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Oklahoma City incurs costs to defend panhandling ordinance

A trial is set in September in federal court on claims Oklahoma City's panhandling ordinance unconstitutionally abridges free...

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Shortage of doctors can have deadly consequences

Access to a primary care doctor is inadequate for a majority of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health...

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Oklahoma health notes for July 22

Oklahoma health notes for July 22

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Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

On a sweltering midsummer evening last week, 80 people gathered at a school gymnasium in this southern Oklahoma town to talk...

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Education notes for July 22

Regional university board notes 70th year The Regional University System of Oklahoma is celebrating 70 years of serving...

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Controversy surrounds Oklahoma's medical marijuana THC limit

Oklahomans responded with an outcry when the Oklahoma State Department of Health proposed limiting THC in medical marijuana,...

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Oklahoma business groups donate to lawmakers who backed Step Up

Oklahoma's largest business groups gave money to state lawmakers who voted for the Step Up plan and other priorities, and some...

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GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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Pew: Sin taxes are tempting, but unreliable

A Pew report suggests lawmakers be cautious with taxes on marijuana, gambling, alcohol, tobacco.

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Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to...

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Woman killed in Saturday motorcycle wreck in Tulsa

A 28-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle wreck early Saturday, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Father, stepmother of 15-year-old boy found near death last week get attacked on Facebook

MEEKER — Fuming Facebook users continued to post angry comments Friday on the pages belonging to the father and stepmother of a...

Opinions differ on what medical marijuana regulations should include

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The medical marijuana election is over, but jousting continues over the shape of proposed regulations. Some would like to see major changes in the law before it takes effect. Others would like to see just minor tweaks and the adoption of...

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Edmond survey seeks residents' responses

About 3,500 homes in Edmond currently are receiving surveys in the mail asking about satisfaction with the services provided by...

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OKC school district accepting volunteer applications

District volunteers are asked to submit a new application at the start of every school year. Additionally, volunteers also must...

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Will voters elect more female senators?

In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both...

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Stitt, Cornett back Trump on immigration, split on tax bill

At their first face-off of the runoff campaign, the GOP gubernatorial candidates talked immigration, guns, tax bill and other...

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Bethany school district names new leaders

The school board hired Mark Melton to succeed Matthew Flinton as principal after Flinton was named chief operating officer of...

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State briefs for July 21

OKLAHOMA CITY Steelyard OKC hosts hot-weather fan drive Steelyard OKC is hosting a fan drive through Aug. 17 at its Bricktown...

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First-time homebuyers do well in Norman, study says

Norman ranks well for first-time homebuyers.

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OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

OKC CENTRAL COMMENTARY: Agreement between OKC and BancFirst key to firm's building purchase

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Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups...

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OSBI investigating Oklahoma Pharmacy Board executive director

Investigation underway at request of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.

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Oklahoma jobless rate improves in June

Oklahoma's unemployment rate improved to 3.9 percent in June, surpassing the national rate of 4 percent.

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Oklahoma City to receive AT&T 5G

Oklahoma City will be one of the first six cities in the country to receive the new AT&T 5G cellular service.

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Oklahoma panhandling teacher returns 1 year later

She seeks contributions to buy classroom supplies so teachers don’t have to.

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Cornett, Stitt back Trump on immigration

At a Republican forum in Muskogee, the GOP gubernatorial candidates say the nation needs secure borders and express support for...

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Q&A: Reporters field reader questions about cannabis

The Oklahoman's DIG Team fielded reader questions about cannabis on Friday.

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Three people dead after wrecks on Oklahoma roads

Three people died after wrecks along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Man turns himself in after allegedly robbing SE OKC store

An Oklahoma City man turned himself in to police a week after he allegedly robbed a store in southeast Oklahoma City. ...

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Lincoln County woman wounded in shooting

CHANDLER — A woman is in critical condition after her daughter's boyfriend shot her Thursday night as a part of a murder...

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Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online...

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Divers searched a Missouri lake Friday for the bodies of four people who were presumed dead after a duck boat packed with...

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Morning Bell: 'It can be hard for (nonwhite) students to see themselves becoming a teacher'

In a state where more than half of all public school students are nonwhite, nearly 86 percent of Oklahoma teachers are white, a...

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Excessive heat warning Friday in Oklahoma, high in OKC near 109 degrees

An excessive heat warning has been issued Friday for Oklahoma City and much of the state.

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Poll: Should smokable forms of medical marijuana be banned?

Take our poll: Should smokable forms of medical marijuana be banned?

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Oklahoma City marks first triple-digit temperature of the year

Oklahoma City sweated through its first triple-digit temperatures of the year Thursday, according to the National Weather...

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Q&A with Mary Holloway Richard: U.S. businesses react to newly enforced EU privacy law

Q&A with Mary Holloway Richard: U.S. businesses react to newly enforced EU privacy law

Testing more than 7,000 unsubmitted rape kits in Oklahoma could cost $9.5M+

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Testing more than 7,000 untested rape kits that have been identified in Oklahoma could potentially cost anywhere from $9.5 million to close to $12 million, based on estimates provided in a report by a statewide task force that has been examining...

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Revenue raised through a golden chance to snare mineral rights will go a long way toward retiring a bankrupt Oklahoma school's debt.

The amount of money raised during a three-day-long auction involving mineral rights owned by the bankrupt St. Gregory's...

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Omni Hotel construction set to start in September in Oklahoma City

Omni Hotels and Resorts has filed a building permit to start construction on a 605-room hotel that will adjoin a new convention...

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SPINNING UP: Carousel being built in Myriad Botanical Gardens

Workers assemble a carousel Thursday in the pavilion at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Almost 32 years after a fatal shooting, Oklahoma murderer reveals to grand jury who ordered him to it

An imprisoned drug offender was indicted Thursday in the death of a man who was shot in the head in 1986 and buried in a barn...

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BancFirst reports second-quarter earnings

BancFirst Corp. reported second-quarter profits of $30.6 million, or 91 cents per share, compared to profits of $23.2 million,...

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State briefs for July 20

NORMAN Hospital warns about heat-related illness Norman Regional Hospital issued a reminder to be aware of heat-related...

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Harvey Weinstein asks court to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit, says they had a 'bargain'

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein's legal team said in new court documents that Ashley Judd struck "a bargain" with...

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Tourist goes to jail for collecting seashells in Florida

A tourist visiting Florida will spend 15 days behind bars after taking 40 queen conch seashells from the waters surrounding Key...

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3-year-old left behind in hot daycare van dies after field trip

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 3-year-old boy who was left behind in a hot daycare van after a field trip has died in northwest...

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Pharmacy board head allegedly offered official a job to sway marijuana rules

The lawyer for a former state official accused of sending threatening messages to herself over medical marijuana regulations...

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High near 106 degrees Thursday in Oklahoma City, heat advisory in effect

Temperatures are soaring as a heat advisory is in effect Thursday in Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma legislative leaders form 13-member marijuana panel

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate have named a 13-member working group of legislators to recommend...

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Starving 15-year-old boy found in Lincoln County, four family members arrested

An injured and starving 15-year-old boy has been hospitalized, and four of his family members are jailed in a child neglect...

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Two prison walkaways arrested in Jackson County

Two inmates were arrested Thursday in Jackson County after walking away from a state prison the day before.  The Oklahoma...

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Two people were killed in recent crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

Two people were killed in recent crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

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Two injured in Midwest City apartment complex shooting

MIDWEST CITY— Two men are recovering from gunshot wounds Thursday in an Oklahoma City hospital after an early morning...

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8 notable moments in Oklahoma's medical marijuana saga

It's been a crazy couple of weeks since Oklahomans voted "yes" for medical marijuana. Here are 8 notable moments since the...

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OKC woman arrested at hospital on child neglect complaint

Staff members at an Oklahoma City hospital were almost certain something was awry Tuesday afternoon when a woman brought an...

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Poteau woman found joy in a life filled with heart surgeries

Jaycee Elliott lived with congenital heart disease, undergoing roughly 40 procedures in her 33 years. Despite medical issues,...

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Shawnee police officer arrested on child abuse complaint

A Shawnee police officer has been arrested in connection with a child abuse case. Shawnee police have not released details...

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Morning Bell: Officials prepare for school intruder with drill

Yesterday was a chaotic scene at Norman North High School as school personnel and law enforcement officials took part in a...

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Woodward man drowned Wednesday at Fort Supply Lake in Woodward County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

Woodward man drowned Wednesday at Fort Supply Lake in Woodward County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. next week will meet a long-awaited goal by joining the New York Stock Exchange.

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Devon completes sale of EnLink Midstream

Devon Energy Corp. on Wednesday completed the previously announced sale of its stake in the EnLink Midstream companies for...

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Special election set after trustee of Oklahoma police pension fund quits over nude photos

Ballots for new trustee on the board of the Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System must be returned by Oct. 10.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Have you tried sidewalk hotcakes?

In July 1954, as temperatures were scorching Oklahoma, Dennis Norris, assistant chef at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Oklahoma...

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State Board of Health to discuss repealing Rx pot rules passed last week

The state Board of Health said Wednesday it will meet “as soon as possible” to reconsider its medical marijuana rules after the...

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Cooking up a construction comeback

Gourmet cupcake bakery and vintage candy shop Pinkitzel suffered through some of the most constricting of all the downtown...

Complaints in OKC about homelessness have skyrocketed

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The recent building boom in downtown Oklahoma City has exposed those who took shelter in a previously overlooked part of town.

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Norman police stage armed intruder drill at school

"We were just told to act like you would in a real situation, because it would be total chaos," Denise Madole said. "We were...

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OKC district names interim leader

Assistant Principal Erica Ajayi will replace Principal Aspasia Carlson, who resigned Tuesday to accept a position with Tulsa...

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State briefs for July 19

MUSTANG Seating limited for active shooter class An active shooter class is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Willowood...

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Apple, Google cashed in on Pizzagate-offshoot conspiracy app

An app promoting a conspiracy theory featuring Hillary Clinton and a child sex ring lingered at the top of Apple’s App Store...

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Thailand's cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks

Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many...

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YouTube takes down FamilyOFive channels operated by convicted child neglectors on probation

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- YouTube abruptly terminated two monetized channels being operated by parents convicted of child...

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BancFirst plans extensive updates for Cotter Tower

BancFirst is proceeding with plans for an extensive makeover of Cotter Ranch Tower in anticipation of its $23 million purchase...

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Man arrested in connection with fire at 88-year-old Miami shoe store

MIAMI, OK – An Ottawa County man who appeared in court earlier this month on theft charges was arrested Tuesday in connection...

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Some regulations may have exceeded board's authority

Several rules, including requiring dispensaries to hire a pharmacist and limiting the level of THC in marijuana products,...

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Law enforcement searching for 2 inmates who walked away from Granite prison Wednesday, third found

GRANITE — Law enforcement officials are searching for two inmates who walked away from a  prison Wednesday morning. ...

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Silver Alert issued Wednesday for missing Skiatook woman

A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday afternoon for a missing 64-year-old woman.

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Four people shot late Tuesday in west Oklahoma City disturbance at apartments

Four people suffered gunshot wounds late Tuesday in west Oklahoma City.

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Two women arrested in shooting of Edmond man

Two women were arrested Tuesday in connection to a Sunday morning shooting near Edmond that left a man hospitalized after a...

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Yukon day care where child found unresponsive closed until further notice

A Yukon day care where a boy was found unresponsive last week will close temporarily, the center's attorney said Wednesday....

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Midwest City man killed in Wednesday wreck along I-240

A Midwest City man died in a Wednesday morning wreck along Interstate 240 in southeast Oklahoma City.

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Baby wouldn't stop crying, so his parents put him in a 'time out' that killed him, prosecutor says

A Bergen County couple has been charged with murder after their 4-month-old son died in a Burlington County motel room...

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Police release photos of woman using Midtown carjacking victim's credit card

Oklahoma City police are requesting the public's help in identifying a woman caught on camera using a carjacking victim's...

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Husband shoots home invasion suspect holding wife at gunpoint

HOUSTON – Police say a husband opened fire on two home invasion suspects as they tried to hold his wife at gunpoint overnight....

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6-month-old dead after found unresponsive at Yukon day care

A 6-month-old boy died Wednesday after being found unresponsive at a Yukon daycare. Sterling Michael Gerber was acting normal...

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India: 17 men charged with raping 12-year-old girl over months

Seventeen men have appeared in court in the south Indian city of Chennai charged with repeatedly raping a 12-year-old girl over...

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Heat advisory issued for noon Wednesday to 7 p.m. Friday in Oklahoma

Heat advisory issued for most of Oklahoma through Friday.

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What Oklahoma congressmen think of Trump's remarks on Russia

Much of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation has been critical of President Donald Trump’s verbal attacks on NATO and embrace of...

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Woman describes violent, bloody attack and carjacking in Midtown Oklahoma City

A woman who was badly beaten and cut by a broken liquor bottle described the harrowing experience.

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Morning Bell: Tulsa staff seek more support from district

Tulsa Public Schools is hindered in its ability to teach students and retain talented teachers, in part by staff members’...

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The Morning Brew: Former Health Department attorney accused of sending threats to herself

Welcome to Wednesday. Here are some headlines to start your day.

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City council endorses plan to sell Santa Fe parking garage

The Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday on a plan to sell the largest of the downtown municipal parking structures, the...

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Trade Talk: Oklahoma insurers soon must cover the latest technology for detecting breast cancer

Trade Talk: Oklahoma insurers soon must cover the latest technology for detecting breast cancer

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for July 18.

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Oklahoma's drug court program not only saves tax dollars but saves lives

Without Oklahoma’s drug court program, Cameron Rian Shores says he would be dead. “I can wake up and my life is not in chaos....

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

LifeJul 14, 2018

A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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State briefs for July 18

STATEWIDE Two state students win GE-Reagan scholarships Two Oklahoma students are among the 20 recipients of GE-Reagan...

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Midwest City promotes fire marshal

Midwest City Fire Department Fire Inspector Duane Helmberger has been promoted to fire marshal. The fire marshal position holds...

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OU to celebrate 2 new beginnings

The inauguration of Jim Gallogly as the University of Oklahoma’s 14th president will be held Aug. 16 in conjunction with New...

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Elon Musk apologises for calling Thai cave rescuer a 'pedo'

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a Briton who helped to rescue a group of boys and their football...

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Child neglecting YouTubers still producing videos while on probation

FREDERICK, MD -- A couple convicted in Maryland of child neglect after operating a YouTube channel featuring the apparent abuse...

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Former Health agency's top attorney charged after OSBI determines she sent threats to herself

Julie Ezell resigned as the Oklahoma State Health Department's general counsel and has confessed to sending threats to herself.

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Could the next president be from Oklahoma?

Many know her as a senator from Massachusetts. But she's someone who was born and grew up in Oklahoma City "on the ragged edge...

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John Marshall principal resigns to accept Tulsa job

"OKCPS thanks Dr. Carlson for her contributions and wishes her well in her new role with Tulsa Public Schools," Superintendent...

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Former chaplain at OKC prison admits to sex acts with female inmate, authorities say

The former chaplain of an Oklahoma City prison has admitted to having sexual contact with a female inmate in his office,...

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City council agrees to proceed with sale of downtown parking garage

Transactions would produce a net gain in downtown parking as needs evolve.

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16-year-old boy admits to accidentally shooting younger boy, police say

A 16-year-old boy admitted he accidentally shot a younger boy on Sunday while they played with a pistol, police say.

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Magnitude 3.1 earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma.The USGS...

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Police seek to identify subjects for questioning in July triple stabbing

Oklahoma City police are asking the public's help in identifying several people in freeze frames from security video related to...

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Burglary victim tracked suspects before calling police

Two people are in jail Tuesday after a burglary victim decided to do his own sleuthing. On Monday about 5:30 p.m., Oklahoma...

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Woman impaled by beach umbrella in New Jersey

SEASIDE HEIGHTS — A woman was taken to the hospital after being impaled by a beach umbrella on the sand near Hiering...

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12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter

IN A CURVEBALL of cosmic proportions, astronomers went looking for a hypothetical planet on the far fringes of our solar...

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Birmingham college student walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car

When a young Birmingham college student's car broke down the night before he was supposed to start a new job, he didn't panic....

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Las Vegas shooting: Mandalay Bay hotel owner sues 1,000 victims

The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against more than 1,000 victims of a mass shooting that...

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Woman sentenced for beating husband with hole punch

MARIETTA, Ga. - A 69-year-old Austell woman is now in prison after admitting in court to beating her husband and leaving...

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'Serial Immigration Violator' Charged With Seven Felony Counts In Chainsaw Attack

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – A “serial immigration violator” accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw in front of their...

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Police officers suspended for alleged 'white power' hand symbol in post-arrest photo

Four officers from the Jasper Police Department have been suspended after making and upside-down "OK" sign with their hands in...

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Heat advisory Tuesday afternoon in Oklahoma includes OKC and Tulsa areas

A heat advisory is in effect Tuesday afternoon for Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, the National Weather Service reported.

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Morning Bell: Medical marijuana and schools

Some school leaders have concerns that this will lead to an increase in teenage drug use, which numerous studies seem to...

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The Morning Brew: Trump calls Putin's election meddling denial 'extremely strong'

Welcome to Tuesday. Here are some headlines to start your day.

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OKC school board approves revised plan for renting facilities

The school board voted 5-1 Monday night to approve revisions to the district's facilities use policy, including one clarifying...

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Oklahoma state news briefs for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Oklahoma news briefs for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Planned Norman development lacks quirks that create lively districts

For the past year, I've followed coverage by fellow reporters at The Oklahoman of an ambitious proposal to develop a 500-acre,...

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This may just be a modern Luddite's delight

Patrons are invited to deconstruct, tinker with, piece back together, or simply smash old electronics and appliances in the...

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The meals on the bus ...

A group of metro-area women are preparing the Filling Tummies mobile market for its first road trip to take free nutritious...

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UCO students to get more, healthier meal options

Work has begun on a new campus dining center scheduled to open in spring 2020 at the University of Central Oklahoma. The goal...

State's oldest inmates: 'We’re too old to continue committing crimes'

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When Donald Vaughan went to prison for murder, he was 19 years old. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Marilyn Monroe was a star and this newspaper cost five cents.

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Gulfport Energy production jumps

Gulfport Energy Corp. production surged 28 percent in the second quarter as drilling expanded in Oklahoma and Ohio, the company...

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AG agrees to advise Health Department on Rx marijuana rules

Attorney General Mike Hunter agreed to provide a team to advise the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On the same day, a...

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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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Family spent three days killing 17 copperheads after toddler was bitten on the right big toe by a baby copperhead at her grandparents’ home in Creek County

Finley Roth’s family spent three days killing 17 copperheads after the toddler was bitten on the right big toe by a baby...

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How to get a free hot dog from Love's on National Hot Dog Day

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is giving its customers a reason to be excited about National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday.

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New 'right to try' law may give terminally ill more treatment options

New 'right to try' law may give terminally ill more treatment options Q: What is the “Right to Try” law and why is its passage...

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OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

OKC National Memorial featured in PBS program '10 Monuments That Changed America'

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

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Day care owner who tried to hang toddler from noose gets probation

A day care owner who pleaded guilty to attempted murder for trying to kill a toddler by hanging him from a noose in her...

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Father of 43 children found beaten in home

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 63-year-old father of 43 children was found beaten to death Sunday afternoon in his home on Chicago's West...

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Oklahoma official wants to limit single-use plastic bags

A municipal official in central Oklahoma is exploring ways to limit single-use plastic bags, similar to proposals in other...

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County DA cracks down on overdue video rentals in Oklahoma

A district attorney for a county near Tulsa has been cracking down on the old crime of not returning rental DVDs by offering a...

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Lankford: It is a fact that Russians hacked U.S. presidential campaign

Read Sen. James Lankford's statement on the president's meeting with Vladimir Putin.

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AG to advise Health Department on medical marijuana lawsuit

Attorney General Mike Hunter agreed to provide a team to advise the Oklahoma State Department of Health. On the same day, a...

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Texas murder suspect found dead Saturday in Oklahoma parking lot

ANADARKO — A murder suspect was found dead Saturday in Oklahoma, about 145 miles from where law enforcement officials said he...

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Police identify Edmond man shot five times Sunday

Oklahoma City police on Monday released the name of a victim shot five times Sunday near Edmond. Austin Rose, 22, was...

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OHP seeking witnesses of fatal Edmond crash

EDMOND — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking witnesses of a Saturday wreck that resulted in a 3-year-old boy's death. Xavier...

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Braum’s at 50: Oklahoma’s iconic ice cream and dairy brand celebrates milestone

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Man accused of burglarizing whole block of cars in W Edmond neighborhood

An Oklahoma City man is in jail after police said he broke into several cars in an Edmond neighborhood. Oklahoma City police...

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Heat advisory Monday afternoon for Oklahoma City, Enid, Tulsa areas

A heat advisory is in effect Monday afternoon for Oklahoma City. After a slight chance of rain Monday and Tuesday in Oklahoma...

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Tickets on sale for September's 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

The Oklahoma State Fair is annually one of the best-attended state fairs in the country.

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Mother arrested, accused of leaving her 2-year-old in shopping cart at S OKC grocery store

A Norman woman is in jail after she reportedly left her toddler in a shopping cart outside a south Oklahoma City grocery...

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Recalls issued after carcinogen found in blood pressure, heart failure drugs

Washington -- The Food and Drug Administration last week announced recalls of several drugs used to treat high blood pressure...

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Boy, 15, fatally shot Sunday night in Bethany, police reported

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday in Bethany, police reported.

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Police investigate violent Saturday car-jacking that injured woman in downtown Oklahoma City

A woman was attacked and her car was stolen Saturday near downtown Oklahoma City.

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Trump-Putin summit opens without talk of election meddling

HELSINKI (AP) — With a wink and a slouch, respectively, President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin opened their...

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Eight rare rhinos were moved to help their species. It went horribly wrong.

Eight critically endangered black rhinoceroses died after being moved from parks near Kenya’s capital to a sanctuary in a...

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Edmond teen gets perfect score on ACT — twice

Edmond Santa Fe High School student Michael Yu is experiencing academic success few American teens will ever know. He's the...

Substance abuse, mental illness contribute to Oklahoma's foster care challenges

HealthJul 8, 2018

Oklahoma has been plagued for years by high rates of abuse and neglect of children — statistics driven in large measure by the state's high level of methamphetamine addiction, officials say. Opioid addiction has added to that crisis in recent...

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Gubernatorial candidates criticize health board's medical marijuana rules

Candidates from Democratic, Republican and Libertarian parties criticize the state health board and governor over pot rules.

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12 college presidents paid $1 million or more

Chief executives of public colleges nationwide were paid on average about $560,000 in fiscal year 2017, but a dozen took home...

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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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Schools unsure impact of medical marijuana law

As Oklahoma prepares for a medical marijuana program that is still being developed, school leaders across the state have raised...

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Camp Out OKC at Myriad Botanical Gardens

The Devon Lawn at Myriad Botanical Gardens was transformed Saturday for urban camping.

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Corps of Engineers steps up patrols after Oklahoma drownings

TULSA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to increase safety patrols on Oklahoma lakes after a string of recreational...

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Indonesia mob kills nearly 300 crocodiles

A mob of villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua....

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Morning Bell: Oklahoma students give advice to new teachers

State schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister led a panel discussion at Norman North High School last week with students who took...

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Only 20,000 more signatures needed for recreational marijuana petition, organizers say

The number of signatures in support of State Question 797 rose by more than 20,000 in the last week, according to the group's...

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One person dead after being struck by motorcycle in NW OKC

A pedestrian died Sunday after being struck by a motorcycle in northwest Oklahoma City, authorities reported.

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Man shot five times near Edmond Sunday

A man was shot five times early Sunday near Edmond, police reported.

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Cornett said at a Republican forum in May that he would sign legislation banning all abortions except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the...

GOP candidates for governor say they would support anti-abortion legislation, even if it would clearly violate U.S. Supreme...

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Basketball coach impacts community

Rose State College adjunct professor Jimmy Lawson is using basketball to make a difference in the lives of children in Oklahoma...

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Maryland man says OKC police wrongly took $240,000 from him

A Maryland man claims Oklahoma City police wrongfully seized nearly $240,000 that authorities suspect of being tied to illegal...

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Fitness competitions held in OKC Saturday

Men and women geared towards high-level fitness flocked to the Cox Convention Center on Saturday for the OKC Fitness Expo.

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Education notes for July 15

Nonprofit elects CareerTech chief to board office Oklahoma CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack has been elected...

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Oklahoma health notes for July 15

Oklahoma health notes for July 15

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Candid discussion: Oklahoma students give advice to new teachers

"If you're a new teacher, let them know that you are a new teacher," he said. "It's OK, you don't have to keep it a secret,"...

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Executive Q&A with Selina R. McGee: Former Oklahoma farm girl wide-eyed about optometry practice, profession

Executive Q&A with Selina R. McGee: Former Oklahoma farm girl wide-eyed about optometry practice, profession

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Little Britches, big rodeo

Children as young as 5 years old competed Saturday during the National Little Britches Rodeo Association Finals at Lazy E Arena.

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Uncertainty remains on medical marijuana implementation

Two weeks after Oklahoma voters agreed to legalize medical marijuana numerous questions remain over how it will be implemented.

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Attorney general cautions OKC about filing own opioid lawsuit

The Oklahoma City Council will be taking a major gamble if it decides to opt out of the state's lawsuit against opioid...

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Fallin: Freezes on hiring, pay hikes, travel to remain in effect for state employees

Gov. Mary Fallin doesn't plan to revisit her executive orders meant to trim state spending.

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Man arrested on murder complaint after wreck in Edmond led to child's death

A child is dead and a Moore man was booked into the Oklahoma County jail following an early Saturday wreck along Interstate 35.

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Ponca City woman dead after Saturday morning wreck in Noble County

A 57-year-old Ponca City woman died Saturday morning after a wreck along a Noble County highway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

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Man drowns Friday in Tillman County lake

An 18-year-old Frederick man died after complaining of being tired while he was swimming, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Oklahoma region shows more oil activity

Most energy firms in the region reported increased revenues, total profits and wages and benefits, according to the Federal...

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Orthopedic company and physicians agree to settlement

Nine Southwest Orthopaedic specialists have agreed to pay $670,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations they...

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

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MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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Edmond downtown development could be spurred by this departure

After more than a half-century of calling Edmond home, Dolese will be closing its concrete plant in downtown next month.

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State briefs for July 14

EL RENO Redlands set to launch hemp project Redlands Community College is ready to launch its Industrial Hemp Pilot Project....

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Lawsuit alleges secret meetings before Board of Health's Rx pot vote

The lawsuit, filed in Oklahoma County by Green the Vote, was one of two against the Oklahoma State Department of Health related...

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Petition drive seeks to overturn Stillwater tax district

Stillwater’s newly created Tax Increment Finance district faces a petition drive calling for a citywide vote on whether to...

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Man might have applied for job at store he allegedly robbed

Oklahoma City police are searching for a young man they said robbed a store he is no stranger to on Thursday. A Family Dollar...

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OKC bike shop burglarized 3 times in 8 days

Oklahoma City police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man they say burglarized an Automobile Alley bike shop...

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OKC woman arrested, accused of stabbing man in eye with screwdriver

An Oklahoma City woman is in jail after she reportedly stabbed a man in the eye with a screwdriver. Debra Kay McBride, 43, was...

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First lawsuit filed over Oklahoma medical marijuana

A pro-marijuana group claims five members of the state Board of Health violated open-government laws by meeting behind closed...

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Three people dead after wrecks along Oklahoma roads

Three people died after wrecks along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Political State: Marijuana rules create political storm

This week the Political State crew discusses new medical marijuana rules set by the state Board of Health and the political...

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UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for missing Ottawa County man

A 64-year-old Ottawa County man has been found after being reported missing Friday morning.

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Boy, 4, drowns Thursday in Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

Boy, 4, drowns Thursday in Lake Eufaula in McIntosh County. It was the second drowning of the week in Lake Eufaula.

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Names of two people killed in June Lake Texoma bridge collision released

The names of two people who died in June in a fiery collision in Bryan County on a Lake Texoma bridge have been released.

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State website for individuals with disabilities is back online

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services website is working again, Jody Harlan, the state agency's communications...

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12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

The Justice Department announced charges Friday against 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking offenses during the 2016...

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OKC woman claims mutual combat in shovel, knife attack

A 24-year-old woman claimed it was “mutual combat” when she allegedly hit one person with a shovel and then stabbed her with a...

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Heat index Friday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees

Heat index Friday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees again.

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Woman complaining of 'electric shock' in her legs had tapeworm in spine

When the 35-year-old woman arrived at a hospital in France, she told doctors it felt like electric shocks were running down her...

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Morning Bell: Top state teachers named

The state Department of Education has named the 12 finalists for 2019 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year.

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The Morning Brew: Positives seen in homelessness report

It's Friday. Here are a few headlines to start your day.

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University sold at auction

A daylong auction of items from the former St. Gregory's University brought in $331,000 Thursday. Proceeds will be used to pay...

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Dollar house dare draws $515,000 worth of drama

The $1 house experiment concluded with everybody happy: the Realtor, the sellers, and the out-of-town buyers.

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Board broke tradition in setting Rx pot rules, author unknown

Two major changes to the state’s medical marijuana framework were authored, voted on and approved with no public knowledge of...

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Former OKlahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel told investigators last year that he pulled Dennis Lee's ID card and badge after learning Lee had a felony...

The prominent homebuilder sentenced to prison Thursday was once an Oklahoma County special deputy sheriff.Dennis Lee, 45, had...

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Urgent care can come to in some situations

DispatchHealth is expanding its mobile urgent care business into the Oklahoma City area, and Blue Cross Blue Shield is...

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Positives seen in homelessness report

Oklahoma City's annual homelessness snapshot documented a 13.5 percent decrease from 2017 in the number of people who were...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

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Centennial Health ribbon-cutting marks start of makeover for northeast side of Oklahoma City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at Centennial Health marks the start of a makeover for the northeast side of Oklahoma City.

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Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers to 'replicate success of Philippines'

Sri Lanka will begin hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half-century moratorium on executions, as officials promised...

These dogs are helping change lives.

NewsJul 7, 2018

Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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Arkansas man charged in infant's death; he tried to revive daughter by shocking her with extension cord, police say

A 19-year-old man is scheduled to go before a Crawford County circuit judge today, charged with smothering his infant daughter...

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Afghan forces 'kill civilians' in ground raid and air strike

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan forces killed at least six civilians in ground and air operations on Thursday in eastern Nangarhar...

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International Finals Youth Rodeo continues Friday

The International Finals Youth Rodeo, an annual event that showcases the best high school rodeo athletes in the world,...

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State briefs for July 13

Grants awarded to help single mothers Women's Foundation of Oklahoma has awarded 2018 grants totaling $57,400 to 14 colleges...

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Top teacher finalists announced

"These 12 teachers represent some of Oklahoma’s finest educators who are making a difference in the lives of our students every...

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Oklahoma City church will host prayer service

A Worship Service of Thanksgiving and Intercession will be at noon Friday, July 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5701 S May Ave...

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House, Senate leadership form medical marijuana 'working group'

Oklahoma House, Senate leadership agree to a "working group," but omit talk of special session.

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Oklahoma homebuilder gets three years in federal prison

Restitution will be determined later.

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OKC police searching for heavy-set tattooed man

Oklahoma City police are searching for a man they said assaulted and robbed another man outside a convenience store Wednesday.

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Dems introduce bill to eliminate ICE, shift duties elsewhere

A group of liberal House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...

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3 teens arrested after taunting baby with Taser, posting it on Snapchat, police say

Three female teenagers were arrested in Arkansas on Monday after Snapchat videos showed them pretending to fire a Taser on a...

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Man arrested in connection to January OKC homicide

A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night in connection to a January shooting death in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Real-life nightmare: Boa constrictor falls on New York man sleeping in bed

ALBANY — This is not the way to get awakened in bed. A New York man — admittedly panicked, authorities said...

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Heat index Thursday over 100 degrees in central Oklahoma

Heat index Thursday in Oklahoma City will be over 100 degrees

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Porn star Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

Porn star Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, on allegations that she touched undercover police...

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Morning Bell: OKC principal heads to Tulsa

John Marshall Mid-High Principal Aspasia Carlson has been offered the position of project director for Reimagine High School by...

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DNA tests, criminal charges complicate effort to reunite illegal immigrant families

The federal government has caught at least five adults whose claims to be parents of illegal immigrant children were disproven...

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Two people died Wednesday in Oklahoma roadway crashes

Two people died Wednesday in Oklahoma crashes.

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The Morning Brew: Governor approves medical marijuana rules

Welcome to Thursday. Here are a few headlines to start your day.

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Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

Love at first strike: Couple seek to put their spin on southside Oklahoma City bowling center

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Spend a night at the museum

The Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher will host the museum’s first urban campout Aug. 4-5.

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Stitt says state doesn't need former Oklahoma City mayor as governor

Tulsan Kevin Stitt says he can win in former Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett's backyard and questions how much influence...

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Heard on Hurd to host film festival

The theme of the July Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd event will center around its second annual film festival.

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Norman's 14th annual citywide garage sale set for Aug. 3-5

Norman's 14th annual Citywide Garage Sale is set for Aug. 3-5.

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Ex-principal suing OKC district for damages

At the time of the shootings in October 2016, Jones "repeatedly requested resources such as adequate security and additional...

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State briefs for July 12

State briefs for July 12

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Downtown parking makeover on tap

Documents obtained Wednesday by The Oklahoman show Continental Resources and BancFirst are set to pay $22.5 million for the...

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A Few Too Many Comedy Troupe to perform at Midwest City Elks Lodge fundraiser

The Midwest City Elks Lodge No. 1890 and the improv comedy troupe A Few Too Many will present a fundraising program at 6 p.m....

Oklahoma veteran fought in some of largest naval battles of WW II

NewsJul 2, 2018

William MacKelvie, an Oklahoma veteran, fought in some of WW II's largest naval battles in the Pacific.

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Life stories to be shared in Edmond

A program on 'Sharing our Life Stories' will be held during the Edmond Genealogical Society's July meeting.

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Fiesta Friday promises fun for students

Fiesta Friday, a block party with fun for the whole family, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. July 27 at SW 25 and S Harvey in...

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State's top principal leaving OKC district post

"We have made an offer to Dr. Carlson and look forward to the possibility of benefiting from her experience and vision at Tulsa...

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Politics of medical marijuana rules could alter agencies' powers

Lawmakers have already begun limiting the independence of some agencies.

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After initial rejection due to age, recruit allowed to join Oklahoma Army National Guard

Rodney Rideaux, 40, was nothing short of a model recruit, but his initial attempt to enlist was rejected due to his age.

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City of Nichols Hills' local government TV channel is broadcasting

Nichols Hills City Council meetings are once again being broadcast on Cox Cable Channel 20.

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Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigns as chairman of board after using racial slur

Papa John's Pizza's Chairman John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board, the company said Wednesday. Earlier in the day,...

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Suspected Drunken Driver Runs Back to Burning Car to Light Cigarette

CITRUS HEIGHTS -- A suspected drunken driver went back to his burning car Sunday to try lighting his cigarette using the...

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is $50 billion richer than any other person alive

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is now $50 billion richer than any other person alive. Bezos is currently worth $143.3...

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Meet some dogs with some talented noses

Bomb detection dogs train at Oklahoma City Fairgrounds

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#ThrowbackThursday: Women focus on Ila Huff's 1944 campaign

State Rep. Ila Huff had an entourage of women who quit their jobs and left their husbands "temporarily" in 1944 to work on her...

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John O'Connor, an Oklahoma judicial nominee, faces questions about Tulsa men's club

Tulsa attorney John O’Connor, who is being considered for a federal judgeship that would span all of Oklahoma, faced few...

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Hinton may take over Red Rock Canyon operations

HINTON — A town west of Oklahoma City is hoping to take over operating a state park that may face closure. Hinton officials...

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Governor approves controversial medical marijuana rules

Gov. Mary Fallin approved the rules a day after the Board of Health adopted them.

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Sulphur man dies after June wreck

An 82-year-old man died Monday from injuries he sustained in a June wreck, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Midwest City woman in critical condition after stabbing, man arrested

A man is in jail and a woman is in critical condition after a Midwest City stabbing, police reported.

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Did OKC man kill for an Xbox?

A 20-year-old man is accused of killing a woman he met on a dating website while he was trying to steal her Xbox.

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Video shows moment of Clooney crash, actor thrown in air

Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown...

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OKC man charged with murder in death of 8-month-old girl

An Oklahoma City man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the death of an 8-month-old girl he was supposed to be...

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Police identify victim in Tuesday's SW OKC homicide

Police identify victim in Tuesday's SW OKC homicide

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Dispensaries must hire pharmacists

The Oklahoma State Department of Health voted to ban sales of smokeable forms of medical marijuana and to require dispensaries...

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Hot, humid weather ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma

Hot, humid weather is ahead Wednesday in Oklahoma.

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Morning Bell: Another Oklahoma school allows armed teachers

The Hartshorne Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted last month to allow personnel to carry guns so long as...

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A drowning at Lake Eufaula Tuesday reported in Pittsburg County

A drowning was reported Tuesday at Lake Eufaula in Pittsburg County

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The Morning Brew: Oklahoma Board of Health votes on medical marijuana guidelines

Welcome to Wednesday. Here are a few headlines to start your day.

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New fiscal year begins with strong sales tax results for Oklahoma City

Busy streets, busy shops, and the hustle and bustle of metro area commerce are no illusion, judging from Oklahoma City's latest...

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Artist Connie Seabourn offers 'Wonderful Watercolors' workshop at The Depot in Norman

Connie Seabourn, watercolor artist and teacher, will offer a two-day “Wonderful Watercolors” workshop from 9:30 a.m. to about 4...

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Edmond hosts concert series in Hafer Park

Edmond's Concerts in the Park series will be held at 6:15 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 9 at Hafer Park, 1034 S Bryant Ave.

In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

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As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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When it's hot, water hits the spot in Norman

When the temperatures soar into the 90s, the best refreshment can be turning to cool water.

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Dover to seek OKC Ward 2 council seat

Mike Dover, a member of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board and longtime community volunteer, said this week he would seek the...

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Thai boys' rescue called a miracle

MAE SAI, Thailand — "Everyone is safe." With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12...

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Norman's The Social Club to open second location in downtown OKC

A popular Norman women's boutique and salon is set to be the west retail anchor for West Village as the $70 million mixed-use...

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Seniors can learn tips on downsizing during seminar at Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon

Seniors who are contemplating a move might be interested in an upcoming presentation on 'Downsizing Made Easy — Strategies for...

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International Finals Youth Rodeo continues through Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee

The International Finals Youth Rodeo began Sunday and will continue through Friday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center...

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Oklahoma Medicaid plans offer solution for costly prescription drugs

State Medicaid plans offer solution for costly Rx drugs Q: Oklahoma recently has been recognized by Secretary Alex Azar, of the...

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Here's an answer on how the price of oil might impact drilling in Oklahoma.

Participants in the June edition of the energy chat on NewsOK.com had questions about future tax issues, how steel tariffs...

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OKC pays former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle retaliation claims

Oklahoma City has paid a former 911 supervisor $150,000 to settle claims she was harassed and retaliated against after she...

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World War II widow Fern Bridges finally lays her husband to rest

World War II widow Fern Bridges finally lays her husband to rest

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Oklahoma convict who got help from Innocence Project released after 30 years

Challenge to Ada rape conviction resolved by man's release

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Journal Record editor to lead Peaceful Family Solutions

Journal Record Editor Ted Streuli has been named president and executive director of Oklahoma City-based Peaceful Family...

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2 OKC colleges closing child care centers

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and Oklahoma City Community College are closing their child care facilities this summer...

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Community to help paint new mural

STASH will host an EDO Block Party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday to benefit improvements to the 400 Block of E Main Street in...