• OKC Dodgers' Damon Berryhill named PCL Manager of Year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 37 min ago

    Oklahoma City Dodgers manager Damon Berryhill was named the Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year on Friday, two days after the team clinched a division championship. Berryhill, 51, is in his second season managing the Dodgers' Triple-A team. OKC currently leads the PCL with an 85-55 record. The win total is a team record with four games remaining. OKC will travel to Round Rock on Wednesday to open the playoffs. The Dodgers return for the final three games of the best-of-five series Friday, Sept. 11. Game 4 and Game 5 will only be played if necessary. Berryhill certainly earned the honor as the Dodgers used their 24th starting pitcher of the season Friday with Chris Anderson taking the mound against Memphis.

  • Drivers earn their stripes at Darlington Raceway

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 42 min ago

    DARLINGTON, S.C. — Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway. Gordon is third all-time with seven Darlington victories, including a record six Southern 500s. He'd love nothing more than to lock up a spot in Sprint Cup's championship chase with another checkered flag at the track “Too Tough To Tame.” “That would be huge,” said Gordon, who sits a precarious 13th in points for the 16-driver Chase playoff. “I feel like we were in pretty comfortable position a month ago and we've just had some misfortunes.

  • High school football: Clayton Sims' three touchdown passes fire Deer Creek past Stillwater

    BY TIM WILLERT | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Stillwater played the game without nine players, including six starters, who were suspended for violating team rules.

  • High school football: Blake Williams' first career TD catch sparks Mustang's rout of Yukon

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 52 min ago

    Williams hasn’t been able to play more than a few varsity snaps in the last two years because of a rare medical condition that disrupts the automatic functions of his nervous system.

  • Building codes continue to be reviewed in Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    The Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission and its technical committees are nearing implementation of the latest revision to commercial codes.

  • Some voters don’t have poll to go to on election day

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Nearly all of the northwest Oklahoma school district is located in Garfield County, but the boundaries also include small parts of Kingfisher and Major counties. Voters in the district will consider a $200,000 transportation bond issue on Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma City police take 'huge step' toward body cameras for officers

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    In an interview with The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com, Police Chief Bill Citty characterized the decision as a "huge step" forward for the department.

  • Shooter convicted of 2nd-degree murder

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A jury on Friday found an Oklahoma City man guilty of second-degree murder, sentencing him to 32 years in prison for the crime. Christopher Calvin Benson, 30, still faces a judge's determination on how much time he will serve on a second, related charge he pleaded guilty to as well.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Officials arrested two in double slaying at Bristow motel

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Lawmen arrested Antonio Rayfield Moore, 22, and Hanah Renee Jones, 22, on Thursday in Tulsa on murder complains. Ruth Ann Rex, 31, and Jake Allen Wright, 19, were found shot to death March 29 at a motel in Bristow.

  • America’s oldest and classiest motorcars chug and purr through Oklahoma City area

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    The AAA Glidden Tour featured more than 100 antique automobiles during its stops in Oklahoma City and Norman.

  • Disney unveils 'Star Wars' toys amid marketing blitz

    By BREE FOWLER and RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Technology Writers | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    NEW YORK — The release of the new "Star Wars" film may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force" behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the movie. The massive marketing blitz, which Disney has named "Force Friday," spans all kinds of media and included an 18-hour global "unboxing" streamed live on YouTube. Toy retailers around the world held special events when the toys became available after midnight Friday. The marketing push behind "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens," is unique because it's 116 days ahead of the film's release. Analysts say it can work because "Star Wars" is such a popular franchise.

  • Kirkpatrick Family Fund gives 128 OK groups $4.71 million in grants

    From Staff Reports  | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    The Kirkpatrick Family Fund, which supports charitable, civic, and cultural causes in central Oklahoma and beyond, announced it gave $4.7 million in grants to 128 Oklahoma organizations.

  • Uncertainty clouds market outlook as U.S. stocks dip again

    By STEVE ROTHWELL Associated Press | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    NEW YORK — It's an adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it Friday. The stock market has been volatile for weeks on concern that China's economy is slowing more rapidly than previously thought. But investors have also had to contend with uncertainty about the outlook for interest rates. Investors had been hoping that the government's August jobs report would give them more clarity on interest rates, before a key Federal Reserve meeting later this month. However, a mixed report left them guessing as to whether policymakers will feel confident enough about the strength of the U.S. economy to raise interest rates from historic lows. The report showed that the U.S.

  • State, 7 companies ink new jobs deals worth nearly $34 million

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Dell Computers has qualified to reap up to $5.3 million in state incentive money for creating up to 321 new jobs in Oklahoma City during the next 10 years through Oklahoma's Quality Jobs Program. Dell qualified for quarterly cash payroll rebates through the Quality Jobs Program for continued growth at its Oklahoma City Campus, said Oklahoma Department of Commerce spokeswoman Leslie Blair.  Dell has been a long-time participant in the Quality Jobs Program. The company had already earned more than $22.8 million in Quality jobs incentive payments as of the end of 2013, according to the most recent data available.

  • Oklahoma briefs

    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Oklahoma rig count increases The number of drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country fell by 13 this week to 864, Baker Hughes said Friday. The count is down 55 percent from 1,929 on Nov. 1. The U.S. count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999. In Oklahoma, the rig count increased by one to 106. The state count is less than half of the recent high of 214 on Nov. 26, 2014. Chamber, foundations set forum The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in conjunction with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host the second regional forum of the “Better Health Through Economic Opportunity” campaign. The forum, from 12:30 to 6 p.m.

  • Hobby Lobby, Mardel moving in to share vacant Kmart building

    By ROBERT EVATT Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    TULSA — Big box stores can be hard to fill. Since relatively few tenants need that much space, many of them can sit vacant for years before they come back to life. But when the Kmart at 3132 E 51st St. in Tulsa shut down in mid-July, it didn't stay vacant for long. Hobby Lobby and its sister company Mardel will soon jointly occupy the former Kmart, said Zack Higbee, a spokesman for Hobby Lobby. Improving experience Of the 85,000-square-foot store, the arts and crafts store, Hobby Lobby, will occupy 60,000 square feet, while Mardel, a Christian bookstore and education supply center, will take the remaining 25,000 square feet. Higbee said the companies are already working on

  • Land sales

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 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 8200 National Avenue Realty LLC from 8200 National Avenue LLC, 8200 National Ave., Midwest City, $11,800,000. Voigtlander LLC-Commercial from Glen Canyon LLC, 2325 N Classen Blvd., $6,635,000. MacArthur Crossing LLC from Quail Creek Bank N.A., 747 N MacArthur Blvd., $1,750,000. Oak Tree Partners LLC from Steve and Rhonda Beck, 6601 Acorn Drive, Edmond, $1,325,000. Lloyd Group Holding LLC from Charifa L. Clark and Kevin Ronald Smith, 228 NE 2, $1,250,000. Southern Plaza Retirement


    Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Friday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Combined Weekly Auction Summary. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report and Cow and Bull Report for week of August 28 through Thursday. Receipts: 21,361; Last week 26,674; Last year: 13,162 Combined weighted average report for Oklahoma auctions. Seven auctions reported this week: Ada, Apache, El Reno, McAlester, OKC, Tulsa, and Woodward. Demand improved slightly this week as the CME board showed some postive movements. Feeder steers and heifers steady to $2 higher. Steer and heifer calves steady to $2 lower. This week's supply included 68 percent over 600 lbs; 39 percent heifers. Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: (weighted average):

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers