• US official: Debris in photo belongs to same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia plane

    Updated: 7 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US official: Debris in photo belongs to same type of aircraft as the missing Malaysia plane.

  • Oklahoma officials investigate fatal self-inflicted gunshot

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Investigators in Pryor are investigating the death of a man who they say shot himself in the head steps away from the lobby of the police department. Pryor Chief of Police Steven Lemmings says the 37-year-old man walked into the police department lobby at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday and told a dispatcher that someone needed to secure his weapon. Lemmings says the man then stepped out of the lobby and shot himself in the head. The man was treated at the scene by authorities in Mayes County and was later flown to a hospital in Tulsa, where he was pronounced dead. Lemmings says the man's identity will not be released until his family has been notified.

  • The one surprising reason teens may be choosing to delay sex

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Internet may be to blame for selfies and incorrect facts, but it might also be a reason teens are becoming more responsible when it comes to their health.

  • Watch a monkey paint for conservation

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 21 min ago

    Art Gone Wild is the Oklahoma City Zoo's annual art auction that benefits the zoo's conservation causes. The annual event held in the Paseo Arts District is popular because the animals do the painting.  Wednesday Pearl the sea lion, several snakes and turtles, stingrays and a monkey all took their turn painting.  Here's some video of one of the zoo's monkeys at work.  For more on how and why they do it check tomorrow's print edition of The Oklahoman or visit NewsOK.com.

  • Feds: 664,607 illegals granted amnesty, some linked to terrorism, gangs

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Over 900,000 illegals have been granted amnesty.

  • Christina Fallin's Trailer For Sale?

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 28 min ago

    Only hours after Governor Mary Fallin announced her daughter would be moving her personal travel trailer off the grounds of  the Governor's Mansion, a post on Craigslist shows Christina Fallin's trailer for sale in a post title, "Trailer Must Go."  http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/rvs/5146123030.html  Fallin appeared on local news station KFOR on Tuesday afternoon after questions arose about the propiety of the First Daughter "camping" on state property. Fallin  said the trailer would be moved by Sunday.  The Governor's office later determined that the living arrangement violated a state code, but broke no law.   Alex Weintz, the governor's spokesman, confirmed that the

  • Oklahoma football: Jay Boulware disappointed he couldn’t reach Keith Ford

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 32 min ago

    NORMAN — Jay Boulware admitted being disappointing by how things ended with former Sooner running back Keith Ford, who left the program in May after being suspended indefinitely. Boulware had only been Ford’s position coach for a short time before Ford’s suspension, which was for violating team and academic rules. Ford rushed for 503 yards and six touchdowns in two seasons at OU, but he suffered a leg injury in the middle of last season that forced him to miss five games. He told the Tulsa World after announcing his decision to transfer that he didn’t like playing under Boulware. His running backs coach the first two seasons was Cale Gundy, who now coaches inside receivers.

  • Here’s why you have a sweet tooth when others may not

    Jessica Ivins, KSL | Updated: 1 hr ago

    It may not be lack of self-discipline that keeps you from saying no to that second doughnut. Scientists say the culprit could be your genes.

  • Restaurant meals just as bad for your health as fast food, study reveals

    Jessica Ivins, KSL | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Attention all foodies: Despite what you may think, you may be better off eating at McDonalds than that new four-star restaurant downtown.

  • Changing lanes: E.K. Gaylord transformation set to start later this year

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com   | Updated: 40 min ago

    A consultant recommends narrowing E.K. Gaylord Boulevard between Reno Avenue and NW 4 in downtown Oklahoma City and adding sidewalks, landscaping and more.

  • Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

    Updated: 41 min ago

    TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) — Crews pushed the limits of an ever-expanding search zone Wednesday for two teens missing at sea and potentially nearing the boundaries of human survival. The Coast Guard's relentless hunt for the 14-year-old fishermen, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, persisted for a sixth day as questions grew over how long it could go. Decision-makers were juggling a mix of "art and science," Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss said, trying to balance the knowledge of how long people can survive adrift with the unknowns on whether the boys had flotation devices and drinking water and what their physical condition is. Still, authorities insisted their search would continue throughout the day. "There's been a lot of r

  • 5 horrifying ways your children’s pictures might be used on the internet

    Mindy Raye Friedman, FamilyShare | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Is it safe to post photos of your kids online? Here are some reasons why you should be careful.

  • APNewsBreak: Virginia governor's PAC returning $25,000 donation linked to Angolan oil company

    Updated: 55 min ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — APNewsBreak: Virginia governor's PAC returning $25,000 donation linked to Angolan oil company.

  • Yukon standout Makayla Foy moves to Edmond Santa Fe

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Edmond Santa Fe girls basketball coach Paul Bass told The Oklahoman on Wednesday that sophomore Makayla Foy has moved away from Yukon and enrolled at Santa Fe. “It’s huge,” he said. “When I watched her play at Yukon she was a scoring fool. She knows the game real well. She’s not just a scorer, she’s a great defender. That’s two things that can make a player great. She’s going to help us tremendously.” Foy averaged 15.7 points per game last season at point guard for Yukon. She won’t be Edmond Santa Fe’s point guard with junior Jo’Nah Johnson returning, but she will take some pressure away from Johnson to score.

  • Facebook post on GOP site draws criticism

    Rick Green | Updated: 1 hr ago

    For a time Wednesday, the Facebook page of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women contained a post of a black person hanging from a tree, but the leader of the group said the post was deleted as soon as she learned of it. "There was a post made on our Facebook page without my permission or knowledge," said Pam Pollard, president of the organization. A time stamp indicated it may have been posted a couple hours before it was deleted, but she said she doesn't know who made the post. It appeared to have been shared from another site. It showed a black person hanging from a tree and included the text, "The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded

  • Talala mother arrested after child left in hot vehicle at Owasso Wal-Mart

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A Talala woman is accused of leaving her 1-year-old child in a hot vehicle for nearly an hour while she shopped inside an area Wal-Mart, Owasso police said. Hannah Victoria Secondi, 38, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. Tuesday after pedestrians saw the child inside her parked vehicle outside the Wal-Mart in the 12100 block of East 96th Street North. Secondi told police that she forgot the child was in the vehicle when she went inside the store, according to a police report. 

  • Dirty Bird Bar and Grill must boil water

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    E. coli has been found in the water of the business in Cleveland County.

  • WinStar's Harry Connick, Jr. Concert Makes Great Girls' Getaway

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Now that summer family vacations are winding down, it's a great time to start thinking of a fun girls' retreat adventure. See how a short jaunt to check out the recent Harry Connick, Jr. concert at WinStar World Casino was just the right ticket.

  • Bison herd at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve rebounds from deadly disease scare

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PAWHUSKA — It’s mating season on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, and the boys are showing off for the girls. A bull bison wallows in the dirt. Another kicks at the sod. From the rear of the herd trots more beefcake, and two more males lock horns in a dust-up that lasts several minutes. A window of his pickup rolled down, Preserve Director Bob Hamilton takes in the sights — and the come-hither roars of the males — from only a few feet away.

  • Bridenstine may join effort to oust Speaker John Boehner

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A spokeswoman for First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine said Wednesday there is a good chance the Tulsa Republican will join the most recent effort to oust U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner. Sheryl Kaufman said Bridenstine "absolutely supports new leadership" in the House, and noted he has twice voted for someone other than Boehner for speaker. Kaufman said Bridenstine is "reviewing" a resolution filed Tuesday by North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows to declare the speakership vacant.