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  • Grady County man dies in watercraft accident

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 15 min ago

    Bruce Michael Mullen, 58, of Marlow, was riding a personal watercraft about 6:25 p.m. Monday on a farm pond near Rush Springs when he struck a fence and was knocked into the water, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City man drowns at Lake Murray

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 min ago

    Rodney Hinez, 24, of Oklahoma City, drowned Tuesday in Lake Murray in Love County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford sees poverty behind influx of Central American minors

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Oklahoma U.S. representative leads delegation of U.S. lawmakers to three countries over the long weekend. Lankford says “flippant” calls to secure the border won’t solve the problem of illegal immigration.

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." The footage — depicting what the U.S. called a sickening act of brutality — was posted two weeks after the release of video showing the killing of James Foley and just days after Sotloff's mother pleaded for his life. Barak Barfi, a spokesman for the family, said that the Sotloffs had seen the video but that authorities have not established its authenticity. "The family knows of this horrific tragedy and is

  • Oklahoma City man is accused in shooting death of mother's boyfriend

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Ladameon Knox, 27, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend, James Hunter, 39, Oklahoma City police report.

  • Three die in Labor Day crashes in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Three people have died in Oklahoma crashes. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Oklahoma City police reported the fatalities.

  • 30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run. Police caught up with some walking along roads or coming out of the woods. Some turned themselves in, including one at the guard shack Tuesday evening. And some were swiftly returned to the detention center by their own families for their own good. "He broke loose, he was gone, but he's back now," said LaWanda Knowles, whose nephew joined the escape. "I just want to know that he's here safely and he's OK — I don't want the police jumping on him, nobody beating on him or n

  • American Energy Partners affiliate qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from state

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    McClendon company aims to hire 525 workers over the next 10 years to receive payments

  • Three cell tower workers injured in Norman incident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Three men were taken to area hospitals Tuesday after an incident at a cell tower in Norman, a fire official said.

  • Police say commissioner candidate pleaded with officer not to arrest him

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Cal Hobson, 69, of Lexington, was arrested by Lexington police about 8:30 a.m. Saturday on a complaint of driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Attorney: Detroit needs debt plan to survive

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The plan to restructure billions of dollars in debt is the vehicle the Motor City needs to free up funds to provide services to residents and allow the city to survive, one of Detroit's attorneys told the federal judge at the helm of the historic bankruptcy trial, which started Tuesday. Bruce Bennett said during his opening statement before federal Judge Steven Rhodes that Detroit has operated in distressed conditions for so long that it requires vast amounts of investment. "Detroit won't survive or recover until this is done," said Bennett, an attorney with the Jones Day law firm that was hired to help the city through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

  • OSU wrestling: Former All-American Skyler Holman battling cancer

    Trent Shadid | Published: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State wrestling All-American Skyler Holman has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in his lungs and bones. The news has been announced on the Holman Family Fund page at According to the page, Holman’s illness has left him unable to work. He currently resides in the Tulsa area with […]

  • NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from an embarrassing March traffic stop. Commissioner Roger Goodell said Irsay is barred from team facilities, practices and games and cannot represent the Colts at NFL meetings or events. The fine is the maximum allowed under league rules. "I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players," Goodell told Irsay in a letter released by the NFL.

  • Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after authorities in the United Kingdom dropped charges of child cruelty against them. The National Court in Madrid said in a statement that a judge ordered the couple's immediate release after receiving official notification from Britain that authorities there were no longer seeking their extradition to answer charges. Their 5-year-old son Ashya, who has a severe brain tumor, has been cared for in a hospital in Malaga, 500 kilometers (310 miles) from Madrid while they were incarcerated.

  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police said Bieber, who was driving the ATV, and an occupant of the minivan "engaged in a physical altercation," Friday afternoon near Bieber's hometown of Stratford. "Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's peaceful retreat in Stratford this weekend was unfortunately disrupted by the unwelcome presence of the paparazzi," Brian Greenspan, Bieber's Toronto lawyer, said Tuesday. "This has regrettably resulted in charges of dangerous driving and assault. M

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jury convicts 74-year-old career criminal in 3 serial murders from 1980s.

  • OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt closing in on DeMarco Murray's record

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Before Saturday’s opener against Louisiana Tech, former Sooners and current Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray texted Sooners coach Bob Stoops. “Coach, don’t kick too many field goals this year because you have to keep my record intact,” Murray said. Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt scored 12 points—two field goals and six extra points—in Saturday’s 48-16 win […]

  • Colorado struggles to adjust marijuana supply

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's pot regulators are trying to make sure the state's marijuana growers aren't producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it's not legal. But a new set of marijuana production standards up for public review Tuesday sparked a lively debate and highlighted growing divisions between deep-pocketed industry veterans and people trying to get started in the legal weed business. The production rules are being revised because Colorado once limited pot-growers to the number of medical marijuana patients they served. When the market opened to all adults over 21 in January, those production caps stayed in place as regulators feared a market

  • Ukrainian troops routed as Russia talks tough

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles Tuesday. Villagers said dozens were killed, and some remained unburied. One soldier was blown out of his armored vehicle — apparently by a shell — his body left dangling from power lines high above. The rout early Sunday near the village of Novokaterynivka marked a major intensification in the rebel offensive, one that the Ukrainian government, NATO and the United States say has been sustained by Russia's direct military support. Moscow has stepped up its harsh rhetoric as well.

  • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election. Minority rights groups, voters and Democratic lawmakers are among a coalition of plaintiffs suing Texas, and they say their experts have estimated 787,000 registered voters lacking one of seven acceptable forms of ID to cast a ballot under the law. They say blacks and Hispanics make up a disproportionate slice of those voters. Texas is the first test by the Justice Department to wring protections from a weaker Voting Rights Act after the U.S.