• College students juggle work, school, mental stress issues

    By Bradon Long Staff Writer blong@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Today, the percentage of young adults reporting significant mental health problems has tripled since the 1980s to somewhere between 33 and 40 percent, said Gregg Henriques, a psychology professor at James Madison University.

  • Advances in technology help Oklahoma police, residents catch criminals together

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Six Oklahoma law enforcement agencies are participating in ATACRAIDS, a national database program that allows officers to track crimes, traffic accidents and other emergency calls by accessing an online map.

  • Oklahoma County reserve deputy reunites with girl he rescued during Louisiana hurricane

    By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The last time Michael Davenport saw Hannah Verret, she was 5 years old and fit easily into his arms as he carried her through the flooded streets of Terrebonne Parish.

  • Oklahoma teens credit horse power for rodeo championships

    By Sharla Bardin, For the Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Ali Armstrong, 16, of Lexington, and Cortney Townsend, 18, of Norman, said they look at their horses as partners and think the animals share their desire to succeed.

  • D.C. Notes: Poll respondents give government bad reviews

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Chris Casteel: A poll released last week by Pew Research shows Republicans who are so fed up with the government that they’re “angry” much prefer GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump over Jeb Bush.

  • Reading the rock: Scientists are trying to quickly answer Oklahoma geological questions

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    As the state continues to shake under pressure from the ongoing earthquake swarm, researchers are focusing their attention on a well-used, but little-understood rock layer that underlies most of the state. Most scientists, state regulators and oil and natural gas industry leaders now say oil and natural gas activities have contributed to or caused the rapid increase in seismic activity over the past three years. While many of the specific mechanisms still are not fully understood, regulatory efforts have focused on water disposal wells drilled into and through the Arbuckle layer, which is the deepest sedimentary rock layer throughout much of Oklahoma. Oil wells in Oklahoma and much of the world recover large amounts of

  • Downtown Oklahoma City churches to display architecture, history

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The historic houses of worship on downtown Oklahoma City's "Church Row," along with several other holy houses will be featured in the "Downtown Holiday Historic Church Tour and Holiday Concert" set for Dec. 6.

  • Oklahoma cabaret singer ‘hanging’ with the greats

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    KT Sullivan took an active interest in the arts, especially music and literature from an early age, says her mother, Elizabeth Sullivan, of Norman, Oklahoma.

  • Family safe, grateful after dramatic water rescue in Ottawa County

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    A Grove mother credits divine intervention for the electronic window in her sport utility vehicle “to suddenly move” as she frantically tried to free her 1-year-old child from his car seat that was submerged underwater while cold water filled the vehicle.

  • Ice, rain storms leave thousands in Oklahoma flooded or without power

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Residents of western and central Oklahoma were in the dark for much of Saturday as an ice storm worked its way through the state. Downed power lines and broken tree branches blocked roads, while flooding in southern and eastern Oklahoma shut down several highways.

  • OKC district Webster Middle School reports decrease in disruptive behaviors

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Webster Middle School Principal Joey Slate is committed to changing the culture at his school, the largest middle school in the Oklahoma City district.

  • Appliances still bring great comfort

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Ol' farm and olfactory memories always come barreling in like a norther this time of year. One stirs up with every mound of meringue that sneaks in among the pumpkin and pecan pies: that smell — equal parts egg white, sugar, vanilla, heat and machine oil. And Mama. My upbringing seems punctuated by Mama's frequent use and fast acquisition of kitchen appliances: The electric stand mixer with its stainless steel bowl and lickable spatula. The electric carving knife, a mystery that appeared and disappeared so fast I never was sure it actually existed. The gas stove in the old house I was born to in 1964 and the electric range in the new house in 1979.

  • Oklahoma trooper, firefighters rescue five from submerged vehicle

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Three children and two women were rescued Friday from a sinking vehicle in an Ottawa County creek by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and firefighters.

  • Midwest City kindergarten students learn about Thanksgiving

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Kindergarten students at Soldier Creek Elementary School in Midwest City celebrated Thanksgiving.

  • Mustang library to hold dinner theater

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Friends of the Mustang Library will present a dinner theater featuring "Sand Trap,” an original play by Desiree Webber that is set in December 1933 in Mustang. It will be Dec. 5.

  • UCO Musical Theater in Edmond gets naughty and nice for holiday season

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Titled “Naughty and Nice and a Little Bit Nuts,” the University of Central Oklahoma Musical Theater division's show resembles a holiday storybook familiar to many, complete with Santa Claus and zany elves. It will be presented starting Thursday in Edmond.

  • McCarty Center in Norman needs a little Christmas help

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Donations of toys for children with developmental disabilities are needed for the Christmas party at the J.D. McCarty Center in Norman. New gifts for children ages 12 and younger will be accepted through Dec. 18.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Adopt-A-Pet in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    An adoptable pet in Norman.

  • Oklahoma 4-H group visits Atlanta for national gathering

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Oklahoma’s delegation to the National 4-H Congress is made up of 18 4-H’ers and three adults. Olivia Hamilton, of Pontotoc County, is on the event design team; Katie Symes, of Oklahoma County, is on the Youth Leadership Team, and Erin Dunagan, Canadian County, will be playing the piano as a teen entertainer.