• Oklahoma State basketball: OSU-TCU admission will be free to public

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Anticipating the winter weather expected overnight, Oklahoma State closed its Stillwater campus for Wednesday. OSU’s basketball game against TCU remains scheduled. And the school has announced that admission is free to the public. Tip time is 8 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic music director, conductor will resign in 2018

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Maestro Joel Levine, who became the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s music director when the orchestra formed in 1988, told the board of directors he will step down from his position at the end of the 2017-18 season.

  • Two die after Oklahoma crashes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 35 min ago

    Orbery Burk, 33, of Okay, and Crystal Burton, 19, of Lexington, are dead as a result of separate crashes in Oklahoma, according to officials.

  • Seminole school bond issue trails Tuesday evening

    BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writer | Updated: 37 min ago

    A proposed $19.61 million bond issue for a new building to house Seminole High School was trailing Tuesday evening. The new building would replace the city’s historic 85-year-old art deco high school with a new school on the east edge of town.

  • Oklahoma attorney general wants Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to drop Mustang plant from $1.1 billion case

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, after facing criticism for not being involved in a $1.1 billion case for environmental compliance and replacement generation, said Tuesday his office will ask regulators to drop the utility’s request to spend $410 million to replace its aging Mustang plant.

  • Fired Oklahoma Department of Human Services worker charged with identity theft, computer crime

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 44 min ago

    Brenda McAlister, 56, of Shawnee, was charged with two felony counts Monday in Pottawatomie County District Court. The former Oklahoma Department of Human Services worker is accused of using her DHS computer and a co-worker’s personal information to fraudulently apply for a student loan for her own daughter.

  • Oklahoma judge denies lower bail for Lexington man charged in shooting death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 45 min ago

    A Cleveland County judge has refused to lower bail for Cody Dallas Delano, 19, of Lexington, who is charged with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in Moore.

  • Email issue revives old questions about Clintons

    Updated: 46 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and husband Bill for decades. The latest disclosure, that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president. Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department, it added fresh fuel Tuesday to the longstanding charge the Clintons play by their own rules. "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law?" said Carly Fiorina, the former technology executive who is weighing a 2016 GOP presidential bid.

  • Oklahoma City voters favor incumbents, choose one new council member

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 51 min ago

    Oklahoma City Council members Salyer and Shadid were winning, and newcomer Mark Stonecipher was well on the way to his first election victory.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu warns Congress that Iran deal could lead to nuclear arms race in Middle East

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    In divisive speech, Netanyahu says “militant Islam” Iran can’t be trusted. President Barack Obama responds that Netanyahu is offering no alternative and that sanctions and military action aren’t options.

  • Insurance commissioner clarifies “man-made” earthquake policies

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak on Tuesday issued a bulletin to insurance companies clarifying his department’s expectations for earthquake insurance coverage.

  • Oklahoma City scraps site for MAPS convention center

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The chosen site for a new convention center and conference hotel is being scrapped by the Oklahoma City Council after determining Tuesday too much was at risk to continue with a condemnation action against a partnership led by Bob Howard and Fred Hall.

  • Where will OKC's new convention center go now?

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Here is a closer look at the sites originally considered for the Oklahoma City MAPS convention center.

  • Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative. In the U.S. spotlight for a day, the Israeli leader showed no uncertainty. "This is a bad deal. It is a very bad deal. We are better off without it," he declared in an emotionally charged speech that was arranged by Republicans, aggravated his already-strained relations with Obama and gambled with the longstanding bipartisan congressional support for Israel

  • Edmond residents' traffic complaints prompt online survey, plans for improvement

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    People who responded to the Edmond 2014 Citizen Satisfaction Survey said traffic is the single biggest issue facing the city over the next three years. The busiest intersection in Edmond, Oklahoma, is 33rd Street and Broadway with an average of 65,328 vehicles a day.

  • KFOR: Man found guilty in JaRay Wilson murder trial, sentenced life without parole

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    This is a developing story

  • Oklahoma football: Will Baker Mayfield once again make the most of an opportunity?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    With Trevor Knight’s struggles in 2014 and a new offensive coordinator in Lincoln Riley, OU is staging another quarterback battle. Baker Mayfield, who sat last year out due to NCAA transfer rules, will be right in the thick of that competition, and those who know him best expect him to win it.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Nothing has come easy for Michael Cobbins at OSU

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    For Michael Cobbins and his parents, it’s been a five-year journey known as much for rehabs as rebounds, with the Oklahoma State forward fending off various ailments — a toe one time, a dislocated shoulder another, then an Achilles tear that robbed him of the second half of last season.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: A closer look at each of OSU's seniors

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The list includes three starters — Le’Bryan Nash, Michael Cobbins and Anthony Hickey — plus Marek Soucek and walk-ons Christien Sager and Alex Budke. The group has been a part of 77 wins and two trips to the NCAA Tournament, while combining to score 3,629 points during their careers.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 4, 2015

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 4, 2015