McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Freedom was short-lived for a state prison inmate who escaped by walking away from a work detail.
Authorities told reporters that 51-year-old Mark Thompson was recaptured about 6 a.m. Saturday about one mile from the site where he apparently walked away from a work detail between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Department of Correction records show Thompson was serving a four-year sentence for a burglary conviction in Tulsa County as was scheduled for release in May 2017.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for an Anadarko man accused in Florida of connections to an illegal Internet cafe gambling ring that led to the ban of the cafes in Florida and the resignation of that state's lieutenant governor.
Chase Burns still faces criminal charges in Seminole County, Florida where court records show sentencing initially scheduled for December has been postponed until Feb. 12. The 38-year-old reached a deal earlier this month with Oklahoma's attorney general to forfeit $3.5 million to the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The FBI and Oklahoma City police are seeking a bank robbery suspect who is believed to be a repeat customer who robbed the same bank twice before and another bank earlier this year.
Special Agent Rick Rains says the unknown man walked into the Bank of Oklahoma in north Oklahoma City wearing a mask about 4:40 p.m. Friday and pointed a handgun at a teller while demanding money. The man was given money and was last seen climbing over a fence after running east from the bank.
Rains says there were no injuries during the robbery.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandin Byrd ran 26 times for 251 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to lead North Texas over Tulsa 42-10. Tulsa scored first when Mitchell Osborne forced a fumble and Will Barrow recovered and returned it 97 yards for a 7-0 lead. Trey Watts rushed 13 times for 75 yards to lead Tulsa's mostly ineffective offense at home.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A petition for a protective order indicates members of a missing Oklahoma family were threatened with violence by one of their closest relatives less than six months before they vanished.
Bobby Jamison, his wife, Sherilyn, and daughter, Madyson, went missing in October 2009, roughly six months after the petition was filed in McIntosh County. The remains of three human beings, described as a child and two adults, were found November 16th in northeast Latimer County.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Amric Fields scored 17 points and Brandon Parrish added 15 as TCU defeated Tulsa 72-65 Friday night to advance to the Great Alaska Shootout Championship.
The Horned Frogs (4-2) trailed 13-11 early in the first half, but surged ahead on a 16-4 run ignited by a jumper and 3-pointer from Charles Hill Jr. Fields added a late 3-pointer to make the score 31-22 at the break.
Tulsa (1-5) trailed by as much as 18 in the second half before cutting the lead to four on a James Woodard 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Getting your kicks on Route 66 been a favorite pastime of travelers near and far for decades.
Now, the iconic song by Bobby Troup is part of an exhibit at Oklahoma's Route 66 Museum in Clinton focusing on the music and artists who help bring the famed highway to life.
"Music for the Mother Road: Route 66" features displays and interactive pieces about the history of radio and the popular songs people listened to over the decades as they traversed Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — November marks the 15th anniversary of the landmark agreement that ended a lawsuit against big tobacco companies by 46 states, including Oklahoma.
The 1998 lawsuit sought to end the tobacco industry's practice of marketing an addictive and deadly product to children. The states sued the tobacco industry to expose deceptive tobacco industry practices and recover costs to the states for smoking-related illnesses.