• Blake Bell talks about transition from OU quarterback to NFL tight end

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Former OU tight end Blake Bell, a rookie with the San Francisco 49ers, sat down with csnbayarea.com to talk about his continuing evolution from a college quarterback to an NFL pass catcher. Bell, who was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, says he's still learning the nuances of the position after playing quarterback at OU for a majority of his career before switching to tight end as a senior in 2014. "I think even OTAs and minicamp have helped tremendously. Bell said of his position switch. "It's a little different, but it's going well so far. "Being able to watch film as a quarterback, you kinda know what the quarterback's thinking."

  • Christina Fallin living in travel trailer near Governor's Mansion; other family members also home for the summer

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rmgreen@opubco.com | Updated: 9 min ago

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, July 26, 2015.

  • What are the biggest earthquakes in Oklahoma history?

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 11 min ago

    On Monday, Oklahomans felt one of the biggest temblors in state history when a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Crescent.  The following are the nine biggest earthquakes in Oklahoma history. [pagebreak] No. 1 [pagebreak] No. 2 [pagebreak] No. 3 [pagebreak] No. 4 [pagebreak] No. 5 [pagebreak] No. 6 [pagebreak] No. 7 [pagebreak] No. 8 [pagebreak] No.

  • UK TV personality wants 'euthanasia vans' because 'there are too many old people'

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The controversial star revealed: "It's ridiculous to be living in a country where we can put dogs to sleep but not people."

  • Video: Oklahoma City comedian Spencer Hicks to record live comedy album Wednesday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 15 min ago

    Local comedian Spencer Hicks will record his debut album live with a comedy showcase at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N Western Ave. The show is free and open to the public, and will also feature a performance by BradChad Porter. Guests must be at least 21 to enter. Cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hicks has been involved in the Oklahoma City comedy scene since 2004, and has shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Rob Delaney and Paul F. Tompkins. He’s a co-founder of comedy booking and promotions company OKC Comedy, a contributing writer for The Lost Ogle blog, and a popular host for local events like IgniteOKC.

  • Hispanic population is increasing in Oklahoma County

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Updated: 26 min ago

    U.S. Census data shows 13.5 percent increase in four years for Hispanic population in Oklahoma County, which included Oklahoma City.

  • Tennessee football using Jack Daniel's theme for 2015 tickets

    Erik Horne | Updated: 26 min ago

    Double tap if you love the look of our 2015 tickets! A photo posted by Tennessee Football (@vol_football) on Jul 27, 2015 at 6:27pm PDT // // I'm not a whiskey drinker myself, but this is cool. The University of Tennessee is embracing its state's whisky-industry roots with a Jack Daniel's-esque spin on its 2015 football season tickets.

  • Strong home sales, limited supply lift US home prices in May

    Updated: 31 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May from 12 months earlier, down slightly from a 5 percent pace in April, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Home sales have jumped in recent months as an improving economy boosts hiring and enables more people to afford a purchase. Yet the higher sales haven't encouraged more people to sell their homes, leaving supplies tight and driving up prices.

  • Q&A with Tara A. LaClair

    Updated: 40 min ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision largely protects issuers of registration statements by holding that statements of opinion aren’t actionable simply because they turn out to be incorrect.

  • SBA loans to resume after Congress raises lending limit

    Updated: 38 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses will soon be able to get loans approved again by the federal government. The House has passed and sent to President Barack Obama a bill raising the lending authority for the Small Business Administration's biggest loan program, known as the 7(a) program. Loan approvals went on hold Thursday when the SBA reached its $18.75 billion annual limit for loan guarantees. The bill, passed earlier by the Senate, raises the lending limit to $23.5 billion. The SBA reached its annual limit with more than two months left in the government's fiscal year. The agency has had an influx of applications because owners are willing to take on more risks including loans after cutting back during the recessio

  • Sheriff's deputy injured when vehicle struck his arm, manhunt in Lincoln County underway

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 44 min ago

    A Lincoln County Sheriff's deputy suffered an arm injury when a vehicle struck him Tuesday. Law officers are searching the area for the driver.

  • Human remains found at I-40 and Peebly Road Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 44 min ago

    Police have sent homicide detectives Tuesday to investigate the discovery of human remains. The remains were found about 9:30 a.m. near Interstate 40 and Peebly Road.

  • Vacation reboot highlights travel movies of years past

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 47 min ago

    Ed Helms’ Vacation film opens this week in theaters and while it may not be a cinematic achievement worth watching, it does remind me how much I enjoy road trip movies and movies centered around travel. Helms is a funny guy and Christina Applegate seems like she’d be worthy as Beverly DeAngelo’s replacement. It even includes a cameo from Chevy Chase. I was offended when I found out there would be a new version of this story, but as time as gone by it just seems like perfectly acceptable summer movie fodder. So, in the spirit of that here’s a look at some great travel movies: Vacation – The Rolls Royce of summer travel movies, this is the movie that is the one you stop to watch

  • Earthquakes again recorded in Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    PERRY, Okla. (AP) — Three more earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey. The largest of the latest earthquakes was a magnitude 3.4 temblor recorded at 3:11 a.m. Tuesday 13 miles west of Perry. A 3.1 magnitude quake was recorded at 7:30 a.m. near Crescent and a 2.7 magnitude quake was recorded northeast of Mooreland at 2:32 a.m. No damage or injuries have been reported. Tuesday's quakes come after several larger earthquakes were recorded Monday — including two of magnitude 4.5 near Crescent.

  • Longtime Oklahoma rancher found shot to death in his home

    Muskogee Phoenix | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    KEYS, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee County authorities say a longtime rancher has been found shot to death at his home in Keys. County Undersheriff J.C. Chennault told the Muskogee Phoenix that the body of Charley Kirk was found Monday morning by a ranch employee. Chennault said it appears the shooting is the result of a burglary, but that it wasn't clear what — if any — property is missing. Chennault said the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to assist in the investigation. He said Kirk was in his 80s and owned CK Ranch. ___ Information from: Muskogee Phoenix,

  • Former OU defensive back Aaron Colvin could have a breakout season for Jaguars

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Aaron Colvin has played only six NFL games, but he's shown promise as a potential play-making cornerback. The former OU standout missed most of his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars recovering from a torn ACL  suffered during Senior Bowl practice in Jan. 2014. ESPN.com Jaguars writer Mike DiRocco picked Colvin as one of the Jags' potential breakout stars for 2015, a player who could be "one of the steals of the (2014 NFL) Draft." From DiRocco: "He made 25 tackles, knocked down two passes and returned a fumble for a touchdown. That doesn’t sound like a lot until you consider the fact that Colvin didn’t even begin practicing until Oct. 22 and didn’t make his first appearance in a game until Nov. 23. "Now that Colvin has had a full offseason to work out, participate in OTAs and minicamp, and continue to learn the defense, the expectations for his second season are pretty high for a player OU coach Bob Stoops called one of the best defensive backs to play for the Sooners in Stoops’ 16 seasons. "If he meets those expectations, he’ll be the defense’s breakout player."

  • Turkey's military says fighter jets target Kurdish rebels after soldiers attacked

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's military says fighter jets target Kurdish rebels after soldiers attacked.

  • TU basketball player Pat Birt walks away from car crash

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Tulsa basketball guard Pat Birt was fortunately able to walk away from a car crash Sunday with only cuts and scratches. The junior posted photos of the accident on his Twitter account Monday, and said "even the doctors were surprised I'm fine after three car flip in a ditch. ... No way I should be walking."

  • US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since September

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence fell to 90.9 in July from a revised 99.8 in June. That's the lowest since September's reading of 89. Consumers' assessment of current conditions fell slightly to a still-healthy 107.4 from 110.3 in June; but their outlook for the next six months dropped sharply to 79.9 this month, the lowest since February 2014 and down from 92.8 in June. Lynn Franco, a Conference Board economist, says consumers may have been concerned about the debt standoff in Greece and a stock mark

  • Pakistan to host second round of Kabul-Taliban talks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is finalizing preparations to host the second round of landmark peace talks between Afghan government officials and the Taliban later this week, two Pakistani officials said Tuesday. The talks are meant to find a way to end the 14-year war in Afghanistan, which has been a priority for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani since he took office last year. Ghani has sought Pakistan's help in bringing the Taliban to the negotiations, since Islamabad is believed to wield influence over the group. Islamabad hosted the first round of the official, face-to-face discussions earlier this month. The meeting was supervised by U.S. and Chinese representatives and ended with both sides agreeing to meet again.