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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Oklahoma gaming tribes outraged over letter from Gov. Stitt's attorney

A letter from an outside law firm representing Gov. Kevin Stitt has reignited a firestorm of controversy within Oklahoma's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation extends business closures due to coronavirus

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices will remain closed through April 15 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Chickasaw Gov....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sen. Inhofe arranges flight out of Kenya for stranded mission workers as country prepared to close its borders

Six frazzled Oklahomans are self-quarantining in their homes after Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe arranged a special flight out of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

The Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed separate lawsuits against several insurance companies Tuesday seeking judicial rulings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Over 200 nonviolent offenders released from Oklahoma County jail to limit COVID-19 spread

Over 200 nonviolent, low-level offenders have been released from the Oklahoma County jail as officials attempt to limit the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Group of Oklahoma County lawyers pushing for closure of courthouse to the public

A group of Oklahoma County lawyers is calling for the full closure of the county’s courthouse to the public amid the COVID-19...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile emergency rooms are being set up to screen patients for COVID-19

Mobile emergency rooms are being set up near the emergency room entrance at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City to screen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: homeless outreaches in OKC to increase shelter space

Homeless outreach groups across Oklahoma City announced plans Tuesday to provide alternative care shelters over the next few...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

While urging other Oklahomans to stay at home to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state Health Department was telling its...

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OKC businessman accused of fraud in Florida

A businessman who once served on the Oklahoma City School Board is facing accusations in Florida that he stole hundreds of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cases of domestic violence, child abuse expected to climb

Incidents of domestic violence and child abuse are expected to rise in the coming days as families isolated by the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing attorney warns don't put yourself at risk

Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan arrived home early March 11 from a trip with friends to Miami, Florida, with good memories...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OMRF doctor discusses potential of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

There is reason for hope that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could turn out to be effective drugs for the prevention and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS limiting office visits to appointment only

Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is limiting office visits to "appointment only" to help...

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Officials in state found to be hostile to records requests

Oklahoma's political and civic leaders like to tout the friendliness of the state's people, but some elected officials are...

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Corrections Department stops accepting inmates from jails

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has notified sheriffs that it temporarily will not accept any new inmates from county...

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Drug being tested for COVID-19 can have deadly side effects

Chloroquine, a drug that President Trump has announced is being fast-tracked for clinical testing as a treatment for COVID-19,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County commissioners vote to limit courthouse access

After a lengthy discussion, Oklahoma County commissioners voted Thursday to limit access to the county courthouse and other...

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Wichita Tribe: State reneged on gaming agreement, jeopardizing education funding

Oklahoma state officials reneged on their agreement to provide tribes with substantial exclusivity to conduct gaming operations...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A with infectious disease experts concerning COVID-19

The best place to find answers to questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus is with infectious disease experts. OU Medicine...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal jury trials called off

Upcoming federal jury trials in Oklahoma are being called off in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A about COVID-19 with OU Medicine infectious disease experts

Infectious disease experts at OU Medicine held an hourlong news conference Tuesday to answer questions about the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Remington Park casino, restaurants to close; racing to continue

Casino operations at Remington Park in Oklahoma City are being temporarily suspended through April 12 as a preventative measure...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw, Cherokee nations announces temporary closure of their casinos

The Chickasaw and Cherokee nations are temporarily suspending operations at their Oklahoma casinos to help mitigate the spread...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jury trials statewide called off for 30 days

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the presiding judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday...

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Disgraced priest disputes law firm's report, seeks certain rights from OKC Archdiocese

A retired Catholic clergyman named in a list of predatory priests wants to retain the right to carry out priestly functions...

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State lawmakers discuss budget concerns amid economic downturn from coronavirus, oil and gas

With the recent plummet in the oil and gas industry and national coronavirus concerns worsening, Oklahoma’s already tight...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers comp commission shutting down two days

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is shutting down its offices for two days because employees in Oklahoma City may...

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Oklahoma's casinos remain open, but not all shows

Oklahoma's Indian casinos remain open with heightened sanitary precautions, but some entertainers have announced they are...

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Bethany council launches probe into mayor's conduct

BETHANY — In a standing-room-only meeting Thursday night, the Bethany City Council voted unanimously to investigate allegations...

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor on Wednesday fired a deputy running against him for what was described as a pattern of...

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Oklahoma Department of Securities accused of negligence in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Oklahoma Department of Securities over a massive December 2018 data breach...

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Health care agency consolidation moves forward

Oklahoma legislators are moving forward with plans to consolidate two state health care agencies despite opposition from some...

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U.S. Supreme Court lets stand fired Oklahoma City police officer's convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's complaints about his...

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Attorney General: Gov. Stitt cannot put tribal gaming money in escrow

Gov. Kevin Stitt's administration cannot deposit state revenues from tribal gaming exclusivity fees in escrow pending the...

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Missing funds prompt investigation of Canton Police Department

CANTON — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal investigation into the Canton Police Department after...

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Police: Couple accused of child abuse was 'exorcising demons'

A couple accused of child abuse believed one of their kids was possessed by a demon and may have waterboarded the child,...

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Drugs linked to Oklahoma death row inmate's death

McALESTER — After being moved off the most restrictive unit in prison, murderer Albert Ray Johnson found a way to smuggle drugs...

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Oklahoma County commissioner to run again after not being charged

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said Wednesday he is running for reelection after being cleared of wrongdoing after...

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Edmond man admits smuggling guns to Iraq, FBI says

An Edmond man has admitted he shipped firearms hidden with tool parts to a Kurdish military organization in Iraq, the FBI said....

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Jurors convict doctor of manslaughter in motorcyclist's death on highway

An Oklahoma County jury Monday convicted a cardiologist of first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 traffic death of a...

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House passes bill to abolish virtual charter school board

A House Floor vote on Monday signaled support for major restructuring of the state agency overseeing virtual charter schools....

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Preparations underway to replace 6 bridges on I-40 in Del City area

Navigating Interstate 40 through Del City is about to become more challenging and congested. And drivers can expect it to...

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Epic Charter grads less likely to enroll in college

Like many teenagers, Maggie Waldon caught a sort of senioritis halfway through a traditional high school. She was ready to be...

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek mental health parity

Some Oklahoma lawmakers want health insurance companies to cover mental health and substance use disorders the same way they...

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Robbery after Super Bowl faked, Edmond police say

EDMOND — The assistant manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings told police the masked armed robber came in after closing on the night...

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Federal judge rejects requests by two tribes to join lawsuit against Gov. Stitt

An Oklahoma City federal judge has rejected requests by two tribes to join a tribal gaming lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt. It...

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Death row inmates ask to renew legal challenge to execution procedures

As expected, almost two dozen Oklahoma death row inmates took the first step Thursday to renew their legal challenge to the...

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Witnesses say doctor was intoxicated, uncooperative after rear-ending motorcyclist

A cardiologist accused of causing a motorcyclist's death on Interstate 35 in Edmond was "extremely intoxicated" and...

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Oklahoma County sheriff calls lawsuit a political stunt

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is calling a deputy's lawsuit against him a political stunt. "That's all it is," he said...

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Lender seeks to have Stroud, Anadarko hospitals placed in receivership

Alleging that they are owed more than $24 million in overdue loan and rent payments, the landlord and lender for hospitals in...

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Trucker tells jury he swerved to avoid motorcyclist's body

Truck driver Steven Unruh was about 200 miles from home in Newton, Kansas, when he lost sight of what he thought was a...

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Lawmakers push back against effort to reduce qualifications for agency heads

Two legislative proposals seeking to reduce the qualifications required to lead specific state agencies were met with...

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Oklahoma court agrees legislator wasted marital assets

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a divorce judge's ruling that state Rep. Kevin McDugle committed "marital...

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Edmond cardiologist accused of driving drunk, rear-ending motorcyclist

Nicholas Rappa was all about safety, a friend testified Tuesday at the murder trial of an Edmond cardiologist accused of...

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OU professor issues apology to class for speaking "N-word"

NORMAN — For the second time in less than two weeks, a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma has used the racially...

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Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman

NORMAN — A judge Monday blocked a citywide vote on the future of development at University North Park. Cleveland County...

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Police release details of Bethany couple's deaths

BETHANY — Police have released details after a couple was found dead inside a Bethany home last week. Bethany Police were...

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Killer of three in Owasso loses final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case of Oklahoma death row inmate Clarence Rozell Goode, Jr., who was...

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Attorney general dismisses lawsuit against three opioid distributors, but plans to refile later

In what is being described as a "strategic move," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter dismissed the state's lawsuit against...

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Attorney: Client mentally ill, not responsible for parent deaths

Rachel Walker was still alive when she told her youngest son to call the police in the early morning hours of March 4. Isiah...

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Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts

Five Oklahoma gaming tribes have asked a federal judge to reject requests by two other tribes to participate in their lawsuit...

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OKC police: Abandoned car may be tied to Calif. slaying

Two people seen abandoning a car outside Remington Park in Oklahoma City may be involved in a Los Angeles-area homicide, police...

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Options for widening I-35 in OKC unveiled

Many residents got their first look at proposed designs for widening Interstate 35 in eastern Oklahoma City Tuesday night...

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Blackwell police officer ordered to face trial over fatal shooting

PERRY — In a decision that stunned his supporters, a Blackwell police lieutenant was ordered Wednesday to face trial over the...

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State budgets revenue from tribal gaming operations

Oklahoma state officials continue to include anticipated exclusivity fee revenue from tribal casinos in state budgets, despite...

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Oklahoma City man who killed his family no longer facing death penalty

An Oklahoma City man convicted of killing his wife and her four children in 1993 will be getting off of death row unless the...

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Families of Oklahoma murder victims say justice may be closer

At her murdered parents' graves, Debra Wyatt made a solemn promise to see their killer executed. She has been waiting 16...

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Tribes: Stitt unwittingly renewed tribal gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt unwittingly triggered the automatic renewal of the state's tribal gaming compacts last December — at the same...

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Prosecutors will retry man after mistrial in infant murder case

A jury deadlocked early Saturday morning after deliberating 13 hours in a murder case against an Oklahoma City man accused of...

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Layn Phillips selected as mediator in gaming compact dispute between governor and tribes

Former U.S. District Judge Layn R. Phillips has been selected to serve as the mediator in a dispute between Oklahoma's gaming...

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Work continues to shift management of Oklahoma County jail

The process of transitioning management of the Oklahoma County jail may not be on top of the public’s "most interesting" list,...

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Sovereign immunity cited in appellate court ruling in Kaw tribal dispute

A Kay County judge exceeded his authority when he issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the then-chair and acting police...

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Prosecutor withdraws bond revocation for former superintendent charged with sex crimes

NEWKIRK – The Kay County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn a motion to revoke the bond of a former public school...

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Oklahoma to resume lethal injection executions

Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder...

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Oklahoma Death Row: 26 inmates eligible for execution dates

When the state of Oklahoma halted executions in 2015, convicted murderer Richard Eugene Glossip was within an hour of being...

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Guardrails go up at deadly bridge

A company hired by Oklahoma City has already installed guardrails on the south side of a concrete bridge where four people have...

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State education department fines Epic $530,000

Epic One-on-One virtual charter school has been fined $530,527 for exceeding a legal limit on administrative costs. The...

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Judge orders mediation in compact dispute between Gov. Stitt and Oklahoma's gaming tribes

An Oklahoma City federal judge has ordered mediation in a compact dispute between Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's gaming...

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Pardon and Parole Board discusses proposal to consolidate agency with Department of Corrections

The executive director of the Pardon and Parole Board said Monday he’s optimistic that combining the agency with the Department...

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Couple accused of animal cruelty in dog-fighting case

A husband and wife are accused in a criminal charge of abusing 19 pit bulls used for fighting. Casper Ingram, 45, and Celeste...

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Oklahoma City oilman fined $100,000 for lying to the FBI

A longtime Oklahoma City oilman known for helping others was fined $100,000 Monday for making a false statement to the FBI....

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge sued twice over debts

After a tumultuous first year on the bench, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman has been sued — twice — at the start...

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Oak Tree Country Club owners settle class action lawsuit over gratuities

Current and former owners of Oak Tree Country Club have reached a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by wait...

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Police say threat made against school 'not credible'

MOORE — Police in Moore and Oklahoma City on Friday investigated online threats made against three junior highs in the Moore...

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Ad campaign to challenge adequacy of contributions to state government by Oklahoma tribal casinos

A new organization is hitting the airwaves Friday with ads questioning whether casinos operated by Indian tribes are...

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Cherokee Nation lawsuit to become test case in search for global solution to expansive opioid litigation

The Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against opioid distributors and pharmacies has been sent back to federal court in Muskogee where...

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'We’ve got an ambulance headed that way': 911 calls from deadly crash near Moore High School

In the moments after a deadly crash near Moore High School, emergency calls reveal the panic and chaos that ensued as kids...

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Moore suspect had multiple DUI arrests

For most of his life, the suspect in the Moore High School tragedy has had trouble with drugs, alcohol and the law. Max Leroy...

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Second student dies after crash near Moore High School

MOORE — A second student died Tuesday in the aftermath of a crash in which a pickup struck several runners near Moore High...

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Warrant issued for ex-employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from Catholic church in Del City

DEL CITY — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former church employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from St....

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Update: Two Moore High School students killed, four hurt after pickup hits runners

MOORE — A second student has died in the aftermath Monday’s vehicle crash in which a pickup truck struck several runners near...

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Inhofe says he'll vote for acquittal

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Monday that he will vote to acquit President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment, making...

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Opioid distributor moves case to federal court

Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid distributors has been moved to federal court in Oklahoma City. Opioid distributor McKesson...

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Widening I-35 to be discussed at public meeting.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting for Feb. 18 to discuss the need for widening and...

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Modifications coming to Canadian County intersection that was site of fatal motorcycle accident

A Canadian County intersection that was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident on Nov. 24 is being modified in an effort to...

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Alleged shooter, mom, among those charged in mall shooting

The alleged gunman in last month's shooting at Penn Square Mall and his mother are among five people facing felony charges....

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Jailers mocked dying man as he begged for help, video shows

From an isolation cell in the Ottawa County Jail, Terral Ellis begged for someone to help him. He could not feel his legs and...

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Plans to auction off counterfeit Mustangs creates furor

SHAWNEE — The Pottawatomie County district attorney has created a furor among owners of classic Shelby and Boss Mustangs by...

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Undercover operation results in arrest and recovery of underage sex trafficking victim

An undercover operation resulted in the arrest of two females engaging in prostitution, one of whom was 16. The Oklahoma...

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In Oklahoma, a cold case heats up: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says they have identified victim of homicide 40 years ago

On April 18, 1980, in brush on the bank of the North Canadian River near Jones, some fishermen found a young woman, dead from...

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Why did deadly OKC bridge not get fixed?

The crosses at the base of a bridge in northeast Oklahoma City bear witness to a sad truth about this lonely spot in the road....

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Jury convicts ex-UCO football star of rape; recommends 10 year prison sentence

A jury Wednesday evening convicted a former University of Central Oklahoma football star of sexually assaulting a...

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