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This drone aerial photo shows a home that exploded in the 8000 block of NE 139th St. in Oklahoma City killing one and injuring three others, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP)

Girl dead, 3 family members hurt in Oklahoma house explosion

Sep. 24, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A girl was killed and her parents and brother were injured when their home in Oklahoma City exploded Thursday morning, fire officials said. The coroner has identified the girl as Berklee Maguire, 14. Her parents and brother were hospitalized with burns, said District Fire Chief Benny...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. The Chicago Bulls hired Donovan as coach Tuesday, Sept. 22. The 55-year-old Donovan spent the last five seasons with the Thunder. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired after the Bulls finished 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

For Donovan, job with Bulls 'came out of left field'

Sep. 24, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons. Things sure changed in a hurry. “I wasn’t looking at anything," Donovan said. "It was five great years in Oklahoma City. I think it’s...

Oklahoma health officials report increase in rabies

Sep. 23, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

Health officials in Oklahoma report an increase in rabies in Oklahoma with 38 cases thus far in 2020 compared to an average of 36 per year during the previous four years. A rabid bat was found earlier this week near Bell Cow Lake in Chandler, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City, according...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston. The Chicago Bulls hired Donovan as coach Tuesday, Sept. 22. The 55-year-old Donovan spent the last five seasons with the Thunder. He replaces Jim Boylen, who was fired after the Bulls finished 22-43 and were one of the eight teams that didn’t qualify for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Bulls snag big name in coaching search, hire Billy Donovan

Sep. 22, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Billy Donovan wasn't on the market for long — hardly a shocker given he's won everywhere he's coached. That he's headed to Chicago might be a surprise, only because big and bold moves have been few and far between for the team. Then again, these aren't the same old Bulls. Chicago...

Texas man drowns in southeastern Oklahoma river

Sep. 19, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

EAGLETOWN, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man has drowned in the Mountain Fork River in southeastern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Pedro Segura, 58, of Irving, Texas, drowned in the river near Eagletown, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, after getting off an inner...

FILE - In this file photo provided by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma County Judge Kendra Coleman smiles for a portrait. A panel of judges in Oklahoma has voted to remove Coleman from office over allegations of unpaid taxes, ethics reporting violations and her behavior in the courtroom. (Oklahoma Supreme Court via AP, File)

Special panel votes to remove Oklahoma judge from office

Sep. 18, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel of judges in Oklahoma voted Friday to remove a district judge from office over allegations of unpaid taxes, ethics reporting violations and her behavior in the courtroom. The nine-member Court on the Judiciary delivered its ruling against Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra...

Steven Dillingham, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau, speaks outside the Oklahoma State Capitol, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City, encouraging people to fill out their census form before the end of the month. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Census director visits Oklahoma, urges residents to sign up

Sep. 18, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of the U.S. Census Bureau visited a census event Friday to encourage people to fill out their census form before the end of the month. Director Steven Dillingham stopped by a census event outside the Oklahoma Capitol where people could drive by and pick up census forms ahead...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt answers a question during a news conference at the Central Oklahoma PPE distribution warehouse Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, in Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma had the fifth highest rate of newly reported coronavirus cases last week, according to a report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force report released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, and the task force is again recommending a statewide mandate require masks. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma governor: No mandate masks despite recommendation

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt reiterated Thursday that he will not issue a statewide mask mandate, despite a recommendation from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. “I've been very clear from the beginning that I believe a mask mandate is unenforceable and I'm not going to...

No injuries as gas line blast leaves crater in Oklahoma road

Sep. 17, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — A natural gas line explosion in a rural area northwest of Oklahoma City left a massive crater in a roadway, but caused no injuries, officials said Thursday. The line, owned by Denver-based DCP Midstream, exploded about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Piedmont under a road marking the...