• Bored with the big ones, Dallas builder turns to 'Harry Potter-looking' tiny homes

    Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Rudy Rivas’ newest house -- the first of what he hopes will be a pint-sized series -- would fit inside a master bedroom in the custom homes he usually builds.

  • OU women's basketball: Team captain Maddie Manning discusses consistency problems

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    It doesn’t get any easier for the Sooners over the last two weeks of Big 12 Conference play. After the Longhorns, three of the Sooners’ final five games are on the road, and one of the home games is against No. 4 Baylor.

  • Cache players tell Outside the Lines coach designed play to injure opponent

    jacob unruh | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Cache senior Jamie Bonnarens and former player Mia Niedo both told ESPN’s Outside the Lines that Cache coach Kenny White did design and orchestrate a play intended to injure an opponent last year. Bonnarens and Niedo both signed affidavits last fall saying White designed the play weeks before aimed at Elgin’s Jentry Holt with the intent “to break her nose.” Sunday morning was the first time the two have spoken publicly about the incident. “We’re going to throw the ball at her,” Niedo recalls White saying. “If it hits her in the face, it hits her in the face. It’s not going to look like purpose, but aim for her nose and she won’t be there again.

  • Happy birthday, BAM's Blog!

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    On Feb. 14, 2008, I posted my very first entry on the brand-new BAM's Blog: a list of my favorite films appropriate for Valentine's Day viewing. The number of posts I’ve written is probably into six-digit figures by now, and the blog has a strong following of dedicated readers for whom I am very grateful. This year, I’ve continued the tradition of posting an ever-growing Valentine's Day DVD/Blu-ray/streaming video list, which you can view here.

  • Homegrown musical 'Pryor Rendering' to premiere in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. CityRep plans premiere for homegrown musical 'Pryor Rendering' The homegrown story of Charlie Hope, a small-town Oklahoma boy born on a pool table in his grandfather’s bar, will be at the heart of a new musical that will make its world premiere in the Sooner State. At least, that’s what Shawn Churchman hopes. “When I first read the book, I felt as if I knew these characters,” he said. “Quite often when someone wants to write about this part of the country, it’s so cliché-ridden. And this is so real. … The characters are eccentric. They’re at times very unpleasant.

  • Premiere priority - With New Works Initiative, Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre puts focus to staging new musicals

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Premiere priority With New Works Initiative, Oklahoma City's Lyric Theatre puts focus to staging new musicals Pacing in front of a stylish black-and-white depiction of New York City, Mateja Govich tries to get his mouth and mind around a new lyric. “Someone who can hang out like a dude,” co-star Zachary Prince croons to set up the new line in the song “What's the Matter with Henry?" “And who never comes unglued,” Govich sings back, repeating the lyric a few times with different inflections. “Ah. There it is.” The new lyric was one of several small changes

  • Secrets to lasting love: For Valentine's Day, Oklahomans share their tips for long marriages

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. To see photos of all the couples featured, click here. Secrets to lasting love For Valentine's Day, Oklahomans share their tips for long marriages On Valentine’s Day 61 years ago, John Boswell Sr. was attending a Sunday school class at the Shartel Church of God when the girl of his dreams walked in. “In walked this beautiful, petite, dark-haired, brown-eyed vision, with her roommate, and sat down across from me. It was instantaneous!” the Yukon resident recalled. “The girls had walked to church, so I offered to take them home – it worked. Jean and I dated for about eight months.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Feb. 14, 2016: Celebrate 'Alice's Restaurant' with Arlo Guthrie in Tulsa

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Today's featured event: TULSA - Help Arlo Guthrie, son of the late, great Oklahoma music icon Woody Guthrie, celebrate the 50th anniversary of his epic "Alice's Restaurant" at 8 tonight at the historic Brady Theater, 105 W Brady. Doors open at 7 p.m. Arlo's daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie will be there, too. For more information, go to http://www.bradytheater.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events.

  • High school basketball: Results for Saturday, February 13

    Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Saturday, February 13 high school basketball results

  • Benghazi contractor won’t play politics in Oklahoma City talk

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Kris Paronto, a security contractor at the Benghazi, Libya, consulate on Sept. 11, 2012, will speak Feb. 19, 2016, in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual Lincoln and Reagan Dinner.

  • Multiple fees, fines and bail charges add to Oklahoma County jail crowding

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    A newly released report by the Vera Institute of Justice doesn't flat-out call the Oklahoma County jail a debtors' prison — but it sure describes it as one.

  • Oklahoma education news briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Oklahoma education news in brief for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

  • Purely Subjective: A nerd in love

    BY KEN RAYMOND Book Editor kraymond@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Ken Raymond: I guess in a way those pop songs and TV dramas didn’t lead me too far astray. It just took four excruciating years for my love note to deliver.

  • Oklahoma's interim corrections boss makes unannounced prison visits

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    When Joe Allbaugh took the job in January as interim director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, he inherited a department rife with problems -- low staffing, old and overcrowded prisons and lack of funding.

  • Executive Q&A: Oklahoma City law firm's managing director doesn't want to get out of practice

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Michael "Mike" Lauderdale, who will be with McAfee & Taft 26 years in May, succeeds Richard Nix as the law firm's managing director.

  • Former Oklahoma missionary's sex crimes at Africa orphanage left lasting damage, prosecutors say

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Matthew Lane Durham, 21, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was in June of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places during his fourth mission trip to the Upendo's Children Home in Kenya.

  • Oklahoma health news briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Oklahoma health news in brief for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

  • Scholarship match program adds up to more money for Oklahoma college students

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 19 hr ago

    More money will be available for awards this year following a successful 2015 scholarship match campaign that added $771,576 to 82 scholarship endowment funds, Oklahoma City Community Foundation officials said.

  • Futures File: Negative interest rates consideration shakes markets

    By Walt and Alex Breitinger, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Falling stock prices have been painful for investors, and now they appear to be catching the attention of the Federal Reserve as well.

  • Tom Phillips: Take a breath, then develop plan to guide your investing strategy

    By Tom Phillips For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 14, 2016

    Along with the volatility, which is not necessarily a negative, a drop of 10 to 15 percent for most market averages is painful, and dire predictions abound that the worst is yet to come. So what’s an investor to do during these trying times?




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