• Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday. The apparent ruling out of the suspect — identified as Mieraili Yusufu or Yusufu Meerailee — as the main perpetrator suggests that the person who bombed the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok on Aug. 17 could still be at large despite two arrests and the naming of seven other suspects in recent days. The evening blast at the shrine popular among Thais and tourists alike left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured in one of the most devastating acts of violence in Bangkok in decades.

  • Two arrests made in Bristow double homicide from March

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Authorities in Creek County have made arrests in a double homicide. Two people were killed in March in Bristow.

  • Shark mauls 65-year-old and injures his leg off Australia

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — A 65-year-old man was mauled by a shark off Australia's most populous state on Friday, but managed to get back on his surf ski and get help for a serious leg injury, police said. David Quinlivan was paddling a surf ski near the New South Wales state town of Forster, 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Sydney, when he was attacked, police said. They said he fell into the water but got back on the surf ski and managed to get closer to shore, where bystanders were able to help him from the water. One of those bystanders, Warren Thompson, said he and others ran into the surf to help Quinlivan. "He had lost his paddle but was able to climb back onto the ski and caught a wave to the shore," Thompson said.

  • Airman who helped stop train attack returns to US

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone arrived at about 8:30 p.m. at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, near Sacramento. Stone stepped off the plane from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to cheers from about 200 people who had gathered to greet him, many waving small American flags. He waved at the crowd and hugged family and friends on the tarmac before quickly walking into the terminal. He did not speak to reporters.

  • After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach. The coach put an arm around his player, told him that the Utah defensive back made a great play and gave the forlorn quarterback a pat on the helmet. Michigan fans will need to have the same type of patience with their team. Harbaugh has restored hope to the proud program, but as the 24-17 loss to the Utes on Thursday night showed, a return to glory is going to take some time. "A lot of positives," Harbaugh said. "Some things to build on.

  • Near LA's Koreatown, pastor tries to lift veil on drug abuse

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a blue-and-white church on the outskirts of Los Angeles' Koreatown, pastor Young Ho Han is trying to lift the veil on a problem silently afflicting his community: drug abuse among young Korean-Americans. It's an issue Han knows well, starting with his own addiction to cocaine in the 1970s to the increasingly young U.S.-born Koreans whose parents approach him today. Among all Asian groups, Koreans have some of the highest rates of illicit drug use. According to federal data, 12.9 percent reported using a narcotic within the last year. Those figures are only slightly below overall nationwide rate. For years, studies lumped all Asians into one category.

  • Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch, 49ers beat Chargers

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot on the sideline for the San Francisco 49ers' 14-12 win against San Diego on Thursday night. The 49ers will go into the regular season with significant questions about their offense after Kaepernick and the first team unit failed to score a touchdown on eight preseason possessions, and they didn't play in this one. Their next test will be in the season opener Sept. 14 against Minnesota. "We need the practice time instead of going out there today," coach Jim Tomsula said.

  • Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual. The northern Illinois boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes normally draws tens of thousands of visitors for end-of-summer fun. But concerns mounted Thursday that tourists might decide to go elsewhere because of the heavy police presence and fear that the fugitives could be hiding somewhere in the lush landscape of lakes, wetlands and forest glens. "People are concerned about those individuals.

  • Norman North rolls in Hardesty’s first start

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 14 hr ago

    NORMAN — Cameron Hardesty kept waiting for the nerves to hit him. He wondered if he'd sleep well — or at all — Wednesday  night, and he wondered how he was going to feel all day Thursday, with his first varsity start as Norman North's quarterback approaching. Maybe the senior didn't play like a seasoned veteran Thursday night in the Crosstown Clash against rival Norman High, but he was far from a startled rookie. He led the Timberwolves to touchdowns on two of their first three drives, sparking a 56-13 rout of Norman at Owen Field. “I thought I was gonna be terrified,” Hardesty said. “I slept like a baby last night. Then I woke up and I wasn't feeling any nerves.

  • McDaniel leads Heritage Hall in rout of rival Casady

    BY MURRAY EVANS For The Oklahoman | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Once Heritage Hall figured out how to stop Casady's William Walter, the Chargers simply ran away from their archrivals on Thursday night in the annual Polo Bowl. Walter scored the first three times he touched the football for the Cyclones, but Class 3A No. 1 Heritage Hall simply had too many offensive weapons and cruised to a 60-21 win at Pop Murray Memorial Field. Even with a running clock for the final 16 minutes of the game, Heritage Hall (1-0) rolled up 643 yards of offense. All-purpose threat Tevin McDaniel provided 246 of those yards, catching four passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns and rushing four times for 77 yards and two scores. He averaged 30.8 yards every time he touched the ball. “We had a slow

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight remains a team leader despite backup status

    BY JASON KERSEY | Updated: 14 hr ago

    NORMAN — Trevor Knight enrolled in a course this semester called “What Makes a Team Work,” an upper-division class in OU's Price College of Business. Considering the remarkable ups and disappointing downs of Knight's college football career — and his consistent, even-keeled attitude regardless of circumstances — he might well be qualified to teach the course. So it should come as no surprise that Knight was the first student to speak up in class. The instructor — OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale — split the class into random five-person groups, and asked each individual to tell their group three things about themselves. Then one group member introduced all five of his groupmates to the larger class.

  • Edlam series results

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Edlam series history Total records Santa Fe: 23-17 (1-1 playoffs) North: 21-20 (2-1 playoffs) Memorial: 16-23 (0-1 playoffs) City championships Memorial: 6 Santa Fe: 6 North: 5 Ties: 2 Year-by-year results 2014 North 27, Santa Fe 24 Memorial 35, North 0 Memorial 40, Santa Fe 33 City champ: Memorial 2013 Memorial 13, North 0 Santa Fe 38, North 31, OT Memorial 35, Santa Fe 20 *North 16, Memorial 7 City champ: Memorial 2012 North 44, Memorial 0 North 26, Santa Fe 13 Santa Fe 55, Memorial 6 *North 34, Santa Fe 7 City champ: North 2011 Santa Fe 31, Memorial 6 North

  • Edlam has become Rasmussen family tradition

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Updated: 14 hr ago

    EDMOND — Drew Rasmussen's first Edlam memories are somewhat hazy. He's a small child wearing an Edmond Santa Fe jersey with “Lil Ras” on the back. He's running around the end zone playing football. He gets kicked off the field. Then he remembers the emotions from the players and his father Andy that he doesn't quite understand. “I just remember a lot of heartbreaks, a lot of last-quarter comebacks,” said Rasmussen, now a junior quarterback at Edmond Santa Fe. This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Edlam football series, which opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Central Oklahoma's Wantland Stadium with Santa Fe and Edmond North.

  • College Football Notebook

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Oakman, Stewart suspended for Baylor's opener Baylor has suspended Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart from playing in the Bears' game Friday against SMU, several media outlets reported Thursday. Stewart and the All-American defensive end reportedly violated team rules, but both should return for Baylor's next game, according to ESPN.com. Scooby Wright injures left knee Arizona All-American linebacker Scooby Wright injured his left knee in the 22nd-ranked Wildcats' opener against UTSA and did not return. Wright was injured in the first quarter and went to the sideline to have his knee worked on by Arizona's trainer.

  • OU football notebook

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Lampkin released from Texas, eligible immediately Whether Texas released Du'Vonta Lampkin from his National Letter of Intent or the NLI office granted the release, Lampkin's battle for immediate eligibility is over. Oklahoma confirmed in a statement Thursday afternoon the highly recruited defensive tackle had been released and would be eligible for the Sooners immediately. Even if he doesn't play this season, the release is crucial. Without it, Lampkin would've lost a year of eligibility as well. Lampkin had signed with the Longhorns but a few months after signing day announced he would attend another school because he couldn't qualify academically at Texas.

  • College Football Roundup

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    No. 2 TCU 23, Minnesota 17 Trevone Boykin and No. 2 TCU got quite a test from Minnesota in their opener. Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help the Horned Frogs outlast Minnesota on Thursday night in Minneapolis. Boykin started his Heisman push by completing 26 of 42 passes. But he also threw an interception and the Horned Frogs had a difficult time getting their frenetic offense rolling against Minnesota's determined defense. The 23 points were their fewest scored since Nov. 9, 2013, in a 21-17 victory over Iowa State. Jaden Oberkrom made three field goals, including a 53-yarder, and Josh Doctson had eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown for TCU. Mitch

  • Friday's high school football picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.  Last week's record: 16-2   Friday's Games  Class 6A  Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan.

  • Thompson leads Southmoore’s 35-3 rout of Edmond Memorial

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    MOORE — Interceptions on two straight possessions last season might have shaken Southmoore quarterback Casey Thompson. The mistakes were still there for Thompson on Thursday, but he was able to rebound from them better than a year ago. With a seven-point lead in the first quarter, Thompson threw two interceptions but was able to shake them off and produce two more thouchdowns.  “Last year, I was the same,” said Thompson, a sophomore. “Not everybody saw it as much. I still had a short-term memory, but this year with more experience I bounce back better than I did last year.” The sixth-ranked SaberCats went on to rout No. 9 Edmond Memorial 35-3 at Moore Schools Stadium with

  • Morning Roundup

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Murray rallies to second-round win Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat 35th-ranked Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday, dominating the last three sets. Murray is 35-1 in Grand Slam second-round matches, with the only loss coming in his U.S. Open debut a decade ago. It was the eighth time in his career Murray came back to win from two sets down.


    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 14 hr ago

    THUNDER TO HOST COACHES CLINIC The Oklahoma City Thunder will host a Coaches Clinic at Chesapeake Energy Arena, inviting coaches at any level from around the state to take part in a day of tips and training on Saturday, Sept. 26. Thunder head coach Billy Donovan will lead a session, with other coaches from the Thunder and NBADL's Oklahoma City Blue adding insight in areas such as player development, team building and offensive and defensive principles. Coaches at any level, from neighborhood teams to high school squads, are welcome to register for the clinic by Sunday, Sept. 20, at okcthunder.com/coachesclinic. Registration is $25 and includes breakfast starting at 8 a.m. A full agenda is available on the registration