• Michael Jackson's alligators, crocodile 'boiled to death' in blaze, Oklahoma animal sanctuary owner says

    BY ANDREW KNITTLE, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Authorities suspect arson is to blame for a fire that left seven alligators and a crocodile “boiled to death” last week in Wynnewood. Joe Schreibvogel, founder and spokesman of the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, told The Oklahoman on Tuesday he suspects his longtime enemies – rogue animal rights activists – are behind the fire, which was allegedly set in the early hours of March 26.

  • Avril Lavigne Was 'Bedridden' Following Battle With Lyme Disease

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    In a new interview with People, Avril Lavigne has revealed a nearly year-long battle with Lyme disease, Rolling Stone reports. Lavigne's announcement follows a viral Twitter direct message between the singer and a fan last December, with Lavigne revealing that she had been ill, but not opening up about the extent of her sickness. In the new interview, Lavigne details how months of feeling terrible reached its peak during her 30th birthday trip to Las Vegas in October. "I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," said the Canadian singer.

  • Retirement and travel not just a dream for one couple

    Matt Patterson | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

      One of the most under appreciated comedies of the 1980s is Lost in America starring Albert Brooks and Julie Hagerty. It’s about a upwardly mobile  couple who grow tired of the rat Los Angeles rat race. They liquidate all of their assets and “drop out of society”. Brooks and Haggerty set out traveling the country by motor […]

  • OCA All-State boys basketball: Mustang's Terrell Williams, Edmond Santa Fe's DaQuan Jeffries among selections

    Scott Wright | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    After leading Mustang to a 28-0 season and first-ever state championship, point guard Terrell Williams was among the players selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State boys basketball teams announced Wednesday. Williams is joined on the Large West team by Edmond Santa Fe’s DaQuan Jeffries, who powered the Wolves to a surprise run to the […]

  • SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, pregnant woman

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn't sure what to think. "It was like a big explosion," he said. "It moved the whole trailer." He ran outside, screaming, and saw the unthinkable: An SUV had plowed into the family's storage shed, killing Carlos' brother and his pregnant girlfriend. The couple had been using the shed outside the mobile home as a makeshift bedroom, sleeping inside on a mattress and hoping to save money, Carlos said. "I was calling for him," Carlos said as he paused from clearing debris from the wreck. "I tried to bring him back to life.

  • New research suggests Holocaust victim died earlier than initially believed

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    For 70 years, Anne Frank was believed to have died of typhus in Bergen-Belsen just two weeks before allied forces liberated the Nazi death camp on April 15, 1945, USA TODAY reports. On Tuesday, however, new research released by theAnne Frank House in Amsterdam concludes that the 15-year-old Jewish diarist and her older sister, Margot, more likely died in February, not on March 31. The Dutch government fixed that date at the end of World War II after the Red Cross concluded Anne and her sister died sometime between March 1 and March 31.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 1, 2015: See the madcap musical mystery 'Murder for Two' at Lyric at the Plaza (with video)

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Today’s featured event: See the madcap musical mystery “Murder for Two” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through April 12. One 7:30 performance April 7. (No performance on Easter Sunday, April 5.) The two-man touring production being staged at Lyric at the Plaza,  1725 […]

  • First woman in US sentenced for killing a fetus

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    On Monday, the state of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Indian-American Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide - an act that causes the death of a fetus - and neglect of a dependent.

  • Study finds thousands of Boeing supplier employees paid less than $15 per hour: roundup - Chicago Business Journal

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Many people working at aerospace suppliers make so little that they must supplement their jobs with food stamps.

  • Justin Blackmon dropped on Tampa Bay's draft board in 2012 because of bar activity says former Bucs GM

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Domink said the team didn’t draft former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon in 2012 because Blackmon was too much a part of the Stillwater bar scene. Dominik, who currently works as an an NFL insider for ESPN, was a guest on The Herd with Colin Cowherd radio show […]

  • Giuliana Rancic Admits She's Too Thin

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Giuliana Rancic knows you probably think she's too thin and she agrees. But the E! host says it's not what you think. In a new interview with People magazine, Rancic is finally speaking out about rumors that she's battling an eating disorder, telling the publication things have "gotten out of hand." "Some people were saying, 'The cancer is probably back.' And they were accusing me of every eating disorder. I thought to myself, 'God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it," she told the magazine.

  • When Hollywood puts God on screen

    Mark A. Kellner, Deseret News | Updated: 11 hr ago

    What do user-friendly portrayals of God in movies — whether a burning bush, an 11-year-old or the approachable-but-serious Morgan Freeman — say about the society in which they're created?

  • Timehop throws some April Fools' shade at Facebook

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Timehop isn't afraid of calling Facebook out on their, let's say, "Timehop-inspired" new feature called "On This Day," Mashable reports. Timehop is an app that allows users to look back on their embarrassing tweets, statuses and pictures from years past. For their required branded April Fools' Day prank, they announced the arrival of a new app called "Timebook," essentially calling Facebook out on stealing their idea by pretending to steal Facebook's idea.

  • Drake videobombs sportscasters during Warriors-Clippers game

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Drake, the sports fanatic who you may also recognize for his musical talents, got a jump on his April Fools' Day antics during a basketball game on Tuesday night, Mashable reports. As he was leaving a Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers game, Drake took a brief moment to videobomb TNT sportscasters Mike Fratello and Kevin Calabro.

  • Honda's selfie car doesn't actually seem that far-fetched

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    This isn't funny, Honda. In the selfie-obsessed world we live in, a selfie car doesn't seem like too insane of a concept, Mashable reports. Thankfully, though, the company's new SUV that allows drivers to snap selfies while the car is in park — which Honda unveiled at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday — is just an April Fools' joke. The HR-V Selfie Edition is equipped with 10 hidden cameras, including one on the driver's visor, a rear-view camera next to the badge on the back and one on each side mirror.

  • Why You're Getting Bombarded With More Alcohol Ads Than Ever Before

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Beer behemoths are on an advertising bender as craft brewers slurp up drinkers, The Huffington Post reports. Spending on alcohol ads has shot up 400 percent over the last four decades, according to a new study from the University of Texas at Austin. Yet the amount of booze Americans are buying has remained relatively the same. Brands are fighting harder to keep drinkers, but they're not convincing them to drink more. “It’s gotten harder and harder to reach consumers,” Gary B. Wilcox, the lead author of the study and a professor at the college’s advertising school, told The Huffington Post on Friday. “The size of the market isn’t expanding, so the intensity for market share has greatly increased over the last 40 years.”

  • Where We're Succeeding and Failing in Preventing Cancer

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    We’ve made lots of progress in preventing cancer, but still have a long way to go in convincing people to drop the most prevalent cancer-causing habits. You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. But how well are we exploiting this knowledge?

  • Meteorologist Forgets Coat Hanger In Suit, Awkwardly Pulls It Out Mid-Broadcast

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Hang on, Steve, your coworkers will help you in a minute. They just have to stop laughing first. Fox9 Minneapolis meteorologist Steve Frazier had a bit of a fashion emergency earlier this week when he forgot to remove the coat hanger from his suit jacket, then wore it on-air. Frazier, understandably uncomfortable, opted to deal with the hang-up during the broadcast, stopping mid-sentence to awkwardly remove the unsuitable object, The Huffington Post reports.

  • RFRA: Indiana business wouldn't cater a gay wedding

    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A small-town pizza shop is saying they agree with Governor Pence and the signing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • Severe thunderstorm watch issued for southern Oklahoma, OKC metro

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Read updates below as the storm moved across central Oklahoma Tuesday night.