• The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Reviewing OU-Texas and OSU-West Virginia

    Jason Kersey,Kyle Fredrickson,Ryan Aber | Updated: 8 min ago

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber and Kyle Fredrickson. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers."  The Non-Fiction Writers is presented by Edward Jones. You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 10/13/2015 -- Ryan Aber, Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey look back on Oklahoma's stunning Red River loss to Texas and Oklahoma State's overtime win at West Virginia, then look ahead to OU-Kansas

  • Oklahoma elections: Moore voters OK bond issue to put safe rooms in schools

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    That plan represents the centerpiece of a $209 million bond issue that received nearly 76 percent of the vote Tuesday, well surpassing the 60 percent threshold it required to pass. The Moore bond issue was one of several matters on the ballot Tuesday in the Oklahoma City area.

  • Norman residents support sales tax increase

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: 23 min ago

    Final voting returns show Norman voters supported passage of a 15-year, half-percent sales tax to fund a package of "quality of life" improvements.

  • OU football: Texas' opening touchdown emblematic of the Sooners' tackling problem in loss

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    The touchdown stood out for the numerous missed tackles and for the seeming reliance on some other guy making the play by nearly every player involved.

  • Showing less skin: Playboy to stop running nude photos

    Updated: 24 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For generations, teenage boys got their first look at a naked woman from Playboy, often from a copy swiped from Dad's sock drawer or filched from a newsstand. These days, however, you can see far more explicit photos on your phone than anything Hugh Hefner probably imagined when he launched his pioneering skin magazine 62 years ago with a centerfold of Marilyn Monroe. Which is why, Playboy announced this week, it will stop running nude photos in its U.S. print edition. "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture," Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times, which first reported the change.

  • Westbrook, Kanter lead Thunder past Mavs in Tulsa

    Updated: 27 min ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook, playing parts of the first and third quarters, scored 19 points in 20 minutes to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-88 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at the BOK Center. Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 17 points and grab 11 rebounds before a sellout crowd, helping Oklahoma City treat a sellout crowd of 17,978. John Jenkins, a free-agent signee, scored 26 points for Dallas on 11-of-18 shooting. MAVERICKS: Center Zaza Pachulia, acquired in July from Milwaukee for a second-round pick, had 13 points, all in the first half. Rookie Justin Anderson from Virginia had 11 points. ... The Mavs left six players home with injuries, including Chandler Parsons an

  • OKC Thunder journal: Enes Kanter goes for quick double-double, leaves with ankle sprain

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    In his 20 minutes, Kanter gobbled up 11 rebounds, many of which led to a chunk of his 17 points off the bench.

  • OU football journal: Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley sticking with system

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    The Sooners punted to end seven of their 10 offensive drives against the Longhorns.

  • POLL: Who won Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 55 min ago

    Who do you think won the first Democratic presidential debate? Take the poll below.

  • Man shot, killed in Oklahoma City on Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    A man was shot to death in Oklahoma City on Monday. The death is the 66th homicide of the year, police said.

  • High school notebook: Female kickers meet when Washington hosts Dibble

    By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Staff Writers | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    McClain County seems to have become a hotbed for female field goal kickers.

  • Oklahoma governor calls for better science, math programs in state

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin spoke Tuesday at the third-annual STEM Summit in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahomans weigh in on #DemDebate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Here's what your fellow Oklahomans had to say about Tuesday night's debate.

  • Video: Oklahoma woman wins $1,000 singing on 'Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    An Oklahoma woman won $1,000 in a segment on NBC's new show "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris." Cindy Garner of Mustang was surprised and challenged live on air to complete the lyrics to Gloria Estefan’s classic “Conga” during the “Singalong Live” segment on last Tuesday's show.  She successfully rose to the challenge and won $1,000. In "Singalong Live," the show's producers put Skype cameras in viewers' homes without their knowledge. During the live show, they turn on the cameras to surprise the participants, who have to finish the lyrics to the song on the spot.

  • Q&A with Vance Winningham

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    U.S. immigration law caps H-1B temporary visa/work permits at 80,000 plus 1,400 for Chilean nationals and 5,400 visas for Singapore nationals. Oklahoma's largest shortage is in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.

  • OU football: Four plays, all in the first quarter, were signs of trouble for the Sooners

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The game wasn’t decided until the fourth quarter, when the Sooners’ offense stalled with two quick sacks and then the defense couldn’t get a stop on third-and-long that would’ve given the offense one more chance. But there were plenty of signs of trouble early.

  • Oklahoma State football: Punter Zach Sinor plays key role in Cowboys’ overtime victory at West Virginia

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    Sinor’s accuracy and poise did not go unnoticed by the league, either, as he was named the Big 12 special teams player of the week. A deserved honor considering his key role in the Cowboys’ 33-26 overtime victory in Morgantown.

  • LIVE: Democratic presidential debate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Follow live updates below from tonight's Democratic presidential debate on CNN: 

  • Falling revenues continue to plague Oklahoma's budget

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    September collections of $544.1 million were $4.8 million, or 0.9 percent, below estimates, and $16.9 million, or 3 percent, below the prior year collections.

  • Texas mascot Bevo retiring to ranch after cancer diagnosis

    By the Associated Press | Published: Tue, Oct 13, 2015

    The university said Tuesday that the steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was preliminarily diagnosed last week with bovine leukemia virus. The diagnosis was confirmed by several veterinarians.