• Oklahoma woman dies after Pontotoc County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Sarah Johansen, 29, of Ada, died Sunday after the van she was driving struck a power pole in Pontotoc County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Who will take top honors at iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015?

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Tons of celebs are set to appear at the fan-voted show Sunday night. Rihanna will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form. The iHeartRadio Music Awards will debut its second annual show Sunday from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

  • More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting

    Updated: 39 min ago

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control. The raucous parties in the spring break capital of Panama City Beach have had politicians, police and businesses tussling for years over how much to crack down on a key economic force. That debate was revived again when a packed gathering of dancing 20-somethings turned into a sprawling crime scene early Saturday. "This is what we've been trying to warn people about," said Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen. "It was only a matter of time and it's only a matter of time until it happen

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Monday, March 30-Tuesday, March 31

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL 5 p.m., Edmond N. at Norman N., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon, Washington vs. St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) NBA 6:30 p.m., Houston at Toronto, NBATV (Cox 256) 9 p.m., Phoenix at Portland, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7:30 p.m., Calgary at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles at Chicago, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Regional from Albany, ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m., Regional from Spokane, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 p.m., Georgia at Tennessee, SECN (Cox 275) HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 7 p.m., Powerade Jamfest, ESPN2 (Cox 28) TUESDAY MLB SPRING

  • 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.

  • Reporters refuse Obama's dismissal from golf course, are sent to the 'shed' | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    In its latest attempt to shut down media coverage, the White House Saturday dismissed reporters to their Florida hotel by declaring a news lid even though President Obama was just beginning his golf game — but the press pool voted to stay. Obama's golf pools are regularly frustrated by never even seeing him. Some previous presidents, notably George H.W. Bush, would allow reporters to watch his play on one or two greens. Sometimes he answered questions. Obama has golfed at the club before, with Tiger Woods. The trip will cost taxpayers $843,508 in airfare alone.

  • Boston officer improving after surgery to remove bullet

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Boston police say an officer shot in the face by a suspect Friday night is in stable condition and improving after surgery to remove a bullet lodged below his ear. Officer John Moynihan had several hours of surgery Sunday at Boston Medical Center, where he was upgraded from critical condition. Commissioner William Evans says Moynihan is expected to be moved from intensive care within days and to make a full recovery. Evans says he and Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley visited the hospital Sunday afternoon. Gang unit officers with Moynihan on Friday fatally shot the suspect, 41-year-old Angelo West. Police say West continued firing at them as he tried to run away from a traffic stop.

  • The six-second drum solo that shaped 1,500 songs

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Amen, Brother was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Barely noticed at the time, its drum solo has been hugely influential, appearing in more than 1,500 other songs. Over the past three decades bands on both sides of the Atlantic have used the drum solo from Amen, Brother for inspiration.

  • Study Shows Coffee Reduces The Risk Of Cancer In Alcohol Drinkers

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    A new study shows coffee reduces the risk of cancer in alcohol drinkers. Heavy drinking is an unhealthy habit as it can damage one’s thinking capacities while also putting the person at a risk of developing chronic liver damage.

  • Super Mario 64 in your browser is perfect retro Sunday fun

    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Ask Nintendo 64 owners what their favorite game was and, after a little reminiscing, many will tell you Super Mario 64. Now, you can relive the classic 3D title - or at least its first level - all in the comfort of your browser. Handiwork of Erik Roystan Ross, the recreation of Nintendo's 1996 masterpiece can be played online or through the browser, using either the keyboard or a gamepad controller from either Microsoft or Sony's stables. Ross focused on just one level of the game, treating it as a proof of concept for "Super Character Controller", a Unity project he's been working on. It's available for other game developers to try, offering a shortcut to things like collision detection.

  • 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.

  • Haunted House news adds to what stands to be a landmark year for local dining

    Dave Cathey | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    When rock god Jack White’s guacamole fetish isn’t the biggest food story in the local food scene’s first few months, you know you’re in for the ride of your life. Chef Jonathon Stranger has purchased a farm that will become one of the state’s premiere dining and entertainment venues in Carlton’s Landing. On top of […]

  • Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Suns

    staff reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder tries to extend its lead over the Phoenix Suns for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Follow our live coverage with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

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

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    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: 7 hr ago

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

  • Egypt's president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president says leaders at summit have agreed to create a joint Arab military force.

  • Arab leaders say military strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw, surrender arms

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders say military strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw, surrender arms.

  • 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.