• Eight schools in Moore district sustain tornado damage; all but hardest hit to reopen Friday

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma tornadoes: Dozens of volunteers emptied classrooms at Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary, which was heavily damaged and will be closed for the rest of the school year. Emmaus Baptist Church will serve as temporary home for displaced students.

  • Oklahoma state Senate revives bill to ban texting while driving

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The state Senate Public Safety Committee revived legislation Thursday that would ban Oklahoma motorists from sending text messages while driving.

  • Authorities search for Oklahoma man accused of manslaughter

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Donovan Dixon is wanted in suspicion of second-degree manslaughter and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance following the 2014 death of Chester Morris III in Elgin, OK.

  • Energy cuts slow manufacturing growth, Fed survey shows

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Federal Reserve’s March manufacturing survey showed that the weakest activity was in energy-producing states, including Oklahoma.

  • OSBI agents, police investigate suspected double homicide in Atoka and suicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Three people were found dead Wednesday in Atoka and Stringtown, including a husband and wife seeking a divorce.

  • Owasso man dies in Tulsa County crash on wet roadway

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    An Owasso man, Brandon Jonjock, 29, was killed in a crash in Tulsa County late Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash.

  • Body found in Oklahoma City river

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A dive team was called in after a body was spotted floating in the Oklahoma River near the Chesapeake Boat House about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Oklahoma City police.

  • Oklahomans warned to beware of scams in wake of tornadoes


    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning residents to beware of potential scams following severe storms and tornadoes in the state. Pruitt warns to be wary of repair services and contractors who solicit door-to-door; offer discounts for finding other customers; "Just happen to have" materials left over from a previous job; accept only cash; press for an immediate decision; or ask for payment for the entire job up-front. Pruitt also said the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in 25 counties. The price gouging law prohibits a more than 10 percent increase in the price of most goods and services during and 30 days after a state of em