• Oklahoma City Community Foundation scholarships make dreams reality for students

    BY K.S. McNUTTStaff Writerkmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Oklahoma City Community Foundation sponsors more than 100 scholarships that can be merit-based, take into account financial need, be available to a certain high school, or be open to students statewide.

  • What we're talking about

    AP | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    CHIMPS-LEGAL RIGHTS: Two chimpanzees that inspired an unsuccessful lawsuit to grant them personhood rights will be retired from research at a New York state university. BOOKS-F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: A short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, long believed gone, is finally published.


    By Batsheva Sobelman Los Angeles Times (TNS) | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Gay pride parade stabbing suspect to remain in police custody ISRAEL | JERUSALEM — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man accused of stabbing participants in a gay pride parade appeared in a Jerusalem court Friday amid calls for the resignation of senior police officials for failing to keep tabs on the suspect, who was convicted of a similar attack in 2005. Yishai Schlissel, who was released from prison just three weeks ago, refused legal counsel, telling reporters he did not recognize the authority of a court that does not follow the law of the Torah and is part of the “mechanism of evil.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 1, 2015

  • CLICKS AND MORTAR8: Local online boutique to open Oklahoma City shop

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Crystal Bland launched www.miloandlilyboutique.com just six months ago and was able to earn back her entire investment in the business within a month and a half, and now has a store in Oklahoma City.

  • Former Kingfisher mayor gets $25K fine

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation announced Friday that former Kingfisher mayor Jack Stuteville, former president and CEO of First Capital Bank, has agreed to pay $25,000 in civil penalties in connection with the failure of the bank in Kingfisher.

  • Backtracking debris from Flight 370 may be impossible

    By NICK PERRY Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    NEW ZEALAND | WELLINGTON — If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to retrace its path to the wreck? Australian oceanographer David Griffin says that would be next to impossible. Griffin and other oceanographers say there are a mind-boggling number of variables in the journey of any single piece of flotsam. Oceanic drift •Reunion is 2,600 miles from the current search area off the Australian coast, but the wing fragment is likely to have zigzagged significantly farther than that.

  • VA hears from metro-area advocates on ways to serve American Indians in need

    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Veterans, tribal leaders and health care providers discussed how to better serve homeless American Indian veterans and other topics at the Southern Plains Region Veterans Training Summit in Norman.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Statewide Clearing of I-35 rockslide continues in Arbuckles A milestone was reached Friday in the ongoing effort by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to clear the June 18 rockslide on Interstate 35 in the Arbuckle Mountains, according to a news release. The contractors, GeoStablization International and Silver Star Construction, have nearly completed removal of the unstable rock face from the mountainside. Silver Star Construction began clearing away the fallen rock from the highway this week. Over the next few weeks, trucks will haul away an estimated 14,000 tons of fallen rock to a local quarry to be weighed and crushed. Work is progressing on schedule for all lanes of I-35 to be

  • Get ready to get to know Billy the Kid

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NBA firsts in Oklahoma are becoming as rare as a cool breeze in summer. Time was, something was always happening in our NBA world for the first time. First playoff run. First big trade. First Joey Crawford shenanigan that made you face palm. Now, most firsts have long ago come and gone. Which makes Billy Donovan unique. Oklahoma City has seen its share of new head coaches, of course. We got our first one, Byron Scott, when the Hornets landed here a decade ago. We got another, P.J. Carlesimo, when the Thunder arrived. And we got still another when the Thunder axed Carlesimo midstream and promoted Scott Brooks. But in each of those cases, the new coach was dropped into our lap.


    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    OSU announcer Reece says he is cancer free Oklahoma State public address announcer Larry Reece announced via Twitter that he is cancer free. Reece required seven weeks of radiation after doctors found a cancerous tumor in his throat. He thanked people for their prayers by saying, “Prayer POSSE you did it. Pet scan showed no cancer!! I’m cleared fro some @CowboysFB.” Reece began announcing for OSU athletics in 1990 when he was still a student at the school. The Miami, OK, native is is also OSU’s senior associate athletic director for development.

  • ACLU Oklahoma files for court fees in state Ten Commandments case

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is seeking $805.50 from the state for some of its costs in successfully appealing a judge’s decision to allow a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol. The money represents a fraction of the resources the organization has dedicated to the case, but is all that is recoverable under state law, said Brady Henderson, legal affairs director for the group. Lawyers with the Oklahoma attorney general’s office have also likely toiled hundreds of hours on the case, but they are on salary and a list of billable hours is not compiled for defense of such cases. Costs sought by ACLU attorneys comprise a filing fee, copying and binding the court record and recording

  • Assist leaders

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    A hip-hop beat filled the air near an outdoor basketball court in northeast Oklahoma City on a recent night, accompanied by the sounds of shuffling sneakers and a bouncing ball. Oklahoma City police Sgt. Clay Cline stood courtside, coaching his young players, part of a summer outreach program called Jammin Hoopsfest. The event, organized by the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Family Awareness and Community Teamwork unit, a gang prevention and mentoring program, uses basketball as a hook to draw in local youth, then mixes in character lessons. Topics include trust, respect, family and doing positive things in the community, said Oklahoma City police Sgt. T.G. Childs.

  • Lieberman discusses her historic move to the NBA

    BY DARNELL MAYBERRY | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman was hired as an assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings on Friday, joining Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs as another female NBA assistant coach. The 57-year-old Lieberman joins George Karl’s staff in the state capital just shy of a year after Hammon was hired by the Spurs, making her the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach. Lieberman, who joined Fox Sports Oklahoma in 2012 as an analyst on Thunder Live pregame and postgame shows, has worked as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks’ D-League team — leading the expansion team to the playoffs in its first season — and also most recently as an assistant general manager of the organization.

  • Assist leaders: Police officers reach community through basketball program

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The annual Jammin' Hoopsfest event provides a fun, safe environment for local youth on Thursday nights during the summer and allows the community to connect with Oklahoma City law enforcement officers in a positive way, organizers say.

  • On OK County jail: ‘We don’t want business as usual’

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A study group looking at the Oklahoma County jail wants to replace te 24-year-old embattled lockup.

  • Simply a test?

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com   | Updated: 7 hr ago

    NORMAN — An airplane constructed from a plastic bottle soared along a string to smack a bright yellow golf ball, which set tumbling a row of dominoes that turned on a fan to blow a toy boat across a bucket of water, where it tripped another golf ball to roll down a ramp and click a button that opened a multicolored umbrella. Sound complicated? It should. Gov. Mary Fallin stood in amazement while watching the Rube Goldberg Machine Competition at the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering on Friday morning. The competition is part of the Summer Bridge Program, a four-week course for incoming freshmen planning to major in an engineering discipline.

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Land sales Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $69 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill’s Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more. $1,000,000 or more AHIP OK Bethany Properties LLC from Bethany Hospitality LLC, 7840 NW 39 Expressway, Bethany, $4,753,000. Lamplight Apartments LLC from 34th and MacArthur Apartments LLC, 5811 NW 34, $2,905,000. 15600 Investments LLC from Alva Roofing Co., 14200 N Lincoln Blvd., $2,400,000. Jeremy Jon and Rachelle Lynnea Cumming from Titan Development Partners LLC, 3100 E Sorghum Mill Road, Edmond, $1,700,000. Meridian Car Wash LLC from Elmer Smith LLC and Brodersen Inc., 3817 N Meridian Ave.,


    By Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated Arizona United 3-0 in United Soccer League action on Friday night at Taft Stadium in front of 3,976 fans. It was the Energy’s first win in eight games. Danni Konig scored two goals for the Energy, extending his stranglehold on the league lead to 16. Konig, who is four goals shy of the USL record set last year by Kevin Molino of Orlando City, scored on a penalty kick in the 56th minute and then on a header in the 80th minute. Arizona only managed one shot on goal, with Evan Newton saving the Jon Okafor strike. Gareth Evans scored his second goal of the season in stoppage time. The Energy hosts Los Angeles Galaxy II on Tuesday in a makeup game.

  • NFL notebook

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks. Those worries about Wilson hitting free agency or Seattle having to use a franchise tag are now tabled for another five seasons. Wilson is locked up in Seattle for the prime of his career after signing an $87.6 million, four-year extension on Friday that includes a $31 million signing bonus. It’s one of the richest contracts in football history, slotting Wilson slightly behind Aaron Rodgers and just ahead of Ben Roethlisberger in the hierarchy of quarterback contracts on per-year average.