• Daniel Cormier beats Anthony Johnson by submission to win light heavyweight title

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Daniel Cormier, who came up short in a bid to capture Jon Jones' title less than five months ago, claimed the vacant UFC 205-pound title on Saturday, submitting Anthony Johnson in the 3rd round.

  • Flooding forces highway closures Sunday across Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Several highways across Oklahoma were closed Sunday afternoon due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported.

  • Officials warn some Cleveland County residents to be ready to evacuate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Cleveland County officials warned residents near the Little River to be ready to evacuate Sunday morning, according to a notice from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Officials began releasing water from Lake Thunderbird on Sunday morning because the lake is full. Residents near the Little River should expect flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary, officials said.

  • Elk City residents begin returning to homes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    After heavy rains and flooding caused firefighters to evacuate many Elk City residents, people are begining to return to their homes. Some roads and a bridge remain washed out.

  • 28 homes evacuated in Purcell due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A McClain County emergency management official said 28 homes in Purcell were evacuated after a nearby creek overflowed causing significant flooding Saturday night.

  • Claremore firefighter dies in high-water rescue as up to 6 inches of rain falls in Tulsa metro area

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    A Claremore firefighter died during a high-water rescue Saturday night as a complex weather system pushing through the state caused widespread flash flooding. Capt. Jason Farley died during a rescue in a housing addition just southwest of Claremore, Fire Chief Sean Douglas said. Farley was one of two firefighters swept into a drainage ditch. His body was recovered about 1 a.m. Sunday and the incident is still under investigation, Douglas said.

  • Softball semifinals moved due to weather

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 24) – Sunday’s NCAA Division II Softball Championship Finals semifinal games have been moved to Oklahoma Christian University due to wet grounds at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. OC’s Tom Heath Field in Oklahoma City is an artificial turf facility. Sunday’s schedule has North Georgia playing Shorter (Ga.) at 3 p.m. and Dixie State (Utah) taking on California (Pa.) at 6:15 p.m., with North Georgia and California both needing two wins to advance to Monday’s championship game. Any “if necessary” games would follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 6:15 contest. No decision has been made on the site of Monday’s title tilt.

  • Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash, wife, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in crash

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash, wife, portrayed in 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in crash.

  • I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones a Back Button

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer for my iPhone frustration—a screen protector with a virtual back button.

  • Video, photos & interview: Oklahoma sculptor & photographer Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma artist Holly Wilson tells big stories through little people A sculptor and photographer of Cherokee and Delaware heritage, Oklahoman Holly Wilson tells tales of the human condition through her photos of her young children and small sculptures representing people, emotions […]

  • 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in car crash

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Famed mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash were killed Saturday in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, NJ.com reports. Nash, a Princeton University mathematics professor, won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, specifically the "Nash equilibrium." Nash's battle with paranoid schizophrenia was documented in Sylvia Nasar's bestselling 1998 biography of Nash titled "A Beautiful Mind," and the 2001 Academy Award best picture winning film of the same name.

  • Edmond Exchange

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up of what is going on in Edmond.

  • Severe weather: Oklahoma City rainfall by the numbers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The following chart details the rainfall Oklahoma City has experienced so far this month:

  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park plans bold summer season

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to open summer season with ‘A Winter’s Tale’ As the professional theater company settles into its new Paseo Arts District home and prepares to expand, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park isn’t playing it safe with its […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 24, 2015: Check out the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children's Cowboy Festival at the National Cowboy Museum

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Check out the Chuck Wagon Gathering and Children’s Cowboy Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63. The annual family favorite is celebrating its 25th anniversary and again features Dutch-oven cooking, children’s activities, live western music and more. As previously reported, […]

  • US Defense Secretary: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi defeat (CORRECTS GARBLE)

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US Defense Secretary: Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadi defeat (CORRECTS GARBLE)

  • Flooding closes Oklahoma City, Norman streets; shelter opened

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and has closed several Oklahoma City streets, police said

  • Officials say at least 10 Afghan police officers killed in ongoing Taliban assault in south

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say at least 10 Afghan police officers killed in ongoing Taliban assault in south.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC defeats defending USL champion Sacramento Republic FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Energy FC defeated 2-1 the defending United Soccer League champion Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night at Taft Stadium. It was certainly a whirlwind night in Oklahoma City. Rains poured in by the buckets about an hour before the match was scheduled to begin forcing a one-hour delay. The match finally kicked off […]

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

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr 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.




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