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  • Former Oklahoma and Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar hired as coach at Texas' Freer High

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Former University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State standout quarterback Rhett Bomar was announced as the new head football coach at Freer High School, the school district announced on Tuesday. Bomar, who played high school football at Grand Prairie, has been working as an assistant at Alief Taylor and also spent two seasons coaching for his father, Jerry, at Orange Grove. Bomar began his college career at Oklahoma in 2004, and started for much of the 2005 season leading the Sooners to a Holiday Bowl victory against Oregon. But less than a year later, Bomar was dismissed from the team for a violation of NCAA rules.

  • Edmond residents to vote on electronic signs

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 44 min ago

    Three former mayors are challenging Edmond’s electronic message sign ordinance. Voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide if the signs will be allowed in Edmond.

  • Getty family says man found dead in Hollywood Hills home is oil fortune heir Andrew Getty

    Updated: 50 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Getty family says man found dead in Hollywood Hills home is oil fortune heir Andrew Getty.

  • State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject. She asks for a phone call in one, a phone number in another. She seeks advice on how best to condemn information leaks, and accidentally replies to one work email with questions apparently about decorations. The messages also reveal Clinton used an iPad to email while secretary of state in addition to her BlackBerry, despite her explanation she set up a private email account and homebrew server while she was the nation's top diplomat so that she could carry a single de

  • Mike Holder, Gil Morgan among honorees for first Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame class

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The newly formed Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame has announced its first class, which will be inducted on Oct. 25 at the National Cowboys & Western Heritage Museum.

  • 'Flamenco' sculpture honors advocate for Oklahoma City's Paseo Drive

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The abstract work at NW 29 and Paseo is dedicated to John Belt, Paseo district advocate, who died in 2013.

  • Woman jailed after children seen wandering on expressway

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A Tulsa woman was arrested around noon Monday on two child abuse complaints after police spotted two small children wandering on the Broken Arrow Expressway. Lindze Nellie-Nicole Harper, whose last name is Arrington in jail logs, is accused of leaving the children, ages 2 and 4, alone in the area for an hour before looking for them, police said. Officers reported recognizing the children along the Broken Arrow Expressway near the Yale Avenue exit and transported them to Arrington’s home, but she was not there at the time, according to an arrest report. Police eventually found Arrington, 23, at the 2500 block of South Florence Avenue and arrested her on two complaints of failure to provide for a child, saying the children were “inches” from expressway traffic. A later arrest report added two complaints of child neglect to Arrington’s case after child crisis detectives investigated further, but jail logs list both as possible child abuse charges. Read the rest of this story at

  • Electoral commission declares Muhammadu Buhari winner of Nigeria's presidential election

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Electoral commission declares Muhammadu Buhari winner of Nigeria's presidential election.

  • Gold Dome expected to sell next month to developer of The Rise

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Gold Dome is set to sell next month to Johnathan Russell, who is preparing to tackle redevelopment of the landmark after successfully completing the conversion of a blighted nearby block into The Rise shopping center.

  • Hotel subsidy necessary, Oklahoma City's top economic development officer acknowledges

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma City’s top economic development officer acknowledged Tuesday that taxpayers would have to subsidize — in some form — the luxury hotel seen as a necessity to assure success of the $287 million MAPS 3 convention center.

  • Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo: I would have taken pay cut for DeMarco Murray

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep former Sooner DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said while appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back'. He knew that."

  • Former state Sen. Shumate named diversity leader at University of Oklahoma

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Tuesday announced the appointment of former state Sen. Jabar Shumate as the campus’ new vice president for the university community.

  • Police say man found dead at Hollywood Hills home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say man found dead at Hollywood Hills home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs prescription monitoring bill

    By Rick M. Green, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma House Bill 1948, the first piece of legislation signed this year, will go into effect Nov. 1. Physicians who check the database can find out if a patient is “doctor shopping,” or trying to get multiple prescriptions from multiple doctors. The initial database check would be required with the first prescription for three classes of drugs. Subsequent checks would need to be made at least once every 180 days.

  • Oklahoma Standard continues with new campaign

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is kicking off their new Oklahoma Standard campaign, a monthlong project where businesses, organizations, families and individuals pledge to perform one act of service, honor and kindness during the month of April to honor those lost or affected by the bombing nearly 20 years ago.

  • Death toll from March 25's storms in Oklahoma increases to four

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma medical examiner determined severe weather was responsible for the deaths of a motorist in Norman and two people who were swept off a bridge in Webbers Falls. A fourth man was previously reported dead in Sand Springs.

  • Latest audio-visual trends include gesture media, touchscreen technology

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Brad Poarch of Cory’s AV discusses the latest trends in audio-visual equipment.

  • No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement. Enough progress had been made to warrant the extension past midnight Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said, although there still were "several difficult issues" to bridge. Secretary of State John Kerry, who had planned to leave the talks Tuesday, was remaining. And an Iranian negotiator said his team could stay "as long as necessary" to clear the remaining hurdles.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Wednesday's game against Dallas is key to OKC's chase for seventh seed

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    With a win, Dallas would move four games up on OKC with seven to go, while also clinching the head-to-head tiebreaker and all but eliminating the Thunder from anything higher than an eighth-place finish. But an OKC win would make things interesting.

  • Vinita, Oklahoma, bread factory ceases production

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Swiss company that makes Otis Spunkmeyer baked goods cuts 117 jobs.