• New video of Norman hostage situation released by police

    By Jane Glenn Cannon | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Norman police released the video Wednesday in what they say is an ongoing investigation into the events that led to the arrest of Devin Rogers, 29.

  • Sunny, windy and warm Wednesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Temperatures will be in the 50s Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Winds will gust up to 23 mph.

  • Grant will aid Alzheimer's disease research at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    A $100,000 grant will fund research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center aimed at helping people with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Two arrested after standoff in connection with Saturday shooting, according to Midwest City police

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Orville Branch, 35, was arrested on complaints of shooting with intent to kill and possession of a firearm after formal conviction of a felony. Yvonne Sarah Stanford, 18, was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon complaint, Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes said.

  • Former Adair County janitor charged with assaulting girls

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Sampson Dick Shell, 68, of Bunch, was charged in Adair County District Court on Thursday. He is free on a $75,000 bond, jail officials said.

  • Clayco gets chosen for Oklahoma City's Stage Center block, seeks unprecedented tax financing assistance

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    City officials choose Chicago-based Clayco to develop a $200 million, 25-story office tower and a $67.5, 26-floor apartment tower on city-owned land south of the former Stage Center.

  • Tough to make a case against police in shootings

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case. The panel concluded Monday that the Aug. 9 shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old was legally justified and that no charges were warranted against Officer Darren Wilson. That outcome is by far the norm rather than the exception in investigations of police shootings because of latitude afforded law enforcement in using deadly force. The Justice Department is continuing to investigate the shooting for potential civil rights violat

  • University of Central Oklahoma surpasses $40 million fundraising goal

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Always Central campaign to fund five areas at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond will continue through June. An additional $800,000 still is needed for the interior renovation of Old North.

  • Man arrested in wife's fatal shooting was having affair, police detective reports

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Kinney Glasson, 33, claimed he shot his wife by accident fighting an intruder. Police arrested him after he admitted to having an affair.

  • Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun. Police diverted traffic but didn't take action against the protesters, who chanted phrases such as "Hands up, don't shoot" and "No justice, no peace" as they sat in a major intersection before marching past City Hall and onto state Route 2. The protesters were demonstrating after the death of Tamir Rice, who was shot Saturday when police responded to a 911 call about a gun at a playground.

  • Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old. What was behind the wave of emotion? Why do so many refuse to accept the grand jurors' choice not to charge the cop with a crime in the death of Brown, who was unarmed? Why is there such disregard for the new evidence released with the decision? Interviews around the U.S. show that these roiling emotions spring as much from America's troubled racial history — which in many eyes has drained the justice system of legitimacy — as from a rational examination of all the evidence.

  • Regional haze plan for Texas would aid visibility at wildlife refuge in Oklahoma, EPA says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday a Texas plan to control emissions affecting visibility at national parks wasn’t good enough and proposed a federal plan instead. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Oklahoma are among the federal sites affected by Texas coal plants.

  • Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport expects a busy week

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    A number of people passed through Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday morning on their way to visit friends or family for the Thanksgiving holiday. This week is expected to be a busy time for air travel.

  • Man wanted in connection with Logan County area crime ring captured, the Logan County sheriff's office reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma and federal authorities have arrested a man and broken up a ring of farm equipment and other property thefts. A number of vehicles and tractors have been recovered.

  • Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. "It is clear, I think, that acts of violence threaten to drown out those who have legitimate voices, legitimate demonstrators," Holder told reporters. "Those acts of violence cannot and will not be condoned." Holder said he was encouraged by some of the peaceful demonstrations in the suburban St. Louis city and by those protesters who discouraged others from rioting, calling them "heroes, in my mind.

  • 29 million Americans have diabetes, but a quarter of them don't realize it

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. William Herman has spent decades researching diabetes, treating patients grappling with complications from it and trying to educate people on how to prevent it. During those same years, he also has seen the prevalence of the disease grow virtually unabated. "It really is an epidemic, both in the U.S. and globally," said Herman, director of the University of Michigan's Center for Diabetes Translational Research and a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO). The statistics are staggering. More than 29 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the U.S. population, have diabetes — but a quarter of them don't yet realize it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD

  • Florida Gov. and staff used private email account

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott exchanged emails dealing with vetoes, the state budget and his speeches from a private email account, according to records turned over to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Scott has previously said he used a Google email account to communicate with his family and not for state business. He also said that if ever he got an email dealing with state business he would forward it to his public email accounts. "If anybody sends me an email to my private account, I do the right thing," Scott said this past August. "I try not to use my personal email for anything.

  • Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Missouri (AP) — Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun. None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but by almost all accounts, Michael Brown was physically struggling with the officer through his open window moments before he was fatally shot on Aug. 9. Wilson blamed it on Brown, saying the teenager reached through his driver's side window, hit him in the face, called him a "pussy" and grabbed his gun. Wilson told the grand jury that he pulled the trigger twice in his own defense, but no shots went off.

  • Man stabbed in the head multiple times, according to Oklahoma City police

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Police say Tony Walters, 38, stabbed his roommate’s boyfriend in the head several times Monday.

  • Oklahoma teenager identified as fifth death in Nowata County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    A 13-year-old has been identified as one of five people who died in a collision Saturday near Nowata.