• More flooding likely as heavy rain returns to Oklahoma

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 min ago

    As another round of heavy rainfall sweeps across Oklahoma, forecasters are “confident” the state will see more flooding Thursday. Flood warnings are in place Thursday for areas along the Red, Cimarron, Washita and Canadian rivers.

  • Edmond approves $252 million budget

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Edmond City Council members approve $252 million budget. Two road improvement projects, for $1.6 million, are included in the budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

  • Oklahoma scene: Barons garage sale set for Saturday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Barons garage sale set for Saturday The Oklahoma City Barons’ defunct hockey team will have a final merchandise and equipment sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Edge merchandise store inside the Cox Convention Center. Barons merchandise and game-used equipment such as pants, gloves, socks, practice jerseys, visors, helmets and sticks will be available at steep discount prices. Items will be available on a first come, first served basis. To access the Edge, fans are asked to use the elevators and stairs in the southeast corner of the Cox Center. OKC FC WOMEN TO OPEN SEASON Oklahoma City FC, the defending Big Sky Conference champion, will begin the 2015 Women’s Premier Soccer League season Saturday at Fort

  • All-City Basketball: Mount St. Mary product Adrienne Berry will only get better

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Southern Nazarene signee has seven points to help the West beat the East in the annual All-City girls basketball game.

  • Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors reduces Commercial Alliance to a committee

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Realtors have voted to dissolve the 15-year-old Realtors Commercial Alliance and reconstitute it as one of 15 committees of the Metro Association of Realtors.

  • Latest on flooding: Tornado hits Panhandle gas rig; 3 hurt

    Updated: 34 min ago

    9:30 p.m. CDT What officials say was at least one tornado has struck a gas drilling rig in the Texas Panhandle, injuring three workers. The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday about 2½ miles north of the town of Canadian. A spokeswoman for the Hemphill County Sheriff's Office says the work shack on the rig floor was severely damaged. Two people were taken to Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, about 100 miles southwest of the rig site. One was being treated for an abdominal impalement and another for non-life-threatening facial injuries. A hospital spokesman said conditions weren't available for the two. Sheriff's spokeswoman Julie Boydston says a third person suffered minor injuries. ___

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys reportedly land commitment from Matt Ammendola, a trick-shot kicker from Pennsylvania

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Bleacher Report posted a video Wednesday of Matt Ammendola — a 2015 kicker from North Pennsylvania High School (Pa.) — hitting some incredible field goal trick shots. It identifies Ammendola as an incoming freshman at Oklahoma State and GoPokes.com reports he will join the Cowboy football program this summer, according to Ammendola’s father.

  • Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

    Updated: 37 min ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KzORi8 ) that a team spent much of Tuesday searching Channel Islands Harbor before spotting the injured male sea lion nicknamed Bubba. Rescuers managed to hit the animal with tranquilizer darts and drag him ashore in a net. He's estimated to weigh more than 600 pounds. Veterinarian Sam Dover discovered the blade was so deeply embedded that it had to be cut out with a scalpel. Dover says it appears Bubba was intentionally stabbed. The metal spear was taken as evidence. Harming a sea lion is a federal offense.

  • Mexican Restaurant Next for Automobile Alley

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: 40 min ago

    Over the next few days I’ll be posting fairly frequently on the OKC Central blog as I try to catch up with everything that is taking place downtown and provide some context as needed to stories appearing in the paper and at NewsOK (kind of like I used to do on a consistent basis before […]

  • Downtown Oklahoma City's scare for-sale housing market to get boost from modern-style townhomes

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The two-story and three-story homes will be built in the trendy SoSA (South of St. Anthony) district of Oklahoma City.

  • Norman school district officials spare Eisenhower Elementary caboose

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Parents, former students fought decision to remove 41-year-old landmark

  • Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 20

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 20 people dead and a dozen others missing. More rain fell on the hard-hit Houston area, temporarily complicating the cleanup a day after a downpour of nearly a foot triggered the worst flooding the nation's fourth-largest city has seen in years. Hundreds of homes were damaged. Severe weather continued in other parts of Texas, with hundreds of people west of Fort Worth told to evacuate along the rising Brazos River and flash flood warnings posted in many areas. Gadi Shaulsky spent the day cutting wet carpet and padding from his home in Houston's

  • 13 Oklahoma couples win free engagement rings this month due to wet weddings

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    A rainy May means flood of winners in Oklahoma City jeweler’s rainy wedding day contest.

  • Republican presidential hopefuls address defense spending

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In Oklahoma City last week, none of the candidates who sat down for interviews took a position on military base closures and some said defense spending would depend on economic growth.

  • Women's College World Series: Weather problems no big deal to Alabama

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The only time Alabama won a national title, a rain delay actually turned out to be a blessing.

  • Wind energy brings consistency to electric bills in Oklahoma

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Wind Coalition Executive Director Jeff Clark discusses how wind energy generation in Oklahoma has stabilized prices.

  • [UPDATE]: Bob Stoops issues statement on Justice Hansen transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s quarterback derby is down to three. Redshirt freshman quarterback Justice Hansen announced Wednesday that he will transfer. He released a statement on Twitter. News of Hansen’s transfer was first reported by SoonerScoop.com. Hansen, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, signed with OU in the 2014 recruiting class and redshirted last season. He […]

  • Former Edmond Santa Fe, Tennessee guard Josh Richardson to work out for Grizzlies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Former Edmond Santa Fe and University of Tennessee guard Josh Richardson will participate in a pre-draft workout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday morning, according to the (Knoxville) News Sentinel. Richardson will be joined by former Arkansas guard Ky Maddden, former Florida State guard Aaron Thomas, former Notre Dame guard Pat Connaughton, former Florida forward Chris Walker and former Arizona forward Brandon Ashley. Richardson is represented by BDA Sports Management. The first-team All-SEC member and two-time member of the league’s all-defensive team was not invited to the NBA draft combine in Chicago.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Marty Lees a big part of the coaching powerhouse at Oklahoma State

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    An elite recruiter and defensive teacher, he was the coach in waiting at baseball big-timer Oregon State. Then Lees left that behind to join Holliday at Oklahoma State; a leap of faith to grow his experience and knowledge.

  • Adrian Peterson on missing OTAs: 'Business, not personal'

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Adrian Peterson isn't at Vikings organized team activities, but not because he wants out of Minnesota. The former OU running back told ESPN reporter Josina Anderson in a statement Wednesday "the reason I'm not attending OTAs has nothing to do with wanting to be traded. "It's about securing my future with the Vikings," Peterson said. "It's business, not personal and I understand that firsthand. Go Vikings." Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday at the second day of OTAs that Peterson has one of two options when it comes to this season: Play for Minnesota or not play at all .