining to the drugs it plans to use in upcoming executions “defies belief.” Fred Hodara, who filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in...

No major damage after likely twisters hit Oklahoma City area

Oct. 13, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two likely tornadoes touched down in the Oklahoma City area Wednesday in addition to two other suspected twisters in western Oklahoma as severe storms hit the state, according to the National Weather Service. There are no reports of injuries or...

Thunder GM Presti urges patience for fans used to winning

Oct. 12, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder aren’t talking about the playoffs, wins or losses. A franchise that had missed the playoffs just once in the previous 11 seasons ended last season in the draft lottery with a 22-50 record. General manager Sam Presti's...

Tornadoes cause damage in Oklahoma; storms rock central US

Oct. 11, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — Severe storms brought suspected tornadoes and baseball-sized hail to parts of Oklahoma, but there were no reports Monday of deaths or injuries. The severe weather system that hit Oklahoma late Sunday also brought heavy rain, lightning and wind to...