• Eagles and Jackson Browne to pay tribute to Glenn Frey on the Grammy Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Six-time Grammy Award winner Glenn Frey will be honored at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards when the late musician’s bandmates join close friend and collaborator Jackson Browne to perform a classic hit from the Eagles’ legendary songbook. Eagles members – including eight-time Grammy Award winner and current nominee Don Henley, Grammy Award winner Bernie Leadon, three-time Grammy Award winner Timothy B. Schmit and five-time Grammy Award winner Joe Walsh – will be joined by Browne in a one-time-only special tribute to Frey. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Monday on the CBS Television Network.

  • Utah becomes latest place to debate ending tax on tampons

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The international debate over eliminating sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products that women must use has made its way to conservative Utah. Governments that make money off the products penalize women for their biology, some say. That perspective has picked up momentum, with at least five U.S. states dumping the taxes. But the Utah proposal, which is set for a committee hearing Wednesday, could face a steep challenge as some worry the move will put a dent in revenue. Pennsylvania and Minnesota are among states that have eliminated the taxes. A handful of other states, including California, have seen similar proposals before their legislatures this year.

  • Hertz warns 255 Oklahoma City employees of pending layoffs

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Jobs will vanish as company shifts information technology services to IBM. 80 Tulsa employees also to lose jobs.

  • Video: Bill Hader and Fred Armisen help Hall & Oates announce 2016 tour

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Fans of Tulsa native Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's hilarious IFC television series "Documentary Now!" undoubtedly got a kick out of seeing the pair's fictional soft-rock band Blue Jean Committee helping actual soft-rock stars Daryl Hall and John Oates announce their 2016 summer tour: The tour launches May 13 in Dallas but doesn't currently include any Oklahoma dates. That's unfortunate because the tour announcement makes me instantly like Hall & Oates more. To see a list of their tour dates, click here.

  • Theater review: 'Kinky Boots' gets kicks with lots of heart in Oklahoma City show

    By Rick Rogers For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    You may question the appeal of a musical whose plot explores the mundane task of making shoes, but “Kinky Boots,” the Tony Award-winning musical that continues at Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City through Sunday, is full of twists and surprises that consistently delight.

  • AP Source: Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid

    By JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary. That's according to a two people familiar with his plans, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publically. Christie had banked his presidential prospects on a strong finish in the early-voting state, but finished behind most of his Republican rivals in Tuesday's election. It was the final blow for a candidate who spent more than 70 days campaigning in New Hampshire. Christie had trouble from the get-go raising money and building support in a crowded Republican field dominated by

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park announces 2016 season

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Featuring works that are passionate, provocative and playful, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park has announced its 2016 season, which includes some favorites by The Bard, a classic comedy adapted by David Ives ("Venus in Fur") and a special add-on performance in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. "Much Ado About Nothing" by William Shakespeare Directed by Lance Marsh June 2-25 Myriad Gardens   Love’s in the air when Don Pedro’s army, drunk with victory from the war, descends upon Leonato’s country estate in Messina.  Traveling with him is Claudio, who wants to marry Leonato’s daughter Hero.

  • Abortion rights group appeals Oklahoma abortion law ruling

    AP | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A New York-based abortion rights group is appealing a ruling by an Oklahoma judge who upheld a state law that opponents say restricts abortions. The Center for Reproductive Rights asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday to overturn last month's ruling by Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince. Prince denied the group's request to declare the measure unconstitutional but said a Supreme Court order preventing the law from going into effect would remain in place until the case is resolved. The group claimed the law violates the state constitution's requirement that legislation cover a single subject.

  • Gary Kubiak's second-chance success not common in the NFL

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Two years after being fired by the Houston Texans, Gary Kubiak coached the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl title. Maybe it seems like routine occurrence in the NFL — a retread head coach prospers in his second chance — but it’s not. Thirty-one coaches have produced the 50 Super Bowl victories. Of those, 21 had been a head coach for no other franchise. And of the other 10, most were not retreads. They were successful head coaches elsewhere. Only one Super Bowl winner had been a head coach previously at two other franchises — Pete Carroll, who coached the 1994 Jets and the 1997-99 Patriots, with some success, 33-31 overall. Carroll resurfaced at Southern Cal, eventually took the Seahawk

  • Chris Christie Expected to Formally End Presidential Bid as Early as Today

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to formally suspend his presidential campaign as early as today after he huddles with his closest advisers, ABC News has learned. “We bet the ranch on New Hampshire, and no one ever anticipated the Trump phenomenon,” the source told ABC News. Christie's New Hampshire campaign Chairman Wayne MacDonald, who is not involved in today’s deliberations but is familiar with the campaign's strategy, said that qualifying for the next debate is likely a major factor in the deliberations.

  • Woman dies in south Oklahoma City crash Tuesday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Woman dies in south Oklahoma City crash Tuesday night

  • Video: Trailer for the Oklahoma-made short film 'Heroes of the Realm'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

      Ever-busy Oklahoma City filmmaker Kyle William Roberts ("The Posthuman Project") has released a trailer for his short film “Heroes of the Realm.”  The short, filmed in Oklahoma City, is screening as part of Long Beach Comic Expo and Geekfest Los Angeles Feb. 20-21. Here's the "Heroes of the Realm" synopsis: In a world where magic reigns, one tyrant was the undisputed ruler. But when magic opens a portal to our world, it’s up to a pizza delivery woman to make the most important delivery of her life. Starring Kate Le, Stephen Goodman, Kato Buss and Alissa Ford. Heroes of the Realm: Official Teaser from Kyle Roberts on Vimeo.

  • Authorities: Icy roads likely factor in crash that killed 2

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say icy roads likely were a factor in a crash that killed a man and his daughter in Saginaw County. The Saginaw News reports 33-year-old Victor Bell and 12-year-old Sarah Bell, both of Midland, died after the Tuesday afternoon crash in Kochville Township. WSGW-AM reports lost Bell lost control and slid into the path of another vehicle. The crash is under investigation. On Wednesday, many schools were closed for the day in Michigan after some areas saw heavy snowfall. The National Weather Service says more snow is forecast. A winter storm warning is in effect along the western part of the state near Lake Michigan. Schools in Holland, Zeeland and Grand Haven were among

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 10, 2016: Hear Martin Sexton at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Today's featured event: Hear folk-rocker Martin Sexton at 8 tonight at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan. Sexton's "Mixtape Tour" is in support of his 2015 album "Mixtape of the Open Road." Doors open at 7 p.m. Brothers McCann will open the show. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Paramedic arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Lafayette County Hospital paramedic has been arrested for sexual battery of a vulnerable person Hood said in a news release 36-year-old Bryan Englebert, of Walnut, was arrested Monday by investigators with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Alcorn County Sheriff's Department. Hood said a warrant was obtained from the Lowndes County Justice Court. Details about Englebert's arrest were not release. Hood says Englebert was booked into the Lowndes County Jail. He remains in custody awaiting a bond hearing. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

  • Tournament draws players to Edmond

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A tournament featuring players from Oklahoma schools and homeschool associations was held at the Nigh Center at the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Latest: Ex-DOJ official says Ferguson could face lawsuit

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The latest on efforts by Ferguson to reach a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to improve police and court practices in the St. Louis suburb (all times local): 11 a.m. A former top official at the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division says a lawsuit is likely unless the city of Ferguson agrees to a consent decree. The Ferguson City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve the decree, but with seven changes, some of them significant. Samuel Bagenstos, the former No. 2 official in the Civil Rights Division, says Ferguson's insistence on changes to the settlement probably won't pass muster with the Justice Department. He expects city leaders to reach a settlement, r

  • Obama administration struggles to craft ceasefire in Syria

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As its struggles to craft a cease-fire in Syria's civil war, the Obama administration has become increasingly torn between its loyalty to Turkey as a NATO ally and to its longtime Arab partner, Saudi Arabia, and the cold pragmatism of Russia. The result has been a confusing mix of shifting priorities that have exposed a policy toward Syria that few understand, and even fewer see working. As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Munich on Wednesday in search of compromises that could yield a truce and revive peace talks that were suspended before they really started, the administration is being pressed by all sides to clarify its strategy.

  • Portugal lawmakers overturn veto on gay rights, abortion law

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday. Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used their majority to ensure that gay couples obtain the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. Parliament initially approved the change in November, but President Anibal Cavaco Silva blocked it last month. The head of state argued the legislation required broader public consultation and that parliament failed to demonstrate it was in the best interest of children. The adoption law change passed with 137 votes in favor after some members of center-right part

  • Police investigate OKC's 8th, 9th homicides of 2016

    Darla Slipke | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Police are investigating the city’s eighth and ninth homicides of the year and the city's second double homicide this month.  The map above shows where each incident occurred. About 2 p.m. Tuesday, police found James Earl Reed, 78, and Sharon Reed, 59, dead inside their home in the 12500 block of Springwood Drive. Both had been shot and decapitated, police reported. Sharon Reed's grandson, Quinton Dashawn Laster, 20, was arrested, police reported. Police found three small children in a covered garage that was being used as an in-home daycare. The children were not harmed, police said. Another double homicide happened last Wednesday.