• Sheriffs want Google to disable police-tracking app

    Associated Press |
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked. Waze, which Google purchased for $966 million in 2013, is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users in 200 countries turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or traffic cameras, construction zones, potholes, stalled vehicles or unsafe weather

  • Father of quintuplets in 1963 dies at age 89

    Associated Press |
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first-known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S. Fischer, whose family eventually grew to 11 children, died in a nursing home Thursday in South Dakota. He was 89. Fischer said he “shook” and his wife, May Ann, started to cry when an X-ray revealed the news. A few days later, on Sept. 14, 1963, their family doubled in size when she gave birth two months early to four girls and a boy.

  • Oklahoma education news briefs

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    Oklahoma education news briefs for Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

  • Edmond Exchange for Jan. 31

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    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up about what is going on in Edmond.

  • Of Character: From farms are grown families, communities and pride that blankets generations

    By Bryan Painter
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Bryan Painter: From farms are grown families, communities and pride that blankets generations. That’s the way John Dee Butchee, 49 of Warren, sees life.

  • Banking question holds up start of Edmond conference center

    By Diana Baldwin
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Bank financing holds up the start of construction on Edmond’s new hotel and conference center near Covell Road and Interstate 35. Leaders said the issue will be solved and development will move forward.

  • Roof restored, work to begin inside historic teepee church in Oklahoma County

    By Robert Medley
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    With the red earth-toned roof restored atop, the inside of the former Hopewell Baptist Church will be restored next with structural repairs to support the auditorium floor

  • How Chandler Henderson shot an Oklahoma state record mule deer

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Chandler Henderson, 22, killed a big mule deer with his bow on Nov. 4 that, once certified by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, will be the new state record typical mule deer.

  • More than 2M vehicles recalled a 2nd time for faulty air bags

    By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    NEW YORK — More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made from 2002 to 2004. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says all of the vehicles covered in Saturday’s announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags, but the carmakers’ original attempts to fix the defects only worked about 85 percent of the time. The new recall will fully replace the faulty electronic control unit, which is made by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp of

  • Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.

    By JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    GILBERT, W.Va. — After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state’s blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud. Production of “Drink of the Devil” has been in full swing at a distillery on original Hatfield land, bringing batches to the nation’s store shelves using the original recipe of family patriarch William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield. Overseen by Chad Bishop, husband of Hatfield’s great-great-great granddaughter, all the work is done by hand in a converted garage on a mountainside six miles from “Devil Anse” Hatfield’s

  • NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in ‘Mafia cops’ case

    By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    NEW YORK — Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother’s home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he’d been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob. Twenty-nine years later, the city has reached a $5 million settlement with Guido’s family in part of the fallout from one of the most stunning police corruption cases in New York history. “This tragic matter involves the murder of an innocent man. After evaluating all the facts, it was determined that settling the case was in the city’s best interest,” the Law Department said in

  • NBA Notebook

    | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Horford, Hawks extend streak to 19 Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games. The Hawks led by 21 in the first half but the 76ers came back to take their first lead at 83-81 on a jam by Nerlens Noel with less than 3 minutes remaining. Horford scored to pull the Hawks even, and Dennis Schroeder's 3-pointer with 1:35 left gave Atlanta an 86-83 advantage. Following a miss by Philadelphia's

  • Saturday's College Scores

    | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Big 12 Men At No. 17 West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58: Devin Williams scored 18 points for West Virginia. At No. 9 Kansas 68, Kansas State 57: Perry Ellis had a double-double in the first half and wound up with 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Jayhawks. At No. 15 Iowa State 83, TCU 66: Georges Niang scored 23 points and floor leader Monte Morris added 16. At No. 20 Baylor 83, No. 19 Texas 60: Kenny Chery scored 23 points to lead Baylor.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook qualifies for NBA leaderboard; now second in the league in scoring

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Because of a hand injury that cost him 14 games earlier this season, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook hasn’t been eligible for the NBA leaderboards. Until now.

  • Oklahoma high school football recruits by the numbers

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    There are 30 Oklahoma high school players who signed with FBS teams in 2014

  • Oklahoma roots make native Cowboy and Sooner football players alike proud

    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Former Oklahoma high school stars Billy Bajema, J.D. Runnels and Kye Staley voice their opinions on playing college ball in state

  • Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that

    By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Whose Internet is it anyway? Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, says he’s keeping that question in mind as he pitches the biggest regulatory shake-up to the telecommunications industry since 1996, when people still used noisy modems and referred to the “information superhighway” as a fun way to buy books or check the weather. Wheeler has not publicly released his plan yet, and might not for a few weeks. But he has suggested that Internet service has become as critical to people in the United States as water, electricity or phone service and should be regulated like any other public utility.

  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts. The satellite is on a three-year mission to track the amount of water locked in soil, which may help residents in low-lying regions brace for floods or farmers get ready for drought conditions. The Delta 2 rocket carrying the Soil Moisture Active Passive — or SMAP — satellite launched shortly before sunrise from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s central coast. As the rocket zoomed skyward, it gave off an orange glow. About an hour later, the satellite successfully separated from the rocket and began unfurling

  • Rodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player

    By BARRY WILNER , AP Pro Football Writer | Updated: 21 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Just living the dream. And looking for more. Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award Saturday night, and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors. Rodgers, also the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award winner, took this one in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion over Watt. The Packers quarterback received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston’s Watt, seeking to become the first defensive player to win MVP since 1986, got 13 votes. Rodgers threw for 38 touchdowns and a league-low five interceptions; he has thrown 512 passes at home

  • Sons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement

    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Pro Football Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group. “I wish,” 25-year-old Tyler Seau said later, “he was here in person with us.” A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau, who committed suicide at age 43 in 2012, was the only first-time eligible candidate in the Hall’s class of 2015. Also getting in Saturday, a day before the Super Bowl, were modern-day players Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields, contributors Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, and senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.