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Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas arrested after night out in Norman

Oklahoma cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of public intoxication, assault and battery, and interference with official process. According to police in Norman, Oklahoma, Thomas was picked up at 1:49 a.m. A Cleveland County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said the 20-year-old Thomas was booked into jail at 2:45 ...

1 killed, suspect arrested in fatal shooting in Sapulpa

Police in Sapulpa say a 19-year-old man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a deadly shooting on the city's south side. Police Maj. Mike Reed told reporters that officers investigating reports of gunshots at an apartment complex found Jacob Richardson dead about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police say ...

Andy Lester, board member, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, speaks during a board meeting in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 30, 2016. The Oklahoma State Regents have approved increases in mandatory tuition and fees for the state's public colleges and universities. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

State regents approve tuition increases for Oklahoma schools

The cost of attending one of Oklahoma's 25 public colleges and universities will go up by an average of 8.4 percent, the state regents voted Thursday. The tuition and fee hikes follow the Legislature's decision to slash funding to the state's colleges and universities by nearly 16 percent this year ...

'Stand Your Ground' motion dropped in ex-officer's trial

A motion for a hearing on whether a former Tulsa police officer's fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend was justified under Oklahoma's "Stand Your Ground Law" has been withdrawn. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/297XeY4 ) reports that the motion was withdrawn Wednesday after a judge denied the defense's request to reschedule ...

Oklahoma agency investigating death of county jail inmate

An Oklahoma agency is investigating the death of an inmate at the Carter County jail in Ardmore. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that the inmate was found unresponsive in his cell about 2 a.m. Thursday and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The ...

Oklahoma City firefighters rescue amusement park goers stuck on a stalled roller coaster at Frontier City in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck

No one was injured when a roller coaster at an Oklahoma City amusement park stalled out and stranded eight people, including seven children. Oklahoma City Fire Department District Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters walked the stranded riders down a catwalk to safety Wednesday afternoon after the Frontier City ride became ...

Arkansas man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 slaying

A judge in eastern Oklahoma has sentenced an Arkansas man to life in prison without parole for the 2010 killing of a 22-year-old woman. LeFlore County District Judge Jonathan Sullivan followed the jury's recommendations when he handed down the sentence Wednesday for Elvis Thacker. Thacker was convicted in April of ...

Man who helped cop subdue gunman is among 23 Carnegie heroes

A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday. M. Neil Jones Sr., 60, was a valet supervisor who worked at Southern Tier Imaging, a radiology ...

Spiro man arrested in nephew's fatal stabbing

A LeFlore County man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to fatally stabbing his nephew during an argument. A 59-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of his nephew. When deputies went to the suspect's home in Spiro around 9 p.m. Tuesday ...

Mickey Dollens poses for a photo with one of his campaign signs in the library at U.S. Grant High School, where he used to teach English, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Dollens said he decided to run for the state House in Oklahoma to fix what he saw as problems the GOP-controlled Legislature was inflicting on education. Then the 28-year-old got laid off as a result of state-imposed cuts to public schools. Dollens won his Democratic primary with more than 90 percent of the vote and now advances to face a Republican in November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma teachers fight education cuts by winning elections

Inner-city high school English teacher Mickey Dollens was fed up with low pay and cuts to public education, so he decided to run for the state Legislature to fix the problem. Then the 28-year-old from Oklahoma City became a casualty of those cuts and was laid off. He has since ...

3 new coaches look forward to competing in Big 12

Brad Underwood embraces the rich history at Oklahoma State. One of the Big 12's three new men's basketball coaches, Underwood takes over a program built by Henry Iba and Eddie Sutton. Though Oklahoma State's previous coach, Travis Ford, was successful by many standards, unhappy fans stopped coming to games, forcing ...

Prosecutor, defense attorney leaving patrolman abuse case

A prosecutor and defense attorney involved in the case of an ex-Oklahoma highway patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops in 2014 are stepping down to work at the same law firm. Prosecutor Maxey Reilly left the Creek County District Attorney's office last month, which District Attorney Max ...

Texas energy company to end merger with pipeline business

A Dallas-based energy company's decision Wednesday to terminate a merger with a Tulsa-based pipeline company has relieved city officials who worried the merger would lead to an exodus of high-paying jobs from Oklahoma. Energy Transfer Equity announced Wednesday in a filing it intends to terminate a merger agreement with Williams ...

Simmons Feed Mill worker killed at plant in Oklahoma

An employee of Simmons Feed Mill in northeastern Oklahoma has been killed in an accident the plant. Simmons Prepared Foods Chief Operating Officer Gary Murphy said in a statement to reporters Wednesday that the company is devastated and working to support the employee's family. Murphy says operations at the plant ...

Tulsa elects G.T. Bynum as new mayor

City Council member G.T. Bynum has defeated incumbent Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett by a wide margin. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/295QFRU ) reports that Bynum won Tuesday with 56 percent, or about 33,040 votes, to Bartlett's 22,576 votes. With about 205,000 registered voters, Tuesday's 58,000 ballots equals about 28 percent voter ...

Oklahoma governor requests disaster declaration for flooding

Gov. Mary Fallin has asked for a federal disaster declaration in three Oklahoma counties as a result of severe storms and flooding in June. Fallin announced Wednesday that she's requesting individual assistance for homeowners, renters and business owners in Caddo, Comanche and Garvin counties. The storms and floods that began ...

Oklahoma softball coaching staff named staff of the year

The University of Oklahoma softball coaching staff has been named the Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Association. The staff of head coach Patty Gasso associate head coach Melyssa Lombardi, assistant coach J.T. Gasso, volunteer assistant coach Andrea Gasso and director of operations Jackie ...

Body identified as that of missing 8-year-old Duncan boy

A body found in a creek near Duncan has been identified as that of a missing 8-year-old boy. Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office officials told reporters Tuesday that the body is that of Damion Alexander Davidson and the cause of death is accidental drowning. The boy disappeared June 12 after ...

Oklahoma prison imports bottled water after waterline break

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have been drinking bottled water and using buckets of water to fill their toilets after a waterline break. Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terri Watkins tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/291UHsY ) that the approximately 1,200 inmates at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy were able ...

State, local authorities investigate LeFlore County stabbing

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and LeFlore County deputies say they're investigating a deadly stabbing. KHBS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29cx8TG ) that the sheriff's office said the stabbing occurred Tuesday night. The OSBI said in a news release that it was asked to assist at the crime scene. The location of ...

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