• Video growth leads to $1 billion investment in Oklahoma since 2011, AT&T says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The rise of video on mobile devices means AT&T Inc. added more than 52 cell sites in Oklahoma in 2014, the telecom giant said Monday. The company also has made investments for wireless broadband capacity and coverage.

  • Some April Fools' Day pranks unsuitable for the office

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Pranks that go too far can risk discrimination lawsuits and violate companies’ codes of conduct and other workplace rules, experts say.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The cost of firing Ford: at least $9.6 million – the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension given to the coach in September of 2009.

  • Oklahoma City hosts Creativity World Forum at Civic Center

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The event, which features a variety of speakers and workshops focused on creativity, runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.

  • Oklahoma startup firms and energy business a good match

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Oil and gas companies are constantly looking for technology to boost efficiency, while fledgling tech firms are seeking clients and funding.

  • 'Flamenco' sculpture honors advocate for Oklahoma City's Paseo Drive

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The abstract work at NW 29 and Paseo is dedicated to John Belt, Paseo district advocate, who died in 2013.

  • Oklahoma City Police's Citizens Advisory Board treads line between accountability, secrecy

    By Juliana Keeping, Staff Writer | Updated: 38 min ago

    The police department started the Oklahoma following the 2002 beating of a black man by officers that was caught on tape, the 11-member volunteer board was created to “facilitate interaction” between the department and representatives of various ethnic and cultural groups, according to the city’s website. The board reviews departmental investigations of citizen complaints, use of force and police brutality complaints and any other incident the board deems to be of public concern.

  • Oklahoma City dinner club disputes state health department order to close

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 38 min ago

    The state Health Department issued the operators of Nani, an Oklahoma City dinner club, with a cease and desist order, arguing the small but popular business must license themselves as a restaurant. Nani’s owners say they are private chefs, an industry currently unregulated in the state.

  • Name of man who died in car wreck during tornado released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Marvin Secord, 52, of Norman, died Wednesday evening in a wreck during a severe storm, Norman police said, noting they are still investigating to determine if the crash was weather-related.

  • High school notebook: Yukon's Drake Norton baffles Southmoore

    By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Norton allowed four hits and struck out four in six shutout innings against the powerful SaberCats to earn the win.

  • YMCA opens its third location in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 58 min ago

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening.

  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license. All 150 people on board were killed by what prosecutors believe was a deliberate decision by Lubitz to slam the Airbus A320 he was flying from Barcelona to Duesseldorf into a mountain in the French Alps last Tuesday. Lufthansa, Germanwings' parent company, declined to say whether it knew of Lubitz's mental health problems.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 31

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 31, 2015

  • Oklahoma may give five companies up to $25.6 million for job creation incentives

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is one of five businesses that have qualified for millions of incentive dollars for creating up to 1,161 new jobs in Oklahoma.

  • Illegal slot machine supplier gets probation after forfeiting $2 million to federal government

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    For years, Adlai Stevenson Brinkley put illegal slot machines in bars, lodges and veterans’ posts across Oklahoma and Kansas. A federal judge showed him leniency Monday, putting him on probation for five years.

  • Cliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference. Counting stopped just before midnight Monday with Jonathan winning nine states and the tiny Federal Capital Territory to Buhari's nine states. But Buhari won many more votes — 8.5 million to Jonathan's 6.48. Another 18 states — including Lagos which has the biggest number of voters of any state — still have to send results to the counting center in Abuja, electoral commissioner Attahiru Jega annou

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers in police shootings.

  • Leaves of absence create challenges for employers and their health plans

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    McAfee’s Brandon Long recommends employers have a written leave of absence policy that maps out how to comply with the myriad of laws that might be triggered by various types of leaves of absence.

  • Police arrest Oklahoma City mother on child neglect, drug complaints

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City mother is accused of leaving her children unattended. Deidra Nicole Coley, 29, was arrested on several complaints, including child neglect and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, police reported.

  • Tuttle's Paul Meuser, Tyler Lester top Canadian Valley Conference boys basketball postseason award list

    Scott Wright | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The Canadian Valley Conference recently announced its postseason awards for boys and girls basketball, selecting All-Conference teams for both the North and South divisions. Here are the selections: North Division Boys Coach of the Year:  Paul Meuser, Tuttle MVP: Tyler Lester, Tuttle All-Conference selections Bethany:  Brandon Gambrell Kingfisher:  Jace Sternberger,  Braden Shepherd,  Mason Overstreet Blanchard: […]