• Broken Arrow Blue Bell plant resumes operation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Texas-based Blue Bell said production at the Broken Arrow plant will be on a limited basis as the company seeks to confirm that new procedures, facility enhancements, and employee training have been effective.

  • Media notes: Former OU linebacker Brian Bosworth is featured in Fox Sports' college football advertising campaign

    By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The television spots featuring Bosworth, Eric Dickerson and William Perry, in which they rebuke so-called fans for their disobedience, will run on multiple Fox networks.

  • High school sports: Capitol Hill, U.S. Grant bumped up in new OSSAA ADM

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A change in the average daily membership Tuesday bumped Capitol Hill to Class 6A and also bumped U.S. Grant up a class in football for the next two years. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the official ADM after a near month-long delay due to an appeal from Claremore based on the participation of Emerson High School student-athletes at other Oklahoma City schools in the past. Now settled, Capitol Hill moves to Class 6A and U.S. Grant moves to Class 6A Division I for football while Claremore drops to Class 5A and Enid remains in Class 6A Division II in football. Football and baseball districts will not be approved until next week's board meeting.

  • Seven former local standouts named OBU football captains

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Eight players were recently named football team captains for Oklahoma Baptist University, with seven of them being from local high schools. Junior offensive line Zach Clark of Westmoore, senior defensive lineman Kimes Gilbert of Southmoore, junior quarterback Cooper Koons of Tuttle, senior running back Dawson Myers of Cushing, senior linebacker Brynden Pitzer of Edmond North, junior defensive lineman Gage Wimer of Blanchard and junior quarterback Blake Woodard of Newcastle were all elected by their teammates along with Searcy, Ark., native Dez Stegall. It is the third year for Gilbert to be voted a captain along with the second year for both Koons and Woodard. OCU opens its season at 11 a.m. Saturday against Harding

  • Beware of the MAC: The Mid-American Conference teams play football with a chip on their shoulder

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The MAC, the league with a chip on its shoulder, lives to knock off a team from one of the prestigious leagues with much more exposure and resources.

  • Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition. Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware on Tuesday became the 32nd and 33rd senators to announce support for the deal, just one shy of the 34 votes needed to uphold an Obama veto of Republican legislation aimed at blocking the agreement. "This agreement will substantially constrain the Iranian nuclear program for its duration, and compared with all realistic alternatives, it is the best option available to us at this time," Casey said in a statement.

  • Limber Limbs release new single "You Know It" (Middle of Nowhere Debut)

    Nathan Poppe | Updated: 3 hr ago

    It takes a certain amount of ambition to be an export of Stillwater.  From the country roots of Garth Brooks and the Red Dirt Rangers to the more recent indie favorites such as Other Lives, DEERPEOPLE and Colourmusic, it's a been a strange oasis of popular, ambitious talents. So where does a rock act like Limber Limbs fit in?  I'd start researching with a listen to the band's first single off of its proper full-length LP, "Retrospection." The self-released effort will see a vinyl, cd and digital release Nov. 10. Ben Bowlware (vocals/guitar), Derek Moore (bass) and Robert Riggs (drums) relocated to Oklahoma City in 2012 and drastically shifted its sound along the way. Gone

  • Daily business Q&A

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A question and answer session with Courtney K. Warmington.

  • Yahoo CEO to give birth to twins while tackling turnaround

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is going to give birth to twins while trying to deliver a long-promised turnaround at the struggling Internet company. The identical twin girls are expected to be born in December, according to an announcement Mayer posted on her blog late Monday. As she did after having a son nearly three years ago, Mayer plans to take a brief break from her Yahoo job instead of taking full advantage of a company benefit providing 16 weeks of paid leave for mothers. The circumstances around Mayer's pregnancy this time are much different than her first one. Mayer, 40, had only been at Yahoo for a few months back then, and there were still high hopes that she would be able to revive Ya

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Wednesday, September 2

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    WEDNESDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. — Iowa at OKC — KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. — N.Y. Yankees at Boston — MLBN (Cox 264) 7 p.m. — Detroit at Kansas City — Cox 77/FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m. — Washington at St. Louis — ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m. — Texas at San Diego — FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560 9 p.m. — San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers — KTOK-AM 1000 TENNIS Noon — U.S. Open — ESPN (Cox 29) 5 p.m. — U.S. Open — ESPN2 (Cox 28) WNBA 2:30 p.m.

  • OSU vs. Central Michigan: Mid-American Conference schools get by with less

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    No Mid-American school ranks in the top 70 in athletic revenue among Division I-A schools. Here are the MAC athletic revenues, including school subsidies, from the USA Today's 2014 survey. As a gauge, OU ranked seventh nationally with revenues of $129.2 million, and OSU ranked 11th at $117.8 million: School — Revenues — Subsidy UMass — $33.8M — $26.4M Akron — $32.7M — $22.6M  Buffalo — $31.2M — $23.9M  Eastern Michigan — $30.1M — $25.1M  Miami-Ohio — $29.3M — $21.1M  Central Michigan — $29.2M — $21.6M  Western Michigan — $28.9M — $28.0M  Ohio U. — $27.7M — $18.4M  Northern Illinois — $27.0M — $18.3M  Kent State — $24.9M —

  • OSU vs. Central Michigan: With a chip on their shoulders, Mid-American teams have become known for pulling upsets.

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Upsetting an opponent from a big-money league has become a MAC calling card. In the 15 seasons of the 2000s, the MAC has 51 victories over power-conference foes. That's an average of 3.4 per season. Among their victims: Alabama, Penn State, Iowa and Michigan State: 2014: Central Michigan 38-17 at Purdue 2014: Akron 21-10 at Pitt 2014: Bowling Green 45-42 vs. Indiana 2014: Northern Illinois 23-15 at Northwestern 2013: Northern Illinois at Iowa 30-27 2013: Northern Illinois at Purdue 55-24 2013: Ball State 48-27 at Virginia 2012: Ball State 41-39 at Indiana 2012: Kent State 35-23 at Rutgers 2012: Ohio 24-14 at Penn State 2012: Central Michigan 32-31 at Iowa 2012:

  • OSU vs. Central Michigan: Mid-American Conference long has been a market for power-conference schools

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The Mid-American Conference long has been a breeding ground for coaches wishing to jump to a more prestigious conference.

  • Tsubaki has Kobe beef so you should probably go get some

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A quick note to let you know Tsubaki Sushi & Hibachi, 5900 W Memorial Road, is currently carrying Kobe beef. I stopped by earlier this week for lunch and was treated by chef Henry Yang, who sent out a succulent selection of Kobe slices delicately topped with green onion. The beef is tender and lush — totally worth the trip to the corner of N MacArthur and W Memorial Road. The restaurant doesn’t always carry Kobe, so hustle by to give it a try. For classic sushi rolls (not the kind rolled in rice and slathered in orange mayonnaise), Tsubaki has been my favorite place for going on two years. Tsubaki does offer outstanding specialty rolls, and a visit without eating the ultra-simple but highly addictive

  • POLL: How many high school football games will you attend this season?

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  • OSU football notebook: Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush to make 24th straight start

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State's week-one opponent might be overmatched on paper, but Central Michigan will feature a quarterback with far more experience than the Cowboys' returning passer. Junior Cooper Rush will make his 24th-consecutive start Thursday night against OSU while Cowboy quarterback Mason Rudolph, a sophomore, will be making his fourth start. “We've got to be smart, play smart, that's always the key,” Rush said. “Don't beat yourself, and you have a chance to beat anybody. That's just how football is everywhere. The team that makes the least amount of mistakes usually comes out on top.

  • Is The Drake the Goodest Egg So Far?

    Dave Cathey | Updated: 4 hr ago

    With the opening of The Drake Seafood and Oysterette, Keith and Heather Paul’s mastery of the restaurant business has become conspicuous. The principals behind A Good Egg Dining Group, they began with Cheever’s Cafe. They purchased the former home of Cheever’s Flowers and turned it into an upscale neighborhood restaurant that is one of the city’s toughest places to find a seat on the weekends. From there, they added Iron Star Urban BBQ, Red Primesteak, Republic Gastropub and Tucker’s Onion Burgers. Each concept seemed to build in stature on the last. Then came Kitchen No. 324, which appeared a quantum leap in style, flavors and execution.

  • Police find hatchet, protective gear in house where Bever family members were slain

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Newly released search warrants reveal police recovered multiple weapons and various items of protective gear from the house where five Broken Arrow family members were fatally stabbed in July. In the warrant filed Monday in Tulsa County District Court, detectives indicated a hatchet, knife, darts and a surgical knife blade were found inside the home where Robert Bever, 18, and his 16-year-old brother Michael reportedly killed their parents and three of their siblings late July 22. The warrant also states detectives seized Kevlar knit sleeves, a balaclava hood, a neck protector, a black mask and shin guards. Additionally, officers recovered wallets, packages, a black case, gloves, a digital storage card, documents, a purse, credit cards, a book of maps and wireless cameras, according to the document.

  • ConocoPhillips plans to cut 10 percent of its workforce

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Energy company ConocoPhillips, which has already cut 1,000 jobs this year, says it will eliminate around 1,810 more positions following a plunge that took oil prices to their lowest levels in years. The company said Tuesday it is eliminating 10 percent of its workforce. The biggest proportion of the job cuts will be in North America. ConocoPhillips plans to eliminate more than 500 jobs in Houston, where it is based. In a statement, ConocoPhillips said it's making the cuts because the energy industry is in a "dramatic downturn." ConocoPhillips had 18,100 employees on June 30. Oil prices have plunged because of a supply glut that built up as production increased and growth in the global economy slo

  • Tuttle, Davis to split admission from Week Zero game

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Last week’s Week Zero game between Tuttle and Davis was originally scheduled to be a scrimmage, but after each team lost an opponent this season the school’s turned it into a game. Now, both schools are reaping the benefit of that. Tuttle athletic director Bobby Odam said the school will split the net profit from admission with Davis. “One of us was going to be void of our fifth home game and we’re not in a year of the two-year cycle that I can return the favor next year,” Odam said. “Since I couldn’t repeat the favor it was only fair to split so both of us would get some benefit of playing it.” Tuttle won the game 31-14, snapping Davis’ 30-game win streak.