• OU golfer, Hobart native Brad Dalke fires record-setting round at Junior PGA Championship

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 min ago

    Oklahoma native Brad Dalke seized the lead in the boys division of the Junior PGA Championship with a record 9-under 62 on Tuesday. Dalke owns a six-shot lead at the halfway point of the tournament in Bryan, Texas.   The Hobart native's second-round performance not only made up for the two-shot deficit he faced overnight, but it set a Junior PGA Championship single-round record and the established a new course mark for Miramont Country Club. At 12-under, he leads the Championship by six strokes over Kaiwen Lui of San Diego. The single-round Championship record (63) that Dalke trumped today was shared by Pat Perez (1993) and Chris Couch (1990).

  • Appellate court upholds dismissal of Oklahoma license plate lawsuit

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 min ago

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a Bethany pastor's lawsuit over the Native American imagery on Oklahoma license plates. The image on standard Oklahoma plates depicts an American Indian shooting an arrow. Pastor Keith Cressman, pastor of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Bethany, filed a lawsuit in November 2011 contending the image on the license plate is based on the "Sacred Rain Arrow" by sculptor Allen Houser. That statue was inspired by the story of an Apache warrior who shot a sacred arrow carrying his tribe's prayer for rain. Cressman argued the image contains a religious message contrary to his Christian beliefs. The appellate court rejected Cressman's

  • Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

    Updated: 11 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case. Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area woman, died by what authorities say was suicide in her Waller County jail cell on July 13. Her family and others previously questioned that, and criticized the trooper who stopped her for failing to signal a lane change. "The bottom line is she never should have been inside the jail cell. Period," Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, said at a news conference.

  • Oklahoma City Council approves construction of first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center

    William Crum | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Work will begin soon on the first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to begin construction, approving a $9.2 million contract to build the long-awaited center. The project is about two years behind schedule, largely a result of setbacks in finding a community partner to run the center. A nonprofit, Healthy Living & […]

  • Oklahoma State places three walk-ons on scholarship

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced Tuesday that he's placed walk-on players Blake Jarwin, Brad Lundblade and Chad Whitener on scholarship beginning with the 2015-16 academic year. Jarwin, a junior tight end from Tuttle, caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown last season. Lundblade, a sophomore center from Argyle, Texas, was forced into action as a true freshman last year, playing seven games and starting against Baylor. Whitener, a sophomore linebacker, redshirted last season after transferring from California.

  • OFFICE SPACE: McClendon proposes glass office building for Nichols Hills

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 41 min ago

    Aubrey McClendon wants to build an $11.7-million, five-story glass office building in Nichols Hills. The building, proposed for 6403 NW Grand Blvd., would house McClendon's personal business offices.

  • Devon Energy posts $2.8 billion loss in second quarter

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Adjusted earnings for Oklahoma City energy giant beat analysts' expectations.

  • Uetake pays tribute to Rodericks

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Myron Roderick was one of the all-time great Cowboys. Let’s see. If you count athletic career, coaching career and administrative career, Roderick has to be the most accomplished figure in OSU athletics history. Roderick was a three-time NCAA champion wrestler, 1954-56 (and also was a three-year letterman as a tennis player). In the 1956 Olympics, Roderick placed fourth. Then Roderick started coaching the Cowboys, won an NCAA title at age 23 in 1957 and in 13 seasons won seven national titles. In 1969, Roderick became executive director of the U.S. Wrestling Federation. Then Roderick was the OSU athletic director from 1983-90. He was AD when the Cowboys made one of the two most important hires in their sports

  • VIDEO: Blake Griffin teasing Space Jam 2 in new Jordan commercial?

    Updated: 50 min ago

    Add Blake Griffin to the "Space Jam 2" hype. Rumors have been swirling about LeBron James being at the center of a sequel to the hit mid-90s Michael Jordan movie. But what other NBA players could potentially join him? In the Jordan Brand video entitled "The Dunk to End All Dunks," Griffin take on Warner Bros. cartoon character Marvin the Martian in an over-the-top dunk contest. The video is to promote the new Jordan SuperFly 4 ... and possibly Griffin's inclusion in the next film. We'll see. For now, enjoy another solid commercial from the former OU All-American.

  • WATCH: Drone footage of MAPS 3 whitewater park construction

    bill crum | Updated: 52 min ago

    What does the MAPS 3 whitewater park construction look like these days?  Watch the video above to see some drone aerial footage of the park.  Program Manager David Todd updated the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday on the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvements whitewater rafting and kayaking channel.

  • APNewsBreak: Suspect in courthouse shooting had felony assault charge pending, official says

    Updated: 52 min ago

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — APNewsBreak: Suspect in courthouse shooting had felony assault charge pending, official says.

  • Kermit and Miss Piggy break up after 40 years of Muppet love

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    It is a sad day in the 'Muppet' world. After 40-years together, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have decided to end their relationship.

  • Multiple buildings on fire in downtown Hinton

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Firefighters are battling a large fire in Hinton, Oklahoma, Tuesday afternoon.

  • Carrie Underwood shares a new baby Isaiah photo

    BY RITA SHERROW, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Carrie Underwood has given fans another glimpse of baby son Isaiah on Instagram. While performing at a concert at Washington State's Watershed Festival Sunday, she shared the photo of husband Mike Fisher and their 4-month-old baby looking out the window of her tour bus, reported popsugar.com . The caption read: "My boys . . . checking out the world through the bus window."

  • Hillary Clinton to miss AFL-CIO Iowa candidate forum

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The campaign cited a "scheduling conflict."

  • Former OHP trooper sentenced in DUI crash that destroyed patrol boat

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    SALLISAW — A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving last year after causing about $65,000 in damage to a patrol vehicle, boat and trailer during a collision while on-duty pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors Friday. Joshua Eli Davies, 34, received a two-year deferred sentence on charges of driving under the influence, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and transporting an open container of liquor, court records updated Tuesday show. He was ordered to pay a $300 fine and $125 to the victims' compensation fund plus court costs, as well as complete a drug and alcohol assessment, Judge Matthew Orendorff decided during the Friday court appearance. Davies was a trooper for eight years before resigning on Aug. 26 of last year after being suspended with pay upon his arrest, according to Tulsa World archives.

  • Attorneys say security guard who shot Tulsa man was under influence of drugs

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Attorneys representing the family of Monroe Bird III, who died last month after being shot and paralyzed by a security guard outside an area apartment complex, said a toxicology report showed the guard was under influence of drugs. Gathered inside a downtown Tulsa law office on Tuesday, attorneys Benjamin Crump and Damario Solomon-Simmons, cited a toxicology report that indicated Ricky Stone had 6.8 nanograms of marijuana in his system when he shot Bird on Feb. 4 during an encounter at Deerfield Estates Apartments, 8812 S. Delaware Place, after Bird allegedly attempted to back a car into him. "We have a hard time understanding why the (Tulsa County) District Attorney's Office is not looking at this information like we are," Solomon-Simmons said.  "We know Ricky Stone was intoxicated the night he unjustly shot Monroe Bird."

  • VIDEO: Kelby Tomlinson gets first MLB hit; wife celebrates in stands

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Elgin's own Kelby Tomlinson picked up his first MLB hit in his first career at-bat Monday night, sending his father-in-law and wife into celebration in the stands. Tomlinson, who was picked by the San Francisco Giants out of Texas Tech in 2011, came on as a pinch hitter in the top of the 12th against the Atlanta Braves with the score tied 9-9. Tomlinson lined a 1-1 fastball up the middle for a single. Tomlinson's wife, Tiffany, told the San Jose Mercury News she was so excited she "wanted to throw up."

  • Delta Airlines won't ship exotic animal trophies

    Matt Patterson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Delta Airlines has joined a group of foreign carriers who will no longer ship trophies from big game hunters. The move is a response to the outcry over the killing of Cecil, an African lion who was illegally lured off a preserve in Zimbabwe and shot (poorly) with an arrow by a Minnesota dentist who has now been publicly shamed into hiding and may face criminal charges here, and also in Zimbabwe over what now seems like a poorly chosen vacation. This story is a great example of the force social media can bring to bear on things the public doesn't like. This is one of those things. The court of public opinion has spoken loudly and it does not like big game hunting or dentists who shoot lions. Not one little bit.

  • Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

    Published: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    ESPN.com unearths little-known facts about one of baseball's most famous scuffles -- the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura mismatch of Aug. 4, 1993. It's an unforgettable moment for baseball fans. Ryan, then 46, hit Ventura with a pitch that sent the former Oklahoma State standout charging to the mound to confront Ryan. The Hall of Famer, in his 27th and final season in the major leagues, put Ventura in a headlock and starting pummeling him with punches. ESPN's Thomas Neumann offers 13 things to know about the scuffle on its 22nd anniversary.