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31 bison from Grand Canyon sent to Oklahoma tribe

Sep. 20, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Over 30 bison roaming Grand Canyon National Park's northern reaches are joining a herd in Oklahoma. Hundreds of the massive animals have made their home at the Grand Canyon in recent years. But park officials say they're spoiling water sources and harming the...

Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

Sep. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge on Friday sentenced Nathan LeForce to life in prison without parole for the 2017 killing of Logan County Deputy...

Inhofe: Arkansas River system facing $225M backlog in upkeep

Sep. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas River system that runs from Tulsa to the Mississippi River is facing a $225 million backlog of "critical" upkeep projects after being hampered for months by historic flooding in Oklahoma, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said. The Environmental and Public Works Committee's senior member...

Man, woman charged with murder in Tulsa cold case

Sep. 20, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA evidence led to first-degree murder charges against two people for their role in the slaying of a man found tied up and beaten inside a Tulsa hotel room more than 35 years ago. First-degree murder charges were filed Friday in Tulsa against a 58-year-old Texas woman...

Oklahoma newspaper executive named publisher of Joplin Globe

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A newspaper group publisher in Oklahoma has been named the new publisher of The Joplin Globe. Dale Brendel was appointed to the position Thursday by CNHI, the Globe's parent company. As group publisher for CNHI, he had oversight of the Stillwater News Press, Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah...

Oklahoma doctors charged in separate opioid drug cases

Sep. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City doctor and another from Tulsa are facing federal charges in separate indictments alleging they illegally dispensed opioid drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City announced Friday 62-year-old Dr. David Quy (KWEE) was indicted on 55 counts of illegally...

Texas has no easy choices stopping Cowboys' Hubbard, Wallace

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman sizes up Oklahoma State and realizes he has quite a Cowboy conundrum. Try to stop national rushing leader Chuba Hubbard or focus on national touchdown receptions co-leader Tylan Wallace. Neither option leaves a shaky Longhorns defense in an enviable position....

Study focuses on bird species living in northeast Oklahoma

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

PICHER, Okla. (AP) — Birds are more than just winged messengers that can carry a tune or soar through the sky — bird species also can act as indicators of environmental health. The feathered creatures are useful in determining overall changes in environmental conditions and habitat quality. This is...

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality. "Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Abbott...

Mason's Moxie; Steelers QB Rudolph embracing challenge

Sep. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mason Rudolph could have gone the hat and clipboard route, the typical gear of choice for most NFL backup quarterbacks. The inner pragmatist in him would have none of it. So Rudolph spent the first six quarters of the 2019 season standing on the Pittsburgh Steelers sideline with his...