• Tulsa Jail breaks ground on pods for inmates with mental health needs, juveniles

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    A little upturned dirt signifies change for the Tulsa Jail, especially for those with mental health disorders. County commissioners, sheriff’s officials and a host of other dignitaries watched as ground was broken Monday on a jail addition that includes specially designed pods for people suffering from mental illness. “Nationally, jails have become the largest facilities for mental health institutions,” County Commissioner Ron Peters said. “We are dedicated to helping those with mental health issues improve.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Gage Green's blast boosts Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Updated: 2 min ago

    The Oklahoma State leadoff man mashed the second pitch he saw in the first inning, driving it for a home run and some early juice for the No. 10-ranked Cowboys. By the time the day was over, OSU clubbed three home runs among 14 hits in a 7-1 romp at Reynolds Stadium that delivered a series win and returned the Cowboys to a first-place tie with Oklahoma atop the Big 12 standings.

  • Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister marks her first 100 days in office

    By Josh Wallace, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 min ago

    Oklahoma schools chief Joy Hofmeister outlines a teacher pay raise plan and alternative to Common Core standards after her first 100 days in office.

  • More than a thousand gather to honor teen who died in Friday wreck

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 21 min ago

    It was standing room only in the People’s Church auditorium as students and friends came to pay tribute to Cleatus “C.J.” Davis, who died in a car wreck on Friday.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Report says Kevin Ollie is in 'serious consideration' to become new Thunder coach

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Ollie, 42, finished his 13-year NBA playing career in Oklahoma City in 2009-10, when he teamed with Thunder stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.

  • High school notebook: Southmoore's Noah Jones offered by Texas Tech

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Jones, No. 11 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, is primarily a defensive end prospect but could play a variety of positions at the next level.

  • Executive Q&A: Oklahoma Internet startup executive boasts home-grown work ethic

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Robin Smith, founder and chief operating officer of the Internet sales verification company WeGoLook.com, made and peddled yarn belts in grammar school, cleaned houses in middle school, worked for fastfood restaurants in high school and later sold radio and cable TV ads and more.

  • Keegan Meyn, Yukon fight off Choctaw in big district win

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    At the plate with a full count and the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Yukon senior Keegan Meyn didn’t flinch, delivering a two-run double with a line drive to right-center field. It was the second line drive in the middle of the field for a hit from Meyn and most crucial in Yukon’s 8-5 […]

  • Oklahoma business news briefs

    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Oklahoma business news in brief for April 21, 2015.

  • Poles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust. Poles were waiting to see if FBI director James Comey would issue an apology — something that hadn't happened by late Monday. Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said he expected him to say sorry so the matter can be settled. Comey said last week, "In their minds, the murderers and accomplices of Germany, and Poland, and Hungary, and so many, many other places didn't do something evil. "They convinced themselves it was the right thing to do, the thing they had to do. That's what people do. And that should truly fri

  • Daily Q&A with Vic Albert: New Oklahoma law allows employers to give preference to veterans

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Conner & Winters’ Vic Albert discusses a new law that gives hiring, promotion and retention preferences to veterans who served on active duty, and the possibility of an unintended, but inevitable, disadvantage to women applicants and employees.

  • Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya. Even as the search continued for victims of the weekend disaster, coast guard ships rushed to respond to new distress calls on the high seas — two off Libya and a third boat that ran aground near Greece. Assistant Prosecutor Rocco Liguori said the Tunisian captain and Syrian crew member were arrested aboard the rescue boat that brought 27 survivors from the deadly shipwreck to Sicily. The two were charged with favoring illegal immigration and the captain was also charged with reckles

  • Orchids Paper plans to issue stock to fund new plant in South Carolina

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Orchids Paper Products Co., based in Pryor, hopes to become a national supplier of consumer paper products. Its planned facility in Barnwell, S.C.,will include a tissue-paper machine with capacity between 35,000 and 40,000 tons per year.

  • Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday. In separate news conferences, the county sheriff and lawyers for the man killed by 73-year-old Robert Bates disagreed on whether the reserve officer should have been on the streets with a badge and a gun. Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Bates, his longtime insurance agent, had been properly trained and passed annual firearms certifications required by the state.

  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. Rudd faces up to seven years in prison on the threatening to kill charge, although his lawyer Craig Tuck said the prosecution case boils down to an angry phone call, and he is seeking a remedy that would involve no legal consequences for Rudd. Rudd acknowledged in a court summary of facts that he'd offered large amounts of cash, vehicles and a house to an associate after asking him to have the victim "taken out" and that he'd also directly said to the victim he was going to kill him.

  • Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. A week after Freddie Gray was pulled off the street and into a police van, authorities don't have any videos or other evidence explaining what happened to cause the "medical emergency" an arresting officer said Gray suffered while being taken to the local police station, Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said. The Gray family's lawyer, Billy Murphy, had said that Gray's "spine was 80 percent severed at his neck.

  • AP source: Peterson stays home from Vikings workouts

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have started their spring strength and conditioning program. Adrian Peterson, in one of the surest bets of the offseason, stayed away. NFL teams such as the Vikings with returning head coaches were allowed to launch their supervised workouts at team headquarters on Monday, when a person with knowledge of Peterson's plans confirmed to The Associated Press that the star running back did not attend. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Peterson's absence was expected, of course, given his expressed disinterest in returning to the organization. Even in a normal year, Peterson's presence during the offseason in Minne

  • Review: HTC One M9 a bit of the same ol' same ol'

    By Richard Hall, Web Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    The HTC One M9 is a fine phone, but comes more with a sense of deja vu than anything else.

  • “Gazelle” companies accelerate Oklahoma's economy

    Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Oklahoma’s high-growth firms created jobs and wealth, and attract top students to the state’s universities.

  • Police say Mid-Del bus driver was involved in 4 accidents after dropping off students Monday morning

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    School bus driver Odis Pitts, 58, was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence of drugs, three counts of leaving the scene of an accident and one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident, Oklahoma City police said.