• Lower natural gas prices mean bill reduction for OG&E customers

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Typical residential customer should save about $5 a month, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. says.

  • Oklahoma County jurors shown video of inmate being detained before his death

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a former Oklahoma County lieutenant accused of causing the death of an jail inmate.

  • Labor Day weekend patrols to target driving under the influence

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Law officers will patrol the Oklahoma City area over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Extra enforcement will crackdown on drivers under the influence. Lake Tenkiller will also be patrolled in northeast Oklahoma.

  • Judge considers receivership for control of troubled First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYERAND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Updated: 5 hr ago

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot, citing concerns over deteriorating conditions at First National Center, is considering appointing a receiver to take control of the landmark as a way to restore air conditioning and prevent shut-offs of other utilities.

  • Man shoots, kills suspected burglar in southwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man in southwest Oklahoma City told police he shot and killed a burglar Tuesday. The shooting was reported in the 2800 block of SW 59.

  • Name of woman found dead in Newcastle motel released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The name of a woman found dead in a Newcastle motel has been released. Authorities are investigating her death.

  • Convicted former legislator released with ankle monitor

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Former state Rep. Randy Terrell, who was convicted of offering a bribe, was released from prison Monday. He was ordered to wear an ankle monitor for the remainder of his sentence, which ends in mid-January.

  • Judge considers placing First National Center in receivership

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Unclear if air conditioning will be restored in landmark building on Wednesday

  • California burger chain fans hope to lure one to Oklahoma on the Double-Double

    BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Carl Van Fleet, vice president of planning and development for In-N-Out, said the company won't be in Oklahoma any time soon.

  • Broken Arrow Blue Bell plant resumes operation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Texas-based Blue Bell said production at the Broken Arrow plant will be on a limited basis as the company seeks to confirm that new procedures, facility enhancements, and employee training have been effective.

  • Oklahoma court upholds man's life sentence in wife's death

    AP | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a man who claimed he killed his severely ill wife at her request. The court handed down the ruling Tuesday to 54-year-old Mark Schemm of Crescent, who was convicted of fist-degree murder in the June 2013 death of 49-year-old Monica Schemm. Mark Schemm told investigators he helped his wife commit suicide, then staged a home invasion to cover it up. Authorities say Monica Schemm suffered a brain tumor, had chemotherapy and had a fall that caused severe brain injury that left her disabled, needing 24-hour care. The appeals court ruled the facts of the case did not support lesser charges, including aiding suicide. Schemm's

  • UPDATE: Five die on Oklahoma roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Five people have died in separate accidents. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the deaths on state roadways

  • Separate hearings held on changes to Oklahoma forfeiture law

    AP | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Advocates for overhauling Oklahoma's civil asset forfeiture laws say the current system is ripe for abuse and should be changed so that innocent people can't have their cash seized by law enforcement. Several legal experts testified about shortcomings in Oklahoma's current law Tuesday during a hearing at the state Capitol. But the changes are being fiercely opposed by prosecutors and law enforcement, both of whom directly benefit by receiving the seized proceeds. Supporters of the current law are testifying at a separate interim study at the Tulsa Police Academy. Oklahoma City Sen. Kyle Loveless has introduced a bill that would require a criminal conviction before someone's cash or property could