• Oklahoma State commit Nick Starkel trolls OU with #OSUDNA photo

    Erik Horne | Updated: 4 min ago

    You know it's officially football season when rival schools start going back and forth. The Bedlam rivalry has gotten re-ignited via social media the past few days with barbs between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma fans and commits with the hashtags #OSUDNA and #OUDNA. OU's athletics department starting using the hashtag to promote the program as a whole and commitments and fans have followed suit. For example: #OUDNA You can't make it up. Either you have it or you don't! — Chip Viney (@OU_CoachViney) August 4, 2015 About that time. #OUDNA pic.twitter.

  • The glamorous life of a frequent traveler is a lie, researchers say

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Do you dream of quitting your job to travel the world and join the ranks of globetrotting jetsetters who fly through time zones on a regular basis? Maybe you shouldn't. At least, that's the gist of  a report  by researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK, who argue in a critical review that the glamorous depictions of frequent travelers in advertising and social media are hiding a dark side.

  • Exhibit walks line between reality and imagination

    Updated: 7 min ago

    An exhibit by Loraine

  • PHOTO: What happens when you set a fire suppression system off inside a helicopter hangar?

    Silas Allen | Updated: 8 min ago

    A photo posted to Reddit this week shows what happens when a worker accidentally sets a fire suppression system off inside a helicopter hangar. The photo purports to be of an Oklahoma National Guard hangar and shows fire suppressant foam nearly covering several helicopters. Col. Max Moss, a spokesman for the Oklahoma National Guard, says the photo is either old or of a different hangar. A similar situation happened in an Oklahoma National Guard hangar last year, Moss said, but it's impossible to tell whether the photo posted this week is from that incident. Workers cleaned up the mess from last year's incident in about four hours, Moss said.

  • Two metro-area universities consider dual law, public administration degree

    BY K.S. McNUTT Staff Writer kmcnutt@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 min ago

    University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University have signed an agreement that they will work on a dual degree in public administration and law.

  • OSBI says search for missing Antlers woman continues

    AP | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of investigation says law enforcement officers are seeking a missing 64-year-old woman. The OSBI said Tuesday that Barbara Ann Gunter was last seen in southeastern Oklahoma on the evening of July 26. She was driving a 2001 green single cab Dodge pickup truck with an Oklahoma license tag 660DUJ. Gunter had just left a hospital in Antlers when she disappeared. A recent fall had left her with two black eyes. She was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. Gunter is in poor health and needs medication daily. The OSBI says anyone who has seen Gunter since July 26 should contact the agency

  • POLL: How much did you spend to send your kid back to school?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 33 min ago

    School supplies, accessories and the latest trends in fashion can add up.

  • Oklahoma rural hospitals in critical condition

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma hospital consultant calls situation "scary" as rural hospitals work to comply with changing regulations.

  • Where were the Smith brothers' parents when anarchy reigned?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Monday night was quite a night for the Smith family. Pat Smith was inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. He was presented for induction by his brother, Lee Roy, now the director of the Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater. John Smith, the OSU wrestling coach, presented Cowboy legend Yojiro Uetake, who I wrote about for the Tuesday Oklahoman, which you can read here. So three Smiths took the stage. But Lee Roy and John were charged with talking about someone else. Pat could talk about whoever and whatever he wanted, and he talked about his family. Pat Smith, the first four-time wrestling champion in NCAA history, now operates a wrestling club in Little Rock and was instrumental in getting wrestling added as

  • VIDEO: Olivia Munn, Aaron Rodgers back in the gym prepping for X-Men movie

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Putnam City North/University of Oklahoma grad Olivia Munn is still kicking butt ... and her boyfriend Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is right behind her. Munn showed off some sword skills in an Instagram video in June  as she's prepping for a new X-Men movie. She's back in a new video working on her kicks, with Rodgers in the background getting in some boxing practice. NFL training camp opened last week for the Packers. X-Men Apocalypse opens May 2016.

  • Living — or dying — with the decision not to wear a helmet

    Lois M. Collins, Deseret News | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Josh Frost is learning to live with the split-second decision not to don a helmet before stepping onto his longboard. He's lucky at that; many people don't survive the type of traumatic brain injuries that helmets are designed to prevent.

  • Fired Sheriff's Office spokesman says he was wrongly terminated, is 'excited' to testify before grand jury

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A former Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office employee who was terminated in the fallout of the Eric Harris shooting was at the courthouse Tuesday morning to meet with grand jury advisers. Former Maj. Shannon Clark, who was spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, was present with two attorneys who said they expected him to testify before the grand jury next week. Clark offered a statement, saying he was a loyal employee who was unexpectedly and wrongfully terminated. Clark said, "I'm excited to tell my side" of the story to the grand jury.

  • PHOTOS: Sinkhole swallows Brooklyn intersection

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    A giant sinkhole opened up underneath a street in New York on Tuesday, The Guardian reports. Authorities say no one was injured when the road collapsed at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 64th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Officials are investigating the cause of the sinkhole

  • Former Putnam City, Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Heaney named AL Rookie of the Month

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Former Putnam City and Oklahoma State pitcher Andrew Heaney has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for July. The Los Angeles Angels left-handed pitcher went 4-0 with a 1.98 ERA in July. For the season, Heaney is 5-1 with a 1.97 ERA. Heaney hasn't given up more than two earned runs in any of his seven starts this season. Heaney was drafted ninth overall by the Miami Marlins in 2012, then was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers before being quickly dealt to the Angels in December.

  • Magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattles part of northern Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma near the Kansas border. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.1 magnitude temblor was recorded at about 4 a.m. Tuesday about eight miles northeast of Cherokee in Alfalfa County. Cherokee is about 15 miles south of the Kansas border and 130 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. The earthquake occurred at a depth of about four miles. No damage or injuries was immediately recorded. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely from earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.

  • Video: Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Maddie & Tae and more featured on tonight's TV special 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Backstage interviews and performances by summer’s hottest country artists will be featured on the TV special “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock," airing 7 to 10 tonight on the ABC Television Network. This is the 11th time ABC will broadcast the special, which invites the whole country to America’s largest country music celebration. It will be hosted for the third time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town.

  • Sam Bradford, Eagles in talks on short-term extension

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The Philadelphia Eagles have interest in tying starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the franchise beyond the upcoming season, and have begun discussing a contract extension, according to ESPN's Ed Werder . Bradford is in the final year of his current contract, which will pay him close to $13 million . The former OU All-American is currently taking first-team reps with the Eagles and has had no restrictions in the first days of training camp . Bradford tore his ACL for the second time in a preseason game with the St. Louis Rams in 2014. Bradford, the No. 1 pick by St. Louis in 2010, was traded from the Rams to the Eagles  in March.

  • Library of Congress National Book Festival

    Ken Raymond | Updated: 2 hr ago

    If you’ve been itching for a chance to visit Washington, D.C., you may want to make a trip to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 5. The center will host the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, which offers a host of reading-related experiences. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with events beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are not required, and admission is free. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are the honorary chairs of the event, which will include information about literacy programs, a graffiti wall, contests and giveaways, story reading, interactive reading and literacy games, discussions by representatives of every state, a virtual maze and more. For more

  • OKC firm seeking to boost effectiveness of antibiotics receives investment

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Synereca Pharmaceuticals develops novel compounds that show promise in enhancing the effectiveness of existing antibiotics against drug-resistant bacteria that cause hundreds of thousands of hospital-acquired infections each year.

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Aug. 4, 2015: See Lyric Theatre's production of 'Billy Elliot'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Today's featured event: Lyric Theatre brings its 2015 summer season to a close with “Billy Elliot," opening today and continuing through Saturday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, the musical opened in London in 2005 and was followed by a Broadway production in 2008. The musical features a score by Elton John and Lee Hall. It’s set during the 1984-85 coal miners’ strike in County Durham, England, reports my fine colleague Rick Rogers. “Billy Elliot” focuses on the title character, the young son of a British coal miner who discovers he has an exceptional talent for dance.