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  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Jimmy Medranda ready to work for Energy FC

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The 20-year-old midfielder, who Sporting Kansas City loaned to Oklahoma City Energy FC on Thursday, will start against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Pribil Stadium.

  • OBU on track to join D-II

    BY CHRIS BRANNICK | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The NCAA Division II Membership Committee has recommended the membership application for Oklahoma Baptist University, the school announced on Friday. OBU now begins a three-stage process of becoming a full NCAA member, including a place in the Great American Conference. OBU has been competing at the NAIA level and has won the last two Learfield Sports Director's Cup trophies as the best overall athletic program in the NAIA. OBU could become a full member of Division II in as early as three years if the completion of the three-stage process goes successfully. OBU will remain in competition with the Sooner Athletic Conference of the NAIA for the 2014-15 school year.

  • Wild horse, burro adoption set in Craig County

    From The Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    VINITA — A wild horse and burro adoption will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Craig County Fairgrounds, 915 E Apperson Road. Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the event features adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the West. Wild horses and burros have virtually no natural predators and their herd sizes can double about every four years. So the Bureau of Land Management periodically removes excess animals from the range to maintain healthy herds and protect other rangeland resources. The agency estimates that more than 40,000 wild horses and burros are roaming on rangelands it manages in 10

  • Tuning in: Saturday, July 12

    | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    SATURDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. OKC at Iowa KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m.

  • Two killed in Enid, Oklahoma, crash early Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    A car collided with a tractor-trailer in northwest Oklahoma early Friday. The car’s driver and a passenger died.

  • Fired worker sues Workers' Compensation Commission

    BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER - Tulsa World | Updated: 8 hr ago

    One of 16 employees who were dismissed from the Workers' Compensation Commission has sued the commission, alleging that she was fired the day she returned following surgery for a work-related injury. The woman may be among the first of many injured workers to discover a clause slipped into the sweeping law that created the commission. All workers in Oklahoma alleging that their employer fired or retaliated against them due to a work-related injury can file a lawsuit only with the Workers' Compensation Commission, not in district court, according to the law. Damages in such suits would be capped at $100,000. Rick Farmer, executive director of the commission, declined to comment on the lawsuit Friday.

  • Oklahoma political consultant described as 'out of control'

    By Nolan Clay | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    An Oklahoma City man accused of selling cocaine to political consultant Chad Alexander called him “out of control.”

  • OKC Thunder notebook: Perry Jones has 20 points in summer league finale

    By Darnell Mayberry | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Jones has 20 points in summer league finale Perry Jones had to get back to having fun. So said Thunder assistant/summer league coach Darko Rajakovic. “The first couple of games I was putting a lot of pressure on myself, telling myself that I have to do well,” said Jones. “And Darko talked to me before (the last) game and he told me that I need to just smile a little more. Just have fun out there. I'm doing something I love to do. Just have fun. Don't put a lot of pressure on myself. And I took what he said and I ran with it.

  • RedHawks drop third straight

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Oklahoma City RedHawks opened their last series before the All-Star break with a 7-4 loss against the Iowa Cubs in a Pacific League Baseball baseball game Friday in front of 10,029 people at Principal Park. The loss was the RedHawks' (48-48) third straight and fifth in six games. Iowa (50-44) starting pitcher Chris Rusin dominated on the mound, throwing seven innings of two-run ball. He stuck out nine and allowed five hits to improve to 7-10 with a 3.87 ERA. Rusin was able to pitch in cruise control because of the Cubs' big second inning. Tied 1-1, the Cubs scored six runs in the bottom of the second, with the big blow coming on

  • Longtime Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board member dies

    From staff reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Currie Ballard, who was about to finish his second full term on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, died this week in his home.

  • Woody Guthrie's life prompts tales to be recorded

    By Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Okemah residents, Guthrie family members and musicians gathered inside the Okfuskee County History Center to casually swap stories about the late, great, songwriting legend.

  • Body found in northeast Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City police are investigating after a body was found near a landfill in northeast Oklahoma City.

  • Bridenstine questions policy of releasing refugee minors to 'appropriate' sponsors

    By GINNIE GRAHAM - Tulsa World | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Government-issued documents and possible fingerprint background checks are conducted on potential sponsors before any undocumented minor held for attempting to cross the border illegally is released from custody. For weeks, media and elected leaders have been asking how a federal agency determines whether a sponsor for a detained undocumented child is an “appropriate and safe placement.” The response from the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration, which has custody of the youth, has been sending people to links on its website. In Congressional hearings, Health and Human Services officials repeat the phrase “appropriate and safe” without much expansion.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for July 12, 2014

    | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oklahomans with hearing impairment to get special alarms.

  • Life beyond epilepsy: Oklahoma girl is seizure-free after brain surgery

    BY JACLYN COSGROVE | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Hermoinee Lorett, 11, underwent an epilepsy surgery that, as best surgeons can tell, has changed her life. For most of her life, the Oklahoma girl has suffered seizures. Since the surgery, she has been seizure free.

  • U.S. Senior Open schedule

    | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    2014 U.S. Senior Open schedule Gates open daily at 7 a.m. Saturday — Third round: Lowest 60 scores, plus ties, from the first two rounds tee off on No. 1 (televised live on NBC from 1:30-5 p.m.). First tee time at 10 a.m. Sunday — Fourth round: Lowest 60 scores, plus ties, from the first two rounds tee off on No. 1 (televised live on NBC from 1:30-5 p.m.). First tee time at 10 a.m.

  • Sports Illustrated's 'Dirty Game' articles spark false-light lawsuit

    By Randy Ellis | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sports Illustrated magazine has been sued — accused of maliciously publishing false information regarding the relationship between Oklahoma State University football athletes and a representative of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

  • OGE Energy Corp. headquarters development team looks at large housing, hotel in Oklahoma City

    By Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The Chicago firm hired to help develop a new headquarters for OGE Energy Corp. is seeking to possibly acquire the south half of the downtown Oklahoma City block for a larger mixed-use project.

  • Eastern Ukrainians flee as army suffers losses

    By YURAS KARMANAU and PETER LEONARD, Associated Press | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    UKRAINE Donetsk — Ukraine's president vowed vengeance in blood after 19 troops were killed in an insurgent rocket attack Friday, and residents of the rebel-held city of Donetsk began fleeing in large numbers for fear of a government siege. The barrage of rocket fire just before sunrise at a base near the Russian border was a devastating setback for government forces, who had seemingly gained the upper hand last weekend when they pushed the pro-Russian fighters out of their stronghold city of Slovyansk. In addition to those killed, 93 soldiers were wounded, the Defense Ministry said.

  • Death toll in Gaza tops 100; rockets fall on Israel

    By ARON HELLER | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    ISRAEL Jerusalem — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and from Lebanon, Israel's prime minister on Friday brushed off a question about cease-fire efforts. There is no end in sight to Israel's effort to halt militant rocket fire, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “I will end it when our goals are realized,” he said. “And the overriding goal is to restore the peace and quiet.” Israel says it launched the offensive Tuesday in response to weeks of rocket fire from Gaza.