• WPX Energy reports $67 million first quarter 2015 profit

    BY CASEY SMITH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WPX Energy reported Tuesday a $67 million profit for first quarter 2015, or earnings of 32 cents per diluted share. First-quarter 2015 results mark WPX Energy’s third consecutive quarterly profit and more than triples the $18 million that the Tulsa-based oil and gas company earned during the first quarter of last year. WPX Energy said that its operational and financial focus on margins helped overcome commodity prices that drove product revenues down $220 million, or 42 percent, compared to a year ago. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Attorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Tuesday to improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody. "We're here to hold your hands and provide support," Lynch said in a meeting with faith and community leaders, including members of Congress. The new attorney general met privately at the University of Baltimore with Freddie Gray's family, days after the state's attorney charged six police officers involved in Gray's arrest. Gray's injury in police custody and death a week later sparked protests and riots that prompted Maryland's governor to bring in the National Guard.

  • Top NY lawmaker clings to power after corruption charges

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of the state Senate defiantly dismissed a federal criminal complaint against him as "nothing more than a press release" on Tuesday and vowed to keep his position even as more of his fellow Republicans called for him to step down. A day after his arrest on corruption charges, Dean Skelos said he will fight the allegations while leading the Senate as it heads into the final weeks of the legislative session. Some GOP senators, however, publicly called for Skelos to step down as leader, saying the Senate can't afford the distraction. "Dean should resign. He should step aside," said Sen. John Bonacic, R-Orange County. "There is a presumption of innocence.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Wednesday, May 6-Thursday, May 7

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m.; New Orleans at OKC; KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon; Miami at Washington; MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m.; Baltimore at N.Y. Mets; ESPN (Cox 29) 7 p.m.; Chi. Cubs at St. Louis; FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m.; Texas at Houston; FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 7 p.m.; L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee; KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m.; Chicago at Cleveland; TNT (Cox 31) 8:30 p.m.; L.A. Clippers at Houston; TNT (Cox 31) NHL 6 p.m., Montreal at Tampa Bay; USA (Cox 34) 6:30 p.m.; N.Y. Rangers at Washington; NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 6 p.m.; U.S. Amateur; FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m.; Mississippi St. vs. Missouri; SECN (Cox

  • Principal works with others for others — students

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Donna Boles, principal at Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School, has been named the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. In part, she received the recognition for consistently going above and beyond for her students, staff and overall school family.

  • OU strong in the NFL Draft, slipped in Big 12. Why?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    OU UPDATE - Columnist Jenni Carlson and OU writer Jason Kersey review the Sooners' biggest surprises and free-agent signees from the NFL Draft.

  • Energy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices and even power outages, attorneys general from two energy-producing states said Tuesday. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, both Republicans, told a Senate panel that the administration's plan to cut heat-trapping pollutants from coal-fired power plants would cause existing plants to retire early and prevent new ones from being completed.

  • Index reflects slowdown in Oklahoma energy industry

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Continued low oil prices and a slowing energy industry sent the Oklahoma Energy Index tumbling in March.

  • Investigation at Tulsa County Sheriff's Office focusing on training of other reserve deputies

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz on Monday said the suspension of all upper-level functions of the office’s reserve deputy program last week was directly related to an investigation of all reserve-deputy training records. “We’re looking to find out exactly what we have and what we don’t have and correct that,” Glanz said. “Some of them you can’t correct.” The investigation began soon after allegations surfaced that training documents were falsified to elevate Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, who is charged with manslaughter in the April 2 shooting and death of Eric Harris. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Blake Griffin playing the best basketball of his career

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Blake Griffin made first-team all-NBA last season and finished third in the MVP voting. This season, Griffin got a solitary fourth-place vote for MVP and won’t make first-team all-NBA. But he’s playing the best basketball of his career. And we’ve seen Griffin, Oklahoma City born and bred, play a lot of good basketball. Monday night, […]

  • Tulsa man accused of stabbing woman in domestic dispute

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    A woman was taken to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition after she was reportedly stabbed in the neck during a domestic dispute late Monday, Tulsa police said. Officers arrested 28-year-old Adam Allen at the scene without incident. Officers were dispatched about 11:45 p.m. to the Royal Oaks Condos in the 2200 block of East 67th Street after a woman calling from a cellphone said "she was bleeding to death," according to a police report. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Former Creek Nation deputy chief sentenced in embezzlement case

    BY LENZY KREHBIEL-BURTON, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    More than six months after pleading guilty to federal embezzlement charges, a former second chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation now knows his fate. On Tuesday morning, Roger Barnett was sentenced to 33 months in jail, plus an additional three years of probation and $211,880.76 in restitution. Barnett pleaded guilty in October after being accused of taking more than $200,000 in tribal funds between April 3, 2013, and April 29, 2014, through frequent withdrawals at area ATMs. His sentencing was originally scheduled for early April but was postponed due to delayed paperwork. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • OSU needs standings help in Big 12 baseball

    John Helsley | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma State needs help. Standings help. The Cowboys keep winning Big 12 baseball series, six of seven so far, with West Virginia visiting Stillwater this weekend. They’ve enjoyed a strong run. And yet, TCU now controls the fate of the conference championship. No team has won more league games than the Cowboys, who sit 14-7 […]

  • Oklahomans gather for Art Day at the Capitol

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahomans gathered for Art Day Tuesday at the state Capitol. Read updates below and view photos of the festivities:

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill outlawing texting while driving

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday signed a measure to ban texting while driving after years of failed attempts by legislators to make it a law. The measure, House Bill 1965, is named after Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers Nicholas Dees and Keith Burch, who were struck by a vehicle earlier this year while investigating an accident in Seminole County. Dees died at the scene. Burch was hospitalized. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly updating a social media page at the time of the accident.

  • Former Creek Nation official sentenced in embezzlement case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The former Creek Nation Second Chief has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for embezzling from the tribe. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa announced Tuesday that Bristow resident Roger Dana Barnett was ordered to serve 33 months in prison and pay nearly $212,000 in restitution. Additionally, prosecutors said Barnett was sentenced to three years of supervised release and during that time, will be banned from gambling facilities and must attend gambling addiction counseling. Barnett was charged in August by a grand jury with embezzling tribal funds. He pleaded guilty to the charge in October.

  • Behind the story: Oklahoma drug offenders

    Jennifer Palmer | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    In researching the story for Sunday’s Oklahoman about drug offenders serving life without parole under Oklahoma’s three strikes provision (read it here), I came across the story of Leland Dodd, who has now served 24 years for a marijuana offense. Surprisingly, the only article in our archives about him was from 1991, right after he was convicted. From […]

  • Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top priorities for the nation's military despite years of trying to change the focus to Asia. Announcing his selection of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. during a Rose Garden ceremony, Obama said America's armed forces must be ready to meet a broad range of challenges, and that Dunford has proven to be one of the military's most highly regarded strategic thinkers. "We have to keep training Afghan forces and remain relentless against Al Qaida.

  • Will Ferrell (as Harry Caray) says goodbye to David Letterman

    Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Will Ferrell busted out the Harry Caray impersonation as he said goodbye to David Letterman, who’s retiring later this month.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Regents will consider $7 million Lloyd Noble Center addition

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents will meet later this week in Norman, and according to the final meeting agenda, the regents will consider a $7 million addition to Lloyd Noble Center. According to the agenda item, the addition would add approximately 18,400 square feet to the south of the existing practice […]