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Rachal has career-high 30, leads Tulsa over Austin Peay

Nov. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had a career-high 30 points to help Tulsa hold off Austin Peay for a 72-65 victory on Saturday afternoon. Darien Jackson also posted a career best, totaling 16 points. Rachel, who was 9 of 12 from the floor and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line, also grabbed seven...

Feds charge at least 10 men in Nigerian online romance scam

Nov. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least 10 men in several states have been charged in a Nigerian romance money laundering scheme that swindled victims out of more than $1.5 million. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said during a news conference in Tulsa on Wednesday that many of the victims were seniors, the Tulsa World...

Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations. The school was hit with a series of allegations earlier...

Oklahoma man killed in vehicle crash during police pursuit

Nov. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EST

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Tulsa man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed while being pursued by troopers. OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said Thursday that 35-year-old Aaron Starks died in the single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 44 near Chandler,...

County agrees to pay $10M to settle Oklahoma jail death suit

Nov. 13, 2019 1:05 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court in Tulsa last Thursday said the estate of Elliott Williams and...

Chinese citizen pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

Nov. 13, 2019 12:30 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese national employed by a U.S. petroleum company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Authorities say 35-year-old Hongjin Tan pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa to theft of a trade secret,...

Rachal scores 24 to lift Tulsa past Oral Roberts 74-67

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had a career-high 24 points as Tulsa beat Oral Roberts 74-67 on Tuesday night. The Golden Hurricane shot 53% from the field (27 of 53), including 4 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc. Rachal shot 9 for 12 from the floor. Defensively, Tulsa held Oral Roberts to 32.8% (22 of...

Report: Loud fight with detective preceded chief's death

Nov. 12, 2019 5:38 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A maintenance man checking on a noise complaint at a Florida beachfront hotel Sunday night walked into the room where a small-town Oklahoma police detective killed his boss in a drunken brawl, authorities said. The noises coming from room 527 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach on...

Officer accused of killing Oklahoma police chief in Florida

Nov. 11, 2019 6:42 PM EST

A small-town Oklahoma policeman was charged with killing his chief after what authorities described as an alcohol-fueled brawl in a Florida Panhandle hotel room. The two men had been staying at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach over the weekend for a law enforcement conference, said Escambia County Sheriff's...

Arkansas fires coach Chad Morris, who went 4-18 in 2 seasons

Nov. 10, 2019 3:07 PM EST

Arkansas fired football coach Chad Morris on Sunday after 22 games and no Southeastern Conference victories over nearly two terrible seasons. Morris finished 4-18 and 0-14 in the SEC. Arkansas made the move less than 24 hours after the Razorbacks lost 45-19 at home to a Western Kentucky team quarterbacked by...