• An Oklahoma Immigrant's Experience, Recast As Noir, In 'Dragonfish'

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Author Vu Tran's debut novel reflects his own experiences escaping Vietnam as a child. He tells NPR he was drawn to crime fiction as a way to dig into the sometimes-untold stories of immigrants. "We managed to safely make it to Malaysia, where we were in a refugee camp. That was where I was for about four months until my father, who settled in Oklahoma, he sponsored us, and we finally made it to Tulsa, Okla., where I grew up."

  • Summer well spent: Youths shadow professionals in mentoring program

    By HANNAH COVINGTON, Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Allysa Ware snagged a summer job that few 16-year-olds even attempt to land. For the past five weeks, the high school junior worked at a law office and shadowed an attorney as part of a mentoring program offered by 100 Black Men of Tulsa. “It was nothing like on ‘Law & Order’ or what you see on TV,” said Ware, a student at Booker T. Washington High School. “It definitely gives you insight into a certain job, and I got to see what they do.”

  • Norman residents disturbed after seeing vulgar, racist graffiti on homes, vehicles

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Residents in a Norman neighborhood were forced to start their weekend cleaning graffiti off their homes, vehicles and fences.

  • Vinita police chief: Extreme sunburn case still under investigation, drawing international media attention

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    VINITA — Police are now investigating the possibility that two young boys who suffered extreme sunburns last week could have received the burns over the course of three separate visits to a splash pad, and that lotion applied to their skin could have worsened their condition, Vinita Police Chief Bobby Floyd Jr. told the Tulsa World on Friday. The mother of the two Vinita boys, ages 5 and 7, called police Sunday to report that her children had suffered the burns Friday while at a local day-care center, Happiness Is a Learning Center, 409 W. Canadian Ave. Photographs of the boys’ blistered shoulders and backs that their aunt posted to Facebook took their story worldwide on the Internet.

  • Hundreds pack memorial service for man killed at north Tulsa park

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Hundreds of people flooded the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Friday with tears, appreciation and fond memories of James Cooper. Cooper, 62, was remembered as a man who loved competition, whether it be on the tennis court with friends or during simple game of dominoes with family members. “Coop hated to lose at anything,” said longtime friend Troy Petit.

  • There’s a New Restaurant That Specializes in Potato-Chip Sandwiches

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Brits must be thrilled: Mr. Crisp , England's first shop dedicated to the crispwich, opened today . For an impossibly cheap £1, customers get their choice of more than 50 types of chips on white or brown bread, teacakes, or baguettes, and then for an extra 50 cents, can add a topping like honey.

  • The most popular liquor in every state

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Every drinker has his or her poison of choice, but it turns out that every state does, too.

  • The FBI has subpoenaed lewd text messages between Subway's Jared Fogle and a former Subway franchisee

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The FBI has subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle and a former female Subway franchisee in which Fogle says he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the former franchisee's attorney.

  • Bison Attacks Woman Who Tried to Take a Selfie With It

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    She was the fifth person injured by a bison this year.

  • Down Payment Programs Not a Scam, FHA to Tell HUD Watchdog

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Federal Housing Administration is expected to rebuff a HUD watchdog report that blasted down payment assistance programs. The report has raised concerns that mortgage lenders would have to indemnify FHA for past loans, and that housing finance agencies would have the programs restructured.

  • 13 Fascinating Careers You Never Knew Barbie Had

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    From rapping to campaigning, Barbie has done it all.

  • University of Phoenix Going Down in Flames?

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The troubled online university might have finally been dealt duel deathblows as they announced an FTC investigation and a 54% drop in enrollment.

  • OKC man arrested after allegedly trying to set up meeting to have sex with minor

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Investigators with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office arrested a 37-year-old Oklahoma City man who arranged a meeting to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old Mustang girl.

  • Hoping to become tourist haunt, Nevada town finds boost in spirits

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Rural Tonopah, Nev., (pop. 2,757) sits halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, about 100 miles from the next closest gas station. The mining town is now attracting tourists with attractions including ghost stories.

  • Violence not keeping away Americans: Mexico sees 25% spike in U.S. travelers

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    According to information compiled by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S.'s southern neighbor was the top international destination for American travels last year, with Mexico seeing a record 25.9 million visitors from the U.S. in 2014 – a 24 percent rise from the previous year.

  • Jimmy Carter: U.S. Is an 'Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery'

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The 39th president said the 'Citizens United' ruling 'violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system.'

  • 'Voice of the Cowboys' Larry Reece says he's cancer free

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Good news from Cowboys Country, as OSU announcer Larry Reece announced via Twitter that he's cancer free. Reece confirmed earlier this year  doctors found a cancerous tumor in his throat. The diagnosis required seven weeks of radiation on the tumor and lymph nodes in his neck and weekly chemotheraphy. Following his announcement in January, the Oklahoma State community rallied behind the longtime "Voice of the Cowboys," and Reece thanked his supporters on social media Friday. "Prayer POSSE you did it.. Pet scan showed no cancer!!," Reece said via Twitter . "I'm cleared for some @CowboyFB."

  • Norman Arrested With Dozens Of Videos, Photos Depicting Child Porn

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A Norman man was arrested this week, accused of a number of child pornography and drugs charges.

  • Poll: No, Mr. President, you would not win a third term

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    It seems that Americans can add no more Obamas to the oft-heard calls for no more Bushes or Clintons, despite the president's belief that he would be a shoo-in for a third term. Rasmussen Reports on Friday released a poll showing that just one third of likely U.S voters would keep Obama in office if he ran again. Even among Democrats, only 57 percent would vote for him a third time. In Africa, President Obama said he could win a third term. AP Photo

  • Sony's New 'Spider-Man' Won't Be Origin Story, Says Screenwriter

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Hollywood Reporter gives us some good news: the new Spider-Man film won't be another origin tale. "I think that everybody feels like, you know he got bit by a spider and you know Uncle Ben died," according to screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein on Grantland's The Andy Greenwald Podcast . That's a relief for those of us who have seen the Spidey tale in the comics, multiple cartoons, and now two sets of films.  The new movie is set to focus on Peter Parker in high school, as played by Tom Holland.