• Interview: Toby Keith's hometown Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raises record $1.2 million

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN – It turns out Toby Keith is quite the talented auctioneer. The country music superstar and Norman resident’s yearly hometown fundraiser, the 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, generated a record $1.2 million over last weekend. The two-day event took place May 15-16 at Belmar Golf Club and Riverwind Casino. This year’s […]

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

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr 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.

  • High school notebook: Shawnee's Malique Lytle signs with Iowa State track

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Last weekend, the senior won the 400 and 800 meters at the Class 5A state track meet.

  • High school football: Oklahoma is loaded with Division I prospects

    By Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    In the Oklahoma City metro area alone, a half-dozen players have picked up new offers this week.

  • Correction: DC Mansion Fire-Slayings story

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 21 about a family and their housekeeper killed in their mansion, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information found in court documents, that the man charged in the deaths was a former Marine who joined the service in 2000 and was honorably discharged for medical reasons. A Marine spokesman says the man, Daron Dylon Wint, was a recruit who attended boot camp for about two months in 2001, but Wint did not graduate and there was no reason given for his departure.

  • Capitol Hill High School announces new mascot

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 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.

  • SRLC 2015 attendees react to speech by Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Jan Bradstreet left Bobby Jindal's speech with a new appreciation for the 43-year old Louisiana Governor.  She wasn't changing her straw poll vote from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but she's happy to learn how deep the field of Republican candidates are.  "It was great to hear about his family and how much he seems to truly appreciate being an American, " she said." I came into this event with a few misconceptions about a few candidates and I'm glad I'm getting to hear from so many.  Jindal spoke on the second day of a three-day gathering of GOP faithful at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference being held in the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Former Oklahoma police official charged in assault

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A former McAlester police lieutenant was charged Friday with three felony counts related to child sexual abuse, The McAlester News-Capital reports. Martin Stites, 59, of McAlester, now faces two charges of sexual abuse — child under 12, and one lewd molestation count in Pittsburg County District Court. Prosecutors filed the charges almost two and a-half weeks after Stites was arrested. Stites is accused of assaulting a 3-year-old girl multiple times.

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

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 4 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.

  • SRLC 2015 attendees react to speech by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

    Juliana Keeping | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The crowd at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference let out a collective sigh, disappointed that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's afternoon address would not be delivered in-person. A vote on a crucial trade bill has prevented some candidates from appearing in person at the three-day party conference being held at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Rubio offered the shortest speech, delivered via video and lasting about four minutes. Rubio called for a "New American Century,'' but offered few specifics on any policy. A short speech and few details on a potential presidency was not a problem for one female attendee, 28. Declining to provide her name, she said, "With everything going on, his

  • WATCH: U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin talks politics, severe weather in eastern Oklahoma

    From The Oklahoman | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Rep. Mullin visited the NewsOK Video studio Friday during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Thunder again set to participate in Orlando Pro Summer League

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The Thunder will play a five-game schedule in the this year’s Orlando Pro Summer League, which will run from July 4-10 . Oklahoma City will be joined by Charlotte, Detroit, Miami, Indiana, the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn, Memphis and host Orlando, which will enter two teams in the field. The Thunder opens summer league play […]

  • OCA All-State baseball team announced

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma Coaches Association announced the All-State baseball teams on Friday. The All-State games will be played at Oral Roberts University on July 28, with the small-school game at 4:30 p.m. and the large schools beginning at 7. Here are the rosters: Large West Catchers: Hunter Southerland, Westmoore; Colten Kiker, Blanchard. Infielders: Corey Zangari, Carl […]

  • Rapper Lil B goes from hounding Kevin Durant to putting James Harden on notice

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    You remember Lil B? The rapper who over the past several seasons has engaged in a comical internet beef with Thunder forward Kevin Durant, a beef in which the rapper supposedly put a curse on KD? Well, he’s back. Now the rapper has sent out a warning to Houston guard James Harden that he could […]

  • Oklahoma Memorial Day Weekend Events

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

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

  • What’s the plan to reduce Oklahoma County’s teen births by one-third?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma County has one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. A coalition of health leaders hope to change that. The Central Oklahoma Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaboration rolled out a plan this week to reduce teen births in Oklahoma County by one-third by 2020. Although Oklahoma’s teen birth rate has decreased over the past […]

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

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 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.

  • Savor the South at one of these summer festivals

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    From the Southern Grown Festival on exclusive Sea Island to the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival in Cary, NC, here are seven Southern festivals this summer worth checking out.

  • Richard Mize: My mind is in the gutter again

    Richard Mize | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here’s a taste of The Oklahoman’s Saturday Real Estate section: my column. Check out the section here. –rm You might have noticed lately that the outside Christmas decoration supports on your house have another purpose. You know, the long things that follow the edge of the roof line? Perfectly placed for clipping strings of Christmas […]