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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dane Evans threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns to Keevan Lucas in less than three quarters and Tulsa rolled to a 58-21 win over North Carolina A and T Saturday. Evans and Lucas connected on a 51-yard scoring play late in the first quarter to give the Golden Hurricane a 24-0 lead.

Police say a Midwest City convenience store clerk has been shot to death during an armed robbery.

Police Chief Brandon Clabes says 33-year-old Salman Tahir of Oklahoma City died after being shot in the back shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday.

Clabes says a man walked into the store and made a small purchase, then waited until a customer outside finished pumping gas and left before pulling a handgun and demanding money.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposal asking Oklahoma voters to enshrine the death penalty in the state's nearly 100-year-old constitution is facing opposition from groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

In addition to various faith and civil rights organizations that traditionally oppose capital punishment, several conservative groups and the newly recognized Oklahoma Libertarian Party also are joining the fight against State Question 776.

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The Tulsa Police Department released the following statement regarding the shooting death of 40-year-old Terrence Crutcher by Tulsa Police:

The Tulsa Police Department is in the process of collecting all audio and video recordings related to the officer involved shooting, which occurred on September 16, 2016.  This is an ongoing process as the audio and video files are from multiple sources. 


An attorney for the family of a black man who was shot and killed by a Tulsa Police officer says police should immediately release any video footage of the incident, and the man's twin sister said she doesn't believe her brother was armed.

Police say 40-year-old Terrence Crutcher died after being shot Friday night when he refused officers' orders to show his hands and instead reached inside a stalled vehicle in the middle of a street. Police have declined to say whether a weapon was found.

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Just blocks away from the Tulsa Police Department's Gilcrease Division, a man is tazed and  shot by Tulsa Police.  The incident happened Friday evening about dusk.

Officers spotted a stalled car near 36th Street North and Lewis. As officers approached the car, a man appeared. Officers say the man was told to halt and raise his hands, but did not comply with the officers' orders.


The U.S. Forest Service is apologizing after it ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains. The damage has reopened wounds for Native Americans who consider the land sacred.

The agency acknowledges that an employee approved construction along a ¾-mile section of the trail without authorization.

The damaged trail lies on the edge of Tennessee's Cherokee National Forest near Fort Armistead. That's one of the stops where Cherokees were held during their forced migration West in the 1830s, a trip that killed thousands.

 Despite facing some of the nation's strictest anti-abortion laws, a new clinic has opened its doors in Oklahoma City. It's the first new abortion provider in Oklahoma in more than 40 years.

The Trust Women South Wind Women's Center welcomed the first patients last week to its facility on the city's south side. Six licensed physicians are providing services there, including abortions, OB-GYN care, family planning, adoption and emergency contraception.

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The Oklahoma Geological Survey has announced the hiring of a new state seismologist to help study the increase in earthquakes linked to oil and gas wastewater disposal.

Survey Director Jeremy Boak announced Friday that Jacob Walter will assume the post in November. Walter is a research associate at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas. His research interests include tectonic tremor and slow slip; earthquakes; and seismic triggering of earthquakes.

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 Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Charles "Chuck" Sullivan as district attorney for Pittsburg and Haskell counties.

Sullivan will replace District Attorney Farley Ward, who was elected the district's chief prosecutor in 2010 and is retiring effective Sept. 30. Ward recommended Sullivan, who currently serves as his top assistant, to replace him, and Sullivan will serve as district attorney for the remainder of Ward's term, which expires in January 2019.