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Ex-EPA chief Pruitt registers as energy lobbyist in Indiana

Apr. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report for...

Strong storms roar eastward through Louisiana, Mississippi

Apr. 18, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

LEARNED, Miss. (AP) — Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, toppling trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. National Weather Service forecasters say they believe multiple tornadoes hit southwest and central Mississippi, although...

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...

Suspect pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Oklahoma man

Apr. 18, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect accused of fatally stabbing an Oklahoma man near Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff last month has pleaded not guilty. The Arizona Daily Sun reports 27-year-old Phelan Connally of Flagstaff entered his plea Monday. Connally reportedly called in the stabbing of Jason Kent Hart to...

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

Apr. 18, 2019 3:51 PM 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...

Teen withdraws request to take back plea in teacher's death

Apr. 18, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager charged with murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa has withdrawn a request to take back guilty pleas he entered in the case. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded guilty March 13 to first-degree murder and 19 other counts in a...

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...

Oklahoma Legislature approves ban on taxing plastic bags

Apr. 18, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags and it will now proceed to the governor's office. The measure aims to bar local governments from prohibiting or taxing "auxiliary containers" used for...

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...

Oklahoma Election Board purges 91,000 from voter rolls

Apr. 18, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Election Board has removed more than 91,000 names from the state's list of registered voters. Board spokeswoman Misha Mohr said Thursday that the list includes more than 88,000 "inactive" voters who have failed since 2015 to confirm their addresses or vote in any election...