• College students juggle work, school, mental stress issues

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Today, the percentage of young adults reporting significant mental health problems has tripled since the 1980s to somewhere between 33 and 40 percent, said Gregg Henriques, a psychology professor at James Madison University.

  • Advances in technology help Oklahoma police, residents catch criminals together

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Six Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are participating in ATACRAIDS, a national database program that allows officers to track crimes, traffic accidents and other emergency calls by accessing an online map.

  • Oklahoma County reserve deputy reunites with girl he rescued during Louisiana hurricane

    By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The last time Michael Davenport saw Hannah Verret, she was 5 years old and fit easily into his arms as he carried her through the flooded streets of Terrebonne Parish.

  • More than 635 Oklahoma disposal wells directed to reduce depths, volumes

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    As Oklahoma deals with a huge increase in earthquakes, regulators are focusing on the links scientists have made between the amount of wastewater disposal into the Arbuckle layer and man-made earthquakes.

  • Oklahoma teens credit horse power for rodeo championships

    By Sharla Bardin, For the Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Ali Armstrong, 16, of Lexington, and Cortney Townsend, 18, of Norman, said they look at their horses as partners and think the animals share their desire to succeed.

  • D.C. Notes: Poll respondents give government bad reviews

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Chris Casteel: A poll released last week by Pew Research shows Republicans who are so fed up with the government that they’re “angry” much prefer GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over Jeb Bush.

  • Reading the rock: Scientists are trying to quickly answer Oklahoma geological questions

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    As the state continues to shake under pressure from the ongoing earthquake swarm, researchers are focusing their attention on a well-used, but little-understood rock layer that underlies most of the state. Most scientists, state regulators and oil and natural gas industry leaders now say oil and natural gas activities have contributed to or caused the rapid increase in seismic activity over the past three years. While many of the specific mechanisms still are not fully understood, regulatory efforts have focused on water disposal wells drilled into and through the Arbuckle layer, which is the deepest sedimentary rock layer throughout much of Oklahoma. Oil wells in Oklahoma and much of the world recover large amounts of

  • Oklahoma cabaret singer ‘hanging’ with the greats

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    KT Sullivan took an active interest in the arts, especially music and literature from an early age, says her mother, Elizabeth Sullivan, of Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Executive Q&A: Valir Health's entrepreneurial CEO aims to help many people

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Executive Q&A with Tom Tucker Valir Health's entrepreneurial CEO aims to help many people

  • Ice, rain storms leave thousands in Oklahoma flooded or without power

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Residents of western and central Oklahoma were in the dark for much of Saturday as an ice storm worked its way through the state. Downed power lines and broken tree branches blocked roads, while flooding in southern and eastern Oklahoma shut down several highways.

  • Media report: Boone Pickens unable to attend Bedlam game due to weather conditions

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 10 hr ago

    STILLWATER — The man whose name graces Oklahoma State's football stadium makes a point to attend every home game played on its turf. However, Boone Pickens won't be in attendance Saturday night for Bedlam, according to a report from John Hoover of the Tulsa World. Mike Holder just told me some #okstate fans flying to tonight's #Bedlam game can't make it cuz of ice -- including @boonepickens himself. — John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) November 28, 2015 Ice storms blanketed much of the state late Friday and early Wednesday, but conditions are expected to somewhat improve for the 7 p.m. kickoff. The National Weather Service provided the following forecast: Rain likely

  • Santa Fe and W 15th in Edmond closed by utility pole collapse

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Streets throughout the metro were covered with downed tree limbs and power lines on Saturday. UPDATE: The City of Edmond is reporting the intersection may not reopen for up to two days.

  • UPDATE: More than 77,000 power outages in Oklahoma Saturday, ice storm hits central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    An ice storm covered central Oklahoma overnight. There are more than 78,000 power outages reported statewide. There are more than 32,000 outages in Oklahoma City and more than 13,200 outages in Yukon.

  • Ice storm warning extended to noon Sunday for central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The National Weather Service has extended an ice storm warning for Caddo, Canadian, and Oklahoma counties until noon Sunday.

  • Highways in southern, eastern parts of Oklahoma closed due to flooding

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 14 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is reporting several highways are closed in southern and eastern parts of the state due to flooding.

  • Appliances still bring great comfort

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Ol' farm and olfactory memories always come barreling in like a norther this time of year. One stirs up with every mound of meringue that sneaks in among the pumpkin and pecan pies: that smell — equal parts egg white, sugar, vanilla, heat and machine oil. And Mama. My upbringing seems punctuated by Mama's frequent use and fast acquisition of kitchen appliances: The electric stand mixer with its stainless steel bowl and lickable spatula. The electric carving knife, a mystery that appeared and disappeared so fast I never was sure it actually existed. The gas stove in the old house I was born to in 1964 and the electric range in the new house in 1979.

  • Oklahoma trooper, firefighters rescue five from submerged vehicle

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Three children and two women were rescued Friday from a sinking vehicle in an Ottawa County creek by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and firefighters.

  • OKC Thunder: Defense-by-committee limits Pistons' Andre Drummond

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The Thunder’s defense-by-committee on Drummond, spearheaded by Steven Adams, held the 6-foot-11, 279-pounder to table scraps as he battled foul trouble all night.

  • High school football: Prague's halftime adjustments pay off in upset of No. 3 Washington

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer cstavenhagen@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Prague scored all three of its touchdowns after halftime in a 22-7 upset of No. 3-ranked Washington in the Class 2A quarterfinal.

  • OSU wrestling: Cowboys down South Dakota State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Two-time NCAA champ Alex Dieringer wins 53rd consecutive match for Cowboys.