• Guymon man dies in Texas County wreck

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 min ago

    A Guymon man died early Friday morning after a wreck along a Texas County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Variety of festivities planned across Oklahoma for Memorial Day weekend

    Variety of festivities planned across Oklahoma...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 35 min ago

    An abbreviated version of this story appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Memorial Day weekend promises variety of festivities across state No matter what the calendar says, the unofficial start of summer is here. Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and venues across Oklahoma are planning a variety of events will honor the troops, showcase live music, spotlight the arts and deliver high-flying fun. The possibility of severe storms is expected throughout the week, so be sure to stay weather aware wherever and however you celebrate the holiday weekend.   Here are just some of the Memorial Day weekend happenings planned across the state.

  • Rayo OKC backs out of agreement with Energy FC supporters group

    Rayo OKC backs out of agreement with Energy FC...

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 42 min ago

    Thursday morning, tickets for the U.S. Open Cup third round match between the North American Soccer League’s Rayo OKC and the United Soccer League’s Oklahoma City Energy FC went on sale. You didn’t think this would be free of the drama that has hovered over these two franchises for almost five years, did you? Rayo will host the match. The club began selling tickets to its season ticket holders last week. They also allowed those season ticket holders to grab a few extra seats if they desired. Thursday, tickets went on sale to the general public. The Grid, oh yes, those guys. The Grid put a plan together to purchase tickets in bulk.

  • Tuition, faculty salaries are low at 4-year colleges, report finds

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's public four-year colleges and universities charge the lowest tuition and pay the second-lowest faculty salaries among 16 states, according to a new Southern Regional Education Board report. The report on 2014-15 data was presented Thursday to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. “It's a report that we should be very proud of,” Chancellor Glen Johnson said. “It shows in all the key indicators we're doing an excellent job.” Annual tuition and mandatory fees charged to in-state undergraduate students at the four-year schools averaged $5,688 in Oklahoma, $589 less than the next lowest state. The 16-state average was $7,313. South Carolina charged the most at $10,383.

  • Oakland travelblog: The views from Coit Tower

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    We went to one of my favorite San Francisco spots on Thursday. Coit Tower. Coit Tower is a 210-foot tower that sits atop Telegraph Hill. From the hill are spectacular views of San Francisco to the north and to the east. From the top of tower itself are panoramic views of the entire city. Coit Tower was built with the money bequeathed to the city one of San Francisco’s most eccentric characters, Lillie Hitchcock Coit. According to CNN Money, Coit was a wealthy socialite who loved to chase fires in early San Francisco. As a 15-year-old kid, she helped the volunteer fire department push an engine up Telegraph Hill to put out a fire. She became a virtual fire department mascot and was recognized as a

  • Troubled KC-46 could face more delays

    Troubled KC-46 could face more delays

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The KC-46A aerial refueling tanker could be facing more problems as Boeing races to deliver the troubled aircraft to the Air Force late next year. Aviation Week reports that a delay of up to six months could be on the horizon thanks to technical problems and issues with the supply chain. The KC-46 will have a presence in Oklahoma when it is finally delivered. There will be a maintenance facility at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve as a training center for its crew.  The first 15 tankers had been slated to be delivered in Aug. 2017. The latest delay could ignite renewed debate in congress about the project's funding, the publication reports.

  • Movie review: 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'

    Movie review: \'Alice Through the Looking Glass\'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A version of this review appears in Friday's Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. 2 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: "Alice Through the Looking Glass" The rare summer sequel that manages to improve on its predecessor, “Alice Through the Looking Glass” still comes marred with plot holes bigger than the Red Queen’s head. Despite its financial might, Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” was a curiously dank, dreary and uninspired affair. With Burton stepping back into a producer’s role, director James Bobin (2011’s “The Muppets”) manages to bring much-needed color and verve to the second trip to Wonderland, or

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 27, 2016: See Carpenter Square Theatre's '4000 Miles'

    What to do in Oklahoma on May 27, 2016: See...

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Today's featured event: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of “4000 Miles,” a multiple award-winning comedy-drama by Amy Herzog, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 800 W Main in downtown Oklahoma City. Performances continue through June 4.  “4000 Miles” was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, won both the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play and the 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, and was Time Magazine’s No. 1 Play of 2012.  The story centers on two outsiders – one a grieving young man and the other his elderly grandmother.

  • Police name man shot by officer Wednesday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Police have released the name of the man shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Officials said the officer opened fire after the man pulled a knife and made a threatening gesture.

  • World's largest hedge fund receives aid from Connecticut

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut commission has approved a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade its offices. The Bond Commission approved the package by a 7-2 vote Friday. Republican legislative leaders have questioned why Bridgewater Associates should receive the funding when state programs that serve vulnerable citizens are being cut in the state's new budget. The firm manages approximately $150 billion in investments for institutional clients. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, said it is a matter of competing with other states and noted incentives offered by Massachusetts recently helped to lure General Electric away from Connecticut.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Darnell Mayberry

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Talk about the Oklahoma City Thunder with Darnell Mayberry in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • The two reasons why Baylor fired Art Briles

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Baylor fired Art Briles on Thursday. This is no less jarring a sentence than if you read that Kansas State fired Bill Snyder. That CBS fired Walter Cronkite. That Cuba fired Fidel Castro. You figured Briles would leave Baylor some day, of his own volition. Leave because a Texas or A&M or Oklahoma had enticed away Briles with not just money, but with generational tradition, the only thing he seemingly couldn’t construct in Waco. Briles built a powerhouse from the sleepy slab of a downtrodden football program. Baylor became nationally competitive with Briles’ explosive offense and culturally relevant with its wild uniform indulgences.

  • BANK CYBERATTACKS NORTH KOREA

    BANK CYBERATTACKS NORTH KOREA

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FILE - In thus Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, North Koreans gather at the Mansu Hill where the statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung, and Kim Jong Il tower over them, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Cybersecurity researchers say it’s possible that North Korea is behind a recent hacking that resulted in the theft of millions of dollars from the Bangladesh central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.

  • Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags

    Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.

  • Crowd thins slightly at NC furniture market after LGBT law

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people. According to numbers released Friday by the High Point Market, this year's registered attendees — including buyers, exhibitors, media and students — totaled slightly more than 79,000. That represents a decrease of 1,000 from the previous year, and a reversal for the marke. Attendance at last year's spring event rose 2.5 percent from 2014. The twice-a-year High Point Markets bring an estimated $5 billion a year in economic activity to North Carolina.

  • Parts of I-40 in Midwest City narrowed to one lane after hole found by ODOT

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    An eastbound lane of Interstate 40 at Sunnylane Road was closed Friday after Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews found a hole in the bridge.

  • OKC Central live chat with Steve Lackmeyer

    By Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 2 hr ago

  • Oklahoma State football: Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean discuss next wave of Cowboy pass rushers

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 3 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Jimmy Bean are gone next fall and take with them a combined 42 career sacks. Next up? Four redshirt sophomores — Jarrell Owens, Jordan Brailford, Trey Carter and Cole Walterscheid — poised for potentially breakout seasons in 2016. “I think the most impressive part about all of those guys in how much they’ve grown since their redshirt freshman year,” Bean said. “Coach (Rob) Glass helped develop their bodies and coach (Joe Bob) Clements helped develop their mind and their game on the field.” Both Ogbah and Bean discussed the four pass rushers with The Oklahoman. Ogbah on Brailford: “Jordan

  • Big 12 baseball tournament: TCU clobbers Cowboys, 13-5

    Big 12 baseball tournament: TCU clobbers...

    By John Helsley | Updated: 3 hr ago

    With the loss, the No. 19-ranked Cowboys fell to 36-19 and dropped into a 7 p.m. Friday elimination game against Texas.

  • KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when things don’t go his way

    KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. – A minor league baseball manager threw a temper tantrum when things didn’t go his way.   Frisco Rough Riders manager Joe Mikulik got a little carried away this week when his team was up against the Tulsa Drillers.   Mikulik was arguing a call with the refs when he threw his helmet.




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