• Woman says she punched TV actor's girlfriend before stabbing

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A woman testified Thursday that she punched TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled that Diamond had a knife. The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show "Saved by the Bell," is accused of stabbing a man during a barroom brawl on Christmas Day in Port Washington, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee. Diamond has pleaded not guilty to recklessly endangering public safety. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Bethany Ward, 25, testified Thursday that she punched Diamond's girlfriend, Amanda Schutz, after an altercation at the bar in December.

  • Oklahoma City awarded future Big 12 baseball, women's basketball tournaments

    ryan aber | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Big 12 baseball and women’s basketball tournaments are coming to Oklahoma City long term. The baseball tournament, which moved to Tulsa this year but was already scheduled to return to Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark next season, will stay in Oklahoma City through 2020. The women’s basketball tournament will be played at Chesapeake Arena from 2017-19. Oklahoma City has hosted the baseball tournament in every year but three since 1997. Arlington hosted the tournament in 2002 and 2004. The women’s tournament was already scheduled to return to Oklahoma City in 2016. The tournament has been played in Oklahoma City in 2007, 2009 and 2014. The men’s basketball tournament will remain

  • OU signee Kyle Tyler of Westmoore wins Gatorade award

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A standout season that propelled his team to the Class 6A state championship game has helped Westmoore senior and Oklahoma signee Kyle Tyler earn the Oklahoma Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year award. The right-handed pitcher was 10-0 with a 0.70 earned-run average, setting Westmoore’s single-season record for strikeouts with 102 in just 60 innings. […]

  • [UPDATE]: Adrian Peterson Twitter rant reportedly about NFL contracts, not Vikings

    Erik Horne | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Adrian Peterson isn’t at Vikings OTAs right now, and hasn’t been all week. He says it’s “business, not personal.” It sure seemed like more than just business when the former OU running back went off on a Twitter rant Thursday. I love people who think they know it all! Smh, Research how many NFL teams […]

  • Norman youth spelling his way to bee championship

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Cole Shafer-Ray of Norman is one of 10 elite spellers who made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals, airing tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN

  • Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable. The upgrade will give Android's personal assistant, Google Now, expanded powers of intuition that may be greeted as a great convenience to some and a tad too creepy for others. Most of the renovations unveiled Thursday at Google's annual developers' conference won't be available until late summer or early fall, around the same time that Apple is expected to release the latest overhaul of the iOS software that powers the iPhone and iPad.

  • VIDEO: OU golfers show off trick shot skills

    Nathan Ruiz | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma men's golf team is heading to the NCAA Championships, and after seeing the Sooners' ability to nail trick shots, that should come as a surprise to no one. The video, which can be seen above, features Oklahoma golfers Michael Gellerman, Grant Hirschman, Max McGreevy, Griffin Pierce, Charlie Saxon and Beau Titsworth and was filmed by Luke Kwon. The group took advantage of some rainy days and cold afternoons, seemingly spending time in the Charlie Coe Center chipping golf balls off various objects in the room landing in cups and trophies full of water. Some of the most impressive shots include a Sooner hitting a ball off a wall and course map before landing in a cup, and three Sooners in a line all chipping into a water-filled trophy at once. Kwon posted the video to his YouTube channel. He hinted in the description of the video that more might be coming. He apologized for the video being shot in portrait mode, adding "We'll keep that in mind next time." OU is the 12 seed in the NCAA Championships, which will be played Friday through Wednesday at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. The Sooners will tee off at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

  • Oklahoma teen among 10 finalists in National Spelling Bee

    By BEN NUCKOLS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    OXON HILL, Md. — Dev Jaiswal’s journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become. Dev, a 13-year-old from Louisville, Mississippi, made it to the national bee in 2012. In the two years after that, he finished second and third in the Mississippi state bee. This year, he didn’t just win his state. He’s reached the pinnacle. Dev carried the highest score into the semifinal rounds and spelled both of his words correctly to become one of ten finalists with a chance to win $37,000 in cash and prizes. Dev said he changed up his study routine this year, and he also got a lot of advice from veteran spellers.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 28, 2015: Hear Matt Stansberry & The Romance at the UCO Jazz Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Today’s featured event: EDMOND – Hear soulful Edmond-based rock band Matt Stansberry & The Romance play a hometown show at 8 tonight at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.ucojazzlab.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • Women's College World Series: LSU shuts down Auburn in SEC showdown

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    WCWS -- Hoover's pitching, Bell's first-inning blast propel LSU into winner's bracket matchup with No. 1 Florida

  • Obama: TX, OK storms a reminder to prepare for disasters

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is a reminder that the U.S. needs to toughen its response to the effects of natural disasters. He said climate change is affecting both the pace and intensity of storms. Making his first visit as president to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Obama said that, while the nation is more prepared than ever for today's storms, "the best scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events, like hurricanes, are likely to become more powerful." "When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that's a recipe for more devastating floods," he said. Obama said storm forecasting has improved along with the means to

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, May 29-Sunday, May 31

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    FRIDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m.; Fresno at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m.; Kansas City at Chi. Cubs; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m.; Boston at Texas; FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m.; LA Dodgers at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KTOK-AM 1000/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM NHL 7 p.m.; Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers; NBCSN (Cox 251) AUTO RACING 9 a.m.; Xfinity Practice; FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m.; Truck Qualifying; FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m.; Xfinity Practice; FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m.; Sprint Cup Qualifying; FS1 (Cox 67) 4:30 p.m.; Truck Series; FS1 (Cox 67) GOLF 6 a.m.; Irish Open; GOLF (Cox 60) Noon; LPGA: ShopRite; GOLF (Cox 60) 3 p.m.

  • Questions and answers with Murray State point guard, reported Thunder target Cameron Payne

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The NBA Draft is one month from tonight, yet some apparently think the Thunder already has pinpointed its pick. According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, there is growing buzz among rival general managers that OKC has made a promise to Murray State point guard Cameron Payne with the 14th overall pick. It wouldn’t be the […]

  • The Oklahoma Derby: How Tulsa Roughnecks FC and OKC Energy FC's rivalry was heated from the beginning

    BY MARK COOPER, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Megaphone in his right hand, imaginary baton in his left, Mason Robbins stood with his back to the field and faced his fellow Roustabouts. He wore a throwback, red-and-white Tulsa Roughnecks jersey. On the back, it read “Capo” — an Italian word that is now synonymous with the chant-leaders for supporter groups of American soccer clubs. On top of Robbins’ matted hair was an orange, metal hard hat he found in a barn in southern Oklahoma. When the 28-year-old entered ONEOK Field and marched with the Roustabouts around the concourse, he carried a large, orange wrench he purchased at Harbor Freight Tools. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Boutique hotel apologizes for refusing lounge entry to Navy officer

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    New York's Standard Hotel, a boutique hotel located in Manhattan, has issued an apology to a Navy officer after denying her access to its rooftop lounge while visiting for Fleet Week this past weekend. The sailor's uniform was deemed a dress code violation by the rooftop lounge's bouncer.

  • Marine veteran from Edmond reflects on her World War II service

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Grace Davis, 92, of Edmond, served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946.

  • How a Sooner sparked Warriors' most recent championship

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. That was a long time ago. But the ’75 Warriors remain one of my favorite NBA champs of all time. Thanks in large part to Clifford Ray. It takes an old-timer to remember Ray, who played at OU under […]

  • Oprah Winfrey Network miniseries on Tulsa Race Riot hopes to begin filming in September

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The creative team behind a proposed miniseries set during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot hope to begin shooting in September, executive producer Nancy Miller said Wednesday. “I don’t believe anything until we’re on set and they say ‘Action!’ and even then it’s questionable,” Miller said. “But we think it’s going to go. We have a studio interested. They’re in the budget wars right now, and we hope to shoot this September.” A shooting location or locations have not been announced. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Ex-Miss America's divorce case scandalized Tulsa in '34

    BY DEBBIE JACKSON and HILARY PITTMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    Two weeks of racy divorce court testimony filled with revelry, adultery and a tipsy toddler, shattered in 1934 the demure image most Tulsans had of our very own Miss America, who had married oilman Thomas Gilcrease. The crowning of Norma Des Cygne Smallwood was hailed as an anti-flapper victory by the Tulsa World. Smallwood didn’t bob her long, chestnut hair but wore it rolled into buns on either side of her face, somewhat like Princess Leia in “Star Wars.” “Chosen for beauty, intelligence and personality, Miss Tulsa … is a type entirely apart from the bobbed-haired, boyish flapper popularly acclaimed as the exponent of American girlhood,” read the Associated Press story bannered on the front page of the Tulsa World on Sept. 11, 1926. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Keystone Lake nearing flood stage

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    MANNFORD — The town administrator from Mannford is seeking to ease fears of flooding in a city that sits alongside ever-rising Keystone Lake. City hall took an estimated 300 calls Wednesday from people worried about water overtaking the community, Town Administator Mike Nunneley said. Sand bags four to five feet high have been placed around the doors of Mannford High School gymnasium, whose floor sits at 754 feet, he said. At 2 p.m. Thursday, the lake measured at 751.37 which is roughly three feet below flood stage. Keystone has a surcharge (above flood pool) of 757 feet. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.