• Man arrested in connection with Newcastle homicide

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man was arrested Saturday in connection with the murder of a man found Thursday evening in Newcastle

  • Norman-area news in brief

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 28, 2015

    News and notes about Day of the Dead and Celebrity Sing events in Norman and a fundraising run in Newcastle.

  • VOTE: The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh,scott wright | Updated: Sat, Oct 24, 2015

    Week 8 of the high school football season was wild with some major upsets that featured some clutch performances around the Oklahoma City area. Fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write in your own candidate in the comments section, where you can tell us why your choice deserves Player of the Week honors. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Tuesday and the results of the poll will appear in Wednesday's print editions. Here are the candidates: Jarod Andrews, Washington: The running back had a banner night for the second straight week, this time in a 35-7

  • High school softball notebook: Edmond North coach Rick Nordyke nearing win No. 500

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    Nordyke is the school’s only softball coach. The Huskies won state titles in 2004 and 2012. Both teams will be honored Tuesday when the Huskies play rival Edmond Santa Fe.

  • Name of woman found dead in Newcastle motel released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The name of a woman found dead in a Newcastle motel has been released. Authorities are investigating her death.

  • Seven former local standouts named OBU football captains

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Eight players were recently named football team captains for Oklahoma Baptist University, with seven of them being from local high schools. Junior offensive line Zach Clark of Westmoore, senior defensive lineman Kimes Gilbert of Southmoore, junior quarterback Cooper Koons of Tuttle, senior running back Dawson Myers of Cushing, senior linebacker Brynden Pitzer of Edmond North, junior defensive lineman Gage Wimer of Blanchard and junior quarterback Blake Woodard of Newcastle were all elected by their teammates along with Searcy, Ark., native Dez Stegall. It is the third year for Gilbert to be voted a captain along with the second year for both Koons and Woodard. OCU opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Harding

  • Sketch released of person of interest in possible Newcastle homicide

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released a sketch Friday of a person of interest in a possible homicide.