• PHOTOS: Oklahoma State athletics unveils 2015 Fan Shirts

    Erik Horne | Updated: 31 min ago

    Oklahoma State’s athletic department revealed the design for its annual fan shirt on Tuesday. The shirt design was decided by an online vote of OSU fans and is available starting Aug. 1 from any Nike retailer that carries OSU apparel. What do you think? Orange or black?

  • Official: Oklahoma storm damage may reach $200 million

    Updated: 48 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Damage from severe storms that dropped historic levels of rainfall and spawned tornadoes and flooding across Oklahoma could reach $200 million, the state's emergency management director said Tuesday. Albert Ashwood, director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said damage assessments are underway following storms that crisscrossed the state in May — the wettest month on record, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. Ashwood said the storms caused damage across a large geographic area, slowing the work of damage assessment teams. Gov. Mary Fallin said officials in 70 of Oklahoma's 77 counties have documented some degree of storm related damage.

  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands. Two days after Congress let the phone-records and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to President Barack Obama, who said he would sign it promptly. "This legislation will strengthen civil liberty safeguards and provide greater public confidence in these programs," Obama said in a statement.

  • Rob Corddry's 'Childrens Hospital,' co-starring Megan Mullally, Lake Bell and Henry Winkler, renewed for 7th season on Adult Swim

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Adult Swim announced today it has green-lit a seventh season of the hilariously absurd and medically accurate live-action comedy “Childrens Hospital,” the two-time Emmy-winning series from creator/executive producer Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”). Premiere episodes from the current season, featuring a star-studded cast of top comedic talent, air […]

  • Video: New Broadway cast recording of 'The King and I,' starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, available today

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The cast recording for the celebrated new Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “The King and I” is available digitally today via iTunes and Amazon. The album, released through Universal Music Classic,  will be in stores on June 9. Of course, the album features such beloved show tunes as “Getting to Know You,” “I […]

  • Westminster teen places ad on Craigslist, asks to rent family for her birthday

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    A Westminster teen who aged out of foster care is turning to Craigslist for an unusual, and heartfelt request.

  • Oklahoma bee colonies dying in large numbers

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Feds launch program aimed at cutting losses

  • Ginnie Graham: Children of imprisoned mothers have unique challenges, study shows

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Children with mothers in prison are more likely to have outside caregivers play a prominent role in their lives than those with an imprisoned father, according to research from Cornell University . Oklahoma has been No. 1 in female incarceration for many years, according to the U.S. Bureau for Justice Statistics . Researchers Allison Dwyer Emory and Sherry Zhang compared the experiences in childhood and young adulthood of boys and girls who experienced one of four scenarios before their 18th birthdays. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Fellow Congressman Was Told About Dennis Hastert Abuses, Source Says

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- At least one member of Congress was likely aware that former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) allegedly sexually molested a former male student prior to his time in Congress. 

  • William Shatner making pit stop in Oklahoma City during cycle ride

    BY JIMMIE TRAMEL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    “Star Trek” actor William Shatner will ride a futuristic motorcycle from Chicago to Los Angeles later this month, and his eight-day ride will include a pit stop in Oklahoma City. Shatner will arrive in Oklahoma City on June 25 if the ride schedule is maintained, according to a spokesperson. He will not be passing through Tulsa, according to a travel route that was included in a press release about the cycle trek. Although the ride was initially believed to be a Route 66 journey, it became a “mostly” Route 66 venture. Shatner will make stops in St. Louis; Kansas City; Oklahoma City; Amarillo, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Las Vegas on the way to L.A. The ride will begin June 23 from the American Wrench shop outside of Chicago. Shatner teamed with American Wrench to create the first-of-its-kind Rivet motorycle. The cross-country ride will coincide with the release of the Rivet. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa man jailed after leading police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Tulsa police arrested a man who reportedly led officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle Tuesday morning. About 1:20 a.m., police observed Antonio Monroy in blue minivan speeding through a stop sign in the area of North Yorktown Avenue and East Pine Street. An officer pursued the minivan as it approached speeds upwards of 80 mph along Apache and Lewis. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Maddie & Tae reveal cover and new Aug. 28 street date for full-length debut album 'Start Here'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    No act launched in 2014 with the velocity of Maddie & Tae, going from publishing deal to single sensation with “Girl In A Country Song” in a matter of weeks. Before that year was over, the young duo – Maddie Marlow of Sugar Land, Texas, and Tae Dye of Ada, Oklahoma – had a No. […]

  • Oklahoma City's Plaza District is home to more development

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two empty lots in the Oklahoma City Plaza District will be built as mixed-use housing and add retail to the eatery-heavy area.

  • Oklahoma State, Joe Wickline’s attorneys back in court on June 16

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s legal battle against Texas assistant coach Joe Wickline is inching closer to the courtroom. A Payne County judge has scheduled a hearing at 9 a.m. on June 16 for both sides to discuss a possible trial schedule. Attorneys for both parties filed a joint motion to schedule time with the judge last Friday, according to a court filing. Oklahoma State is seeking $600,000 from Wickline in a breach-of-contract lawsuit which contends that the former OSU assistant is the play caller at Texas. Wickline, whose titles with the Longhorns include offensive line coach and offensive coordinator, insists he shares playcalling duties with Texas assistant Shawn Watson. Kyle Fredrickson broke down the legal battle between Wickline and OSU. You can read it here .

  • Blanca strengthens to become 2nd hurricane of eastern Pacific storm season; no threat to land

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Blanca strengthens to become 2nd hurricane of eastern Pacific storm season; no threat to land.

  • Dash cam footage shows Tulsa minister charging at OHP trooper before fatal shooting

    BY KYLE HINCHEY and SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    A portion of a dash cam video that appears to show a Tulsa minister attacking a state trooper moments before he was fatally shot was released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol on Monday. Mark Southall, a Highway Patrol trooper for eight years, and Michael Taylor, with one year on the force, were the troopers involved in an encounter late Friday that left the Rev. Nehemiah Fischer dead and his brother Brandon Fischer in jail, OHP spokesman Capt. Paul Timmons confirmed. Timmons said the Highway Patrol received a call about 9:25 p.m. Friday regarding a possible stranded motorist in the area of Hectorville Road (221st Street) and Bixby Road (Memorial Drive) south of Bixby. Southall arrived about 9:35 p.m. and saw the brothers trying to push a pickup through high water, he said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Strong-armed Texas state lawmaker leaves gavels in pieces

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — At 5 feet 5 inches tall, Texas Rep. Kenneth Sheets is one of the smallest members of the Texas Legislature. But he's often called to the House dais to preside over the chamber, where he's broken six solid, walnut gavels, crafted by Texas prison inmates, in this past 140-day session alone. None of the chamber's other 149 members — even House Speaker Joe Straus, who wields them far more often — broke any. "I'm just passionate," said Sheets, a Dallas Republican. Three of the fragmented gavels, which Sheets said suffered "construction defects," were sent back to the East Texas prisoners who make them to evaluate why they failed.

  • How a retiring NBA exec helped OKC's big-league hopes

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    An old friend of ours is retiring. Joel Litvin, the NBA’s president of league operations, announced Tuesday he will retire on Sept. 1. Litvin was the NBA’s chief legal counsel in the heady days when Oklahoma City first started its major-league waltz. And he was a big friend to the city. Litvin, not commissioner David […]

  • Oklahoma City municipal court director, assistant investigated

    William Crum | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The top administrators in Oklahoma City’s municipal court have been put on leave over what city officials describe as a “personnel matter.” Stacey Davis, the municipal court director, and assistant director Mike Baskin were relieved of their duties last Thursday pending the outcome of an investigation, said city spokeswoman Kristy Yager. Yager said there were […]

  • Tennessee TV station won't run ad promoting gay marriage

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga television station won't run an advertisement in support of gay marriage. The ad features Jesse Ehrenfeld, a Nashville doctor and Navy reservist who recently returned from Afghanistan. In the ad, Ehrenfeld says, "I was able to stand up and put my life on the line for the freedoms that we all enjoy, and yet I don't have the freedom to marry my partner Judd." Tennessee is one of four states whose ban on same-sex marriage is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. Marc Solomon is the national campaign director at Freedom to Marry, which produced the 30-second advertisement. He said Tuesday that WRCB-TV declined the ad as too controversial. Solomon said other television stations in C