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Officials: 4 people remain missing in West Texas flooding

Oct. 9, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Crews in swift-water boats on Tuesday patrolled a 35-mile stretch of a West Texas river for four people who went missing after a recreational vehicle park was overrun by raging floodwaters a day earlier. "There's a lot of brush, there's a lot of tree line, so they're slowing down and...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

Sep. 22, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington. "(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept...

Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation to examine poultry operations

Sep. 13, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new council will study the expansion of poultry operations in northeastern Oklahoma as some residents in the region complain of pollution from such facilities. The Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth will be co-chaired by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese and Cherokee...

Reports of pepper-spray projectile use concern Dallas chief

Sep. 11, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas police chief said Tuesday she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration over a black man's death. Chief U. Renee Hall said in a statement that the projectiles, which...

Oklahoma man seeks new trial in white supremacist plot

Sep. 11, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man says new evidence of prosecutors withholding information should result in a new trial on his 1999 murder conviction and death penalty for killing an Arkansas family as part of a plot to set up a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. Attorneys for Danny Lee, 45,...

Case against officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

Sep. 11, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney said Monday as an affidavit provided a fuller description of the officer's account....

Texas officer arrested on manslaughter charge in man's death

Sep. 9, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail after being taken into custody, the Texas Department of Public...

Proposal would settle Chesapeake lawsuit for $6.95 million

Sep. 6, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed $6.95 million settlement has been filed to end a class-action lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy co-founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas in northwestern Oklahoma and...

Oklahoma DHS disputes report on foster care reform efforts

Aug. 30, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services on Thursday took issue with the latest report by monitors that downgraded the agency's progress in improving the state's foster care program for children. Agency director Ed Lake said officials "strongly" object to several parts of the report...

Treasurer credits bull market for $65M tobacco earnings

Aug. 24, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller is crediting sound investments and a bull market for nearly $65 million in certified earnings this year from the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust. Miller announced the earnings on Friday from the endowment, which contained more than $1.2 billion...