• Austin police: More than 100 rounds fired

    JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press | Updated: 8 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas — Authorities shot and killed a man who they say opened fire on Austin police headquarters early Friday morning, and a bomb squad was called in to search his vehicle. The man also targeted a U.S. courthouse and the Mexican Consulate, Assistant Poice Chief Raul Munguia said at a news conference. Officers were searching the suspect’s Austin-area residents for possible explosives. Police did not immediately confirm whether the man, whose name was not immediately released, had explosives. The gunfire was reported at 2:22 a.m. Friday, Munguia said, and some bullets hit police headquarters. Munguia did not immediately say whether the consulate and the courthouse were damaged. Both were closed at the time

  • Multiple trials probable in 'far-reaching' drug case involving Hoover Crips

    By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The sheer enormity of a criminal case that involves murder, drug dealing, dog fighting and Hoover Crips gang members is beginning to take shape in Tulsa federal court. What started in early 2013 as a conspiracy case to distribute crack cocaine involving three individuals has since mushroomed into 51 defendants who among them face 241 counts. Once centered on drug trafficking in the 61st Street and Peoria Avenue area, the case has gone multi-national. In announcing the results of Operation Battlefield in August, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said what he deemed Tulsa’s “most violent and dangerous gang” brought an estimated $10 million worth of cocaine — more than 600 kilograms — and marijuana through the city over

  • OKC area shoppers hunt predawn deals for Black Friday

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    With many stores open on Thanksgiving, some shop all night

  • Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery. Sharon Budd of Lake Township had surgery about a week before Thanksgiving Day to remove plastic skull pieces that had been protecting her brain but became contaminated, The Repository (http://bit.ly/11ADUc7 ) in Canton reported. Her husband, Randy Budd, said she was walking, talking and in good spirits days later. And, three days after her latest hospital release, she had an extra reason to celebrate on the holiday: It was also her 53rd birthday.

  • Plunging crude prices hammer energy companies

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    NEW YORK — A decision by OPEC this week to maintain current levels of oil production is hammering major energy companies in the U.S. and abroad. Many energy experts had expected the group of oil producing countries, which met in Vienna this week, to act to halt a free fall in the price of crude oil since this summer. A barrel of benchmark U.S. crude, which cost well above $100 as recently as June, had fallen to about $73 as of this week. OPEC announced Thursday that it would not cut production in hopes of hurting producers in the U.S. and elsewhere that have been flooding the market with crude and natural gas. The effect was immediate.

  • Black Mesa encourages pints for charity

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: 10 hr ago

    If you’re looking to escape the house this weekend and grab a pint or two, you could do worse than heading out to one of the four McNellie’s pubs. That’s because McNellie’s has teamed up with Black Mesa Brewing Co. starting today to help raise money for charity. For more details, check this press release […]

  • Half of provisional ballots cast in election not counted, some wrongly

    By Curtis Killman - Tulsa World | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Travis Rice expressed surprise when he was told the ballot he cast earlier this month during the Oklahoma general election hadn’t counted. “That doesn’t make me happy,” Rice said, when informed by the Tulsa World that his provisional ballot had been rejected. “They told me it would count,” the Jenks resident said, quoting what precinct workers told him when he cast the provisional ballot. Rice was among hundreds of voters who cast provisional ballots during the Nov. 4 election that ended up not being counted by election officials, records show. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Malaysia Airlines apologizes for tweet, posts loss

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines on Friday said its loss widened last quarter and apologized for a promotional tweet slammed as insensitive after two deadly passenger jet disasters this year. In its last public financial result before a planned privatization and overhaul, the flag carrier said its net loss in the July-September quarter rose 53 percent from a year earlier to 576.1 million ringgit ($170.3 million). The airline's business has suffered after a Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people on board, mostly from China, went missing March 8 while en route to Beijing. No trace of it has been found. In July, a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

  • Oklahoma NAACP schedules march in Oklahoma City

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The NAACP in Oklahoma has scheduled a “Journey for Justice” march in Oklahoma City. The organization says the march is to support victims police brutality and racial profiling. The march is to begin Saturday at 1 p.m. at the corner of Northeast 23rd and Martin Luther King Drive in Oklahoma City and end at the Governor’s Mansion about 1 1 / 2 miles away.

  • Sunny and 60s with wind Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Winds will gust up to 29 mph in central Oklahoma Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s.

  • Downtown in December launches Friday with tree lighting festival

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Presented by Devon Energy, the monthlong extravaganza this year features an array of holiday activities ranging from ice skating in the Myriad Botanical Gardens and zip lining at the Oklahoma River to free Water Taxi rides on the Bricktown Canal and a costumed 5K run starting at Leadership Square, plus a new carousel and train.

  • In Oklahoma and across the nation, “Black Friday” begins ... on Thursday

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Oklahoma shoppers lined up for deals about dusk, with many retailers opening at 5 or 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Five die in four separate Oklahoma accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Five people have died as a result of four Oklahoma crashes, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Norman Police Department.

  • Pele says 'nothing serious' with him

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment. The 74-year-old Pele used his official Twitter account to deny widespread reports that said his condition worsened and that he was put in intensive care to treat a urinary tract infection. "I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am doing fine," he said. "I was not put into intensive care today, I was simply relocated to a special room within the hospital for privacy purposes only." Pele had an operation to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13, but he was readmitted to the hospital on Monday after be

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's Oklahoma high school football playoff games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 23 hr ago

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral arguments on Monday, spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said. Ginsburg was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center late Tuesday after experiencing discomfort during exercise with a personal trainer. She has had a series of health problems, including colorectal cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.

  • Full holiday menu for Obamas, plus 6 pies

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama spent a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics. He also continued a tradition of telephoning members of the armed forces to thank them for their service. Obama called members from each of the military services and participated in a conference call with troops in West Africa. A White House summary of the calls said Obama told them their varied missions, from helping to stamp out Ebola to prosecuting the war against Islamic State militants, had one primary objective — keeping the American people safe and secure.

  • US celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being buried in the snow. At the White House, President Barack Obama spent a quiet holiday with a traditional meal. Here's a look at how Americans celebrated: ___ A MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY SUCCESS Heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and police helicopters protected spectators of all ages who lined the route of the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which counted Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger among its six new giant balloons.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder waives point guard Sebastian Telfair

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York.

  • Five observations from Oklahoma's 59-46 win over Butler

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Oklahoma got off to a quick start and did enough in the second half to keep the game from getting too interesting as the Sooners beat Butler 59-46 to advance to Friday’s 3:30 p.m. championship game against Wisconsin at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The  game will be televised on ESPN. Here are five observations from the […]