• Oklahoma's top seismologist accepts USGS New Mexico job

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Oklahoma state seismologist has confirmed plans to leave the job for a position with the United States Geological Survey in New Mexico. Austin Holland said he accepted a tentative offer with the USGS as a supervisory geophysicist at the Albuquerque Seismic Lab. Holland said the main reason for the move was to change his family dynamics. "I have averaged about 80 hours each week for the 5 1/2 years I've been here," Holland said Monday in an emailed statement. "I want to change my work-life balance, and this opportunity is a good way to do that." Since Holland came to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the state has seen a rapid increase in earthquakes, some of which have been linked to disposal wells used for produced

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

  • Authorities search for 2 Texas men wanted in Del City murder

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER and KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writers | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Jose Daniel Katz, 24, and Angel Luis Lopez, 31, are wanted on murder complaints related to a convicted robber who was found shot to death Saturday morning, authorities said.

  • Second fatal officer-involved shooting since Saturday reported in south Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Tyler Rogers, 20, was shot by 16-year police veteran Sgt. Jeff Lunow, Oklahoma City police reported Monday.

  • Body of boy, 5, who drowned was recovered from Cimarron River Sunday night, authorities report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Afelix Harper, 5, of Enid, drowned in the Cimarron River in Kingfisher County on July 4, authorities said.

  • Bill Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

    The Associated Press | Updated: 9 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client. The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl. Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006. His lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not

  • Governor urges prison policy change

    BY RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin has told the state Board of Corrections to amend its policy in a way that could allow some of Oklahoma's most serious offenders to get out of prison months earlier. In a gubernatorial memorandum released Monday, Fallin makes a case that state corrections officials have not implemented changes made by the Legislature in 1999 regarding how inmates accumulate good behavior credits that allow them to leave prison earlier. Under present corrections policy, those convicted of the most serious crimes _ those offenses that require an inmate to serve 85 percent of the sentence _ corrections officials have required that no early release credits can be accumulated until these people reach that 85 percent threshold.

  • Man arrested in Oklahoma City on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    A man was arrested in Oklahoma City on Sunday on a rape complaint, police said. Sean Michel Salas, 29, was arrested in connection with an incident after a July 4 party. Oklahoma City police were sent to the Newcastle Police Department after a woman reported she had been raped by a man in Oklahoma City. She told police she went to Newcastle because it was the closest police station.   The woman told police she went to a residence in the 500 block of SW 158 for a Fourth of July party. She said she slept on the couch and awoke in the early morning hours Sunday to find a man having sexual intercourse with her.  The woman said she told the man she did not want him to continue and began crying, but he did not stop.

  • Oklahoma City taxi driver found dead in cab identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Police have identified the man whose body was found Saturday morning slumped over the wheel of a taxi in Oklahoma City. Adam Abaker, 33, was found with visible signs of trauma near SW 26 and Harvey Avenue, and police are investigating the incident as a possible homicide. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

  • Oklahoma police arrest man after slow-speed chase

    AP | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested a man who they said led officers on a slow-speed chase and refused to exit his car before officers broke into the vehicle. The Tulsa Police Department says the 30-minute standoff on Monday with 40-year-old Andre Ramsey ended when officers broke his window, used pepper-spray balls and then shot him with a stun gun. Police say an officer originally tried to pull over Ramsey for a traffic violation but that he refused to talk and drove off. Officers used spike strips to flatten his tires but Ramsey wouldn't exit the vehicle. Ramsey was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including eluding and

  • Flash flood watch issued in Oklahoma Monday through Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    A flash flood watch is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The watch is in effect for Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

  • Woman shot in northwest Oklahoma City dies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Police have reported a northwest Oklahoma City homicide. A woman shot Sunday night near Lyrewood Lane has died, police report Monday.

  • Names released in fatal Saturday officer-involved shooting in southeast Oklahoma City

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police said Saturday afternoon a man was shot and killed by officers in southeast Oklahoma City.

  • Sheriff: Oklahoma driver points assault rifle at officer

    AP | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The incident started on a county road when the off-duty Lawton police officer tried to pass the pickup truck.

  • Woman dies after having heart attack, crashing into Tulsa church

    AP | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Authorities say an 85-year-old woman was in the parking lot of Sheridan Christian Center Sunday morning when she shifted her car into reverse and then apparently suffered a heart attack.




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