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  • UPDATE: Man on bicycle struck by vehicle in west Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Emergency workers have responded to a report of a man on a bicycle who was injured by a vehicle in west Oklahoma City. The accident was at NW 10 and N Rockwell Avenue about 8:15 a.m.

  • Thinking like the committee: SEC dominates college football rankings

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Time for our weekly peek into how the minds of the new College Football Playoff committee should work. And you’re not going to like the looks of this week’s top 10. It’s SEC heavy. And it’s completely valid. Think about it. The SEC has had some nice non-conference victories. LSU over Wisconsin. Auburn over Kansas […]

  • US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US existing home sales drop 1.8 percent in August; slowdown in investors buying homes.

  • Records detail concerns at Narconon facility

    By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A Pittsburg County district judge will hear arguments Tuesday from attorneys seeking to force the state to release a report that allegedly recommended closure of the Narconon drug rehabilitation facility after three patients died. Attorney Gary Richardson, who represents plaintiffs in several lawsuits against Narconon’s Arrowhead center, said the hearing in Pittsburg County District Court will focus on investigative records he has requested through a subpoena to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Richardson began seeking the records after a former inspector general for the agency, Kim Poff, and an investigator, Michael DeLong, sued the department in Oklahoma County District Court.

  • UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish small fire in west Oklahoma City apartment office

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Firefighters responded to an apartment fire. The fire was at 5628 NW 23 about 7:15 a.m.

  • Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants


    LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Writing on his Faith Foundation website, Blair said it would be better if the troops were to come from those closer to the fighting, such as Iraqi or Kurdish forces, but this may not be enough. "There is real evidence that now countries in the Middle East are prepared to shoulder responsibility and I accept fully there is no appetite for ground engagement in the West," Blair said in an essay dated Monday. "But we should not rule it out in the future if it is absolutely necessary.

  • Temperatures in the 80s return to Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 80 degrees Monday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be mostly sunny Monday.

  • Man dies in northeast Oklahoma church fire

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    FOYIL — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma say one man has died in a church fire that hospitalized two firefighters. Foyil Fire Chief Randy Atchley says flames broke out Saturday night at the Old Foyil Baptist Church, which had been partially converted into apartment housing. He says the structure was fully engulfed by the time responders arrived. Firefighters from Foyil and Chelsea spent about seven hours at the scene. Atchley says the fire was hard to extinguish because they couldn’t turn off electricity to the building. The identity of the man has not been released. One firefighter was hospitalized for chest pains and the other for dehydration. It’s unclear what started the fire. The fire

  • Four shot in Muskogee, Oklahoma Sunday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Four people were shot in Muskogee Sunday night. Police are investigating whether any of the shootings are connected.

  • Oklahoma State Fair's final day brings out crowds for one more ride

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Sunday marked the final day of the 2014 Oklahoma State Fair.

  • Three dead after two Oklahoma accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Three people died Saturday and Sunday after two accidents in the Oklahoma City metro area, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan's election commission named a new president Sunday only hours after the leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country's new chief executive. The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner and next president and noted that his one-time rival, Abdullah Abdullah, will fill the newly created position of chief executive, a post akin to prime minister. But it pointedly did not release final vote totals amid concerns that doing so could inflame tensions.

  • NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA: Maven explorer arrives at Mars after voyage of nearly a year, enters orbit red planet.

  • Del. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuries

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    BEAR, Del. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and happened around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the community of Bear in the northern part of the state. Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said there were 50 passengers on the bus when it overturned onto its left side. Shavack said one woman was killed at the scene, and that troopers found her body under the bus. The 49 others were taken to area hospitals for injuries varying in severity. Of those, three to five people were in critical condition, Shavack said.

  • Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Xinjiang authorities say multiple explosions kill 2 people, injure many others.

  • Global marches draw attention to climate change

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through Times Square.

  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said. In a statement on the department website, police said his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert. Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.

  • Time line: 'Black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Time line: ‘Black mass’ in Oklahoma City

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    [brightcove]3793099620001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion talks about Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center on Parties Extra!

  • Chances of drivers hitting deer in Oklahoma may be down this fall

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Due to drought in 2011 and 2012, the deer population is down, wildlife experts say. This summer and during the 2013 summer, there was plenty of rain and good conditions for deer reproduction in central Okahoma. But it will take at least five years for populations to bounce back, said Erik Bartholomew, a biologist at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.