• Class B boys basketball: No. 4 Forgan holds on to knock off No. 2 Lookeba-Sickles

    Scott Wright | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Lookeba-Sickles did everything it could to take Forgan’s best player, Chandler Bryer, out of the game Friday night — and succeeded considerably. But the rest of the fourth-ranked Forgan Bulldogs, especially guard Cody Mathews, picked up the slack to carry Forgan to its fourth Class B state championship game in the last five seasons. Mathews […]

  • Science Confirms That Men Are The More Narcissistic Sex

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    It turns out there's a reason your male boss is so obsessed with himself: Society hardwired him to act that way. In a provocative new study published in the March issue of the journal Psychological Bulletin, psychologists at the University at Buff...

  • Oklahoma basketball: A hard-working mom influenced the Sooners' Buddy Hield

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 27 min ago

    Jackie Swann worked multiple jobs when her children were young. She worked in sales, cooked lunch and has long been a housekeeper.

  • Natural gas storage slides with cold temperatures

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: 37 min ago

    Continued cold weather throughout much of the country led to another big storage drawdown this week, but supply levels remain strong for this time of year.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Russell Westbrook takes blame for team failures

    By Darnell Mayberry | Updated: 49 min ago

    The continued maturation of Russell Westbrook isn’t revealing itself only on the court during his sensational stretch of basketball. It’s also showing up in the locker room.

  • Class B boys basketball: Fort Cobb-Broxton's hot shooters down Southwest Covenant

    Scott Wright | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Greyden Steinmetz has been watching state tournament games at State Fair Arena since he was a kindergartener. He watched both of his older brothers win state titles for Fort Cobb-Broxton at the Big House. And on Saturday, he’ll get his chance to play for one. Steinmetz had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Cameron Hines […]

  • Hinton resident dies in Canadian County accident

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    A Hinton resident, whose name is being withheld due to age, was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Canadian County on Thursday afternoon, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City fire officials release damage estimate in Stockyards City blaze

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The cause of Thursday’s fire is undetermined but fire officials estimated there was more than $425 thousand dollars in damage to two businesses.

  • Video: Carrie Underwood launches videos for new athletic leisure clothing line Calia by Carrie Underwood

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    New mom and country music superstar Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, should have no problem finding athletic wear to work off that baby weight. Underwood’s new workout line, Calia by Carrie Underwood, lands at Dick’s Sporting Goods this week, reports my excellent colleague Linda Miller. She joins designers Elie Tahari, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, […]

  • Ginnie Graham: Oklahoma fourth worst state to live for a woman

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    What is it about Oklahoma that it can't seem to lift out of bad ratings for support of women and youth? Online lists are common and some aren't worth more than a 2-second pause after the click of a mouse. Some intrigue - or outrage - me enough to give a complete read. One out this week by WalletHub places Oklahoma as the 48th best state for women, meaning it's the fourth worst. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    CENTRAL Arcadia: No report submitted. Draper: March 2. Elevation above normal, water 39 and stained. Crappie slow on minnows around brush structure. Report submitted by Chad Strang, game warden stationed in Cleveland County. Hefner: March 3. Elevation below normal, water 39-43 and clear. Crappie fair on minnows and pink, chartreuse and orange jigs at 20-30 ft. along riprap […]

  • Class B Girls Basketball: Lomega gets measure of revenge against Erick

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Lomega girls head basketball coach Kevin Lewallen still feels the pain of a double-overtime loss in the state championship game two years ago to Erick. On Friday afternoon at State Fair Arena, the pain of that game eased just a little. Lomega hit critical free throws down the stretch and survived two missed shots by […]

  • Coyle's Shilah Young is nice off the basketball court but tenacious come game time

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    The thing that’s gotten Coyle to championship Saturday is tenacity. Both wins at state have been in overtime, including a 59-51 thriller against Fort Cobb-Broxton on Friday. No one in Coyle blue is more tenacious than Young.

  • Former oil executive in Oklahoma deal sued by SEC for insider trading while with another oil company

    BY ROD WALTON, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    A former executive with a Houston energy firm that bought Oklahoma oil and gas assets from a Tulsa company last year has been sued again by federal regulators in an alleged insider trading scheme involving one of his earlier employers. Gary Williky, who was Petro River Oil Corp.’s executive vice president as of a July 2014 Tulsa World story, is charged with nine counts by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He was dismissed from Petro River shortly after that deal was announced. None of the federal counts has anything to do with that company nor its Tulsa transactions. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Arrest made in Oklahoma City shooting death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police Friday released the name of a man who was shot and died after an apparent robbery attempt at his home Thursday afternoon. A 21-year-old man was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a murder complaint. A second suspect who also was shot during the robbery attempt remained hospitalized Friday.

  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University anglers take lead in bass tourney

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    From B.A.S.S. reports NATCHITOCHES, La. — Post-frontal conditions couldn’t stop Dwight Camp and Jonathan Furlong of Southeastern Oklahoma State University from rallying on Day 2 to bring in the biggest bag of the day weighing 17-8. Their catch helped Camp and Furlong take the lead of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional presented by […]

  • Oklahoma State women's basketball Q&A: Brittney Martin and the Cowgirls prepare for Iowa State to open Big 12 Tournament

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    OSU (19-10, 9-9) faces a stiff test 11 a.m. Saturday at the American Airlines Center. The Cyclones (18-11, 9-9) notched wins against both Baylor and OU this regular season.

  • Wal-Mart denies claims in lawsuit over fatal store shooting

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wal-Mart on Friday denied responsibility for the death of a man fatally shot by police while carrying an air rifle in one of its stores last year. John Crawford III was shot in August when police responded to a 911 call reporting a man waving what appeared to be a firearm at the store in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police said the pellet rifle appeared to be real, and a grand jury concluded the shooting was justified. Crawford's relatives sued in federal court, contending that the officers were reckless, unreasonably used excessive force, weren't properly trained and caused a wrongful death and emotional distress, among other allegations. They say Crawford, 22, was shopping and talking on a cellp

  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GALENA, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials. The fire continued to burn Friday, a day after the derailment in a rural area south of the city of Galena. No injuries were reported, but the accident was the latest in a series of failures for the safer tank-car model that has led some people calling for even tougher requirements. "It certainly begs that question when ...

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday, March 7-Sunday, March 8

    Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Saturday GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Class A Championship, KRXO-FM 107.7 JIP BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m., Class B Championship, KRXO-FM 107.7 MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon, Toronto vs. Philadelphia, MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 6:30 p.m., Phoenix at Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL Noon, Philadelphia at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Dallas at Tampa Bay, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6 p.m., St. Louis at Toronto, NHLNET (Cox 263) AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Xfinity Series, FS1 (Cox 67) GOLF 6:30 a.m., Africa Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 11 a.m., Cadillac Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Cadillac Championship, GOLF (Cox