• Toby Keith to play The Players Championship Military Appreciation Day

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 min ago

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Continuing a PGA Tour tradition of honoring men and women in uniform, The Players Championship today unveiled a full slate of military appreciation activities and programs for the 2016 event, including a special performance by Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith on Tuesday, May 10, during Military Appreciation Day. New in 2016, the Military Appreciation Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. and concert at 6:30 p.m. will be on the 17th hole - instead of the traditional location on the back of the clubhouse lawn - when the tournament returns to The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 10-15.

  • Parents see south Tulsa Waffle House robber on local news, turn in their son

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    A man accused of robbing a south Tulsa Waffle House restaurant after eating breakfast there was arrested Thursday after his parents recognized him on TV news. Andrew Nicholas Deweese, 36, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a complaint of first-degree robbery by force or fear, jail records indicate. A man alleged to be Deweese went into the Waffle House at 7022 S. Mingo Road and ordered a meal just after 3 a.m. Thursday. He ate his breakfast and then approached the cash register, according to an arrest report.

  • OKLAHOMA BRIEFS for Feb. 12, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    OKLAHOMA BRIEFS for Feb. 12, 2016

  • Selena Gomez, Ice Cube, Ed Sheeran and more to present on Grammy Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 25 min ago

    A diverse, all-star lineup of Grammy nominees, previous winners and film and TV stars will take the stage as presenters for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. This year’s presenters include current Grammy nominee Cam; two-time Grammy Award winner/host of "The Late Show," Stephen Colbert; two-time Grammy Award winner and current three-time nominee Common; host of "The Late Late Show," James Corden; actress Kaley Cuoco; singer/actress Selena Gomez; singer/actress Ariana Grande; Ice Cube; O’Shea Jackson Jr.; actress Anna Kendrick; current Grammy nominee Seth MacFarlane; Emmy Award-winning TV/radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest; current four-time Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran; and four-time Grammy Award winner Sam Smith.

  • OKC Energy: Energy begins 2016 preseason with match against New York City FC

    By Chris Brannick Staff Writer cbrannick@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    It's becoming Jimmy Nielsen's signature quote: “Anything is possible in soccer.” Oklahoma City Energy FC's coach used it time and time again in his first season in 2014, when the Energy was regularly an underdog. Nielsen used it as the Energy prepared to kick off its preseason schedule in Bradenton, Fla., with a noon match Friday against Major League Soccer's New York City FC. Trying to put some confidence in his again-underdog OKC side, Nielsen reminded the 2016 version about the last time it faced a star-studded MLS team. It was nearly one year ago, Feb. 18, 2015, when the Energy defeated Toronto FC 1-0 in Bradenton. The loss might not have meant as much to the internationally clad Toronto side.

  • Oklahoma state news briefs for Feb. 12, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Oklahoma state news briefs for Feb. 12, 2016

  • Once-dominant Dover picking up the pieces one month after school fire

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    One month after a school fire burned to the ground the high school and middle school, the sign is a reminder of a successful period for the town when an uncertain future awaits.

  • OSU offers Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas on busy recruiting day around state

    scott wright | Updated: 53 min ago

    When he woke up Thursday morning, Tulsa Memorial’s Isaiah Thomas didn’t have a single Division I scholarship offer. By nightfall, he had four — two from the SEC and two from the Big 12, including Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were the fourth program of the day to offer the 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior defensive end prospect, following Missouri, Tennessee and Iowa State. Aside from Thomas, scholarship offers were flowing into the state at a steady pace Thursday as recruiting efforts begin to pick up for the class of 2017. John Marshall defensive back Justin Broiles added offers from Houston, SMU and Colorado State, giving him seven overall and five in the last four days, with Kansas State and

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners providing shuttles, food for students Saturday morning for ESPN College GameDay

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department wants to make it easy for student to attend Saturday morning's ESPN College GameDay. The show, which airs beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, is in town for Saturday's game between the No. 3 Sooners and No. 6 Kansas (1:30 p.m., ESPN). The game has been dubbed "The Rematch" by the network after the teams' Jan. 4 meeting in Lawrence, Kan., finishing in a 109-106 triple-overtime win for the Jayhawks. A free shuttle buses between Asp Circle on the west side of Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and Lloyd Noble Center will run at 8 a.m. That pickup will include food giveaways as well as an appearance by Sooners coacj Lon Kruger and the College GameDay bus.

  • Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Another low snow year in Alaska has organizers worried about where to start the world's most famous sled dog race. The Iditarod always begins with a ceremonial, fan-friendly slow jaunt along the streets and trails of Anchorage a day before the start of the competitive portion of the nearly 1,000-mile race. The ceremonial start is scheduled for March 5. A lack of snow last year north of Anchorage forced the start of the race to be moved to Fairbanks from its traditional starting point in Willow, about 75 miles north of Anchorage. The conditions in Willow are much improved this year, but the problem is in Anchorage, where the snowfall in the city for the past two years has equaled only about two-t

  • OU basketball: An oral history of the 3 OT game between Oklahoma and Kansas

    By Berry Tramel, Columnist, btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma-Kansas game on Jan. 4 has reached exalted status. KU's 109-106 victory in triple overtime is talked about in mythical terms. The Oklahoman collected the writings and the memories of a variety of people who were in Allen Fieldhouse that night to get their take of a No. 1 vs. No. 1 matchup that surpassed its billing: TOBY ROWLAND, OU radio voice “I remember at the end of the first overtime, that's where (Wayne) Selden had an open 3 and missed it, and we're going to a second. I took off my headset, and I kind of looked around, and I remember saying to (broadcast partner) Scott Thompson, ‘This is special. Don't be afraid to lay out and just let the crowd take over. Let the emotion of the game speak, and we don't

  • High school basketball: Once-dominant Dover picking up the pieces one month after school fire

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    One month after a school fire burned to the ground the high school and middle school, the sign is a reminder of a successful period for the town when an uncertain future awaits.

  • Governor's legal counsel resigns four months after testifying before grand jury

    By RICK M. GREEN and NOLAN CLAY Staff Writers     | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin's legal counsel Steve Mullins, who testified before a state grand jury investigating an execution drug mix-up, resigned Thursday. Mullins has served as the governor's general counsel since February 2012. His last day in the governor's office will be Feb. 29. In his resignation letter, Mullins praised Fallin, saying she had a "heart for God and the people of Oklahoma." He said he greatly enjoyed his job: "Each day was a wonderful adventure." "However, at a time when the state is facing tough financial decisions, I know that the office needs to eliminate personnel costs in the upcoming budget. "I have also been advised by my doctor that I need to better control the stress in my

  • Oklahoma State football: Chance for immediate playing time a factor in Barry J. Sanders graduate transfer from Stanford

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Sanders told The Oklahoman in an exclusive interview he intends to join OSU as a graduate transfer from Stanford. The son of legendary OSU running back Barry Sanders, who ran for 2,850 yards and 44 touchdowns in 1988 to win the Heisman Trophy, is immediately eligible to play his final season in Stillwater.

  • OU vs. Kansas: The greatest game Dick Vitale ever called

    By Berry Tramel, Columnist, btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Thirty-three years ago Wednesday, top-ranked North Carolina played second-ranked Virginia in UNC's famed Carmichael Auditorium. There were giants in the land in those days. Michael Jordan was back for his second year as a Tar Heel. Sam Perkins was back for his third. Carolina also had 6-foot-11 Brad Daugherty, a future overall No. 1 NBA Draft pick. And that was a good thing. Virginia had Ralph Sampson. The 7-foot-4 Sampson was in his fourth college season, having already pocketed two National Player of the Year awards. His teammates included Othell Wilson, who would get Virginia to the Final Four the next season, and sharpshooting Rick Carlisle. Yes, that Rick Carlisle, of Dallas Maverick fame.

  • Oklahoma County public records for Feb. 12, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    Oklahoma County public records for Feb. 12, 2016

  • Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson discusses the impact Monty and Ingrid Williams had on his life

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Back in August 2013, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson's girlfriend committed suicide. Anderson found her body in her New Orleans apartment. He was completely devastated. His coach at the time, current Thunder assistant Monty Williams, got the first call. Monty rushed to the scene, dragged a heartbroken Anderson away and took him back to Williams' house. There, Monty and his wife, Ingrid Williams, prayed and consoled and helped Anderson through the toughest of times. It's an inspiring story of coping with a tragedy beautifully detailed by Sports Illustrated in November of 2014. And it's what made Wednesday's news of the car crash that led to Ingrid's death so hard for Anderson to grasp.

  • The Latest: Kerry calls for genuine negotiation on Syria

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local): 2:28 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says a long-term cease-fire in Syria depends on parties to its civil war engaging in "genuine negotiation." Meeting in Munich, diplomats from the U.S., Russia and other powers with interests in Syria's war agreed early Friday to try to secure a "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. Kerry said that "the objective is to achieve a durable long-term cease-fire at some point in time" but that depends on future negotiations. Kerry acknowledged that differences remain over the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad but said "you have

  • Grant County man dies in crash

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Donald Fitch, 79, of Medford, died this week in an ATV accident near Renfrow, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

  • With FBI ring tightening, last Oregon occupiers give up

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government's control of vast expanses of Western land. Federal authorities in six states also arrested seven other people accused of being involved in the occupation and brought charges against a leader of the movement who organized a 2014 standoff. Two more suspects remained at large. The last occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge gave up without incident a day after federal agents surrounded the site. Nearby residents were relieved.