• Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park announces 2016 season

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Featuring works that are passionate, provocative and playful, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has announced its 2016 season, which includes some favorites by The Bard, a classic comedy adapted by David Ives ("Venus in Fur") and a special add-on performance in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare Directed by Lance Marsh June 2-25 Myriad Gardens   Love’s in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina.  Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato’s daughter Hero.

  • Abortion rights group appeals Oklahoma abortion law ruling

    AP | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A New York-based abortion rights group is appealing a ruling by an Oklahoma judge who upheld a state law that opponents say restricts abortions. The Center for Reproductive Rights asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday to overturn last month's ruling by Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince. Prince denied the group's request to declare the measure unconstitutional but said a Supreme Court order preventing the law from going into effect would remain in place until the case is resolved. The group claimed the law violates the state constitution's requirement that legislation cover a single subject.

  • Gary Kubiak's second-chance success not common in the NFL

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Two years after being fired by the Houston Texans, Gary Kubiak coached the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl title. Maybe it seems like routine occurrence in the NFL — a retread head coach prospers in his second chance — but it’s not. Thirty-one coaches have produced the 50 Super Bowl victories. Of those, 21 had been a head coach for no other franchise. And of the other 10, most were not retreads. They were successful head coaches elsewhere. Only one Super Bowl winner had been a head coach previously at two other franchises — Pete Carroll, who coached the 1994 Jets and the 1997-99 Patriots, with some success, 33-31 overall. Carroll resurfaced at Southern Cal, eventually took the Seahawk

  • Chris Christie Expected to Formally End Presidential Bid as Early as Today

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally suspend his presidential campaign as early as today after he huddles with his closest advisers, ABC News has learned. “We bet the ranch on New Hampshire, and no one ever anticipated the Trump phenomenon,” the source told ABC News. Christie's New Hampshire campaign Chairman Wayne MacDonald, who is not involved in today’s deliberations but is familiar with the campaign's strategy, said that qualifying for the next debate is likely a major factor in the deliberations.

  • Woman dies in south Oklahoma City crash Tuesday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Woman dies in south Oklahoma City crash Tuesday night

  • Video: Trailer for the Oklahoma-made short film 'Heroes of the Realm'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 11 hr ago

      Ever-busy Oklahoma City filmmaker Kyle William Roberts ("The Posthuman Project") has released a trailer for his short film “Heroes of the Realm.”  The short, filmed in Oklahoma City, is screening as part of Long Beach Comic Expo and Geekfest Los Angeles Feb. 20-21. Here's the "Heroes of the Realm" synopsis: In a world where magic reigns, one tyrant was the undisputed ruler. But when magic opens a portal to our world, it’s up to a pizza delivery woman to make the most important delivery of her life. Starring Kate Le, Stephen Goodman, Kato Buss and Alissa Ford. Heroes of the Realm: Official Teaser from Kyle Roberts on Vimeo.

  • Authorities: Icy roads likely factor in crash that killed 2

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say icy roads likely were a factor in a crash that killed a man and his daughter in Saginaw County. The Saginaw News reports 33-year-old Victor Bell and 12-year-old Sarah Bell, both of Midland, died after the Tuesday afternoon crash in Kochville Township. WSGW-AM reports lost Bell lost control and slid into the path of another vehicle. The crash is under investigation. On Wednesday, many schools were closed for the day in Michigan after some areas saw heavy snowfall. The National Weather Service says more snow is forecast. A winter storm warning is in effect along the western part of the state near Lake Michigan. Schools in Holland, Zeeland and Grand Haven were among

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 10, 2016: Hear Martin Sexton at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Today's featured event: Hear folk-rocker Martin Sexton at 8 tonight at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan. Sexton's "Mixtape Tour" is in support of his 2015 album "Mixtape of the Open Road." Doors open at 7 p.m. Brothers McCann will open the show. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Paramedic arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Lafayette County Hospital paramedic has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person Hood said in a news release 36-year-old Bryan Englebert, of Walnut, was arrested Monday by investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department. Hood said a warrant was obtained from the Lowndes County Justice Court. Details about Englebert's arrest were not release. Hood says Englebert was booked into the Lowndes County Jail. He remains in custody awaiting a bond hearing. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

  • Tournament draws players to Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    A tournament featuring players from Oklahoma schools and homeschool associations was held at the Nigh Center at the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday. Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used their majority to ensure that gay couples obtain the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. Parliament initially approved the change in November, but President Anibal Cavaco Silva blocked it last month. The head of state argued the legislation required broader public consultation and that parliament failed to demonstrate it was in the best interest of children. The adoption law change passed with 137 votes in favor after some members of center-right part

  • Police investigate OKC's 8th, 9th homicides of 2016

    Darla Slipke | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Police are investigating the city’s eighth and ninth homicides of the year and the city's second double homicide this month.  The map above shows where each incident occurred. About 2 p.m. Tuesday, police found James Earl Reed, 78, and Sharon Reed, 59, dead inside their home in the 12500 block of Springwood Drive. Both had been shot and decapitated, police reported. Sharon Reed's grandson, Quinton Dashawn Laster, 20, was arrested, police reported. Police found three small children in a covered garage that was being used as an in-home daycare. The children were not harmed, police said. Another double homicide happened last Wednesday.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Join The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson to talk OU, OSU and the Thunder in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • WATCH: Dog skateboards around Downtown OKC

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Video of a dog skateboarding around downtown Oklahoma City (Including in front of The Oklahoman) has surfaced online and it's the cutest thing you'll see today.

  • Stevie Clark is climbing the long, hard road back from the bottom

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The former Douglass star and Oklahoma State prospect was back in the state on Tuesday, playing for Arkansas Baptist College.

  • Eighth Harry Potter book announced

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    “Harry Potter” fans can put their broomsticks away. The eighth story will be performed on stage in London’s West End, but Potterheads don’t need to travel to the U.K. to find out what happens. The “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” scripts will be released shortly after the play debuts. Pottermore  revealed that the “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II” scripts will be published July 31. Conveniently, that’s both Harry Potter and author J.K. Rowling’s birthday. Scholastic will publish in the U.S. while Little Brown will publish in the U.K. Both print and digital editions will be available.

  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marquis Johnson propels No. 4 Putnam West past No. 3 Midwest City

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The 5-foot-9 veteran drew a foul with 21 seconds remaining and made both free throws that proved the difference in No. 4 Putnam West’s wild 77-75 win over No. 3 Midwest City.

  • Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home. But what organizations helping resettle them might not be prepared for, and what refugees themselves might be in denial about, is the need to treat the mental scars of war, experts said. Iham Al Horani, a 32-year-old refugee living in Worcester, Massachusetts, said he has had little time to think about his mental health in between months of job hunting and shuttling his mother, recovering from sniper gunfire, to doctor's appointments. "It was difficult, what we came from," Al Horani said through a translator. "The l

  • High school girls basketball roundup: No. 7 Midwest City edges No. 8 Putnam West in OT

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@Oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Asia Davis, who has signed with Collin College in Dallas, finished with 19 points, seven of which came in the extra period as the Bombers pulled away in the final 60 seconds.

  • The Morning Brew: Trump and Sanders for the New Hampshire wins

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 14 hr ago

    It's Wednesday. Let's get to the news. Trump, Sanders prevail in New hampshire New Hampshire voters picked favorite party nominees in the race for the White House on Tuesday, leaving everything even less clear than before the Granite State's primary! The AP reports:  Trump and Sanders entered Tuesday's contest as favorites in New Hampshire, but needed to deliver on expectations after second-place finishes in Iowa's leadoff caucuses.