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The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

Fugitive from southeast Oklahoma state prison is captured

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An escapee from a southeastern Oklahoma state prison is back in custody, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections. Rodney Williams, 38, was captured without incident Monday night in Oklahoma City, about 170 miles (274 kilometers)...

Oklahoma sets 7 executions in 6 months; 1st since 2015

Sep. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

Oklahoma scheduled seven executions Monday in what would be the first lethal injections for the state since putting them on hold six years ago following a series of mishaps. Among the men scheduled to die is Julius Darius Jones, even though the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole...

Oklahoma City Thunder announce COVID requirements for fans

Sep. 21, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fans of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder will be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to attend games in person, the team announced Tuesday. “As we continue to face serious health challenges from...

Oklahoma court lifts stays in 2 McGirt-related decisions

Sep. 21, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday lifted stays in two cases it overturned based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state has no jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against Native Americans. ...

K-State back in poll at No. 25 as Oklahoma State trip looms

Sep. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The similarities for Kansas State coach Chris Klieman between the start of this season and his first season leading the Wildcats were so startling that he couldn't help but notice them. There was the win over a lower-level school, Nichols State,...

Oklahoma man sentenced for illegally performing surgery

Sep. 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to more than a dozen years behind bars after he pleaded no contest in a case in which he was accused of illegally performing a surgery at a cabin in the woods. Bob Lee Allen, 54, had been set to go to trial this...

Oklahoma sets first executions since putting lethal injections on hold 6 years ago following series of mishaps

Sep. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma sets first executions since putting lethal injections on hold 6 years ago following series of mishaps.

'Outsiders' house: Tiny Tulsa museum draws big names

Sep. 20, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — This summer, it was Leonardo DiCaprio. Then it was Green Day. A tiny museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dedicated to a movie classic and run by an entertainer, is drawing big names in the Heartland. The Outsiders House Museum was created by Danny Boy...

STAT WATCH: Spartans' Kenneth Walker top rusher in nation

Sep. 20, 2021 03:43 AM EDT

The move to Michigan State has been a career booster for Kenneth Walker III, who leads the nation in rushing through his first three games with the Spartans. Walker has had his two highest rushing totals as a collegian since transferring from Wake Forest in January. He's...