• Tramel: Emails in on Adrian Peterson

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 25 min ago

    The emails are in on Adrian Peterson. I have written that Peterson’s reputation is gone, and that a quick apology would have helped a bunch, and that Peterson’s parenting skills are non-existent — and not just because he violently used a switch on a 4-year-old. Here’s what the readers had to say. Lynn: “Your recent […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Former LSU safety commit Kevin Henry flips, picks the Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 45 min ago

    STILLWATER — The Cowboys just nabbed a recruit straight from the hands of the SEC. Kevin Henry, a senior safety at Central-Baton Rough High School, had originally committed to LSU, but announced Tuesday that he intends to play for Oklahoma State next season, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper.

  • Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man wearing his work uniform started shooting at his former colleagues inside a UPS sorting facility in Alabama a day after he was fired from the company, killing a supervisor and another employee before committing suicide, police said Tuesday. Neither the gunman nor his two victims have been named, and Lt. Sean Edwards said police were still trying to reach their families. UPS spokesman Steve Gaut would not say what the shooter's job duties had been. The UPS warehouse, a sand-colored building sitting on a hill with company logos on the front and side, is used to sort packages and send them out on trucks.

  • OU football: Freshman running back Samaje Perine bursts onto list of top-10 Sooner football players

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma improved to 4-0 with its 45-33 victory at West Virginia last weekend on Owen Field, and it’s Tuesday. That means it’s time to update my list of the top-10 Sooner football players. Click here for last week’s rankings. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below. Last week’s […]

  • Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Assad's remarks came hours after the opening salvo in what the United States has warned will be a lengthy campaign to defeat the extremists who have seized control of a huge swath of territory spanning the Syria-Iraq border. Damascus said the U.S. informed it beforehand that the strikes were coming. One Syrian activist group reported that dozens of Islamic State fighters were killed in the pre-dawn strikes, but the numbers could not be independently confirmed.

  • Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join. The United States, Canada and the entire European Union signed on to a declaration to halve forest loss by 2020 and eliminate deforestation entirely by 2030. "This is the family photo we have been looking for decades," said Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the U.N. Development Program in an interview with The Associated Press. "The forest issue is where everyone comes together." But, like in any family, there were signs of dysfunction before the agreement was formally unveiled on Tuesd

  • UPDATE: Union City, Oklahoma schools close as health officials investigate reports that there have been several cases of meningitis

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    A school official said Union City Schools will be closed as a precaution on Tuesday and Wednesday.

  • Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Residents have rebuilt a memorial just hours after it burned down at the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. The memorial was destroyed when a fire broke out before dawn Tuesday on Canfield Drive, the street where Ferguson officer Darren Wilson shot Brown. The blaze angered many people who live near the scene. One man said it was like a grave being desecrated. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson says the cause is under investigation. He says the first officer to arrive tried to extinguish the blaze but couldn't. The Fire Department eventually put it out. Brown's Aug. 9 death led to unrest in the St. Louis suburb. Investigations into the shooting by a state gr

  • Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition." Speaking at a United Nations summit, Obama said the United States is doing its part and that it will meet its goal to cut carbon pollution 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. He also announced modest new U.S. commitments to address climate change overseas. The summit aims to galvanize support for a global climate treaty to be finalized next year. But Obama's strongest comments came as he sought to unify the international conc

  • Oklahoma gasoline prices at 7-month low

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price for gasoline in Oklahoma is at its lowest level in seven months. AAA Oklahoma said Tuesday that the average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gas in the state is $3.17. The price is down nearly 8 cents per gallon from last week and AAA says is the lowest it’s been since Valentine’s Day. AAA spokesman Chuck Mai says the decline is likely due to decreased demand, good supplies of crude oil and the start of the use of winter-blended fuel that is cheaper to produce. Average prices in selected cities in the state range from $3.03 per gallon in Bartlesville to $3.49 in Guymon. Oklahoma City motorists are paying an average of $3.16 per gallon while those in Tulsa are

  • US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday. On the same night that U.S. and Arab allies carried out more than 200 airstrikes against the Islamic State group, the U.S. alone launched strikes against eight Khorasan Group targets near Aleppo in northwestern Syria, Pentagon officials say. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. William Mayville, who directs operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Khorasan Group was nearing "the execution phase of an attack either in E

  • Man arrested after carjacking, leading Oklahoma City police on short pursuit, police said

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    A man was arrested after police said he carjacked a car at drive-thru and then led police on a short chase early Tuesday morning.

  • 5 things that taste better than Norman water

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Ya’ll taste the water in Norman lately? It’s horrible. Apparently it’s because Lake No Fish Dirtybird Thunderbird is turning over, causing the city’s water to taste like it’s been mixed with a healthy dose of dirt. Whatever the reason, Norman’s water is disgusting right now. I can taste it every time I brush my teeth. […]

  • Oklahoma State football: AD Mike Holder says “day of reckoning” coming from Sports Illustrated investigation

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    STILLWATER — In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder opened up about a number of different topics. Included were Holder’s thoughts on the pending independent review of the alleged misconduct inside the football program following Sports Illustrated Magazine’s five-part investigative series, “The Dirty Game.” Last September, OSU president […]

  • Miss America admits she was forced out of sorority

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denied a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students. Kazantsev said on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she was asked to leave the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University after sending an email to alumni that included what she said was a joke about making an event "scary" for pledges. The website Jezebel reported Monday, based on an anonymous source, that Kazantsev was involved with aggressively hazing pledges. Kazantsev denied the report, saying it was untrue and hurtful. Kazantsev says she was hazed herself as a pledge and that she took pa

  • Sheriff's office, police armored vehicles should be fully operational in 30-60 days

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Armored vehicles purchased this summer by Tulsa police and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are each expected to be operational within the next 30 to 60 days. The vehicles are sturdy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) transports purchased by the agencies as part of a government program that cheaply sells decommissioned military vehicles to law enforcement agencies. Maj. Shannon Clark said the sheriff’s office vehicle — purchased in June for $2,500 — is technically operational now, though some outfitting remains to be done. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • US: Ebola cases could hit 1.4 million by mid-Jan.

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped up. Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses and over 2,800 deaths. But the U.N. health agency has warned that tallies of recorded cases and deaths are likely to be gross underestimates of the toll that the killer virus is wreaking on West Africa. The U.N.

  • Oklahoma City Fire Chief will tour California's King Fire

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant will be visiting the King Fire in California on Tuesday and Wednesday to observe local methods of firefighting as well as providing encouragement to those working the stubborn blaze.

  • Pentagon: Strikes on Islamic militants to continue

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are the beginning of a "credible and sustainable, persistent" campaign to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State militant group. Lt. Gen. William Mayville, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tells reporters at the Pentagon that future strikes can be expected. The U.S. and five Arab nations joined in airstrikes Monday and early Tuesday against the Islamic State group's headquarters in eastern Syria, using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the region.

  • Kris Jenner files to divorce Bruce Jenner

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The pair's relationship and its troubles have been featured prominently on the reality show that focuses heavily on Kris Jenner's daughters from a previous marriage, Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian. The women and their brother Rob were born during Kris Jenner's previous marriage to Los Angeles attorney Robert Kardashian, who she divorced in 1991. Kris and Bruce Jenner have two children together, daughters Kendall and Kylie. The divorce petition seeks joint custody of 17-year-old K