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Oklahoma unemployment rate steady; slowdown projected

Oklahoma’s 3.4% seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains just below the national average of 3.5%, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said.

Supreme Court: Alcohol distribution law unconstitutional

  Former Lawton priest has child sex abuse charges substantiated by archdiocese

Oklahoma man identified after remains found in Tucson

  U.S. Department of Education official visits Flower Mound Elementary

Oklahoma veterans group opposes bill that would create‘Make America Great Again’ license plates

  Bills filed that would further regulate medical marijuana

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  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Truths about trapping

Oklahoma State University announces plans for new agriculture hall

Ex-Oklahoma Arby’s manager gets prison for killing customer

  Okla. First Lady moderating panel discussion after documentary screening

  Representative files bill to end Okla. death penalty

Governor says school chief should be appointed, not elected

US Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of an Oklahoma death row inmate who was convicted of killing his common-law wife.

  Oklahoma sexual assault survivors can track their rape kits

Oklahoma has adopted a new electronic tracking system that will allow sexual assault survivors to monitor the location and status of their rape kits.

  New details released on subject of refuge manhunt

Court documents are detailing the abuses Christopher Trent is accused of inflicting on a Norman toddler before the boy died.

Indian tribes in Oklahoma sue governor over casino gambling

Three of the most powerful Indian nations in Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s governor on Tuesday, asking the court to help resolve a dispute over gambling at tribal casinos.

Redrafted recreational marijuana petition re-filed

  Recreational marijuana question withdrawn by organizers

Oklahoma panel certifies $8.3B, projects flat budget in 2020

Oklahoma governor gives consent for refugee resettlement

Suspect in custody after man shot at Oklahoma City mall

  Oklahoma attorney general withdraws from compact talks

  Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Okla.

State Question 806 would amend the state's constitution to legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana.

Man suspected of abducting Oklahoma woman is fatally shot by police

Cade Humphrey, 30, died at a hospital after he was shot at about 9 p.m. Thursday near Cordell

  Public input open for Oklahoma wildlife rule changes

The public comment period is now open for proposed rule changes at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Oklahoma court says cities may regulate medical marijuana

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that cities may approve some regulations of the medical marijuana industry.

Oklahomans launch new petition to reduce prison population

A group working to reduce Oklahoma’s prison population launched an initiative petition on Tuesday that could lead to the release of hundreds more inmates.

  INSIDE GRANITE: Behind the walls of Oklahoma State Reformatory

One of the most truly unique prisons in our state sits right here in southwest Oklahoma.

  WEB EXCLUSIVE: Stories of violence, escapes throughout the Oklahoma State Reformatory’s history

One of the most truly unique prisons in our state sits right here in southwest Oklahoma.

Lawmaker ditches bid to name stretch of Route 66 after Trump

A Republican lawmaker has abandoned his effort to rename a stretch of Route 66 in northeastern Oklahoma after President Donald Trump.

  Oklahoma to issue real IDs starting in May

Governor Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that the state will be Real ID compliant next year.

Oklahoma lawmakers file bill to create Donald Trump highway

Two Republican state senators have written a bill to rename a portion of the world-renowned Route 66 highway in northeastern Oklahoma the President Donald J. Trump Highway.

Oklahoma man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot

A 70-year-old Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to attempting to hire someone to kill the boyfriend of a woman he was having a sexual relationship with.

  ‘People, Not Politicians’ held town hall to discuss ballot petition

An organization that wants to push back against gerrymandering in Oklahoma was in Lawton Tuesday night.

OSBI searching for missing teen

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager.

  Google Doodle for Will Rogers’ 140th Birthday

If you look at the Google Doodle Monday, you’ll see it’s honoring Oklahoma’s most famous cowboy!

Oklahoma parole board OKs largest-ever US mass commutation

The 462 inmates are expected to leave prison Monday.

Advocates rally for the start of Oklahoma permitless gun law

More than 100 people rallied outside the state Capitol Friday, the first day the law took effect.

  Visitation reinstated at Lawton GEO

Several prisons in Oklahoma will have visitation reinstated this weekend, including Lawton GEO.

Oklahoma regent resigns after reelection as vice-chair

A member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has resigned shortly after being reelected vice chairman of the panel overseeing the OU system that includes Cameron and Rogers State universities.

Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

Prison officials from Oklahoma and South Carolina both testified before an Oklahoma Senate committee on Monday that cellphone-jamming technology was one of the best ways to stop the use of cellphones by inmates.

Board votes to boost Oklahoma lawmaker’s pay 35% to $47,500

The board that sets the salaries of Oklahoma lawmakers voted Tuesday to boost legislative pay by 35% next year, just two years after cutting lawmakers’ pay.

  Gov. Stitt coming to Lawton to meet with residents

Oklahoma's governor along with his cabinet members will be visiting Lawton at the end of October.

Reports of rape nearly double at 2 universities in Oklahoma

Crime statistics show that reports of sexual assault nearly doubled at Oklahoma’s two largest public universities from 2016 to 2018.

Oklahoma receives 1-year extension for REAL ID compliance

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted another extension for Oklahoma to comply with provisions of a 2005 federal anti-terrorism law designed to improve personal identification security.

4 killed, 1 critically injured in 2-vehicle Oklahoma crash

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people died and one was critically injured when a sport utility vehicle crashed into parked semi.

Southern Oklahoma man dies after being attacked by dogs

Police say a southern Oklahoma man has died after being attacked by three dogs.

  Oklahoma sheriffs meet with President Trump

More than a dozen Oklahoma sheriffs, including a few locally, are in the nation's capital, where they met with President Trump.

OSDH: First Okla. case of vaping related illness reported

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first case in the state associated with a national occurrence of serious lung injuries related to e-cigarette and vaping product use

Oklahoma middle school football player dies following game

A middle school football player in Oklahoma has died after competing in a game.

  Oklahoma City Police investigating after video shows officer sleeping in patrol car

Oklahoma City Police have responded to a video that's been viewed thousands of times online showing a police officer sleeping in his patrol car.

  Bridge Creek Middle School student arrested for making threat

A Bridge Creek Middle School student was arrested Thursday afternoon for make a threat.

  Texas football players show support for rival after serious injury

North of Dallas near the Oklahoma border a middle school quarterback will be sitting on the sidelines this season, but kids from a rival team are making sure he's still part of the action

Oklahoma schools close after social media threats found

A suburban Oklahoma City school district is closed because of undisclosed threats on social media.

  T. Boone Pickens dies at age 91

Pickens was one of the largest donors to Oklahoma State University over the last decade.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Teen charged with stabbing classmate at Oklahoma high school

Felony charges have been filed against a 15-year-old boy accused of repeatedly stabbing a female classmate at a central Oklahoma high school.

ODVA leader resigns, replacement announced

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader after its former director resigned on Friday.

Oklahoma pension fund reports $4.2 million cyber theft

Officials with the pension system for retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers say the FBI is investigating after computer hackers stole $4.2 million in funds.

  Odessa shooter has ties to Oklahoma

A West Texas mass shooter has ties to Oklahoma.

Man accused in deaths of 3 in Oklahoma pleads not guilty

A man accused of shooting his wife and two stepchildren to death in southern Oklahoma has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder.

Oklahoma group challenges move to block permitless carry law

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association is challenging efforts that would put on hold a new permitless carry law until voters weigh in on the issue.

Officials: Kidnapping suspect could be in Okla. or Texas

Texas County officials are searching for a kidnapping suspect who has ties to Texas and may try to flee the country.

19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation

Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City.

Attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber disbarred

The Colorado attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred after he acknowledged a series of misdeeds as part of a settlement.

Sooners name Jalen Hurts starting QB

The Oklahoma Sooners now officially know who will be their starting quarterback for the 2019 season.

Missouri man sentenced for shooting at FBI in Oklahoma

A Missouri man has been sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison for shooting at an FBI SWAT team in northeast Oklahoma when they tried to arrest him for threatening Texas police officers.

  UPDATE: Possible motive, murder charge revealed in latest details after death of Lawton man

A first degree murder charge has been filed in the case of Byard Moore who went missing in June from a home in Lawton. Also, for the first time we have learned a possible motive for the crime.

Calif. gang member accused of shipping guns from Grady County

Federal and local authorities say they’ve arrested a man in Oklahoma on suspicion of shipping firearms to his fellow gang members in Southern California.

  Oklahoma group seeks vote to reject ‘permitless carry’ law

A Democratic lawmaker from Oklahoma City is joining forces with gun safety advocates seeking a public vote on whether to overturn a state law that will allow people in the state to openly carry firearms without a background check or training.

Oklahoma treasurer: Collections up, but economy could slow

Oklahoma’s treasurer says overall receipts to the state’s treasury are continuing to rise, but he warns there are signs of a potential economic slowdown on the horizon.

University of Oklahoma adds misconduct, discrimination staff

The University of Oklahoma plans to add five employees to address sexual misconduct and discrimination.

  Trooper representing OHP at World Police and Fire Games

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper is heading to China to compete in the World Police and Fire Games!

3 arrested in death of man found in Oklahoma cemetery

Authorities say three men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in a southeast Oklahoma cemetery.

Oklahoma prosecutor dismisses marijuana-trafficking charges

An Oklahoma prosecutor has dropped marijuana trafficking charges against two men who were arrested transporting a large shipment of industrial hemp that authorities say also included marijuana.

2 bodies found inside vehicle submerged in Oklahoma pond

Authorities say the bodies of two men have been discovered inside a submerged truck that’s registered to an Oklahoma man who’s been missing for a year.

Jury selection starts for man in Oklahoma deputy’s death

Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy to death.

Oklahoma court upholds sentence for ex-cop convicted of rape

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty in grandson’s hot car death

A 50-year-old Oklahoma City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her 5-year-old grandson, whom she left in a hot car while she spent about six hours in a tribal casino.

Judge revokes parole for Ex-Oklahoma senator in Uber attack

A judge has revoked parole for a former Oklahoma state senator convicted of assaulting a female Uber driver in Oklahoma City.