• Cab fare jumper sentenced to walk instead

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — You may want to reconsider not paying your cab fare in one Ohio community, you may get a difficult and unusual punishment. WOIO reported that Victoria Bascom didn't pay her fare for a ride between Cleveland and Painesville.  Instead of just paying what she owed, a judge gave her a choice either serve 60 days in county jail or walk 30 miles within 48 hours starting Friday, according to WOIO.

  • 'Serial' Podcast Is Officially Returning For 2 More Seasons

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    After five months of silence, the creators of the popular true-crime podcast "Serial" have announced that it will in fact be coming back for a second — and third — season, BuzzFeed reports. The second season will begin in fall 2015, and the third in the following spring. Other than these basic facts, the creators, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, haven’t revealed much about the upcoming seasons, BuzzFeed reports.

  • Tulsa Health Department detects West Nile virus mosquitoes

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    TULSA — Officials with the Tulsa Health Department say a sampling of mosquitoes from Tulsa County has tested positive for West Nile virus. The months of July through October are typically the highest risk months for exposure to West Nile in Oklahoma, but the Health Department begins a mosquito surveillance program each May. And although there have been no confirmed cases of West Nile in humans, officials say it’s important for residents to take precautions against the potentially deadly virus. West Nile is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, which feeds on infected birds and then transmits the virus when biting humans, horses, and some other mammals. Symptoms include fever, headache, dizziness and

  • Carl's, Hardee's CEO: Not all models know how to eat burgers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carl's Jr. and Hardee's ads starring nearly naked women have become a part of American culture, according to Andy Puzder, CEO of the chains' parent company. "People watch for the ads, and want to know when the next one's coming out," he says. Some of the women were relatively unknown before they appeared in the ads. Others, such as Heidi Klum and Padma Lakshmi, were already famous. The 64-year-old chief executive says the ads "cut through the clutter" and make an impression on the younger men the burger chains court. CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Carl's and Hardee's, is privately held and doesn't disclose financial results. But it says sales were up 5 percent at established locations in the se

  • 'Perfect example of love': Pic of girls' hug, cancer fight goes viral

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Tazz Jones told TODAY.com she snapped the photo a few weeks ago, when she noticed her 5-year-old daughter, Maliyah, gravitate toward another cancer-battling girl, Madelina, and hug the 2-year-old as they looked out a window at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Doctors diagnosed Maliyah with neuroblastoma three years ago, when she was 2; Madelina's family learned she had acute myeloid leukemia in November, when the younger girl was 23 months old. "That was their first time meeting," said Jones, who lives in Pittsburgh. "They clicked instantly." She posted it on Facebook on May 3, encouraging everyone to caption and share the picture of Madelina and Maliyah. "So many people have been telling me to submit this picture, get it blown up, and that it touched [their] hearts," Jones wrote. "This is the perfect example of love."

  • Former OU commit Jean Delance doesn't have Sooners in his Top 9 schools

    Erik Horne | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Is OU completely out of the picture for 2016 North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance? Looks like it. Delance, who was at one time committed to OU, released a list of his top nine schools via Twitter, and Texas is the only Big 12 school to make the cut. Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, USC, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, and Texas A&M complete Delance's list of elite programs. Delance, a four-star prospect, was the Sooners' first commitment from the Class of 2016, but decommitted in March following the leak of a cell phone video which had OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members singing a racist song . Delance and his mother explained his decision to decommit back in March.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, May 29, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American companies. Last year, the median pay for women CEOs rose to $15.9 million, a 21 percent gain from a year earlier, according to a study by executive compensation data firm Equilar and The Associated Press. That compared with median pay for male CEOs of $10.4 million, which was down 0.8 percent from 2013. Marissa Mayer, the head of Yahoo, was the highest-paid female chief executive in the Equilar/AP pay study. Her compensation was almost double that of the next-highest earner on the list — Carol Meyrowitz of discount retailer TJX Companies.

  • Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neverland Ranch is up for sale. The California property that once served as Michael Jackson's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The 2,700-acre ranch in Santa Ynez Valley features such amenities as a train station, six-bedroom house, 50-seat movie theater and a pair of lakes, It has been in limbo since Jackson's death in 2009. Jackson originally paid $19.5 million for the oak- and sycamore-studded property in 1988 and rechristened it Neverland after Peter Pan's island dwelling. He soon added such over-the-top amenities as a zoo and small amusement park, which have since been removed.

  • Can you believe it? Sherri Coale is 50 years old

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Toby Rowland, OU’s radio voice, has a tradition at Sooner Caravan stops. When athletes are part of the program, usually in Dallas and Tulsa, Rowland has a standard question. Tell us an embarrassing story about your coach. The answers often are funny, though not necessarily insightful. Usually something about their awful dance moves in locker […]

  • Harkins Bricktown Summer Movie Fun starts Monday with 'The Lorax'

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Harkins Theatres’ popular annual kid’s movie program, Summer Movie Fun, kicks off Monday with “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” Season tickets for all 10 movies are just $5 and on sale at the box office of Harkins Bricktown 16. Individual tickets are available the day of the show for $2 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. and all shows begin at 9:45 a.m. with movies running every weekday through Friday, Aug. […]

  • Oklahoma healthcare professionals prepare to attend the largest healthcare conference in state

    By Matthew Moore | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Physicians and other healthcare professionals across the state are gearing up to attend Oklahoma’s largest healthcare conference. “Oklahoma is home to world-class medical professionals providing excellent patient-care, pioneering medical treatments and visionary research. This conference brings the best of Oklahoma medicine together with some of the nation’s most respected leaders and experts,” said Shari Moore, vice president of risk management for PLICO and chair of the annual conference. EXPLORE: Oklahoma Healthcare Summit is hosted by PLICO, a healthcare professional liability carrier headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Bryan Cranston, Misty Copeland, Taye Diggs and more presenters revealed for June 7 Tony Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Some of the biggest stars from stage, television, film and music will be presenters at the 69th Annual Tony Awards, airing live from Radio City Music Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 7 on the CBS Television Network. Jason Alexander, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Chlumsky, Bradley Cooper, Misty Copeland, Bryan Cranston, Larry […]

  • Do doctors overscreen for cancer?

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The issues surrounding early diagnosis of cancer are very complicated. The short response is that it depends on which patient and cancer. The long version is that there are many cancers being diagnosed, including low-grade prostate cancers in older men and preinvasive breast cancers in older women, that don't need to be diagnosed and don't need to be treated. These low-grade cancers have a natural history way beyond average life expectancy, so the large majority of these patients will die of other causes before they have symptoms from their cancers.

  • 'Lose Yourself' In Sign Language Will Get You Super Pumped

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    From the Huffington Post: We always wondered how to say, "Mom's spaghetti" in American Sign Language. Luckily we have Shelby Mitchusson, an ASL interpreter who performed Eminem's "Lose Yourself" on YouTube . It's one of her first videos -- though she appears to have interpreted bad-assery at rock concerts before -- but we can tell she's going to be an internet sensation. She really gets into it -- and it looks like she plans on rewarding us with more of her videos soon.

  • India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday. Meteorological officials called the heat wave "severe" and warned that it would continue for at least two days across a huge swathe of the South Asian country from Tamil Nadu in the south to the Himalayan foothill state of Himachal Pradesh. Most of those killed by heat-related conditions including dehydration and heat stroke have been in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, where 100 people died just on Thursday as temperatures hovered at about 43 degrees Celsius (109

  • Third suspect in shooting of police officer, motorist in Nowata area, captured in Kansas

    By COREY JONES & KYLE HINCHEY - Tulsa World | Updated: 8 hr ago

    COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — A man authorities had sought in connection with the shooting of an Oologah, Oklahoma police officer and motorist in northeastern Oklahoma was captured in Kansas early Friday following a lengthy manhunt. Montgomery County Kansas sheriff's deputies arrested 30-year old Alejandro Garcia about 7 a.m. east of Liberty, Kan., a dispatcher said. Authorities also arrested 20-year-old Roxanne Mendoza and 22-year-old late Thursday.

  • Vans Warped Tour racing into Remington Park June 25

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Pierce The Veil, August Burns Red, Family Force 5 and many more are on the lineup for the Oklahoma City stop on the Vans Warped Tour, set for 11 a.m. June 25 at Remington Park race track and casino, 1 Remington Place. Dozens of musical acts and thousands of fans will converge on  Remington Park […]

  • Myriad Gardens Children's Garden Festival set for June 5-14, to have 'Charlotte's Web' theme

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    The Myriad Botanical Gardens is preparing its annual Children’s Garden Festival, which will bring the classic children’s novel “Charlotte’s Web” to life. Visitors will be able to partake in crafts, activities and imaginative displays that weave together this heartwarming story of friendship, farm life, loyalty and determination. Live farm animals will be there on the […]

  • Floods in Texas and Oklahoma bringing surprise snakes to homes

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    DALLAS/OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - The heavy rains that have pelted Texas and Oklahoma this week have brought some unexpected visitors to homes in the region, like the 4-foot (1.22-meter) rat snake that found cover in an unexpected spot at Jeff Lara's residence. "I opened my grill cover and he jumped at me," said Lara, who lives Edmond, north of Oklahoma City. Wildlife officials have warned that flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is causing snakes, alligators and other reptiles to seek dry land in populated areas.