• Memphis police officer fatally shot during traffic stop

    Updated: 39 min ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis Saturday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday about an officer being shot. Armstrong said the officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot multiple times. The officer died at a hospital. Armstrong did not identify the officer, pending notification of next of kin. But in a later statement police described the officer as a 33-year-old male who had been transported to the hospital in critical condition after suffering "multiple gunshot wounds.

  • Verizon workers to stay on job without new contract

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon and unions representing workers in nine states said employees will work without a contract as more negotiations are scheduled. The wireless carrier and leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday, shortly after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions said they are prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions, but that they will leave the sites of their round-the-clock negotiations in Philadelphia and Rye, New York.

  • Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police officer shot, killed during traffic stop in Tennessee; suspect still on the run.

  • Childhood friends, artists bring color back to historic totem pole

    By HANNAH COVINGTON Tulsa World hannah.covington@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    FOYIL — Artists Erin Turner and Margo Hoover move the platform of their lift with the sun. All day they paint and chase the shade, orbiting the largest totem pole at Ed Galloway Totem Pole Park. “It’s like our sundial,” Hoover, 30, said as the pair took a break from painting on Wednesday morning. For more than a year, the aging totem pole and popular Route 66 attraction has been the center of their worlds. The Tulsa natives went to middle school together but left Oklahoma years ago to pursue art careers on opposite coasts — Turner as a freelance artist in Brooklyn and Hoover as an art teacher in Oakland, Calif.

  • Dodgers win first game of home stand

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City's offense scored six runs on a dozen hits Saturday night in front of 10,741 fans at Chickashaw Bricktown Ballpark to beat New Orleans, 6-3, and improve its league-best record to 64-42. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager led the way, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Second baseman Jose Peraza and right fielder Kyle Jensen had a pair of hits each, and center fielder Darnell Sweeney, who stole his 30th base of the season, drew three walks. Ramon Troncoso (3-1) picked up the win after relieving starter Trevor Cahill, who surrendered three runs on four hits, in the seventh, and Chin-hui Tsao recorded his sixth save.

  • State veteran recalls risky rescue mission in WWII

    By Brian Blansett, The Tri-County Herald | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    In 1945, Glenn Leak was in the Philippines and took part in a mission to rescue 2,100 men, women and children held at the Los Banos internment camp by the Japanese army.

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation looks at telemedicine

    BY STEPHEN PRESCOTT For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation recently studied care by video conferencing for multiple sclerosis patients.

  • Exposing barbarity of our nation

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill. First came the video showing a salad-nibbling, wine-sipping Planned Parenthood official explaining how “I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above” whatever organ (“heart, lung, liver”) is being harvested.

  • OSU Camp Cowboy spurs freshmen onward

    By K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Camp Cowboy at Oklahoma State University was launched 17 years ago at the urging of student leaders who wanted to help freshmen transition to college.

  • For Boeing and others, state offers friendly skies

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 6 hr ago

    IN 1986, Boeing chose an energy-dependent city near an Air Force base as the site for a new maintenance facility promising a massive payroll. Oklahoma City competed hard for the project. We didn’t get it. The honor instead went to Lake Charles, La.  It was the first of three instances when an aerospace giant came courting but left Oklahoma as a bridesmaid.  At a time when it was abundantly clear that the state economy was overly dependent on oil and gas, the city desperately needed a game changer. It just got one — again — from Boeing itself. The Wednesday groundbreaking on an $80 million facility near Tinker Air Force Base represents an uplifting bookend to the heartbreaking announcement by the company in

  • Capitol Box Score

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Group pays late fee over election filing  A Voice for Responsible Government, an independent political committee, paid a $3,000 late fee Thursday for being tardy in filing expenditure reports in the Oklahoma House District 85 race. The organization spent $16,600 in support of the candidacy of retired firefighter Ralph Crawford, who ended up finishing second in the Republican primary to Oklahoma City businessman Chip Carter. Carter will face Cyndi Munson, 29, the lone Democratic candidate, in the Sept. 8 general election to determine the successor to Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, who died of natural causes April 10 at his Oklahoma City home at age 77.

  • 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule

    By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER Associated Press | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    HONOLULU — Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea, where there’s a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there. The arrests early Friday are the first enforcement efforts since the land board approved the rule July 10. The rule restricting access to the mountain during certain nighttime hours and prohibiting certain camping gear is prompted by protesters’ around-the-clock presence to prevent construction. Protest leader Lanakila Mangauil says officers arrived around 2 a.m. while protesters were praying. He says the seven arrested refused to leave. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says officers also

  • Just as many wildfires start with humans, so can prevention, experts say

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Since 1999, 63 percent of Oklahoma's wildfires have been classified as incendiary, according to data from the Oklahoma Forestry Services. That's a nebulous category that includes any fire that was set deliberately under circumstances in which the person knew the fire shouldn't be lit, such as during a burn ban.

  • Why should I enroll for my online account?

    Tribune News Service (TNS) Tribune Content Agency | Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Q: Why should I sign up for a my Social Security online account? A: My Social Security gives you a personal online account you can securely use to check your Social Security information and do business with us.

  • Income 'inequality' focus misguided and destructive

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Updated: 6 hr ago

    AMONG those on the political left, it’s fashionable to decry “income inequality.” They mistakenly assume any growth in top incomes comes at the expense of those at the bottom. New data released by the liberal Economic Policy Institute (EPI) inadvertently demonstrates why efforts to reduce income inequality are a path to nowhere. Historically, whenever the gap between the nation’s highest and lowest earners declines, it’s the result of economic downturn or recession. Any ideology that views the Great Depression with economic nostalgia is missing the point. Consider this: The EPI’s data shows the national share of all income held by the top 1 percent of earners rose to around 25 percent in the 1920s, but declined to

  • Dollar's strength applies downward pressure to some crop prices in U.S.

    Published: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Crops and dollars headline this edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities round-up. Dough won’t rise Nothing seems to be able to make wheat prices rise or even stabilize this summer as supplies increase, U.S. yield potential accelerates, and demand wanes. Foreign buyers, such as Egypt, are waiting for better bargains, finding no incentive to turn to U.S. markets to fill their needs. Unlike soybeans, which are grown and exported primarily from the Americas, wheat is produced in many continents and has escaped weather or other production threats, remaining plentiful world-wide.

  • New boss of FBI office brings Indian Country experience to OKC

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    For nearly three decades Scott L. Cruse has enjoyed working around the globe in diverse locations for the FBI.  He's investigated violent crimes on Montana's Indian reservations, strengthened FBI relations in Australia and, most recently, coordinated investigative efforts with security agencies in London.  "That's what's great about the FBI — all the experiences," Cruse said Friday. Cruse is now taking on a new challenge — Oklahoma City. As the newly appointed special agent in charge for the Oklahoma City division of the FBI, Cruse is ready to address threats and respond to needs in the metro area and across the state.

  • Education briefs

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Scholarship honors state justice ADA — A sophomore from Holdenville, Lauren Stafford, has won the first Justice Rudolph Hargrave Centennial Legal Studies Scholarship at East Central University. Justice Hargrave began his education at ECU before completing his law degree at the University of Oklahoma. He was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court by Gov. David Boren in 1978 and served until his retirement in 2010. In honor of his service to the state, the scholarship was created by his wife, Madeline, and their son, ECU President John R. Hargrave. Stafford is pursuing a double major in political science and legal studies and maintains a 4.0 grade-point average. Once she completes her degree at ECU, she plans to attend

  • OSU Camp Cowboy spurs freshmen onward

    By K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Marianne Pierce was a third-generation Cowboy when she enrolled at Oklahoma State University in 2012. “It was my turn,” she said. But it didn’t feel real until she spent three days at Camp Cowboy that summer. “When I got to camp, I really felt like part of the Cowboy family,” Pierce said. “It becomes real.” She had so much fun that she returned to Camp Cowboy in 2013 and 2014 as a counselor, and this year as one of the four student directors. But camp was more than fun and games. She learned things that helped her as a new student — things like how to get around campus and good places to study.  The first day of classes, Pierce saw

  • #MyOklahoma

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 56,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.