• Heavy rain causing flooding across Oklahoma City metro-area, state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 min ago

    Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres fire crews responded to more than 70 people and vehicles stuck in high water Saturday evening. The Oklahoma City Fire Department has about 25 fire crews out responding to flood-related calls, authorities said.

  • SRLC speech excerpts: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Mark Everson

    Updated: 26 min ago

    Excerpts from speeches given by Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore and Mark Everson at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

  • SRLC: Republican activists get legal briefing on EPA's power plant plan for carbon emissions

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    GOP activists heard from legal experts Saturday on what they said was the failings of the proposed Clean Power Plan, which calls for power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The energy panel was on the final day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • OU softball: Alabama storms back against Oklahoma, wins Super Regional

    By Kelly Ward, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 36 min ago

    After taking the loss in the first game of the day, Paige Parker was poised for the win until Alabama’s Marisa Runyon came up with bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth. One pitch later, following Runyon’s grand slam, Parker was looking at her second loss of the day — just her seventh of the season.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder season review: Russell Westbrook report card

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Point guard was better than he’s ever been in 2014-15, setting career highs in several statistical categories

  • Oklahoma City Thunder season review: Russell Westbrook by the numbers

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Russell Westbrook had a career year while carrying the load with Kevin Durant sidelined.

  • Russell Westbrook transformed into a capable leader during difficult season for the Thunder

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The defining moment that set the stage for Russell Westbrook’s sensational season took place in Tulsa, on an obscure October night, in an otherwise uneventful exhibition game inside the BOK Center. You had to be there to see it. And if you blinked, or had seats in the nosebleeds, you probably missed it. It was Westbrook at his worst. After missing a driving layup midway through the third quarter, Westbrook fell to the floor and sat directly in front of the stanchion, waiting for a foul call that wouldn’t come. The Thunder, meanwhile, was playing 4-on-5 after Steven Adams snatched the offensive rebound. And as Westbrook sat there, a teammate from the bench shouted something in his direction. “Shut the

  • Oklahoma City Thunder season review: Russell Westbrook roundtable

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Three writers discuss three topics on Thunder point guard

  • Oklahoma City Thunder season review: What they're saying about Russell Westbrook

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Point guard’s all-around dominance drew praise from teammates, opposing players and opposing coaches.

  • Video purportedly of Kevin Durant raises questions

    Updated: 54 min ago

    Kevin Durant was politely answering some reporter's questions outside a Los Angeles club Friday night when he decided it was time to go. But when he opened the door of his car to leave, he could only stand helplessly and act aloof when a plastic canister fell out of the car onto the pavement.

  • SRLC: Ben Carson wins GOP conference straw poll

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Retired neurosurgeon beats out Scott Walker and Ted Cruz for the top spot as three-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference concludes in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Two die Saturday in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Samuel Parker, 60, of Mangum, and Jamie S. Bowlin, 27, of Coweta, died Saturday in separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Good Jobs First director discusses tax increment financing at Oklahoma City town hall meeting

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Executive director of Good Jobs First Greg LeRoy said TIF projects done well can revitalize economically distressed neighborhoods, set them up for future growth and work in concert with other government efforts to fight poverty, crime and other urban ills.

  • Why you should go slowly into a new relationship

    Herb Scribner, Deseret News | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A new video looks to educate couples on the potential negative affects of rushing into long-term commitments with someone you're not married to.

  • College baseball: OKC, Tulsa going head-to-head to host Big 12 tournament

    BY RYAN ABER AND JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Event returns to Bricktown Ballpark next season, but the four years after that are up in the air

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Sooners season likely over

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The Sooners finished third in the Big 12 but struggles in mid-week games and against TCU and Oklahoma State make it unlikely that the Oklahoma will make the field when regional pairings are released Monday.

  • Oklahoma State football: 2016 offensive tackle Marcus Keyes opens up about last-minute opportunity to become a Cowboy

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Keyes, of Port Allen, La., received a scholarship offer from OSU just a few days before he planned to sign with Louisiana Lafayette

  • Bedlam baseball: Cowboys top Sooners, advance to Big 12 title game

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    TULSA — With a run already across and Oklahoma’s three best hitters lined up in the sixth, Oklahoma State starter Jon Perrin was in trouble. But like he did all day, Perrin and the Cowboys battled through it. Perrin got out of the jam without allowing another run to come across, protecting the lead and helping Oklahoma State to a 5-1 win over the Sooners in the Big 12 Tournament on Saturday at ONEOK Field. The Cowboys (37-17) advance to Sunday’s noon championship game, where they’ll face Texas. Oklahoma’s season is likely over at 34-27. The Sooners got a one-out rally going against Perrin in the sixth, with three consecutive hits including Taylor Alspaugh’s RBI single.

  • OU football: Q&A with prep running back Lamical Perine

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Lamical Perine would very much like an Oklahoma scholarship offer ... a three-star running back from Theodore, Ala., Perine has offers from Mississippi State and several mid-major schools.

  • Southern Republican Leadership Conference - Day 3

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Read updates below from the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference in downtown Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center. Eleven GOP hopefuls are scheduled to speak to Republican activists and elected officials from 14 states.