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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

2 more Oklahoma St football players positive for COVID-19

Jun. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two more Oklahoma State football players have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus for voluntary workouts, bringing the total to three. Senior associate athletic director Kevin Klintworth wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that of the 150 staff, administrators...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga poses during an NCAA college football media day in Stillwater Okla. Oklahoma State University officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2020, that  three returning student-athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 although they were not showing symptoms. Among them is OSU linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who said on Twitter he tested positive for the virus after he attended a protest in Tulsa. The 21-year-old Ogbongbemiga says he protected himself during the protest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen practice facility

Jun. 3, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday. The Pistons announced that the team’s performance center will enter its first phase of reopening, for voluntary, individual workouts....

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter talks with reporters in Norman, Okla. The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reversing course on its decision to no longer release COVID-19 data by city and zip code. The agency announced the move on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, after consulting with Attorney General Mike Hunter. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma health agency reverses decision on COVID-19 data

Jun. 3, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday reversed course on its decision from earlier this week to no longer release COVID-19 infection data by city and zip code. The agency made the move after consulting with Attorney General Mike Hunter, who advised them releasing...

Demonstrators chant outside the Norman Police Department on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Norman, Okla., during a protest over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Nearly 50 arrested after protests in Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Jun. 3, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Tulsa and Oklahoma City said Wednesday 49 people were arrested during several days of protests in the state’s two largest cities. Nearly half of the arrests happened Friday night in Oklahoma City when protesters marched to a downtown police station and some clashed...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Oklahoma's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister speaks during an emergency meeting of the Oklahoma State Department of Education in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, for public schools reopening in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework for reopening schools lists several factors for individual districts to consider as they reopen. (Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman via AP, File)

Oklahoma schools reopening plan recommends wearing masks

Jun. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Education released guidance Wednesday for how public schools could reopen in the fall that includes recommending the use of masks for staff and students to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The department's Return to Learn Oklahoma framework...

OSBI: Poteau police officer shoots, kills woman with knife

Jun. 3, 2020 12:57 PM EDT

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — A police officer in southeast Oklahoma shot and killed a knife-wielding woman in her home early Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. Officers from Poteau, Oklahoma, and LeFlore County responded at about 4:14 a.m. to a domestic disturbance call, entered a home and...

Oklahoma tests 35,800 nursing home residents, workers

Jun. 2, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials tested more than 35,800 residents and staff at nursing homes across the state for COVID-19 last month, falling short of its goal to test all employees and residents, Gov. Kevin Stitt said on Monday. Stitt said health officials focused first on the facilities with...

Family of Bartlesville man shot by police files lawsuit

Jun. 2, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by a Bartlesville police officer in 2019 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and two of its officers. The estate of Thomas Gay filed the suit Monday in federal court in Tulsa, alleging the two officers used excessive and unreasonable...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic. A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's rival, Carole Baskin. In a ruling Monday, June 1, 2020, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph Maldonado-Passage — also known as Joe Exotic — to Big Cat Rescue Corp. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP, File)

Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

Jun. 2, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's chief rival. In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Scott Palk granted control of the Oklahoma zoo that was previously run by Joseph...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...