• Lawmaker: Planned Parenthood 'the real culprit' for violence

    By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker from Denver blamed Planned Parenthood for a deadly shootout last week at a clinic in Colorado Springs. Rep. JoAnn Windholz wrote in a Facebook posting Monday that Planned Parenthood is "the real culprit" for violence. "Violence is never the answer, but we must start pointing out who is the real culprit," Windholz wrote. She called Planned Parenthood the "true instigator of this violence" because it provides abortions. "Violence begets violence," Windholz wrote, concluding with a plea to pray for women who get abortions and doctors who perform them. The lawmaker confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the posting is accurate but said she had nothing more

  • Boston Marathon bomber's lawyers argue for new trial

    Updated: 26 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — sentenced to death for his admitted role in the deadly 2013 attack — deserves a new trial to reconsider both his guilt and his punishment, his lawyers argued Tuesday. Earlier this year, Tsarnaev was convicted and given the death penalty for his role in twin bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev's lawyers told a judge Tuesday that a recent Supreme Court ruling calls into question 15 of the 30 counts against him. The defense argued that the number and nature of those charges likely influenced jurors when they decided Tsarnaev deserved the death penalty. "The loss of those convictions would mean that a penalty trial should be hel

  • OU's résumé matches favorably with other contenders

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 30 min ago

    The College Football Playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night, and the drama has shifted. No longer do we wonder who will make the four-team bracket. We wonder where they will be ranked. OU and the Big Ten champion, the winner of the Michigan State-Iowa game, will get two of the four slots. Alabama and Clemson get the other two if they win their conference title games, and both are big favorites — Alabama vs. Florida in the SEC, Clemson vs. North Carolina in the ACC. To give you a better grasp on the situation, here are the résumés of all the teams with fewer than three losses, with the exception of Toledo. Included are record, conference record, record vs. top-25 teams, record vs.

  • Oklahoma state prison inmate escapes from work detail

    AP | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a state prison inmate who apparently walked away from a work detail. Department of Corrections spokesman Alex Gerszewski told reporters that 51-year-old Douglas Wilson was last seen Tuesday near the Department of Human Services building in Muskogee. Gerszewski says Wilson was part of a group delivering items made at the Oklahoma Correctional Industries factory when he walked away about 10:30 a.m. OCI uses inmates to produce mattresses, mop heads, boxes and cleaning chemicals that can be bought by state agencies.

  • Reggie Jackson fined $25,000 for shouting 'inappropriate language' at OKC Thunder game

    Erik Horne | Updated: 36 min ago

    Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson was greeted with boos in his return to Oklahoma City last week with the Pistons. He was also greeted with some heckling from the crowd. Jackson returned fire in the Pistons’ loss, and the NBA made him pay on Tuesday. The league announced that Jackson has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during the Nov. 27 game. The incident, which shows Jackson walking to the sideline and talking to a fan behind the Pistons bench, was recorded via a cell phone video and gained traction on YouTube since Nov. 28, with more than 175,000 views as of Tuesday. “Fans were heckling Reggie Jackson last night during the Thunder’s win over

  • NBA fines Pistons' Reggie Jackson $25K for comments to Thunder fan

    Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    The NBA has fined Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a loss in Oklahoma City last week, The Associated Press reports.

  • VIDEO: Tree clean up tips from the Myriad Gardens

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Tree clean up tips from the Myriad Gardens

  • VIDEO: Tree clean up tips from the Myriad Gardens

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Tree clean up tips from the Myriad Gardens

  • VIDEO: Hip Hop Nutcracker set for Dec 11-13 at McGuinness

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Hip Hop Nutcracker set for Dec 11-13 at McGuinness

  • Animal Welfare seeking holiday donations

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Department is seeking donations during the holidays to help make life a little easier for animals housed at the shelter. Animal Welfare maintains an Amazon.com wish list where donors can select items on the list and have them shipped directly to the OKC Animal Shelter. You can also go to www.okc.gov/animalwelfare to find links to donate cash, which can also be done in honor of a friend or family member. The shelter is also offering gift certificates for $60 which will cover the cost of adopting a pet from the shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter, 2811 SE 29, from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. every day but Christmas and New Year's Day. All donations are tax deductible.

  • Save the date for Homicide Highball signing

    Matthew Price | Updated: 1 hr ago


  • If Indiana order stands, charity will settle Syrian family

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A religious charity will finance a Syrian refugee family's arrival in Indiana — even if Republican Gov. Mike Pence does not drop his order blocking state agencies from distributing federal funds intended to help settle refugees. But the family, which has spent the past three years in a Jordanian refugee camp, may ultimately be placed in another state if Indiana is perceived as "hostile" or "unwelcoming," Archdiocese of Indianapolis spokesman Greg Otolski said Tuesday. "These families are already under an incredible amount of stress," Otolski said of the family's anticipated arrival later this month. "What we don't want to do is traumatize these people any more than they have already been traumatized.

  • The new high tech ‘Hello Barbie’ raises privacy concerns

    Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    THE new Barbie doll is “intelligent” and connected. Too connected for some privacy activists.

  • The Latest: Man accused of threatening university released

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat against the University of Chicago (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A 21-year-old charged with posting threats to kill white students or staff members at the University of Chicago who was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager is out of jail. A federal judge agreed Tuesday to put Jabari Dean under house arrest in the custody of his mother. The engineering student will be allowed to attend classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Release conditions include Dean staying off the Internet. His mother expressed concern at Tuesday's hearing about her son's job pr

  • NBA fines Pistons' Reggie Jackson $25K for comments to fan

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The NBA has fined Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during a loss in Oklahoma City last week. The fine was announced Tuesday. Jackson was traded by Oklahoma City last season after saying he wanted to be a starter despite playing behind All-Star Russell Westbrook. Jackson was booed loudly during pregame warmups last Friday and jeered most of the time when he touched the ball. He finished with 15 points on 4-for-16 shooting as the Thunder beat the Pistons, 103-87.

  • Red Cross helping storm victims with warm meal, place to stay

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    The American Red Cross has a warming station and shelter for El Reno residents affected by the ice storm. More than 70 people have stayed overnight at the shelter since it opened.

  • For gays under IS rule, isolation and fear of a cruel death

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Before a crowd of men on a street in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the masked Islamic State group judge read out the sentence against the two men convicted of homosexuality: They would be thrown to their deaths from the roof of the nearby Wael Hotel. He asked one of the men if he was satisfied with the sentence. Death, the judge told him, would help cleanse him of his sin. "I'd prefer if it if you shoot me in the head," 32-year-old Hawas Mallah replied helplessly. The second man, 21-year-old Mohammed Salameh, pleaded for a chance to repent, promising never to have sex with a man again, according to a witness among the onlookers that sunny July morning who gave The Associated Press a rare first-hand acc

  • House considers requiring search warrant to get old emails

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators would need a search warrant to get people's old emails under a bill considered Tuesday by a House panel looking to update a nearly 30-year-old federal law to reflect today's communications. The Email Privacy Act, co-authored by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., has broad bipartisan support and would close a loophole in the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which passed before online storage became so convenient and inexpensive. The law gave the government access to emails older than 180 days with just a subpoena. The emails were considered abandoned at the time, when there was rarely enough storage space to hold emails longer than six months.

  • Norman North's Trae Young stakes claim to becoming nation's best guard in Class of 2017

    Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    Now ranked as the No. 25 player in the Class of 2017 by ESPN and the No. 4 point guard, Norman North's Trae Young cemented his place — and showed how much better he’s gotten — on a national stage last weekend. In two games at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest event in Duncanville, Texas, which attracted many of the top teams and talent from the Southwest and nationally, Young averaged 38 points, 6.5 assists, and four rebounds and staked his claim to continue to move up the recruiting rankings.

  • McAlester police investigating nude images on KTC computer

    Published: Tue, Dec 1, 2015

    McAlester police confirmed Monday they are investigating nude photos found on a computer at Kiamichi Technology Center’s McAlester campus.