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Police: Boy repeatedly stabs girl during school assembly

Aug. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes Thursday and she was airlifted to a hospital, a local sheriff's spokesman said. Mark Opgrande, spokesman for the Oklahoma County sheriff, said the...

Oklahoma lawmakers criticize state audit of Veterans Affairs

Aug. 16, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are siding with the state's Department of Veterans Affairs after a state audit criticized the agency. The auditor's office received a letter Wednesday signed by 11 lawmakers. The letter accuses auditors of bias in an Aug. 1 audit that concluded Veterans Affairs has...

Oklahoma court rejects claim against Aubrey McClendon estate

Aug. 16, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a Tulsa businessman's $500,000 claim against the estate of the late natural gas magnate Aubrey McClendon. The Court of Civil Appeals ruled Thursday that an Oklahoma County district judge was correct when she dismissed the claim by Thomas Quinn....

Storms blamed for deaths in Kansas, damage roads in Oklahoma

Aug. 15, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A strong storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several water rescues in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said Wednesday that Dennis Clark Catron Sr., 72, and Dennis Clark...

Oklahoma City says electric scooter company needs permits

Aug. 15, 2018 2:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has given an electric scooter company one week to obtain permits for a scooter rental service that has led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in other cities. Council members had ordered "dockless" scooters for rent on public right of way to be impounded...

Oklahoma City observing 60th anniversary of sit-in

Aug. 15, 2018 7:08 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City is observing the 60th anniversary of a youth sit-in that local historians say deserves more recognition in the collective memory of the national civil rights moment. Oklahoma History Center staffer Bruce Fisher said the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council's peaceful protest...

2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma City

Aug. 14, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards and charged through streets and chased people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal's path. Oklahoma City police spokeswoman Megan Morgan says the animal managed to escape a pen at the...

Governor: Aerospace firm to create 350 jobs in Oklahoma

Aug. 14, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An aerospace manufacturer that produces unmanned aircraft plans to locate its operations center in Oklahoma City and create more than 350 jobs over the next five years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. Nevada-based Valkyrie Systems Aerospace has formed a partnership with the state to...

Oklahoma City sets sales tax record amid economic upswing

Aug. 14, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City received a record $40.2 million in sales tax revenue this month, benefiting from the upswing in the local economy. The August revenue distances the city further from recent budgets that led to staff cuts and reduced spending, the Oklahoman reported . August is the 16th...

Oklahoma group works to reduce 'excessive' sentences

Aug. 13, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma coalition is campaigning to reduce sentences of dozens of people incarcerated for crimes that no longer carry such severe punishments following the state's criminal justice reform efforts. Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform has partnered with University of Tulsa law...