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Shooting creates chaos at OKC restaurant

Oklahoma City police were working late Thursday to piece together what happened when a man shot people at a popular Lake Hefner...

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Suspect in Lake Hefner shooting killed

A passerby shot and killed a man who went into a Lake Hefner restaurant Thursday evening and opened fire.

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Video: Eyewitness report of shooting at Louie's

Ron "Spinozi" Benton talks about the Thursday night shootings at Louie’s Bar & Grill at Lake Hefner.

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Heartwarming photo of teen shading woman with umbrella goes viral

It’s one of those rare occasions when throwing shade is a good thing. Texas teen Louis Jordan was in downtown Houston waiting...

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Dignitaries formally begin OKC's Station 29 construction

Dignitaries including Chief Richard Kelley and Ward 4 Councilman Todd Stone formally kicked off construction of southeast...

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50 members of 'sinister' biker gangs arrested; dozens of illegal guns, drugs, rocket launcher seized

Authorities in Rhode Island on Wednesday arrested 50 people associated with two rival motorcycle clubs believed to be involved...

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Second body recovered from Lake Thunderbird Thursday

Divers recovered the body of a man from Lake Thunderbird Thursday morning, the second of two people recovered from the lake...

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Stocking up: Pine Pantry program offers simple way to help and get help

In it's first year, Pine Pantry, a unique food pantry outreach, has exceeded its founder's expectations because of the Oklahoma...

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Advisory board approves convention center construction contract

Construction is set to begin in a few weeks on Oklahoma City's new downtown convention center, the most expensive of the MAPS 3...

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OU's success should mean Big 12 stability

Sooner success in all sports, including football, never has been greater, so why think about realignment?

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Anti-tax group's ads praise lawmakers who voted for massive tax package

Social media ads by an anti-tax group praise lawmakers who voted for a massive tax package because those same lawmakers opposed...

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Former fuel distributor gets five years for stealing $10 million

Jack Jim Clark purchased fancy homes and spent lavishly on funds derived from false business claims submitted to the IRS...

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Cheap Trick among Rocklahoma headliners

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick talks guitars, touring and Rocklahoma

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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The introduction of a payment service into GasBuddy's mobile app makes it possible for app users to buy fuel without needing to swipe a card.

GasBuddy, a popular crowdsourced platform that gives users accurate fuel prices at more than 1,000 gas stations in North...

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Cowboys can't overcome early deficit in Big 12 tournament opener

OSU’s May malaise continued Wednesday with a 8-5 loss to West Virginia in the Cowboys’ Big 12 Championship opener at Chickasaw...

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Parents of three children killed in an El Reno house fire sue space heater makers

The parents of three children killed in an El Reno house fire are suing the makers of a space heater they allege caused the blaze.

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Why you should cheer for Hannah Sparks this weekend

NORMAN — Hannah Sparks can't help but be wowed every time she hears her name over the public address system at Marita Hynes...

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Oklahoma City police shoot two pit bulls in three days

Oklahoma City police have shot and killed two pit bull terriers in separate incidents after the dogs bit officers. About 5:10...

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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

Enough Seattle residents are now taking oxycodone for the chemicals they excrete to register in shellfish out in Puget Sound.

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As Jerami Grant's game grows, what will OKC pay to keep him?

Jerami Grant’s future is so uncertain he can’t even decide how to feel about it.

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 25

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OSU eliminated from Big 12 Tournament, postseason bid in the air

Cameron Warren, a Carl Albert product, hit two home runs off Oklahoma State's Carson Teel in the Red Raiders’ 6-2 victory...

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Staley settles lawsuit against Missouri athletic director

Dawn Staley sued JIm Sterk in February and said he slandered her when he suggested she created an atmosphere encouraging fans...

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Fighting back against growing student

Financial literacy programs are one way Oklahoma colleges and universities are addressing student debt. While the national...

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2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

TORONTO -- An improvised explosive device detonated inside a Mississauga restaurant is responsible for a blast that left 15...

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Q&A with Jay Shanker: Entertainment law key in protecting artists’ rights

Q&A with Jay Shanker: Entertainment law key in protecting artists’ rights

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Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Senate approves sexual harassment bill for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment...

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What to do in Oklahoma on May 25, 2018: Hear American Aquarium at the Tower Theatre

Hear American Aquarium at 8 tonight at the Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

DUBLIN (AP) — An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on...

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FDA reverses its stance on a common painkiller used by teething toddlers

The regulatory agency warned that the painkiller may cause dangerously low levels of oxygen in the blood.

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Little All-City Basketball Roundup: Dale's Chastain gets hot early

Chastain was named the East MVP for her performance, which also included six rebounds and two blocks.

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Interviews and photos: A Memorial Day weekend tradition, the 2018 Paseo Arts Festival honors longtime chairman Collin Rosebrook

The 42nd Annual Paseo Arts Festival will feature more than 90 visiting artists from across the state and country, plus dozens...

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Oklahoman tourist killed by wasps in Uganda

UGANDA -- Police in Rubanda district are investigating circumstances that led to the sudden death of an American citizen....

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Morning Bell: Thoughts on new OKCPS supt

It's the last day of school for some districts, like Edmond. While some schools will return next week, including Oklahoma City,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, May 25, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 25, 2018

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Amid confusion, EU data privacy law goes into effect

LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of...

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OU golf: Sooners' Brad Dalke looking to cement legacy in NCAA championships

STILLWATER — Brad Dalke grew up wanting to go to the University of Oklahoma. His father played football for the Sooners. His...

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Bus driver charged in crash that killed student, teacher

A school bus driver with a history of driver's license suspensions caused a fatal crash on a New Jersey highway last week by...

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Alex Reyes fans 13 as Memphis downs Dodgers to take three of four in the series.

Memphis' Alex Reyes struck out the side in the second, fourth and fifth innings. He fanned nine batters in a row from the last...

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Midwest City officers fired at while serving warrant Thursday morning

A man shot at and narrowly missed officers attempting to serve a search warrant Thursday morning.

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Police ID suspected gunman, civilians who shot him outside Louie's

Police have released the names of the suspected gunman who opened fire Thursday night at an Oklahoma City restaurant, as well...

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Veterans, discharged and jobless, seek hiring-rules changes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can't get jobs, and...

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Australian nun who irked Philippine leader fights expulsion

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An Australian nun who irked the Philippine president by joining political rallies defied an...

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Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement...

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LIVE: OKC Central chat with Steve Lackmeyer

This week's live chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Interviews and video: Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe music festival raises $30,000 for Red Dirt Relief Fund despite rainy weather

Despite the stormy weather, the May 2 Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe songwriters festival, in its seventh year, made more than it...

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Movie review: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' blasts fun back into the space saga

Like its title character, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a likably scrappy underdog tale that insists on setting its own...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in for Arrest on Rape Charges in New York

Harvey Weinstein turned himself in on Friday morning to be arrested by New York City detectives on charges that he raped one...

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Thunderstorms Friday move into central Oklahoma

Thunderstorms are moving across northern and central parts of Oklahoma Friday morning.

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Russia 'liable' for downing MH17 airliner

Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014....

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Dems alarmed when WH lawyer shows up at classified briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers have gotten classified briefings about the origins of the FBI...

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For Memorial Day weekend, get your kicks on Route 66 and across Oklahoma

From Clinton to Bethany to Tulsa, Oklahomans can get their kicks along Route 66, as well as all across the state, during the...

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Bob Childer's Gypsy Cafe music festival raises more than $30,000 for Oklahoma nonprofit

STILLWATER — John Cooper is accustomed to the unpredictability of Oklahoma's weather, but he was a bit concerned when this...

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Superintendent to consult with OKC district for now

"These duties will include recommending the employment of new hires to District's Board of Education, budget work, facility...

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Showcasing their craft

Despite a national and statewide trend toward sessionable beers, sweet and experimental flavors seemed to be the favorites of...

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Gwen Stefani: 'Just A Girl' about to take over Las Vegas

Gwen Stefani talks about her musical and personal journey, and her upcoming Las Vegas residency.

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Oklahoma researcher seeking way to improve flu vaccine

An Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist, Dr. Jose Alberola-Ila, received a five-year grant from the National...

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STACK drilling spurs new pipeline development

EnLink Midstream Partners is building a $40 million Redbud pipeline system to gather and transport crude oil from Marathon Oil...

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State briefs for May 25

OKLAHOMA CITY Poetry Series to feature poets laureate Oklahoma City University will host the 20th anniversary celebration of...

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Creating behind the scenes: Paseo Arts Festival features longtime chairman Collin Rosebrook

For 27 years, Paseo Pottery has been a cornerstone of the Paseo Arts District in more ways than one. Not only is the ceramics...

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Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success

NEW YORK — When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic masterpiece...

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Brynn Cartelli's win could be a game-changer for 'The Voice'

Kelly Clarkson was a brand-new coach on "The Voice" this year — but that didn't stop her from making a bold proclamation in the...

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State question campaign hands over signatures

About a quarter-million signatures were turned in Thursday for State Question 793, which would let eye doctors set up shop...

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Movie reviews: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story,' 'The Rider'

'SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY' PG-13 2:15 3 ½ stars It's remarkable how much fun a certain “galaxy far, far away” can be when its...

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Manufacturing activity sets record high in Oklahoma region

Manufacturing activity in a region that includes Oklahoma continues to expand, setting a record composite index level for the...

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Five 'Solo' reads for Star Wars fans 

Take a look at some adventures of Han Solo in comic books over the past 40-plus years.

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A pregnant Claire Danes mulls motherhood stress in new film

NEW YORK — A radiant Claire Danes walked the red carpet for the New York premiere of her new film, "A Kid Like Jake." She was...

The OK -- The Travel Issue

LifeMay 6, 2018

As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Norman's Jazz In June celebrating 35 years, Bob Dylan traveling to WinStar World Casino, Tower Theatre welcoming Mavericks, more

June 14-16 Jazz In June celebrating 35th year NORMAN — The Jazz In June Festival will celebrate its 35th anniversary June 14-16...

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Parents arrested after 8-month-old dies from fentanyl and cocaine overdose

COCOA, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Brevard County Sheriff's Office says that 29-year-old David Williams Chappele Jr. and...

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Daniel Craig to return as 007 in 2019, Danny Boyle at helm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daniel Craig is back as Bond, the spy series' producers confirmed, in a Danny Boyle-directed film due for...

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Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market Analysis, Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2018-2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2018--The "Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Market - Segmented by Technology, End-user...

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Memorial recalls the dead, but few at NATO know their names

BRUSSELS (AP) — As NATO shifted into new headquarters in recent weeks, part of the move involved a tombstone-like chunk of...

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Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread beyond two areas in south India, officials said, but they have...

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AP Explains: What to look for in Irish abortion referendum

DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to repeal the country's strict anti-abortion laws. The referendum...

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Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

NEW YORK (AP) — There's usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other...

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Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened...

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Ivanka Trump blasts rule she says penalizes Serena Williams at the French Open for having a baby

Ivanka Trump tweeted her criticism of the Women's Tennis Association following the news that Serena Williams will be playing at...

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Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic lawmakers huddled Thursday in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI...

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Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's...

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Kettler, Loftin lead Baylor past Kansas at Big 12 tourney

Nick Loftin was 3 for 4, scored three times and had a two-run home run for Baylor, which opened the tournament with a win over...

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Defending champion Oklahoma and top-ranked Oklahoma State will be in the same groups for the first two days of the tournament at Karsten Creek Golf Club in...

Defending champion Oklahoma and top-ranked Oklahoma State will be in the same groups for the first two days of the tournament...

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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six...

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OKLAHOMA SCENE: Energy FC sign MLS veteran

Alhassan played most recently with Dila Gori of the Erovnuli Liga in European country of Georgia and with the New York Cosmos...

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How are Arkansas and Oklahoma softball connected?

NORMAN — Though Oklahoma didn't play Arkansas in the 2018 regular season, the Sooners know the Razorbacks pretty well. Thanks...

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Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democrat's exit from the Iowa governor's race Thursday amid sexual misconduct allegations...

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Oklahoma eliminates top seed Texas from Big 12 Tournament

Blake Brewster hit a solo homer in the third inning and No. 4 seed Oklahoma eliminated top seed Texas from the Big 12...

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Oklahoma State golfers Kristoffer Ventura and Victor Hovland have become two of OSU's top players, both being recruited from the same school in Norway

Oklahoma State golfers Kristoffer Ventura and Victor Hovland have become two of OSU's top players, both being recruited from...

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Convention center construction slated to begin within weeks

Thursday’s action sets up final cIty council vote on June 5.

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 31; 9 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available...

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Grant's versatility makes a big difference

Grant improved in small areas, which made for a big jump in 2017-18

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Missouri will play the Razorbacks at War Memorial Stadium

Arkansas once played 3-4 games a year in Little Rock, but now it will be one game every other year

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Trump signs bill easing post-2008 crisis restraints on banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed...

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Here are a few observations and fun facts about Destiny and Taylor's wedding.

Here are a few observations and fun facts about Destiny and Taylor's wedding.

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Scenes cut from 'Show Dogs' over resemblance to sexual abuse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two scenes are being cut from the family movie "Show Dogs" after complaints that they resemble real-life...

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Report: Airstrikes on Syria pro-government positions kill 12

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign...

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Austin settles suit by black woman thrown down by officer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Austin is paying $425,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a black woman who was thrown to the...

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Westbrook, George make All-NBA teams

Russell Westbrook was a second-team All-NBA selection, the league announced on Thursday, and Paul George made the third team.

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Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on its way to Oman on Thursday,...

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Judge suspended for courthouse affair with social worker

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers will be...

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Group submits signatures for Oklahoma optometry question

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group supported by Walmart seeking a public vote on whether to allow optometrists to operate inside...

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Oklahoma eliminates top seed Texas from Big 12 Tournament

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Blake Brewster hit a solo homer in the third inning and No. 4 seed Oklahoma eliminated top seed Texas from...

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Big 12 baseball tournament schedule, ticket, TV info

Three theme nights are scheduled at the ballpark, starting with the Tailgate Party on the Mickey Mantle Plaza from 3-6 p.m....

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OU softball super regional tickets more expensive than OU football season opener on secondary market

Tickets for OU's super regional against Arkansas are pretty steep on the secondary market.

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911 call audio released in fatal cougar attack

Audio of a series of 911 calls released this week by the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington state reveals the...

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Probe: Missile that downed MH17 came from Russia-based unit

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014,...

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Court: Inmate serving life can't sue because he's 'dead'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Supreme Court has ruled that a man serving life in prison can't sue the state for an...

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Big 12 baseball tournament is turning off the fans

Bad ball and long games are plaguing a tournament that is serving only as a warmup for next week's NCAA regionals

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Oklahoma State will host South Carolina while Oklahoma will host Vanderbilt in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge next January 26.

The Big 12 lost the challenge for the first time last season after a split in 2017.

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A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Shawnee police officer shoots man Thursday, man hospitalized

Man shot by police officer early Thursday in Shawnee and hospitalized

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With This Ring: A date with Destiny

“I found love in you,And no other love will do.Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away.Forever and a while in...

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With This Ring: A date with Destiny

“I found love in you,And no other love will do.Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away.Forever and a while in...

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China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

BEIJING (AP) — No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and...

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Federal prosecutors open Harvey Weinstein investigation in New York

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating allegations of sexual abuse against Harvey Weinstein, a lawyer for the...

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Video: Oklahoma musician Greyson Chance releasing new single 'Good As Gold' in June with new EP coming soon

Singer-songwriter Greyson Chance, who hails from Edmond, is turning the page after an impressive first chapter of his music...

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The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekuni (all times local):6:30 p.m.Images circulated online from...

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Kremlin doubts ex-spy's daughter's statement on poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Thursday it doubts that Yulia Skripal has issued a statement of her own free will after her...

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Corey Brewer to participate in NBA's Basketball without Borders

Thunder swingman Corey Brewer has more on his summer schedule than determining his next NBA team.

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US home sales fell 2.5 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes tumbled 2.5 percent in April — with the costs of buying a home jumping and...

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Homeowner trying to kill weeds ends up burning down garage

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a homeowner trying to kill troublesome weeds with a torch has burned down his...

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‘PAW Patrol Live!’ racing into OKC and Tulsa

The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series are racing into Oklahoma City and Tulsa with “PAW Patrol Live!...

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Spain raids Catalan public offices amid probe into aid money

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police detained 29 people Thursday and raided several offices across Catalonia in an operation against...

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Trump cancels meeting with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim, citing 'tremendous anger and open hostility' in recent...

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Slight chance of rain Thursday in Oklahoma City, hot weather ahead for Memorial Day weekend

Hot, sunny weather is ahead for Memorial Day weekend in Oklahoma. There is a slight chance for rain Thursday in Oklahoma City....

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Deutsche Bank to slash thousands of jobs to control costs

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank is slashing thousands of jobs as Germany's largest lender refocuses its global...

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Morning Bell: Planning for pay raises is a challenge

As schools plan for teacher pay raises, a petition seeking to reverse a tax increase to fund the raises is putting districts in...

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North Korea 'destroys' nuclear test site as world's media watches

North Korea claims to have dismantled its only known nuclear test site, detonating explosives and collapsing its entrances in...

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Thai court grants bail to detained pro-democracy activists

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand granted bail Thursday to 15 pro-democracy activists who were arrested earlier this week...

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Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies...

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Student suspended for wearing Trump T-shirt

An Oregon high school student is suing his school, saying it violated his First Amendment rights when it suspended him for...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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The Morning Brew: Ordering at popular drive-in just got easier

Sonic will introduce a new order ahead option later this month.

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Museum plans adults-only science night

Science Museum Oklahoma will explore the science of summer camp during 'Camp SMOnawanna: Salute Your Science' from 6:30 to 10...

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Porcelain sculptures strive in vertical forms

The Singer, Rodgers and Hammack shows are highly recommended at JRB Art at The Elms.

Business

Sonic brings 'order ahead' to OKC

Sonic Drive-In is officially launching its mobile “order ahead” service throughout the Oklahoma City metro beginning May 31.

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Speaker to offer tips for genealogy road trips during June 4 meeting

The upcoming Oklahoma Genealogical Society meeting will offer guidance on preparing for a genealogy road trip.

Business

Six Flags discloses price tag for amusement park leases

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. disclosed that it will pay about $23 million to buy the lease rights to operate five amusement...

Business

Dallas property investor buys more big industrial

Sealy & Co. has bought two more big warehouses in Oklahoma City, giving the Dallas-based industrial property...

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Students recognized for completion of Youth Leadership Edmond

More than 40 high school juniors recently graduated from the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Youth Leadership Edmond...

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Regulators are taking additional steps as Oklahoma keeps shaking

Regulators at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have directed operators of four saltwater disposal wells near recent stronger...

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New mural in Capitol Hill District captures dreams of youth, culture

A new mural recently was added to the historic Capitol Hill District.

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Memorial Day weekend events abound across Oklahoma

From patriotic salutes to the troops and Renaissance revelries to Native American art and championship baseball, special events...

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Holiday travel, gasoline prices both expected to climb

Memorial Day travel is expected to be at 12-year highs this weekend even as gasoline prices soar to their highest level in...

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Patrick Wyrick faces flak over ties to Devon Energy, his residency and Sotomayor's rebuke

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick faced questions Wednesday about his ties to Devon Energy, his residency and a...

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Race for lieutenant governor overshadowed in big election year

Four Republicans vying for the nomination for lieutenant governor say the office holder and governor should work together more...

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Artist seeks out 'wild places in urban spaces'

“Wild Places” is the title of a show of prints through June 7 at Artspace at Untitled, 1 NE 3, by an artist-in-residence at the...

Life

Boy Scouts and museum partner for Chuck Wagon Festival

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum partners with Boy Scouts of America Last Frontier Council for annual Chuck Wagon...

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State briefs for May 24

SHAWNEE OBU alumni fund campus therapy clinic Oklahoma Baptist University alumni Ronald and Lou Kemp have donated $250,000 to...

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Alternative fuel vehicle demand grows despite low gasoline prices

Representatives from the state's alternative fuel industry met Wednesday for the Clean Cities Vision Awards, which recognize...

Business

Former gift card store owner sentenced

The former owner of an Oklahoma City gift card store was sentenced Wednesday to more than 15 years in federal prison for...

Life

Meghan Markle's wedding gown was beautiful, but the woman wearing it was unforgettable

The dress isn't everything, but it is a lot. And the Givenchy haute couture gown chosen by Meghan Markle for her marriage to...

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All the buzz: OKC Zoo adds bee swarms to its collection

James Lowrey, the Oklahoma City Zoo's security manager, has brought his beekeeping hobby to work as the zoo introduces bee...

A 10-year-old kid just wrote one of Oklahoma's newest laws

NewsMay 14, 2018

Fifth-grader Ephraim Bowling noticed that Oklahoma didn't have an official state raptor. On Nov. 1, his bill becomes law.

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Achievers

Achieving the Dream has awarded the first Harvey Lincoln Scholarship to RaShayla Walker, a Rose State College nursing student.

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Events to honor military scheduled for Memorial Day

Several events are planned for across the state to recognize former and active military members on Memorial Day.

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'The Lonesome West' is richly dark comedy indeed

Strong performances, excellent direction, and skillfully constructed technical elements all dovetail to bring to life “The...

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Daily Q&A with Gary Larson: Peer reviews, other follow-up can help when insurance for cancer treatment is denied

Daily Q&A with Gary Larson: Peer reviews, other follow-up can help when insurance for cancer treatment is denied

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A new job for Oklahoma's Senate budget chairwoman

Senators from Okemah, Porter get a promotion in the Oklahoma Senate

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for May 24, 2018.

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Chairman of police pension board quits post over emails

Chairman of state board that oversees a $2.5 billion police pension found is leaving that leadership position early because of...

Health

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm...

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OKC’s ‘Little Blue’ recycling ends June 1; new large cart service begins in July

Oklahoma City will retire its 'Little Blue' recycling bin on June 1 to make way for its new large-cart recycling program...

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Memorial Day travel

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority have announced the following projects that may...

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Texas boy thanks police for pulling his mom over

FULSHEAR, Texas (WHDH) — A boy in Texas is thanking Fulshear police for pulling his mom over.  The elementary school...

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MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators

Dutch investigators say they have uncovered hard evidence that a Russian army missile system fired the missile that shot down...

Health

Trump's funding ban leads to more abortions

US President Donald Trump's decision to stop funding international family planning programs that provide abortion services has...

Sports

FIFA Council member Nyantakyi arrested on return to Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — FIFA Council member and Ghana Football Association head Kwesi Nyantakyi was arrested upon his return to his...

News

McAlester man drowns Wednesday in Lake Eufaula

McAlester man drowns Wednesday in Lake Eufaula when boat drifts away from a ramp.

Sports

Celtics take 3-2 series lead over Cavs

The Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night.

Sports

Why Josh Huestis's Thunder arrival may be brief

Those who watch the Thunder were finally able to get a look at Josh Huestis this season. Savor it.

Sports

Thunder snubbed from NBA All-Defensive teams

The NBA released its All-Defensive teams on Wednesday and the Thunder was shut out.

Sports

Why the softball-playing Clifton sisters will have a weekend like no other

Caleigh Clifton has become an anchor for the OU softball team's dynamic defense, but she won't be the only Clifton sister...

News

#ThrowbackThursday: 1965 last day of school in OKC

Edgemere Elementary students in Oklahoma City embrace the end of school with obvious enthusiasm.

Business

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

Exclusively from The Oklahoman

Sports

Kansas tops No. 1 seed Texas in Big 12 tourney

Kansas beat top-seeded Texas 3-2 on Wednesday in the Big 12 Tournament at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Sports

Capitals advance to Stanley Cup Final

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of...

Crime

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has branded his latest attempt to discredit the special counsel's Russia investigation...

Sports

Big 12 baseball tournament journal: Walker misses Sooners’ tournament opener

Walker was held out with what was described by Sooners coach Skip Johnson as a muscle strain above the hip. He suffered the...

Life

Photos: Megan Mullally honored alongside Rita Moreno and Elizabeth Smart at 2018 Gracie Awards

LOS ANGELES - The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation handed out the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Tuesday night at the Four...

Sports

Women's golf journal: Arizona freshman Hou overcomes early nerves

Karsten Creek Golf Club passed its first test, with the men's national championship set to begin on Friday

Sports

OKC Dodgers: Dodgers fall to Redbirds 7-2

Kevin Herget allowed one run in six innings of four-hit ball as the Memphis Redbirds beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-2...

Life

Oklahoma native Tim Blake Nelson, Regina King, Don Johnson and more cast in HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

Tulsa native Tim Blake Nelson, Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard have been cast...

Sports

Women's golf Q&A: Alabama coach Mic Potter encouraged by what's ahead

Top-ranked Alabama narrowly came up short against Arizona in the NCAA women's golf championship

Sports

The final pairing in the match play championship needed one extra hole before Arizona could claim its third national title in program history

The final pairing in the match play championship needed one extra hole before Arizona could claim its third national title in...

Sports

Oklahoma Scene: Parker named finalist for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year

Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker is one of four finalists for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

News

Footage of NBA player's arrest released

Milwaukee police released body cam video of the January arrest of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown.

Sports

George McPhee's strategic moves help Vegas reach Cup Final

The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year...

Sports

Morning Roundup: Jeff Gordon headlines NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

News

Experts: 'Alarming' drought conditions hit US Southwest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rivers and watering holes are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water...

Sports

NFL Notebook: Owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests.

Sports

Mount St. Mary hires former Douglass coach

Mount St. Mary announced the hiring of its next football coach on Tuesday.

Business

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks...

Life

Watch: Gorgeously heartbreaking first trailer debuts for Oklahoma-made film ‘Wildlife’

IFC Films has released the first gorgeously heartbreaking trailer for the acclaimed Oklahoma-made film “Wildlife.”

Sports

Sluggish start puts Sooners in the hole in tournament-opening loss

The Sooners got off to a rough start in the opener of the Big 12 Tournament and could never recover, eventually falling 4-0 to...

News

Man on stolen motorcycle arrested Wednesday after running from a public safety film crew in Oklahoma City

It was just a film crew making an advertisement for the Oklahoma Highway Safety office. But the man on the stolen motorcycle...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

Exclusively from The Oklahoman

Life

Bob Dylan playing autumn Oklahoma show

THACKERVILLE – Legendary performer Bob Dylan and his band will perform in concert Oct. 13 at WinStar World Casino’s Global...

Life

Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt among first performers announced for 2018 CMT Music Awards

CMT today revealed that Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke...

News

Former Norman pastor accused of lewd acts with child

NORMAN — A former Norman pastor is accused of molesting a young girl.  Phillip Paul Ratliff, 77, was arrested Tuesday on...