• SandRidge provides detail on financial transactions to enhance liquidity

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    SandRidge Energy Inc. on Friday explained some of the financial transactions it took this week to enhance its liquidity and credit profile in the wake of lower oil prices.

  • The Thunder let down Scott Brooks easy — the Bulls danced on Tom Thibodeau's grave

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The NBA is a rough league. Two of the top-10 coaches of all time in winning percentage get fired in the same spring, and both might have won NBA titles if not for injury-plagued rosters or LeBron James or even the bounce of the ball.

  • Oklahoma City authorities warn residents to beware of burglars posing as city utility workers

    William Crum | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Authorities say 911 is the best call residents can make to avoid a scam being pulled by criminals posing as Oklahoma City employees. Police say people posing as Oklahoma City utility workers have burglarized at least three homes in recent days.   City employees wear an identification badge with the Oklahoma City seal on it […]

  • Outdoors: Gov. Mary Fallin signs three-year hunting and fishing compact with Cherokee Nation

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Under the terms of the three-year hunting and fishing compact, the first of its kind in the country, the Cherokee Nation will issue its own hunting and fishing license — jointly authorized by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation— to each of its citizens age 17 and older, approximately 150,000 people. The licenses will provide Cherokee citizens the same privileges of an Oklahoma hunting and fishing license.

  • Oklahoma State baseball regional: Arkansas beats Oral Roberts, 8-6

    By Nathan Ruiz | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — Andrew Benintendi showed why he was the SEC Player of the Year with one swing. The Arkansas outfielder’s two-run double in the sixth inning gave his Razorbacks a lead they wouldn’t relinquish in their 8-6 win over Oral Roberts in the opener of the Stillwater Regional. Benintendi’s double put Arkansas ahead 4-3 as the Razorbacks scored four in the sixth. “That was a huge inning for us,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. “We felt like this was the time for us to get it going. We had our guys coming up the third time.” The Golden Eagles scored twice in the first, and it took until the third for Arkansas to respond. Michael Bernal walked to lead off the inning, stole second and scored on Tucker

  • Orlando Magic name Scott Skiles head coach

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The Orlando Magic named Scott Skiles their head coach on Friday. Skiles has had head coaching stints with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks in 13 seasons as a head coach, compiling a 443-433 (.506) record and six playoff appearances. Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks had his name thrown around as a candidate for the Magic head coaching job, particularly because of his connection to Orlando general manager and former Thunder executive Rob Hennigan. Brooks, however, has reportedly decided to take the year off to look at television opportunities and reconnect with family in California.

  • Rachel Brashear releases moody new song "Variations on a Theme" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Rachel Brashear loves wigs. The Oklahoma City-born songstress, 32, donned one for a recent photo shoot. It was in support of her upcoming album “Songs from a Cave.” You can hear the online debut of the album’s second track below. Back to the wigs. As fun as they are, Brashear acknowledged their impact when I sat […]

  • Highway closings in Oklahoma due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A number of highways in Oklahoma are closed Friday because of high water or damage from recent flooding.

  • Petra gets $250,000 incentive to expand

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Edmond awards Petra Industries a $250,000 incentive to expanding its business and bringing 30 employees to Edmond.

  • Physicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002 in online auction

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist now facing memory loss and potential medical bills has sold for $765,002. The online auction went into overtime Thursday evening until a final bid went unchallenged for half an hour in the competition for the gold medal won by Leon Lederman. "I'm shocked it sold at all," said his wife, Ellen Lederman, on Friday. "We would let little kids play with it and have their picture taken." She said Friday that her husband, 92, is otherwise healthy, and they are financially comfortable in retirement, but that they now face potential costly medical bills and uncertainty following a dementia diagnoses for the Nobel Prize winner. "I

  • Carnival Live Concert Series hits Galveston

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Carnival is bringing its popular Carnival Live Concert Series to Galveston this summer. The July 26 sailing of the Carnival Magic will feature a show from Grammy winners The Band Perry who have also been named the Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year. The show will take place in the ships 1,200 […]

  • Third suspect in Montgomery County shootout captured in Kansas

    BY COREY JONES and KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — A man authorities had sought in connection with the shooting of an Oologah, Oklahoma police officer and motorist was captured in Kansas early Friday following a lengthy manhunt. Montgomery County Kansas sheriff's deputies arrested 30-year old Alejandro Garcia about 7 a.m. east of Liberty, Kan., a dispatcher said. Authorities said officers forced entry into a house east of U.S. 169 at County Road 3420 to apprehend Garcia after obtaining a search warrant. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Security guard who paralyzed Tulsa man in shooting charged with drug possession

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    A drug possession charge was filed against a security officer who shot and paralyzed a man during a confrontation outside a south Tulsa apartment in February.  According to Tulsa County District Court records, Ricky Leroy Stone, 57, was charged Friday with a single count of drug possession. Stone, a security guard, told Tulsa police that he shot 21-year-old Monroe Bird III in the neck Feb. 4 at Deerfield Estates, 8812 S. Delaware Place, after Bird attempted to back a car into him. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Cherokee citizens now able to hunt, fish for free in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    HUNTING COMPACT — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed an agreement with the Cherokee Nation on Friday that will allow its tribal members to hunt and fish for free.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill to fund OKPOP museum in Tulsa

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday signed a bill to build a museum of popular culture in Tulsa. Senate Bill 829 by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, will provide $25 million in bonds to build the facility that will be called OKPOP. “The OKPOP Museum will be a tourism destination and a source of economic growth and development for the city of Tulsa,” Fallin said. “It’s another addition to a beautiful city that continues to grow every day.”

  • Win tickets to advance screening of 'Jurassic World'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Want to win a pass to an advance screening of "Jurassic World?" Here's your chance!

  • Oklahoma State lands 6-8 Eastern Illinois big man Chris Olivier

    John Helsley | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Cowboys coaches kept working all recruiting angles, seeking help, particularly for their frontcourt, during another summer of rapid player movement across the country. The work finally paid off Friday, when Eastern Illinois graduate forward Chris Olivier committed to Oklahoma State, according to a source close the program. As a graduate, he’ll be eligible immediately. Olivier […]

  • Dear Sam: Are you sabotaging your chances?

    Samantha Nolan | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Meet Todd! Todd has served in technician roles for the majority of his career. Serving in the military for two years, he progressed to working in the private sector for an equipment repair company; after two years, he joined his current employer for eight-plus years. In his current role, Todd rebuilt engines, gained experience working in diverse areas of the organization—field service, dyno room, and engine rebuild department—and had also been selected to provide on-the-job training for new and existing employees.

  • Drone sales surge 167% to 4.3 million, U.S. leads but China catching up | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The worldwide market for consumer drones has taken off, and the United States is in the lead but Europe is nipping at America's lead and China's market is surging, according to a marketing giant. In 2015, world sales hit 4.3 million, worth about $1.7 billion. That is a 167 percent jump in sales in just two years. According to the marketing and investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the U.S. owns 35 percent of the drone market followed by Europe at 30 percent, and China at 15 percent. The firm noted that drones have endless industrial uses by farmers, builders, inspectors and even miners.

  • Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami, a disaster that never materialized after the shaking that did little more than knock pictures off walls. The magnitude-6.7 quake struck at 11 p.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean about 35 miles beneath the seabed and some 400 miles southwest of Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It hit a remote and lightly populated Aleutian Island region. The temblor was felt on the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, more than 100 miles away. "We got shook up pretty good," said Alvin Pedersen of Chignik Lagoon, an oceanside community on the Alaska Peninsula.