• Sunday travel conditions

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 min ago

    The entire state is experiencing slick or hazardous driving conditions Sunday, and the state Transportation Department is discouraging travel.

  • Strippers bare all at new Valley Brook club

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Updated: 12 min ago

    After years of rumors, planning and public debate, an all-nude strip club is up and running in Valley Brook. The club is a rare entity in present-day Oklahoma, which saw most of its all-nude clubs vanish in the 1980s.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on March 1, 2015: Hear Tom Skinner at The Depot in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Tom Skinner, regarded by many as one of the fathers of Red Dirt Music, will share his love of the music on the Winter Wind stage at 7 tonight at The Depot, 200 S Jones. Skinner,  to be  inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in March, and already […]

  • Interview & video: Broadway star Patti LuPone brings show-stopping show tunes to Saturday's Oklahoma City concert

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Broadway star Patti LuPone brings show-stopping show tunes to Oklahoma City concert The two-time Tony winner and two-time Grammy winner will perform her concert “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, … Played That Part” Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts […]

  • Area law enforcement brave subfreezing temperatures at Special Olympics Polar Plunge

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    It was 24 degrees and snowing in Tulsa on Saturday morning, but that didn’t stop some of this year’s Polar Plunge participants from bringing the event’s Hawaiian theme to Big Splash — swimsuits and bright colors included. “They wouldn’t let me wear a thong,” joked Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy Terry Childs, dressed in a tropical-themed hat and floral print fabrics, after swimming in the water park’s 34-degree water. “So I decided to cover up for decency’s sake. It’s a cause we’ve supported for a long time, and it’s one we look forward to doing every year.” The Polar Plunge, which is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, is a fund- raising challenge in which people dive into cold water to raise money for the nonprofit. This year’s plunge raised more than $31,000, breaking last year’s $25,000 record, Tulsa Police Sgt. Matt McCord said.

  • Health insurance for nearly 100,000 Oklahomans hinges on Supreme Court case

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    U.S. Supreme Court justices are set to hear arguments in a case that could determine whether the basic framework of the Affordable Care Act survives. At stake are the subsidies people get in Oklahoma and 36 other states to buy health insurance.

  • In Supreme Court case, hospitals and insurers argue for subsidies while conservatives argue against

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Dozens of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in Supreme Court case about Obamacare as groups try to sway justices ahead of a critical ruling.

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    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball's 1st black player in Chicago, has died.

  • Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball's 1st black player in Chicago, has died

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Medical examiner: Minnie Minoso, major league baseball's 1st black player in Chicago, has died.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts begin spacewalk to complete tricky cable job, hang antennas at space station.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts begin spacewalk to complete tricky cable job, hang antennas at space station.

  • In Supreme Court case, hospitals and insurers argue for subsidies while conservatives argue against

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Dozens of friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed in Supreme Court case about Obamacare as groups try to sway justices ahead of a critical ruling.

  • The Oklahoman returns to its downtown roots

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    News organization’s new office is across the street from where the business was launched 120 years ago.

  • Study finds jobs are moving downtown in Oklahoma City and other metro areas

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The number of people living near Oklahoma City’s urban core also is on the rise.

  • New Mexico's nurse hotline touted as model

    By Christine Vestal
    Stateline.org |
    Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON — If your infant has a high fever or you're experiencing an unusual pain in your abdomen and you live in New Mexico, you may want to call the NurseAdvice line before you do anything else. New Mexico is the only state with a 24/7 registered nurse call center that is free to all residents, whether insured or not. In operation since 2006, it has kept tens of thousands of New Mexicans out of emergency rooms and saved the state more than $68 million in health care expenses. It has provided a basic form of health care to thousands of uninsured people who have no other access to care.

  • Chisholm Trail is integral part of Oklahoma History

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The National Park Service conducted a feasibility study on designating it a national trail.

  • Norman meteorologist focuses on the moments of severe weather as well as the months ahead

    By Bryan Painter
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    “People are why we’re here,” said David Andra, who leads the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. “They rightly expect us to do our best each and every day to help them make informed decisions in their daily life and for the safety of their families.”

  • Comments sought on Chisholm Trail designation

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The process of designating the Chisholm and Great Western trails as National Park Service historical trails began in 2009 with the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. There have been public meetings in communities along the trail and some, like Bob Klemme, have lobbied members of Oklahoma’s House delegation to approve the designation when it comes up for a vote, which could be later this year. The public is invited to take part in the process by commenting on the feasibility study at nps.gov. Comments can be left on the park service website through Friday. The designation will be determined by the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Plenty to see along the Chisholm Trail in Oklahoma

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    From museums, to trail ruts along the highway there’s plenty to explore for those interested in history.

  • Chisholm, McCoy helped shape the American cattle industry

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 13 hr ago

    McCoy the entrepreneur and Chisholm the frontier trader combined to create a huge economic boon for cattlemen in this part of the country.




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