• KSWO: AAA Oklahoma offers free Tipsy Tow service

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    If your Thanksgiving celebrations involve alcohol, AAA wants to make sure you don't get behind the wheel after drinking, KSWO reports. AAA Oklahoma will be providing their Tipsy Tow service until 2:00 a.m. Monday ...

  • Family reports Ohio State football player is missing

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The family of senior walk-on Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he left his apartment early Wednesday and has not been heard from, the Columbus Dispatch reports. His sister Sophia Karageorge said yesterday that Karageorge, a defensive tackle who wrestled for three years for the Buckeyes, was last seen at his apartment on E. 7th Avenue at 2 a.m. Wednesday. She said his roommates told the family that he left to take a walk. “He had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset,” she said.

  • Ferguson Protests Move to Stores for Black Friday

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Protesters visited stores in the St. Louis area overnight, using the Black Friday shopping occasion to condemn a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson , Missouri, police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, ABC News reports. The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. Protesters spent a few minutes at each store, shouting things such as “Hands up, don’t shoot!” and “Shut it down!” while walking through the store aisles. Police officers stood guard, ensuring that the protests remained civil. There was no immediate word of any arrests.

  • A McDonald's in a church? McMass wants to build one

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Would you be more inclined to go to church if services came with a Big Mac and a side of fries? asks the Los Angeles Times. That's the idea behind McMass , a group whose goal is to put a McDonald's franchise in a church.  The group, led by Paul Di Lucca, a creative director at the church branding agency Lux Dei design, has launched a page on the  IndieGoGo  crowdfunding site. He's looking to raise $1 million to build the first McDonald's church.

  • UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst and its alumnus Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape, CNN reports. At least 15 women have spoken out to various media outlets accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct. "Bill Cosby has agreed to resign as an honorary co-chair of UMass Amherst's capital campaign. He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university," said Ed Blaguszewski, a spokesman for the school. Cosby got his master's and doctorate in education from the university in the 1970s.

  • News 9: Moore High School Band Marches In Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    A metro high school marching band was in the spotlight on Thursday marching in Chicago's Thanksgiving Day Parade, News 9 reports. The Moore High School band found out about the honor about six months ago and had three short weeks after football season to prep for Thursday's march ...

  • KFOR: Staggering number of people in Oklahoma drive without valid license

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The holiday season is always one of the busiest travel times of the year, says KFOR, and every minute of every day, someone is driving illegally, without a license or insurance. Over the last two years in Oklahoma City, more that 10 thousand drivers were cited for not having a state drivers license, and those numbers ...

  • Dog escapes at National Dog Show, devastates dog handler

    Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The National Dog Show has been pretty much like every National Dog Show -- an opportunity for everybody in the country to watch puppies on Thanksgiving -- except for one adventurous miniature pinscher, who got away, says SB Nation.

  • The Winner of The National Dog Show Is ...

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Not everyone is talking turkey on Thanksgiving, Nathan the Bloodhound is stealing some of the spotlight, says People. The four-year-old canine took home the title of Best in Show at the 2014 National Dog Show on Thursday. The adorable and well-mannered pooch won the hound group and then managed to out strut all the other group winners, including Freda the French bulldog and Bogey the samoyed.

  • OPEC Policy Ensures U.S. Shale Crash, Russian Tycoon Says

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    From Bloomberg: OPEC policy on crude production will ensure a crash in the U.S. shale industry, a Russian oil tycoon said. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries kept output targets unchanged at a meeting in Vienna today even after this year’s slump in the oil price caused by surging supply from U.S shale fields. American producers risk becoming victims of their own success.

  • Pharrell Williams in Ebony interview: Why aren't we talking about Michael Brown's 'bullyish' behavior?

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    EBONY: Did you see the video allegedly showing Michael Brown stealing from a convenience store minutes before his death? WILLIAMS: It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with. Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?

  • Crime author PD James dies at age 94

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94, the BBC reports. Her agent said she died "peacefully at her home in Oxford" on Thursday morning. The author's books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions of books around the world, with various adaptations for television and film. Her best known novels include The Children of Men, The Murder Room and Pride and Prejudice spin-off Death Comes to Pemberley.

  • Supreme Court faces a new frontier: Threats on Facebook

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court comes face to face Monday with a free speech case involving threats made on Facebook, Paulette Sullivan Moore and Francis Schmidt will have decidedly different reactions, says USA Today. Sullivan hears regularly from women who are harassed and threatened online. A licensed professional had to change her name and take a lower-paying job. An Arizona woman moved nine times in 18 months and changed jobs four times. An Illinois woman confronted Facebook images of herself, her house and children with the caption, "You think you can hide from me?" "What we know about abusers is that when they can't get physical access to the person they were abusing, they start using other methods," says Sullivan, vice president of public policy for the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

  • News 9: OKC Woman Stabbed Multiple Times Inside Motel Lobby

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    A metro woman is attacked in a hotel lobby and the assault happens right in front of her children. Wednesday night she is still recovering from her injuries, and it's what she told Oklahoma City police that led them to the suspect, News 9 reports. Police say the attacker is her ex-husband and father of their children, who walked into the La Quinta Inn in the 4800 block of NW Expressway with a knife and ...

  • KFOR: Oklahoma County official makes controversial Facebook post regarding Ferguson protests

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    An Oklahoma County official is facing some backlash following a controversial statement he posted on Facebook regarding the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, KFOR reports. Larry Stein, the Oklahoma County deputy assessor, posted, “There hasn’t been this great of a racial divide in America since the 1805’s. Congrats to the thugs and animals in Ferguson.” Stein has since removed the post, but says ...

  • KOCO: Police say woman searching for diamonds arrested after needles poke nurses

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    A woman was arrested by Oklahoma City police Sunday after an incident involving needles and a search for diamonds, KOCO reports. Police say they received word that the woman was looking for diamonds on the side of the road near Northwest Expressway and NW 63rd, and when they arrived, they found a woman holding rocks who said ...

  • Carmelo Anthony likely will miss Friday's game against Thunder

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    New York Knicks leading scorer Carmelo Anthony is battling back issues, and is looking like he'll miss Friday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman . "Anthony is out for an unknown period of time," Berman wrote. "The Knicks still have him listed officially as “doubtful’’ for Wednesday’s game in Dallas, but it’s a certainty he’s shut down for this trip that ends Friday in Oklahoma City, if not longer." Anthony didn't participate in Wednesday's shootaround in Dallas and hasn't had any tests on his back yet. This isn't the first time Anthony has had issues with his back, as he had back spasms in the 2011 playoffs, and was shut down late in the 2012 season because of a bulging disk. Anthony played just 18 minutes and scored 14 points Monday in a 91-86 loss to the Houston Rockets. Anthony left the game with back spasms with less than two minutes remaining in the first half and didn't return. In addition to missing out on Anthony on Friday, the Thunder  may get point guard Russell Westbrook back in the lineup. Westbrook has missed the Thunder's last 13 games with a broken hand.

  • Marcus Smart could play this weekend for Boston Celtics

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart could be back in a game as soon as this weekend. The former Oklahoma State guard returned to practice on Wednesday following close to three weeks out with a sprained left ankle. He didn't finish practice due to minor discomfort, but could be available to play Friday against the Chicago Bulls. If not Friday, Smart could see his first action Sunday vs. the San Antonio Spurs.

  • Creed's Scott Stapp Reveals He's Homeless in Jarring New Video

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Creed 's Scott Stapp has apparently fallen on some hard times. Fifteen years after the band's Human Clay sold over 11 million copies, the lead singer now finds himself "penniless" and reduced to living in a Holiday Inn, Stapp says in a jarring 15-minute video that he posted on  his Facebook page  ( via TMZ ). Stapp opens his testimonial by assuring fans that he's not under the influence. "I'm sure you've heard the many rumors and slanderous, libelous accusations over the last few weeks," Stapp says. "First, I was dead. That came out obviously that it was a hoax. Then there were rumors that I'm on drugs and drinking and relapsed and in rehab, all these other things. That's also a lie…I'm sober as can be.

  • Injury could mean Xavier Henry gets cut from Lakers

    Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Is the brief Xavier Henry era coming to a close in Los Angeles? The former Putnam City High School star  underwent successful surgery on his ruptured left Achilles on Tuesday, sidelining him for the season. With the loss of Henry and a string of other season-ending injuries, the Lakers have moved to sign forward Earl Clark. Clark's signing could be bad news for Henry, says Los Angeles Times Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan. "The Earl Clark signing likely means the end of Xavier Henry's Laker tenure," Bresnahan  said via Twitter Wednesday. "He's the guy to be cut to make room for Clark's guaranteed deal." If cut, Henry would  get the guaranteed $1.1 million due to him this season. Also, it doesn't mean the Lakers couldn't bring him back next year as an unrestricted free agent in 2015.