• Q&A

    By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writers | Updated: 4 hr ago

    What you should know about long lines at airport security NEW YORK — Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports saw wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security. Here's a look at what travelers should expect.   Q: Why have the waits been so long? A: More people are flying, thanks to a strong economy, more flights and lower fares. At the same time, the Transportation Security Administration needs more screeners. The TSA and Congress cut the number of screeners by 10 percent on expectations that the PreCheck expedited screening program would speed up lines, but not

  • Dodgers losing streak reaches four games

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    FRESNO, Calif. — The Oklahoma City Dodgers lost 8-1 to Fresno on Wednesday afternoon, its fourth straight loss. A six-run outburst in the bottom of the fifth inning was more than enough for Fresno. Hyun-Jin Ryu got the start for the Dodgers and was impressive with three strikeouts in four innings, but that was all he threw on Wednesday. Logan Bawcom came on in relief in the fifth, then allowed six runs on five hits and two walks before finally getting out of the inning. The quiet Dodgers bats didn't help the cause. Oklahoma City scattered five hits on the day. It wasn't until the seventh that Scott Van Slyke led off with a single.

  • Elementary school principal is accused of inappropriate conduct

    Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Public Schools is investigating allegations of inappropriate conduct by Parmelee Elementary School Principal Jan Parks, a district spokesman said Tuesday. Parks was placed on paid administrative leave May 18, spokesman Mark Myers said. It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether the alleged inappropriate conduct involved a child or adult. When asked, Myers said "the investigation is currently ongoing." When asked if the alleged conduct was believed to be sexual or financial in nature, Myers said "no." The investigation, he added, is "currently internal.

  • #MyOklahoma


    Updated: 5 hr ago

    We asked our community of readers to show us why they live in and love Oklahoma. We received more than 85,000 responses via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or NewsOK.com and plan to run an image every day. Some images may have been digitally altered by the photographer. Follow us on Instagram @News_OK to see more photos.

  • Northeast Oklahoma begins cleanup after severe storms

    By SAMANTHA VICENT Tulsa World samantha.vicent @tulsaworld.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    BRISTOW — Beth Roberts walked around her property northwest of Bristow on Wednesday morning, trying to see what — if anything — she could salvage from wreckage of the home she shared with her husband, Garry, and her 14-year-old daughter. A few pet carriers, some tagged for the Bristow Animal Shelter, lay seemingly unscathed atop piles of broken glass and lumber. An apparently undamaged blanket with the University of Oklahoma logo hung on a wooden pillar surrounded by pieces of insulation and broken furniture. A washer and dryer set appeared to have been thrown around the lot, landing next to some siding the couple had chosen for the home remodeling project they had been working on for the past year.

  • Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future is looking sweet

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker has scoop: Future...

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Oklahoma City ice cream maker Dippin' Dots says its future is looking extremely bright with sales jumping 60 percent between 2013 and 2015, and growth of 25 percent predicted for 2016.

  • Central Oklahoma speller falls in third round

    Central Oklahoma speller falls in third round

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Jasmyne Le advanced to the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, but was eliminated when she missed the word "catastasis." "This being Jasmyne's first year at the national spelling bee, she did an incredible job," said Bailey Huntsman, Newspaper in Education programs manager for The Oklahoman. "She was at ease on stage and made the judges laugh and had a great attitude even after being eliminated. We are very proud of her." Jasmyne's trip to the bee as the winner of the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee in February was sponsored by The Oklahoman, Sonic and the University of Oklahoma. The bee was held in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.


    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $46 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $34 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 13: COMPLETION Ellis: Jones Energy LLC; Raiders 27 No. 6HR Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 27-20N-23W; 120 barrels oil per day, 387,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,999. Hughes: PetroQuest Energy LLC; Ethel No. 4-7H Well; SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 07-07N-11E; 1,058,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,385. INTENT TO DRILL Canadian: Citizen Energy II LLC; Kanon No. 1H-15-22 Well; NE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 10-11N-06W; TD 19,700. Kingfisher: Oklahoma Energy Acquisitions LP;

  • Forme mayor of Gene Autry to stand trial on theft charges

    By The Associated Press | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Prosecutors accused former Gene Autry Mayor Katherine McQuistion of embezzling $132,800 of the town's money.

  • Q&A with Troy E. Jones

    Q&A with Troy E. Jones

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Many financial documents are best stored in their digital form, but some like marriage, birth, adoption, citizenship and death certificates should be kept in their original forms.

  • Central Oklahoma speller makes it to third round of national bee

    Central Oklahoma speller makes it to third...

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    A Heritage Hall student who won the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee in February advanced to the Scripps National event but was eliminated in the third round Wednesday.


    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    LIVESTOCK Wednesday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 594; Last week: 641; Last year: 966 Compared to last week: Slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls mostly steady to $1 higher. Packer demand good. Demand moderate to good for replacement cows and very limited pairs. A total of 198 cows and bulls sold with 70 percent going to packers. Slaughter Cows: 1,000-1,750 lbs. Average dressing $72-$79; High dressing $78.50-$83.50; Low dressing $65.50-$72. 750-1,000 lbs. Light weight cows Average dressing $67-$73; High dressing $75-$79; Low dressing $62-$69.50. Slaughter Bulls: 1,350-2,050 lbs. Average dressing $96.50-$106; High dressing $107-$111; Low dressing $91-$95.

  • Judge orders Costello to get mental competency exam

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A judge Wednesday ordered a mental competency examination for Christian Costello over concerns he is delusional. The judge agreed to the exam after Costello, 27, attempted to plead guilty to killing his father, Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. Christian Costello, who has been treated in the past for mental illness, told Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott he wanted to go to prison in Minnesota to be near a doctor who made him a Freemason about a decade ago. “Preferably, I'd like to be sent to a prison near the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota,” Costello said. The judge replied, “I don't have jurisdiction to send you to a Minnesota prison or any prison.

  • State briefs

    State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 5 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY OKC Pride hosts symposium OKC Pride will host a symposium June 17 at Dunlap Codding, 609 W Sheridan, focused on mental health, education and prevention. The symposium, titled “Transcending Differences,” will explore topics impacting gender diverse communities, including theories of mental distress and mental health disparity, featuring presentations by clinicians and professionals in the field. Mental health professionals and others interested in attending can visit okcpride.org. Continued education credits are available for a fee. For more information contact Kelley Blair at secretary@okcpride.org or 761-7402.

  • #ThrowbackThursday


    Updated: 5 hr ago

    We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma's history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/​The​Oklahoman for more historical photos.

  • OKC police officer shoots, kills man

    OKC police officer shoots, kills man

    By Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Police shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon in downtown Oklahoma City, officials said. The shooting took place about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Amy's Noodle House, a restaurant at North Western Avenue and Sheridan Avenue.

  • Deaths

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ARDMORE McGee, Verda B., 76, retired nursing home medication aide, died May 20. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Zion Baptist Church (Harvey-Douglas, Ardmore). BARTLESVILLE Purser, Diana Lynn, 66, died May 22. Services pending (Stumpff, Bartlesville). CHECOTAH Davis, Arnetta “Mu Dear,” 88, retired teacher's assistant for Taft Moton Public School, died May 22. Services 11 a.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church of Checotah (Keith D. Biglow, Muskogee). CHOCTAW Cook-Klinglesmith, Peggy Ann, 84, emergency room nurse, died May 22. Private services (Cremation Society, Oklahoma City). Plunk, Joann, 77, homemaker, died May 25. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Barnes Friederich, Midwest City). Viner,

  • Alcohol death of Lexington boy brings stiff sentence for woman

    Alcohol death of Lexington boy brings stiff...

    By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    NORMAN — People on both sides of the case wept openly in court Wednesday afternoon as a judge sentenced a Cleveland County woman to more than 20 years in state prison for allowing an underage drinking party at her home that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy.  Tonya Lynne Moss, 33, was convicted on one count of child neglect, one count of providing alcohol to a minor and one count of possessing a firearm while on probation. She must serve 21 years in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.  On March 28, 2015, Moss allowed her teenage son to have people over for a bonfire. Moss spent the evening at a casino and did not return until around 6 a.m. the following day.

  • Home invasion ends in one suspect's death

    By KYLE HINCHEY Tulsa World kyle.hinchey@tulsaworld.com | Updated: 5 hr ago

    TULSA — A 16-year-old was killed and a 14-year-old was wounded and jailed after a confrontation during a south Tulsa home invasion led to a woman stabbing her attackers, according to police. Officers responded Monday to a reported armed robbery at the Woodland Oaks Apartments, 7142 S 92nd East Ave., about 11 p.m. and discovered an injured teen being held down by a man in the front yard. The man told police another suspect was inside the residence. Officers found that person, later identified as 16-year-old Demondray Eugene Porter, dead from a stab wound, police said. A woman and her boyfriend said they were in their apartment when two teenagers broke in and began ransacking each room. The two residents confronted

  • Records

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MARRIAGES Marjorie Mercy Makoni and Christopher Edward Laley Michael Eric Zabala and Steve Gordon Reeves Tracey Marselina Testa and Francisco J. Franco Barbara Roxana Gomez and David Anthony Castillo Norma Aida Velandia Elizalde and John R. Luck Amy Lynn Juarez and Joshua Nelson Caldwell Dixie R.