• Two die Saturday in Oklahoma wreck

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 min ago

    Two people died Saturday as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Pittsburg County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City Realtors raise money to strengthen homes

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: 29 min ago

    The Metro Association of Realtors in Oklahoma City started the OKCMAR Foundation after the May 20, 2013, tornado in Moore, but has expanded the charity beyond storm recovery.

  • Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

    Updated: 42 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health, brought another message of empowerment to the Kids' Choice Awards. The actress, voted favorite villain for her role as the title character in "Maleficent," received excited hugs from daughters Shiloh and Zahara at Saturday's ceremony before taking the stage to address other youngsters in the studio and TV audience. When she was young, Jolie said, "I was told I was different. And I felt out of place: too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in." Then she realized "different is good," she said.

  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Updated: 43 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized by businesses and organizations around the nation, as well as on social media with the hashtag #boycottindiana. Local officials and business groups around the state hope to stem the fallout, although consumer review service Angie's List said Saturday that it is suspending a planned expansion in Indianapolis because of the new law.

  • Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

    Updated: 59 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim. Meanwhile, investigators worked to piece together exactly what caused the blast Thursday that injured 22 people in Manhattan's East Village. It's possible that someone improperly tapped a gas line amid ongoing plumbing and gas work in one of the destroyed buildings, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. De Blasio wouldn't say more about why officials believe the existing gas line might have been tapped.

  • UPDATE: Power restored to customers in NW Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OG&E said about 3,316 people in northwest Oklahoma City are without power Saturday evening.

  • Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change. The five-minute dark-out on Saturday night was a symbolic gesture in the City of Light. Cities around the world also marked the event, with other landmarks like the Kremlin and the Empire State Building going dark. France has been preparing for months to host an international climate conference in Paris at the end of the year, pressing nations to set attainable goals for reducing greenhouse gases and mobilizing international finances to fight climate change. Earth Hour was launched in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund to encourage awareness of environmental issues.

  • Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just call him Sam Dagger. Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. The Wildcats twice got within five points in the last 2½ minutes, but both times Dekker connected on arcing 3-pointers, narrowly beating the shot clock on the first one. "Sam Dekker pretty much just crushed our dreams with that shot," Arizona guard T.J. McConnell said. Dekker confirmed the Badgers are more than just "Frank the Tank.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners proud of what they've accomplished despite season ending in Sweet 16

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma made its first Sweet 16 since 2009, won its first postseason game since Kruger took over, beat Kansas and Iowa State at home and swept three games from Oklahoma State. So while the ending was disappointing, it’s hard to label the 2014-15 Sooners as anything less than a success.

  • College baseball roundup: Cowboys blast Kansas State

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State baseball team bounced back from a series-opening loss to beat Kansas State 12-3 at Stillwater’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on Saturday.

  • 7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. Multiple 911 calls flooded in just before 1 a.m., reporting the shootings at the house party in Panama City Beach, and deputies found a sprawling crime scene with victims inside the home, outside and across the street from it, and in the street's median, the Bay County Sheriff's Office said. Officers set up a perimeter and found a suspect matching witnesses' description. David Jamichael Daniels, 22, of Mobile, Alabama, was charged with seven counts of attempted murde

  • College softball roundup: Five home runs lift Sooners over Texas Tech

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The No. 6-ranked Oklahoma softball team piled up five home runs and scored in every inning to defeat Texas Tech 13-5 in six innings Saturday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field in Lubbock, Texas.

  • It's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Izzo versus Rick Pitino with a Final Four berth on the line. How's that for a compelling coaching matchup in an East Regional final Sunday between seventh-seeded Michigan State and fourth-seeded Louisville to settle the NCAA Tournament's most-busted bracket. The two coaches have three national championships, 15 Final Four appearances and 98 tournament wins between them. Both have had to reinvent their teams' identity in mid-stream this season. The Spartans (26-11) were struggling before winning 11 of 14, including tournament wins over second-seeded Virginia and third-seeded Oklahoma. The Cardinals (27-8) endured a lot of adversity in February.

  • Oklahoma City regional notebook: Point guard play could determine regional champ

    BY JASON KERSEY AND JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Sunday’s game, which will determine who makes the Final Four, will feature two of the best point guards in America in Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen and Baylor’s Niya Johnson.

  • Why Oklahoma City could be in position to host a women's Final Four one day

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Columbus, Ohio, was awarded the 2018 Final Four, joining a list of other cities that have hosted — or will host — the event and share similar characteristics with Oklahoma City. So, could the city be in position to one day host a women’s Final Four?

  • Sources: Bobby Hurley, Bryce Drew set to interview with DePaul

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Bryce Drew and Bobby Hurley each want the DePaul men’s basketball job “badly,” according to a source. Both were scheduled to interview this weekend — Hurley on Saturday and Drew on Sunday — according to sources. The two are considered the top two targets in the search that began after Oliver Purnell resigned earlier this month after five seasons. Drew, the coach at Valparaiso, played six seasons in the NBA, including one with the Bulls. He is remembered best for hitting a buzzer-beater that sent Valpo to the Sweet 16 in 1998. He received a 10-year contract extension from the school in December 2013. The Crusaders are 94-42 in his four seasons and have qualified for the NCAA tournament twice, including this yea

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Here's one more thing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook's injuries have taken from the Thunder

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Thunder has no true measure of its position to win an NBA championship. Russell Westbrook’s knee injury two years ago and Kevin Durant’s foot injury this season have robbed the Thunder not only of championship hopes in the playoffs of 2013 and 2015, but the gauge to know how near or far is a championship parade on the Bricktown Canal.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Scouting ahead for the 2015-16 season

    BY RYAN ABER | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma loses just two scholarship players — starting forward TaShawn Thomas and reserve forward D.J. Bennett. The level of expectation entering next season figures to be based largely upon the decision of junior guard Buddy Hield on his future.

  • How Oklahoma boy Bill Brock found his way to the Baylor bench

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The Baylor associate head coach has been Kim Mulkey’s right-hand man for more than a decade. Which is pretty crazy for a native Oklahoman who lived and died OU football as a kid.

  • First Baptist Church of Guthrie pastor feeds the multitude — with his Sooner Lake record striped bass

    BY ED GODFREY | Updated: 5 hr ago

    One of the great biblical stories is the miracle of Jesus feeding the multitude with just five loaves of bread and two small fish. While the Rev. Hersey Hammons hasn’t done anything quite that miraculous, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Guthrie did catch a 36-pound striped bass on Sooner Lake and turned it into many meals for his congregation.