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Tar Heels add 3-point shooting big man Manek from Sooners

Apr. 22, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has added Oklahoma transfer Brady Manek. The school announced Thursday that the 6-foot-9 graduate is joining the Tar Heels after spending the past four seasons as a Sooners starter under now-retired coach Lon Kruger. ...

Federal community coronavirus vaccine center opens in Tulsa

Apr. 22, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal center providing coronavirus vaccinations to anyone aged 16 or older opened Wednesday in Tulsa, offering up to 3,000 vaccinations each Tuesday through Sunday for the next eight weeks. The center is operated by the Federal Emergency...

Oklahoma State adds Creighton's Rencher as assistant coach

Apr. 22, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton added former Creighton assistant Terrence Rencher to his staff Thursday. Rencher helped Creighton win the Big East regular season title in 2020 and advance to the Sweet 16 this season. The Bluejays went 46-16 in...

Oklahoma unemployment claims a mixed bag

Apr. 22, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unemployment claims in Oklahoma showed mixed numbers as initial claims for benefits declined while continuing claims increased, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Thursday, For the week ending April 17, unadjusted initial claims of...

OSBI completes investigation into Norman FOIA violation

Apr. 22, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has finished its investigation into the city of Norman’s violation of the state’s Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, OSBI spokesperson Brooke Arbeitman said Thursday. “We have completed our investigation and...

Floyd killing has prompted state reforms, but not everywhere

Apr. 22, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — George Floyd's killing last year and the protests that followed led to a wave of police reforms in dozens of states, from changes in use-of-force policies to greater accountability for officers. At the same time, lawmakers in a handful of states have had success...

Pacers' small ball comes up big in 122-116 win over Thunder

Apr. 21, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With seven men out Wednesday night, the Indiana Pacers came up big with a small-ball approach. Malcolm Brogdon had 29 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and Caris LeVert scored 28 points as the severely short-handed Pacers snapped a three-game...

Oklahoma House, Senate unveil redistricting plans

Apr. 21, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House and Senate unveiled new district maps on Wednesday for all 101 House and 48 Senate districts. Under the plan, which still must be approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor, no incumbents would be forced to run...

Oklahoma governor signs bill to crack down on protesters

Apr. 21, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday to crack down on protesters by increasing penalties for blocking roadways and granting immunity to motorists who kill or injure rioters. The bill was one of 44 bills signed into law by the Republican...

Pacers' Sampson gets 1-game suspension for headbutting Mills

Apr. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The already short-handed Indiana Pacers will play Oklahoma City on Wednesday night without forward JaKarr Sampson after the NBA announced he would serve a one-game suspension following his ejection during Monday's loss to San Antonio. Sampson...