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  • APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California. The seller is Michael Eisenberg, a California businessman who once co-owned a Los Angeles motorcycle-themed restaurant with Fonda and "Easy Rider" co-star Dennis Hopper. Eisenberg bought it last year from Dan Haggerty, perhaps best known for his roles in the "Grizzly Adams" TV show and movies, who was in charge of keeping the custom-designed bi

  • UPDATE: Firefighters report south Oklahoma City apartment fire Wednesdsay

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 48 min ago

    Firefighters have extinguished a fire in south Oklahoma City. An apartment fire was reported with one smoke inhalation victim.

  • Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out. The land that gave the world haggis and tartan has produced so much more, from golf and television to Dolly the Sheep and "Grand Theft Auto." If Scotland splits from Britain after a referendum this week, it can stake a claim to inventions that transformed modern life, from surgical anesthetic and penicillin to TV, the telephone and even the flush toilet. No wonder pro-independence First Minister Alex Salmond has approvingly quoted the title of a book by American historian Arthur Herman: "How the Scots Invented the Modern World." But, experts caution, scientific discovery and invention are rarely solo acts.

  • Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

    By JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Sports Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. The Vikings made the announcement early Wednesday morning, about a day and a half after initially deciding that Peterson could play with the team while the legal process played out. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son and now could miss the rest of the season while the case proceeds through the court system. The Vikings came under heavy criticism for

  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. State police have warned the public that 31-year-old Eric Frein of Canadensis is dangerous, saying he's talked about committing mass murder. One local school district has closed Wednesday because of safety concerns for students and staff. After opening fire on troopers at the remote barracks in the Pocono Mountains Friday night, Frein evidently tried to make his escape in a 2001 Jeep Cherokee, authorities say.

  • Warm, humid day in central Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Temperatures will reach 88 degrees in central Oklahoma Wednesday. Skies will be mostly sunny.

  • Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government airlifted thousands of stranded foreign tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward the U.S. state of Arizona. The remnants of Odile, which has been downgraded from a Category 3 hurricane to a tropical storm, were expected to reach Arizona Wednesday evening and strike hardest in the Tucson area, though forecasters said Phoenix could get lashed with rain and heavy winds as well. In Mexico, military and commercial planes were carrying travelers out through the Los Cabos international airport, which remained closed to commercial flights due to damage suffered when Odile tore through the area l

  • New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as he and his top general said may happen. The 52-second video entitled "Flames of War" shows militants blowing up tanks, wounded U.S. soldiers and others about to killed. It then shows a clip of Obama saying that combat troops will not return to Iraq, ending with a text overlay that reads "fighting has just begun." The video's timing, released Tuesday, suggests it was a response to Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee that if the current Iraq strategy doesn't prevail,

  • Tahlequah math instructor Jason Scott Proctor wins Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year contest

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Proctor, 35, is the first teacher from Tahlequah to win the state honor. He was one of 12 finalists selected by a panel of Oklahoma educators.

  • Moore, Oklahoma, celebrates new wastewater treatment plant

    By Sarah Lobban, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    A grand opening ceremony was held Tuesday for the $52 million center

  • Theater Review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 'Macbeth'

    BY JOHN BRANDENBURG, Special Correspondent | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Theater Review: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s “Macbeth”

  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way. On Tuesday, the "Weed Like To Welcome You" town sign still stood, but nothing else was normal as stunned residents assessed the damage, took stock of what they lost and gave thanks for what was saved. "At the peak, essentially the entire town was evacuated," state fire spokesman Robert Foxworthy said.

  • Silver Alert issued for Tulsa man

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Bob Joe Parmeter, 81, was last seen about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at 5233 S Joplin Ave. He was wearing khaki pants, police reported.

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. A White House spokesman said quickly the president "will not" send ground forces into combat, but Gen. Martin Dempsey said Obama had personally told him to come back on a "case by case basis" if the military situation changed.

  • Tulsa County deputy accused of sexual misconduct

    BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Gerald Nuckolls, 26, was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on complaints of sexual assault and battery and indecent exposure, according to a Tulsa County arrest report.

  • Private autopsy suggests asphyxia caused death during struggle at Warren Theatre

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    An attorney for the family of Luis Rodriguez, who died Feb. 15 after a scuffle with law enforcement outside the Warren Theatre in Moore, plans to file a lawsuit as early as next week. Results of a private autopsy on Rodriguez differ from findings by the Oklahoma state medical examiner, the family’s attorney said.

  • Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting. "For all," crowd members shouted, emphasizing the second word, as the pledge concluded with, "and justice for all.

  • QuikTrip ranked first among convenience stores

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Updated: 9 hr ago

    For the second year in a row, Quik-Trip has placed first in a nationwide study of customer satisfaction with convenience stores. The study, conducted by Market Force Information, polled 5,000 shoppers and ranked 83 convenience store chains. Market Force Information first conducted the study last year. Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release he’s thrilled at the company’s second top honor, and said much of the credit goes to the retailer’s employees. Read the rest of this story at .

  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time. An ominous World Health Organization forecast said that with so many people now spreading the virus, the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks.

  • Oklahoma City man convicted in ex-girlfriend's 2012 death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A Cleveland County jury has recommended an Oklahoma City man serve life without parole in the stabbing death of a former girlfriend in 2012. The jury convicted Harvey Randall Wilson, 58, of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder or burglary and second-degree burglary in the death of Sheila Stanley.