• Guthrie FFA is about more than showing animals

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    More than 200 Oklahoma high school students in Guthrie learn a variety of life skills through the Guthrie FFA to help them succeed later in life.

  • Northeast experiences record-breaking month

    By MARY ESCH | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NEW YORK Albany — Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We're the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It's colder in Siberia, but we're the farthest below normal.” The climate center shows the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca had their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4. The normal average

  • Marchers in Moscow mourn slain Russian opposition leader

    Associated Press |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    RUSSIA Moscow — For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans. The marchers occasionally broke into chants of “Russia without Putin,” or “Say no to war,” but often the only sound was the thwack of police helicopters overhead or the hum of police boats patrolling the shores of the Moscow River. While the killing of Nemtsov has shaken the Russian opposition, which sees the Kremlin as responsible, it is unclear whether his death will be enough to

  • #MyOklahoma

    | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 37,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Joplin hospital destroyed by tornado to open new building

    BY Jeff Raymond
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The new Mercy Hospital Joplin is scheduled to open March 22. Many employees continued to work for Mercy during the rebuilding — some in Oklahoma.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, March 2, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Body found Sunday in northwest Oklahoma City backyard

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    About 10:30 a.m., Sunday, an unresponsive man was found in the backyard of a home in the 6800 block of Lyrewood Lane. Oklahoma City police said the man did not live at the home.

  • Wire briefs

    | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Ebola TEXAS Dallas — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease. Nina Pham told The Dallas Morning News that she is preparing to file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources. She said she continues to suffer from body aches and insomnia after contracting the disease from a patient she cared for last fall at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

  • Samsung phones will feature mobile payment

    By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    NEW YORK New York — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones announced Sunday will come with mobile-pay capabilities. Samsung's payment service won't come until this summer, and will launch only in the U.S. and South Korea at first. Here's what's known about Samsung Pay and how it compares with Apple Pay and Google's own efforts for Android. Q. How does Samsung Pay work? As with Apple Pay, customers will simply tap their phone on a retail

  • Oklahoma City Council candidates see neighborhoods as focus of election

    By William Crum
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City Council seats representing Wards 2, 6 and 8 are up for election March 3. Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • This Thunder season has gone from cursed to crazy

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Forget “Thunderstruck.” Or “Oklahoma!” The new Thunder anthem is the theme from M*A*S*H. Good thing the NBA has its own health insurance; the Thunder alone would bankrupt ObamaCare.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Lon Kruger is not a coach who will panic during tough times

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The longtime college coach and short-term NBA coach is a rarity in college basketball, where most coaches tightly control the game.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, March 2, 2015

    By William Crum
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Tulsa oral surgeon sells practice, surrenders license

    Tulsa World |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    TULSA — An oral surgeon has surrendered his license after being found to have extracted the wrong teeth and operated on the wrong side of the mouth while under the influence of medications. Dr. Gary Dean Burnidge, 75, has sold his practice at 6565 S Yale Ave. after voluntarily surrendering his license to the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry. The board began investigating after an internal complaint filed in October. According to the complaint, Burnidge was operating while under the influence of medications and was slurring his speech and drooling.

  • Major league's first black, Latino star dies

    Associated Press |
    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    CHICAGO — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride for the seemingly ageless slugger, who died early Sunday after helping clear the way for generations of minority ballplayers, including a long list of stars from his home country. “I know we're all going to go at some time, but I had gotten to the point where I really thought Minnie was going to live forever,” White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf said.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    BARNSDALL Taylor, Alla Mae, 85, died Friday. Services pending (Stumpff, Barnsdall). BERRYHILL Barclay, Maryanne B., 85, schoolteacher, died Saturday. Services pending (Shipman, Wagoner). BLACKWELL Estrada, Francisco A., 77, deacon, died Saturday. Prayer service 6 p.m. Monday. Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church (Roberts and Son, Blackwell). CALUMET Runyan, Robert W., 92, died Feb. 23. Services 2:30 p.m.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Plot thickening for slumping Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Entering the final week of conference regular season play, with two games left – home Wednesday against TCU and Saturday at West Virginia – here are OSU’s updated story lines.

  • Man dies after Oklahoma City police use stun gun during his arrest

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A man fighting with Oklahoma City police Sunday evening died after officers used a stun gun during his arrest in southwest Oklahoma City.

  • 'Jihadi John' was cold and a loner, ex-IS fighter says

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria. The BBC has spoken to a man who came across Mohammed Emwazi when he first arrived in Syria about two years ago. Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born UK citizen, formerly from west London, has been named as the man in several IS videos where hostages have been beheaded.

  • Harden gets flagrant foul for groin kick to LeBron

    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The play occurred with 2:08 remaining in the third quarter when James and Cavs backup forward James Jones double-teamed Harden, trying to force a jump-ball situation. Harden fell to the floor and, while he was still lying on the court, kicked at James. "Obviously that's not a basketball play," James said afterward.