• High school basketball: Results for Tuesday, February 9

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    High school basketball results for Tuesday, February 9

  • Voters approve Chickasha hospital tax; Midwest City mayor's race heads to April vote

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Voters decided several matters Tuesday across the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Oklahoma Christian UNIVERSITY big man John Moon is in the spotlight after historic 20-for-20 performance

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Even though several days have passed, John Moon is still struggling to wrap his mind around what he did Saturday. He attempted 20 shots in a game — and made every single one of them. Yep, 20 for 20. No other collegiate player has ever taken more shots and made all of them than the Oklahoma Christian University center did against Panhandle State. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not Bill Walton. Not Magic or Michael. Not KD or Steph. “It's hard to fathom,” said Moon, who also set a school record with 50 points in the game. “I'm just some kid from Crescent.” He shook his head. “Not really a big name.” But right now, he's a big deal.

  • OKlahoma scene

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Langston names Morgan to lead football program Quinton Morgan's 5-0 record as Langston University's interim football coach last season has earned him a promotion. Morgan, a former Langston player, has been named the Lions' head coach, the university announced Tuesday. Under Morgan, Langston averaged 43.6 points per game, outscoring opponents 218-65 to finish 7-3. SOONERS FINISH RUNNER-UP IN 15-TEAM TOURNAMENT The No. 10-ranked Oklahoma men's golf team finished second in a 15-team tournament on Tuesday at the Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas. The Sooners entered the final day in a first-place tie, but No. 48-ranked Baylor won the tournament with an 11-over 863. OU had a 16-over 868.

  • IN Brief

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Homeless plan CALIFORNIA | LOS ANGELES — The city and county on Tuesday approved sweeping plans to fight homelessness by subsidizing housing and coordinating programs to keep people from joining an estimated 45,000 people already living on the streets. “This blueprint puts us on the path to adding more outreach workers on our streets, putting more affordable housing in our neighborhoods, and providing more supportive services to our most vulnerable residents,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “The thousands of men, women, and children who live on our streets are not disposable. It is our moral imperative to help them.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 10

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 10, 2016

  • Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe meets with VA nominee

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Sen. Jim Inhofe did not get a commitment from Veterans Affairs inspector general nominee Michael Missal in seeking a joint investigation of Oklahoma's VA centers, but Missal gave his word to look into the situation.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Jury compensates Norman woman in 2011 elevator accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    A Cleveland County jury has awarded a 52-year-old Norman woman $3 million for damages after an elevator dropped several feet in October 2011 and injured her at the Norman Regional Healthplex.

  • Your Views

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Manning's misstep I was pulling for the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl because I admire the Manning family. They reflect everything good about sports. During the interview after the game, Peyton Manning made a bad mistake. He told the world, “I'm going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight.” That is one call he should have kept to himself.  Several years ago, I heard the great Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly speak to about 1,000 junior and senior high school boys. He warned them about drinking beer and celebrating with alcohol. He told the story of how he had been a beer distributor making lots of money. On a trip to Waco from Dallas one night, he came upon a bad accident involving a pickup with two teenage boys. He rushed to

  • Records

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    MARRIAGES Michelle Dawn McGlothlin and John Robert Martin Louanna Kristi Graham and Kamu Dia Daniels Crysta Marie Blankenship and Adrian Jorge Carrillo Meria Sheryl Alexis and Robert Earl Johnson Venita C. Long and Ronnie Lee Davis Maria C. Sandoval and Victor Manuel Araiza Cervantes Alyssa Michelle Medaris and Robert Grafton Ferguson III Claris N.

  • Still holding U.S. hostages

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    If you believe the Obama administration, the regime in Tehran is simply bubbling over with generosity. When 10 American sailors experienced “mechanical failures” and drifted into Iranian waters, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, like AAA, transported them to the local equivalent of the Days Inn, made sure they got a good night's rest, and helped them back into international waters after serving them a full and hearty breakfast. In fact, Iran seized the sailors at gunpoint and made sure to circulate photographs and video of their surrender on Iranian news media, in explicit violation of the Geneva Conventions. No matter. Secretary of State John Kerry groveled in “gratitude” for the regime's “cooperation.

  • Super Bowl halftime produces a culture war

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    I want to thank Rudy Giuliani. As supremely unenlightened as I may be about pop culture, hearing the former New York mayor's cranky critique of Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show makes me feel almost hip. “I think it was outrageous,” he said Monday, venting full You-Kids-Get-Off-My-Lawn geezer rage on Fox News. “The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway. I don't know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible.” For the record, the “bunch of people bouncing around” consisted of pop superstar Beyonce backed by her female dance team who wore Black Panther-style black berets atop huge 1960s-style afros and at one point raised a “black power” fist salute.

  • Lawmakers need to act now to help education

    By Joe Siano | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    Many Oklahomans are likely aware of the state's revenue failure, which resulted in a midyear reduction of $46.7 million for public education. What they may not realize is legislators have options to fulfill their obligations and close the gap. Funding cuts equate to a loss of nearly $950,000 this fiscal year in Norman Public Schools alone. Additional reductions will occur when a shortfall is declared for the Education Reform Revolving Fund, which we expect to be an additional cut of $400,000 or more. It's worth mentioning that even before the budget cuts, our district was forced to operate with about $5 million less per year than we did in 2009 while serving more than 2,000 additional students. Midyear budget cuts should be

  • WPX Energy announces assets sale, layoff plans

    By Casey Smith Tulsa World casey.smith@tulsaworld.com | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    TULSA — WPX Energy announced Tuesday a $910 million sale of its business line in Colorado's Piceance Basin and plans for staff reductions, including some layoffs in Tulsa, company spokesman Kelly Swan said. "We will be a smaller organization this year, but the process is just beginning," Swan said. WPX CEO and President Rick Muncrief announced the asset sale and staff reductions to employees in an email sent early Tuesday morning titled "Our Industry's Changing Environment." "With commodity prices at levels not seen in more than a decade and a current and future gas market that appears challenged, we must make further changes to live within our means," Muncrief wrote in the email. "We will have to reduce our

  • Preparing for Ash Wednesday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    An Edmond, Oklahoma, Catholic Church is one of many Christian churches getting ready for Ash Wednesday services and the start of Lent.

  • The right note

    By Carla Hinton Staff Writer chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A Mustang teenager recently honored his piano teacher with a “grand” gesture.  As a young boy listening to classical music, Andrew Vargas loved to stand on top of an old drum and pretend he was a conductor, using drum sticks to lead his imaginary orchestra. Eventually, Vargas knew he wanted to make music, a decision that led to his friendship with his piano teacher and mentor, Greg Fisher. When Vargas, 15, was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disorder called Wegener's granulomatosis, Fisher shared spiritual messages that encouraged his young student — messages that gave the teen something beyond lessons on notes and keys. Vargas said Fisher gave him hope. The young pianist wanted to give back

  • Trump's authenticity is a deception

    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    WASHINGTON — When the Watergate tapes were released, some Americans were dismayed at the many "expletives deleted" that Richard Nixon employed in private conversation. But as historian Stephen Ambrose pointed out, Nixon had insisted that even the milder words "hell" and "damn" be deleted from the transcriptions, creating the false impression that his language was saltier than it actually was. "If my mother ever heard me use words like that," Nixon explained, "she would turn over in her grave." No inner check constrained Donald Trump from using the F-word during a presidential campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H..

  • Oklahoma City Council nears vote on assistance for First National Center redevelopment

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council is nearing a vote on providing financial assistance for redevelopment of the First National Center by creating a tax increment district for the downtown landmark.


    Published: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    LIVESTOCK Tuesday's livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 6,186 Steers: Medium and Large No. 1: (weighted average): Calves: 433 lbs. $223.22; 481 lbs. $206.70; 523 lbs. $196.75; 573 lbs. $184.75; 631 lbs. $165.06; 685 lbs. $154.20; Yearlings: 620 lbs. $174.71; 667 lbs. $159.96; 722 lbs. $156.11; 778 lbs. $149.38; 816 lbs. $145.45; 873 lbs. $143.70; 908 lbs. $142.25; 971 lbs. $131.48; 1,032 lbs. $135.25; 1,054 lbs. $136.25. Heifers: Medium and Large No. 1: (weighted average): Calves: 384 lbs. $191.89; 442 lbs. $172.54; 481 lbs. $180.37; 515 lbs. $173.71; 575 lbs. $157.71; 604 lbs. $143; 690 lbs. $140; Yearlings: 630 lbs. $150.78; 673 lbs. $143.08; 719 lbs. $141.25; 770 lbs. $138.82; 835 lbs.