• Grove woman who lied about burying fetus in yard is recharged with child neglect

    BY SHEILA STOGSDIL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    JAY — A Grove woman who allegedly lied during a juvenile court hearing about not being pregnant was charged with perjury, and previous child neglect charges were refiled, a prosecutor said Monday. Stacy Leigh Belt, 34, is accused of lying in court while under oath, prompting the perjury charge that led to refiling the March 2013 child neglect charges. Belt is charged in Delaware County District Court with three counts of child neglect, perjury and a misdemeanor charge of causing, aiding or encouraging a minor child to become deprived. She is free on $10,000 bail, said Stephanie Bush, assistant district attorney. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • 'Take a stand,' evangelist Franklin Graham urges crowd at Baptist conference

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Franklin Graham, president and chief executive officer of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, was Monday evening’s keynote speaker at the Baptist conference, a two-day event at First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, 6400 S Sooner Road, that ends Tuesday evening.

  • Fatality accident reported in Edmond

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 min ago

    Edmond police worked a fatality accident near Second Street and Vista Lane. The accident involved two vehicles and a motorcycle.

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Updated: 36 min ago

    11 P.M. Authorities banned travel on city streets and highways in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey except for first responders and essential personnel. Philadelphia, which had expected to receive up to 14 inches of snow, could now get much less. Mayor Michael Nutter says forecasters are projecting 6 to 10 inches of snow but strong winds are still anticipated. ___ 10 P.M. EST The Massachusetts Department of Transportation waived tolls along the Massachusetts Turnpike, the Tobin Bridge and the Harbor Tunnels until further notice. ___ 9 P.M. EST New Jersey Transit has shut down service but says it will restore operations "as soon as possible.

  • Planning for the future: Technology advances fertility options

    By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer | Updated: 31 min ago

    Freezing eggs and embryos for infertility treatment and family planning has become more successful thanks to advances in technology. But the practice comes with many questions parents must consider.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Thunder beat Minnesota without Kevin Durant

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    With Durant absent with a sprained toe and against the worst team the league has to offer, the Thunder cruised to a 92-84 victory on Monday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, an expected result and a game OKC sorely needed.

  • Tulsa man jailed, accused of raping 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    A 19-year-old Tulsa man was arrested early Monday after reportedly raping a 13-year-old girl he met on Facebook the previous day. Tulsa police received a call around 9:10 p.m. Sunday from Hillcrest Medical Center, where they spoke to the girl’s older sister, who alleged that Abraham Bucio-Bucio had committed that rape. Police reported the girl was “in a catatonic state” at the hospital, according to Bucio-Bucio’s arrest report. While at the hospital, investigators were told the girl met Bucio-Bucio, also known as “King Pekas,” on Facebook, and that he went to the girl’s north Tulsa home and asked her to have sex with him. The girl reportedly declined, and she claims Bucio-Bucio grabbed her, tore her pants off and sexually assaulted her, according to the report. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma City's Downtown Library has collection of Oklahoma treasures

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 42 min ago

    The Oklahoma Room at the Downtown Library contains thousands of Oklahoma-related books and other materials.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: NYC blizzard has Knicks-Thunder game up in the air

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The next scheduled game for the NYC area? Thunder-Knicks on Wednesday in Madison Square Garden. As of now, the game is still on as scheduled. But forecast projections for New York City and surrounding areas called for as much as 20 to 30 inches of snow.

  • Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt. The 2005 assault on three hotels in Amman, the worst terror attack in Jordan's history, killed 60 people. Al-Rishawi, an Iraqi, was sentenced to death. But now, almost a decade later, she has emerged as a potential bargaining chip in negotiations over Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group, a breakaway group from al-Qaida in Iraq that orchestrated the Jordan attack. The Islamic State group last week threatened to kill Kenji Goto, a 47-year-old journalist, and Haruna Yukawa, a 42-year-old adventurer fascinated by w

  • Attorney general asks to stay all scheduled Oklahoma executions

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    In a Monday filing, the Oklahoma attorney general’s office asked for a stay of execution on all three of the state’s scheduled lethal injections. The stays were requested in order to await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal drug cocktail.

  • Oklahoma City councilman seeks appeal of decision to raze Union Bus Station

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Demolition of the building was approved by the Downtown Design Review Committee to make way for a parking garage.

  • About 175 flights canceled at Chicago airports

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm forecast to bring up to 2 feet of snow to the East Coast has contributed to more than 200 flight cancellations at Chicago's two major airports The Chicago Department of Aviation said late Monday 190 flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport. The department reports airlines were also reporting delays of about 15 minutes because de-icing issues. The Aviation Department reports around 30 cancelled flights at Midway International Airport, where there were also delays of about 20 minutes. The National Weather Service said a major storm moving up the East Coast would bring heavy snow, powerful winds and widespread coastal flooding starting Monday and through Tuesday.

  • Ban on local drilling bans subject of several Oklahoma bills

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    At least eight bills have been filed at the Oklahoma Legislature that would stop cities from enacting bans on drilling or related oil and gas development. The Oklahoma Municipal League is monitoring the bills, but said they prefer to leave the decisions on development to local authorities.

  • People across the Northeast US prepare for fierce snowstorm

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits. Here are some of their stories: ___ Thanks to the impending blizzard, Monday was slow at the Children's Rehabilitation Center in White Plains, New York. Just four kids showed up for therapy — there are usually as many as 30 — and the clinic closed early as snow intensified. Staffers then called to cancel all of Tuesday's appointments, leaving Dr. Jaishree Capoor, a physiatrist, with an unexpected day off.

  • Oklahoma State University's smoking ban has unintended consequences for neighboring ministry

    By Kyle Hinchey, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Following Oklahoma State University’s on-campus smoking ban in 2008, students and employees flocked to surrounding properties to smoke. Because of the Wesley Foundation’s proximity to hot spots such as the OSU Student Union and the Strip — a collection of bars and restaurants on Washington Street — the ministry became a prime target for smokers.

  • Mid-Atlantic to expect snow, sleet through Tuesday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As a winter storm moves through the region, making its way northeast, meteorologists say Mid-Atlantic residents should brace for more scattered snow showers, sleet and icy conditions Monday night. Commuters saw mostly slick roads with patches of ice in Maryland, northern Virginia and Delaware Monday evening. Bob Sager, spokesman for the Maryland Highway Safety Authority, said the roads were wet early in the evening, but overnight as temperatures drop, icy patches were expected to form. Sager said crews were going to be deployed to salt roads across the state. Virginia Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Murphy said significant portions of major highways and roads in Loudoun County were covere

  • Closing arguments begin in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players began wrapping up Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that video evidence and photographs taken of the crime would be enough to convict them on most of the charges. Beyond the video footage and photographs, testimony from several athletes shows the players are guilty, Assistant District Attorney Jan Norman told jurors during closing arguments. The proceedings capped off a day of dramatic testimony during which one of the former players took the stand and testified that he was so drunk he could not remember what happened. Former players Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are standing trial on five counts of aggravated rape and two count

  • Agents raid suspected Oklahoma City pill mill

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Agents with the attorney general’s office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control removed patient records, contracts, computer equipment and other items that show that Dr. Harvey “Jenkins prescribed potentially harmful and deadly narcotics without proper medical supervision,” according to a statement released by the attorney general’s office.

  • Moore plans wall construction along Interstate 35

    By Josh Wallace, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The city of Moore had a forum for residents to discuss a hazard mitigation wall to be built along Interstate 35 between SW 4 and SW 19.