• Oklahoma school districts look for ways to make lunches healthy, enjoyable

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@opubco.com | Updated: 7 min ago

    With the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 nearing its expiration date, school districts continue to find ways to improve nutrition.

  • POLL: Will you leave town for Labor Day weekend?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 min ago

    Tell us!

  • District C-4 Preview: Everyone is chasing Fox

    BY ED GODFREY | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Fox, which went unbeaten in the district last season and finished 11-2 overall, returns starting quarterback Seth Argo, who rushed for 1,109 yards last season and passed for 732 more.

  • OU football: Oklahoma freshman Austin Seibert supremely talented and confident, but can he handle field goals and punts?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Seibert beat out senior Nick Hodgson for the field goal job and junior Jack Steed for punting, and will become the first Sooner to do both since Tress Way in 2009. Before that, Jeff Ferguson handled both field goals and punts in 1998.

  • High school volleyball: Norman North volleyball young but ready to contend

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Despite suffering its first in-state loss on Tuesday night to No. 3 Edmond North, Norman North has made itself known as a legitimate contender in 6A this season.

  • Is This Mural Still in Storage at the OKC Public School Headquarters?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A rare, out of print book recently brought to my attention has me wondering about the fate of the above mural which was displayed for three decades at Classen High School (now Classen SAS). At first glance, and seen on a far smaller computer screen, the central portion shown of "The Spirit of Oklahoma" seems like a shame to not have out on display – if it still exists. But take a closer look and there is a story behind the story. It’s a part of our history. And it tells our history. And some of that history clearly was not, and is not, totally embraced as a positive experience. Maybe it’s not appropriate for display at Classen, though I’m curious what others have to say on this.

  • Court strips lesser prairie chicken of federal protection

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A federal court in Texas has stripped the lesser prairie chicken of Endangered Species Act protections, a victory for oil and gas companies that argued conservation efforts are working. District Judge Robert Junell ruled Tuesday in Midland that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to make a proper evaluation of the states' conservation plan when it listed the lesser prairie chicken — a species of grouse with feathered feet and striped plumage — as threatened. That was the argument made by the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. Its president, Ben Shepperd, said Wednesday the ruling "serves as vindication of the unprecedented stakeholder participation across the lesser prairie chicken range.

  • Norman police investigate 1-year-old's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Norman police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old at motel. Officers have not determined what happened or if anyone is at fault.

  • Cross country notebook: Norman girls make early statement

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    In what stands to be an intriguing year in Class 6A girls cross country, Norman put the rest of the class on notice with an impressive early victory last Saturday at Deer Creek.

  • In climate bid, Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change. From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a river of white and blue flowing down through the mountains toward lower terrain. In fact, it's just the opposite. The 2-mile-long chock of solid ice has been retreating at a faster and faster pace in recent years — more than 800 feet since 2008, satellite tracking shows. "This is as good of a signpost of what we're dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything," Obama said with the iconic glacier at his back.

  • Demoted high-ranking Tulsa Sheriff's Office official has resigned, fourth to leave since Eric Harris shooting

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Another official at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has resigned, becoming the fourth to leave since former Reserve Deputy Robert Bates fatally shot Eric Harris in early April. Deputy Billy McKelvey resigned effective Aug. 31, according to county personnel records. The move comes two months after he was demoted from the rank of captain, the outcome of an internal job performance review. Shena Burgess, his attorney, said McKelvey is moving on to a position in the private sector. She said her client put in retirement paperwork a few weeks ago.

  • Owasso man arrested after police find marijuana growing operation in his home

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    OWASSO — Police say officers responding to an unrelated call at an Owasso residence stumbled upon an elaborate pot-growing operation, resulting in the arrest of the homeowner. Mark Allen Self, 55, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, possessing paraphernalia, possessing a controlled dangerous substance without an affixed tax stamp and cultivating a controlled dangerous substance. His bond is set at $22,250. Owasso police responded to an unspecified call at a residence in the 13300 block of East 91st Street North about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Once there, officers "observed indications of drug use and manufacture inside the home," Lt. Nick Boatman said in a news release.

  • Best sex education video ever, made by a Brit

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Sometimes, it's takes a foreigner to put an American hangup into perspective. Comedian and host of  HBO's "Last Week with John Oliver"  summed up in 21 minutes all the weak arguments and approaches the U.S. has with sex education. Warning: It's a bawdy piece. But, it's a hilarious with points well-made. I've watched it four times.

  • AP10ThingsToSee South Korea Koreas Tensions

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    AP10ThingsToSee - A South Korean Army Surion helicopter fires flares during the South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • AP10ThingsToSee Dominican Republic Tropical Weather

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    AP10ThingsToSee - A couple sits on the Santo Domingo sea wall as Tropical Storm Erika approaches the Dominican Republic, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.

  • AP10ThingsToSee Italy Migrants

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    AP10ThingsToSee - Migrants crowd the deck of the Norwegian Siem Pilot ship sailing along the Mediterranean sea, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. The Siem Pilot is carrying hundreds of migrants rescued in several operations in the Mediterranean sea to the Italian Port of Cagliari.

  • OSU football: How the Cowboys wound up at Central Michigan for their opener

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Why in the world is OSU playing in this game? The answer is a combination of scheduling philosophy and a personal connection between two universities separated by nearly 1,000 driving miles.

  • Celebrate Grandparents Day with a Multigenerational Disney Experience

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Although Labor Day is just around the corner there's another holiday that deserves celebrating in Sept. It's National Grandparents Day on Sept. 13. See how multigenerational travel is on the rise and why seniors look to Disney for a grand time.

  • AP10ThingsToSee Serbia Migrants

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    AP10ThingsToSee - A young refugee wakes up inside a tent at a park in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Migrants including many women with babies and small children, sleep in this park in the Serbian capital while waiting for an opportunity to travel north, across the border with Hungary and enter the European Union in the largest influx since World War II.

  • AP10ThingsToSee Katrina Anniversary

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    AP10ThingsToSee - Musicians lead a procession during a wreath laying ceremony at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.