• Tulsa Community College offers a greenhouse in offender education program

    By Nicole Burgin, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Second Chance Greenhouse at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy is part of the Tulsa Community College Corrections Education program where offenders, while in prison, can take college courses and earn certificates of achievement and/or an associate’s degree.

  • Goat Field Day offer tips to goat owners

    By Melissa Pearson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Langston University offered the workshops to a capacity crowd.

  • Washington Examiner: America's economic malaise continues

    Washington Examiner editorial | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WHEN the financial crisis of 2008 roiled the American economy, children now in kindergarten had not yet been born. MySpace was still the world's largest social networking site. People were still watching “Lost,” in the vain belief that the plot was actually going somewhere. People outside of government still used BlackBerries. The Philadelphia Phillies were good, and the Seattle Seahawks were wretched. Jon and Kate Gosselin were still married. You get the picture — that was a really, really long time ago. For six years, President Obama has pleaded with Americans to be patient while he worked to restore the economy after a terrible crisis that preceded his

  • Oklahoma City could serve as landing spot for indoor skydiving firm

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Austin, Texas-based iFLY says an OKC metro-area store is “on our radar screen.”

  • Amid disagreement with Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is set to testify against clean air rule

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin oppose requirement to reduce carbon emissions but disagree on tactics. Pruitt is appearing before a Senate subcommittee about the carbon rule.

  • Finally, a little parity comes to the NBA

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Spurs are out of the NBA playoffs. The Heat, like the Thunder, didn’t even get in. The Mavericks were ushered out by the Rockets. The Lakers were lounging in lottery land since, oh, December. The Pistons didn’t reach the postseason, either. The Celtics made it, but didn’t last long against the Cavaliers. Which means […]

  • Vandals deface shrine at Norman Catholic church

    By Kyle Schwab
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Churchgoers Sunday morning in Norman discovered a statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized with black spray paint.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for May 5

    | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for May 5, 2015

  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON — William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. But in a world where girls are encouraged to embrace pretty-in-pink princess imagery from birth, the royal daughter born Saturday is bound to face a level of scrutiny her elder sibling Prince George won't have to worry about.

  • Centenarian quake survivor worries he's testing fate

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BIDUR, Nepal — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked gray stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in the chest by a rock during the quake. A couple of ribs were broken, giving him trouble breathing. The next day, just when his son arrived from Nepal's northwest, Tamang was weak and delirious. “I thought my father was dead,” 58-year-old Bal Bahadur Tamang said Monday. But the old man had only fallen unconscious. They revived him, but a few days later it became clear he needed more medical

  • Oklahoma's 7-Eleven stores begin offering rewards card

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    New card allows Oklahoma’s 7-Eleven stores to bypass credit card fees, pass on savings to customer, CEO says.

  • U.S. Supreme Court seeks Obama administration's input on Oklahoma pot case against Colorado

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Supreme Court justices have asked the Justice Department to weigh in on whether Oklahoma and Nebraska should be able to sue Colorado over its drug legalization laws.

  • Oklahoma among leaders in bank branches closed in first quarter

    Business Editor |
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The growth of mobile banking in Oklahoma is prompting many banks to close branch offices.

  • Lexington, Oklahoma, man dies after sliding off a moving pickup's hood

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Abraham Martin Alvarez, 25, of Lexington, was killed when he fell from the hood of a moving pickup, the Cleveland County sheriff’s office reported.

  • Oklahoma governor signs bill to give judges more discretion in sentencing

    By Rick M. Green
    Capitol Bureau |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma judges will be allowed to impose shorter sentences for some nonviolent crimes under a bill Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law Monday.

  • Emergency repairs ordered for Belle Isle bridge in Oklahoma City

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Transportation Commission declared an emergency Monday after learning that more than half of the 95 piers that support Oklahoma City’s Belle Isle bridges on Interstate 44 had sustained structural damage because of salt and weather.

  • Index reflects slowdown in Oklahoma energy industry

    By Adam Wilmoth
    Energy Editor |
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Continued low oil prices and a slowing energy industry sent the Oklahoma Energy Index tumbling in March.

  • Records

    | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    MARRIAGES Ashley Rose Damasiewicz and Wesley Paul Gray Jessica Alicia Baldree and James Haskell Maynor III La Carrie Shaneque Love and Chantel Yvonne Gallien Crystol Gale Carroll and Richard Edward King Miriam Veronica Guaman Deheza and Oscar Esquivias Rodriguez Hallie Caitlin McCartney and Nicholas C.

  • Oklahoma jail inmate gets 25 years in death of cellmate

    By Sheila Stogsdill
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Summer Leigh Shaw, 28, of Konawa, smuggled methamphetamine into the Pontotoc County jail and gave a fatal mixture of methamphetamine and water to Tammy Jordan, 23, of Ada. Shaw pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

  • Woodward man dies Monday in Major County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Danny Richard Chumley, 60, of Woodward, Oklahoma, died Monday after a crash on U.S. 60 in Major County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.