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  • Tahlequah math instructor Jason Scott Proctor wins Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year contest

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Proctor, 35, is the first teacher from Tahlequah to win the state honor. He was one of 12 finalists selected by a panel of Oklahoma educators.

  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way. On Tuesday, the "Weed Like To Welcome You" town sign still stood, but nothing else was normal as stunned residents assessed the damage, took stock of what they lost and gave thanks for what was saved. "At the peak, essentially the entire town was evacuated," state fire spokesman Robert Foxworthy said.

  • Silver Alert issued for Tulsa man

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Bob Joe Parmeter, 81, was last seen about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at 5233 S Joplin Ave. He was wearing khaki pants, police reported.

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. A White House spokesman said quickly the president "will not" send ground forces into combat, but Gen. Martin Dempsey said Obama had personally told him to come back on a "case by case basis" if the military situation changed.

  • Tulsa County deputy accused of sexual misconduct

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Gerald Nuckolls, 26, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on complaints of sexual assault and battery and indecent exposure, according to a Tulsa County arrest report.

  • Private autopsy suggests asphyxia caused death during struggle at Warren Theatre

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    An attorney for the family of Luis Rodriguez, who died Feb. 15 after a scuffle with law enforcement outside the Warren Theatre in Moore, plans to file a lawsuit as early as next week. Results of a private autopsy on Rodriguez differ from findings by the Oklahoma state medical examiner, the family’s attorney said.

  • Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting. "For all," crowd members shouted, emphasizing the second word, as the pledge concluded with, "and justice for all.

  • QuikTrip ranked first among convenience stores

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Updated: 3 hr ago

    For the second year in a row, Quik-Trip has placed first in a nationwide study of customer satisfaction with convenience stores. The study, conducted by Market Force Information, polled 5,000 shoppers and ranked 83 convenience store chains. Market Force Information first conducted the study last year. Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release he’s thrilled at the company’s second top honor, and said much of the credit goes to the retailer’s employees. Read the rest of this story at .

  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time. An ominous World Health Organization forecast said that with so many people now spreading the virus, the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks.

  • Baltimore Orioles clinch American League East title, beating Toronto 8-2

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Orioles clinch American League East title, beating Toronto 8-2.

  • Oklahoma City man convicted in ex-girlfriend's 2012 death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A Cleveland County jury has recommended an Oklahoma City man serve life without parole in the stabbing death of a former girlfriend in 2012. The jury convicted Harvey Randall Wilson, 58, of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder or burglary and second-degree burglary in the death of Sheila Stanley.

  • Washington Nationals clinch National League East title, beating Atlanta 3-0

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Washington Nationals clinch National League East title, beating Atlanta 3-0.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is suspended as abuse case is investigated

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been suspended following a charge of domestic abuse by strangulation. Harrah police reported the trooper’s daughter claimed he placed her in a choke hold.

  • Deck buckles on Oklahoma City's SkyDance Bridge

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Temporary repairs of the wooden deck are expected to be done this week.

  • Autopsy released for woman killed by Oklahoma City police

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Karen Cifuentes, 19, died from a single gunshot wound to the back, according to a report from the Oklahoma state medical examiner. Cifuentes was shot by Oklahoma City police during a drug investigation on Sept. 3.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court may review constitutionality of law to refurbish crumbling Oklahoma state Capitol

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Attorney Jerry Fent has filed a formal objection, saying the law funding repairs to the Oklahoma Capitol is unconstitutional.

  • Islamic group calls for protection following statements from Oklahoma lawmaker


    The group has called a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of Oklahoma Republican Party headquarters, 4031 N Lincoln Blvd.

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward Europe has come at great cost: concessions to Russia and a war with rebels that killed more than 3,000 people and pushed the West's relations with Moscow to Cold War-era lows.

  • Woman dies after August wreck in Atoka County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    On Aug. 15 the Stringtown resident was taken to a Tulsa hospital and died Friday.

  • Oklahoma City school district may save $1.48 million by terminating facilities management contract

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City School Board voted unanimously Monday night to terminate the district’s management services agreement with Sodexo Operations after Chief Operating Officer Rod McKinley told members he has nine people maintaining 5,000 air conditioning and heating systems worth $80 million.