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3.2-magnitude quake rattles area on Kansas-Oklahoma line

Oct. 22, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — A magnitude 3.2 earthquake shook an area on the Kansas-Oklahoma line Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The tremor struck at 8:17 p.m. and was centered in a remote area 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, at a depth of almost 5 miles (8...

A researcher gives a thumbs-up as work continues on a second test excavation and core sampling in the search for remains at Oaklawn Cemetery from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Another body found in search for Tulsa race massacre victims

Oct. 22, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The search for remains of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre victims on Thursday revealed another body in an unmarked mass grave at a Tulsa cemetery before coming to an end, Oklahoma's state archaeologist said. “We are now able to confirm that we have at least 11 individual...

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) breaks away from Kansas cornerback Johnquai Lewis (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Iowa St., Oklahoma St. put unbeaten Big 12 records on line

Oct. 22, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

No. 17 Iowa State (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma State (3-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma State by 3 1/2. Series record: Oklahoma State leads 32-19-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma State has a legitimate shot at a College Football Playoff berth, but the Cowboys might be knocked out...

Oklahoma virus hospitalizations surpass 900, 1,628 new cases

Oct. 22, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus is at a new record high and surpassed 900 on Thursday while the number of reported cases increased by 1,628, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. There were 910 people hospitalized and 112,483 cases...

Men charged with performing illegal castration in Oklahoma

Oct. 22, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — Two men in southeast Oklahoma have been charged for allegedly performing an illegal gender reassignment surgery without a license and storing the body parts in a freezer, according to court documents. Bob Lee Allen, 53, and Thomas Evans Gates, 42, were arrested Tuesday and were still...

Oklahoma governor gets report on McGirt ruling impact

Oct. 22, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Kevin Stitt made no specific recommendations Thursday in its report concerning the impact of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that declared a swath of eastern Oklahoma counties remains an Indian reservation. The report instead calls consistent laws and...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws a pass on a 2-point conversion against Texas during the fourth overtime of NCAA college football game in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Oklahoma defeated Texas 53-45 in four overtimes. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

OU looks to build on Texas win, rejoin poll in visit to TCU

Oct. 22, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The last time Oklahoma was unranked for more than a month, Bob Stoops had just started rebuilding a perennial contender he eventually handed to Lincoln Riley, who led the Sooners to the playoff each of his first three seasons. Riley's team should be in position to return to the Top...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., speaks during a news conference in front of a post office in Oklahoma City. Horn pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in 2018 when she ousted a two-term Republican incumbent. But Horn won't have the element of surprise in this year's contest against Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

In deep-red Oklahoma, GOP fights to regain lost seat

Oct. 22, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, a lawyer from Oklahoma City, accomplished the most stunning political upset in the nation two years ago when she ousted a two-term GOP incumbent and captured a seat that had been held by Republicans for four decades. But in this year's election cycle,...

Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 17 Iowa St. seeks milestone win at No. 6 Oklahoma St.

Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

Iowa State drew national attention by beating Oklahoma earlier this month. The 17th-ranked Cyclones could take perhaps a bigger step when they visit Oklahoma State. For all their improvement in recent years, the Cyclones have yet to play in a Big 12 championship game under fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. Iowa...

West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) reacts after making an interception against Kansas  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Big 12 defenses rising up, changing poor reputation

Oct. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Defenses are making a stand early in this Big 12 season. The conference best known in recent years for high-scoring showdowns and crazy passing numbers now boasts some of the nation’s stingiest defenses. West Virginia leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 240.3 yards per game. Among the 77 Bowl...