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  • Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before taking his own life ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday. The official also said the mother of...

  • Bible monument's exodus from state Capitol begins

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Workmen using a heavy-duty crane and cutting tools Monday night were removing a Ten Commandments monument from outside the Oklahoma Capitol as required under a court order. John Estus, a spokesman for the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services, said the 6-foot granite statue will...

  • Top court rejects state cases

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com   | Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the legal struggle over Jim Thorpe's remains, dealing a blow to the athlete's sons and Oklahoma tribe that sought to relocate them to the state. In the first day of its new term, the court also rejected review of an...

  • ConnectEd

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Arthur Elementary School in the Oklahoma City district officially became a ConnectEd Community on Monday morning, thanks to a technology grant from Apple. Students — all 715 of them — now have the iPads to prove it. “It feels great to have iPads,” fifth-grader Joselyn Garcia said after a...

  • big 12 notebook

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Snyder ‘Wasn't aware' of officiating mistake Kansas State coach Bill Snyder said he “wasn't aware” of the officiating mistake that gave Oklahoma State a first down late in the second quarter of Saturday's 36-34 Cowboys victory. On a third-and-23 play, Oklahoma State needed to reach the...

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurs: Oklahoma needs to develop better investment environment

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Scott Meacham: When you are in the business of increasing the number of new, sustainable advanced technology businesses, as we are at i2E, there are two top-line measures by which to assess our progress. Dollars and deals.

  • Downtown Oklahoma City land sales show area is set to grow

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Bernard McElhone, co-founder of New York City-based Midway Investors, has spent the past three years acquiring properties between Classen Boulevard, Western Avenue, NW 9 and NW 12.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning historian to speak at OSU, OU

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Eric Foner will discuss newly discovered, detailed records of slave escapes through the Underground Railroad at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the library at Oklahoma State University and “Lincoln and Slavery” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sam Noble Museum as part of the University of Oklahoma's President’s...

  • Message disrupts classes at Norman North High School

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A threatening message was reported at Norman North High School. The message was written on a wall in the girls' restroom.

  • Heritage Hall student, 15, dies in accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    A 15-year-old died in a crash early Sunday. The crash was in north Oklahoma City.


    By John Helsley and Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writers | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    COWBOYS CONFIDENT HEADING TO WEST VIRGINIA The last two Saturdays have featured much drama and required late rallies to win, yet the No. 21 Cowboys are 5-0 as they ready for a trip to West Virginia. And there's a genuine belief that the tough wins will prove beneficial. “We're a confident...

  • Two-minute drill practice keeps paying off for Mason Rudolph

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    STILLWATER — It's on the schedule every Wednesday. The final step of practice. Starting offense against starting defense. Among the different ways Oklahoma State prepares for game day throughout any given week, few situations draw such high levels of energy and competition: two-minute drill...

  • Thousands remain without running water after deadly floods

    By SEANNA ADCOX and JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Updated: 4 hr ago

    SOUTH CAROLINA | COLUMBIA — People across South Carolina got an object lesson Monday in how you can dodge a hurricane and still get hammered. Authorities struggled to get water to communities swamped by it, and with waterlogged dams overflowing, bridges collapsing, hundreds of roads inundated...

  • In Vermont, Amtrak train derails after hitting rocks

    By WILSON RING Associated Press | Updated: 4 hr ago

    VERMONT | NORTHFIELD — An Amtrak train Monday headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., hit rocks that had fallen onto the track from a ledge, spilling the locomotive and a passenger car down an embankment, derailing three other cars and injuring seven people, authorities said. The Vermonter...

  • Morning Roundup

    Published: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Sabathia to check into rehab, miss postseason Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason. The team released a statement from the pitcher Monday, a day before New York plays Houston in the AL wild-card game. Sabathia says he...