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Police in Sallisaw fatally shoot knife-wielding man

May. 14, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A knife-wielding man was fatally shot by a police officer in eastern Oklahoma early Saturday, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported. An officer in Sallisaw was investigating a report of a man walking on U.S. 64 and jumping in front of traffic...

Grand jury report criticizes Oklahoma governor, parole board

May. 13, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board was so focused on releasing inmates that it cut corners and ignored internal processes that ultimately led to the release of an inmate who was later charged with three counts of first-degree murder, according to a grand jury report...

Randy Weaver, participant in Ruby Ridge standoff, dies at 74

May. 12, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Randy Weaver, patriarch of a family that was involved in an 11-day Idaho standoff with federal agents 30 years ago that left three people dead and helped spark the growth of anti-government extremists, has died at the age of 74. His death was announced...

Watchdog: Oklahoma tourism deal cost taxpayers $12.4M

May. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Amendments to a lucrative contract between the state and a barbecue restaurateur to build and operate restaurants at six state parks ballooned the cost of the project by $12.4 million, the head of a state watchdog agency told House lawmakers on Thursday. Mike...

Alabama store flattened as storms race across Southeast

May. 06, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A possible tornado flattened a downtown store before dawn and ripped the front off a metal building across Mobile Bay on Friday, and forecasters said more storms could hit an area stretching from south Alabama to coastal Virginia. Violent winds ripped open a...

Tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma, cause widespread damage

May. 06, 2022 01:47 AM EDT

SEMINOLE, Okla. (AP) — A storm system spawned several tornadoes that whipped through areas of Texas and Oklahoma, causing damage to a school, a marijuana farm and other structures. There were no reports of serious injuries following the Wednesday night tornadoes, but the system...

Oklahoma joins Texas in offering glimpse of "post-Roe" world

May. 04, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma joined Texas this week to form a region that parts of a nation divided over abortion care might look like if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down its landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. While abortion providers across the country have been bracing for the...

3 Oklahoma meteorology students killed after chasing storm

Apr. 30, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report. The students were travelling back from chasing a powerful tornado in Kansas,...

Murder conviction of former Oklahoma police officer upheld

Apr. 29, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The second-degree murder conviction of former Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot a man who was threatening to set fire to himself has been upheld. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday rejected 25 claims by former Oklahoma City Police Sgt....

Supreme Court seems divided in Oklahoma Indian Country case

Apr. 27, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over Oklahoma's authority to prosecute some crimes on Native American lands, following a 2020 high court decision. The outcome probably rests with Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the only member of the court who didn't take...