• 4-year-old old boy's body found in Horry County

    Updated: 29 min ago

    LITTLE RIVER, S.C. (AP) — The body of an autistic, 4-year-old boy who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in a pond in South Carolina. Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was found in a pond on Friday morning in Little River, northeast of Myrtle Beach. Police, first responders, K9 units, dive teams and volunteers had been searching for the boy since he disappeared from his grandmother's house around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The New York boy's family had been visiting relatives in the area. More than 150 volunteers took part in the search Friday.

  • Oklahoma inmate's propensity for pleadings clogs up courts, judge says

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    For years, judges have been telling Alvin Parker, 56, that he’s run out of chances. But the convict hasn’t given up.

  • Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio fire marshal spokesman: 4 bodies pulled from burned home where kids were visiting grandma.

  • Former SC Gov. Jim Edwards dies at age 87

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — James B. Edwards, South Carolina's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and later energy secretary for two years in the Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed that Edwards died Friday. The oral surgeon served in the state Senate and helped build the modern Republican Party in South Carolina before becoming governor in 1974. Edwards was limited to one term under state law at the time. After leaving the governor's mansion, he headed to Washington as President Ronald Reagan's energy secretary. Edwards returned to his home state in 1982 to become president of the Medical University of South Carolina, a position he held for 17 years before re

  • UPDATE: I-40 reopened after tractor-trailer dumps rock at Hydro, Oklahoma Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A tractor-trailer dumped rock on I-40 in Caddo County, Oklahoma. One lane eastbound was blocked at the Hyrdro exit, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

  • Why you got so few Christmas cards this year

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Americans sent 30% fewer cards than they did a decade ago.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    We're days away from OU vs. Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Talk about the matchup with Sooners beat writer Ryan Aber on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.


    Updated: 5 hr ago

    (TNS) Tribune News Service Business Budget for Friday, December 26, 2014 Updated at 8 a.m. EST (1300 UTC) This budget is now available at www.TribuneNewsService.com, with direct links to stories and art. See details at the end of the budget.

  • Police pursuit in northwest Oklahoma City reported

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A pursuit has been reported in northwest Oklahoma City Friday.

  • EXCLUSIVE: MH370 will 'NEVER be found' as 'there's no sensible theory to where it is'

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    MISSING Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will NEVER be found as there's no sensible theory as to where it might be in the most remote part of the world, an author has claimed.

  • Passenger tossed after flipping out over staff's 'Merry Christmas'

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Bah, humbug! A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

  • Cloudy skies Friday in Oklahoma, chance for snow Saturday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 56 degrees Friday in central Oklahoma. There is a chance for rain late Friday and then a chance for snow before noon Saturday.

  • A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released.

  • Offers continue to help Oklahoma City man in need

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    An Oklahoma City man who lived without water in his home for four years continues to reap the benefits of a campaign launched to help him. Oklahomans have stepped up not only to help restore water to Jim Watkins’ home, but to fix his roof and help him with health issues.

  • For many in Oklahoma, Christmas meals are eaten behind bars

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Inmates and officers alike enjoy Christmas meals while serving time or working from within the state’s many prisons and county jails.

  • Video & map: Opening Night to ring in 2015 by bringing something old, something new in downtown Oklahoma City

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Opening Night to ring in 2015 by bringing something old, something new in downtown Oklahoma City For the 29th year, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City is organizing Opening Night, a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Oklahoma City. The […]

  • Crashes kill four in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Three people, whose names have not been released, died Wednesday after a two-vehicle collision in Norman, and Morris Eugene Rimes, 62, of Hobart, died after a single-vehicle crash in Jackson County, authorities said.

  • Heat win LeBron's Miami return, top Cavs 101-91

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wrapped each other in a pregame embrace, chatted and laughed at halftime, then hugged again after the final buzzer. Just like old times. Only this time, just one got to enjoy a victory. James' return to Miami as an opponent was a success — for the Heat, that is. Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng had 25 points and dogged James defensively all night, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 in a hyped Christmas matchup Thursday. "We didn't have a bad breakup," Wade said. "We played against each other for seven years, man. The weirdness just wasn't there. It wasn't like we played against each other our whole career and the breakup happen

  • Thousands pour into Cox Convention Center for Red Andrews Christmas Dinner

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Updated: 16 hr ago

    A large donation of toys just before Christmas ended any worries there would not be enough to go around for children at the Red Andrews Christmas Dinner in Oklahoma City. About 7,500 people were served by the end of the dinner Thursday.

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 114-106 Christmas Day win over the Spurs

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 114-106 win in San Antonio on Christmas Day: Best win – The reigning league MVP and the reigning Finals MVP were both rocking suit jackets. Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard didn’t play. So these two teams certainly weren’t the full-throttle title-contenders we expect to see come May. But […]