• OU football: Tell us how you get to Owen Field on gameday

    Erik Horne | Updated: 7 hr ago

    It appears that the road to Owen Field is going to be a congested one for the foreseeable future. OU writer Jason Kersey wrote about some of the potential traffic problems facing fans who are trying to get to Owen Field (you can read that story here). Gameday traffic is always an issue in Norman, but it's gonna be potentially worse with the current construction going on at the Lindsey Street and State Highway 9 exits , as well as additional road work beyond those exits. So we had a bright idea: We want your best strategies for getting to an OU home game. Tell us about where you're leaving from, when you leave, and what route you take.

  • Oklahoma high school teacher, husband arrested in child abuse case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    A man and a woman were arrested in Oklahoma City, after police said they abused the man’s son by choking him, tying him to a chair, and making him swallow peroxide and soap.

  • 87-year-old man accused of soliciting a prostitute earns pass from prosecutor

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The 87-year-old man police say was soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute will not be prosecuted. "What would be the purpose in prosecuting him? " Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said Tuesday, Sept. 1. "He wouldn't and shouldn't go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass." Howard Arthur Klein, likely the oldest person ever charged with this crime, was arrested by Grand Rapids Police around 10 p.m. June 26 near Broadway Street NW and Leonard Avenue, not far from his home.

  • Bear Cubs Caught on Camera Playing

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Two bear cubs were caught on camera as they played with each other on near Arcadia homes. The cubs were spotted on Highland Vista Drive by KTLA viewer Daryl Ching, who posted video of the incident.

  • Janis Joplin's Bandmate Talks Heroin, Pool Hangs in Exclusive Doc Clip

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    'Janis: Little Girl Blue' to make world premiere at Venice Film Festival, North American debut in Toronto.

  • Suspect in Stillwater near-beheading case sentenced to life in prison

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Isaiah Zoar Marin, 22, pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge. Marin is accused of killing Jacob Crockett, 19, last October.

  • Oklahoma State football: After 10 years as coach, Mike Gundy enters 2015 with renewed energy

    By John Helsley | Updated: 8 hr ago

    “I’m as energized now as I’ve ever been,” said Gundy, still a young coach at age 48.

  • A Closer Look at the Savings and Loan Bar in Uptown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    On Sunday, I reported on the craftsmanship going into the restoration of the Tower Theater and surrounding retail storefronts in Uptown. The story included an update on the Savings and Loan Bar, which will open in the easternmost storefront where Beneficial Loans once operated for many years. The bar will be operated by Levelland Productions, which will also be reopening the theater as a live music venue. Scott Marsh, chief operating officer for Levelland, said the bar is set to open in November. The 3,100-square-foot, two-story Savings and Loan will boast a window view of the neon Tower Theater sign as patrons arrive at the top of the stairway. The bar also will reflect the building's history as Beneficial Loans.

  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter called the GenZe, which goes on sale this fall in California, Oregon and Michigan. Sales could soon expand to other states and Europe. If buyers like it, Mahindra could use the GenZe as a springboard into the car market, just as Honda made the leap from motorcycles to cars here in the 1970s. The strategy has some risks. Scooters have never been as popular in the U.S. as elsewhere — people in China buy as many electric scooters in a day as Americans do in a full year, for example.

  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population, Pope Francis plans to give a Washington Mass in Spanish.

  • Man pleads guilty in Stillwater near-beheading case

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    STILLWATER — A Payne County man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a near-beheading case. Isaiah Zoar Marin, 26, pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge. Marin is accused of killing Jacob Crockett, 19, last October. Minutes after the killing, Marin dialed 911 and told dispatchers he'd just murdered someone, authorities said. Moments later, police found him running west near a car dealership on State Highway 53 in Stillwater, covered in blood and still holding a large knife. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

  • UPDATE: Name of man killed in in northeast Oklahoma City crash released, driver arrested

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Police have released the name of a passenger killed in a crash in northeast Oklahoma City Monday night. The driver of the fatal crash at NE 63 and N Bryant Avenue has been arrested.

  • Former corporal says Tulsa sheriff should have acted on 2009 memo

    By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's corporal says the leader of the agency should've taken action on an internal memo that raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who fatally shot an unarmed man. Bill Adams, who left the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in 2010, testified in district court Wednesday before a grand jury investigating the agency. Adams told The Associated Press before testifying that the leaked 2009 memo about reserve deputy Robert Bates was "very accurate." Bates has left the agency and is charged with second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting. Adams says Sheriff Stanley Glanz should have taken action on the findings of the memo, and that if Glanz

  • 5 reasons why Oklahomans love football

    Richard Hall | Updated: 9 hr ago

    We published a story last week in which reporter Juliana Keeping stepped out of her comfort zone and onto a high school football field. Not as a player, but as an Oklahoman. She admitted she didn't care much for the sport. But, being a dutiful person, went ahead with her assignment: To find out why Oklahomans love football. As she spent time learning the reasons why, she also found her attitude toward the sport had changed. So, what changed it? Here are 5 reasons why Oklahomans love football. No.

  • Business Q&A with Diana Schaeffer

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Diana Schaeffer, a nurse practitioner at ProCure Proton Therapy Center, says nurses are an integral part of proton therapy care team.

  • Google unveils new logo with emphasis on apps, devices

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Company says updated logo reflects changes in what they offer. When you visit the  main Google search page , you'll notice an interactive that shows the logo morph into its newest form. The company says the change reflects the tech giant's shift beyond the traditional Web browser,  reads a company statement .

  • Chicago travelblog: Reuniting with an old friend

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 9 hr ago

    One of the cool things about a big city is the people who live there. Not the millions of people you don’t know. The few people that you do know. Think about it. New York, Chicago, LA, wherever. Most of us know somebody who lives in those Gothams, either through professional acquaintance or migration. Dallas and Houston are sort of givens, of course, but Oklahomans have moved out of state for a century. Sometimes I meet up with an Okie transplant. During Super Bowl week 19 months ago, we had lunch in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen with Ryan McNeill, a former Oklahoman staffer now working at Reuters. We’ve had dinner with television publicist John Solberg, an OU grad who worked in sports

  • Oklahoma ties: Upcoming Jordan Dane book

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 9 hr ago

    I've known Jordan Dane since before she became a published novelist. Back then, she was an Oklahoma resident and a member of the Oklahoma chapter of Romance Writers of America, a serious-minded group that includes among its ranks many best-selling authors. Dane isn't her real name; as pseudonyms go, though, it's a nice one with good syncopation and a hint of mystery and romance. She's a talented writer, which publishing houses realized almost at once. Most people fight to obtain an agent, then struggle through a pile of rejection notices before giving up or going the self-publishing route. But Dane, as I recall, found herself in an instant bidding war between three publishing houses. The high bidder won, and she was able to

  • Former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips charged with killing cellmate

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Former Nebraska and NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged in California with the April death of his prison cellmate.

  • Woman arrested after reportedly hitting Oklahoma restaurant employee with beer bottle

    Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    A woman was arrested Tuesday night on an allegation that she hit a Tulsa restaurant worker with a beer bottle after service was too slow. Witnesses at Speedy Gonzalez, 2601 S. Memorial Dr., told police that Robin Nicole Harris had become incensed when her fajita order took too long, police said. Harris began arguing with staff and patrons in the restaurant before asking for her money back and leaving, police said they were told. She got her money back, police said, but witnesses said she grabbed a beer bottle out of a cooler on her way out of the restaurant around 7:15 p.m.