• Watch a monkey paint for conservation

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 4 min ago

    Art Gone Wild is the Oklahoma City Zoo's annual art auction that benefits the zoo's conservation causes. The annual event held in the Paseo Arts District is popular because the animals do the painting.  Wednesday Pearl the sea lion, several snakes and turtles, stingrays and a monkey all took their turn painting.  Here's some video of one of the zoo's monkeys at work.  For more on how and why they do it check tomorrow's print edition of The Oklahoman or visit NewsOK.com.

  • Trailer For Sale?

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 21 min ago

    Only hours after Governor Mary Fallin announced her daughter would be moving her personal travel trailer off the grounds of  the Governor's Mansion, a post on Craigslist shows Christina Fallin's trailer for sale in a post title, "Trailer Must Go."  http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/rvs/5146123030.html  Fallin appeared on local news station KFOR on Tuesday afternoon after questions arose about the propiety of the First Daughter "camping" on state property. Fallin  said the trailer would be moved by Sunday.  The Governor's office later determined that the living arrangement violated a state code, but broke no law.   Alex Weintz, the governor's spokesman, confirmed that the

  • Downtown cathedral Mass marks slain priest's death

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 28 min ago

    The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese, shared a homily about the Rev. Stanley Rother, an Okarche native who is currently being considered for sainthood by the Vatican.

  • Hearing delayed for Oklahoma man accused in 1992 cold case

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A hearing has been rescheduled for an Oklahoma man facing a charge related to the 1992 deaths of two women and a girl whose bodies were found in a hole dug for a septic tank. Grover Prewitt Jr. was due Wednesday in Creek County District Court. He's pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. His next hearing is now set for Sept. 9. Prewitt was charged after the bodies of Wendy Camp; her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear; were found in 2013 on land Prewitt and his late mother previously owned.

  • Oklahoma Transportation Department sets goals for next 25 years

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 43 min ago

    The emphasis on improving bridges will continue, but by the end of this decade the department expects to have made enough progress that it can begin shifting resources to deal more with pavement issues, said John Bowman, director of capital programs for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

  • Drake pays homage to Joe Carter, Blue Jays via Meek Mill diss track 'Back to Back'

    Erik Horne | Updated: 51 min ago

    If you haven't heard, rappers Drake (he of "against-the-rules recruiting of Kevin Durant to the Toronto Raptors" fame) and Meek Mill are in a rap beef of sorts (here's a quick explanation of the feud). Somehow, Oklahoma City native/Millwood alum and Toronto Blue Jays legend Joe Carter has become a random footnote in it all. On Wednesday, Drake - a Toronto native - released a scathing diss track online about Mill entitled "Back to Back," in which the title line refers to Drake's boast that "they 'gon ask if can play this s*** baaaaaaaack to back.

  • Update on Nani-gate

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Chefs Colin Stringer and Andon Whitehorn had the first of what could be a number of days in court before a local judge, pleading to operate their Japanese-Choctaw concept out of the home. Oklahoman reporter Graham Lee Brewer covered the hearing, which will pick up again in a few days. I'm still not sure the guys' argument that they don't advertise to the public is strong enough to win the case because their website openly solicits reservations from the dining public, but I think the larger story here is that the health department conceded the laws for private chefs are fuzzy and antiquated.

  • 7 stories from the first 7 months of 2015

    Silas Allen | Updated: 1 hr ago

    January   Charles Frederick Warner, a man who was convicted of raping and killing an 11-month-old girl in 1997, was executed on January 15. Warner's execution had been put on hold for nine months after the botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett in April. Man found guilty of baby rape, murder Execution failure in Oklahoma: Clayton Lockett dies of heart attack after vein explodes Oklahoma killer executed for death of infant girl [pagebreak] February The U.S.

  • Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charge California teen as adult in death of 8-year-old girl in artist complex.

  • 1 dead in crash between semi-truck and motorcycle in Norman

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    One person has died in a crash between a semi-truck and motorcycle in Norman.

  • Fed keeps interest rate unchanged, seeks further economic gains before starting hikes

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fed keeps interest rate unchanged, seeks further economic gains before starting hikes.

  • University of Cincinnati police officer who shot man during traffic stop charged with murder

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Sam Dubose, 43, was unarmed when he was shot and killed during a July 19 traffic stop by Officer Ray Tensing.

  • Drake vs. Meek Mill Explained in 60 Seconds

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    There's been a lot of Drake-and-Meek Mill-beef news flying around. So much, in fact, that if you looked away for a second and got completely lost, you wouldn't be alone. One should never, however, be behind on one's rap-feud news, so here's a quick play-by-play recap of Drake v. Meek Mill, summer 2015.

  • Northbound Interstate 35 near Paoli now open

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been shut down due to an overturned cattle hauler Wednesday. The wreck is near Paoli, and about 100 head of cattle were aboard, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Art Gone Wild prep underway at the Oklahoma City Zoo

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Animals at the Oklahoma City Zoo are getting their Picasso on this week in preparation for the zoo's annual Art Gone Wild fundraiser which benefits conservation efforts. The art show, made up of paintings done exclusively by zoo animals, begins Aug. 7 and runs through Aug. 31 at the A.K.A. Gallery, 3001 Paseo. There public is invited to the show's opening night from 6 to 9 p.m. Artist animals will include elephants, snakes, rhinoceros, flamingos, grizzly bears and fish. In some cases, the tools are modified to fit the animal's need. At Stingray Bay a brush is made from PVC pipe that is attached to a dog toy loaded with fish. The rays push on the ball while one of the keepers handle the brush.

  • White House says reports of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's death are credible

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House says reports of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar's death are credible.

  • Former Valley Brook police officer arrested on sex crimes complaints

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Valley Brook police officer Courtney Breanne Schlinke, 21, was arrested on 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16 and eight counts of oral sodomy, records show.

  • Oklahoma City chefs gaining notice beyond borders

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Last Sunday, chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson's R&J Lounge and Supper Club was featured in the New York Times Travel section and this weekend chef Kurt Fleischfresser travels to New Orleans to compete with some of the countries top chefs. Not bad for the land of chicken-fried everything and Little Kings. Kathryn O'Shea Evans, writing for the Times, notes, "Nostalgia is the main course" the the R&J. Whether the glowing review draws a lot of New York City license plates in the parking lot remains to be seen. Regardless, it's nice to see local talent gain notice in larger markets as long as that notice doesn't encourage them to move away.

  • Why 2016 quarterback Austin Kendall will star at OU

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Austin Kendall doesn't hit campus until 2016 for Oklahoma football, but the North Carolina native is already creating a buzz as the Sooners' next potential standout at quarterback. Bleacher Reports's Michael Felder has three reasons why Kendall will star at OU: Escapability, the ability to throw into tight windows and being able to throw a catchable ball. From Felder on Kendall's mobility: "He's not Trevor Knight. He's not going to run for 200 yards, but he does have the ability to get out of the pocket." Check out the B/R video here .

  • Coast Guard official: Search for teens is 'active and open'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard and state officials visited the Florida home of one of two missing teenage boaters Wednesday, and a spokesman told news reporters the search for the boys is still "active and open." Capt. Mark Fedor of the Coast Guard said, "There's been a lot of rumors that the search has been suspected. I just want to refute that. The search has not been suspended." The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife officers were at the home of 14-year-old Perry Cohen for almost an hour Wednesday afternoon. As they left, Fedor offered no further comment and didn't take questions. Earlier, a U.S. official in Washington had said the Coast Guard was suspending the search.




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