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Weapons, phones, drugs found after Oklahoma prison fights

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Department of Corrections officials said Wednesday that numerous weapons, cellphones and drugs have been found by investigators following a series of apparently coordinated fights at six state prisons that left one inmate dead, dozens injured and prisons statewide locked down....

Oklahoma judge refuses to halt ban on abortion procedure

Sep. 16, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is refusing to halt a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure following a ruling that abortion rights proponents have decried as a "rogue" decision that could threaten women's reproductive rights. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Cindy Truong on Monday...

Oklahoma police: Knife-wielding man fatally shot by officers

Sep. 16, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a 28-year-old man was fatally shot by officers after he ran toward them with a knife. Police Capt. Larry Withrow said Monday that Brian Dryer was fatally shot shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday on the city's northwest side. Police say officers encountered Dryer...

Oklahoma high school football player dies after head injury

Sep. 16, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A 16-year-old Oklahoma high school football player has died after suffering an apparent head injury during a game. Yanda and Son funeral home says Peter Webb died Sunday at an Oklahoma City hospital. Funeral services are incomplete. The Oklahoman report s that Webb, who went Southwest...

Oklahoma prison violence appears gang-related, coordinated

Sep. 16, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Weekend fights at six Oklahoma prisons that left one inmate dead and more than a dozen others injured were apparently coordinated and the result of race-based gang tension inside the facilities, the head of a prison workers association said Monday. The first fight erupted Saturday at...

FEMA officials, contractor accused of hurricane relief fraud

Sep. 10, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities said Tuesday they have arrested two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud in the efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico in the...

Oklahoma City police kill man who fled fatal shooting scene

Sep. 10, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say officers shot and killed a man after he fled a home where his wife was fatally shot, led them on a chase and pointed a gun at them. Police Capt. Larry Withrow says Quentin Broadus was shot Monday after exiting his car and pointing the weapon at officers in...

Hundreds attend service for WWII vet with no known family

Sep. 6, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds of strangers have honored a 97-year-old World War II veteran from Oklahoma who funeral home officials say died with no known surviving family. Motorcycles carrying U.S. flags were part of Wednesday's service for Herman White, who died Aug. 11. White was buried next to his wife...

2 University of Texas students from India drown in Oklahoma

Sep. 4, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two University of Texas students from India drowned at a popular tourist destination in Oklahoma. Davis Police say the foreign exchange students died Tuesday at Turner Falls, near Davis. One of them was struggling in a pool near the falls and the other jumped in to help....

3 bodies found in Oklahoma home in apparent murder-suicide

Aug. 30, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in suburban Oklahoma City say two men and a woman were found dead inside a home in what's being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide. Edmond police Sgt. James Hamm says investigators believe 43-year-old Scott Garber fatally shot 29-year-old Sarah Semlar and 30-year-old...