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Tulsa woman’s conviction in slaying of husband is upheld

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life in prison sentence of a Tulsa woman in the fatal shooting of her husband. The court on Thursday denied appeals by 41-year-old Katesha Childers in the July 2017 shooting death of Gregory Thomas outside the...

Rachal scores 20 to lead Tulsa past SE Louisiana 73-66

Nov. 20, 2019 10:26 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Tulsa defeated Southeastern Louisiana 73-66 on Wednesday night. Darien Jackson added a career-best 18 points for Tulsa (4-1), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Jeriah Horne added 10 points. Tulsa had a 10-0 run in the closing...

Oklahoma state trooper cleared in fatal shooting of fugitive

Nov. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors have cleared a state trooper of wrongdoing after he fatally shot a man who fled from him and another officer. William Aubrey Martin III, 50, was shot June 27 after trying to flee when his pickup truck became stuck on a metal privacy fence in a Tulsa backyard. Martin...

Rachal has career-high 30, leads Tulsa over Austin Peay

Nov. 16, 2019 5:32 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had a career-high 30 points to help Tulsa hold off Austin Peay for a 72-65 victory on Saturday afternoon. Darien Jackson also posted a career best, totaling 16 points. Rachel, who was 9 of 12 from the floor and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line, also grabbed seven...

Feds charge at least 10 men in Nigerian online romance scam

Nov. 14, 2019 4:51 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least 10 men in several states have been charged in a Nigerian romance money laundering scheme that swindled victims out of more than $1.5 million. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said during a news conference in Tulsa on Wednesday that many of the victims were seniors, the Tulsa World...

Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations

Nov. 14, 2019 4:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations. The school was hit with a series of allegations earlier...

Oklahoma man killed in vehicle crash during police pursuit

Nov. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EST

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Tulsa man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed while being pursued by troopers. OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said Thursday that 35-year-old Aaron Starks died in the single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 44 near Chandler,...

County agrees to pay $10M to settle Oklahoma jail death suit

Nov. 13, 2019 1:05 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court in Tulsa last Thursday said the estate of Elliott Williams and...

Chinese citizen pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

Nov. 13, 2019 12:30 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese national employed by a U.S. petroleum company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Authorities say 35-year-old Hongjin Tan pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa to theft of a trade secret,...

Rachal scores 24 to lift Tulsa past Oral Roberts 74-67

Nov. 12, 2019 10:49 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had a career-high 24 points as Tulsa beat Oral Roberts 74-67 on Tuesday night. The Golden Hurricane shot 53% from the field (27 of 53), including 4 of 13 from beyond the 3-point arc. Rachal shot 9 for 12 from the floor. Defensively, Tulsa held Oral Roberts to 32.8% (22 of...