• Oklahoma beheading: Friend remembers Colleen Hufford

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Former Oklahoma City Blazers Coach Doug Sauter said Colleen Hufford was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and an avid hockey fan.

  • OK Sea to offer play area for dogs, corn dogs for patrons

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Deep Deuce development adds life to little-used corner

  • Oklahoma beheading: Murder defendant confessed, attempted second beheading

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Oklahoma beheading: Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said it is “highly likely” prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Alton Alexander Nolen, 30.

  • Man dies after accidentally shooting himself, Oklahoma City police say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    John Calk, 32, died after accidentally shooting himself late Monday, Oklahoma City police said.

  • Oklahoma City man accused of plotting to kill pregnant girlfriend with ricin is headed to trial

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Preston Harrison Rhoads, 31, is headed to trial in Oklahoma County District Court on two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another.

  • Washita County accident claims Sentinel woman

    Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    A Sentinel woman died this week as the result of a traffic accident in Washita County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Lawsuit challenges law limiting use of abortion drugs in Oklahoma

    By Rick M. Green, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    House Bill 2684 requires that these drugs be administered only in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a similar bill, approved in 2011, was unconstitutional and that it effectively banned all drug-induced abortions. Backers of this year’s bill, signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, rewrote the legislation to overcome that objection.

  • Authorities investigate more suspicious fires in Bethany, OK

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    “I want to be very clear, the media wants to start using the term arson and other things and we’re not using those terms. We like to stick with a fire (being) either determined or it’s undetermined,” Bethany, Oklahoma, Fire Chief S.R. Hunter said. “We know the origin of these fires, the cause is still under investigation and at this point is undetermined.”

  • Cleveland County sheriff warns of man impersonating deputy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department warned that a man claiming to be a deputy attempted to scam an Oklahoma woman by claiming they had a warrant for their arrest.

  • Police missing autistic man safe, in good health

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police say a man with autism who has been missing since Thursday was found safe. Officers said Tuesday afternoon that 24-year-old Tijuani Jones was found in Howard County. Police say he was taken to a hospital and was found to be in overall good health. Jones disappeared Thursday after leaving a vocational program in Frederick.

  • Woman swerves to miss dog, ends up in Oklahoma City creek

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    A woman swerved to miss a dog Tuesday morning and ended up driving her car into a creek in south Oklahoma City, police said.

  • Sheriffs criticize Oklahoma senator's call to take back military surplus equipment

    BY JULIANA KEEPING, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Oklahoma sheriffs are pushing back against legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, that seeks to stop the flow of wartime military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.

  • Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company. Police found Beverly Carter's body early Tuesday, five days after she went to show the house in a rural area near Little Rock and never returned. Authorities arrested Arron Michael Lewis, 33, on Monday on suspicion of kidnapping, and preliminary charges of capital murder and robbery were added after Carter's body was found buried at a business where Lewis previously worked.

  • Diver Meets Shark, And You Won't Believe What Happened Next!

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    This is what happened: Nothing is as awesome as HIGH-FIVING A SHARK pic.twitter.com/gdMPhRObRZ — Animal Planet (@MeetAnimals) September 30, 2014

  • US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said. The aerial campaign, which began last week in Syria and last month in Iraq, aims to destroy the extremist faction known as the Islamic State, which has seized control of a huge chunk of territory stretching from northern Syria to the western outskirts of the Iraqi capital. Despite the coalition airstrikes, the militants have pressed their offensive on the town of Kobani, also known by its Arabic name Ayn Arab, and surrounding vi

  • Federal judge sides with Pruitt in Obamacare lawsuit

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    A U.S. district judge in Muskogee has sided with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt against the U.S. government in the state’s lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act. Pruitt’s suit, like similar ones in other states and the District of Columbia, claimed the IRS improperly allowed subsidies for insurance coverage purchased in states that have health […]

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And the U.S. economy would grow faster if more people stayed in school longer. Plenty of data back them up. But the data also show something else: Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they're widening the nation's wealth gap.

  • Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed. The 68-year-old black great-grandfather was shot to death after a slow-speed chase as he parked in his own driveway, by a 25-year-old white police officer who repeatedly fired through the driver's side door. Investigators determined that North Augusta Public Safety Officer Justin Craven broke the law. A prosecutor, in a rare action against a police officer, sought to charge him with voluntary manslaughter, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. But the grand jury disagreed, indicting him on a misdemeanor.

  • Oklahoma beheading: 5 new facts we learned about the attack today

    Richard Hall and Phillip O'Connor | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The Cleveland County District Attorney held a press conference today offering new details in the case of Alton Nolen, the man accused of beheading and stabbing coworkers at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla. Here are five new facts we learned from the press conference: 5. Nolen went home to get the knife before the attacks […]

  • Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders. Allen leaves Oakland after less than three seasons just like those others, having failed to turn around the downtrodden franchise. The Raiders fired Allen on Monday night after he lost the first four games of his third year as coach and often failed to field a competitive team. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The firing was first reported by Fox Sports.