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Cleveland County training focuses on emotions, attitudes

The Cleveland County sheriff’s office is going back to school this month as everyone from Sheriff Todd Gibson to other staff...

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Oklahoma continues to rank high in rate of women killed by men, study shows

After showing improvement last year, Oklahoma's rate of women killed by men took a turn in the wrong direction, according to a...

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Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese surpasses fundraising goal for Rother shrine

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley announced on Tuesday that the “One Church, Many Disciples” capital campaign has surpassed its $65...

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Second annual Pony Hop Race for Charity to benefit disabled jockeys, large animal first-responders

The second annual Pony Hop Race for Charity will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Place, 2829 S MacArthur Blvd.

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UCO center to host open house

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Active Living and Learning, a facility dedicated to health and fitness for...

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Horse show combines American West with classical dressage

The Western Dressage Association of America is hosting its sixth annual Western Dressage World Championship Show from Sept....

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Rural Sourcing aims to compete against world from Bricktown

Rural Sourcing, a software development company, is set to start hiring for its proposed new location in Bricktown later this...

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Six generations gather in OKC

LaVada Huston, who will be 97 in November, gathered with her family recently in OKC and posed for a six-generation photo.

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Oklahoma senators say 'serious' allegations against Kavanaugh should be heard

“Dr. Ford has a right to be heard, and Judge Kavanaugh has a right to see and defend himself regarding the evidence presented...

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Pauls Valley hospital to keep going, for now, on donations

Frank Avignone, Pauls Valley hospital’s CEO, said it raised enough through donations to make payroll this week. Most of the...

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College named in recognition of multimillion gift

The Hudson College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma now bears the name of Leslie and Cliff Hudson in recognition...

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People focus part of Innovation District effort in Oklahoma City

The proposed “innovation district” encompasses an area alternately known as the Oklahoma Health Center, OU Medical Center and...

Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH — A New World Record

The fastest human to ride a bicycle over open ground is named Denise Mueller-Korenek, who rode a custom bike at an average of...

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Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of...

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Two people died Tuesday night in separate traffic accidents on N Council Road in northwest Oklahoma City

Two people died Tuesday night in separate N Council Road traffic accidents.

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Person killed early Wednesday in crash involving bus in McClain County

Crash Wednesday in McClain County leaves one dead.

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Art teacher named state's best educator

Becky Oglesby, 30, teaches prekindergarten through third grade at Ranchwood Elementary School, where she is known as the...

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Former president of OKC Pride charged with embezzling from nonprofit

The former president of OKC Pride was charged Tuesday with felony embezzlement, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from...

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OU reports three cases of mumps in students

Dr. Craig Rice, chief of medical staff at OU’s Goddard Health Center, said three students with mumps are “close acquaintances,”...

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Oklahoma game wardens uproot marijuana plants at illegal grow site

Three Oklahoma game wardens were tasked with uprooting a patch of marijuana inside a wildlife management area in eastern Oklahoma.

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Hydraulic fluid spill causes traffic tie-up Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City

Northbound traffic on N MacArthur Boulevard is shut down Tuesday due to a hydraulic fluid spill.

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OKC man arrested, accused of kidnapping and robbing men met through dating app

A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police said he was involved in kidnapping and robbing several men by luring them...

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Four teens arrested, accused of school shooting threats

Four teens were arrested Monday afternoon, accused of threatening to kill the principal and shoot up the school. Sergio...

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Leaders ease tension over Russian deaths

The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an...

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Man on motorized wheelchair killed early Tuesday in southeast Oklahoma City

A man using a motorized wheelchair in southeast Oklahoma City early Tuesday was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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Man accused of rubbing produce on his butt at grocery store

A man was arrested at a Northern Virginia grocery store after allegedly dropping his pants and rubbing produce on his...

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Tesla stock drops after on report company faces US criminal probe over Musk's take-private Tweet

Tesla shares dropped more than 2 percent after Bloomberg News reported that the company is facing a criminal probe over...

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More than half of violent crimes in the U.S. never reported to police

October has been recognized for years as National Crime Prevention Month, but statistics from the Department of Justice show...

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Airman found dead Monday at Altus Air Force Base

An airman was found dead Monday in a home at Altus Air Force Base, base authorities reported.

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Morning Bell: Former Norman supt joins OSSBA

Former Norman Public Schools superintendent Joe Siano is joining the Oklahoma State School Boards Association as associate...

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The Morning Brew: An Oklahoma hospital's unusual fundraiser

Pauls Valley hospital tries to keep its doors open through GoFundMe website.

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Hot weather is ahead Tuesday in Oklahoma City, high near 90

A hot day Tuesday is ahead in Oklahoma City with a high temperature near 90 degrees. Rain is in the forecast for Friday and...

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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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Financial literacy teacher is example of what Oklahoma needs

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how Drew Rhodes, senior government teacher at U.S. Grant High School in Oklahoma City, is...

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Programs benefit families shopping farmers markets

Oklahoma has 40 farmers markets accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Senior Farmers Market benefits...

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Oklahoma firefighter crews aid in Hurricane Florence relief effort

A crew of two dozen Oklahomans arrived in North Carolina early Sunday to help with rescues following Hurricane Florence.

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Clara Luper. Katherine Johnson. Ida B. Wells. Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Each woman pursued radical changes in society or groundbreaking science that contributed...

Michelle Millben shared stories of some remarkable women in a rousing address at the first OK-WISE conference at the Embassy...

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Edmond Quilt Guild to hear speaker on 'Scrappy Applique'

The Edmond Quilt Guild's September speaker will provide an interactive program and trunk show on 'Scrappy Applique' beginning...

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OU dance panel to discuss Maya Angelou's poem 'Still I Rise'

The University of Oklahoma School of Dance is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise,” with a...

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OKC City Manager Jim Couch's retirement coincides with start of new era

The announcement by Jim Couch on Monday that he is set to retire doesn't just mark the end of a record stint as city manager,...

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I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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Jim Couch, OKC's longest city manager, to retire in January

Jim Couch will retire in January after 18 years as city manager of Oklahoma City, saying Monday the time is right to open...

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Oklahoma hospital tries GoFundMe to keep its doors open

Pauls Valley Regional Medical Center should stay open Tuesday, its CEO said, but it’s far from clear that the hospital can last...

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Nine being assisted through 'commutation campaign' advance to stage two

Thirty-two individuals who are being assisted through a "commutation campaign" led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform...

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State briefs for Sept. 18

ENID Mayor receives state honor Enid Mayor Bill Shewey was presented the 2018 Oklahoma Mayor of the Year Award for communities...

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Myriad Gardens merry-go-round is ready for customers

It was sunset and, even with Shakespeare at the Park performing at the water stage, Myriad Gardens was fairly quiet with just a...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 18, 2018

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Storm Florence death toll climbs to 31

As flooding continues to inundate North Carolina, the death toll from Florence has risen to at least 31, with 24 deaths...

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McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic'

Last summer Tanya Harrell was working in McDonald’s in Gretna, Louisiana, when she says a co-worker started making unwanted...

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3 homeless men in critical condition after bat attack, LAPD hunts for suspect

Authorities in Los Angeles are searching for the suspect who brutally attacked three homeless men with a baseball bat while...

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Former Oklahoma senator sentenced to prison for child sex trafficking

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking.

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3.2 percent beer in short supply

Starting Oct. 1, grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell strong beer.

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Eight touchdown just the beginning for El Reno's Dorian Plumley

EL RENO — Dorian Plumley had no clue what his final numbers were following El Reno's victory Friday against rival Chickasha. He...

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Police released the identity of Friday night shooting victim in El Reno

Police Monday released the name of a shooting victim who died in El Reno Friday night. A man was arrested in connection with...

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15-year-old boy killed in Atoka County accident

A 15-year-old boy was killed in an accident on private property in Atoka County Sunday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

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Man arrested after reportedly setting up former teacher for robbery

A man was arrested Sunday night after reportedly setting his former teacher up for a robbery last month. Reginald Willis...

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Jim Couch to retire in January after 18 years as Oklahoma City's city manager

Couch was instrumental in negotiating the 2016 water settlement among tribes, the city and state that governs management of...

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Northbound I-35 lanes reopen Monday following crash in northeast Oklahoma City

A crash shut down lanes Monday on northbound Interstate 35 south of NE 36, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Woman arrested on child neglect complaint

A woman who was arrested Friday on a child neglect complaint reportedly had meth in her roach-infested apartment. Amanda Diane...

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Rescuers from Oklahoma continue Monday to assist in flooding from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

Rescuers from Oklahoma on Monday are continuing to assist in North Carolina rescue efforts.

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Jim Couch announces retirement as city manager of Oklahoma City

Jim Couch, the longest serving city manager in Oklahoma City history, is announcing his retirement this morning to the...

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Hot weather returns this week to Oklahoma City, skies sunny Monday with light wind

Hot weather will return to Oklahoma City this week with sunny skies and temperatures in the 90s.

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Morning Bell: Suspension disparity in Tulsa schools

Special-needs students in Tulsa Public Schools are suspended disproportionately as compared with traditional students.

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#OKC Civic Life is a weekly look at Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly look at Oklahoma City civic news.

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Jim Vallion leaves a legacy of philanthropy

Jim Vallion, half of the founding partnership of Val-Gene Associates and owner of Trochta's Flowers, passes away at the age of...

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Stakeholders gather to discuss domestic and sexual violence, stalking

Hundreds of victim advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legal aid attorneys, child welfare workers and other...

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Dream lab becomes reality

Engineering majors at Oklahoma State University are applying concepts learned in the classroom and exploring their own ideas in...

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Oklahoma candidate spending reaches $33 million

Oklahoma candidates have already spent $33 million running for state offices this election cycle, with nearly half of that...

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Former Oklahoma film commissioner remembers Burt Reynolds

In spite of his worldwide fame and multi million dollar lifestyle and lovely, lovely female companions, he was — and he would...

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Billboard dispute roils Hefner Parkway neighbors

Hearts for Hearing filed papers Sept. 4 in Oklahoma County District Court to block its neighbor, Our Lord's Community Church,...

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Music makes them wiggle

Families descended on the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Sunday for the Wiggle Out Loud family music festival presented by The...

Stitt backs city option to levy property tax for public safety in Oklahoma

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Republican gubernatorial candidate says he would back bill allowing cities to levy property tax for public safety if farm land is exempted.

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Poll: Oklahomans don't like Trump as much as they used to

President Donald Trump’s popularity in Oklahoma may be waning.

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Documenting animals — one frame at a time

More than a dozen years ago photographer Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark project to capture the images of more than 14,000...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 16

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 16

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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UCO graduate looks at how heroines are depicted in comic books

UCO graduate wants grade-schoolers to learn about heroines in comic books

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Education notes for Sept. 16

USAO gets an 'A' for academic core quality The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha is one of 23...

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Healthy Schools Oklahoma seeks to improve results in classroom

"We have a lot of teachers that will schedule a lab session and then go take their spelling tests," said Dana Chambers, ABL...

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Fight over State Question 793 turns to wordplay

Both sides of State Question 793 argue about where Oklahoma stands among other states that allow eye doctors at places like...

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Three Oklahoma women underwent lobotomies. What happened to them?

More than 60 years ago, doctors in Oklahoma City tried out what they thought could be a new standard of care for patients who...

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Cutie Pies takes top prize

The Great Taste of a Fair contest was conducted Wednesday, and the overall winner went to the Watermelon Pie from Cutie Pies...

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Students in Oklahoma City 'do the right thing' after finding cash

"They did the right thing for the right reason when nobody was looking. It shows great character and integrity and that's what...

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American Indian babies in Oklahoma face developing-world danger level

American Indian babies born in Oklahoma have only a slightly better chance of reaching their first birthday than infants in...

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Six to be inducted into Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame

Six individuals will be inducted into the Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame during a banquet and induction ceremony set...

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Eufaula woman dies after Pittsburg County crash

A 67-year-old woman died Friday after striking a utility pole, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Man arrested in El Reno slaying

Zachary Khea Huber,, 35, was arrested early Saturday, accused in the death of a man found wounded Friday evening at an El Reno...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 15

Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 15.

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University of Oklahoma professor Jizhong Zhou is the recipient of the 2019 American Society for Microbiology Award for...

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OKC Central Commentary: Autonomous vehicles, MAPS and more

OKC Central Commentary: Autonomous vehicles, MAPS and more

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Panel of alcohol and drug counselors to speak during meeting of Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents

A panel of alcohol and drug counselors will speak during the upcoming meeting of the Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents.

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OKC mayor's gift kick-starts MAPS 3 park endowment drive

Dropping for a moment his persona as a public figure, Mayor David Holt on Friday created a living legacy to his parents with...

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How long will former state senator spend in federal prison for sexual encounter with teenager at Moore hotel?

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey will be sentenced Monday in Oklahoma City federal court for child sex trafficking.

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Hairstylists from Edmond's Hello Love close shop, cut hair for homeless

Hairstylists from Hello Love in Edmond spent Tuesday cutting hair for the homeless at the Jesus House in Oklahoma City.

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State moves to authorize bonds for new public health lab

The Oklahoma Board of Health passed a resolution to facilitate the issuance of nearly $60 million in bonds to build a new...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission adopts rule barring legislators from becoming paid lobbyists for two years

Legislators have already rejected the new restrictions once but will have to again next year if they want to block the changes...

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BMX Racing League sessions help riders learn the sport

BMX Racing League sessions offer new families and riders an opportunity to learn how the sport works.

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Casady students engage in volunteerism at local schools, living centers

Casady School's Upper Division students spent Tuesday giving back to The Village through various volunteer activities at...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.

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Family affair: For many, Disney on Ice is an Oklahoma State Fair tradition

Prettily posed between statues of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, cousins Tatum Richey and Hunter Mathena happily compared gloves....

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Gov. Fallin dispatching more crews to help in Florence response efforts

Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday announced more crews are being dispatched to assist with Tropical Storm Florence response efforts.

Three local teens to paddle in Europe for Team USA

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When they started paddling on the Oklahoma River half a dozen years ago, local high schoolers Colin McMullen, Camden Sexton, and Gus Cook probably didn’t weigh more than 150 pounds — together. The three were so small they were in a constant battle...

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Bricktown building to house software company bringing 150 jobs to OKC

Rural Sourcing, a software development company with no presence in Oklahoma, is set to open an office employing 150 people at...

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MWC man charged with killing wife with baseball bat

A Midwest City man said he killed his wife with a baseball bat after she nagged him about money, police reported.

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Person shot Friday in NW OKC

A person was taken to a local hospital after being shot Friday in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.

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OU meteorologists watch eye of Hurricane Florence Friday head straight for them near Wilmington, North Carolina

A team of University of Oklahoma meteorologists Friday are in the path of Hurricane Florence.

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OKC man arrested, accused of threatening to blow up woman’s home

A 53-year-old Oklahoma City man was arrested Thursday after police said he threatened to blow up a woman’s home after she...

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Police searching for burglars who took nearly $1,500 in goods from OKC CBD shop

Police are searching for two people they said stole nearly $1,500 worth of goods from a southwest Oklahoma City CBD shop.

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Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort agrees to plead guilty in deal with Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to resolve charges filed by special...

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Vicous dog to be put down after woman's pet killed in The Village, judge orders

A judge in The Village has ordered a vicious dog be euthanized.

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Hulbert woman dies Thursday in Cherokee County collision

A Hulbert woman died Thursday in a Cherokee County collision.

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High near 88 degrees Friday in Oklahoma City

The high temperature Friday will be near 88 degrees in Oklahoma City with sunny skies.

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Morning Bell: School safety a growing focus

In a year when school safety has received a lot of attention due to high-profile school shootings, the state Board of Education...

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The Morning Brew: Oklahomans are getting heavier

The state's population has moved up the list of the nation's heaviest.

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Dive into OU budget reveals 'surprises'

University of Oklahoma officials have found millions of dollars in savings and millions more in expenses that were not...

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Special session or not? Medical cannabis might not need lawmakers back at the Capitol

Oklahoma House Democrats urge majority leadership to call a special session to address medical marijuana issues, but...

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Autonomous vehicles to bring groceries to OKC residents

A partnership between local Buy For Less brand grocery stores, which includes Uptown Grocery Co., and San Francisco-based Udelv...

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Q&A with Jack L. Werner: Meeting Fortified home standard can save on insurance

Q&A with Jack L. Werner: Meeting Fortified home standard can save on insurance

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Sept. 14

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Sept. 14.

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After years of pay cuts, Medicaid providers will see reimbursement boost

For the first time in almost a decade, Oklahoma will pay medical professionals who treat Medicaid patients more.

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OKLAHOMA CITY SWOSU marching band to lead parade Southwestern Oklahoma State University's marching band will lead the parade...

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Feds disrupt Irish Mob's drug activities, FBI reports

The FBI has taken down key drug suppliers for the Irish Mob, disrupting a lengthy “delivery chain” for the Oklahoma-based...

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Oklahoma State Fair offers wild encounters

Clad in scuba gear, a man swims closer and closer to a live shark. Hundreds of feet away, a woman cracks a whip as a horse...

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U.S. becomes world's largest oil producer

The United States likely has become the world's largest crude oil producer, earlier this year outpacing Russia and Saudi...

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Oklahoma climbed to third-heaviest state in 2017

The obesity rate jumped to 36.5 percent, making Oklahoma one of seven states where more than 35 percent of adults have obesity....

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Moana makes her 'Disney on Ice' debut at state fair

Moana makes her "Disney on Ice" debut with "Dare to Dream" at Oklahoma State Fair.

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Oklahoma's electric utilities prepare for emerging technology

Oklahoma's electric utilities must be flexible as they work with changing consumer and industry behaviors, industry leaders...

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Edmondson discusses guns and taxes.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Drew Edmondson spoke to Oklahoma municipal leaders about ways to grow revenue.

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Approximately 200 rescued in New Bern, another 150 waiting for rescue, officials say

NEW BERN. N.C. (WNCN) - Around 150 people in New Bern are waiting to be rescued as flood waters cover the city Friday...

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Dallas police accused of smearing man killed by cop in his own apartment

An attorney for the family of a man shot dead by a police officer in the man's own apartment said a police affidavit shows...

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Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation to examine poultry operations

A new council will study the expansion of poultry operations in northeastern Oklahoma as some residents in the region complain...

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Confluence Conference set for Sept. 20-21

The digital marketing Confluence Conference will return to Oklahoma City next week, relocating this year to the restored Tower...

Let the games begin: State Fair returns to Oklahoma City

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Neal Petersen has attended the Oklahoma State Fair since before he can remember, and for years he's tried to ride every ride. “I moved to Oklahoma when I was 14,” Petersen said. “But I was coming before because my dad has always lived here.”...

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Authorities release names of two Oklahoma prison inmates who died at McAlester

The state Department of Corrections released names Thursday of two inmates who died at McAlester on Wednesday.

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OU weather team sets up radar truck Thursday in North Carolina as Hurricane Florence neared

A team of meteorologists from the University of Oklahoma took data Thursday near Hurricane Florence.

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Man found fatally stabbed in Carnegie identified

The FBI has identified the man found stabbed to death Wednesday in Carnegie. The body of Byron Tongkeamah Jr., 32, of Carnegie,...

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Man wounded in shooting was wanted on robbery warrant

A man who was wounded in a shooting Tuesday night was also wanted on a robbery warrant, police reported. About 10:15 p.m....

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Burglary suspect accused of shooting BB gun at police

A man reportedly fired a BB gun at a police officer who was responding to a burglary call Wednesday afternoon. Steven Wayne...

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Woman goes to park to fight, gets car stolen

A woman who went to a northwest Oklahoma City park for a fist fight had her car stolen by a bystander while she was scrapping....

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FBI secretly swoops on space observatory and won't say why

A conspiracy theory that proof of alien life is being covered up is swirling after FBI agents swooped on a space observatory,...

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Family racks up $27k medical bill on 'holiday from hell'

family's dream holiday turned into their "worst nightmare" when three of them fell seriously ill, racking up £21,000 in medical...

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Trump claims without evidence that Democrats inflated Puerto Rico's hurricane death toll

President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the official death toll from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico last fall...

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GM recalls more than a million pickups and SUVs

DETROIT - General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because the power-assisted...

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Blanks to be fired during active shooter drill at local school

BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Active shooter training will be conducted Thursday at Bethel Park High School, and students will be...

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Morning Bell: More HS students enroll in college course

The number of Oklahoma students who enroll in college courses while still in high school has nearly doubled in past 11 years,...

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Oklahoma teen really wanted to fight overseas

Raymond L. Smith of Valliant wanted to fight in World War II, so much so that he fibbed about his age to join the Army.

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Sunny Thursday, high near 86 degrees in Oklahoma City

High temperature Thursday near 86 degrees in Oklahoma City

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The Morning Brew: Images of Oklahoma State Fairs past

The fair has been an Oklahoma favorite for generations

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Market Forecast event offers insight to Edmond business owners

The Edmond Economic Development Authority will host Market Forecast from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

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Oklahoma response teams ready for Hurricane Florence

Teams from Oklahoma are ready for Hurricane Florence.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Special policemen help OKC schoolchildren cross streets in 1932

In 1932, Oklahoma City Schools' first day of classes was Sept. 12. The next day, a photo of R.L. "Uncle Bob" Robards was...

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OU finds millions in cost savings

University of Oklahoma President Jim Gallogly will report on the millions of dollars in inefficiencies his administration has...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 13

Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 13.

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Music, art events planned during 2nd Friday at The Depot

The 2nd Friday at The Depot event will include a variety of activities from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 200 S Jones in Norman.

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Appeals court to decide whether Oklahoma sheriff must face trial over inmate's death

Prosecutor is appealing dismissal of first-degree manslaughter charge against Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles.

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Walk to benefit kids with apraxia of speech

The 2018 Oklahoma City Walk for Apraxia event will be held Sept. 29 at the South Lakes Event Center to benefit children with...

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Dancing with the Stars fundraiser benefits Edmond Chamber of Commerce

Nearly 400 people from across the community came out to support the Edmond Chamber of Commerce in their annual fundraiser.

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Mustang Public Schools hires director of school safety and security

Jennifer Newell has been hired to fill the new position of director of school safety and security for Mustang Public Schools.

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EdFest planned for Oct. 12; event to benefit Edmond Mobile Meals

Edmond Mobile Meals invites community to sixth annual EdFest

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STILLWATER Longtime leadership booster to be honored Leadership Oklahoma will honor Joe Alexander with the Distinguished...

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Oklahoma Achievers: Will Brantley to lead recruitment for OBU Graduate College

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One of the First Women in the Infantry Will Be Discharged From the Marines

WASHINGTON — One of the first women to enter the Marine Corps infantry is being discharged from the service after admitting to...

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Readers’ Choice marks 25 years of the best in OKC

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7 New York Police Officers Arrested in Prostitution and Gambling Investigation, Authorities Say

A three-year investigation ended Wednesday with the arrest of seven New York City police officers on prostitution, corruption...

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21-year-old man gets prison for causing fatal crash while fleeing police

A 21-year-old man apologized Wednesday for causing a deadly 2016 crash while fleeing police in a stolen car. "I take full...

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Steve Russell nabs national security oversight chairmanship in Congress

A congressional retirement has handed U.S. Rep. Steve Russell his first chairmanship and better positioned him to take over a...

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Two inmates reported dead at Oklahoma State Penitentiary

McALESTER — Two inmates at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmates died in unrelated incidents Wednesday. Neither name was...

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Four people dead in separate crashes Tuesday and Wednesday

Four people have died in separate state crashes, authorities reported

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Teen bicyclist hit by car, driver flees

A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized being hit by a car while riding a bike Wednesday afternoon, police said. The driver left the...

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Man reportedly kidnapped by two he met at party

Travis Chance Cadena, 18, and Donta House, 27, were arrested on complaints of kidnapping and assault and battery. Cadena was...

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Accused copper thieves arrested

A man and woman were arrested early Tuesday, accused of stealing copper. Jeremy Scott Weldon, 48, and Angela McCalister, 53,...

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Carnegie stabbing death Wednesday investigated by FBI, woman hospitalized

A man was found dead in an abandoned residence in Carnegie Wednesday and authorities are investigating the death as a homicide.

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Oklahoma helicopter team leaves Wednesday for Hurricane Florence

An Oklahoma search and rescue helicopter team left Oklahoma City Wednesday morning for Hurricane Florence and will be stationed...

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Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ arrested for allegedly killing her husband

Life has apparently imitated art for one romance writer. In a twist of irony so devious it would have turned Agatha Christie...

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Man jailed in Italy for selling fake TripAdvisor reviews

A TripAdvisor reviewer has been sentenced to nine months in prison in a landmark fraud ruling by an Italian court. The owner of...

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Oscar De La Hoya says he will run for United States president

LAS VEGAS — Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya said on Tuesday that he plans to launch an unexpected bid for the United States...

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Residents of New Mexico compound indicted on federal charges

Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico are scheduled for arraignments and detention hearings after being...

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Man struck and killed by vehicle early Wednesday in northwest Oklahoma City

Police reported a man was struck by a vehicle on Northwest Expressway early Wednesday and was killed. He was pronounced dead at...

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Morning Bell: Downtown charter schools continues to expand

At a time when Oklahoma City Public Schools has faced significant budget cuts, dwindling classroom resources and discussed...

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The Morning Brew: OKC's growing problem

Amid much success for the city, its homeless population is on the rise.

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Investigator at Oklahoma Health Department disciplined for affair with supervisor who emailed fake threats to herself

Disciplinary action is another twist in the controversy surrounding regulations on medical marijuana.

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OU School of Music presents Cantus in concert Thursday

The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present Cantus in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in Sharp Concert Hall of Catlett...

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Oklahoma Veterans Commission keeps executive director, endorses status quo after audit of Veterans Affairs

Faced with a highly critical state audit, low morale and calls for it to fire top officials at the Oklahoma Department of...

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Artwork to cover streets at 3 Classen-10-Penn intersections in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is taking an unprecedented step in bringing public art to neighborhoods with a series of murals to be painted on...

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Valley Brook could be forced to refund hundreds of fines if former dancer wins lawsuit

Valley Brook could be forced to refund hundreds of fines if a former dancer at a now-closed strip club wins a lawsuit filed...

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Animal advocates plan October conference

The 2018 Animal Conference is planned Oct. 22-23 at the Skirvin-Hilton Hotel.

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Oklahoma City experiences increase in unsheltered homelessness

Each night, hundreds of people sleep under bridges, on city streets and in homeless encampments across Oklahoma City. Although...

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National awards program seeks Oklahoma's top youth volunteers of 2019

Students may apply through Nov. 6 to be considered for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, which recognizes Oklahoma's...

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State briefs for Sept. 12

NORMAN OU researchers to brave Hurricane Florence The Shared Mobile and Atmospheric Research and Testing radar team from the...

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Down Syndrome Festival & 5K planned Sept. 29 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma will host its 24th annual Down Syndrome Festival & 5K at the Chickasaw...

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Oklahoma Senate candidate flipped party affiliation during campaign

The Republican nominee for Oklahoma's Senate District 16 temporarily changed her voter registration to the Democratic Party

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Edmond construction continues downtown

The City of Edmond has announced updates on ongoing downtown construction.

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Why meat-and-potatoes non-conference games in college football may be giving way to cupcakes

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OU and OSU are giving college football fans in our state a treat with a run of fabulous non-conference games. But with the guaranteed payouts being demanded by more mid-major schools, quality non-conference games are becoming increasingly more...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Genealogy meeting to delve into DNA testing

An update on DNA and genealogy will be the focus of the Edmond Genealogical Society's Sept. 17 meeting.

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The Oklahoman to host forum featuring Edmondson, Stitt

The Oklahoman is hosting a conversation with gubernatorial candidates Drew Edmondson and Kevin Stitt, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at...

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Whole Foods delivery available in OKC

Whole Foods Market has launched grocery delivery in Oklahoma City, its parent company Amazon said.

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OKC permits a hindrance, scooter companies say

Set scooters free. That was the message company representatives carried to the Oklahoma City Council in a public hearing...

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Student essays could win D.C. trip

Students who enter an essay contest focusing on the Second Amendment could win the opportunity to attend a weeklong citizenship...

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Heartland headquarters incentives deal advances in Oklahoma City Council

The Oklahoma City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow city staff to finalize incentive agreements that would provide $1...

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Flower Power Market set for Friday

STASH’s pop-up shopping event will return to downtown Norman on Sept. 14.

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Witnesses dispute Dallas cop's account in fatal shooting of neighbor, attorney says

Dozens of demonstrators gathered outside Dallas police headquarters Monday evening to demand justice for Botham Jean, the...

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Hurricane Florence: U-Haul offering 30 days free self-storage for those in path of Florence

WASHINGTON - U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage for those in the path of Hurricane Florence as the powerful...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 12

Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 12.

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Bixby rape suspects given juvenile status

A judge granted juvenile status on Monday to four former Bixby football players who are charged with raping a teammate last year.

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Fatal collision reported Tuesday in Sequoyah County near Lake Tenkiller

Fatal collision reported Tuesday afternoon near Lake Tenkiller.

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Attempted burglary reported at Wilshire Gun

Two people wearing hockey masks attempted to break into Wilshire Gun using rocks Saturday afternoon. About 12:50 a.m. Saturday,...

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Eagle lands on 9/11 flag display in MN

COON RAPIDS, Minn. - A tribute to memorialize the events that took place 17 years ago on Sept. 11 became a truly awe-inspiring...

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Oklahoma City police officer shoots, wounds man with gun Monday night in northwest OKC

An Oklahoma City police officer shot and wounded a man with a gun Monday night in northwest OKC.

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Emotional classic car auction stuns family of young Red Deer couple killed in motorcycle crash

An incredibly moving moment happened at a Red Deer auction this weekend. About $100,000 was raised for two young Red Deer...

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All lanes reopen after two trucks overturned Tuesday on Interstate 35 in south Oklahoma City

The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 are reopened near SE 89 Tuesday after a pickup and a dump truck overturned in southeast...

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Midwest City police release name of woman dead in Sunday homicide

Police in Midwest City are investigating the death of Cynthia Griffin, 53, who was found dead Sunday evening at a home.

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SETI scientists spot 72 signals 'from alien galaxy' 3bn light years away

Scientists searching for extraterrestrial life say they have spotted 72 mysterious signals from an alien galaxy using...

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Indictment 'likely' for couple accused of stealing GoFundMe funds from homeless veteran

A lawyer for the New Jersey couple accused of stealing from an online fundraiser they started for a homeless veteran...

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Medicare cuts payments to Oklahoma City surgery center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cut off payments to ESEC Surgery Center on Aug. 18, citing concerns about the...

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Foggy morning Tuesday, then a high temperature near 81 degrees in Oklahoma City

The high temperature Tuesday in Oklahoma City will be near 81 degrees.

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Morning Bell: The DACA roller coaster continues

This month marks one year since the Trump administration announced it was ending the DACA program.

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The Morning Brew: What's free at the Oklahoma State Fair?

The fair opens this week and while it does cost actual money to ride and eat, there's plenty of free stuff, too.

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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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State board will consider employment of Veterans Affairs director after audit

The Oklahoma Veterans Commission has called a special meeting for Tuesday morning to address fallout from a state audit.

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Developers revise plans for former Coffee Creek Golf Course

Developers have revised their plans for the former Coffee Creek Golf Course in Edmond and submitted documents in preparation...

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State transportation officials schedule nearly $6.5 billion in projects

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved a work plan Monday that calls for spending nearly $6.5 billion on state bridge...

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Edmond school district OKs new tennis center design

A new design has been approved in an ongoing effort to build a multimillion dollar tennis center in Edmond.

OSU football: M.K. Taylor, Patrick Cashmore rejuvenating special teams play

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Oklahoma State's new special teams coaches are putting the Cowboys in position to succeed, as seen Saturday against Boise State

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Who's who list among Oklahoma colleges

Nearly two dozen Oklahoma institutions are ranked in various categories in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the 2019...

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Lower part of downtown OKC park designed for play

Setting an easy pace is central to plans for the lower section of the MAPS 3 park.

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Annual OKC Navy Days to recognize Navy presence

The 13th annual OKC Navy Days will recognize the presence and investment of the U.S. Navy in Greater Oklahoma City. Special...

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State briefs for Sept. 11

State briefs for Sept. 11

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OKC sales tax revenue tops projections

July, August, September. The months keep adding up as Oklahoma City sales tax collections outperform projections. The primary...

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ODOT installs two new electric vehicle charging stations

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation on Monday became the first state agency to offer free electric vehicle charging...

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OU students gain real-world energy experience though new program

Participants in the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions work in groups with students from different energy-related...

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Coalition to End Poverty to hear presentations from Jubilee Partners and Arnall Family Foundation

Services for children and families will be featured at the next Coalition to End Poverty meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday WestTown...

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Oklahoma Blood Institute pioneers ‘donor driven’ blood-based cellular therapies

In a room filled with blood donors at the Oklahoma Blood Institute's (OBI) donation center, Jennifer Chain, Ph.D., pronounces...

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Earthquake-related lawsuits advance

A series of ongoing earthquake-related lawsuits advanced last week with two stays lifted and two new lawsuits filed. In Payne...

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Traffic disruptions expected as I-35 bridge work starts Monday

Interstate 35 motorists should expect traffic disruptions beginning Monday as work begins on a $31 million project to...

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Summit offers engaging lineup for entrepreneurs

As regular readers of this column already know, I am a huge advocate of education. My emphasis tends toward STEM (science,...

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Film Row property not for sale, despite what tweets claim

The social media account some associate with The Paramount along Film Row indicates tenants are being emptied out and the...

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Georgia school reinstating paddling to punish students

A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new...

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Deadly fire exposes wealthy man’s secret underground tunnels

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The wealthy stock trader took elaborate steps to conceal the network of tunnels beneath his house in this...

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OKC school board approves calendar changes

Students will return to the classroom in mid-August and end before Memorial Day, while taking one-week breaks in October, at...

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SandRidge Energy directors reject all offers to buy the company

SandRidge Energy Inc. directors have rejected all offers to buy all or part of the company and are instead considering buying...

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Five state questions will be on Oklahoma's Nov. 6 ballot

One measure would make the governor and lieutenant governor run together on the same ticket, while another seeks approval from...

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Two escaped Greer County jail inmates captured

Law officers Monday were looking for two escaped inmates from Greer COunty jail.

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Woman accused of child abuse

An Oklahoma City woman was arrested Sunday, accused of abusing three boys. Tiara Kruta, 21, was arrested on three complaints of...

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Man arrested after walking into crime scene

A man was arrested Saturday after walking into a crime scene and reportedly fighting with officers. Curtis Ray Snyder, 40, was...

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Train accident severs UCO football player's foot

UCO football player loses foot in accident early Sunday under train in Oklahoma City.

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Major Hurricane Florence Now A Cat 4

Florence has now rapidly intensified into a category 4. Sustained winds of 130 mph with wind gusts up to 140 mph. It is now a...

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Saudi princess says $900,000 of jewels stolen from her Paris hotel

A Saudi princess has reported the theft of jewels worth 800,000 euros ($930,000) from her suite at the Ritz hotel in Paris, a...

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U.S. appeals court upholds MIT, Harvard patents on CRISPR gene editing

A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed a research center affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard...

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Man dies Sunday of gunshot wound in Oklahoma City homicide case

Police are investigating the death of a man from a gunshot wound as a homicide in Oklahoma City.

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Midwest City police investigating Sunday homicide

Police in Midwest City are investigating a homicide.

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Morning Bell: New abuse reporting law in place

A new Oklahoma now requires citizens to report suspected child abuse or neglect "immediately" rather than just "promptly."

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One year later, 'Dreamers' still pushing for protection

One year after the Trump administration announced it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, DACA...

Open Flame's 'Lilith Fare' was rated XX

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Oklahoma City's top female chefs gathered at American Propane's Cabana for an Open Flame event for the ages. Food Editor Dave Cathey, the Food Dude, hosted the event and has the details.

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First OKC VegFest draws larger than expected crowds

Approximately 4,000 attendees came out for food, resources, yoga and exercise demonstrations and lifestyle presentations.

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Partly sunny Monday, high temperature near 79 degrees in OKC

Temperatures will be in the upper 70s Monday in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported.

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The mystery of Izzy

It seems half of Norman is aware of the long search for Izzy, a tiny female Yorkshire terrier, and the offer of a $2,000 reward.

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly look at Oklahoma City civic affairs

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Downtown charter school continues to expand, leaders eye new building

This year’s addition of sixth grade at John Rex charter school is a product of growing enrollment demands and an indication...

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Woman's pet dog attacked, killed by another dog in The Village during walk outside

Leslie Spears, a pet owner whose dog was attacked and killed in The Village, hopes awareness might help prevent future attacks.

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Man stops to help stranded motorist who turned out to be hitman hired to kill him

When police found Carlos Cruz-Echevarria dead near his home last Veterans Day, he was lying face down in a ditch, shot...

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Pipeline dumps 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into Indiana river

A Texas company says one of its pipelines has spilled more than 8,000 gallons of jet fuel into a river in the northeastern...

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OxyContin creator being sued for 'significant role in causing opioid epidemic'

Following hundreds of lawsuits over the years against pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, Colorado’s attorney general is...

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One dead in Bryan County crash

Jim Lowry, 67, of Cartwright died Saturday in a Bryan County crash, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

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Rash of lawsuits over mold at Oklahoma County Detention Center blamed on 'jailhouse lawyer'

"Arizona" is believed to be murderer who died in July, on his birthday.

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Bilingualism in schools to be treasured, celebrated

Bilingualism is something to be treasured and celebrated in Oklahoma City public schools. Supporting these programs ultimately...

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Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Oklahoma education notes for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

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What do you do when prompt isn't fast enough?

Sometimes "prompt" isn't fast enough. Reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect is one of those situations, says state...

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A few Oklahoma doctors take the plunge on marijuana, but many wait

State Question 788, which voters passed in late June, doesn’t provide in-depth instruction on how to determine if a patient is...

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Capitol building's roof needs to be replaced

The Oklahoma Capitol restoration project hit a $9.3 million snag when workers discovered the copper roof was in worse shape...

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'Oklahoma!' celebrated Saturday during Septemberfest

Featuring more than 60 events and demonstrations, the 22nd annual Septemberfest was held Satruday at the Oklahoma History...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

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Uptown revival in Oklahoma City continues with new infill construction

Misha Goli is now a second-generation Dunkin' Donuts franchisee and is opening his ninth store at NW 23 and Hudson Avenue in...

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Oklahoma closer to pinpointing total number of untested rape kits statewide

As Oklahoma slowly moves closer to pinpointing the total number of untested rape kits in the state, some advocates are...

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Arkansas casino legalization proposal approved for ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A casino legalization proposal that two Native American tribes have each contributed more than $1 million...

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Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 9

Oklahoma health notes for Sept. 9

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Inhofe joins historical ranks of powerful senators from Oklahoma

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe joined the historical ranks of powerful Oklahoma senators as he became the first Oklahoman to chair the...

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Walk held Saturday in Oklahoma to raise awareness, funds for suicide prevention

Cloudy, damp weather didn't discourage hundreds of people from coming to Lake Hefner on Saturday morning to celebrate the lives...

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Edmond woman uses creative energy for business, city

From the early morning hours until late in the day, Stephanie Carel is focused on everything Edmond, making sure the community...

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Everything you can do at the fair for free

Imagine seeing an Italian circus, pirate magic show and live sharks for a price synonymous with what American citizens are....

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Futures File: Disease concerns push prices high on the hogs

Futures File: Disease concerns push prices high on the hogs

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Here’s how to go to the Oklahoma State Fair on a budget

With discount days and cheaper tickets in advance, there are plenty of ways for families on a budget to enjoy the Oklahoma...

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Various musicians share their stories as they set out to perform at the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

From country, to christian, to rock, the Chickasaw County Entertainment Stage will host a wide range of artists for the 2018...

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Seniors will be 'Twistin down the red dirt road'

Follow the yellow brick road, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road. Sounds familiar? It's a classic...

How OSU overcame a rough first quarter to lasso Boise State

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Over the final three quarters of their 44-21 victory over the No. 17 Broncos, Taylor Cornelius and the Cowboys shook whatever spirits might’ve been targeting them in the opening 15 minutes. OSU posted only 15 yards of offense in the first quarter...

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Ribbon Recycle Challenge

In addition to awards and scholarships, the Oklahoma Student Art Exhibition also offers schools another way to win money for...

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You can eat what at the State Fair?

The Made in Oklahoma Store is returning to the Oklahoma StateFair with new vendors and oldfavorites. About 50 vendors will be...

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Xtreme Bulls Tour to feature Big & Rich and Aaron Watson

Grab your boots and dust off the 10-gallon hat. The State Fair has something to entertain you. With the combination of...

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State Fair offers various events free of charge

Over the last few months, Melinda Parsons' office has been slowly filling up with old keys, springs and broken pliers. Parsons,...

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2018 Oklahoma State Fair seeks modern ways to immerse visitors in old fashion fun

For over 100 years, the Oklahoma State Fair has sought to immerse visitors in Oklahoma heritage. This year, the fair is looking...

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Sisters to share spotlight in Disney on Ice show at State Fair

Marie Hanford and her sister, Tosha Hanford, began skating at the age of 7. They would often talk about their goals in life....

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State Fair’s annual art competition pumps $6,500 into Oklahoma classrooms

Most fairgoers are familiar with the sight of colorful student artwork at the Oklahoma State Fair, but many do not realize the...

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Final work on Bennett Center wrapping up in time for state fair

Open for its second State Fair, the Bennett Event Center will be the place to find the Made in Oklahoma Store and the JFK...

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Wade Shows bringing back favorite rides to the fair

The Oklahoma State Fair is home to some special rides. This year is no different. Frank Zaitshik has been the owner of Wade...

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Stillwater woman dead after Friday wreck

Rebecca Leeann Brooner, 20, of Stillwater, was killed in a wreck Friday on a Payne County road, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers new options for children with sensory sensitivities

Families with children who have sensory processing disorders now have new options available at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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Virtual learning: Local business builds virtual and augmented reality educational tools

Greg Hallman is the president of Ocupath, a startup tech company in Oklahoma City specializing in the production of virtual...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018.

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Jurors choose 20 years in prison for each inmate convicted of killing another inside the Oklahoma County jail

Jurors on Friday chose 20 years in prison as punishment for each of the three inmates convicted in the death of a fellow...