• VIDEO: Richard Sherman wanted Tyler Lockett returns set to Mario Kart sounds, and he got his wish

    Erik Horne | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Want to see a Tyler Lockett punt return touchdown set to Mario Kart sounds? Of course you do. Lockett, the former Tulsa Washington and Kansas State standout, has been an immediate success for the Seattle Seahawks this preseason. He already has two special teams touchdowns in three games, including a 67-yard punt return score in the Seahawks' 16-15 win against the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. He's been so good, teammates and coaches are raving about his performance. Seattle defensive back Richard Sherman is loving it, and he had one wish: To get Lockett's returns set to the iconic "Here we go!" from the Mario Kart video game. Seahawks fan Jose Rivera made it happen, and bless him for

  • Midwest City council member leads effort to help youth

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Councilwoman Christine Price Allen was instrumental in getting a Boys & Girls Club opened in Midwest City at Telstar Elementary School.

  • How Terry Bowden lost his big chance at Owen Field

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    I wrote about Terry Bowden for the Monday Oklahoman, a column which you can read here. Bowden is a fascinating story, going from a 20-0 start as the Auburn coach more than 20 years ago to now coaching at Akron, which plays on Owen Field to open the 2015 season. A few Oklahoma writers chatted with Bowden last week, and he gave us more material than we ever could use. Including some great stories. I’ll start with this one. * Bowden never has coached on Owen Field. But he’s played on Owen Field. Bowden was a West Virginia walk-on senior halfback in 1978. His dad, Bobby, already had left West Virginia for the Florida State job, but Terry stayed behind and on the football team, playing for Frank Cignetti.

  • No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach a deal in the controversy that has hung over professional football since New England easily won the AFC title game in January, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said in federal court in Manhattan. However, Berman said: "We did not reach a settlement. ... In some cases, it doesn't happen and this is one of those cases.

  • Infant dies after being left in hot vehicle in Del City

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Del City are investigating the death of an infant in a vehicle over the weekend. Authorities said Monday that they received a 911 call from the child's mother about 3 p.m. on Saturday after the girl was left alone in a hot vehicle. Police say the child's mother found the infant inside her car in the driveway of her home. Officials say the woman was holding the infant in her arms when police arrived at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and police have not released any other details about the incident. No arrests have been made.

  • Son of slain labor commissioner charged Monday in father's fatal stabbing

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The son of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has been charged in his father's fatal stabbing.  Christian Erin Costello, 26, of Oklahoma City, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of first-degree murder. He is accused of killing Mark Costello by repeatedly stabbing him with a knife. The stabbing took place in the evening of Aug. 23 at a north Oklahoma City ice cream store. Investigators said they think the victim's son planned the attack. Mark Costello, 59, of Edmond, died the day of the stabbing after being taken to a hospital, police said. The state medical examiner reported the cause of death was stab wounds to the neck.  Christian Costello was arrested at the scene after

  • Single tickets to Kristin Chenoweth's March Oklahoma City concerts on sale today

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Single tickets are on sale today to Emmy- and Tony-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth's home-state shows March 18-19 at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. The Broken Arrow native will be performing in OKC as part of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Pops Series. Single tickets are available starting today at the OKC Philharmonic Ticket Office in person at 428 W California in the McAlpine Center, Suite 210, or by phone at 842-5387. They also are available at The Civic Center Music Hall Box Office by phone at 297-2264. The tickets are expected be available online soon via www.myticketoffice.com. Single ticket prices range from $23 to $78.

  • 'Boy lover' professor still employed at U-M despite federal indictment

    Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The self-proclaimed "boy lover" who traveled to Florida in part to have sex with a 14-year-old was formally indicted in federal court Thursday, records show.

  • Photos & video: The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus perform 'Dooo It' to close Sunday's MTV VMAs

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma City-based experimental rockers The Flaming Lips again collaborated with envelope-pushing pop star Miley Cyrus Sunday night at MTV's annual Video Music Awards. Cyrus, who hosted the VMAs, and the Lips closed the show performing their song "Dooo It" with a couple dozen dancing drag queens. Naturally, there's lots of silly string, gyrating and animal costumes involved. As my excellent colleague Nathan Poppe reports, Cyrus capped the performance by announcing the release of her new collaboration record called "Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz," the follow-up to her platinum-selling 2013 release “Bangerz.

  • Redskins name Kirk Cousins starting quarterback for entire season. What's next for RGIII?

    Erik Horne | Updated: 2 hr ago

    What's next for Robert Griffin III? The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is now the Washington Redskins' backup, as head coach Jay Gruden has named Kirk Cousins the starting quarterback for the entire season, according to multiple reports. Griffin III, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, has battled with numerous injuries since his sparking rookie campaign in which he led the Redskins to the playoffs and won Rookie of the Year honors. Since that season, the Redskins have a 7-25 record.

  • Oklahoma football: True freshman Austin Seibert will kick field goals and punt in season opener

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — True freshman Austin Seibert will handle field goal kicking and punting duties in Oklahoma’s season opener against Akron this weekend, coach Bob Stoops announced at his Monday news conference. Seibert hit 13 field goals as a senior at Belleville West (Ill.) High School, with a long of 51 yards. He also averaged 44.89 yards per punt. Stoops said that senior Nick Hodgson, who was competing with Seibert to kick field goals, will still handle kickoff duties. Seibert competed with junior Jack Steed to be the team’s punter. Seibert was a nationally top-ranked kicker and punter coming out of high school.

  • VIDEO: Meet the guys behind the WAFTI Show podcast

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Meet the guys behind the WAFTI Show podcast.

  • Man admits stabbing son to death during fight over eviction

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his son to death for trying to evict him for stealing money for drugs. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Golec entered the plea Monday in Akron before his trial on aggravated murder charges was set to begin. He was charged with killing 22-year-old Brian Golec at his son's Akron home Feb. 13. Authorities say Brian Golec told Kevin Golec to leave his home because his father had stolen money to buy drugs. Brian Golec had invited his father to live with him after learning that Kevin Golec was living in a truck. Golec's attorney says 15 years to life in prison is the only possible sentence under Ohio law. The attorney says he hopes the family receives closure.

  • Judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge who returned a surprise not-guilty verdict at the trial of a Chicago lawyer charged with coaching lies says practices that prosecutors described as illegal are actually the mark of good legal work. He pointed to Beau Brindley's use of question-and-answer scripts as he explained his not-guilty verdict Monday. Prosecutors accused Brindley of using Q&As to write in false testimony for clients and witnesses. They said he'd then instruct them to memorize it. But Judge Harry Leinenweber says prosecutors didn't prove Brindley knew the answers were false. He said Q-and-As are "not the least bit improper" and that he used them himself as an attorney.

  • Blue Bell Broken Arrow plant cleared to resume production

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The Blue Bell plant in Broken Arrow has been cleared for production and the company "hopes to start soon," according to a Blue Bell Creameries spokeswoman. Company spokeswoman Jenny Van Dorf confirmed Monday that the Broken Arrow plant has been given the OK to resume operations. The maker of frozen treats' Broken Arrow plant, along with other production facilities in Texas and Alabama, has been closed for production since April while undergoing extensive cleaning and decontamination under the regulatory oversight of health officials.

  • Wes Craven's Tulsa connection

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Horror fans are mourning the death of Wes Craven, whose directorial work included the "Scream" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchises. He was also known for stand-alone films such as "The People Under the Stairs" and "The Serpent and the Rainbow," based on Harvard scientist Wade Davis' nonfiction book about Haitian voodoo.  Craven's first feature film is the unsettling cult classic "Last House on the Left" (1972), which contains graphic rape and torture. He had begun his  career shooting pornographic movies, and "Last House"ended up as a grindhouse, rape-revenge sexploitation film. According to a 2009 article on the FilmJunk.

  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have called Clinton's actions criminal and compared her situation to that of David Petraeus, the former CIA director who was prosecuted for giving top secret information to his paramour. Others have cited the case of another past CIA chief, John Deutch, who took highly classified material home. But in both of those cases, no one disputed that the information was highly cl

  • 5 Things You Missed at the MTV Video Music Awards

    Siali Siaosi | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The MTV Video Music Awards, an annual awards show honoring the best music videos of the year, are notoriously ridiculous. Here are the five most outrageous moments you might have missed from the 2015 MTV VMAs.

  • 2nd earthquake in 24 hours rattles northern Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken the same area of northern Oklahoma for the second time in less than 24 hours. The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest temblor was recorded at 9:44 a.m. about two miles west-northwest of Cherokee in Alfalfa County. It was recorded at a depth of about four miles. Geologists say a separate earthquake shook the same area about 11 hours earlier. A 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday about four miles east-northeast of Cherokee. It occurred at a depth of about three miles. No injuries or damage was reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that damage is not likely in

  • The morning brew: Wes Craven dies, rough handling of Palestinian boy goes viral, and Atari

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Good morning. Below, find a round-up of stories you may have missed this weekend.  Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76 I spent most of my first viewing of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with my hands over my ears and eyes, but Freddy Krueger, with his bad skin and striped sweater, still provided nightmare material for years to come. AP reports Wes Craven, the writer-director of suburban slashers, died Sunday at 76. Also the architect of "Scream," Craven died after a battle with brain cancer at his home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family.