• Thunder Buddies Podcast: Recapping Reggie Jackson's unpleasant return to Oklahoma City

    Anthony Slater,Erik Horne | Updated: 26 min ago

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio's highly-acclaimed comedy 'Ted', but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies -- 11/28 (<–Click Here) - Reggie Jackson's return to Oklahoma City was interesting and unsuccessful. The Thunder crowd jeered him, the team romped him and the stars disrespected him. What was our view of the night? And what is going right for OKC during this 4-game win streak? We discuss.

  • Santa Fe and W 15th in Edmond closed by utility pole collapse

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 30 min ago

    Streets throughout the metro were covered with downed tree limbs and power lines on Saturday

  • UPDATE: More than 54,000 power outages in Oklahoma Saturday, ice storm hits central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 31 min ago

    An ice storm covered central Oklahoma overnight. There are more than 54,000 power outages reported statewide. There are more than 21,000 outages in Oklahoma City and more than 6,000 outages in Bethany.

  • Putin orders sanctions against Turkey

    Updated: 47 min ago

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the event and wished it hadn’t occurred. The decree includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor contracts for Turks working in Russia as of Jan. 1.. It doesn’t specify what goods are to be banned or give other details, but it also calls for ending chartered flights from Russia to Turkey and for Russian tourism companies to stop selling vacation packages that would inclu

  • Kilpatrick Turnpike and I-40 reopened after being shutdown Saturday morning

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports northbound Kilpatrick Turnpike near Yukon has been reopened.

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    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    One True Champion. Sometimes, a blind squirrel… Bedlam is not just the virtual Big 12 championship game, it’s the literal Big 12 championship game, courtesy of TCU’s victory over Baylor on Friday night. The Bedlam winner is the Big 12 champ, at 8-1. The Bedlam loser ties for second at 7-2. College Football Playoff implications are for after the game and after the results of Saturday. For now, let’s focus on the game itself. Twice this year, OU and OSU have reached a point in the conference season — after three games and after five games — in which they’ve played the exact same Big 12 foes. Now it happens again. They have played the same eight opponents, and

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin orders sanctions against Turkey including ban on some goods.

  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt's most turbulent times, and one prominent researcher has theorized that the remains of Queen Nefertiti might be inside. Egypt began the search for the hidden chamber last week. Announcing the results of three days of testing in the southern city of Luxor, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the findings will be sent to Japan for a monthlong analysis before the search is resumed.

  • Ice storm warning extended to 6 p.m. Saturday for central and western Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The National Weather Service has extended an ice storm warning for much of western and central Oklahoma until 6 p.m. Saturday.

  • Prominent human rights activist killed in attack in Turkey

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, was killed Saturday in an attack in southeast Turkey in which a police officer also died, officials said. Tahir Elci was shot while he and other lawyers were making a press statement. Two policemen and a journalist were also injured. It wasn't immediately clear who was behind the attack and there were conflicting reports about what led to it. Interior Minister Efkan Ala and other officials said the assault was against police officers, and that Elci died in an ensuing clash. However, the Diyarbakir Bar Association said the lawyer, who was Kurdish, was the target of the attack.

  • Police say man in Mississippi Waffle House kills employee

    Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed an employee at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi on Friday after she asked him not to smoke, police said.

  • Republican Trump drops 12 percentage points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos

    Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the real estate mogul's biggest decline since he vaulted to the top of the field in July, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump was the favorite of 31 percent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Nov. 27. The dip follows criticism of Trump for comments he made in the aftermath of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more.

  • The Beatles' 'Anthology 1' at 20: Fab Four's Finest Early Rarities

    Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    We survey the unique pleasures of the band's sprawling 1995 early-years compilation.

  • Drive-by shooting kills 4 Egyptian police near Cairo

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A drive-by shooting killed four Egyptian police near a famed historic site on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday and a military helicopter crashed due to a "sudden technical failure" northeast of the capital, officials said. Masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a security checkpoint near Saqqara, said police Maj. Gen. Khaled Shalaby. The tourist site is home to the 4,600-year-old Step Pyramid. No one immediately claimed the attack. The helicopter was on a reconnaissance mission northeast of Cairo in the Ismailia province, the military said in a statement. It said crew members were injured, without specifying the number hurt or the severity.

  • Maldives police break up opposition protest for a 2nd day

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives dispersed opposition protesters for a second straight day Saturday, using tear gas and pepper spray and arresting more than a dozen demonstrators demanding the release of a former president and other jailed political leaders. After Friday's protest was shut down, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party vowed to regroup Saturday, saying it was within its legal rights to continue the protests because police had unilaterally withdrawn from agreed-upon terms for a 72-hour demonstration. The party is demanding the release from jail of former President Mohamed Nasheed, ex-Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim and opposition leader Sheik Imran Abdulla, as well as the end of court actions

  • Appliances still bring great comfort

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    Ol' farm and olfactory memories always come barreling in like a norther this time of year. One stirs up with every mound of meringue that sneaks in among the pumpkin and pecan pies: that smell — equal parts egg white, sugar, vanilla, heat and machine oil. And Mama. My upbringing seems punctuated by Mama's frequent use and fast acquisition of kitchen appliances: The electric stand mixer with its stainless steel bowl and lickable spatula. The electric carving knife, a mystery that appeared and disappeared so fast I never was sure it actually existed. The gas stove in the old house I was born to in 1964 and the electric range in the new house in 1979.

  • Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has one hand tied behind his back as he heads to Paris on Sunday to try to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real. Scientists point to the global agreement as the last, best chance to avoid the worst effects of global warming. Obama has prodded other countries to make ambitious carbon-cutting pledges. He hopes the deal will become the framework to tackle climate change long into the future. But Republicans have tried to undermine Obama by sowing uncertainty about whether the U.S. will ever make good on its own contribution. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and others have warned other countries not t

  • Oklahoma trooper, firefighters rescue five from submerged vehicle

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Three children and two women were rescued Friday from a sinking vehicle in an Ottawa County creek by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and firefighters.

  • What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican. The Vermont independent who's seeking the Democratic nomination is pushing a "single-payer" plan. It's loosely modeled on how health care is financed in Canada and most of Western Europe. Basically it means putting almost all the $3.2 trillion-a-year U.S. health care system in the hands of the federal government, with states acting as administrative subcontractors. Sanders would eliminate things such as insurance premiums, deductibles and copays. In their place would be taxes — something that few people like.

  • London protesters oppose UK airstrikes on IS in Syria

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators in London are urging British lawmakers not to back airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria. Protesters chanting "Don't bomb Syria" gathered outside Prime Minister David Cameron's 10 Downing St. office. Protests were also being held Saturday in other British cities. Britain's Royal Air Force is already part of a U.S.-led campaign against the militants in Iraq, and on Thursday Cameron argued that the strikes should be expanded to Syria. He said, "we have to hit these terrorists in their heartlands." The government is trying to build support among lawmakers for military action before calling a vote in Parliament, which could come next week. The main opposition Labour P