• Oklahoma State football: Dez Bryant says Tyler Patmon earned his respect following Dallas Cowboys training camp scuffle

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 31 min ago

    Two former Oklahoma State football players — wide receiver Dez Bryant and cornerback Tyler Patmon — got so physical during a Dallas Cowboys training camp drill Sunday that both player's helmets came off. The conflict escalated on the sideline moments later, as Bryant reportedly threw his mouthpiece at Patmon and then fired a straight-left punch. // It's not unusual to see tempers flare across NFL training camps this time of year as players amp up for the season ahead. But the Cowboy connection for this scuffle certainly adds some intrigue. Bryant played at OSU from 2007-09, Patmon in 2013. Dallas drafted Bryant 24th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Patmon was signed as a free agent in 2013.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys add verbal commitment from 2016 offensive tackle Ryan McCollum

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma State landed the third offensive line pledge of its 2016 class on Sunday when Ryan McCollum — a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle from Klein Oak High School (Spring, Texas) — verbally committed to the Cowboys. McCollum announced his decision with a short video on Twitter. "I want to thank all the schools and coaches for believing (in) me to play college football," McCollum said. "But most importantly, I want to thank God and my parents. I wouldn't be half the person I am today without them. But I'll be taking my talents to Stillwater." McCollum is a two-star rated prospect according to Rivals and Scout, but was given three stars by 24/7 Sports. His final three schools were

  • Carbon rule gives states leeway to meet climate change goal, EPA chief says

    Chris Casteel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration's final rule for reducing carbon emissions at power plants across the nation will be released on Monday and will give states wide latitude to adopt an energy mix and efficiency measures, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. All of the state-specific standards are "reasonable and achievable," EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters on a conference call. "They’re all entirely doable and (implementing them) will not affect reliability or affordability." The specific state targets are expected to be released on Monday. A White House official said Sunday that the rule represents "the single biggest step any president has made to curb carbon

  • Six Debutantes are hostesses for party in Oklahoma City

    Updated: 7 hr ago

      Hannah Frogge, Callie Kumler, Liza Cameron, Katherine Wolf, Carly Collins, Caroline Sullivan. (Photo by Fran Kozakowski).  Among the parties this summer for Beaux Arts Ball debutantes, escorts and friends was the one that Debutantes Liza Cameron, Carly Collins, Hannah Frogge, Callie Kumler, Caroline Sullivan and Katherine Wolf gave recently. It was themed “Beauxnanza” party and was held on the Bedlam BBQ back patio.  The western- themed event featured assorted barbecue sliders. Vases of Gerber daisies and buckets of peanuts were on the tables.  Guests danced to the music of C+.

  • Edmond's Campbell Corner moving forward

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A 15,683-square-foot building on the southeast corner of Campbell and Broadway is expected to open in the fall. The two-story building, to be named Campbell Corner, is four blocks down Campbell from Old North on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 2, 2015: Hear Eldredge Jackson play at the UCO Jazz Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Today's featured event: EDMOND - Hear Oklahoma saxophonist Eldredge Jackson play his jazz/soul fusion sound at 6 tonight at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E 5. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.ucojazzlab.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Watch out: More road construction in Edmond

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Work to resurface a section of 33rd Street started Thursday and is expected to last about two weeks if the weather cooperates. The area to be resurfaced is from Interstate 35 to Coltrane Road. There will be one lane open at all times. Motorists should expect delays. The resurfacing is part of the scheduled 2014-15 mill and overlay projects for the city.  Atlas Paving is contractor with a total cost of more than $3.9 million.

  • Edmond wellness cafe approved

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    City council members this week approved rezoning property from single family to commercial planned unit development for Michele Menzel Energetic Wellness Center. The property is on the north side of Edmond Road, just east of Lexington Way. The vote was 3-1 for approval. Councilwoman Elizabeth Waner voted no. Councilwomen Victoria Caldwell was not at the meeting. The building would be used for wellness consultations, health awareness classes, message therapy, foot baths, sauna, yoga meditation and exercise classes. There would be a retail store for the sale of supplements and natural food and a natural food cafe. The one-story building would be 5,000 square feet.  Operating hours will be 7

  • Edmond's Oak Tree against more houses

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A request to re-plat the Country Club Drive Villas at Oak Tree from six lots to 12 lots was denied this week by the city council. Councilman Darrell Davis cast the single yes vote. Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell was not at the meeting. Neighbors were against the proposal from J Bentley Developments. The property is on the south side of Country Club Drive, east of Kelly Avenue and north of the driving range. The property is three acres and the lot sizes would be 8,500 square feet or larger. Neighbor John Sullivan presented the council with signatures of 56 homeowners objecting to the re-platting of the property.

  • Rep. Tom Cole: Trump can't win the White House


    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, sat down for an interview in his Capitol Hill office on Thursday and answered questions about the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, Planned Parenthood and whether Congress is in town enough to get its work done. Cole, who has decades of experience in politics _ he was chief of staff at the Republican National Committee for the 2000 election _ also addressed Donald Trump's run for the GOP presidential nomination. The interview will appear in The Oklahoman on Sunday, Aug. 2. Here is an excerpt regarding Trump: The Oklahoman: But the fact that Trump is polling so well suggests that there’s some part of the Republican electorate that wants him to be president.

  • Interstate 35 in Edmond to be studied

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Council members have agreed to join the Oklahoma Department of Transporation to study the Interstate 35 corridor from the Kilpatrick Turnpike north to Waterloo Road. The study is expected to cost $1.5 million. Edmond will pay up to $350,000 of the bill, said City Engineer Steve

  • We want to share your annual back-to-school pictures

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Line your children up next to the front door. Or the mailbox. Or the tree in the yard. Wherever you take the annual picture, get ready to set them up for another photo.  School is about to be back in session.  Oklahoma City schools open for class on Monday. Deer Creek starts on Aug. 13. Millwood starts on Aug. 17. Then a whole bunch of other suburban districts go to class on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20. That's Moore, Yukon and Mid-Del on the 19th and Edmond, Norman and Putnam City on the 20th.  For the next three weeks, we want to see all those traditional back-to-school photos you take next to the front door (or by the mailbox or by the tree in the yard).  We see those photos

  • Norman restaurant planned

    Jane Glenn Cannon | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Redrock Canyon Grill, operated by the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, will open a restaurant in Legacy Park, alongside a man-made pond that is the centerpiece of the park, said Jud Foster, director of parks and recreation. The park is nearing completion, Foster said, with a grand opening planned possibly by September. City officials and contractors are completing a punch list on the park, which also has an amphitheater, trails and landscaping centered around the pond. Two other restaurant sites are available near the water, Foster said.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 1, 2015: Hear Alice in Chains at Thackerville's WinStar World Casino

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Today's featured event: THACKERVILLE - Multi-platinum rock band Alice In Chains will play at 8 tonight at Thackerville's WinStar World Casino, Interstate 35, Exit 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Alice In Chains fun fact: Frontman Jerry Cantrell owns a ranch in Atoka. For more information about tonight's show, go to www.winstarworldcasino.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • Matchday Preview: Oklahoma City Energy FC vs. Arizona United

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Arizona United SC at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Here are some joules of energy, or keys to the match. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and as always, you can watch the match on YouTube. This is the first meeting between the clubs this season. Last year they met five times with Arizona winning three times. The clubs played to a draw once. Oklahoma City is 7-5-7 with 28 standings points and sits in fifth place in the USL Western Conference. Arizona is 7-10-1 with 22 points, 11th in the West. The Energy hasn’t won a match since defeating Tulsa 2-1 on June 13. They lost the first three after that and have drawn the last four.

  • Food Fight: H&8th food truck policies criticized by local food truck vendor

    Siali Siaosi | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    One local food truck owner hopes to provide H&8th with a competing street festival after expressing concern about the way its organizers select food vendors.

  • Breaking down Oklahoma players involved in MLB trade deadline

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline passed Friday afternoon with a flurry of moves, including multiple moves involving players from Oklahoma or players who have played for the Oklahoma City Triple-A franchise. Most notably, former Deer Creek standout Michael Fulmer was dealt by the New York Mets to Detroit as part of the deal for Yoenis Cespedes, a move that some evaluates believe is a big steal for the Tigers considering Fulmer’s upside.

  • 63 years ago today, Bill Greason broke OKC's pro sports color barrier

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Mustang businessman, baseball historian and collector Mark House never forgets, and thank goodness for that. It was House who three years ago did the heavy lifting to make sure Oklahomans met their own Jackie Robinson and ensured the Rev. William "Bill" Greason had his moment in the spotlight. On July 31, 1952, Greason took the mound for the Oklahoma City Indians minor league baseball team, and in so doing broke Oklahoma's pro sports color barrier. In 2012, House worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring Greason back to OKC, commemorating the 60th anniversary of that event with a special night at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of Greason's appearance.

  • Oklahoma football: Lincoln Riley, Jay Boulware praise Joe Mixon's effort, ability

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said redshirt freshman running back Joe Mixon is learning the new “Air Raid” offensive system well. “This system maybe is a bigger change for the running backs than anyone else,” Riley said. “We’ve thrown a lot at him and he’s handled it well. He loves to play. He loves to be in meetings. He loves to practice. “His motivation is so high that learning that stuff is going to be no problem for him.” Mixon, a former five-star prospect in the Sooners’ 2014 signing class, was supposed to make an immediate impact as a true freshman before an off-the-field incident resulted in him being

  • Oklahoma football: Ty Darlington now 'the old guy' on Sooners' offensive line

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NORMAN — Senior center Ty Darlington sat at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas earlier this month, marveling at how time flies. He backed up Gabe Ikard his first two years on campus, then started all 13 games last season. “I went from being Gabe’s understudy and him showing me the ropes to now, I’m sitting here where Gabe was sitting two years ago,” Darlington said. “Now I have to be the old guy.” The Sooners lost five seniors off last year’s team who had starting experience. Darlington and senior right guard Nila Kasitati are the experienced guys on the 2015 offensive line. “It’s a very different dynamic but it’s one that I was preparing for,”