• Moore Public Schools receives $500,000 donation for storm shelter

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 50 min ago

    The storm shelter will house about 1,200 students who attend Central Junior High and Central Elementary in Moore.

  • Oklahoma House approves tax cut, sends bill to Gov. Mary Fallin

    By Randy Ellis, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A bill cutting Oklahoma’s top income tax rate by 0.25 percent was approved by the state House of Representatives on Wednesday and is on its way to the governor.

  • Tulsa Shock confirms 6-foot-8 Cambage won't return for 2014 season

    BY MIKE BROWN, Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    To the surprise of almost no one in Tulsa, Liz Cambage won’t be returning to play for the Shock in 2014. The 6-foot-8 Australian told a Sydney newspaper last month that she might stay home for the summer to practice with her national team for the upcoming FIBA World Champiopnships in Turkey. Cambage’s agent confirmed the decision late Tuesday night, Shock president Steve Swetoha said.

  • Air Force base in Oklahoma to get Pegasus aircraft

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    ALTUS, Okla. (AP) — Altus Air Force Base has been selected by the U.S. Air Force as the formal training unit for the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker aircraft. Air Force officials made the announcement Wednesday. McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas was also selected as the first active operating base for the tankers. Both bases will begin receiving aircraft in 2016. Air Force officials say the KC-46A aircraft is intended to replace an aging fleet of tankers that have been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. Officials say since the Altus base already has a formal training unit, it will take less manpower for the training operation.

  • Welcome back, Peach Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    When the new College Football Playoff settled on a six-bowl format for its national semifinal rotations, it needed to add two bowls to the four that had made up the BCS. Two bowls to join the Rose, Fiesta, Sugar and Orange.

  • Pennsylvania Avenue ramp to Interstate 40 closed in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The state Transportation Department reported that the Pennsylvania Avenue ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City will be closed until 3 p.m. Thursday.

  • What the National Weather Service is saying about today and the weekend ...

    Bryan Painter | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: (For UPDATED National Weather Service, Norman information go to: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/ ) This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern… western…central…and southern Oklahoma…and western north Texas.

  • Silver Alert for Stillwater woman canceled

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    A Silver Alert for an 86-year-old Stillwater woman was canceled Wednesday when the woman was located, police said.

  • Oklahoma Senate kills bill for aging prisoner release

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to allow some aging prisoners to be released from prison early has been shot down in the Oklahoma Senate. The Senate voted 29-14 on Wednesday against the Parole of Aging Prisoners Act. The bill would have allowed the state Pardon and Parole Board to parole prisoners who are 65-years-old or older if they have served 10 years in prison or at least one-third of their sentence. Sex offenders or those convicted of one of about two dozen crimes that require inmates to serve 85 percent of their sentences would not have been eligible for the program. The bill specifically targeted inmates who pose what was called “minimal public safety risks.” Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of

  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    JOHN MILBURN, Associated Press | Updated: 4 hr ago

    LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning’s petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning. District Judge David King is slated to consider Manning’s request later Wednesday in a Leavenworth County courtroom. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and isn’t expected to attend the hearing. The former intelligence analyst said in August that she wants to be known as Chelsea Elizabeth Manning instead of Bradley Edward Manning and to be treated as a woman. Manning filed the court petition as the first step toward getting her Army records changed.

  • Legendary OU coach, Bud Wilkinson, would have been 98 on April 23

    Don Gammill | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Twenty years after his death, Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson is remembered as one of the greatest college football coaches in history. His University of Oklahoma teams, between 1947 and 1963, set a record of 47 consecutive wins that still stands today. His Sooners won three national titles, 14 conference championships, won 74 straight conference games and were 145-29-4 overall. Wilkinson was born April 23, 1916, in Minneapolis. He would have been 98 on April 23.

  • It isn't news, but look at this creepy hornets nest

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    I came across this on reddit and thought I’d share. #NightmaresForDays

  • Warm, windy Wednesday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Temperatures will be near 85 degrees Wednesday in central Oklahoma. Winds will gust up to 32 mph, the National Weather Service reports.

  • Conservatives to protest Eric Holder’s Oklahoma trip

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

    Some conservative politicians and activists are planning to protest U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to a group of graduating Oklahoma City Police Department cadets. Holder is scheduled to address the class of 42 police recruits during their swearing-in ceremony Thursday afternoon at First Church in downtown Oklahoma City. The 35 men and seven women were among 52 recruits who started the 30-week physical and academic training academy. But Holder’s visit is raising concern among activists and lawmakers in Oklahoma, including Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford, a candidate for U.S. Senate. Lankford said in a statement Holder’s visit was inappropriate given what he called Holder’s “tactics of

  • What to do in Oklahoma on April 23, 2014: Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with Reduxion Theatre

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Today, Reduxion Theatre Company will join literature and theater lovers around the world in celebrating the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. The Oklahoma City company is hosting a 450th birthday party in honor of The Bard from 6 to 8 tonight the event space above Broadway Wine Merchant, 824 N Broadway Ave., one block south of Reduxion’s Automobile Alley theater space.

  • Wednesday schedule for downtown Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The 48th Annual Festival of the Arts continues today in downtown Oklahoma City. The celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts takes place in the Festival Plaza, on Hudson Avenue and at the Myriad Gardens. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • OSU Football: QB Competition Still On?

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Big 12 held a spring football coaches teleconference Tuesday.

  • Hail up to baseball size possible

    Bryan Painter | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: “Initial thunderstorms will probably be supercells, capable of producing very large hail up to baseball size and wind gusts to 80 mph.

  • 6-year-old dies in house explosion in southwest Oklahoma City

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    A 6-year-old boy was killed Tuesday when a house exploded and caught fire in southwest Oklahoma City. The boy’s grandmother was hurt in the fire.

  • UPDATE: Oil tank battery explosion reported near Woodward, Oklahoma Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 9 hr ago

    An oil tank battery explosion has been reported near Woodward Wednesday. U.S. 270 is closed near Woodward.