• Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook wins February Player of the Month award

    By Darnell Mayberry and Anthony Slater | Updated: 4 min ago

    In the month of February, Westbrook scored 107 more points than anyone else and his 123 assists were second behind only Chris Paul (126).

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. TCU

    staff reports | Updated: 10 min ago

    Oklahoma State celebrates Senior Night and faces a virtual must-win game against TCU. Follow our live coverage with John Helsley and more from around the Web.

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Updated: 27 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional. The dual reports marked the culmination of months-long federal investigations into a shooting that sparked protests and a national dialogue on race and law enforcement as the tenure of Attorney General Eric Holder, the first black person to hold that office, draws to a close.

  • Hofmeister: State could pioneer new school measure

    By Nate Robson, Oklahoma Watch | Updated: 24 min ago

    Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said she knows of no school grading system in the nation that she likes and believes Oklahoma can develop its own pioneering system to measure school performance.

  • Class B girls basketball: State tournament preview capsules

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Taking a look at the lineups and tournament history of each team.

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

    Updated: 31 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon. The problems began in the late 1990s when French officials gave him a passport under what turned out to be a stolen name. He came to the U.S., robbed a bank and then was convicted and imprisoned under the same false name. U.S. immigration officials wanted to send him back to his native Cameroon but that country never responded to requests to take him. So he was released from a halfway house last May, and U.S. probation officials

  • Oklahoma scene: OKC Dodgers announce 'March to Opening Day'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team has announced its “March to Opening Day,” which is a series of events through the month of March leading up to Opening Day on April 9 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The first event is the team’s annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The Brick; new mascot names can be submitted from March 18-25 through social media and okcdodgers.com; national anthem tryouts are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 21 at Penn Square Mall; single-game tickets for the Dodgers and Bedlam Series go on sale March 24; and a special fan appreciation event at The Brick is set for March 28. The Dodgers will open the regular season April 9 vs. Round Rock at The Brick.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Third 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The third trailer for the superhero sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was released today, and be sure you watch all 2 minutes and 18 seconds. If you do, you’ll get the first glimpse of Paul Bettany in the flesh – er, let’s just say in three dimensions. Bettany has long voiced Tony Stark/Iron Man’s computerized […]

  • Oklahoma State football: New running backs coach Marcus Arroyo has left big impression on former players, colleagues

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Before Arroyo’s one-year stint as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers in 2014, he spent about 10 seasons coaching at the college level.

  • 'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

    Updated: 46 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it. In a blunt opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev's own lawyer flatly told a jury that the 21-year-old former college student committed the crime. "It WAS him," said defense attorney Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty specialists. But in a strategy aimed at saving Tsarnaev from a death sentence, she argued that he had fallen under the malevolent influence of his now-dead older brother, Tamerlan.

  • The Lazenbys love their basketball, but there are more important things in life

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    But even as Oklahoma’s reigning first family of small ball returns to state and something so familiar — John and sons Ty and Trey hope to lead the boys to a third consecutive title while daughter, Chelsea, has powered the girls to state for the first time since 1944 — much of the rest of their lives is so foreign these days. Their foundation has been shaken.

  • Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and more to play CMA Music Festival

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMA Music Festival announced today that country music superstars Rascal Flatts (which includes Joe Don Rooney of Picher), Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Neal McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Cole […]

  • Trial date is set for former Oklahoma City police officer accused of rape

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    A trial date has been set for a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of raping and assaulting women while on duty. Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 28, will face trial Oct. 26.

  • Bartlesville man sentenced to prison for feeding child marijuana

    BY LAURA SUMMERS, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    BARTLESVILLE — A 31-year-old Bartlesville man is headed to prison after pleading guilty Wednesday in Washington County District Court to child neglect and drug possession charges involving a case in which he attempted to feed marijuana to his 9-year-old. District Judge Curtis Delapp ordered Carl Justin Holder to serve seven years in prison and pay $1,500 in fines. Holder was arrested in April when Bartlesville police encountered him sitting in a vehicle with marijuana and a pipe on the dashboard and a child in the backseat, a court affidavit stated. When police interviewed the child in the vehicle and two siblings, one of the kids told officers that Holder was trying to feed the child marijuana. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Commercial real estate investments require time, attention

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    NAI Sullivan’s Irman Gray shares tips for first-time commercial real estate investors.

  • Hundreds more correctional officers needed, director of prisons tells state Senate committee

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    It would take 857 additional correctional officers to fully staff state prisons, a Senate panel was told Wednesday. Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee peppered Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton with budget questions as lawmakers try to figure out how to fill budget holes. The state is expected to have about $611 million less to spend in crafting the fiscal year 2016 budget than it did with the current budget. Agencies have been told to brace for budget cuts. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home. The subpoenas from the Republican-led Select Committee on Benghazi demanded additional material from Clinton and others related to Libya, spokesman Jamal D. Ware said. The panel also instructed technology companies it did not identify to preserve any relevant documents in their possession. The development on Capitol Hill came the same day AP reported the existence of a personal email server traced ba

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Sixers

    staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Russell Westbrook is back for the Thunder as it takes on the Philadelphia 76ers at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • John Klein: They're both amazing, but Bill Self's run at KU is more impressive than Bob Stoops' tenure at OU

    BY JOHN KLEIN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Much is made, and rightfully so, of Bob Stoops' record of championship-level teams during his 16 years as Oklahoma’s football coach. However, even Stoops’ sensational tenure does not match what Bill Self has done as the Kansas basketball coach. Self’s Jayhawks rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final two minutes Tuesday for a 76-69 overtime victory over West Virginia. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Class B boys basketball: State tournament preview capsules

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Taking a look at the lineups and tournament history of each team.