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Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin speaks prior to the release of a video of two Tulsa Police Officers being shot during a news conference Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. The video shows the shooting of Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson and Tulsa Police Officer Aurash Zarkeshan. Johnson later died from his injuries. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Oklahoma police chiefs express concerns about recruiting

Sep. 17, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Growing anti-police sentiment around the country could have a profoundly negative impact on the ability to recruit quality officers, police chiefs from two Oklahoma cities told state lawmakers on Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin and Eufaula Police Chief Mark Goodwin...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to fend off Texas defensive back Montrell Estell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State plays Tulsa this week. The game was initially scheduled Sept. 12, but was postponed five days before that to allow the virus-affected Golden Hurricane more time to prepare for the season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

One week later, Oklahoma State ready to take on Tulsa

Sep. 17, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — One week after its originally scheduled season opener was supposed to take place, No. 11 Oklahoma State will finally take the field this weekend. After Tulsa had several players test positive for COVID-19 earlier in camp, the Golden Hurricane had requested an extra week of...

City Council approves Tulsa's first hate crimes ordinance

Sep. 17, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa City Council has unanimously approved the first hate crimes ordinance for Oklahoma's second-largest city. The council approved the measure Wednesday, and Mayor G.T. Bynum said he supports it and will sign it into law. It's similar to an existing state hate crimes law, but...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019 file photo Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy walks on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State has high hopes with Heisman contender Chuba Hubbard and star receiver Tylan Wallace. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Hubbard, No. 11 Oklahoma State host Tulsa to start season

Sep. 17, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

Tulsa at No. 11 Oklahoma State, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN). Line: Oklahoma State by 23½. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 41-27-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Running back Chuba Hubbard and receiver Tylan Wallace returned to Oklahoma State this season, giving the Cowboys high hopes. Their biggest goals likely...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to fend off Texas defensive back Montrell Estell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State plays Tulsa this week. The game was initially scheduled Sept. 12, but was postponed five days before that to allow the virus-affected Golden Hurricane more time to prepare for the season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Big 12 has 2 games this week, 1 delayed and 1 just scheduled

Sep. 17, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

There are two unexpected games in the Big 12 on Saturday, which was initially scheduled as an open date for all 10 teams between the opening of the pandemic-delayed season last weekend and the start of conference games Sept. 26. THE GAMES — Baylor vs. Houston. The former Southwest Conference rivals are...

South Florida quarterback Jordan McCloud (3) breaks away from Citadel linebacker Marquise Blount (49) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

College Football Picks: AAC tries to plant flag in P5 turf

Sep. 16, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

Last week was the Sun Belt's time to shine. This week, the American Athletic Conference gets its chance to plant its flag. The conference that prides itself on being “Power Six” will get only a few opportunities to prove it this season. The Power Five conferences have decided to play mostly league...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Oklahoma's former state epidemiologist warned as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of coronavirus could result from President Donald Trump's June rally in Tulsa, according to documents released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health show. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma's epidemiologist warned of Trump rally deaths

Sep. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's former state epidemiologist warned that President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa in June could lead to as many as nine deaths and 228 new cases of COVID-19, according to documents released Wednesday. The documents released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health in...

FILE - Im this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, Angela Berg, forensic anthropologist for the State Medical Examiner's Office, works on a large dirt pile at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, in Tulsa, Okla. A committee overseeing the search for mass graves has agreed to search two more locations in a cemetery where a search earlier this year failed to uncover human remains. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP, File))

Search to resume for mass graves of Tulsa massacre victims

Sep. 15, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A search for mass graves of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will continue at two more locations in a cemetery where a search earlier this year failed to uncover human remains, a city committee has decided. The Public Oversight Committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Graves...

Freshmen Lauren Tamborini and Bailey Donahue move out of Sellery Residence Hall Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. The students plan on attending class online. Citing rapidly rising COVID-19 cases including two straight days in which one in five student tests came back positive, University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank locked down the state's largest university campus for two weeks. (Mark Hoffmann/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Wisconsin university eliminates spring break

Sep. 14, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Madison decided Monday to eliminate spring break next semester in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The university’s Faculty Senate voted 140-7 to erase the nine-day break from the 2021 spring calendar. Officials said the move is designed...

Nevada officials project COVID-19 uptick from Trump rallies

Sep. 14, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada health officials said Monday that they expect to see an uptick in new coronavirus cases after President Donald Trump held political rallies in the state over the weekend. “We're anticipating to see a growth in cases over the next few weeks, which is really...