• Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

    Updated: 9 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America. The 53-year-old successor to Steve Jobs made the announcement in an essay published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek. He is the highest-profile U.S. business executive to publicly acknowledge that he's gay.

  • Man dies after officer-involved shooting, chase in southwest Oklahoma City

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 min ago

    One man was fatally shot Thursday afternoon by two Oklahoma City police officers after a short pursuit ended in a southwest Oklahoma City park. The unidentified man died at Draper Park near S Santa Fe Avenue and SW 44. A woman inside the vehicle with the man was taken into custody, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

  • White powdery substance found at Oklahoma City law firm deemed non-hazardous

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 41 min ago

    Authorities received a call Thursday morning about a white powdery substance that was received at a law firm in the 5700 block of S Western. Authorities determined it was not hazardous.

  • Mexican governor confirms 3 US siblings found dead

    Updated: 56 min ago

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Three U.S. citizens missing for more than two weeks have been found dead in Mexico near the border city of Matamoros, and authorities are questioning a local police unit about possible involvement, the attorney general in northern Tamaulipas state said Thursday. The father of the three, Pedro Alvarado, identified them from photographs of the bodies showing tattoos, Attorney General Ismael Quintanilla Acosta told Radio Formula. Clothing found with the bodies also matched that of Erica Alvarado Rivera, 26, and brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, who had been visiting their father in Mexico and disappeared Oct. 13 along with 32-year-old Jose Guadalupe Castaneda Benitez, Erica Alvarado's boyfriend.

  • Bethany standoff ends with man's arrest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Bethany police and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s SWAT team were involved in a standoff situation with a man in Bethany. Kevin Enneking, 31, was taken into custody about 2:30 p.m.

  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita. Three of the dead were inside a flight simulator in the building when the plane crashed into it at the city's Mid-Continent Airport, and the fourth was found on the roof and is believed to be the pilot, Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell said. Five others were injured in the crash, and one of those was in serious condition at a hospital, Blackwell said.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Clippers

    staff reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Thunder goes for its first win of the season against Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers. Follow our live coverage at 9:30 p.m. with the NewsOK Sports team.

  • All clear given related to suspicious package at campus of Moore Norman Technology Center, police said

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    5 p.m. An all clear has been given related to a “suspicious package” found at the South Penn campus of the Moore Norman Technology Center, police said. An elderly man left his briefcase in a restroom and forgot about it, police said. Earlier: Police are investigating reports of a suspicious package that was found on the South Penn campus of the Moore Norman Technology Center. Just before 2:30 p.m., a security guard who works on the campus, located at 13301 S Pennsylvania, found a suspicious package on the campus and police were notified, Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said. The bomb squad was on its way to the campus to try to determine what the package is, Wardlow said. She encouraged people

  • Stillwater man killed in near-beheading; murder charge filed

    BY JONATHAN SUTTON, KYLE HINCHEY AND NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writers | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Stillwater police said Jacob Crockett is the victim in the homicide case. Crockett is the son of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

  • Lost and found: Oklahoma City goats' guard dog is safe

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City’s Hefner goats guard dog, Otto, was safe at the Neel Veterinary Hospital Thursday afternoon  after going missing overnight.   Oklahoma City tweeted news of his disappearance earlier Thursday with a plea for help in finding him.   Utilities spokeswoman Debbie Ragan said Otto was found near Rockwell Avenue and Northwest Expressway.   He […]

  • NewsOK Sports recognized as 2014 EPPY Award 'Best Sports Website' finalist

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    This month, Editor and Publisher Magazine released its 2014 EPPY Award finalists and winners, and NewsOK.com/sports was honored as one of five finalists for “Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors.” Among the finalists for the award were prestigious websites such as Newsday.com, Grantland.com, ESPN Digital Media and Boston Globe.com sports. In its […]

  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Thursday became the biggest Western European country to recognize a Palestinian state, prompting a strong protest from Israel, which swiftly withdrew its ambassador from Stockholm. The move by Sweden's new left-leaning government reflects growing international impatience with Israel's nearly half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and its blockade of the Gaza Strip. It also comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Sweden, fulfilling a promise made when the Social Democratic-led government took office earlier this month, believes the Palestinians have met the criter

  • Sheriff: Stolen goods located in Logan County

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    This is one of those great law enforcement press releases that we see at The Oklahoman from time to time. On 10-23-2014, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Deputies recovered a stolen electric welder. That recovery led to information about additional stolen property being stored in the area. On that date investigators went to 8701 Meadow Hill […]

  • Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The ongoing manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in the deadly state police ambush last month has scrapped plans for trick-or-treating Friday and what would have been the 50th anniversary of a beloved Halloween parade. But kids in the mountainous region still managed to celebrate by "trunk-or-treating." The tailgate party held last weekend at a school parking lot in rural Barrett Township came as authorities continue to search the woods for Eric Frein, the suspect charged with killing one state trooper and seriously wounding another. Organizers of Sunday's event called it a success, noting hundreds of children turned out for activities including face painting and a costume contest, and to see dozens of c

  • Reader: Hruby killings similar to 1958 Kansas slayings

    Juliana Keeping | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

      The Oct. 9  slayings of three members of the Hruby family in Duncan jogged one reader’s memory. The woman recalled the case of a Kansas college sophomore who gunned down his parents and sister on Thanksgiving Day in 1958 near Wolcott, Kansas. “Have you noticed the similarities between this case and the 1958 murders in Kansas?’ she wrote. “Lowell Lee […]

  • Stillwater news conference recap: Man killed in near-beheading

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Stillwater Police have called a noon news conference to discuss a Wednesday homicide.  Police were called to a home in the 400 block of S Oakdale Drive, near W Sixth Street and Country Club Road, police Capt. Randy Dickerson said. The home is in a neighborhood of condominiums. Follow live updates below.

  • Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating all of the proceeds of the $50,000 World Children's Prize, which she collected in Stockholm on Wednesday. The agency quoted Malala as saying Palestinian children deserve a quality education, and that "without education, there will never be peace." Dozens of Gaza's U.N. schools were damaged or destroyed during the 50-day war. Israel says it fired near schools responding to Hamas' attacks from the areas. The 17-year-old Malala won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for promotin

  • Russell Westbrook kept Thunder competitive

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Thunder opened the 2014-15 season Wednesday night, losing 106-89 to Portland in a game much closer than the score indicated. It wasn’t a blowout until the final few minutes. The Thunder led after three quarters. And Andre Roberson led the Thunder in minutes played, 34:56. Lance Thomas played almost as much, 31:11, as Russell […]

  • Russell Westbrook, Scott Brooks keep their words in the Thunder's loss to the Blazers

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 7 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Almost everyone got caught up in the moment. And what a moment it was. An injury-ravaged Thunder team was on the road, in the season opener, with just nine healthy bodies, taking it to the high-powered Portland Trail Blazers. Almost everyone, at that moment, threw caution to the wind and wanted more. […]

  • Community activist to run for Oklahoma City Council

    William Crum | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    James Cooper, a 32-year-old community activist and adjunct English professor, says he will try to unseat Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid next year. Shadid already has announced plans to seek a second term representing Ward 2’s northwest-side neighborhoods. The election is in March, with any runoffs in April. In an interview, Cooper imagined a “connected” […]