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Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108

Apr. 20, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable." It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Paul George added 22 points,...

Oklahoma woman accused of 5-year-old child's death at casino

Apr. 19, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 50-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged in her 5-year-old grandson's death last year while left in a hot car for hours while she was in a tribal casino. Officials say Alanna Jean Orr of Oklahoma City was arrested Friday following her indictment by a federal grand jury for...

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Apr. 19, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core. As part of an annual remembrance of the...

Panel: Trust, not sheriff, should run Oklahoma County Jail

Apr. 19, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel of government officials and community leaders has voted to establish a nine-member trust to manage the operation and finances of the aging Oklahoma County Jail. The county's Criminal Justice Advisory Council endorsed the move Thursday, The Oklahoman reported. Under the trust...

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Apr. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil....

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Choctaw historian to release new book on food sovereignty

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The published works of Devon Mihesuah fill a wide space between two bookends in her office at the University of Kansas. The prolific author juggles her time between being a professor, writing (both fiction and nonfiction), and advocating for healthy eating in the Native American...

Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making just 27...

Oklahoma court affirms life sentence in crucifix death

Apr. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her adult daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil. The appeals court on Thursday upheld the first-degree...

Northwest Oklahoma tornadoes were EF1, may be year's first

Apr. 18, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says two tornadoes that struck northwest Oklahoma are each rated EF1 with wind speeds of up to 90 mph (145 kph) and may be the first confirmed tornadoes of the year in the state. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger in Norman said both tornadoes...