• Cool new tracks for all those hot August nights

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Can you feel it? I can feel it. New tracks, baby! Lil B & Chance The Rapper — “Amen” Chicagoan Chance the Rapper was part of a collaboration earlier this year that released an excellent record “Surf” under the name Donnie Trump and the Social Experiment. Last week he followed up on that by putting out a freebie mixtape in collaboration with the prolific Bay Area rapper Lil B, titled “Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)” that proves the two to be a really provocative combination. Chance's rapid-fire onomatopoeia and heavily rhythmic style serve as foil to Lil B's slurry, slow rapping, which so often seems to pursue a certain mood or broader thematic idea greater than the literal meaning of the words he's saying.

  • Oklahoma State football: Emmanuel Ogbah’s Nigerian roots set foundation for potential future as NFL pass rusher

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Although it might seem worlds away now, as Ogbah prepares for what could be his final college football season, his humble roots set the foundation for a potential future in the NFL.

  • Del City detectives seek witnesses in pregnant woman's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Shartel Brown and her unborn son died in a wreck Aug. 20 after a high-speed chase involving an alleged drug dealer.

  • Doggin' Trail: The Food Dude sets out in search of the metro's best hot dog

    BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Frankly (apologies), the disparity for hot dog passion between Oklahoma City and Chicago or New York City is as wide as our proximity to Coney Island. But that doesn't mean we don't love us a good dawg. Just ask Schwab Meat Co., which has feasted on Oklahoma's appetite for hot links and wieners since 1912. The official hot dog of the University of Oklahoma is also the dog of choice for homemade coneys from Norman to Stillwater, Shawnee to Yukon, and the picnic frank most likely to cook over an open fire from Lake Thunderbird to Lake Overholser. Just ask the generations of folks who've kept two local hot dog vendors operating under the name Coney Island downtown since 1928 with a second store carrying the name in Capitol Hill

  • Ten Commandments case returns to judge after ruling to remove monument

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 45 min ago

    A Sept. 11 status conference for attorneys in the case to discuss wording of a final order to remove the monument, discuss compliance with the order and review any logistics.

  • Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad exec about Fogle

    Updated: 50 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer in Florida who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, the lawyer said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where her stores were based. Later, he said Mills alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge of the Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, which handles the company's marketing. At the time, Subway's franchise advertising fund was controlled by franchisees, said Don Sniegowski, editor of Blue MauMa

  • TS Erika kills 4 in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

    Updated: 58 min ago

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, dumped 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain on the small island as it spun west toward Puerto Rico. An elderly blind man and two children were killed when a mudslide crashed into their home in the southeast of the island, said Police Chief Daniel Carbon. Another man was found dead near his home in the capital of Roseau after a mudslide, but the cause of death could not be immediately determined, Carbon told The Ass

  • Katrina Then And Now Photo Gallery

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    This combination of Sept. 1, 2005 and July 29, 2015 photos show Harry and Silvia Pulizzano walking across debris from Hurricane Katrina in search of Silvia's brother's home in Waveland, Miss., and the same site a decade later. The storm caused major damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida.

  • Lead removal to close Edmond museum for several months

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma State Department of Environmental Quality officials will close the Edmond Historical Society and Museum force the closure of the museum for several months to remove lead fragments and lead dust in the basement.

  • High school sports: OSSAA gives Oklahoma City Public Schools extended deadline to resolve Emerson's ADM issue

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The OSSAA board instead extended the deadline that was not met last Friday to 4 p.m. Monday to receive the average numbers that should apply from Emerson to other OKCPS schools.

  • High school football: Week Zero brings curiosity, new opportunities

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The traditional opening week of the high school football season is still a week away, but thanks to a new rule adopted by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, we’ve got real football kicking off Friday night.

  • High school football picks for Week Zero

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last year's record: 1,575-351 (81.8 pct.)   Class 4A TUTTLE 28, Davis 26 MOUNT ST MARY 20, Tecumseh 14   Class 3A Jones 35, HOLDENVILLE 12 Lindsay 27, PERKINS 24 BETHANY 21, Lone Grove 20   Class 2A NOWATA 34, Vian 28 COMMERCE 28, Yale 7   Class A Community Christian 20, WILSON 14 Cordell 42, EMPIRE 16 AFTON 24, Miller, Mo. 20 MINCO 44, Watonga 12   Class B Wright Christian 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 28   Class C COYLE 50, SW Covenant 34   Independent Destiny Christian 56,

  • Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry. At issue is a Utah law banning minimum prices for contact lenses. The nation's largest contact lens companies — Alcon Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson and Bausch & Lomb — asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to strike down the measure. They said the law was crafted to help a homegrown discounter, 1-800 Contacts, but has the effect of changing lens pricing nationwide. "It says to 1-800 Contacts, you can sell to a consumer in Florida, and you can utterly disregard what the manufacturer says the price should be," said David Marriot

  • Fox Sports' Klatt picks TCU to win national title, calls OU and OSU darkhorses in Big 12

    Mel Bracht | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Former Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt is moving up to Fox Sports’ No. 1 college football broadcast team, calling games with the always excitable Gus Johnson and sideline reporter Molly McGrath. In a conference call Thursday afternoon, Klatt predicted that TCU would win the national championship from a playoff field that also includes Alabama, Ohio State and USC. Here is Klatt’s analysis of the Big 12 race: I am taking TCU to win the national championship. They got a quarterback that is the best fit with his skill level to the system he runs in the country. That’s a title I would have given to Marcus Mariotta a year ago. Trevone Boykin is perfectly suited to execute what Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham have

  • Report: Thunder star Russell Westbrook getting married this weekend

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Last summer, Thunder star Russell Westbrook proposed to long-time girlfriend Nina Earl. This summer, the two are getting married. TMZ is reporting that Westbrook’s wedding will take place on Saturday in an undisclosed Los Angeles location. It’ll reportedly be a low-key event, which matches Westbrook’s private personality. The couple met at UCLA back in the late 2000s, when […]

  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent. The AP reviewed a decade of financial records for 29 funds that collected a total of $35 million since 2005. The money was donated by Californians when they filed their tax returns and was supposed to go for causes such as cancer research and to help sea otters. Beyond the $10 million that was unspent, some donations ended up back in state coffers.

  • Former Oklahoma police officer arrested in undercover predator sting

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Canadian County authorities arrested former Muskogee officer Joshua Davis after he attempted to meet with a deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl.

  • Name of man arrested in Oklahoma City church burglary released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Police released the name of a man arrested in a northeast Oklahoma City church burglary. The man had walked away from a corrections facility in Lawton.

  • Poll: Which team is most likely to make the College Football Playoff?

    Updated: 2 hr ago

  • OSU football notebook: Kevin Peterson declares himself ready for opener

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The previously injured Peterson said he managed his brief time away from practices with a focus on returning quickly.