• Rain chances Friday and Saturday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    There is a chance for rain Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma. Temperatures will reach 60 degrees Friday.

  • Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration


    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday: ___ PARENTS Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people who are in the U.S. illegally but whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, regardless of whether the children are minors. To be eligible, the parents must have lived in the U.S. for five years. After passing background checks and paying fees, parents would be granted relief from deportation for three years at a time.

  • Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex


    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually. Therese Serignese, now 57 and a nurse in Boca Raton, said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. She said she went backstage and when the two were alone, Cosby gave her two pills and a glass of water, saying, "Take these." "My next memory is clearly feeling drugged, being without my clothes, standing up," she said. "Bill Cosby was behind me, having sex with me." Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respond to a request for comment.

  • Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation's fractured immigration laws in nearly three decades and set off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers. In a televised address to the nation, Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged GOP lawmakers to focus their energy not on blocking his measures but on approving long-stalled legislation to take their place.

  • UPDATED - Thursday Video Spotlight: Kristin Chenoweth making TV rounds for new album

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    UPDATED at 11:35 p.m. Thursday: I’ve embedded Kristin’s Thursday appearances on “Live! With Kelly and Michael” and “Today.” As previously reported, Emmy- and Tony-winning singer-actress Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, released Monday her first live CD, “Coming Home.” A PBS concert special, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home,” will air on Nov. 28. The career-spanning […]

  • Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma lawmakers react to president's speech on illegal immigration

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma lawmakers react to Obama’s immigration plans.

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt seeks Supreme Court review of case against health care law

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    AG Scott Pruitt wants the nation’s high court to add his case to one already under review of the subsidies given to people who buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Cold case suspect confesses to role in fatal shooting of Oklahoma City bounty hunter

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Murder suspect Bobby Barnhill confessed Tuesday to a role in the fatal shooting 12 years ago of Oklahoma City bounty hunter Troy Neidhart in rural McClain County.

  • Norman High School students outline demands before planned walkout protest for bullied rape victims

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A group of students at Norman High School said they plan to present their principal with a list of demands before silently walking out of the school in protest Monday. The demonstration is in response to what they say was the school’s mishandling of three sexual assault cases and the bullying that followed.

  • Oklahoma City Police Department unveils new helicopters

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Air Support Unit debuted two new police helicopters during a media event Thursday. The new helicopters, which are Airbus S350B3e models, have increased flight time, greater fuel capacity, a larger passenger capacity and more horse power, police said.

  • Longtime Bricktown restaurant Nonna's will close

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City entertainment district favorite Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar will close its doors at the end of year.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Next eight games will provide answers to a messy situation

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Will this be a team that splinters and flies in the face of the fabled fabric of the organization, or will it be a team that rallies, comes together and turns all those trite clichés into a season-saving battle cry?

  • Roofs collapse as Buffalo clobbered by more snow

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more. Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged drivers "pretty, pretty please" to stay off slippery, car-clogged roads in western New York while crews tried to dig out. Some areas got close to 3 feet of new snow by Thursday afternoon. Things could quickly get worse: Rain and temperatures as high as 60 were forecast over the weekend, raising the specter of flooding and an even heavier load on roofs, where the snow could absorb the downpours like a blanket.

  • Leaders make case for higher education increase

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education conducted the annual Legislative Forum to discuss goals and the budget request for fiscal year 2016.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Deporting millions of immigrants unrealistic; time to bring people out of the shadows.

  • WinCo Foods plots northwest Oklahoma City store

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Idaho grocer closes purchase for second Oklahoma City metro store near proposed Sam’s Club site.

  • Catoosa man dies in Tulsa County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A 24-year-old Catoosa man died Wednesday in Tulsa County after a tire blew out on the crane he was driving, causing the vehicle to hit a tree, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Obama defends his immigration plan as lawful, tells congressional opponents: pass a bill

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama defends his immigration plan as lawful, tells congressional opponents: pass a bill.

  • Obama immigration orders will spare 5M in US illegally _ mostly parents _ from deportations

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama immigration orders will spare 5M in US illegally — mostly parents — from deportations.

  • ABC, CBS, NBC won't carry Obama

    Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS and NBC decided against covering President Barack Obama's speech on immigration live on Thursday, although the Spanish-language Univision network is delaying its telecast of the Latin Grammy Awards to show the address. The news networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all planned to air Obama live. Obama is planning to speak at 8 p.m. EST to announce that he is ordering federal action on immigration, angering Republican leaders in Congress. The major broadcast networks generally carry presidential speeches on matters of national security and other important issues.