• Name of man who died in car wreck during tornado released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Marvin Secord, 52, of Norman, died Wednesday evening in a wreck during a severe storm, Norman police said, noting they are still investigating to determine if the crash was weather-related.

  • Illegal slot machine supplier gets probation after forfeiting $2 million to federal government

    By Nolan Clay
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    For years, Adlai Stevenson Brinkley put illegal slot machines in bars, lodges and veterans’ posts across Oklahoma and Kansas. A federal judge showed him leniency Monday, putting him on probation for five years.

  • Government files civil rights lawsuit against Durant, Oklahoma, university on behalf of transgender woman

    By Matt Dinger
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Rachel Tudor, a transgender woman who was denied tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. It is the first time the government has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a transgender person.

  • Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues rise while fees to state drop

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues rose by more than $60 million in 2013, but the amount of fees tribes paid the state dropped by more than $3.1 million.

  • Selena's dad's feelings mixed as fans mark death of star

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO — Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember “The Queen of Tejano” with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations. “Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever,” Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. “But, as Jehovah's Witnesses, we don't celebrate deaths or birthdays, and we don't want people to think we're behind all the festivities. “It's crazy. It grows every day with events everywhere, but we're not organizing them.

  • Proposal to free up records for Medicaid sent to Fallin

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    State tax records of Medicaid recipients and potential recipients would become available to the agency administering the program under legislation passed and sent to the governor on Monday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. “All we're trying to do is assure those those eligible for benefits are receiving them,” House sponsor Scott Martin, R-Norman, said by way of explaining Senate Bill 338 by Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman. A little over 820,000 Oklahomans — or more than one in five — were enrolled in Medicaid in February, according to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state agency that administers the program.

  • Food entrepreneur in Michigan claims idea for Heinz Dip & Squeeze packets

    Associated Press |
    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    PITTSBURGH — A Michigan food entrepreneur claims the “Little Dipper” condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop its Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets, which it rolled out in February 2010, lawyers in opening statements told a federal court jury in Pittsburgh on Monday. The trial, expected to last through Thursday, will determine whether Pittsburgh-based Heinz used David Wawrzynski's “concrete, new and novel” ideas when it developed the dual-purpose ketchup packets. If the jury rules in the Detroit businessman's favor and determines Heinz agreed to pay for the ideas, a separate trial will begin June 10 on how much Heinz owes Wawrzynski.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Steven Adams growing into a versatile defender

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Overshadowed in the Thunder’s gritty come-from-behind win Sunday at Phoenix was the versatility Adams showed against the Suns. As fans have become enamored with newcomer Enes Kanter’s scoring skills, Adams stepped up and showed he remains special in his own right.

  • High school notebook: Yukon's Drake Norton baffles Southmoore

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Norton allowed four hits and struck out four in six shutout innings against the powerful SaberCats to earn the win.

  • Oklahoma woman dies after head-on collision in Tulsa County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Karen Slater, 66, of Sand Springs, died Monday after her minivan was struck head-on by a truck towing a trailer in Tulsa County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    By John Helsley | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The cost of firing Ford: at least $9.6 million – the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension given to the coach in September of 2009.

  • UConn reaches 8th straight Final Four

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 5 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. Now the Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished that same feat from 2002-04. Unlike the first three games of the tournament when UConn won by an average of nearly 48 points, the Huskies got all they could handle from the seventh-seeded Flyers, who weren't intimidated by the top seed, for the game's first 20 minutes.

  • Oklahoma Watch: State pays companies to preserve existing jobs

    By Warren Vieth
    Oklahoma Watch |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma Watch: Since 2006, nine companies have collected $20 million in payments from Oklahoma for preserving existing jobs.

  • Theater shooting defendant's parents pray daily for victims

    Associated Press |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured. Arlene Holmes announced the book to the Del Mar Times in her first interview since the 2012 shooting in suburban Denver. She and her husband told the newspaper they are bracing themselves for their son's trial and still hope their son's life can be spared through a plea deal. Opening statements in the death penalty case are scheduled for April 27.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Winning on the road has been an issue for OKC

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 5 hr ago

    But a potential blueprint for notching victories away from home down the stretch and into the playoffs was seen in Sunday’s 109-97 win at Phoenix. It started with defense.

  • Women's Basketball Notebook

    | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Dietrick shooting for draft After a whirlwind weekend when Princeton won its first-ever NCAA tournament game and then lost its first game of the season -- to No. 1 seed Maryland in the round of 32 -- Tigers point guard Blake Dietrick needed to step back and take a breath. All along, she had planned to suit up for the nationally ranked Princeton lacrosse team this spring as she had done the past two years, a rare two-sport athlete whose seasons collide. Instead, on the heels of the best season in Princeton basketball history, Dietrick decided Friday to forgo lacrosse for the opportunity to play in the WNBA. The 5-foot-10 point guard from Wellesley, Massachusetts, is

  • National SAE leader disputes OU President David Boren's statement in Facebook post

    By Adam Kemp
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAE President Brad Cohen, a 1985 University of Arizona graduate, wrote that Boren’s statement that OU SAE members had learned the chant while on a national leadership conference cruise four years ago was “disgusting, one-sided and biased.”

  • NCAA Tournament makes us forget that college basketball is a sport in trouble

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 5 hr ago

    College basketball attendance is down for the seventh straight regular season. ESPN’s ratings this season were down. The sport’s regular season is becoming less and less attractive as it trots out 20th-century rules for a 21st-century audience.


    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    3 Consecutive losses by the Oklahoma Baptist University baseball team after starting the season a school-record 30-0. The Bison, ranked No. 1 in the NAIA, lost a 4-3 decision Monday to Southern Nazarene. 7.3 Seconds run for Ponca City roper Jerome Schneeberger during Friday's RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee, Fla. The 7.3-second clocking tied Schneeberger for the fastest tie-down roping time at a RAM event; he shares the mark with Matt Shiozawa, who did it in 2008 and 2010. 32-2 Final record for the Connors State men's basketball team.

  • Christian ministry leaders to present forums in Oklahoma City area

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Christian ministry leaders Michael Ramsden and Stuart McAllister will present several open forums and question-and-answer sessions discussing religious intolerance, business integrity and ethics, and meaning and hope Tuesday and Wednesday in the Oklahoma City metro.