• OKC Thunder: Memorial service set for Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid

    Erik Horne | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A memorial service for the wife of Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams will take place Thursday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at Crossings Community Church (14600 Portland Ave, Oklahoma City). Williams' wife, Ingrid, died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday in southwest Oklahoma City. Since then, support has poured in nationwide for the Williams family.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant discusses signing a short-term contract

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 3 hr ago

    There's a growing belief throughout the league that Kevin Durant will stay in Oklahoma City. Nobody knows, really, but more and more the most likely option for Durant seems to be signing a one-year contract, with a player option for a second season. It just makes the most financial sense for Durant to approach his impending free agency this way. Thunder beat writer Anthony Slater will have more on this topic and why it stands as the most logical option for Durant in Saturday's paper. In short, Durant needs to play one more season to reach 10 years of service.

  • Worries about new Edmond schools boundaries draw crowd to hearing

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Edmond school administrators knew redrawing school boundaries would be an emotional issue for patrons and that proved to be the case Thursday night at the issue's first public hearing.

  • Watch Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in 'Born to Be Blue' Trailer

    Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Actor plays legendary jazz tumpeter in biopic by director Robert Budreau.

  • Italy mourns, premier demands truth from Egypt in slaying

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — As Italians mourned, Italy's premier insisted Friday that his country's friendship with Egypt can only exist "if the truth emerges" about the death of an Italian doctoral student who was doing research in Cairo. Premier Matteo Renzi's remarks on Italian state radio came on the day of slain student Giulio Regeni's funeral and kept up the pressure on Egypt to find and bring to justice whoever tortured and killed the young man. Regeni had been living in Cairo to research Egyptian labor movements for his doctorate from Cambridge University. His body was found Feb. 3, nine days after he disappeared.

  • Lil Ross, Carol Johnson and Susie Kemp---Juliette Lowe Leadership Society Girl Scout Luncheon---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: 4 hr ago

    [brightcove]4748987830001[/brightcove] Lil Ross, Carol Johnson and Susie Kemp talk about the Juliette Lowe Leadership Society Girl Scout Luncheon on Parties Extra!

  • CBS releases lineup for Saturday's GOP Debate

    Silas Allen | Updated: 4 hr ago

    CBS released the lineup Friday morning for the 9th Republican presidential debate. The debate is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina. Here's the list of participants as they'll appear on stage Saturday.

  • Blake Griffin says yaaas to 'Broad City' cameo

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Nothing's funny about Clippers forward Blake Griffin's recent injury and suspension. On the bright side, the Oklahoma City native is making an appearance on the latest season of "Broad City." It's not clear when his episode will air but expect it soon. The extremely funny Comedy Central show returns for a third season Feb. 17 and once again follows best friends Abbi and Ilana as they meander toward adulthood in New York City. The real-life friends double as co-stars and creators of the online series turned TV show.  Griffin joins an eclectic Season 3 cameo collection which includes Hilary Clinton, Cynthia Nixon and Tony Danza. I'm also glad Hannibal Buress is back, too.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: A few new restaurants are coming to town

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Feb. 12, 2016

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Dominion outlines new national forest route for pipeline

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Energy companies behind the Atlantic Coast Pipeline have carved a new proposed route through parts of West Virginia and Virginia in response to federal concerns about the national gas pipeline's initial path through sensitive national forest areas. The alternate released Friday by Dominion Resources Inc. would reduce by one-third the pipeline's footprint through the George Washington and Monongahela national forests, but add 30 miles to the 550-mile project. The alternate route would also affect 249 new landowners in both states, Dominion said. Dominion said it worked extensively with the U.S.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook among most popular NBA players on social media

    Erik Horne | Updated: 5 hr ago

    On Friday, the NBA celebrated becoming the first professional sports league to surpass one billion social media likes and followers. It can thank Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for the help. The league counts all of its players' social media likes and follows across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the Thunder duo ranks among the Top 10 players in the NBA. Behind only LeBron James (66.3 million) and Kobe Bryant (33.7 million) Durant is No. 3 with 28.8 million likes and follows across the three social media platforms. Westbrook is No. 10 with 10 million. Here's the Top 10 provided (as of Friday) by the NBA: Top 10 NBA Players Across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram 1. LeBron

  • What on earth is a portable gasification system?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    One person’s trash is another’s energy. That’s the case at OSU, where researchers have developed a portable gasification system called RE:POD, which, well, we’ll let CEO and RE:POD co-founder Casey Warren explain what RE:POD does: "We create electricity from the trash that you throw out every single day," Warren said. "This is really a Swiss Army knife. It can be used at a mall, it can be used at a hospital, a factory, an ag placement like a feed lot or chicken farm." That’s from energy editor Adam Wilmoth’s story in Friday’s edition of The Oklahoman, which goes on to name some pretty big names that have interest in RE:POD, including Walmart and Unilever.

  • Football used in 1958 title game auctioned for $62,140

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The football that Johnny Unitas threw to Raymond Berry for a touchdown in the historic 1958 NFL Championship game has been sold for $62,140 at an auction. Called by many "The Greatest Game Ever Played," the duel between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants was the first NFL title game to extend to sudden-death overtime. Berry caught the ball in the second quarter. The Colts followed with a conversion kick, and the football was caught by a fan in the stands. The football, which has since exchanged hands several times, was made available by Maryland-based Huggins and Scott Auctions. Online bids were accepted from Feb. 1-11. Berry sold the football to sports memorabilia collector Jay Freedman in

  • Investigators say Friday fire at Oklahoma City business intentionally set

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Investigators say a Friday fire at a northwest Oklahoma City restaurant was intentionally set and caused thousands of dollars in damage.

  • Updates: Democratic Presidential Debate in in Milwaukee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Read updates below from Thursday's Democratic presidential debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook get emojis for All-Star Game MVP vote

    Erik Horne | Updated: 6 hr ago

    For the first time, the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player will be decided by the fans exclusively through Twitter. Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter on Sunday, fans can tweet their MVP votes during a 30-minute window by tweeting #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet. For example, to vote for Thunder players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, you'd tweet a message with #KiaAllStarMVP #KevinDurant OR #KiaAllStarMVP #RussellWestbrook. When tweeted, the hashtags reveal emojis for each NBA All-Star. The emojis will be available until Feb. 15. Check them out below: Behind-the-scenes: @KDTrey5 & @russwest44 with their emojis.

  • Milo Yiannopoulos: Twitter Will Try To Sway The Presidential Election

    Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Associate Editor at Breitbart.com, Milo Yiannopoulos, alleged that Twitter is on the verge of collapse and will try to influence November’s presidential election on behalf of the Democratic nominee. Yiannopoulos, during an interview with Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, claims that Twitter’s management is obsessed with shutting down conservative ideas on the social media platform. “There is absolutely no question that that is precisely what is directed at…It becomes very, very clear once you start looking at who is employed at Twitter. This guy used to work for Obama. This guy used to work for Hillary.”

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Join The Oklahoman's OSU writer John Helsley to talk Cowboys football and basketball in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Exploring majors: A no-pressure guide for both parents and students to finding a college major

    Michaela Marx Wheatley | Updated: 7 hr ago

    College opens up your world and the possibility of discovering career options you have never considered before. What can be an exciting exploration to some may be overwhelming to others. What tools are available to help college students find their path? What can parents do to help guide their students without adding to the pressure? Forget the expectations, and explore the possibilities. “There are numerous opportunities at Oklahoma State University and the paths a student can take are diverse,” said Kyle Wray, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “Students should apply, even if they’re still exploring degree options or undecided on a career path.