• Deaths

    | Updated: 7 hr ago

    ADA Allison, Naomi Elizabeth, 80, retired, Oklahoma Tax Commission, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Free Will Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Chiles, Charles Rosevelt, 57, volunteer, Ada Boys and Girls Club, died Saturday. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Criswell, Ada). Woltman, Michael, 44, died Monday. Services pending (Affordable Cremation Service, Oklahoma). ARDMORE Taylor, Barney L., 79, retired, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. distribution operator, died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday

  • Survivors gather at Auschwitz amid events marking Holocaust anniversary

    By VANESSA GERA, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    POLAND Krakow — The evening before official commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, dozens of Auschwitz survivors traveled an hour and a half by bus from Krakow to Oswiecim, the town where the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is located.

  • World news briefs

    From wire reports | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Americas ARGENTINA Buenos Aires — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusations that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center. In a nationally televised address late Monday, her first since the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman hours before he was to give potentially explosive testimony on the alleged cover up, Fernandez said her proposal to create a new spy agency would be presented to lawmakers by the end of the week.

  • Ban on local drilling bans subject of several Oklahoma bills

    By Paul Monies
    Business Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    At least eight bills have been filed at the Oklahoma Legislature that would stop cities from enacting bans on drilling or related oil and gas development. The Oklahoma Municipal League is monitoring the bills, but said they prefer to leave the decisions on development to local authorities.

  • Future of First National Tower in Oklahoma City clouded by legal action

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The latest lawsuit is from the company that provides heat and cooling to the historic Oklahoma City building, claiming it is owed more than $774,000 in past-due payments and interest.

  • Oklahoma City woman pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal stabbing

    By Matt Dinger
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sandra Guadalupe Gonzalez, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter in Oklahoma County District Court. She will serve 10 years in prison in connection the fatal stabbing of James Lukes, 34, in September 2013.

  • Thousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the East

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 7 hr ago

    THE STORM The nor'easter was predicted to strengthen off the southern New England coast. Snow was expected to intensify and become heavy beginning Monday evening in Philadelphia, central New Jersey and New York City, Monday night in Boston and early Tuesday in Maine. SNOWSTORM VS. BLIZZARD The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for a huge swath of the region, meaning potential whiteout conditions as heavy snow swirls amid gusting wind. The weather service says a blizzard includes sustained or frequent wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and considerable falling snow that lasts for at least three hours. This storm is expected to last up to 36 hours

  • Fatality accident reported in Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Edmond police worked a fatality accident near Second Street and Vista Lane. The accident involved two vehicles and a motorcycle.

  • Duncan man sentenced as accessory to murder in Australian baseball player's shooting

    By Nolan Clay
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oddesse John David Barnes is sentenced to 12 years in prison and 13 years on probation

  • Rape charges re-filed against Tipton teacher

    By Jennifer Palmer
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Former Tipton Public Schools teacher Laura Cowan is accused of having illicit sexual contact with multiple students.

  • Queen of the Prairie Festival adds to lineup in Guthrie

    By Nathan Poppe
    Entertainment Writer |
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Queen of the Prairie Festival, an inaugural alt-country and Americana concert, is planned for May 1-2 at Cottonwood Flats in Guthrie.

  • Autism genomes study adds to disorder's mystery

    By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Less than a third of siblings with autism shared the same DNA mutations in genes associated with the disorder, according to a new study that is the largest whole-genome sequencing for autism to date. Canadian researchers sequenced whole genomes from 170 siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both their parents. They found that these sibling pairs shared the same autism-relevant gene variations only about 31 percent of the time, according to the study published online Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. More than a third of the mutations believed to be relevant to autism arose in a seemingly random way, the study also found.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin backs Preston Doerflinger, despite arrest

    By Randy Ellis
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin expressed confidence Monday in Preston Doerflinger and plans to keep him as her Cabinet secretary of finance despite his arrest late Thursday.

  • Lyft cars doing away with pink furry mustache

    | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft, a company that allows customers to use a smartphone app to book and pay for rides in a private car, is pulling the pink furry mustache that drivers display on the front of their cars and rolling out the new “glowstache” for the cars. At the San Francisco headquarters Monday night, the company, which operates all over the country, will have 300 Lyft drivers replace the old pink mustache with the “glowstache.” And yes, it glows in the dark. Lyft's co-founder, John Zimmer, also will share statistics about how Lyft has benefited the San Francisco economy and give insight on what's in store for the upcoming

  • Study gauges states on preparation for innovation economy, and finds Oklahoma lacking

    By Scott Meacham
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma ranked poorly in several areas, but shows promise in some categories, a recent study shows.

  • Outsourcing firm plans Oklahoma City expansion

    By Brianna Bailey
    Business Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Sutherland Global Services Inc. seeks job creation incentives for adding 123 jobs in Oklahoma City.

  • Popping bubbles

    Tulsa World shannon.muchmore@ tulsaworld.com |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    TULSA — What did you do Monday to celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day? More than 1,000 Oral Roberts University students, staff, alumni and friends spent the morning attempting to break the world record for simultaneously popping Bubble Wrap. ORU spokesman Jeremy Burton said the university considers itself a global institution. So what better way to prove it than by setting a world record? “We want to have fun and life on this campus,” he said. So 1,134 people gathered in the seats at the Mabee Center on ORU's campus Monday morning to break the previous record, set in May by Twin Lakes Elementary School in Elk River,

  • University of North Texas looks to lure Oklahoma students

    By K.S. McNutt
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The University of North Texas in Denton is cutting the out-of-state tuition in half for Oklahoma students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in hopes more will enroll next fall.

  • Oklahoma schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister seeks budget increase

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma’s new schools chief plans to ask for funds to raise state salaries to regional averages.

  • Outsourcing firm plans Oklahoma City expansion

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Sutherland Global Services Inc. seeks job creation incentives for adding 123 jobs in Oklahoma City.