• OKC Thunder journal: Thunder-Warriors highest rated NBA cable telecast of all-time

    OKC Thunder journal: Thunder-Warriors highest...

    By Erik Horne and Berry Tramel Staff Writers | Updated: 24 min ago

    Monday night’s broadcast of Thunder-Warriors on TNT averaged 15.9 million total viewers and an 8.8 U.S. household rating, cable television’s most-viewed NBA telecast of all time and TNT’s most-watched program in the network’s 28-year history.

  • Women’s College World Series: NCAA pilot program to allow first-time alcohol sales at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium

    Women’s College World Series: NCAA pilot...

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    The NCAA plans to work with local law enforcement to monitor alcohol-related incidents and then compare statistics to previous years in hopes that stadium sales will curb fans sneaking alcohol into the venue and prevent binge drinking incidents before game time.

  • Former Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced in man’s death

    Former Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced in...

    By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    A judge gave Robert Bates, 74, the maximum penalty recommended by jurors who last month convicted the wealthy Oklahoma insurance executive of second-degree manslaughter.

  • OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin doubling as student on and off field

    OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin doubling as student on...

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    Two B-pluses and two steps closer to his MBA, Segedin could relax Tuesday before the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ series opener against the Iowa Cubs.

  • Real ID bill never got out of an Oklahoma legislative committee

    Real ID bill never got out of an Oklahoma...

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com   | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Aaron R. Rodriguez, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman, said the deadline for compliance is Jan. 22, 2018, although Oklahoma could get an extension that would take it through Oct. 1, 2020.

  • This doesn't feel like the end for Kevin Durant in OKC

    This doesn\'t feel like the end for Kevin Durant...

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    No, Durant didn't say anything about his pending free agency. There was no pledge to stay in Oklahoma City. There was no promise to be back next season. But despite that, those few minutes at Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday afternoon were a reminder of something important.

  • Two parties file appeal over OG&E's scrubbers

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    Two parties unhappy with the regulatory approval of a $500 million coal scrubber project planned by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. have filed appeals with the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

  • Big 12 meetings: Here's a look at four issues to potentially be settled this week

    Big 12 meetings: Here\'s a look at four issues...

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    While Boren’s tenor has softened recently, the league’s CEOs — headed by Boren — will receive numbers from a pair of consulting groups this week that are focused on how the league would be affected by standing pat with 10 teams or expanding, adding a conference network or not and adding a conference championship game or not.

  • Documents show aggressive sales tactics at Trump University

    Documents show aggressive sales tactics at...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Trump University gave employees detailed instructions on how to entice people to enroll in its real estate seminars, from targeting people making at least $90,000 a year and choosing words of flattery that are most persuasive to picking music for the gatherings — The O'Jays' "For the Love of Money." The "playbooks" for the now-defunct business owned by Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, were unsealed Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit by customers who say they were defrauded. Last Friday, a judge who has earned Trump's scorn sided with attorneys for The Washington Post who argued that the public had a right to know what was previously confidential.

  • Testimony: House speaker hired to open doors with others

    Testimony: House speaker hired to open doors...

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — The president of an education curriculum company testified Tuesday that he hired Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, in a $7,500 a month consulting contract, to open doors with legislative leaders in other states as the company tried to sell digital courses to school systems. Edgenuity President Michael Humphrey said he believed Hubbard — with his legislative and sports background — could get him meetings with legislative leaders that Humphrey said it would take him a year to get on his own. "My idea was to use Mike to ..... get me a meeting with this guy, let me go meet him," Humphrey said. Humphrey said Hubbard's contract specified that he only worked on matters outside Alabama for the company.

  • Bill authorizes use of cameras, automated systems to catch uninsured motorists

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    State Rep. Earl Sears said there are about 650,000 uninsured motorists driving in Oklahoma, and they create danger and financial risk for other motorists who do things right and carry insurance. State Reps. Lewis Moore and Richard Morrissette argued against the measure, saying that motorists need to be insured, but contending the bill is poorly designed.

  • Report: OKC Dodgers' Julio Urias heading back to majors

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Dodgers phenom Julio Urias is headed back to the big leagues. The 19-year-old left-hander was recalled by the Los Angeles Dodgers just days after making his MLB debut and being optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Urias debuted Friday against the New York Mets and struggled over 2 2/3 innings. He was optioned back to OKC on Saturday and rejoined the team briefly Tuesday before a series opener against the Iowa Cubs. He was seen in the OKC clubhouse early in the afternoon. Hours later, his locker was untouched and he was on a plane to Chicago to meet the Dodgers. He is taking the place of Alex Wood, who was placed on the disabled list with left posterior elbow soreness. Urias was scheduled to pitch for OKC

  • Thunder roster is loaded; now it's up to Durant and Westbrook

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    When the Thunder was on the cusp of a second major upset, on the verge of eliminating the Warriors two weeks after knocking off the Spurs, Durant and Westbrook didn’t produce.

  • Arvest becomes founding participant in exchange

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    Arvest Bank has become a founding participant in the American Financial Exchange, an electronic marketplace for member banks to lend and borrow short-term funds.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol emphasizes water safety

    By Eriech Tapia Staff Writer etapia@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is emphasizing water safety after a McAlester man died Saturday at Lake Eufaula. Michael Waldo, 45, of McAlester, drowned Saturday after his personal watercraft flipped.

  • Registration deadline nears for Oklahoma primary

    Registration deadline nears for Oklahoma primary

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Friday is the deadline for Oklahoma voters to register or change registration information for the June 28 primary election.

  • Boy, 14, dies from injuries in south Oklahoma City assault that claimed his father's life

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    One week after an assault that claimed his father's life, a 14-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered in the attack at the south Oklahoma City home.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Previewing the Clemson Regional

    Oklahoma State baseball: Previewing the Clemson...

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    Clemson Tigers Record: 42-18 overall; 16-14 ACC (fourth place Atlantic Division) Coach: Monte Lee, first season, 42-18 NCAA bid: Automatic, ACC Tournament champion. Scouting report: The Tigers may have finished fourth in their division of the ACC, but they've got the serious respect of the NCAA committee, garnering one of eight national seeds. Outfielder Seth Beer, just a freshman, is the ACC Player of the Year and one of the nation's best players. He led Clemson with a .372 batting average and 16 home runs and added 63 RBIs. He and catcher Chris Okey, who belted 12 homers with a team-high 66 RBIs, provide a dangerous combination for the middle of the order.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys readying for rugged road

    Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys readying for...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 31, 2016

    Oklahoma State’s road to Omaha: through the Clemson Regional, which features the host Tigers as the No. 7 national seed, along with old conference friend and foe Nebraska; and should they survive, a likely Super Regional at South Carolina, which has made a recent habit of advancing to the College World Series, winning national titles in 2010 and 2011.

  • Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man will spend about four months in jail for taking his pregnant 14-year-old daughter to Missouri and having her marry a 24-year-old family friend who had raped her. The father pleaded guilty to injury to a child last week, and a judge put him behind bars for 120 days and ordered three years of supervised probation, the Idaho State Journal reported. "I would note that the 120 days is approximately how long this vile farce of a marriage lasted," Seventh District Judge Gregory Moeller told him at the sentencing. "While you sit in jail, you will sit and think about the 120 days your daughter was in a vile farce of a marriage to a rapist because of you." The girl's father said he believe