• Rain chances slight in central Oklahoma, but Friday a bit cooler

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    There is a 20 percent chance for rain Friday in central Oklahoma. The temperature will be cooler than in recent days.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany shelves Nazi crimes investigation of Minnesota man, says 96-year-old unfit for trial.

  • Lausanne awarded 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Swiss city of Lausanne has been awarded the Winter Youth Olympics for 2020, beating Brasov, Romania, in a vote by International Olympic Committee members. Lillehammer, Norway, will host the Winter Youth Olympics in 2016. The Winter Youth Olympics, featuring seven sports from the Winter Games, is for athletes between the ages of 15 and 18.

  • Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Unidentified gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election. The workers were campaigning for Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake of the United National Party. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara says the gunmen shot at the campaign workers from a vehicle and fled the scene. He said police investigations are underway to arrest the culprits. Colombo National Hospital director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said one woman was brought dead to the hospital and 13 people are being treated for gunshot wounds. Sri Lanka's parliamentary election will

  • Redbirds shutout OKC Dodgers

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Memphis, Tenn. – Three Memphis Redbirds combined on a five-hit shutout in a 9-0 victory over the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Thursday night at AutoZone Park. Memphis (57-49) scored all nine of their runs with the bases loaded and two outs across two big innings. Starting pitcher Nick Greenwood (10-3) tossed seven scoreless innings and became the Pacific Coast League’s second 10-game winner this season. He combined with relievers Justin Wright and Heath Wyatt for the shutout. Oklahoma City (62-42) was shutout for the fifth time this season while being held to five hits, all singles. The Dodgers have now lost four straight games for the second time during the current road trip and nine of their last 11 games. OKC pitcher

  • MLB notebook

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Jays swing deal for Price, Tigers also trade Soria Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After obtaining slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado, the Blue Jays tried to shore up their rotation by adding Price, likely the top remaining starting pitcher on the market. “These types of players, the great superstar players, rarely become available,” Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “We think we’re a good team and adding a guy like Price we think makes us that much stronger and will give us a chance to win. It’s

  • OU picks up safety commit

    From staff reports | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Oklahoma picked up its seventh commitment for the 2016 class Thursday when Shreveport (La.) Calvary Academy safety Chanse Sylvie committed to the Sooners. Sylvie announced his decision on Twitter. The three-star recruit according to Rivals.com chose the Sooners from a long list of offers that also included Oklahoma State, TCU, Baylor, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Tennessee. The Sooners currently have four players from Louisiana on their roster--offensive lineman Cody Ford, defensive tackle Courtney Garnett, linebacker Arthur McGinnis and offensive tackle Joseph Paul. Sylvie is the second defensive back in the class for OU, joining former Lawton High and current NEO standout Maurice Chandler, a

  • Photos of man wanted in beating and pickup theft released in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police have released photographs of a man wanted for questioning in the beating of a man in west Oklahoma City. The man's pickup was stolen.

  • Deaths

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    ADA Payne, Patricia Ann, 74, retired secretary, died July 26. Services 10 a.m. Friday (Criswell, Ada). ALEX Robinson, Gary Edward, 67, oil-field worker, died July 27. Services pending (John M. Ireland, Moore). ALTUS Wilkes, William L., 79, maintenance director, died July 27. Mass 10 a.m. Friday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Kincannon, Altus). ALVA Kletke, Margaret “Mickey,” 96, retired, died July 30. Services pending (Marshall, Alva). BARNSDALL Forrest, Rosalie, 80, died July 30. Services pending (Stumpff, Barnsdall). BARTLESVILLE Benne, Janette V., 92, Phillips

  • Claremore museum's upgraded lighting system is completed

    From Tulsa World Staff Reports | Updated: 10 hr ago

    CLAREMORE — The Grand River Dam Authority assisted with a new lighting system recently completed at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. The project supplements the lighting and meets guidelines for protection and preservation of exhibits and valuable artworks. The improvements also are designed to save energy. “We are incredibly grateful to GRDA for this sponsorship,” Tad Jones, executive director of the museum, said in a statement. “It has made a huge difference, not only in the quality of lighting for the exhibits, but in energy efficiency.” While all areas have been improved, the most noticeable upgrades are in the children’s museum, library, hallway to the library, the Final Journey Gallery and Vista

  • Pipeline company lawsuits seek to get project back on track

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Plains Pipeline LP is seeking temporary and permanent injunctions against the landowners and is asking Cleveland County District Court to enforce the company's use of eminent domain for the Red River II pipeline project.

  • Norman Notes

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON STAFF WRITER jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Construction work begins Construction work has begun at both Norman High School, 911 W Main St., and Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave., on projects stemming from a 2013 bond package approved by voters. Each school will get a redesigned entryway, college and career centers for seniors and freshmen academies, plus new learning areas and classroom space. The collegiate centers will help students as they progress through high school and prepare for life beyond high school, whether it be college, a technical school or a job, said Superintendent Joe Siano. Freshmen academies will help incoming freshmen better adapt to their new schools and prepare for a successful high school career, he said.

  • Immigraton sweep nets 30 arrests in state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A total of 30 arrests were made in Oklahoma City and Guymon in a four-day sweep that ended Sunday.

  • Plugging in

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Plugging In business briefs for July 31, 2015

  • Records

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    MARRIAGES Jennifer Kay Terlip and William Blake Burget Callie Lovell Brooks and Justin M. Dupuis Rebecca Helen Baird and Michael Ray Mettler Carlie Loren Croxton and Adam Jonathon Carl England Julie Ann Crawford and Alan William Hudson Sami Lynn Mieir and Jason Michael Whitaker Jennilyn Deguinio Ozarraga and Garrett William Fendrych Desiree Danielle Bates and Deangelo Harrell Rodgers Rhonda Brooke Anne McLaughlin and Aaron Isaiah Smith Jazmin Murphy and Stephon Rah Shon Grant Kimberly Gayle Stephens and Matthew Christian Shoush April Summer Delagarza and Stephen Thomas Moore Yolanda Lynn Cortez and Herman Edmond Martin Jr.

  • What we're talking about

    AP | Updated: 10 hr ago

    CONFEDERATE FLAGS-MLK CENTER: Confederate battle flags are stealthily placed on the grounds of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.  MOVIE THEATER SHOOTING: 911 calls describe harrowing scene after lone gunman's deadly rampage inside movie theater in Louisiana.  COMET-SCIENCE: Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories.  HARPER HOSPITALIZED: Actress Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill in Maine, where she's performing in musical.


    AP | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ‘Blue moon’ is Friday, but is it true ‘blue’? WASHINGTON — This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. Full moon Friday, will be the second full moon of July. Geoff Chester, of the U.S. Naval Observatory, said the traditional definition of a blue moon is two full moons in a month. It has nothing to do with color. But there’s a catch that may disqualify this second appearance as a blue moon. Chester said an older definition calls a blue moon the fourth full moon in an astronomical season. This is only the second full moon of summer, so by that definition no blue moon. The next blue moon will be in January 2018.


    By ANDREW MELDRUM Associated Press | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Man describes finding piece that could solve MH370 plane mystery REUNION | SAINT-ANDRE — Johnny Begue was collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts failed to find any sign of the plane, and authorities are analyzing the piece to see if it matches the missing plane. “I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn’t realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet,” Begue, 46, told The Associated Press

  • OKC police dedicate officer to social media

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, an Oklahoma City police spokeswoman for the last six years, now will manage the department's social media presence and its Crime Stoppers program.

  • State briefs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    STATEWIDE Claremore mayor named to board Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Claremore Mayor William E. “Bill” Flanagan to the state Board of Education. Flanagan succeeds Amy Ford, who did not want to be considered for a second term. Flanagan will serve on an interim basis pending state Senate confirmation next year and will represent the 2nd Congressional District on the board. A retired certified public accountant and personal financial specialist, he has been mayor of Claremore since 2013 and previously served on the city council. “It is an honor and privilege to be considered for the state Board of Education appointment,” Flanagan said.