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Four Black medical schools get $6M to widen vaccine outreach

Apr. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Four historically Black medical schools are getting $6 million to expand coronavirus vaccination efforts in minority communities. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announced the gifts Tuesday, giving $2.1 million to Morehouse School...

EXPLAINER: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

Apr. 13, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

A suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a weekend traffic stop accidentally drew her firearm instead of a stun gun, the city's police chief said Monday. Although rare, a string of similar incidents has happened in recent years across the U.S. ...

Tulsa hires Arizona State assistant Nelp as women's coach

Apr. 12, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa has hired Arizona State assistant Angie Nelp to coach its women’s basketball team. Tulsa made the announcement on Monday. Nelp spent four years on the Arizona State staff and was promoted to associate head coach last...

Outdoor enthusiasts to get cash, free passes to move to WVa

Apr. 12, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is joining the growing list of places recruiting remote workers — with a thrill-seeking twist. A public-private program launched Monday will try to lure outdoor enthusiasts to live in the rural state with enticements of cash and...

Tulsa mayor expects city mask mandate to be lifted April 30

Apr. 10, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A mask mandate for the public in Tulsa is expected to end April 30, according to Mayor G.T. Bynum. “There has not been a spike in contagion resulting from spring break,” Bynum said Friday after meeting with Tulsa Health Department officials....

FEMA to open coronavirus vaccination center in Tulsa

Apr. 09, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The White House and Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that a mega coronavirus vaccination center will open in north Tulsa, offering up to 21,000 shots per week. The center will be operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in...

Another Oklahoma murder conviction tossed, McGirt cited

Apr. 08, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday overturned another state murder conviction because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that much of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation. Chickasaw Nation member Charles Michael Cooper...

University of Tulsa selects ex-congressman as next president

Apr. 05, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Attorney and former Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Carson has been selected as the University of Tulsa's 21st president, university officials announced Monday. The university’s Board of Trustees unanimously selected Carson, 54, after a national search...

Committee recommends Shrum as next Oklahoma State president

Apr. 03, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A selection committee has announced it will recommend Dr. Kayse Shrum as the next president of Oklahoma State University. The committee late Friday selected Shrum after spending two days interviewing finalists to succeed President Burns Hargis,...

Tulsa LB Zaven Collins sheds underdog label as draft nears

Apr. 02, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

Zaven Collins isn’t the underdog anymore. The former Tulsa linebacker has gone from having college coaches telling him he’s not good enough for a Division I scholarship to having every NFL team and 53 team representatives show up at his pro day on Friday. ...