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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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CENTRAL LIVE CHAT: Upcoming developments could make Oklahoma City a bigger player in convention market

CENTRAL LIVE CHAT: Upcoming developments could make Oklahoma City a bigger player in convention market.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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20-40-60 Etiquette: Caught in a chat

Columnist says be aware that our invitations on email or Facebook Messenger can quickly become spam if we include too many people.

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

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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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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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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. 20 for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Parties in Oklahoma City: Helen Ford Wallace

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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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New agent for Berkshire Hathaway

New agent for Berkshire Hathaway.

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Symphony Show House open through Sunday

Symphony Show House open through Sunday.

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Three things you should have at home

These will save you headaches, sore knees and wet feet.

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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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Here are some new books for garden, home

With longer days and shorter nights come warm weather opportunities to make home and garden improvements. Become inspired to...

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Dog bites man, bankers oppose regulation

The American Bankers Association reported that nearly three out of four bankers said Qualified Mortgage regulations, "which...

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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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Unlock that panel

Inspector says remove padlock from electrical panel

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Kenneth R. Harney, Lawsuit dismissed against Zillow's Zestimates

Lawsuit dismissed against Zillow's Zestimates

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Learn how to buy and maintain a home

Realtors foundation to present homeownership workshop.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018.

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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Do your homework before picking exterior color scheme

Do your homework before picking exterior color scheme

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Designing outdoor getaway

Marni Jameson shares her plans for updating an outdoor getaway for her relatives who are coming to visit.

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Pooh, Piglet and Tigger, too, at the Gardens

The 10-day festival is Jun 8-17. Step into Christopher Robin’s 100 Acre Wood to do crafts, activities and see imaginative...

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Ice cream shop latest addition to completing Midtown puzzle

Just three years after the closing of Midtown's Swanson's Tire, the maze of buildings at the corner of NW 9 and Hudson is...

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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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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for May 19, 2018, the Tealwood

The Oklahoman's house plan for May 19, 2018, the Tealwood.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 19, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 19, 2018.

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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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Rodd Moesel: May marches on flower power

Every season is a march through our wide range of plant material that blooms at different temperatures and different day...

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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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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 19, 2018

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Animals' house: More than dogs tied up in owner-tenant disability rights disputes

Property managers were loaded with questions at a fair housing workshop in Enid organized the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Carrie Underwood, 'Pioneer Woman' Ree Drummond, Charlie Christian and more included in 2018 Oklahoma Hall of Fame class

An "American Idol," "The Pioneer Woman" and a late, great guitar god are among the accomplished honorees who will be inducted...

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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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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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State students recognized with 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

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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...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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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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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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Advocate for arts, disabled to be honored at Pioneer Awards

The Plaza District Association will honor Douglas Sorocco, an attorney with Dunlap Codding along Film Row, as the recipient of...

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

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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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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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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...

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SandRidge sells Parkside Building for $10.75 million

SandRidge Energy has sold its Parkside Building, empty since it was completed two years ago, for $10.75 million to a limited...

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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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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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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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New owners plan to rehabilitate Classen Inn

Spinning glass globes once again will appear atop the Classen Inn sign almost 40 years after they were taken down as the area...

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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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OKC Firefighters' ‘Fill the Truck’ food drive set for Thursday

The parking lot of the Oklahoma City Firefighters Local 157 once again will be turned into food drive central from 11 a.m. to 2...

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OKC nonprofit to present elder abuse symposium

Elder abuse expert Paul Greenwood will speak on prevention and prosecution of elder abuse cases during the Sonya L. Patterson...

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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Scholarships awarded to metro-area students

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Affordable dream: Four teams vying for downtown OKC housing project

The desire of the Urban Renewal Authority and developers of the Omni hotel to wrap an adjoining garage with a mix of market and...

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OKC board votes to change school names

Jackson Enterprise Elementary will soon bear the name of Mary Golda Ross, while Lee Elementary will be renamed after Adelaide...

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Warrants filed for owners of dogs that mauled woman

Four dogs that maimed a woman in northeast Oklahoma City had a history of violence and owners who did nothing about it, court...

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Baby dies, babysitter arrested in Del City

DEL CITY — A boy died Sunday afternoon and his babysitter was arrested in connection with his death. Kaleb Forsberg, 1, died at...

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Attorney says councilman will plead not guilty to embezzlement charges

Ward 7 councilman was charged in Oklahoma County District Court on Friday.

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Police investigate Friday night death in Oklahoma City as homicide case

Police are investigating a Friday night death in Oklahoma City as a homicide case.

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Four earthquakes reported near Crescent

Four earthquakes near Crescent have been reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Looking for love

QUESTION: I am having trouble meeting people. As a single, professional woman looking for male friends, I have tried the dating...

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#OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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OKC school board to meet with superintendent hopefuls

Three people are in the hunt to lead Oklahoma's largest school district, The Oklahoman has learned. While their identities...

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Housing, hail and hunters are real concerns

Western Oklahoma is hurting for homes

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Pets & People garage sale is May 18-19

Pets & People garage sale May 18-19

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Food handler’s certification class scheduled for Thursday

A food handler’s certification course is planned at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave. NE,...

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Women Build for family of 7

In the Oklahoma City area, female team members from the Interstate 240 Lowe’s and Edmond Lowe’s will volunteer several days...

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One we can afford to lose, Oklahoma beaten out by four other states on hail insurance claims

Farmers Insurance ranks states for hail claims, and Oklahoma falls in the middle of the Top 10. Eh. Earthquakes are more...

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Canadian Valley Technology Center students overhaul Shriner’s miniature parade car

Canadian Valley Technology Center Powersports students overhauled one of the Shriner’s miniature parade cars.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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How to patch any hole in your house

Proper fillers help with all kinds of patching problems.

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Environmental expo has something for everyone

Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own compost pile to recycle kitchen and garden waste? Would you like to learn...

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Kenneth R. Harney, The growing gender gap that gets little notice, home buying

The growing gender gap that gets little notice, home buying.

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

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Speakers to address equipping parents, child addiction

The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard in the...

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Event center CEO facing SEC charges of fraud following collapse of Bricktown project

Steven Down, a Utah entrepreneur who once planned to develop a $10 million event center along the Bricktown Canal, is being hit...

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The Oklahoman's house plan for May 12, 2018

The Oklahoman's house plan for May 12, 2018.

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OKC to celebrate Bike to Work Day with giveaways and discounts for cyclists May 18

This is the 13th year of Oklahoma City’s participation in national Bike to Work Day events.

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Public invited to candidate forum for House seats

The public is invited to two education forums featuring candidates for House Seat 43 and House Seat 47, previously held by John...

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Achievers

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School recently announced student scholarships and awards.

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Song remains the same for Symphony Show House

The location of the Orchestra League’s annual Symphony Show House event changes from year to year, but the purpose is...

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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If you must fall, fall safely

Oklahoma City's CMSWillowbrook Construction Management and Ram Tool Construction Supply, Birmingham, Alabama, take a break for...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 12, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 12, 2018.

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Councilman promoted northeastside economic development

John Pettis won his Oklahoma City Council seat by championing plans to bring jobs to predominantly African-American...

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RE/MAX First adds agent

RE/MAX First adds agent.

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New law school dean appointed

Jim Roth has been appointed law dean at Oklahoma City University, OCU President Robert Henry announced Friday. Roth, a former...

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Living with a hot-tempered showerhead

Barry Stone answers a reader's question about unwanted shower temperature shifting.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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State adds Freddie Mac help to housing programs

State adds Freddie Mac help to housing programs.

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HGTV star has advice for new homeowners: Slow down

“HGTV is good for inspiration,” Chip Wade said, “but if you think you’re going to watch a show where you buy a $50,000 ranch...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 12, 2018.

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Icahn nominates two more SandRidge directors

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday nominated two more directors to SandRidge Energy Inc.'s board, further escalating the...

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Crews investigate Oklahoma City oil spill

Oklahoma Corporation Commission crews are investigating a spill that spread crude oil across a quarter mile of northwest...

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Mega pet adoption event in OKC Saturday

A number of rescue groups along with the city's animal welfare department will participate.

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California close to requiring solar panels on all new homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California may start requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings built after...

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Police release video of car struck by train on Edmond railroad tracks, two men were arrested

Two men were arrested in Edmond after a stalled car was struck by a train on railroad tracks just moments after the men got...

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Calumet man dies Thursday of injuries suffered in a Kingfisher County collision

Kingfisher County collision Thursday claims life of Calumet man, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

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STACK pipeline project planned

Booming oil and natural gas drilling in northwest Oklahoma's STACK play has attracted another pipeline system. The planned...

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Chaparral Energy records $11.4 million first-quarter loss as production grows

Chaparral Energy Inc. generated a loss of $11.4 million in the first quarter as the company boosted production by more than 50...

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OKC Central: Guests field questions on mobile online chat

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer chatted with readers Thursday while on a bus ride to Austin, Texas, along with a group of local...

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Long-sealed windows in Bricktown landmark soon will again be filled with glass

Transformation of the Bricktown landmark last home to Spaghetti Warehouse is underway with removal of bricks from windows...

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Oil producers adapt to new Wall Street demands

Speaking at the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference, Devon executive Tony Vaughn said shareholders no longer are...

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Factory Obscura teases new art experience for autumn

After the success of their first immersive art experience, Oklahoma art collective Factory Obscura released recently on social...

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Oil spewing in NW OKC closes roads Thursday afternoon

Oklahoma City fire crews responded Thursday afternoon to reports of a “yellow liquid” spewing from the ground near an oil well...

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American Airlines flight Thursday from Stillwater to Dallas diverted to OKC due to odor on plane

An American Airlines flight from Stillwater to Dallas was diverted to OKC Thursday due to an odor.

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Body found Wednesday under NW OKC bridge

Oklahoma City police report a body was found under a bridge along interstate 235 Wednesday evening.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, May 10, 2018

Today's special edition of Steve Lackmeyer's OKC Central Live Chat took place on a bus from Oklahoma City to Austin.

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Quilter to present lecture and 'Rock the Block' workshop

The Edmond Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E Memorial Road.

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Magazine ranks OKC district schools among state's best

Three of the Top 5 schools are charters, with Harding Charter Preparatory High School claiming the top spot, followed by Dove...

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Felony charges filed against former Oklahoma insurance operators

Prosecutors this week filed at least 27 felony charges against principal owners of a former Oklahoma insurance company. New...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Flower Power Market planned Friday at STASH in downtown Norman

The Flower Power Market will return from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at STASH, 412 E Main St.

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With the end near for streetcar construction, traffic complications will shift gears

With the end of streetcar construction in sight, downtown Oklahoma City motorists might think things are coming up roses. Not...

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For OKC sales tax revenue, 'Another good month'

Strength in consumer spending is translating to consistently strong sales tax results for Oklahoma City. Figures for the May...

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$1 house draws multiple offers

Real estate agent Ryan Hukill's idea to list a home for $1 and see if a bidding contest erupted seems to have paid off. The...

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Orr Family Farm to host Mother’s Day celebration

Moms can enjoy free admission during the Orr Family Farm's Mother’s Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Achievers

Midwest City Elks Lodge No. 1890 recently held their annual Youth Banquet and recognized students and athletes who had...

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Man's body found Tuesday in NW OKC apartment

Oklahoma City police responding to a check welfare call at an apartment complex Tuesday found the body of a man inside an...

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Truck driver arrested in connection with fatal crash

A man and a woman from Yukon died Tuesday afternoon in a crash on the Turner Turnpike near Luther

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Oklahoma City's Founders Bank added to endangered properties list

Oklahoma City's mid-20th century Founders Bank is among the new additions to Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places list...

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OKC area home to multiple national scholarship winners

The winners were announced Wednesday by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The program honors high school seniors who show...

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Children’s fishing tournament at OKC’s South Lakes Park is June 2

Children ages 5 to 15 can test their fishing skills in a fishing tournament from 8 to 11 a.m. June 2 at South Lakes Park’s east...

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Oklahoma City-based Gulfport profit falls as production soars

Gulfport Energy Corp. production surged more than 50 percent even as profits slipped in the first quarter, the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma City Council learns Amazon is eligible for job incentives

Amazon could qualify for a public payout as an incentive for jobs created at its still officially unannounced fulfillment...

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Fire call leads to discovery of transients living in Oklahoma City storm drains

Smoke coming from a storm drain led firefighters to an unusual situation Tuesday morning along a busy intersection in Oklahoma...

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Shelters, nonprofits unite to save animals

April 30 might have been a historic day for animals in Oklahoma.

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Former OKC police lieutenant admits giving prostitute information on sting operation

A former Oklahoma City police lieutenant will spend five years on probation for soliciting a prostitute and warning her about...

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Literary Festival planned for writers of all skill levels

The Metropolitan Library System will host a Literary Festival for writers of all skill levels to learn and network with...

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Achievers

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma was one of 10 Girl Scouts’ councils selected for Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl...

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Perry schools sued again in federal court

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Oklahoma City by the parents of a girl who said she was molested by aide Arnold Cowen. It...

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Three people arrested in death of pregnant Oklahoma City woman

Three people have been arrested in connection to the death of a pregnant Oklahoma City woman whose body was found in the back...

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Production decline, layoffs contribute to Oklahoma City-based SandRidge's $41 million loss

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $41 million, led by declining production...

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Firefighters respond Tuesday to northwest Oklahoma City apartment fire

Firefighters respond Tuesday to an apartment fire in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Why is it so hard to get to the Oklahoma River from the Bricktown Canal?

Oklahoma City spent millions turning the Oklahoma River from an ugly, rock-lined, often barren riverbed into a vibrant...

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Are you a tenant facing eviction from your home?

Every day in Oklahoma City about 18 households get evicted, one of the highest rates in the nation, according to a new study. A...

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Payne Education Center plans reading tutor training course on Saturday

The Payne Education Center will host a four-hour reading tutor training course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Panhandle Oil and Gas posts $1 million profit

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. has used growing free cash flow to pay down 20 percent of its debt over the first seven months of...

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SIGN IN

Over the weekend, BOK Financial Corp. installed its logo on the newly erected BOK Park Plaza building the company recently...

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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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Free youth fishing classes start Saturday

Staff at Oklahoma City’s H.B. Parsons Fish Hatchery are getting ready to help kids get “Hooked on Fishing” with free fishing...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

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

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Achievers

Oklahoma Christian University’s student PR firm placed in the top 25 nationally in the Public Relations Student Society of...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

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SandRidge directors expand board, support two Icahn-backed nominees

SandRidge Energy Inc. directors approved a plan to expand the board after activist investor Carl Icahn rejected a compromise...

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Four dead in crashes

Four dead in crashes

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Video of man shot in Oklahoma City released Monday, shooter and witness sought

Police on Monday released a video showing a man shot in the face. A woman is sought as a witness

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Man charged in connection with Shawnee bank robbery in April arrested in Mississippi

A man charged in connection with an April bank robbery in Shawnee is in custody in Mississippi.

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Transient man arrested in homicide of another transient man Saturday near downtown Oklahoma City, police report

Police said two transient men were in an altercation and one man was killed Saturday near downtown Oklahoma City. Another man...

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Mostly sunny Monday, high near 88 in Oklahoma City

Skies will be mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature near 88 degrees

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20-40-60 eEtiquette: Hold the honey

QUESTION: I'm a woman of a certain age and feel disrespected when young people waiting on me at a store call me “honey” or...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 7, 2018.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wedding Shower, Luncheon, Celebrations, Awards, Dance

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Remington Park’s annual Hat & Bowtie Contest doesn't disappoint

Women wearing their fanciest hats and men wearing their best bow ties competed for top prize Saturday during Remington Park's...

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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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Adventurous graduates spreading out

The 68 seniors at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics gathered Thursday to announce their college choices at the...

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OKC school district works with city on sales of abandoned schools

In early January 2017, Rachel Freeman was looking at the John F. Kennedy neighborhood east of downtown to buy an empty lot and...

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Jesus House supports neighbors during annual Love Thy Neighbor Block Party

Hundreds came out Saturday for the Jesus House’s annual Love Thy Neighbor Block Party.

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Police investigating possible homicide in downtown OKC Saturday

Oklahoma City homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man in downtown Oklahoma City as a possible homicide.

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Kenneth R. Harney, Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers

Appraisal-free loans save millions for buyers.

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Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency report goes behind open doors

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency report goes behind open doors.

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Delight in decay

For composters of all kinds, there's delight in decay.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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Paul Bianchina, Central vacuum system a convenient alternative

Central vacuum system a convenient alternative to traditional vacuums.

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues

Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues.

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Meetings, workshops and events for central Oklahoma's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for central Oklahoma's garden enthusiasts.

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The Oklahoman's house plan for May 5, 2018

The Oklahoman's house plan for May 5, 2018.

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Making the case for a more perfect pillow

Making the case for a more perfect pillow.

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It's planting time for everything

We have had some gorgeous spring weather the past couple of weeks, and lots of gardening is underway across our state. We are...

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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

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Extension office offers master gardener classes

The Oklahoma County Master Gardeners are accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener training program beginning in...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 5, 2018.

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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Grace notes, New features added to vintage Symphony Show House fundraiser

Proceeds from the interior designer showcase fund the Oklahoma City Orchestra League's music education programs.

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Fortify your home to save on insurance

If a homeowner retrofits or builds a new home to certain specified standards, a new law requires the insurance company to...

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New agent for Berkshire Hathaway

New agent for Berkshire Hathaway.

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'Building Buddies' exhibit open at Science Museum Oklahoma

'Building Buddies' is now open in the Oklahoma Museum Network gallery at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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HVAC students show up at Choctaw job site to gain experience

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center students recently finished installing heat and air conditioning systems in a Choctaw...

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Sewing Irish dance costumes inspires speaker

Sewing Irish dance costumes inspire Jean Hill, who will be this month's speaker at the Oklahoma City chapter of American Sewing...

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OU students try Pilates poses in perfect weather

Beautiful weather on Monday lured Pilates class participants onto the University of Oklahoma campus lawn in Norman.

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Oklahoma River to feature new attractions

Mike Knopp, executive director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, fielded questions from online participants in...

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Flatware a little ... flat? Find a set that really shines

Flatware a little ... flat? Find a set that really shines.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 5, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 5, 2018

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Three KidWind teams headed to Chicago

Three teams that competed at the recent University of Oklahoma KidWind Challenge qualified for the National KidWind Challenge...

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No Nichols Hills Garden Tour

Amid road construction project, Nichols Hills Garden Tour won't take place this year.

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Dignitaries dedicate MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center in Capitol Hill

A health and wellness center designed for people 50 and older opened its doors Friday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in south...

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Readers identify with woman’s reluctance to downsize

This week, Marni Jameson writes, I am going to get out of my own way, and let my readers tell you what they think.

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Barry Stone, When buyers decline to hire home inspector

When buyers decline to hire home inspector.

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Industrial turtle back to a crawl

Hobby Lobby is still growing, Amazon is a strong maybe, but big speculative warehouse construction? No so much.

Life

Route 66 monument set on El Reno street corner

The new 'America's Mother Road' monument was set in place Wednesday just in time for the 30th Fried Onion Burger Day Festival,...

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Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Capitol Hill district

Cinco de Mayo was celebrated a day early in Capitol Hill on Friday during the annual Cinco de Mayo en Calle Dos Cinco.

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Differences over acquisition of land for the MAPS 3 downtown park prompted a claim against the city of Oklahoma City

A business says it should be compensated for costs it incurred in anticipation of Oklahoma City acquiring its land for the MAPS...

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This luxurious Edmond home is on sale for $1 — no fooling

Home sellers Dan and Sharla Bradley liked real estate agent Ryan Hukill's unusual marketing approach: List their house for $1,...

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Body of boy who fell in OKC river recovered Friday afternoon

Firefighters recovered the body of a 13-year-old boy from the Deep Fork River Friday afternoon.

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Man in critical condition Friday from overnight northeast Oklahoma City shooting

A man was in critical condition Friday after he was shot late Thursday at a convenience store in northeast Oklahoma City .

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Authorities Friday release name of woman whose remains were found in McClain County

Authorities have released the identity of a woman Friday whose remains were

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OKC Central Chat transcript, May 4, 2018 with special guest Mike Knopp

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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Sunny skies Friday and through the weekend in central Oklahoma

Sunny skies Friday in Oklahoma City with high near 73

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Warrant sweep nets 83 arrests in OKC metro area

A three-week operation spearheaded by the U.S. Marshals Service and Oklahoma City Police Department netted the arrests of 83...

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Former president of failed Camargo bank sentenced to prison

The former president of the failed First State Bank of Camargo was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in federal prison for...

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Parade of Homes features House of Hope

Traffic for the first weekend of the Parade of Homes Spring Festival was heavy, according to Rusty Appleton, executive director...

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Advisory committee reviews OKC convention center bids

Oklahoma City appears set to get all it needed in a convention center. It may even get some of things it wants, though details...

Crime

4 charged in deaths of 2 men found chained in Oklahoma pond

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four white people are facing charges in the deaths of two black men whose bodies were found dismembered...

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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OKC energy company sees lower maintenance costs with mild weather

OGE Energy Corp. CEO Sean Trauschke told analysts and investors the Oklahoma City-based utility company has benefited from...

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Rockwood Elementary School evacuated Thursday due to smoke on third floor

An Oklahoma City elementary school was evacuated Thursday due to smoke on the third floor.

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Grieving mother offering reward to catch son’s killer

On a cold December evening in southeast Oklahoma City, a man helping his girlfriend’s mother move was gunned down. Months...

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Severe storms Thursday, flood advisory in Oklahoma

Severe storms are moving across southwest Oklahoma Thursday morning. A flood advisory is in effect for parts of central Oklahoma.

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A retired Edmond police officer became the leader of an illegal steroid distribution ring and kept $280,000 in proceeds buried in his backyard, a federal...

Christopher Thomas Caplinger was "the head of this drug trafficking organization, which manufactured and distributed anabolic...

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First tornado of the year touches down Tuesday, more tornadoes reported Wednesday

Oklahoma is officially in the midst of tornado season as the first twister of the year was reported Tuesday and severe storms...

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Before the run: OKC Memorial Marathon preceded by solemn observance

OKC Memorial Marathon preceded by solemn observance

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Historic tax credits now deemed safe; threats put First National redevelopment at risk

Federal and state historic tax credits are seen as being safe following serious threats on the program last fall that could...

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Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream sets transportation record

Booming oil and natural gas activity throughout central and northwestern Oklahoma led to record transportation volumes for...

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Continental Resources begins 350-well development in south-central Oklahoma

Continental Resources Inc. will drill 350 wells in a 70-square mile area of south-central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City-based oil...

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Students attend 'preview day' at Cristo Rey Catholic High School

Cristo Rey Catholic High School last week hosted 'Preview Day' for new students who will be starting in August.

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CEO: Devon Energy focuses on cash flow, production growth, debt reduction

Devon Energy Corp. CEO Dave Hager met with The Oklahoman this week following the oil and natural gas company's first-quarter...

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Shifting of principals in OKC district

Two middle school administrators — Taft Principal Charmaine Johnson and Rogers Principal Cody Stull — will switch schools,...

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Mammoth profits surge on Puerto Rico contract

A power restoration contact and a series of other expansions helped Mammoth Energy Services Inc.'s profits and revenues balloon...

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Cyclists invited on public art tour in downtown OKC

The Cycling Public Art Tour will begin at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

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Oklahoma City firefighters rescue man Wednesday night in high water near Lake Hefner

Oklahoma City firefighters rescued a man Wednesday night who was stranded in a car in high water near Lake Hefner.

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Tornado warning issued for parts of Oklahoma, tornado watch for western half of state

The risk of severe weather will increase Wednesday afternoon in western Oklahoma. Central Oklahoma severe weather is possible...

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OKC-based Chesapeake Energy posts $268 million first-quarter profit

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter profit of $268 million as the company increased production while...

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Oklahoma City bank robbed Wednesday

Authorities are searching for a man they said robbed a northwest Oklahoma City bank Wednesday morning.

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Stephenson Cancer Center recognized after 17 years

Nearly 17 years after Gov. Frank Keating signed a bill authorizing a cancer center that could compete for the most prestigious...

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Police release name of woman found Tuesday in NW OKC homicide

The death of a woman found Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City is being investigated as a homicide.

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OKC man wanted in killings of his father and sister arrested in New Mexico

A man wanted in connection with the shooting deaths of his father and sister in northwest Oklahoma City last month was arrested...

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Two people dead in overnight Oklahoma City wrecks, highway patrol reports

Two people died Tuesday and Wednesday in Oklahoma City wrecks, the highway patrol reports.

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First tornado of 2018 in Oklahoma reported Tuesday night

The first tornado of 2018 in the state was reported Tuesday night in Harper County, Oklahoma.

Life

11th annual Norman Music Festival offers range of musicians

A wide range of music was heard during the 11th annual Norman Music Festival this past weekend.

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Yukon's Iron Thistle festival celebrates cultures with music, dance performances and more

The United Scottish Clans of Oklahoma honored the traditions of Scotland and other Celtic nations this past weekend at the...

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OKC Animal Shelter free adoption event Friday, Saturday and Sunday

The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter will have a free adoption event from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Soon in OKC, you'll be able to ride the bus on Sundays.

OKC continues the trend of expanding bus service.

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Achievers

Casady's Science Olympiad Teams successfully defended their 2017 championships by taking first place in both B and C Divisions...

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Oscar Herrero to perform in flamenco guitar recital at OU

Flamenco guitarist Oscar Herrero will present a recital Saturday as part of the University of Oklahoma School of Music’s Norton...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Storm safety standards get homeowners lower insurance rates

Homeowners who retrofit or build a new home to certain specified standards are entitled to a discount because of the more...

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky speaks to Oklahoma FFA youth

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky told future Oklahoma farmers Tuesday the world will depend on their work ahead.

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OKC district names Teacher of the Year

About two hours into the foundation's Stars of Education event, Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School teacher Anthony Chancellor...

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Felony charges leveled against fired police pension chief

The fired executive director of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System was charged Tuesday with seven felony counts...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Free marketing kits available for small businesses Leading up to Grow with Google's National Small Business livestream on...

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Oklahoma City police investigating woman’s death as homicide in NW OKC

Oklahoma City police are investigating a homicide in northwest Oklahoma City, near NW 87 and Harvey Avenue.

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Six Oklahoma officer’s names to be added to fallen law enforcement memorial

The names of six Oklahoma law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty will be added to the state’s law enforcement...

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Silver Alert issued for missing Oklahoma City woman

Police are searching for a 66-year-old woman who has been missing since Saturday.

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Westminster eighth-graders help grow Curbside Chronicle's Mother's Day flower campaign

Westminster School’s eighth-graders are partnering this spring with the Homeless Alliance’s Curbside Chronicle to learn more...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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Senior chess champion to represent state at national tournament in July

The first OCA Oklahoma Seniors (50+) Chess Championship was held April 14-15 in Chandler.

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Achievers

Oklahoma City Public Schools students were among those recently recognized during the 28th annual State Superintendent Awards...

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Myriad Gardens unveils new playground equipment

The Myriad Botanical Gardens unveiled new playground equipment designed for children with special needs at 11 a.m. Monday in...

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Anthropological Society hosts discussion on ancient campgrounds, artifacts

A discussion on 'Paleo-Indian use of the Rocky Mountains' is planned Thursday during the meeting of the Oklahoma City chapter,...