News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. CDT
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:48:00 EDT
The president of the University of Oklahoma says the school's nearly $1 billion debt is large but comparable to similar public universities. The Oklahoman reports President David Boren's Wednesday statement...
Fatal crash sends truck in water, closes Lake Texoma bridge
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:46:00 EDT
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma has been closed following a deadly collision that sent a tractor-trailer truck careening into the reservoir that straddles the border with Texas.
5 members of World War II bomber crew being buried together
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:46:00 EDT
Five crewmembers from a B-17 bomber shot down during a mission over Germany in World War II are being buried together at Arlington National Cemetery next week.
Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:32:00 EDT
Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas says he supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because it got Congress talking about immigration reform.
The Latest: Parts of South Texas flood after days of rain
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:54:00 EDT
The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):
Angry Republican teachers create split inside Oklahoma GOP
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:26:00 EDT
Nearly 100 teachers are running for seats in the Oklahoma Legislature after being energized this spring by a classroom walkout that saw thousands of demonstrators throng the state Capitol over funding for schools.
OPEC enters meeting that could set direction of oil prices
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:58:00 EDT
By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer
Early voting begins in Oklahoma's statewide primary election
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:38:00 EDT
Early, in-person absentee voting has begun at county election boards across Oklahoma ahead of Tuesday's statewide primary election.
Man convicted of 1984 fatal shooting in southeast Oklahoma
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:22:00 EDT
A jury in southeast Oklahoma has convicted a 67-year-old man of first-degree murder in a more than three-decade old case.
Severe storms could strike parts of central, southern US
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:18:00 EDT
Forecasters say much of the central and southeast U.S. will be at risk of severe storms as the weekend approaches.
Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:25:00 EDT
Die-hard supporters of Donald Trump say they remain steadfast despite an uproar over his "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration that led to the separation of some children from families.
Bomb squad investigates possible device in southern Oklahoma
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:30:00 EDT
An Interstate 35 exit ramp in southern Oklahoma has been closed while the state Highway Patrol's bomb squad investigates a possible explosive device.
Marijuana advocate alleges Oklahoma sheriff assault at forum
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:53:00 EDT
A marijuana advocate in northeast Oklahoma alleges a sheriff grabbed him by the throat and escorted him out of a community forum on an upcoming state ballot measure on medical cannabis.
More information released on 2 Kansas City police shootings
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:41:00 EDT
Kansas City police are releasing more details about two officer-involved shootings last week that left three people dead.
Ten Commandments display opponents want lawsuits merged
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:21:00 EDT
Opponents of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument want to merge lawsuits seeking to have the display removed from state Capitol grounds.
Largest US black denomination convenes, talks border issues
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:13:00 EDT
The United States' largest black denomination has convened its annual meeting in Oklahoma City, and its leaders are denouncing the separation of immigrant children from families at the border.
Muskogee County jail inmate dies at hospital
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:57:00 EDT
A Muskogee County jail inmate has died at a hospital after suffering an undisclosed medical issue.
Activist investor Icahn wins control of SandRidge board
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:25:00 EDT
Candidates supported by billionaire investor Carl Icahn have won control of the board of directors of Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy, Inc.
Air Force clears B-1B bomber fleet to resume operations
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:12:00 EDT
The U.S. Air Force says its B-1B bombers will resume flight operations this week after an emergency landing by one of the bombers grounded the fleet nearly two weeks ago.
Oklahoma Gas & Electric $64 million rate cut is approved
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:11:00 EDT
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a $64 million rate cut in utility bills proposed by Oklahoma's largest electric utility.