• National Weather Service warns of fog Wednesday morning near Interstate 35 corridor

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Drivers may encounter patchy dense fog Wednesday morning near the Interstate 35 corridor in Oklahoma.

  • US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

    Updated: 30 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S.

  • Swiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes

    Updated: 33 min ago

    ZURICH (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday's presidential election would go ahead as planned with Sepp Blatter going for a fifth term. Blatter was not named in either investigation. FIFA also ruled out a revote of the World Cups won by Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. The Swiss prosecutors' office said in a statement they seized "electronic data and documents" at FIFA's headquarters on Wednesday as part of their probe.

  • What We're Talking About 4:30

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    IRS BREACH: The IRS says thieves used online agency service to get access to 100,000 tax returns, Page 3C. CHANGING CABLE INDUSTRY: What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers, Page 3C. GIRLS TACKLE FOOTBALL: First known all-girl tackle football league in Utah features girl who appeared on Wheaties box. ITALY ARTIFACTS: Frescoes, Etruscan vases, ancient books are among 25 looted artifacts the U.S. returns to Italy, This Page.

  • Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the search went on for about a dozen people who were still missing, including a group that disappeared after a vacation home was swept down a river and slammed into a bridge. Several more fatalities were reported — four in Houston and four more in Central Texas. That brought to 17 the number of people killed by the holiday weekend storms in Texas and Oklahoma.

  • Chesapeake, American Energy Partners legal fight moves to arbitration

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The case between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP will leave the courtroom and continue through arbitration after a court ruling last week.

  • If you don't think timing is everything, you don't know Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman opened in the fall, but the seed was planted for it in 1981 when Jack Hooper opened the Red Parrot Cafe. Hooper’s notion that Norman would embrace Cajun and Creole flavors was just about a quarter-century ahead of its time.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ADA Alexander, Eunice Ella, 62, died May 22. Memorial services 1 p.m. Friday, Pennington Church, Tishamingo (Criswell, Ada). Newton, Willie, 80, died May 24. No services (Smith-Phillips, Ada). ATOKA Turner, Shirley Marie, 56, died May 25. Memorial services 10 a.m. Thursday, Caddo Church of Christ (Atoka, Atoka). BARTLESVILLE Talley, Claudette R., 79, died May 24. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, West Oak Baptist Church (Arnold Moore & Neekamp, Bartlesville).

  • Budget cuts may jeopardize Oklahoma's earthquake response, corporation commissioner says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Cuts and the use of special agency accounts to balance the state’s budget could jeopardize several programs at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates everything from oil and gas to trucking and public utilities.

  • Long-time Haunted House owner, Marian Thibault, passes away

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Marian Thibault, long-time owner of The Haunted House Restaurant in Oklahoma City, died May 22 at age 89. The restaurant, which closed in April, was auctioned to a new owner who will determine whether he can reopen The Haunted House by mid-May.

  • Oklahoma City attorney: Let the feathers fly at high school graduation

    BY COURTNEY R. JORDAN | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Recently, Caney Valley Public Schools and Moore Public Schools denied graduating Native American students' requests to wear a sacred eagle feather on their graduation caps during commencement ceremonies. Both students sued their school districts asking the court to enjoin the schools from denying the students' requests. The Moore student voluntarily dismissed her case citing intervening causes that rendered the matter moot. This isn't the first time an Oklahoma school district has prohibited a Native American student from demonstrating this form of cultural and religious expression during one of life's most significant occasions. To American Indian students, receiving an eagle feather or plume in honor of graduation is

  • A different country today

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    They said yes in the cities, they said yes in the towns, they said yes in rural communities. They said yes in 42 of Ireland's 43 electoral constituencies. After it was confirmed that 62 percent had supported same-sex marriage, hundreds of people gathered for hours on Dame Street and on the steps of Dublin city hall, cheering and waving rainbow flags. … No country had been ever been tasked with the decision that Ireland faced (last) week. For months, polls had pointed to a strong majority in favor of same-sex marriage, but a tradition of close referendums on cultural issues and the defeat of the Prop 8 in California in 2008 tempered expectations.

  • Your Views

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Not fast enough After the Amtrak crash near Philadelphia, I was shocked that newscasters acted as though 106 miles per hour was fast for a train. The accident occurred on the Northeast Corridor, where the Acela travels those same rails at 140 mph. The accident occurred because the train was going that speed on a sharp turn, not because the speed was too fast in general. The government has operated most U.S. passenger trains since Congress created Amtrak in 1971, because private railroads no longer wanted that unprofitable burden. Congress has kept Amtrak on a starvation budget since its inception, providing a pittance in subsidies compared with the highway and airline systems.

  • Claims and counterclaims cloud future of First National Center

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writers | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Judge says it doesn’t matter who actually owns the downtown Oklahoma City building.

  • State to sell former motel-turned-correctional center along Route 66 in Oklahoma City

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The former Kate Barnard Community Correction Center in Oklahoma City is just one of many properties that will be sold at auction as the state seeks to make some money on buildings it no longer uses.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 11: COMPLETION Carter: Avalon Exploration Inc.; Ms. Velda No. 1-18 Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 18-04S-01W; 43 barrels oil per day 22,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,980. Creek: WFD Oil Corp.; BTW No. 2-36 Well; S1/2 NW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 of 36-17N-10E; 300,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 2,956. WFD Oil Corp.; Shirley No. 10 Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 of 02-16N-10E; 5 barrels oil per day 35,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 2,646. Garfield: SK Plymouth LLC; Berkenbile No.

  • Arkansas city to consider cutting funds to homeless nonprofit

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith city leaders are set to consider a $17,000 funding cut for an area organization that helps the homeless. The executive director of Next Step Homeless Services says the potential loss of city funding would hurt its mission, but that it would seek more money from community donors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that city directors are scheduled June 2 to weigh cutting funding for the 13-year-old nonprofit. City Administrator Ray Gosack says he hasn't yet drafted a resolution for the meeting. But Gosack says that it would call for not providing homeless services that duplicate those at the planned Riverview Hope

  • Oklahoma County public records for May 27

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for May 27, 2015

  • Group gives $8M for OSU medical academic building

    Tulsa World shannon.muchmore @tulsaworld.com |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation is donating $8 million toward the construction of a new academic building at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, officials announced Tuesday. Officials say the four-story, 84,000-square-foot building will be named after the foundation. It is planned for the northwest corner of the campus at 1111 W 17. The $45 million building will include a hospital simulation center, clinical skills lab, exam rooms, and classroom and meeting space. Construction is expected to begin later this year and finish by fall 2017. There also will be a five-story parking garage next to the new building.

  • Child given wrong medicine at DHS shelter in OKC

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    A 6-year-old child was hospitalized Saturday after mistakenly being given another child’s medicine while at a state-operated shelter for abused and neglected children in Oklahoma City.