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Damage, 2 deaths in metro tornadoes

Damage in El Reno as tornadic storm rolls through the Oklahoma City metro.

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'The room looked like a bomb hit it': Two killed, dozens injured in tornado that hit El Reno

EL RENO — Already turned in for the night at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sidonna Jeans said her bed started to bounce as a...

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Live music, Volkswagen show coming up at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Two concerts and a Volkswagen show will kick off June events at the Arcadia Round Barn. The Price Family Band will...

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Forecasters had just 'couple of minutes' to warn Oklahomans about deadly tornadoes

The fast-moving storm Saturday that killed two people in El Reno and caused damage in Oklahoma City wasn't the lumbering...

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Teva agrees to $85 million settlement in opioid public nuisance case

Generic opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and a group of affiliated drug companies have agreed to pay $85 million to...

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Live updates: National Weather Service rates El Reno tornado EF3

View live updates as recovery efforts get underway in El Reno.

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El Reno mayor: 16 injured, two killed in Saturday tornado

El Reno Mayor Matt White said 16 people have been transported to the hospital and two were killed in Saturday night's tornado...

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ADA Lister, Nancy Marie: 62, died May 23. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Brown’s, Coalgate). Priest, Joann: 86, died May 20. Memorial...

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Oklahoma City swimming pools, spraygrounds open for 2019 season

Swimming pools, spray grounds, splash pads and water slides are open again in Oklahoma City for the 2019 summer season. There...

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Health briefs for May 26

Law requires consent for nursing home patients A new law requires informed consent for nursing home patients and their families...

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State of emergency expands across Oklahoma as storms bring more rain

EL RENO — Feet away from what could be considered the new shoreline of Lake El Reno, two men spent part of their Friday morning...

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Barkeep Supply in Midtown: tools of the trade, and a drink or two

You got your spoon and jigger. And the shaker and the strainer. Now all you need is a flame-thrower. You head over to Barkeep...

New Norman mayor says state government overreach a problem for cities in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a long history of conservative politics, but as urban centers have flourished, more city residents are interested in progressive policies. This is especially true for the City of Norman, which is considered one of the most...

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Pharmacy at Homeless Alliance to expand days of operation after funding increase

The Oklahoma County pharmacy plans to expand days of service for one of its two locations in the coming months, benefiting...

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Unique degree paths present numerous possibilities for Oklahoma college graduates

Til death do us part has new meaning for Cassie Alvarez and Ryan Johnson. The two University of Central Oklahoma students both...

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Filing period opens for Chickasaw Nation general elections

ADA — The filing period for the Chickasaw Nation general election runs from June 3-5, the Chickasaw Nation Election Commission...

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Lottery

Pick 3, May 24: 4-1-7 Cash 5, May 24: 8-11-13-15-21 Lucky for Life, May 23: 12-23-29-35-38, Lucky Ball: 18 Mega Millions, May...

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O'Rourke, Sanders lead Democratic fundraising in Oklahoma

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders raised the most money in Oklahoma for their Democratic...

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Body pulled from OKC river Saturday

A man’s body was pulled from the waters of the Oklahoma River Saturday morning.

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The art of make-believe: Artist Denise Duong paints her colorful characters all over OKC

Denise Duong maintains a fanciful flock of imaginary friends, and she doesn’t care who knows it. Rather, she plasters her...

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Oklahoman Business Cover briefs for May 25, 2019

State rig count unchanged at 103 this week Oklahoma’s rig count remained at 103 this week as the number of working rigs...

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ANADARKO Gamez, Alfredo: 21, died May 22. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick Catholic Church (Smith, Anadarko). ATOKA...

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Fifteen OKC schools close for good

Kids wearing blue sunglasses, a gift from the Oklahoma City Thunder, played outside Horace Mann Elementary School and snacked...

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State briefs for May 25

Students with disabilities participate in summer training programs Career planning and on-the-job training will continue for...

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OSBI gets report on former OU President David Boren

The University of Oklahoma has turned over a law firm's secret report on former President David Boren to the OSBI, The...

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Family of teen shot by Edmond police plan news conference, attorney says

EDMOND — A civil rights attorney representing the family of an Edmond teenager who was fatally shot by police last month said...

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OKCPS could take over charter school following audit

Oklahoma City Public Schools is expected to assume the day-to-day operations of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy, a charter...

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Defense bill includes pay hike, steps to improve family housing, Inhofe says

The defense bill completed this week by the Senate Armed Services Committee takes major steps toward improving family housing,...

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Oklahoma County district attorney says judge is too biased for dog mauling trial

The Oklahoma County district attorney has requested a judge be disqualified from a fatal dog mauling trial, saying she has...

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Stitt signs budget bill that funds many of his priorities

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed an $8.1 billion budget into law Friday that includes most of the major legislative priorities he sought...

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Brockway Center demo on hold while Care Center reviews Urban Renewal proposals

The Care Center, a non-profit that helps abused children, promised Friday they will not proceed with demolition of a historic...

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Live Weather: Storms moving through Oklahoma

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Board orders emergency action to lessen danger from compromised private dam in NE Oklahoma City

Officials said several dozen homes were at risk should the dam fail.

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Meet Oklahoman journalists at Angry Scotsman Brewing

Join reporter Josh Dulaney and photojournalist Nate Billings Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at Angry Scotsman Brewing for a...

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No timeline given for reopening West River Trail; access blocked due to high water in North Canadian River

Erosion along the riverbank had damaged or was threatening to damage sections of the trail, a MAPS 3 project.

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Severe weather possible for much of central Oklahoma through Friday night

Most of the state, including central Oklahoma, is at risk for severe weather Friday afternoon and into the evening, according...

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Oklahoma opioid trial: Videos and documents related to the case

Watch the latest videos and read the latest documents related to Oklahoma's opioid trial.

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Oklahoman Unfolded: The week's top stories

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

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ALVA Fields, Vicki Ann: 81, died May 20. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Friday (Wharton, Alva). BINGER Price, Dale N.: 81, died...

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Farmers seek Congressional approval of the USMCA

Food and crops produced by America’s farmers are affordable, nutritious and safe. And international trade is as much a key...

With newfound hiring power, Stitt still interviewing for state agency directors

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After the Oklahoma Legislature granted Gov. Kevin Stitt unprecedented oversight of certain state agencies this year, Stitt has not made sweeping changes to who leads some the state’s largest agencies. He is still mulling over who he wants to...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 24

Oklahoma Main Street announces 2019 additions The Oklahoma Main Street Center has named Stillwater and Woodward as the newest...

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Wildlife department audit uncovers suspicious activity

A state performance audit of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has uncovered suspicious bidding activity in...

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Star Spencer student wins new car

Star Spencer High School student Dejaun Moore won a 2019 Chevrolet Spark for perfect attendance during the school year....

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Memorial Day weekend events planned throughout Oklahoma

Communities throughout the state are celebrating the unofficial start of summer this weekend. Festivities to honor the troops,...

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Attorney general's office says Medicaid expansion petition flawed but fixable

The Oklahoma Supreme Court should reject a proposed initiative petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the...

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State briefs for May 24

OKLAHOMA CITY Health agency issues food safety reminders The Oklahoma City-County Health Department public health experts...

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Oklahoma Board of Education votes to change testing window

In an effort to provide more instruction time for state tests and keep students more engaged after taking them, the new-look...

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The potter's career field: OKC native creates business out of clay

Taylor Dickerson had his whole world in his hands. As he sat at the potter’s wheel in a small shop at House of Clay near NW 30...

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Lawmakers approve retroactivity measure, fail to advance other criminal justice reforms

Lawmakers signed off on a highly touted criminal justice retroactivity bill Thursday, wrapping up what was otherwise a largely...

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Oklahoma City population ranks 27th in the US

Oklahoma City is the 27th largest city in the nation with a population nearing 650,000, according to new U.S. Census Bureau...

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Harrah High School baseball coach arrested, accused of inappropriate relationship with student

HARRAH — A coach at Harrah High School was arrested Thursday, accused of an indecent or lewd act with a Harrah student. On...

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Oklahoma Legislature adjourns one week early

Having passed a state budget and debated hundreds of bills over the past three months, the Oklahoma Legislature is done for the...

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Tornado watch in effect for parts of Oklahoma until 10 p.m.

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OKC metro firefighters sent to Tulsa to help with flood emergencies

Firefighters and police officers from around the Oklahoma City metro were dispatched to Tulsa County Thursday morning to assist...

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Gun found at Stillwater school Thursday

Stillwater School District officials confirmed that a gun was found at Stillwater Junior High Thursday morning.

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Wagons Feast! Chuck Wagon Festival returns for Memorial Day

The Chuck Wagon Festival returns to town for Memorial Day.

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Swimming in lakes, rivers or streams could be risky in Oklahoma, DEQ advises

After heavy rains flooded many rivers and lakes in the state this week, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is...

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Trump tweets about Oklahoma flooding

Oklahoma's floods have captured the attention of President Donald Trump.

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Criminal justice measure adopted by Senate

A bill that would make the provisions of State Question 780 retroactive is headed to the governor’s desk. The state question,...

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Second death from flooding reported in central Oklahoma

A second death has been reported from the flooding that has hit central Oklahoma since Monday, authorities have confirmed. A...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves previously denied reimbursements

Elected members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday followed direction from Oklahoma’s Supreme Court and...

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Frontier City to debut new attractions

Frontier City invested millions into its park this offseason, and Saturday it will celebrate the changes. The park is...

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Devon officials report significant progress in securing building

A week after a window washing unit malfunctioned and crashed into the top of the Devon Tower, officials on Wednesday touted...

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Former head of Oklahoma Real Estate Commission had absenteeism issues

The former executive director of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission was paid but failed to show up for work an average of 11...

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Lawmakers reject ethics rules

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma legislators have told a watchdog agency it can't control what they do once they leave...

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Second of two claims filed against Oklahoma City in fatal canal accident is resolved

The Oklahoma City Council has settled a claim filed on behalf of the estate of Wesley W. Seeley, who died after an accident on...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Rebirth of the Paseo District

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

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Senate sends train-stoppage bill to governor for consideration

A bill that would authorize local law operators to cite train owners or operators for blocking a road-rail intersection for...

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19-year-old sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder of his stepmother

Two years after his stepmother was beaten and shot to death, an Edmond man pleaded guilty to committing the murder when he was...

Oklahoma districts seek to bring teacher diversity in line with student body

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Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district with 45,000 students, is also among the most diverse. They speak more than 78 languages, including Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Russian and Vietnamese, data provided by the...

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Oklahoma County jail trust created to address issues, questions remain

A jail trust has been created to oversee the financing and operation of the Oklahoma County jail, moving the long-troubled jail...

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Bill to curb 4-day school weeks heads to governor

The Oklahoma House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it harder for school districts to...

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Home in Logan County falls into Cimarron River Wednesday, woman drowns in Payne County

CIMARRON CITY — Floodwaters destroyed five houses Wednesday in Twin Lakes community, volunteer firefighter Lori Dahlem said....

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 22

Banking program hires manager The Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, a Bank On organization, has appointed JR Webster, a member...

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ConocoPhillips settles contamination lawsuit with OKC homeowners

A lawsuit alleging water contamination in northwest Oklahoma City has reached a settlement between a neighborhood of homeowners...

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Efforts to protect First Christian Church from demolition, meet Crossings Community Church's needs to grow anchor agreement

Iconic domed sanctuary near downtown Oklahoma City will be protected from demolition while churches negotiate a real estate...

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OKC officials warning residents of potential dam failure

Oklahoma City officials on Wednesday are warning residents in northeast parts of the city to take precautions for possible...

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Westwood Family Aquatic Center opens Friday in Norman

The Westwood Family Aquatic Center will open to the public at noon Friday, May 24, and will be open daily through September.

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Facebook town hall discussion to be held at OU

Facebook is heading to Norman seeking feedback on its future. Representatives of Facebook, the online social media giant, will...

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Second of two claims filed against Oklahoma City in fatal canal accident is resolved

An attorney claimed the city was negligent after a light bollard broke, leading to the accident.

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Severe weather possible for much of the state Wednesday, Thursday

Much of the state could see more severe weather Wednesday and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Roads, highways closed in central Oklahoma due to flooding

Flooding from recent heavy rains has left roadways damaged and closed across the state, including central, the state Department...

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Oklahoma County commissioners vote to create jail trust

All three Oklahoma County commissioners voted Wednesday morning to create a jail trust for the Oklahoma County jail.

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Oklahoma Senate approves $8.1B spending plan

The Oklahoma Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to an $8.1 billion spending plan that includes teacher pay raises,...

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Arcadia Farmers Market to launch second season June 1

ARCADIA — Parking spaces will be more plentiful when the Arcadia Farmers Market opens June 1 for its second season. Land to the...

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Entries sought for 'Sheriff for the Day' contest

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced open entries for the “Sheriff for the Day” contest for the...

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OKC Zoo to host World Turtle Day activities on Thursday

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate World Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The event will be...

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Achievers: Edmond Youth Leadership class graduates announced

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII has graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors. Youth...

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Oklahoma History Center to offer screening of Smithsonian channel documentary 'The Green Book: Guide to Freedom'

The Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. June 1 in the Chesapeake...

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Mount St. Mary Catholic High School breaks ground for new turf, track and grandstands

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the installation of a football field...

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Achievers: Oklahoma City–County Health Department program named a 2019 Model Practice Award winner

The Oklahoma City–County Health Department's Vectorborne Diseases Prevention Program has been named a 2019 Model Practice Award...

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Metro Tech Culinary Arts program reveals new instructional training space

Metro Tech’s Culinary Arts program for high school and adult students recently relocated to a newly renovated instructional...

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Residents invited to Norman Forward Indoor Tennis Facility ribbon-cutting; Norman City Council approves senior center location

Norman residents and tennis enthusiasts are invited to join the city of Norman for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening...

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Achievers: Essay winners announced for weeklong citizenship program

Local winners have been announced for an essay contest conducted by the National Patriotic Service Committee of The National...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Here are some of the Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to...

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Mustang Public School Board approves Mustang Education Center leader

The Mustang Public School Board has approved the hiring of Daryl Williamson to lead the Mustang Education Center for the...

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Achievers: Debra Wood announced as 2019 On the Farm STEM participant

Debra Wood has been selected by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to participate in an On the Farm STEM...

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Arcadia-area veterans invited to breakfast at Round Barn

ARCADIA — Arcadia-area military veterans and their families are invited to a free breakfast at 9 a.m. Monday at the Arcadia...

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Achievers: Metro teens earn Eagle Scout rank

Benjamin Taylor Power, 13, of Edmond, and Noah Ardry Gonzales, 18, of Norman, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

How a blind grandmother won a prestigious scholarship

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At age 51, Cathy Tuton is not your typical Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student. She’s a wife, a mother with three adult children, a grandmother with eight grandchildren, and is resolutely pursuing an associate of science degree in...

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Navy Band Southwest to perform at Oklahoma History Center during Navy Week

The Navy Band Southwest will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Devon Great Hall at the Oklahoma History Center, 800...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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Oklahoma students win Red Ribbon poster, essay contest

Oklahoma students were honored recently for their winning artwork and essay contributions as part of Oklahoma’s Red Ribbon...

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96-year-old WWII veteran honored with surprise birthday party

World War II Marine Corps veteran Mary Glann was surprised recently with a birthday celebration arranged by her Oklahoma City...

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Governor signs revised pharmacy choice bill

A second pharmacy choice bill was signed into law Tuesday, three weeks after Gov. Kevin Stitt vetoed the first one. House Bill...

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State joins local organizations to map trees in Oklahoma City's urbanized areas

Trees matter. And data that analyzes how many there are, where they are located and how they affect areas where we live, work...

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Floodwaters can carry dangers

As communities across the state deal with flooding, the state Health Department reminds the public that floodwater and standing...

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Oklahoma abortion rights advocates join National Day of Action

Abortion rights supporters rallied Tuesday at the Oklahoma Capitol in response to Alabama’s passage of a ban on abortion and...

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OKC school district's network up and running

Oklahoma City Public Schools' computer network and technology systems are operating fully once again following last week's...

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Flooding damages homes, forces water rescues in Canadian County

Flooding in Canadian County temporarily shut down a stretch of Interstate 40, damaged homes and kept firefighters busy with...

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Tornado strikes north Tulsa neighborhood, causing one injury, damage to numerous homes from fallen trees

TULSA — At first, Jacqueline Chadwick thought suburbs to the south and west of Tulsa would see the worst of the storm damage....

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Three OKC officers on leave following in-custody death

Three Oklahoma City officers are on leave after the death of a 41-year-old man they had chased during a Monday disturbance....

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State briefs for May 22

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE New commander named for 72nd Air Base Wing Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland...

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Pain center treats neuropathy without drugs

More than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, a problem caused by damage to the nerves that run through the...

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Council approves agreement to save First Christian from demolition

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement bestowing a reprieve from demolition on First Christian Church....

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Coming into focus: Optometrists given right to practice in retail establishments

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a Senate Bill on Tuesday that will allow optometry offices in retail establishments. The bill...

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Some areas around Devon Tower to reopen, streetcar service to resume

Officials with Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday said progress in securing damaged areas of the Devon Tower will allow the...

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ADA Carmichael, Eric Ray: 49, died May 16. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Haworth, Melvin...

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Man in critical condition after water rescue in downtown OKC

A man is in critical condition Tuesday after he was pulled from a vehicle submerged in a downtown Oklahoma City canal, fire...

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Person hurt Tuesday after plowing into NW OKC restaurant

A person was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after their vehicle drove into a popular northwest Oklahoma City...

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Three OKC officers on leave following in-custody death

Three Oklahoma City officers are on leave following the death of a 41-year-old man they had chased during a Monday disturbance.

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Streetcar route resumes after weeklong interruption

Oklahoma City's downtown streetcar reopened a route near the Devon Tower Tuesday after an incident last week closed nearby...

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Putnam City North seniors sign for fine arts

Each year, student-athletes at high schools take part in signing ceremonies to commit to colleges they will attend. This year,...

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Firefighters perform water rescues in Canadian County

Firefighters are performing water rescues Tuesday morning in Canadian County, and officials are warning residents to be...

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Education notes: Rose State receives $250,000 donation for student center

Rose State College received a $250,000 gift from the Robert Croak Family in support of the student center currently under...

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Doctors are prescribing broccoli alongside beta blockers

WASHINGTON — Adrienne Dove pulled up to the checkout line of the Giant grocery store in Washington with a cart filled with...

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Health notes for May 21

OKLAHOMA CITY OU medicine dean named Dr. John Zubialde, a family medicine physician and longtime academic medicine leader, has...

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Man shot by father, killed in northwest Oklahoma City Sunday night

A man was shot and killed by his father during a fight in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported. Brayden Roberts, 20, of...

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Streets around Devon Tower remain closed Monday with threat of severe weather ahead

Areas around the Devon Tower, damaged by a window-washing accident last week, remained closed Monday. A window-washing...

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El Reno school district doesn't cancel classes

El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay on Monday defended his decision to open schools despite a high tornado...

More OKC schools adopting newcomer graduation ceremonies

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In 2017 and 2018, graduating English-language learners at U.S. Grant High School in south Oklahoma City received their diplomas during a special ceremony that was translated into Spanish. Of the 53 students recognized, most spoke little or no...

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Pei legacy celebrated worldwide, but not in Oklahoma City

In the days following the death last week of I.M. Pei, his legacy was being celebrated in cities around the world where his...

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Oklahoma House OKs alternate bill on trains blocking traffic

A substitute bill that would authorize local law officers to cite train owners or operators for blocking a road-rail...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 21

Gulfport Energy hires general counsel Gulfport Energy Corp. announced Monday it hired Patrick K. Craine to be its general...

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ALTUS Sherwood, Margaret Ann: 83, died May 14. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Altus City Cemetery (Kincannon, Altus)....

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Woman facing manslaughter charge in fatal airborne crash

A Midwest City woman has been charged with causing an airborne car crash that killed a woman. Cassandra Michelle Nail, 33, is...

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Heavy rains bring flooding, tornadoes Monday across Oklahoma

Throughout Monday afternoon, multiple tornadoes touched down and heavy rain flooded areas across Oklahoma in what was expected...

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Storm central: A look inside weather forecasting

NORMAN — While the weather outside triggered tense hours of waiting, meteorologists inside the National Weather Service...

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OU chief focuses on inclusion

The University of Oklahoma's interim president wants to improve inclusion efforts during his tenure, which follows several...

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State briefs for May 21

Stillwater, Woodard join Main Street program Stillwater and Woodward are the newest additions to the Oklahoma Main Street...

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Budget has $2M for anti-abortion pregnancy centers

A state budget proposal appropriates $2 million to private entities that encourage women to carry their unborn children to...

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Tornadoes on the ground near Mangum, Perry

The most likely time for severe storms to hit the Oklahoma City metro area will be between 1 p.m. Monday and 4 a.m. Tuesday,...

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On May 22nd, Oklahoman.com and Newsok.com will become one site

The Oklahoman is combining NewsOK.com and Oklahoman.com into one web site: Oklahoman.com. The NewsOK.com experience will be...

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Underground command center coordinates disaster response when storms strike Oklahoma City

Forecasters warned of flooding in Oklahoma City from the heavy rainfall expected to accompany the storms.

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Flights canceled, covered parking full at Will Rogers World Airport

Flights have been canceled and covered parking is now full at Will Rogers World Airport ahead of severe weather this afternoon.

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Tinker Air Force Base evacuates aircraft ahead of severe weather

Tinker Air Force Base has canceled events, encouraged employees to take a day of leave and evacuated aircraft over the weekend...

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Woman dies in officer-involved shooting in northern Oklahoma

BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say a 34-year-old woman is dead following an exchange of gunfire with police in northern...

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Flood watch in effect across Oklahoma Monday, severe weather possible

A flood watch is in effect for most of the state, including the Oklahoma City area, from Monday morning until Tuesday morning...

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ATOKA Eaves, Kenneth Wayne: 88, died May 17. Services were Sunday (Brown’s, Atoka). Wolery, Claudine: 92, died May 17. Services...

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Health department seeks input for programming at Sequoyah, Oakridge schools

Neighborhood residents anxious about what will become of Sequoyah Elementary, 2400 NW 36, after the final school bell rings...

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Federal jury sides with Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten in wrongful termination case

A federal jury has rejected claims that Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten fired employees for political reasons. The court...

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About 90% of state kindergartners up-to-date on vaccines, but exemption rate above 20% in some schools

Nearly 1,200 kindergartners' parents across Oklahoma opted out of one or more required vaccinations during the 2017-18 school...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 20, 2019

Streetlight deal in the works An agreement with OG&E to facilitate conversion to LED streetlights is estimated eventually...

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Edmond man pleads guilty to murder from 140 mph crash

An Edmond man pleaded guilty to killing a woman in a collision while driving drunk at 140 mph on the Kilpatrick Turnpike....

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Metro area schools canceled Monday due to weather risks

Due to the threat of severe weather Monday, school districts in Moore, Norman and Oklahoma City have canceled classes, the...

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Oklahoma City's wild side can be found at the Stinchcomb refuge

The wild side of Oklahoma City can be found in a wooded area just north of Lake Overholser. The 1,000-acre Stinchcomb Wildlife...

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Severe weather leaves damage in Oklahoma, more storms ahead Monday

Severe weather caused damage across the state Friday and Saturday and at least two injuries, the Oklahoma Department of...

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Metro districts cancel Monday classes over weather concerns

Concerns over the possibility of severe weather have prompted some local schools districts, including Oklahoma City Public...

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Canceled: OKC Audubon Society to hear speaker on birding in Panama

The OKC Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Will Rogers Park garden center building, NW 36 and Interstate 44....

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OSU Extension offers 'Kids in the Kitchen' cooking workshop

Kids ages 9 to 12 are invited to attend a two-day cooking school where they will learn the basics of food preparation, along...

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Genealogy researchers to share tips, experiences

EDMOND — This month's meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society has been changed to "The Genealogy Gals Research In...

Community colleges serve diverse student population with limited resources

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Oklahoma's 14 community colleges serve students that range from high school students getting an early jump on college credits to displaced workers seeking a certification for new skills. The majority are part-time students. The average age is...

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BEAVER Cates, Carol Joy “Chick”: 90, died May 15. Services 4:30 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church (Alan Clark, Beaver)....

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Carter cancels plans after surgery

ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter canceled plans to teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken...

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Ways to help Oklahoma City schools meet special needs

The gym at Adams Elementary School was filled with community partners from the Faith-based community Tuesday night with one...

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United Way of Central Oklahoma's grant to fund innovative ideas

The United Way of Central Oklahoma is launching a program designed to attract innovative ideas from non-traditional charitable...

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Bill of Rights monument slated for Oklahoma capitol

Oklahoma has a storied history of monuments at the Capitol after a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds incited a legal...

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Weather warnings to continue

Flood warnings and other weather advisories were issued Saturday as a round of thunderstorms moved through the Oklahoma City...

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Health briefs for May 19

Forum set Tuesday on vaccines, infections The resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases and spread of drug-resistant germs...

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In battling PTSD, the strength of the wolf is the pack

Carol Bentzlin had been married 13 months to the day when two Marine casualty officers showed up on her doorstep. The year was...

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Refuge of faith: Catholic Charities, Temple B'nai Israel welcome refugee Muslim family to Oklahoma City

Michael Korenblit had to have help creating the sign he held up at Will Rogers World Airport. He didn't know the Myanmar...

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New nonprofit to host OKC Pride festival

A new nonprofit has formed to organize Oklahoma City’s annual LGBTQ Pride celebration. Oklahoma City Pride Alliance will...

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You can live pain free, doctor says

Pain is not normal, and you can live pain free. That’s the message the Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers want to share with pain...

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Author/illustrator to bring his story to help children of addicted parents

Author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka will talk about what it's like to be a kid growing up in a family dealing with addiction...

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Weather delays work on Devon Tower

Despite progress overnight Friday, work to secure and remove glass and other debris from the damaged Devon Tower stopped...

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Northeast Academy backers bemoan name change

Like many with ties to Northeast Academy, Richard Clark is unhappy about the school's pending name change. Clark, though,...

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Tornado damage reported in Comanche County Saturday

Severe storms Saturday spun up at least one tornado that caused damage in southwest Oklahoma.

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Work on Devon Tower halted due to weather

Despite progress overnight, work to secure and remove glass and other debris from the damaged Devon Tower stopped Saturday as...

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Live weather updates: Storms moving across Oklahoma

Get live weather updates as storms move across Oklahoma.

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ATWOOD Bisbee, Opal Faye: 85, died May 16. Services 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Holdenville (Hudson-Phillips,...

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State briefs for May 18

OKLAHOMA CITY OKC Zoo plans date nights this June Date Nights are planned from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday in June at the...

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Agreement would limit demolition threat to iconic Oklahoma City church

First Christian Church would get a reprieve from the threat of demolition under terms of an agreement to be considered Tuesday...

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More than 5,000 athletes competing in Special Olympics Oklahoma games that end Friday

STILLWATER — The teams from Guthrie rode into town with plenty of color and style. Guthrie Schools Special Olympics Oklahoma...

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Harroz the pick as OU's interim president

Into the wee hours of Friday morning, the University of Oklahoma regents discussed who would lead the university through one of...

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Report finds progress by DHS in reducing abuse of children in state care

Oklahoma's Department of Human Services has made significant progress in reducing incidents of abuse of children in state care,...

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Stitt's office, House, Senate to get funding boosts

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office would receive a $2 million funding boost, more than doubling the budget of the governor’s office,...

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House Republicans, Democrats clash on $200 million budget savings

Republicans and Democrats in the state House clashed Friday on boosting the state’s Rainy Day Fund as a proposed state budget...

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Streets remained closed as work continues at damaged Devon Tower

There is no clear timeline for when streets surrounding Devon Tower could reopen as work continues to limit the threat of...

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Woman accused of embezzling funds from domestic violence shelter

A Bartlesville woman has been indicted on charges alleging she embezzled more than $65,000 from a domestic violence and sexual...

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Edmond officials decline to meet with parents of teen fatally shot by police

Edmond city officials said Friday they will not meet with the parents of an unarmed teenager who was shot to death by police...

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Annual oNE OKC event rescheduled for early June

With the threat of severe weather looming over the weekend, organizers of a popular annual block party on the northeast side...

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NextEra Energy Resources scraps wind farm plans because of airspace concerns

Plans were dropped Friday to build two west-central Oklahoma wind energy projects, including one that had been paused by...

OMRF scientists may be nearing breakthrough in understanding of sarcoidosis

HealthApr 21, 2019

Researchers at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are working on a project they hope will help them better understand a debilitating disease that seems to affect people of African descent disproportionately. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory...

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Central city church at center of preservation campaign could be protected while sale to northwest-side megachurch is under consideration

The First Christian Church domed sanctuary would be protected from demolition as Crossings Community Church negotiates...

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Grant County residents shaken by Friday afternoon earthquake

Residents of Grant County were rattled by an earthquake Friday afternoon, but no serious damage has been reported.

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Magnitude 4.4 quake near Medford shakes Oklahoma

The quake in Grant County occurred about 3:33 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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48-year-old woman found dead at Oklahoma County jail Friday

A 48-year-old woman was found dead inside a cell at the Oklahoma County jail Friday morning.

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Severe weather possible for parts of Oklahoma Friday, Saturday

Parts of Oklahoma could see severe weather Friday and Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Grumpy Cat, pouty-faced Internet sensation, dead at 7

Grumpy Cat, the pouty-faced feline that became an Internet sensation and even spawned a Christmas movie and bestselling book,...

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answered questions from readers this morning.

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Big Friendly brewery, taproom to open at Wheeler

“The Big Friendly,” a school bus converted into a mobile craft beer taproom, is set to establish a permanent home at Wheeler,...

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OKC consumers swarm new Costco

It’s finally here. Costco held its grand opening Thursday — and not a minute too soon for the thousands who showed up zealously...

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Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to host environmental summit May 17-18

Organizations concerned about oil and gas activities in Oklahoma and nationwide plan a summit Friday and Saturday in Ponca City...

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OU Regents name OU Law School Dean, Joseph Harroz as interim president

The announcement of an interim president came well after midnight.   At 2 a.m. and after more than five hours in executive...

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I.M. Pei, architect who drew plans for Oklahoma City Urban Renewal, dead at 102

I.M. Pei, the internationally renowned architect and planner who controversially reshaped downtown Oklahoma City, died...

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State briefs for May 17

Click It or Ticket campaign begins Monday The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Oklahoma law enforcement remind drivers to use...

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Budget bills advance in Oklahoma Legislature

A Republican lawmaker inserted language into the proposed state budget package to scrap an April 1 statutory deadline to fund...

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Oklahoma Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees

For Gray Frederickson, the opportunity to join the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is even better than winning an Oscar. “Oscar is an...

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Parents of teen shot by Edmond police request meeting with city officials

EDMOND — The parents of an unarmed teenager who was fatally shot by Edmond police last month want answers from city officials....

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Mental health training for police introduced by Oklahoma lawmakers

Two members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation have introduced bipartisan, companion bills designed to help law enforcement...

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ANADARKO Reeves, Joe Dale: 70, died May 14. Services 2 p.m. Friday (Ray & Martha’s, Anadarko). ARDMORE Paschall, Bennie...

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Shooting spree accomplice sentenced to 30 years

The final defendant charged with assisting a fugitive’s shooting rampage in 2016 was sentenced to decades behind bars Wednesday...

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How popular is your baby's name in Oklahoma? The latest list is out

When your rambunctious toddler’s name reminds you of a favorite Bible verse, calling after him may remind you to count your...

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Clean up of scattered glass downtown could take days

Glass that rained down from the Devon Tower on Wednesday can still be seen around sidewalks and streets cordoned off in...

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'Retroactivity' criminal justice bill that reclassifies felonies clears Oklahoma House

A "retroactivity" bill considered a key piece of criminal justice reform legislation moved from the House to the Senate on...

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In OKC, Wheeler neighborhood takes flight

Planes are no longer landing along the Downtown Airpark runway, but the spirit of the landing strip itself remains with the...

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Probe faults premium travel by former EPA head, bodyguards

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog urged the agency on Thursday to look into recovering...

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A target of Gov. Stitt's first executive orders, state airplane sells for $1.2 million

One of Gov. Kevin Stitt's first executive orders was to sell the state's airplane.

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Stitt signs bill aimed at improving state's response to sexual assaults

The budget deal Gov. Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders announced Wednesday includes $1 million to help address the state's...

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ADA Sanford, Sandy: 75, died May 13. Services 10 a.m. Friday, The River Church (Criswell, Ada). ANADARKO Reeves, Joe Dale: died...

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OKC firefighters rescue window washers near top of Devon Tower

Oklahoma City firefighters made a quick rescue Wednesday morning of two window washers who took a wild, glass-smashing ride...

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Civic leaders celebrate tree planting project along Oklahoma River

Civic leaders sank shovels into the ground along the north shore of the Oklahoma River and ceremoniously planted a bur oak tree...

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Bill to update HIV/AIDS education vetoed

An effort to update Oklahoma's 1987 law requiring AIDS education in public schools ended with Gov. Kevin Stitt's veto of House...

UCO honors diversity work

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The University of Central Oklahoma recently honored three metro-area residents and one organization for contributing to diversity in the Sooner State. On Feb. 22, UCO’s 36th Multicultural Education Institute recognized diversity work in...

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Indian land bills clear US House after delay

The U.S. House cleared two Indian land bills on Wednesday that were delayed for a week because of a negative tweet by President...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 376; Last week: 551; Last year: 770 Receipts: Monday: 5,192...

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Coop Ale move to turn former armory into a 'world class destination'

The vision for the Coop Ale Works redevelopment of the former 45th Infantry Armory has expanded to include a speakeasy and a...

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State briefs for May 16

Journalist Carmen Fields to headline Juneteenth events The Oklahoma Historical Society will celebrate Juneteenth by hosting...

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Senate confirms education, budget picks

The Oklahoma Senate confirmed a slate of Gov. Kevin Stitt's appointments Wednesday, despite pushback from some lawmakers. The...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1967 war on measles

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

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By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado...

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Measles outbreak arrives in Oklahoma

The national measles outbreak has come to Oklahoma. The state Health Department announced the first confirmed case of measles...

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Bricktown Brewery files for IPO, then backs off plans

Ownership for the popular Oklahoma City restaurant Bricktown Brewery filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 16

Acorn Growth Cos. acquires DIMO Acorn Growth Cos., a private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace, defense and...

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Oklahoma DEQ set to replace aging Midtown garage

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is preparing to build a new eight-story garage on adjoining surface parking...

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Budget deal includes teacher pay raise

Gov. Kevin Stitt and leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate announced Wednesday a state budget deal that includes more than...

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Former CASA volunteer suspected of child sexual abuse

A former Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer has been accused of sexually abusing children he was tasked to help in the...

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Marijuana-related business constitutes a small but growing share of Oklahoma City's sales tax base

Overall sales tax collections for May were up 1.5% from May 2018, a slowing of growth but in line with projections.

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Oklahoma governor, legislative leaders reach budget agreement with average $1,220 teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY — Teachers would receive an average $1,220 pay raise and state employees would received raises up to $1,300 under...

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Oklahoma State Department of Health investigating state's first possible measles case

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is investigating the state's first possible measles case, a spokesman for the...

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Pork futures bright in the 405

This week's dining news includes chef Josh Valentine's return to the 405, a new spot in Film Row, a new burger spot in The...

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Firefighters rescue workers from lift on Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City

Firefighters have rescued two workers who were trapped in the basket of a lift that malfunctioned and swung atop the Devon...

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Round Barn to house upcoming concerts

ARCADIA — Indoor and outdoor concerts will round out the May live music offerings at the Arcadia Round Barn. Singer-songwriter...

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The annual Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Awards Ceremony was held recently to recognize several Bishop McGuinness...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck still accepting entries

Edmond Electric is accepting entries for its annual Touch-a-Truck event set for June 1 at the University of Central Oklahoma....

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Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City student Jose Ibarra recently received the George and Donna Nigh Public Service...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Here are some of the Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. To contribute information: Send an email to...

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Parents to discuss what happens after treatment for addiction

EDMOND — The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S Boulevard....

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Linda Smith, of Stroud, won the Petite Award at the recent annual show and sale of the Oklahoma Orchid Society. The event drew...

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STEM teacher Samantha Lindsey, a teacher at Mustang Horizon Intermediate School, has been recognized by Devon Energy and the...

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy seniors were recently honored at a commencement and graduate...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

Oklahoma college grads find jobs in business, health, education fields

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Oklahoma’s public and private colleges and universities awarded degrees to more than 193,300 graduates during the past five years. Nearly half of those were bachelor’s degrees. Business, health professions and education were the most popular...

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Metro-area students earn honors at SWOSU

Among Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy students receiving awards from Oklahoma City are, front from...

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Oklahoma City residents Elbin Carrillo, Quante Sellers, TaiYauri Thomas and Julio Valdez competed and earned top awards in the...

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Edmond Memorial High School students were winners in C-SPAN's national 2019 StudentCam competition. Hope Suttles, Alyvea Sloan...

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Edmond Mobile Meals to host 'Let's Eat' event

Edmond Mobile Meals is planning its third annual "Let’s Eat" fundraising event from 6 to 10 p.m. June 8 at Red Valley Landscape...

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The Mustang High School chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently competed in the...

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Miguel Brown, Duncan Ille, Joe Meyer and Chase Weitzel, all members of Troop 120, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Their...

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Ryan J. Maxwell has been selected as Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School's 2019 Alumni of the Year. Maxwell was born in...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 15

Insurance company CEO named Longtime insurance industry executive, attorney and business consultant Monica Miller Collison has...

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Despite opposition, ed board appointees advance

A Senate panel on Tuesday advanced Gov. Kevin Stitt’s remaining appointees to the state Board of Education despite opposition...

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Stitt tours Boeing, tests flight simulator

On a blue, sunny day, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt sat in a cockpit and was able to land a Boeing 747-8 aircraft just outside of...

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Teacher met with investigators before fatal crash

PRAGUE — A middle school teacher accused of sexually assaulting students met with investigators the night before he died in a...

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OKC school district network remains shut down

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday continued to deal with a ransomware attack that "significantly compromised" the...

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NE OKC ready to party

Urban renewal efforts across the nation have often led to local residents being pushed out of their neighborhoods, with pricey...

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Arcadia Trails offers treatment close to home

EDMOND — Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery opens May 28 to care for the mind, body and spirit of adults battling the...

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OU Regents to meet to discuss president opening

The University of Oklahoma Regents will meet this week to discuss how to go about replacing President James Gallogly. The OU...

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Alcohol distribution set for another shakeup

Less than eight months after drastic changes to Oklahoma’s system of alcohol distribution, the system is about to undergo more...

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Special Olympics Oklahoma 50th anniversary games begin Wednesday in Stillwater

STILLWATER — The 50th anniversary of Special Olympics in Oklahoma will be celebrated Wednesday through Friday as organizers...

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Defendants plead guilty in OKC shooting, stabbing cases

An Oklahoma City man suspected of a fatal shooting agreed to spend 15 years in prison for a lesser charge of manslaughter....

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ALTUS Briggs, Mary Frances: 84, died May 10. Mass 11 a.m. Saturday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Kincannon, Altus)....

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FBI investigating Tuesday bank robbery in Moore

Authorities are searching for at least two people in connection with a Tuesday afternoon bank robbery.

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Oklahoma City bank robbed Tuesday afternoon

FBI agents are searching for a woman they said robbed a northwest Oklahoma City bank Tuesday afternoon.

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Cyclist hospitalized after wreck involving pickup in SW OKC Tuesday

A cyclist is being treated at a local hospital Tuesday after a collision with a pickup in southwest Oklahoma City.

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Norman teacher no longer with district after reportedly sending inappropriate messages

A Norman Public Schools teacher is no longer with the district after NPS received a report the teacher was sending...

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Name of man arrested in Mustang shooting released

MUSTANG -- The name of a man jailed in connection with shooting his roommate's boyfriend has been released. Colin Edward Hill,...

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Airplane with landing gear problems reported at Wiley Post Airport Tuesday

Oklahoma City firefighters responded to a report of a pilot having landing gear problems at Wiley Post Airport Tuesday. The...

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The Rx: Add a travel clinic to your itinerary

The next few months are prime for travel. If you’re planning an excursion to exotic destinations, make an appointment with your...

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Health notes for May 14: Relay for Life planned

OKLAHOMA CITY OU Medicine honors 3 OU Medicine’s longtime chaplain and children’s advocate, Danny Cavett, was among three...

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Blue Angels performing at Tinker air show next month

The Navy's premier flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, will perform next month at the Star Spangled Salute Air &...

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May college athletics brings reliable boost to downtown attractions

Downtown Oklahoma City, once lacking more than a couple of major events a year to bring people into the urban core, is now...

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ADA Bates, Charlotte Anne: 89, died May 11. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday (Criswell, Ada). ARDMORE Stierlen, Major Richard Gordon:...

Students' inclusion is 'Cornerstone' of Mount St. Mary program

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Kerri Brooks' sons always had attended school together, and she wanted that tradition to continue when they left elementary and middle school. It didn't matter that Jacob had Down syndrome and his brother, Jesse, didn't. "Through elementary...

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State briefs for May 14

NORMAN Gunfire to be heard during training at OU Police training exercises will take place this week on the University of...

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Senate panel advances Stitt's budget secretary

A state Senate panel on Monday approved Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick for budget secretary after tensions flared in a prior...

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State tax revenues set monthly record in April

Oklahoma's monthly state tax revenue reached a record $1.6 billion in April as the state's economy continued to expand, State...

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Home invasion killer loses final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review the case of Oklahoma death row inmate Wendell Arden Grissom, who was convicted...

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Savvy Senior: The long-term care benefit many veterans are missing out on

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I have heard that the VA has a benefit that can help veterans and spouses with long-term care costs. We...

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Inventor says medical device stops leaks to give women active lifestyle back

EDMOND — Allison Conti is one of 88 million women globally who experience involuntary urine leakage. She's the one who decided...

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Norman judge rules opioid trial can continue

NORMAN — Oklahoma's multibillion dollar lawsuit against opioid manufacturers remains on track to start May 28. Cleveland County...

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OKC Urban Renewal to acquire historic Deep Deuce mansion

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority, once seen as a precursor for a wrecking ball, is now set to save one of the few...

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Malware takes down OKC school district's computer network

Oklahoma City Public Schools’ computer network has been “significantly compromised” by a form of malware, district officials...

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Northeast supporters protest name change

Northeast Academy supporters, including alumni, parents and students, attended Monday night's Oklahoma City School Board...

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OKC Archdiocese: Delay on priests list aimed at getting it right

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is still working on its list of priests who have been credibly accused of sex abuse of...

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Outside prosecutor appointed to investigate overpayments to Grady County officials

CHICKASHA — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has appointed an outside prosecutor to investigate current and former Grady...

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Stitt signs bill on alcohol distribution

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 608 on Monday, which once again changes the distribution process of alcohol in Oklahoma....

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Students asking 'What's Next' after Gallogly retirement announcement

NORMAN — Waiting on a ride home, Jayla Hurd found a shady spot under a tree outside of Price Hall on the University of Oklahoma...