• Stillwater man killed in near-beheading; murder charge filed

    BY JONATHAN SUTTON,, Staff Writers | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Stillwater police said Jacob Crockett is the victim in the homicide case. Crockett is the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

  • Kingfisher man dies in crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Kingfisher man died in a crash Wednesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. A pickup rolled Wednesday evening, ejecting the driver.

  • Police arrest boy, 15, in online threats to Duncan school

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Police arrested a 15-year-old boy on complaints of making threats against Duncan High School, authorities report Thursday. The threats made references to a possible shooting.

  • Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth.

  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles. Three of the dead were inside a flight simulator in the building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport when the plane crashed into it, and the fourth was found on the roof and is believed to be the pilot, Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell said. Five others were injured in the crash, and one of those was in serious condition at a hospital, Blackwell said. Officials said only one person was on board the plane and that everyone who was in the building had be

  • Former Edmond high school janitor booked on sex crimes charges

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Former Edmond high school janitor and football announcer Samuel Mark Selig, 68, was charged Wednesday in Logan County District Court with six felonies related to sex crimes involving children.

  • Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all. Barrett Township supervisors immediately started getting the word out that the hundreds of children in town can go trick-or-treating Friday since fugitive Eric Frein was taken into custody Thursday. Chairman Ralph Megliola said everyone in the Pocono Mountain community of some 4,100 was relieved, and Helen Blackmore said residents are eager to get back to normal. "It's been a long 48 days," Megliola said shortly after police announced Frein's capture. As if by proclamation, he announced: "Trick-or-treating is on tomorrow night from

  • Tulsa Health Department monitoring recent traveler for Ebola virus

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Tulsa Health Department is monitoring a person who recently traveled to West Africa and reported developing a fever for further signs of contracting the Ebola virus, officials said Thursday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health earlier this week implemented a post-arrival Ebola virus monitoring protocol, and the individual - who is classified as "low risk" - traveled to either Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone withing the past 21 days but didn't have any known exposure to the virus. "THD staff has been in contact with the person daily over the 21 day surveillance period to monitor for symptoms and report their measured body temperature, as recommended by the OSDH and CDC’s guidance of active monitoring of low risk individuals," the release states. "The individual informed health officials late this evening that they had developed a fever. THD officials immediately implemented an isolation and evaluation plan in conjunction with the Regional Medical Response System following appropriate protocols to limit exposure." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • OKC's only vegan restaurant closes

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Celebrity Chef Matthew Kenney leaves behind unpaid bills

  • Idaho-based grocer plans Midwest City store

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    WinCo Foods plans to enter Oklahoma City market with multiple stores.

  • Bethany standoff ends with man's arrest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Bethany police and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s SWAT team were involved in a standoff situation with a man in Bethany. Kevin Enneking, 31, was taken into custody about 2:30 p.m.

  • Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found shot to death in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday. The father of the three, Pedro Alvarado, identified his children from photographs of the bodies showing tattoos, Attorney General Ismael Quintanilla Acosta told Radio Formula. Clothing found with the bodies also matched that of Erica Alvarado Rivera, 26, and brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, who had been visiting their father in Mexico and disappeared Oct. 13 along with Jose Guadalupe Castaneda Benitez, Erica Alvarado's 32-year-old

  • Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America. The 53-year-old successor to Steve Jobs made the announcement in an essay published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the highest-profile U.S. business executive to publicly acknowledge that he's gay.

  • Man dies after officer-involved shooting, chase in southwest Oklahoma City

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    One man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon by two Oklahoma City police officers after a short pursuit ended in a southwest Oklahoma City park. The unidentified man died at Draper Park near S Santa Fe Avenue and SW 44. A woman inside the vehicle with the man was taken into custody, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

  • White powdery substance found at Oklahoma City law firm deemed non-hazardous

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Authorities received a call Thursday morning about a white powdery substance that was received at a law firm in the 5700 block of S Western. Authorities determined it was not hazardous.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Clippers

    staff reports | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder goes for its first win of the season against Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers. Follow our live coverage at 9:30 p.m. with the NewsOK Sports team.

  • All clear given related to suspicious package at campus of Moore Norman Technology Center, police said

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    5 p.m. An all clear has been given related to a “suspicious package” found at the South Penn campus of the Moore Norman Technology Center, police said. An elderly man left his briefcase in a restroom and forgot about it, police said. Earlier: Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package that was found on the South Penn campus of the Moore Norman Technology Center. Just before 2:30 p.m., a security guard who works on the campus, located at 13301 S Pennsylvania, found a suspicious package on the campus and police were notified, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. The bomb squad was on its way to the campus to try to determine what the package is, Wardlow said. She encouraged people

  • EU: Moscow, Kiev clinch a deal on gas shipments from Russia to Ukraine through the winter

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU: Moscow, Kiev clinch a deal on gas shipments from Russia to Ukraine through the winter.

  • Lost and found: Oklahoma City goats' guard dog is safe

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s Hefner goats guard dog, Otto, was safe at the Neel Veterinary Hospital Thursday afternoon  after going missing overnight.   Oklahoma City tweeted news of his disappearance earlier Thursday with a plea for help in finding him.   Utilities spokeswoman Debbie Ragan said Otto was found near Rockwell Avenue and Northwest Expressway.   He […]

  • 20th named tropical storm of the Pacific season, Vance, forms well off the coast of Mexico

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — 20th named tropical storm of the Pacific season, Vance, forms well off the coast of Mexico.