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First snow of season falls on Oklahoma City Monday, freezing temperatures are ahead Tuesday

The first snow of the fall fell on Oklahoma City and much of the state Monday. Freezing temperatures are ahead for Tuesday.

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OKC district names building after Clara Luper

Family and friends, several wearing T-shirts with Luper's name and picture, attended the meeting, which broke out in applause...

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OKC district school closed Wednesday

Oklahoma City Public Schools will close Eugene Field Elementary on Wednesday because the school is without heat, Superintendent...

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New councilwoman sworn in

Interviews for city manager are Monday.

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Firefighters extinguished a blaze Tuesday in former pest control business in southeast Oklahoma City

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in an abandoned building Tuesday in Oklahoma City. The building had formerly been used by...

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High turnout in Ward 7 special election makes case for change in voting calendar

Observers say winner Nikki Nice got more votes than any council candidate.

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Police open fire, man killed Monday in south Oklahoma City after armed robbery

Police opened fire on a man Monday night in south Oklahoma City after an armed robbery. The man had unknowingly taken a...

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Missing 75-year-old McLoud man's SUV found, search for him continues Tuesday in Mayes County, OHP reported

The search for Wesley Still Smoking, 75, continued Tuesday. Authorities reported his sport utility vehicle was found on Sunday...

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Heritage Hall Adopt-a-Grandparent Program hosts annual Halloween Party for adopted grandparents

The Heritage Hall Upper School Adopt-a-Grandparent Program brought together students and residents of The Fountains at...

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OKC sales tax growth slows, online surges to record

Local economic activity appeared to take a slight dip as summer turned to fall in Oklahoma City. Sales tax results for November...

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Oklahoma City school district hosts final meeting on 'Pathway to Greatness' project

Community member Andrew James, a longtime volunteer at Martin Luther King Elementary School, said past projects by Oklahoma...

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Developer unlocks deals for downtown properties

David Box just wanted to buy the Momentum Building, which at 1111 N Harrison is a prominent connection between Deep Deuce and...

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Texas concert operator invests in Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre, a music and movie venue in Uptown, is teaming up with Dallas-based The Granada Theater.

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Oklahoma Christian University to stage classic children’s tale 'Master Cat' Nov. 15-17

Oklahoma Christian University students will present the family friendly production 'Master Cat' Nov. 15-17.

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Online sales driving revenue growth as retail landscape evolves

Local economic activity may be slowing down after some heated growth.

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OSU-OKC Fire Protection director offers tips for a safe holiday season

As temperatures begin to dip and families turn their attention to the upcoming holiday season, remember to also be safe.

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Snowfall moves into Oklahoma Monday, winter weather advisory issued

A winter weather advisory for much of the state is in effect for Monday morning.

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Cashion Schools agriculture barn destroyed in fire Saturday, FFA show hogs, sheep and goat lost

Animals inside a Cashion Schools FFA agriculture barn died Saturday in an electrical fire, firefighters reported.

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

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Capping it off

QUESTION: Why do print and television reporters uses the wrong word for headwear? The “Make America Great Again” cap is always...

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#OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

#OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Meetings yield few details about OKC school closures

"I do know that there is some anxiety from teachers and principals about where they’re going to be next year," Capitol Hill...

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Bye Bye Cotter

James Cotter and his horse, or rather the sculpture of the pair erected years ago in front the renamed BancFirst Tower, were...

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Program leads to arrests, drug seizures in Oklahoma City

Nearly a year after starting a program targeting violent crime in an area of southwest Oklahoma City, police officials say...

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Scaled-down finance sector posts strong results

Oklahoma's publicly traded finance sector is down a member this year, but the industry still had a strong showing on Oklahoma...

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Comings and goings in Oklahoma Inc.

The number of publicly traded companies in Oklahoma fluctuated over the past year as the state added and lost several firms...

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Observers predict promising future for tech companies

Though tech companies are a minority on the Oklahoma Inc. list, they're holding their own and making strides, and the industry...

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Newly discovered photos show how original streetcars shaped Oklahoma City

After previously using the same limited number of images in presentations and writings about Oklahoma City's original...

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BancFirst climbs on purchases

In a year where energy companies leapt back to the top of the Oklahoma Inc. charts, BancFirst was one of only two non-energy...

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A look back at Armistice Day in Oklahoma

Just as guns fell silent across France on Nov. 11, 1918, they began sounding in Oklahoma City and across the state as residents...

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Service companies perform moderately in Oklahoma Inc.

One service company finished in the top 10 on the Oklahoma Inc. list, and the other two finished in the top two-thirds of...

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Workers begin dismantling the Space Tower at the state fairgrounds

Workers begin dismantling the Space Tower at the state fairgrounds

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Camels living and thriving in Oklahoma

Camels are living on farms in Oklahoma.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace

NWC Dinner, Costume Party, Orchid Luncheon, Dance Club, OAI Art, Tea

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Barry Stone, When home inspection reports differ

Barry Stone: When home inspection reports differ

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What to do with all those fall leaves

What to do with all those fall leaves, and a special winter workshop

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 10, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 10, 2018.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden community.

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden community.

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Sears stores, retail stories fit for retelling

Oklahoma City readers join a stroll down Sears memory lane.

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Mom and daughter redefine blended home, Part 2 of 2

Mom and daughter redefine blended home, Part 2 of 2

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Kenneth R. Harney, Why FSBOs are fizzling

Kenneth R. Harney: Why FSBOs are fizzling.

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Downtown Oklahoma City's Devon Ice Rink open for 8th season

Students from John Rex Middle School took advantage of the cold, winter-like weather on Friday to ice skate at the Devon Ice...

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Residents to move into West Village as construction continues

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in Friday's OKC Central Live Chat with Congresswoman-elect Kendra...

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 10, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 10, 2018.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 10, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 10, 2018.

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Nonprofit interior designer helps clients Focus on Home

Nonprofit works with the Oklahoma Homeless Alliance, Infant Crisis Services and other area agencies, helping clients who are...

Former state park manager calls for investigation following lease to private company

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Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation turned over operations at Red Rock Canyon State Park to a company owned by Rick Thiel, a Hinton businessman. Thiel says he wants to make sure the park remains open for years to...

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Fall Peace Festival to be held Saturday at Civic Center Music Hall

The Fall Peace Festival will be held Saturday in the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall.

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Applications for 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class due Dec. 5

Leadership Oklahoma is accepting applications for its 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class. The application deadline is 5 p.m....

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Edmond Schools to host teacher recruitment reception for education majors Nov. 29

The Edmond School District will be hosting a teacher recruitment reception for education majors on Nov. 29.

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OK Historical Society to host 150th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of the Washita

A program to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Washita will be presented from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at...

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Veterans Day observances serve as prelude to opening of new exhibition: 'Cowboys in Khaki: Westerners in the Great War'

In observance of Veterans Day, and to mark the opening of a new exhibition, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum...

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Two arrested, more than 4 pounds of meth seized in OKC traffic stop

A man and a woman were arrested during a traffic stop Thursday evening after police found a large amount of methamphetamine in...

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Person struck by vehicle in SW OKC Friday morning

A person was injured Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle in southwest Oklahoma City, police said.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

You can join Steve Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss all things Oklahoma City.

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Councilwoman-elect loses job a day after winning election

A day after winning a seat on the Oklahoma City council, on-air personality Nikki Nice lost her job in radio.

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Former EMSA president dies

H. Stephen Williamson, the longtime president and chief executive officer of the public ambulance authority in Oklahoma City...

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Colorado vote could benefit SandRidge Energy

A vote in Colorado this week may have provided a boost to Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. SandRidge stock is up 15...

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Oklahoma City files its own opioid lawsuit

The city of Oklahoma City filed suit Thursday against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and several doctors,...

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Kids Alive! production of 'Mulan Jr.' showcases theatrical students of all abilities

Kids Alive! will present its fall production, 'Mulan Jr.,' at 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Williamson made ambulance service "true partner" in emergency medicine

Top executive of public ambulance authority agreed to pay $80,000 over federal kickback allegations.

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Boy, 6, pulled from Lake Stanley Draper in southeast Oklahoma City Wednesday has died, police reported

A boy, 6, who fell off a dock into Lake Stanley Draper Wednesday afternoon and was pulled out of the water by firefighters has...

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Freezing weather ahead in Oklahoma, rainy day Thursday in Oklahoma City

Freezing weather is on the way to Oklahoma. Thursday will be rainy in Oklahoma City.

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Sonic set for leadership change following sale

Sonic CEO Cliff Hudson is retiring, and the Oklahoma City-based drive-in chain will be under the leadership of President...

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Enable Midstream set various records in the third quarter.

Enable Midstream Partners set numerous record during the third quarter involving the amounts of natural gas it gathered and...

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Second person dies from Monday collision in northeast Oklahoma City

A second victim has died as a result of a collision Monday in northeast Oklahoma City

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Kenneth Nash obituary

"He was the kind of guy who wasn't afraid to make a decision," police Chief Bill Citty said. "He wasn't afraid to stand his...

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Family searching for woman's killer nearly a year after her death

Nearly a year after her mother was killed, an Oklahoma City woman is pleading for anyone with information in the death to come...

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OKC district continues community 'Pathway to Greatness' meetings

The meeting at Northwest Classen High School was the second of five community meetings to gather input on the project, which...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Despite heavy turnout, no major polling problems reported Tuesday

Elections officials and observers reported no major problems at polling places Tuesday despite heavy voter turnout.

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OKC Sex shops rules relaxed

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to relax zoning regulations on stores carrying adult products, heading off a...

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Children build playgrounds of the future during competition

Students from eight Oklahoma City public schools invented playground equipment of the future in the recently expanded Design+Do...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Teacher education majors inspire kids at 'Ancient Civilizations' interactive museum

Teacher education students at Oklahoma Baptist University hosted an interactive social studies museum for local fifth-grade...

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Oklahoma business briefs

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See the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards

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Readers’ Choice marks 25 years of the best in OKC

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Nikki Nice wins Ward 7 council seat

Radio personality Nikki Nice was elected Oklahoma City's Ward 7 councilwoman Tuesday, inheriting the seat formerly held by...

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Capitol Hill High School alumni choir honors former director with vocal performances

A group of seniors who performed in Capitol Hill High School’s acclaimed concert choir in the 1960s and ’70s are recapturing...

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Thunder storms Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The Oklahoma City Thunder made a surprise visit recently to the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.

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City council lifts zoning restrictions on shops that agree to limit display space of 'adult novelties'

Businesses affected by the regulations indicated they would sue on constitutional grounds.

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PC North students to perform 'Wizard of Oz' Nov. 8-10

'The Wizard of Oz' will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 8-10 at Putnam City North High School, 11800 N Rockwell.

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Minor issues reported at Oklahoma County polling places

Voters reported a few problems at Oklahoma County polling places Tuesday morning, but elections officials say those issues are...

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OKC man robbed, shot while trying to buy cellphone

An Oklahoma City man was hospitalized after being robbed and shot by another man he was trying to buy a cellphone from.

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Achille man killed Monday night in Bryan County collision, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

A man on a motorcycle died Monday night in a Bryan County head-on collision in a no-passing zone.

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Steve Lackmeyer: New approaches can make closed schools community assets

Steve Lackmeyer, OKC Central: New approaches can make closed schools community assets

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Contest opens for Paseo retail space

A local entrepreneur is hoping to give someone else a shot. 84 Hospitality Group founder and CEO Rachel Cope got her start when...

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Man seen taking suspicious photos at OKC memorial arrested on explosive threat complaint

A man seen taking suspicious photos at the Oklahoma City National Memorial has been arrested on a complaint of threatening to...

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State questions: What to know

Oklahoma voters will see five state questions on Tuesday's ballot. Here's what to know about each measure before casting your...

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Body of man found in burning house Monday night in Oklahoma City

Body of man found in burning house Monday night in south Oklahoma City.

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OKC district hosts first meeting on possible school closures

"The whole gist of this process is investment. The whole reason we're doing this is we believe our kids deserve more...

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Sewing guild to stitch heart-shaped bags as service project

The Oklahoma City chapter of American Sewing Guild will finish sewing heart-shaped bags during its monthly meeting on Thursday.

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Speaker to discuss symbols on tombstones during Nov. 14 genealogy meeting

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Genealogy Group will explore the meaning behind engraved symbols on gravestones...

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'Morning Music' planned Nov. 10 at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Nellie Clay will provide 'Morning Music' from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 10 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Earthquake reported Sunday night near Bridge Creek

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake was reported Sunday night near Bridge Creek.

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High temperature near 70 degrees Monday in Oklahoma City

The temperature will be near 70 degrees Monday in Oklahoma City.

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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District to release OKC school closure assessment data before public meeting

Superintendent Sean McDaniel said the meetings will focus on the process and not the end result, adding that no decisions have...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Does good behavior still matter?

QUESTION: I just read Kurt Reiger's letter (among others) to the editor in The Oklahoman Saturday, Oct. 6th. Reiger referenced...

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Women who accused fired cop Daniel Holtzclaw of sexual assault are a long way from resolving lawsuits

Almost three years after fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted at trial, the women who accused him...

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State schools chief matched with familiar opponent

John Cox, a Democrat who ran unopposed in the June primary, will get another shot at Hofmeister, a Tulsa Republican who...

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Chance for rain overnight in Oklahoma City, freeze possible early Friday

There is a chance for rain early Monday in Oklahoma City. A freeze is possible early Friday.

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OHP trooper charged with domestic violence

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been charged, accused of attempting to strangle the mother of his child.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

Orchestra League, Dedication, Luncheon, Cocktails, Town Hall, Fall Dinner, Art Reception

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For first 3 weeks, streetcar will be free

The Oklahoma City streetcar will be free to ride for the first three weeks of service, which is slated to begin next month. The...

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Vital role of newspaper remains the same even as business changes

When you grow up in the newspaper business it's hard to reconcile the fact that we are now reaching more people than ever...

Surgeon shortage prompts change at Oklahoma City VA, but help is on its way

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During a half-dozen days this month, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has not had a general surgeon on-call or available for emergencies in the overnight hours.

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SHAPING UP: Oklahoma City's new convention center is about to erect steel

The four-level MAPS 3 convention center should begin rising from the ground this month. The Oklahoma City city council will...

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The Tale of JFK: How the plight of closed schools can make or break a neighborhood

With another round of Oklahoma City school closures being eyed amid shrinking enrollment, the John F. Kennedy neighborhood is...

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Gala's I.M. Pei model display took a team

Moving the precious 10-by-12-foot, 1964 model of downtown Oklahoma City as international architect Pei imagined it might look...

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018.

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Museum to open 'Beautiful Minds' exhibit

Science Museum Oklahoma will debut the exhibit 'Beautiful Minds — Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage' with a gallery opening...

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Memory lane leads to Sears, where else?

Memory lane leads to Sears, where else?

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Council to take comments on public financing to support development of land around the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Development of property around the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is expected to produce 910 full-time jobs,...

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Child addiction, mental illness links to be discussed at Tuesday meeting

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

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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse to anchor First National

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, an internationally top-rated chain, is set to anchor First National Center when it reopens in 2020 as...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018

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Barry Stone, Buyer doing self home inspection

Barry Stone: Buyer doing self home inspection

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Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Lifetime Achievement Award, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity Lifetime Achievement Award, other real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for Nov. 3, 2018.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 3, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Nov. 3, 2018.

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A visit with the garlic guru yields advice for homegrown bulbs

A visit with the garlic guru yields advice for homegrown bulbs.

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Fannie and Freddie programs offer options to retirees seeking home loans

Fannie and Freddie programs offer options to retirees seeking home loans.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.

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Development doubles: Finishing basement gives Edmond office building twice the space

Doubling the space will allow 10 or general office tenants at 200 N Bryant, compared with two previously, broker Jonathan...

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The Bonhams to hold CD release party

Local band The Bonhams will hold a release party for their new self-titled CD on Nov. 11 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Bishop McGuinness hosts Career Day, welcomes alumni to speak

The Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Alumni Association recently hosted Career Day for seniors.

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Oklahoma County real estate transactions for Nov. 3, 2018

Oklahoma County real estate transactions for Nov. 3, 2018.

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Free shoes bring smiles to kids' faces

Friday was a good day for children who attend Shidler Elementary School in Oklahoma City. More than 300 students, most from...

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Plants won't notice time change

Plants won't notice time change.

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Holiday shopping to pop up during Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk

STASH will be hosting its third annual holiday pop-up shopping party from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the area of its store, 412 E...

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Park to be carved from old Lone Oak Farms

Park to be carved from old Lone Oak Farms.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community.

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Mom, daughter, son-in-law combine to blend home, Part 1 of 2

Mom, daughter, son-in-law combine to blend home, Part 1 of 2.

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Regular streetcar fares to take effect Jan. 5

The base fare for a one-hour pass on the Oklahoma City streetcar will be $1.

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Two arrested in OKC child stealing case

A 44-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man were arrested late Thursday after police said they took two children they didn’t have...

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Construction contract adjustments pave the way for operations flexibility, energy savings at convention center

Strengthening the foundation will prepare the building for an additional service elevator and enclosure of the loading dock.

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

Join Steve Lackmeyer Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss all things Oklahoma City.

Gubernatorial candidates pledge more money for schools

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Each candidate has offered additional education policy ideas, but the bulk of their education platforms relate to core funding.

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Martha Burger formally inaugurated as OCU president

Martha Burger was formally installed as president of Oklahoma City University in an inauguration Thursday on campus. Burger...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Funding to assist tool to treat lupus Progentec Diagnostics Inc. has completed a second round of funding, allowing the Oklahoma...

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OKC city manager search moves into next phase

The council tentatively will meet Nov. 19 to discuss and possibly interview candidates.

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More than four dozen seek OKC city manager job

The council tentatively will meet Nov. 19 to discuss and possibly interview candidates.

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OKC man shot by bail bondsman Thursday

A 44-year-old man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after he was shot by a bail bondsman in northwest Oklahoma City.

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Chance for rain Thursday morning in Oklahoma City

There is a chance for rain Thursday morning in Oklahoma City.

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Faces of the past: Oklahomans hit the right note

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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Landmark decision: Walcourt owner plans full restoration

Redevelopment of the historic Walcourt east of downtown is set to resume this winter with plans to convert the landmark into...

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'1940s Radio Comedy Theater: Haunt Me a House' to be read Sunday in Edmond

The Edmond Historical Society and Museum will present '1940s Radio Comedy Theater: Haunt Me a House' at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday at...

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Oklahoma Bike Summit to draw more than 150 cyclists to Edmond

The 2018 Oklahoma Bike Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Edmond Downtown Community Center, 28 E Main St.

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Unlikely landscape: OKC grows urban forest through community foundation program

Landscape architect Brian Dougherty has been involved with planting as many as 10,000 trees since joining the Oklahoma City...

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Paper butterflies migrate to museum

The public is invited to experience a paper monarch exhibit during a grand opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday...

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Bishop McGuinness students to present '9 to 5: The Musical'

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School students will present "9 to 5: The Musical" on Nov. 15 and 17.

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Bishop McGuinness to host open house

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will host its annual Open House for all prospective students and interested parents from...

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Loose wheels that killed woman on I-40 tracked to truck in Texas,Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported

The tanker truck that lost a set of dual wheels that killed a woman Monday on Interstate 40 in west Oklahoma City has been...

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Oklahoma man injured after striking cow Wednesday

A 49-year-old man was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital for injuries he suffered after striking a cow Wednesday morning, the...

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New details released in OKC football brawl

Pepper spray had to be deployed after a Friday night high school football game in Oklahoma City turned into a brawl.

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Paul Bianchina: Your annual DIY checklist for fall chores

Paul Bianchina: Your annual DIY checklist for fall chores.

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OKC man injured Wednesday in I-35 drive-by shooting

A man was hospitalized early Wednesday after police said it appeared he had been shot while driving along Interstate 35 in...

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Two people dead Tuesday in Oklahoma crashes

Two people died Tuesday in Oklahoma crashes.

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OHP sends aircraft to search for missing McLoud man in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has sent an airplane and a helicopter to be used in the search for Wesley Still Smoking, 75, of...

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The first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center is such a roaring success that it needs more room.

The first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center is such a roaring success that it needs more room.

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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OKC Animal Shelter offers free adoptions amid overcrowding

A free adoption day will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday to help ease overcrowding at the OKC Animal Shelter, 2811 SE 29.

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Norman native serves aboard aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis

Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Galbraith, of Norman, is an electronics technician (nuclear) serving aboard the aircraft...

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Edmond family remembers son through 5K Little Red Heart Run

The inaugural Little Red Heart Run, organized by the LifeShare Foundation, will include music, food, kids’ activities and...

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Program marks 100 years since WWI armistice

A program on 'The 100th Anniversary of the War to End All Wars' will be presented Nov. 5 at the monthly meeting of the Oklahoma...

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Seven students will compete for the title of Miss SWOSU 2019

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Bob Mills discusses business success

In a rapidly shifting retail environment, Bob Mills isn't sitting on the sidelines watching from one of many recliners he could...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Bank7 Corp. reports profit Bank7 Corp. on Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit of $4.7 million, or 62 cents a share,...

Kendra Horn undecided on Pelosi vote

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"I don’t know who all’s thrown their hat in the ring so I can’t say who I’m going to vote for but I do think the Democratic Party and Democratic leadership, they need new leaders to step in and fresh blood."

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Science museum plans Scouting events

Boy Scouts with an interest in astronomy and Cub Scouts who want to explore the great indoors should look no further than...

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OKC district to consider naming office building for civil rights leader

Clara Luper, a longtime district teacher and civic leader, led nonviolent protests in drugstores and restaurants in 1958 that...

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Body of man found Tuesday near Norman homeless shelter

The body of a man was found Tuesday near a Norman homeless shelter, authorities reported

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Missing McLoud man pictured on trail camera in northeast Oklahoma, searchers reported

A missing McLoud man has been photographed on a trail camera in northeast Oklahoma, searchers reported Monday.

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Cold front moving into Oklahoma Tuesday, rain chances ahead

A cold front is moving into Oklahoma Tuesday, the National Weather Service reported.

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Meeting to highlight role of Native Americans in Battle of Honey Springs

An Oklahoma historian will discuss Indians in the Civil War’s Battle of Honey Springs during Thursday's meeting of the Oklahoma...

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Amanda Cunningham to present free concert at Arcadia Round Barn

Singer-songwriter Amanda Cunningham will provide 'Morning Music' from 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 3 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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New director takes helm of library system

Julie Ballou recently took over as executive director of the Metropolitan Library System.

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Out of the valley: Mayo Clinic shares development philosophy with Oklahoma Innovation Model

As keynote speaker at last week's Oklahoma Center for Science and Technology (OCAST) Health Research Conference, James A....

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The Great Pumpkin Smash offers post-Halloween solution

Wondering what to do with pumpkins once Halloween is over?

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PC teachers attend day of training by colleagues

About 1,500 Putnam City educators attended a day of training offered by more than 100 of their colleagues on Oct. 22 at Putnam...

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Photo discoveries may spark new round of preservation

Thousands of new vintage Oklahoma City photos and slides have hit the Gateway archive at the Oklahoma Historical Society...

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Woman killed by loose wheel Monday on I-40 in west Oklahoma City

A woman driving a pickup was struck and killed by a loose wheel Monday on Interstate 40 in west Oklahoma City.

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National Down Syndrome Awareness Month time for celebrating, educating

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, an opportunity to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome

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As winter approaches, advocates prepare to house city's homeless

As winter approaches, Oklahoma City officials and homeless advocates are preparing to deal with a growing number of people who...

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Devon Ice Rink opens for the season in November in downtown OKC's Myriad Gardens

Skaters will be able to partake in daily public skating, private parties and special events all winter long.

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Loose wheels from tractor-trailer kills pickup driver Monday in west Oklahoma City

Loose wheels struck the driver of a pickup on I-40 and the driver was killed.

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Police release names of two people killed Saturday in Norman crash

Two people died Saturday in a Norman crash, and police have released their names Monday.

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Board looks ahead to resumption of construction at the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is to open under terms of a partnership between the Chickasaw Nation and the...

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Two people died Sunday in Oklahoma crashes

Two people died Sunday in Oklahoma crashes.

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#OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City news.

William Crum: #OKC Civic Life is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City news.

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Taxpayers may pick up tab for dissolving of All Sports Association

Oklahoma taxpayers may be asked to help cover expenses related to the dissolving of the All Sports Association as its...

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Family of missing McLoud 75-year-old man continues to search Sunday

Family of missing McLoud man looking for volunteer pilot to assist in search

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Sunny Sunday in OKC, rain possible on Halloween

There is a chance for rain on Halloween Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

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The hair necessities: Former foster youths collect hair care products

Two young professionals who experienced foster care as youths have created Cut It Forward, a nonprofit organization aimed at...

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Rally to encourage voter turnout draws about 250

"I'm walking back today because I want you to know that the walkout never ended and now you have to join us," said Amanda...

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Oklahoma City boards composed mostly of white men

In a city that is becoming increasingly diverse, the boards, commissions and trusts that shape almost all municipal policy in...

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Two people shot early Saturday in SE OKC

Two people were hospitalized after a shooting early Saturday in southeast Oklahoma City, police said.

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OKC police investigating man’s death as a homicide

Police are investigating a man’s death in southeast Oklahoma City as a homicide.

Bethany terminates city manager

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Bethany terminates city manager

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Trick-or-treat safety tips

Tips for trick-or-treaters could spell a safer Halloween.

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OKC accepts land for park development

The OKC Council voted Tuesday to accept 130 acres in far northwest Oklahoma City for park and trail development.

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage.

Anniversaries for Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

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Will we have good fall colors? And why are all these twigs falling?

Will we have good fall colors? And why are all these twigs falling?

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Canal liability and MAPS 4 proposals lead OKC Central chat discussion

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions during his weekly OKC Central chat on Friday. This is an abridged transcript...

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'The feel of Gatewood'

Three homes, a garden and midcentury Flamingo Apartments will be on the Sunday tour.

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Wreath revival

Upcoming book, "Wreaths," offers a new twist on the circular form.

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018.

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Disabled students train for future

"There are gaps in their skill levels," said Kennda Miller, an instructional supervisor for Oklahoma City Public Schools. "The...

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Oklahoma trees showing autumn burst of color

Cooler temperatures have prompted Oklahoma's trees to show off beautiful autumn colors.

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Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018.

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Street of Dreams wraps up Sunday

Street of Dreams wraps up Sunday.

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OKC teen earns Eagle Scout rank

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 27, 2018.

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Heated bathroom floors hit hot OKC apartment market

Tulsan Ed Leinbach spares no amenity in competing with other upscale developers and their luxury apartments.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's gardening community.

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The Oklahoman's real estate notes for Oct. 27, 2018

The Oklahoman's real estate notes for Oct. 27, 2018.

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Which is better at valuing your home, you or a computer program?

Which is better at valuing your home, you or a computer program?

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Speaking of aging-in-place and universal design

The Oklahoma City Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns presented awards to people who work or volunteer countless hours for...

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Tree for All

Myriad Gardens’ Tree Giveaway and Sale Presented by Cox Communications.

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Patrons play with kittens at Priscilla's Pop-up Cat Cafe

Priscilla's Pop-up Cat Cafe was part of this week's ANIMAL 2018 Conference of Ideas, Impact and Inspiration at the Skirvin...

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OSU Extension offers Master Wellness Volunteer Program

The OSU Cooperative Extension Service is accepting applications for the Extension Master Wellness Volunteer Program for 2019.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 27, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 27, 2018.

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Halloween safety takes a village of the living

HouseLogic.com presents "7 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know." Paw Paw and his house kitties approve...

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Could Oklahoma City-area roads actually be improving?

The report is by TRIP, a private nonprofit research organization promoting policies to relieve congestion, improve roads and...

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Recap: OKC Central Live Chat

You can join Steve Lackmeyer Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Oklahoma City development.

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OKC cop claims police chief, others in the department conspired to have him charged with false domestic abuse allegations

An Oklahoma City police officer acquitted of assaulting his wife, who is a fellow officer, claims Police Chief Bill Citty and...

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City leaders mark the completion of streetcar track construction

Oklahoma City civic and business leaders and community members met Thursday to celebrate the end of rail construction for the...

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Walking 'In Her Shoes': Faith leaders participate in domestic violence simulation

As part of "In Her Shoes," a one-day seminar sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, clergy and others went through a...

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As OKC prepares for potential lawsuit, man shocked in Bricktown Canal struggles in recovery

Wife of man shocked in Bricktown Canal says her husband is struggling with cognitive issues, memory lapse

Wind farm abandons tax avoidance tactic that threatened school funding

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BLACKWELL — Operators of a northern Oklahoma wind farm are abandoning a creative tax avoidance scheme that was drawing statewide scrutiny because of its potentially damaging impact on Oklahoma school funding. Representatives of Rock Falls Wind...

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State Board of Education wants $440 million funding boost

"While a significant step forward, the teacher pay raise was not enough to stem the teacher shortage or meet the pressing needs...

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Missing Oklahoma City man found, he is safe, police reported

A missing 76-year-old Oklahoma City man has been located, police reported.

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Edmond schools to host Parent University

Edmond Public Schools and its community partners will present Parent University from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the district’s...

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SWOSU alumni, friends gather

Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni and friends in the Oklahoma City area met recently to reconnect and visit with...

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Plaza District to host Day of the Dead event

The annual Day of the Dead Festival in the Plaza District will return for its fifth year from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday on the 1700...

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Army veteran who lived without light, water laid to rest

On Wednesday morning, Bobbie Lou Gragson sat in an Oklahoma City funeral chapel in front of a casket bearing the body of her...

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Space Tower to come down at State Fair Park

The Arrows to Atoms Space Tower — the last reminder of an era when State Fair Park was home to futuristic attractions and...

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Faces of the past: Hats off to Oklahomans

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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UCO to celebrate Native American heritage

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a...

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Harding Charter to hold open house

Harding Charter Preparatory High School will host its first Prospective Student/Family Open House at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at in the...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Arvest Bank now offers mortgage app Arvest Bank has released an updated online mortgage platform and a mobile app to give...

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Jurors acquit OKC police officer of domestic violence

Jurors on Wednesday acquitted an Oklahoma City police officer of assaulting his wife, who also is an officer with the...

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First MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center already looking at expansion

An advisory committee recommends the city council look at $3.5 million for expansion, as senior health and wellness center...

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Oklahomans play key roles in Amazon growth

While reading the newspaper on her phone earlier this year, Erica Stone learned that Amazon sought to hire local entrepreneurs...

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Man fleeing from Chickasha police crashes vehicle, suffers critical injuries, police reported

A man who fled from police Monday afternoon in Chickasha suffered critical injuries in a crash near Anadarko, police reported.

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Rain chances increase late Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City, National Weather Service reported

Rain chances will increase late Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City, the National Weather Service reported.

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OKC schools chief seeks input on possible closures

"Would you be willing to send your child to a larger school than they attend today if they had greater access to more...

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OSU-OKC Farmers Market to host inaugural Fall Festival on Saturday

The Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market will celebrate the fall harvest this month by hosting its inaugural...

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Costumed canines converge in OKC

Sunday's Spooky Pooch Parade brought creatures large and quite small to the Myriad Botanical Gardens, 301 W Reno.

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Norman educator receives award, $25,000 check

"It's not often that you wake up in the morning, come to school for an assembly and you receive a financial award of $25,000,"...

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OKC Council OKs millions in whitewater park improvements

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved $7.9 million for enhancements to the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayaking park,...

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Four-alarm fowl

Nashbird features Nashville-style hot fried chicken and soon will open a second store in Edmond. The Oklahoman's Food Dude,...

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New statewide program designed to catch uninsured drivers in the act

A statewide program to catch uninsured drivers in the act launches Nov. 1. Beginning in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, cameras placed...

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Malnourished 5-month-old boy in critical condition, parents jailed in twin boy's death

A malnourished boy is in critical condition, parents jailed in death of boy's twin

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Museum to offer films, free Wednesday admission

The American Civil War’s far-reaching effect on life in the West is the theme of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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Nonprofit seeks holiday food donations

An Oklahoma City nonprofit called the Free Food Pantry and Educational Center is seeking donations to help provide Thanksgiving...

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Charity flavors their actions

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, shares the latest news from around the local dining scene, including the inaugural...

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Putnam City High School teacher arrested, accused of sending sexual messages to student

A special education teacher at Putnam City High School was arrested Monday after he was accused of sending sexual messages and...

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Man killed Friday in OKC strip club shooting identified by police, two people arrested

A man shot at an Oklahoma City strip club early Friday later died from his injuries.

Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation

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In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer and editor Stan Lee was the first to give super-heroes personable flaws, to make their secret identities more relatable to the average reader. It worked phenomenally, and characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, the...

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3.4 magnitude earthquake reported Tuesday in southern Oklahoma

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake was reported Tuesday in southern Oklahoma.

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Sunny skies Tuesday with temperatures near 68 degrees in Oklahoma City

Skies will be sunny Tuesday with a high temperature near 68 degrees in Oklahoma City

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Silver Alert issued for missing Stillwater woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Stillwater woman

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Bernice man dies Monday in Creek County crash

Bernice man dies Monday in Creek County crash

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Fired Oklahoma County jail sergeant sentenced to prison for kidnapping offenses

A fired deputy sergeant at the Oklahoma County jail has been sentenced to one year in prison for three kidnapping offenses....

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Costume party to benefit art school

The Monsters & Margaritas costume party will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at DC on Film Row, 609 W Sheridan.

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Faces of the past: Halloween unmasked

Here are faces of The Oklahoman's readers and those we've covered through the years. Maybe you'll recognize someone, or maybe...

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Heritage Hall plans open house

Prospective students and parents can experience 'A Day in the Life' of a Charger when Heritage Hall Upper School hosts an open...

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Harding Charter has successful Fall Festival

The Harding Charter Preparatory High School Fine Arts Department raised more than $1,000 for both of the school’s visual and...

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Exhibit and auction will honor educator, raise money for student art projects

An exhibit and silent auction that opens Nov. 2 in the Paseo Arts District will memorialize a beloved art educator and raise...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options.

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Report assesses Boathouse District challenges

A report on the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation's management shortcomings concludes former businessman and philanthropist...

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Baby boy dies in Oklahoma City, parents arrested

Baby boy dies, parents arrested on child neglect complaints, police reported.

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Body found Sunday in McLoud creek identified

The body of a man found dead Sunday in a creek has been identified.

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Restructuring agreement for Boathouse Foundation progresses with $750,000 payment

The city council will discuss $7.9 million in whitewater park enhancements; aim is to save money on utilities, add features to...

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Assistant wrestling coach arrested on sex crime complaints with teenage girl in Oklahoma City

An assistant wrestling coach in Oklahoma City has been arrested on sex crime complaints involving a teenage girl.

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Boathouse Foundation receives $750,000 The Boathouse Foundation has received the second installment of a $2 million cash...

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Sunny skies Monday, high temperature near 70 degrees in Oklahoma City

The high temperature Monday will be near 70 degrees in Oklahoma City.

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Family stymied over lack of invite to new home

Reader wonders why none of her family has asked to see her new home.

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deadCenter Film Festival opening new headquarters

Lance McDaniel is looking toward both the past and the future — and not just because he's eagerly peering through a virtual...

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'Whiteout' on Auto Alley: New installation illuminating future home of Oklahoma Contemporary

In the autumnal calm of late afternoon, the 550 transparent spheres suspended above Campbell Art Park shift in sync, propelled...

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Sunny skies are ahead for Sunday and Monday with temperatures in the 60s in Oklahoma City, overnight low near 48 in OKC

Sunny skies are ahead Sunday and Monday in Oklahoma City with a high temperature in the upper 60s.

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Man shot at Langston party Saturday night dies, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported

A man was shot at a party at Langston University Saturday night. He died en route to a hospital, the Oklahoma State Bureau of...

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Hope in 'hard places': Ministry's food truck delivers food, faith and fellowship

No Boundaries International, a ministry that aids individuals involved with human trafficking and people suffering trauma,...

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Western heritage celebrated Saturday during Stockyards Stampede

Oklahoma's western heritage was celebrated Saturday during the annual Stockyards Stampede.

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"I don't take orders from Governor Fallin," state schools superintendent says in battle over classroom spending

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister locked in struggle of wills over classroom spending.

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SQ 801 draws mixed reactions from business, education factions

State Question 801 would amend the Oklahoma State Constitution by removing restrictions on how local school districts may use...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Dean's Party, Honoring Mo, Wedding, 100th Reunion, Luncheon

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Community can help prevent animal cruelty

OKC Animal Welfare superintendent says the community shares the responsibility for preventing and reporting animal cruelty.

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The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 20, 2018

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for Oct. 20, 2018.

House Democrats to select new leader

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Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, told The Oklahoman they are seeking the position of minority leader, which will be decided by a caucus vote Thursday.

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Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018.

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Mega Millions lottery ticket sales at "fever pitch" in Oklahoma

The $1 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot had some Oklahomans dreaming of travel and retirement. A state lottery official...

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Churchill-Brown adds 2 agents

Churchill-Brown adds 2 agents

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018.

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Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts

Meetings, workshops and events for OKC's garden enthusiasts.

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'Bite the dog,' buy this book, learn PR

Gary Schneeberger long ago morphed into the best kind of public relations pro: one who worked in news first.

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Amazon takes OKC industrial south

Nearly 9 million square feet of industrial space has been built in Oklahoma City in the past five years, with another 1.3...

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Builders dare to dream

Eight luxury homes are featured on the Street of Dreams, organized by Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association in The Falls...

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Barry Stone, Old garage has no firewall

Barry Stone: Old garage has no firewall.

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Commercial real state transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018

Commercial real state transactions from The Oklahoman for Oct. 20, 2018.

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Rodd Moesel, Flirty freeze freaks out fall

Rodd Moesel: Flirty freeze freaks out fall.

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Columnist Marni Jameson's guide helps downsizers decide what to save, what to let go

In "Downsizing the Family Home: A Workbook," columnist Marni Jameson is a friend walking with you as you "reflect, record and...

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Workshop to focus on freezer meal preparation

The Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service is offering a 'Fall into Freezer Meals' workshop.

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The photogenic dahlia stages a comeback, and steals the show

The photogenic dahlia stages a comeback, and steals the show.