• OU baseball: Sooners will play a lot of road games this season

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 23 min ago

    After a 34-27 record last season failed to produce an NCAA Tournament berth for Oklahoma, Sooners, coach Pete Hughes overhauled the schedule this year. Oklahoma will play mostly road games this season as Hughes aims for his first postseason appearance in his third year at the helm.

  • Oklahoma business news in brief

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Oklahoma business news briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

  • BigWing offers free workshop on Facebook conversions in Oklahoma City

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Sarah Hoffman, manager of social media for BigWing Interactive, will highlight the technical side of Facebook conversion tracking and show attendees how to make practical use of it in their campaigns.

  • Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. reports a loss in first quarter

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Michael C. Coffman, president and CEO of Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc., said reductions in capital expenditures reduced debt by $8 million in the first quarter, with total debt falling to $53.5 million.

  • Technology developed in Oklahoma aims to lengthen lives of asphalt roads

    By Jim Stafford For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    University of Oklahoma researchers developed and then implemented new computer software that analyzes the quality of new asphalt surfacing while it is being applied to roads and highways. Researchers say the data generated by their system can enable road builders to make sure proper compaction of the asphalt is achieved as it is being installed.

  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 4.9 percent

    Updated: 43 min ago

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dived 4.9 percent to 16,168.21 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 2.3 percent to 4,861.60. Markets were also down in the Philippines, Indonesia and New Zealand. China, Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for Lunar New Year holidays. Among banking stocks, National Bank of Australia was down 3.8 percent in Sydney and Mizuho Financial sank 5.1 percent in Tokyo. GLOBAL NERVES: Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015.

  • High winds cause fire in northwest Oklahoma City apartment building under renovation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    High winds made contact with the roof of a northwest Oklahoma City apartment building being remodeled Monday morning and sparked a blaze, Oklahoma City fire Deputy Chief Benny Fulkerson said. Firefighters were able to put out the fire at 711 NW 30 in about 20 minutes.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys suffer 63-56 defeat at TCU

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    With last-place TCU's win over OSU, the Horned Frogs now have company from the Cowboys in the Big 12 basement.

  • Renovation set at 106-year-old Bricktown warehouse until complicated hotel deal falls in place

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Developer Richard McKown plans to temporarily renovate a 106-year-old, boarded-up warehouse that overlooks the Bricktown Canal into a restaurant, bar and parking until a complicated hotel deal comes together in perhaps two to five years.

  • Tommie Smith & John Carlos: from villains to heroes

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Smith and Carlos, more linked than any two athletes in American history, have lived forever since Mexico City, 47-plus years. They say God brought them together a half century ago for a singular purpose. God, plus Track & Field News.

  • High School Athletes of the Week

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    BOYS BASKETBALL Omar Boone, Casady The sharpshooting point guard reeled off 20-point games one after another last week to help Casady conclude a 9-0 run through its Southwest Preparatory Conference schedule and earn the No. 1 seed in the North Zone of the conference tournament. Boone's 25-point performance on Friday sparked a 59-55 win over Cistercian Prep of Irving, Texas. As the No. 1 seed in their zone, the Cyclones get a first-round bye Thursday in the SPC Tournament, which is being hosted by Houston Christian. Casady will take on the winner of Houston Christian and Dallas Episcopal.

  • Proposals abound in Oklahoma to raise pay for teachers, but will any of them fly?

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Teachers have complained of low salaries for years and have staged loud rallies at the Oklahoma state Capitol. This year, Republican leaders seem to have embraced the cause like never before and there are a number of proposals on the table for consideration.

  • Oklahoma City woman dies after crash on Interstate 35 in Moore

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A 52-year-old Oklahoma City woman died from medical complications after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 north of NW 27 Street in Moore, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives learned earlier in the day that Steven Lawrence Wright might be hiding in a Boulder City hotel and asked for help from the FBI and local police departments. Wright was arrested without incident. The 37-year-old was unarmed and there was no indication that he committed any crimes while he was out, said sheriff's Cmdr. Keith Swensson. Swensson said a man and a woman also were arrested at the hotel on charges of aiding and abetting, but Swensson did not immediately have details about how they know Wright.

  • Super Bowl commercials: Ant-Man & The Hulk rate No. 1

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Super Bowl commercials were considered a little tamer than usual, to which America says, “thanks, Madison Avenue.” There’s enough sex on the sidelines of the Super Bowl. We don’t need it during the commercials. Here’s one man’s opinion of the 10 best commercials from Super Bowl 50: Coca-Cola: The Ant-Man swipes a Coke from The Incredible Hulk, igniting a wild chase through the city. Then when the Ant-Man is cornered, he not only gives up the Coke, but opens it for his too-big-fingered foe. Apartments.com: I’d never heard of apartments.com, but I’ve heard “The Jeffersons” theme song, and it’s always a keeper.

  • High school girls basketball: Shamika Smith's energy propels Carl Albert, earns Oklahoman's Player of Week honor

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Despite leaving Friday’s overtime win over Shawnee briefly with a jammed finger, Smith still delivered down the stretch. She ultimately led the red-hot, sixth-ranked Titans past Shawnee and Guthrie — two top-10 Class 5A teams — to earn The Oklahoman’s Girls Basketball Player of the Week honor.

  • A little clarity on Anadarko's Division I football history

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Over the weekend I wrote how Anadarko’s Kelby Bailey became the program’s second football player to sign with a Division I school last week. You can read that here. That information came from Anadarko coach Kent Jackson, who is also an alumnus and near life-long Anadarko resident. But thanks to an email from reader Larry Jenkins, I’ve since learned of a few more Anadarko players to follow the Division I path. With a few names to go by, I found them in The Oklahoman’s archives, though there was little information. Fullback John Compton joined Oklahoma out of high school, where he played one varsity season in 1953 as a sophomore under famed coach Bud Wilkinson. Quarterback Don Kelin also

  • Chesapeake Energy stock rallies after company denies bankruptcy reports

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. shares lost a third of their value Monday as high volatility and heavy trading sent the stock falling. The stock was down more than 50 percent before recovering somewhat after the company issued a news release denying published reports the company is working on a bankruptcy package.

  • Manziel's ex-girlfriend says she lost some hearing in attack

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear. Colleen Crowley's affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking her in her left ear. Crowley detailed the alleged attack as part of proceedings to obtain a protective order against Manziel, who is under criminal investigation on allegations of domestic violence. Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner whose professional career has been marred by headlines about his drinking and other personal issues, is expected to be cut by the Browns next

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---How about family members hosting baby showers?

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 2 hr ago

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen  -  hfsok@aol.com   By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Is it ok if I have a baby shower for my sister? My mother thinks that her friends should be the one having it and not me. Is that etiquette rule outdated? CALLIE’S ANSWER: If you want to have a baby shower then absolutely! There will be so many other ways you shower your sister and that baby though; it doesn’t really matter.