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  • Oklahoma weather: Severe storm updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Follow live severe storm updates, road closings and travel conditions below. The following tweets are from reporters, state officials and meteorologists.

  • Supreme Court rules executions can proceed

    BY NOLAN CLAY | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court Wednesday evening ruled two convicted murderers’ executions can go forward. Justices voted 5-4 Monday to halt the executions. They voted unanimously Wednesday to dissolve that stay. Clayton Derrell Lockett and Charles Frederick Warner are now scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday. Check NewsOK for more updates on this story.

  • Louisiana Senate to consider equal pay proposal

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A bill that would prohibit private businesses in Louisiana from unintentionally paying women less than men for doing the same job will pass to the full Senate after receiving a committee's support Wednesday. The measure by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, received the backing of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee. Current state law already prohibits employers from intentionally paying women less than men for the same job. But Julie Schwam Harris, with Legislative Agenda for Women, said employers can unintentionally discriminate for a number of reasons, sometimes when women are stereotyped as second earners rather than breadwinners.

  • UPDATE: Eastbound Interstate 240 reopened

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Eastbound Interstate 240 is no longer closed at Interstate 35, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. A vehicle fire shut down all eastbound lanes earlier in the afternoon.

  • Convicted leaker Manning changes legal name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. An Army soldier convicted of leaking classified military and diplomatic records persuaded a Kansas judge Wednesday to legally change her name from Bradley Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The judicial order in Leavenworth County District Court could be a key step in the transgender soldier's quest to get the military to devise a medical treatment plan commonly available to civilians diagnosed with gender identity disorder. The Department of Defense bans transgender people from serving and routinely discharges service members who start hormone therapy. But Manning's case is forcing the Pentagon to grapple with complex legal and personnel questions because the soldier is serving a 35-ye

  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances. Following mass shootings in recent years, some states have pursued stronger limits on guns while others like Georgia have taken the opposite path, with advocates arguing that people should be allowed to carry weapons as an issue of public safety. Republicans control large majorities in the Georgia General Assembly, and the bill passed overwhelming despite objections from some religious leaders and loc

  • Police release photos of Edmond home burglary suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The suspect, described by police as a 16-to-19-year-old black male wearing gym shorts and a white t-shirt, is accused of burglarizing at least 12 homes scattered throughout city limits.

  • Police, FBI investigate Edmond bank robbery

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Authorities are searching for a man who wore a painted-on beard with fake mustache and goatee as he robbed a bank Wednesday.

  • Kansas will nullify local regulation of guns

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms and adding to a string of victories in recent years by gun-rights advocates. Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday that he signed a bill late the previous day preventing local officials from restricting the sale of firearms and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored. The National Rifle Association has described the legislation as a model for states seeking to strip local officials of gun-regulating powers. "Kansans have long believed the right to bear arms is a constitutional right," the governor said in

  • OSBI investigates shooting in Kiowa County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A man was shot after a possible home invasion in Mountain Park on Tuesday night.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court justices could face impeachment

    By SEAN MURPHY | Updated: 18 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma House drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates. Republican state Rep. Mike Christian told The Associated Press that the five justices engaged in a “willful neglect of duty” when they granted stays of execution Monday to Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, both of whom were scheduled to be executed this month. Lockett and Warner, who aren’t challenging their convictions, have filed a civil lawsuit seeking the source of the drugs used to execute them. Pending the resolution of that lawsuit, they asked for a stay of execution.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: OKC prominent on NBA's top 10 plays of season

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Thunder made another NBA top 10 list to end the season.

  • Tulsa Shock confirms 6-foot-8 Cambage won't return for 2014 season

    BY MIKE BROWN, Tulsa World | Updated: 20 hr ago

    To the surprise of almost no one in Tulsa, Liz Cambage won’t be returning to play for the Shock in 2014. The 6-foot-8 Australian told a Sydney newspaper last month that she might stay home for the summer to practice with her national team for the upcoming FIBA World Champiopnships in Turkey. Cambage’s agent confirmed the decision late Tuesday night, Shock president Steve Swetoha said.

  • Air Force base in Oklahoma to get Pegasus aircraft

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — Altus Air Force Base has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the formal training unit for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft. Air Force officials made the announcement Wednesday. McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas was also selected as the first active operating base for the tankers. Both bases will begin receiving aircraft in 2016. Air Force officials say the KC-46A aircraft is intended to replace an aging fleet of tankers that have been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. Officials say since the Altus base already has a formal training unit, it will take less manpower for the training operation.

  • Missouri House panel mulls impeaching governor

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican-led Missouri House committee is holding a hearing on multiple measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married legally in other states to file joint tax returns in Missouri. Another measure is critical of the amount of time the governor took to call special elections to fill legislative vacancies. The final measure under consideration by the Judiciary Committee would impeach Nixon for his refusal to fire officials involved with the Revenue Department's decision last year to scan driver's license applicants' personal documents into a computer system.

  • Welcome back, Peach Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 21 hr ago

    When the new College Football Playoff settled on a six-bowl format for its national semifinal rotations, it needed to add two bowls to the four that had made up the BCS. Two bowls to join the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.

  • Pennsylvania Avenue ramp to Interstate 40 closed in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    The state Transportation Department reported that the Pennsylvania Avenue ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City will be closed until 3 p.m. Thursday.

  • What the National Weather Service is saying about today and the weekend ...

    Bryan Painter | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: (For UPDATED National Weather Service, Norman information go to: ) This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern… western…central…and southern Oklahoma…and western north Texas.

  • Silver Alert for Stillwater woman canceled

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A Silver Alert for an 86-year-old Stillwater woman was canceled Wednesday when the woman was located, police said.

  • Why liberals have fallen for Thomas Piketty

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    (c) 2014, Slate. NEW YORK — It sounds like a bad joke: America's liberals have fallen for a Marx-referencing, Balzac-loving French intellectual who has proposed a worldwide tax on wealth. If Thomas Piketty (pronounced "Tome-AH PEEK-et-ee") were not traveling around the United States on a triumphant book tour, you might think Rush Limbaugh had made the man up in one of his more blustery rants. But no, he is quite real. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," Piketty's 685-page tome about the history and future of inequality, has improbably climbed to No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list. (The book's title is only its first Marx allusion.) As of this writing, "Capital" is beating out such fare as the young adult hit "The Fault i