• Of Character: From farms are grown families, communities and pride that blankets generations

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Bryan Painter: From farms are grown families, communities and pride that blankets generations. That’s the way John Dee Butchee, 49 of Warren, sees life.

  • Innocence Project's quest to free Karl Fontenot from prison denied by Ada judge

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Karl Fontenot, 50, is serving life without parole for the slaying of Ada grocery clerk Donna Harraway.

  • Resolved to read more this year?

    By Robert Con Davis-Undiano, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Guest columnist explains why reading still matters (and how it subverts the modern world)

  • Social Security Q&A

    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Social Security Q&A: Are benefits available for wounded warriors?

  • Book review: 'Sick Simon' by Dan Krall

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Disgustingly awesome children’s book helps teach children how to prevent spreading germs.

  • Proposed Oklahoma higher education laws target guns on campus, seek more scholarship money

    By K.S. McNutt, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Oklahoma lawmakers filed fewer bills that pertain to higher education this year, but more of those bills are about guns.

  • Advocate touts plan to house Oklahoma City's homeless

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Sam Tsemberis, a New York-based homeless advocate, recently came to Oklahoma to explain how leaders could implement strategies to help the chronically homeless.

  • Oklahoma rethinking child welfare system

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Millions of federal dollars that Oklahoma had been spending on foster care will be shifted to pay for intensive in-home services designed to keep families together under a program set to begin in July.

  • Oklahoma murder victim's family must wait for justice

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    After the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the execution of Richard Glossip, family of the man whose murder he was convicted of orchestrating must again wait for the death sentence to be handed down.

  • Roof restored, work to begin inside historic teepee church in Oklahoma County

    By Robert Medley, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    With the red earth-toned roof restored atop, the inside of the former Hopewell Baptist Church will be restored next with structural repairs to support the auditorium floor

  • Former Guthrie police officer sues Oklahoma state senator, others in federal court

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Mark Bruning, a former Guthrie police officer, is suing state Sen. Ann “A.J.” Griffin and several others in federal court, claiming the lawmaker abused her position and conspired with city officials to get him fired from his job.

  • Banking question holds up start of Edmond conference center

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Bank financing holds up the start of construction on Edmond’s new hotel and conference center near Covell Road and Interstate 35. Leaders said the issue will be solved and development will move forward.

  • Silver Alert issued for Norman woman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    Lynn Yount, 84, left her home about 11 a.m. Saturday to go shopping and never returned, Norman police said.

  • Use iCloud to sync calendars on separate iPads

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    I have an iPad and an iPad Mini. I want the two to have synchronized calendars. It seems to do it sometimes but not all of the time. Can you help? Apple’s iCloud service is your answer. First, you need to sign into the same iCloud account on both iPads. On each iPad, open the Settings app, scroll to iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID. Once you’re logged in on each iPad, look at the list of iCloud options you can enable. Make sure you enable Calendars in that preference pane before you close it. Now you need to make sure each iPad is showing the same iCloud calendar. Open iCal on each iPad and touch the word Calendars on the bottom row in the middle. This will bring up a list of

  • Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died. Djerrasi died of complications of cancer Friday in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill. "The pill" as it came to be known radically transformed sexual practices and women's lives.

  • Edmond Exchange for Jan. 31

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up about what is going on in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma law enforcement agencies benefit from car donations

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 11 hr ago

    For the past five years the state’s Bureau of Narcotics agency has donated 85 vehicles, many to small rural police departments, said Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control Director Darrell Weaver.

  • Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war. The failure to save Goto raised fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot also held hostage by the extremists. Unlike earlier messages, an online video purporting to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Goto, circulated via social media late Saturday by militant sympathizers, did not mention the pilot. Goto's slaying shocked this country, which up to now had not become directly embroiled in the fight against the militants.

  • Two Oklahomans die after crashes on state roads

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Juan Perez, 18, of Broken Bow, and Charles Brooks, 88, of Sallisaw, died Saturday after separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Miami, OK, teacher is jailed on marijuana complaint

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jan 31, 2015

    A Miami, OK, High School math teacher arrested on a complaint of possession of marijuana is free on $2,500 bail, the Ottawa County sheriff’s office confirmed Saturday.