• Oklahoma woman dies after head-on collision in Tulsa County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Karen Slater, 66, of Sand Springs, died Monday after her minivan was struck head-on by a truck towing a trailer in Tulsa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

    Updated: 30 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. Republican legislative leaders said they are working on adding language to the religious-objections law to make it clear that the measure does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. As signed by Pence last week, the measure prohibits state laws that "substantially burden" a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs. The definition of "person" includes religious institutions, business

  • Government files civil rights lawsuit against Durant, Oklahoma, university on behalf of transgender woman

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Rachel Tudor, a transgender woman who was denied tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. It is the first time the government has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a transgender person.

  • Kingfisher County healthiest in Oklahoma, new information finds

    By Ruth Serven, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 43 min ago

    Information shows Kingfisher County is the healthiest out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties because of high employment rates and low risk of early death.

  • National SAE leader disputes OU President David Boren's statement in Facebook post

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: 51 min ago

    SAE President Brad Cohen, a 1985 University of Arizona graduate, wrote that Boren’s statement that OU SAE members had learned the chant while on a national leadership conference cruise four years ago was “disgusting, one-sided and biased.”

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford's suspension thins depth at running back

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Monday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced that Ford was suspended from the team indefinitely for both academic and team rules violations. Ford was removed from the Sooners’ roster and seems unlikely to rejoin the team anytime soon.

  • Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues rise while fees to state drop

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues rose by more than $60 million in 2013, but the amount of fees tribes paid the state dropped by more than $3.1 million.

  • Video growth leads to $1 billion investment in Oklahoma since 2011, AT&T says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The rise of video on mobile devices means AT&T Inc. added more than 52 cell sites in Oklahoma in 2014, the telecom giant said Monday. The company also has made investments for wireless broadband capacity and coverage.

  • Some April Fools' Day pranks unsuitable for the office

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Pranks that go too far can risk discrimination lawsuits and violate companies’ codes of conduct and other workplace rules, experts say.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The cost of firing Ford: at least $9.6 million – the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension given to the coach in September of 2009.

  • Oklahoma City hosts Creativity World Forum at Civic Center

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The event, which features a variety of speakers and workshops focused on creativity, runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.

  • Oklahoma startup firms and energy business a good match

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Oil and gas companies are constantly looking for technology to boost efficiency, while fledgling tech firms are seeking clients and funding.

  • 'Flamenco' sculpture honors advocate for Oklahoma City's Paseo Drive

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The abstract work at NW 29 and Paseo is dedicated to John Belt, Paseo district advocate, who died in 2013.

  • Oklahoma City Police's Citizens Advisory Board treads line between accountability, secrecy

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The police department started the Oklahoma following the 2002 beating of a black man by officers that was caught on tape, the 11-member volunteer board was created to “facilitate interaction” between the department and representatives of various ethnic and cultural groups, according to the city’s website. The board reviews departmental investigations of citizen complaints, use of force and police brutality complaints and any other incident the board deems to be of public concern.

  • Oklahoma City dinner club disputes state health department order to close

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The state Health Department issued the operators of Nani, an Oklahoma City dinner club, with a cease and desist order, arguing the small but popular business must license themselves as a restaurant. Nani’s owners say they are private chefs, an industry currently unregulated in the state.

  • Name of man who died in car wreck during tornado released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Marvin Secord, 52, of Norman, died Wednesday evening in a wreck during a severe storm, Norman police said, noting they are still investigating to determine if the crash was weather-related.

  • High school notebook: Yukon's Drake Norton baffles Southmoore

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Norton allowed four hits and struck out four in six shutout innings against the powerful SaberCats to earn the win.

  • YMCA opens its third location in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening.

  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license. All 150 people on board were killed by what prosecutors believe was a deliberate decision by Lubitz to slam the Airbus A320 he was flying from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into a mountain in the French Alps last Tuesday. Lufthansa, Germanwings' parent company, declined to say whether it knew of Lubitz's mental health problems.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 31

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 31, 2015