• Comics survey

    | Yesterday

    You called us, wrote us letters and emailed us in great numbers. We listened. I humbly wave the white flag of surrender. We brought back six full pages of comics, just like you are used to. Enjoy.

  • In Supreme Court case, hospitals and insurers argue for subsidies while conservatives argue against

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Yesterday

    Dozens of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in Supreme Court case about Obamacare as groups try to sway justices ahead of a critical ruling.

  • Chisholm Trail is integral part of Oklahoma History

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    The National Park Service conducted a feasibility study on designating it a national trail.

  • Diamond ring helps deputies get to the bottom of theft

    By The Associated Press | Yesterday

    VICTOR, N.Y. — Authorities said a New York man suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy expensive jewelry tried to hide some of the evidence by swallowing a diamond ring. The Ontario County sheriff's office said Rahkeim Scarlett, 33, of Troy, used a stolen card Feb. 11 to buy a Rolex watch and diamond earrings worth nearly $30,000 at a suburban Rochester jewelry store. Deputies said that before he left the store, it was discovered the credit card had been reported stolen. Scarlett allegedly fled but was found hiding in snowbanks on the mall property.

  • Technology, working with medical professionals is key to producing job-ready grads

    By Erica Miller
    Canadian Valley Technology Center |
    Yesterday

    The Oklahoma health care industry is prime for growth, and Canadian Valley Technology Center focuses on producing job-ready graduates for one of the fastest growing job fields in the state. A 10-year forecast shows that personal care aides, nursing assistant and home health aides will offer the most new jobs in the sector, according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The need for licensed practical nurses will increase 36 percent, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Military Spirit Medal honors Oklahoma high school seniors who enlist in the Armed Forces

    By Kyle Hinchey
    Staff Writer |
    Yesterday

    Vietnam War veteran Bob Lambert began the Military Spirit Medal program as a way to thank recruits “from day one, rather than wait to see if they returned home to be appreciated,” he said.

  • Health insurance for nearly 100,000 Oklahomans hinges on Supreme Court case

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Yesterday

    U.S. Supreme Court justices are set to hear arguments in a case that could determine whether the basic framework of the Affordable Care Act survives. At stake are the subsidies people get in Oklahoma and 36 other states to buy health insurance.

  • Timeline

    Yesterday

    At its peak, the Chisholm Trail stretched more than 800 miles. Cowboys herded more than 6 million head of cattle along the trail to stockyards in Kansas and Missouri. Many of the herds wound up on the East Coast, supplying beef to growing population centers like New York. 1866 A post-Civil War cattle glut in Texas motivates some ranchers to explore ways to transport their cattle to other markets. 1867 Entrepreneur Joseph McCoy promotes ranchers moving their cattle to the East Coast. He builds stockyards on the Kansas Pacific Railway in Abilene, Kan.

  • Chisholm, McCoy helped shape the American cattle industry

    By Matt Patterson
    Staff Writer |
    Yesterday

    McCoy the entrepreneur and Chisholm the frontier trader combined to create a huge economic boon for cattlemen in this part of the country.

  • Plenty to see along the Chisholm Trail in Oklahoma

    By Matt Patterson
    Staff Writer |
    Yesterday

    From museums, to trail ruts along the highway there’s plenty to explore for those interested in history.

  • Chisholm Trail leaves its mark

    | Yesterday

    An estimated 6 million head of cattle traversed the Chisholm Trail, and fortunes were made and lost along the way. The trail ruts still can be seen in parts of Oklahoma. The National Park Service has proposed the Chisholm and Great Western routes be added to the National Trails System. Read the story, Pages 8-10A.

  • How Val Gokey lost his Pawnee High letter jacket and found a path in life

    By Jenni Carlson | Yesterday

    Val Gokey still remembers many details about the January afternoon that his letter jacket was swiped. A senior at Pawnee High School, he was working part-time for the school’s custodian. It had been snowing in the small town half an hour northeast of Stillwater, and Gokey helped shovel and sand the sidewalks. When he came back inside, he left his letter jacket on the back of a chair in the auditorium. He put it there often.

  • Shrinking monarch population prompts protection discussion

    By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press | Yesterday

    MISSOURI Kansas City — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide- resistant crops, stripping millions of acres of crucial plant habitat. Herbicide makers say they're committed to helping the insects, whose numbers have plummeted by more than 90 percent in the past two decades.

  • Opposition leader's killing in Russia follows slayings of other critics

    By The Associated Press | Yesterday

    RUSSIA Moscow — Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov's killing Friday night follows the slaying over the past decade of several other high-profile critics of President Vladimir Putin and his policies. Here is a look at other well-known cases. Anna Politkovskaya Renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya, 48, was fatally shot in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in October 2006. Her work in the Novaya Gazeta newspaper was sharply critical of Kremlin policies in Chechnya and of human rights violations there. Last year, a court convicted five men, most of them Chechens, of involvement in the

  • Slick, icy roads likely Sunday morning in Oklahoma City

    By Silas Allen
    Staff Writer |
    Yesterday

    The National Weather Service predicted patchy freezing drizzle Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Most of the state remains under a winter weather advisory until early Sunday morning.

  • Nation and world news briefs

    From wire reports | Yesterday

    Border ALASKA Hyder — Residents in this small southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will hurt safety and the local economy. The Canada Border Services Agency said Friday the new hours would be 8 a.m. to midnight daily for the border between Alaska's Hyder and the British Columbia town of Stewart. The decision was made because the station was “underutilized outside of primary operating hours,” said agency spokeswoman Stefanie Wudel. Hyder relies on Canada for its area code, electrical services and medical facilities, Alaska Dispatch News reported. Residents use both U.S. and Canadian currency.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Sunday, March 1-Monday, March 2

    | Yesterday

    SUNDAY NBA Noon L.A. Clippers at Chicago KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m.

  • Morning roundup

    | Yesterday

    Harrington takes 36-hole lead, then more rain in Florida Padraig Harrington has the lead going into Sunday at the Honda Classic. Thanks to rain that washed out the third round, it will still feel like Saturday. Harrington found his form and finished off 12 holes in the second round Saturday morning for a 4-under 66 to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Reed. It's the first time in nearly five years that Harrington has had at least a share of the 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour. But that's as far as he got the rest of the day. More rain that pounded PGA National washed out the rest of play on Saturday. Only 24 players completed a

  • Class 3A state wrestling: Heritage Hall's Kaden Gfeller dominant in winning second straight state championship

    By Ed Godfrey
    Staff Writer |
    Yesterday

    Kaden Gfeller defeated Zach Atencio of Plainview by major decision, 13-0, in the championship match at 120 pounds, completing his second consecutive unbeaten season, going 64-0. He won the state title as a freshman at 106 pounds.

  • Seminole school bond election splits community

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A raucous political campaign has been raging for weeks in Seminole, Oklahoma, over a divisive proposal to replace the city’s historic 85-year-old art deco high school with a new high school on the east edge of town.




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