Stories tagged: oklahoma
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
A former Oklahoma police officer who said he was trying to protect his daughter when he fatally shot her black boyfriend in 2014 is on trial for the third time …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Police in Oklahoma say the charred body of a Baptist minister has been discovered next to his church.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
A Republican state senator facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy plans to resign from his seat, his attorney said late Monday.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
A two-term Oklahoma Republican state senator’s fall from political power following his arrest on child prostitution charges has been stunningly fast.
UPDATED: Tue., March 14, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
The NCAA has dangled a great big carrot in front of the Oklahoma women’s basketball team.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
The earthquake risk for Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to remain significant in 2017, threatening 3 million people with seismic events that can produce damaging shaking, according to a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
Scott Pruitt, who as Oklahoma’s attorney general spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution, was confirmed Friday as the agency’s next …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
At least one person was hurt Thursday after an oil field explosion in eastern Oklahoma, authorities say. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the explosion happened near Quinton in Pittsburg County, …
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
A Republican lawmaker who defended his description of pregnant women as “hosts” has won approval for his bill that would require women seeking an abortion to first receive written consent …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
A small Oklahoma town is echoing the story line of `80s movie “Footloose” by canceling a Valentine’s Day dance because of an arcane city ordinance enforcing a strict moral code.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 7:36 a.m.
Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Authorities say 31 pounds of cocaine that was accidentally discovered stashed in the nose of an American Airlines aircraft in Tulsa is worth around $434,000.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine says he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9 p.m.
Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
When a 9-month-old girl was taken to an Oklahoma hospital, a strand of hair was wrapped around her finger so tightly that the finger had become infected and skin had …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 3 a.m.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says former Oklahoma All-American James “Jimbo” Elrod, who played on the Sooners’ 1974 and 1975 national championship teams, has died in a car wreck.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering dozens of temblors by injecting wastewater from …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
A series of earthquakes has rattled parts of Oklahoma just days after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit a key oil hub in the north of the state.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
State regulators in Oklahoma said normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night.