• Oklahoma's favorite secondary sport may (or may not) surprise you

    Yesterday

    What two states have major schools nicknamed the Cowboys? Coincidently, what two states favor rodeo over all other secondary sports?  Oklahoma and Wyoming, apparently. The Wall Street Journal had Facebook compile a list of the most-like sports in each state when compared with the sport's own national average. The "big four" North American sports -- football, hockey, basketball and baseball -- dominated most of the country, so the Journal had Facebook run the list again with those four sports being exempt.  Many of the results were what you would expect -- sking claimed 11 states across the mountain ganges; lacrosse fared well in the mid-Atlantic; and yes, rodeo claimed the top spot in Oklahoma and Wyoming, where there are more cows than there are people. Many of the results were what you would expect based on regional popularity. Skiing claimed 11 states strewed across the mountain ranges of the East and the Rockies in the West. Lacrosse fared well in the Mid-Atlantic where it is a grade-school mainstay, and rodeo took top honors in Oklahoma and Wyoming, where there are more cows than people.

  • Teenager charged in Hruby murders could have been arrested morning of killings

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    DUNCAN — Alan Hruby, jailed on allegations that he killed his parents and sister in an effort to gain the family estate, could have been arrested hours before the slayings because he gave a fake name to police during a traffic stop. But because the officer who pulled him over didn’t notice that Hruby’s physical description did not match that of the person whose name he used, no flags were raised and the officer allowed him to go with just a ticket. Hruby used the fake name “Dakota Moore” during traffic stops multiple times — including the day of the slayings — because he “has a strong dislike for Dakota Moore,” said Duncan City Attorney Lawrence Wheeler.

  • Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead. Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson's computer for clues about Thursday's daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury. Thompson's activity on social media indicated he was a convert to Islam and included rants about injustices in American society and oppression abroad but offered no clear evidence of any affiliation with terror groups, police said. Security video and witness accounts appeared to leave no doubt that Thompson purposely targeted four rookie police officers who were on routine foot patrol in a busy comme

  • Michigan boy, 11, bags rare albino deer

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    With bow season in full swing and muzzleloader season starting Saturday, hunters across Oklahoma are taking to their tree stands and ground blinds in hoping of landing their trophy buck. An 11-year-old Michigan boy has already bagged his trophy. Gavin Dingman of Oceola Township took down a 12-point albino deer last week while hunting withi his father Mick Dingman. "He kind of feels like a rock star right now. Everyone is calling, all of the hunting shows and hunting magazines," Mick Dingman said.

  • Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin

    Yesterday

    NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home. The (Sharon) Herald (http://bit.ly/1ytQMfh0) reports Neshannock Township police say they were called to Jameson Care Nursing Home on Saturday after a nurse broke up a dispute between Michael Pavelek, and the woman 37 years his senior. Police say Pavelek was walking his mother down the hall and became annoyed when the 102-year-old woman began following them. Police say Pavelek kicked the woman's shin, cutting her, then kicked the woman again as the nurse tried to pull him away. When the nurse told Pavelek he could hurt the woman, he repo

  • Australia says missing plane hunt will take months

    Yesterday

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday. Peter Foley, an Australian search coordinator, said there is optimism with two ships using high-tech sonar devices to search for the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. He said weather is improving and they hope to cover as much area as possible. "We could get extraordinarily lucky and find it very early," Foley told reporters after two days of talks with Malaysian authorities.

  • How it became 'America’s Greatest Homecoming Celebration'

    By Chase Carter/Director of Communications, OSU Alumni Association | Yesterday

    First parade held 101 years ago

  • SandRidge to spin off wastewater business

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    A SandRidge Energy Inc. subsidiary on Friday filed a registration statement for an initial public offering of common units. MidCon Midstream LP is a limited partnership formed by SandRidge to own, operate and develop assets used to dispose of saltwater produced alongside oil and natural gas. The firm’s initial assets are expected to include well […]

  • Tulsa man gets no-parole life term for 2013 stabbing death

    By BILL BRAUN - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    A prior felon faces a no-parole life prison sentence upon being convicted of murder Thursday in a fatal stabbing. Tulsa County jurors found Dennis Daney, 57, guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2013 killing of Justin Jay Todd. Todd, 31, was stabbed in the chest in the 1300 block of East Haskell Street, police said. He died at a hospital. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 24, 2014: See "My Generation: Young Chinese Artists" at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Catch the members’ preview for the exciting new traveling exhibit “My Generation: Young Chinese Artists” from 5:30 to 10 tonight at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive. The event is free for members; admission is $10 for nonmembers. As previously reported, “My Generation” showcases the divergent works of more […]

  • Sunny skies, 80s Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Temperatures will be near 84 degrees in central Oklahoma Friday. Skies will be sunny, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Show review: “Walking with Dinosaurs -The Arena Spectacular” thunders into Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Brandy McDonnell | Yesterday

    Between the oohs and aahs, gasps and groans, a nearby grownup exclaimed, “How do they do that?” From my almost-8-year-old son, the more telling question was “Are those dinosaurs real?” They’re real impressive, even the second time around. Prehistoric titans are thundering back into Chesapeake Energy Arena this week with the return of “Walking with […]

  • Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    Yesterday

    STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has talked to Prof. James Grant, a criminal law specialist at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed to The Associated Press. "We are busy. We are considering appealing," Mncube said. Pistorius started serving a five-year prison sentence on Tuesday after he was acquitted of murder by a judge and found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, for shooting Reeva Steenkamp through a toi

  • NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's Ebola diagnosis, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling. De Blasio said all city officials followed "clear and strong" protocols in their handling and treatment of him. "We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed," de Blasio said. "New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk.

  • Court orders auction of prime land on Interstate 35 in Edmond, Oklahoma

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The property was ordered sold after its dozen owners couldn’t agree on what else to do with it.

  • NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them. The suggestion on Thursday by Sok Chol Won, a professor of international law, offers a look at North Korean thinking — academics, government officials and ordinary people alike. While the idea of an apology may appear ludicrous to outsiders in democracies, autocratic North Korea assumes that a government is responsible for its citizens' actions.

  • Witnesses conflict about whether victim was armed in road rage murder trial

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Thursday was the second day of evidence in the first-degree murder trial of David Edward Bloebaum. He is accused of shooting and killing Jasen Yousif, 28, following a road rage incident in northwest Oklahoma City in September 2012.

  • Across-the-board pay raises sought for Oklahoma teachers as part of new education budget proposal

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    The board voted 4-0 to approve the proposed budget, which is $297 million more than the state Education Department received for fiscal year 2015.

  • Motorcycle collision with deer in southeast Oklahoma City kills rider

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Motorcyclist Kenneth Dwayne Igo Jr. was killed in a collision with a deer Thursday in southeast Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma judge issues gag order in triple murder case

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    A Stephens County judge is restricting what prosecutors, defense attorneys, police and investigators can say outside the courtroom about the murder case against Alan J. Hruby. The University of Oklahoma freshman is accused of fatally shooting his parents and younger sister Oct. 9 at their Duncan home.