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  • Teacher who survived Sandy Hook has book deal

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnam's Sons announced Tuesday that "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Life's Darkest Hour" by teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis will be released next spring. The publisher says the book will be a "poignant account of personal triumph over unbearable tragedy." Robin Gaby Fisher is co-writing it. Roig-DeBellis hurried 15 first-graders into a bathroom upon hearing gunfire at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012, saving their lives. The gunman eventually shot himself to death after gunning down his mother, six teachers and 20 children.

  • OU football: Police release 911 call in alleged Joe Mixon assault investigation

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    In a three-minute call to 911, a Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe employee describes the early Friday incident that has Oklahoma freshman football player Joe Mixon under investigation for alleged assault. “Some girl just got clocked in the face,” the caller said after giving the location and address. The unidentified caller repeatedly mentioned the presence of a […]

  • Kevin Durant is the last star standing for Team USA

    Erik Horne | Updated: 21 hr ago

    The star power is fading from Team USA this summer. First it was Russell Westbrook. Then Blake Griffin. Then Kevin Love. Griffin, the former OU dunk machine, decided to withdraw from Team USA duties last week, citing that he wanted to get ready for the upcoming season. Reports surfaced Monday night that Griffin has a […]

  • Upstage Theatre performs 'Children of Eden' at Edmond park

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Upstage Theatre will perform “Children of Eden” Thursday through Saturday at the J.L. Mitch Park Amphitheater in Edmond.

  • REVIEW: Amazon Fire Phone fizzles

    BY RICHARD HALL, Web Editor | Updated: 21 hr ago

    The Amazon Fire Phone is full of gimmicks, ho-hum performance and little else.

  • Gas prices continue downward slide in Oklahoma

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma says gas prices continue to drop in the state as demand nationwide drops below 9 million barrels per day. On Tuesday, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline was $3.30 in Oklahoma. That's down 22 cents over the past month. The agency says only four states have a lower statewide average than Oklahoma, led by South Carolina's average of $3.26 per gallon. AAA Oklahoma says Tuesday's gas prices are the lowest average the state has seen since February. Bartlesville had the lowest average price among the state's cities, coming in at $3.20 per gallon. In Oklahoma City, the average price is $3.27 per gallon, while Tulsa reported an average of $3.22 per gallon.

  • Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday. Classmates found the body of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta in the middle of a mat propped upright against the wall of their high school gym Jan. 11, 2013. Sheriff's investigators concluded that the teenager died in a freak accident, having become stuck upside down in the center of the mat while trying to retrieve a gym shoe. But his parents have long insisted somebody killed him. The lawsuit filed Monday in Lowndes County Superior Court seeks to hold the county school board, school superintendent and the principal of Lowndes High Sc

  • Boehner calls impeachment talk Democratic 'scam'

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'nuhr) says the House has no plans to impeach President Barack Obama. He says talk of impeachment is all a scam by Democrats at the White House. Boehner says Democrats are trying to rally their supporters ahead of November's mid-term elections to give money and show up to vote. Some Republicans have said Obama would open the door to impeachment if he takes steps to end deportations of large numbers of immigrants here illegally, as the White House is contemplating. Other Republicans, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, already are calling for Obama to be impeached. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer say the White House is taking impeachment talk seriously.

  • Correction: Libya story

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — In a story July 27 about violence in Libya, The Associated Press erroneously reported a death toll figure released by the Libyan Health Ministry over fighting at Tripoli's international airport. The ministry said at least 97 people had been killed in the ongoing battle for the airport, not 79.

  • Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace. Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe — roughly the population of New York City — step aboard an airplane. They almost always land safely. Some flights, however, are safer than others. The accident rate in Africa, for instance, is nearly five times that of the worldwide average, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization, part of the United Nations. Such trouble spots also happen to be where air travel is growing the fastest, putting the number of fliers on course to double within the next 15 years.

  • Judge: Claremore must pay $41,000 in dash-cam case

    By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World | Updated: 23 hr ago

    A Vinita law firm in a state Open Records Act case relating to dash-cam video is owed more than $41,000 by the City of Claremore, a Rogers County judge has ruled. The city must pay attorneys from Ward & Lee PLC, of Vinita (now Ward, Lee & Coats), a total of $41,324.25 in fees ($39,931.25) and costs ($1,393), Associate District Judge Sheila Condren wrote in an order filed Friday. In October, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to hear a City of Claremore appeal to a state appellate court ruling that states dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Read the full story at

  • Referee to hear Oklahoma drilling tax cut lawsuit

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A lawsuit that challenges a new state law that sets Oklahoma’s tax on oil and natural gas production is headed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. A Supreme Court referee is scheduled to hear oral presentations Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent. The lawsuit alleges the law is unconstitutional because it was approved in the final days of the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature and was not approved by at least three-fourths of the members of the House and Senate. The Oklahoma Constitution says revenue bills cannot be passed during the last five days of a legislative session and must receive a three-fourths vote. The legislation taxes oil and gas wells at 2 percent for the first three years of

  • Caravan of Corvettes coming to Oklahoma in August


    EL RENO — Hundreds of Corvettes will be driving through Oklahoma next month on their way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum In Kentucky. The caravan will start in California and pick up cars as it heads east to the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The cars will be in El Reno on Aug. 25 and stay in Tulsa that night before heading on to Missouri. The caravan will arrive in Bowling Green on Aug. 27. The museum was damaged in February when a sinkhole swallowed several Corvettes. Construction to repair the hole has been delayed until the anniversary celebration is completed.

  • 4.3 magnitude quake reported in northern Oklahoma


    MEDFORD — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night. The USGS reports the quake with an epicenter about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford hit around 9:45 p.m. at a depth of about 4.7 miles. Angela Wilson, a dispatcher in the Grant County Sheriff’s office, says that she felt shaking in the Medford office but that no calls related to the quake had come in from first responders or residents. The USGS says the quake was felt to the south, including in the Oklahoma City area, and in southern Kansas, including near Dodge City, Great Bend and Wichita. A local newspaper reports shaking could be felt in downtown Enid for about 15

  • Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas


    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Senior Palestinian official offers 24 hour truce in Gaza, says he's also speaking for Hamas.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis talk about food, food trucks and parties!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

      Helen catches up with Chris Lower and Kathryn Mathis and Big Truck Tacos and Mutt’s on Parties Extra!

  • Flash flood watch issued for Tuesday night to Wednesday in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A flash flood watch will take effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday until 7 p.m. Wednesday in northwestern and central Oklahoma. The National Weather Service forecast calls for highs in the 80s Tuesday and 70s Wednesday.

  • Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

    By BRADY McCOMBS and TIM TALLEY, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue says the FBI is refusing to release videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated the deadly bomb. The government says McVeigh was alone.

  • Native Oklahoman wins national humanities medal

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Krista Tippett, a native Oklahoman who is creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” was honored Monday with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama during a ceremony at the White House.

  • OKC Council to decide how to apply rules to ridesharing services

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    After winning the Traffic Commission’s approval on a 7-0 vote last week, Oklahoma City leaders were to present the proposed regulations to the city council for the first time Tuesday morning.