• See if OG&E power's been restored to your area

    Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    OG&E's website has a map set up to display all current power outages, including an estimated time for restoration.  As of 2:30 p.m. Sunday, many of the outages marked on the map lacked an estimate, but restoration estimates are expected for Sunday afternoon, according to OG&E. Head here to view the map.

  • Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands

    Updated: 26 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris. The nearly two-week conference comes more than two weeks after the Paris attacks. A state of emergency was imposed in France after the carnage, and marches have been banned. But violence quickly erupted between French riot police and a group of several hundred at a major square in Paris that was the site of a peaceful demonstration earlier. Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters throwing projectiles. An organizer of the rallies, Avaaz, said that early estimates of marchers around the globe show 570,000 people marched in 175 countr

  • OSU Football: Big Game James Hits Mark

    john helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    When Cowboys receiver James Washington streaked 72 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, the sophomore passed the 1,000-yard mark receiving for the season. “It just shows that I guess hard work pays off,” Washington said. “I work hard in practice all the time. I do what the coaches tell me to do. And I just try to do what I can to help my team win, really. That’s what it comes down to.” Washington entered the game with 908 yards receiving, then led the Cowboys with seven catches for 169 yards. He became the first OSU receiver to reach that mark since Josh Stewart in 2012. “I never kept up with any numbers,” Washington said. “I just try to win, every game.

  • Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish premier: Turkey, EU paying price for 'failure' of UN system to deal with Syria crisis.

  • Quiz about Oklahoma City's downtown churches

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Think you know all about the churches that will be part of the "Downtown Holiday Historic Church Tour"? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

  • Turkish prime minister says EU summit 'has re-energized' accession process for his country

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish prime minister says EU summit 'has re-energized' accession process for his country.

  • Downtown Church quiz answers

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Answers to the quiz about churches in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • 'Hunger Games' beats 'Good Dinosaur,' 'Creed' at box office

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite some mighty competition, Katniss and her crew dominated the box office once again. "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2" held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top "The Good Dinosaur" and "Creed," which both debuted Wednesday, according to Rentrak estimates on Sunday. The fourth and final installment in Lionsgate's highly successful series has grossed $198.3 million to date. Audiences had their pick of genres over the crowded Thanksgiving weekend. Disney and Pixar's animated dinosaur movie took second place, bringing in $39.2 million Friday through Sunday, while "Creed," a new entry into the Rocky Balboa canon, came in third with $30.1

  • Downtown Oklahoma City churches to display architecture, history

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The historic houses of worship on downtown Oklahoma City's "Church Row," along with several other holy houses will be featured in the "Downtown Holiday Historic Church Tour and Holiday Concert" set for Dec. 6.

  • OSU Football: Gundy Stresses Perspective

    john helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The 58-23 final score put a damper on the night and dashed, early, hopes of a Big 12 championship that surged to life when TCU knocked off Baylor Friday night. The Cowboys have now lost two games in a row, too, after a 10-0 start, falling to Baylor and Oklahoma. So some shine is coming off the Cowboys. Gundy said he hopes his players will maintain perspective on what they have accomplished, rather than what they did not late in the season. “Tonight, I was disappointed because the score and the way it ended will take away some from the players and what they were able to accomplish this year,” Gundy said. “Selfishly, being the coach of these guys, they lost to two teams that are ranked

  • Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save. The last time that the nations of the world struck a binding agreement to fight global warming was 1997, in Kyoto, Japan. As leaders gather for a conference in Paris on Monday to try to do more, it's clear things have changed dramatically over the past 18 years. Some differences can be measured: degrees on a thermometer, trillions of tons of melting ice, a rise in sea level of a couple of inches. Epic weather disasters, including punishing droughts, killer heat waves and monster storms, have plagued Earth. As a result, climate change is seen as a more urgent and concrete problem than it was last time.

  • 'No more baby parts': Reclusive suspect's words draw focus

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a desolate stretch of land in rural Colorado where he lived. Now, it's his words that are drawing the most attention as police try to discern his motivations for a shooting attack they say he carried out Friday at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs that killed three people, including a police officer. After his arrest, Dear, 57, said "no more baby parts," according to a law enforcement official, who could not elaborate and spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. Planned Parenthood cited witnesses as saying the gunman was moti

  • OSU FOOTBALL: Ogbah's Senior Night?

    john helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Going back to the preseason, Cowboys junior Emmanuel Ogbah seemed destined for a jump to the NFL. At Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, he even allowed a slip, while talking about mentoring a young group of backups. “I help in those areas,” Ogbah said. “And they realize they need to step up, because there are other guys who are leaving soon. Guys like Jarrell Owens, he knows he has to step up to the plate next year when I’m… well, when I’m gone.” Saturday, Ogbah made his move official, taking part in Senior Night festivities at Boone Pickens Stadium. The defensive end, the reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, is having a strong season, leading the Big 12 in

  • Ice storm ends with more than 70,000 without power

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    An ice storm which has crippled power to thousands of people ended Sunday morning, with rain expected the rest of the day and the possibility of more on Monday.

  • OSU football: Cowboys Kevin Peterson says 'we don't want to go out like that'

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma State defensive back Kevin Peterson played his final game inside Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday in the Cowboys' 58-23 loss to Oklahoma. The Wagoner native talked about his career at Oklahoma State after the game. Q: Can you reflect on your career at OSU? A: It's been amazing. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. It's been the best four years of my life, and I've met some of the best friends I'll ever have here so I have no regrets for coming here. What was it like to hear your name on Senior Night? It just hit me all at once. I usually just bottle it up, but it just kind of hit me. I was walking out there, and I knew my parents were going to be there, seeing the same thing I see for the first time.

  • Mark Richt is out as Georgia football coach

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt is out as Georgia football coach.

  • Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, Israel's defense minister said Sunday as tensions continued to flare between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish troops downed a Russian warplane. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said the plane entered about a mile (1.5 kilometers) into Israeli airspace by "mistake" and immediately turned around back to Syria when the Russians were notified. For two months, Russia has been carrying out airstrikes to support Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERGEN, Norway (AP) — The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe. Now with a change in local government here and in the capital, Oslo, there is an appetite to use radical policies to curb the alarming number of Norwegians who die from heroin overdoses each year. Alongside traditional replacement therapies, such as methadone, the new left-wing local leaders want to use a medical form of injectable heroin to treat the most at-risk users.

  • 'Old Phartz' call Cherokee deer camp home for days, for decades

    BY KELLY BOSTIAN, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Search, spiritually, somewhere between the sweet hot air of a ridiculous laugh aromatically seasoned with homemade wine or beer and the heart string that connects a lump in the throat to the mist-maker behind an old man’s eye and you may find the place of a hunter’s dreams. It’s called a deer camp. The place I found early this week is loaded with characters and stories. Enough to fill a couple of books.

  • Grove woman's actions helped save family when SUV swept into creek

    BY SHEILA STOGSDIL, Tulsa World correspondent | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    AFTON — A Grove mother’s quick actions helped rescue her three children and grandmother after her SUV was swept off a road Friday afternoon in Ottawa County. Britta Franck, 25, was driving a Yukon XL around 1 p.m. with her 72-year-old grandmother, June Nolan, of Wichita, Kansas, and Franck’s three sons, Miguel, 6, Arturo, 3, and Devin, 1, all of Wichita. The plan was to go from Grove and hook up with the Will Rogers Turnpike. However, a bridge northeast of Grove was under construction, and Franck’s GPS redirected her to a rural road, she said.