• Three die in separate Oklahoma wrecks

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Frank Benson, 75, of Madill; Richard Beattie, 82, of Locust Grove; and Dallas James Hays, 27, of Mannsville; died Friday in three accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. Speaking of executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Obama said at a year-end news conference, "I wish they had spoken to me first. ... We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship." Obama said he imagined situations in which dictators "start seeing a documentary that they don't like or news reports that they don't like.

  • Authorities arrest woman, who lived in tents with 7 children in Oklahoma, on child-neglect complaints

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Sonia Kubisak, 34, was arrested in Tionesta, Pa., Thursday after the Pushmataha County District Attorney requested OSBI’s help on a child-neglect investigation in July. During the investigation, agents determined Kubisak was living with her seven children, ages ranging from 7 to 17, in a wooded area, according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

  • Actor Stephen Collins denies he's a pedophile in interview

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all. In an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric released Friday, the embattled actor described himself instead as someone suffering from "exhibitionist urges," ''big boundary issues" and "poor impulse control." Those issues prompted a physical encounter with an underage girl in 1973. He was 25, she was 10. According to Collins, the girl had come to visit and stay with him and his first wife. After his wife had gone to sleep, he and the girl were watching TV together.

  • Man is arrested in north central Oklahoma cattle-rustling case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A man has been arrested on complaints of stealing cattle. The case was in north central Oklahoma, authorities report.

  • Oklahoma plans to use same drugs for upcoming executions

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    The director of the Oklahoma prison system testified Friday in federal court that the state has acquired the necessary doses of midazolam it needs for four scheduled state executions. The drug has been used in several problematic executions across the country, including Clayton Derrell Lockett’s April lethal injection in Oklahoma.

  • New York mayor caught between protests, police

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been. In the morning, de Blasio met with leaders of the protests that have swept through New York City in the weeks after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold while trying to arrest him. In the afternoon, he ventured to New York Police Department headquarters to heap praise on the force, a week after an angry police union circulated a petition to bar him from any NYPD funerals.

  • Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges. An attorney for Margo Bronstein, 56, entered the plea on her behalf to four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury. Bronstein was wheeled into court on the gurney by two attendants from an ambulance company. She was propped up with pillows and spoke only to her lawyer. A judge ordered her held on $500,000 bail, the amount requested by prosecutors.

  • Oklahoma City holiday travelers could face weather, flight delays

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Forecasters predict rain and fog in parts of Oklahoma early next week. Those conditions could lead to flight delays or cancellations and slick, wet highways for travelers leaving town for Christmas.

  • Oklahoma City ordinance allows hefty fines for electricity thieves

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A new Oklahoma City ordinance now prohibits the theft of electricity inside city limits.

  • Oklahoma City streetcar advisory board has concerns on lead bidder's late delivery to Seattle

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    The company with the inside track on building Oklahoma City’s streetcars is late on a delivery for Seattle.

  • Globe will likely set record for warmest year in 2014, federal climate scientists report

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Although much of North America, including Oklahoma, had cooler than average temperatures through the end of November, most of the globe saw temperatures much warmer than average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Several areas, including the South Pacific and western Europe, have had their warmest years on record.

  • Sheriff's office seeks man in connection with Logan County homicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Logan County sheriff’s investigators are looking to speak with a man in connection with the death of James Fox.

  • Driver is arrested after tractor-trailer rig overturns near Vinita, Oklahoma

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A truck overturned on U.S. 60 near Vinita and spilled candy on the highway. The truck’s driver was arrested on a drunken-driving complaint.

  • Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, saying the one-time billionaire was willing to provide whatever information the court wants. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon on Thursday found Blixseth in contempt and ordered him incarcerated until he accounts for millions of dollars owed to his creditors. Blixseth attorney Michael Ferrigno asked Haddon for a five-day stay on that order. That would give his client time to obtain documents related to the 2011 sale of a Mexico resort in defiance of an earlier court order, Ferrigno wrote in his request. "Mr. Blixseth simply cannot comply with anything that the court directs

  • Theater shooter's parents plead for his life

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial. The statement released by Robert and Arlene Holmes emphasized a key legal issue in the tortured history of the case — James Holmes' mental state when he killed 12 people and injured 70 others, and whether he should die if convicted of the crime. "He is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness," the parents wrote in just their second public comments since the 2012 attack. "We have always loved him, and we do not want him to be exe

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Lakers

    staff reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    No Kevin Durant, but the Thunder still has a marquee matchup against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. Follow our live coverage with Anthony Slater, Darnell Mayberry and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma State Fair Park project picks up steam

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    To make way for the new MAPS 3 Expo Center, a 19th-century locomotive will be moved from State Fair Park to the Oklahoma Railway Museum.

  • Oil rig fire kills two, injures three in Oklahoma

    ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Two men died Friday after an oil rig fire in Coal County, Oklahoma.

  • US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 6

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — US Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida; some may start as soon as Jan. 6.