• Former Valley Brook police officer arrested on sex crimes complaints

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 7 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: 8 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.

  • OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 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 | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

    AP | Updated: 9 hr ago

    VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin said Tuesday the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita agreed to cease operations. Martin says the state agency and local police are investigating. Shaunna Broadway told Tulsa television station KOTV (http://bit.ly/1IqAbj ) that a day care worker let her 5- and 7-year-old sons play outside Friday without shirts or sunscreen. Photographs she took of her boys show their back and shoulders covered with giant blisters.

  • UCO plans to renovate historic Mitchell Hall

    BY QUEILA OMENA Staff Writer  qomena@oklahoman.com | Updated: 9 hr ago

    The University of Central Oklahoma plans to renovate Mitchell Hall.

  • Oil industry renews call for exports

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

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

  • Hot again Wednesday in central Oklahoma, but chances for rain move in Thursday and Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Central Oklahoma will be hot again Wednesday. But there is a chance for rain Thursday.and Friday.

  • Man shot in northwest Oklahoma City Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    A man was found with gunshot wounds at a northwest Oklahoma City hotel. The shooting is under investigation at the Days Inn.

  • Fallin's daughter to move trailer off mansion grounds

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin appeared on an Oklahoma City TV station Tuesday afternoon and said the trailer would be moved by Sunday. She discounted any suggestion that the vehicle, which is hooked to the mansion's water and electricity, was unduly using state resources.