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December 26th

Cracks in Oklahoma Capitol dome veneer

December 26, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 5 million-pound dome placed atop the Oklahoma Capitol 12 years ago is already exhibiting cracking in its exterior cast stone panels, although building officials say there are no structural problems or evidence of weakness in the dome's supports.

"Cracks exist at a total of 172 units, or approximately 10 percent of all cast stone units on the dome. Most of the cracks occur at the base of the dome," stated a report by Wiss, Janner, Elstner Associates, or WJE, a Chicago company that did a detailed examination of the building's exterior as a prelude to repair work.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 23rd

VIDEO: Russell Athletic Bowl Preview

December 23, 2014

Oklahoma looks to defeat 17th ranked Clemson in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. Big 12 Insider Wendell Barnhouse, and Campus Insiders’ Kristen Keith sit down to preview the matchup.

Snow possible in northern part of Oklahoma, Arkansas

December 23, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Weather forecasters say snow could fall on parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas on Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says areas of light rain and snow are expected to develop Tuesday night, mainly across portions of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

Who got arrested?

December 23, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Dec. 20

Tahlina Renay Weir

Charles Zumbwalt

Dec. 21

Robert Wayne Brewer

December 22nd

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 22, 2014

’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

December 19th

2 killed, 3 hurt in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

December 19, 2014

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, said Sam Schafnitt, chief of operations for the state Fire Marshal's Office.

Schafnitt said the fire had been extinguished and that investigators from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration were helping investigate the cause of the explosion.

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to deaths, CDC reports

December 19, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning about commercially produced and prepackaged caramel apples that have been linked to five deaths and 28 total illnesses.

The CDC are teaming up with public health officials to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that have been linked to the prepackaged caramel apples.

Who got arrested?

December 19, 2014

The following people were booked into the LeFlore County Detention Center overnight. The information was gathered from the jail's daily roster and only shows booking information. Only those with a case number listed have been charged. Stay tuned each morning to see who was arrested overnight.
CF — criminal felony
CM— criminal misdemeanor
FD — family docket such as child support
For more information about an arrestee, you can search by name or case number on www.ODCR.com or www.OSCN.net.

Dec. 16

Dwight May

Robin Lynn Whitten

Karen Ann Palmer

Nikita Don Beshars

December 18th

Inmates: State's lethal injection unconstitutional

December 18, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.

Testimony is scheduled to continue Thursday in a federal court in Oklahoma City where the inmates are challenging the state's method of execution. Much of the case centers on the use of the sedative midazolam as the first in a three-drug combination.

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