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Oklahoma investigators looking into deaths of 2 near Rattan

Jun. 21, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

RATTAN, Okla. (AP) — State investigators are looking into the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were discovered inside a home near the town of Rattan in southeast Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday. The agency was brought in at the...

Texas man drowns in Oklahoma lake while trying to help son

Jun. 21, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man drowned while trying to help his son, who was struggling while swimming in a southeast Oklahoma lake on Father's Day, authorities said. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the drowning happened Sunday afternoon on Broken Bow Lake,...

Five Arkansans, including 2 teenagers, die in Oklahoma crash

Jun. 20, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CAMERON, Okla. (AP) — Five northwest Arkansas residents, including two teenagers, were killed in a head-on collision in eastern Oklahoma near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The five died Friday in the collision on...

Oklahoma County jail mistakenly releases drug dealer

Jun. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A convicted drug dealer and sentenced to 25 years in prison is free after being mistakenly released from the Oklahoma County jail, pending transfer to the state Department of Corrections. Court records show an arrest warrant was issued Friday for...

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

Jun. 19, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their...

Women's college sports get boost in TV ratings, visibility

Jun. 19, 2021 03:21 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Odicci Alexander became an overnight sensation at the Women's College World Series. James Madison's dynamic, endearingly humble pitcher was well known among die-hard softball fans, but she introduced herself to a national audience by throwing a...

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

Jun. 18, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program...

2 ex-Oklahoma County jail employees charged with felonies

Jun. 18, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged two former employees of the Oklahoma County Jail in separate cases in which they are accused of allowing inmates to severely injure each other. Michael Thomas Hughes, 25, is charged in Oklahoma County District Court with one...

Celtics send Kemba Walker, 16th pick to Thunder for Horford

Jun. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are bringing Al Horford back, trading point guard Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City for the five-time All-Star on Friday in Brad Stevens' first major move since he moved from the Boston bench to the front office. Boston will also send the No. 16...

GOP election bill sponsor takes case to Wolf news conference

Jun. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

The partisan political debate over potential changes to how Pennsylvania registers voters and runs elections moved Thursday from the Capitol in Harrisburg to suburban Philadelphia, where the leading House Republican on the topic showed up at a news conference by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. ...