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Oklahoma medical examiner testifies in state opioid lawsuit

Jun. 19, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's chief medical examiner shared tragic details about the opioid-related deaths of about three dozen residents during testimony in the state's lawsuit alleging drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and some of its subsidiaries contributed to the epidemic. Dr. Eric Pfeifer...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

Jun. 19, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth. Police body...

Server at OU restaurant sues former university administrator

Jun. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A server at a University of Oklahoma campus restaurant is suing a former top OU administrator, alleging the man groped and kissed him inappropriately on several occasions. Twenty-four-year-old University Club employee Levi Hilliard alleges in the lawsuit that former OU Vice President...

Shooting victim rescued by Uber driver near Stillwater

Jun. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say an Uber driver rescued a woman who had been shot and left to die along a road in Washington County. A 23-year-old St. Paul man, suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, is charged with attempted murder and kidnapping. A criminal complaint says the Uber driver found...

Oklahoma high court rejects challenge on Medicaid expansion

Jun. 18, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest court on Tuesday rejected a legal effort to block a plan for a public vote on whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor residents. Just hours after hearing oral arguments in the case, the Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the challenge spearheaded by a...

The Latest: Oklahoma top court rejects Medicaid challenge

Jun. 18, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a legal challenge to an effort to collect signatures for a public vote on whether to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income people in Oklahoma (all times local): 4 p.m. The Oklahoma Supreme Court says supporters of a plan to expand Medicaid to tens of...

Oklahoma City mayor declarer's city's first pride week

Jun. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mayor David Holt has declared Oklahoma City's first official Pride Week to celebrate LBGTQ accomplishments. Holt helped kick off a week's worth of events Monday with a mayoral proclamation to "reaffirm our city's commitment that all people are welcome in Oklahoma City." Others who...

Shuttered college campus in Connecticut to be auctioned

Jun. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut college campus that closed in December is up for auction. The Republican American reports that an auction for Lincoln College of New England's Southington campus is scheduled for Aug. 16 with an opening bid of $5 million. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based real estate auctioneers...

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

Jun. 18, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Cleveland Count District Judge Thad Balkman said Monday that retired Judge Steven Taylor will serve as special...

Federal flood assistance granted to 4 more Oklahoma counties

Jun. 17, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties to a list of 17 other...