• Principal works with others for others — students

    By Bryan Painter
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Donna Boles, principal at Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School, has been named the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. In part, she received the recognition for consistently going above and beyond for her students, staff and overall school family.

  • Maine man who fled arrest found up in tree

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 18 hr ago

    GRAY, Maine — Police said a man they were tracking after he took off following a traffic stop was found hiding 50 feet up in a tree. The Portland Press Herald reported authorities in Windham County caught Weston Wing, 30, on Wednesday morning after flagging him down on a speed limit violation. Wing refused to pull over for the officer and then crashed near an intersection on Route 115. He then ran into the woods. A police dog found Wing, who authorities say was clinging to to tree branches. Wing faces charges of running from police and driving with a suspended license. A lieutenant from Windham County told the newspaper Wing has had about 20 license

  • Oklahoma pharmacy board stays busy, hands out massive fines at times

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Each year, the Oklahoma State Pharmacy Board hands out millions in fines to the pharmacists and drug stores it regulates. The fines range dramatically, from a couple hundred dollars to more than $500,000 in one recent case.

  • A big thumbs-down: Thumb arthritis common, especially among baby boomer women

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Thumb arthritis is the most common form of osteoarthritis affecting the hand, according to the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ghazi Rayan, an orthopedic surgeon at Integris Baptist Medical Center, answered a few questions about the disease.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation uses new device to locate hidden bodies

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is using a new device to find hidden graves. In March, the tool located remains in Pottawatomie County thought to be those of a young mother missing since 2012.

  • Q&A with some of Oklahoma's longest-serving educators

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma has many long-time educators who have been teaching students for decades. The top 10 longest-serving educators alone — according to state Education Department records — have more than 500 full time or full time-equivalent years of shared teaching experience. The longest-serving teacher on the list is Wilma Logue, who has a total of 59 years of experience. She spent them all at Barnsdall Public Schools. Dale Edwards Sr. at Tulsa Public School's Webster High School has 51 years under his belt. Mary “The Fox” Johnson at Ardmore Public Schools has 49 years.

  • From high school to higher ed

    By Karolyn Bolay
    Oklahoma State University |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A whirlwind of pomp and circumstance, graduation gowns and diplomas is about to begin across the state as high school students begin the transition to higher education. And Oklahoma State University is committed to making that transition as smooth as possible for incoming freshmen. Many students struggle with finding a major that fits their passion and can become a career path. With more than 200 academic majors and the Honors College available, incoming freshmen at OSU are sure to find a major matching their career goals. Even undergraduate students can participate in research alongside professors.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters, researchers to begin annual spring experiment Monday in Norman

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Beginning this week, weather researchers and forecasters from across the country will be packed into a room at the National Weather Center for a month-long series of experiments in Norman.

  • Oklahoma state senator says this is time of year for 'bond measures' and dandelions

    By Rick M. Green
    Capitol Bureau |
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, sent a letter April 24 that included a document from the state bond adviser showing current bond debt on the half-finished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City at $59.7 million, which will not be paid off until 2027.

  • With state prisons over capacity, some are calling for reversal of harsh sentencing law

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Oklahoma prisons are well above capacity, yet more than 50 people are serving a sentence of life without parole for drugs, the result of a harsh, three-strikes law enacted in the 1980s. Now, some are saying it’s time for change.

  • Don't fall for these five money-grabbing tricks

    AP Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    NEW YORK — Infomercials that sell shampoos, zit creams and the latest weight loss gadgets can be hard to turn away from. But before you pick up that phone, you should know that the low, low prices and easy monthly payments advertised are not always what you'll pay. “There are many problems with infomercials,” says Edgar Dworsky, the editor of consumer resource guide ConsumerWorld.org. “Not all of them are misleading, but many are.” Leaving aside whether the miracle products really work as advertised (some do, but always check out online reviews at Amazon.com or elsewhere), you have to be careful and aware that the $19.95 price touted often will

  • Executive Q&A: Edmond architect finds niche in church design, historic preservation work

    By Paula Burkes
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Edmond architect Thomas Small went out on his own with the rebuilding of the demolished Journal Record building. His Edmond firm not only specializes in historic preservation work across the state, but also church designs nationwide.

  • Going private has given company 'freedom, flexibility,' Dell says

    By Brian Gaar
    Austin American-Statesman |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas — Going private unleashed Dell Inc.'s creativity and has given the company the freedom to transform itself, company founder Michael Dell says. Dell made the remarks Thursday at a University of Texas event. Dell and his financial partner Silver Lake led the nearly $25 billion go-private transaction in 2013. Analysts have said the company appears to be succeeding in its move to remake itself into a stronger supplier of advanced information technology hardware, software and services for business customers.

  • Oklahoma business people, May 3

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Oklahoma business people, May 3

  • Business of Health: Nerds: The fuel for Oklahoma's economic engine

    By Stephen Prescott, M.D.
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Stephen Prescott, M.D.: The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City draws some of the most talented students from across the state.

  • Oklahoma medical news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma medical news briefs for Sunday, May 3, 2015.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 3, 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies’ high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stock.

  • Iranian woman lives to help others

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    TEHRAN, Iran — Zohreh Etezadossaltaneh was born without arms, but that hasn't stopped her from excelling in many activities, ranging from painting to table tennis. Now 52, the retired Iranian teacher has dedicated herself to helping others with similar disabilities live full and satisfying lives. “Each body might have some limitations and deficiencies. But if you have a pure, elevated soul I think the body won't matter,” she said. After receiving her primary education at a special school for disabled children, Etezadossaltaneh moved into the mainstream Iranian education system and eventually earned a degree in psychology.

  • FDA seeks more study of hand sanitizers' effects

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day. Now, the government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs. The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers to submit additional data about medical hand washes and sanitizers, including the long-term health effects of their daily use on the skin. Under a proposed rule published Thursday, companies must submit new studies looking at key safety issues, including possible hormonal effects and contributions to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.