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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 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...

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...

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and convenience...

Oklahoma's governor adds 2 more men to cabinet

Jan. 18, 2019 6:11 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new governor is adding an Oklahoma City restaurateur and a longtime transportation official to secretary-level positions in his cabinet. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Executive Director Tim Gatz will serve as his transportation...

Kuzma scores 32 as Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

Jan. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The young Los Angeles Lakers matured on Thursday night. With four-time MVP LeBron James still sidelined by a left groin strain, Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime. James missed his 12th straight game, yet against a veteran...

Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

Jan. 17, 2019 2:56 PM EST

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas. Police in Temple, Texas, said Thursday that Oklahoma's medical examiner has positively identified the bodies as 28-year-old...

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...

Bodies found in Oklahoma believed to be missing Texas pair

Jan. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EST

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of a pair of friends who had been the subject of search parties near their central Texas homes were found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma, according to law enforcement authorities. A statement released by the Temple Police Department says a preliminary investigation...