Latest Oklahoma City News

The Latest: Rudy Gobert of Utah wins Defensive Player

Jun. 24, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the NBA Awards show in Santa Monica, California (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz has won Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season at the NBA Awards. The 26-year-old center from France beat out Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

Prosecutors say member of armed border group is flight risk

Jun. 24, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man who has been spokesman for a group of armed civilians that patrols the U.S.-Mexico border is a flight risk and should remain jailed on accusations of impersonating a federal agent. A grand jury in New Mexico indicted 44-year-old James Christopher Benvie...

Autopsy: Multiple wounds killed naked teen shot by police

Jun. 24, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary autopsy report says an unarmed, black teenager who was naked when suburban Oklahoma City police shot him died of multiple gunshot wounds. The report released Monday doesn't specify how many times Edmond police shot 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis or whether he had consumed drugs...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting in southeastern Oklahoma

Jun. 23, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of another 16-year-old whose body was discovered near a southeastern Oklahoma intersection. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says the suspect was arrested Sunday after victim's body was discovered...

Oklahoma woman drowns after driving into flooded crossing

Jun. 23, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 64-year-old woman has apparently drowned after driving into a flooded creek in eastern Oklahoma. Troopers say Vickie Darnell was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday morning after she drove her vehicle into a flooded crossing across Sugar Loaf Creek...

Oklahoma City Council approve amnesty for traffic offenses

Jun. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drivers who owe fines and fees for traffic violations will be able to settle for pennies on the dollar under an amnesty program approved by the Oklahoma City Council. Beginning July 1, drivers whose citations were issued at least two years ago will have until March 31 to resolve them....

Thunder expected to add prep standout Darius Bazley

Jun. 21, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder chose to take young potential rather than fill their most pressing need in the draft. Oklahoma City selected Brandon Clarke with the 21st overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night but the Thunder were expected to send the Gonzaga standout to the Memphis Grizzlies as part...

Dodgers put Hill on 10-day injured list with forearm strain

Jun. 20, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that pitcher Rich Hill will be back before the end of the season. Los Angeles placed Hill on the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain before Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander left Wednesday's game...

Pratt & Whitney to expand operations at Oklahoma air base

Jun. 20, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to expand its operations at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. Pratt & Whitney vice president Kevin Kirkpatrick, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced what is called a...

Judge: Teenager charged in parents' deaths not competent

Jun. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge says a 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his parents and who is described by his attorney as "very mentally ill" isn't competent to be tried for first-degree murder. Michael Elijah Walker was remanded to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Mental...