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    Ecstasy could become prescription for PTSD after final FDA trial

    Ecstasy, also known as “molly,” is an illegal, unregulated party drug which often runs rampant in the nightlife crowd. A substance called MDMA found within the illegal drug has shown promise in previous trials in treating post traumatic stress disorder. Those trials showed MDMA-assisted psychotherapy had a dramatic improvement with veterans, emergency responders, law enforcement, and victims of violent crimes, all who had seen no change after years of traditional treatment. By the end of those studies, researchers say two-thirds […]

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    Mary Fallin’s Office: Being vice chair of Trump transition team will not interfere with gubernatorial duties

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin’s office insists that her appointment to vice chair of the Trump presidential transition team will not interfere with her gubernatorial duties. Many people have questioned Fallin’s priorities after accepting a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. “Mary Fallin should put Oklahoma first and the people of Oklahoma first,” said Sarah Baker, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “She needs to be here taking care of Oklahoma before she takes care of the issues […]

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    3-year-old dies after tragic window blind cord accident

    Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of Brigham Young University running backs coach Reno Mahe, died Tuesday, more than a week after accidentally tangling a window blind cord around her neck. The family shared the update on social media. A week earlier, Elsie was playing with a friend when the incident happened, according to a Facebook page created in support of the Mahe family by one of their neighbors. Her friend ran and told Elsie’s mom, Sunny, who immediately started CPR. […]

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    Dolly Parton starts fund for families affected by Tennessee fires

    Country music star Dolly Parton says she wants to help families in her community in eastern Tennessee whose homes and memories were reduced to ashes this week. She’s created a fund through her Dollywood Companies and hopes to give each family affected by the wildfires $1,000 a month for six months to help them get “back on their feet.” “I’ve always believed charity begins at home and my home is some place special,” she said in a video message released […]

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    Mary Fallin appointment brings compliments, criticisms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Hours after her appointment to vice chair of the Trump presidential transition team, Governor Mary Fallin received compliments, but others questioned her priorities. “Mary Fallin should put Oklahoma first and the people of Oklahoma first,” said Sarah Baker, executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “She needs to be here taking care of Oklahoma before she takes care of the issues of Donald Trump.” Trump’s team made the announcement a little more than a week after Fallin […]

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    Suspected tornado leaves 3 dead in Alabama

    A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said, as a powerful band of storms passed through the state. The storm ripped through Jackson County in northeastern Alabama, causing destruction over a 1.5-mile path, knocking down power lines and mangling mobile homes near the community of Rosalie. “We can’t tell what kind of damage we’ve got (due to the dark),” Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips told CNN affiliate WAFF-TV […]

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    Low fuel costs mean lower bills for OG&E customers

    OKLAHOMA – Plunging natural gas prices mean utility customers get a price break on their bills. Oklahoma Gas and Electric has passed on “unprecedented” drops in fuel costs by knocking $13.14 off the average monthly bill since January 2015. The utility said it’s the result of off-the-mark cost estimates. Here is a breakdown of the average decrease per customer: January 2015  * -$0.16 * -0.5% September 2015 * -$5.98 * -18.2% January 2016 * -$4.39 * -16.3% July 2016  * -$2.60 […]

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    ‘We need to address that problem,’ Senator invokes KFOR sportscaster to tackle uninsured drivers

    OKLAHOMA – A state lawmaker is naming a bill after a beloved NewsChannel 4 sportscaster, as he works to lower the state’s rate of uninsured drivers. Sen. Ron Sharp (R-Shawnee) has filed The Bob Barry Jr. Oklahoma Responsible Driver Act to crack down on people who skirt an Oklahoma system he calls flawed. Barry died in 2015, after an uninsured and unlicensed driver made an illegal U-Turn in front of him. Though a law likely would not have prevented Barry’s […]

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    Man suspected in violent murder of Oklahoma woman still on the run

    DUNCAN, Okla. – A man suspected of in the violent murder of a 20-year-old Duncan woman is still on the run. On Nov. 7th, police found the body of 20-year-old Linda Salazar in a shed behind a home near Shamrock Rd. and S. McKinley Rd., near Marlow, Okla. Investigators say her throat had been slit. Officers believe she was killed a few days before her body was found. Salazar was reported missing the day before her body was found. The caller […]

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    Oklahoma City police to reinstate body cameras after reaching agreement with Fraternal Order of Police

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  After several months of negotiations, it seems the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police have come to an agreement regarding the use of body cameras. In January, many Oklahoma City police officers were outfitted with body cameras. In fact, the department recently received a$270,000 grant that would make it possible for every officer in the department to wear a body camera. However, the Fraternal Order of Police said they had some reservations about the […]

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    Bedlam’s Final Regular Season Finale?

    Oklahoma will host Oklahoma State this Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 am on Owen Field in Norman in a defacto Big 12 championship game. Next season the Big 12 will return to having an actual championship game, and the league has decided not to have two divisions, with the winners meeting in the title game. As a result, the conference will likely attempt to avoid having a game at the end of the regular season that could end up as […]