• Oklahoma City's '89er Trail' to tell story of city's birth

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Markers planned to guide the way for an historic tour of downtown area

  • The Nation's Housing Column: Is spring the time to list a home?

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Reviews of realty industry and academic studies suggest that while sales totals generally are highest in May and June, they are actually reflecting listings, contracts and buyer searches that occur earlier in the year.

  • Listing of the week: 18500 Scarlet Oak Lane

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The Listing of the Week is an updated 11/2-level home in the Twin Oaks addition in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Realtors' groups launch app

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The app allows real estate agents and potential homebuyers to search for homes on the Multiple Listing Service.

  • Aubrey McClendon leases drilling rigs from Chesapeake Energy

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Former Chesapeake CEO and founder Aubrey McClendon’s new company, American Energy Partners LP, is leasing seven drilling rigs from Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., according to a regulatory filing.

  • Rebuilding Together OKC improves homes of elderly

    By Tim Fall, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Last Saturday volunteers repaired about 30 homes

  • Tulsa businessman George Kaiser buys stake in Oklahoma City Thunder

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Kaiser is buying out the ownership interest of Tom Ward, who had a reported 19.23 percent stake in the team.

  • More consumers grow their own

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    At the Home Depot, edible plants have been the fastest growing category in live goods for the past five years.

  • Improving Your Home: Tips provided for keeping the inside of your house dry

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Improving Your Home: Paul Bianchina gives some practical home maintenance tips for keeping that water where it belongs.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $62 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • U.S. delays Keystone XL pipeline decision

    By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Obama administration indefinitely extends review of Keystone XL pipeline amid legal controversy in Nebraska.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for April 19

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Oklahoma City permits for April 19.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 19

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 2: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC; Carol 2810 No. 2-34H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 03-27N-10W; 151 barrels oil per day, 357,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,302. Beaver: Chaparral Energy, LLC; Baggett No. 2H-22 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 22-01N-20E; 48 barrels oil per day, 9,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,329. Chaparral Energy, LLC; Bowles No. 2H-21-16 Well; NE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 21-01N-20E; 70 barrels oil per day, 19,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,025. Chaparral Energy, LLC; Bowles No. 4H 21-16 Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 16-01N-20E; 160 barrels oil per day,

  • The House Detective: Wasterwater drains into backyard

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: We bought our home a few months ago and discovered septic problems as soon as we moved in. The septic tank was replaced less that a year ago, but there is an open pipe that spills water into our backyard. Fortunately it only drains water from the kitchen and laundry. Nothing was disclosed by the sellers or our home inspector, and the home warranty company says this kind of problem is not covered by the policy. What do you think about this problem, and who is liable for repairs? — Jennifer DEAR JENNIFER: What you describe does not appear to be a septic problem. More likely, the wastewater line from the kitchen and laundry was not plumbed to the septic system but was diverted to the yard area.

  • Ray Ridlen: How do you become a Master Gardener?

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Last year, Oklahoma County Master Gardeners assisted more than 20,000 area residents with gardening questions.

  • Richard Mize: Easter: Open house?

    By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Realtors and others offer opinions on hosting an open house on Easter

  • Smart Moves: How to save for a house

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Here are a few pointers for would-be homebuyers with a weakness for impulsive shopping.

  • House Finance advances gas line bill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long hoped-for gas line. Co-chair Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said he saw a lot of will and desire to get a project done but noted the process is still in its early stages. Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, said he wants a project to be successful because of the positive impact that could have on state revenue. But he said he worried about another "false start." SB138, from Gov. Sean Parnell, would set at about 25 percent state participation in the project also being pursued

  • Oklahoma unemployment hits five-year low

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s unemployment rate hit a five-year low in March at 4.9 percent, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

  • Dutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Paulette Freill said Thursday that a suspect was arrested in the Netherlands and charged with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution. The 35-year-old man has been identified under Dutch privacy laws only as "Aydin C." Freill declined to release specifics of the case but said there were other vi