• More than $5 million made way into Republican race to replace Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The U.S. Senate primary race to replace Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn was short, intense and expensive, as two Republican lawmakers and dark money groups invested millions in winning Coburn’s seat.

  • Oklahoma state Board of Education votes to delay adopting formal plan to replace Common Core standards, prompting Janet Barresi to lose her cool

    BY TIM WILLERT, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma state Board of Education voted 5-1 to again delay adopting a formal plan to replace Common Core standards repealed last month by the Oklahoma Legislature, prompting Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi to lose her cool.

  • Man is jailed in Midwest City dog abuse case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Authorities report a man wanted in an animal cruelty case in Oklahoma has been jailed. Midwest City police report the man turned himself in Wednesday.

  • Police searching for man who showed gun inside grocery store in northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Officers are searching for a man police believe showed a gun inside a Crest grocery store near NW 23 and Meridian Avenue

  • Temperature swings 35 degrees in Oklahoma community Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Some areas of the state have reached 100 degrees others have recorded some rain on Wednesday.

  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in eastern Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday. The watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Affected counties are: ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN CHEROKEE CHOCTAW COAL CREEK DELAWARE HASKELL HUGHES JOHNSTON LATIMER LE FLORE MAYES MCCURTAIN MCINTOSH MUSKOGEE OKFUSKEE OKMULGEE OTTAWA PITTSBURG PONTOTOC POTTAWATOMIE PUSHMATAHA ROGERS SEMINOLE […]

  • Memorial Park remembered

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

      The Oklahoman’s story this week on re-imagining and renovating Memorial Park prompted Dick Hefton to write with his boyhood recollections of the park. Oklahoma City is about halfway through a $1.8 million makeover at Memorial Park, at N Classen Boulevard and NW 36 Street. When it’s done, the fountain will be refurbished and set […]

  • Kevin Durant: Overwhelming waiting list prompts Thunder star to add camp in Moore

    By Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — With 900 children on the waiting list for Kevin Durant’s basketball camp, the NBA’s MVP decided to create another camp Aug. 7-8 in Moore.

  • UPDATE: Colorado man missing from Warr Acres Wednesday has been found safe

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Gary Wayne Near, 55, a truck driver from Fort Collins, Co., has been located in Warr Acres, Ok. Police say he locked his keys in his truck before walking away Tuesday. He was reported missing.

  • Dallas travelblog: Pickups, RC Cola & mascots

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Big 12 Media Days are over. A few observations: * Charlie Strong is boring. Maybe the new Texas coach is great on the recruiting trail and in the locker room. But he does not win in the court of public relations. Of course, Mack Brown did win in the latter, and it didn’t save his […]

  • AARP challenges AEP-PSO smart meter plan

    By ROD WALTON - Tulsa World | Updated: 18 hr ago

    A key holdout against AEP-PSO’s $120 million plan to install smart meters statewide had its day in court Tuesday. Representatives with retirees advocate AARP testified in front of Administrative Law Judge Jacqueline Miller at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission courtroom in Oklahoma City. Miller could make her recommendation after the Aug. 22 filing deadline, then the full commission would vote on the plan. American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma hopes to raise bills about $3.11 per month for residential customers to pay for the smart meter installation. The utility plans to install more than 500,000 meters statewide. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Muskogee police shooting ruled justified

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MUSKOGEE — A prosecutor says three Muskogee police officers were justified in a shooting that wounded a man earlier this month. Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore says nothing should prevent Officers Chansey McMillan, Nick Ford and Jason Steele from returning to work. All three had been on paid leave since the July 9 shooting of Angel Cerda. Authorities say McMillan shot Cerda in the legs and abdomen after Cerda allegedly lunged at the officers with a knife. Cerda was treated and released for his injuries and remains in the Muskogee County jail. According to a local newspaper, the prosecutor praised McMillan for his response, noting that lethal force would often be used in such a situation.

  • Oil company geologist to talk Oklahoma earthquakes

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A geologist with one of the country’s largest independent oil producers will talk about the recent uptick in earthquake activity in Oklahoma. Continental Resources’ Vice President of Geology Glen Brown will deliver a luncheon address Wednesday to members of the Oklahoma Geological Society. Brown theorizes that the increase in seismic activity across the state may be related to larger worldwide earthquakes. He says unusual earthquake activity has been observed in recent years in other states where there is no oil and gas activity. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma has recorded about 250 small-to-medium earthquakes since January.

  • Woman, 17-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 21 hr ago

    A 50-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son were found dead Tuesday in what the Tulsa Police Department said was apparently a murder-suicide committed during the late afternoon. Police and EMSA medics conducted a welfare check on their home in the 2200 block of South Delaware Place about 4 p.m. after a relative of the family reported she wasn’t able to enter the home, Sgt. Dave Walker said Tuesday night. When officers forced their way inside, they discovered Kimberly and Joseph Crabtree in a bedroom, both with gunshot wounds. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Cities in Oklahoma scramble to spend community storm grants

    By Clifton Adcock, Oklahoma Watch | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    More than half of the federal disaster funds being offered to Oklahoma for recovery from the violent storms of 2013 are in the form of community development grants.

  • Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Designs submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department show plans for a 18,000-square-foot American Energy Partners day care center on the southwest corner of NW 68 and Classen Boulevard.

  • Three die in Oklahoma wrecks, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A man and a woman died Monday night in a Muskogee County crash, and a Lone Wolf woman died Tuesday afternoon in Kiowa County, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Courts issue conflicting decisions on key challenges to Obamacare

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Issue over tax subsidies may ultimately be decided by U.S. Supreme Court. White House says there is no immediate impact on millions of Americans — including an estimated 55,000 Oklahomans — who will receive subsidies to purchase health insurance.

  • "Batkid Begins" documentary inspired by 5-year-old boy who beat cancer

    Megan Christensen, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    As of last week, an Indigogo campaign for a documentary to be titled "Batkid Begins" went live, asking to raise $100,000 to tell the story of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy who beat leukemia.

  • Midwest City police look for man accused of animal cruelty

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    An arrest warrant for Corey Marion Harrison, 26, was issued Tuesday. He was charged Friday with two counts of animal cruelty.