• Setting it straight

    Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Setting it straight: The filming location of a restored 16 mm film featuring the Civilian Conservation Corps was misstated in one instance on page 2C of Monday's The Oklahoman. The film was made in Heavener.

  • Holiday kindness from strangers have brought joy to toddler and his family at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: 12 min ago

    Christmas is a magical time for all children, especially those who have put an unimaginable journey behind them, like Cohen Grant. Cohen is one of the young patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital who has proven over and over again that miracles can happen. He is also one of the youngsters who will receive Christmas presents and basic needs items from Holiday Helpers this year. There is no telling how many Christmases the little boy has on earth, his mother Kim Grant said, and she is thankful for the joy the season brings to her family.

  • College football: Your guide to the 2015-16 bowl season

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 14 min ago

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  • State of emergency declared in El Reno

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 15 min ago

    The shelter will remain open until Tuesday in El Reno for households without power.

  • Oklahoma ice storm: Tips on dealing with damaged trees

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 15 min ago

    What do you do if you have tree damage from the recent ice storm? The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry posted a few tips on Facebook Monday afternoon to help residents who are in the process of removing debris around their homes.  // Ice storm impacts areas including central, western, northwestern OklahomaOklahoma Forestry Services advises caution in...

  • This is how Google's self-driving cars will communicate with pedestrians

    Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Google has received a patent for a number of systems that would allow its self-driving cars to communicate with pedestrians.

  • Save the date for Homicide Highball signing

    Matthew Price | Updated: 18 min ago


  • Bad road conditions continue in Oklahoma panhandle

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Highways remain icy in Texas County, while light snow and freezing drizzle continue in Cimarron County, leaving roads wet with areas of ice.

  • Flight attendant charged with attacking crew, US marshals

    Updated: 26 min ago

    An American Airlines flight attendant who described herself as "crazy" and a "train wreck" attacked fellow crew members and U.S. marshals during a flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Frankfurt, Germany, last week, according to documents filed in federal court. The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, says Joanne Snow is charged with interference with flight crews and attendants, and with assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer or employee of the United States. Snow was scheduled to appear in court Monday, but the appearance was canceled. American Airlines spokeswoman Katie Cody said the airline is cooperating with federal law enforcement in an investigation and is working directly with em

  • Holiday Helpers bring toys, basic needs items to patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital

    Melissa Richey | Updated: 34 min ago

    With so much hustle and bustle around the holidays it is hard to get into the spirit until you see the excitement over a simple present in a child’s eyes. Christmas at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is a special time, and the organization that provides medical care for children and teenagers with special needs and serious illnesses, invites the community to join their Holiday Helpers Gift Drive. The 9th annual event runs through New Year’s Day.  “From civic groups to high school students, people are looking for that special way to give back during the holidays,” said Albert Gray, chief executive officer of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Oklahoma City couple spreads holiday joy to critically ill children and teenagers with growing band of holiday helpers

    Wendy Rubicam | Updated: 55 min ago

    Five years ago, a newlywed couple wanted to share their blessings during the holiday season with others.  Like most young couples, Brittany and Kyle Leemaster had bought presents for each other at Christmas, but once they were married the couple decided to give to those in need instead of spending money on each other. They decided to bring joy to some of Oklahoma’s toughest fighters and most inspiring children at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany. The organization that provides care to children with special needs and those suffering or recovering from serious illness. The Leemasters decided the children at the hospital who had gone through so much over the past year deserved a

  • Hundreds pay respects to slain California police officer

    Updated: 28 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Law enforcement officers from across the nation wiped away tears and saluted a flag-draped coffin Monday at the funeral for a Southern California police officer who was shot and killed outside his department's headquarters. Hundreds of mourners gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles to remember Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez. The 29-year-old former Marine was shot to death last month as he sat in his car near the suburban Downey Police Department in what authorities believe was a robbery attempt. The crowd at the cathedral included family members, Downey officials and police, as well as officers from agencies in California and as far away as Chicago and New York City.

  • Ethanol in Gasoline

    Updated: 34 min ago

    FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014 file photo, a fuel nozzle for E-85, left, and traditional gasoline is seen at a gas station in Batesville, Miss. The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply. That's despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

  • NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes. The first-of-its-kind rule, which takes effect Tuesday, will require a salt-shaker emblem on some sandwiches, salads and other menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams — about a teaspoon — of sodium. It's the latest in a series of novel nutritional moves by the nation's biggest city, and it comes as health advocates, federal regulators and some in the food industry are trying to get Americans to cut down on salt. Experts say most Americans consume too much salt, raising their risks of high blood pressure and heart problems.

  • Midwest City police, volunteers searching for Arkansas man

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Nov 30, 2015

    Brenner Wolfe, 19, from Bentonville, has been missing since Thursday.

  • OU football: Lincoln Riley finalist for Broyles Award

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 41 min ago

    Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley is one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in college football. The winner will be named Dec. 8 at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. The award is given by The Rotary Club of Little Rock and Delta Dental. Riley, 32, is in his first season with the Sooners after five seasons as East Carolina's offensive coordinator. The Sooners are seventh in the nation in total offense, averaging 542.9 yards per game. Oklahoma averages 235 rushing yards per game, 16th in the country, and 307.9 passing yards per game, good for 19th.

  • The Latest: Prosecutor defends charges in protest shooting

    Updated: 55 min ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than two weeks of demonstrations (all times local): 1:20 p.m. A county prosecutor in Minneapolis says he's filed the toughest charges possible against four men accused of a racially motivated attack on five protesters. The protesters were shot last week outside the city's 4th Precinct, where demonstrators have set up camp since 24-year-old Jamar Clark died in a confrontation with police officers. None of the protesters suffered life-threatening injuries.

  • Thunder forward Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week

    Erik Horne | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Since his return from a left hamstring strain, Kevin Durant has been on a prolific shooting stretch. The Thunder star was rewarded Monday by the NBA as the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Nov. 23-29. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was named the Eastern Conference's Player of the Week. In the three games since Durant's return, he's averaged 30.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks per game while shooting 58.5 percent from the field, 52.2 from 3-point range and 94.4 from the free throw line. The Thunder is 3-0 in those games. Durant and the Thunder plays on the road Monday at Atlanta and Thursday at Miami.

  • Speculation swirls on motive as judge seals docs in attack

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man accused of killing three people, including a police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs lived a troubled, isolated life in the Carolinas and Colorado, but acquaintances said he never hinted that he would target the organization. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, Is accused of shooting a university police officer who tried to stop the attack, and an Iraq war veteran and a mother of two who were accompanying separate friends to the clinic. The rampage touched off an hours-long standoff and shootout Friday that also sent nine other people to a hospital.

  • OU football: Sooners add junior college offensive lineman

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma added yet another commitment for the 2016 class Monday when Butler (Kan.) Community College offensive guard Ben Powers committed to the Sooners. Powers (6-foot-5, 315 pounds) announced his commitment on Twitter and chose the Sooners over TCU. He visited Norman for OU's final home game and visited Fort Worth last week. Powers is a freshman at Butler Community College this season and will have four years to play three in Division I. He's the 13th commitment for the 2016 class and the second in three days. Running back Abdul Adams committed Saturday morning. Oklahoma also added its first 2018 commit, Southmoore sophomore offensive tackle Brey Walker, late Saturday night.