• Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Dion Waiters might require MRI on sore left foot

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Waiters has been experiencing discomfort since March 24, he said, when his foot contorted awkwardly against the Los Angeles Lakers. The soreness limited him to 24 minutes Saturday at Utah, with only five coming in the second half and none in the fourth quarter.

  • Man pleads guilty in Oklahoma City to murder in ex-girlfriend's death

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Brandon Lee Freeman, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Oklahoma County District Court. He agreed to spend 35 years in prison after fatally shooting his former girlfriend at an Oklahoma City park, court records show.

  • College baseball: Michael Freeman has another solid pitching effort as OSU beats Kansas State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    OU scores eight runs in the first inning, hammers Baylor 13-3 in Waco, Texas.

  • College softball: Lauren Chamberlain hits 87th career homer in OU's win at Texas Tech

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Brandi Needham throws complete-game shutout for OSU against Baylor.

  • OKC Storm's McKae Mitchell doesn't let lack of a home track stop her

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    A sprinter for the Oklahoma City Storm homeschool team, McKae Mitchell has blossomed into one of the state’s top sprinters. She doesn’t have a track to call home — except for the street in front of her house. Sometimes she’ll have three workouts at three different tracks over the course of a week.

  • Track athletes to watch: Millwood's Breonna Hall and Diedra Marsh among OKC-area standouts

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Here are some track and field athletes from the metro area to keep an eye on this spring: GIRLS Breonna Hall and Dierdra Marsh, Millwood: A pair of blazing-fast sprinters lead Millwood in pursuit of another state title. Julia Hanks and Marisa Fleck, Norman: Hanks was a silver medalist in the pole vault, and Fleck is one of the state’s top throwers. Rhandi Jackson, Edmond Memorial: The senior hurdler is a leader on a deep Bulldog team looking for a fourth state title in five years. Allegra Knight, Harding Prep: Earned a spot on last year’s Little All-City first team for her speed in the distance races.

  • Oklahoma City school district reorganizes, drops four administrative positions

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Four key leadership positions, including three that are currently filled, will be eliminated under plan set to take effect July 1, Oklahoma City Public Schools officials confirmed Sunday.

  • Oklahoma City 'Haunted House' restaurant goes up for auction

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Owner hoping for buyer to continue the eatery’s 51-year tradition of service in northeast Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma regional robotics competition stresses problem-solving, collaboration

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Cox Convention Center hosts a two-day robotics event billed as a ‘sport for the mind’ for students.

  • During tornado season in Oklahoma, planning ahead is key to staying safe

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Norman office, said planning ahead is critical to tornado safety in Oklahoma. When a tornado is bearing down, it’s too late to make a plan, he said.

  • Oklahoma education rally expects to draw thousands to state Capitol

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Parents and teachers will target legislators Monday at the state Capitol for a lobbying push to bring more resources to public education in Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, March 29, 2015

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, March 29, 2015.

  • Book review: 'The Year My Mother Came Back'

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Book review: ‘The Year My Mother Came Back’

  • Book signings in Oklahoma

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area book signings

  • Outdoors notebook: Wayland Bonds, Ringling and Chickasha win state archery titles

    COMPILED BY ED GODFREY | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Archery in the Schools state meet was held Friday in Tulsa with Wayland Bonds Elementary in Oklahoma City, Ringling Middle School and Chickasha High School capturing state team titles. Chickasha and Houchin Elementary in Moore finished second and third in the elementary school division. Chandler finished state runner-up in both the middle school and high school divisions. Individual state archery champions were Allison Crutchfield of Chickasha and Landon Moore of Durant for high school girls and boys; Riane Tuthill of Chickasha and Mitchell Ritter of Ringling for middle school girls and boys; Isabel Sutteer of Chickasha and Ruben Lopez of Houchin Elementary for elementary girls and boys.

  • Local best-sellers in Oklahoma City and Edmond

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Local best-sellers

  • Oklahoma education rally should offer plan, not platitudes

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Education event set for Monday at Capitol

  • Rep. Tom Cole's laudable effort to keep Social Security afloat

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    NO, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole isn’t bored and simply looking for a challenge. Instead Cole, R-Moore, says his decision to try to come up with a way to keep Social Security afloat is based on a firm belief that it can be done. “The problem is it’s easily fixed,” Cole said in an interview last week. “It’s the politics that’s hard.” In 2014, 24 percent of all federal spending went to pay for Social Security. When you add in Medicare, Medicaid, welfare and other benefit programs, and the interest on the debt, these programs combine to eat up two-thirds of all federal monies. And yet reform proposals routinely get shot down in Washington. Recall President Barack Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission, which

  • 'All about the kids': Whiz Kids Oklahoma turns 20

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Whiz Kids Oklahoma is nonprofit, faith-based tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk elementary schoolchildren.

  • Book review: 'Normal'

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Graeme Cameron’s novel “Normal” creates a memorable serial killer similar to those in “The Silence of the Lambs” and “American Psycho.”




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