News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:44:00 EDT
Rainfall is aiding firefighters' efforts to contain two major wildfires in Oklahoma that have charred 550 square miles (1,424 sq. kilometers). Forestry officials reported progress Saturday on the two largest wildfires...
Rainfall aiding containment of 2 largest Oklahoma wildfires
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:07:00 EDT
Rainfall is aiding firefighters' efforts to contain two major wildfires in Oklahoma that have charred 550 square miles (1,424 sq. kilometers).
Ex-Omaha officer to stand trial next year for assault
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 09:23:00 EDT
A former Omaha police officer charged with misdemeanor assault for his role in the stun gun-related death of a mentally ill Oklahoma man last year will stand trial next year.
NY nixes natural gas pipeline expansion permit
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:23:00 EDT
New York regulators have denied a permit for a pipeline expansion designed to increase natural gas deliveries to New York City.
The Latest: Governor vetoes 10 bills, wants teacher pay hike
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:10:00 EDT
The Latest on Arizona teachers' threat to strike and the governor's reaction (all times local):
Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:46:00 EDT
Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person.
Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:45:00 EDT
Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding.
EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:05:00 EDT
Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Latest: Arizona teachers vote for 1st statewide strike
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:17:00 EDT
The Latest on Arizona teachers protesting for higher pay and increased school funding (all times local):
Jury seated in Oklahoma family slaying case
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:37:00 EDT
A jury has been picked to hear the murder case involving the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside their Oklahoma home.
Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:05:00 EDT
As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.
Billy Graham remembered at Oklahoma City bombing memorial
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:38:00 EDT
A memorial service for the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing paid special tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who visited the city four days after the attack to hold a public prayer service.
Oklahoma agency takes action after latest earthquakes
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:01:00 EDT
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has directed the shutdown of one injection well and the reduction of volume injected by other wells following earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma.
Ex-officer sentenced for sex assault of woman in his custody
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:00 EDT
A former police officer in southeast Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.
Arkansas Ten Commandments display to be installed next week
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:25:00 EDT
A Ten Commandments monument will be installed outside Arkansas' Capitol next week, months after the original display was destroyed.
The Latest: Duckworth and daughter make Senate history
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:05:00 EDT
The Latest on the Senate and a rule change allowing newborns of members into the chamber (all times local):
Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:57:00 EDT
The Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. It's an unprecedented party-line vote for the head of the normally nonpartisan space agency.
Anti-abortion politicians push efforts to prosecute women
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:24:00 EDT
Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions.
Oscar-nominated film inspires billboard for Oklahoma victims
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:08:00 EDT
An Oklahoma woman says the Oscar-nominated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" inspired her to create her own signs in the hopes of solving the unsolved 2016 killing of her daughter and another woman.
Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:06:00 EDT
Firefighters are hoping that better weather will help them battle wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico.