• WPX Energy reports $67 million first quarter 2015 profit

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WPX Energy reported Tuesday a $67 million profit for first quarter 2015, or earnings of 32 cents per diluted share. First-quarter 2015 results mark WPX Energy’s third consecutive quarterly profit and more than triples the $18 million that the Tulsa-based oil and gas company earned during the first quarter of last year. WPX Energy said that its operational and financial focus on margins helped overcome commodity prices that drove product revenues down $220 million, or 42 percent, compared to a year ago. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

    Updated: 37 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Well-known food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. A cause of death hasn't been released, but an autopsy was planned for Tuesday. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Food & Wine. He also was an author and founding editor of New York Magazine's Grub Street food blog.

  • Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

    Updated: 38 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role. That suggests the two gunmen could have carried out their own lone wolf-style strike before they were shot and killed at the scene of Sunday's shooting in the Dallas suburb of Garland. Federal officials identified the pair as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, both Americans who lived in Phoenix. They were described as amicable and quiet and were sometimes seen feeding stray cats outside their apartment complex.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Wednesday, May 6-Thursday, May 7

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m.; New Orleans at OKC; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon; Miami at Washington; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; Baltimore at N.Y. Mets; ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m.; Chi. Cubs at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m.; Texas at Houston; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee; KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m.; Chicago at Cleveland; TNT (Cox 31) 8:30 p.m.; L.A. Clippers at Houston; TNT (Cox 31) NHL 6 p.m., Montreal at Tampa Bay; USA (Cox 34) 6:30 p.m.; N.Y. Rangers at Washington; NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 6 p.m.; U.S. Amateur; FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m.; Mississippi St. vs. Missouri; SECN (Cox

  • Senate adopts Republican budget calling for repealing health care law, cutting $5T over decade

    Updated: 47 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate adopts Republican budget calling for repealing health care law, cutting $5T over decade.

  • Principal works with others for others — students

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 43 min ago

    Donna Boles, principal at Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School, has been named the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. In part, she received the recognition for consistently going above and beyond for her students, staff and overall school family.

  • Devon Energy posts $3.6 billion loss on lower oil prices

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday posted a first quarter loss of $3.6 billion, led by a non-cash accounting charge from lower oil prices even as the company recorded record oil production.

  • Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder.

  • Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas. The slump in oil prices that has led to job losses in the oil patch has only added to the urgency of squelching local drilling bans and other restrictions the industry views as onerous. The number of jobs nationwide in the sector that includes energy production has fallen 3.5 percent since December, and Texas alone lost about 25,000 jobs in March, according to federal data.

  • Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned. Dramatic footage shot by a seaman aboard the Maltese freighter showed the weekend rescue of more than 100 West Africans aboard the flimsy boat off the coast of Libya. Survivors were brought Tuesday to the Sicilian port of Catania. The video, obtained by The Associated Press, highlights the danger of marine rescue, where safety and tragedy too often lie just moments apart.

  • Officer attacked, injured during chase

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City police officer was injured Tuesday afternoon when responding to a burglary report near NW 12 an May Avenue.

  • OU strong in the NFL Draft, slipped in Big 12. Why?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    OU UPDATE - Columnist Jenni Carlson and OU writer Jason Kersey review the Sooners' biggest surprises and free-agent signees from the NFL Draft.

  • Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, both Republicans, told a Senate panel that the administration's plan to cut heat-trapping pollutants from coal-fired power plants would cause existing plants to retire early and prevent new ones from being completed.

  • Index reflects slowdown in Oklahoma energy industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Continued low oil prices and a slowing energy industry sent the Oklahoma Energy Index tumbling in March.

  • Investigation at Tulsa County Sheriff's Office focusing on training of other reserve deputies

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz on Monday said the suspension of all upper-level functions of the office’s reserve deputy program last week was directly related to an investigation of all reserve-deputy training records. “We’re looking to find out exactly what we have and what we don’t have and correct that,” Glanz said. “Some of them you can’t correct.” The investigation began soon after allegations surfaced that training documents were falsified to elevate Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, who is charged with manslaughter in the April 2 shooting and death of Eric Harris. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Blake Griffin playing the best basketball of his career

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Blake Griffin made first-team all-NBA last season and finished third in the MVP voting. This season, Griffin got a solitary fourth-place vote for MVP and won’t make first-team all-NBA. But he’s playing the best basketball of his career. And we’ve seen Griffin, Oklahoma City born and bred, play a lot of good basketball. Monday night, […]

  • Rainy days ahead in central Oklahoma starting Tuesday afternoon

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A stretch of rainy days is ahead in Oklahoma. Showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon with more rain ahead through Sunday night.

  • Tulsa man accused of stabbing woman in domestic dispute

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A woman was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition after she was reportedly stabbed in the neck during a domestic dispute late Monday, Tulsa police said. Officers arrested 28-year-old Adam Allen at the scene without incident. Officers were dispatched about 11:45 p.m. to the Royal Oaks Condos in the 2200 block of East 67th Street after a woman calling from a cellphone said "she was bleeding to death," according to a police report. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Former Creek Nation deputy chief sentenced in embezzlement case

    BY LENZY KREHBIEL-BURTON, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    More than six months after pleading guilty to federal embezzlement charges, a former second chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation now knows his fate. On Tuesday morning, Roger Barnett was sentenced to 33 months in jail, plus an additional three years of probation and $211,880.76 in restitution. Barnett pleaded guilty in October after being accused of taking more than $200,000 in tribal funds between April 3, 2013, and April 29, 2014, through frequent withdrawals at area ATMs. His sentencing was originally scheduled for early April but was postponed due to delayed paperwork. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma texting-while-driving ban signed into law

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma texting-while-driving ban signed into law