• Interstate 35 reopens after semi accident; Eastbound SH 9 off-ramp remains closed

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 min ago

    An overturned tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 35 near the State Highway 9 exit backed up traffic for miles Friday afternoon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. The eastbound SH 9 off-ramp remains closed.

  • Man drowns after truck stalls in high water

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Shortly before midnight Thursday, Williams Lee Gamblin, 34, of Hugo, was driving on County Road Ball Park near Hugo in Choctaw County when his truck became disabled in high water.

  • Capitol Hill High School announces new mascot

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    After 88 years as Redskins, Capitol Hill High students have spoken: From now on the school mascot will be known as the Red Wolves.

  • Long-lasting drought is all but over in Oklahoma, climate scientists say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    More than four years after it began, the drought that has played havoc across Oklahoma and Texas is all but over, federal climate scientists said Thursday. Heavy rains across the southern Great Plains have refilled reservoirs and replenished soil moisture over the past month.

  • Oklahoma Memorial Day Weekend Events

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Here's a look at some of the Memorial Day weekend events planned across the state.

  • Restoration project unveils more than a dozen Confederate soldiers buried in historic Oklahoma cemetery

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A recent restoration project at a rural Grady County cemetery dating back to the American Civil War has led to the identifications of 15 buried Confederate and two Union soldiers.

  • Three men accused of stealing from northwest Oklahoma City house

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Three people accused of stealing furniture and other items from a northwest Oklahoma City home are in custody, police reported Friday.

  • Oklahoma Senate pases $7.1 billion budget

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin for final approval.

  • House reverses course, agrees to fund Museum of Popular Culture in Tulsa

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Dramatically reversing course, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 51-40 Friday to approve funding for a popular culture museum in Tulsa.

  • Moving elephants from Seattle zoo to Oklahoma costs big

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    SEATTLE — Moving two Asian elephants from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to San Diego to Oklahoma proved to be a huge expense. A local newspaper reports that the cost of moving Chai and Bamboo from San Diego to the Oklahoma City Zoo was $88,000. That’s in addition to the $106,000 bill for the first attempt to move the pair, which was waylaid by bad weather. If the Oklahoma City Zoo does not pay a share of the costs, Woodland Park’s total expenditure will be $141,000. The female elephants’ trip began in April after a federal appeals court declined to block the transfer. The move was opposed by animal rights activists and at least one member of the Seattle City Council. A storm diverted the pachyderms to

  • Forecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekend

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NORMAN — The National Weather Service says there’s a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains. Meteorologist John Hart of the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says the risk Friday is mostly confined to southwest Texas and eastern New Mexico, where hail, thunderstorms and even a tornado could be possible overnight. Hart warned of flash flooding over the holiday weekend in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, which are still soaked from recent storms. A forecaster in Norman says about 0.6 inches of rain in May will break Oklahoma City’s record for the wettest month ever

  • Body of missing Fort Sill soldier is recovered

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The body of Staff Sgt. David Hawkins, 32, was recovered Thursday afternoon after his vehicle was swept into Medicine Buff Creek earlier this week, according to a Fort Sill news release. Hawkins, 32, of Tampa, Fla., was apparently trying to cross a low water crossing early Sunday when his sedan was pulled into Medicine Bluff Creek.

  • Texas woman dies in crash near Altus in southwestern Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Lynelle Berg, 73, of Vernon, Texas, died Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 283 near Altus in Jackson County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.