• Edmond man, 65, receives 90 days in jail for a deadly blow that killed ailing man

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Walter Garrison, 65, of Edmond, was sentenced to 90 days in jail in Alford plea after punching an ailing man in the face who later died. Robert Hirsch, 47, suffering from end-stage liver failure.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Campbell Corner work continues to move forward A 15,683-square-foot building on the southeast corner of Campbell and Broadway is expected to open this fall. The two-story building, to be named Campbell Corner, is four blocks down Campbell from Old North on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. The high-end building will have retail on the first floor and offices on the second floor, said developer Koorosh Zahrai. Zahrai is developing the project with his father, Saeed Zahrai, in the family-owned business, Plaza USA. The names of the businesses expected to open in the new building have not been announced. A $31,500 piece of public art for Campbell’s Corner has been approved by the

  • Nation world briefs

    By SCOTT SONNER and MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    HEALTH NEVADA | SPARKS — Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno. Unless the next Legislature takes action sooner, Nevadans will consider another ballot measure in 2016 to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Nevada is among 23 states that allow medical marijuana, along with Washington, D.C., and Guam. MARRIAGE PENNSYLVANIA | PHILADELPHIA — A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the


    By Linda Trischitta and Adam Sacasa Sun Sentinel (TNS) | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Coast Guard ends search Friday for teen boaters lost at sea FLORIDA | OPA-LOCKA — The massive search by rescuers and military personnel from two nations for two teenagers lost at sea ended at sunset Friday, eight days after the boys’ ill-fated fishing trip began at Jupiter Inlet. Tequesta residents Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, were last seen fueling Stephanos’ 19-foot single-engine, center-console boat July 24. Though the U.S. Coast Guard called off its efforts, the boys’ families have pledged to continue searching the Atlantic Ocean with the help of volunteer boaters and pilots. The boys went to sea during a significant squall, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.


    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LIVESTOCK Friday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Oklahoma Combined Weekly Auction Summary. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report and Cow and Bull Report for week of July 24 through Thursday. Receipts: 14,781 Last Week 18,696 Last Year 16,465 Combined weighted average report for Oklahoma auctions. Seven auctions reported this week: Ada, Apache, El Reno, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Woodward. Buyer demand was heavily influenced by the movement on the CME Board this week. Demand was low to start the week but increased by Tuesday following a good rally by the CME Board. Feeder steers and heifers sold $4-$8 lower before Tuesday; and steady to $3 lower to close the week.


    Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $31.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 17: COMPLETION Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Teafatiller No. 1-9H Well; NW/4 SW/4 NW/4 NW/4 (SL) of 09-03S-03W; 4,219,000 cu-ft gas per day, 184 barrels oil per day; TD 17,406. Hughes: PetroQuest Energy LLC; Aubrey No. 1-6H Well; SE/4 NE/4 NE/4 NE/4 (SL) of 12-07N-11E; 5,328,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,272. PetroQuest Energy LLC; Kim No. 1-6H Well; NW/4 SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 01-06N-10E; 117,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,003. PetroQuest Energy LLC; Nancy No.


    By John Monk The State (Columbia, S.C.) (TNS) | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Accused Charleston church shooter wants to plead guilty SOUTH CAROLINA | CHARLESTON — Dylann Roof’s lawyer David Bruck told a Charleston federal magistrate Friday morning in a hushed courtroom that his client wants to plead guilty to federal hate crimes in the June killings of nine African-Americans at a downtown Charleston church. But Bruck said until he knows whether the federal government will seek the death penalty, he cannot advise Roof on how to plead. In lieu of a plea from Roof, Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

  • Oklahoma researchers navigate road map for teamwork in India

    BY ADAM COHEN For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    In 2008, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation inked an affiliation agreement with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India, an Indian biomedical research institute. This year, OMRF sent staff to visit the center and spark a partnership.

  • Bureau marks its fourth year of protecting U.S. consumers

    By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The nation’s youngest government agency recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, and it’s still got plenty to do. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was born out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law that passed in 2010 and started a year later. It was given a direct, but mammoth task: regulate and root out bad behavior in the financial services industry, from checking accounts to credit cards, mortgages to debt collection, and more. The bureau’s existence has been brief, but it hasn’t been quiet. The agency has extracted billions in settlements from the big banks. It’s looking to regulate the payday lending industry at the federal level for the first time.

  • Extended slump for oil takes its toll on industry, economy

    By JONATHAN FAHEY AP Energy Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK  — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth. Low oil and gas prices are good for the overall economy because they reduce costs for consumers and businesses. U.S. economic growth was higher in the second quarter, and economists say that was partly fueled by consumers spending some of their savings on gasoline at stores and restaurants. But with oil prices down around 50 percent from last year, major oil companies are cutting back, offsetting some of this good news. For instance, Exxon Mobil said Friday it cut

  • Exxon Mobil profits drop to $4.2 billion

    By James Osborne The Dallas Morning News (TNS) | Updated: 9 hr ago

    DALLAS — Exxon Mobil profits continue to fall, as the global oil industry reels under the lowest crude prices since 2009. The oil giant, based in suburban Dallas, reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday $4.2 billion in profits for the second quarter of 2015, down more than 50 percent from a year ago. The results fell in line with those of other oil companies, some of which have sustained significantly greater losses as oil trades about $48 a barrel, down from more than $100 a year ago. In its earnings report Thursday, Royal Dutch Shell announced profits of $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2015, down from $6.1 billion the previous year, and the layoff of another 6,500

  • Churches offer back-to-school activities

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Churches offer back-to-school activities for students in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Edmond Exchange

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Edmond Exchange for Aug. 1, 2015

  • Oklahoma City recruits learn the ropes in training sessions

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Fifty-eight recruits took part in training at the fire training center near NW 10 and Portland Avenue. The Oklahoma City Fire Department usually conducts recruit training twice a year.

  • Norman man is arrested on child pornography complaints

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON STAFF WRITER jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    An investigation by law officers led them to a Norman residence Wednesday where they arrested a man and seized computers and drugs, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced. James Russell Clark, 29, was booked into the Cleveland County jail on complaints of distribution of child pornography.

  • Real deals

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Real deals transactions for Aug. 1, 2015

  • ACLU files for fees in Ten Commandments case

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma can't recover all of its expenses related to its so-far successful fight to remove the Ten Commandments monument from the Capitol Grounds. But as a victorious appellant in the case it took to Oklahoma's Supreme Court, it can recover some fees related to the case, its legal affairs director said.

  • State therapist pioneers aging-in-place movement

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Kendra Orcutt is an occupational therapist and her expertise is in aging-in-place. Aging-in-place is the approach to home design and rehabilitation that considers reality rather than the ideal. It plans for the physical limitations that come with age, not the fantasy, carefree lifestyle everyone dreams of but few attain without money to burn in retirement.

  • About space

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    About Space real estate notes for Aug. 1, 2015

  • Oklahoma researchers navigate road map for teamwork in India

    BY ADAM COHEN For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Dr. G.B. Nair and I were sitting in the back seat of an Indian government car that, as far as I could tell, was hurtling toward destruction. OK, maybe not technically toward destruction. Technically, we were on our way to the Kinfra campus of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in southern India. There, Nair was planning to give me a tour of his new laboratory. That is, if we made it there alive. Because at that moment, our Toyota was playing chicken with a bus, a pair of motorcycles and a motorized rickshaw. With no more than a blink of an eye to spare, we dodged back into the left lane.