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The procession for fallen Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson has been involved in a collision in the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Three troopers in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Motorcycle Division were injured Thursday. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)

Oklahoma trooper struck SUV's bumper during procession

Jul. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An accident that injured three Oklahoma troopers on motorcycles during a procession for a fatally shot Tulsa police officer started when one of the troopers struck the rear bumper of a SUV on the shoulder of the road, authorities said. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Trooper Rocky...

Oklahoma governor signs gaming compacts with two more tribes

Jul. 3, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New gaming compacts have been signed with two additional Indian tribes, according to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Though Stitt on Thursday described the compacts with the Kialegee Tribal Town and Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians as promoting economic development, Matthew Morgan, the...

The Latest: South Korea has 63 newly confirmed virus cases

Jul. 2, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week. The figures announced by the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

A photo provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation shows Brandon Dingman, 34, one of two police officers from a small southern Oklahoma town who have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of using their stun guns more than 50 times on a 28-year-old man who died. The two were charged Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in the death last year of Jared Lakey, according to court documents. (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation via AP)

2 Oklahoma police officers charged in death of man

Jul. 2, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two police officers from a small southern Oklahoma town have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of using their stun guns more than 50 times on a 28-year-old man who died. Wilson police Officers Joshua Taylor, 26, and Brandon Dingman, 34, were charged Wednesday...

The procession for fallen Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson has been involved in a collision in the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Three troopers in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Motorcycle Division were injured Thursday. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)

3 Oklahoma troopers injured in procession for slain officer

Jul. 2, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles were injured in an accident while participating in a procession for a Tulsa police officer who was fatally shot this week, officials said. The accident happened late Thursday morning in Oklahoma City. By Thursday afternoon, OHP said...

In a photo provided by Mauree Turner For HD88, Mauree Turner poses for a photo in February 2020 in Oklahoma City. Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. (Qazi Islam/Mauree Turner For HD88 via AP)

Urban-rural divide on display in Oklahoma's primary election

Jul. 2, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the...

A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M from budget

Jul. 2, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year. Athletic...

Elizabeth Pollard, acting secretary of science and innovation, wears a face mask as she listens to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speak at a news conference Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Stitt encouraged Oklahomans to wear a face mask, but said that he will not consider placing a face mask mandate in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City restaurant, bar workers required to wear masks

Jul. 1, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new restrictions Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mayor David Holt said coronavirus hospitalization and infection rates in the state's largest city have been flat in the...

Oklahoma judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

Jul. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge accused of not paying taxes requested a delay in disciplinary proceedings against her in a separate case that charges her with inappropriate behavior in the courthouse. Judge Kendra Coleman will face trial before the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary on...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2019, file photo, supporters of Yes on 802 Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, calling for Medicaid expansion to be put on the ballot, carry boxes of petitions into the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of State in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters will decide Tuesday, June 30, 2020, whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income residents and become the first state to amend their Constitution to do so. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

Jul. 1, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters narrowly decided on Tuesday to expand Medicaid health insurance to tens of thousands low-income residents, becoming the first state to amend its Constitution to do so. With 100% of precincts reporting unofficial results, State Question 802 passed by less than 1...