• Energy earnings for May 5, 2016

    By ADAM WILMOTH Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Energy earnings for May 5, 2016

  • Emergency responders save 42 lives using naloxone to prevent overdose deaths

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Emergency responders have saved 42 lives in Oklahoma by using the drug naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths, according to the state Health Department.

  • Complaint details kidnapping death of girl on Navajo nation

    Updated: 22 min ago

    SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — On the far side of a desert hilltop in the shadow of the Shiprock Pinnacle, a towering monolith sacred to the Navajo Nation, the stranger ignored the cries of an 11-year-old girl. Hours had passed since the man had talked the girl and her brother into his van by promising to show them a movie. She begged to be taken home, but he led her away from her 9-year-old brother, to an even more remote spot, where he removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her. Then he hit her twice in the head with a tire iron and left her for dead before driving off and leaving the boy as well, all alone, as night fell.

  • How Steven Adams' 'The Cable Guy' act saved the Thunder

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Do yourself a favor — go back and watch the Thunder big man from the start of the sequence until the end.

  • Oklahoma Corrections Board to vote on private prison rental

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 45 min ago

    To pay for the rental, the state is expected to close down the inmate work centers.

  • Oklahoma state briefs for May 5, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Oklahoma state briefs for May 5, 2016

  • Class 2A girls notebook: All in the family at Fletcher

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    GUTHRIE — The golf program at Fletcher has pretty much been the Holden family. Sierra's older sisters, Johnna and Aleesha, were Fletcher's first high school golfers. They both were state tournament qualifiers and played collegiately at Cameron University in Lawton. Sierra's younger sister, Delana, is a sophomore and also qualified to the Class 2A state tournament. Fletcher's golf coach is their uncle, Lonnie Sanders, and he credits their father, Steven Holden, for developing the girls' golfing skills. “He is the one who got ‘em going,” Sanders said. “They played in tournaments during the summer and of course they practice all the time.

  • Class B state baseball tournament: Drummond making first tournament appearance

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Cameron Pogue was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score the winning run against Cimarron, clinching the first ever state tournament berth for Drummond.

  • Woman accused in fatal OSU parade crash pleads not guilty during formal arraignment

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The driver accused in the fatal 2015 Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash pleaded not guilty during a formal arraignment Wednesday in Payne County District Court.

  • Class 4A girls golf notebook: Fort Gibson leads team standings

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Hilldale has won three consecutive Class 4A girls golf state championships, but that streak appears in jeopardy after Wednesday’s first round.

  • OCCC ends arts festival citing budget cuts, declining attendance

    By K.S. McNutt Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    "This was a very tough decision," OCCC President Jerry Steward said in an announcement.

  • Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future. The billionaire businessman vowed to unite the splintered GOP, even as he was bitingly dismissive of members who have been critical of his campaign. "Those people can go away and maybe come back in eight years after we served two terms," he said on NBC's "Today" Show. "Honestly, there are some people I really don't want." Trump's challenge in u

  • Oklahoma County public records for May 5, 2016

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Oklahoma County public records for May 5, 2016

  • Class 4A girls golf: Chloe Black shoots best round of her life, leads individual standings after first round

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Black is hoping for an even better day Thursday, when she will work to maintain — or maybe even extend — her lead and claim an individual state title.

  • Thunder journal: LaMarcus Aldridge in historic company through two games

    By Erik Horne and Berry Tramel Staff Writers | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Aldridge through two games is averaging 39.5 points and shooting 75 percent from the field.

  • Thunder: Why Billy Donovan trusted Dion Waiters to close out the Spurs in Game 2

    By Erik Horne Staff Writer ehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    The Elbow Seen Around the World was so central to Thunder-Spurs Game 2, it clouded a major question about OKC’s win: Why did Billy Donovan trust Dion Waiters to close out the Spurs?

  • Class 2A girls golf: Fletcher's Holden shoots even par to take lead

    By Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    The senior shot an impressive even par-71 Wednesday and is the leader after the first day of the Class 2A girls golf state championship.

  • FBI: Man admits to contaminating food at Michigan stores

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said. An investigation indicated the man sprayed a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three Ann Arbor stores within the last couple of weeks, the FBI announced Tuesday. He also visited other stores in Ann Arbor and several other Michigan cities, the state said. But by Wednesday afternoon, food inspectors said they had visited all 15 stores and found no evidence of further problems. The FBI has not released the man's identity.

  • Villanova's Arcidiacono wins Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Villanova's Ryan Arciadiacono is the sixth winner of the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Award. The award, presented by Tulsa Sports Charities, is given to the player "who best exhibits the traits of tenacity and unselfishness that Sutton advocated as a coach. Arciadiacono assisted on Kris Jenkins' game-winning basket that lifted the Wildcats to the national title over North Carolina and was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four. "Ryan embodies every quality a coach would love to have in a player and his innate toughness is a big reason that Villanova won the national championship," former Oklahoma State player and current CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb said in a release.

  • Making a market in downtown Oklahoma City

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Some who want a downtown grocer are willing to wait for the desired store when it comes to the possibility of Walmart making a move to downtown Oklahoma City.