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Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness. The proposal outlined on Friday is...

Gilgeous-Alexander prepares to help fill Westbrook's role

Aug. 22, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wants to temper expectations. Maybe that is understandable. He is preparing to step into the point guard position Russell Westbrook held for 11 years for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander averaged 10.8 points and 3.3 assists as a rookie for the Los...

Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

Aug. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison plus nearly 150 years more for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls, saying she would have ordered his castration if the law allowed. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded guilty in June to 28 felonies, including creating child...

Attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber disbarred

Aug. 21, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred after he acknowledged a series of misdeeds as part of a settlement. The Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel disbarred Dennis Hartley, 77, as part of a deal that allowed...

O'Rourke on historical racist attacks: US as divided as ever

Aug. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke this week visited sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence, and made a point of linking the Tulsa race riots and a recent deadly mass shooting in his Texas hometown. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's...

Officials say no misconduct in suicide death of teen inmate

Aug. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say an investigation has found no misconduct by employees at the Oklahoma County Jail in the death of a teenage inmate who apparently took his own life. The Oklahoman reports that Annette Jacobi, director of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, told jail officials...

Customer shoots worker through Taco Bell drive-up window

Aug. 19, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City are searching for a man who they say shot a Taco Bell employee through the drive-through window. The shooting happened at about 1 a.m. Saturday at a Taco Bell near Northwest 23rd Street and North May Avenue. Police say the customer and the employee got into some...

Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis dies at age 50

Aug. 13, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis, who former coach Barry Switzer called the best running back from the state of Oklahoma he ever signed, has died. He was 50. Switzer told The Associated Press Tuesday that Gaddis' father-in-law told him Gaddis died Monday at his...

City: Police killing of naked, unarmed teen was justified

Aug. 8, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in an Oklahoma City suburb were justified when they fatally shot a black teenager who was naked and unarmed, an attorney for the city argues in a response to a civil rights lawsuit filed by the teen's parents. The parents of Isaiah Mark Lewis contend in their federal lawsuit...

Oklahoma court upholds sentence for ex-cop convicted of rape

Aug. 1, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A court on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously...