• Two killed in crashes on Oklahoma roadways Friday evening

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Two people died Friday evening in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Stabbing in Norman leaves one woman dead Saturday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A man called Norman police at about 3:35 a.m. Saturday and told dispatchers that he had killed someone. The man said he needed police at 3653 SE 24 in Norman, then hung up.

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools chooses Seattle-area man for superintendent post

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Robert R. Neu, 50, is in his fourth year with Federal Way (Wash.) Public Schools, and he could be introduced as early as Monday night if the Oklahoma City school board approves his contract.

  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Krishna Lamsal, a Nepal Tourism Ministry official at the base camp, said the bodies of the 12 guides were pulled out and brought down Friday. Weather was fine Saturday morning, but conditions could quickly deteriorate and hamper the search efforts, he said. The avalanche swept down a climbing route when the group of Sherpa guides were making their way up to the higher camps to fix ropes and dig a path for their foreign clients ahead of next month's peak season f

  • National Archives release Oklahoma City bombing documents

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The National Archives released thousands of pages of previously restricted documents from former President Bill Clinton’s administration, including about 30 pages related to the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Oklahoma unemployment hits five-year low

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s unemployment rate hit a five-year low in March at 4.9 percent, according to data released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

  • Possible hazmat situation shuts down Oklahoma City street

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Fire Department crews are responding to a possible hazardous material spill.

  • Oklahoma City man dies Thursday after being taken into police custody, hospitalized

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    An Oklahoma City man who was admitted into hospital care Sunday shortly after he was taken into police custody died Thursday night, police said.

  • Anxiety levels rise among some Oklahoma third-graders taking high-stakes reading test

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Preparation and encouragement by teachers and parents are being credited with lifting most Oklahoma students as they prepare to take a state-mandated reading test for the first time.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Skip Bayless says OKC can't beat Spurs; other NBA playoff predictions

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Skip Bayless doesn’t care what you think. He thinks the Thunder is going down.

  • AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified. In the Philippines, Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation commemorated the occasion by re-enacting the crucifixion. Devotees have themselves nailed to wooden crosses, rituals that church leaders do not condone but that draw huge crowds. Undeterred, some penitents participate in the practice year after year. Devotees undergo the re-enactment in the belief that extreme pain is a way to atone for their sins, attain miracle cures for illnesses or give thanks to God. In the Holy Land, Christians marked the day with prayers and processions, with thousands of pilgrims crowding along the Via Dolorosa

  • Oklahoma City police seek missing 16-year-old

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City police are asking for help locating a 16-year-old girl who went missing last week. Anne Josette Hill was last seen April 10 in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area, police said.

  • Watch: Guy goes on epic rant against 'bullies' of autistic and people with disabilities

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bullies prey on people they perceive as weak. That’s what they look for. … And they perceive you, or your loved ones who are disabled, as being weak. What they don’t understand is you’re not. Those words were spoken earlier this week by a man named Pete Werner during a weekly podcast he runs called DisUnplugged.

  • New Thunder commercial from The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com ready for the playoffs

    David Morris | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Just in time for the NBA playoffs, we have produced another commercial promoting The Oklahoman’s coverage of the Thunder.

  • NBA playoffs: First-round predictions contain only one upset

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 23 hr ago

    The NBA playoffs have arrived, so it’s time for some predictions. Semi-spoiler alert: I have only one upset. WESTERN CONFERENCE Thunder vs. Grizzlies: Memphis is not a normal 7-seed. The Grizzlies are an elite when they have all their players, which they do for this series.

  • Edmond's high school newspaper wins top honors

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The three Edmond high schools work together to produce Ruff Draft, which won top honors in a state competition.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin questioned repercussions in custody dispute

    By KRISTI EATON | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Email correspondence shows that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sought to speak with advisers about repercussions with the Cherokee Nation as she considered intervening in a custody dispute involving a Cherokee girl. Veronica was in the center of a custody battle between her biological father, Cherokee Nation member Dusten Brown, and her adopted parents. The email correspondence was among thousands of pages released to The Associated Press on Friday under an open-records request about the case. The correspondence included news articles about the case, strategy between the governor and her advisers and emails from constituents. Fallin had signed an extradition order for Brown to face a criminal

  • Steve Lackmeyer: The Rise is a huge boost to Uptown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Yesterday

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • UPDATE: Pickup, train collide in Norman Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A pickup and a train collided in Norman, Oklahoma, on Friday on Lexington Avenue near N Flood Avenue.

  • Oklahoma AG appeals district court decision on lethal injection drugs

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by a district judge who invalidated a state statute that protects the identity of suppliers of lethal injection drugs. The Attorney General’s Office said Friday that Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish ruled in error when she sided with death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. The judge ruled in March that the state statute protecting drug suppliers was unconstitutional because inmates could not find out the source of drugs used in their executions, even during court proceedings.