• Oklahoma City attorney discusses summer dress code policies, how they should include nondiscrimination statements

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Tanya Bryant, of Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City, discusses how employers can handle sometimes tricky summer dress codes.

  • What Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could mean for consumers

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK — As the Internet has upended their business, cable companies have been racing to reinvent themselves as dominant broadband providers and distributors of online video. Charter Communications' $55 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, paired with a $10 billion side offer for Bright House Networks, marks the latest in a wave of deals that promise consumer benefits. Perhaps so. Over the long run, though, critics say the collective weight of such deals may mean higher prices for subscribers. In an accelerating trend, cable providers now have more Internet subscribers than TV subscribers, according to data provider SNL

  • Budget cuts may jeopardize Oklahoma's earthquake response, corporation commissioner says

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Cuts and the use of special agency accounts to balance the state’s budget could jeopardize several programs at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates everything from oil and gas to trucking and public utilities.

  • Olive Garden gets creative with the breadsticks

    Associated Press |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    NEW YORK — Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would introduce “breadstick sandwiches” as part of a broader menu revamp intended to play up its most popular offerings. The sandwiches don't arrive until Monday, but Olive Garden already has a follow-up act planned with “breadstick crostini” in August. The “breadstick crostini” — or toasted bread — will be sliced and used as part of an appetizer, said Jose Duenas, Olive Garden's executive vice president of marketing. Olive Garden, which is owned by Darden

  • Oklahoma business briefs for May 27

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for May 27, 2015

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 27

    | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 11: COMPLETION Carter: Avalon Exploration Inc.; Ms. Velda No. 1-18 Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 18-04S-01W; 43 barrels oil per day 22,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,980. Creek: WFD Oil Corp.; BTW No.

  • OKC Thunder: Mitch McGary's rookie season raises excitement about his potential

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The bruising power forward out of Michigan established himself as a fan favorite for his energy and passion and showed he could soon be a double-double machine.

  • MLB Notebook

    | Updated: 14 hr ago

    ESPN's top two baseball prospects to meet in Oklahoma City The top two prospects according to one baseball insider will square off this weekend in Oklahoma City when Fresno visits Bricktown. ESPN's Keith Law released his updated rankings for MLB's top 25 prospects with Houston shortstop Carlos Correa taking over the top spot and the Dodgers' Corey Seager coming in second. OKC and Fresno open a four-game series Friday. Seager has spent nearly all of May with Oklahoma City and hit his first two home runs in Triple A on Monday in Salt Lake. Seager is hitting .250 with two homers and eight RBIs in 22 games with the Dodgers.

  • College football notebook

    | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma State offers Collinsville's Draper Collinsville linebacker Levi Draper has piled up scholarship offers the entire offseason, but Tuesday, he received his first in-state offer. Oklahoma State offered the 2017 recruit, which brought his total to eight offers. "Blessed to have received an offer Oklahoma State #BeACowboy," Draper tweeted. Draper is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. He also has offers from Arkansas State, Illinois, Louisville, SMU, Tulsa, Vanderbilt and Washington. Draper has received national attention since early in high school.

  • Energy FC: OKC set to face a familiar foe in the third round of the Open Cup

    By Chris Brannick | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Energy FC coach Jimmy Nielsen said there won’t be any surprises when the Energy takes on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at ONEOK Field in Tulsa on Wednesday in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

  • Tornado in southeastern Oklahoma kills woman, destroys homes

    By Silas Allen and Adam Kemp
    Staff Writers |
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A person who died as a result of a tornado Monday in Bryan County, Oklahoma, has been identified as 48-year-old Sandra Marsha Swinney, a spokeswoman for the state medical examiner confirmed Tuesday.

  • 13 Oklahoma couples win free engagement rings this month due to wet weddings

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A rainy May means flood of winners in Oklahoma City jeweler’s rainy wedding day contest.

  • OKC Thunder: What they're saying about Mitch McGary

    Compiled by Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Michigan coach John Beilein: “His motor is what stands out to me and just about everybody else. That is one thing that is extremely important for him going forward. And when he's in great shape, he can play all day long.” Utah guard Trey Burke: “He's definitely a hard worker, first and foremost. With his ability to move without the ball and set screens and catch and shoot the little 7-foot, 8-foot jump shot that he can hit, I think he brings a lot of versatility.” Thunder forward Nick Collison: “He wants to listen. He wants to get better. Everybody loves him. He's

  • Setting it straight

    | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Setting it straight

  • LeBron, Cavs earn NBA Finals spot

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title. By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavs earned their second trip to the finals, where they will face either Golden State or Houston. It will be the fifth straight visit to the league's showcase event for the inimitable James, who returned to Cleveland after four years in Miami to try and end this city's championship drought dating to 1964.

  • Ownership of downtown Oklahoma City landmark is in dispute

    Steve Lackmeyer and Brianna Bailey
    Business Writers |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Legal wranglings reveal a maze of transactions and claims surrounding the historic First National Center downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Stillwater Regional: St. John's streaking into NCAA tournament

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    OSU’s first round opponent no ordinary No. 4 regional seed

  • Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning

    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    TAMPA, Fla. — Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Brassard also had two assists for the Rangers, who evened the series 3-3 after being shut out in Game 5 at home. Keith Yandle, James Sheppard and J.T. Miller also scored on Ben Bishop, who was pulled with New York leading 5-1 with just under 13 minutes remaining. Rick Nash added a power-play goal against Andrei Vasilevskiy and Brassard had an empty-netter with 1:41 to go to complete the hat trick.

  • OKC Dodgers extend win streak to six

    From staff reports | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Dodgers (31-13) won their fifth straight game to tie their season-best win streak. They scored 10 of their 11 runs with two outs, highlighted by a six-run fourth.

  • Stillwarer Regional: Scouting the tournament field

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and St. John’s kick off action on Friday