• UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after crash in Norman

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Chad Brown, 29, of Norman, died Sunday after his motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle collided in the area of west State Highway 9 and the northbound Interstate 35 on ramp. The SUV driver, Kaitlyn Romo, 24, of Weslaco, Texas, was arrested on complaints of manslaughter and driving under the influence, Norman police said early Monday.

  • Ducks top Flames 3-0 in Game 2, stay unbeaten in playoffs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Six games deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs, nobody has been able to beat the Anaheim Ducks. Although the Flames kept it uncomfortably close for 50 minutes Sunday night, Frederik Andersen kept Calgary off the scoreboard until his teammates grinded out another win in a championship chase that gathers momentum with every outing. Andersen made 30 saves in his first career postseason shutout, Matt Beleskey scored in the first period and the Ducks remained perfect with a 3-0 victory over the Flames in Game 2 of their second-round series. Hampus Lindholm scored his first career playoff goal with 8:45 to play for the Ducks, who have followed up their first-round sweep of Winnipeg with two solid victorie

  • City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. The men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland as the contest was scheduled to end and began shooting at a security officer, the City of Garland said in a statement. Garland police officers returned fire, killing the men.

  • Body of missing boater found in Fort Cobb Lake

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The body of William B. Wimberly, 59, of Tuttle, Oklahoma, was found Sunday by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in the Fort Cobb Lake after a two-day search.

  • Gentlemen's club causes stir in northeast Oklahoma

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHOUTEAU — Amish and Mennonite country typically reserved for the planting of wheat and cutting of hay is now known for another endeavor. The sowing of wild oats. A seven-day-a-week, gentlemen's club opened a few months ago on U.S. 412 just east of the Roger-Mayes county line. Its presence has made some in this tranquil setting uneasy. “I really don't think anybody's happy with it,” said David Wiens, pastor of Eden Mennonite Church, which is located about a mile south of Sensations Gentleman's Club. “All the effort that can be expended has been expended as far as the legality of it.

  • Dale Jr. ends 11-year drought at Talladega

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — At a track that has always been good to his family, in front of an adoring crowd that so clearly favors him over everyone else in the field, Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to an emotional first win of the season. NASCAR's most popular driver won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he received a thunderous ovation as he pumped his fist outside the car window during a slow victory lap. He stopped at the flag stand to grab the checkered flag and flew it out his car window as he savored his trip around the track and into victory lane. It is Earnhardt's sixth victory at Talladega — but first since 2004 — and he choked back

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: New graduate prefers cash instead of party, gifts


    I am 59 and graduating in May. My friends want to give me a party. I really don’t want a bunch of gifts I won’t use, but I’d rather have cash as I have mega student loans to repay. How would I word this on the invitation?

  • Oklahoma City VA surgeon questioned colleagues' skills years before heart program closure

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    A little more than two years before federal authorities temporarily closed the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center’s heart program, a senior surgeon at the hospital voiced concerns about his fellow surgeons’ medical competencies.

  • Sister support: Oklahoma City resale shop benefits YWCA, community

    By Carla Hinton
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Filled with home decor, clothing, shoes, hand bags, books, jewelry and cosmetics, Our Sisters’ Closet provides funding for the YWCA of Oklahoma City’s programs and projects, said Cindy Reynolds, the shop’s director of retail operations.

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  • Failed policies in Baltimore

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what's wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don't care enough. Not only is this attitude high-handed, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise. President Obama doesn't have the slightest idea how to fix Baltimore. His solutions fall back on liberal bromides going back 50 years. Dating to the Kerner Commission after the riots of the 1960s, the left's go-to solution to urban problems has been more social programs. Since then, we've gotten more social programs — and just as many urban problems. Exhibit A is Baltimore itself. The city hasn't

  • Cargo Ranch in Oklahoma helps kids deal with struggles

    By Alex Strohm
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Cargo Ranch is an Oklahoma nonprofit that works to give kids hope amidst difficult life situations. Carrie Carter, the president and co-founder of Cargo, bought 40 acres in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on faith.

  • World briefs

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    EUROPE ENGLAND | London — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice? Britain's newborn princess, the second child of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, has spent her first night at home in London's Kensington Palace, but the guessing game continues Sunday over what her name will be. Britain's legal bookmakers have been busy taking in thousands of bets for the baby's name. For weeks, they have been saying that Alice is the clear favorite. But in recent days Charlotte, the feminine form of Charles, has become the front runner. Other top possibilities included Olivia, Victoria, Elizabeth, Alexandra and

  • After six days, Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew

    By JULIET LINDERMAN and BEN NUCKOLS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    MARYLAND Baltimore — Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices. Meanwhile, hundreds of jubilant people prayed and chanted for justice at a rally in front of City Hall organized by faith leaders. The rally comes days after the city's top prosecutor charged six officers involved in Gray's arrest. The Rev. Lisa Weah, pastor of the New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gray's neighborhood, said the mes-sage of equal justice

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 4, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Birthdays

    | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Monday's birthdays Surf guitarist Dick Dale, 78. Country singer Stella Parton, 66. Singer Jackie Jackson (The Jacksons), 64. Country singer Randy Travis, 56. Actress Mary McDonough (“The Waltons”), 54. Actor Will Arnett, 45. Bassist Mike Dirnt (Green Day), 43. Singer Lance Bass

  • Runway damage forces closure of airport to some planes in Nepal

    By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    NEPAL Kathmandu — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll climbed to 7,276, including six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend on a popular trekking route, said government administrator Gautam Rimal. Nepal's Tourist Police reported 57 foreigners have been killed in the April 25 quake, and 109 are still missing, including nine Americans. Airport problems The airport's main runway was temporarily closed to big

  • Free-speech rulings such as that in Kentucky are a victory for all

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    COURT rulings and common sense don't always go hand in hand, so it's refreshing when a judge's decision appears both logical and entirely reasonable. Such is the case with a Kentucky judge's recent free-speech ruling in a case pitting a small business against the organizers of a gay rights festival. Hands On Originals is a family owned business that produces promotional materials, including T-shirts. The owners are Christians and attempt to operate the business in accordance with their beliefs.

  • Some reason for encouragement in latest report about Oklahoma chikl welfare efforts

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    THERE is some reason for encouragement in the latest report by out-of-state experts who are overseeing Oklahoma's child welfare reform efforts. More so than in their previous three critiques, this time they found a few things worth praising at the Department of Human Services. The three experts, called “co-neutrals,” are monitoring Oklahoma's efforts to comply with a 2012 settlement agreement that resolved a federal class-action lawsuit against DHS. The state subsequently created the Pinnacle Plan, which sets improvement goals in several areas of the child welfare system, ranging from reducing worker caseloads to eliminating the use of state shelters for abused and neglected

  • Dave Says: Lawsuit settlement isn't worth guilty conscience

    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Dave Ramsey: Taking a lawsuit settlement offer even though no harm was inflicted is morally wrong no matter how much it is.