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  • Man's body found near Oklahoma City church

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Authorities are working to identify a man whose body was found near an Oklahoma City church.

  • Heard on Hurd draws crowd in downtown Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Heard on Hurd, a new street festival in Edmond, drew a crowd to downtown.

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war


    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet in Congress. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But the go-ahead is good for less than three months. And many lawmakers want a say over the rest of a plan featuring some 1,600 U.S. military advisers in Iraq and airstrikes expanding into Syria. Congressional authorization for military action is "long overdue," said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat and the most senior member of Congress to question Obama's legal basis for intervening in the Middle East. "We are living on borrowed

  • Blake Griffin with some candid Donald Sterling comments in GQ article

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    In the days and months after the Donald Sterling tapes leaked, many of the quotes leaving Clipper-land were understandably measured. Players were focused on playoff basketball, advised to keep their comments short, vague and uncontroversial. But with the saga essentially over and a new owner in place, there is likely more freedom to talk about the […]

  • Two men sought in robberies of Oklahoma City Family Dollar Stores

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City Police need help identifying two men who robbed two Family Dollar Stores on Sept. 15.

  • Arbitrator’s bill to Oklahoma City tops $7,000

    William Crum | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma City paid $3,643.42 to the arbitrator who ruled in favor of firefighters in a dispute over vacation and holiday leave. Byron Thomason‘s total bill came to $7,286.84, split equally between the city and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 157. Thomason, of Magnolia, Ark., charged $800 per day for eight days of work. […]

  • Pups find their place in Pete’s Pet Posse

    By Beverly Bryant, University Marketing, OSU | Yesterday

    Therapy dogs from Pete's Pet Posse bring special comfort to the faculty, staff and students on the Oklahoma State University campus.

  • Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold


    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on sale. A year ago, Apple Inc. said it had sold 9 million of the then-new iPhone 5C and 5S models. The iPhone is available in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. It will go on sale in 20 more countries on Sept. 26 and others by the end of the year. CEO Tim Cook says demand for the phones has exceeded the company's expectations. Besides larger screens, the new phones offer faster performance and a wireless chip for making credit card payments. The phones start at $199 with a two-year service contact.

  • Company to add 65 jobs at Oklahoma mill

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    VALLIANT — Gov. Mary Fallin says a southeastern Oklahoma containerboard mill will create 65 jobs as it increases its capacity next summer. Fallin says International Paper will invest $90 million at its Valliant mill to restart a machine that was idled indefinitely nearly five years ago. The machine is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2015. The company says restarting the machine will allow the plant to produce an additional 360,000 tons of capacity to produce high quality medium, a packaging material. The Valliant mill now employs about 620 people with an annual payroll of $45 million. It is the largest employer in southeast Oklahoma.

  • Justice Kagan performs her first same-sex wedding


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Kagan presided on Sunday over the wedding of former clerk Mitchell Reich and Patrick Pearsall in the Washington suburb of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said Monday that the same-sex ceremony was the first at which Kagan officiated. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. Ginsburg most recently performed the wedding of Washington theater director Molly Smith.

  • Natural gas line cut in northwest Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A natural gas leak has been reported in Oklahoma City Monday. Evacuations south of the line that was cut are underway.

  • UPDATE: Man on bicycle struck by vehicle in west Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Emergency workers have responded to a report of a man on a bicycle who was injured by a vehicle in west Oklahoma City. The accident was at NW 10 and N Rockwell Avenue about 8:15 a.m.

  • Thinking like the committee: SEC dominates college football rankings

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    Time for our weekly peek into how the minds of the new College Football Playoff committee should work. And you’re not going to like the looks of this week’s top 10. It’s SEC heavy. And it’s completely valid. Think about it. The SEC has had some nice non-conference victories. LSU over Wisconsin. Auburn over Kansas […]

  • Records detail concerns at Narconon facility

    By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    A Pittsburg County district judge will hear arguments Tuesday from attorneys seeking to force the state to release a report that allegedly recommended closure of the Narconon drug rehabilitation facility after three patients died. Attorney Gary Richardson, who represents plaintiffs in several lawsuits against Narconon’s Arrowhead center, said the hearing in Pittsburg County District Court will focus on investigative records he has requested through a subpoena to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Richardson began seeking the records after a former inspector general for the agency, Kim Poff, and an investigator, Michael DeLong, sued the department in Oklahoma County District Court.

  • UPDATE: Firefighters extinguish small fire in west Oklahoma City apartment office

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Firefighters responded to an apartment fire. The fire was at 5628 NW 23 about 7:15 a.m.

  • Blair says airstrikes not enough to beat militants


    LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Writing on his Faith Foundation website, Blair said it would be better if the troops were to come from those closer to the fighting, such as Iraqi or Kurdish forces, but this may not be enough. "There is real evidence that now countries in the Middle East are prepared to shoulder responsibility and I accept fully there is no appetite for ground engagement in the West," Blair said in an essay dated Monday. "But we should not rule it out in the future if it is absolutely necessary.

  • Temperatures in the 80s return to Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 80 degrees Monday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be mostly sunny Monday.

  • Man dies in northeast Oklahoma church fire

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    FOYIL — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma say one man has died in a church fire that hospitalized two firefighters. Foyil Fire Chief Randy Atchley says flames broke out Saturday night at the Old Foyil Baptist Church, which had been partially converted into apartment housing. He says the structure was fully engulfed by the time responders arrived. Firefighters from Foyil and Chelsea spent about seven hours at the scene. Atchley says the fire was hard to extinguish because they couldn’t turn off electricity to the building. The identity of the man has not been released. One firefighter was hospitalized for chest pains and the other for dehydration. It’s unclear what started the fire. The fire

  • Four shot in Muskogee, Oklahoma Sunday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Four people were shot in Muskogee Sunday night. Police are investigating whether any of the shootings are connected.

  • Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed after 11 p.m. less than a mile from home, Metro Nashville Police said. In a statement on the department website, police said his SUV was speeding when it went off the road and hit a line of trees before coming to a stop upside down in a culvert. Bironas was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said there was no evidence of alcohol or drugs at the scene.