• OU-Texas game, weekend forecast

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 min ago

    Headed to Texas to watch the Red River Rivalry game? Or maybe just hanging around Oklahoma City this weekend? Either way, we've got you covered. Here's your weekend forecast.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Oct. 9, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 12 min ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Drug mix-up not seen in earlier Oklahoma execution reports

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 17 min ago

    Medical examiner reports on five men executed in Oklahoma in 2014 and 2013 show no indication of a recent drug mix-up that has led to a halt on all lethal injections in the state. All executions in the state have been put on hold while officials investigate why the drug, potassium acetate, was used to execute Charles Frederick Warner in January and almost used on Richard Eugene Glossip last month before his lethal injection was called off. This drug is not part of the three-drug lethal injection protocol in Oklahoma. Instead, the protocol calls for potassium chloride. Both drugs stop the heart in a high-enough dosage. The Oklahoman obtained medical examiner reports Friday on five men put to death in 2014 and 2013 and

  • Leaving grief unaddressed can have prolonged consequences, Oklahoma counselor says

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 24 min ago

    Oklahoma City counselor facilitates grief support groups for Integris.

  • Guide to No. 3 Lawton at No. 6 Stillwater

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Stillwater High School Records: Lawton 3-1, 2-0 District 6AII-2; Stillwater 2-3, 1-0 Last week: Lawton 60, Enid 26 — Running back Tre Curry rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns as Lawton rolled to an easy district victory. Stillwater 25, Midwest City 22 — Kicker Zach Bryant nailed a 46-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Pioneers to a huge upset in district play. Players to watch: Lawton — Curry, RB. Curry is starting to burst on the scene, and last week was a perfect example. He scored three touchdowns from all over the field, showing his speed and strength. Stillwater — Conner Wilcoxen, RB.

  • Print Replica version of The Oklahoman now available on mobile phones

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 2 hr ago

    If you’re a subscriber to The Oklahoman, there are many reasons to connect your account to our digital full access. I’ve talked in this space about our app edition that’s available for daily download. We have lots of users in this space that download the edition each day and swipe through the day’s news. I’ve talked in this space about The Oklahoman Radio app, where you can listen to the news as you drive into the office each day. I’ve used it. I’ve listened and learned. I’ve talked in this space about The Oklahoman’s archives. Actually, I wrote about that just two weeks ago. I’ve also mentioned The Oklahoman’s Print Replica product many times.

  • The Latest: University: Suspect in custody within 2 minutes

    Updated: 28 min ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local): 11 a.m. Northern Arizona University officials say campus police had the suspect in an early morning fatal shooting in custody within two minutes of first word of the incident. A statement released by the university said NAU police were notified at 1:20 a.m. of shots fired and that the suspect was detained and the situation secured at 1:22 a.m. The statement didn't say what was going on at the shooting scene in a campus parking lot when police arrived. Emergency medical personnel were on the scene a 1:33 a.m. The university said one student was killed and three others wounded and that the suspect is a

  • John Goodman Shows Off Shocking Weight Loss

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    John Goodman showed off some drastic weight loss Thursday night at the London premiere of his new movie "Trumbo." Goodman, 63, appeared so thin that he almost looked unrecognizable.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Friday, October 9

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Douglass at St. Mary 103.1 FM 7 p.m. Western Heights at Deer Creek Now 92.9 FM 7 p.m. Edmond Memorial at Putnam City KSBI-52 (Cox 7)/El Patron 98.5 FM 7 p.m. Norman North at Mustang Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/ www.normansports.tv 7 p.m. Southmoore at Tulsa Union KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m. Bergen Cath., NJ vs. DePaul Cath., NJ ESPNU (Cox 253) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m. Southern Miss. at Marshall CBSS (Cox 249) 7 p.m. N.C. State at Virginia Tech ESPN (Cox 29) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11:45 a.m. Texas at Toronto MLBN (Cox 264) 2:45 p.m. Houston at Kansas City FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis TBS (Cox 62) 8:30

  • Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy

    Updated: 59 min ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war. In nearby Egypt, which had followed Tunisia in a democratic revolution, a coup had just overthrown the Islamist government, and some sectors in Tunisia wanted to follow suit. Then four civil society groups — the main labor union, the bar association, the employers' association and the human rights league — stepped into the fray.

  • Kansas State coach Bill Snyder sends Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan handwritten congratulatory letter for kicking game-winning field goal

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A sore loser Bill Snyder is not. After watching his team lose on a last-second field goal last weekend in Stillwater, the Kansas State coach sent the game's hero, Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan, an extremely classy congratulatory note. I have so much respect for Coach Synder and the Kansas State Football program, so cool for him to do this! pic.twitter.com/E6rhnoMHro — Ben Grogan (@Ben__Grogan) October 9, 2015 // Gotta love the Kansas State purple Snyder used to pen his note. Talk about attention to detail. Snyder was classy in defeat, yet still true to his school and its colors in the process.

  • Mustang's Jakolby Long commits to Iowa State

    scott wright | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Several schools have been recruiting Mustang basketball player Jakolby Long since he came onto the scene as a freshman. But it was a school that just began pursuing him during the summer that won Long over. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday morning, informing new Cyclone coach Steve Prohm of his decision. “They came in over the summer and started recruiting me hard,” Long said. “I took an official visit up there last weekend. I had a great relationship with the coaches and really got along with the players. The campus is great. “I’m excited to be in the Big 12, and it’s great for my family because they can come see me play.

  • Big Game Train hauls Sooner faithful

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 1 hr ago

    As people took their seats, preparing for departure from the Santa Fe Depot for their journey down to Dallas for the 110th meeting of Oklahoma Vs. Texas in the Red River Showdown, the familiar cry began in one train car. "BOOMER," one man shouted. "SOONER," a group of younger guys answered.  Despite the early morning departure time, the fans were ready.  Hear why they chose to take the train to a football game. [brightcove]4546196427001 [brightcove] Holley Mangham: I’m meeting up with friends and family in Dallas and I wanted to avoid the traffic for my own sanity.

  • Guide to No. 3 Minco at No. 1 Stratford

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 2 hr ago

    When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Stratford High School, 341 N Oak Ave. Records: Minco 6-0, 2-0 District A-4; Stratford 5-0, 1-0 Last week: Minco 28, Wynnewood 6 — Running back Tucker Halstead scored three touchdowns and rushed for 139 yards as Minco rolled past a talented Wynnewood team. Stratford 54, Konawa 16 — Senior running back Kyle Qualls was explosive with 179 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries as Stratford piled up 467 yards of total offense. Players to watch: Minco — Halstead, RB. There isn’t much Halstead hasn’t done. He’s already totaled 872 yards and 22 touchdowns in the first six games of the season. The goal is for him to break loose once

  • Broken Arrow killings: Bever brothers' preliminary hearing moved to January

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    A judge granted a continuance Friday of a preliminary hearing for two brothers charged in the murders of five family members. Attorneys for 16-year-old Michael Bever and 18-year-old Robert Bever, who are facing five counts of first-degree murder and one count of assault and battery with intent to kill, asked for a 90-day delay of the hearing that was scheduled for Friday morning. The preliminary hearing is now slated for January. The brothers are being tried as adults and have pleaded not guilty.

  • Oklahoma City quilt author to hold three book signings next week

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Quilt expert, owner of Buckboard Antique Quilts and author Judy Howard has a busy week of book signings ahead. At two events, she will sign her recent book, "Quirky to Modern Art Quilts: Hippie at Heart," and give away quilts in exchange for donations made out to certain charities. A third event will serve as a book launch party. Her three signings are: — 11 a.m. Thursday at the Cheyenne Library, 201 N Clearlock Ave., Cheyenne. Quilt proceeds will benefit Circle of Care. — 3 p.m. Thursday at the Seiling Library, 209 N Main, Seiling. Proceeds benefit the Long Food Bank. — 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at Oklahoma QuiltWorks, 9300 N Pennsylvania Ave.

  • How an OU fan ended up with the keys to the Dallas city jail

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    One of the great things about OU-Texas tradition is the story from the old days. The rivalry has changed more off the field than on the field, and the stories of the wild times on Commerce Street are legendary. Just this week, we got into a discussion about OU-Texas ticket prices, and that morphed into a discussion of how much the price has changed over the years for being bailed out of the Dallas city jail. Today, I got a great email from Erick Lermo, a Marine Corps deputy with the logistics vision and strategy branch. Here it is: "Mr. Tramel, I met you years ago outside the Gaylord Stadium in February of 2009.

  • Durant, Westbrook comment on former teammate Thabo Sefolosha’s acquittal

    Erik Horne | Updated: 2 hr ago

    On Friday morning, former Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty of charges stemming from an April incident with police outside a New York City night club. Thunder players Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were asked about the ruling at Thunder shootaround Friday. Here’s what they had to say: Westbrook: “Great guy, man. Once I heard whatever happened that night – especially that he was injured, that was the most important part, that he hurt himself – I just called to check on him, his family. He has a great family; Thabo’s a great guy. He’s been great since he’s been here; he was at my wedding, he’s a real good guy to talk to. So, I’m happy

  • Mideast Egypt Antiquities

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, file photo, the gold mask of King Tutankhamun is seen in its glass case during a press tour, in the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The restoration of King Tutankhamun's world-famous golden mask will begin Saturday, over a year after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back with epoxy, Egypt's state-run news agency said Friday.

  • Imagining a World Where John Lennon Turned 75

    Published: Fri, Oct 9, 2015

    A look at what might have been if the Beatles musician's life wasn't cut short.