• Oklahoma City area shoppers hunt predawn deals for Black Friday

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 22 min ago

    With many stores open on Thanksgiving, some shopped all night to get the best deals for the holidays.

  • Dallas woman dies in Oklahoma accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Janet French, 58, died from injuries suffered in a collision in Choctaw County on Friday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Third fatal fire in 10 days reported in Ada

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Ada has had three fire deaths in the last 10 days. A death was reported Friday.

  • A steady demand for a longtime service

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The audience on NewsOK continues to grow. Traffic patterns evolve, and audience interests shift depending on the topics of the hour. But we can always depend on one thing. Death: as in the paid obituaries and the daily death listings from around Oklahoma. There has always been a steady demand for that content. It’s been […]

  • Watch the 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' teaser trailer right now

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” just went live on the Internet, and you can watch it below: “The Force Awakens” picks up after “Return of the Jedi,” but the official plot synopsis has not yet been released. What we do know is we’ll see the original Big […]

  • Authorities seek escapee from Oklahoma prison

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    ATOKA — Authorities in southeast Oklahoma are searching for an escape from the Howard McLeod Correctional Center in Atoka. Atoka County Sheriff Tony Head told reporters that inmate Michael Courverler was last seen during a head count at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say Courverler may be with a woman in a black, 2007, 4-door Chevrolet Silverado. Courverler is white, about 5-feet-9-inches tall and 135 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and gray pants. Courverler was in prison for a variety of convictions that include assault and battery, grand larceny and extortion.

  • Multiple trials probable in 'far-reaching' drug case involving Hoover Crips

    By ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The sheer enormity of a criminal case that involves murder, drug dealing, dog fighting and Hoover Crips gang members is beginning to take shape in Tulsa federal court. What started in early 2013 as a conspiracy case to distribute crack cocaine involving three individuals has since mushroomed into 51 defendants who among them face 241 counts. Once centered on drug trafficking in the 61st Street and Peoria Avenue area, the case has gone multi-national. In announcing the results of Operation Battlefield in August, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said what he deemed Tulsa’s “most violent and dangerous gang” brought an estimated $10 million worth of cocaine — more than 600 kilograms — and marijuana through the city over

  • Black Mesa encourages pints for charity

    Nick Trougakos | Updated: 14 hr ago

    If you’re looking to escape the house this weekend and grab a pint or two, you could do worse than heading out to one of the four McNellie’s pubs. That’s because McNellie’s has teamed up with Black Mesa Brewing Co. starting today to help raise money for charity. For more details, check this press release […]

  • Half of provisional ballots cast in election not counted, some wrongly

    By Curtis Killman - Tulsa World | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Travis Rice expressed surprise when he was told the ballot he cast earlier this month during the Oklahoma general election hadn’t counted. “That doesn’t make me happy,” Rice said, when informed by the Tulsa World that his provisional ballot had been rejected. “They told me it would count,” the Jenks resident said, quoting what precinct workers told him when he cast the provisional ballot. Rice was among hundreds of voters who cast provisional ballots during the Nov. 4 election that ended up not being counted by election officials, records show. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma NAACP schedules march in Oklahoma City

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    The NAACP in Oklahoma has scheduled a “Journey for Justice” march in Oklahoma City. The organization says the march is to support victims police brutality and racial profiling. The march is to begin Saturday at 1 p.m. at the corner of Northeast 23rd and Martin Luther King Drive in Oklahoma City and end at the Governor’s Mansion about 1 1 / 2 miles away.

  • Sunny and 60s with wind Friday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Winds will gust up to 29 mph in central Oklahoma Friday. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s.

  • Downtown in December launches Friday with tree lighting festival

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    Presented by Devon Energy, the monthlong extravaganza this year features an array of holiday activities ranging from ice skating in the Myriad Botanical Gardens and zip lining at the Oklahoma River to free Water Taxi rides on the Bricktown Canal and a costumed 5K run starting at Leadership Square, plus a new carousel and train.

  • In Oklahoma and across the nation, “Black Friday” begins ... on Thursday

    BY JENNIFER PALMER, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Oklahoma shoppers lined up for deals about dusk, with many retailers opening at 5 or 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Five die in four separate Oklahoma accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Five people have died as a result of four Oklahoma crashes, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Norman Police Department.

  • Five-minute guide to Friday's Oklahoma high school football playoff games

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Yesterday

    McAlester and Lawton MacArthur meet in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder waives point guard Sebastian Telfair

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    The most significant aspect of the move is its implications for injured stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. There is a growing belief that one or both could rejoin the lineup soon, perhaps as early as Friday against New York.

  • Five observations from Oklahoma's 59-46 win over Butler

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Oklahoma got off to a quick start and did enough in the second half to keep the game from getting too interesting as the Sooners beat Butler 59-46 to advance to Friday’s 3:30 p.m. championship game against Wisconsin at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The  game will be televised on ESPN. Here are five observations from the […]

  • Names of women shot to death are released

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police have released the names of two women found shot to death outside Bristol Park Apartments on the city’s east side. Sgt. Dave Walker told reporters that the victims are 26-year-old Amanda Douglas and 37-year-old Jennifer Sanders. The two were found dead about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday outside the apartment complex were police say Sanders lived. Police say Douglas was an acquaintance of Sanders and had been staying at the apartment. A possible motive for the shooting has not been released. Police are searching for a gray or gold 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix with Oklahoma license plate 231 GDS that was seen on surveillance video leaving the apartment complex after the shooting.

  • 5 tips for being grateful, giving thanks

    Frank Clayton, KSL | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Is there a right way and a wrong way to give thanks? Learn some methods that can be more effective than others.

  • Financing proposal for towers development reveals intricacies of TIF district

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Yesterday

    Whenever the topic of tax increment financing arises, I often encounter people who don’t have a thorough grasp of how this economic development tool works, or why it is used to spur investment in the urban core. Confusion and discussion is even more likely following the revelation by city officials of what would be the largest monetary request to date — $142.6 million — by Clayco, which is proposing to build four towers on the block that was once home to Stage Center and still home to various arts agencies and La Luna Mexican Restaurant. One reader wrote that this is money being “robbed” from local schools, and that’s not the first time such criticism has been voiced. But the money doesn’t exist — not yet at