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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Morning Brew: Memorial Day weekend 2018 is here

From parades to remembrance ceremonies, it's all packed into three days.

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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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.

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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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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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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 25

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shawnee police officer shoots man Thursday, man hospitalized

Man shot by police officer early Thursday in Shawnee and hospitalized

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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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.

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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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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...

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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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McAlester man drowns Wednesday in Lake Eufaula

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

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1965 last day of school in OKC

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

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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...

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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...

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Stillwater woman dies in crash

A Stillwater woman died in a crash early Wednesday in Payne County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

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New exhibit chronicles Cherokees in the Civil War

The temporary exhibit is at Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitors Center in Checotah.

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Families of Sandy Hook victims file defamation suit against Alex Jones

Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, as well as an FBI agent who responded to the...

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FBI warns of consequences of hoax threats

The FBI is warning of the consequences associated with a disturbing trend following violence at U.S. schools.

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Mysterious death of CDC worker ruled suicide by drowning

The mysterious death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist -- whose body was found along the banks of...

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Facebook wants your naked photos to stop revenge porn

Facebook is asking British users to send naked photos of themselves to the social network, to try to stop revenge porn. If...

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Local dining-scape becomes game of musical chairs

Sara Sara Cupcakes moves out of Automobile Alley, Katiebug's moves in; Empire building new home down the street in The Plaza

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Rare bat virus kills at least 10 in India as officials scramble to control outbreak

Health officials in India are on high alert for a rare virus spread by fruit bats that can cause flu-like symptoms and has...

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Morning Bell: Mustang supt picked for OKC job

The Oklahoma City Public Schools board voted 5 to 2 to hire Sean McDaniel to become the district's 13th superintendent —...

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Woman jailed for life for 'sadistic' acid attack on ex-boyfriend

A woman has been jailed for life after being found guilty of a “sadistic” acid attack that left her former partner with such...

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Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about North Korea falling to a military coup while he's rubbing shoulders with Trump in Singapore

Kim Jong Un has long been known to take extreme measures in order to hold on to power in North Korea. He is said to be most...

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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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George Nigh gives commencement in 69th consecutive year

MCALESTER — Two successful McAlester alumni delivered rousing speeches during Friday's commencement held in the sweltering...

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High temperature near 87 Wednesday in Oklahoma City with slight chance of afternoon showers

There is a chance for rain Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City. The high temperature will be near 87 degrees.

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State briefs for May 23

STATEWIDE 7 counties remain under burn ban Citing improving wildfire conditions, Gov. Mary Fallin decreased the state's burn...

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Achievers

Frank Samuel Shenold, 17, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Crowd takes to the streets during Heard on Hurd in Downtown Edmond

Downtown Edmond was filled with the sounds of music on Saturday during the Citizens Bank of Edmond's Heard on Hurd street...

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Ukulele-lovers to strum June 10 during Round Barn Rendezvous series

Dozens of ukulele players are expected to gather for the June 10 Round Barn Rendezvous Ukulele Festival at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Faces of the past: Photos of Oklahomans

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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Former Tulsa priest charged with sexual assault

A former Catholic priest in the Tulsa Diocese has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old-boy in a suburban Chicago...

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Altus students worried about school shootings ask Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate what he would do

Altus students frustrated with lack of response to school shootings, say they want a "holistic" approach.

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Asian festival to share cultural entertainment June 9

The inaugural Asian Night Market Festival will be from 4 to 11 p.m. June 9 in Military Park at NW 25 and Classen Boulevard.

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OKC man sentenced for aiming laser pointer at police helicopter

An Oklahoma City man apologized Tuesday for aiming a green laser pointer at a police helicopter last year. "I'm sorry to my...

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Spectators get close to the action at OKC Whitewater Festival

The second annual OKC Whitewater Festival offered spectators a close sideline view of kayakers navigating the rapids.

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UCO Summer Band seeks musicians for 68th annual LibertyFest concert

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music is seeking community, college and advanced high school musicians to join the...

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Oklahoma City Council advances Amazon proposal, sets Ward 7 election dates

The Oklahoma City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to authorize staff to negotiate a job-creation incentives agreement with online...

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Oklahoma's attorney general and his opponent call on TV stations to stop running ads

Attorney General Mike Hunter is complaining to TV stations about a negative ad paid for by his opponent's campaign. The...

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Forget noisy colleagues and smelly office kitchens, few workplace disputes are more divisive than this one ...

Employee emotions run hot, cold over summertime thermostat settings. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 46 percent of...

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OKC school district names new superintendent

"I'm a young pup, still, so I expect to be here for 10 years," McDaniel said. "I'm gonna be here. I honestly believe that...

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Six Flags to operate OKC's Frontier City, White Water Bay

The deal was part of a five-property acquisition from affiliates of Oklahoma City-based Premier Parks LLC, company officials...

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Wreck survivor credits use of seat belts

Authorities from across the state will actively seek out occupants of vehicles not wearing seat belts and issue them tickets.

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Three people dead in Oklahoma accidents, highway patrol reports

Three people are dead from Oklahoma accidents, highway patrol reports

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No serious injuries reported in Tuesday OKC school bus crash

A school bus crashed in southwest Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon, Oklahoma City Fire Department officials report.

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Ugly letters force Ada coach to leave

After leading the Ada High baseball team to one of its most successful seasons in recent history, head coach Austin Jarvis...

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Photo of Oklahoma firefighters with their babies goes viral

After seven births in 15 months, the most recent coming in April, the Glenpool Fire Department is cooling it for now.

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OHP releases name of Moore man killed Saturday night in Lake Thunderbird boating collision

Name of one person killed Saturday night at Lake Thunderbird has been released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Two men injured in Monday fall at downtown OKC construction site

Two men injured Monday in downtown OKC construction site fall

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Top travel destinations of 2018

Most of the international destinations are beach themed.

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Judge praises 30-year-old son's legal research, boots him from parents' house anyway

Syracuse, NY -- State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood tried everything he could today to convince a 30-year-old man to...

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4 teens arrested after killing of Baltimore County police officer

All four teenagers sought by police after the killing of a Baltimore County police officer Monday are in custody. Dawnta...

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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Oklahoma County Sheriff's office investigates Deer Creek High School break-in and egg vandalism

Two students broke into Deer Creek High School early Monday where damage from broken eggs and glass was reported. One district...

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State burn ban dropped to seven counties

Citing improving wildfire conditions, Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday dropped the state’s burn ban to seven counties.

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Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on...

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Laugh Lines and Other Wrinkles I Have Known: On the Rise

On The Rise: Sometimes 'Progress' can be daunting when landmarks and skylines that show you the way home have changed.

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OKC firefighters extinguish blaze Monday night in former city jail building

Oklahoma City firefighters Monday night extinguished a fire in a building where the former city jail was located.

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The Morning Brew: Streetcar testing continues; GOP candidates talk school shootings

Oklahoma City's streetcar system will open later this year.

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Morning Bell: OKCPS to consider closing schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of...

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Special needs students experience virtual reality

Their destinations included the moon and the pyramids. They rode raptors and went snorkeling. All without leaving their classroom.

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Oklahoma health notes for May 22

Oklahoma health notes for May 22

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State briefs for May 22

CLAREMORE Medal of Honor recipient to speak Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris will be the special guest at the Oklahoma...

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Smith brothers legacy evolves in Midtown

Time can do a lot to change perspective, and that is exactly what has happened over the past 20 years when it comes to the...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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One thing streetcar test crews will watch carefully is cars parked along the route.

Streetcar testing moved onto downtown Oklahoma City streets Monday, beginning six months of trials leading up to the start of...

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Nonprofit to get Guthrie publishing museum

Guthrie Tomorrow Coalition Inc. has an agreement in principle to acquire the 116-year-old Foucart-inspired building from the...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Earthquake lawsuit gains class-action status

A lawsuit claiming oil company New Dominion LLC is responsible for damage caused by the 2011 earthquakes near Prague has gained...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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Two Canadian Valley Tech board seats filled

Canadian Valley Technology Center recently appointed two people to fill vacated board of education seats.

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Achievers

Ethan Andrew Noble, 18, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Document shredding and medication drop-off event to provide secure disposal

A free shredding and medication drop-off event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22.

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Bigger trucks on the road more dangerous, sheriff tells congress

The Payne County sheriff testified that a request from the nation's delivery services to allow larger semi loads is a dangerous...

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Two injured in downtown construction accident

Two men were injured in what is believed to be a fall from the third story of a downtown construction site in Oklahoma City....

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Hiring outlook good for college grads

Higher education officials say nearly 34,000 students earned degrees from public colleges and universities during 2017-18. The...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter criticizes opponent in campaign ad

Oklahoma attorney general and campaign opponent spar over TV ad.

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Want to start a specialized medical center? It helps to have a philanthropist patient

The 10-year lead-up reflects the difficulty of starting such a specialized enterprise, which isn’t expected to turn a profit.

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Eighth annual Bethany 66 Festival planned Saturday along Route 66

The eighth annual Bethany 66 Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Bethany along historic Route 66.

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Lava creeps onto geothermal plant site on Hawaii's Big Island

Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii's Big Island crept onto a geothermal power plant site on Monday, as...

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Florida man climbs on playground equipment to tell children where babies come from

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WPMI) — According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida man climbed on top a piece of equipment at a...

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Tulsa teen arrested after police say he fatally shot brother on accident

While being questioned by detectives, the teen said he removed the clip from the pistol, pointed the gun at his brother and...

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Industry and business groups support Supreme Court action

Oklahoma industry and business leaders Monday praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision to consider a case that could affect law...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Patrick Murphy murder case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a capital murder case that calls into question whether the 1866...

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Search continues Monday for two missing people after Saturday night boating collision on Lake Thunderbird

A search is underway for two people after a boating collision was reported Saturday night during storms on Lake Thunderbird in...

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Norman police seek hit-and-run driver

NORMAN — Police are looking for a driver in a hit-and-run crash Monday afternoon. Investigators are searching for a white,...

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Man kills self early Sunday after four-hour standoff in southwest Oklahoma City, police report

A man shot and killed himself after a four-hour standoff with police early Sunday in southwest Oklahoma City.

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Storms late Saturday, early Sunday cause damage in McClain and Cleveland counties

Storms late Saturday and early Sunday caused damage in McClain and Cleveland counties

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Boswell boy, 15, dies Sunday in Choctaw County ATV accident

A boy, 15, from Boswell, died Sunday in an ATV accident, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

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Police arrest man in connection with Monday morning bank robbery in NW OKC

Police arrest man in connection with Monday morning bank robbery in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Eunice Police: Woman claims to find razor blade in fast food, later arrested

The Eunice Police Department says they have arrested a woman after she claimed she received a mouth injury from a razor blade...

Mostly sunny Monday with high near 82 in Oklahoma City

Mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature near 82 degrees in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reports.

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Morning Bell: Safe rooms in schools

Sunday was the five-year anniversary since a tornado killed 24, including seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore.

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

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Case casting 'cloud of doubt' over thousands of Oklahoma convictions could be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Two tribal cases from Oklahoma are awaiting action by the U.S. Supreme Court: an Osage wind farm dispute and a Creek murder...

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Two dead in wrecks on state roads

Two people died Saturday after wrecks on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Edward G. Landes, 54, Tulsa About...

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Republicans at fish fry remain confident in party's future

Republicans confident party will retain control of state government despite budget problems.

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GOP candidates blame morals, mental illness for school shootings

Republicans running for governor say moral decay, mental illness, to blame for school shooting tragedies.

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The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 dismissal of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney accused of conspiring with a state...

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 firing of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney who was...

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Organization turns fear, insecurity to hope for at-risk teens

For many homeless and at-risk teens, it's a struggle to find a place to sleep or enough food to eat. Pivot seeks to remedy that...

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Inasmuch Foundation gives $4.154 million in grants to 47 organizations.

Inasmuch Foundation, founded by Edith Kinney Gaylord in 1982, supports education, health and human services and community...

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Wife told soldier her baby died — then tried to sell the newborn on Facebook, police say

Army Sgt. Steven Garcia is a patrol supervisor with a military police unit, but the fight of his young life isn't on a...

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Boat adrift with two dozen African migrants rescued off Brazil coast

A boat with two dozen migrants from West Africa was rescued off the coast of northern Brazil, officials from the state of...

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The next life saved by a seat belt could be yours

Nationwide enforcement campaign to remind people to wear their seat belts kicks off. Most understand the lifesaving value of...

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Home green home

Marla Esser Cloos, a green home expert, earned national recognition by Professional Women in Building just in time to help...

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Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for...

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Supreme Court battle shaping up over tax repeal effort

Oklahoma Supreme Court justices have created a fast track for challenges to tax repeal vote and invited Attorney General Mike...

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Education notes for May 20

Grant to aid students from foster care EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation has received a $154,000 grant...

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Revitalization efforts gleam in northeast Oklahoma City

Local vendors and developers were showcased Saturday during the annual oNE OKC community event in northeast Oklahoma City.

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Student succeeds against odds

The nonprofit Pivot Inc. celebrated dozens of clients who are graduating from high school this year despite significant...

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Governor's veto puts sheriffs in tough spot.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated financial consequences to counties for failing to...

A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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Oklahoma nursing homes relieved as state looks for more inspectors

Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular...

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Oklahoma health notes for May 20

Oklahoma health notes for May 20

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DUI suspect drags OKC officer during attempt to flee

A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested Tuesday after he drove off while an Oklahoma City officer was...

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Possible homemade explosive device removed from Lawton hospital Friday

Authorities removed what might have been a “homemade explosive device” from a Lawton hospital Friday.

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Body of Tulsa man recovered Friday in Keystone Lake

The body of a 47-year-old man was recovered Friday night in Keystone Lake, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Two die in wrecks along Oklahoma roads

Two people were killed in separate wrecks Friday along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Edmond Mobile Meals hosts golf tournament on July 9

Edmond Mobile Meals will host its second annual 'Mulligans for Meals' golf tournament on July 9.

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Symphony Show House open through Sunday

Symphony Show House open through Sunday.

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Sunnyside Diner to bring comfort food to former Edmond service station

Sunnyside Diner is planning to open its newest cafe, transforming the former service station at the corner of Second Street and...

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Fallen Oklahoma officers honored in ceremonies Friday

A lone bagpiper walked slowly through the grounds of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Friday morning as hundreds of people...

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Putnam City teachers spend Sundays volunteering, helping families

Arbor Grove teachers and members of their families have volunteered for Focus on Home on several Sundays, loading, delivering...

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OKC council moving quickly to fill Pettis' seat

The Oklahoma City Council is moving quickly to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis....

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Stitt vows to appoint anti-abortion justices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt says he would appoint anti-abortion justices to Oklahoma Supreme Court

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New college program for people with disabilities

Northeastern State University in Tahlequah has teamed up with Lead Learn Live to create the RiverHawks Scholar Program to...

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Lamb says he would not support repeal of tax hikes

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a Republican candidate for governor, opposed tax hikes but says repealing them now would create budget chaos.

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Chesapeake shareholders reject executive pay plan

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders on Friday rejected the company's executive compensation plan in a nonbinding, advisory...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

The Putnam City school district will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus,...

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Achievers

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City recently announced faculty and staff members chosen as recipients of the L.E. 'Dean'...

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Carl Reherman Park will be dedicated Saturday at Arcadia Lake

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday for the new Carl Reherman Park at Arcadia Lake.

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Bethany man killed in shootout with U.S. marshals was wanted in counterfeiting conspiracy

A Bethany man killed Thursday during a shootout with U.S. marshals had been on the run for more than a year after being...

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Salvation Army will unveil 'Pathway of Hope' initiative in metro

The Salvation Army is shifting from treating the symptoms of poverty to working to prevent poverty at its root through its...

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State briefs for May 19

ADA ECU grad named Fulbright Scholar Recent East Central University graduate Elsa Moseley has been named a Fulbright Scholar...

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OKC school board set to name district's new leader

The school board has called a special meeting for Tuesday afternoon, and is "prepared to take action to select our new...

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UPDATE: Silver Alert issued for missing Oklahoma City man canceled

A Silver Alert was issued Friday afternoon for an Oklahoma City man missing since Thursday.

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Historian to speak on Civil War compromise efforts

The Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center will host the presentation which focuses on efforts to avert war.

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Ex-Oklahoma officer sentenced for sexually exploiting children

A former Tulsa police officer has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison in a sexual exploitation case involving...

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Officials confirm injuries after Texas high school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Injuries have been confirmed following a shooting Friday at a high school near Houston and the suspected...

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OKC Central Chat transcript, May 18, 2018

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on...

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Hot, windy day Friday ahead in OKC

A hot, windy day is ahead Friday in Oklahoma City with light wind and a slight chance for rain.

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Morning Bell: Educators challenge tax repeal effort

A coalition that includes former and current educators, along with parents and most of the state’s major education...

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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The Morning Brew: Royal wedding edition

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married Saturday at Windsor Castle.

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 18

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 18.

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Daily Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Medical marijuana law creates employment protections as well as unresolved legal questions

Daily Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Medical marijuana law creates employment protections as well as unresolved legal questions

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Edmond teaching assistant arrested on drug complaints

EDMOND — An elementary school teaching assistant has been arrested on drug complaints, accused of having methamphetamine on...

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Jehovah's Witnesses gather in OKC for convention

An annual Jehovah's Witnesses convention will be Friday through Sunday at Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City....

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Energy executives to lead local universities

Jim Gallogly's appointment in March to lead University of Oklahoma was among a series of people with ties to the energy...

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Bricktown Canal gets new multipurpose directional signage

For the first time since the Bricktown Canal opened almost 20 years ago in Oklahoma City, it is set to get some directional...

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Headquarters mystery unfolds in Automobile Alley

New details emerged Thursday about a mystery company looking to build a headquarters along Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City.

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State briefs for May 18

ADA Six ECU students get OSCPA scholarships Six East Central University students have received $11,250 in scholarships from the...

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Four siblings take turns being valedictorian at their high school

When I asked the Grewal family the formula for their academic success, second youngest Gurtej jumped in with an answer. "We...

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Suspect charged in 2004 cold case of couple shot dead in sleeping bags on California beach

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. -- A man arrested last year in the cold case of a couple found shot dead in sleeping bags on a northern...

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Risk to public health escalated to 'very high' after third Ebola case confirmed: WHO

A third confirmed case of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led the World Health Organisation to...

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Oklahoma Christian universities win reprieve from Obama-era contraception rule after five-year fight

A lengthy court battle between four Christian universities in Oklahoma and the federal Department of Health and Human Services...

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Special Olympics full of enthusiasm as events continue Friday

2018 Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games continue Friday in Stillwater.

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Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in slush fund, grand jury reports

The Oklahoma Health Department hid millions of dollars from lawmakers in a "slush fund" that allowed it to spend beyond its...

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Key recommendations from Health Department investigation

From the multicounty grand jury report: • Take back $30 million from Health Department to pay for investigative audits at other...

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This $85 million NYC apartment comes with a trip to space

The sale also includes two Rolls-Royce Phantoms, a Lamborghini, courtside seats for Brooklyn Nets games, use of a Hamptons...

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Owasso Walmart employee accused of embezzling $1,500 from company

Tabitha Rose Burr, 19, appeared to have taken cash from her register on 11 separate occasions dating back to April 16 for a...

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Mayfield, Browns to be featured on "Hard Knocks"

The Browns have turned down previous opportunities to be on the award-winning series. But with renewed optimism around...

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Facing criminal case, Pettis to leave OKC council

Facing a criminal charge that he converted charitable donations to his own use, Ward 7 Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. is...

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Man wanted on federal warrants dies in shootout with Oklahoma law enforcement Thursday

A man wanted on multiple federal warrants was shot and killed Thursday in a shootout south of Lake Thunderbird.

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Teacher accused of inappropriately touching another teacher

Kiera Monique Smith, 34, was arrested Wednesday. She was released from the Oklahoma County jail Thursday morning after posting...

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'There was no collusion' at Trump Tower meeting, James Lankford says

Lankford downplayed the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee on which he sits after that committee determined American...

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Councilman facing embezzlement, tax case will resign effective May 31

Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis was one year into his second term on the council.

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NewsOK FAQs -- 10 things to know about the redesigned website

We introduced a new design for NewsOK.com on Tuesday, May 15, inviting all of our users to create a log-in for our...

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School bus 'mangled' after crash with dump truck in Mount Olive, New Jersey

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. —  Multiple injuries have been reported after a serious crash between school bus carrying middle school...

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Norman police searching for missing woman Thursday

Police are searching for a woman who went missing early Thursday morning.

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Father fights off 4 robbers while holding 1-year-old daughter

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A father and daughter went on what was supposed to be a quick food run inside an Orange Mound McDonalds on...

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Bristow man killed in wreck along Turner Turnpike Wednesday

A 77-year-old man was killed Wednesday in a wreck along the Turner Turnpike in Creek County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Morning Bell: Once homeless, student inspires others

David Berry, 18, carries a message of hope every time he volunteers at Positive Tomorrows, a school for homeless children in...

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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The Morning Brew: What do OKC residents think of their tap water?

JD Power has compiled customer satisfaction rankings from water utilities from across the country and ranked them by region.

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Heritage Hall adds dance instruction for fall performing arts curriculum

Heritage Hall has announced the expansion of its performing arts curriculum and programs to include dance instruction beginning...

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Oklahoma City vape shop owner sentenced

An Oklahoma City vape shop owner was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison for his part in a bank fraud conspiracy...

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Heard on Hurd to celebrate 2018 graduates Saturday in downtown Edmond

Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will be shutting down the streets of Edmond on Saturday to celebrate 2018 Graduates.

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Hospice seeks student volunteers to provide comfort to patients, family

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers to provide comfort, companionship and a helping hand to...

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Achievers

State students recognized with 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

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Properties once owned by former vanity publishers are up for auction in Mustang.

A Canadian County District Court special judge set a preliminary hearing date of Aug. 29 for the previous owners of a closed...

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Free outdoor entertainment, live music at Outdoorfest on May 19

Outdoorfest will offer live music and outdoor entertainment for free from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Will Rogers Amphitheater...

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Pets need water, shelter when temperatures soar

During the summer of 2017, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare received nearly 800 cruelty complaints with many of them being heat...

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Oklahoma state briefs for May 17

Oklahoma state briefs for May 17.

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Annual oNE OKC event scheduled

An annual event aimed at showcasing revitalization efforts in northeast Oklahoma City will be held Saturday.

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Stillwater band kicks off Riverwind's Beats & Bites festival

Norman’s Riverwind Casino kicked off another year of its Beats & Bites festival Saturday with the Stillwater-born, red dirt...

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Redevelopment starts at closed Broadway dealership

Redevelopment of the former home of Mercedes of Oklahoma City along Automobile Alley is set to start with the oldest garage on...

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Boulder, Colorado, unanimously votes to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

Three months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, reignited the debate around...

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Texas man busted with 58 terabytes of child porn

ALLEN, Texas - A man in Allen is facing federal charges after being caught with a massive amount of child pornography. The...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Eastern Oklahoma coal mining in 1953

In May 1953, coal production in eastern Oklahoma was about half of its peak. This photo of miners covered in coal dust was...

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Edmond City Council hears opposition, discusses possibility of smart meters

Within the year, Edmond residents could have a better understanding of smart utility service, which could cost the city upwards...

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OKC elementary school teacher arrested

Oklahoma City police on Wednesday arrested an elementary school teacher on suspicion of sexual battery, The Oklahoman has...

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Storm damage Tuesday reported in Grady County

Buildings, power lines and utility poles were damaged Tuesday in Grady County storms.

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Arrest made in connection to 2015 homicide

Three people have been arrested in connection with a Dec. 2015 homicide, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

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Authorities seeking witness to Wednesday fatal wreck along Turner Turnpike

Authorities are seeking witnesses of a Wednesday afternoon fatal wreck along the Turner Turnpike

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Two dead in wrecks on state roads

A Pensacola man died when he left a moving car and Goltry man driving a road grader was killed when he was struck by a train in...

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Three people died Tuesday in Oklahoma crashes

Two people have died in separate Oklahoma crashes.

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Victim in May OKC homicide identified

The name of a man killed in a fight earlier this month near downtown Oklahoma City was released Wednesday.

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Mother of Del City boy who died in boyfriend's care accused of child neglect

A warrant has been issued for the mother of a 1-year-old boy whose boyfriend was arrested in connection with his death....

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Police searching for NW OKC homicide victim’s car

Oklahoma City police are searching for a car they said was stolen from the home where a 45-year-old woman was killed earlier...

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50 Hamas members reportedly killed during Monday's Gaza protests

50 members of the Hamas terror organization were among those killed in protests along the Gaza border on Monday, a Hamas...

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Michigan State to pay Larry Nassar victims $500 million in settlements

Michigan State University has settled hundreds of lawsuits filed against it by the survivors of Larry Nassar's sexual assaults,...

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Florida Cop Who Failed to Confront Parkland Shooter Is Getting $8,000 Monthly Pension

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy who failed to confront a gunman during a Feb. 14 school massacre is...

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: Pharmacists, other groups line up against Oklahoma medical marijuana question

Opponents claim the law is written too broadly, but all indications point to a close result in the upcoming statewide vote.

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Chance for rain Wednesday in central Oklahoma

Chance for rain Wednesday morning in central Oklahoma. The high temperature in Oklahoma City will be near 84 degrees.

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Accidents Wednesday back up traffic on eastbound Interstate 44 in northwest Oklahoma City

Accidents Wednesday backed up traffic on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 44 in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Trump expected to cut Planned Parenthood funding through regs

The Trump administration may take action to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood as a result of pressure from...

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Morning Bell: Home schoolers get private school tax credit funds

For the first time ever, students can attend an Oklahoma private school part-time yet have most or all of the tuition paid by...

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Oklahoma County court briefs

OKC man sentenced in death of 3-month-old An Oklahoma City father has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of...

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Volkswagen street festival turns back time along Automobile Alley

The VDubs on Auto Alley Street Festival was lined with Volkswagens Saturday along NW 8 in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to get new director July 1

OSBI commission chose Ricky Adams to take over July 1.

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OKC Audubon Society to present program on 'The excitement of birds through banding'

The OKC Audubon Society will focus on 'The excitement of birds through banding' during its May 21 meeting.

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'One of the most difficult jobs in state government,' Oklahoma child welfare director says as she resigns

Oklahoma's director of child welfare services announced her resignation Tuesday, citing the stress of her job and the pressure...

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Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance

Feds may let more employers band together to provide employee health insurance Q: Why do small employers struggle to offer...

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Little Axe Community Center to host forum on crime and neighborhood safety

A community forum about crime and neighborhood safety will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000...

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Doctor to share true crime story at Edmond Genealogical Society meeting

A true crime story will be the highlight of this month's Edmond Genealogical Society meeting.

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Achievers

The Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $3 million in Live Mas Scholarships to 300 employees and youth in 2018.

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Several of the state's largest medical, law enforcement, business and faith-based groups have joined forces to battle against the medical marijuana state...

Six weeks before a statewide vote, Oklahoma medical, law enforcement, business and religious groups announced a coalition on...

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Charged OKC councilman surrenders Tuesday, makes first court appearance in embezzlement case

Oklahoma City Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. had an unusual reason for not showing up Tuesday morning to the weekly city council...

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OKC firefighters address fire deaths

Oklahoma City firefighters are attacking a spike in fire deaths with renewed vigor. "We want to be part of the solution," Scott...

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Homeless as youth, senior pays it forward

David Berry was lucky. He ended up at Positive Tomorrows, where he spent the second half of the fourth grade and all of the...

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April state revenues up nearly 25 percent over same month last year

The financial outlook for Oklahoma state government continues to improve, with April's General Revenue Fund collections up...

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State briefs for May 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Program features World War II history The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present a program...

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Oklahoma multicounty grand jury hears from former health commissioner

Grand jury could issue report on its findings Thursday.

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Beer hall, restaurants to overlook Scissortail Park

Owners of the popular Patriarch in downtown Edmond are set to open a beer garden and food hall that will overlook downtown’s...

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Chuck Wagon Festival will offer link to old West

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host its 28th annual Chuck Wagon Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May...

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Author to sign book at Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole

Jasmine Moran will sign her new autobiography, "The Path I Chose: In My Own Words," from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jasmine...

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Red Alert issued for Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, threat of major eruption

PUNA (KRON) - A Red Alert has been issued for Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, as there is a threat of a major eruption. The United...

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Judge overturns California's doctor-assisted suicide law

LOS ANGELES — A state judge overturned California's doctor-assisted suicide law on Tuesday, saying the legislation opening the...

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Couple denies torturing their 10 kids in home filled with garbage and human feces

A Northern California dad is being held on more than $5 million bail and his wife vehemently denies claims of child abuse after...

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Ceviche isn't the only seafood in this week's dining notes.

Rococo is throwing a clambake, the poke wave hits Oklahoma City, another local chef will appear on Guy's Grocery Games, and...

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Trust approves incentive for Amazon

Approval to negotiate a $1.7 million economic incentive to help bring an Amazon fulfillment center to Oklahoma City was given...

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.

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NewsOK redesign is here! Sign up for NewsOK Pro today

If you create a new account today, you will get the first two months of NewsOK Pro free. That's our way of thanking you for...

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Lincoln County law officers investigate child abuse case

A woman has been arrested in Lincoln County on a child abuse by injury complaint, according to a jailer.

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Two arrested with 77 pounds of marijuana in car

CALUMET — Two people were arrested Friday with 77 pounds of marijuana in a car. Marwa M. Osman, 25, of Vienna, Virginia, and...

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Amber Alert update: Authorities locate stabbing suspect, missing daughter in downtown Tulsa

Authorities have found the woman and her 7-year-old daughter after she allegedly kidnapped her and stabbed another daughter....

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Thunderstorms moving Tuesday afternoon into central Oklahoma

Thunderstorms are moving Tuesday afternoon into central parts of Oklahoma.

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Accused Waffle House shooter's dad named in wrongful death lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking's father has been named in a lawsuit filed by the family...

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Father charged with torture after 10 kids removed from squalid California home

A Northern California woman denied she or her husband abused their 10 children after authorities said the kids suffered...

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Man on motorcycle dies Monday in southwest Oklahoma City collision with pickup

A man on a motorcycle died Monday in a southwest Oklahoma City collision with a pickup.

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Morning Bell: Teachers push back on tax overturn effort

A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to...

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The Morning Brew: Is sports gambling coming to Oklahoma?

The Monday SCOTUS ruling opens up the possibility Oklahomans can bet on sports legally.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Regulators say they still oppose a preapproval request filed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma for its Wind Catcher project.

Oklahoma's Attorney General and the director of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Public Utility Division filed a joint...

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Former correctional officer sentenced to prison in bribery conspiracy

A former correctional officer apologized Monday for smuggling cellphones into an Oklahoma prison for inmates. "I knew it was...