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Daughter of serial killer, rapist tied to 1990 murder speaks

Jan. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Growing up, Deborah Brashers-Claunch thought she knew her father. As it turns out, she only knew one side of him. "We lived with a serial killer and rapist and I didn't know it. He was an amazing father, a father anybody would have wanted to have," she said. "They always say serial...

Mother not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

Jan. 16, 2019 3:36 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said Wednesday that she is not celebrating the death in prison of the man convicted of killing the girl, and remains hopeful her daughter's remains will be recovered. Shannon Hazen said...

Southern Plains storm blamed for fatal crashes, disruption

Jan. 3, 2019 5:32 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm dropped sleet and snow on portions of the Southern Plains on Thursday, making travel treacherous and contributing to the deaths of at least four people in Oklahoma. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through Friday morning for northern Texas,...

Ex-state Rep. Randy McDaniel sworn is as Oklahoma treasurer

Jan. 2, 2019 2:46 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has a new state treasurer. Republican former state Rep. Randy McDaniel was sworn in to the statewide office Wednesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol. McDaniel was elected treasurer in November and was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to serve out the remaining two weeks...

New Oklahoma treasurer to get early jump on job

Dec. 27, 2018 5:10 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's newly elected State Treasurer Randy McDaniel is getting an early jump on his new job. Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday she's appointing McDaniel to the post, effective Tuesday. McDaniel was appointed to fill the unexpired term of outgoing Treasurer Ken Miller, who is...

Motions seek to dismiss Oklahoma human trafficking lawsuits

Dec. 23, 2018 11:13 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two motions to dismiss federal human trafficking lawsuits against an Oklahoma couple and several companies they operate are pending, including one that's been awaiting action for more than a year. The motions in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City deny the allegations and seek to...

Oklahoma treasurer to resign, take post with OGE Energy

Nov. 29, 2018 6:09 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outgoing Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller plans to resign from office early and take a position with energy giant OGE Energy Corp. The Oklahoma City-based company announced in a news release Thursday that Miller plans to join the company Jan. 2 as its vice president of regulatory and...

Betty Bumpers, widow of ex-Arkansas governor, senator, dies

Nov. 24, 2018 6:43 PM EST

Betty Bumpers, a former Arkansas first lady who advocated for childhood immunizations nationwide and pushed for limiting nuclear arms proliferation, has died. She was 93. Bumpers, long married to former Arkansas governor and four-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, died Friday at her home in Little Rock...

1 of the last survivors of 1921 Tulsa race riot dies at 103

Nov. 23, 2018 5:05 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Olivia Hooker, one of the last survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race riots and among the first black women in the U.S. Coast Guard, has died. She was 103. Hooker was 6 years old when one of the worst race riots in U.S. history broke out and destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood known as...