AJ Ferrari joined a rare brotherhood in the most historic college wrestling program in the country. The Allen, Texas, native became just the third true freshman in Oklahoma State history to win a national championship – the first one since Pat Smith in 1990. “The legacy, having that history, it’s crazy,” Ferrari said. “To idolize these dudes, like...

Organizers of the annual Italian Festival in McAlester say they have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 event — but they plan to come back stronger than ever in 2022 to celebrate a major milestone. This marks the second year in a row the Italian Festival has been canceled due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. "We've had sever...

Osage cultural leaders met with director Martin Scorsese and lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio on Monday evening at Woolaroc. The discussion centered on the film adaptation of David Grann’s bestselling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Indian Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear and Chad Renfro organized t...

A new restaurant serving Italian-style pizza cooked in a brick oven is open for business in northwest Norman. Adam Oxsen and his wife, Sherise, opened a new local pizza restaurant, Tavola, on Dec. 7. They named the restaurant Tavola, which is Italian for table, because they wanted to create a space in which “relationships could be built around the...

Luigi's Italian Restaurant is moving forward with plans to relocate from its 3822 Frank Phillips Blvd location to a new building on Washington Boulevard.The restaurant is developing an empty 1.5-acre plot in the 1400 block of Washington Boulevard, west of IHOP and Subway, into a 5,000-square-foot restaurant building featuring stucco and cultured st...

An Oklahoma restaurant that has brought a unique twist to traditional pasta dishes has now opened its second location inside Parlor. Bad Nonna’s original location opened this past spring in Midwest City, but it is now expanding to Parlor. “We wanted to expand our exposure and show people some of the other stuff we can really do,” said Paden Weather...

A foreign exchange student from Italy is having to deal with the effects of the coronavirus -- not just in the U.S. -- but also in his home country. Jacopo Battista came to Oklahoma in January for a semester at Broken Arrow High School. While he was settling into life in Green Country, his family and the rest of Italy was sheltering in place from t...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari will be a free agent after this season, and he does not know what is in store for him in terms of his NBA future. However, Gallinari does know where he wants to finish his career: in his home country of Italy. Gallinari recently said he would like to return home to play for Olimpia Milano in the EuroLe...

“We’ve had the truck for more than nine years, but we took two years to find the truck we wanted,” Gillen said. “We wanted one with some equipment already there, and we wanted a certain size. We finally found it.” Today, many Tulsans are familiar with the sleek, black Mangiamo food truck that specializes in Italian cuisine. If it isn’t on a caterin...

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari is funding 400 COVID-19 test kits as well as protective equipment for the OKC-County Health Department, according to Royce Young of ESPN. Young notes that the department has recently partnered with a lab out of Texas to test high-risk individuals. The 2019-20 NBA campaign was suspended earlier this mon...