• High school football: Del City's Terry Wilson verbally commits to Nebraska

    By Scott Wright | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Wilson has been a hot commodity on the recruiting market lately, adding several Division I offers from programs like Colorado, Texas Tech and Arizona State in the last few weeks.

  • Former OU fullback, Lawton MacArthur coach Ronnie Hartline dies at 76

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    LAWTON — Ronnie Hartline, Lawton MacArthur’s football coach the first 24 years of the school’s existence, died Monday, his 76th birthday. Hartline, a fullback at OU for Bud Wilkinson from 1958-60, was the 1956 state player of the year for Lawton High School. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton. Hartline, born in Fort Sill, was a two-year starter for OU and a 1960 co-captain. He was one of the Sooners who famously suffered from food poisoning at Chicago’s Chez Paree club, the night before the 1959 Northwestern game. Hartline led OU in rushing with 692 yards in 1960. Hartline was the Detroit Lions’ fourth-round pick, the 51st player taken overall, in the 1961 NFL

  • Prosecutor questions statements sheriff made after shooting

    Updated: 33 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting her family since the shooting. Police have said real estate agent Gwenevere McCord, 43, of Jonesboro, was shot in the abdomen by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill while the two were alone inside a model home on Sunday. Details about the circumstances that led to the shooting are unclear. Hill called 911 to report the shooting and said in a statement Tuesday that it was a tragic accident. "I will continue to pray unceasingly for her recovery. I ask you all to please pray for Gwenevere and her family throughout this most difficult time," Hill said in a statement.

  • Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

    Updated: 53 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests the two gunmen could have carried out their own lone wolf-style strike before they were shot and killed at the scene of Sunday's shooting in the Dallas suburb of Garland. Federal officials identified the pair as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, both Americans who lived in Phoenix. Rep.

  • Moms know best about budgeting

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A recent survey determined 81 percent of Americans learned financial wisdom from their mothers.

  • Tulsa man sentenced to 25 years in child sex-abuse case

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A Tulsa man charged with sexually abusing a girl over a four-year period from the time she was 3 pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The four counts of child sexual abuse filed against Jimmy Earnest Hill, 58, alleged that he sodomized the girl, performed other sex acts on her and forced her to perform other sex acts on him. Prosecutors charged Hill in March, and the initial filing against him shows a date range for the crimes from 2010 to July 2014, during which time the victim would have been 3 to 7 years old. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Closing arguments set for $1 billion Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. case

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    After a month of testimony, closing arguments are set for Wednesday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on OG&E’s request to recover $1 billion from ratepayers for environmental compliance and replacement generation.

  • Oklahoma City could serve as landing spot for indoor skydiving firm

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Austin, Texas-based iFLY says an OKC metro-area store is “on our radar screen.”

  • Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall. The Senate passed the nonbinding measure by a nearly party-line 51-48 vote. The House adopted it last week. The measure sets a potential path for a balanced budget within a decade. It promises to cut domestic agencies and safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps, carve up transportation spending and student aid, and curb tax breaks for the poor. Republicans don't plan to adhere to most of its cuts in follow-up legislation, however.

  • Texas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did. No one protested when Pamela Geller's cartoon contest attracted about 200 people to suburban Dallas Sunday, even though some Muslims in Texas were already feeling aggrieved and fearful over growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the state. Then, two men with attack rifles drove in from Arizona and opened fire on officers guarding the conference center in Garland. Both were shot dead, an officer was shot in the leg, and from the other side of the world, the Islamic State group made an unproven claim of responsibility.

  • Cherokee Nation seeking hunting and fishing rights from Gov. Mary Fallin

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma governor’s office and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma soon will be in compact negotiations concerning the state’s hunting and fishing regulations, a spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. “Negotiations will soon be underway with the Cherokee Nation on a possible tribal compact about hunting and fishing regulations,” said Michael McNutt, spokesman […]

  • Integris employees, volunteers give nearly $725,000 for hospital foundation

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Integris Foundation VP Anne Clouse discusses medical system’s You & I internal giving campaign. Since its launch four years ago, more than $1.5 million has been raised, including $724,329 in March alone.

  • Oklahoma bans texting while driving

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma House Bill 1965 makes texting while driving a primary offense, meaning an officer can pull over a texting motorist. Gov. Mary Fallin signed the bill into law Tuesday, making Oklahoma the 46th state to prohibit the practice.

  • Express Clydesdales pay visit to OKC elementary school

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Express Clydesdales paid a visit Tuesday to Buchanan Elementary School in Oklahoma City.

  • Bob Bowlsby 'doesn't sense a conference title game' coming to Big 12

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    So, is the Big 12 title game coming back or not? Not even Bob Bowlsby seems to know the exact direction of the league at this moment. Back in March, the Big 12 commissioner said the league’s commissioners were in favor of ending the conference’s co-champion policy in football via the implementation of the head-to-head […]

  • Haworth woman dies days after McCurtain County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A Haworth woman died from her injuries three days after being involved in a multivehicle collision in southern McCurtain County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Leatrice Coffman, 71, died Monday afternoon.

  • Billy Donovan: How two Oklahoma State greats put Donovan's 2007 Orlando flip-flop in perspective

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    COMMENTARY — Billy Donovan’s decision to back out on the Orlando Magic in 2007 makes more sense after Donovan’s farewell press conference Monday in Gainesville, and a similar decision by two former Oklahoma State greats.

  • Thunder: Major mind-changes among coaches

    By Berry Tramel, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    15 prominent flips by coaches in American sport

  • Edmond school district upgrading playgrounds

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    The Edmond school district has a goal to make all elementary playgrounds accessible for children with disabilities.

  • Video: Kristin Chenoweth talks 'On the Twentieth Century,' asthma remedies and plans for Broken Arrow arts camp on 'Live with Kelly and Michael'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma native Kristin Chenoweth appeared today on “Live with Kelly and Michael” talked about her current Broadway role in the revival of “On the Twentieth Century.” As previously reported, Chenoweth earned a Tony Award nomination for best actress in a leading role in a musical for playing Lily Garland in the musical. She also talked […]