• Social Security Q&A: Can I return to work and keep disability benefits?

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: There’s a program to help beneficiaries find work and become financially independent.

  • OKC Dodgers run winning streak to four games

    From staff reports | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved their winning streak to four games on Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park The Dodgers scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the ninth as they improved to 18-5 on the season in front of a crowd of 5,411. Oklahoma City's Darnell Sweeney reached on an error to lead off the game and later scored on a RBI single by Kyle Jensen. Corey Seager added an RBI groundout in the first. With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Matt Carson hit an RBI single and Scott Schebler followed with a bases loaded walk to make it 4-1.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ADA Beets, Edward Lee, 74, died April 30. Services 10 a.m. Monday, New Beginnings Church, Stratford (Criswell, Ada). Carter, Michael Eugene, 62, died May 1. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Criswell, Ada). Kindrick, Lolita June, 76, died May 1. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Harmony Free Will Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Unsell, Clara Glendeen, 75, died April 30. Services 2 p.m. Monday, College Heights Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). BETHANY Luper, Jim “Red,” 94,

  • Jesus House holds annual block party to kick off volunteer efforts

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Mike Bateman, executive director of Jesus House, said the Oklahoma City homeless shelter holds a block party each year to kick off its annual Adopt-a-Block program, a volunteer campaign in the Orchard Park and Westlawn Gardens neighborhoods.

  • Louisville tight end last pick in draft

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. — The 10th Louisville Cardinal chosen in the NFL draft earned the title “Mr. Irrelevant.” With the 256th — and last — pick of the three-day draft, the Arizona Cardinals chose tight end Gerald Christian. He will be the guest of honor for a weeklong celebration in Newport Beach, California, next month. At the event, Christian will be presented with the Lowsman Trophy, a Heisman parody statue of a fumbling football player. “I had never known about it,” he said. “I'm hearing now I get to go be in a parade and all type of stuff. I'm going to enjoy it. I get to go to California. I've never been out

  • One dead, one arrested in Sulphur stabbing homicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Jose Devora, 55, was found dead Friday in Sulphur of apparent stab wounds, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Collected Wisdom of Big 12 official Paul Wilson

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Norman resident sits in relative anonymity through every OU women’s basketball home game

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Bedlam win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Cowboys' win Oklahoma State starter Michael Freeman didn't allow Oklahoma much of a chance to drive the ball Saturday night in Bedlam at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Freeman struck out seven and only three of his outs came in the outfield during a complete-game performance in an 8-1 Cowboys win. “His ball has very late action,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “Having tried to catch him before, the ball has a late unpredictability about it — some will sink, some will dart, every now and then some will cut.

  • Gordon secures pole at Talladega

    AP Auto Racing Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he's a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first Sunday and have all three of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates surrounding him as he seeks his first win of the season. Gordon's lap of 194.793 mph was a hefty 0.28 seconds faster than teammate Kasey Kahne, who qualified second for a Hendrick Motorsports front row. It's the third pole of the season for Gordon, who also was fastest in Daytona 500

  • It's a girl A new princess joins British royal family

    By SYLVIA HUI and DANICA KIRKA | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ENGLAND LONDON — From Prince Charles to royal fans to most of those who put down a bet, millions in Britain were hoping for a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge delighted her nation and royal enthusiasts around the world Saturday by delivering one such princess. The royal birth was greeted with cheers and elated cries of “Hip, hip, hooray!” outside St. Mary's Hospital in London, where fans and the world's media have waited for days. The baby — Prince William and Kate's second child — was born Saturday morning and weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces, officials said. She is fourth in line to the throne and the fifth great-grandchild of 89-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

  • 150 years later, Lincoln's hometown redoes funeral

    By JOHN O’CONNOR | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD — At Abraham Lincoln's death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, “Now he belongs to the ages,” but the 150th anniversary funeral procession his hometown presented Saturday proved how profoundly the prairie city still considers the slain president its own. Thousands of people gathered at the Old State Capitol, where the 16th president lay in state, to pay tribute to the simple, country lawyer who saved the Union and thrust the nation toward abolishing slavery.

  • Queen of the Prairie festival rocks music lovers in Guthrie

    By Nathan Poppe, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    The two-day music celebration in Guthrie, Oklahoma, took place in the middle of Cottonwood Flats. The concert aimed to build on the momentum of 2013’s Gentlemen of the Road stopover and a series of Make Guthrie Weird street festivals.

  • Timeline in Baltimore case

    By The Associated Press | Yesterday

    Here is a timeline of events surrounding the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray, a man who died in police custody. Baltimore's top prosecutor announced charges Friday against the officers involved in the arrest: 8:39 a.m.: Lt. Brian Rice, on bike patrol with Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, makes eye contact with Gray and another person. Both run and the officers pursue them. Gray surrenders about two blocks away. 8:42: Police wagon requested. Gray is handcuffed behind his back and placed on his stomach. He says he can't breathe and requests an inhaler. Officers find a

  • Tax experts, others dispel myths, share economic growth at McGladrey summit

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    McGladrey national experts and local development execs share podium at Thursday tax and economics summit.

  • Decades of dialogue keep Tulsa from riots after man's slaying

    Tulsa World |

    TULSA — As Baltimore rages and Ferguson, Mo., struggles to recover, Tulsa has survived the type of anger leading communities to ashes. Tulsa burned once, during the notorious 1921 race riot that destroyed much of the Greenwood District. By comparison, the past few weeks have moved a racially, economically and generationally mixed crowd to protest for change in front of the county sheriff's office using signs and chants. No blows have been exchanged, no glass broken, no property damaged, no fires set and no looting taken place. Arguably, the message of discontent is getting through to officials more effectively with nonviolence.

  • A look at investigations, timing after recent high-profile deaths

    By The Associated Press | Yesterday

    Many observers were surprised by the swiftness of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's decision to charge six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on Friday, just one day after receiving the results of a police investigation. One lawyer hired by the police union called it a rush to judgment. Here is a look at the elapsed time between some other high-profile deaths of unarmed black men, and the decision on whether to charge the officers involved. Freddie Gray. 19 days. Arrested April 12, died April 19. Officers charged with murder, manslaughter and assault May 1.

  • Jesus House holds annual block party to kick off volunteer efforts

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Mike Bateman, executive director of Jesus House, said the Oklahoma City homeless shelter holds a block party each year to kick off its annual Adopt-a-Block program, a volunteer campaign in the Orchard Park and Westlawn Gardens neighborhoods.

  • What we're talking about

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    SMALL EARTHQUAKE — MICHIGAN: Small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan felt far away; no reports of major damage. POLAND — POLANSKI: Roman Polanski receives film award in Poland, where a court is weighing a U.S. extradition request for him. SPAM JAM — HONOLULU: People in Hawaii love their Spam. Hormel Foods, which produces the canned meat, is releasing a new flavor exclusively to the state of Hawaii at the annual Spam Jam.

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan faces tough task to win in first year with Thunder

    | Updated: 21 hr ago

    The Thunder hired Donovan on Thursday to coach a loaded roster that has had repeated playoff success and seems poised for a run at the 2016 NBA championship, provided superstar Kevin Durant returns healthy from a foot injury.

  • Ramsay SHOWED it could be done

    By Berry Tramel
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Jack Ramsay is one of the few success stories among college coaches who jumped to the NBA. Ramsay, who died a year ago at age 89, spent 11 years coaching Saint Joseph's, then resigned in 1966 due to medical reasons. He went across town and became general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. One season later, he became the coach, beginning a 21-year career as an NBA coach that included a record of 864-783, the 1977 NBA title and induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. When Stanford's Mike Montgomery became coach of the Golden State Warriors in 2004, Ramsay was an ESPN commentator and wrote a short piece offering advice for Montgomery making the transition.