• Q&A: Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson talks about his return to Oklahoma City

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 12 min ago

    Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson will return to Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight. But he was also there this morning, participating in the Pistons shootaround. After, Jackson chatted with the media, peppered with questions about a potentially emotional return and his unceremonious exit last February. Jackson wasn't in much of a reflective mood. But here's the interaction: Strange at all to be back in Oklahoma City, back in this arena? Not at all. Just another game. Might change once you get out there and see familiar faces in the stands and some other people down the hall. But for now, just another game. Did it bring back any memories even being in the arena (for shootaround)? Not right

  • Power outages reported in Oklahoma City, northwest Oklahoma Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 min ago

    Power outages are being reported in Oklahoma City Friday. A number of outages are also reported in northwestern parts of the state.

  • Colorado Springs police respond to active shooter at Planned Parenthood

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Police and firefighters are responding to reports of an active shooter at a Colorado Springs branch of Planned Parenthood on Friday afternoon.

  • Colorado Spring police responding to report of an active shooter at Planned Parenthood clinic

    Updated: 34 min ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Spring police responding to report of an active shooter at Planned Parenthood clinic.

  • OKC-based winter markets offer alternative for holiday shoppers

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 46 min ago

    With three winter markets events this year in downtown Oklahoma City, many shoppers are ditching the mall this holiday shopping season in search of local wares.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Nov. 27, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • The Latest: Pope Francis cites martyrs' example in Uganda

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis' first trip to Africa. (All times local.) __ 9 p.m. Pope Francis arrived to chants of "Viva Papa" at a ceremony in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where he urged Catholic teachers and catechists to follow the example of "the greatest teacher" Jesus Christ. In the audience, many held up candles as they awaited the pope's arrival, and traditional dancers put on energetic performances. In his address at the Munyono Catholic shrine — the site where the Uganda Martyrs were condemned to death by a local king before they were executed — Francis said the church in Uganda grew strong through the example of the martyrs, who were targeted for their faith.

  • College Football Pregame: Why Les Miles is the coach on the hot seat

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Les Miles' LSU coaching career twists  in the wind, in the same month in which his Tigers were ranked No. 2 in the nation. Such is the pressure of the job in Baton Rouge. LSU has lost three straight — to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss — and Saturday hosts Texas A&M. Miles' record is 110-32 since leaving OSU for LSU after the 2004 season. That's a winning percentage of .774. Better than Nick Saban (.750 at LSU). Better than Charlie McClendon (.692). Better than Paul Dietzel (.650). Better than any coach in LSU history. Miles' fate seems sealed. LSU wants a change. But maybe a victory over A&M will remind the Bayou that winning is not guaranteed, and Les Miles has done an awful lot of winning.

  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Demonstrators angry about the killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white police officer last year marched through the streets and disrupted Black Friday shopping in Chicago's ritziest retail district. Despite a cold, drizzling rain, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to protest Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile. Activists chanting "16 shots! 16 shots!" stopped traffic for blocks for up to an hour, expressing their anger over the Oct. 20, 2014, killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and the subsequent investigation that they say was mishandled.

  • Kevin Durant respects Reggie Jackson despite 'rough ending' with Thunder

    Erik Horne | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Former Thunder guard Reggie Jackson didn’t leave Oklahoma City on the best of terms. Kevin Durant isn’t afraid to say it. “It was tough. I didn’t like some of the stuff he said in the media and how he went about it,” Durant said Friday at shootaround, hours before the Thunder and Pistons play in Jackson’s first game back in Oklahoma City since being traded.  “… but at the end of the day you’ve got to respect a guy who wants that opportunity and I can appreciate a guy who wants that opportunity.” The Pistons were able to offer Jackson the opportunity he wanted to become a starting point guard, and rewarded him with a five-year,

  • College Football Pregame: Notre Dame's closing argument arrives

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The eyes of the College Football Playoff committee won't be glued to Bedlam on Saturday night. Watching? Yes. Glued? No. The attention of those 12 decision-makers will be divided. There's another game, kicking off 30 minutes before Bedlam, that will weigh heavily on the College Football Playoff rankings. Notre Dame at Stanford provides a fabulous matchup of divergent factors in the eternal bracket debate.

  • Catching up with ex-Thunder player Reggie Jackson

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Last week during a timeout against New Orleans, the Chesapeake Energy Arena big screen showed the face of one of the Thunder's most beloved former players. When Kendrick Perkins' unmistakable scowl appeared above high above the court, the crowd erupted into a chorus of cheers. When former Thunder players Jeff Green and James Harden made their first returns to Oklahoma City, their welcomes were similar — warm, raucous, appreciative. Will Thunder fans show the same love to Reggie Jackson? Now the Detroit Pistons point guard, he didn't leave Oklahoma City on the same terms. Now he's back to face his former team for the first time on Friday. Jackson told the Detroit media Wednesday he knows what to expect. "I

  • Swedish court: 'We cannot ban Pirate Bay'

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    In a landmark decision, a Swedish court on Friday ruled that the country's internet service providers cannot be forced to block controversial Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay. After considering the case for almost a month, the District Court of Stockholm ruled that copyright holders could not make Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget block Pirate Bay. The court found that Bredbandsbolaget's operations do not amount to participation in the copyright infringement offences carried out by some of its 'pirate' subscribers.

  • Family earning over $1 million living in public housing

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    LOWER MANHATTAN — It pays to live in public housing. PIX11 Investigates has found over 1,500 households earning six-figure salaries while living in New York City Housing Authority apartments. “They should move them out,” said Carmen Santiago, an Alfred E. Smith Houses resident. Housing records obtained by PIX11 Investigates show a family reported making nearly a million dollars while paying only $1,574 in monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment.

  • UPDATE: Flooding closes eastern Oklahoma highway, roads slick in western Oklahoma, travel discouraged

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Flooding has closed a Pittsburg County highway in Oklahoma Friday. Roadways are slick in western parts of the state. Travel is discouraged.

  • OU football: Bob Stoops says Mayfield, Perine, Mixon expected to play

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon are expected to play in Saturday's Bedlam game (7 p.m., ABC), coach Bob Stoops said Friday. Mayfield and Perine have practiced all week and Mixon has practiced since Wednesday, Stoops said. All three were injured in last week's 30-29 win over TCU. Mayfield suffered a concussion after a first-half hit, though remained in the game until halftime. Perine and Mixon both suffered sprained ankles in the second half, though both returned after their injuries. Perine had a 72-yard touchdown run on his first carry after he came back into the game.

  • How many Thunder alumni remain in the NBA?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Reggie Jackson makes his Oklahoma City return Friday night. The Thunder traded away the supersub last February, and Jackson got what he wanted — his own team to run. Jackson now point guards the Detroit Pistons, and our man Erik Horne wrote about Jackson for the Friday Oklahoman. You can read that story here. But Jackson’s return got me to thinking about all the Thunder alumni still in the league. I went through the rosters and compiled this update: Jeremy Lamb: Traded to Charlotte in the off-season for a song, Lamb has become a valued member of the Hornets’ rotation. He’s averaging 24.6 minutes, 12.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.3 percent from the field.

  • Guide to Class C semifinal: No. 4 Coyle vs. No. 1 Cherokee

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 2 hr ago

    When: 6 p.m., Monday Where: D. Bruce Selby Stadium, 801 W. Iowa Ave., Enid Records: Coyle 12-0, 7-0 District C-3 (first); Cherokee 11-0, 7-0 District C-1 (first) Last week: Coyle 30, Tipton 24 — Quarterback Jared Weathers delivered a big performance with 180 total yards and a touchdown along with 18 tackles and five sacks at linebacker to lift Coyle past defending champion Tipton to its first ever semifinal. Cherokee 50, Timberlake 0 — Cherokee’s defense delivered the second shutout of the postseason for the team as Austin Guffy scored four touchdowns in the rout. Players to watch: Coyle — DeShaun Anderson, RB.

  • Bishop McGuinness-Altus Class 5A semifinal postponed, OSSAA announces Class C semifinal postponements

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced Friday morning that both Class C state semifinal football games were postponed until Monday evening due to inclement weather. The game between Cherokee and Coyle at Enid High School will kick off at 6 p.m. The game between Grandfield and Shattuck at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford will kick off at 7 p.m. Other changes were made in Class A. The quarterfinal matchup at Mooreland with Hominy was also moved to 7 p.m. Monday. Ringling at Talihina will kick off at 1 p.m. Friday. All other games remain as scheduled.

  • Santas of the world visiting Kingfisher

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 3 hr ago

    KINGFISHER -- The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will be hosting its annual Santas of the World event at the Seay Mansion, 605 Zellers Avenue, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. The event is open to the public free of charge. There will live music performed by students from the Harding Fine Arts Academy in Oklahoma City along with live dulcimer music performed by Wayne Cantwell's Traditional Music of the Open Prairie. The Santas of the World Group was started in 2005, as a program for the Oklahoma Historical Society. It consisted of seven people who researched stories about gift bringers from around the world in a historical context. They now have 30 plus who participate in these events.