• Tulsa's movie theaters have changed dramatically in 20 years and are set to change again

    BY MICHAEL SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The summer of 1997 was just six months ahead of the opening of the AMC Southroads 20-screen theater, and Tulsa’s theaters included the Park Lane Twin, Fox 4, Fontana 6 and Annex 7. Little more than a year later, those theaters were gone, and in the fall of 1998, theaters at Eastland Mall and outside of Woodland Hills Mall were slowly moving toward closing as the theater-building rage continued. While Tulsa Promenade’s theater expanded to become a 12-screen “Palace,” new megaplexes were built like the Cinemark “Tulsa” in southeast Tulsa and the Starworld 20, constructed so far south that its Tulsa location was just across the street from Bixby’s city limits. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Complaint: Tulsa oral surgeon pulls wrong teeth, operates under influence of medications

    BY SHANNON MUCHMORE, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A Tulsa oral surgeon has surrendered his license after being found to have operated while under the influence of medications, including extracting the wrong teeth and operating on the wrong side of the mouth. Dr. Gary Dean Burnidge, 75, has sold his practice at 6565 S. Yale Ave. after voluntarily surrendering his license to the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry in January. The board began investigating after an internal complaint filed in October. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Train with us for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Plan on running in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon this year? If so, training is of the utmost importance. That’s why we’re asking all of you to participate in a four-week Instagram fitness challenge with us to get ready for the race. We’ve also partnered with Red Coyote Running and Fitness to award two $150 gift cards to the top winners of our challenge. Here’s how it works:   -Week 1 (March 2-8): Post a photo of scenery, buildings or objects you see while running. Use the tag #seenonokrun and tag      us @news_ok.   -Week 2 (March 9-15): Snap a screenshot of your best time or mile on an app or map. Use the tag #mybestmile and tag us      @news_ok.

  • OSU football: Spring football game time set

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State announced that its spring football game will be played at 1 p.m. on April 18. Admission will be free to the game at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys will begin spring practice on March 9. More from NewsOK : Big 12 spring practice start and spring game dates

  • Fox News forced to backtrack again over Bill O'Reilly's reporting claims

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Channel admits O’Reilly did not witness bombings in Northern Ireland or murders in El Salvador in wake of questions over TV host’s reporting experiences.

  • Oklahoma billionaires' fortunes made in energy, retail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Harold Hamm, despite a tough 2014, still ranked as the richest man in Oklahoma, according to Forbes.

  • Nasdaq composite closes above 5,000 for first time since peak of dot-com bubble 15 years ago

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nasdaq composite closes above 5,000 for first time since peak of dot-com bubble 15 years ago.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---No cuts!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace   QUESTION: My family and I have traveled extensively. We have observed an interesting phenomenon: that some people feel no regard for lines. At the airport, we experienced complete disregard for equality […]

  • Police seek man accused of exposing himself, touching girl, 9, at Oklahoma Walmart

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Tulsa police are seeking the identity of a man who allegedly exposed himself to and touched a young girl at an area Wal-Mart last month. A release from the Tulsa Police Department's Sex Crimes unit said the man, whose image was capture by a store security camera, allegedly touched the 9-year-old girl just after 11 p.m. on Feb. 14 at the Wal-Mart at 207 S. Memorial Drive. The man, described as being Hispanic and between 20-35 years old, with short black hair, allegedly touched the girl and exposed himself inside the store's toy department.

  • OKC Thunder: Scott Brooks named Western Conference Coach of the Month

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    On Monday, Thunder coach Scott Brooks was named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for February. Despite injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams, Brooks guided the Thunder to a Western Conference best 9-3 mark in February, with wins over three teams currently in playoff position -- the Los Angeles Clippers (131-108), Memphis Grizzlies (105-89) and Dallas Mavericks (104-89). The Thunder's three losses in February came by a combined 10 points.

  • Federal judge reduces sentences for 8 imprisoned Amish in hair- and beard-cutting attacks.

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal judge reduces sentences for 8 imprisoned Amish in hair- and beard-cutting attacks.

  • Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. The maps' "Street View" option mostly provides panoramic views of cities and neighborhoods photographed by car-mounted cameras, but Google also has found creative ways to depict exotic locations where there are no roads. In its latest foray into the wilderness, Google teamed up with environmental protection group Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, or FAS, to explore a remote part of an Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Google Inc.

  • CEO: Sonic snatches customers from McDonald's

    Brianna Bailey | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based Sonic is zipping ahead of the competition as sales slump for burger behemoth McDonald’s. Sonic Corp. CEO Cliff Hudson made an appearance today on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” Monday, and said that the company is benefiting from lower gas prices, as well as taking market share from the Golden Arches. “A tiny […]

  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists. Previous attempts to capture the symbolic city have failed, and hours into Monday's operation, the military said it still hadn't entered Tikrit, indicating a long battle lies ahead. Retaking it will help Iraqi forces secure a major supply link for any future operation to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city which has been under militant rule since June.

  • Golfer retracts claims about Tiger Woods being suspended

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A journeyman pro golfer made claims about Tiger Woods serving a month-long suspension. Now, he's backtracking. Dan Olsen went on a Michigan radio station and said "a strong witness ... a credible person" told him Woods was serving a suspension by the PGA Tour. In the interview, Olsen alluded to Woods using performance enhancing drugs. "It's not testosterone, but it's something else," Olsen told The Game 730-AM on Friday. "I think when it's all said and done, he's gonna surpass Lance Armstrong with infamy." But Olsen has apologized since his comments have exploded nationwide. "My comments were ill-advised," he said. "I retract the entire interview and apologize to Nike, the PGA Tour, Tiger and Tim Finchem." Olsen also told ESPN.com "everything I said on that radio interview was only my opinion and not based on any firsthand knowledge or facts."

  • Oklahoma lawmakers struggle with how to be smart on crime

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 3 hr ago

    State Rep. Scott Biggs is opposed to legislation by Rep. Bobby Cleveland that seeks to reduce the state’s high and expensive incarceration rate by shortening time behind bars for some of Oklahoma’s worst criminals.

  • Dallas Cowboys franchise tag WR Dez Bryant

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant on Monday, keeping the former Oklahoma State standout from hitting the free agent market. Unless the Cowboys and Bryant agree to a long-term deal in the offseason, Bryant will make $12.823 million in 2015. From dallascowboys.com: "Whether or not Bryant will actually play the 2015 season under this designation remains to be seen as the Cowboys will have until July 15 to work out a new contract with Bryant. If not, the Cowboys won’t be allowed to restructure a deal with him until the end of the season." Bryant led the league in touchdown receptions (16) and was eighth in receiving yards (1,320) in 2014.

  • After weekend storm, Oklahoma due for another shot of winter

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma thaws out from a weekend snowstorm, much of the state is due for a warmup — then another shot of winter this week. Forecasters say most of Oklahoma will see temperatures hit the upper 50s Tuesday before a cold front enters later that evening. The National Weather Service says as the frigid air sweeps through the state, rain, sleet and light snow are possible late Tuesday and into early Wednesday. The wintry mix is expected to transition to snow on Wednesday, as cold air continues to spill into the Southern Plains. Forecasters say it's too early to tell how much accumulation will occur, but warn that impacts to travel are likely. The wintry weather will move out of the state by T

  • You'll Miss Mister Rogers Even More When You Hear His Loving Message

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Mister Rogers can still make us feel better. On the 12th anniversary of Fred Rogers' death Friday, the Fred Rogers Company posted a poignant video message from the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" host.

  • Ionizing radiation, light and skin cancer

    Robert Hayes | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Ionizing radiation is not only what Uranium, Potassium and dental X-ray machines produce, it is also produced in abundance by the sun. Too much is exposure to the sun is not considered healthy, especially for those who sunburn easily.