• Harrah woman denies throwing man from wheelchair

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Bonnie Shirley Davis, 48, spent nine days in Oklahoma County jail on assault complaints. She was released when the district attorney declined to file charges, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

  • Authorities seek man who robbed Geary bank

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    About 10 a.m. Thursday, a man entered the Bank of Western Oklahoma, 101 W Main St. in Geary, and demanded money, the FBI reported.

  • Dispatches from the road: Georgia

    Nick Trougakos | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    There’s generally not anything too exciting about driving non-stop for 16 hours — especially after you’ve pretty much exhausted and wiped yourself out with nine nights in hotels and a full week battling the sun and massive, teenaged South American tour groups at Disney World. What you need in such a circumstance is a way […]

  • Oklahoma football: Zack Sanchez, Eric Striker and Charles Tapper named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma defenders Zack Sanchez, Eric Striker and Charles Tapper were named to the 2014 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, released Thursday morning by the Football Writers Association of America. The 81-man list included 13 from the Big 12 Conference, and the Sooners were one of 12 schools to land at least three players […]

  • Man convicted in 2012 Oklahoma slaying

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    PAULS VALLEY (AP) — An Elmore City man has been convicted of killing another man then cutting up the body and stuffing the remains in cement-filled buckets. The Garvin County court clerk’s office said a jury on Thursday found Justin Hammer guilty of first-degree murder in the August 2012 death of Brandon Duran and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole. Sentencing is set for Oct. 6. Hammer testified that he shot Duran twice in self-defense after Duran forced his way into Hammer’s home and made threats because of Hammer’s relationship with Duran’s ex-wife. Hammer said he feared Duran because he thought he was a member of a motorcycle gang. Duran’s mother testified that he was not a member of a

  • Bomb squad clears two suspicious backpacks found near Oklahoma City roads as safe

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    It’s believed the backpacks might have belonged to runners, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said, as they were filled with clothes, snacks and drinks.

  • Federal officials open Fort Sill shelter to media

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    FORT SILL (AP) — Federal officials have allowed members of the media to tour a temporary shelter at Fort Sill that is being used to house more than 1,000 teenage immigrants from Central America. Participants in tours Thursday at the Army post in southwest Oklahoma were heavily restricted and prohibited from taking pictures, asking questions or interacting with staff or children at the shelter. It is the first time members of the media have been allowed inside the facility at Fort Sill since it began receiving children last month who had been caught at the U.S.-Mexico border trying to enter the country illegally. The boys and girls are segregated into 60-bed dormitories.

  • The Clean Cut: New dad learns the power of love in viral video

    Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News | Yesterday

    A touching Thai commercial has once again garnered millions of views on YouTube. Similar to other commercials that have been produced in Thailand, this advertisement teaches an important life lesson instead of simply pitching a product.

  • Flash flood warning for northeast Oklahoma counties

    Silas Allen | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The National Weather Service’s Tulsa office issued a flash flood warning for several counties in northeast Oklahoma Thursday afternoon: * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR… EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… NORTH CENTRAL TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA… * UNTIL 400 PM CDT * AT 1245 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER […]

  • Bridenstine to bring Tennessee congresswoman on Fort Sill tour

    Chris Casteel | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, plans to bring a colleague along Saturday for his tour of the Fort Sill facility housing unaccompanied minors who recently crossed the southern U.S. border. Bridenstine, who has been in a week-long struggle with the Department of Health and Human Services over a visit to the facility, said U.S. Rep. […]

  • Garth Brooks announces new record deal and album

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Oklahoma music megastar Garth Brooks announced that he has inked a new record deal with Sony Music Nashville and is working on his first album of new material since retiring in 2001. The album, which could be a double album, will likely be released sometime around Black Friday. A longtime holdout on the digital music […]

  • OKC Thunder: Is Tibor Pleiss coming to the NBA this season?

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Is overseas Thunder prospect Tibor Pleiss coming stateside this upcoming season? The president of Pleiss’ club in Spain says he is, whether it’s with the Thunder or someone else. Jose Antonio Querejeta, the president of Spanish basketball club Baskonia (Laboral Kutxa) where Pleiss currently plays, told Radio Vitoria that Pleiss “will go to the NBA, […]

  • Little change in this week's drought report

    Silas Allen | Yesterday

    Oklahoma’s drought picture remained virtually unchanged over the past week, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday. About 80 percent of the state is in some form of drought, according to the report. That’s the same percentage of the state that was listed in drought conditions in last week’s report. But there’s good […]

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools settles racial discrimination case

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City Public Schools reached a settlement with a former district worker who alleged racial discrimination and retaliation by a top academic administrator, court documents show.

  • U.S. Senior Open: First-round play resumes after weather delay

    BY CODY STAVENHAGEN, Staff Writer, cstavenhagen@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    EDMOND — Play has resumed at the first round of the U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National on Thursday after a 1 hour, 17-minute delay due to the threat of lightning in the area. Play was suspended at 7:36 a.m. and resumed at 8:53 a.m. The delay will push afternoon tee times back an hour. Here are the updated tee times: U.S. Senior Open Oak Tree National At Edmond First & Second Round Tee Times Thursday (July 10), Hole No. 1 / Friday (July 11), Hole No. 10 7:15 a.m.-1 p.m: Rocky Walcher, Oklahoma City; Ron Vlosich, Lakewood, Colo.; (a) Bryan Norton, Mission Hills, Kan. 7:25 a.m. -1:10 p.m: Mike Standly, League City, Texas; Jerry Smith, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Patrick Horgan, West Palm

  • Prosecutors: Kevin Sweat threatened to kill girlfriend one month before Weleetka girls' deaths

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    OKEMAH — Prosecutors are seeking to present evidence at trial that Kevin Sweat abused and threatened to kill his girlfriend one month before he allegedly gunned down two Weleetka girls in 2008. At a hearing Wednesday in Okfuskee County District Court, District Judge Lawrence Parish said he would consider whether that evidence could be allowed at trial in addition to several other pre-trial matters at a July 16 hearing. Now that Sweat has waived his right to a jury trial and the state is no longer seeking the death penalty, Parish said Wednesday that he expects both sides to be ready for the Aug. 4 trial date “absent some calamity.” Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm warning in northern Oklahoma Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Temperatures are heating up in Oklahoma. The heat index will be near 98 degrees Thursday in Oklahoma City.

  • OHP trooper threatened suicide, ran from authorities before being arrested, records show

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper arrested last week for DUI after a single-vehicle, on-duty crash threatened to kill himself and had to be wrestled to the ground by other troopers prior to his arrest, according to a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday. Joshua Eli Davies, 33, was arrested July 3 following the crash, which occurred near U.S. 59 south of Sallisaw in Sequoyah County. The probable cause affidavit for Davies’ arrest was released Wednesday by the Sequoyah County District Attorney’s Office, which charged him with driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor. Davies is on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

  • OSBI joins investigation into missing Oklahoma couple

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A district attorney in southern Oklahoma requested a full investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation into the disappearance and possible slayings of Molly Miller and Colt Haynes.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe announces deal to save program for rural fire departments

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A Defense Department agency says it will continue to make surplus equipment available to rural firefighters, but Sen. Jim Inhofe says the modified arrangement will mean more red tape for Oklahoma’s fire departments.