• Ex-priest sentenced for molesting Michigan high school students in 1980s

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    A former Roman Catholic priest who was sentenced in a 1999 child molestation case in Oklahoma has been sentenced in another sex crimes case involving students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s.

  • Cleveland Browns' Emmanuel Ogbah hopes to help franchise's turnaround

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Ogbah leaned back in a leather sofa, one hand clutching a phone and the other shaking his father's hand, with an expression equal parts elation and shock. From his family's Houston home, the former Oklahoma State star discovered he was the first pick of the second round Saturday in the NFL Draft. The call arrived from the unlikeliest of teams. “I didn't have any private workouts or visits,” Ogbah said in his post-draft media teleconference, “so I had no idea that I was going to be a Cleveland Brown.” Is it a good fit? Browns' VP of football operations Sashi Brown said “being able to find an edge rusher in the draft was high on our list of priorities” as Cleveland ranked No. 28 in the league

  • Edmond schools make progress on tornado shelters

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Edmond School Board members on Monday approved plans for a 7,250-square-foot media center and storm shelter at Orvis Risner Elementary, 2801 S Rankin.

  • Trump dashes Cruz's hopes in Indiana; Sanders-Clinton close

    Updated: 43 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump took a major step toward sewing up the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a victory in Indiana's primary election, dashing the hopes of rival Ted Cruz and other GOP forces who fear the brash businessman will doom their party in the general election. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were vying for victory in the Democratic primary, though it was too early to call the race as votes were being tallied. Clinton already is 91 percent of the way to her party's nomination. While Trump can't mathematically clinch the GOP nomination with his victory in Indiana, his path now becomes easier and he has more room for error in the remaining primary contests.

  • Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out

    Updated: 44 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district's manager that they would be paid. The move by the Detroit Federation of Teachers came hours after Michigan lawmakers advanced a $500 million plan to restructure Detroit public schools by creating a new district. The vote was intended to ease teachers' fears that they might not get paid if the district runs out of money. But the union quickly blasted the legislation endorsed by the House Appropriations Committee. It would forbid existing labor agreements from transferring to the new district and restrict collective bargaining over work sched

  • High school girls golfers to watch

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Here are a few girls golfers to keep an eye on during the state golf tournaments Wednesday and Thursday:

  • High school girls golf Q&A: Purcell's Ashton Nemecek hoping to go out with third straight title

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    A hard-working group of players who hold each other accountable, the Dragons know they’ve done everything possible to prepare themselves for the final tournament of the year, Wednesday and Thursday at Cherokee Springs Golf Course.

  • Day 2 on Route 66, Uptown 23

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Gold Dome once had an amazing neon sign. It's long gone like a lot of Route 66 signage pic.twitter.com/Zj8tkGmB7U — Brianna Bailey (@briOKC) May 3, 2016 Uptown 23rd  has some of the best preserved building on Oklahoma City's Route 66 path, but this rapidly gentrifying business district doesn't want to just been known as Route 66. The area just has so much more to offer, Christina Chicoraske, Program Director for Uptown 23rd told me.  Sitting with her at a pick nick table at Big Truck Tacos surrounded by mostly young professionals eating designer tacos, I asked Chicoraske if Route 66 was "uncool." She said it definitely has a sort of "campy" vibe.

  • Lyric Theatre's Paula Stover to receive Plaza District Association's Urban Pioneer Award

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The 16th Street Plaza District Association will honor Paula Stover, managing director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, as the recipient of the 2016 Urban Pioneer Award at 11:30 a.m. June 1 at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, 800 N Harvey Ave. Presented by Fowler Volkswagen of Norman and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, the Urban Pioneer Award is given annually to individuals in the Oklahoma City community who exemplify Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit with their leadership and commitment to urban revitalization. “Paula has a rich history in the arts community and is able to utilize and manage precious resources to mold and create exceptional dynamic points for growth and change.

  • Arts advocates to gather Wednesday for Oklahoma Arts Day at state Capitol

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Representatives of more than 75 arts and cultural heritage organizations from across Oklahoma will kick off Oklahoma Arts Day 2016 Wednesday with a rally at 9 a.m. in the State Supreme Court Ceremonial Chambers at the state Capitol. Oklahoma arts advocates learned over the weekend that efforts are once again underway to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council under the Department of Tourism, according to a news release. “Consolidation of the Oklahoma Arts Council would mean no cost savings, risk of lost funding, increased politicization and reduced ability to advocate for a department within another agency,” said Julia Kirt, executive director for Oklahomans for the Arts, in the release.

  • Texas court orders Choctaw Nation to pay families of women killed in bus crash

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The accident occurred in 2013 in Irving, Texas, en route to a casino in Durant, Oklahoma.

  • Chesapeake Energy subsidiary Compass Manufacturing lays off 98 workers in Oklahoma City

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Compass Manufacturing LLC, a Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary, laid off 98 employees Tuesday. About 35 remain at Compass following the cuts, the company said.

  • Trump dashes Cruz's hopes in Indiana; Sanders-Clinton close

    BY JULIE PACE and SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Trump took a major step toward sewing up the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a victory in Indiana's primary election, dashing the hopes of rival Ted Cruz and other GOP forces who fear the brash businessman will doom their party in the general election. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were vying for victory in the Democratic primary, though it was too early to call the race as votes were being tallied. Clinton already is 91 percent of the way to her party's nomination. While Trump can't mathematically clinch the GOP nomination with his victory in Indiana, his path now becomes easier and he has more room for error in the remaining primary contests.

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Wednesday, May 4

    Compiled by Todd Schoenthaler, Staff Writer, tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m.; New Orleans at Oklahoma City; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11:30 a.m.; Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh; MLBN (Cox 264) 1 p.m.; Washington at Kansas City; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 77 6 p.m.; Texas at Toronto; FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at Tampa Bay; KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m.; Boston at Chicago White Sox; ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m.; Philadelphia at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703 NBA 7 p.m.; Atlanta at Cleveland; TNT (Cox 31) NHL 7 p.m.; Washington at Pittsburgh; NBCSN (Cox 251) COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 p.m.; South Carolina Upstate at South Carolina; SECN (Cox 275) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 5 p.m.; North Texas at

  • Tickets on sale June 1 for Tahlequah's Medicine Stone festival

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    TAHLEQUAH - Since the event’s inauguration in 2013, the Medicine Stone music and camping festival has drawn thousands of avid fans from around the country, multiplying attendance numbers with each passing year. Showcasing talented performers from Oklahoma's red dirt music scene as well as Texas country artists, the Fourth Annual Medicine Stone is set for Sept. 22-24 at the scenic Diamondhead Resort in Tahlequah.  The 2016 lineup includes founders Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Turnpike Troubadours, along with Cody Canada & The Departed, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Reckless Kelly, Micky & The Motorcars, Billy Joe Shaver, The Damn Quails, Randy Crouch, The Great Divide, William Clark

  • Q&A with Adam Childers

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Oklahoma City attorney discusses how employers should be cautious about labor laws, free speech

  • 'Cease and desist' order on Bert & Ernie STD, HIV testing promo

    Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Within hours of Washington Secrets posting a story about a new STD and HIV at-home testing firm using Muppets Bert & Ernie in a promotion, Sesame Street said he was issuing a cease and desist letter to the company, Mately. In an email, the Sesame Workshop Vice President Elizabeth Weinreb Fishman said, The Mately ad, which you wrote about in your article that you posted earlier, represents an unauthorized, unlicensed use of our characters. We are contacting Mately and the appropriate parties with a cease and desist letter instructing them to take this down.

  • Williams, ETE agree to change timeline in merger

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Williams Cos. and Energy Transfer Equity have agreed to shorten the amount of time that will pass between the deadline for Williams shareholders to vote on the proposed merger and the anticipated closing date for the transaction. According to forms filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Williams and ETE have agreed to amend the merger agreement to remove the requirement that the Election Deadline must come at least 30 days before the merger's anticipated closing date.

  • New federal programs bring deportation relief for some undocumented Oklahoma residents

    By Ben Felder Staff Writer bfelder@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Jair Pacheco, 20, has applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program after an executive order by President Barack Obama gave undocumented residents protections if they had entered the country before turning 18, were not yet 30, and were able to pass a background check.

  • Obama honors Connecticut woman as Teacher of the Year

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday bestowed the National Teacher of the Year honor on a Connecticut woman who has demonstrated through her own life that students can overcome almost any obstacle. In a White House ceremony, Obama described how high school history teacher Jahana Hayes grew up in a Waterbury housing project and lived in a community full of "poverty and violence, high crime and low expectations." "Being a teacher was the furthest thing from her mind," Obama said. "In fact, there were times where she didn't even want to be a student." But Obama said Hayes' teachers saw something in her and challenged her to dream bigger and imagine a better life. They convinced her she was college material




Advertisement