• Oklahoma City Dodgers: Pitcher drives from Tulsa to OKC during game, gets win to finish double-header sweep

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Deck McGuire was promoted from Tulsa to Oklahoma City on Tuesday night with the Dodgers in the middle of a double header.

  • With death penalty, caution doesn't signal opposition

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    DOES a district attorney's stance on the death penalty effectively dictate a community's support for it? A recent article by The Marshall Project, a news organization covering America's criminal justice system, suggests this is the case and cites Oklahoma County as an example. Nationally, the Death Penalty Information Center reports 2 percent of U.S. counties accounted for 56 percent of death row inmates as of 2012. The Marshall Project reports, “One reason for the national disparity: The fervor of local prosecutors.

  • Many universities go the extra mile to protect students' feelings

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    UNIVERSITIES and colleges across the country are bustling with activity in these early days of the fall semester, with students moved into their dorms, teachers handing out their first assignments — and administrators at many of these schools doing all they can to ensure no student ever has his or her feelings hurt. At many institutions of higher learning, programs are in place to guard students from every possible offense. Some are a result of efforts initiated by students who appear incapable of, or unwilling to, leave their feel-good cocoons. Greg Lukianoff, a constitutional lawyer and president of a group that defends free speech and academic freedom on campus, co-wrote a recent essay about this movement at


    BY MELBA LOVELACE mlovelace@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Melba Lovelace shares some of the prize-winning ice cream recipes from the Oklahoma County Free Fair.

  • Lower natural gas prices mean bill reduction for OG&E customers

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Typical residential customer should save about $5 a month, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. says.

  • American Energy Partners to make 'significant investment' in Mexico

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP has entered into a partnership with Mexico City-based EIM Capital to explore for oil and natural gas in Mexico. EIM Capital is a private equity fund led by former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

  • PostRock promotes vice president to CEO

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    PostRock Energy Corp.has promoted Clark Edwards to interim president and CEO, replacing Terry W. Carter, who has retired. This occurs one week before PostRock is scheduled to be suspended from Nasdaq trading.

  • Oklahoma County jurors shown video of inmate being detained before his death

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Oklahoma County lieutenant accused of causing the death of an jail inmate.

  • OKC council adopts policy on police, body cameras

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday adopted a policy for police use of body-worn cameras, clearing the way for a pilot project testing 100 cameras to begin. The city's initial steps into use of cameras appeared likely to begin with a disagreement between police administrators and the police union over standards for review of footage. There is all-but-unanimous agreement, though, among city leaders and leadership of the Fraternal Order of Police that the technology is valuable and should be deployed. FOP President John George strongly emphasized officers support the body cameras initiative, which required four new police department positions and could grow to include 700 cameras. The policy adopted by the

  • After $179M second-quarter loss, ConocoPhillips to cut workforce

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ConocoPhillips Inc. plans to cut about 10 percent of its global workforce, or about 1,800 jobs, the Houston-based oil and natural gas company said Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma prison inmate is charged in cellmate's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Taylor L. Fox, 24, an Oklahoma prison inmate, has been charged in the strangulation death of his cellmate, authorities said.

  • Judge considers receivership for control of troubled First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYERAND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Updated: 9 hr ago

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot, citing concerns over deteriorating conditions at First National Center, is considering appointing a receiver to take control of the landmark as a way to restore air conditioning and prevent shut-offs of other utilities.

  • Getting to OU stadium might take new game plan

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Both the Lindsey Street and State Highway 9 exits off Interstate 35 in Norman, Oklahoma, are under construction, and there is additional roadwork on both streets after you exit.

  • Oklahoma City school district sees lower suspension rate, official says

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Teri Bell credited the Oklahoma City school district’s new student discipline and compliance office for the reduction, along with a willingness on the part of school administrators to spend more time doing interventions.

  • OU football: Nearly four years removed from his last football game at Purcell, Cole Swayze has walked on

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    After a successful stint running track at Oklahoma Baptist, Swayze transferred to Oklahoma and in his second semester on campus — after thinking he’d left collegiate sports behind for good — those questions started getting to him.

  • Pope Francis offers forgiveness, hope for 'sin of abortion'

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    In a letter published Tuesday, Pope Francis said he was allowing all priests to grant absolution for the “sin of abortion” if a woman repents with a “contrite heart” during the Holy Year of Mercy he has proclaimed, which runs Dec. 8 until Nov. 20, 2016.

  • Oklahoma school districts look for ways to make lunches healthy, enjoyable

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    With the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 nearing its expiration date, school districts continue to find ways to improve nutrition.

  • OU football notebook: DirecTV and U-Verse PPV details set for OU-Akron

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey, staff writers | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse will carry the broadcast nationally, joining Cox, Suddenlink, PTSI, Cim-Tel and Pioneer cable systems in Oklahoma and Texas.

  • Convicted former legislator released with ankle monitor

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Former state Rep. Randy Terrell, who was convicted of offering a bribe, was released from prison Monday. He was ordered to wear an ankle monitor for the remainder of his sentence, which ends in mid-January.

  • Former Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill enrolls at West Alabama, will be in uniform Saturday

    By the Associated Press | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Division II school announced Tuesday that Hill, who is listed as Ty Hill on the school's website and wearing No. 11, is joining the program and will be in uniform for Saturday's opener against Stillman College.