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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...

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...

Defense: Man lost consciousness before driving into students

Jun. 17, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A man on trial for murder for driving into an Oklahoma high school cross-country team, killing three, had lost consciousness after choking on an energy drink before the crash, his attorney said during opening statements. Max Townsend, 58, is...

34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case

Jun. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence...

Oklahoma to close minimum security prison, costs cited

Jun. 16, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Wednesday announced plans to close the minimum security William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The prison about 135 miles (217 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City will be closed by the end of...

Jury selection begins for Oklahoma man in students' deaths

Jun. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday in the second-degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused of crashing his pickup truck into a group of high school cross country runners, killing three and injuring five. Cleveland County District Attorney Greg...

Max Muncy on Dodgers' injured list with right oblique strain

Jun. 12, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First baseman Max Muncy is going on the Los Angeles Dodgers' injured list with a right oblique muscle strain. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley on Saturday night to take the roster spot of Muncy, who left Friday's game in the second inning...