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Grammy-nominated Oklahoma native returns home to perform

Jan. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people can recognize her instrument by sight, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis knows their familiarity with its wide range of sounds is probably limited to the stereotypical tinkling glissandos. "It's like the intro to the dream sequence, the wafting to heaven, the acid trip,"...

Oklahoma hotels reveal process for lost-and-found items

Jan. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At the Holiday Inn Express in Bricktown, staff members are used to seeing a lost jacket or two hanging in guest room closets, but two large vehicle tires with blinged-out rims is not something General Manager Christopher Welch ever expected to find. "Yeah, two tires were left behind in...

New Oklahoma DC Grinch says turnaround already in progress

Jan. 20, 2019 6:29 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma bolstered its reputation as an attractive destination for offensive talent when former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts transferred there last week. The Sooners believe they must become a preferred landing spot for top defensive talent, too, if they hope to break through and...

Tulsa mayor setting up office to monitor police force

Jan. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's mayor says creating an independent office to monitor police will help build trust in law enforcement. Mayor G.T. Bynum announced Wednesday that the Office of the Independent Monitor will follow up on citizen complaints, review use-of-force incidents and work on outreach and...

New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

Jan. 20, 2019 11:07 AM EST

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities originally said appeared to be accidental. Officials say 16-year-old Kaylen Thomas was shot in the head on Oct. 5 at her friend's home in McLoud, about 24 miles (39 kilometers) east...

The Brewhouse finds new ways to stay ahead after 25 years

Jan. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — When Oklahomans passed updated liquor laws in 2016, many rejoiced at more freedom to purchase cold wine and full-strength beer at a wider variety of retail locations. But it meant tens of thousands of businesses needed to get ready for the new world of alcohol in Oklahoma. For some, it...

Asbury Puppet Ministry takes production internationally

Jan. 20, 2019 1:06 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jan and Dave Meilner simply volunteered to help out at Children's Church on Sundays at Asbury United Methodist Church. They taught a kindergarten Sunday School class and used a puppet to help illustrate some Bible stories. "The rest is history," Jan Meilner said to the Tulsa World ....

Roach leads Texas over No. 20 Oklahoma 75-72

Jan. 19, 2019 11:28 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II played like he had a lot to make up for. He did. And he delivered. So did the Longhorns with a tough 75-72 win over rival No. 20 Oklahoma on Saturday night that keeps Texas near the top of the standings in what is looking like a wild season in the Big...

Iowa State beats Oklahoma State 72-59

Jan. 19, 2019 8:48 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Lindell Wigginton and Cam Lard that Iowa State had hoped to see all season finally showed up on Saturday, giving the Cyclones the hope that last year's stars are ready to play bigger roles down the stretch. Marial Shayok scored 20 points and the Cyclones beat the Cowboys 72-59,...

George lifts Thunder past 76ers 117-115

Jan. 19, 2019 8:35 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Westbrook and Joel Embiid tangled once again. Then Paul George stole the show. George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-115 victory over Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George's clutch shot...