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  • Two men sought in Harrah drive by shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office is looking for two men involved in a drive by shooting Tuesday night in Harrah.

  • OSSAA announces spring baseball state tournament sites

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association assistant director Mike Whaley called it a perfect storm.

  • Film Exchange preservation plans are dead

    William Crum | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Advocates of saving the Film Exchange building and incorporating it into the MAPS 3 downtown park say their proposals are dead.

  • Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 9 hr ago

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma City prostitution bust nets 14 arrests

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police arrested 14 people on complaints of prostitution Tuesday.

  • Late freeze adds to drought woes for Oklahoma wheat growers

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Temps dipped below freezing in many parts of Oklahoma Monday night

  • Oklahoma GOP Senate candidates speak on panel

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three of the top Republican contenders for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn are touting their conservative credentials in a town hall-style forum. Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford, and former House Speaker T.W. Shannon are attending Wednesday’s luncheon meeting of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee. The longtime grassroots conservative group based in Oklahoma City designates certain Oklahoma legislators each year as Republican in Name Only, or RINOs, for not voting for conservative measures the group supports. Brogdon, Lankford and Shannon are considered the top contenders for the GOP nomination in the race to replace

  • Oklahoma House Democrats call for education funding

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education. Educators and Democratic lawmakers gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday, about two weeks after thousands of teachers and school administrators rallied at the Capitol for more classroom funding and better teacher salaries. House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Oklahoma City says budget cuts have reduced state revenue for public schools by about $200 million in recent years. But Inman says schools are under more demands to implement unfunded education mandates and high-stakes testing of students.

  • Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. Lincoln police say a 24-year-old woman called 911 Monday afternoon because her 3-year-old son was missing from her apartment. Employees at the bowling alley across the street meanwhile called police to say a small boy was playing with stuffed animals inside the coin-operated machine. It was unclear how the boy ended up inside the claw crane machine. A representative from the vending machine company let him out and he was reunited with his mother a short time later. He was not hurt.

  • Oklahoma State football: Kickoff time, TV set for Cowboys season opener vs. Florida State

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Oklahoma State football team's season opener vs. Florida State on Aug. 30 will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised on ABC. The game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. When the Cowboys take on the Seminoles, it will mark the third time that OSU has opened a season by facing the reigning national champion. The Pokes started 1965 by taking on 1964 champ Arkansas and started 1995 by battling 1994 champ Nebraska. The Cowboys are no strangers to nationally-televised neutral-site season openers, as OSU claimed a 21-3 win over Mississippi State in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff in Houston to start the 2013 season.

  • Show us your throwback prom photos

    Tiffany Gibson | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    It’s that time of year again: Prom season. It’s a rite of passage for many teenagers, who are on the hunt for the perfect outfit and a night to remember. This year, we are collecting old prom photos to feature in a gallery on NewsOK.

  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal. Judge Timothy Black stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states pending appeal in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The appeals process likely will take months.

  • Oklahoma teen mom accused of holding pillow over toddler's face

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A woman was jailed Tuesday after she was reportedly seen abusing her toddler at a Tulsa hotel. Stormy Faye Jones, 19, was spotted holding a pillow over the face over her 2-year-old son inside a room at the Extended Stay Hotel, at 8525 E. 41st St., about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report. The witness reported to police that Jones yelled expletives at the child, whose "face was red when the pillow was removed," the report stated.

  • How strong are the winds?

    Bryan Painter | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will occur today due to dry conditions, low humidity, and strong winds.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at 25 Sooners who could have a breakout 2014 season

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma enters the 2014 season with enormously high expectations, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the team.

  • Prominent Oklahoma House members deem bill 'socialistic'

    By Randy Ellis, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 11 hr ago

    A workforce development bill that opponents called “socialistic” and “utterly ridiculous” was defeated Tuesday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • NKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair. The country's diplomats have complained to the Foreign Office about a hairdressing salon that put up a poster poking fun at distinctively coiffed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Foreign Office confirmed Wednesday it had received a letter from the North Korean embassy objecting to the poster, and was considering its response. The Evening Standard newspaper reported the letter urged Britain to take "necessary action to stop the provocation.

  • Is your kiddo a cover model?

    hiccups | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing their child’s mug on the cover of a magazine?

  • Edmond dogs search for Easter prizes

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The annual Hound Hunt, presented by the Edmond Parks and Recreation Department, is a treat for the dogs and their owners. The dogs search for Easter eggs filled with treats.

  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    By HYUNG-JIN KIM and YOUKYUNG LEE | Updated: 12 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured. The high number of people unaccounted for — likely trapped in the ship or floating in the ocean — raised fears that the death toll could rise drastically, making it one of South Korea’s biggest ferry disasters since 1993, when 292 people died. One student, Lim Hyung-min, told broadcaster YTN after being rescued that he and other students jumped into the ocean wearing life jackets