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Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied...

 
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Escaped inmate arrested after standoff with law officers Tuesday in Oklahoma City

An escaped inmate has been arrested after a pursuit and standoff with law officers that lasted for more than two hours early...

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Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

A planned first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled because of spacesuit issues, US space agency Nasa says. Anne McClain...

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California avocados voluntarily recalled for possible health risk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California avocado grower and distributor has voluntarily recalled its product from six states due to...

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Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Iran for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it...

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Is stomach 'flu' really the flu?

Stomach bugs are making the rounds in the Sooner State, bringing with them nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and...

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New studies link eggs and sugary drinks with premature death

Adam’s journal In the past few weeks, I’ve seen headlines about new research studies highlighting the dangers of too many eggs...

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State briefs for March 26

Event to honor Vietnam War veterans The Oklahoma History Center and the Oklahoma Historical Society will recognize all Vietnam...

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Historic Oklahoma bank tied to Pretty Boy Floyd to be restored

BOLEY — A building tied to one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 20th century in the U.S. could soon be saved for...

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ATOKA Smith, Leo: 96, died March 22. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday (Brown’s, Atoka). BLACKWELL Davis, B.J.: 65, died March 19....

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Putnam City Schools celebrates Youth Art Month, names art winners

Putnam City Schools hosts an annual Youth Art Month celebration with student exhibitions and performances during March, the...

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Pick 3, March 24: 7-0-1 Cash 5, March 24: 6-9-14-16-28 Lucky for Life, March 21: 09-24-26-27-38, Lucky Ball: 11 Mega Millions,...

New boutique hotel planned for OKC's Midtown

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Pivot Project, which is wrapping up redevelopment of a brewery, food hall and offices in Midtown, is set to start a second phase with construction of a six-story boutique hotel with a coffee shop, bar and retail. Plans submitted with the...

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Retirees converge on capitol seeking cost-of-living adjustment

Retirees on Monday were at the Capitol to let lawmakers know that 11 years is too long to wait for a cost-of-living...

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Drive time

Construction crews began work Monday to remake the Interstate 235/Interstate 44 interchange in Oklahoma City. The project,...

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Report: Purdue Pharma reaches deal to settle Oklahoma opioid case

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle the state of Oklahoma’s claims that its illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller...

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Oklahoma lawmakers respond to Mueller report

Oklahoma lawmakers react to Mueller report.

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Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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MAPS for streets progress detailed in report for Oklahoma City Council

The report says the Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Board approved projects to resurface 90 miles of arterial...

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Dr. Dre deletes post about daughter's acceptance to USC after $70M donation resurfaces

Hip hop legend Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter getting into the University of Southern California without...

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Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

Three people testified that he was asleep at home when the rape occurred. The fingerprints at the scene were not a match. He is...

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Reader response: Should OKC be more bike friendly?

Oklahoma City's limited bicycling infrastructure around downtown has received heightened attention after a cyclist was killed...

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Oklahoman Unfolded: The week's top stories

Join us each morning for the latest "Oklahoma Unfolded," a weekday discussion of one of the day's top news stories. Your host...

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Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency...

Leaders react and take steps after second tragedy at Parkland

After a second Parkland shooting survivor died by suicide in a week’s span, Florida’s emergency chief is calling for the state...

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Area students pitch in to build community for homeless teens

Preliminary work began in early March on a tiny home community to house teens living on their own in the Oklahoma City area....

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Pick 3, March 23: 6-9-5 Cash 5, March 23: 4-14-21-33-35 Lucky for Life, March 21: 09-24-26-27-38, Lucky Ball: 11 Mega Millions,...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 25, 2019

Street repairs progressing Smoother streets are ahead, according to volunteers overseeing street repairs and related...

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Oklahoma City Council to vote on $25,000 Holtzclaw settlement

A settlement for an excessive force lawsuit against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel K. Holtzclaw will come down to a...

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Opponents to abortion bill weigh options

The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is weighing its legal options after the Senate advanced a measure that would ask...

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Crime briefs

Lindsay woman dies Sunday in collision A Lindsay woman died Sunday of injuries suffered in a Grady County collision, the...

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Oklahoma youth call for gun reform at Capitol rally

Dozens of high school and college students gathered along the south side of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday to demand...

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Youth Expo is Funk’s ‘first-love charity’

While the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo has just wound down at State Fair Park, the excitement among Expo staff and supporters is...

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The location has changed, but Craig's Curious Emporium in OKC remains magical

Walk long enough with Craig Travis among the voodoo skulls, mermaids and Mother Mary figurines, and he will tell you about the...

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Deaths

BLANCHARD Tugman, Coy D.: 75, died March 22. Memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Church of Christ (Eisenhour, Blanchard)....

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Bill offers tax incentive for doctors who practice in rural areas

The prognosis is good for a bill that would encourage more doctors to practice in rural Oklahoma. Access to a primary care...

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Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares
Democrats want full report released

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s long investigation did not find...

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Mustang scuba diver missing from Cozumel, Mexico

MUSTANG — A scuba diver who went to Mexico to complete diving certification classes has been missing since March 13, family...

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Nature & You: 'Wild canaries' seem to disappear

Mysterious disappearance of ‘wild canaries’ an annual phenomenon Along about this time each and every year, the same...

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Lindsay woman dies Sunday in Grady County collision

A Lindsay woman died Sunday from injuries suffered in a Grady County collision, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Cassandra...

Medical marijuana industry using specialized security services

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Every business works to secure its assets, and those in the marijuana industry are no different. The difference between Oklahoma’s cash-heavy medical marijuana industry and many others is the need to secure cash and other assets using armed...

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Troopers say camper drowns in southwestern Oklahoma lake

HOBART, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a camper has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake. Troopers say the...

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Bower designed for families desiring urban living

The largest single influx of for-sale housing in Midtown now looms over NW 4 with a new approach that is designed to appeal to...

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BARTLESVILLE Cornett, Jason Noah: 43, died March 21. Private services (Stumpff, Bartlesville). Winfrey, Bernadine: 61, died...

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Jury to hear first testimony in Joe Exotic murder-for-hire trial

For years, Joe Exotic operated a private zoo in Wynnewood that delighted visitors —and enraged animal rights groups — because...

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Pick 3, March 22: 8-7-6 Cash 5, March 22: 10-12-25-28-36 Lucky for Life, March 21: 09-24-26-27-38, Lucky Ball: 11 Mega...

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Winchester Drive-In set to open 51st movie season in Oklahoma City without the beloved, late owner

It was July 3, 1968, when the first car pulled up to the Winchester Drive-In movie ticket booth for the premiere show. Lindy...

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Health briefs for March 24

Tai Chi-A-Thon scheduled Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host a statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser April 26. This event...

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March Madness makeover promotes dreaming big at OKC school

March Madness comes and goes each year, but one Oklahoma City Public School recently received a gift that will last well into...

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Senator says "almighty dollar" stalled bill for more nurse independence

Lobbying and “the almighty dollar” stalled a bill in the state Legislature to give more independence to nurse anesthetists,...

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Candidates for Oklahoma GOP chair want unity and the 5th District seat

Candidates running for chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party say their focus will be on unifying the party and regaining...

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Effort underway to release nonviolent offenders

Colleen Johnson was stunned to learn she would be released four years early from the Oklahoma City Community Corrections...

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Two vie for south OKC board seat

The incumbent is a 49-year-old former educator who has served on the Oklahoma City School Board for more than four years...

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'Disruptive' I-235 project to begin in OKC

The honeymoon is about over for Interstate 235 commuters who have been enjoying a five-month respite from construction on the...

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Program makes college reality for low-income students

Oklahoma’s Promise has come a long way in helping low-income students achieve a college degree since the tuition scholarship...

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Swine virus found at livestock show in Oklahoma City

A number of pigs that were recently shown at the Oklahoma Youth Expo are thought to have contracted or been exposed to a virus...

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German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning Islamist attack

Police in Germany have arrested 10 people on suspicion of planning an Islamist attack. The arrests were made after some 200...

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Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for much of central Oklahoma Saturday

Parts of central Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, could see a slight chance for severe weather Saturday afternoon and into...

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OKC home show to feature green living coach, others

If “going green” brings up images of solar panels on the roof and electric cars parked in the driveway, chances are you’re...

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State briefs for March 23

Tribes receive crime victim funds Three Oklahoma tribes were awarded nearly $2 million this week to support crime victims....

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ADA Barnes, Billie Jo: 97, died March 18. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday (Criswell, Ada). Davis, Franklin: 85, died March 21....

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At town hall meetings, questions range from trade and taxes to socialism

ADA — After standing and reciting her personal political evolution, Cathy Ryan told U.S. Rep. Tom Cole that she was worried...

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3 suspected in fatal OKC gunfight

Three suspects have been identified in a February gunfight that killed a 20-year-old man. Keshawn Demonta Franklin, 23, of...

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Woman sues for workplace discrimination at OU

A former University of Oklahoma employee is suing the school’s board of regents, claiming workplace discrimination and...

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Cyclist’s death highlights OKC infrastructure needs

The death of a cyclist Thursday who was hit by a car along Classen Boulevard has drawn attention to the lack of cycling...

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OU-Ole Miss boxscore

OKLAHOMA 95 OLE MISS 72 Oklahoma (20-13) FG 3PT FT Min M-A M-A M-A Reb A Pf Pts James 33 7-12 4-7 2-2 2 1 0 20 Odomes 21 8-10...

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NCAA Wrestling Championships

NCAA WRESTLING SCOREBOARD College NCAA Championships At Pittsburgh, Pa. Team Scoring 1. Penn State 120.5; 2. Ohio State 88.5;...

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Man accused of shooting, killing woman in Canadian County Thursday

A 33-year-old man is accused of shooting and killing a Hinton woman Thursday night, the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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OKC police release video related to fatal bicycle collision

Oklahoma City police on Friday released surveillance video of a vehicle thought to have been involved in the death of a local...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

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The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Kansas State to lower tuition for students in 5 states

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states. The Manhattan...

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Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been...

Indonesian airline Garuda cancels order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has cancelled a multibillion-dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after two fatal...

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Today's prayer

God of grace, the path of righteousness is seldom easy but it always leads to good things. Help us stay the course. Amen.

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OU basketball: Kristian Doolittle's father uses an outrageous jacket to let the Sooners know they are supported

COLUMBIA, S.C. — When the University of Oklahoma basketball players and coaches, or even their families, see Dwayne Doolittle...

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ADA Owens, Glen Burle: 86, died March 20. Services 10 a.m. Saturday (Criswell, Ada). ALTUS Mowdy, Thomas D.: 62, died March 20....

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3 teenagers wanted in OKC homicide, burglary

Oklahoma City police have identified three teenagers in a February homicide and burglary. Arrest warrants have been issued for...

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Lawsuit accuses officials of operating debtors' prison

BARTLESVILLE — A national civil rights organization filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing some Washington County judges and the...

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State briefs for March 22

Flu claims 9 more in Oklahoma Nine Oklahomans died and 234 were hospitalized in the past week from influenza complications,...

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15-year-old charged with shooting juvenile

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with shooting another juvenile in the head. Diego B. Ginez, of Oklahoma City,...

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Bicyclist dead after Thursday morning hit-and-run in northwest Oklahoma City

A chef at a popular downtown Oklahoma City restaurant died Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike near...

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1 in 20 'uninsured' violations are false positives

Nearly 5 percent of vehicles identified as uninsured in Oklahoma were flagged by mistake, according to the prosecutor in charge...

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Midtown tower approved

A proposed eight-story Midtown condominium tower is clear to proceed after the city’s Downtown Design Review Committee voted...

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Oklahoma County sheriff upset with county commissioner over jail criticism

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor lashed out Thursday at a county commissioner who has accused him of mismanaging the jail....

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Bill would make eluding police ‘violent’

State troopers are seeking legislation to help protect law enforcement officers from possible criminal charges if a felony...

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Bicyclist dead after being hit in NW OKC Thursday

A chef at a popular downtown Oklahoma City restaurant died Thursday after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike near...

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Lawsuit alleges county in Oklahoma running debtor's prison

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Three indigent criminal defendants in a northeast Oklahoma county are suing three judges there...

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Weeklong vacations for Thanksgiving, fall break coming with Tulsa Public Schools' redesigned 2019-20 calendar

Beginning next school year, fall and Thanksgiving breaks will last all week as part of an effort to crack down on chronic...

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Dozens of headstones at Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages

A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in...

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Man who hid child murderer after her escape from prison says he should've called cops

Wayne Seifer and wife, an inmate at Oregon Women's Correctional Center, were separated and not on speaking terms, but he says...

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BINGERThompson, Don Vernon: 87, died March 19. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Binger Baptist Church (Turner, Hinton). BIXBYPiercy,...

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Man charged in $20,000 theft of school musical instruments

A Del City man has been charged with stealing $20,000 in musical instruments from a middle school. Patrick Sean Hicks, 37, is...

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State briefs for March 21

EDMOND UCO to host photography camp in June High school students who are interested in learning more about photography are...

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After mosque attacks, NZealand quickly bans assault weapons

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on semi-automatic and automatic...

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Inhofe says demands on National Guard still too great

Speaking to leaders of the Oklahoma National Guard, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Wednesday that the nation was still demanding too...

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Former Oklahoma prison employee searched in smuggling ring

A former state prison employee is under investigation for allegedly bringing drugs and contraband to inmates at North Fork...

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Oklahoma Youth Expo underway at State Fair Park

Standing inside the busy, noisy barns at State Fair Park on Wednesday, you would never guess Cade Karcher Charmasson, 9, gets...

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Oklahoma's IT agency says it needs $16 million

The state agency that provides information technology services for other agencies told lawmakers it needs $16 million to pay...

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Briton staying in Oklahoma dies in head-on collision at Texas off-roading event

DALLAS (AP) — Officials say an Englishman has been killed in a head-on collision at an off-roading event in North Texas. The...

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After 2 children, missing person found dead, murder-suicide investigation opens in Payne County

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office had sent information on the subject's last-known location in a missing-persons case, a site in...

The OK Photo Issue

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Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Payne County sheriff, OSBI investigating deaths near Ripley

The Payne County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that it is working with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to...

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Body of missing Oklahoma woman found in creek with hands bound

VALLIANT (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found...

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Light rain Wednesday, stormy weather ahead for weekend

Light rain moved into Oklahoma City overnight, but skies will clear during the afternoon, the National Weather Service...

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Disney seals $71bn deal for 21st Century Fox as it prepares to take on Netflix

Disney has closed its $71bn (£54bn) acquisition of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business in a deal that unites...

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Two teachers in New York fired after noose images displayed in classroom

Two teachers at a middle school on Long Island, New York, where an image of a pair of nooses labeled "back to school...

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Magic show to benefit Friends for Folks, Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Oklahoma native Rob Lake amazed the audience with magic on "America's Got Talent," and now he will perform at the Tower Theatre...

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Registration for inaugural Norman Senior Games open

NORMAN — The Norman Parks Department is launching its first intramural games for seniors with the inaugural Norman Senior Games...

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Putnam City teacher job fair set for Tuesday

Putnam City Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Francis Tuttle’s Reno Campus, 7305...

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Muskogee filmmaker to portray Bass Reeves at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Muskogee filmmaker Oscar Dean Ray will bring a modern-day message to the Arcadia Round Barn on Saturday with his...

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'Beach Scapes' inaugural show for The Art Project exhibition gallery

“Beach Scapes,” studies of light and movement from the Emerald Coast, will be the inaugural exhibition at The Art Project. The...

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Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild to meet, host lecture and workshop

The Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild will meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 28 in the Clarence E. Page Building at Wiley Post Air...

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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness....

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Anadarko Anadarko High School class of 1964 is looking for classmates for a 55th reunion June 14-16. For information, email...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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4-H member collects backpacks, school supplies for students

Although a backpack is an essential item when children are needing to carry books, homework, teacher notes and other items, not...

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Edmond Arbor Week celebration to include communitywide tree plantings, art show

Edmond will celebrate Arbor Week by promoting the planting of trees. Beginning at 4 p.m. March 28, volunteers will plant 17...

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Boy Scouts to honor Dick Sias with 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award

The Last Frontier Council will honor Dick Sias with the 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award on Tuesday. The award...

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OKC Parents Helping Parents plans April meetings

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents has announced meetings for April. Brooke T. Cohn, a licensed alcohol and...

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Since automated ticketing system launched, nearly 1,000 got car insurance

In the few months Oklahoma's Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion program has scanned license plates across the state, the...

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Hump day

Kiara Taylor, 9, left and Janiah Brown, 4, laugh as they ride a camel at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Tuesday.

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Deaths

ATOKA Trueblood, Jennifer Beth: 33, died March 15. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Thursday, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Stringtown...

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Barn quilt workshop will involve paint and boards, not sewing needles

KINGFISHER — A Barn Quilt workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Ave. Barn...

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State briefs for March 20

ARCADIA Musician to perform Sunday at Round Barn Singer-songwriter T. Z. Wright, a longtime member of the Woody Guthrie Folk...

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Students plan rally against gun violence

High school students plan to advocate for gun control with a Saturday rally in Oklahoma City, although organizers want the...

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OKC woman loses job after being jailed by mistake two weeks

A first-ever check of every inmate in the Oklahoma County jail found a 20-year-old woman had been locked up for days by...

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Committee sends ag nuisance bill to Senate

A divided Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee supported a measure Tuesday that proposes capping non-economic damages related to...

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Lawsuit calls medical marijuana bill unconstitutional

An attorney who resigned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former state agency,...

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In response to fatal accident, city weighs options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety upgrades

Recommendations for a new Bricktown Canal lighting system include safety features that were missing last fall, when a man fell...

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Two state legislators invited to White House as Trump expected to sign executive order about free speech on college campuses

Two Oklahoma lawmakers plan to visit the White House this week to discuss First Amendment rights on college campuses. State...

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Spring's arrival brings severe allergies for some

Spring arrives in Oklahoma at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday. The spring equinox “marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out...

Gubernatorial candidates pledge more money for schools

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Each candidate has offered additional education policy ideas, but the bulk of their education platforms relate to core funding.

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Authorities release names of victims of airplane crash in Oklahoma City

The names of two local aviators killed Monday in an airplane crash at Sundance Airpark have been released by the state medical...

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ATOKA Trueblood, Jennifer Beth: 33, died March 15. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Thursday, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Stringtown...

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Big Tinker projects won’t be tapped for border wall

More than $190 million approved for military construction projects at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base won’t be...

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41 'prospective partners' identified for school buildings

A multitude of community partners are interested in occupying school buildings that will be closed in the coming months,...

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Study lays out options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety improvements

Upgrades would incorporate safety features that an architectural firm's study says are missing from the current installation.

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US appeals court affirms Oklahoma inmate's death sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed the death sentence of an Oklahoma man convicted of beating his...

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Edmond man dies in crash on turnpike

A multi-vehicle collision resulted in the death of a 25-year-old Edmond man just after 2 p.m. Saturday on the Indian Nation...

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Oklahoma City retirement center evacuated Tuesday due to odor of natural gas

A northwest Oklahoma City retirement center was evacuated due to a natural gas odor Tuesday morning, firefighters reported....

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Reader response: Does diversity matter?

On Tuesday, I published a story that took a closer look at the lack of diversity within Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet, which is...

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Medical marijuana patient sues, seeks injunction against 'Unity Bill' just signed into law

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency on behalf of...

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High of 68, windy and sunny Tuesday in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City will have sunny skies and a high temperature of 68 degrees Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported....

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Facebook gives new details on NZ attack video

Facebook has said a live broadcast of last week's Christchurch attacks was viewed fewer than 200 times, as the firm faces...

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Meteor blast over Bering Sea was 10 times size of Hiroshima

A meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed...

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Study: Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two — by walking a dog — are...

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Oklahoma health agency shakeups continue

A meeting of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board scheduled for Thursday was canceled after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill...

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Crime briefs

Bank robbed Monday A man in a wig robbed a southwest Oklahoma City bank Monday afternoon, police reported. About 1:30 p.m. Bank...

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Stitt appoints members to OJA, mental health board

On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt reappointed four current members and one new member to the Board of Juvenile Affairs. Dr. Amy N....

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State briefs for March 19

STILLWATER OSU to host science, engineering fair More than 150 junior high and high school students in science, technology,...

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Deaths

ALLEN Williams, Pauline Elisabeth: 89, died March 17. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, Allen Cemetery (Criswell, Ada)....

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Actions could turn Bricktown into another 'Times Square'

Is Bricktown an entertainment district, or is it a historic district? More than a quarter century has passed since Bricktown...

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Son of former sheriff killed in OKC shooting

The son of a former county sheriff has been named as a victim of a fatal drug robbery in Oklahoma City. Jake McLain, 19, was...

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Man, woman killed in airplane crash at Sundance Airpark in west Oklahoma City on Monday

An airplane crashed while landing Monday at Sundance Airpark, killing a man and woman, a fire department spokesman said. About...

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Downtown OKC garage, apartment plans presented

Development of an 1,100-space garage and an adjoining eight-story apartment and retail tower next to the future Omni continues...

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Stitt's cabinet lacks diversity

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet is nearly all male and white, falling well short of the state’s demographics, which are becoming...

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Spring break bounce

Students in Oklahoma City Public Schools are in their second week of spring break, but many students in the region started...

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Edmond says good-bye to beloved educator

Students, faculty members, administrators and friends were remembering Central Middle School’s Gateway to Technology (GTT)...

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Man in wig robs southwest Oklahoma City bank Monday afternoon

A man in a wig robbed a southwest Oklahoma City bank Monday afternoon, police reported. About 1:30 p.m. Bank of the West, 1600...

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Auction set for 21 vehicles forfeited in Oklahoma pot bust

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal officials in Tulsa are conducting an online auction for 21 vehicles forfeited by a man who pleaded...

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Nowata County sheriff resigns over problems with jail, alleges judge tried to bribe her to keep it open

Nowata County Sheriff Terry Barnett resigned along with the undersheriff and the rest of the county's law enforcement over...

OU report card: Not much to grade highly for the Sooners

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You figured Virginia would be a rugged opponent in the NCAA Tournament, and the Cavaliers most definitely were. They beat OU 63-51 Sunday night in the South Regional quarterfinals, and the grades reflect an uphill performance for the Sooners....

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Oklahoma baseball player hurt in Arkansas hit-and-run

MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a college baseball player was seriously injured after he was struck...

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Police investigate shooting death of Idabel man Friday in northeast Oklahoma City

Police have arrested a shooter and two other men in connection with the Friday night killing of an 18-year-old man in northeast...

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Woman arrested after ambulance stolen for Oklahoma City ride

A woman who stole an ambulance and took it on a ride in Oklahoma City was arrested early Saturday, police reported. The woman,...

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Premier League, EFL & FA accused of 'double standards' for not holding mosque attack tribute

The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association have been accused of "double standards" for not holding...

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Nature & You: The first sign of spring has feathers

First sign of spring has feathers A change in the seasons is upon us. There comes a time when the daylight hours become exactly...

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Metro faith community gathers for NZ prayer vigil

A metro Muslim leader said his faith community won't cower in fear in the wake of a deadly shooting spree at two New Zealand...

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Dueling developments proposed for triangle plot

A prominent triangular-shaped block that previously was envisioned for a new Greater Oklahoma Chamber headquarters and then a...

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BLACKWELL Stegeman, Irene C.: 96, died March 16. Prayer service 7 p.m. Wednesday. Mass 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Continuing a winning family tradition, Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court justice announces retirement

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice John Reif will retire at the end of April after serving on the state’s highest court for nearly...

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St. Patrick's Day weekend checkpoint reports arrests at NW 18 and N Classen Boulevard

A St. Patrick's Day weekend checkpoint netted a number of arrests at NW 18 Street and N Classen Boulevard, law officers...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission agrees to increase political donation cap

Political candidates in Oklahoma will be able to accept $2,800 from individuals the next time they run. The Federal Election...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 18, 2019

Study compares salaries Salaries for Oklahoma City's mayor and city council are on the low end in a study of 15 "peer" cities...

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Pick 3, March 16: 6-6-0 Cash 5, March 16: 7-11-19-26-27 Lucky for Life, March 14: 11-12-23-24-25, Lucky Ball: 09 Mega Millions,...

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'Live PD' to return to Oklahoma with highway patrol

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is about to get a major closeup. A&E Network’s “Live PD” will begin filming March 29 with...

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Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee. Hamilton’s winning...

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A 3.0 magnitude earthquake reported in Logan County late Saturday

EDMOND -- A 3.0 magnitude earthquake was felt in southern Logan County late Saturday north of Edmond, the U.S. Geological...

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Sunny, warm days ahead for spring break week in Oklahoma City

Sunny days are ahead this week for spring break in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported. Sunday through Tuesday...

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St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Stockyards City

Hundreds gathered Saturday on the streets of historic Stockyards City, where St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated a day early....

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ARDMORE Douglas, Harold Sr.: 91, died March 7. Memorial services 10 a.m. Monday (Harvey-Douglas, Ardmore). BETHANY Julian,...

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Focus on diversity intensifies at OU with appointment of Eric Stevenson to board of regents

It was movie night on Thursday for the University of Oklahoma Black Student Association. Junior Taylor Wilson, who serves as...

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Stitt achieves power boost early in his term

Just nine weeks into his first term, Gov. Kevin Stitt achieved his central policy objective, becoming the most powerful...

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Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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Juries hand down guilty verdicts for shooting suspects

Two Oklahoma County defendants were convicted of murder in jury trials this week. Jessica A. Madbull, 30, was found guilty...

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Stitt nominee for Veterans Secretary withdraws

The head of an international consulting firm that is being sued by more than a dozen veterans has withdrawn his nomination from...

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Dangerous drop-offs can by found along Oklahoma City roadways

On NW 150, in a mostly rural part of Oklahoma City, the aging asphalt pavement of the two-lane road is full of potholes....

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Senate to review cost of living hike in state pensions

A bill to grant a 4 percent cost of living increase to retired participants in six Oklahoma state pension systems passed the...

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OKC spine clinic adds pain management doctor

A physician board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management has joined the practice of spine surgeon Dr. Brett Braly,...

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Proposed Supreme Court district changes could mean more urban justices

The Legislature is poised to redraw Oklahoma Supreme Court districts for the first time in more than 50 years, acknowledging...

OSU football: Mike Gundy looking for physicality, toughness from new offensive line coach Charlie Dickey

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STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy had already identified his top candidate to fill his offensive line coaching vacancy, but still needed to do some background work on Charlie Dickey. Gundy called UTEP coach Dana Dimel, who had been...

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As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the...

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Video: Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Watch live video of the Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee. The event begins at 1 p.m.

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Interfaith community hopes to support OK Muslims at Sunday prayer vigil

The interfaith community will come together on Sunday, March 17, for an interfaith prayer vigil for victims of the mass...

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Delegate shares reasons for backing Traditional Plan

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

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ADA Shumard, Margaret Lucille: 85, died March 14. Graveside services 1 p.m. Monday, Rosedale Cemetery (Criswell, Ada). ATOKA...

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OKC man arrested Friday, accused of shooting cousin to death

A 44-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested Friday, accused by police of shooting and killing his cousin in northeast Oklahoma...

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Students gather at Oklahoma State Capitol to plead for action on climate change

Max Salcido stood about 50 yards away from the large oil derrick on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Friday...

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Oklahoma attorney general seeks receiver for OETA Foundation

The state attorney general is asking an Oklahoma County judge to appoint a receiver to take control at the OETA Foundation....

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State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

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Pair o' parades planned

Looking for a St. Patrick's Day parade? Take your pick. St. Patrick's Day is officially on Sunday, but two parades are planned...

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Police supervisors entitled to overtime, but back pay denied

A union contract entitles deputy chiefs and majors in the Oklahoma City Police Department to overtime for hours worked outside...

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Pardon and Parole Board releases list of inmates to be released under new process

More than a half-dozen inmates granted release under the state’s new administrative parole process were convicted of crimes...

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OKC police searching for new suspect in Sunday shooting

Police are seeking to arrest a man suspected in a south Oklahoma City killing. Jose D. Marquez Becerra, 36, is wanted on a...

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Elk City to get state's first diverging diamond interchange

ELK CITY — Construction is expected to begin in late summer or early fall on Oklahoma's first diverging diamond interchange,...

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OKC pastor decrys Methodist anti-gay stance

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

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New Zealand mosque shooter broadcast slaughter on Facebook

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A white supremacist suspected in shootings at two mosques that killed 49 people during midday...

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Person shot, killed at NE OKC apartment complex Friday

A person was killed in a Friday shooting in northeast Oklahoma City, police said.

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Norman police to hold DUI checkpoints during St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Police are gearing up for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and are asking motorists to plan ahead if they’re going to drink.

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Oklahoma governor picks 2 more cabinet secretaries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt has nearly filled out his cabinet after appointing two more secretaries to...

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49 killed at mosques in 'one of New Zealand's darkest days'

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayers Friday — most if...

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Trio of alpacas join Oklahoma City Zoo animal family

The Oklahoma City Zoo on Friday announced the addition of three alpacas to the zoo’s animal family.

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OKC man arrested Friday, accused of shooting cousin to death

A 44-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested Friday, accused by police of shooting and killing his cousin in northeast Oklahoma...

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T-shirt gun used to launch contraband into Oklahoma prison

SAYRE (AP) — An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other...

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Nursing mothers rally at Tulsa municipal court after woman asked not to breastfeed there in public

A handful of mothers lined the entrance to Tulsa's municipal courthouse to breastfeed their children after a court officer...

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Attorney: Officers justified in shooting knife-wielding man

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Eight officers were justified in their use of deadly force when they opened fire on a knife-wielding man...

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Controlled burn scheduled at Martin Park Nature Center

An 8-acre controlled burn is scheduled to take place beginning about 11 a.m. Friday at Martin Park Nature Center, 5000 W...

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Two St. Patrick's Day parades slated for Saturday

Looking for a St. Patrick's Day parade in Oklahoma City? Take your pick.

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Senate advances anti-abortion bill

Under a bill advanced by Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oklahoma voters would be asked to specify that the state constitution...

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High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school senior Jordan Nixon was confident she would get into a few schools. But she was shocked as the acceptance letters...

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prime...

OU report card: Sooners played well in phases in 95-72 rout of Ole Miss

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OU’s 95-72 domination of Ole Miss in the NCAA Tournament was so stunning, it’s hard to find anything on which to downgrade the Sooners. Here’s the report card: Starting lineup: A. The Sooner starters played 11:35 together. During those times,...

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Hallmark Channel cuts ties with Lori Loughlin amid college bribery scandal

The Hallmark Channel cut ties on Thursday with Lori Loughlin, a day after the star’s arrest in a college admissions...

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The Womb remixed: Flaming Lips' iconic Auto Alley art complex reborn with Factory Obscura's 'Mix-Tape'

Wayne Coyne likens The Flaming Lips and their crew to pirates voyaging with their otherworldly music to audiences around the...

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AMBER Callahan, Scott Wayne: 50, died March 13. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Amber Mission Holiness Church (Sevier Chickasha,...

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Others interested in replacement building district offering

Oklahoma City Public Schools will not renew its lease with Harding Fine Arts Academy, telling school leaders this week they...

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House hearing addresses ‘crisis’ of missing, murdered indigenous women

WASHINGTON — The issue of violence against indigenous women is not a new one, but it has recently started gaining greater...

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Mullin urges Congress to renew mental health program as funding nears end

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill alongside House and Senate...

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Oklahoma House suspends page program

Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in which a teenage girl...

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Preliminary plans approved for 1,100-space garage

Preliminary plans for an 1,100-space garage that is key to development of the convention center, Omni Hotel and a mix of...

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma obtains approval of settlement in rate case before Corporation Commission

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a rate case settlement agreement with Public Service Co....

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State briefs for March 15

OKLAHOMA CITY Prescribed burn set at Martin Park Nature Center Oklahoma Forestry Services will help reduce the risk of...

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Edmond man arrested in wife's overdose death

EDMOND — A Mercy Clinic employee who told police, “I let my wife pass away,” is in custody on a murder complaint. Edmond police...

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As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans a move to outsider populism after eight largely frustrating years trying to effect change...

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Tulsa attorney withdraws from consideration for federal judgeship

Tulsa attorney John O'Connor has withdrawn his name from consideration for a federal judgeship, ending a process that didn’t...

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Stitt signs Unity Bill regulating marijuana industry

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2612 Thursday, a measure commonly referred to as the medical marijuana Unity Bill. The bill...

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Witness: Many dead in New Zealand mosque shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Many people were killed in a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch...

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Police union wins a victory in overtime dispute but questions remain

The city of Oklahoma City said it had been longstanding practice that high-ranking officers on salary were not among those...

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Police investigate homicide of woman in Oklahoma City, no arrests made

The death of a woman in January from a gunshot wound is being investigated as a homicide, police reported. Brea Robinson, 24,...

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House suspends page program amid assault investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in...

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Oklahoma man sentenced to 15-25 years in Nebraska stabbing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been sentenced to 15 to 25 years in prison for paying his niece $200 and meth to cut...

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Oklahoma City Public Works crews replacing wind-damaged traffic signal

Wednesday's windy weather in central Oklahoma was part of a massive storm system that produced blizzard conditions in the High...

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Edmond shoplifting arrest involves more than $1,000

A Geronimo man was arrested for allegedly shoplifting $1,118.03 worth of merchandise from Academy Sports, located at 2501 S....

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Saudi official says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused...

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Vandalism of Ruth Bader Ginsberg poster being investigated as hate crime

New York Police Department's hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was...

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after jury orders it to pay $29 million in latest talcum cancer trial

Johnson & Johnson shares were down nearly 2 percent in premarket trading Thursday after it was ordered by...

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ADA Ficht, Elreta Jane: 73, died March 10. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Fitzhugh United Methodist Church, Fitzhugh (Criswell, Ada)....

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A flock of pelicans were grounded near Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City Wednesday as strong winds made for challenging flight...

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State briefs for March 14

OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma Farm-to-Table Family Festival set for March 23 The Oklahoma History Center will host its first Oklahoma...

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New transparency reporting requirements for virtual charter schools advance to state Senate

One of the few surviving measures aimed at adding restrictions for virtual charter schools sailed through the Oklahoma House of...

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OKC man charged with killing his nephew

A man is facing a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting of his nephew. Gerald Wayne Guinn, 68, is in custody at the...

Thunder's plummet on offense starts with elevated defense on Paul George

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The Thunder trailed by 10 early to the Warriors as Russell Westbrook dribbled into a halfcourt set. That Westbrook and Paul George eventually crossed into each other’s path, derailing the possession, wasn’t the problem. It was something larger,...

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Founders keepers: Buyers take bargains at condo auction in Oklahoma City

Founders Tower's clearance sale wasn't: All condos did not go. At auction Tuesday night and Wednesday in the former Queen Ann...

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Oklahoma senators plan to back Trump on border security vote

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford plan to back President Donald Trump on Thursday and vote against a resolution to...

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Pardon and Parole Board grants swift parole under new law

With a mandate to help reduce the state prison population, the reconfigured Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Wednesday...

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OU finances 'turning a corner,' Gallogly says

NORMAN — Eight months into his tenure, University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly thinks the university’s finances are...

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OKC man charged in second rape case

A man denounced as a “serial rapist” has been charged in a second sexual assault after DNA testing connected him to multiple...

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Demolition set on former OGE data center

The former OGE Energy data center downtown is set to be razed within weeks with construction to start this summer on an...

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What to know about the five bills giving Stitt more power

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed five bills on Wednesday that will give him the authority to hire and fire the heads of some of the...

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Stitt gains hiring power at 5 state agencies

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation on Wednesday giving him the authority to hire and fire directors at five major agencies,...

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ADA Ficht, Elreta Jane: 73, died March 10. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Fitzhugh United Methodist Church, Fitzhugh (Criswell, Ada)....

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#ThrowbackThursday: Livestock show often family tradition

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Strong winds knock out power, fuel wild fires in OKC Wednesday

Strong winds knocked down power lines, led to accidents on roadways and fueled wildfires that sparked across the Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma City's monthly sales tax revenue is down from the same time a year ago

The March revenue decline raises questions about whether local economic activity is entering of a downward cycle.

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Woman killed in Shawnee collision during heavy rain Wednesday

A Shawnee woman was killed in a collision during heavy rain Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Andrea...

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High wind warning Wednesday in Oklahoma City

High winds downed power poles, tree limbs and fences across Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon.

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Oklahoma teen pleads guilty in teacher's death, other crimes

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager charged with murder, rape and other felonies during a 2017 string of crimes has...

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As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Teachers, other state and federal employees could serve on the city council under a measure to be considered in April. It...

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Will Remove Guns from 125 Stores Amid Declining Sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods is going to stop selling guns in some of its stores. The retailer’s CEO made the announcement Tuesday...

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Fresh iceberg ruptures in Chile's Patagonia raise alarm

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Two new icebergs have broken off the Grey Glacier in Chile’s Patagonia in recent weeks, amid fears that...

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Several Heritage Hall students were recently honored. Heritage Hall senior Alina Wilson is one of 15 recipients of the Bryan...

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Speaker to discuss addictive thinking, intervention

EDMOND — "Addicted Thinking: Intervention and Structured Family Recovery" will be the topic of discussion during the upcoming...

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Irish genealogy to be explored by Edmond group

EDMOND — Do you have Irish ancestry? "Researching Irish Genealogy" will be presented during the meeting of the Edmond...

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House approves measure to protect mineral rights owners from governmental takings, sends to Senate

Oklahoma’s House of Representatives sent along a proposed law to the Senate this week that could allow mineral rights owners to...

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Edmond's Heard on Hurd returning for sixth season

EDMOND — In celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, the theme for Citizens Bank of Edmond’s return of Heard on Hurd will...

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Giakob Lee, From The Heartland Bluegrass and Round Barn Ramblers to provide Morning Music

ARCADIA — Giakob Lee, From The Heartland Bluegrass and Joe Baxter and the Round Barn Ramblers will provide Morning Music this...

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Local falconer to speak at OKC Audubon Club meeting

A falconer will be the guest speaker during the March meeting of the OKC Audubon Club. Oscar Pack, a longtime local falconer,...

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OKC Phi Beta Kappa plans annual meeting March 28

The Oklahoma City Association of Phi Beta Kappa will host its annual meeting and banquet at 6 p.m. March 28 at the Oklahoma...

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The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit partner each year to...

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Edmond schools to host public forum Thursday

Edmond Public Schools will host its annual public forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Board of Education Room at the...

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Jaci Deitrick was recently crowned Miss Mustang 2019. Emily Yannatone was runner up. Mustang’s first Outstanding Teen is...

Thunder needs Friday's win over Toronto to be a turning point

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TORONTO — About 10 hours before the Thunder snapped its four-game losing streak, Paul George outstretched his arms in celebration. The 3-point shooting game he and his teammates played after shootaround Friday came to a dramatic end when George...

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Three Harding Charter Preparatory High School Alumni recently received a Clyde Riggs Life is Good scholarship for $5,000 each....

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Construction on Bethany Public Library back on track, expected to open in late May

BETHANY — After a construction delay while the general contractor on Bethany’s new public library sought a new roofing...

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Dallin Cease, 17, of Edmond, and Seth Padgham, 15, of Piedmont have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the...

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Google can be tricky when researching ancestry

Using Google to search for ancestors can be helpful once someone is done searching their favorite family history websites. But...

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'Knock Your Socks Off' awareness campaign celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Part of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma’s mission is to raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion....

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The Harding Charter Preparatory High School speech and debate team recently placed second in the 5A Team Sweepstakes at the...

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ADABurris, Nyree Dawn: 41, died March 11. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, New Hope Pentecostal Holiness (Criswell, Ada).Jared,...

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EPA pledges $16M per year for Tar Creek Superfund cleanup

TULSA — The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged more than $16 million annually for the continued cleanup of toxic mine...

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Bills altering state agencies advance

Two bills giving Gov. Kevin Stitt authority to hire and fire the heads of Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency and the Department of...

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Renovation set for former Cain's Coffee building

A full renovation is starting up on the one-time downtown home of Cain’s Coffee with plans including conversion of the upper...

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Stormy Daniels announces Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster as her new lawyer

Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress also known for her involvement with President Donald Trump, announced Tuesday she was...

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Opioid manufacturers turn to state's top court in effort to delay trial

Complaining that they are at risk of "trial by ambush," a group of 13 opioid manufacturers filed documents with the Oklahoma...

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Southwest, the biggest user of Boeing's 737 MAX 8, will keep using the aircraft

Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the second crash in less than a...

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State briefs for March 13

OKLAHOMA CITY French and francophone studies colloquium begins Thursday The University of Central Oklahoma will partner with...