• Chances for rain Thursday, Friday in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Cooler temperatures have arrived in Oklahoma Thursday. There is a chance for rain Thursday and Friday.

  • Westmoore marching band sets fundraiser

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A yard sale, car wash and cookout will be held to raise funds for the Westmoore High School marching band.

  • Back to school never looked better

    By Savannah Evanoff Staff Writer sevanoff@oklahoman.com  | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoma parents and students alike are turning their minds to back to school shopping.

  • Life sentence is set for man guilty of robbery, murder

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A man who was convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a robbery has been sentenced to a life sentence in prison.

  • Thieves take irreplaceable belongings, sense of security

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor adamwilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and his family were victims of a burglary this past week. He says the event has taken his sense of security.

  • Kitchen fires highlight safety issue

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Fire Department has responded to more than 50 kitchen fires this year and almost all of them are preventable.

  • OKC dinner club owners appeal agency's cease and desist order

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The owners of a local dinner club presented their case before the state Health Department on Wednesday as to why they should be able to operate in Oklahoma City.

  • Oil industry renews call for exports

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Change could boost economy, lower gasoline prices and create 300,000 jobs, energy industry advocate says.

  • OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    City's jobless rate rises in June for third straight month.

  • Boeing breaks ground on $80 million facility in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma City will be home of aircraft modernization for the aerospace giant.

  • Freezer meltdown prompts Alva grocery to give away $35,000 in food

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL For The Oklahoman | Updated: 8 hr ago

    An insurance company’s failure to pay a claim for melting frozen food has the operators of the only family-owned grocery store in Alva burning with frustration.

  • Facebook post on GOP site draws criticism

    Rick Green | Updated: 9 hr ago

    For a time Wednesday, the Facebook page of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women contained a post of a black person hanging from a tree, but the leader of the group said the post was deleted as soon as she learned of it. "There was a post made on our Facebook page without my permission or knowledge," said Pam Pollard, president of the organization. A time stamp indicated it may have been posted a couple hours before it was deleted, but she said she doesn't know who made the post. It appeared to have been shared from another site. It showed a black person hanging from a tree and included the text, "The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded

  • Former Valley Brook police officer arrested on sex crimes complaints

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Former Valley Brook police officer Courtney Breanne Schlinke, 21, was arrested on 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16 and eight counts of oral sodomy, records show.

  • Motorcyclist dies in Norman crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    One person died in a Norman wreck involving a motorcycle and tractor-trailer, according to authorities.

  • Oklahoma judge defends Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce secrecy

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Judge says superstar couple Shelter-Lambert aren't 'guardians of public trust.'

  • Oklahoma officials investigate fatal self-inflicted gunshot

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Investigators in Pryor are investigating the death of a man who they say shot himself in the head steps away from the lobby of the police department. Pryor Chief of Police Steven Lemmings says the 37-year-old man walked into the police department lobby at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday and told a dispatcher that someone needed to secure his weapon. Lemmings says the man then stepped out of the lobby and shot himself in the head. The man was treated at the scene by authorities in Mayes County and was later flown to a hospital in Tulsa, where he was pronounced dead. Lemmings says the man's identity will not be released until his family has been notified.

  • Hearing delayed for Oklahoma man accused in 1992 cold case

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A hearing has been rescheduled for an Oklahoma man facing a charge related to the 1992 deaths of two women and a girl whose bodies were found in a hole dug for a septic tank. Grover Prewitt Jr. was due Wednesday in Creek County District Court. He's pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. His next hearing is now set for Sept. 9. Prewitt was charged after the bodies of Wendy Camp; her 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp's sister-in-law, Lisa Kregear; were found in 2013 on land Prewitt and his late mother previously owned.

  • 7 stories from the first 7 months of 2015

    Silas Allen | Updated: 16 hr ago

    January   Charles Frederick Warner, a man who was convicted of raping and killing an 11-month-old girl in 1997, was executed on January 15. Warner's execution had been put on hold for nine months after the botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett in April. Man found guilty of baby rape, murder Execution failure in Oklahoma: Clayton Lockett dies of heart attack after vein explodes Oklahoma killer executed for death of infant girl [pagebreak] February The U.S.

  • Northbound Interstate 35 near Paoli now open

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 have been shut down due to an overturned cattle hauler Wednesday. The wreck is near Paoli, and about 100 head of cattle were aboard, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Oklahoma City dinner club appeals cease and desist order from state Health Department

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A local dinner club is challenging a cease and desist order from the state Health Department. Nani, which operated out of a residential home on North Classen, says it hosts private event not open to the public, but the state argues members of the public attend and pay for the events, and the business should be licensed.