• Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said. Miyuki Harwood, 62, was found Saturday morning in a remote area of the Sierra National Forest after she used a whistle to get the attention of a search and rescue team who were looking for her, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said at a news conference. Harwood was airlifted to a hospital to treat an unspecified injury sustained on Aug. 20 when she got separated from a group of hikers near Horsehead Lake, about 100 miles northwest of Fresno. She was listed in stable condition, the sheriff said after meeting Harwood a

  • 1940 crash that killed Oklahoma man remains a mystery

    By Marsha Mueller For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Guy Arthur Holloway and the other 24 passengers and crew on Flight 19 were killed when their Pennsylvania Central Airlines’ DC-3 crashed into an alfalfa field in Virginia, just 36 miles west of the nation’s capital.

  • Glassed from the past: Two keep craft of Vitrolite installation alive

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Tim Dunn and Hank Falkenberg are working on restoration of the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City. The two also worked on the only other known restoration of Vitrolite glass facade at the Film Exchange buildings along Film Row in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City's 'Video Vigilante' now using drones to catch hookers, johns in action

    BY ANDREW KNITTLE Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Brian Bates, Oklahoma City's 'Video Vigilante', said he is using a drone that cost about $2,000 and had to spend the equivalent of several 24-hour days learning how to fly it.

  • KC-46A: Big airplane being delayed by a few big problems

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A Pegasus aircraft.

  • Majority of Oklahoma's lawmakers in Washington own $1 million or more in assets

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The annual financial disclosure reports required of members of Congress and top staff members show assets and liabilities only in very broad ranges of value. The reports aren't designed to show a lawmaker's net worth; instead, they allow the public to examine assets and transactions for possible conflicts of interest

  • Oklahoma education news briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Oklahoma education news in brief for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

  • Midwest City council member leads effort to help youth

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Councilwoman Christine Price Allen was instrumental in getting a Boys & Girls Club opened in Midwest City at Telstar Elementary School.

  • Timeline for Oklahoma County jail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    A look back at the history of the beleaguered Oklahoma County jail.

  • Oklahoma business people

    Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Business people for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

  • Oklahoma researcher reports link between pharmacies' output, overdoses

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the state’s Medicaid program compared data from the state medical examiner’s office and its own system to look for any correlations.

  • Oklahoma County jail not set up for mental health patients, experts say

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    The woman, barely 100 pounds, is the sickest patient Dr. Leland Dennis has ever seen in more than 20 years practicing psychiatry. “Have you ever had treatment?” Dennis, the Oklahoma County jail psychiatrist, asked the female inmate. “I tried to get it, and people told me I was crazy,” she said. Nestled in the corner of the women's mental health and pregnancy unit at the Oklahoma County jail, the woman lives in cell No. 12. A pink slip on the door signifies that she recently attacked someone. Jail likely marks the first time she has been under a psychiatrist's care. For the past 16 years, she has suffered from an untreated mental illness. She has listened to the roaring sound of incessant voices in her

  • OK Capitol Boxscore

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Rick M. Green: A look at what's happening at the Oklahoma Capitol for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

  • Parricide: High-profile killings in Oklahoma leaves experts searching for explanations

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    In nearly all parricide cases, a type of homicide in which a person kills a parent or other close family member, the perpetrators fall into one of three categories, said Howard Kurtz, a criminal justice professor at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

  • National expert points out jails weren’t built as mental health care facilities

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    As Oklahoma County's jail struggles with providing mental health care to patients, an expert from John Jay University offers insights into how the problem arose.

  • Diamond Ballroom’s memories will shine in new book

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City photographer Vernon L. Gowdy III, 60, is working on a book to save the stories and performers' photos from the Diamond Ballroom.

  • Oklahoma County jail has long history of woes

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Lack of mental health care isn't not the only problem at the Oklahoma County jail since it opened.

  • Republican accomplishments in Congress are worth noting

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    UNDER Republican control of Congress, lawmakers have advanced modest but sensible proposals that were previously stymied under Democratic control. Yet many conservative activists decry this as a do-nothing Congress. That conservatives hoped for more from a Republican Congress is understandable. But expectations must be tempered by political reality. So long as Barack Obama is president, progress on the nation's most pressing challenges will be exceedingly difficult. Many national policy failures originated with Obama, and he remains committed to preserving those mistakes regardless of the consequences to citizens. Nonetheless, this Congress has been far more productive than its predecessors.

  • How does a child get kicked out of preschool?

    By Sarah Chacko CQ-Roll Call (TNS) | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Mental health consultant Wendy Jones is trying to explain how a 3-year-old child gets expelled from a preschool school class, and it's taking a long time. Her explanation includes cultural differences and parental struggles in the family that put pressure on children. It also involves teachers who lack consistent support and are more concerned with starting the day's lesson than exploring why four boys are feeling “mad,” “sad,” “angry,” and “upset.

  • Jail has long history of woes

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Chronic deficiencies at the Oklahoma County jail, including inadequate mental health treatment, have persisted for years despite efforts to find a resolution. A federal civil rights investigation begun more than 10 years ago documented 60 violations, leading to federal oversight beginning in 2009. The county agreed to make changes, and has, but Sheriff John Whetsel has said only major renovations or a new building can address remaining problems. News reports dating to 2002 have described the 13-story jail, opened in 1991 in downtown Oklahoma City at a cost of $52 million, as Oklahoma's largest mental health facility. Adjectives such as “beleaguered” have been used through the years to