OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) __Their first appearance in the NBA Finals started slowly but ended just fine for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Miami 105-94 to take the opener.
Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter. Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists. Durant made six of 10 shots in the fourth quarter to power the Thunder ahead after they had trailed until late in the third quarter.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans squaring off for the nomination to represent Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District have met for their first and likely last political forum ahead of the June 26 primary.
Five-term U.S. Rep. John Sullivan's campaign has been met with stout resistance from Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine, who says Sullivan's held the office representing northeastern Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa for too long.
The two spent about an hour Tuesday afternoon convincing an overflow crowd at a south Tulsa hotel of their conservative credentials.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma finance officials project a deposit of nearly $350 million into the state's Rainy Day Fund after the fiscal year ends June 30, bringing the total balance of the fund to about $600 million.
Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger reported Tuesday that total collections to the state's general revenue fund through May exceeded last year's collections by nearly 10 percent.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is preparing to reconvene to investigate criminal matters.
The grand jury will reconvene Tuesday through Thursday at the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office in Oklahoma City.
The state's 13th multicounty grand jury is led by Assistant Attorney General Charles Rogers, chief of the AG's Multicounty Grand Jury Unit. Thus far, grand jurors have returned 17 indictments, in cases filed in Cleveland, Harper, McClain, Pittsburg and Oklahoma counties.
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for the longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is asking a judge to sentence her to 27 months in prison for helping him stay on the run for 16 years. Bugler is accused of a string of murders, including one in Tulsa.
Prosecutors have asked for a decade in prison for Catherine Greig, who faces sentencing on Tuesday.
Greig pleaded guilty in March to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services says it will have funding to help low income residents pay summer cooling bills.
DHS says it will be taking applications starting July 9 for assistance through the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The agency says it will have about $22 million for this year's program.
Eligibility is based on the size and the monthly income of the household. The one-time payments are $200 for a one-person household and $250 for a home with two or more people.