• Edmond's Best of Books Inc. sold

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    Former newspaperman and family returning to Oklahoma as new owners of longtime Edmond business.

  • Afghanistan, US sign security pact allowing US forces to remain in country past end of year

    Yesterday

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan, US sign security pact allowing US forces to remain in country past end of year.

  • Warm, windy Tuesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Tuesday will be warm and windy in central Oklahoma. The high temperature will be near 87 degrees.

  • Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

    Yesterday

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders. Allen leaves Oakland after less than three seasons just like those others, having failed to turn around the downtrodden franchise. The Raiders fired Allen on Monday night after he lost the first four games of his third year as coach and often failed to field a competitive team. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The firing was first reported by Fox Sports.

  • Oklahoma beheading: Some local firms considering ways to allow guns in workplace for safety

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    Vaughan Foods attack prompts some Oklahoma employers to re-examine firearms policies.

  • Medical records from trucker in fatal I-35 bus wreck sought by NTSB investigators

    BY ANDREW KNITTLE, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Authorities investigating a truck/bus crash on Interstate 35 that took the lives of four college softball players held another news conference Monday afternoon in Ardmore.

  • Bethany fire crews battle two fires, arson suspected

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Bethany fire crews are battling two fires on Riverside Drive, a Bethany dispatcher said Monday night.

  • Murder charge in attack at Vaughan Foods expected Tuesday

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    A spokesman for the Cleveland County district attorney’s office said charge against Alton Alexander Nolen will be filed on Tuesday.

  • 4.2-magnitude earthquake reported in north Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The earthquake shook shortly after 10 p.m. Its epicenter was about 15 miles west, southwest of Perry, about 21 miles east, southeast of Enid and about 52 miles north Oklahoma City, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • White House intruder got far past front door

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday night that whistleblowers told his committee that the intruder ran through the White House, into the East Room and near the doors to the Green Room before being apprehended. They also told the committee that the intruder made it past a female guard stationed inside the White House, Chaffetz said. In the hours after the Sept.

  • Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Missouri's attorney general on Monday, after the AP first disclosed the practice, contacted Ferguson's city attorney to ask for more information regarding fees related to document requests, the attorney general's spokeswoman said. The move to charge high fees discourages journalists and civil rights groups from investigating the shooting and its aftermath. And it follows dozens of records requests to Ferguson under the state's Sunshine Law, which can offer an unvarnished look

  • Central Oklahoma court clerks don't expect problems if gay marriage becomes legal in state

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The court clerks for Oklahoma and Cleveland counties said they have not made any special arrangements in the event that gay marriage were to become legal in the state.

  • Family files claim for $10 million in Moore theater death

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Wife files claim against city of Moore in husband’s theater death

  • Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, a breast cancer doctor based at Houston's famed Texas Medical Center, had been involved in a sexual relationship with her fellow researcher, Dr. George Blumenschein. Prosecutors said the affair turned into a "fatal attraction" and she poisoned him with ethylene glycol after Blumenschein spurned her in favor of Evette Toney, his longtime live-in girlfriend with whom he was trying to start a family. Blumenschein survived the 2013 poisoning.

  • Oklahoma County prosecutors seek death penalty for man accused of rape, murder in The Village

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Albert Ray Johnson II, 47, was ordered to stand trial by Oklahoma County Special Judge Larry Jones after his girlfriend testified about the assault which spanned the night of June 12 and morning of June 13 at 2952 Lakeside Drive. Prosecutors seek the death penalty.

  • Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting. A judge approved a request by prosecutors Monday to send the drug case involving the arrest by officer Darren Wilson to a St. Louis County grand jury. But a spokesman for Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch later said that the case is "on hold" until Wilson's status is resolved. Spokesman Ed Magee called the move standard procedure in cases where police officers are not immediately available to testify in court.

  • Person with knowledge of the decision to AP: Houston Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Person with knowledge of the decision to AP: Houston Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager.

  • Person with knowledge of decision tells AP: Twins firing manager Ron Gardenhire

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Person with knowledge of decision tells AP: Twins firing manager Ron Gardenhire.

  • US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain.

  • US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent.