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  • Reports: Texas RB Joe Bergeron dismissed from Longhorns

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Texas coach Charlie Strong continues to clean house. Strong has reportedly dismissed running back Joe Bergeron from the team for a "violation of team rules." After missing spring practice, Bergeron was " back in the mix ," according to Strong at Big 12 Media Days. Bergeron was the Longhorns' third-leading rusher last season with 362 yards.

  • Air Canada plane told to circle Tel Aviv airport

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TORONTO (AP) — An Air Canada flight had to circle Tel Aviv's airport for 10 minutes after air traffic control said the conditions needed to be confirmed as safe for landing. Airline spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur said Friday Flight AC84 was advised to circle by Israeli Air Traffic Control shortly before 12 p.m. local time. She says the plane altered its course about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Ben Gurion airport and landed 10 minutes later without incident. She did not say why. Arthur says the return flight to Toronto departed Tel Aviv about two hours later. The airline plans to operate this evening's flight to Tel Aviv. Flights by Air Canada and other airlines to Tel Aviv resumed Thursday after a suspension Tuesday foll

  • Oklahoma food pantries scrambling to meet demand

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    TULSA — Food pantries and shelters across the state are scrambling to meet demand for food and other supplies by the homeless, kids left in the lurch because they don’t have access to free and discounted meals offered when schools are in session and other residents who are down on their luck. Social service workers say supplies like meat and dairy are particularly in demand during the summer months — a period when donations to agencies tend to dip. The Iron Gate soup kitchen and food pantry in downtown Tulsa, for example, fed a record 600-plus people Wednesday. A pastor who operates the pantry at Eagle Heights Christian Center in the eastern Oklahoma town of Dewar says it’s struggling to keep meats, fresh

  • Spavinaw police chief arrested on lewd molestation complaints

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL, Tulsa World | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Spavinaw Police Chief Clarence Gregory Sr. was arrested Thursday morning on lewd molestation complaints, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman.

  • Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys talk extension; deal not close

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The Dallas Cowboys have had several discussions with the agent for receiver Dez Bryant about a lucrative, long-term extension, but the sides are not close to a deal as the team opens training camp. The former OSU receiver b elieves he has earned the right to be among the highest-paid receivers in the league, but he understands he likely will have to wait to cash in with a new contract. Coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance, Bryant is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is due to make $1.78 million this season. "It feels good to know that things are being talked about, but I'm going to let it take care of itself," Bryant told ESPNDallas.com after the Cowboys' first practice of camp Thursday. "I feel like as long as I take care of business on that field, the rest will be taken care of."

  • Second charge to be added against OHP trooper facing DUI

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Sequoyah County prosecutors are adding a charge against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of an on-duty drunken crash that destroyed a patrol boat earlier this month. Joshua Eli Davies had been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence July 9 in the wreck. Davies, 33, was on duty the afternoon of July 3 when he crashed his patrol unit, and the patrol boat attached to it, on Applegate Cove Road south of Sallisaw near the Arkansas River, according to court documents. Sequoyah County First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp said on Thursday that a charge of carrying a firearm while intoxicated — also a misdemeanor — would be added. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Heat advisory in effect in Oklahoma until Saturday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A heat advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The advisory has been issued for western, southern, central and northern parts of the state through Saturday night.

  • Norway: group from Syria en route to commit terror

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria "to carry out an act of terror in the West," adding that Norway has been "concretely named" as the target. Jon Fitje Hoffmann spoke in a live interview with Norwegian broadcaster TV2 on Friday but didn't elaborate further. He was not immediately available for further comment. However, Hans-Joergen Bonnichsen, former operational head of Denmark's intelligence agency, told the AP such information always could be disinformation because those who discuss such plans likely want others to hear. PST said Thursday it had information about an imminent "concrete threat" based on "reliable information.

  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world's most violent nations, to determine whether they qualify for refugee status. Similar in-country screening programs were set up in East Asia after the Vietnam War and in Haiti in the 1990s. The officials cautioned that no final decision on the matter has been made and said the proposal is among a range of ideas the White House is considering.

  • Air Algerie jet with 116 on board crashes in Mali

    Yesterday

    OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, the third major international aviation disaster in a week. The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria's flagship carrier, disappeared from radar less than an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso's capital of Ouagadougou for Algiers. French fighter jets, U.N. peacekeepers and others hunted for the wreckage of the MD-83 in the remote region, where scattered separatist violence may hamper an eventual investigation into what happened. It was found about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a Burkina Faso presid

  • Center of the Universe Festival returns to Tulsa

    By Lacey Lett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa is in its second year and is gaining momentum.

  • Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night. Dr. Lee Silverman, a psychiatrist, was grazed in the temple during the gunfight in his office with patient Richard Plotts, according to Delaware District Attorney Jack Whelan. Whelan identified the caseworker killed Thursday afternoon at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital as Theresa Hunt, 53. Hunt, who was from Philadelphia, had accompanied Plotts to an appointment with Silverman at a psychiatric crisis center next to the hospital in Darby, just southwest of Philadelphia, authorities said.

  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes. They discussed the brain activity and heart rate of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was gasping over and over as witnesses looked on. The judge was concerned that no monitoring equipment showed whether the inmate had brain function, and they talked about whether to stop the execution while it was so far along. But the defense lawyers' pleading on the grounds that Wood could be suffering while strapped to a gurney, breathing in and out and snoring, did no good. Nearly two hours after he'd been sedate

  • Oklahoma CareerTech board names interim director

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Marcie Mack, deputy director and chief operating officer of Oklahoma CareerTech, will lead the department following the resignation of Director Robert Sommers.

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to be found a full week after the plane went down — underlining concerns about the halting and chaotic recovery effort at the sprawling site spread across farmland in eastern Ukraine. Armed separatists control the area and have hindered access by investigators. All 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — most of them Dutch citizens — were killed when the plane was shot down on July 17. U.

  • Oklahoma grand jury calls for removal of Greer County court clerk

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Oklahoma’s grand jury has accused Greer County Court Clerk Sandy Hopingardner of willful neglect of duty. They are asking that Hopingardner be removed from office.

  • OKC Thunder: Josh Huestis' agent proposed delaying rookie contract

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The Thunder selected Stanford's Josh Huestis with the No. 29 pick in this year's draft, a spot where players normally receive immediate guaranteed contracts for two seasons with two team option years thereafter. But i n this case the Thunder are sending Huestis to their D-League affiliate for a year to play on a significantly reduced salary -- an estimated $25,000 instead of $750,000 -- with the potential of starting the standard NBA rookie contract a year or two later.  This arrangement wasn't the Thunder's call alone. In fact, Huestis' agent Mitchell Butler tells SB Nation that the player's camp proposed it during the pre-draft process.   "This was the perfect team and the perfect storm," he said. "This isn't for everyone."

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and children's clothing scattered in the courtyard. Palestinian officials blamed Israel for the shelling, which wounded dozens and came on the deadliest day so far of the current round of fighting. However, the Israeli military said the school "was not a target in any way" and raised the possibility the compound was hit by Hamas rockets.

  • Muskogee police arrest teen in shooting death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Muskogee police have a juvenile in custody in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday morning.

  • Man wrecks stolen car then steals and crashes car of witness, Oklahoma City police report

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City police say Matthew Davis wrecked a stolen car and then stole and wrecked the car of a witness who stopped to help him.