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  • Traffic Talk: Paving material problems slowed work on 'Route 66'

    By Don Gammill, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Don Gammill: Paving work on State Highway 66 from Arcadia to Interstate 35 work is expected to be resume and be completed soon, said Cole Hackett, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Transportation Department.

  • Oklahoma County sheriff seeks historic photos, artifacts for online museum and display

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A video museum is being created with Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office memorabilia. The sheriff’s department has a colorful history that dates back to territorial days

  • Oklahoma legislators consider pay raises for corrections officers

    By Rick Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Oklahoma legislators are considering giving state corrections officers their first raise in eight years.

  • Records reveal details of Oklahoma soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A memorial unveiled last month in Norman provided some details about the 15 reserve soldiers killed in action during the war on terrorism. Records provided by the U.S. Army shed even more light on these deaths, some of them nothing short of tragic.

  • Radiation risk depends only on the dose, not on the source

    Robert Hayes | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    What is a radiation dose? The concept of a dose may often bring to mind a medical administration of a chemical to treat or mitigate some medical condition or symptoms.  When most medical doses are prescribed, they are in many cases scaled to the weight of the person receiving the medication.  If you think of the medicine as having a given chemical potential energy, then the prescribed dose would be  in the form of energy per mass.  Based on this concept, there are known safe limits for the doses proscribed to patients so that the normalized dose gives the same effect to different people.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Did you get the cookies?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The women of 20-40-60 answer your ettiquette questions.

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    Updated: 13 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 11 p.m. EDT. (0300 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

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    Updated: 13 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Sports Budget for Sunday, April 20, 2014 Updated at 11 p.m. EDT. (0300 UTC) This budget is now available on MCT Direct at http://www.mctdirect.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Moore tornado victim gets ready for tornado season

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    EH Pittman, who was seriously injured as he took shelter on May 20 at the Moore 7-Eleven where three people died, continues to heal while in his wheelchair. His family was given a tornado shelter modified for him.

  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices. The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died Sunday. He was 76.

  • Bailey and Reds win again at Wrigley, 8-2

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Homer Bailey doesn't even need to be at his best to win at Wrigley Field. Bailey pitched six scoreless innings in a friendly ballpark for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce homered and doubled as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-2 on Sunday. "He hasn't been his normal dominant self, but his slider has gotten a lot better," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's a pitch that he's worked on for a long time. It seems like that pitch has really turned a corner and got him some big outs today." Bailey (1-1) struck out eight while allowing six hits and three walks. He came into the game with 8.16 ERA after signing a big extension in the offseason with Cincinnati.

  • James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs — one late in the first half, the other down the stretch — to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami trailed for much of the first half, but rallied and has now topped Charlotte 17 straight times. "We were flat to start," Heat coach Eri

  • Man shot dead outside Lawton bar

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Samuel Ruffin, 35, was fatally shot Saturday night outside the Dew Drop Inn in Lawton in what authorities said is the eighth homicide of 2014. Bryan Dutton, 44, was arrested on a complaint of murder, police said.

  • Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice." TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's playoff opener against Dallas, asking Popovich a few questions after the third quarter. Popovich is famous for his terse answers to in-game questions from Sager and other sideline reporters. Sager even joked about it in a statement Friday confirming his diagnosis: "Too bad, I had some probing questions for Pop." This time, Popovich was verbose by his standards in discussing the Spurs' play. "Great questions from Craig JUNIOR

  • El Reno man dies in Sequoyah County accident

    STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Timothy Davis, 48, of El Reno, died after a crash Sunday morning in Sequoyah County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Murphy delivers for Indians in 6-4 win

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona gave his team a pep talk Saturday after they lost for the seventh time in nine games. Cleveland responded Sunday, rewarding Francona with a 6-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. David Murphy hit a three-run double in the sixth inning and John Axford worked out of bases-loaded jam in the ninth as the Indians avoided a series sweep and broke a three-game losing streak. The Indians won 92 games and made the playoffs as wild-card team last season by getting contributions from as many areas as possible. That formula, which had been missing for much of the early season, was a key element against the Blue Jays. "That's probably the best way we are as a team," Francona said.

  • Marlins score 2 in 8th to sweep Mariners

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich was confident he was safe at home even if home plate umpire Ed Hickox called him out. Replay backed him up. Adeiny Hechavarria immediately followed the ruling with a go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Miami Marlins, who held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday completing a three-game sweep. "I thought I beat it from the get-go and then I saw him call me out, I kind of started yelling at him a little bit telling him I was safe," Yelich said. "If we didn't have replay right there, it's a 2-1 game and we got two outs so it was huge. It was a big win for us." Yelich led off the inning with a double that extended his hitting streak to 14 games. He scored the tying run.

  • NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score. Los Angeles point guard Chris Paul lost the ball out of bounds with 18.9 seconds left Saturday and Golden State leading 107-105. Rod Thorn, the league's president for basketball operations, said in a statement Sunday that the Warriors' Draymond Green should have been whistled for a foul, which would have given Paul two free throws. Instead, Golden State got the ball and went on to win 109-105 in Los Angeles to open the first-round playoff series. Officials reviewed the video after the ball went out of bounds and awarded possession to the Warriors.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • Researchers divided over effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury treatment

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Oklahoma lawmakers want to make a type of experimental therapy available for free to veterans with traumatic brain injury. But some researchers question the treatment, saying it’s ineffective at best and potentially dangerous at worst.