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  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys taking, only sometimes making 3-pointers

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The Cowboys lead the Big 12 in overall 3-pointers attempted in conference play, yet rank just fifth in 3-point percentage. And outside of Phil Forte, the team doesn’t have any sort of sharpshooter look or feel, which seems to go against the deep ball approach.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin backs Preston Doerflinger, despite arrest

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Updated: 40 min ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin expressed confidence Monday in Preston Doerflinger and plans to keep him as her Cabinet secretary of finance despite his arrest late Thursday.

  • Girls high school basketball: Londaryl Perry fired as Putnam North basketball coach

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Perry told The Oklahoman he was fired as girls basketball coach after making what he called “the wrong decision.”

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Updated: 56 min ago

    8 P.M. EST The snow lets up, with none falling in Philadelphia and only light flurries in Providence, Rhode Island, in Boston and in New York City. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio warns residents not to grow relaxed because of the lull: "This is literally the calm before the storm," he says. Amtrak says it will suspend rail service in the New England region and modify service between New York and Washington on Tuesday because of snowy conditions. It says the Acela Express and Northeast Regional service between New York and Boston will be suspended. ___ 7 P.M. EST Snowfall totals: In New York City, close of 5 inches in Queens and more than 4 inches in Central Park, the National Weather Service says. In part

  • Girls basketball: Westmoore Ashley Gomez is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Even in a low-scoring game, Chickasha defenders had to pay special attention to Westmoore junior Ashley Gomez in Saturday’s championship game of the Otho “Sweet Pea” Curtis Tournament in Newcastle.

  • Customer service is critical to business success

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The Better Business Bureau’s Kitt Letcher shares ways businesses can improve their customer services practices.

  • Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges. Beyond the video footage and photographs, testimony from several athletes shows the players are guilty, Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman told jurors during closing arguments. The proceedings capped off a day of dramatic testimony during which one of the former players took the stand and testified that he was so drunk he could not remember what happened. Former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two count

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant misses Timberwolves game with toe injury

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    With just over 90 seconds remaining in the Thunder’s 10-point loss in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon, Kevin Durant slithered through the lane and scooped in the final two of his team-high 32 points. But the shot came at a price. On the drive, Durant came up limping on his left foot and initially pointed at the […]

  • University of North Texas looks to lure Oklahoma students

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The University of North Texas in Denton is cutting the out-of-state tuition in half for Oklahoma students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hopes more will enroll next fall.

  • Moore considers wall construction along Interstate 35

    By Josh Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The city of Moore held a forum for residents to discuss a hazard mitigation wall to be built along I-35 between SW 4 and SW 19 St.

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Airline travelers are going nowhere fast because of the blizzard bearing down on the Northeast. By early Monday evening, more than 6,700 U.S. flights through Tuesday had already been scrubbed, according to tracking service Most were to or from cities in the storm's path, from Washington through New York to Boston. And 2,000 flights had been delayed. Cancelations and delays will spill over into Wednesday, if not longer. Airlines cancel flights before storms arrive to prevent passengers from driving to the airport and getting stranded in the terminal. Airlines also want to avoid having their planes stuck at snowed-in airports. Most major U.S.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Tuesday, Jan. 27-Wednesday, Jan. 28

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    TUESDAY NBA 6:30 p.m., Cleveland at Detroit, NBATV (Cox 256) 9:30 p.m., Chicago at Golden State, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6:30 p.m., Dallas at Montreal, FSOK (Cox 37) 6:30 p.m., Tampa Bay at Carolina, NBCSN (Cox 251) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., West Virginia at Kansas St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Nebraska at Michigan, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Tulsa at Tulane, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KRMG-AM 740 6 p.m., Xavier at Georgetown, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., G. Washington at VCU, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Vanderbilt at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Baylor at Oklahoma State, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KXXY-FM 96.1 8 p.m.,

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Timberwolves

    staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    No Kevin Durant (toe) for the Thunder tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Who's stepping up? Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the web.

  • Budget for Koch-backed network: almost $1 billion for 2016

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Flexing its financial might, the political machine backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch on Monday told its allies that spending across its conservative network would approach $1 billion ahead of 2016's elections. The stunning sum from Freedom Partners would dwarf expected spending from official GOP committees and many of the hopefuls expected to seek the party's presidential nomination in 2016. The $889 million budget is almost twice what 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney spent from his campaign accounts. The hefty budget also suggests that the Koch-backed groups are prepared to spend heavily and early to weaken the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Cl

  • Blackwell students released from hospital after carbon monoxide leak

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Students who went to the hospital as a result of a carbon monoxide leak Monday at the high school practice gymnasium in Blackwell have been released from the hospital, superintendent Rick Riggs said.

  • Marshawn Lynch's fright is mistaken for surliness when it comes to dealing with media

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Kevin Klintworth believes Lynch is something else when it comes to dealing with the media — scared.

  • Mid-Atlantic to expect snow, sleet through Tuesday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a winter storm moves through the region, making its way northeast, meteorologists say Mid-Atlantic residents should brace for more scattered snow showers, sleet and icy conditions Monday night. Snow was falling throughout the region Monday morning, with mostly light dustings. In Hagerstown in western Maryland, the National Weather Service said 3 inches were on the ground. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Witt said Monday afternoon that residents in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas should be conscious of sleet, snow showers and ice, when visibility could be reduced to a half-mile at times. Witt also said the snow and sleet will make roads slick. Afternoon snowfall across

  • Carrie Underwood to perform 'Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight' Sunday on NBC

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Six-time Grammy Award-winner and multiplatinum recording artist Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, returns to star in the special “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight” opening theme for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX Sunday. Each week of the last two NFL seasons, the Oklahoma native’s performance of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” has […]

  • Sheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday. Ronnie Adrian "Jay" Towns, 28, the man who last had telephone contact with Elrey "Bud" Runion, 69, and his wife, June Runion, 66, turned himself in Monday to face charges of giving false statements and criminal attempt to commit theft by deception. He hasn't been formally accused of harming the couple, however. The Runions' car was found submerged in a lake near McRae in southern Georgia's Telfair County, county Sheriff Chris Steverson told a news conference.

  • Cody Canada & The Departed's 'HippieLovePunk' makes strong debut on charts

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Riding a wave of support from critics and fans alike, Oklahoma-Texas band Cody Canada and The Departed’s new album “HippieLovePunk” made an impressive release week debut, climbing its way up the sales charts. Here are some of the accomplishments for the new independent album, according to a news release: – No. 1 Amazon MP3 Albums […]