• Gold Dome expected to sell next month to developer of The Rise

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Gold Dome is set to sell next month to Johnathan Russell, who is preparing to tackle redevelopment of the landmark after successfully completing the conversion of a blighted nearby block into The Rise shopping center.

  • Pelini finds comfort at home

    By RALPH D. RUSSO
    AP College Football Writer |
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The heroes of northeast Ohio cover the walls at the most popular Italian restaurant in Bo Pelini's hometown. Bernie Kosar's No. 19 Cleveland Browns jersey next to the door that leads to the kitchen. The photograph behind the bar of Ron Jaworski, the former Youngstown State quarterback who took the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl. Inside the front door hang dozens of autographed pictures of Youngstown's favorite sons, many of them football coaches, their names so familiar: Stoops, Tressel, Narduzzi — and Pelini. That particular picture, taken more than a decade ago when Pelini was defensive coordinator at Oklahoma, is due for an update.

  • Oklahoma County public records for April 1

    | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for April 1, 2015

  • Man found dead in Oklahoma River identified by medical examiner's office

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The medical examiner’s office has identified the body of a man found dead last week in the Oklahoma River.

  • ConocoPhillips laying off Bartlesville workers

    By Rod Walton
    Tulsa World |
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Company would not say how many employees lost their jobs, saying the number could change.

  • Oklahoma bill puts siting restrictions and reporting requirements on wind farms

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A House committee Tuesday passed Senate Bill 808 by a vote of 12-8. The bill would stop wind turbines being within 1.5 nautical miles of an airport, public school or hospital and put additional financial reporting requirements on wind developers for decommissioning old wind farms.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    ADA Howard, Jack Campbell, 70, retired chief petty officer, U.S. Navy, died Monday. Services 3 p.m. Friday, Abba's House Worship Center (Criswell, Ada). ATOKA Miller, Noweta, 91, restaurant owner, died Monday. Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Stringtown Baptist Church, Stringtown (Brown's, Atoka). CANUTE Barela, Jose Antonio “Joe,” 41, welder, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Martin-Dugger, Elk City).

  • Two die in separate crashes in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Two people died Monday and Tuesday as the result of separate crashes, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Ashton Lampkin recalls difficult recovery from season-ended injury

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Lampkin, who received a medical redshirt after missing the final nine games of the 2014 season, is back to 100 percent for the Cowboys after suffering a high-ankle sprain

  • Kentucky's platoon system gives way to 9-man rotation

    By GARY B. GRAVES
    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations. Who plays and how long hasn't mattered to the top-ranked Wildcats. Platooning has been replaced by the immediate challenge of winning the school's ninth championship and remaining undefeated. The egos that were checked early have remained on the shelf as Calipari has let the flow of the game dictate his substitution strategy. “That's what makes him such a good coach,” reserve 7-footer Dakari Johnson said Tuesday. “He knows what's best for us. He's going to do everything for the

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 1

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $32 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 17: COMPLETION Kay: Range Production Co. LLC; Brake No. 4-7N Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 04-27N-01W; 235 barrels oil per day, 90 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8,841. INTENT TO DRILL Carter: XTO

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Keith Ford's parents shed more light on suspension

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    In a statement released by Keith Ford Sr., and Mary Ford, the junior’s parents said the things that led to his suspension were “uncharacteristic of our son’s behavior.”

  • Hauling the freight: Oklahoma's short-line railroads keep economy rolling in rural areas

    By Mike Coppock
    For The Oklahoman |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Several of Oklahoma’s small railroad companies are family owned.

  • Oklahoma bill puts siting restrictions and reporting requirements on wind farms

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A House committee Tuesday passed Senate Bill 808 by a vote of 12-8. The bill would stop wind turbines being within 1.5 nautical miles of an airport, public school or hospital and put additional financial reporting requirements on wind developers for decommissioning old wind farms.

  • Business briefs for April 1

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Business briefs for April 1, 2015

  • Creativity in business takes time, CEO tells Oklahoma City forum audience

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Business leaders speak at Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma City.

  • Media notes: NCAA Tournament's Final Four teamcasts to return for second season

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Thunder will be part of two network doubleheaders this week

  • Death toll from March 25's storms in Oklahoma increases to four

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The Oklahoma medical examiner determined severe weather was responsible for the deaths of a motorist in Norman and two people who were swept off a bridge in Webbers Falls. A fourth man was previously reported dead in Sand Springs.

  • Lawmaker fights quake bill, saying it will protect oil, gas

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL
    Tulsa World |
    Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    A legislator whose district has been rocked by north-central Oklahoma's earthquake epidemic let loose Tuesday on a bill he says is intended to protect oil and gas interests from liability claims. “It is very telling that the first bill we take up this session on induced seismicity is a lawsuit protection bill for the industry,” said state Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater. Senate Bill 469 by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, would create an official state list of “experts” on seismic activity related to oil and gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing and injection disposal wells. Those on the list would be available to “assist the court…in determining the cause of any

  • #MyOklahoma for April 1

    | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    #MyOklahoma for April 1, 2015




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