• Search warrant records reveal new details in triple-murder case in Oklahoma

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Alan Hruby, 19, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of his father, mother and younger sister in their Duncan home.

  • University of Oklahoma president listens to OU band members' concerns

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    About 50 to 60 members of the Pride of Oklahoma accepted University of Oklahoma President David Boren’s invitation to meet with him Monday in his office, drummer Graeme Biggs said.

  • Grindr, Craigslist and other online activity blamed for syphilis outbreak in Comanche County

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A syphilis outbreak in Comanche County has been fueled by iPhone apps and online websites that help users plan out anonymous hook-ups, Oklahoma public health officials say. Since July 28, nine people have tested positive for syphilis in Comanche County, a 300 percent increase in the usual number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease. The cases have primarily been among men who have sex with men, some of whom are married to women, and also among IV drug users.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military chief says US Marine murder suspect flown to local camp for detention.

  • Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died.

  • Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon. The Nebraska Medical Center said Tuesday afternoon that Ashoka Mukpo's blood tested negative for the virus. He will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit Wednesday. Mukpo said in a statement that recovering from Ebola "is a truly humbling feeling." He also made several comments on Twitter. Mukpo, of Providence, Rhode Island, has been treated at the Nebraska Medical Center since Oct. 6. He contracted Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. He had tweeted that he's still not sure exactly how he caught the virus, but that he doesn't regret returning

  • Police search for serial robber in Oklahoma City

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police say a man has robbed three stores at gunpoint in October.

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch.

  • Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday. Nixon, who has been criticized by some residents and activists who say he hasn't done enough to address the unrest in the St. Louis suburb, said the Ferguson Commission will examine the social and economic conditions underscored by the weeks of protests following the shooting. The Democrat outlined his plan for the commission, which will be created by executive order, during a news conference at St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus. The group's goals are broad and its members won't be announced until next month.

  • OSU football: NCAA, investigative consultant say Sports Illustrated allegations 'fundamentally unfounded'

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Sports Illustrated’s myriad allegations of misconduct within the Oklahoma State football program were “fundamentally unfounded,” according to a joint statement released Tuesday by the NCAA and an outside consultant hired by OSU. The SI series was published in September 2013 and alleged improprieties including payments to players, sexual favors from the Orange Pride support group, academic misconduct and rampant drug use. OSU retained The Compliance Group to investigate the allegations. The Compliance Group, of Lenexa, Kan., is led by Chuck Smrt, who spent 18 years on the NCAA enforcement staff and has run the consultant firm since 1999.

  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend." Obama, laughing, replied: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." Cooper apologized. But Obama imagined how she would retell the encounter: "I can't believe Mike, he is such a fool. I was just mortified...But fortunately, the president w

  • Amid fears of Ebola, Oklahoma residents stay home from work, school

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma passengers of a recent cruise are at “no risk” of contracting Ebola after sharing the ship with a Dallas healthcare worker who handled a laboratory specimen for an Ebola patient, health officials said Monday.

  • Ebola is not airborne; and other facts you should know

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Jaclyn Cosgrove and state epidemiologist Kristy Bradley chatted with readers Tuesday about the Ebola virus. Read an unedited transcript of the chat below. NewsOK 2:18 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started with our chat at 3 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK 2:19 p.m. We'll be joined by state epidemiologist Kristy Bradley. Jaclyn Cosgrove 2:44 p.m. To access the state Health Department's Ebola page, visit this link: http://www.ok.gov/health/Or... Jaclyn Cosgrove 2:57 p.m. We will start the chat very soon.

  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wearing a dark suit, the double-amputee athlete was subdued when Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the punishment in a Pretoria courtroom, ending a televised trial that was closely followed at home and abroad by those who once admired him. The man known as the "Blade Runner" because of his carbon-fiber running blades will have to serve 10 months, or one-sixth of his sentence, in prison before he is eligible to be moved to house arrest, legal analysts s

  • CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network that it will offer as a choice to employers and other clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business. Employers, insurers and unions hire pharmacy benefits managers, or PBMs, to run their prescription drug coverage. The new CVS network will slap an extra co-payment on patients who fill their prescriptions at stores that sell tobacco. That payment won't apply to prescriptions filled at stores in the tobacco-free network, which would include CVS and Targe

  • Oklahoma State football: SI saga finally over

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Sports Illustrated report on OSU seemed fishy from the first. Calvin Mickens talked of getting paid hundreds of dollars from boosters in the locker room after a 62-23 loss at Texas A&M. Didn’t pass the smell test. Boosters don’t want to be in the locker room after a 39-point defeat, and boosters aren’t in […]

  • Oklahoma City woman reported missing

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Tilesha Marie Thompson, 23, has been missing since Saturday.

  • One American released from North Korea, two remain

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May. He was flown out of North Korea on a U.S. government jet that was spotted Tuesday by Associated Press journalists at Pyongyang's international airport. The Swedish government helped negotiate Fowle's release.

  • Judge grants hearing in Bishop McGuinness case against OSSAA

    jacob unruh | Updated: 15 hr ago

    A United States District judge has granted a hearing between Bishop McGuinness High School and the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association regarding a preliminary injunction filed by the high school over a rule it contests unfairly targets private schools. The hearing will be Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., Judge Lee R. West ruled in his decision Tuesday. McGuinness is seeking the temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction regarding a rule that was established in 2011 that forces private-school athletic teams to move up a class if they meet certain requirements. McGuinness is asking the OSSAA to put in a cap prohibiting teams from moving above Class 5A.

  • Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk. As well as questioning the driver, Russian investigators said Tuesday they were also assessing whether any mistakes were made by air traffic controllers in the crash which also killed three French crew members. The crash occurred at 11.57 p.m. Monday local time when the French-made Dassault Falcon 50 burst into flames after hitting the snowplow during takeoff from Vnukovo airport, which is used by Russian government officials, including President Vladimir Putin, an