• Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield undecided about NBA draft, Frank Booker to transfer

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Booker’s decision was based on playing time and the desire to play closer to his Augusta, Ga., home.

  • Oklahoma City woman offers variety of programming in Vietnamese

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Oklahoma’s Vietnamese Public Radio station broadcasts to three generations of listeners — older residents, their adult children and the U.S.-born children of refugees.

  • California governor orders mandatory water restrictions

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping. Standing in dry, brown grass at a site that normally would be snow-covered this time of year, Brown announced he had signed an executive order requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut the state's overall water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels. The move will affect residents, businesses, farmers and other users.

  • OKC police, fire departments unveil memorial decal for anniversary of bombing

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The decals will be displayed on all police and fire vehicles during the month of April to honor the victims of the 1995 Murrah Building bombing, an Oklahoma City police spokeswoman said.

  • High school baseball: Dale transfer Joe Buckendorff excels at Heritage Hall

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    On Saturday, Buckendorff threw a no-hitter for Heritage Hall in a 1-0 win over Davis, giving the Chargers their second no-hitter this season and earning The Oklahoman’s Baseball Player of the Week honors.

  • Drumright woman dies in Creek County, Oklahoma, crash Tuesday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    An Oklahoma woman died in a crash in Creek County Tuesday night. The woman was dead at the scene.

  • Latest audio-visual trends include gesture media, touchscreen technology

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Brad Poarch of Cory’s AV discusses the latest trends in audio-visual equipment.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Running back Rennie Childs slims down for 2015 season

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Cowboys’ top-returning rusher has gained plenty of confidence since dropping from 205 to 200 pounds this spring

  • No April Fool's: Billy Tubbs arrives at OU

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    April Fool’s Day 1980 proved to be one of the best days in OU athletics history. One of the best days in our state’s sports history. Thirty-five years ago today, OU hired a basketball coach. His name was Billy Tubbs. And nothing about hard wood ever was the same in our state. Tubbs signed a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield making quite an impression

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The energetic quarterback is often in the weightroom at 6 a.m. each day.

  • Wristbands on sale today for 2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, which will charge admission for the first time

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    OKEMAH – As previously reported, John Fullbright, John Moreland, The Damn Quails, Kevin and Dustin Welch, Red Dirt Rangers, Ellis Paul, Michael Fracasso, David Amram, Susan Herndon and K.C. Clifford are among more than 80 recording artists who have been confirmed for the 2015 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, set for July 8-12 in the late, […]

  • Two arrested in connection with Lexington boy's death

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Cleveland County sheriff’s detectives arrested Tonya Lynne Moss, 32, and Justin David Moore, 34, in connection with a weekend gathering that led to the death of Nicholas Faught, 15, of Lexington.

  • Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Eric Church and more added to 'ACM Presents: Superstar Duets'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that Oklahoma native Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn (which includes former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn), John Anderson, Deana Carter, Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Marty Stuart, […]

  • 35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it. Wednesday's strikes marked a week of airstrikes by the Saudi-led campaign, which aims to weaken the Shiite rebels known as Houthis and forces allied with them, largely fighters loyal to Yemen's deposed leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Since their advance began last year, the Houthis have overrun Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and several provinces, forcing President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Thursday April 2-Friday, April 3

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    THURSDAY MLB SPRING TRAINING 11 a.m., N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) Noon, N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., Boston vs. Minnesota, MLBN (Cox 264) 9 p.m., Oakland vs. San Francisco, MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 7 p.m., Miami at Cleveland, TNT (Cox 31) 9:30 p.m., Phoenix at Golden State, TNT (Cox 31) NHL 6:30 p.m., Boston at Detroit, NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 11 a.m., LPGA: ANA Inspiration, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Houston Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 5 p.m., LPGA: ANA Inspiration, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 8 p.m., Miami, Fla. vs. Stanford, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox

  • Allegiant Air pilots strike averted by court ruling

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air were prevented in their plans to strike Thursday after a Las Vegas court issued a temporary restraining order. The Las Vegas-based airline has gone to federal court to block the strike, which would have grounded 250 flights and affected 33,000 customers. The airline does not have enough replacement crews to fly its full schedule. Had the strike goes into the weekend, Allegiant says as many as 186,000 travelers could be stranded. The carrier said late Wednesday all scheduled flights are expected to operate normally. Thursday is one of Allegiant's busiest travel days. This week is especially popular with more people vacationing for Easter as well as heading to Las Vegas to watch th

  • Vinita, Oklahoma, bread factory ceases production

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Swiss company that makes Otis Spunkmeyer baked goods cuts 117 jobs.

  • Pending Oklahoma earthquake cases critical to energy sector, property owners

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Durbin, Larimore & Bialick’s David Donchin discusses pending Oklahoma earthquake cases and the jurisdictions of the state Corporation Commission and district courts.

  • Search warrant details explosives plot at Edmond, Oklahoma, high school

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Matthew S. Rexwinkle, 16, of Edmond, reportedly threatened to kill students, teachers and his family using homemade explosives, according to a search warrant filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

  • Southwest Oklahoma cities look to dredging project to survive drought

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    After several years of drought have devastated drinking water supplies, several southwest Oklahoma cities are working on a plan to access what little water is left in Waurika Lake.