• Low oil prices prompt job cuts at Skiatook, Oklahoma, plant

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Worthington Industries, which is based in Ohio, has laid off 40 workers at its Oklahoma plant, due to low oil prices.

  • Many downsides generated by Colorado marijuana experiment

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A look at legalization of marijuana, one year later

  • Oklahoma Senate committee passes builder registration bill despite doubts

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    More work will have to be done before the Oklahoma Professional Residential and Commercial Builders Registration Act goes much further, according to the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, which wants the regulation.

  • Man convicted of fatally shooting brother

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Adrian Evan Chatman, 26, was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Michael Chatman, 29, by an Oklahoma County jury. They chose a punishment of life with the possibility of parole.

  • 'In the cross-hairs'

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma tornadoes: So just what is it that seems to make the Moore area a magnet for wicked weather? Answers range from the scientific to the spiritual. But even experts admit to being somewhat flummoxed by the phenomenon.

  • Moore residents, Oklahoma officials say they know how to respond to tornadoes

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writers | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin viewed heavy damage at Southgate Elementary School and declared a state of emergency in 25 counties affected by storms Wednesday.

  • Moore radio towers destroyed in tornado had been standing for decades

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The three radio towers in south Moore that were destroyed in Wednesday’s tornado had a rich history of sending radio programs and American rock music across the globe.

  • Tornadoes and severe storms leave Moore day care center in ruin

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 9 hr ago

    By the time Darcie Clark made it to the Kids USA day care center she runs in south Oklahoma City Thursday morning, its roof was lying on the ground and pieces of playground equipment were hanging at a nearby construction site.

  • Eight schools in Moore district sustain tornado damage; all but hardest hit to reopen Friday

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma tornadoes: Dozens of volunteers emptied classrooms at Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary, which was heavily damaged and will be closed for the rest of the school year. Emmaus Baptist Church will serve as temporary home for displaced students.

  • Oklahoma state Senate revives bill to ban texting while driving

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The state Senate Public Safety Committee revived legislation Thursday that would ban Oklahoma motorists from sending text messages while driving.

  • Global energy demand continues to grow

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Global demand for energy will continue to skyrocket over the next 25 years, but improving efficiency will allow much faster economic growth while reducing the environmental affect, Bill Colton, ExxonMobil’s vice president of corporate strategic planning said Thursday at an energy symposium at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma senators rebuke groups for social media bullying Thursday

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma GOP legislators called out a conservative think tank’s Twitter statement during heated debate over a controversial bill that would prohibit thousands of Oklahoma educators from paying union dues by state payroll deduction.

  • U.S. House passes bipartisan bill to fix system of paying Medicare doctors

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Rare cooperation between House Republican and Democratic leader produces legislation to give Medicare doctors some financial certainty and includes a two-year extension of the federal health insurance program for children.

  • Anti-bullying speaker gives Del City students message on equality

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Anti-bullying speaker Houston Kraft visits about 100 schools across the United States every year. Kraft visited Del City High School on Thursday.

  • Everything including the dishes up for grabs in Nonna's auction

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    From the red velvet couch shaped like a pair of lips to the yellow-bordered china designed for the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas, much of the contents of Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar are up for grabs in an upcoming auction.

  • Oklahoma energy company layoffs continue to increase

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    As the price of oil continues to languish at less than half of its recent peak last summer, scattered reports of industry layoffs continue to surface in Oklahoma.

  • Companies, employees increasingly becoming targets of government investigations

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Crowe’s Thomas Snyder discusses what employees and organizations should do if they’re approached by government investigators.

  • MAPS 3 senior center partner seeks additional $500,000

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Delays have increased costs for Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 senior center, the nonprofit that will operate the center says.

  • For Oklahoman with weather-related anxiety, preparedness is key

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    After severe weather, some Oklahomans might feel anxious and unsure of how to move forward. Julie Summers, director of outreach and prevention at Mental Health Association Oklahoma, said getting back to a normal routine can be helpful to relieving post-storm anxiety.

  • Michigan State has a tough rock 'em, sock 'em basketball program

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    One national title, six Final Fours and a dozen Sweet 16’s since 1999, Michigan State’s reputation remains unassailed. Not always the best team on the bracket, but usually the toughest.