• Oklahoma City woman suffers medical problem, dies after crash on I-35 in Moore

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A woman believed to be suffering from a medical condition crashed a vehicle and died in Moore early Monday.

  • UPDATE: High winds, increased fire danger in Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    High winds and low humidity will increase wildfire danger Monday in Oklahoma. Winds may gust up to 40 mph Monday afternoon in central Oklahoma

  • Super Bowl commercials: Ant-Man & The Hulk rate No. 1

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Super Bowl commercials were considered a little tamer than usual, to which America says, “thanks, Madison Avenue.” There’s enough sex on the sidelines of the Super Bowl. We don’t need it during the commercials. Here’s one man’s opinion of the 10 best commercials from Super Bowl 50: Coca-Cola: The Ant-Man swipes a Coke from The Incredible Hulk, igniting a wild chase through the city. Then when the Ant-Man is cornered, he not only gives up the Coke, but opens it for his too-big-fingered foe. Apartments.com: I’d never heard of apartments.com, but I’ve heard “The Jeffersons” theme song, and it’s always a keeper.

  • Writer's Room Podcast - Let's talk about Oklahoma's mental health system

    BY Tiffany Gibson, tgibson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    For decades, federal researchers and Oklahoma officials have warned of the consequences of not making a long-term investment in mental health, and for decades, those warnings have been largely ignored. Health reporter Jaclyn Cosgrove talks about the first installment in her series “Epidemic Ignored,” which is a yearlong investigation into Oklahoma’s mental health system. We also hear from Commissioner Terri White, of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Gov. Mary Fallin.

  • Power Lunch: Chat live with high school writer Scott Wright

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    We're just a couple weeks out from the first rounds of the high school basketball playoffs. Dual state wrestling is this weekend. Come talk about those events and more with high school writer Scott Wright at 11 a.m.

  • Chesapeake says it is not pursuing bankruptcy as stock tumbles

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Stock trading halted after falling more than 50 percent.

  • Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units were put on combat alert early Monday, marking the launch of the exercise that involves troops of the Southern Military District. The district includes troops stationed in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, as well as forces in the North Caucasus and southwestern regions near the border with Ukraine. Shoigu said the maneuvers will also engage airborne troops and military transport aviation, a

  • Forecasters report critical fire danger Monday in Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Don't play with matches today. Forecasters are predicting elevated fire danger across most of Oklahoma on Monday. The best chances for wildfires are Monday afternoon across southwest Oklahoma, including Lawton, Altus and Elk City. Strong winds will mean that any wildfire that starts could spread rapidly, forecasters said. A Red Flag warning is in effect Monday afternoon for much of southwest Oklahoma.

  • Former Thunder guard Derek Fisher fired by New York Knicks

    Erik Horne | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Derek Fisher's run as coach of the New York Knicks lasted less than two seasons. The former Thunder guard was officially fired by the Knicks on Monday as first reported by ESPN. As of Monday, the Knicks were 23-31, 12th in the Eastern Conference and five games back in the race for the No. 8 seed. Kurt Rambis was announced as the Knicks' interim head coach. Feb. 8-Phil Jackson announced that Derek Fisher has been relieved of his coaching duties. — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 8, 2016 Kurt Rambis has been named the interim head coach.

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 403

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Ella's Mother: I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind. - Click here to learn the source.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 8, 2016: See art by Tim Hearne at the Oklahoma Capitol

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Today's featured event: See work by Moore artist Tim Hearne in the North Gallery of the state Capitol. In the exhibit "Calculated Lines," Hearne takes a fresh approach to realism, a style of art dedicated to representing subject matter truthfully and avoiding artistic precepts. Through the use of traditional drawing techniques, Hearne introduces precision and detail before pushing viewers to explore their own ideas of what reality is with painterly brushwork and fluid lines. The result is a dynamic interplay of representational drawing and imagined realities, according to a news release. Hearne describes himself as an artist who is primarily focused on different takes on realism and occasional projects in

  • Credit card spending gets school superintendent fired

    By Andrew Knittle Staff writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    MCALESTER - School board members voted unanimously over the weekend to fire the district's superintendent, bringing a week-long termination hearing and months of uncertainty to an end. According to the McAlester News-Capital, the board vote came Saturday evening after district officials spent the entire day behind closed doors deciding the fate of Superintendent Marsha Gore. Gore had been suspended since November after allegations of excessive spending, nepotism and other alleged misconduct led the school board to investigate the administrator and her husband, Joseph "Skip" Gore, who is the district's plant operations director. School board members said Gore ultimately was fired because she violated district

  • Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl ads

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages. On advertising's biggest night, Chrysler celebrated Jeep with an ad featuring black-and-white portraits of veterans, kids and pop icons. In Audi's spot, a depressed, aging astronaut remembers his joy for life by driving an Audi sports car with his son. And in a quirky Doritos ad, a fetus in a sonogram appears to rocket out of the womb to chase a bag of chips the mother angrily tossed away. The goal for advertisers: to stand out and win over the 114 million-plus people watching the big game on Super Bowl Sunday, much the way the Denver Broncos triumphed

  • Oklahoma City to use budget reserves to close growing gap

    William Crum | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma City expects a budget shortfall of about $16 million this fiscal year as the slump in oil and gas continues to weigh on revenues. City Manager Jim Couch ordered a hiring freeze in November and has taken other steps to cut spending. Finance Department leaders told the city council at last week's budget workshop that they expect to tap reserves for $8 million to $10 million to balance the budget by the time the fiscal year ends June 30. The city began the year expecting to have $426.5 million for day-to-day expenses that are paid out of the general fund. Revenue now is expected to come in at $410.4 million.   The hiring freeze that took effect Nov. 9 is expected to

  • Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing Sen. Ron Wyden says he has "a number of concerns" about how panelists were selected and screened for an advisory panel on pain issues that includes government experts, outside academics and patient advocates. Wyden's inquiry follows a recent Associated Press story that found nearly a third of panelists at a December meeting of the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee had apparent financial ties to painkiller manufacturers, including the maker of OxyContin.

  • Kris Jenner: Target Practice

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    ​​The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch discusses her life in America's crosshairs. ​

  • How to keep your computer from destroying your productivity

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    By the looks of his laptop, Robbert Van Els could be mistaken for a secret agent. His screen is an explosion of urgent files — a master control center for managing clandestine operatives. The man of mystery persona is typified by a side-sliding sports car winding through an onslaught of Word docs and Jpeg files. Just looking at his desktop can raise your blood pressure. But Van Els is not a secret agent. He's a mess.

  • 9 phrases your mom says that are actually helping you to succeed in life

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Want to know who knows a lot about what it takes to be successful? Your mom. My company runs Scary Mommy, one of the most successful and popular digital properties for American moms. I've worked with some truly incredible mom entrepreneurs as a result. Among them: Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell, cofounders of startup kids clothing company Primary.

  • 6 traits that make the best entrepreneurs

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    There are certain people, such as Elon Musk and Steve Jobs, that seem to have been brought to this world for one thing: to build game-changing enterprises by challenging the status quo. There's no question that they, and those extreme few who function on or near their level, are unique. Although the everyday entrepreneur isn't likely to have brain wiring similar to Musk or Jobs, that doesn't mean that they can't be a successful business owner. We know that entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, but there are some personality traits that, if you possess them, will set you on the right path to achieving your dreams.

  • Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growth

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes. And because of those voter-sanctioned tax limits, this fast-growing state could someday fall victim to its own success. The contradiction is most evident when the rubber hits Colorado's aging and underfunded roads. The state's Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, is trying to find ways to squeeze more revenue for roads from the budget, while Republicans don't want to tamper with the fabled 1992 constitutional amendment known as TABOR that keeps a tight limit on those taxes.