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    The Los Angeles Lakers take on Oklahoma City Thunder in their next seeding game. In a matter of hours, the purple and gold will step out on the court and attempt to record their third victory inside the bubble. In the win against Jazz, the team did not report any player to have taken a major knock. However, a new name has emerged on the Lakers’ injury list. As per Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen & Roll, Dwight Howard is now being listed as questionable for the upcoming game due to a sore right knee. Faigen also reports that Howard was not on the injury list yesterday. 34-year-old Howard has been a regular contributor from the bench...
    Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blasts, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial explosions over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in the construction industry, but also by insurgent groups such as the Taliban for improvised explosives. Two tons of it were used to create the bomb in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack that destroyed a federal building, leaving 168 people dead. Get...
    Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blasts, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial explosions over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in the construction industry, but also by insurgent groups such as the Taliban for improvised explosives. Two tons of it were used to create the bomb in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack that destroyed a federal building, leaving 168 people dead. Get...
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 07: Chris Paul #3 and Dennis Schroder #17 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in action against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 07, 2020 in New York City. Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) The Oklahoma City Thunder continually surprised this season and it could culminate in a playoff series victory. After Russell Westbrook and Paul George made their way out of Oklahoma City last summer, many thought the Thunder would fall apart. A...
    The NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder knelt in protest of racism during the national anthem on Saturday in defiance of one state lawmaker, who threatened the franchise with tax penalties if the players chose to demonstrate. State representative Sean Roberts said in a statement Friday that the NBA's demonstrations show 'disrespect to the American flag and all it stands for.' 'This anti-patriotic act makes clear the NBA's support of the Black Lives Matter group and its goal of defunding our nation's police, its ties to Marxism and its efforts to destroy nuclear families,' Roberts said in a statement given to The Oklahoman. 'If the Oklahoma City Thunder leadership and players follow the current trend of the NBA by kneeling during the national...
    Oklahoma City Thunder players took a knee during the national anthem before Saturday's game against the Utah Jazz after a Republican state representative suggested the team should lose state tax benefits for the protest, Yahoo News reported. Oklahoma state Rep. Sean Roberts (R) said in a Friday statement that the state should "reexamine" the team's tax benefits if the players showed support for Black Lives Matter by kneeling during the anthem in protest of racism and police brutality. "By kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, the NBA and its players are showing disrespect to the American flag and all it stands for. This anti-patriotic act makes clear the NBA's support of the Black Lives Matter group and...
    An Oklahoma state lawmaker threatened the Oklahoma City Thunder with tax penalties if the players knelt during the national anthem prior to their game Saturday. State Rep. Sean Roberts, R-Hominy, said in a statement Friday that by kneeling the NBA was supporting Black Lives Matter and the goal of defunding the police and “its efforts to destroy nuclear families.” MAGIC'S JONATHAN ISAAC, WHO STOOD FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM WHILE OTHERS KNELT, SUFFERS TORN ACL “By kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, the NBA and its players are showing disrespect to the American flag and all it stands for. This anti-patriotic act makes clear the NBA’s support of the Black Lives Matter group and its goal of defunding our nation’s...
    An Oklahoma state representative is fed up with athletes kneeling during the national anthem and is threatening to hold the Oklahoma City Thunder to account. State Rep. Sean Roberts issued a warning to the NBA franchise on Friday, urging that the team stand for the playing of the song or he will lead a charge to strip tax benefits that the organization receives from the state, local news outlet KFOR-TV reports. That, however, did not deter the team as members of the Thunder joined Utah Jazz members in kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” anyway. Video footage of the scene was posted to Twitter by Salt Lake City Tribune writer Eric Walden, who noted that one referee stood...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 19 points, Chris Paul added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Utah Jazz 110-94 on Saturday in their first game of the restart. Steven Adams had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 15 points and the Thunder shot 53 percent from the field. Donovan Mitchell scored 13 points for the Jazz but shot just 5 for 15. Utah shot 39 percent from the field and was just 8 of 31 on 3-pointers. The teams were to meet on March 11 in Oklahoma City, but everything changed when Utah center Rudy Gobert’s COVID-19 test came up positive right before the tip. That night, the NBA announced it...
    Oklahoma City Thunder players kneel during the national anthem. Ashley Landis/Pool/USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Rep. Sean Roberts of Oklahoma suggested the state take away the tax breaks given to the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem. The Republican lawmaker compared Black Lives Matter to "Marxism," saying the movement wants to "destroy nuclear families." The Thunder and Utah Jazz kneeled during the anthem, as teams have been doing in the NBA's "bubble" in Disney World. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. An Oklahoma lawmaker threatened to rescind the tax break for the Oklahoma City Thunder if players kneeled for the national anthem in the NBA's bubble. In a statement, Rep. Sean Roberts criticized the gesture,...
    A Republican representative in the state of Oklahoma says he wants to examine tax credits given to the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball franchise if players choose to kneel during the national anthem. In a statement released on Friday, state Rep. Sean Roberts questioned the "significant tax benefits" that the Thunder are scheduled to receive until 2024 through the Quality Jobs Act. “If the Oklahoma City Thunder leadership and players follow the current trend of the NBA by kneeling during the national anthem prior to Saturday’s game, perhaps we need to reexamine the significant tax benefits the State of Oklahoma granted the Oklahoma City Thunder organization when they came to Oklahoma," Roberts wrote. "Through the Quality Jobs Act, the Thunder...
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two fugitives, including a murder suspect, were arrested after leaving the Oklahoma City Jail in Oklahoma City early Friday for using tied sheets to lower the building from a 12th-floor cell, they said. The authorities. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was detained on a first-degree murder charge, was found and arrested Friday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City by city police and U.S. Marshals, the spokesman said. from the Mac Mullings jail. Mullings noted that Robledo was arrested without incident shortly before 2:30 pm in a neighborhood where he may have family members and authorities have been monitoring him. Robledo and his cellmate escaped by breaking a cell window and going down, Mullings said, adding that Robledo was...
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two fugitives, including a murder suspect, were arrested after leaving the Oklahoma City Jail in Oklahoma City early Friday for using tied sheets to lower the building from a 12th-floor cell, they said. The authorities. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was detained on a first-degree murder charge, was found and arrested Friday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City by city police and U.S. Marshals, the spokesman said. from the Mac Mullings jail. Mullings noted that Robledo was arrested without incident shortly before 2:30 pm in a neighborhood where he may have family members and authorities have been monitoring him. Robledo and his cellmate escaped by breaking a cell window and going down, Mullings said, adding that Robledo was...
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two fugitives, including a murder suspect, were arrested after leaving the Oklahoma City Jail in Oklahoma City early Friday for using tied sheets to lower the building from a 12th-floor cell, they said. The authorities. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was detained on a first-degree murder charge, was found and arrested Friday afternoon in southwest Oklahoma City by city police and U.S. Marshals, the spokesman said. from the Mac Mullings jail. Mullings noted that Robledo was arrested without incident shortly before 2:30 pm in a neighborhood where he may have family members and authorities have been monitoring him. Robledo and his cellmate escaped by breaking a cell window and going down, Mullings said, adding that Robledo was...
    One broke his leg while jumping and the other managed to flee for a few hours in Oklahoma Pablo Robledo in 2019 Photo: Oklahoma County Detention Center. / Courtesy Like in the movies, Two inmates tied sheets and managed to escape through their cell window from a 12th floor in Oklahoma. They were identified as Pablo Robledo (34) and his cellmate, José Hernández. They both fled early yesterday morning and They were at large for a few hours, until they were located and arrested again. Just before 7 am the Oklahoma City Police Department notified the Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC) that Hernandez had been found wounded. Authorities believe Hernández he broke his leg after jumping...
    Pablo Robledo, 34, who was being held on a first-degree murder charge, is on the run after escaping from the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday morning A murder suspect is on the run after making a daring escape from an Oklahoma jail by breaking his cell window, tying bed sheets together and climbing down from the 12th floor.  Pablo Robledo, 34, and his cellmate Jose Hernandez escaped from the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday morning.  Robledo was being held on a first-degree murder charge. The pair managed to escape by breaking their cell window, tying multiple bed sheets together and then climbing down the outside of the building. Images from the scene show at least seven bed sheets...
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A murder suspect escaped the Oklahoma County jail in Oklahoma City early Friday by using sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building from a 12th floor cell, authorities said. Pablo Robledo, 34, who was being held on a first-degree murder charge, and his cellmate escaped by breaking a window of their cell and climbing down, according to jail spokesman Mac Mullings. PAIR OF 'DANGEROUS' FUGITIVES WHO ESCAPED VIRGINIA JAIL MAY BE IN PENNSYLVANIA Mullings said Robledo was seen on jail security video about 5:25 a.m. outside the jail. He was being sought Friday. In this June 21, 2019 photo provided by the Oklahoma County Detention Center is inmate Pablo Robledo. Authorities are seeking...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A murder suspect escaped from the county jail in downtown Oklahoma City early Friday by using bed sheets tied together to climb down the outside of the building — from a 12th floor cell. According to a jail spokesman, Pablo Robledo and his cellmate escaped by breaking the window of their cell, using what looked like a bed or mattress for support, throwing out the knotted sheets and climbing down. Escaped Okla. inmate Pablo Robledo. (credit: (Oklahoma City Police Department)   Robledo is facing charges including; murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and domestic abuse. He had been booked into the jail on June 21 by the Oklahoma City police. Court records show he...
    A group of Oklahoma Republicans is requesting that the city of Tulsa allow them space to paint a “Back the Blue” mural to support law enforcement after seeing a “Black Lives Matter” mural painted on a city street. Bob Jack, chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party, recently sent a letter to Tulsa City Councilor Ben Kimbro and the Mayor of Tulsa seeking information on how to apply for a permit to paint a mural on the street, Tulsa World reported. “A group has approached me with a plan to paint on a city street in large letters “BACK THE BLUE” and “BABY LIVES MATTER,” Jack wrote. “As you are aware, the city did not intervene in the painting of...
    The Oklahoma City Thunder will enter the NBA restart with one of the deepest rosters in the entire league. Before the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to the season back in March, the Thunder were winners of eight out of 10 games and they currently hold the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference. The Thunder have five players who are averaging double-digit point totals, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who leads the way with 19.3 points and 6.1 rebounds. Power forward Danilo Gallinari (19.2 PPG), Dennis Schroder (19.0 PPG), Chris Paul (17.7 PPG, 6.8 APG), and Steven Adams (10.9 PPG) will also help out on the offensive end of the floor. Look for Oklahoma City to continue its trend upward. CLICK HERE...
    An Oklahoma City man pleaded guilty to two counts of assault in connection with an attack on his neighbors. Brendan Rowin Figuly, 31, was working as a contractor in Japan and living in an off-base apartment complex in Okinawa, when he reportedly entered a neighbor’s apartment April 11 and began choking her until she passed out, an affidavit from an Air Force investigator noted. HOUSTON BOY, 12, CHARGED IN MURDER OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT VideoEX-COLLEGE FOOTBALL STAR SHOT, CRITICALLY WOUNDED IN NYC AFTER BUMPING INTO MAN AT DELI, VIDEO SHOWS When the woman’s husband came to her aid, an ABC 5 report noted, Figuly attacked him with a box-cutter before he was subdued by the man and another...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms that dropped 8 to 9 inches of rain in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday led to high water rescues of at least 12 people in at least seven different locations, according to Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson. There are no reports of fatalities after firefighters rescued people from vehicles that stalled after being driven onto flooded roads and from two flooded homes. The rain was not associated with Hurricane Hanna, which struck the Gulf Coast of Texas, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Theron in Norman. Theron said the thunderstorms “just set up there” over southwest Oklahoma City and the Yukon area. "Just a really moist atmosphere and not a lot...
    Three more states, D.C. and Puerto Rico added to New Yorks COVID-19 travel advisory McDonalds customers changed their behavior during pandemic, but some trends could endure Yahoo Sports NBA 2019-20 season restart team previews: Oklahoma City Thunder The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks •...
    PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 06: Danilo Gallinari #8, Chris Paul #3, head coach Billy Donovan, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2, Dennis Schroder #17, and Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder look on against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 6, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) No one outside the state of Oklahoma expected the Thunder to be this good, but there are a few ways Oklahoma City can be beat. Before the NBA season went on hiatus, the Oklahoma City Thunder were the...
    Andre Roberson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Andre Roberson has been on the sidelines for over two years, but has finally returned/\. The resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season is less than a week away inside the bubble at Walt Disney World. As we all know, Disney is all about making great memories, and that was no different during an NBA scrimmage game. In Friday’s exhibition against the Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan called upon Andre Roberson to check into the contest, who’s been out of action since January 2018 after tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee. As Roberson logged his first official minutes in over two years, his teammates greeted him with a...
    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson, who was once lauded as one of the NBA’s best defensive players before his career was derailed by injuries, is set to make his return to the court on Friday. As relayed by ESPN‘s Royce Young via Twitter, Thunder coach Billy Donovan has stated that Roberson will be available to play without restriction when his team takes the court against the Boston Celtics for its first of three scrimmage games. Roberson hasn’t appeared in an official game since January 27, 2018, when he ruptured his left patellar tendon in a game against the Detroit Pistons. Since that time, he has suffered through a lengthy rehab process and multiple setbacks, including an avulsion fracture in...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s largest public school district delayed the start of its school year by three weeks and will have online learning only until at least November in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Education for Oklahoma City Public Schools voted late Tuesday to delay the start of the school year from Aug. 10 to Aug. 31. The board also decided to have virtual instruction only for at least the first nine weeks. “The best education is when we have teachers and students face to face and we want to get there as quickly as we can, but we want to be safe and thoughtful about it," McDaniel told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. McDaniel...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a traffic stop, killing him, after they say the man pointed a gun at them early Wednesday, authorities said. The man was in the back seat of an SUV that was stopped at about 1:30 a.m. for a traffic violation by two Cleveland County sheriff's deputies when an Oklahoma City police officer stopped to offer assistance, police Capt. Larry Withrow told The Associated Press by phone. One of the deputies saw the man holding a gun, he said. “He actually began pointing the gun at one of the deputies and all three officers opened fire,” Withrow said. The man died...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a traffic stop, killing him, after they say the man pointed a gun at them early Wednesday, authorities said. The man was in the back seat of an SUV that was stopped at about 1:30 a.m. for a traffic violation by two Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies when an Oklahoma City police officer stopped to offer assistance, police Capt. Larry Withrow told The Associated Press by phone. One of the deputies saw the man holding a gun, he said. “He actually began pointing the gun at one of the deputies and all three officers opened fire,” Withrow said. The man died...
    The city of St. Paul has named a new director for its Department of Planning and Economic Development. Nicolle Goodman comes from Oklahoma, where she was vice president of operations and redevelopment programs for the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City, a nonprofit contracted by the city to “manage economic development entities, programs and projects.” Nicolle Goodman was named July 21, 2020, to serve as director of St. Paul’s Planning and Economic Development Department (City of St. Paul) In the role, Goodman helped manage a city project aimed at creating inclusive growth and wealth in underserved communities, which encompasses a planned development expected to yield $1 billion in economic impact and nearly 7,000 new jobs, St. Paul Mayor Melvin...
    Two teenagers are the latest to face terrorism charges after allegedly helping to break in the windows of an Oklahoma City bail bonds business in late May during the civil unrest that swept the nation in the wake of the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Several dozen protesters conducted a sit-in at the office of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater on Monday to demand that he drop the terrorism charges and resign. But Prater maintained last month that those who incite violence in the streets are “criminals” who “have subverted peaceful protests and impaired the open discussion regarding race in our country.” “When you employ these tactics for a political purpose, you are a terrorist,”...
    In the 2019 Off-Season, the Oklahoma City Thunder were termed as big losers. After trading away Russell Westbrook and Paul George, it seemed like they would tank. But veteran Chris Paul, along with young star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, have shown they mean business. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman think they can cause some upsets in Orlando. On ESPN’s First Take, Smith and Kellerman said that the Thunder can be a threat to any team in the playoffs. While acknowledging they aren’t the best team on paper, Smith said they can catch a team sleeping. Kellerman said that the team is blessed with four All-Star caliber players and also has Steven Adams, who is an underrated big man in the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials have added two more states to the mandatory travel quarantine order in Chicago, requiring anyone traveling from states considered to be COVID-19 hotspots to self-isolate for 14 days upon arriving in the city. Starting Friday, travelers coming in from Iowa and Oklahoma will be included in the order, which already covered travel from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The quarantine order first went into effect on July 6. The city’s quarantine mandate covers anyone who is arriving in Chicago from those states, including visitors to Chicago, and residents who are returning from travel to one of the states. The list of states...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of American Indian rights activists demonstrated Saturday in protest of the memorial in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district to the Oklahoma Land Rush and the state’s other land runs. The Society to Preserve Indigenous Rights and Indigenous Treaties, or SPIRIT, conducted what it called a “Sit-In Indigenous Resistance” at the memorial to the 1889 Land Rush and the land runs of 1891, 1892, 1893 and 1895. The group contends the memorial glorifies the genocide of Oklahoma’s Native Americans and wants it removed, have plaques revised to include the stories of how the runs affected the state's tribes, or to have a monument to the state’s Native American history next to it. SPIRIT organizers told Oklahoma...
    A group of Norman, Okla., residents have launched a recall effort to oust the city's mayor and half the City Council over budget cuts to the police department and her order that people wear masks in public to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The group "Unite Norman" was borne out of frustration with a June 17 City Council vote to divert $865,000 -- or 3.6 percent --  of police funds to community development programs to track police overtime and to fund an internal auditor position. The vote was taken after a contentious 11-hour meeting held amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and calls to reign in police misconduct. In a series of tweets, Mayor Breea Clark called the grounds for the recall alleged...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism. With help from the National Bail Fund Network, Black Lives Matter paid a $750,000 bond to release Eric Christopher Ruffin on Thursday. Ruffin, 26, is charged with violating Oklahoma’s Anti-Terrorism Act for encouraging people to burn an Oklahoma County sheriff’s van and an Oklahoma City bail bonds business on May 30. He denies wrongdoing. Adam Warner Hayhurst, Desha Lee Dixon and James Lovell Holt, who are charged with rioting, were also released Thursday. The trio is accused of...
    Residents in Norman, Okla., launched a petition on Friday to recall the city's mayor and several members of its city council. The petition was started by a group called "Unite Norman" amid frustrations over the council's decision last month to reallocate $865,000 – or nearly 3.6 percent – of the police department's annual budget, according to The Associated Press. The reallocated funding was moved to community development programs to form an internal auditor position to track law enforcement overtime spending as well as outlays.  Last month, city leaders voted on the proposal following a heated 11-hour city council meeting held amid nationwide protests over police brutality and the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May. "When this City...
    By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track police overtime spending and outlays. City leaders voted on the proposal following an 11-hour city council meeting held in the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, racial injustice and the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who...
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track police overtime spending and outlays. City leaders voted on the proposal following an 11-hour city council meeting held in the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, racial injustice and the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed Black man who died May 25 after a...
    Facebook The woman dubbed Skechers Karen throws a shoebox in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A new video has captured an angry “Karen” throwing shoe boxes at an employee in a Skechers store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, because she was asked to wear a mask. Myah Joycelynn posted the video on Facebook, writing on July 8, 2020, “So this happened at work today…
    An Oklahoma city councilor has suggested that two cops posting her address online after she proposed police budget cuts may have led to her neighbor being raped.  Alexandra Scott said a woman living in the same Norman duplex as her was attacked in the early hours of June 27, days after the Democrat's location was shared.  Scott had earlier proposed reducing the police department's budget by $4.5 million before two officers are said to have shared her personal details. She said her neighbor was told: 'Maybe next time you’ll learn your lesson' as she was assaulted.  Following the alleged rape Scott wrote in a now deleted Facebook post: 'People were passing around my address on social media (and wherever else) for 2...
    (This story was originally published in 2016) OAKLAND — Kevin Durant playfully put up some shots at the Warriors’ practice facility after having won his introductory news conference Thursday afternoon. Durant was seated between smiling coach Steve Kerr and G.M. Bob Myers, who expressed how he still couldn’t believe all this had happened. The 2014 MVP and four-time scoring champ, before holding up his Warriors jersey, explained what motivated him to leave Oklahoma City and come west. “When I met these guys, I felt as comfortable as I’ve ever felt,” Durant said. “It was organic, it was authentic, it was real, and it was feelings I couldn’t ignore.” He repeated those sentiments in describing the...
    A city council member in Norman, Oklahoma, proposed a police budget cut. Then officers for that department posted her address online. Days later, a woman who lived in the other half of her duplex was raped by an assailant who allegedly made a political threat. The attack was a case of retaliation and mistaken identity, the council member alleges. Alexandra Scott, a Norman council member who won the Democratic nomination for her state Senate seat last month, is an outspoken critic of her city’s police force. When racial justice protests swept the nation in June, Scott proposed slashing the Norman Police budget by $4.5 million. During a city council meeting about defunding, she also discussed a stalking incident she experienced,...
    The city of Tulsa will resume a search for mass graves reportedly dug to inter Black residents of the city killed during a racist riot that destroyed a predominantly Black section of the city in 1921. A press release from the city said that workers would resume operations on a "test excavation" in a section of the city's Oaklawn Cemetery that has been identified as possibly containing a mass grave. Operations were put on hold in March due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. "In early March, the City of Tulsa with the Public Oversight Committee, agreed to move forward with a test excavation in the sexton area in Oaklawn Cemetery, where the initial geophysical investigation identified a large...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on motorcycles were seriously injured in an accident while participating in a procession for a Tulsa police officer who was fatally shot this week, officials said. OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said the three state troopers injured in the accident Thursday morning in Oklahoma City were in stable condition and expected to survive. Tulsa police Sgt. Craig Johnson died Tuesday. On Monday, he and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan were both shot during a traffic stop. The suspected gunman faces murder and other charges. Stewart said the troopers were among law enforcement officers who were escorting an ambulance that was traveling from Tulsa to Life Share Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City....
    Three Oklahoma highway patrolmen were injured and left in critical condition Thursday, as they were transporting the remains of Sgt. Craig Johnson who was killed during a traffic stop earlier this week. The troopers were leading a motorcycle procession for Johnson when the crash occurred on the westbound lanes of the Kilpatrick Turnpike, KWTV reported. Emergency crews arrived on the scene and a helicopter was also dispatched to the crash site. The patrolmen were escorting Johnson's body to the state medical examiner's office, according to KWTV. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a statement about the crash, asking people to pray for the injured troopers and their families. “I ask Oklahomans to join the First Lady and me in praying for the recovery of the Oklahoma Highway...
    By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. Turner's race in Oklahoma City in the state's primary election illustrates a growing political dynamic that now rivals in importance the well known divide between red states and blue states. That's the gap between urban and rural areas almost everywhere. Even in a state that considers itself the reddest of...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. Turner’s race in Oklahoma City in the state’s primary election illustrates a growing political dynamic that now rivals in importance the well known divide between red states and blue states. That’s the gap between urban and rural areas almost everywhere. Even in a state that considers itself the reddest of the red, cities like Oklahoma...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Mauree Turner is a living example of the growing diversity of big cities. The 27-year-old gay, Black, Muslim woman knocked off a three-term, white male incumbent to win the Democratic nomination for a state legislative seat. People like her have won elections in liberal states on the east and west coasts, but until Tuesday, it had never happened in conservative Oklahoma. Turner’s race in Oklahoma City in the state’s primary election illustrates a growing political dynamic that now rivals in importance the well known divide between red states and blue states. That’s the gap between urban and rural areas almost everywhere. Even in a state that considers itself the reddest of the red, cities like Oklahoma...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Workers at Oklahoma City restaurants and bars will be required to wear masks after the mayor announced new restrictions Wednesday to slow the spread of COVID-19. Mayor David Holt said coronavirus hospitalization and infection rates in the state's largest city have been flat in the week since he warned about an alarming spike among people aged 18 to 49. But even those rates, aren't rising, they remain as high as Oklahoma City has seen throughout the pandemic. “We are stuck at an elevated level that in and of itself is manageable, but puts us right on the edge of an unmanageable situation,” Holt said during a news conference announcing his new executive order. Mask requirements start...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, while Republicans pared down a crowded field seeking to reclaim the seat the GOP lost in one of the biggest congressional upsets in 2018. In the race for Oklahoma’s U.S. Senate seat, incumbent U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe defeated three GOP challengers and will face Democrat Abby Broyles, an attorney and former television reporter from Oklahoma City who also bested three primary challengers. The real challenge for Horn, 44, the only Democrat in Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, comes in November. Nine Republicans were vying to take back a seat they believe should belong to the GOP. Oklahoma...
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    Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in central Oklahoma on Tuesday will pare down a crowded field of congressional hopefuls seeking to represent the 5th District in Washington. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets in 2018 when she won a seat that had been in Republican hands for four decades. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond. Horn is one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the nation because she represents a district President Donald Trump won by nearly 14 points in...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in central Oklahoma on Tuesday will pare down a crowded field of congressional hopefuls seeking to represent the 5th District in Washington. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets in 2018 when she won a seat that had been in Republican hands for four decades. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond. Horn is one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the nation because she represents a district President Donald Trump won by nearly 14 points in 2016....
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder announced a multiyear contract with rookie Luguentz Dort on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. Dort has averaged 6.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals in 22 minutes per game this season. Oklahoma City has posted a 16-5 record (.762) with him in the starting lineup. The Canadian signed a two-way deal with the Thunder last July after playing one season at Arizona State. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma venue management asks Trump campaign for health plan ahead of rally Pompeo slams Bolton account as spreading 'lies,' 'fully-spun half-truths' and 'falsehoods' Twitter flags Trump tweet featuring fake CNN chyron as 'manipulated media' MORE told Axios in a new interview that his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday, his first in months, will be "a wild evening." The rally marks the Trump campaign's first big in-person event since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and has drawn criticism from public health officials who worry the arena will reach its over 19,000 seat capacity and be a "super spreader" of the disease.  The campaign is planning to give temperature checks and have hand sanitizer and face masks...
    Getty MIAMI, FL - JUNE 21: (L-R) James Harden #13, Serge Ibaka #9, Kevin Durant #35, Kendrick Perkins #5 and Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder stand on court against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals on June 21, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Back in January, Kendrick Perkins tweeted that he thought Russell Westbrook was “the best player to have ever put on a Oklahoma City Thunder jersey” and called Westbrook “Mr....
    TOP OF THE HOUR: — Oklahoma State U. removing name of ex-governor who advanced Jim Crow. — Columbus statue coming down in Columbus, Ohio. — Automakers to halt production to acknowledge Floyd’s death, Juneteenth. — Trump takes credit for making Juneteenth “very famous.” ___ STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University’s governing board plans to vote Friday to remove the name Murray from a building at the school’s Stillwater campus. The move ends the school’s affiliation with a governor who advocated for segregation and pushed to advance Jim Crow laws. University President Burns Hargis sent a letter to the board of regents on Wednesday recommending...
    THE FACTS: The curve has actually been spiking higher since late May, not flattening. Oklahoma did report just 41 new coronavirus cases on May 28, a relative low compared with early April. But infections have since increased. Over the weekend, the state posted sharply higher numbers and set a daily record of new cases on Tuesday, at 228. Oklahoma is among the nearly half of the states that have seen coronavirus infections rise since May when governors began loosening social distancing orders. In Tulsa, where a Trump rally is scheduled for Saturday, the infection rate is also rising steadily after remaining moderate for months. The four-day average number of new cases in the city has doubled from the previous peak...
    Days before President Trump's first rally in over three months, on June 20 in Tulsa, city officials and politicians are worried, as the number of COVID-19 cases in Tulsa County rise to record levels.  While Trump supporters lined up with their lawn chairs and umbrellas outside the BOK Center in Tulsa, the city's Republican mayor said he will not be attending President Trump's rally on Saturday.  "I would love for some other city to have tried this first," Mayor G.T. Bynum said at a press conference Wednesday. "But the president chose this city, and so it falls on us to set that standard moving forward," Bynum added. Coronavirus: The Race To Respond Oklahoma officials express concern about Trump's Tulsa...
    The city council in Norman, Okla., has voted to cut $865,000 from the local police department’s budget and redirect most of the funds to community outreach efforts in the region amid local protests calling for the police to be defunded. According to a report from News 9, the council approved the cut toward the end of a heated 11-hour meeting that began on Tuesday and ran into early Wednesday. Footage of the meeting, which reportedly ended after 3 a.m., showed locals clashing with each other at one point. Outburst during very heated exchange in Norman city council @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/TFjkLMMvUM— steven anderson (@stevanderson) June 17, 2020 The cuts were approved in an overwhelming vote, with just one councilor opposing, a local...
    Tulsa, Oklahoma’s major daily newspaper this week condemned President Donald Trump for holding his big comeback campaign rally in their city. In a lead editorial published on Monday, Tulsa World’s editorial board argues that Trump should not be holding an indoor rally at a time when COVID-19 cases are still surging in many parts of the country. “Tulsa is still dealing with the challenges created by a pandemic,” they write. “There is no treatment for COVID-19 and no vaccine. It will be our health care system that will have to deal with whatever effects follow… This is the wrong time.” The newspaper then raises fears that Trump’s rally could spark civil unrest in the city at a time when its budget is already under duress from seeing...
    (CNN)Oklahoma City police this week released body-camera video of a 2019 arrest of an armed black man who died not long after saying repeatedly during the encounter that he couldn't breathe -- footage that protesters had recently demanded.The police footage of Derrick Scott's arrest was released to news media after demonstrators demanded the video in a recent Black Lives Matter protest in front of a city police station.The demand came amid national uproar over last month's death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, who was not armed and had pleaded that he couldn't breathe as officers restrained him during an arrest. In that case, an officer is seen kneeling on the side of Floyd's neck, and this has moved some police...
    NEWCASTLE, Okla. (AP) — Four people were injured, at least three critically, when an ambulance crashed into a toll booth on an Oklahoma turnpike early Friday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesperson Sarah Stewart said. The Jackson County Emergency Medical Services ambulance traveling from the Altus area to Oklahoma City with its lights and siren activated crashed into the toll booth near Newcastle, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City, shortly before 3 a.m., Stewart said. A patient and two paramedics who were inside the ambulance were flown by helicopter to an Oklahoma City hospital in critical condition following the crash on Interstate 44, also known as the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, according to Stewart. A worker in the toll booth...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police in Tulsa and Oklahoma City said Wednesday 49 people were arrested during several days of protests in the state’s two largest cities. Nearly half of the arrests happened Friday night in Oklahoma City when protesters marched to a downtown police station and some clashed with officers. Most arrests were for disorderly conduct and rioting. Seventeen of the 23 people arrested Friday were from the Oklahoma City area, police said. Eight people were arrested in Tulsa: one on Sunday, four on Monday and three on Tuesday. Most were charged with obstructing police and all lived in Tulsa, according to a police tally. TOP STORIES Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home...
    Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputies stationed outside a jail in Oklahoma City took a knee Sunday in solidarity with those protesting the death of George Floyd, evoking applause from a large crowd of onlookers. Video of the scene showed deputies in uniform, helmets, and carrying long guns kneel in the parking lot in front of the jail. An armored vehicle was also stationed out front to guard the facility. A crowd, which was held back across the lot behind a barricade, began to cheer and applause in appreciation of the gesture. The video taken by local media showed several uniformed, armed deputies walk across the lot to greet an unarmed black man before shaking hands and embracing in a hug. ...