• OKC employment picture continues to erode

    BY DON MECOY Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: 31 min ago

    City's jobless rate rises in June for third straight month.

  • Oil industry renews call for exports

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 33 min ago

    Change could boost economy, lower gasoline prices and create 300,000 jobs, energy industry advocate says.

  • OK County hopes businesses play key role in jail tax passage

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The Oklahoma County Commission will ask business leaders for help in gauging public support for a sales tax increase to construct a new 2,800-bed county jail. Sheriff John Whetsel called a study committee's recommendation to build a new jail and remodel the county juvenile justice center a “holistic” approach to chronic shortcomings in the current jail.

  • All-State girls basketball notebook: Harrah's Blake Blessington sharp in West's comeback

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Blessington fueled the West’s rally in an 88-59 win over the East at the Mabee Center on Wednesday with 14 of her 21 points in the second half despite having three fouls at halftime.

  • Boeing breaks ground on $80 million facility in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 49 min ago

    Oklahoma City will be home of aircraft modernization for the aerospace giant.

  • Animals at Oklahoma City Zoo create artworks for conservation fundraiser

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Various animals at Oklahoma City Zoo create artworks for conservation fundraiser at the zoo’s Art Gone Wild scheduled for Aug. 7-31

  • All-State girls basketball: Deer Creek's unsung hero Scheffler gets one last appearance at Mabee Center

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    At 5-foot-4, Scheffler was the small but tenacious spark for the Antlers during their last two title runs. She was the unsung hero, and she got a chance to show why in Wednesday’s annual Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game at Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center.


    Compiled by Nathan Poppe  For LOOKatOKC | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    I've never noticed so many events in the Myriad Botanical Gardens until this summer. The 15-acres of land, located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, has been growing as a community hub over the years. I've seen some of my favorite deadCenter screenings there. I laughed my face off during last year's Internet Cat Video Festival. I even got to see Wanda Jackson there during last year's OKCFest after eating a cheeseburger from the Ice House. For those of you paying attention, here's a handy guide to a ton of entertainment that's being offered over the next couple of months at the Gardens. FREE CONCERTS Sunday night doesn't have to be all laundry and early bedtimes. For 35 years, the Sunday Twilight Concert

  • Freezer meltdown prompts Alva grocery to give away $35,000 in food

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL For The Oklahoman | Updated: 1 hr ago

    An insurance company’s failure to pay a claim for melting frozen food has the operators of the only family-owned grocery store in Alva burning with frustration.

  • Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his "Deflategate" suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying "I was wrong to put my faith in the league." One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: "I did nothing wrong." Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team's defense of its fourth Super Bowl championship.

  • Cattle owner pleads no contest to neglect citations

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The city rounded up the cattle July 2 from fields in far southwest Oklahoma City. Two died within 10 days.

  • Indian media: Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 has been hanged

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian media: Yakub Memon, convicted in 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 has been hanged .

  • This new mix of songs is cooler than cool, ice cold

    BY MATT CARNEY | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    It’s hot but these songs are cool. Let’s get right into it. Julia Holter — “Feel You” Wispy and delicate, Los Angeles singer Julia Holter’s vocal delivery is a quirky one. Run your eyes over the lyrics to her new song “Feel You,” which she posted to her website, they read more like abstract poetry than tightly organized verses, freely running from one idea to the next. Holter’s lines spill into each other the way tributaries feed into a river. I can’t put my finger on it but something about “Feel You” reminds me of Van Morrison.

  • Q&A with Tanya S. Bryant

    By Paula Burkes Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Attorney takes look at prof's gender discrimination lawsuit Q: A college professor in Oklahoma has filed a gender discrimination case. What are the details? A: In 2004, Dr. Tudor began working for Southeastern Oklahoma State University as a tenure track assistant professor. When hired, Dr. Tudor presented as a male and went by a traditionally male name. In 2007, Dr. Tudor advised Southeastern that she planned to transition from male to female and that she would present as a woman during that academic year. Dr. Tudor began to present as a woman at work by wearing women’s clothing, styling her hair in a feminine manner, and going by the name Rachel. The lawsuit filed by the government alleges that Southeastern

  • BOTTLED CHARM: Prairie Gothic moves into milk bottle building in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Guthrie-based Prairie Gothic, a boutique that specializes in unusual gifts and home furnishings, opened its second location in the triangular milk bottle building near NW 23 and Classen last week.

  • This new app will let you know when a stoplight is about to turn green

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    “Knowing how long the light will be red makes it seems shorter,” Ginsberg said. “You feel like you are controlling it."

  • If you aren’t living in poverty, odds are you will before you’re 60

    Shelby Slade, Deseret News | Updated: 3 hr ago

    At 60 you plan to be nearing retirement, maybe spending time with grandkids and reflecting on a full life, but odds are that that full life will include at least a short struggle of living in poverty, too.

  • Your kid has it easy! Common family responsibilities for the common teen

    Davison Cheney, FamilyShare | Updated: 3 hr ago

    "None of my friends have to 'fill-in-the-blank,'" your teen whines. Don't you believe it. Responsible parents rear responsible kids. Good luck with that.

  • Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine. Planned Parenthood's request to the National Institutes of Health came as Senate Republicans pressed their fight to bar the organization from receiving federal aid. Likely opposition from at least one GOP senator highlighted the long odds the GOP will face in a Senate showdown vote expected early next week. The group also took its websites down after a hacker attack it blamed on "anti-abortion extremists" blocked access by what Planned Parenthood said are the si

  • Facebook post on GOP site draws criticism

    Rick Green | Updated: 3 hr ago

    For a time Wednesday, the Facebook page of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women contained a post of a black person hanging from a tree, but the leader of the group said the post was deleted as soon as she learned of it. "There was a post made on our Facebook page without my permission or knowledge," said Pam Pollard, president of the organization. A time stamp indicated it may have been posted a couple hours before it was deleted, but she said she doesn't know who made the post. It appeared to have been shared from another site. It showed a black person hanging from a tree and included the text, "The KKK was formed by the Democrats to keep control over black Americans. The Democrats of today just traded