• Man shot by police Friday after pointing gun at officer

    Today at 10:59 AM

    A man was shot by a Norman police officer Friday night after he reportedly pointed a handgun at an officer.

  • After hours-long standoff, man climbs down from Norman water tower

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Traffic was diverted near the tower, at the northeast corner of Flood and Robinson.

  • OSBI releases sketch of person of interest in possible Newcastle homicide

    Today at 10:34 AM

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released a sketch Friday of a person of interest in a possible homicide.

  • Wife of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello files protective order

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 02:59 PM

    An Oklahoma County judge has granted a protective order for the widow of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello against her son's girlfriend but denied the one requested Friday against her son because certain paperwork wasn't "attached" to the petition.

  • Interfaith Alliance calls for monument's removal

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and several other groups have asked Gov. Mary Fallin and the Legislature to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the state Capitol.

  • Court documents hint rival bidder seeks ownership of downtown OKC's First National Center

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Court documents filed this week in a case concerning ownership of the financially troubled First National Center say there may be a second bidder for the property.

  • Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

    Today at 09:45 AM

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.

  • High school football: Tuttle's defense steps up, helps end Davis' 30-game winning streak

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The loss is Davis’ first since losing the 2012 Class 2A state championship game to Oklahoma Christian School and first in the regular season since Week 3 in 2011 against Heritage Hall.

  • Where does OU rank among college football's running back units?

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 07:17 PM

    Even without Joe Mixon playing a snap in college football, the OU backfield is getting a lot of hype headed into the 2015 season. Only one team is ahead of the Sooners in Athlon Sports' rankings of the Top 35 running back units in the country. Georgia is No. 1, as the Bulldogs return three running backs that rated as five-star recruits out of high school in Heisman Trophy candidate Nick Chubb (1,547 yards, 14 touchdowns in 2014), Sony Michel and Keith Marshall. OU's trio of running backs isn't far behind. Samaje Perine (1,713 yards, 21 TDs) returns after a stellar freshman season, and Alex Ross averaged 6.8 yards per carry last season. Mixon is coming off a year-long suspension, but is expected to play a big role in the Air Raid offense. Ohio State, Alabama and Florida State rounded out Athlon's Top 5. Check out the entire list here.

  • Deputy fatally shot from behind at Houston gas station

    Today at 12:08 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot multiple times from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station and a manhunt for the suspect continued Saturday morning, according to authorities.Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots.Police described the suspect as a dark-complexioned male who is believed to be between 20 and 25 years old, and stands about 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall.

  • Tim Beckman dismissed as Illinois football coach

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 01:22 PM

    The University of Illinois has dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman, citing "preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program." Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit has been named...

  • Abused dog finds new home with Norman man

    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Bootsy the pit bull terrier has a new home. The dog had come to the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Center after a neighbor filmed him being attacked by other dogs,...


  • After hours-long standoff, man climbs down from Norman water tower

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Traffic was diverted near the tower, at the northeast corner of Flood and Robinson.

  • OSBI releases sketch of person of interest in possible Newcastle homicide

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released a sketch Friday of a person of interest in a possible homicide.

  • California Drought Dry Town

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    In this July 2, 2015 photo, Grecia Marquez kisses her daughter, Yaritza Pizano, 4, in front of their home in the community of Okieville, on the outskirts of Tulare, Calif. As temperatures finally begin to drop in the summertime evenings, the family heads out to the steps in front of what was once a green lawn.

  • Oklahoma school administrators combat teacher shortages

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Administrators at school districts across Oklahoma say they are offering incentives to get teachers to take and keep jobs at their schools. Some add, however, the perks are just stop-gap solutions.

  • Claremore child killer testifies at sanity hearing: 'Go home to be with Jesus'

    BY SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: 13 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter mumbled about religion Friday during a hearing about his sanity, but only answered a few questions when testifying. Attorneys for Benjamin Robert Cole don't think he's sane enough to be executed. They say the prison warden is violating a state law that requires her to notify the local district attorney when an inmate has become insane. Cole was in a wheelchair during the hearing in a Pittsburg County courtroom in McAlester, where he's being housed at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. The 50-year-old with long hair and a graying beard mostly mumbled and appeared to have his eyes closed as he sat slumped over while

  • White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., who is acting as his own attorney, called himself to the witness stand and spoke of his military history and of how he started a group in North Carolina called the White Patriot Party. Miller also told jurors the prosecutor had a "slam dunk" and he knew they would put him on death row. If convicted, Miller could be sentenced to death. All the three exhibits Miller tried to introduce — a video of him in military uniform leading the White Patriot Party and two news a

  • Dominica prime minister says Erika leaves 20 dead

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a televised address late Friday that the island has been set back 20 years in the damage inflicted by the storm, which dumped some 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain on the mountainous island. "The extent of the devastation is monumental. It is far worse than expected," he said, adding that hundreds of homes, bridges and roads have been destroyed. "We have, in essence, to rebuild Dominica.

  • Wife of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello files protective order

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County judge has granted a protective order for the widow of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello against her son's girlfriend but denied the one requested Friday against her son because certain paperwork wasn't "attached" to the petition.

  • Oklahoma death row inmates' final appeal of execution method denied by U.S. Supreme Court

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 15 hr ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Eugene Glossip's challenge to his execution and the state's use of the current three-drug cocktail method. Glossip, 52, is scheduled to die Sept. 16.

  • Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. A jury of nine men and three women took eight hours to reach its verdict in the case against Owen Labrie, who was accused of forcing himself on the girl in a dark and noisy mechanical room at St. Paul's School in Concord two days before he graduated last year. Labrie, who was bound for Harvard and planned to take divinity classes before his arrest put everything on hold, could get as much as 11 years in prison at sentencing Oct. 29.

  • Interfaith Alliance says Ten Commandments monument should be removed from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and several other groups have asked Gov. Mary Fallin and the Legislature to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the state Capitol.

  • 'Candy Man' doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing powerful painkillers, and authorities said 20 of his patients died. Dr. Julio Diaz was found guilty by a federal jury in Santa Ana of 79 charges related to prescribing drugs that included oxycodone and fentanyl. He wasn't charged with any patient deaths. The 67-year-old Diaz, who ran a clinic in Santa Barbara, wrote illegitimate prescriptions for extremely addictive drugs and could face a decades-long prison sentence, said Ann Luotto Wolf, an assistant U.S. attorney. "I'm just very pleased with obviously the verdict and the outcome," she said. "I certainly hope that it is sending a message.

  • Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may be over for now. Even so, investors are buckling their seat belts for more turbulence ahead. The Dow Jones industrial average fell a scant 11.76 points Friday, or 0.1 percent, to 16,643.01, capping a week that saw stomach-churning losses and gains of around 600 points per day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.21 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,988.87. The Nasdaq composite added 15.62 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,828.32. U.S. stocks went into their swoon last week, mostly over signs of a slowdown in China, the world

  • Karam working with psychologist following Wilson's death

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The hardest part of the week for Sage Karam is at night, when he's alone with his thoughts and tries to process Justin Wilson's death. The 20-year-old IndyCar driver said Friday he has received counseling this week from a psychologist to deal with the emotions he's felt since his single-car crash at Pocono Raceway set in motion the fluke accident that killed Wilson. Wilson was struck in the head by a piece of debris from Karam's car that had bounced along the Pocono Raceway surface. The nosecone struck Wilson in the head, and he died Monday, a day later. The psychologist encouraged Karam to get out of the house and stay busy. The nights have been a struggle.

  • Judge denies bid to halt Oklahoma inmate's execution

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A judge ruled against an Oklahoma death row inmate on Friday after his attorneys argued he is insane and sought to halt his upcoming execution for the 2002 killing of his 9-month-old daughter. District Judge James Bland denied the request from Benjamin Cole's attorneys following a hearing in which Cole testified from a wheelchair. His lawyers wanted Bland to order the prison warden to find that Cole is insane. They say the warden is violating a state law that requires her to notify the local district attorney when an inmate has become insane. They are expected to appeal the judge's ruling to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. Cole sat motionless throughout the hearing that lasted more than

  • George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago. Bush avoided parts of New Orleans that have yet to recover from the devastating storm, such as the Lower 9th Ward, where President Barack Obama mingled with hundreds of residents the day before. Bush did not tour the federally managed levees whose failures flooded 80 percent of the city. Instead, he visited a school rebuilt with support from former first lady Laura Bush's foundation, then flew to Gulfport, Mississippi, to honor police and firefighters who saved lives after Katrina's towering storm surge swamped the coa

  • Stunt plane crashes ahead of NY air show, killing pilot

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. Trooper Steven Nevel said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is scheduled to take place this weekend. The pilot was the only person in the plane. His name wasn't immediately released. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane was a Giles G202 experimental aircraft owned by stunt pilot Andrew Wright of Austin, Texas. Wright took a local reporter for a preview flight earlier and was scheduled to perform at the sh

  • Man convicted of killing friend granted motion hearing

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday ordered an evidentiary hearing be held for a Lincoln man convicted of murder who says his trial attorney failed him by not objecting to jurors being allowed to hear parts of recorded police interviews with him. Dallas Huston, 34, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced in 2011 to 50 years to life in prison for the death of 22-year-old Ryan Johnson. An autopsy showed Johnson died of asphyxiation and that he'd also taken a potentially fatal dose of sleeping pills. Police testified at Huston's trial that he told others about Johnson's death and helped Johnson with a suicide.

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. The hiring targets were released Friday along with data showing that Twitter primarily employs white and Asian men in high-paying technology jobs, like most of its industry peers. Twitter is aiming to fill 16 percent of its technology jobs with a woman next year, up from 13 percent currently. The San Francisco company also wants women to make up 25 percent of its leadership roles, from 22 percent now, and is promising to hire more blacks and Hispanics. Former Twitter engineer Tina Huang filed a lawsuit in March

  • Northwest fire crews hope for a break in the weather

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Northwest fire officials told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that incoming cooler weather could help calm the massive blazes that threaten thousands of homes, but wind storms may cause extreme fire behavior in the interim. Vilsack, in Portland Friday for a wildfire briefing, said 14,000 homes in Oregon and Washington are currently at risk and the Forest Service is spending $10 million a day for fire suppression in the region. As the warm weather is being replaced this week by cooler conditions from the Pacific Ocean, the cold front could bring rain to western Oregon this weekend, but the transition to the cold front will also bring strong winds across eastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.




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