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  • Land Sales for Sept. 20

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Land Sales for Sept. 20, 2014

  • Convincing residents in Oklahoma to conserve water can be a hurdle to drought planning efforts, officials say

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    There are plenty of hurdles to curbing a state’s water use, but somewhere near the top of the list is making residents understand why conservation is important, water policy leaders from several states including Oklahoma, said Friday.

  • Bull-riding brothers carry on Frost legacy at Oklahoma State Fair

    BY SONYA COLBERG, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Joe and Josh Frost are scheduled to compete this weekend at Xtreme Bulls at the Oklahoma State Fair.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Record amount of retardant used on California fire

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone. By Friday, state firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of the red slurry, said Lynne Tolmachoff, a state fire spokeswoman. But the fire activity is so extreme it's pushing through their lines. "They can slow it down a little bit. But they're not able to hold it long enough to get ground units in there to extinguish it before it burns t

  • Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class. The sharp demand for shares sent the market value of the e-commerce giant soaring well beyond that of Amazon, eBay and even Facebook. The initial public offering was on track to be the world's largest, with the possibility of raising as much as $25 billion. Jubilant CEO Jack Ma stood on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as eight Alibaba customers, including an American cherry farmer and a Chinese Olympian, rang the opening bell. "We want to be bigger than Wal-Mart," M

  • Edmond Santa Fe football: Darran Williams rolls up 256 rushing yards as Wolves beat Southmoore

    BY RICH TORTORELLI, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe held on for a 34-28 victory. The Wolves rang up 410 yards on 72 rushes Friday.

  • Ancient Indian sport of kabaddi gains popularity

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An ancient Indian sport that looks like a mixture of tag, dodgeball and wrestling has barreled back into the Indian national consciousness to become one of the country's most popular sports, trailing only cricket. Once a favorite kids' game that was largely forgotten in adulthood, kabaddi has had a surge of serious money and Bollywood glamour since the launch of the Pro-Kabaddi League in July. "This is the Indian soul game," said Prashant Khandekar, a chef, minutes after watching the first league final in Mumbai last month.

  • Cambodian police bust Thais with $7M in fake bills

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three Thai men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of more than $7 million planned to circulate the fakes in rural areas where they would be less likely to be detected, police said Saturday. The men were arrested Friday in a border district in the northwestern province of Battamabang in what appears to be the biggest-ever seizure of counterfeit money in Cambodia, where dollars are commonly used for financial transactions. Police Maj. Song Sopheak said the authorities had been tipped off and followed the men's car after it crossed the border. He said the fake banknotes had been packed in three boxes which were hidden among other materials carri

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigates fatal airplane crash in Okmulgee County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating an airplane crash in Okmulgee County that killed pilot Gene Thompson, of Tulsa, who was found dead at the crash site.

  • Oklahoma mental health conference focuses on treatment, suicide

    BY NATE ROBSON, Oklahoma Watch | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Suicide and how law enforcement deals with mentally ill people were among the key messages discussed at a mental health conference in Tulsa on Thursday and Friday. About 700 people — including advocates, funders and professionals in mental health and law enforcement — attended the event.

  • Police think Friday homicide was the result of a home invasion

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Investigators believe brothers Demarco Sayles, 24, and Nakadda Sayles, 23, attempted to break into an apartment in the 4200 block of SE 52 about 4 a.m. Friday. Demarco Sayles fought with the man living in the apartment and was fatally injured, police said.

  • Mexico agency hears witness of army-gang faceoff

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's Civil Rights Commission said Friday it has talked to a witness in the case of a June 30 slaying of 22 people at a warehouse in southern Mexico. The Associated Press interviewed the witness, who claimed soldiers killed 20 men and one woman after they surrendered following a confrontation. The U.S. State Department urged Mexico to investigate the case, saying it is "imperative that there is a credible review of the circumstances." Mexican Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said federal prosecutors would investigate the shootings and make the results public if it finds any contradictions in the army's version of events.

  • Edmond Exchange for Sept. 20, 2014

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

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

  • Longtime Edmond lobbyist is found dead Friday in hot tub

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    A longtime Edmond lobbyist was found dead Friday morning in a hot tub that was connected to his pool at his home.

  • Ten Commandments monument to remain on Capitol grounds, Oklahoma County judge rules

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County judge has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds will remain there while the case is appealed.

  • Forklift accident in Edmond leaves two dead, one injured

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Two men were killed and one was injured Friday in a forklift accident at the Old Towne Loft Apartments in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City police make arrests Friday in 2013 homicide case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police arrested Claudia Cadena, 25, and Albert Barbosa, 20, in connection with the 2013 death of Adrian Avalos, 7.

  • Oklahoma state briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma state briefs for Sept. 20, 2014

  • Facing complaints of five patient overdose deaths, Oklahoma doctor surrenders license

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    On Thursday, Dr. Glenn Stow surrendered his medical license, facing a complaint from the Oklahoma Medical Board that the drugs he prescribed were, at least, partially responsible for the overdose deaths of five patients, including a woman who was 32 weeks pregnant.