• Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese health minister says man suspected of having Ebola quarantined in Lebanon.

  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States. A Colorado school official said the Denver-area girls — two sisters ages 17 and 15, and a 16-year-old friend — were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel overseas and eventually to Syria. Mia Bloom, a professor of security studies at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, said the girls' story so far suggests how Islamic extremists have mastered social media to prey on younger and younger women with "Disney-like versions" of what it is like to live under Muslim leadership, comp

  • American Pop artist to be featured in new OSU exhibition called The New York Project

    From the OSU Museum of Art | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Pop artist to address Stillwater audience via Skype

  • Missing Oklahoma inmate recaptured in Hot Springs

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Authorities say a man who escaped a southern Oklahoma jail has been captured in Arkansas. Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden says 26-year-old Raymond Jay Stewart escaped Saturday from the county jail in Durant, which is about 150 miles south of Oklahoma City near the state’s border with Texas. Authorities say Stewart was captured Wednesday afternoon in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. A local newspaper reports that a Hot Springs detective had seen a photo of the missing inmate and recognized an Irish clover tattoo on Stewart’s face. Stewart is being held in the Garland County jail pending his extradition to Oklahoma. He had been awaiting trial on a first-degree murder charge for the March beating

  • Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment aid rise to 283,000, though remain near 14-year low.

  • With Kevin Sweat to be sentenced Friday, TV reporter shares insight into conversations with convicted killer

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 18 hr ago

    During the three years it has taken to prosecute Kevin Sweat in Okfuskee County, the convicted killer hasn't said much in the courtroom. Set to be sentenced to prison Friday for three counts of first-degree murder, Sweat stood mute before the court in at least one hearing, and on other occasions he nodded quietly or uttered a few words to the judge when prompted. In the past year, however, Sweat has gotten decidedly chatty with an Oklahoma City television news reporter whom he frequently phones from jail. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • DOC files another motion to dismiss First Amendment suit challenging execution access

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma corrections officials have reduced the number of media witnesses allowed at executions and imposed greater restrictions on reporters’ access, but they argued in federal court filings this week that they are not seeking “to exclude media from executions.” Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma filed another motion this week to dismiss a federal lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that seeks to block the state from further restricting reporters’ First Amendment right to witness executions. The state’s motion argues that “the First Amendment does not grant the public a right to view executions” and that “the fact that individuals are allowed to attend executions does not make it open to the

  • Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder of friend

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa | Updated: 19 hr ago

    A Tulsa judge sentenced a man to 20 years in prison on Monday in the shooting death of his friend on the victim’s 26th birthday. Judah Orlando Cumminsky, 23, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder, amended from first-degree murder, before District Judge Mark Barcus. Prosecutors said he fatally shot Isaac A. Wogu on March 17. Homicide investigators told the Tulsa World that Wogu was shot during an altercation at Cumminsky’s home in the 3800 block of East Xyler Street in a disagreement over the loot from a burglary Wogu, Cumminsky and others were alleged to have committed. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma State researcher awarded $3M grant

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    STILLWATER — The National Institutes of Health has awarded an Oklahoma State University professor a $3 million grant to conduct research that might offer parents more help soon after they learn their child has cancer. Larry L. Mullins, the Vaughn O. Vennerberg II Endowed Professor of Psychology and director of clinical training at OSU, was awarded the grant by the facility. The research will focus on the development of a psychosocial intervention for parents of children who are newly diagnosed with cancer, using both psychologists and nurses. The project includes Cincinnati Children’s Medical Hospital Center and the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, as well as OSU.

  • Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes. At least nine university employees were fired or under disciplinary review, and the question now becomes what, if anything, the NCAA will do next. Penalties could range from fewer scholarships to vacated wins. Most of the athletes were football players or members of the school's cherished basketball program, which won three of its five national titles during the scandal (1993, 2005, 2009). Many at the university hoped Wainstein's eight-month investigation would bring some closure.

  • Man fatally shot while backing out of Tulsa driveway

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 20 hr ago

    A man was fatally shot Wednesday evening while in a sedan that appeared to have been backing out of a Tulsa driveway, police said. Investigators recovered drugs from the car, an officer at the scene said, but it was not immediately clear whether those drugs played a role in why the man was shot. The victim, who is believed to be in his late 20s, was shot multiple times and died at the scene, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Foggy first, then sunny in central Oklahoma Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 79 degrees in central Oklahoma Thursday. Patchy fog is possible in the morning.

  • AG warns Oklahomans of jury duty scams

    By The Associated Press | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has issued a warning involving possible jury duty scams, saying neither the court nor law enforcement will ever call a resident regarding jury duty.

  • Officials find gun believed to be used in Hruby family triple slaying in Duncan

    BY JULIANA KEEPING, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Oklahoma investigators found the handgun in a search of a storage unit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

  • Judge agrees most of Oklahoma abortion law can go into go into effect

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Oklahoma law requires abortion doctors to follow FDA protocols when using drugs to end pregnancies. Law goes into effect Nov. 1. Appeal is possible

  • Jurors begin hearing evidence Wednesday in Oklahoma City road-rage murder trial

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Jurors began hearing evidence in the first-degree murder trial of 59-year-old David Edward Bloebaum. He is accused of fatally shooting Jasen Yousif, 28, in the parking lot of a SuperTarget on Pennsylvania Avenue near Memorial Road after a road rage incident on Sept. 28, 2012.

  • Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee last week stopped paying for television ads in Kentucky. McConnell's campaign said it was a sign that Grimes was faltering. The Democratic-backing Senate Majority PAC also quietly dropped off Kentucky airwaves last week. A Democratic committee official said Wednesday that new internal polling shows that undecided voters are breaking Grimes' way.

  • Three die in separate crashes in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Michael Hicks, 63, died Tuesday night after he was hit by a car while walking across SE 19 street in Midwest City. Brian Ray Laroche, 22, died Wednesday morning in an accident in Harper County. Tony Ray Amos, 34, died Wednesday afternoon after a single-vehicle accident in Delaware County.

  • More than 600 third-graders in Oklahoma City district could be held back for the remainder of the school year

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    An Oklahoma City school district official blames some teachers and principals for the low number of students passing alternative tests.

  • Pushmataha County sheriff, commissioner under investigation

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Pushmataha County Commissioner Jerry Duncan and his brother, Sheriff Terry Duncan, are under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for possible purchasing irregularities uncovered by a state audit.