• Oklahoma City police search for suspects in Wednesday night shooting

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 31 min ago

    Police are searching for multiple people after a person was shot Wednesday evening. About 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City police responded to a call of gunshots fired at 117 S Allen, near Reno and Villa avenues. Police had one person in custody.

  • New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

    Updated: 51 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month. The state correction department said Wednesday that includes stepped-up searches of inmates' cells, staffing changes to ensure bed checks are more effective and installation of security gates in the facility's tunnels. The department also announced that 30-year correction veteran Michael Kirkpatrick will be the new superintendent of the prison, the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: OSU gets late recruit

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State carried a roster hole into the summer, with a scholarship still dangling unclaimed.   Wednesday, the Cowboys plugged the void in a big way, getting a commitment from four-star wing Davon Dillard, who had been pledged to Cal, and will be eligible for the upcoming basketball season.   Rated as national Top 100 recruit after playing his senior year at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N.Y., Dillard draws frequent descriptions as a strong and athletic forward who is dynamic in transition.   Those match his descriptions, too.

  • Oklahoma Girl Scouts camp on White House lawn, meet the Obamas

    BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Talking with people she doesn’t know very well doesn’t come easy for Daphnye Shell. “Even with family, I have to try my hardest,” she said. Still, she wasn’t going to let that get in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • OKC district delays new discipline policy, training will be delayed

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    It is unclear whether the plan will be in place before the end of the 2015-2016 school year, which begins Aug. 3, said Chuck Tompkins, the Oklahoma City district's new director of student discipline and compliance.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Thursday, July 2

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    THURSDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; 7 p.m.; OKC at Memphis; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL; Noon; Chi. Cubs at N.Y. Mets; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; Texas at Baltimore; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 6 p.m.; Washington at Atlanta; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; San Diego at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM GOLF; 8:30 a.m.; Open de France; GOLF (Cox 60) 11:30 a.m.; Nova Scotia Open; GOLF (Cox 60) 3 p.m.; Greenbrier Classic; GOLF (Cox 60) TENNIS; 6 a.m.; Wimbledon; ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE BASEBALL; 7:30 p.m.; Home Run Derby; ESPN (Cox 29) WNBA; 9 p.m.; Tulsa at Phoenix; Cox 703 CANADIAN FOOTBALL; 7:30 p.m.

  • Seeking southside support: Oklahoma City coalition seeks support for SW 29th business district

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    For the past three years, a coalition has been trying to gather enough support in the burgeoning Hispanic business corridor to create a business improvement district. The group, now incorporated as a nonprofit — SW 29th Business Improvement Association Inc. — has until July 31 to gather support from at least 51 percent of property owners along a three-mile stretch of SW 29 between May and Shields.

  • Christie Opposes Exemptions for Clerks on Gay Marriage

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    <strong>“You took the job and you took the oath."</strong> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his party’s social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Friday’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths.

  • Norman man arrested on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A man was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Wednesday after a woman reported he raped her while she slept near a downtown Oklahoma City park, according to a police report.

  • Study suggests fireworks shows can cause health problems

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writersallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study suggests levels of fine particulate air pollution can increase by as much as 42 percent during the 24-hour period after fireworks shows.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys land pledge from forward Davon Dillard, a former California commit

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma State has received a 2015 commitment from Davon Dillard — a 6-foot-5, 205-pound small forward from Gary, Ind. — after he backed out of his pledge to play at California, according to CBS Sports basketball insider Jon Rothstein. BREAKING: Davon Dillard has decomitted from Cal and is headed to Oklahoma State, source told @CBSSports. HUGE get for Travis Ford. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 2, 2015 // ESPN ranks Dillard as the No. 3 prospect in Indiana and No. 21 among all small forwards nationally. He was the first player to commit to California's 2015 class back in early March, but never signed with the Golden Bears.

  • Resolution would call for repeal of section of state Constitution

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    After an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling Tuesday against a Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol, state House members said Wednesday they will support a resolution asking voters to repeal a section of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting the use of public property to benefit any religion.

  • Waffles & the Word

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Rev. Price Oswalt combines his love of waffles and the Word by inviting his parishioners at St. Joseph Old Cathedral to join him for a monthly stop at Waffle Champion, 1212 N Walker in Oklahoma City.

  • Parties Extra!---Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!--- July 4th!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about July 4th party decorations on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4330720524001[/brightcove]

  • Yukon man is accused of fatal drug-related wreck while out on bond in separate drug case

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

    A man already facing a Canadian County charge of driving under the influence of drugs now faces additional complaints after a deadly car wreck Saturday in Oklahoma City that officials say also involved drugs.

  • BOK Financial names new mortgage executive

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Glenn Brunker has been selected to lead BOK Financial Mortgage. He will replace Ben Cowen, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

  • Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

    The Associated Press | Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining. The Very Rev. Brian Baker of Sacramento said the church rule change was the result of a nearly four-decade long conversation that has

  • Three die as result of Oklahoma crashes

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Three people are dead as a result of separate crashes on Oklahoma roads.

  • OKC man ordered to trial on child sex abuse charges

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man has been ordered to trial in connection with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving three children. Daniel Ryan Chadwell, 31,is accused of sexually abusing three children over a period of years, beginning in 2009.

  • What If You Could Drive From Paris to New York?

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    At a Russian Academy of Science meeting in March, Vladimir Yakunin, the 66-year-old head of Russian Railways, unveiled detailed plans for what may seem like an impossible infrastructure project. Yakunin proposed engineers could build a high-speed railway through the entirety of Siberia, dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR)—the final destination of which would be the mouth of an underwater tunnel crossing the Bering Strait. Highway, too, could be constructed adjacent to the tracks, effectively making ground transportation possible from Anchorage to Moscow—or for that matter, New York to Paris. Or, if we’re going to go there, Miami to Johannesburg.