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Oklahoma Army base memo warns of potential theater threat

A document prepared at a U.S. Army base in Oklahoma says officials have been alerted to “disturbing” online chatter about a potential mass shooting threat at a theater during next …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Oklahoma judge rules against drugmaker, orders $572M payment

An Oklahoma judge has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid drug crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help …


Plan halted to house migrant kids at Oklahoma Army base

Officials say there is no longer a need to detain migrant children at an Oklahoma Army base and that preparations to house them there have stopped


Review: ‘Oklahoma!’ is a classic for modern audiences

For the modern American masses, a play like “Oklahoma!” might not hold wide appeal without promises of stark, modernizing changes. That was the route taken with its recent Broadway revival, …


Oklahoma judge denies motion to end case against drugmaker

An Oklahoma judge decided Monday the state’s ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson can move forward, rejecting the company’s argument that the state failed to …


CdA Summer Theatre puts new spin on ‘Oklahoma!’

The summer theater’s production, which opens Thursday and runs through July 28 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, features a revolving stage, also known as a turntable.


Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.


Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked …


Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

Authorities say a tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 3:06 p.m.

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

A tornado touched down Tuesday near Tulsa International Airport, injuring at least one person and damaging about a dozen homes, amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge …


Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains.


2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

Two window washers have been rescued from a dangling scaffold above the roof of a nearly 850-foot skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City.


Oklahoma police fatally shoot unarmed, naked teenager

Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond said Wednesday that a naked 17-year-old high school student was not armed when he was fatally shot by police after breaking into …


Non-life threatening wounds for 3 kids in Oklahoma shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that injuries suffered by three children when Oklahoma police fired at a robbery suspect in a pickup truck are non-life threatening


UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Maker of OxyContin reaches $270M settlement in Oklahoma

The maker of OxyContin and the company’s controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation’s deadly opioid crisis …


Melania Trump talks up homework with kids on ‘Be Best’ tour

Melania Trump gave a second-grader a pep talk about homework Monday as she toured an Oklahoma elementary school to open a three-state tour – including Washington state – highlighting her …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Police: Man says he stole Pepsi truck to get to the airport

Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck as the driver was unloading soda in the back.


More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Oklahoma is in: Sooners snag 4th spot in playoff semifinals

Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff, moving into the fourth and final spot in the rankings after winning the Big 12 championship.


Oklahoma prosecutors resist push for prison alternatives

Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime. Now, after years of steady debate, there’s growing …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Oklahoma man seeks new trial in white supremacist plot

An Oklahoma man says new evidence of prosecutors withholding information should result in a new trial on his 1999 murder conviction and death penalty for killing an Arkansas family as …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Fans injured in storm at Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert

At least 14 people have been injured and transported to hospitals after trusses holding up the entrance to a resort where the Backstreet Boys were set to begin a concert …


11-year-old girl catches piranha relative in Oklahoma lake

An 11-year-old girl has quite the fish tale: A rare pacu with human-like teeth chomped down on the worm at the end of her line while she was fishing with …


Wheatland Theatre Co., guest director put story of ‘Oklahoma!’ first

“Oklahoma!” opens at Davenport High School on Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders.


Oklahoma voters weigh 1st marijuana ballot question of 2018

Oklahoma primary voters were weighing Tuesday whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana, the nation’s first cannabis ballot question of the year.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Oklahoma authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was …


Oklahoma governor vetoes gun carry bill in defeat for NRA

Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National …