• Two drown after pickup washes into Muskogee County creek

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Emma Reece, 63, of Webbers Falls, and Wade Kellogg, 56, of Fort Gibson, drowned after a pickup washed into a creek in southern Muskogee County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Missouri man found dead on train tracks in Ottawa County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    The body of Jesse Lloyd Bingaman, of Springfield, Mo., was found lying between a set of BNSF Railway train tracks shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Two die Saturday in Oklahoma wreck

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Two people died Saturday as the result of a single-vehicle crash in Pittsburg County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, March 29-Monday, March 30

    | Updated: 18 hr ago

    SUNDAY MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis FSPLUS (Cox 68) Noon Tampa Bay vs.

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC emerges with tie in season opener

    By John Tranchina
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City upgraded its performance in the second half but couldn’t score again and wound up surrendering the equalizer, ultimately settling for a 1-1 tie against its new cross-state rivals, the expansion Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

  • The Oklahoma City Police Citizens Advisory Board

    By Juliana Keeping
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Eleven Oklahomans serve as watchdogs over the Oklahoma City Police Department in cases involving possible police misconduct. Read more about them.

  • Why Oklahoma City could be in position to host a women's Final Four one day

    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Columbus, Ohio, was awarded the 2018 Final Four, joining a list of other cities that have hosted — or will host — the event and share similar characteristics with Oklahoma City. So, could the city be in position to one day host a women’s Final Four?

  • Oklahoma City dinner club disputes state health department order to close

    By Graham Lee Brewer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The state Health Department issued the operators of Nani, an Oklahoma City dinner club, with a cease and desist order, arguing the small but popular business must license themselves as a restaurant. Nani’s owners say they are private chefs, an industry currently unregulated in the state.

  • Oklahoma's internet access, speed lags nation

    By Jennifer Palmer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Nearly half of all Oklahomans — and 89 percent of those in rural areas — lack access to internet speeds of 25 megabits per second for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.

  • Future engineers, robotics wizards find hands-on training at Tri County Tech

    By Kyla Toker
    Tri County Tech |
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    If you think Bartlesville, you may not automatically think robots and high-tech, but Tri County Tech is home to an advanced pre-engineering program, and its award-winning robotics student organization creates impressive machines under the mentorship of industry veterans. “This program has given a lot of our students who come from smaller schools an opportunity to take higher-level math and science classes, as well as participate in a robotics program that they otherwise wouldn't have had in their high schools,” said pre-engineering instructor Kendall Baker, who has taught in Tri County Tech's pre-engineering program since its 2007 inception.

  • How to induce schoolchildren to eat more fruits and veggies? Hire a chef

    By Melissa Healy | Updated: 19 hr ago

    IN BRIEF Chefs make school meals more appetizing to students When it comes to making the good-for-you parts of school lunches delicious enough to actually eat, chefs really do earn their keep. That finding emerged from a trial designed to assess the relative contributions of two key factors — taste and choice — in improving schoolchildren's lunchtime nutritional choices. You need both, the researchers found. But absent tasty food, choice alone is doomed to fail. When children exercise their small measure of independence in the school lunch line, they respond well to choice, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics.

  • Apple CEO plans to give away most of his fortune

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Cook mentioned his intentions in a story about him published Thursday by Fortune magazine. After paying for the college education of his 10-year-old nephew, Cook says he will donate the rest of his money to philanthropic causes. Apple Inc. declined to comment Friday. The charitable commitment echoes pledges made by other executives far richer than Cook, who is 54.

  • Business people, March 29

    | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Business people, March 29, 2015

  • Internet outages reveal gaps in broadband infrastructure

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places. Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers. Industry analysts say these companies generally do not build alternative routes, or redundancies, unless they believe it is worthwhile financially. The result: While most major metropolitan areas in

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 29, 2015: Hear Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines at the Norman Depot

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Grammy winner Terri Hendrix and legendary producer/guitarist Lloyd Maines will bring their genre-jumping music and charismatic stage presence to the Winter Wind Concert series 2014-15 season closer at 7 tonight at The Depot, 200 S Jones. Singer/songwriter Terri Hendrix spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with […]

  • Oklahoma City Police's Citizens Advisory Board treads line between accountability, secrecy

    By Juliana Keeping
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    The police department started the Oklahoma following the 2002 beating of a black man by officers that was caught on tape, the 11-member volunteer board was created to “facilitate interaction” between the department and representatives of various ethnic and cultural groups, according to the city’s website. The board reviews departmental investigations of citizen complaints, use of force and police brutality complaints and any other incident the board deems to be of public concern.

  • Oklahoma scene

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Cowboys add strength coaches Oklahoma State has announced the addition of two members to its football strength and conditioning staff: Mark Smith and Anthony Hibbert. Both arrive at OSU after spending the past two seasons at Southern Miss under head coach Todd Monken — the Cowboys' former offensive coordinator (2011-12). Smith served as the director of strength and conditioning for all Southern Miss athletic teams, while Hibbert was the strength and conditioning coordinator for the football team, along with helping the baseball program.

  • Video & interviews: Whiz Kids Oklahoma celebrates 20 years of mentoring at-risk children

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. ‘All about the kids’: Whiz Kids Oklahoma turns 20 Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Whiz Kids Oklahoma is nonprofit, faith-based tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk elementary schoolchildren. Their heads bent close together over a paperback, Cindy Gipson and Sariyah Green discuss […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Why injuries to Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook have left Thunder unable to gauge progress

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Thunder has no true measure of its position to win an NBA championship. Russell Westbrook’s knee injury two years ago and Kevin Durant’s foot injury this season have robbed the Thunder not only of championship hopes in the playoffs of 2013 and 2015, but the gauge to know how near or far is a championship parade on the Bricktown Canal.

  • Oklahoma City regional notebook: Point guard play could determine regional champ

    BY JASON KERSEY AND JENNI CARLSON | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Sunday’s game, which will determine who makes the Final Four, will feature two of the best point guards in America in Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen and Baylor’s Niya Johnson.