• Colon cancer on the rise in younger adults

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Early screening and prevention is being credited for putting a dent in the incidence rate of the second deadliest cancer in men and women. But researchers and physicians say a more troubling statistic has been the increase in colorectal cancers (CRC) — cancers of the colon or rectum — in those ages 20 to 49, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery, a professional medical journal.

  • Indiana Gov. Pence signs religious objections bill

    By TOM DAVIES | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people. Indiana is the first state to enact such a change this year among about a dozen where such proposals have been introduced. The measure would prohibit state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs. Pence, a Republican, backed the bill as it moved through the Legislature and spoke at a Statehouse rally last month that drew hundreds of supporters of the proposal. The governor signed the bill

  • Owasso man killed in Tulsa County crash on wet roadway late Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    An Owasso man was killed in a crash in Tulsa County late Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash.

  • OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks ranked No. 20 among NBA coaches by ESPN

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Scott Brooks has put together a pretty good resume since taking over as Thunder head coach in 2008, but the Thunder coach is ranked 20th out of 30 NBA coaches in ESPN's latest front-office rankings. ESPN's Forecast panel rated every team's coach on "his guidance and leadership in terms of how it affects overall on-court success, both in the short and long term." Predictably, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is No. 1 on the list, followed by Atlanta Hawks coach (and former Spurs assistant) Mike Budenholzer, Golden State's Steve Kerr, Dallas' Rick Carlisle and Chicago's Tom Thibodeau in the top five. Numerous other coaches who haven't had the success or tenure of Brooks (Kerr and Budenholzer included) are ranked ahead of him. Here's the complete list . Last on the list? Former Thunder guard and first-year New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.

  • Samson Resources laying off 196 local workers

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Samson Resource Co., the privately held Tulsa oil and gas giant beset by huge debt leverage and falling crude oil prices, is laying off one-third of its Tulsa workforce, the company confirmed Thursday morning. Samson is letting go of 196 employees at the Tulsa headquarters and 270 companywide. The reduction will push Samson's local workforce below 400 people. "As has been previously communicated, Samson Resources is currently in the process of evaluating restructuring alternatives to address the sharp decline in oil and natural gas prices, which have posed huge challenges to the company and to the broader industry," company spokesman Brian Maddox said in a statement.

  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signs religious objections bill

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people. Indiana is the first state to enact such a change this year among about a dozen where such proposals have been introduced.

  • Gov. Fallin declares state of emergency for 25 Oklahoma counties

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke in Moore on Thursday morning at Southgate Elementary School.

  • Family blames pot edibles in Tulsa man's death

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The family of a Tulsa man who shot himself Saturday night in Keystone is blaming his suicide on his ingestion of edible marijuana candies.

  • Oklahomans warned to beware of scams in wake of tornadoes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning residents to beware of potential scams following severe storms and tornadoes in the state. Pruitt warns to be wary of repair services and contractors who solicit door-to-door; offer discounts for finding other customers; "Just happen to have" materials left over from a previous job; accept only cash; press for an immediate decision; or ask for payment for the entire job up-front. Pruitt also said the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in 25 counties. The price gouging law prohibits a more than 10 percent increase in the price of most goods and services during and 30 days after a state of em

  • Dangerous Oklahoma weather: 8 tornado/storm terms you need to know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahomans aren’t strangers to severe spring weather, and last night’s swath of storms has everyone saying, “I love Oklahoma, but this weather…”

  • The Beastie Boys Are Officially Done

    Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    In interviews with The Daily Beast and GQ, Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has confirmed the Beastie Boys are indeed done making music following the 2012 death of Adam "MCA" Yauch. "Adam started the band, so it’s done."

  • Notre Dame arrives in Oklahoma late after plane was diverted

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The Notre Dame women’s basketball team arrived in Oklahoma City several hours late because of storms and tornadoes in the area that left one person dead. Notre Dame associate media relations director Chris Masters says the team plane was diverted to Lawton, Oklahoma, about 100 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Masters says the team made it to their hotel about 11:15 p.m. Central time Wednesday, about three hours later than expected. Masters says the team encountered rain and thunderstorms in Lawton, but nothing too severe. He says the team was relaxing before Thursday’s practice to prepare for their game against Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Friday night.

  • Syracuse travelblog: A trip to Cooperstown

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Upstate New York is a beautiful part of the country. Mountains. Lots of waters. Lots of quaint villages. Now, upstate New York in March is no fun. The snow can be gorgeous for about 15 minutes, but I’m already tired of it, after about 30 hours in Syracuse. I’m sure the locals, after a long, […]

  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus coming June 25-28 to Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will bring its new show to Oklahoma City for shows June 25-28 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, the venue announced today. The new show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends,” promises to unveil “the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages,” according to a news release. Circus artists […]

  • Senate up next after House passes bold conservative budget

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama's health care law and slashing safety net programs for the poor. The House passed its version on a party-line vote of 228-199 on Wednesday, and the Senate was preparing to follow suit late Thursday or early Friday. As debate began Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lauded a "balanced budget which focuses on growth, common sense and the middle class." "It isn't perfect but it does represent honest compromise and the promise of a better tomorrow," McConnell said on the floor.

  • UPDATE: Power restored to thousands following Oklahoma City area storms, outages remain

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    There are more than 7,000 power outages remaining in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. reports most outages restored.

  • 400 evacuated from Oklahoma City airport terminal during storms

    William Crum | Updated: 5 hr ago

    About 400 people took shelter in the pedestrian tunnel at Will Rogers World Airport in southwest Oklahoma City as storms raked the airfield Wednesday evening. The storms produced damaging tornadoes in Moore and winds caused damage — including downed tree limbs — in neighborhoods along SW 119 Street in Oklahoma City. Airports Director Mark Kranenberg […]

  • Energy cuts slow manufacturing growth, Fed survey shows

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Weakest activity in region was in energy-producing states.

  • Oklahoma weather: Severe storm updates

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Read updates below of damage reports from Wednesday's storms that moved across central Oklahoma.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel

    staff reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Join Berry Tramel live from Syracuse and the NCAA East Regional for some Sooners, Thunder and Cowboys talk live on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.




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