• No damage reported Monday after tornado touches down in Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    No damage was reported after a tornado touched down in Craig County Monday evening, officials said. The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issues a tornado warning Monday evening for areas in Craig County including the towns of Hollow and Welch.

  • OSBI investigates officer-involved shooting on I-40 near Henryetta

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    A man from Texas died Monday morning after leading authorities on a pursuit that ended with an officer-involved shooting near Henryetta.

  • Oklahoman dies after vehicle wreck in Grady County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Robert Greene, 56, of Cushing, died Monday morning after a two-vehicle collision in Grady County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Big 12 battered by injuries in Week 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The first week of college football was an injury-filled one for Big 12 teams. The biggest news came out of Austin, where coach Charlie Strong announced that quarterback David Ash will miss the Longhorns’ game against BYU this week due to a concussion. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get his first start at quarterback in Ash’s […]

  • Stoops won't bite on SEC question: 'I cause enough waves'

    Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    At his Monday press conference, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was asked about the SEC’s performance last weekend against teams who run the spread offense, including Alabama’s struggles against West Virginia. “I’m not gonna sit here and talk about that. You guys are more than capable of doing that without me,” Stoops said. “I cause enough waves. […]

  • Weather extremes gave Oklahoma an unusually low tornado count, experts say

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Remember the frigid weather Oklahomans trudged through during the last few months of 2013 and the first few months of this year? Remember driving in the snow and walking to work in sub-zero temperatures? Congratulations. All that cold, hard work is paying off. Researchers believe the extremely cold winter months likely held down the number of tornadoes in Oklahoma this year, resulting in the fewest twisters in the state since 1988. Only 13 tornadoes hit the state through June this year, which was the latest available data. Only one of those tornadoes — an April 27 EF2 that injured 12 and killed one person in Quapaw — was of any “significance,” said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist at the National

  • Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Tim Talley, Associated Press | Updated: 12 hr ago

    An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent after the federal government stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend millions in education funding because of the state’s repeal of national academic standards. State Rep. Joe Dorman of Rush Springs says Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s role in the repeal of the Common Core English and math standards is the latest example of a lack of leadership and flip-flopping, citing issues such as storm shelters for public schools and the creation of a state health insurance exchange. Dorman says Oklahoma school children will be hurt because of the education policy problems.

  • Denver Broncos' Wes Welker returns to practice following concussion

    By ARNIE STAPLETON , AP Pro Football Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Wes Welker returned to practice Monday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in an Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans. The Denver slot receiver from Oklahoma City’s Heritage Hall ran short routes during the 20-minute viewing period open to the media. Welker’s concussion was his third in 10 months. He got hurt on a hard hit from D.J. Swearinger that prompted Peyton Manning to swear at the swaggering safety. That earned the five-time MVP the first taunting penalty of his career along with an $8,268 fine. Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and a career-high 10 TDs last season despite missing the last 3 1-2 games. He also had 18 grabs for 160 yards and a TD in

  • VIDEO: Serge Ibaka dunks five times in Spain's rout of Egypt

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 13 hr ago

      Serge Ibaka missed Spain’s FIBA opener on Saturday with what the team called a sore right hamstring. But much like his calf in the NBA’s postseason, upon return, it didn’t seem to be bothering Ibaka much. The Thunder’s emerging star played and starred in Spain’s 91-54 rout of Egypt on Sunday, dropping in a team-high […]

  • Authorities recover body of Oklahoma City man who drowned at Lake Murray

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Authorities recovered the body of a 32-year-old man who went missing Sunday at Lake Murray State Park. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Eduardo Luna, 32, of Oklahoma City, drowned at the lake.

  • Review: 'Phantom of the Opera' production in Oklahoma City will delight old, new Phans

    By Rick Rogers, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    An updated production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” which continues through Sunday at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City, is producer Cameron Mackintosh’s new take on this musical theater classic and will satisfy both diehard fans and those seeing it for the first time.

  • Oklahoma man dies after Logan County traffic accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Gary Forsythe, 22, of Mustang, Oklahoma, died Sunday afternoon after a traffic accident on State Highway 74 in Logan County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for Creek County man

    STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Douglas Blansett, 76, was reported missing Saturday in Slick, Oklahoma. A Silver Alert issued for him Sunday afternoon was canceled about 6 p.m. after the man had been located.

  • Wedding industry illustrates unresolved legal relationship between religious freedom and gay rights

    Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News | Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Recent discrimination charges against wedding-related businesses highlight how complicated adjudicating the First Amendment can be.

  • The Homeless Front: A look at homeless veterans in Oklahoma City

    BY JULIANA KEEPING | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

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