• Four OKC Dodgers named to Triple-A All-Star Game

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers have the best record in the Pacific Coast League, and they were rewarded for it. Four Dodgers have been named to the PCL All-Stars and will participate in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. (7 p.m., MLB Network). Catcher Austin Barnes and second baseman Darnell Sweeney were each elected All-Star starters, and relief pitcher Ryan Buchter and shortstop Corey Seager were named reserves. Barnes is leading the Dodgers in batting average (.302) and has five home runs and 29 RBIs. Sweeney leads the PCL in stolen bases (25) and is the Dodgers leader in hits (82). Buchter ranks as one of the best relievers in the PCL with a 0.62 earned run average, and has only given up one run in 23 appearances. Seager is batting .290 with six home runs and 25 RBIs since being called up to Triple-A on May 1.

  • NBA free agency: The next two summers will be even more wild

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NBA free agency is fun. You can blow a whole day doing nothing but following rumors. Just in a 75-minute span Wednesday morning, the headlines read: “Jimmy Butler Ponders Max Offer From Bulls;” “Bulls to Re-Sign Mike Dunleavy;” “Paul Millsap Deciding Between Magic, Hawks;” “Heat To Re-Sign Goran Dragic;” and “Blazers Close To Max Extension With Damian Lillard.” Sometimes, the stuff comes so fast, you can’t keep up. But this NBA free agency season might be chump change compared to the next two. The current salary cap is around $68 million (it’s been projected up, just this week). Next season, the cap soars to $90 million thanks to

  • Air Force professor found stranded on cliff after 2 days

    Updated: 25 min ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An Air Force Academy professor who went missing for two days while on a hike is recovering after he got injured and stranded on a cliff face in Colorado. Rescuers found Lt. Col. Dave Richie with a leg or ankle injury Tuesday after using signals from his cellphone to narrow the search area. Because of the rugged, steep terrain, an Air National Guard Blackhawk was used to hoist Richie off the cliff in the Sawatch Range about 150 miles southwest of Denver. Academy spokesman John Van Winkle told The Gazette of Colorado Springs (http://bit.ly/1LGXjN2 ) that the 43-year-old astronautics professor was "injured, but talkative" after the rescue. It's unclear what led to his injury.

  • Media report: 2016 Kansas lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk names Oklahoma State in top two

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 33 min ago

    Oklahoma State is in the running to land a verbal commitment from Isaiahh Loudermilk — a 6-foot-7, 260-pound, 2016 lineman from Howard, Kan. — who recently told Scout.com that Kansas State and the Cowboys are currently his top-two schools. Loudermilk is one of the Sunflower State's top talents, despite playing 8-man football at Howard West Elk High School. He's the No. 4 overall prospect (according to Rivals) and the top defensive tackle prospect (according to Scout) in Kansas. Loudermilk stars on both the offensive and defensive line and discussed where the Cowboys envision him playing in the college game. From his interview with Scout: "Oklahoma State has everything,"

  • Document shows Justice Dept investigating whether airlines are colluding to keep airfares high

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Document shows Justice Dept investigating whether airlines are colluding to keep airfares high.

  • Tulsa-based AEP-PSO seeks $172 million increase; would raise average customer bill $14.53 monthly

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Tulsa-based AEP-PSO, Oklahoma's second largest utility, filed a rate request with state regulators Wednesday to raise revenues $172 million annually to recover its costs in meeting its federal agreements on regional haze and air emissions. American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, if successful in its case with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, would raise costs an average 13.6 percent on its 540,000 customers. The utility plans to close one of its coal-fired generation units next year, upgrade the other one and later close it in 2026. It would raise the average customer's bill $14.53 per month, beginning early 2016.

  • Ellen DeGeneres launches lifestyle collection

    Linda Miller | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Ellen DeGeneres’ new collection of home items, apparel and accessories may surprise you.

  • Oklahoma City woman who died after kitchen fire identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The woman lived in a retirement center in northwest Oklahoma City. Her clothes caught fire while she was cooking, a fire official said.

  • Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriage

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says Alabama counties must abide by court decisions allowing gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile issued an order Wednesday updating a previous ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama. Granade says state probate judges can't discriminate against gay couples because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gay marriage is legal everywhere. But her order doesn't affect counties that have stopped issuing all marriage licenses. The judge had put previous decisions on hold to allow time for the justices to rule. Granade's order came at the request of groups representing gay couples across Alabama.

  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of his lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization. The country was in danger and no one was saving its Jewish children. Winton would almost single-handedly save more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler." He died Wednesday at age 106 in a hospital near Maidenhead, his hometown west of London, his family said. Winton arranged trains to carry children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain, battling bureaucracy at both ends and saving them from almost ce

  • Video: Cruise around Adventure Road in Oklahoma this holiday weekend

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Paige Williams, director of tourism with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce, talks about Adventure Road and the features of adventureroad.com.

  • 10 secret places in national parks

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself inside the country’s most-visited national parks.

  • Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month, part of the continued fallout over pageant owner Donald Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants during his presidential campaign announcement. A representative of the platinum-selling rapper confirmed that Flo Rida won't be performing at the July 12 pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The pageant lost both its co-hosts Tuesday, with "Dancing with the Stars" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts bowing out. Earlier Thursday, Macy's became the latest company to end its relationship with Trump.

  • OKC Thunder: NBA TV to show Thunder's games in Orlando Summer League

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    NBA TV will carry five Oklahoma City Thunder games as part of the Orlando Summer League, which kicks off Saturday. The Thunder's first televised game will be 2 p.m. on Saturday vs. the Charlotte Hornets.

  • Report: Kendrick Perkins drawing interest from Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Former Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is reportedly drawing interest from the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and New York Knicks in free agency, according to ESPN's Royce Young. Perkins was traded to the Utah Jazz this past season but was waived and acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he averaged 9.8 minutes per game in 17 games for the Eastern Conference champions.

  • The changing of the guard -- and the channel -- at Anchorage City Hall

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    One of the lesser-known powers of the Anchorage mayor: controlling the TV remote. As of Tuesday afternoon, the TV screen across from the elevators in the City Hall lobby were tuned to Fox News. Mayor-elect Ethan Berkowitz says it will change to CNN.

  • Is a Band Without Its Original Members Still the Same Band?

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    What gives a musical group its identity? Is it the name on the poster or the people on the stage?

  • Poll: Family flicks for the Fourth of July

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Between all of the barbecues and fireworks planned for this patriotic weekend, there just might be time for your family to enjoy a movie together. Here are a few suggestions we think everyone will enjoy.

  • Report: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant helping Mavericks NBA free agency pitch

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    According to reports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant are involved in helping the Dallas Mavericks pitch NBA free agency to players. The two Cowboys stars, as well as owner Jerry Jones, are joining in to sell the Mavericks to free agents including LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, both Texas natives. The irony: Bryant, the former Oklahoma State standout, has yet to come to terms on a long-term deal with Dallas, yet he's working diligently to get NBA free agents to the Mavericks. Pay the man, Jerry.

  • Macy's the latest to dump Trump

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Macy's is done with Donald Trump. The department store said Wednesday it has cut ties with the billionaire Republican presidential hopeful, who said last month that Mexican immigrants are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists."