• Oklahoma woman dies in Osage County crash

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Rhoda Marie Dingman, 46, of Wynona, died Monday after a crash on an Osage County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma football: Keith Ford's suspension thins depth at running back

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 35 min ago

    Monday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced that Ford was suspended from the team indefinitely for both academic and team rules violations. Ford was removed from the Sooners’ roster and seems unlikely to rejoin the team anytime soon.

  • Nation | World briefs, March 31

    Updated: 40 min ago

    Nation | World briefs, March 31

  • Correction

    Updated: 42 min ago

    SETTING IT STRAIGHT THURSDAY A photo caption mis identified members of the family of fallen Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Nicholas Dees. Members of his family pictured viewing a portrait of the officer are, from left, Sandra Smith Rudisill, his mother-in-law, who is holding Dees' daughter Piper, 2; Brandi Dees, the widow of Nicholas Dees; daughter Claire Dees, 8; and Shelly and Mike Russell, the trooper's mother and stepfather.

  • University of Oklahoma team wins law school competition

    Provided by Widener University, School of Law | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Three OU law students won the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition

  • Christian ministry leaders to present forums in metro

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Christian apologists Michael Ramsden and Stuart McAllister will present several open forums and question-and-answer sessions discussing religious intolerance, business integrity and ethics, and meaning and hope Tuesday and Wednesday in the Oklahoma City metro.

  • Leaves of absence create challenges for employers and their health plans

    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    McAfee’s Brandon Long recommends employers have a written leave of absence policy that maps out how to comply with the myriad of laws that might be triggered by various types of leaves of absence.

  • Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board director selected

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Van Guillotte, former Oklahoma Highway Patrol chief, was selected Monday to be the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board director.

  • Oklahoma Watch: State pays companies to preserve existing jobs

    By Warren Vieth, Oklahoma Watch | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma Watch: Since 2006, nine companies have collected $20 million in payments from Oklahoma for preserving existing jobs.

  • Oklahoma City firefighters, city reach tentative deal on new contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters will get an across-the-board raise of slightly less than 1 percent.

  • 'Free' money creating budget problems in Oklahoma, elsewhere

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    NEW state government spending is often authorized to get “free” federal matching funds. Proponents of such money-grabbing government expansions should note what happens after Oklahoma takes the bait: That free money inevitably gets yanked away, and state tax dollars must then make up the difference. This is playing out in ways both big and small at the Oklahoma Capitol this year. Currently, state taxpayers pony up $2.9 million to subsidize Amtrak's Heartland Flyer. But next year, state lawmakers will have to find $3.2 million because the federal subsidy provided to the state was reduced.

  • Oklahoma news briefs

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for March 31

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for March 31

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $33.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 16: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Opal No. 2810 2-32H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 32-28N-10W; 370.74 barrels oil per day 1,035,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,910. Garfield: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Sara No. 2406 1-30H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 30-24N-06W; 173.19 barrels oil per day 163,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,261. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Taylor No.

  • YMCA opens its third location in downtown Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the opening.

  • Oklahoma House committee stops bill on reporting teacher misconduct

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma Rep. Scott Biggs’ legislation aimed to ensure teachers fired for serious accusations, such as rape, can’t keep that information secret when applying to a new school district. The bill failed in a House committee after the Senate passed it.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for March 31

    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for March 31, 2015

  • Apple CEO calls 'religious objection' laws dangerous

    | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says “religious objection” bills under consideration “have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”

  • Oklahoma City hosts Creativity World Forum at Civic Center

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The event, which features a variety of speakers and workshops focused on creativity, runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker Ave.

  • Why did 2 men dressed as women steal car, ram police SUV at NSA?

    By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    MARYLAND FORT MEADE — Two men dressed as women smashed a stolen car into a police vehicle after they disobeyed commands at the closely guarded gates of the National Security Agency on Monday, prompting police to open fire. One of the men died, the other was injured and a police officer also was taken to a hospital. Details remained unclear hours later. Initial images from the scene showed emergency workers loading the uniformed officer into an ambulance. Nearby were a dark-colored SUV and an SUV emblazoned with “NSA Police,” both heavily damaged.

  • Indiana lawmakers try to quiet uproar about latest law

    By TOM DAVIES | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an “Indy Welcomes All” campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance. Republican legislative leaders said they are working on adding language to the religious-objections law to make it clear that the measure does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. As signed by Pence last week, the measure prohibits state laws that “substantially burden” a person's ability to follow his or her religious beliefs.