• WATCH: Drone footage of MAPS 3 whitewater park construction

    bill crum | Updated: 6 min ago

    What does the MAPS 3 whitewater park construction look like these days?  Watch the video above to see some drone aerial footage of the park.  Program Manager David Todd updated the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday on the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvements whitewater rafting and kayaking channel.

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin teasing 'Space Jam 2' in new Jordan commercial?

    Updated: 8 min ago

    Add Blake Griffin to the "Space Jam 2" hype. Rumors have been swirling about LeBron James being at the center of a sequel to the hit mid-90s Michael Jordan movie. But what other NBA players could potentially join him? In the Jordan Brand video entitled "The Dunk to End All Dunks," Griffin take on Warner Bros. cartoon character Marvin the Martian in an over-the-top dunk contest. The video is to promote the new Jordan SuperFly 4 ... and possibly Griffin's inclusion in the next film. We'll see. For now, enjoy another solid commercial from the former OU All-American.

  • Kermit and Miss Piggy break up after 40 years of Muppet love

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    It is a sad day in the 'Muppet' world. After 40-years together, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have decided to end their relationship.

  • Multiple buildings on fire in downtown Hinton

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Firefighters are battling a large fire in Hinton, Oklahoma, Tuesday afternoon.

  • Carrie Underwood shares a new baby Isaiah photo

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Carrie Underwood has given fans another glimpse of baby son Isaiah on Instagram. While performing at a concert at Washington State's Watershed Festival Sunday, she shared the photo of husband Mike Fisher and their 4-month-old baby looking out the window of her tour bus, reported popsugar.com . The caption read: "My boys . . . checking out the world through the bus window."

  • Hillary Clinton to miss AFL-CIO Iowa candidate forum

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The campaign cited a "scheduling conflict."

  • Former OHP trooper sentenced in DUI crash that destroyed patrol boat

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SALLISAW — A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving last year after causing about $65,000 in damage to a patrol vehicle, boat and trailer during a collision while on-duty pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Friday. Joshua Eli Davies, 34, received a two-year deferred sentence on charges of driving under the influence, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and transporting an open container of liquor, court records updated Tuesday show. He was ordered to pay a $300 fine and $125 to the victims' compensation fund plus court costs, as well as complete a drug and alcohol assessment, Judge Matthew Orendorff decided during the Friday court appearance. Davies was a trooper for eight years before resigning on Aug. 26 of last year after being suspended with pay upon his arrest, according to Tulsa World archives.

  • Attorneys say security guard who shot Tulsa man was under influence of drugs

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Attorneys representing the family of Monroe Bird III, who died last month after being shot and paralyzed by a security guard outside an area apartment complex, said a toxicology report showed the guard was under influence of drugs. Gathered inside a downtown Tulsa law office on Tuesday, attorneys Benjamin Crump and Damario Solomon-Simmons, cited a toxicology report that indicated Ricky Stone had 6.8 nanograms of marijuana in his system when he shot Bird on Feb. 4 during an encounter at Deerfield Estates Apartments, 8812 S. Delaware Place, after Bird allegedly attempted to back a car into him. "We have a hard time understanding why the (Tulsa County) District Attorney's Office is not looking at this information like we are," Solomon-Simmons said.  "We know Ricky Stone was intoxicated the night he unjustly shot Monroe Bird."

  • VIDEO: Kelby Tomlinson gets first MLB hit; wife celebrates in stands

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Elgin's own Kelby Tomlinson picked up his first MLB hit in his first career at-bat Monday night, sending his father-in-law and wife into celebration in the stands. Tomlinson, who was picked by the San Francisco Giants out of Texas Tech in 2011, came on as a pinch hitter in the top of the 12th against the Atlanta Braves with the score tied 9-9. Tomlinson lined a 1-1 fastball up the middle for a single. Tomlinson's wife, Tiffany, told the San Jose Mercury News she was so excited she "wanted to throw up."

  • Delta Airlines won't ship exotic animal trophies

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 44 min ago

    Delta Airlines has joined a group of foreign carriers who will no longer ship trophies from big game hunters. The move is a response to the outcry over the killing of Cecil, an African lion who was illegally lured off a preserve in Zimbabwe and shot (poorly) with an arrow by a Minnesota dentist who has now been publicly shamed into hiding and may face criminal charges here, and also in Zimbabwe over what now seems like a poorly chosen vacation. This story is a great example of the force social media can bring to bear on things the public doesn't like. This is one of those things. The court of public opinion has spoken loudly and it does not like big game hunting or dentists who shoot lions. Not one little bit.

  • Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    ESPN.com unearths little-known facts about one of baseball's most famous scuffles -- the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura mismatch of Aug. 4, 1993. It's an unforgettable moment for baseball fans. Ryan, then 46, hit Ventura with a pitch that sent the former Oklahoma State standout charging to the mound to confront Ryan. The Hall of Famer, in his 27th and final season in the major leagues, put Ventura in a headlock and starting pummeling him with punches. ESPN's Thomas Neumann offers 13 things to know about the scuffle on its 22nd anniversary.

  • Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case. Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area woman, died by what authorities say was suicide in her Waller County jail cell on July 13. Her family and others previously questioned that, and criticized the trooper who stopped her for failing to signal a lane change. "The bottom line is she never should have been inside the jail cell. Period," Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said at a news conference.

  • Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorado theater where his son was murdered. Tom Sullivan's voice wavered as he described how his family looks for the very spot where his son Alex was killed while celebrating his 27th birthday and first wedding anniversary. "We go up and we sit in Alex's row, and we're sitting in row 12, and we leave seat 12 open for Alex," Sullivan said. "We sit next to him." District Attorney George Brauchler said such testimony reinforces that death is "the only appropriate sentence" for murdering 12 people and trying to kill 70 others at the premiere of a Batman movie three years ago.

  • POLL: Have you ever come into contact with giant hogweed?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    It's been called 'poison ivy on steroids.' Giant hogweed will not only blister your skin if you come into contact with it. It could leave you blind.

  • Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame cut short some great stories

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame puts on a good show. The August inductions and the February Jim Thorpe Award banquets are highlights on the sports calendar. They are staged in the great room of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Everything is professionally produced and first-class, from the catered steak dinners to the video tributes to the emcee (in this case, mayor Mick Cornett). But the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame failed Monday night. In an effort to keep the program moving along, banquet organized deployed piano music when a speaker ran past an allotted time. Seemed like maybe five minutes was the threshold. Yep, just like the Oscars.

  • Norman teacher accused of using Craigslist to solicit sex with child

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A Norman teacher was arrested by an undercover officer after allegedly posting an ad soliciting for sex with a child on Craigslist.

  • Airlines ban hunters' big-game 'trophies' after uproar over Cecil the lion

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Three U.S. airlines have announced they will no longer allow hunters to bring their big-game trophies on flights amid the recent uproar over an American who killed a well-known lion in Zimbabwe, USA TODAY reports. American joined Delta and United Airlines Monday in refusing to permit certain animal trophies aboard. Effective immediately, American said it "will no longer transport buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion or rhino trophies," in a tweet.

  • #ILookLikeAnEngineer challenges stereotypes

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Sexist responses to an ad featuring a female engineer have turned into a rare opportunity to highlight the contributions of women and people of color to the technology industry, USA TODAY reports. Isis Wenger says she faced an unexpected backlash after appearing in an ad as part of her company's recruiting campaign.

  • Mickey Mantle card fetches more than $380,000; Record sale set by Oklahoman's card

    Linda Lynn | Updated: 1 hr ago

    It's enough to make you dig out your old baseball cards stashed in the worn cigar box in the closet. This past weekend, a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $330,000 at auction, while a PSA graded "8" Mantle card sold for more than $380,000. His 1966 game-worn jersey fetched for more than $322,000.  Mantle, who was born in Spavinaw, moved to Commerce with his family as a baby. Known as the "Commerce Comet" in high school, Mantle played for the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. In 1974, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The high bid for Mantle's baseball card is believed to have set an all-time record for baseball card auctions.

  • Energy slump affecting other businesses

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A regional survey of supply managers indicates Oklahoma's economic growth could continue to stagnate for much of this year.