Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people". It is also known informally by its nickname, "The Sooner State", in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on land before the official opening date of lands in the western Oklahoma Territory or before the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which increased European-American settlement in the eastern Indian Territory. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma when it became the 46th state to enter the union on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.
Air Force investigators raided the Oklahoma City offices of a major military landlord Tuesday morning, seizing computers and other material, in what the company said was part of an investigation into.. Reuters - Published
The Tulsa Fire Department made a dramatic rescue of a 90-pound dog Wednesday night. The Great Pyrenees puppy named Ruby was trapped 50 feet in a drain until firefighters dug furiously to get her out... USATODAY.com - Published
SportsPulse: From Atlanta, Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect LSU's demolition of Oklahoma and if there is anything that can stop Joe Burrow and the Tigers from winning it all in New Orleans.
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A man shot another man Thursday during an argument inside an Oklahoma City mall, and police were searching the stores for the suspect while also clearing out shoppers who were still hiding. (Dec... USATODAY.com - Published
Ms. Warren will meet with several tribes in the state where she grew up, part of her continuing outreach efforts in the wake of the controversy over her past claims of Native heritage. NYTimes.com - Published
In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it.“ Scott Pelley reports. CBS News - Published
Amid allegations some military families live with roaches and black mold, a CBS News and Reuters investigation discovered new evidence of potential fraud inside the military’s privatized housing.. CBS News - Published
Three people were shot and killed outside a Walmart in Duncan, Oklahoma, according to police. CBS affiliate KWTV reports two people were shot to death in a car and the gunman was also shot and killed.. CBS News - Published
Three people died in a shooting outside a Walmart store in Oklahoma on Monday morning, law enforcement officials said, the third fatal shooting at the retailer in five months and the latest in a string.. Reuters - Published
An Oklahoma judge on Friday said Johnson & Johnson must pay that state $465 million for fueling the opioid epidemic through the deceptive marketing of painkillers, down from his original award of $572.. Reuters - Published
An Oklahoma police officer has been charged with murdering his own police chief in a Florida seaside hotel as the pair traveled to attend a law enforcement conference, authorities said on Monday. Reuters - Published
More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. All have low-level drug.. USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •CBS News
Freedom came early for hundreds of inmates in Oklahoma. It was the largest single mass-release in U.S. history and all had been locked up for low-level crimes. Omar Villafranca reports. CBS News - Published