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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...

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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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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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What to do in Oklahoma on May 26, 2019: It's the last day to see the exhibit 'Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West' at the OKC Museum of Art

Presenting the wilderness of the West as a place to protect in all its beauty, Adams was the visual artist who pioneered what...

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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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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, May 26, 2019

SPRING FLING Dinner/dancing: Susan and Chuck Vose were hosts for a party in their lake home. Plans were for tables to be...

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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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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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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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Oklahoma County property transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $114 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Urban design comes home to NE16 in Oklahoma City

To say an old house has "good bones" means the most important elements are sound — foundation, infrastructure, layout, all...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is an updated traditional home with pool on a 0.27-acre cul de sac lot in Val Verde addition. The...

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Home and garden notes for May 25

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Edmond Public Schools: 1701 NW 150, Charles Haskell Elementary, school, add-on, $3,000,000. Life Covenant Church: 7800 S Walker...

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Creating a culinary herb garden

If you love to garden and also love to cook, culinary herbs are ideal for your garden. Many kinds are adapted to and grow...

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Marni Jameson: Be your own florist

Years ago I got my hair professionally done for a wedding, and I remember the stylist saying, “I’m going to make it look like...

Building interest: STEM programs help encourage girls to become engineers

NewsApr 28, 2019

An interest in science, math and how things work comes naturally for some girls. For those who are more hesitant, great role models help. Most of the teachers at Arthur Elementary School in the Oklahoma City school district are women, said...

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House Detective: Getting to root of plumbing problem

DEAR BARRY: Our house just went into escrow, and the buyer's home inspector is concerned about the large tree in our front...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: Bridal Boutique renewed a lease for 2,683 square feet of retail...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 25, 2019

JAH Realty buys former Toys 'R' Us JAH Realty LP bought the former Toys “R” Us building at 2121 NW 138, which is adjacent to...

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Industrial vacancy especially tight at the top in Oklahoma City

Put on your reading glasses, or click on "zoom in," and check out this little-bitty number: 1.7%. It's the vacancy rate for...

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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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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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Experience mounts as homebuyers meet sellers in a rising middle

Home sales in Oklahoma City are strong, builders have a lot to do and experienced buyers and sellers — first-time move-up...

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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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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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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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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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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answers questions from readers.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Man with disability finds job, works toward independence

HealthApr 21, 2019

Mike Zuech has a developmental disability, but he still wants to work. Despite trouble speaking, he works hard and listens well. Zuech, 24, works part-time at a Pizza Hut, washing dishes and cooking. His days also are spent at Among Friends in...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Devon Energy helps tend the Gardens in Oklahoma City

Stormy weather minimized the effect of the Myriad Botanical Gardens' weeklong forced closure after the sky-high window washers'...

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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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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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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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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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Cooking is hard. These OKC-area classes can help

Wednesday Asian Favorites Part Two: Chef Misung Billins, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45. Chef Knife Skills: Vera Cheek,...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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

NewsApr 28, 2019

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exec brings much safety, security experience to Scissortail Park operations

Scissortail Park is scheduled to open to the public the week of Sept. 26 — a date that couldn’t come fast enough for its chief...

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Oklahoma City Parties - Helen Ford Wallace

EVENING GARDEN PARTY Spring dinner: Oklahoma Contemporary’s annual Spring Dinner, this year a progressive garden party...

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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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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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Why wood floors are suddenly the design of the moment

When you first enter the foyer of designer Katie Ridder and her architect husband Peter Pennoyer's house in New York's Dutchess...

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Oklahoma City building permits

Flintco: 8300 N Oklahoma Ave., office, erect, $24,000,000. Casey's Marketing Co.: 13001 W Reno Ave., retail sales, erect,...

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Rodd Moesel, Plant with planning or reckless abandon?

We are in the heart of the spring planting season and can plant most all of the warm-season plants, grass seed, trees, shrubs...

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Kenneth R. Harney, New lawsuits raise question of who should pay homebuyer's agent

WASHINGTON — The long knives are out again for one of American real estate's oldest and most controversial traditions:...

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Home and garden notes for May 18

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Marni Jameson, Spring is time for a little tree appreciation

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ― Chinese proverb If you are breathing right...

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Craig Smith Building and 18 Oklahoma businesses partner to support The Sparrow Project

A custom home by Craig Smith Building in the Rivendell addition will be decorated by 18 local businesses for a fundraiser to...

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Paul Bianchina, New faucet is an easy bathroom fix-up

Whether you’re looking for an easy way to breathe some new life into your older bathroom or you’re just sick of that irritating...

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Master Gardeners gardens open in Norman

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Master Gardener Association opens its teaching and demonstration garden to the public from 9 a.m....

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Barry Stone, Siding warps on 2-year-old house

DEAR BARRY: The exterior siding on our home has become warped and wavy. When we bought the house, we thought the siding was...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 18, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an infill townhouse with "coastal modernist vibes" in the SoSA neighborhood, "south of St....

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Oklahoma County Treasurer property tax sale details, slices of life, now a click away

The Oklahoma County Treasurer’s resale property website — a list of properties to be auctioned for taxes owed — now has...

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Red Earth Art Center moving into BancFirst Tower lobby

Inside the Red Earth Art Center, a few paintings and sculptures remain on display, with many more works of art swaddled in...

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County according to deeds released from County Clerk David O. Hooten's office. To search more...

More OKC schools adopting newcomer graduation ceremonies

NewsApr 28, 2019

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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WeGoLook parts ways with founder, outsources jobs

Top executives at Oklahoma City-based WeGoLook were terminated by its parent company this week, and jobs at the downtown tech...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 18, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: City Center Development paid $2,200,000 to Lawyers Title...

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UBuildIt front office gets new home in Oklahoma City

Bob Braudrick is like that guy on TV in the 1980s who liked his electric razor so much he bought the company. Victor Kiam...

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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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Miller in May Home Tour is an invitation to time travel in Oklahoma City

The Miller in May Home Tour honors more than vintage houses: It showcases history, from grand narrative — the origins and...

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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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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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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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What to do in Oklahoma on May 17, 2019: See Carpenter Square Theatre stage the drama 'White Guy on the Bus'

In conjunction with the play, the theater’s lobby art gallery will host the work of Albert Bostick and Laura Sullivan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arts Council OKC announces lineup for summer Sunday Twilight Concert Series at Myriad Gardens

A downtown OKC summertime tradition, the Twilight Concert Series returns for free weekly performances June through August at...

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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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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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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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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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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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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....

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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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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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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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...

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Achievers

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

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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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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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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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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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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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New eight-story garage planned at Oklahoma DEQ

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

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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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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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OKC Museum of Art announces programming for summer exhibit 'Van Gogh, Monet, Degas'

From June 22 to Sept. 22, the OKC Museum of Art will operate on summer hours and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday...

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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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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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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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Name of man who died in Oklahoma City fire released

The state medical examiner's office has identified an Oklahoma City fire victim from Saturday. Luiz Ordaz, 38, died Saturday in...

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Car stolen with children inside in Oklahoma City, man arrested

A man driving a stolen car tried to drop off two children who were inside the car when it was taken Sunday, police said. The...

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Councilwoman seeks public forum for community to gauge police chief candidates

City Manager Craig Freeman will select the new police chief; Bill Citty, who retired this month, was chief for 15 years.

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State briefs for May 15

Oklahoma awarded federal funds for opioid treatment The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded $24 million in grants...

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Woman's boyfriend shot in Mustang Monday, her roommate arrested

MUSTANG -- The roommate of a woman in an apartment has been arrested after he shot her boyfriend with a shotgun early Monday,...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 13, 2019

Councilwoman seeks public forum for police chief candidates Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice is calling for an open forum for...

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Oklahoma City Streetcar ridership improving this spring

Streetcar ridership has improved with the arrival of spring weather. Oklahoma City Streetcar counted 3,943 trips on March 16...

Ivy League graduate leaves mark in OKC Latino community

NewsApr 28, 2019

Thelma Ramirez always has had a drive to learn and a desire for impact. It pushed the Oklahoma City native all the way to two Ivy League universities, where she graduated from Princeton University and is pursuing her master’s degree at Harvard....

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Man found Saturday in Oklahoma City house fire dies

A man found inside a house with a small fire burning died at a hospital Saturday, firefighters reported. The name of the man...

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Homeless Alliance may see funding boost

Oklahoma City’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget increases funding for the Homeless Alliance by nearly a third, providing a...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

Clayco: 8201 Pole Road, office-warehouse, erect, $10,000,000. Schwob Building Co.: 5400 SW 29, office-warehouse, add-on,...

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Home and Garden Notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Household items everyone should have before turning 30

When Scott Roewer, founder of the Organizing Agency, finished his master's in education in 2000, his parents asked him what he...

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Deep Deuce Home Tour highlights historic area of downtown OKC

A dozen real estate agents from as many firms will throw open the doors of 18 townhouses — including Kevin Durant's former (but...

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Miller in May Home Tour is in 20th year in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City’s historic Miller neighborhood will welcome visitors May 18-19 for the 20th Miller in May Home Tour. Seven homes,...

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Oklahoman's Listing of the Week

The Listing of the Week is a freshly remodeled home on a corner lot with a pool and lake view in gated and guard-monitored...

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Garden task list and summer gardening workshop

We have had so much rain this spring that you may just now be getting your bedding plants and vegetable gardens planted. It is...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Zillow faces legal action over its co-marketing program

WASHINGTON — Zillow is back in hot water: A class-action suit against the online realty giant is moving forward after insider...

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Barry Stone: Agent rejects buyer’s home inspector

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our home, our agent was displeased with our choice of home inspector and convinced us to use someone...

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Marni James, It’s just stuff, some say, but is it?

It’s just stuff, the decluttering experts and articles tell you. Well, I say, it’s not just stuff. And now I have backup. In...

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Paul Bianchina, Some common questions about your next fence project

If building, or perhaps rebuilding, a fence is on your spring or summer project list this year, here are answers to a few...

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Oklahoma City's Corken Inc., compressor and pump maker, moving to new, larger plant

Corken Inc. is moving to a larger manufacturing plant under construction in north Oklahoma City, completing the first phase of...

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Heartland headquarters changing downtown skyline

What is the timeline for Heartland opening downtown? Also, any new businesses on the horizon to announce moving into Oklahoma...

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State briefs for May 11

Educator hall of fame names this year's inductees The Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame board members have announced this year’s...

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Logistics automation smartens up dumb warehouses

Not all warehouses are as big and dumb as most of them look. In fact, some are pretty smart — and thank you Chris Roberts for...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: Fleske Holding Company LLC paid $4.2 million to Danforth Development for a...

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Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for May 11, 2019

Devon Energy Center wins award The Southwest Region of the Building Owners and Managers Association has named Devon Energy...

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Mercy on track to open south OKC hospital in 2020

Mercy celebrated a milestone this week in the construction of a new hospital. Crews lifted the final steel beam into the frame...

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American Airlines announces nonstop flights between OKC and Miami

Oklahoma City is getting a new option for air travel to south Florida, connecting to destinations in the Caribbean and Latin...

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Oklahoma County property sales for May 11, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $38 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

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Oklahoman reporter wins Writer of the Year award

TULSA — Oklahoman reporter Josh Dulaney on Thursday was named Great Plains Newspaper Writer of the Year at the annual Great...

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With new service to Miami, American Airlines will fly direct to eight cities from Will Rogers World Airport

The new service will expand options for reaching Caribbean, Latin American locations from Oklahoma City.

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Recap: OKC Central Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer answers questions from readers.

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Third Wiley Post fixed-base operator under construction

A third fixed-base operator will open at Wiley Post sometime next year, officials with JetSet announced this week. The...

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State briefs for May 9

OKLAHOMA CITY Salvation Army to offer food handling class The Salvation Army serving Canadian, Cleveland and Oklahoma counties...

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OKC man being held on $501,000 bail for drugs

An Oklahoma City man is being held on $501,000 bail at the Oklahoma County jail after police reported finding drugs in his home.

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Man arrested after 4-year-old shot in SE OKC

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Wednesday night shooting of a 4-year-old girl in southeast Oklahoma...

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

NewsApr 28, 2019

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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Ridership statistics show the Oklahoma City Streetcar is busiest on Saturdays

As expected, streetcar ridership is showing gains with the arrival of warmer weather.

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DUI checkpoint planned for OKC Friday night

Local law enforcement agencies are planning to increase patrols and hold a checkpoint to catch impaired drivers Friday night...

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4-year-old girl struck by gunfire Wednesday night in southeast Oklahoma City

A -year-old child was struck by gunfire in southeast Oklahoma City Wednesday night, and police are looking for the shooter. The...

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Embezzlement counts dropped against former OKC councilman, tax charge remains

A former Oklahoma City councilman is no longer charged with embezzlement, but he still faces a felony tax charge. John Albert...

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In OKC, reporting out-of-order streetlights gets easier

Reporting a streetlight outage in Oklahoma City is a little easier this month, after an update to electric utility OG&E’s...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 9

SYNQ3 plans to hire 350 workers in OKC SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions opened its Oklahoma City branch in October, and its CEO...

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Man arrested in connection with SW OKC slaying

A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, accused of fatally shooting a man in the front yard of a southwest Oklahoma City home.

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OKC Museum of Art sprouting new event Art in Bloom

The event will feature 10 floral sculpture interpretations of works on view at the downtown museum.

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Police release video of officer shooting 14-year-old boy in Oklahoma City

The family of a teenage boy shot by Oklahoma City police is speaking out against the department and the officer who has...

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Motorists rescued in high water Wednesday in Oklahoma City flooding, firefighters reported

Firefighters rescued a number of people from vehicles stalled in high water in Oklahoma City early Wednesday as heavy rain...

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Flash flood warning issued for Oklahoma City early Wednesday

Heavy rain moved into central Oklahoma overnight, and a flash flood warning has been issued for Oklahoma City, the National...

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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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Walk for Kids to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities in Oklahoma City

A Walk for Kids event to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Oklahoma City is planned at 8 a.m. June 8 at the Dell EMC...

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Achievers

Selected among youth from three Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in the Greater Oklahoma area, Javon Boston was named the...

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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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Scholarships available for Science Museum Oklahoma field trips

Students in numerous Oklahoma counties and public school districts have the opportunity to visit Science Museum Oklahoma for...

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Oklahoma City selected for 2019 Navy Week

For the sixth time since 2007, sailors from across the United States are coming to Oklahoma City for Navy Week, May 27-June 2,...

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Video shows house after Thursday night explosion in Oklahoma City

One man was injured Thursday evening in a house explosion in southwest Oklahoma City but investigators had still not been able...

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Paseo Farmers Market offers produce, artisan goods

Visitors to the Paseo Farmers market can find plants, produce, artisan goods, bakery items and more. The market is open from 9...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 8

OKLAHOMA CITY BancFirst named to KWB Bank honor roll For the seventh consecutive year, BancFirst has been named to the KBW Bank...

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Union Wood-Fired Grill going out in style with championship chicken in its final week

Jonas Favela is having his Dickensian moment: Winning the recent 405 Fried Chicken Challenge was the best of times, but...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 8

Oil, gas company gets capital Ventana Exploration and Production II announced Tuesday it has received a new round of capital...

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Cyclists want more protection across Oklahoma City

Cyclists took over Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City on Tuesday afternoon to call for better infrastructure for cyclists and...

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OKC council fights 'food desert' in northeast parts of city

The city council voted Tuesday to impose a six-month moratorium on development of discount and convenience stores in northeast...

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Police investigating southwest Oklahoma City homicide Monday night

A man was shot and killed Monday night in southwest Oklahoma City, and police are looking for the shooter. A man, whose name...

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Oklahoma Senate panel advances OU regent nominee

A Senate panel on Tuesday unanimously approved confirmation of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s latest appointment to the University of...

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Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Tuesday Southern Italy: Chef Ahmad Farnia, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $55. May 15 Southern Italy: Chef Ahmad Farnia,...

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Person shot in NW OKC Tuesday evening

A man was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound after being shot in a drive-by shooting in northwest Oklahoma City...

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Council votes convenience store moratorium, responding to northeast-side 'food desert'

Councilwoman says a majority of residents in a study said inner-northeast Oklahoma City is not a healthy environment.

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Would-be rescuer, wife are to receive nearly $170,000; claim on behalf of dead man’s estate still pending

One man died and a second man was hospitalized as a result of the accident last Sept. 30.

Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

HealthApr 21, 2019

For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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Review of church’s eligibility for historic status would be halted if council goes ahead on May 21

The council has been threatened with litigation over the fate of the church.

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Two people killed in separate Oklahoma City traffic accidents Monday night

Two people died in unrelated traffic accidents in Oklahoma City Monday night. Sandy Lee Maxwell, 38, of Oklahoma City Maxwell...

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Chick-Fil-A coming to Midtown

More than a dozen years after being forced out of its downtown location, Chick-fil-a is set to return to the urban core with a...

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Partly sunny Tuesday, chance for severe storms overnight

Tuesday will be partly sunny in Oklahoma City with a slight chance for storms after 4 p.m., the National Weather Service...

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Deaths renew effort to make city safer for cyclists, pedestrians

Don’t call it defiance just yet, but a bike rally is set to take over Classen Boulevard just west of downtown Tuesday in spite...

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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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Leaders encourages vigilance following anti-Islam demonstration

A local Islamic leader is encouraging metro-area Muslims not to be deterred and to continue with their Ramadan activities...

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Challenges continue over pending demolition of OKC African American landmark

The newest front in the battle over preservation of historic structures in Oklahoma City involves a house that for a...

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Pilot makes emergency landing Monday in Oklahoma City

A pilot made an emergency landing when the engine stalled in northwest Oklahoma City en route to Wiley Post Airport,...

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Chance for thunderstorms Tuesday, sunny Monday in Oklahoma City

Monday will be sunny in Oklahoma City with a high temperature near 81 degrees, the National Weather Service reported. There is...

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Council to review historic designation for church

The Oklahoma City Council will consider Tuesday whether to reverse steps taken by the Historic Preservation Commission to...

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Horse, side-saddle riders, trick ropers and revelers celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Sunday in Oklahoma City

With a rope in hand, Christian Perez, 10, twirled a lasso, jumped and showed off his tricks to a crowd of people at Wiley Post...

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Homeless man sleeping under truck killed

A homeless man sleeping under a U-Haul truck died early Saturday when a driver started it up and pulled away. The driver did...

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The doctor is in: OKC man earns Ph.D. by blending research with hip-hop

My mama tried to push this diploma as an achievement/but I was busy looking for something I could believe in/when they make you...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 6, 2019

Canal claim settled The Oklahoma City Council was to vote Tuesday on a $169,650 settlement with Brandon and Taylor Gann,...

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A Parrothead's confession: "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Self-proclaimed 'Parrothead' Ed Godfrey reviews Kenney Chesney's first Oklahoma City concert in nearly 12 years.

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Oklahoma City police look for tips in unsolved homicides cases

Oklahoma City police continue to seek tips from the public to solve homicides. As time goes by after a homicide and no arrest...

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A new snake, a big one, is taking up a lot of space at Oklahoma City's rattlesnake museum

Growing up in Nevada with relatives in Oklahoma, Carl Sandefer took frequent trips across the western states, which included...

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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, May 5, 2019

J-HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON What/where/why/when: Nine journalists were honored at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon and...

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Marni Jameson, Book is a who’s who of the decorating world

When I heard that a book was coming out this month billing itself as the definitive collection of the world’s most fabulous...

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Millennials make their way in Oklahoma City housing

Despite their bad rap — they're accused of being narcissistic, entitled, unmotivated, shallow — Oklahoma City is at peace with...

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Home and garden notes

To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send email to mhowell@oklahoman.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.”...

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Oklahoma City Realtor among national 30 Under 30 award winners

Less than three years after starting her own real estate company, a young Realtor has received a major national award. Anya...

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Kenneth R. Harney, Lenders opening doors to a wider swath of homebuyers

WASHINGTON — Do you want to buy a house but worry that your credit profile will disqualify you for a mortgage? Take another...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for May 4, 2019

Manhattan Construction Co.: 1235 NW 38, hotel-motel, remodel, $4,400,000. Baron Design & Associates LLC: 9701 N Council...

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Swing with spring: It's time to plant away in central Oklahoma

Spring is in full swing and we are able to plant most everything as night temperatures are now consistently above 50 F. You can...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for May 4, 2019

The Listing of the Week is a large home with an indoor swimming pool, and a 2,600-square-foot shop, on 2.8 acres in southwest...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for May 4, 2019

CBRE reports these real estate transactions: Bunch Partners IV LTD paid $1 million to WAIP LLC for an 11,500-square-foot...

How a blind grandmother won a prestigious scholarship

NewsApr 28, 2019

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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Carpenter Square to move next to new boulevard

Carpenter Square Theatre is set to make its third move in a decade, but this time operators of the community theater believe...

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Moments that mattered to Bill Citty

Bill Citty took time to reflect Thursday on his 15 years as Oklahoma City's chief of police. There were low points in those...

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Woman suspected of starting Western Avenue house fire

Police are seeking a woman accused of starting a Monday morning house fire on Western Avenue. An arrest warrant was issued...

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Barry Stone, Comparative ways to seal asphalt driveway

DEAR BARRY: When we bought our house, our home inspector reported that the asphalt driveway was cracked and worn. He said the...

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Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues in Oklahoma City

The Parade of Homes Spring Festival continues with more than 100 new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday,...

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Police release name of man killed in NE OKC Thursday

Police on Friday released the name of a man found shot to death in the front yard of a northeast Oklahoma City home on Thursday.

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Authorities investigating Thursday night house explosion in SW OKC

A man suffered burns to his body during a house explosion in southwest Oklahoma City Thursday night.

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OKC Central Chat transcript, May 3, 2019

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during Friday's OKC Central Live Chat.

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Three men sentenced to 10 years for OKC gunfight

A fatal Oklahoma City gunfight resulted in 10-year prison sentences for three men. Martaveous Dwayne Gillioms, 21, and William...

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Pollinator plant sale planned at Paseo Farmers Market Saturday

Pollinators, bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects that spread pollen needed for vegetable and fruit plants to grow have...

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Air conditioning at the Oklahoma County jail will be turned back on May 13 despite risk of damage to system

Oklahoma County commissioners voted Thursday to go ahead and turn back on the air conditioning at the jail even though pipe...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death of 2019

A 16-year-old rape defendant died Wednesday, a week after he was found hanging in his cell at the Oklahoma County jail. John...

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Video of arrest of man who tried to grab officer's gun released in Oklahoma City

Police released a body camera video from a police officer who arrested a man who tried to grab the officer's gun Sunday night....

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#ThrowbackThursday: Welcome to America

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

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Future leaders

Students attending the State FFA Convention in downtown Oklahoma City hit the streets Wednesday during a break.

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Chilly north winds, thunderstorm chances in Oklahoma City Thursday morning

North winds gusted up to 30 mph in Oklahoma City Thursday morning, and there is a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms before 10...

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OKC company turning big bins into canvases

Oklahoma City may have just birthed a new art movement: abstract dumpsterism. In a warehouse on the northwest side of town on a...

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OKC appoints interim police chief

Oklahoma City officials on Wednesday named an interim police chief who will succeed longtime Chief Bill Citty on Thursday....

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Oklahoma County jail getting hotter as pipe repairs knock out air conditioning

The aging, troubled Oklahoma County jail has a dangerous new problem — no air conditioning and hot days ahead. "This is an...

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IT company hopes to keep tech jobs in OKC

Information technology company Rural Sourcing Inc. is aggressively hiring 90 technology workers for its new office space in...

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State briefs for May 2

OKLAHOMA CITY Initiative aims to support cancer research led by women The American Cancer Society in Oklahoma City announced...

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Jewelry store owner assaulted during robbery in NW OKC Thursday

The owner of a jewelry store in northwest Oklahoma City was pistol-whipped with his own gun during a robbery Thursday afternoon.

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Man injured after being dumped into trash truck Thursday

A man was taken to a local hospital Thursday morning after he was dumped from a dumpster into a trash truck.

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Six children hurt in school bus wreck Thursday afternoon

Six Crooked Oak Public School students suffered minor injuries after their bus went into a ditch Thursday afternoon.

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Man shot, killed in NE OKC Thursday

A man was shot and killed in the front yard of a home in northeast Oklahoma City Thursday afternoon.

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Play It Forward Foundation to host ‘We Are Champions’ Down syndrome tennis clinic

The Play It Forward Foundation will host a 'We Are Champions' Down Syndrome Tennis Clinic May 8.

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Woman in critical condition after shooting in SE OKC Wednesday

A woman is in critical condition after being shot in southeast Oklahoma City Wednesday evening.

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Severe weather entering Oklahoma Wednesday

There is potential for severe weather for much of Oklahoma Wednesday, a day after storms spun up more than a dozen tornadoes...

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State of emergency declared due to storms across the state

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for 52 counties in the state following severe storms that spun up...

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Lightning causes house fire overnight in Oklahoma City

Firefighters extinguished a house fire started by a lightning strike overnight in southwest Oklahoma City. No one was injured...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

BusinessMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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I-44 lanes narrowed in northwest OKC Wednesday due to tractor-trailer crash

A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 44 near N Pennsylvania Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City early Wednesday, the...

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Deadline to order discounted rain barrels is May 8

The city of Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance are offering discounted rain barrels for sale to...

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Free landfill day can boost spring cleaning

Oklahoma City residents can clean out bulky items Saturday during the city’s free landfill day. Old furniture, appliances,...

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Achievers

The Air Force JROTC unit at Putnam City High School has been selected as one of 376 units to receive the 2018-2019 Air Force...

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Parents of children facing substance abuse issues to meet in May

The Oklahoma City Parents Helping Parents group will discuss childhood addiction issues during upcoming meetings in May. On...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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Putnam City's James L. Dennis Elementary School to mark 40 years

When Putnam City’s James L. Dennis Elementary School first opened its doors to students in 1979, Jimmy Carter was president of...

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Fred Hill to provide music Saturday at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Fred Hill will bring Morning Music to the Arcadia Round Barn from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

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Quail Creek Home Tour is Saturday in Oklahoma City

The fourth annual tour Quail Creek Home Tour, a fundraiser for neighborhood improvements, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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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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OKC Animal Shelter facing overcrowding, needs community's help

1,563. That’s how many animals had entered the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter before the end of the month of April. This is the...

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Ludivine opens in new space; adds lunch service

Ludivine has reopened in its stunning new home at 320 NW 10 Street. Chef Russ Johnson announced the move next-door to...

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Grand development: Brownstones planned for area near Classen Curve

Construction of a 14-brownstone development set to start later this year is expected to boast walking access to Classen Curve,...

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Paycom posts $47.3 million first-quarter profit

Paycom Software Inc. reported Tuesday that its net income during the first quarter rose 15% over the year-ago quarter....