Former Republican senator found dead in Norman home with gunshot wound

U.S. 06/06/19, 13:30

Norman police are investigating after former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside his home. Police confirmed in a press release Thursday they discovered the body of the 53-year-old inside his west Norman home after receiving a call Wednesday night of an individual with a ...

Update: Oklahoma tornado kills 2 and injures at least 29

U.S. 05/26/19, 09:45

The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local):9:30 a.m.Authorities say two people were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park west of Oklahoma City.Emergency workers search through ...

Update: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

U.S. 05/20/19, 21:35

The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local):9:30 p.m.The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state.National Weather Service meteorologist John Pike in ...

Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

U.S. 05/20/19, 17:37

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains. School districts in Oklahoma City, nearby Norman and elsewhere canceled classes as forecasts also call for hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph (128 ...

University of Oklahoma president announces resignation

U.S. 05/12/19, 21:04

University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly, whose short tenure at the state's flagship university included a sexual harassment probe of its longtime former president and bitter student reaction to a racist incident on campus, announced his resignation on Sunday.A former energy industry CEO and major OU donor who began his ...

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts taking changes in stride

Football 04/12/19, 14:11

New Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts learned at a basketball game just how much Sooners fans already had embraced him.The week Oklahoma announced that Hurts was transferring from Alabama, he was watching halftime festivities during the Sooners' game against Vanderbilt. Seemingly out of nowhere, a long line of admirers developed. He ...

‘I still love the sport’ – Nichols pushes on after Nassar

Sports 04/04/19, 02:20

For all the work Maggie Nichols has put into becoming a world-class gymnast, some of her most important moments in the sport these days are coming far from the mat.Like sitting at a long table at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, welcoming a steady stream of children and ...

Investigation clouds Oklahoma icon’s distinguished legacy

U.S. 03/30/19, 08:36

David Boren's appointment as president of the University of Oklahoma two decades ago was the capstone of a storied career. Born into a prominent Oklahoma political family, he became a Rhodes scholar, then governor at age 33 and later a U.S. senator respected for his expertise in intelligence.His arrival on ...

Murray doesn’t run, but shines as a passer at Pro Day

Football 03/13/19, 17:30

Kyler Murray didn't run the 40-yard dash at Oklahoma's pro day.The people around him figure it's common knowledge he has blazing speed, so the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback chose not to run Wednesday in front of NFL scouts."For him, it was just a matter of, it didn't make sense to run ...

Oklahoma coach defends QB Kyler Murray against TV critique

Football 03/06/19, 16:59

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley on Wednesday ripped the criticism of former Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray by a NFL Network analyst.There has been talk that Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner this past season, could go to the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 1 overall pick. The NFL Network's Charley Casserly, a ...

Oklahoma tops Kansas to end Jayhawks’ run of Big 12 titles

Sports 03/05/19, 23:20

Kristian Doolittle had 24 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma beat No. 13 Kansas 81-68 on Tuesday night and end the Jayhawks' run of Big 12 regular-season titles at 14 years.The last time Kansas didn't at least tie for the conference crown, Oklahoma State won it outright in 2003-04. ...

James, Bieniemy preserve Sooners’ 69-67 defeat of Texas

Sports 02/23/19, 15:33

In Oklahoma's first meeting against Texas, Jamal Bieniemy was nearly a hero.In Saturday's return matchup, Bieniemy was the hero.The freshman point guard blocked Matt Coleman III's potential game-winner at the buzzer to give Oklahoma a 69-67 win over the Longhorns.Oklahoma's Christian James (0) takes the ball to the basket against ...

Moretti leads No. 18 Texas Tech past Oklahoma 66-54

Sports 02/09/19, 18:19

Davide Moretti scored 14 points to help No. 18 Texas Tech roll past Oklahoma 66-54 on Saturday.Jarrett Culver had 13 points and Matt Mooney and Brandone Francis each added 11 for the Red Raiders (19-5, 7-4 Big 12), who stayed within striking range of conference leader Kansas State. Texas Tech ...

OU student says she tweeted blackface video to make ‘stand’

U.S. 01/24/19, 18:07

A University of Oklahoma student says she tweeted a video of a man walking near campus wearing blackface to make a difference.OU student Ashonte Winston tells KWTV the man's actions are ignorant and that she shared her video "to stand for something."Several videos were posted to social media Wednesday showing ...

OU warns students of person in blackface on Norman campus

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:33

The University of Oklahoma is warning students that someone wearing blackface has been spotted walking on and around the campus in Norman.University officials notified students via text message Wednesday that campus police are investigating and that it is unknown whether the person is a student. The person has not been ...

Update: Ex-OU dean asks for president’s resignation

U.S. 01/22/19, 18:28

The Latest on a two now-former University of Oklahoma students' involvement in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial epithet (all times local):5:15 p.m.A former University of Oklahoma dean is calling for the resignation of OU President Jim Gallogly after a video surfaced ...

Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

U.S. 01/22/19, 16:04

University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore blackface and used a racial slur.About 1,000 students and faculty members gathered at a campus ...

Two students leave Oklahoma University over blackface video

U.S. 01/21/19, 17:59

Two University of Oklahoma students have voluntarily withdrawn from the school after one appeared in a video posted on social media wearing black face paint and using a racial epithet, the university's president said Monday.Jim Gallogly said the two women apologized for what he called a "shocking, racist video" and ...

The Brewhouse finds new ways to stay ahead after 25 years

Business 01/20/19, 01:05

When Oklahomans passed updated liquor laws in 2016, many rejoiced at more freedom to purchase cold wine and full-strength beer at a wider variety of retail locations. But it meant tens of thousands of businesses needed to get ready for the new world of alcohol in Oklahoma.For some, it was ...

No. 23 Oklahoma tops No. 25 TCU 76-74 on Doolittle’s shot

Sports 01/12/19, 17:45

Back from suspension and back in the swing of things, Kristian Doolittle delivered for No. 23 Oklahoma on Saturday.Doolittle hit a runner with less than three seconds left to lift the Sooners over No. 25 TCU 76-74, the latest sign that the junior is back to the form that made ...

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