• Russell says Iran deal is not good

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com  | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Steve Russell said Congress should scuttle the Iran nuclear accord. He spoke after an appearance before the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

  • Children take communication into their hands at sign language camp in Oklahoma City

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer qomena@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    An American Sign Language summer camp for children ages 2-11 exposed them to the benefits of signing, ranging from an increased vocabulary to more self-confidence. “This is why it works so well with kids. It builds their confidence. They learned how to spell, and they literally put words in their hands," said Gwen E. Cox, a teacher at the camp in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma offers waiver of penalties in voluntary tax compliance initiative

    Published: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    The state of Oklahoma, through HB 2236, is offering taxpayers an opportunity to file delinquent tax returns and receive a waiver from penalties, interest and collections fees on eligible taxes.

  • OKC Dodgers: Zephyrs snap Dodgers' winning streak

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers' five-game winning streak was snapped with a 7-3 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs in front of 4,607 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Tuesday night.

  • Devon Energy posts $2.8 billion loss

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Adjusted earnings for Oklahoma City energy giant beat analysts' expectations.

  • OU football: Sooners move into temporary facilities

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The move happened to facilitate the first phase of a major renovation of the stadium, which will include increased team space in the south end zone, a greatly expanded training facility for not only football but other sports and the bowling in of the south end zone of the stadium.

  • Governor cites 'direct correlation' between disposal wells, earthquakes

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Energy industry representative says stricter regulation is appropriate.

  • Relevant mission statements can keep businesses on course

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Edmond business coach Tim Hast discusses what makes a relevant mission statement.

  • OU notebook: Darlington praises Knight

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    During Tuesday evening’s Sooner Caravan in Oklahoma City, senior center Ty Darlington was asked about his close friend and roommate, OU quarterback Trevor Knight.

  • OSU football notebook: Gundy rewards three walk-ons with scholarships

    By John Helsley and Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Walk-ons Blake Jarwin, Brad Lundblade and Chad Whitener were going on scholarship.

  • Court puts brakes on license plate lawsuit

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rejected a Bethany pastor's arguments Tuesday, upholding a lower court ruling by U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton, of Oklahoma City.

  • Norman teacher resigns after sex crimes arrest

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON STAFF WRITER jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A first-year teacher at a Norman middle school has resigned after being accused in a sex crime case.

  • At Farmers Grain Co. in Edmond, sisters hope to harvest success with new cafe

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The former grain elevators and longtime Edmond farm store sold in January.

  • Oklahoma State football preseason primer: Dates to know, returning starters and key storylines

    By John Helsley | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Oklahoma State begins preseason practices Tuesday, earlier than most of the nation’s teams due to their Sept. 3 season opener at Central Michigan. Dates to know First day of practice: Tuesday Media/Fan Day: Saturday Season opener: Sept. 3 at Central Michigan Last season Record: 7-6 overall, 4-5 Big 12 Bowl: beat Washington, 30-22, in the Cactus Bowl Returning starters Offense (9) QB Mason Rudolph (So.) WR James Washington (So.)

  • Two metro-area universities consider dual law, public administration degree

    BY K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University have signed an agreement that they will work on a dual degree in public administration and law.

  • Oklahoma rural hospitals in critical condition

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Oklahoma hospital consultant calls situation "scary" as rural hospitals work to comply with changing regulations.

  • Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 17 hr ago

    If you’ve been itching for a chance to visit Washington, D.C., you may want to make a trip to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 5. The center will host the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which offers a host of reading-related experiences. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with events beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are not required, and admission is free. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are the honorary chairs of the event, which will include information about literacy programs, a graffiti wall, contests and giveaways, story reading, interactive reading and literacy games, discussions by representatives of every state, a virtual maze and more. For more

  • Reba, husband/manager announce their separation

    By Brandy McDonnell Staff writer  bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma country music superstar Reba McEntire and her husband, Narvel Blackstock, announced Monday they are separating. They have been married for 26 years.

  • PARK PLACE'S PARKING SPACES: Private-public partnership provides parking for Midtown

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A private-public partnership provides parking relief for Midtown district in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma County prosecutors will seek execution of convicted child abuser in infant's death

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City resident Brandon Lamont Ross was convicted of shaking his 2-month-old daughter in 2009, and was recently arrested in connection with the shaking death of a 3-month-old boy. An Oklahoma County assistant district attorney has filed a court document announcing he will seek the death penalty against Ross.