• 10 famous Oklahomans, then and now

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Ah, the Hollywood Sign. It has long since been a symbol of “making it.” You know, picking yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done how only you can. While the following Oklahomans might not all be movie stars, they are all considered famous and all of them super recognizable by pretty much everyone. […]

  • Rain, thunderstorms in eastern United States could spell flight delays for Oklahoma Thanksgiving travelers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are in the forecast Saturday and Sunday in Oklahoma City. Several of the nation’s busiest airports are also expected to see bad weather early next week, possibly leading to delays and cancellations.

  • Climate scientists predict 2014 will be hottest year on record, Oklahoma drought lingers

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 8 hr ago

    During a conference call with national media Thursday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers said last month was the warmest October on record globally, representing the fifth monthly heat record set this year.

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — US judge nixes plan to allow sports betting at New Jersey casinos, tracks ; appeal expected.

  • Muskogee man dies in accident Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Gregory Standifer, 44, was killed Friday afternoon after failing to negotiate a curve, causing his vehicle to strike a cliff face, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

  • Police arrest student after Moore High School evacuated due to threat

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Friday, a school employee notified administrators at Moore High School of an email that had been received threatening harm to students and staff at the school.

  • Court charges two more men in 2009 'Cathouse' killings in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Jonathan Allen Cochran, 35, and Russell Lee Hogshooter, 37, were charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with six counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

  • University of Central Oklahoma police investigate possible armed robbery on campus

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    About 11 p.m. Thursday, a man reportedly armed with a small-caliber revolver approached another man sitting in a parked car near Washington and Ayers streets, according to police. The suspect showed the man the weapon and demanded money, police said.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene and parties, lighting, ice sculptures

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • Muskogee police investigate death of malnourished boy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Police are investigating to determine whether neglect played a role in the death of a 12-year-old boy.

  • House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he has abused his office's authority. Democrats said Obama had acted legally and mocked the case as an unwinnable, politically motivated attack. Legal experts expressed doubts that the GOP would prevail or that the case could be concluded during Obama's presidency. The suit echoed Republican complaints over Obama's Thursday night announcement of executive actions preventing the deportation of 5 million people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally.

  • Champions-only playoff would enhance regular season

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 12 hr ago

    We have an expanded playoff in college football, and now we have lots of clamoring for an even bigger playoff. Eight teams is what we need, said both Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw and Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford. Actually, the best playoff would be a system that includes only conference champions. That would […]

  • House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was con

  • Obama launches sales mission on immigration

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own. "Our immigration system has been broken for a very long time and everybody knows it," he said. "We can't afford it anymore." Speaking at the Las Vegas high school where he launched his drive for Congress to send him an immigration bill, Obama outlined steps he has taken to help millions of people living in the country illegally. The measures are designed to make nearly 5 million of those immigrants eligible for protection from deportation and for wor

  • Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weighed filing a lawsuit. Or trying to block funding for Obama's move. Or advancing immigration measures of their own. But the party was divided, and Obama's veto pen seemed to give him the upper hand.

  • Texas OKs most new history textbooks amid outcry

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation's second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh — capping months of outcry over lessons some academics say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims. The State Board of Education sanctioned 89 books and classroom software packages that more than 5 million public school students will begin using next fall. But it took hours of sometimes testy discussion and left publishers scrambling to make hundreds of last-minute edits, some to no avail. A proposal to delay the vote to allow the board and general public to better check those chan

  • Report: Weather could change OSU-Baylor kickoff time

    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    According to a report from ESPN, Baylor, along with Oklahoma State and Big 12 officials will discuss Friday adjusting the starting time of the OSU at Baylor kickoff based upon Saturday night's forecast, sources said. Severe thunderstorms - which could cause lightning delays - are forecasted for Saturday night, along with a 100 percent chance of rain, according to Weather.com. Among the possibilities, the two schools and the league office will discuss Friday afternoon, would be moving the game to Sunday, sources said. Moving the game to Sunday would be a "last resort," a source said.

  • With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs. After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out Friday, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain, temperatures up to 60 degrees and blocked catch basins. "We are preparing now for more flooding than we've seen in a long, long time," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "We still have that challenge to look forward to." Cuomo said the state was sending in pumps, boats, helicopters and high-axle vehicles that can operate in 4 to 5 feet of water. "If we're lucky we won't need any of it," he said. "

  • White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period. The president's critics and even some labor allies dispute that claim. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers forecasts that as a result of his administrative actions, the gross domestic product would grow by $90 billion, or 0.4 percent, over 10 years, and wages would rise by 0.3 percent by 2024. Obama's actions could spare nearly 5 million immigrants illegally in the U.S. from deportation and make them eligible for work permits. The report aims to counter critics such as Sen.

  • Judge: Missouri police can't stop media recordings

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has issued court orders that prevent Missouri police from stopping media and others from recording officers. The court order follows a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union that said police tried to stop journalists from recording in Ferguson, where protests have been ongoing since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August. The order comes as the public waits for a grand jury decision on whether to indict the officer, who is white. Brown, who was black, was unarmed. Some protests prompted by the shooting have turned violent. Gov. Jay Nixon this week declared a state of emergency preparing for the grand jury announcement. The court order ap