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  • Private autopsy suggests asphyxia caused death during struggle at Warren Theatre

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: 25 min ago

    An attorney for the family of Luis Rodriguez, who died Feb. 15 after a scuffle with law enforcement outside the Warren Theatre in Moore, plans to file a lawsuit as early as next week. Results of a private autopsy on Rodriguez differ from findings by the Oklahoma state medical examiner, the family’s attorney said.

  • Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

    Updated: 38 min ago

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. The demand for Darren Wilson's arrest and the recusal of the St. Louis County prosecuting attorney began with the final utterance of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the St. Louis County Council meeting. "For all," crowd members shouted, emphasizing the second word, as the pledge concluded with, "and justice for all.

  • QuikTrip ranked first among convenience stores

    BY ROBERT EVATT, Tulsa World | Updated: 1 hr ago

    For the second year in a row, Quik-Trip has placed first in a nationwide study of customer satisfaction with convenience stores. The study, conducted by Market Force Information, polled 5,000 shoppers and ranked 83 convenience store chains. Market Force Information first conducted the study last year. Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip’s chairman and CEO, said in a press release he’s thrilled at the company’s second top honor, and said much of the credit goes to the retailer’s employees. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time. An ominous World Health Organization forecast said that with so many people now spreading the virus, the number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks.

  • Oklahoma City man convicted in ex-girlfriend's 2012 death

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A Cleveland County jury has recommended an Oklahoma City man serve life without parole in the stabbing death of a former girlfriend in 2012. The jury convicted Harvey Randall Wilson, 58, of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder or burglary and second-degree burglary in the death of Sheila Stanley.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is suspended as abuse case is investigated

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been suspended following a charge of domestic abuse by strangulation. Harrah police reported the trooper’s daughter claimed he placed her in a choke hold.

  • Deck buckles on Oklahoma City's SkyDance Bridge

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Temporary repairs of the wooden deck are expected to be done this week.

  • Autopsy released for woman killed by Oklahoma City police

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Karen Cifuentes, 19, died from a single gunshot wound to the back, according to a report from the Oklahoma state medical examiner. Cifuentes was shot by Oklahoma City police during a drug investigation on Sept. 3.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court may review constitutionality of law to refurbish crumbling Oklahoma state Capitol

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Attorney Jerry Fent has filed a formal objection, saying the law funding repairs to the Oklahoma Capitol is unconstitutional.

  • Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. In just a few hours, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way. On Tuesday, the "Weed Like To Welcome You" town sign still stood, but nothing else was normal as stunned residents assessed the damage, took stock of what they lost and gave thanks for what was saved. "At the peak, essentially the entire town was evacuated," state fire spokesman Robert Foxworthy said.

  • Islamic group calls for protection following statements from Oklahoma lawmaker

    FROM STAFF AND TULSA WORLD REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The group has called a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of Oklahoma Republican Party headquarters, 4031 N Lincoln Blvd.

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. A White House spokesman said quickly the president "will not" send ground forces into combat, but Gen. Martin Dempsey said Obama had personally told him to come back on a "case by case basis" if the military situation changed.

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging picture of a new Ukraine, where a determined pivot toward Europe has come at great cost: concessions to Russia and a war with rebels that killed more than 3,000 people and pushed the West's relations with Moscow to Cold War-era lows.

  • Woman dies after August wreck in Atoka County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    On Aug. 15 the Stringtown resident was taken to a Tulsa hospital and died Friday.

  • Oklahoma City school district may save $1.48 million by terminating facilities management contract

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City School Board voted unanimously Monday night to terminate the district’s management services agreement with Sodexo Operations after Chief Operating Officer Rod McKinley told members he has nine people maintaining 5,000 air conditioning and heating systems worth $80 million.

  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward. After those months of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet below drinking water supplies.

  • Adrian Peterson: Apologies have been replaced by apologists

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The former OU running back should have stood up and admitted he was wrong. But Peterson didn’t do that. Mostly because they don’t make apologies like they used to.

  • First episode of 'Roosevelts' seen by 9 million

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Once again millions of television viewers are transporting themselves to another century under the guidance of Ken Burns. An estimated 9.1 million people watched the first episode of Burns' seven-part series on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on Sunday. PBS aired it twice Sunday to maximize attention; the Nielsen company's estimate was the combined viewership of both episodes. By way of comparison, the most-watched scripted series on the commercial networks last week, CBS' "Under the Dome," reached 6.6 million viewers, Nielsen said. "Releasing a film is like having a conversation with your closest friends and family," Burns said. "I'm always struck by the thoughts and comments and how engaged

  • UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. The Atlanta-based company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and drivers. Last year, UPS underestimated the surge in deliveries during the holiday shipping season, which peaked several days later than the company had expected as shoppers jumped at offers of free shipping right up until a few days before Christmas. With faulty forecasts, the company didn't hire enough seasonal help.

  • CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut from last Thursday's Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game because CBS was covering the controversy over Ravens running back Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted, "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday?