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OKC yet to cite sidewalk scooter scofflaws

In the months since scooters have been in regular use in the downtown area, Oklahoma City has relied on warnings rather than...

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OKC police use Taser on naked man at Carver Transitional Center Tuesday night

A man suffering from an "adverse reaction" became unruly at the Carver Transitional Center Tuesday night, where police were...

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Man in custody after reportedly pointing gun at hospital security guard

A man was taken into custody at OU Medical Center Tuesday night after police reported he pointed a handgun at a security guard...

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Governor wants to work closely with superintendent

New governor says he won't have a separate education secretary in his cabinet, a signal that he would rather rely on expertise...

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Blackface incident reported again on campus

The University of Oklahoma tweeted someone has been seen walking on and near campus in blackface. It isn't clear if the person...

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Man charged with allegedly using hammer to beat opossum in OKC

Man charged with misdemeanor for beating opossum, which is recovering from skull fractures.

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Two Oklahoma men killed in head-on crash in Wyoming

Brandon Bivens, 22, and a passenger, 59-year-old Michael Bivens of Tulsa, were declared dead at the scene of the crash. Both...

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Broken Arrow's Donna Gradel among final four finalists for national Teacher of the Year honor

Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister made the announcement Wednesday after touring Broken Arrow High School...

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Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in...

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Capital City: Lawmaker accused of missing child support

State. Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, is being accused in a contempt-of-court citation of not paying his court-ordered child...

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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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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

City of Prague sues to get back control of its hospital

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City says unpaid bills and lack of supplies forced it to file a lawsuit to regain control of hospital.

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Oklahoma farmers will be able to access more USDA services through Farm Service Agency offices, starting Thursday.

As Congress and President Trump continue to debate funding for a border wall, the federal government is reopening Farm Service...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Baptists provide meals for unpaid federal workers

Baptist Relief volunteers provide meals for federal workers affected by partial government shutdown.

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Joel Melton to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Joel Melton will provide Morning Music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the downstairs museum of the...

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Science Museum Oklahoma offers sensory-sensitive evening

Science Museum Oklahoma will offer its first sensory-sensitive evening program from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.

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Oklahoma WIC benefits to continue into March despite shutdown

Director of state Women, Infants and Children program tries to correct erroneous messages on social media. ,

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Midwest City police investigate homicide

Police in Midwest City reported a man was shot and killed on Monday night.

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Legislature dipping into self-driving vehicle regulation

For the first time since the technology became a reality, the Legislature is poised to begin regulating self-driving cars and...

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3 students leave WVU, 15 others punished, regarding frat member’s hospitalization

West Virginia University announced Tuesday that three unnamed students “have agreed to permanent separation” from the school...

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Toddler found dead outside home in freezing cold

Newport, N.H. — Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl found outside a New Hampshire home in bitter cold...

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Saints fans file lawsuit to replay NFC championship game after missed call

In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to...

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UPDATE: Winter weather advisory in OKC canceled

A winter weather advisory that was issued Tuesday afternoon for parts of central Oklahoma has been canceled.

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Former dean calls for OU president to resign

The former dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma called for President Jim Gallogly to...

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Oklahoma bills aim to punish, limit future protests

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide...

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Recap: OKC district meets to discuss school closures

View a live feed of Tuesday's Oklahoma Cit School Board meeting, where officials addressed school closures as part of the...

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Journalist fired after wishing death on Covington Catholic HS students, parents: report

A freelance Vulture journalist was fired from his main job at digital company INE Entertainment after wishing death for...

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Ex-OU students who made racist video apologize

Two students responsible for a video portraying one of the women in blackface have issued public apologies after withdrawing...

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Cold front moving into Oklahoma City Tuesday afternoon

Winds will shift from the south to the north Tuesday afternoon and drop temperatures in Oklahoma City, the National Weather...

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Capital City: Limited fixes offered after state agency audit

A commission appointed by state leaders to ferret out wasteful spending and ineffective practices by state agencies has gotten...

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Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris on suspicion of rape

American singer Chris Brown has been detained in Paris on suspicion of rape, police in the French capital told news agencies on...

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OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course...

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Oklahoma City stargazers photograph total lunar eclipse

Members of the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club watched the total lunar eclipse Sunday at Lake Hefner.

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Oklahoma Regional Food Bank helps furloughed federal workers

Oklahoma Regional Food Bank volunteers set up at state fairgrounds to distribute staples to federal workers missing paychecks...

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Covington Catholic, school at center of D.C. march video, facing threats and protesters

When students return to Covington Catholic High School on Tuesday, they will be greeted by police and protesters. The...

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Zimbabwe leader abandons trip amid unrest

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accepts fine and two-year suspended jail term for tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a £17m fine and a suspended two-year jail sentence following allegations of tax evasion in...

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Civic leaders respond to State of the City address

Watch the speech and an interview with the mayor, who reviewed Oklahoma City's economic renaissance and said the city's newest...

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City staff will work in 'James D. Couch Municipal Office Building'

Couch, who retired this month, is the longest-serving city manager in Oklahoma City history.

A different kind of MAPS

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For the next penny sales tax, the Oklahoma City mayor is stressing priorities outside of downtown construction projects.

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Two students leave OU after blackface video

In a news conference, James Gallogly said the students withdrew voluntarily and issued an apology for viral video.

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How an OU and OSU alum made the Happy Meal happen

"Over the years, so many people have told me, 'Gee thanks for keeping my kids quiet in the back seat. I go to McDonald’s, get...

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OU President James Gallogly addresses blackface video

University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly addresses video of a white student in blackface using a racial slur that was...

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Wind advisory issued for Monday afternoon in Oklahoma

A wind advisory is in effect for Monday afternoon in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported.

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Student told she was 'too dark' to perform with school dance team, lawsuit claims

A young woman is suing a school district in Kansas for discrimination and retaliation, claiming she was told she couldn't...

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World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

The world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs inn on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113....

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Tech writer suggests '10 Year Challenge' may be collecting data for facial recognition algorithm

As innocuous as it may seem, the viral “10 Year Challenge” flooding social media feeds everywhere may have been created to...

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U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn rejects Trump proposal, calls for 'permanent solution' to DACA

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump's new offer for border wall funding, saying three years of...

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Growing black caucus expands its voice

The Oklahoma Legislature will begin its session next month with seven members of the Black Caucus, the most in history.

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Local Girl Scouts break ground on nation's first STEM camp

Officials broke ground Saturday on the nation’s first Girl Scout camp built specifically to teach science, technology...

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Church celebration pays tribute to King

A crowd of about 1,600 paid tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday during a celebration of the civil rights...

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Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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'The bill's not going to go anywhere.' Effort to stop a $100 million state project is unlikely to succeed

Legislative effort to save veterans center in Talihina likely doomed from the start.

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Return to the Capitol: Third annual Women's March

Marchers were at the Oklahoma Capitol on Sunday for the third annual Women's March Oklahoma City. To see more photos from the...

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Covington Catholic: Longer video shows start of the incident at Indigenous Peoples March

After short clips of an incident between students from Covington Catholic High School and a man at the Indigenous Peoples...

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Capital City: Legislative Black Caucus grows

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Sen. George Young was an eighth-grade student playing basketball in front of his home in...

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New charges filed in Oklahoma teen's shooting death

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) — New charges have been filed in the shooting death of an Oklahoma high school sophomore that authorities...

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Stitt sets sights on budget, balancing spending versus saving

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who must present his first budget to the Legislature in early February, spent his first week in office diving...

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Mother of jail inmate who died questions why daughter wasn't in mental health ward

The mother of a woman who died in the Oklahoma County jail this month says jail officials should have known her daughter was a...

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Oklahoma lawmakers comment on Trump's proposals

What they're saying • “After meeting with members from both parties and hearing the major elements needed to end the shutdown,...

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OKC man sentenced in 2017 parking lot shooting death

In plea deal, 26-year-old man admits to shooting a vehicle "in a reckless manner."

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King holiday parade, activities are planned

A parade and series of activities following the theme We Are CommUNITY” will be held in the Oklahoma City metro in celebration...

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Supportive housing project aims to help vulnerable young adults

Groups hope to establish model for helping teens transition from juvenile and foster care.

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Education notes for Jan. 20

Forestry scholarships available Oklahoma's Forest Heritage Center Museum is offering scholarships to college students studying...

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Oklahoma has highest rate of hepatitis C infections, deaths

Injected drug use appears to have driven increase in virus among younger adults.

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Pelicans winter at Oklahoma City lakes

The white feathers and orange bills of pelicans can be seen this winter at lakes in Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 20

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Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

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

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Late raises given by some agency heads added over $800,000 to state payroll

A study of nine departments by The Oklahoman found a slew of raises approved in last six months of administrations.

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OU students demand action after blackface video surfaces

The Black Student Association at the University of Oklahoma has demanded changes to the university's policies and procedures...

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Oklahoma Methodists participate in Indigenous People's March

A group of American Indians representing the United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference participated in the first...

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Professor faces second stalking charge

A second criminal charge and three protective orders have been filed against an Oklahoma State University professor who was...

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Best online degree programs reported

Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20...

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Legislation filed to address handling of rape kits in Oklahoma

Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, filed three pieces of legislation aimed at improving the state's response to sexual assault...

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State briefs for Jan. 19

Food handout set for federal workers The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has organized a mobile food distribution for federal...

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Unemployment rate improves again to close out year

Oklahoma's unemployment rate improved to 3.2 percent in December, half a percent better than the 3.9 percent national rate....

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Consumer Electronic Show leaves homes to their own devices

Dan Reeves of Landmark Fine Homes come back from Las Vegas loaded with ideas for his next concept home in Norman, Oklahoma.

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OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

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PHOTOS: Tulsa's Gathering Place named America's top new attraction

Gathering Place has been named the top new attraction in the nation in an online poll conducted by USA Today.

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Attorney accused of solicitation advised Tulsa sex workers and prostitution ring leaders, search warrant reveals

Winston Connor II, a Delaware County attorney, was accused of using his legal expertise to further the operation of a...

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Capital City: Gov gathers cabinet, mayor offers new ideas

Gov. Kevin Stitt held his first cabinet meeting yesterday. Those in attendance said it was fast-paced and run much like an...

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State briefs for Jan. 18

OKLAHOMA CITY ESCCO plans award for nonprofit Executive Corps of Central Oklahoma (ESCCO) is accepting applications from...

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636 furloughed workers here have filed for unemployment since the shutdown

That figure offers the starkest evidence to date that the shutdown has jeopardized the financial well-being of Oklahoma’s...

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Police officer shoots, kills pit bull

Pit bull terrier killed by police officer had attacked owners before.

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Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Holt proposes MAPS 4 endowment

Mayor David Holt on Thursday proposed using money from MAPS 4 to create an endowment to tackle social issues like homelessness,...

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Freshman lawmakers were reminded of what makes rural Oklahoma go at an event held for them at the Capitol.

Organizations involving Oklahoma's agricultural and energy industries strive hard to represent their constituents. This week,...

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Domestic violence claims fewer homicide victims in 2017, report shows

Number of people killed in domestic violence incidents was down in Oklahoma in 2017 but there's no clear reason.

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School districts open to federal workers on furlough

"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public...

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Lawmakers seek to make State Question 780 retroactive

Two Oklahoma City lawmakers from separate parties filed legislation Thursday that would make State Question 780 retroactive.

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State agency waited a month before telling anyone about major data breach

After allowing a major breach of personal information dating back decades, an Oklahoma state agency waited a month before...

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Four Audi employees indicted in Detroit in expanded Dieselgate case

For Volkswagen, Dieselgate just won't end. On Thursday, four employees of the VW-owned Audi brand were indicted by a...

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University excludes white comedian because of his dreadlocks

A new controversy over cultural appropriation has arisen in Montreal, resulting this time in a white comedian being barred from...

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Stitt meets with cabinet, names new tourism secretary

Stitt meets with cabinet for first time and says he wants strategies and measurements for success at agencies.

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Bill would roll back sentences for hundreds of inmates

One of the Oklahoma House's highest-ranking Republicans and a Democratic colleague have introduced legislation that could roll...

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Bodies discovered in Oklahoma identified as Texas residents

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively...

Senate leader files bills to grant governor authority to appoint five agency heads

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Senate leader seeks to give Gov. Kevin Stitt one of his top campaign priorities: the authority to pick leaders of some large state departments.

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MSU head resigns after saying some Nassar survivors are 'enjoying' themselves

The Michigan State University interim president John Engler has stepped down amid heavy criticism over last week’s remarks that...

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What could Oklahoma City buy for $5.7 billion

Comparing costs for Oklahoma City projects to the amount sought for a border wall.

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt delivers the State of the City

The Oklahoman's Bill Crum says to look for Holt to focus on four the four priorities that were the cornerstone of his campaign:...

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Capital City: Mayor to deliver his first State of the City

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt will deliver his first State of the City speech. The event, which is hosted by the Greater Oklahoma...

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State briefs for Jan. 17

Summer food service sponsors sought The state Education Department is seeking sponsoring organizations for the 2019 Summer Food...

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Locally famous Haunted House restaurant restored as home for boys at a 'hard place in their lives'

Off the beaten path in northeast Oklahoma City, the former Haunted House restaurant has been redesigned as an extension of the...

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Fallin leaves unfulfilled record requests

Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to change process for responding to Open Records Act requests.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally calls for unity in 1989

In 1989, a crowd of about 2,000 gathers for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally on the state Capitol steps. State and national...

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Report: Pell Grants for inmates would save state $2.4 million per year

Report advocates making Pell Grants available to qualified people in prison to improve their chances for success once they are...

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Perry school district must pay $3.5 million in sexual predator case

"There was no doubt that these children were molested and (the school district) admitted it," said attorney Cameron Spradling.

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Steady pour: Alcohol tax revenues even despite law changes

Sales tax revenues have shifted, but overall collections are relatively unchanged one fiscal quarter after historic changes to...

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Third cat tests positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming

For the third time in recent months, a cat has tested positive for bubonic plague in Wyoming, the...

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Fugitive leaves 'I'm not here' note on mattress, gets caught hiding in dresser, deputies say

A Florida fugitive wrote a note on a mattress for Flagler County deputies, stating that he was aware of the warrant out...

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Jailed model who claimed she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect...

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State agency left sensitive files open to the public web

Cybersecurity researchers say they discovered millions of files including sensitive information and details of FBI...

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New mayor seeks broader audience for annual assessment of the 'state of the city'

Elected almost a year ago, Holt plans forward-looking remarks while assessing "where we are today in our city's journey."

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FBI investigates Tuesday bank robbery in Edmond

The FBI is investigating a bank robbery in Edmond.

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Oklahoma mom not celebrating death of daughter's convicted killer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose 8-year-old daughter disappeared more than 20 years ago and is presumed dead said...

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Man found dead in Midwest City creek Tuesday identified, no signs of foul play

There were no signs of foul play to a body found in Midwest City on Tuesday, police reported.

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Multiple stores closing in Tulsa Promenade mall; movie theater no longer has listings

Several stores have left or are leaving the Tulsa Promenade, according to signs around the mall at 4107 S. Yale Ave. Zales...

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Removing junk is their treasure

Founded by Jerry Flanagan, a retired U.A. Army veteran known as JDog in the service, the franchise company is specifically...

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Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks' Kanter

Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing him of...

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Capital City: Stitt hires policy director, gets settled in office

At a Tuesday morning prayer service, Stitt said he wanted to work with non profits and churches to help tackle some of the...

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Mostly cloudy and warm Wednesday, chance for snow early Saturday in Oklahoma City

Mostly cloudy skies Wednesday, chance for snow Saturday in Oklahoma City

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Sen. Inhofe criticizes military size reductions in floor speech

The U.S. is close to lagging behind China and Russia when it comes to combat aircraft, artillery, Inhofe says.

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Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School to host 33rd annual auction dinner and dance

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host the 33rd annual auction dinner and dance, 'Clancy in Wonderland,' on Feb. 1.

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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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The Village Library to close for renovations, reopen in six weeks

The Village Library will close beginning Monday for renovations that are expected to continue for about six weeks.

Free dental care offered during 2-day clinic

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Those in need of dental care can receive it free of charge Feb. 1 and 2 during Oklahoma Mission of Mercy dental clinic at State Fair Park.

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Chili cook-off and auction to benefit 4-H programs

Residents wanting a bowlful of homemade chili are invited to attend the Oklahoma County 4-H annual Chili Cook Off and Auction...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School senior receives full-ride ROTC college scholarship

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Development expands in Edmond's downtown core

EDMOND — Developers and long-term investors are preparing to pump investments into the federal Opportunity Zone that some...

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OKC adopts 'home-share' rules for Airbnb rentals

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday agreed to require licenses for residential property converted for overnight rentals,...

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39th Street District to host this year's Pride festival

The 39th Street District Association has taken over organization of Oklahoma City's annual LGBTQ Pride celebration this year.

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Saxophone quartet to be featured in monthly library concert

Norman Public Library West’s 'Lunch and Listen' concert series will resume Jan. 23.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

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Superintendent: Failure to notify parents was an 'oversight'

"He contacted them the Monday after Christmas break," Chapman told The Oklahoman. "That would have been approximately 25-26...

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Stitt settles into office on first full day

Gov. Kevin Stitt is working on his budget and plans to have a cabinet meeting and tour state agencies to meet employees.

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Norman Fire Department accepting firefighter recruit applications

The city of Norman is accepting applications through Feb. 1 for 12 Firefighter Recruit positions with the Norman Fire Department.

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Safety trumps shutdown in this federal case, a judge has decided.

A lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow Oklahoma to regulate coal ash will move...

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Annual Norman Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast set for Monday

Norman's annual Mayor’s Interfaith Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday. The event...

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Riding, racing, sibling rivalry

Family members will compete against one another during the 49th International Finals Rodeo from Jan. 18-20 in Oklahoma City.

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State briefs for Jan. 16

Charter school to hold annual fundraiser KIPP OKC will host its annual fundraiser, "Are You Smarter Than a KIPPster," from 6:30...

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Study: Thousands in Oklahoma could lose Medicaid coverage

The study found anywhere from 4,000 to 13,000 adults could lose Medicaid coverage. Whether losses are on the high or low end,...

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Midwest City the site for new kind of restaurant fusion

Longtime Deep Fork Group partner Dave Attalla is betting Midwest City is hungry to support local, independent restaurants and...

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Science Museum Oklahoma celebrates fandoms Feb. 1 with 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con'

Superheroes, space adventurers and time travelers will convene at Science Museum Oklahoma during 'SMO 21: Cosmic Con' on Feb. 1.

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T.Z. Wright, Anne Luna to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriters T.Z. Wright and Anne Luna will present acoustic music from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the...

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New facility addressing workforce needs

A new $6.5 million facility on Francis Tuttle Technology Center's Reno campus will train workers for some of the most in-demand...

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Putnam City Schools Museum to honor four with Lifetime Service Award

The Putnam City Schools Museum will recognize four individuals on Tuesday with the Museum’s Lifetime Service Award.

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Norman native serves on USS Blue Ridge in Pacific region

Sailor George Carter, of Norman, is serving aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).

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Kathryn Walker appointed Interim City Attorney

The Norman City Council recently confirmed Katheryn Walker as interim city attorney.

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Food assistance benefits to arrive by Sunday despite shutdown

People who receive federal food assistance in Oklahoma could get their February funds by Sunday, but the Oklahoma Department of...

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OKC Parks to host free trout fishing clinic Friday

Anglers who want to learn trout fishing skills for Oklahoma City’s annual rainbow trout season are invited to a free trout...

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El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

The former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime...

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‘To Catch a Predator’ host charged with bouncing checks

STAMFORD — Shippan resident and “To Catch a Predator” host Chris Hansen has been accused of bouncing checks and failing to pay...

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YouTube bans dangerous or harmful pranks

YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. The move comes in...

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Roku Pulls InfoWars Channel After Attracting Social Media Scorn – Updated

Months after being banned by Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and other major Internet platforms, InfoWars found new online...

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Suspect in inmate's death identified as triple murderer from Oklahoma City

Suspect identified as Raymond "Mono" Pillado, who fatally shot three people in 2006.

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OKC streetcar struck by hit-and-run driver

Oklahoma City officials are reporting the first case of a collision involving the city’s new streetcars Tuesday evening.

Paul George, Thunder put defensive woes behind them

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Only seconds into the fourth quarter, Paul George snagged the ball from C.J. McCollum and raced to the other end of the court. Dunk. Believe it or don't, but George would nearly recreate that moment two more times in the fourth quarter. The...

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OKC temps to plummet over weekend

Cloudy, warm weather is in the Wednesday forecast in Oklahoma City. Wintry weather is ahead for the weekend.

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Body found Tuesday afternoon in Midwest City creek

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in a creek Tuesday afternoon.

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State voter registration topped 2.1 million, most ever, for 2018 general election

"Our state saw a big increase in voter engagement in 2018, and I am hopeful that this trend will continue through 2019 and into...

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Woman dies after 'critical incident' at juvenile center

TECUMSEH — An 18-year-old woman died earlier this month after a "critical incident" at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center,...

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Norman intersection of State Highway 9 and McGee Drive to be four-way stop Wednesday

The Norman intersection of State Highway 9 and McGee Drive will be a four-way stop with stop signs from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday

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Oklahoma joins states issuing February food benefits early

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will distribute February's food assistance benefits early due to the partial...

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No damage reported after 4.2 earthquake hits Oklahoma

HAYWARD, Okla. (AP) — Officials say there are no reports of damage after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on...

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Furloughed FAA employees picket outside Oklahoma City airport

"On the very day that a new governor is taking the oath of office, wanting to move Oklahoma forward into a new economic era,...

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Capital City: Gov. Kevin Stitt takes office

Stitt was inaugurated as Oklahoma’s 28th governor, promising to bring Oklahomans a new sense of pride in their state following...

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SCOTUS won't hear Donald Grant's appeal, making him eligible for execution

Grant’s guilt is not in question and his attorney did not dispute that he killed Brenda McElyea, 28, and Felecia Suzette Smith,...

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Oklahoma slips in science and technology ratings

I value benchmarking. Whatever the goal, comparing metrics with industry leaders is the best way to test and improve results....

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Man formerly on Oklahoma's death row resentenced to life without parole

Man formerly on Oklahoma's death row resentenced to life without parole

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State briefs for Jan. 15

Conservation academy deadline approaching The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma is looking for interested individuals to become a...

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OKC school principals to get incentive to retire early

OKC Public School District is offering $8,000 to principals and $5,000 to assistant principals to retire early as school...

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OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Analysis: New governor pledges to tackle old problems

Gov. Kevin Stitt's speech may have worded things differently, but the problems are the same.

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Death of third-generation publisher prompts sale of three Seminole County newspapers

The Seminole Economic Development Council has reached an agreement in principle to purchase the assets of three Seminole County...

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Broken Arrow’s FlightSafety International delivers major impact on flight training industry — and Oklahoma’s economy

BROKEN ARROW — The massive structure here that houses the Oklahoma manufacturing operations of FlightSafety International...

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Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico's fuel theft scourge, but said...

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Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

A small green shoot is growing on the moon after a cotton seed germinated onboard a Chinese lunar lander, scientists said. The...

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South Carolina HS football player dies during ACL surgery

A high school football standout in South Carolina died during surgery a day after he committed to play in college, according to...

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Stitt asks banks to help federal employments

Gov. Kevin Stitt instructed the state's banking agency to encourage financial institutions to accommodate federal employees not...

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Record tax receipts extend a growth streak in Oklahoma City

General fund sales tax receipts are $1.8 million, or 1.2 percent, ahead of projections after the first seven months of the...

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Oklahoma's inaugurations have had memorable moments

Impeached partly for putting Tulsa under martial law to crack down on the Ku Klux Klan, John Calloway Walton served the...

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Harding Charter Preparatory High School hosts prospective student-parent open house Tuesday

Families with students considering attending Harding Charter Preparatory High School are invited to a Prospective Student...

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Grand jury targets Oklahoma massage businesses in racketeering, pandering case

Three people in Tulsa face racketeering and pandering charges after an Oklahoma multicounty grand jury investigation into their...

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Catholic high school students to attend March for Life Jan. 16-20

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students will attend March for Life in Washington, D.C., along with students and...

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Stitt takes office, promises new state pride

J. Kevin Stitt was inaugurated as Oklahoma’s 28th governor on Monday, promising to bring Oklahomans a new sense of pride in...

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Remarks as prepared: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt's inaugural address

Thank you, Corbin. Thank you Pro Temp Greg Treat, Speaker Charles McCall, and members of the legislature. Thank you Lt....

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3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes part of northern Oklahoma

WAUKOMIS, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an early morning earthquake shook parts of northern Oklahoma. Geologists...

Terrance Ferguson is performing above his pay grade

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Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson is playing defense at a level above his weight class. More importantly for the Thunder, he’s also performing above his pay grade.

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Recap: Inauguration Day updates

Monday's ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. on the south steps of the state Capitol. Attendance is free and the...

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Warm weather ahead in Oklahoma City during the week, then chance for snow Saturday

There is a chance for snow on Saturday in Oklahoma City. Temperatures will be mostly sunny and warm through Friday.

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Capital City: Inauguration Day

It's inauguration day at the state Capitol for Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt, Lt. Gov.-elect Matt Pinnell and seven other statewide...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Election rules diverge A footnote in the Oct. 9 resolution calling the 2019 Oklahoma City Council elections raises a question...

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The Archivist: Oklahoman became house speaker amid turmoil, too

Oklahoma's own Rep. Carl Albert was elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 48 years ago in 1971.

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Labeling bill tops Oklahoma medical marijuana agenda

The Oklahoma Legislature’s top two voices on medical marijuana are hoping to quickly pass testing rules this session, before...

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Governor and other statewide officials to take office

New leaders take control of Oklahoma government Monday during a midday ceremony to swear in the new governor and six other...

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Lawsuit accuses drug distributors of failing to control flow of opioids into Edmond through illicit channels.

The city of Edmond is accusing opioid manufacturers and distributors of participating in a "civil conspiracy" in the marketing...

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Possible bankruptcy for PG&E: Company may notify employees Monday

Employees of PG&E Corp. may be about to learn whether the San Francisco utility, which is facing billions of dollars in...

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An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

Please don’t expect any of the following to make sense. But on Sunday night, a photo of an egg, orange and lightly freckled,...

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Irish teacher killed in car crash after pushing 6-year-old girl to safety

A teacher and mother-of-two was killed in a car crash after pushing a six-year-old girl to safety just before...

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Oklahoma attorney arrested after being accused of solicitation for murder

Winston Connor II, of Jay, Oklahoma, was arrested at an airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, after returning from a vacation...

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Wildlife Department was like family to former employees

The lobby showcasing Oklahoma wildlife and intended to be an educational display was primarily built with a generous financial...

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Police investigate sixth homicide of the year in Oklahoma City

Police are investigating the sixth homicide of the year in Oklahoma City. A man was found dead of a gunshot wound early Sunday.

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Edmond man who faked cancer to raise cash ordered to jail

Edmond man who faked cancer given jail time and forced to pay back donors.

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Governor hosts commutation recipients at Capitol

As one of her final acts in office, Gov. Mary Fallin hosted a reception last week for a group of individuals whose sentences...

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Jail inmate waited for mental health treatment bed for months before death

Oklahoma County public defenders had tried for months to find a mental health bed for county jail inmate who hung herself last...

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Past year historic for Oklahoma education

Reflection is the perfect exercise as a year ends and another begins. Pausing to celebrate successes while keeping a critical...

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Oklahoma breaks record for organ donations in 2018

The pain of 188 Oklahoma families gave a new chapter in life to 487 others as the state had another record year for organ...

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Correcting Grady County salary overpayments would be complicated

Untangling the mess created by overpayments to Grady County officials could involve the IRS, state prosecutors and state...

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Drawing on his business experience, Stitt promises to reshape state government

When Kevin Stitt is sworn in as Oklahoma’s 28th governor, the swift pace he has oriented his life around will clash with the...

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Borrowers name company worst for student loans

A new analysis of student loan-related complaints submitted to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2018 shows one loan...

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Hall of fame remembers law officers in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Museum and Hall of Fame is going into its 10th year in 2019

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Education notes for Jan. 13

Students need to file financial aid form Students who plan to attend college next fall should file the Free Application of...

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Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 13

Oklahoma health notes for Jan. 13

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Oklahoma murderer killed in prison; victim's body was never found

Anthony Josephy Palma was killed in prison. The body of the 8-year-old girl he was convicted of killing was never found.

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Kendra Horn says she won't vote in 'lockstep' with Pelosi, calls on the Senate to reopen the government

"The Senate has bills in front of it they could take up, or propose an alternative to, and I hope we see that very soon."

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Person found dead in Friday Warr Acres house fire

A person was found dead in a Friday night Warr Acres house fire.

Thunder's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot maintains relationships with scattered former teammates

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Former teammates are scattered throughout the country due to trades and free agency. All their schedules are packed with travel for at least six months out of the year. Players go from spending every day together to hanging onto friendships...

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Homes For Our Troops is building a house for a disabled vet in Newcastle

Homes For Our Troops has built 270 specially adapted homes across the country since it was founded in 2004. The program is...

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Union representing hundreds in Oklahoma City sues Trump over record-long government shutdown

Some furloughed employees have begun driving for Uber and working other jobs to pay bills during the shutdown.

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Former LeFlore County lawmaker Jim Hamilton dies at age 83.

Jim Hamilton, who served in the state House and Senate, was a fiscal conservative who helped create the state's Rainy Day Fund.

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A glimpse of tomorrow comes early for Christmas in Guthrie

Nonprofit Guthrie Tomorrow Coalition returned the State Capital Publishing Co. building to public use, and fond public...

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Three outside candidates interviewed to be city manager

Three outside candidates were among the eight interviewed by the Oklahoma City Council as it searched for a successor to Jim...

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Cake fit for a king: Church group's sweet project raises funds for Mobile Meals

Enterprising New Orleans native leads baking project that serves older people in the community.

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Bison Bash in Lawton offers southwest Oklahomans a chance to meet the Stitts

Incoming governor Kevin Stitt and his wife, Sarah, host a preinaugural ball in Lawton to celebrate with southwest Oklahomans.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission bans leadership PACs

The ban may never go into effect because legislators can reject it.

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Will Rogers World Airport surpasses record by 415,000 travelers

For the second consecutive year, Will Rogers World Airport has set a record for passenger traffic.

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Budget increase aimed at filling skills gap

Oklahoma CareerTech has requested a $21 million increase in state funding for fiscal year 2020 to expand programming that will...

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State briefs for Jan. 12

­ Course offers help with mental illness A free 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant...

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Knowledge of Oklahoma history can pay for college

Oklahoma high school students who want to take part in the 2019 Oklahoma Scholarship Competition must register by Feb. 15....

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EMSA employee charged with attempted rape

EMSA employee charged with attempted rape

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Capital City: Stitt swings through southwest Oklahoma

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt was in Lawton last night for a preinaugural party called the Bison Bash. The event was a inaugural ball...

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State briefs for Jan. 11

Course offers help with mental illness A free 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others...

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House votes to end furloughs at Monroney Center, but Senate action unlikely

“This is both an economic and domestic national security issue, and I am very concerned that the government shutdown may affect...

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Future 'uncertain' for Jewel Box Theatre as church sale looms

The future of Jewel Box Theatre, Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater, is uncertain now that its...

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Oklahoma County resident dies of flu complications

Statewide, 331 people have been hospitalized due to flu complications, including 38 in Oklahoma County, according to the...

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State's IT department could become its own agency

Senate Bill 227 would move Oklahoma's information technology department from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services...

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Watchdog agency sues 14 former candidates for public office in Oklahoma

Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Stitt ousts longtime Fallin aide from key state office

Denise Northrup, who had served as Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign manager and chief of staff, will be replaced at the Office of...

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Shareholders sue Google parent company Alphabet, accusing it of covering up sexual misconduct claims

Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accuse the board of Google parent Alphabet of playing a direct role in covering up...

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Jayme Closs, girl who went missing after parents were killed, found safe

A Wisconsin girl who vanished after someone broke into her family's house and killed her parents has been found...

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Express Employment Professionals receives accolade Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals was awarded first place...

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Stitt begins inauguration journey in rural southwest Oklahoma

Stitt’s Democratic challenger campaigned on finding solutions for health care and education, and while Stitt didn’t concede...

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California man dead after Thursday wreck near Henryetta

A 32-year-old man from Fresno, California, died after a Thursday morning wreck along Interstate 40 in Okmulgee County, the...

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Recap: Stitt kicks off kicks off inauguration festivities in Lawton

Follow along for live updates from Kevin Stitt's inauguration celebration in Lawton.

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Police officers shoot man in southeast Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police officers shot a man wearing a protective vest Thursday in southeast Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation splits on Affordable Care Act vote

House Democratic leaders hold vote on joining a lawsuit to defend the Affordable Care Act.

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Oklahoma middle school student arrested after brandishing pellet gun at school

A Broken Arrow middle school student was arrested after he reportedly brandished a pellet gun during a dispute with another...

OSU pursuing improvement through ShotTracker system

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Over the summer, OSU added the ShotTracker system to its auxiliary gym, which the team uses every other practice. With the aid of sensors in the ceiling, small trackers attached to players’ shoes and chargeable basketballs, the Cowboys’ movements...

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Baker Mayfield releases clothing line to benefit Special Olympics

Through a partnership with Barstool Sports, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield will sell a collection of T-shirts and...

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Search for Oklahoma girls remains circling back to early tip

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Investigators are re-examining a tip from 19 years ago in the case of two abducted Oklahoma teenagers who...

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Video: A man goes nude at the Tulsa County Courthouse on a dare. He'll soon have his own court date for indecent exposure.

A Tulsa man, with some apparent trepidation, walked into the Tulsa County Courthouse sporting a blue T-shirt, a black leather...

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Disbarred Oklahoma attorney sentenced to prison after admitting to stealing nearly $600,000 from a client

A disbarred Tulsa attorney was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years in prison after admitting to bank fraud tied to the...

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Oklahoma woman's life sentence upheld for death of boyfriend

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life prison sentence of a 40-year-old woman convicted...

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Broken Arrow mayor writes letter to President Trump backing border wall

BROKEN ARROW — To affirm his stance that a proposed border wall is the right move for public safety, one area mayor wrote a...

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Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme

BOSTON (Reuters) - The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc (INSY.O) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating...

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Capital City: Stitt heads to Lawton ahead of inauguration

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt is hosting an inauguration bash tonight in Lawton, complete with a barbecue dinner and country music...

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Voters reject Luther school bond proposal

It was the first bond election for Luther Public Schools since 2015, when a $35 million dollar proposal failed by 85 percent of...

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$1 million awarded to 6 charitable organizations

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation awarded $1 million in grants Wednesday to six organizations as a part of its 50th...

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Q&A with Brandon Long: Future uncertain for ACA's 'Cadillac Tax'

Future uncertain for ACA's 'Cadillac Tax' Q: In late 2018, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released a draft...

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Strong December pushes state's 2018 gross revenues to near $13 billion

Tax hikes and a stronger economy boosted state revenues in the 2018 calendar year to a record, nearly $13 billion.

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Family, community leaders seeking justice for triple-homicide victims

Family members and community leaders are mourning the loss of a man they said devoted his life to helping troubled youth and...

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#ThrowbackThursday: State legislators start 28th session in January 1961

State Rep. John N. "Happy" Camp, R-Waukomis, carries a hefty load, copies of a bill he introduced in the Oklahoma House of...

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New brewery hopes to become downtown staple

Oklahoma City Boulevard is going to be Lively. Lively Beerworks is a new brewery under construction at 815 SW 2, on the south...

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State briefs for Jan. 10

Course offers help with mental illness A free 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others...

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A year after work began, mold problem persists at Oklahoma County jail

A year after the project began, workers are only about halfway finished cleaning a heavy infestation of mold out of the...

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Track repairs closing downtown commuter corridor at crossing

A key commuter route into and out of downtown Oklahoma City is closing for about a week. The city said NW 10 Street closed...

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Dead Oklahoma County jail inmate identified

Inmate was homeless U.S. Army veteran who had been in jail since October after failing to appear for mental health court.

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Parents of Florida teen killed in Tesla crash sue electric car company

The parents of a Florida teenager who was killed when a Tesla sedan crashed and caught fire last year are suing the...

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Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein dismissed

A sexual harassment claim brought by actress Ashley Judd against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been dismissed by a court...

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‘Deadliest Catch’ victim told friend boat's crew was 'inexperienced,' report says

Three fishermen aboard the "Deadliest Catch" boat Mary B II were pronounced dead after their vessel capsized off the coast of...

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UPDATE: All clear given in suspicious package found in downtown OKC

A suspicious package reported in downtown Oklahoma City Wednesday afternoon turned out to be clothing, police reported.

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Oklahoma senators back Trump after border address, but to differing degrees

Oklahoma’s senators took to Twitter on Tuesday night, responding to President Donald Trump’s remarks on border security with...

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State board approves bank charter for Stitt's company

The state Banking Board, which includes members appointed by the governor, has approved a bank charter application for the...

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Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems -- 'Bye-bye'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said...

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People are freaking out over Jalapeño Peanut M&M's — and yes, they're real

Three soon-to-be-released Peanut M&M's flavors have leaked in select markets and people are already losing their...

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Man Dies After Being Punched During Argument at Dog Park

A man died from his injuries after he was punched by another man during an argument at a South Philadelphia dog park Saturday...

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Endangered bats cause delay in Oklahoma road project

OKAY, Okla. (AP) — A project to rebuild 16 miles of Oklahoma Highway 16 between Okay and Wagoner is being delayed because of...

Q&A with Derek Ensminger: Government shutdown creates labor law issues

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Government shutdown creates labor law issues Q: During the federal government shutdown, some federal employees, including IRS employees, are being asked to work without pay. Does this create an issue under labor laws? A: Yes, like private...

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Capital City: Ongoing shutdown sends students scrambling

Lawmakers were back at the Capitol yesterday for an organizational day ahead of the start to the official legislative session,...

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University of Central Oklahoma crowns Miss Native American UCO

Claudia McHenry, a business and legal studies major, was recently crowned Miss Native American UCO.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Oklahoma families can get February food assistance despite shutdown

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that states can request their share of the Supplemental Nutrition...

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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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Apartment complex lets furloughed FAA Academy students live rent-free in Oklahoma City

"Everyone who is in the academy, like myself, has left a job, they left home, they left something in order to come here."

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State briefs for Jan. 9

SHAWNEE OBU president steps down Oklahoma Baptist University President David Whitlock announced Tuesday he will step down as...

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Historian to share 'The History of Coal Mining in Oklahoma' during genealogy meeting

A program on 'The History of Coal Mining in Oklahoma' will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 during the Edmond Genealogical...

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Deadline extended to Jan. 14 for Miss Mustang, Miss Outstanding Teen Mustang Scholarship pageants

Deadline extended to Jan. 14 for Miss Mustang and Miss Outstanding Teen Mustang Scholarship pageants.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

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Cleveland County lifesavers honored

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Todd Lamb to join TriCorps in OKC

Outgoing Oklahoma Lt. Gov. and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb is joining Oklahoma City-based technology firm TriCorps....

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 9, 2019

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 9, 2019

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Newly formed Moore Chess Club meets Sundays

A newly formed Moore Chess Club is now meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. each Sunday at the Moore Public Library.