• Oklahoma school district accused of covering up teacher's sex with student

    By Jennifer Palmer
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Jennifer Caswell, a former English teacher at Hollis, pleaded guilty to rape charges and also is facing allegations in a federal lawsuit filed in Oklahoma by the child’s father.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

  • Tributes:

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    A farewell to people with Oklahoma ties who enjoyed the game day experience: Trent Claxton, 52, of Yukon was an avid racing fan. Claxton drove a modified race car for several years at State Fair Speedway. His father, Jack, was the speedway's public address announcer, and his brother, Scott, was also a racer. Ben Newcomer, 75, was an avid golfer who played on more than 40 courses outside the U.S. The home builder was also a long-time season ticket holder to Oklahoma football games. Newcomer liked to hunt and ski. Sylvia Warner Vessels, 100, of Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City's Plaza District is home to more development

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Two empty lots in the Oklahoma City Plaza District will be built as mixed-use housing and add retail to the eatery-heavy area.

  • West edge of downtown Oklahoma City shifting from reviled to restyled

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    A transformation of the 700 block of W Sheridan in Oklahoma City into restaurants, offices and retail from “skid row” into the popular Film Row is nearly complete, and development yet to be announced will likely go west and connect with the Fred Jones Assembly Plant block.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signs $7.1 billion budget bill, says she's 'proud'

    By Rick M. Green
    Capitol Bureau |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation Monday authorizing a $7.1 billion state budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

  • Sherwin-Williams employees help out at Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Sherwin-Williams employees repainted rooms at the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County Memorial Park location.

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University's President's Leadership Class tours Altus area

    By Brian Adler
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Thirty students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s President’s Leadership Class program in Weatherford were recent visitors to the Altus area for a tour of several sites in southwest Oklahoma.

  • #MyOklahoma for June 1, 2015

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    #MyOklahoma for June 1, 2015

  • Deaths

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    ADA Jones, Jack, 82, retired sales for Halliburton and B.J. Services, died June 1. Memorial services 1 p.m. Thursday, Union Valley Baptist Church, Stonewall (Criswell, Ada). ARDMORE Foust, Billy Christene, 89, homemaker, died May 24. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday (Harvey-Douglas, Ardmore). BLACKWELL Boersma, Ann Rosalie, 86, died May 29. Graveside services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Blackwell Cemetery (Roberts and Son, Blackwell). Shupe, Pamela Sue, 62, died May 28. Services 2

  • Oklahoma County public records for June 1

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for June 1, 2015

  • Man shot at scene of flooding shoved trooper, officials say

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    OKMULGEE — A man shot dead after being told to leave a flooded area had grabbed a trooper and shoved him to the ground, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Monday. At a news conference, the agency showed a police video in which two men — the Fischer brothers — tramp through water toward a pair of police officers. OHP spokesman Capt. Paul Timmons said Nehemiah Fischer, 35, knocked over one trooper before being shot. Fischer's father, J.R. Fischer, told The Associated Press on Monday that the behavior didn't sound like that of his son, who was an assistant pastor at a Tulsa church who studied the Bible daily.

  • OGE Energy names Sean Trauschke as CEO; Enable Midstream CEO resigns

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma City energy companies made several changes in their executive suites Monday, as OGE Energy Corp. named Sean Trauschke as CEO. Meanwhile, Enable Midstream Partners LP is looking for a new CEO as Lynn Bourdon stepped down. Former OGE Energy CEO Pete Delaney will be interim CEO of Enable as it looks for a replacement for Bourdon.

  • Governor's Cup produces pipeline of entrepreneurs to build Oklahoma's economy

    | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Next year’s Governor’s Cup competition with Oklahoma colleges and universities will be the last to receive funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.


    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    2 Jakob Sude is just the second men's tennis player in Oklahoma State history to earn All-America honors in singles and doubles in his career. The first player to do it was Pavel Kudrnac in 1998. 202 Number of games the Barons won during the five-year tenure in Oklahoma City. The American Hockey League franchise, which will play next season in Bakersfield, Calif., finished with a 202-132-50 record and five playoff appearances. 652 Number of games the Blazers won during a 17-year tenure in Oklahoma City. The Central Hockey League franchise, which went dormant when the AHL came to town, finished with a 652-355-98 record with 14 playoff

  • Two face fraud charges in connection with Altus bank failure in Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Federal grand jury indicts former First State Bank of Altus executive and his former business partner in Oklahoma.


    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez spent the early part of his professional baseball career in Oklahoma City with the RedHawks. The first baseman had just turned 23 when this photo was shot in May 2005. Gonzalez had 18 home runs and batted .338 in 84 games that season for Oklahoma City, then the affiliate of the Texas Rangers. He has since played for the Rangers, Padres, Red Sox and Dodgers. According the Baseball Reference.com, the four-time All-Star went from making $316,000 with Texas to $21.8 million with the Dodgers.

  • Google tries a new approach to demystify privacy controls

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company. The simpler approach debuting Monday features a redesigned “My Account” hub where all of Google's key privacy controls can be found. Accountholders can also undergo a check-up that will break down which of the company's various services are gathering information about them. A new site at http://privacy.google.com also will address a variety of issues in a question-and-answer format.

  • Oklahoma scene

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Bayless named NJCAA Player of the Year Rylee Bayless of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M was named on Monday as National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Player of the Year. The Kansas City, Mo., native helped the Golden Norse reach the national championship game this season by ranking in the top 20 in nearly every offensive category. Bayless, a freshman third baseman, batted a nation's-best .576. She also led the country in hits (133) and runs scored (97). Bayless added 26 doubles, 19 homers and 70 RBIs. In the field, she was fourth in the nation with 198 assists. Bayless had a .929 fielding percentage. NEO finished the season with a

  • Whataburger trims hours it will serve breakfast

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Whataburger says it is limiting its breakfast-serving hours, citing egg shortages because of the Midwest bird flu crisis. The fast-food chain will serve breakfast from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, and 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekends. It previously was available 12 hours a day. Whataburger said in a statement that the changes will allow it to supply all of its locations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says confirmed outbreaks in the Midwest have cost chicken and turkey producers more than 44 million birds. Chains such as Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts and IHOP say they're monitoring the situation but haven't yet been