• Mideast Egypt Antiquities

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, the gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 that exploration has begun inside King Tutankhamun’s 3,300 year-old tomb, in the search for alleged hidden chambers, one of which may include Queen Nefertiti, according to a new theory.

  • College football predictions: Put Bedlam in December and leave it

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and it’s Bedlam week. I was running through some Bedlam history earlier, and it struck me how many times the Bedlam rivals have played in December. Bedlam returns to December next season, but next week, both OSU and OU are off. Bedlam has been played in December three of the last four years, but before that, it hadn’t been played in December since 1973. That’s almost 40 years. But a Bedlam football December has a long history — 11 December games from 1950 through 1973. Thanksgiving weekend took over Bedlam in the Big 12 era. From 1999 through 2012, Bedlam was played 11 times on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s funny how some college

  • Insurer's announcement is more evidence of Obamacare's flaws

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 6 hr ago

    LIKE Peter Pan, the Affordable Care Act may never grow old. The program is perhaps even more unsustainable than we thought. The same White House assuring us that Syrian refugees will be thoroughly vetted failed to thoroughly vet is own health care plan. Obamacare is a ticking time bomb. Or, to put in the “Peter Pan” vernacular, it's a ticking crocodile. Its sustainability is chasing it toward a fiscal gangplank. Further evidence that Obamacare is based on Tinker Bell-style pixie dust rather than solid business principles came last week. UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer, said it can't commit to participating in the program beyond the coming year. Why? It's unsustainable.

  • Thunder Film Room: Examining the Thunder's most dangerous small ball lineup

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant strolled to the scorer's table together early in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night and took a longer than expected seat. They waited and waited and, without a play stoppage, waited long enough for Serge Ibaka to join them and the Nets to trim a seven-point Thunder lead into a deadlock. The trio entered at the 8:09 mark with the game tied at 85. Together, they joined Anthony Morrow and Dion Waiters to form a potent five-man small ball lineup that we'd yet to see go an extended stretch together. On Wednesday night, OKC went the final 8:09 without another substitution. The results were fantastic.

  • OKC Thunder: Three-and-'D' Thunder dispatches Nets for third straight victory

    Erik Horne | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Kevin Durant scored 30 points, Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 13 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-99 on Wednesday night.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys aware but unconcerned about potential for wintry Bedlam weather

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    OSU players and coaches are aware of those wintry conditions, but appear unconcerned with its potential impact on the game.

  • OU football: Seniors looking to end career the way they started it — with a conference title

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    There aren’t many players remaining at Oklahoma who were contributors to the Sooners’ shared Big 12 championship in 2012.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Dewey Joe Beene jr. "lights up" your parties

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 8 hr ago

    [brightcove]4630529338001[/brightcove] Dewey Joe Beene jr.

  • NFL predictions: A Thanksgiving football primer

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

      Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 12 1/2 o'clock, on the grounds of the Germantown Club.” American football soon adopted the tradition. Yale and Princeton started a Thanksgiving series in 1876. Some high schools in Massachusetts have been playing

  • Moore holding contest to name new dog park

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The Moore Parks and Recreation Department is asking residents to help name the city's new dog park.

  • D'Anna Pulliam

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 20 hr ago

    D'Anna Pulliam, a retired business administrator from Oklahoma City, delights in raising money to help buy bikes for the annual toy distribution of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command. “It's heartwarming to witness the joyous expressions on parents' faces when they realize their child is receiving a bike through the Angel Tree Program. But it's heartbreaking to tell other parents who plead for a bike that there are no more available.” That's why Pulliam helped found the auxiliary's Buck$ 4 Bikes fundraising campaign. With the collections, Pulliam buys disassembled bikes wholesale in September from Ohio-based Huffy Bicycles, local freight companies truck the bikes for free and more than 200 community

  • Lorri Boatright

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Lorri Boatright, 52, of Ardmore, owner of Galaxie Sign Co., started Kourtney's Kloset with the help of friends and family following the death of her 22-year-old daughter from cancer on June 17, 2008. The nonprofit provides clothing for kids in need. The clothes come from families that have outgrown or no longer wear them.  “When we help families, it helps us heal, giving back to the families in need and knowing Kourtney's up there smiling with approval,” said Boatright, who is shown at right with her daughter.

  • Karla Juarez

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Karla Juarez, 32, of Oklahoma City, an accountant with the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, volunteers with the Gatewood Neighborhood Association and Gatewood Elementary School. “We love this area of Oklahoma City. We want to raise our son here and have him attend the public schools. I consider my volunteer time here an investment in my family's future.

  • Kay Samaripa

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Kay Samaripa, 70, of Oklahoma City, has been volunteering for the Friends of the Library, a support organization for the Metropolitan Library System, for the last 20 years, including helping with the annual book sale in February. “I like working with people who share my interest in the library and who like to get a smile from being helpful to others who are enjoying our book sale event. As a retiree I have time to spend volunteering but choose my opportunities based on where I am making a difference and how good it makes me feel when I've finished.

  • #MyOklahoma

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 63,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Joyce Simmons

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Joyce Simmons, 63, of Oklahoma City, volunteers for the Single Parent Support Network, Arise Ministries, Hope Pregnancy Center, How You Learn and Newchurch. She also is a paralegal for attorney Mark Duvall in Oklahoma City. “It's using the God-given abilities and talents and help that I've been blessed with to help other people. Anyone could wake up and find their job gone or their home gone. We could be out on the street. We could be destitute. We could be in need of some kind of help, some kind of encouragement. I would hope that someday if I am that person, there would be someone to help me out and encourage me. While I am blessed is the time to bless others.

  • Margaret Kierl

    Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Margaret Kierl, an Oklahoma City recreational therapist, helped found the Greater Oklahoma Disabled Sports Association 15 years ago. GODSA's mission is to develop, sponsor and promote recreational and competitive athletic opportunities for physically disabled individuals, ages 6 and up. In addition to basketball and track and field, GODSA offers swimming, kayaking and sled hockey, and an adaptive water ski, sailing and kayak clinic every summer. “Volunteering is a great privilege. It is an opportunity to use my skills and abilities, as both a person and a professional (she works at Valir Rehabilitation Hospital), to provide assistance to those who need it most.

  • Bruce Rinehart

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Bruce Rinehart is chef/owner of two Rococo restaurants. The married father of two moved to Oklahoma City from the East Coast and has been an active volunteer to various causes, including The Salvation Army. “Helping others is a privilege,” he said. “Sharing the love warms my heart.” “I feel grateful for what I have. I remember where I came from and want to give back when I can. I often talk about the “emotional bank account” deposits that we make in others hearts and souls — it enriches our lives.

  • Records

    Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    MARRIAGES Amanda Lynn Schneider and Mitchell Wayne Hilton Kahlil Gibraun Hooks and Antwon Deshawn Garner Celeste Leigh Davis and Matthew Lawrence Tindall Jr.

  • Deaths

    Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    ALEX Curry, Richard Samuel, 60, truck driver, died Nov. 24. Private services (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma City). ATOKA French, Grady James “T-Bone,” 81, baker for Wonderbread, died Nov. 25. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Bentley Baptist Church (Brown's, Atoka). BARTLESVILLE Liggitt, Cordelia Dennis, 88, died Nov. 24. Services pending (Stumpff, Bartlesville). Van Deusen, Rosemary, 91, died Nov. 25. Services pending (Arnold Moore & Neekamp, Bartlesville). BLACKWELL Leavell, Ron, 74, bank president, died Nov. 24. Services 1 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church (Kiesau-Lee, Clinton). BRISTOW Trout, Janetta, 86, homemaker, died Nov. 23. No services (Hutchins Maples