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4 tribes sue over Oklahoma gambling compacts with 2 others

Aug. 8, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four Oklahoma tribes are asking a federal court to void gambling compacts between the state of Oklahoma and two other tribes — agreements that the Oklahoma State Supreme Court recently invalidated. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Citizen Potawatomie Nations filed a lawsuit...

Oklahoma reports 825 more coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths

Aug. 8, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — There are a reported 825 newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahona and three additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Saturday. The department said there are now 43,080 reported cases in the state and the...

Man charged in Joplin shooting death at a storage unit

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a storage unit in Joplin in December. Mason S. Roach, 24, is accused of killing Jonathan Powell, 36, at the storage unit in west Joplin. He was also charged Friday with armed criminal action....

New director named of Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority

Aug. 7, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The deputy director of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority will serve as interim director of the authority, officials announced Friday. Kelly Williams replaces Travis Kirkpatrick, who was recently named deputy commissioner of prevention and preparedness at the Oklahoma State...

Oklahoma ready for auto industry after Tesla battle

Aug. 7, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has launched a new effort to lure the automotive industry, and state economic leaders say there’s room for growth in the recent race to land a Tesla plant. Oklahoma has secured 2,700 resumes of engineers and other highly trained individuals and has laid out a convincing...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, mourners grieve at a makeshift memorial at the spot where Miracle Crook, and Tony Crook, walked down to Mingo Creek at the Shoreline Apartments in Tulsa. Okla. The Oklahoma medical examiners office has ruled that two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned. Autopsy reports released Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, say both 3-year-old Miracle Crook and her 21-month-old brother, Tony Crook drowned after being last seen on video holding hands and walking through an opening in a chain-link fence toward rain-swollen creek that flows into the Arkansas River. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File)

Autopsies determine 2 Tulsa children accidentally drowned

Aug. 7, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa children whose bodies were found in waterways in May accidentally drowned, the Oklahoma medical examiner's office ruled Friday. Autopsy reports say both 3-year-old Miracle Crook and her 21-month-old brother, Tony Crook, drowned after being last seen on video holding hands and...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

Teacher Sheila Buck, left, Norman City Councilor Alexandra Scott and Ashley McCray arrive for their arraignment at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Buck and three other people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction charges. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

4 people arrested at Tulsa Trump rally plead not guilty

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, including a Tulsa teacher and a Norman City Council member, pleaded not guilty Thursday to misdemeanor obstruction charges. The Tulsa World reports art teacher Sheila Buck and council member Alex Scott, along...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla. Charlie Hannema, spokesperson for Stitt, said Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, that Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, on July 10, in Oklahoma City and not connected to the Trump rally. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma announces up to $250M for local coronavirus costs

Aug. 6, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, the first governor in the nation to test positive for the coronavirus, was infected when he hugged two friends from Tulsa, Stitt spokesperson Charlie Hannema said Thursday. “The governor had a meeting with some close personal friends who...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

CP3 leads Thunder's rout of cold-shooting Lakers, 105-86

Aug. 5, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Paul had 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 105-86 victory over the poor-shooting Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points and Steven Adams had 18 for the Thunder (42-25), who never trailed in their...