• Girls basketball roundup: Classen's Taylor Roberts scores career-high 55 in win

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Fifty is becoming the new norm for Classen SAS guard Taylor Roberts. The sophomore scored a career-high 55 in Tuesday’s 74-60 victory over Star Spencer just days after setting her previous high of 51.

  • Listen: Charlie Wilson releases new album 'Forever Charlie,' plans March Oklahoma City Show

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Grammy-nominated R&B star and Tulsa native Charlie Wilson released his new album “Forever Charlie” today via RCA Records. Along with the single, “Goodnight Kisses,” “Forever Charlie” includes the jam “Infectious” featuring Snoop Dogg and buoyant ballad “Unforgettable” featuring Shaggy. Listen to several of the tracks below. To celebrate the release of his new album, Wilson […]

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys beat No. 20 Baylor

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Updated: 55 min ago

    While Phil Forte and Le’Bryan Nash again played well, Oklahoma State’s other guys played major roles Tuesday night in a 64-53 win over No. 20-ranked Baylor before an estimated 8,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car. The request came after about 20 people rallied outside District Attorney Mitch Morrissey's office and called for a special prosecutor to investigate the Monday death of Jessica Hernandez. The shooting occurred amid a national debate about police use of force fueled by racially charged episodes in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. Denver police say two officers opened fire after Hernandez struck one of them with the vehicle, but a passenger who was in the car at the time of the shooting disputed that

  • Investigation of suspected pill mill detailed in search warrant records

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office used undercover agents posing as patients in the investigation of the medical practice of Dr. Harvey Jenkins.

  • Oklahoma football: Will Austin Seibert be the solution to OU's kicking woes?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Austin Seibert, an incoming freshman from Belleville, Ill., will sign next Wednesday, and hopes to be the solution to the Sooners’ placekicking woes that seemed solved until senior Michael Hunnicutt’s late-season collapse.

  • Newalla man identified as pedestrian hit, injured in Norman accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    About 3:30 a.m. Monday, Thomas Bates, 39, of Newalla, was hit by a car driven by Joseph Langford, 37, of Norman, in the 400 block of East Tecumseh Road, Norman police Lt. Brent Barbour said.

  • In Colorado, Oklahoma lawsuit unites those for and against marijuana

    BY MICHAEL OVERALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A widely popular figure with a reputation for bipartisanship, Attorney General John Suthers was one of the most vocal opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado. But when voters legalized it anyway — by passing a state constitutional amendment in November 2012 — Suthers dutifully implemented the new law, despite his personal objections. So it surprised no one in Colorado when Suthers, during his last few weeks in office before his term expired this month, offered a vigorous defense against a legal challenge from the state of Oklahoma. It might have been a mistake for Colorado to legalize pot, Suthers argued. But it was a mistake Colorado had the right to make. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Fallin points to 'revolving funds' to help close Oklahoma's budget hole

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says “revolving funds” could help close the state’s budget gap.

  • Oklahoma ranchers lead nation in USDA drought relief payments

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Canadian County rancher Eric Bilderback is among many across western Oklahoma who have had to sell off cattle to stay in business. Between 2011 and Dec. 1, 2014, Oklahoma ranchers received $883 million in payments through a federal drought relief program for livestock producers — more than any other state in the country.

  • The good game: video games that grow our kids

    Tiffany Gee Lewis, Deseret News | Updated: 7 hr ago

    We've been maligning video games for years. But what if the gaming industry offers our kids ways to increase empathy, connect with the larger world and effect global change?

  • Federal judge allows part of case against Kingfisher wind farm to proceed

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A federal judge said a group of landowners upset about a wind farm planned in Kingfisher and Canadian counties could continue their nuisance lawsuit against Apex Clean Energy.

  • Japan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable'

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage. The effort to free Japanese freelance journalist Kenji Goto and Jordanian Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh gained urgency with the release of an apparent ultimatum late Tuesday from the Islamic State group. In the message, the extremists say the two hostages will be killed within 24 hours — late Wednesday night Japan time — unless Jordan frees Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack on a hotel that killed 6

  • NYC's 'Rent Too High' candidate facing eviction

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a place to live. Jimmy McMillan, who ran for governor in 2010, said Tuesday he's facing an eviction notice that says he has to leave his rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment on St. Mark's Place by Feb. 5. McMillan filed papers in federal court in Brooklyn last week seeking a stay of the eviction notice. His attorney has filed with a state appeals court as well, seeking a stay of the eviction order which stems from a dispute in housing court. McMillan's attorney, John DeMaio, said Lisco Holdings had brought a case against McMillan a couple of years ago. In the course of dealing with that issu

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow trying to snap out of prolonged shooting slump

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The sharpshooter has done plenty to dispel the reputation of him as a singularly skilled player — but he’s been struggling with his shot. It’s something Morrow says he’s gone through before. “Every season,” he said. “Shots aren’t going to fall consistently.”

  • Broadway, film star Patti LuPone will make Oklahoma debut

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    The Broadway, movie and TV star Patti LuPone will perform her one-woman musical show “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, ... Played That Part” at 8 p.m. March 7 at Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater, 7777 S May Ave. The concert will be a fundraiser for Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre, a nonprofit, professional regional theater.

  • Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced a campaign Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people who assert their religious beliefs. "We must find ways to show respect for others whose beliefs, values and behaviors differ from ours while never being forced to deny or abandon our own beliefs, values and behaviors in the process," a church elder, Jeffrey R. Holland, said in announcing the church's position. Mormon leaders did not explain just how it would draw lines between gay rights and religious freedoms, and it's unclear how much common ground the church will gain with this campaign.

  • Planning for the future: Technology advances fertility options

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Freezing eggs and embryos for infertility treatment and family planning has become more successful thanks to advances in technology. But the practice comes with many questions parents must consider.

  • New tax increment finance districts proposed to fund convention hotel, parking, development in Core to Shore in Oklahoma City.

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Two new tax increment finance districts, one which could help finance a convention hotel and parking garage south of downtown Oklahoma City, could become a reality later this year.

  • Super Bowl: Robert Kraft wants an apology — instead, he should be giving one

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Robert Kraft wants an apology from the NFL. But while righteous indignation isn’t reserved for the righteous, it should be reserved for those who haven’t proven they are unrighteous. The Patriots have proven they are not to be trusted.