• Trevor Knight, Ty Darlington, Eric Striker, Sterling Shepard to represent OU at Big 12 Media Days

    erik horne | Updated: 2 hr ago

    At Big 12 Football Media Days this month, a much-talked about figure in OU football will be noticeably missing. Offensive lineman Ty Darlington, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, linebacker Eric Striker and quarterback Trevor Knight will represent the Sooners, along with head coach Bob Stoops, July 20-21 in Dallas. Knight's inclusion may be the most intriguing of the bunch, as the redshirt junior isn't assured his role as starting quarterback with Baker Mayfield now in the fold. Is Knight's inclusion an indication of his place in the OU quarterback pecking order, or are Stoops and the Sooners trying to keep everyone guessing as much as possible - including the quarterbacks - as to who the No. 1 is headed into the fall? OU is scheduled to appear at Media Day July 21 along with Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas. Kansas, Kansas State, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia will meet with the media on July 20.

  • Man arrested in Oklahoma City on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    A man was arrested in Oklahoma City on Sunday on a rape complaint, police said. Sean Michel Salas, 29, was arrested in connection with an incident after a July 4 party. Oklahoma City police were sent to the Newcastle Police Department after a woman reported she had been raped by a man in Oklahoma City. She told police she went to Newcastle because it was the closest police station.   The woman told police she went to a residence in the 500 block of SW 158 for a Fourth of July party. She said she slept on the couch and awoke in the early morning hours Sunday to find a man having sexual intercourse with her.  The woman said she told the man she did not want him to continue and began crying, but he did not stop.

  • Video surfaces of Florida State QB De'Andre Johnson punching woman in a bar

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson was recently suspended indefinitely by the school for punching a woman in a bar in Tallahassee. On Monday, video surfaced of the incident (starting around the 10-second mark), showing Johnson striking the woman in the face. The woman and Johnson appear to jostle for position at the bar before the woman raises her right arm and Johnson grabs it. The two continue to argue and the woman throws a punch at Johnson with her left arm, in which Johnson throws a punch back. Johnson was charged with battery on June 30. (Video via al.com)

  • Oklahoma City taxi driver found dead in cab identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Police have identified the man whose body was found Saturday morning slumped over the wheel of a taxi in Oklahoma City. Adam Abaker, 33, was found with visible signs of trauma near SW 26 and Harvey Avenue, and police are investigating the incident as a possible homicide. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

  • Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and don't want him to die. But more than two months into his mass-murder trial, James Holmes has rarely turned around in his seat to acknowledge them. They called him Jimbo. He called them Goober and Bobbo. But the relationship Arlene and Robert Holmes had with their son had been strained since he was a young boy. After he left for graduate school, their communication was mostly confined to terse emails. Holmes told a psychiatrist years after his gunshots killed 12 people and injured 70 in a crowded Colorado movie theater that he doesn't like to talk with people — even his mother and fat

  • Maryland mom held on $500K after infant found on roadside

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PASADENA, Md. (AP) — A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after police say she left her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road Saturday. Anne Arundel County police charged 26-year-old Sandra Clara McClary of Baltimore with child neglect and reckless endangerment on Sunday. Lt. T.J. Smith says that McClary left the baby on the roadside and that the incident might be related to a domestic dispute. Police say a resident of Pasadena found the infant in a scuffed carrier before midnight Saturday and called police. The baby is in good condition and in Department of Child Protective Services' custody. Police say McClary called police Sunday morning claiming to be the baby's mother. McClary is scheduled t

  • OU running back Alex Ross on Paul Hornung Award Watch List

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    OU junior running back Alex Ross is one of 44 players who have been named to the 2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List. The Hornung Award is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football, and Ross would qualify. As a sophomore, the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder was third nationally in kickoff return average (31.22 per attempt), scoring two touchdowns. Ross also rushed 88 times for 595 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 6.8 yards per carry, best among OU rushers with 10 or more carries. Players may be added to the watch list during the season based on performance. The winner will be honored in February in Louisville, Ky. 2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List Ishmael Adams, UCLA Budda Baker, Washington V"Angelo Bentley, Illinois Rashon Ceaser, Louisiana Monroe Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina Trevor Davis, California Matt Dayes, N.C. State Cameron Echols-Luper, TCU DeVon Edwards, Duke Tyler Ervin, San Jose State Leonard Fournette, LSU Autrey Golden, UTEP Jamal Golden, Georgia Tech Jakeem Grant, Texas Tech Janarion Grant, Rutgers Carlos Harris, North Texas Carlos Hernandez, Louisiana Tech Myles Jack, UCLA Adoree Jackson, USC Corey Jone, Toledo Isaiah Jones, East Carolina William Likely, Maryland T.J. Logan, North Carolina Byron Marshall, Oregon Jalin Marshall, Ohio State Christian McCaffrey, Stanford Elijah McGuire, Louisiana Lafayette Isaiah McKenzie, Georgia Ronnie Moore, Bowling Green Teldrick Morgan, New Mexico State Charles Nelson, Oregon Speedy Noil, Texas A&M Daz'Mond Patterson, Ohio De'Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska James Quick, Louisville Alex Ross, Oklahoma R.J. Shelton, Michigan State Ryan Switzer, North Carolina Jahad Thomas, Temple Jaylen Walton, Ole Miss Shane Williams-Rhodes, Boise State Stanley Williams, Kentucky Myles Willis, Boston College Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

  • Collected Wisdom: Fiamma Felitch

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Fiamma Felitch had her golf career all planned out. She'd go from Bishop McGuinness High School, where she was a state champion in 2007, to Tulsa. Then, after a few years, she'd go on to the pros.

  • Oklahoma police arrest man after slow-speed chase

    AP | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested a man who they said led officers on a slow-speed chase and refused to exit his car before officers broke into the vehicle. The Tulsa Police Department says the 30-minute standoff on Monday with 40-year-old Andre Ramsey ended when officers broke his window, used pepper-spray balls and then shot him with a stun gun. Police say an officer originally tried to pull over Ramsey for a traffic violation but that he refused to talk and drove off. Officers used spike strips to flatten his tires but Ramsey wouldn't exit the vehicle. Ramsey was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints including eluding and

  • Police: No evidence of gunshot at Walter Reed hospital

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Police say there's no evidence of gunshots and no injuries reported after officers searched a 20-story tower at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Montgomery County police say a 911 call reporting hearing a single shot inside Building 1, part of the original hospital on the campus in Bethesda, came from the tower Monday morning. Roads around the facility were closed for hours but are now open. Police and the Navy tweeted that all patient care at the facility has been suspended for the day.

  • Paul McCartney Reignites Decades Old Feud with Yoko Ono, Recalls Lennon Resentments

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Paul McCartney-- he's been in a tough spot since December 8, 1980. That's when his best friend and forever songwriting partner John Lennon was murdered and became a legend.  Now McCartney has given a startling interview to Esquire’s UK edition in which he reignites his old feuds with Yoko and calls out Lennon for having become a James Dean-like martyr. It’s very weird because over time he and Ono seemed to lay down arms and embrace as formerly estranged family members.

  • Baker Mayfield's shoulder won't affect the quarterback derby

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    OU UPDATE -- With reports circulating about Baker Mayfield's health, Berry Tramel and Jason Kersey talk about why the quarterback competition at OU is still Mayfield's to lose.

  • Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered Ukraine a price of $247 per cubic meter. The price offered was per thousand cubic meters. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine after collapse of price talks; says Europe won't be hurt By NATALIYA VASILYEVA Associated Press MOSCOW — The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said — but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.

  • Oklahoma's top seismologist accepts USGS New Mexico job

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The Oklahoma state seismologist has confirmed plans to leave the job for a position with the United States Geological Survey in New Mexico. Austin Holland said he accepted a tentative offer with the USGS as a supervisory geophysicist at the Albuquerque Seismic Lab. Holland said the main reason for the move was to change his family dynamics. "I have averaged about 80 hours each week for the 5 1/2 years I've been here," Holland said Monday in an emailed statement. "I want to change my work-life balance, and this opportunity is a good way to do that." Since Holland came to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, the state has seen a rapid increase in earthquakes, some of which have been linked to disposal wells used for produced

  • OSU basketball: Four-star Indiana forward Davon Dillard signs with Cowboys

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Four-star forward Davon Dillard officially signed with Oklahoma State on Monday. Dillard will be eligible to play for the Cowboys this season.  A 6-5, 205-pound small forward from Gary, Ind., Dillard was ranked as the No. 3 player in the state of Indiana, and the No. 21 player at his position in the nation by ESPN. “Davon is an ultra-competitor and a great athlete, and we couldn’t be happier to have a part of the Oklahoma State family,” OSU coach Travis Ford said. “His size, athleticism and toughness make him very versatile. I watched him power his team to a victory with his hard work, which is something he brings game-in-game-out. His motor is always running.

  • Flash flood watch issued in Oklahoma Monday through Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A flash flood watch is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The watch is in effect for Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

  • European Central Bank leaves level of emergency credit to Greek banks unchanged

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank leaves level of emergency credit to Greek banks unchanged.

  • Merkel, Hollande say they respect Greek vote and door remains open for negotiations

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Merkel, Hollande say they respect Greek vote and door remains open for negotiations.

  • Woman shot in northwest Oklahoma City dies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Police have reported a northwest Oklahoma City homicide. A woman shot Sunday night near Lyrewood Lane has died, police report Monday.

  • Walter Reed placed on lockdown after unconfirmed report of active shooter

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Staffers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were asked to shelter in place after uncomfirmed reports of an active shooter on the hospital's Bethesda, Md., campus.