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  • Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story

    Updated: 10 min ago

    SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April. A corrected version of the story is below: Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life Victim's relatives voice anger, pain as newlyweds who admitted to killing draw life sentences By PETER JACKSON Associated Press SUNBURY, Pa.

  • Water conservation is critical to energy industry's viability, industry officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 31 min ago

    After four years of drought, water conservation has become essential to keeping Oklahoma energy companies viable, industry officials said Thursday. Industry leaders joined weather forecasters, climatologists and officials from several Western states Thursday at the Western Governors’ Association’s drought forum at the National Weather Center in Norman.

  • UPDATE: Drowning in hot tub reported in Edmond, Oklahoma Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 39 min ago

    Police and emergency workers have responded to a drowning. A man drowned in a hot tub on Caliburn Parkway.

  • Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

    Updated: 39 min ago

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday afternoon from his home to say that he might hurt himself or others. By the time a deputy arrived at his home in this small town outside Gainsville, Spirit had committed suicide, according to Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz. The bodies of his daughter and her six children were found "all over the property," Schultz said. During a news conference Friday, Schultz said Don Spirit was couldn't legally have a gun because he

  • Oklahoma City Police make arrest Friday in 2013 homicide case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 42 min ago

    Oklahoma City police arrested Claudia Cadena, 25, and Albert Barbosa, 20, in connection with the 2013 death of Adrian Avalos, 7.

  • WATCH: Time-lapse video + Jabee's 'Boombox' = State Fair 2014

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 42 min ago

    Check out this quick video from the NewsOK video team. Videographers Kyle Roberts and Greg Singleton use a GoPro action camera along with multiple time lapses capturing how much fun it can be at the Oklahoma State Fair. Local hip hop artist Jabee provides the track “Boombox.” [brightcove]3793917521001[/brightcove]

  • Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

    Updated: 52 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says campus sexual assault is "an affront to our basic humanity." Obama spoke Friday as the White House unveiled a new campaign to change the way people think about campus sexual assault. A new public service announcement features Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other familiar faces telling viewers they have a responsibility to stop sexual assault. The campaign encourages people on campus to make sure friends are safe and to intervene before an assault happens. Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," Kerry Washington of "Scandal" and NBA all-star Kevin Love are some of the familiar faces participating in the "It's On Us" campaign.

  • France strikes Islamic State group depot in Iraq

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. That attack made France the first foreign country to publicly add military muscle to United States airstrikes against the group, which has drawn criticism around the world and in a unanimous U.N. Security Council resolution for its barbarity. Two Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck in northern Iraq on Friday morning, and the target was "entirely destroyed," President Francois Hollande said.

  • Ludivine promises to give birth next H&8th

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The chefs who brought you Ludivine would like you to know their next concept will be born the evening of the next H&8th Night Market, which is Sept. 26. The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, 320 NW 10 St., is named for chef/partners Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger, who have spent the better part of […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Nicole Thomas, Epic Events and parties in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nicole Thomas of Epic Events talks parties on Parties Extra!

  • Ten Commandments monument to remain on Capitol grounds, Oklahoma County judge rules

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    An Oklahoma County judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds will remain there while the case is appealed.

  • VarsityStats app scores a touchdown for prep sports fans

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The best source for high school scores and stats just got better. NewsOK VarsityStats is at newsok.com/varsitystats — and it has: updated scores for the Thursday and Friday night football games game statistics for many of the games in Oklahoma full schedules and stats for every team in Oklahoma individual player pages with individual stats for […]

  • Car hits house in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A driver trying to avoid a dog swerved into a house in north Oklahoma City. No injuries were reported but the dog was killed.

  • Oklahoma mom tells police the housekeeper raped her 13-year-old son

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    CYRIL — Cyril police have arrested a 31-year-old housekeeper who they say had sex with a 13-year-old boy. They arrested the woman on Monday after the boy’s mother called. The woman faces charges of first degree rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Police say the boy’s mother suspected something was wrong Monday and questioned her son. She told the boy there was a hidden camera in the house, but there wasn’t. The mother says the boy admitted to having sex with the woman in his grandmother’s bedroom. She is being held at the Caddo County Jail.

  • Oklahoma City crowds line up for newest iPhone

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Hundreds of avid iPhone fans camped out for up to a day near Penn Square Mall, eager to be among the first to claim one of Apple Inc.’s new phones.

  • Clambake redux: Rococo plans September sequel

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Rococo’s second-ever clambake was such a resounding success earlier this summer, owner/chef Bruce Rinehart immediately scheduled a sequel on Sept. 27 t to accommodate those who couldn’t make it to the first one in mid-August. The The august August occasion centered around fresh Maine lobster flown in overnight with staunch support from clams, mussels, “dirty” […]

  • Russian investigators deny billionaire's release

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian billionaire's company claimed the tycoon was freed from house arrest on Friday, an announcement that was welcomed by some top officials only to be rejected minutes later by the nation's top criminal investigation agency. The confusion about Vladimir Yevtushenkov's fate reflected a high-stakes battle for some of the country's most prized oil assets that reportedly involves the upper echelons of Russian officialdom. Russia's Investigative Committee said Friday that the 65-year old Yevtushenkov has remained under house arrest, dismissing the claim of his release issued by his Sistema holding company.

  • Oklahoma's unemployment rate up slightly

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    State one of 17 with significantly lower jobless rate than nation

  • UPDATE: Fog moving into central Oklahoma Friday, rain chances for the weekend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Friday will be warm and sunny in central Oklahoma. There is a chance for rain Saturday and Sunday.

  • Guinea: 8 people killed on Ebola awareness trip

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The team of health officials accompanied by journalists came to the village to educate people about how to avoid contracting Ebola. Instead, a group of local residents turned on their would-be benefactors, attacking them with knives and rocks and killing eight of them, witnesses say. Guinea's government said in a statement Friday that six people have been arrested in connection with the attack earlier this week on the health and government officials who were doing disinfection and education on prevention methods. The horrific violence in the village of Womey underscores the mistrust and fear that remains in the area nearly nine months after the first person here died from what was later discovered to