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UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:42 p.m.

Inmates take two guards hostage in Oklahoma prison riot

Authorities say hundreds of inmates rioted at an Oklahoma federal prison, taking two guards hostage and refusing to return to their cells.


Off-duty cop who killed daughter’s boyfriend faces 3rd trial

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 …


Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

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.


Burned body of Oklahoma minister discovered near his church

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.

Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported

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.

4.4 magnitude earthquake recorded in northern Oklahoma

Officials say a relatively powerful earthquake has struck a remote area of northern Oklahoma.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

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, …


Attorney for accused Oklahoma senator says he’ll resign

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.


Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

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.

Gonzaga women face Oklahoma team that’s fast, physical

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.

Wildfires in 4 states kill 6, force thousands from homes

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 …


Oklahoma’s earthquake threat now equals California’s due to man-made temblors

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, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

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 1 hurt after Oklahoma oil field explosion

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, …


Oklahoma lawmaker wants father’s permission for abortions

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 …


Oklahoma town cancels dance because of old city ordinance

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.


Cartwheeling choir teacher arrested for indecent exposure

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.

Repairs uncover cocaine worth $434K in airplane’s nose gear

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.


Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine declares for NFL draft

Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine says he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.


Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies

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 …


Parents of skeletal, infected infant twins arrested in ‘worst case of child abuse’

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 …


Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school

Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.


Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked

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 …


Former Oklahoma All-American, Jimbo Elrod, killed in crash

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.


Oklahoma attorney general who’s suing EPA on climate change is picked to lead EPA

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 …


USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma

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.


USGS: 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning.


Residents file class-action suit over man-made earthquakes

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 …


Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma days after 5.0 magnitude temblor

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.


Oklahoma oil operations resume after earthquake

State regulators in Oklahoma said normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night.