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

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 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.

  • Edmond North High School bomb threat investigation goes to district attorney

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Investigation into the threat of a bombing at Edmond North High School has been turned over to the Oklahoma County district attorney’s juvenile division. The former student remains in an inpatient mental health facility.

  • Oklahoma loses three oil rigs as U.S. oil rig count drops again

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    The number of drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country slipped to 1,048 this week as oil and natural gas companies laid down another 21 rigs nationwide.

  • Oklahoma City Women's Basketball Regional: Notre Dame takes down Stanford, 81-60

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Notre Dame allowed just 16 points in the game’s final 15 minutes as the No. 1 seed Irish defeated fourth-seeded Stanford 81-60 late Friday inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. It marked Notre Dame’s 20th-straight victory.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Report card vs. Michigan State

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OU and Michigan State was billed as a tossup game, and that’s the way it turned out. The Spartans made a couple plays down the stretch, and the grades reflect the Sooners’ disappointment.

  • Oklahoma City Regional notebook: Iowa's Samantha Logic records triple-double in defeat

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Samantha Logic had 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in the loss to Baylor, which ended Iowa’s season and Logic’s impressive career. The Racine, Wis., native started all 135 games she appeared in throughout her four years in Iowa City.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Michigan State ends Oklahoma's season in Sweet 16

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Oklahoma had been the one with big answers in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament before Friday night. But against seventh-seeded Michigan State at the Carrier Dome, the answers ran dry. Instead it was the Spartans coming up with clutch shots in the closing minutes, leading to a 62-58 win over the Sooners in the East Regional. Michigan State will play fourth-seeded Louisville on Sunday for a berth in the Final Four. Oklahoma’s season ends at 24-11. The Sooners led for much of the game, but when things got tight in the final 10 minutes, Michigan State answered every big OU shot with one of its own. The biggest came with just less than seven minutes remaining.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Kansas State slows Cowboys' fast start in Big 12

    By John Helsley | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Kansas State dumped No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State 4-2, pulling its record back to .500 and interrupting the Cowboys’ strong start in the conference.

  • Oklahoma City Women's Basketball Regional: Baylor eliminates Iowa

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Senior center Sune Agbuke scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bears, who won the Big 12 regular-season and tournament championships for the fifth straight season.

  • Baylor's Sune Agbuke had a night to remember on the court instead of in the court

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The first-year law student had 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Baylor upends Iowa in the Oklahoma City Women’s Basketball Regional.

  • NCAA Women's basketball Q&A: Baylor point guard Niya Johnson

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Johnson, a junior, tallied 10 points, 16 assists and zero turnovers in Baylor’s 81-66 regional semifinal victory against Iowa

  • Global energy demand continues to grow

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 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 City Thunder: Is this just an intermission in Kevin Durant's career or career-altering injury?

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is scheduled to have a bone graft operation next week and will be unable to perform basketball activities for four to six months.

  • OU investigation reveals source of racist chant

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    “Today, we are beginning a new phase of our reactions to the crisis caused by the ugly and reprehensible racist chant that took place here at the university,” University of Oklahoma President David Boren said. “We enter the phase now that’s even more important — rebuilding the strength of our community.”

  • Sune Agbuke's career game leads No. 2-seed Baylor over Iowa

    By KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.

  • Oklahoma City Barons: Utica hands Barons a 4-2 loss

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City is winless in its last six games. A five-game road trip continues at 6 p.m. Saturday at Adirondack.

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

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: What exactly is going on with Kevin Durant's foot?

    By Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    For the third time in less than six months, Durant will have surgery on his bothersome right foot. The latest is a bone graft procedure scheduled for early next week in New York. It comes with a 4-to-6 month recovery timetable – easily the longest of the three surgeries – and sets his projected return to basketball activity between late July and late September, right at the heels of training camp.

  • 17 Moore homes destroyed in Wednesday tornado activity, officials estimate

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Moorec city officials estimate 17 homes were destroyed by the Wednesday tornado. About 25 homes had major damage and 71 had minor damage, city spokeswoman Deidre Ebry said.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Energy opens season Saturday at Tulsa

    By Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The Tulsa Roughnecks and Oklahoma City Energy will play four times this season.