• 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.

  • OSBI agents are looking for man accused of killing his father-in-law in Oklahoma

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

    James Douglas Manken, 40, is accused of killing his father-in-law in his Adair County home. Manken’s wife, Janice Manken, 26, was arrested Monday on an accessory to murder complaint, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Shooting reported near downtown Oklahoma City Tuesday

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

    A shooting was reported in Oklahoma City Tuesday. No arrests have been reported.

  • Manhunt that began in McClain County ends in Midwest City Monday night

    By Jane Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A man sought by the McClain County Sheriff’s Department after he escaped custody last week was arrested Monday night at a Midwest City residence.

  • Man stabbed at the downtown Oklahoma City bus terminal

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

    Phillip Hall, 46, was arrested on complaints of assault with a deadly weapon and public drunkenness Monday.

  • Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker. “I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they said, ‘No, we’re really moving you.’ […]

  • Edmond family to hold charity golf tournament for child with brain tumor

    By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Edmond family of a 2-year-old diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor will hold a golf tournament to help with medical expenses

  • Bedlam quarterbacks Trevor Knight, J.W. Walsh have developed friendship off the field

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh spoke together at a church in Yukon last week, and have developed a friendship over the past couple years, Knight said Tuesday. “We had Sooner fans and Cowboys fans all came together for the glory of God,” Knight said. “It was pretty cool.” […]

  • Report ranks Oklahoma 39th in well-being of its children

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma slipped three notches from last year and now ranks 39th among the 50 states for the overall well-being of its children, according to the 2014 edition of KIDS COUNT, a report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation of Baltimore.

  • Oklahoma legislator doctor wants minors housed at Fort Sill quarantined

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature says state officials are ignoring his request that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined. Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow said Tuesday he’s received no response from Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and Commissioner of Health Terry Cline to a letter Ritze sent them last week requesting the quarantined. More than 1,000 children are being housed at the southwest Oklahoma Army post near Lawton. During a media tour of the facility earlier this month, a spokeswoman for the U.S.

  • OU football: Nick Saban had to convince team to play in 'consolation game' against Sooners

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Maybe Shawn Oakman wasn’t all wrong. Maybe Alabama doesn’t care about non-National Championship bowl games. The Baylor defensive end said Monday at Big 12 Media Days that “You realize if it’s not the national championship, Alabama don’t even care who they play,” essentially discrediting OU’s momentum-building win over the Crimson Tide in this year’s Sugar […]

  • UPDATE: Power restored to Choctaw

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

    About 1,200 electric customers in the Choctaw area were without power Tuesday morning. The power has been restored.

  • Split decisions rendered on Obamacare tax subsidies

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON _Two federal appeals courts issued contradictory decisions Tuesday on whether the Affordable Care Act allows people to get tax credits for health insurance purchased on federal exchanges. The circuit court based here ruled 2-1 that the tax subsidies are available only on policies bought on exchanges established by states. However, the 4th U..S. Circuit […]

  • Big 12 football: Bill Hancock spreads the word on College Football Playoff system

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Hancock, executive director of the playoff committee, rolled through possible bowl scenarios over a three-year stretch while at the podium Tuesday for Big 12 Media Days. Call it an educational seminar into how a national champion will be crowned in 2014 and beyond.

  • UPDATE: Heat advisory issued for most of Oklahoma Tuesday

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

    The high temperature in central Oklahoma will feel like 104 degrees Tuesday. An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Tulsa area Tuesday

  • Just how many brewers do we have in Oklahoma?

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    I posted a snippet of Oklahoma beer trivia on my Facebook page yesterday, and it started something of a mini-conversation on the interwebs. Here’s what I posted: “Random Oklahoma beer trivia: Did you know there are only 10 strong beer brewers officially licensed with ABLE to operate a brewery in Oklahoma? Six of those are […]

  • Oklahoma falls in rankings on overall child well-being

    BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma dropped three spots in a national report ranking states on child well-being, ending three consecutive years of improvements and making it among the worst in the country. The state ranks 39th in the annual Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Last year the state ranked 36th. It ranked 40th and 43rd the years prior.

  • Track Debut: Stardeath and White Dwarfs' funky new track 'Wastoid'

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Stardeath and White Dwarfs is the brainchild of Flaming Lips extended family member Dennis Coyne (vocals), Lips drummer Matt Duckworth (drums), Casey Joseph (bass) and Ford Chastain (guitar). Here’s your exclusive first listen to “Wastoid.” I sat down with Oklahoma City-based Stardeath frontman Dennis Coyne at Saint’s Pub last week, and he immediately pointed out […]

  • OU football: Bob Stoops hopeful Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to play for Sooners in 2014

    ryan aber | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma remains hopeful that Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to play for the Sooners this year, OU coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days at the Omni. Stoops addressed the media for the first time since Green-Beckham, who was dismissed from Missouri after last season, was added to OU’s roster. Stoops said Green-Beckham’s appeal was pending with the NCAA. The prior relationship between Green-Beckham and Stoops and OU co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell helped lead to the wide receiver winding up in Norman. After discussions with several people at Missouri, Stoops and his staff decided to pursue Green-Beckham.

  • Big 12 football: Speed of game always a concern

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Big 12 officiating director Walt Anderson said the rules committee in the offseason talked about possibly letting the clock run after a first down, as a way to speed up the game. The idea was tabled for a year. “I know it will come up at least for discussion this next year,” Anderson said. Anderson […]