• 8 of the most horrific Halloween crimes

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Halloween, for most, is just another day. You wake up, go to work, come home, eat some tacos and maybe catch up on some television. That also means, like any other day, you hear stories of crimes big and small. But something about them happening on Halloween makes it all a little spooky. And, frankly, […]

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    Updated: 22 min ago

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The European Union member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel's nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Sweden, fulfilling a promise it had made when the Social Democratic-led government took office earlier this month, made the move because Palestine had met the international law criteria required for such recogni

  • Authorities investigate white powdery substance reported in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    About 8:50 a.m. Thursday, authorities received a call about a white powerdy substance that was received at a law firm in the 5700 block of S Western Ave.

  • Kaiser's grand reopening set for Saturday

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Kaiser’s American Bistro is no more, but  Kaiser’s Diner & Ice Cream Parlor is set to reopen on Saturday (Nov. 1) with a party from 6 to 9 p.m.,  showcasing a revamped menu from new owners Kristen Cory, Angie Uselton and Randy Giggers. Cory said she and her partners seeks to send customers back to […]

  • Boy, 15, arrested in online threats against Duncan, Oklahoma schools

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 57 min ago

    Police arrested a 15-year-old boy on complaints of making threats against Duncan, Oklahoma schools, authorities report Thursday. The threats made references to a possible shooting.

  • OKBio BrewFest features solid beer list

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    One of the metro-area’s faster-growing beer tasting events is coming up soon, and it features quite the solid list of beer vendors. The 2014 version of OKBio BrewFest is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The event was moved to the ballpark to allow for more space after […]

  • Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The executive said that for years he's been open with many people about his sexual orientation and that plenty of his Apple colleagues know he is gay. Cook wrote in the column, published Thursday, that it wasn't an easy choice to publicly disclose that he is gay, but that he felt the acknowledgement could help others. "I've come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more

  • Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago. Tamaulipas state investigator Raul Galindo Vira on Wednesday confirmed the bodies had been found, but he declined to discuss who they might be. A second state official said investigators were trying to determine if they include three siblings from Progreso, Texas, who disappeared with a fourth person on Oct. 13. The official, who said the bodies were badly decomposed, insisted on speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

  • Prosecutor: Oklahoma officer justified in shooting

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SPIRO — A prosecutor in eastern Oklahoma has found an undersheriff was justified in the fatal shooting of an armed man who authorities say held a family hostage and threatened officers. LeFlore County District Attorney Jeff Smith said Wednesday that Undersheriff Kendall Morgan wont’ be charged in the Oct. 13 shooting. Smith says Morgan’s actions were necessary to protect himself, other officers and civilians. Morgan fatally shot 36-year-old Freddie Cooper Jr. once in the chest in Spiro. Authorities say Cooper held four people hostage in a home before walking outside and pointing a handgun at officers.

  • Tickets on sale Friday to Miranda Lambert's March Oklahoma City show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Country music superstar Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, will bring her 2015 “Certified Platinum Tour” to her adopted home state for a March 6 show at Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W Reno. The tour is supporting her smash 2014 album “Platinum” and features special guests Justin Moore, Sunny Sweeney and Jukebox Mafia. Tickets go […]

  • Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai" coming to Oklahoma City and Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    “Varekai,” Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, will swing into Tulsa and Oklahoma City for seven performances in each city. “Varekai,” which means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies, will play Jan. 21-25 at Tulsa’s BOK Center, 200 S Denver. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and will range from […]

  • Accident reported on John Kilpatrick Turnpike in north Oklahoma City Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A wreck with injury has been reported in north Oklahoma City Thursday. The wreck is on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike.

  • New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time — those Hall of Famers he well could join someday. Bochy doesn't have to worry about a jinx now. After winning its third championship in five seasons, the new label for his team looks as if it will stick. "Dynasty" blared the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday. The Giants closed it out with a 3-2 win in Game 7 at Kansas City on Wednesday night, sealed by Series MVP Madison Bumgarner's five shu

  • Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating all of the proceeds of the $50,000 World Children's Prize, which she collected in Stockholm on Wednesday. The agency quoted Malala as saying Palestinian children deserve a quality education, and that "without education, there will never be peace." Dozens of Gaza's U.N. schools were damaged or destroyed during the 50-day war. Israel says it fired near schools responding to Hamas' attacks from the areas. The 17-year-old Malala won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for promotin

  • Zambian president dies after long illness

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambian President Michael Sata, dubbed "King Cobra" for his sharp-tongued remarks, has died in a London hospital after a long illness. Vice President Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president Wednesday, making him the first white leader in continental sub-Saharan Africa since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule. Sata, 77, had largely dropped out of public view months ago as his health deteriorated. The government did not divulge details of his condition, but some Zambian media outlets said he suffered multiple organ failure.

  • Kingfisher man killed in crash Wednesday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A Kingfisher man died in a crash Wednesday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. A pickup rolled Wednesday evening, ejecting the driver.

  • Sunny and 70s Thursday, freeze watch early Saturday in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Skies will be sunny Thursday in central Oklahoma. There is a freeze watch for early Saturday.

  • Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. But backers of the legal-pot ballot measures in both states have a challenge that their predecessors in Colorado and Washington state didn't face two years ago — increasing turnout of young voters in a midterm election. Young voters, who as a generation are more likely to support recreational marijuana, usually turn out during presidential years like 2012, but stay home during midterms, when the electorate skews older and more conservative.

  • Judge in Oklahoma abortion case authored anti-abortion legislation

    By M. Scott Carter, Oklahoma Watch | Updated: 12 hr ago

    In 2001, when he was a Republican state legislator in northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves wrote that abortion caused more carnage than Nazi Germany.

  • Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement. Kaci Hickox broke her quarantine by leaving her home with her boyfriend and speaking briefly to reporters in her driveway Wednesday evening. State and local police could only watch from across the street because a judge hadn't signed off on a court order sought by state health officials. She reiterated that she planned to fight the state's quarantine and said there was no need to stay inside because she's not ex