• Prayer services and protesters expected in opposition of 'black mass' in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Several events will happen in downtown Oklahoma City in response to Sunday’s “black mass” being planned by a satanist in the Civic Center.

  • Magnitude-4.0 earthquake shakes north Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The earthquake happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday was about 16 miles south, southeast of Medford, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • Judge worries Oklahoma execution protocol changes will not be timely

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot said he was unsure whether Oklahoma can amend its execution protocol in time for two November executions.

  • Jury convicts third person in 2012 Oklahoma City home invasion, death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A Cleveland County jury that began deliberating Wednesday night returned verdicts early Thursday against Sebastian Forest Shepherd, 19, convicting him of first-degree murder, burglary and kidnapping in the 2012 death of Arthur Strozewski.

  • Oklahoma domestic violence program gives cellphones to victims

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma prosecutors are part of a program to bring cellphones to domestic violence victims.

  • Facing complaints of five patient overdose deaths, Oklahoma doctor surrenders license

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    On Thursday, Dr. Glenn Stow surrendered his medical license, facing a complaint from the Oklahoma Medical Board that the drugs he prescribed were, at least, partially responsible for the overdose deaths of five patients, including a woman who was 32 weeks pregnant.

  • Lawton police report 10th homicide of the year, man fatally shot

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Two men were reported shot early Thursday and one of them died in what Lawton police are calling the city’s 10th homicide of the year.

  • Nichols Hills police on the lookout for armed robbers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Nichols Hills resident was robbed by two armed men Wednesday night, and police are are asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles, Nichols Hills police reported Thursday.

  • Police seek two in Family Dollar store robberies in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police are asking for the public’s help to identify two men who robbed two Family Dollar stores earlier this week.

  • Wells Fargo sues Bricktown bar owner over use of name

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY, Business Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The financial services giant Wells Fargo is suing the Oklahoma City bar Whiskey Chicks to have the banking company’s name removed from the historic building that houses the Bricktown bar.

  • Oklahoma City marchers will call for greater action to combat climate change

    BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A group of environmental activists, clergy and others are planning a demonstration Sunday in Oklahoma City to call for greater action to combat climate change. The march is one of several being held in cities across the country in conjunction with the People’s Climate March, a demonstration in New York.

  • Student enrollment numbers are flat at Oklahoma colleges this semester

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s higher education Chancellor Glen Johnson said the state’s Complete College America initiative strives to ensure that students “receive timely academic advisement and other key student support services to help them complete their degrees on time and move on to successful careers.”

  • Oklahoma Natural Gas receives high marks in J.D. Power survey

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    For the third year, Oklahoma Natural Gas took the top spot in its regional category for customer satisfaction from J.D. Power.

  • Chat recap: Edmond adds more nightlife options

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Oklahoma City police arrest man found naked in public

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City police arrested Jonathon Warledo on Wednesday on a complaint of public indecency.

  • Organizer expects more than 600 to rally against Oklahoma City 'black mass'

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    An organizer says he expects up to 600 people from as far away as Pennsylvania to attend a prayer rally expressing opposition to the “black mass” at downtown’s Civic Center Music Hall. A Satanist plans the event Sunday evening in CitySpace, a small theater in the Civic Center basement that holds fewer than 100 people. […]

  • Authorities seek man posing as Oklahoma state trooper

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    TALALA (AP) — Rogers County authorities say a man posing as an Oklahoma state trooper made a traffic stop in Talala. Sheriff Scott Walton told KOTV the man told the driver Wednesday night that he was a trooper and that he stopped him for speeding and having a radar detector. Walton says the victim told deputies that the man was driving a white Dodge Charger with flashing lights. The victim says the man took his driver’s license and insurance card and returned to his car for about 10 minutes — then drove away. The man says he chased the car for several miles but stopped when speeds reached about 100 miles per hour. Walton says the impersonator was not wearing a uniform and no badge or gun was seen.

  • UPDATE: Rain in north Oklahoma City and Edmond areas in central Oklahoma Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Rain is falling in parts of central Oklahoma Thursday. The high temperature in Oklahoma City will be near 91 degrees.

  • Report: OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel a candidate for SMU job

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel is a candidate for the SMU head coaching job, EJ Holland of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. The job came open when June Jones resigned earlier this month two games into the season. Tom Mason is the Mustangs’ interim coach. Heupel, who starred at OU, […]

  • Guess which Putnam City North grad is 41 on Sept. 18

    Linda Lynn | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Actor and Oklahoma native James Marsden's birthday is today.