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Civilians kill gunman after 3 shot at Oklahoma restaurant

May. 25, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant during the dinner rush, wounding a woman and two girls before two armed citizens shot him dead outside, police said Friday. The suspected gunman, 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman, was armed with a pistol when he entered Louie's On...

The Latest: NRA releases statement after Oklahoma shooting

May. 25, 2018 11:44 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The National Rifle Association says it hopes a restaurant shooting in Oklahoma City in which the alleged shooter was shot dead by two armed citizens serves as a "wake-up call" for the state's...

Police: 2 shot at Oklahoma restaurant; suspect dead

May. 24, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour Thursday and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. at Louie's On The Lake, a...

Oklahoma police pension board official quits over emails

May. 24, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chairman of Oklahoma's police pension board stepped down after investigators discovered he sent and received photos of nude women on government email accounts. W.B. Smith resigned Wednesday as chairman of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System. He will remain a trustee...

Census: Oklahoma City grows, Tulsa population shrinks

May. 24, 2018 2:56 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Oklahoma City's population has increased as many areas throughout the state see slowed growth or even a decline in residents. The Tulsa World reports that recent census estimates show Oklahoma City grew by 0.7 percent to more than 643,600 residents during the...

Incoming Oklahoma Senate leader picks his deputies

May. 23, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The incoming leader of the Oklahoma Senate has selected his top lieutenants for the upcoming legislative session. Senate President Pro Tempore-designate Greg Treat announced Wednesday he picked Sen. Kim David of Porter as the majority floor leader. Floor leader IS the No. 2 post in the...

Oklahoma City approves incentives for Amazon center proposal

May. 23, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City officials have agreed to spend $1.7 million to help Amazon open a customer order fulfillment center in hopes of creating more jobs. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to authorize job-creation incentives for the deal with the online retail giant. The proposal...

Oklahoma City school district hires new superintendent

May. 22, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's largest school district has a new superintendent. Oklahoma City Public Schools announced Tuesday the hiring of Sean McDaniel. He has been superintendent of nearby Mustang Public Schools since 2012. His first day on the new job will be July 1. McDaniel succeeds Aurora Lara,...

Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit gets class-action status

May. 22, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawsuit accusing an oil company of being responsible for damage caused by earthquakes in 2011 has gained class-action status and will go to trial. A judge ruled Friday that the class includes citizens with property in nine central Oklahoma counties that were damaged by the...

Oklahoma DEQ attorney's 2014 firing upheld

May. 21, 2018 3:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the 2014 firing of an Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality attorney accused of conspiring with a lawmaker to cut the agency's budget. The Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals unanimously affirmed last week the decisions of lower...