• Fire danger in Oklahoma Wednesday with high winds, warm temperatures

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 28 min ago

    There will be an increased risk of wildfire in Oklahoma Wednesday. Warm temperatures and high wind gusts could increase chances for fires.

  • Injury accident reported on Interstate 40 eastbound in east Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 51 min ago

    A crash with injury has been reported on Interstate 40 Wednesday. The crash is in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Harrah-Newalla Road.

  • Two people shot in Edmond Wednesday, one person taken into custody after pursuit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Police report two people were shot in Edmond. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

  • 3 family friendly football movies to get you ready for the Super Bowl

    Dylan Cannon, KSL | Updated: 17 hr ago

    With the Super Bowl fast approaching, here are three family friendly football movies to get you amped up for the big game.

  • Is free-range parenting risky or wise?

    Erin Stewart, Deseret News | Updated: 14 hr ago

    A couple's decision to let their children play alone a mile from home has raised questions on how much freedom young children should have to roam.

  • The Crock-Pot effect: Surprising impacts of the slow cooker

    Marsha Maxwell, Deseret News | Updated: 15 hr ago

    The Crock-Pot is 75 years old this month, and while slow cooking is extremely popular, the device has had mixed results delivering on one of its advertised benefits: freeing women from the time-consuming tedium of housework.

  • High school basketball and wrestling results: Tuesday, Jan. 27

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Boys City Area Bethany 56, Bridge Creek 54, OT Bethel 45, Konawa 35 Carl Albert 63, Shawnee 51 Cashion 75, Okeene 51 Centennial 69, John Marshall 47 Chandler 42, Prague 38 Chr. Heritage 48, Oklahoma Christian 46 Community Chr. 67, Elmore City 34 Crossings Christian 43, Mount St.

  • Safety Patrick Chung made his comeback with the Patriots

    By Zach Berman, The Philadelphia Inquirer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    PHOENIX — The New England Patriots reached the Super Bowl with Patrick Chung as their starting safety, which might seem like a cruel joke in Philadelphia. In March 2013, the Eagles signed Chung away from New England hoping that he could help solve the team’s ongoing issues at safety. In one season, Chung further contributed to those issues. The Eagles released him after the first season of a three-year, $10 million deal. He resurfaced in New England and earned a roster spot, a starting spot and ultimately a contract extension. He has established himself as a key piece in the Patriots’ rebuilt secondary while the Eagles are still trying to solidify their group. So what changed? “I mean, I’m not hurt,” he said

  • Commentary: If taxpayers fund sports, they should share profit too

    By Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Right now, pro sports teams from all over Florida are seeking tens of millions of state tax dollars - which they will probably get. For taxpayers, this is a very bad deal. That’s not my opinion. It’s the conclusion of a new legislative report that found, for every $1 taxpayers spend on stadiums and arenas, they get back a lousy 30 cents. It’s like investing 1,000 bucks in the stock market - and getting back $300. It’s a loser. Yet Florida politicians keep doing this deal again and again. No wonder teams from Orlando to Miami are lined up. Odds are, they will make out like bandits. Again, that’s not my opinion. That’s what the numbers show from another recent report - a Forbes listing of the

  • Patriots’ Blount says he did not orchestrate getting cut by Steelers

    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Updated: 6 hr ago

    PHOENIX — Two former Steelers teammates confronted Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount before he reached his seat at the Super Bowl media event Tuesday. Unlike his rough and sudden exit from the Steelers in November, Blount was greeted by warm handshakes and hugs from Brett Keisel and Ike Taylor. “Ike and Brett were two of the guys who were pretty close to me,” Blount said afterward. “I like those guys a lot. I keep in contact with them. I like those guys a lot. That goes to say that some of the things that were said about me after I left that team wasn’t true.” Blount, who was criticized by some teammates in November and called a “cancer” by one, declined to answer why he left the Steelers or why he

  • Boys basketball roundup: Dashawn McDowell's 42 leads Southeast past Douglass

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Dashawn McDowell, who is verbally committed to Tulsa, scored nine of Southeast’s 11 points in overtime for an 82-78 win over Douglass on Tuesday night at Southeast.

  • Girls basketball roundup: Classen's Taylor Roberts scores career-high 55 in win

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Fifty is becoming the new norm for Classen SAS guard Taylor Roberts. The sophomore scored a career-high 55 in Tuesday’s 74-60 victory over Star Spencer just days after setting her previous high of 51.

  • Obama floats plan for 1st drilling lease on Atlantic Coast

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal envisions auctioning areas more than 50 miles off Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia to oil companies no earlier than 2021, long after President Barack Obama leaves office. For decades, oil companies have been barred from drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, where a moratorium was in place up until 2008. The plan also calls for leasing 10 areas in the Gulf of Mexico,

  • Once popular, parking garages fall to wrecking ball across U.S.

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa — They were supposed to be saviors of downtown, drawing people by offering parking as plentiful as at any suburban shopping mall. But decades after cities tore down buildings and replaced them with parking structures, communities across the country are demolishing the garages and putting up buildings again, confident that more people will be drawn to lively offices, hotels and housing. “Virtually every city is grappling with this,” said Tom Murphy, an urban revitalization expert and former mayor of Pittsburgh, referring to the demolitions designed to enliven dowdy business districts.

  • Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern defends anti-LGBT bills

    Tulsa World barbara.hoberock@ tulsaworld.com |
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, is the author of House Bill 1599, called the “Preservation and Sovereignty of Marriage Act.” It attempts to nullify federal court action that legalized same-sex marriage after Oklahoma voters approved a constitutional ban.

  • Colorado responds to neighboring states suing pot legalization

    Tulsa World |
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    In a lawsuit filed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court in December, Oklahoma and Nebraska argue that Colorado doesn’t have the right to, in effect, overrule a federal ban on marijuana. Colorado’s Amendment 64, according to the lawsuit, violates the U.S. Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, which basically says that federal laws trump state laws.

  • Oklahoma PTA tells parents to opt out of some testing

    Tulsa World |
    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    One of the fifth- and eighth-grade writing test prompts this year is a field test. The state’s testing vendors use data collected from field tests to develop new tests for future use, but the scores for field tests are not shared so they can be used by the student, parent, teacher or school district.

  • Oklahoma County public records for Jan. 28

    | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for Jan. 28, 2015

  • Nation news briefs

    From wire reports | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Execution TEXAS Huntsville — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death-row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a reprieve Tuesday afternoon to inmate Garcia White, who was sentenced to death after being convicted of fatally stabbing twin 16-year-old girls at a Houston apartment where their mother also was killed. White also was tied to the deaths of a grocery store owner and a prostitute. Prosecutors and defense attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision.

  • Name of teenager killed in Edmond crash is released Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Police have released the name of a 16-year-old killed in an Edmond crash. The crash happened Tuesday night.