• Rig count increases in Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    After more than six months of shedding rigs and jobs, the oil patch could be showing signs of recovery, according to two reports released Friday. Oklahoma’s rig count has risen by one each of the past two weeks.

  • Chesapeake, American Energy Partners legal fight moves to arbitration

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The case between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP will leave the courtroom and continue through arbitration after a court ruling last week.

  • Oklahoma County public records for May 27

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for May 27, 2015

  • Group gives $8M for OSU medical academic building

    BY SHANNON MUCHMORE
    Tulsa World shannon.muchmore @tulsaworld.com |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation is donating $8 million toward the construction of a new academic building at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, officials announced Tuesday. Officials say the four-story, 84,000-square-foot building will be named after the foundation. It is planned for the northwest corner of the campus at 1111 W 17. The $45 million building will include a hospital simulation center, clinical skills lab, exam rooms, and classroom and meeting space. Construction is expected to begin later this year and finish by fall 2017. There also will be a five-story parking garage next to the new building.

  • Child given wrong medicine at DHS shelter in OKC

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    A 6-year-old child was hospitalized Saturday after mistakenly being given another child’s medicine while at a state-operated shelter for abused and neglected children in Oklahoma City.

  • Spiral notebook describes Holmes' 'obsession to kill'

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a brown spiral notebook titled “Of Life,” Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his “broken mind” and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood. He made lists of weapons he planned to buy and included detailed drawings of the theater complete with pros and cons of attacking different auditoriums. He wrote that his decision to storm the crowded auditorium came after a “lifelong hatred of mankind,” and that his failures in graduate school served as the catalyst but were not the cause of the violence.

  • IRS says thieves stole information from more than 100,000 taxpayers

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday. The thieves accessed a system called “Get Transcript,” where taxpayers can get tax returns and other filings from previous years. In order to access the information, the thieves cleared a security screen that required knowledge about the taxpayer, including Social Security number, date of birth, tax filing status and street address, the IRS said.

  • Oklahoma City attorney: Let the feathers fly at high school graduation

    BY COURTNEY R. JORDAN | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Recently, Caney Valley Public Schools and Moore Public Schools denied graduating Native American students' requests to wear a sacred eagle feather on their graduation caps during commencement ceremonies. Both students sued their school districts asking the court to enjoin the schools from denying the students' requests. The Moore student voluntarily dismissed her case citing intervening causes that rendered the matter moot. This isn't the first time an Oklahoma school district has prohibited a Native American student from demonstrating this form of cultural and religious expression during one of life's most significant occasions. To American Indian students, receiving an eagle feather or plume in honor of graduation is

  • Street conditions are among top priorities in Oklahoma City budget plans

    By William Crum
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Street repair, vegetation-munching goats and airline service were on the minds of Oklahoma City Council members as they reviewed 2015-16 budget plans.

  • Body of Kansas man missing 23 years recovered from lake

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    PAOLA, Kan. — The disappearance of a Kansas man 23 years ago has been solved after authorities identified a body found last week in a car pulled from a lake near his home. Miami County authorities said Tuesday that an autopsy determined the body was that of Fremont O'Berg, 57, who was living in rural Paola, Kan., when he went missing in January 1992. His remains were found Friday after a fisherman using underwater sonar equipment detected what appeared to be a submerged vehicle about 40 yards from a boat ramp in Hillsdale Lake. The body was found in the driver's seat of the 1981 Chevrolet Citation registered to O'Berg after the vehicle was pulled from

  • More than 1,000 deaths reported in India's heat

    By Shashank Bengali | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    INDIA MUMBAI — A relentless heat wave has claimed more than 1,000 lives in southern India in recent weeks, officials said Tuesday, warning that the scorching temperatures would continue for several more days. Temperatures of at least 113 degrees also were recorded in the northern capital, New Delhi, prompting meteorological officials to issue red alerts for dehydration and heat stroke in three states. In the southern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh, which saw some of the hottest conditions in the country, 852 people have died in recent weeks, the Press Trust of India reported. More than 200 also have died in neighboring Telangana state, officials said.

  • Oklahoma state briefs for May 27

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for May 27, 2015

  • Arkansas city to consider cutting funds to homeless nonprofit

    By The Associated Press | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    FORT SMITH, Ark. — Fort Smith city leaders are set to consider a $17,000 funding cut for an area organization that helps the homeless. The executive director of Next Step Homeless Services says the potential loss of city funding would hurt its mission, but that it would seek more money from community donors. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that city directors are scheduled June 2 to weigh cutting funding for the 13-year-old nonprofit. City Administrator Ray Gosack says he hasn't yet drafted a resolution for the meeting. But Gosack says that it would call for not providing homeless services that duplicate those at the planned Riverview Hope

  • Michael Gerson: Religious conservatives' shifting role

    By Michael Gerson | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Roman historian Tacitus described Emperor Nero's persecution of Christians: “In their very deaths they were made the subjects of sport: for they were covered with the hides of wild beasts, and torn to death by dogs, or nailed to crosses, or set fire to, and when the day waned, burned to serve for the evening lights.” In spite of what you may have read or heard, the recent Pew Forum Report, “America's Changing Religious Landscape,” was better news for Christians than this. “Is Christianity in America Doomed?” asked one headline, about a faith with which 71 percent of Americans still identify.

  • Lawton city manager abruptly quits as Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation begins inquiry

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Years of leadership turmoil continue in Lawton as City Manager Bryan Long abruptly resigned May 20 amid allegations that he threatened a family acquaintance, which prompted an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation inquiry.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 27, 2015

  • Oklahoma state briefs for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for May 27, 2015

  • Sweeping legislation in Oklahoma can be difficult to sustain

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Priorities change over time

  • Tulsa firm earning recognition for helmet-mounted ID, crash-sensor system

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    ICEdot, based in Tulsa has gained acclaim from ESPN, “Today,” and magazines for its product.

  • Oklahoma County public records for May 27

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for May 27, 2015




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