• Australian wildfire kills at least 2 and injures 13 others

    Updated: 17 min ago

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Firefighters contained a large wildfire Thursday that had caused at least two deaths, 13 injuries and destroyed at least 16 homes near the southern Australian city of Adelaide, officials said. Two bodies of a 56-year-old woman and a 69-year-old man were recovered on Wednesday, South Australia state Premier Jay Weatherill said. Their names were not released. At least two firefighters were among the 13 people hospitalized on Wednesday by the fast-moving blaze that had scorched 85,000 hectares (210,000 acres) of farm and woodland and threatened several towns near Adelaide, the state's capital and largest city, Weatherill said. Five of the injured were in critical or serious conditions with burn

  • 10th accuser in ex-Oklahoma City cop's trial testifies he threatened her with arrest if she didn't give him sex

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 22 min ago

    A 10th accuser testified Wednesday in a trial against a former Oklahoma City police officer that he threatened to arrest her if she didn't give him sex. Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, who was fired in January, is charged with 36 counts, including six counts of first-degree rape by 13 women he allegedly sexually assaulted.

  • Preparing a plethora of palatable pastries

    By Adam Kemp  Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Updated: 52 min ago

    As Pie Junkie prepared to open its doors Wednesday morning for the greatest mad dash for pumpkin, pecan and apple the northwest Oklahoma City business has ever seen, so ended one hectic, but delicious week of prep for the people responsible for making many families' Thanksgiving dessert.

  • High school football: Jones glad to be practicing on Thanksgiving again

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Thanksgiving Day practices are a sign of success in high school football, a reward for still being alive in the postseason in late November.

  • Forgotten south-Oklahoma town helps its less-fortunate

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Mannsville's town and school leaders have lots to worry about when it comes to the future of their southeast Oklahoma community. But when it comes to helping those there who need it, they don't hesitate to do what they can.

  • Oklahoma state briefs for Nov. 26, 2015

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for Nov. 26, 2015

  • POLL: Do you volunteer regularly with a local non-profit, religious group or other organization?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

  • POLL: Did you eat too much Thanksgiving food today?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

  • Oklahoma City man sees helping others as a way to honor God

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Oklahoma City man Richard Hicks' career is as varied as it is long. But nothing gives him more satisfaction than helping others in need.

  • Will former OSU golfer Rickie Fowler be College GameDay's guest picker Saturday?

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 1 hr ago

    For the second consecutive week, Oklahoma will be at the epicenter of college football. It's Bedlam week.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking College Football Playoff rankings with Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel

    Jason Kersey,Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber and Kyle Fredrickson. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers."  The Non-Fiction Writers is presented by Edward Jones. You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 11/25/2015 (Stewart Mandel interview) -- FoxSports.com's Stewart Mandel joins Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey to discuss the latest College Football Playoff rankings and the Big 12 Conference's

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Thursday, November 26

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Tuning in THURSDAY NFL; 11:30 a.m.; Philadelphia at Detroit; KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:30 p.m.; Carolina at Dallas; KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KRXO-FM 107.7 7:30 p.m.; Chicago at Green Bay; KFOR-4 (Cox 4) COLLEGE FOOTBALL; 6:30 p.m.; Texas Tech at Texas; FS1 (Cox 67) 6:30 p.m.; South Florida at Central Florida; ESPN (Cox 29) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL; 11 a.m.; Alabama vs. Xavier; ESPN2 (Cox 28) Noon; Battle 4 Atlantis; ESPN (Cox 29) 1 p.m.; Wichita State vs. USC; ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1 p.m.; Arkansas vs. Georgia Tech; ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m.; Battle 4 Atlantis; ESPN (Cox 29) 3 p.m.; UC Irvine vs. Boise State; ESPNU (Cox 253) 3:30 p.m.; Stanford vs. Villanova; ESPN2

  • Oklahoma nonprofits need volunteers all year round

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Oklahomans are quick to volunteer their time to help the less fortunate here during the holidays or after a disaster. But nonprofits that rely on the help say it would be nice if more people would step forward to help during other times of the year.

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Nets

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Follow up-to-the-minute updates on tonight's Thunder-Nets matchup with our Thunder coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: New trailer for Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Check out the new trailer for writer-director Terrence Malick's upcoming film "Knight of Cups," starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. In the film, Bale plays a screenwriter living in LA who tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him. Malick, who was raised in Bartlesville, specializes in stream-of-consciousness movies with strong visuals, and from the looks of this 2 1/2-minute clip, his seventh film will stay consistent with those artistic aims. "Knight of Cups" is the follow-up to Malick's 2012 romantic drama "To the Wonder," which he filmed in Oklahoma. The new film is due in theaters March 4.

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe sing 'The Blade'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Country singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe invited her pal Miranda Lambert, who has Tishomingo ties, to perform with her during a gig over the weekend at City Winery in Nashville, Tenn. For "the first time live really, ever," Monroe said, the pair crooned the heartbreaking title track from Monroe's acclaimed new album "The Blade.

  • Rodney Carrington to bring laughs to Tulsa's BOK Center in March

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    TULSA - Rodney Carrington, who has Oklahoma ties, will be bringing his "Here Comes the Truth" Tour to the BOK Center, 200 S Denver, on Friday, March 11. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 2 and will be available at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office at BOK Center, all ticket outlets, or by calling (866) 726-5287. Ticket prices are $54.75, $44.75 and $34.75 (additional fees may apply). Carrington has been making audiences laugh for almost 20 years with his unique, for-mature-audiences-only brand of stand-up comedy. The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums, which have sold more than 2 million copies, and two of them have been certified gold. His most recent special,"

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy maps out how he would fix the College Football Playoff system

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 2 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy sat down with Dave Hunziker for their weekly radio show Monday and the discussion turned toward potential changes to the College Football Playoff format. "If I was on that committee and I was an athletic director in a certain conference, there's not any way you can tell that I wouldn't be partial to a team from that conference," Gundy said. "If I was on it, I would be partial to OSU. I'd be partial to the Big 12." So, how do you remove subjectivity from the system and put an end to conference comparison debates? "I know they have a 12-year contract," Gundy said. "But they're gonna change it and they're gonna go to eight teams.

  • Black Friday...is it losing popularity?

    Jennifer Palmer | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    This will be my 7th year covering Black Friday shopping for The Oklahoman. When I started, stores would open in the wee hours of the Friday after Thanksgiving, but those openings have inched earlier and earlier and now encroach on the holiday itself. Many shoppers don’t seem to mind. They’ll still camp out to save big bucks […]

  • Procrastinators line up around the block to score Thanksgiving pies

    Adam Kemp | Updated: 3 hr ago

    [brightcove]4632070171001[/brightcove] We visited Pie Junkie in the Plaza District the day before Thanksgiving to see who waited until the very last minute to pick up their Thanksgiving pie and to see just what excuse these pie purchasing procrastinators offered.  To read about how Pie Junkie goes about preparing more than 1,200 pies for the holiday, make sure to pick up Thursday's paper to read the full story or visit Oklahoman.com.