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'Napoleon Dynamite' stars to bring film and discussion to Oklahoma for autumn event

TULSA - The stars of the 2004 cult-classic film "Napoleon Dynamite" - Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro) and...

News

Panda romance in the air at Berlin zoo, but love takes time

BERLIN (AP) — Sometimes love takes its time, but the Berlin zoo is hoping that this is the year for panda romance.The zoo's two...

News

Mormons ease opposition to same-sex couples and their kids

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday repealed rules that banned baptisms for...

Business

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and wife MacKenzie finalize divorce

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Thursday that founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has finalized his divorce with wife MacKenzie, who will...

Business

Can redevelopment finally purge an old orphanage's demons?

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An imposing Italianate-style building that looms over part of Vermont's largest city had such a troubled...

News

The Mormons have repealed rules that banned baptisms for kids of gay parents, made gay marriage a sin for expulsion

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormons have repealed rules that banned baptisms for kids of gay parents, made gay marriage a sin for...

Business

What students can learn from the days before college loans

College tuition was less than what today's students pay for textbooks when Caron and Jack Knopoff attended Chicago's Wright...

Business

Kraft's attorneys attack prostitution investigation

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for Robert Kraft on Wednesday attacked a Florida police investigation that led to the...

News

Photos of Miley Cyrus raise concern about Joshua trees

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people...

News

Gun possibly used by Van Gogh to kill himself up for auction

PARIS (AP) — A Paris auction house says it's selling a revolver that was possibly used by Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to...

Crime

Lightfoot wins Chicago mayor race; pledges end to corruption

CHICAGO (AP) — Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot easily won the Chicago mayor's race Tuesday, earning support from every...

Business

Scammers peddling bogus tax breaks find traction on Facebook

Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new...

Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

HealthApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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North Carolina charter school to allow belted shorts, pants

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina charter school that required girls to wear skirts has revised the policy after a federal...

Business

James Patterson donates $1.25 million to classroom libraries

NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson's latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries.On Tuesday, the...

Business

Ford hopes revamped Escape can recapture lost SUV buyers

DETROIT (AP) — In the auto industry, it's pretty well known that if you don't revamp your vehicles every few years, buyers will...

Business

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted, the prime minister went Tuesday...

Business

TSA's social media highlight weird stuff in travelers' bags

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: a...

Business

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled...

Crime

Arizona repository houses dead animals for use by tribes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Native American tribes on the hunt for animal hides, antlers, teeth and other parts for...

News

German train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit

NEW YORK (AP) — On a Sunday morning, a crane lowered a rusty remnant of the Holocaust onto tracks outside Manhattan's Museum of...

News

Herb Ritts photos of Bowie, Madonna, more to be exhibited

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The work of famed celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts is going on display at an upstate New...

News

Pope tells Moroccans "we are brothers and sisters"

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Pope Francis sought Sunday to encourage greater fraternity between Christians and Muslims in Morocco,...

Life

Community event will focus on implicit bias

The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma and First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City...

Business

'Living Decor’ offers help for botanically challenged

Houseplants and I have a spotty record. Their survival around my place is hit and miss, mostly miss. If a houseplant does...

Life

Interfaith group comes together to help YWCA

Michael Korenblit and Naila Aziz swapped stories and jokes about parenthood as they cleaned and organized toys and wooden...

Business

The Oklahoman's house plan for March 30, 2019, the Ontario

The Ontario is the house plan of the week.

Life

In brief

SHAWNEE OBU ensemble sets spring concert True Voice, Oklahoma Baptist University's 12-member a cappella ensemble, will host its...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week for March 30, 2019

The Listing of a week is a distinctive, contemporary, two-story smart home in the SoSA area of Midtown. Thye 2,565-square-foot...

Business

Homebuyers with heavy debt might find it tougher to get a mortgage

WASHINGTON — First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small down payments face a daunting...

Life

Ministry completes 'miracle' journey of purchasing Edmond property

EDMOND — Nine months ago, Kaylene Balzer and Lisa Clark led a series of prayer walks on property they hoped to claim for...

Business

Oklahomans know a thing or two about hail

EDMOND — Timing was everything for the latest from Farmers Insurance. "Oklahoma ranked fifth among states for the highest...

Life

Bible lesson

"From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” — Matthew 4:17 To prepare his...

Business

Prayer breakfast is just one aspect of business ministry

A Christian business leaders' ministry will host the 2019 Metro Prayer Breakfast on April 17 at the Cox Convention Center. More...

Business

Spring to-do list and an Earth Day workshop in OKC

Everyone loves spring, especially gardeners, but we need to remain watchful of the weather. The average last frost date for...

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road, condominium /...

Business

Puzzling headstone leads to history mystery in Oklahoma City

Carl Watson did not want to bump into U.S. Army Pvt. Ulysses Grant Moore, 1896-1964, in his living room in the dark of the...

Business

Commercial real estate transactions from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Price Edwards & Co. reports these real estate transactions: GRP Investments LLC paid $9,600,000 to MVP Casady LLC for...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $36 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Business

Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for March 30, 2019

Anixter International to occupy new warehouse Anixter International Inc. is expanding in Oklahoma City with a new $11 million,...

Life

Methodist church will dedicate giant bell in Edmond

EDMOND — St. Luke's United Methodist Church will celebrate the fifth anniversary of it's suburban satellite in grand style on...

To get happy, become your own best friend

HealthApr 2, 2019

Want to be happy? Become your own best friend. Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz, two psychoanalysts, published a book telling us how to do that in 1971. "How To Be Your Own Best Friend" is still available. (For children, read "How To Be...

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Business

Home and garden notes for March 30

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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Got Hail Damage? Buyer Beware!

Make sure you don’t fall victim to Storm Sharks!

Health

Hawaii eyes flavored e-cigarette ban to curb teen vaping

HONOLULU (AP) — The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new...

Life

Video: Reba McEntire talks about her new album 'Stronger Than the Truth,' women in country music, the ACM Awards and more on 'PBS NewsHour'

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer recently sat down with Amna Nawaz of "PBS NewsHour" for an installment in the...

Life

Cherokee biopic short film 'Nanyehi' to be inducted into Oklahoma Movie Hall of Fame

“This film represents such an important part of not just Cherokee history, but of Oklahoma and U.S. history as well,” said...

Life

Movie review: Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' remake gets off the ground but never soars

The latest film in the Disney canon to get a (mostly) live-action remake, “Dumbo” presents plenty of challenges.

Life

Clark Beckham's visit to OKC brought out many fans.

In addition to his skills as a performer, Clark Beckham has a warm, intimate style that is easy to experience.

Life

Model search for big and tall men

Guys, if you’re big or tall or both, enter this model search

Life

Listen: Blake Shelton releases new country-rock anthem 'God's Country'

The new song boasts a gritty, swampy vibe that's a bit reminiscent of his fan-favorite "Ol' Red," with resonant bells rings and...

Life

Interviews and video: Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosts last exhibit at State Fair Park with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s 'Oklahoma Is Black'

Titled “Oklahoma Is Black,” Fazlalizadeh’s new body of large-scale wheatpaste posters and vivid oil paintings is the last...

Life

Interviews and video: Lyric Theatre brings Steven Martin and Edie Brickell's bluegrass musical 'Bright Star'

Bligh Voth will return to Oklahoma City to star in Lyric Theatre’s Oklahoma professional premiere of “Bright Star” Wednesday...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 29, 2019: See UCO's Kaleidoscope Dance Company perform its spring showcase

For the first time, UCO's Kaleidoscope Dance Company will perform aerial choreography.

Life

Living and dining relies on the ability to stretch

Editor's Note: Melba Lovelace is taking a couple of weeks off to recover from illness. Her Swap Shop column returns next week,...

Life

MercyMe returns to OKC for March 30 concert

Contemporary Christian band MercyMe will perform in concert at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown...

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Court dismisses $1.8m bullying case brought by man accusing boss of breaking wind

An Australian appeals court on Friday dismissed a bullying case brought by an engineer who accused his former supervisor of...

Life

All-star team set for 'Superman: Year One' in June

The writer who famously charted the first year of Batman’s crime-fighting adventures now plans a similar early look at the Man...

Life

OSBI investigating former OU President David Boren

The OSBI on Thursday began investigating former University of Oklahoma President David Boren after a former teaching assistant...

Life

Glen Hansard planning autumn OKC concert

Hansard is touring in 2019 in support of his upcoming album “This Wild Willing,” due out April 12 on ANTI- Records.

Life

A&E planning four-part Garth Brooks special

The working title of the special is "Garth: The Road I’m On," and it is slated to air this year during the fourth quarter.

Life

Tickets on sale Friday for Andrew Bird's OKC show

The indie rock singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is launching Tuesday his tour in support of his new album “My...

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NewView creating career paths for vision impaired workers

NewView Oklahoma is preparing to offer a series of technology and business focused certification programs.

Business

Wells Fargo CEO Sloan steps down after rocky tenure

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo's CEO Tim Sloan stepped down Thursday, saying he'd become too much of a political target after a...

News

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets...

Business

Disney is banning smoking areas in parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney is eliminating smoking areas at its theme and water parks in California and Florida.The company...

Life

Oklahoma State University Alumni Association planning Orange Peel concerts in Tulsa and OKC

The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association has announced the artists performing at Orange Peel concerts in Tulsa and...

Life
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Wow Air failure strands thousands of passengers

Iceland's Wow Air has stopped flights, stranding thousands of passengers. Its website says Wow Air has ceased...

Around The Web

U.S. jury says Bayer must pay $80 million to man in Roundup cancer trial

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Wednesday awarded $80 million to a man who claimed his use of Bayer AG’s...

Life

Nonprofit group events for March 28

Please send three to five photos of your nonprofit group's social or fundraising events to nonprofits@oklahoman.com. The...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Needs & Deeds

Camp Tumbleweed now registering Dale Rogers Training Center is now registering for its annual Camp Tumbleweed summer day camp....

Life

Polka dots spring to life this season

Seeing dots? No surprise. Polka dots are popping this spring. They never go out of favor, but some years they are more popular....

Health

Briefcase for March 28

OKC lab receive expanded patent Moleculera Labs Inc., an Oklahoma City-based autoimmune neurobiology company, said Wednesday...

Express Employment Professionals
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What is your giving identity?

How to integrate giving into your personal or company DNA

Life

Garth Brooks adds Denver show to stadium tour

Oklahoma native and Country Music Hall of Famer Garth Brooks announced today a new stop on his stadium tour.

Life

Byron Berline benefit show planned at 51st Street Speakeasy

Singer-songwriters from Guthrie, Norman and Oklahoma City will gather and perform a fundraiser for Byron Berline and his family...

Life

Video: Maddie & Tae to release new EP 'One Heart to Another' in April

After months of debuting new music signaling a new chapter in their career, platinum-selling Oklahoma-Texas duo Maddie &...

Life

Food Dude: Martinis, blueberry beignets and pork and cork to dream on

Dave Cathey, Oklahoma City's Food Dude, breaks down the latest news from the local dining scene including the return of Artini,...

News

Affordable music for the family in NYC? Try a jazz club

NEW YORK (AP) — New York has long been a city known for jazz. What's less well-known is how kid- and family-friendly jazz...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 27, 2019: See Oklahoma illusionist Rob Lake perform a home-state benefit show at Tower Theatre

Oklahoma illusionist Rob Lake will perform a special close-up magic show at 7 tonight at Tower Theatre, 425 NW 23.

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Federal judge ends North Carolina ban on abortions after 20 weeks

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal court struck down North Carolina’s decades-old ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying...

Health

Speaker to address 'Addiction: Real Causes and Real Cures'

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

Life

OKC special collection April 6 for computers, tires, ammunition and medication

Oklahoma City will host a special collection for unwanted computers, tires, ammunition and prescription drugs from 9 a.m. to 1...

Life

Achievers

Zhamarius Harmon, a junior at Putnam City High School and a cadet in the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC, has received a...

Life

Downtown Edmond fundraiser benefits 'Fetch Fido a Flight'

EDMOND — The Downtown Edmond Business Association raised $667 for the Fetch Fido A Flight organization during its sale of candy...

Life

Two pesticide applicator training sessions set in April

Private pesticide applicator training sessions will be offered in April by the Cleveland County Extension office in Norman and...

Life

Midwest City Elks plan Youth Golf Skills Challenge

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City Elks Lodge No.1890 will host its ninth annual Youth Golf Skills Challenge April 27 at Hidden...

Life

Safe Place returns to OKC for youths who need immediate help

Black-and-yellow, diamond-shaped signs on Oklahoma City fire stations and OnCue stores will mark the return of the National...

Life

Germans from Russia group to meet for annual Founders’ Day Celebration

The Central Oklahoma chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia will meet for its annual Founders’ Day...

Life

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,...

Life

Moore Chess Club seeking beginning chess players for seminar

MOORE — The Moore Chess Club will have a seminar for “beginners” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday to teach new players how to play...

Business

Cities, organizations recognized at Oklahoma Arbor Week kickoff celebration

Several cities and organizations from across Oklahoma were honored at a recent Oklahoma Forestry Services and Oklahoma Urban...

Health

Oklahoma business briefs for March 27

Investment round held i2E Inc., recently led a $1.2 million investment round for BPEndo, a Norman-based company developing a...

Health

Oklahoma reaches $270 million settlement with opioid maker

TULSA — The state of Oklahoma will receive $270 million as a partial settlement to its lawsuit against opioid manufacturers,...

Health

In OKC, CDC director says America can end AIDS epidemic

America can end the AIDS epidemic in 10 years, but it will take a lot of people willing to do the hard work, the director of...

Life

Hospitality at its finest: Industry remembers Vast chef for passion and kindness

If Oscar Wilde's words about sorrow being sacred ground's active ingredient are to believed, the city's restaurant in the...

Life

Kristin Chenoweth and Yolanda Adams to be honored at Grammys on the Hill Awards

Tony- and Emmy-winning Broken Arrow native Kristin Chenoweth and four-time Grammy-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams and will...

Life

Video: Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn flashback, all-star collaborations added to ACM Awards performance lineup

The star-studded lineup of performers for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards continues to grow.

Life

Photos and video: Tulsa native Alfre Woodard and Jason Momoa to star in Apple TV+ show 'See'

Tulsa native and Oscar nominee Alfre Woodard and "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa appeared Monday at the big reveal of new Apple TV+...

Life

Video: Bill Hader talks 'Barry' Season 2, on-set pranks, working in reality TV on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Bill Hader again proved a top-notch late-night talk-show guest Monday when he appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Life

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson announces retirement from touring

A Maud native, Jackson launched her musical career while still a student at Capitol Hill High School in Oklahoma City, when...

News

Judge with key role in Kansas' first LGBT marriage to retire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge who played a key role in Kansas's first same-sex marriage has announced his retirement.The Kansas...

Life

Video: Oklahoma native Trey Rose eliminated on 'The Voice'

Season 16 of "The Voice" moved into the Battle Rounds Monday night.

Business

US housing starts slumped 8.7 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homes under construction fell 8.7 percent in February, as ground breakings for single-family...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 26, 2019: See Oklahoma Contemporary's illuminating outdoor art installation 'Whiteout' before it closes in Automobile Alley

"Whiteout" was devised by internationally renowned artist Erwin Redl and brought to Oklahoma City by Oklahoma Contemporary Arts...

Life

Can you create a wedding dress from toilet paper?

Grab the toilet paper and whip up a winning wedding gown

Business

Your houseplants are getting hungry; some feeding tips

No matter what the weather outdoors, plants indoors are getting hungrier and thirstier this time of year. How are you going to...

Around The Web

Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

A planned first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled because of spacesuit issues, US space agency Nasa says. Anne McClain...

Around The Web

California avocados voluntarily recalled for possible health risk

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California avocado grower and distributor has voluntarily recalled its product from six states due to...

Around The Web

Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Iran for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it...

Health

Palliative care services can help relieve pain

DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: What can you tell me about palliative care? My husband suffers from lung disease and is receiving radiation...

Health

Is stomach 'flu' really the flu?

Stomach bugs are making the rounds in the Sooner State, bringing with them nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and...

Health

New studies link eggs and sugary drinks with premature death

Adam’s journal In the past few weeks, I’ve seen headlines about new research studies highlighting the dangers of too many eggs...

Health

Spread spirit Lent throughout your year

Lent is most typically associated with the Catholic Church, but also observed by Lutherans, Methodists Presbyterians,...

Health

Baby Steps benefit run is set

The inaugural Baby Steps 5K and One Mile Fun Run will be Saturday to benefit Infant Crisis Services. The event was organized by...

Life

Son feels mother's rejection after revealing that he is gay

DEAR ABBY: I love my mother, but our relationship has been awkward since I came out to her when I was 13. After I told her I...

Oklahoma Youth Expo
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Oklahoma Youth Expo exhibitors make it ‘The Greatest Show’

The 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo concluded this past week, and support for the world’s largest junior livestock show has never been...

Life

Preview: Blake Shelton releasing new single 'God's Country' Friday

Tishomingo resident and country music superstar Blake Shelton is releasing Friday “God’s Country,” the flagship single from his...

Life

Concert review and photos: Pink flies high in debut Oklahoma City concert

Making her Oklahoma City concert debut, the 20-time Grammy Award nominee brought an array of thrilling talents to Chesapeake...

Sports

Honoring rivalries: Packers-Bears to open 2019 NFL schedule

PHOENIX (AP) — As part of the celebration of its 100th season, the NFL will break from tradition and feature the Packers vs....

Life

Video: Oklahoma native Trey Rose continues on 'The Voice' as Season 16 Battle Rounds begin

Oklahoma music fans should keep an eye out for Trey Rose, an energetic 26-year-old Hugo native whose entertaining blind...

Life

Interview and video: National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede speaks of the importance of the cultural fields as White House again...

“It’s a branch of learning that basically says what has the history of people and culture been and who are we now? That, as...

Life

Interviews and photos: OKC Museum of Art showcases work of 'Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West'

On view through May 26 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the exhibit includes almost 50 striking prints by more than a dozen...

Life
News

Texas officer wins appeal of dismissal over feces sandwich

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer who was fired after colleagues accused him of trying to give a homeless man a...

Around The Web

Man exonerated over wrongful rape conviction after 36 years in prison

Three people testified that he was asleep at home when the rape occurred. The fingerprints at the scene were not a match. He is...

Life

New sunglasses collection from Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

This celebrity power couple teamed with Quay Australia on a line of sunglasses

Leaders react and take steps after second tragedy at Parkland

After a second Parkland shooting survivor died by suicide in a week’s span, Florida’s emergency chief is calling for the state...

Life

Area students pitch in to build community for homeless teens

Preliminary work began in early March on a tiny home community to house teens living on their own in the Oklahoma City area....

Life

Family Talk: Birthday celebrations a reminder of the blessing of family

I’m very blessed to live en familia as they say in Spanish, or “in family.” My family, from the oldest to the youngest, deeply...

Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

BusinessApr 4, 2019

Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of sweeping changes to the state’s alcohol industry included in State Question 792. Now, nearly six months since...

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Health

Bill offers tax incentive for doctors who practice in rural areas

The prognosis is good for a bill that would encourage more doctors to practice in rural Oklahoma. Access to a primary care...

Life

Search for cues when supporting grieving friend

QUESTION: When you receive news of your friend’s father’s death, what is the right time to visit? Do you go to her house...

Life

Nature & You: 'Wild canaries' seem to disappear

Mysterious disappearance of ‘wild canaries’ an annual phenomenon Along about this time each and every year, the same...

Health

Italy: Infant dies after parents circumcise him at home

ROME (AP) — An infant boy in Italy has died as the result of a circumcision performed by his parents at home, according to...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 24, 2019: Catch an '80s movie marathon at the Tower Theatre

Catch a marathon of classic and extremely quotable movies from the 1980s today.

News

Philly chilly in September, so nude bike ride set for August

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they'll do...

Life

Sunday Morning: Helen Ford Wallace: March 24

HONORING THE CHAIRMEN Occasion: Cathy Keating and former Gov. Frank Keating were honorees at the special evening recognizing...

Life

Oh the humanities: As White House recommends closure, NEH chairman makes the case for cultural fields

When people ask Jon Parrish Peede what the humanities are, he often answers with a question of his own: “Do you like Ken Burns...

Life

Art notes for March 24

UCO dance company reaches new heights University of Central Oklahoma’s Kaleidoscope Dance Company will take flight in three...

Health

Health briefs for March 24

Tai Chi-A-Thon scheduled Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative will host a statewide Tai Chi-A-Thon fundraiser April 26. This event...

Health

Swine virus found at livestock show in Oklahoma City

A number of pigs that were recently shown at the Oklahoma Youth Expo are thought to have contracted or been exposed to a virus...

Life

Pink visits Oklahoma City National Memorial ahead of her OKC concert

The three-time Grammy Award winner posted on Instagram Friday a photo of her 7-year-old daughter, Willow Sage Hart, looking at...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 23, 2019: Catch Pink in concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena

The tour is supporting her blockbuster 2017 album "Beautiful Trauma."

Business

Spring's alarm has sounded in central Oklahoma

It is amazing the difference a few warm sunny days can make as it serves as a wake-up call or alarm clock for the plant world...

Life

Bible lesson

"And Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.’ ” — Luke 19:9 Jesus Christ...

Life

Conference offers clergy training in child trauma

Several faith organizations and other agencies are joining forces to offer a special clergy training conference. The "Faith...

Business

OKC home show to feature green living coach, others

If “going green” brings up images of solar panels on the roof and electric cars parked in the driveway, chances are you’re...

Life

After more than two decades, OKC church to dedicate building

A congregation's dream for a new church building has come true after more than 20 years. Holy Temple Baptist Church, 1536 NE...

Life

In brief

EDMOND Lenten mission set at St. John the Baptist St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in partnership with other Catholic...

Business

Class-action suit could change real estate commissions

In what could be the most far-reaching antitrust lawsuit for the real estate market in decades, the National Association of...

Business

What Realtors wish more senior sellers knew

I know. I know. You’re tired of my harangue — always telling you to let go of stuff, get rid of clutter, clean house and...

Life

Polished ministry focuses on young professional women

A ministry new to the metro area aims to bring young professional women together explore faith and navigate the world of...

Business

Let's all click 'Like' on Facebook's fair housing settlement

Facebook's lawsuit settlement over fair housing violations really is historic, even aside from the importance of the issue,...

Business

Home and garden notes for March 23

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

Business

Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

7725 Reno 1 LLC: 7725 W Reno Ave., restaurant, remodel, $1,000,000. No name provided: 1636 S Czech Hall Road,...

Business

Real estate notes from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

MUSTANG Braum's upgrades Mustang Road site Braum’s has added double drive-thru ordering lanes at its location at 333 N Mustang...

Business

Oklahoma City 'urban village' project is planted in an Opportunity Zone

Oklahoma County is a top opportunity zone investment area, and even as investors await detailed federal tax regulations before...

Business

Oklahoma County property sales from The Oklahoman for March 23, 2019

Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk David B....

Life

David Phelps will perform in Norman

NORMAN — Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will perform in concert at 7 p.m. March 31 at First First...

Life

Dorothy Day is focus of one-woman play

“Haunted by God,” a one-woman play about Dorothy Day, will be performed at 5 p.m. March 31 at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic...

Paul George reinvented his diet before the best season of his career

SportsApr 5, 2019

The buttery smell of popcorn drew Paul George to the open side door of the concession stand after practice in Toronto last week. He lingered, talking to the person inside, who was presumably preparing for the Raptors game that night. The...

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Inspectors disagree over water heater code

DEAR BARRY: The home we are buying is brand new and was just approved by the city inspector. To be on the safe side, we hired a...

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Report: EPIC Charter Schools among state's most cost-efficient schools

A study released earlier this month ranked EPIC Charter Schools among the top schools when it comes to getting the biggest bang...

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Watch: Greyson Chance's scenic new music video for his ballad 'yours'

Check out the scenic music video to Greyson Chance's rhythmic romantic declaration "yours," from his newly released sophomore...

Life

Video: Check out Pentatonix's effervescent cover of 'Come Along'

The colorful clip impressively showcases the quintet's vocal prowess and arranging skills.

Life

Video: Tyson Meade releases new album 'Robbing The Nuclear Family' today

Oklahoma City-based alt-rock godfather and Chainsaw Kittens frontman Tyson Meade releases today his new record "Robbing The...

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Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center saying goodbye to 'Whiteout' with 'Trumpet Clouds'

"Trumpet Clouds," a 60-minute mobile live-installation, composed by Craig Shepard, features a dozen trumpet players and...

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Interview and video: Oklahoma singer-songwriter Greg Jacobs talks new album 'Encore,' influencing Garth Brooks, Saturday's Blue Door show

For his “Encore,” the venerable red dirt singer-songwriter mixed up new and newly rediscovered songs into a long-awaited studio...

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Oklahoma Youth Expo is Bob Funk’s ‘first-love charity’

Local businessman Bob Funk Sr. has announced two major contributions to the youth livestock and leadership program.

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Movie review: Jordan Peele follows Oscar-winning 'Get Out' with horror masterwork 'Us'

In this era of sequels, reboots and cinematic universes, Peele is building a breakout reputation as a true original who is...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 22, 2019: Hear Susan Gibson and K.C. Clifford at the Blue Door

Hear Texas singer-songwriter Susan Gibson and Oklahoma City folk chanteuse K.C. Clifford at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N...

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Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips

Tyson Foods announced on Thursday it's recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen chicken strips that may have been...

Life

Things to see and do around Oklahoma

Life is 'Beautiful': Powerhouse pop star Pink brings her “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” to Oklahoma City at 8 p.m. Saturday at...

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Oklahoma Real Estate Commission hires new executive director

The Oklahoma Real Estate Commission has named Sherry Kueffler, former longtime investigator for the commission, as its new...

Business

Survey finds people feel naked without their smartphones

U.S. Cellular recently released its latest wireless survey data providing insight into trends in the wireless industry and...

Life

Lone Star State of Mind: Songwriter Robert Ellis stakes out his corner of Texas’ music legacy

For his new album “Texas Piano Man,” songwriter Robert Ellis dons a white tuxedo and an uncharacteristically Texas-sized pop...

Life

Collective Soul bringing 25th anniversary tour to Oklahoma

Hitmakers Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year.

Life

Details announced for OKC Jazz Festival, including Byron Berline benefit featuring Lucine Fyelon

The festival will include a special performance by jazz and hip-hop violinist Lucine Fyelon April 13 at the Auditorium at...

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Tickets on sale Friday for Nick Offerman's 'All Rise' Oklahoma tour dates

Offerman is the husband of Emmy-winning actress Megan Mullally, who grew up in Oklahoma City.

News

US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the...

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Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or...

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Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris...

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Theater review: Musical 'Waitress' brings sugar, spice and everything nice to OKC's Civic Center Music Hall

As sweet as a slice of French silk, as tart as a piece of lemon meringue and as funny as a cream pie to the face, “Waitress”...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 21, 2019: Celebrate the past during the OKC Museum of Art's Third Thursday

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, is celebrating decades past with its monthly Third Thursday event from 5 to 9...

Life

On trend for spring: resin jewelry

Looking for a wardrobe refresher? Take a look at this lightweight jewelry

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Dozens of headstones at Jewish cemetery defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages

A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in...

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Horoscopes

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotional situations will escalate if you aren't reasonable. Think twice before you make an...

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Nonprofit group events

Please send three to five photos of your nonprofit group's social or fundraising events to nonprofits@oklahoman.com. The...

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Nailing bright spring colors

One of the easiest ways to tease spring is with a change of nail polish. Dark, moody shades seem fitting during a long, cold...

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Nonprofit notes for March 21

Hall of Fame, museum choose board Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will continue his term as chairman of the board for the...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

SportsApr 1, 2019

Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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Briefcase

OU College of Medicine to honor expert The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine on April 3 will present its biennial...

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Philharmonic strikes difficult balance

Guest conductor James Feddeck adeptly led Saturday evening’s Oklahoma City Philharmonic program of two Romantic staples,...

Life

Friend sees too much risk in monitoring home remodel

DEAR ABBY: For several years, my husband and I were good friends with "Pam" and "David." About a year ago, we moved to a new...

Life

Arlo Guthrie pens loving tribute to his late aunt Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon

The folk singer fondly shared some of his memories of visiting his aunt in Oklahoma.

Crime

Trio of child-sex documentaries puts a spotlight on parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The mothers of the two accusers in HBO's "Leaving Neverland" said they were lulled by Michael Jackson's forlorn...

Life

Oklahoma-made film 'The Harvesters' now available for streaming

"The Harvesters," a mystery-thriller set and filmed in Oklahoma, is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.

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Watch: Animated video, Oklahoma album release plans revealed for JJ Cale's posthumous album 'Stay Around'

The OKPOP Museum, a project of the Oklahoma Historical Society, and Cale's estate are planning a series of special events at...

News

'There is death all over': Cyclone Idai toll rises above 300

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone...

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Harrises take home $10,000 with more TV time scheduled

Owners of Off the Hook Seafood & More win on Food Network, Urbun Eats reopens in Uptown, The Skirvin has a new chef and so...

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Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying...

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Magic show to benefit Friends for Folks, Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Oklahoma native Rob Lake amazed the audience with magic on "America's Got Talent," and now he will perform at the Tower Theatre...

Health

Registration for inaugural Norman Senior Games open

NORMAN — The Norman Parks Department is launching its first intramural games for seniors with the inaugural Norman Senior Games...

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Muskogee filmmaker to portray Bass Reeves at Arcadia Round Barn

ARCADIA — Muskogee filmmaker Oscar Dean Ray will bring a modern-day message to the Arcadia Round Barn on Saturday with his...

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Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild to meet, host lecture and workshop

The Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild will meet at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 28 in the Clarence E. Page Building at Wiley Post Air...

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Noble Public Schools uses 'Crazy Sock Hops' to promote Down syndrome awareness

NOBLE — Students from Noble Public Schools participated in a recent districtwide campaign to promote Down syndrome awareness....

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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,...

Life

Cooking is hard. These classes around OKC can help

Wednesday Asian Favorites Part One: Chef Misung Billins, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45 Gyoza: Michiko Dowling, 6:30 to...

Health

Panera, Baking Memories 4 Kids surprises family with vacation

Peyton Franklin, 9, and her family recently were surprised with a vacation from Panera Bread and Baking Memories 4 Kids. Peyton...

Life

4-H member collects backpacks, school supplies for students

Although a backpack is an essential item when children are needing to carry books, homework, teacher notes and other items, not...

Life

Restaurant delivery free if you DIY

Once upon a time, going out for dinner was considered an occasion, but busy lives and schedules that stretch into night have...

Life

Boy Scouts to honor Dick Sias with 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award

The Last Frontier Council will honor Dick Sias with the 2019 E.C. Joullian Distinguished Citizen Award on Tuesday. The award...

Health

OKC Parents Helping Parents plans April meetings

The Oklahoma City chapter of Parents Helping Parents has announced meetings for April. Brooke T. Cohn, a licensed alcohol and...

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Barn quilt workshop will involve paint and boards, not sewing needles

KINGFISHER — A Barn Quilt workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Ave. Barn...

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Melba's Swap Shop

Oh, deer! DEAR MELBA: It's always barbecue time, and right now it's really time for barbecued venison. VENISON POT BBQ •About 5...

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Indian Child Welfare Act held unconstitutional

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being called into question in an ongoing case, can you tell us...

Business

Oklahomans would give up a lot to avoid taxes

What would you give up to avoid paying taxes? Twenty-four percent of Oklahomans would give up Netflix or Hulu, while 22 percent...

Health

Spring's arrival brings severe allergies for some

Spring arrives in Oklahoma at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday. The spring equinox “marks the turning point when daylight begins to win out...

Life

Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road heading to Kuwait and Kosovo on American Music Abroad tour

Dillingham, along with his bandmates and fellow Oklahoma musicians in Horseshoe Road, will again take his musical diplomacy...

Life

Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Kelly Clarkson and more to perform on ACM Awards

CBS and the Academy of Country Music announced today that 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Brooks & Dunn – the...

Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

NewsApr 3, 2019

An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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Funeral services announced for Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister

“Nobody loved Woody Guthrie as much as his baby sister Mary Jo did," Deana McCloud, executive director of the Tulsa-based Woody...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 19, 2019: See the hit musical 'Waitress' at the Civic Center Music Hall

The tale of a pregnant waitress and pie-maker named Jenna who dreams of finding a way out of her small-town life and loveless...

Life

Oklahoma City Museum of Art acquires Thomas Cole painting 'An Italian Autumn'

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has announced that it has acquired “An Italian Autumn” by renowned American artist Thomas Cole.

Business

US Sen. Markey to give away campaign donations from Kraft

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey planned to donate campaign contributions he received from New England Patriots owner...

News

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of slain single mom

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Less than a day after the family of a slain single mother of four launched a fundraising appeal, actor...

Life

Lane Bryant launching new collection

Beauticurve founder Rochelle Johnson inspires and co-designs new fashion line

Health

How to stop frustrating robocalls

Dear Savvy Senior: Is there anything seniors can do to stop perpetual robocalls? It seems like I get five to 10 a day on my...

Health

Study: Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors who combine the two — by walking a dog — are...

Health

CDC is studying electric scooter injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the spike in injuries related to the use of electric scooters....

Life

Resentment, self-pity diminish when paired with gratefulness

“You deserve it,” is a phrase we often hear when something good — or bad — happens to us. The implication being we are entitled...

Health

In brief

PAWHUSKAMammograms offered for free Women age 40 and older can receive a free mammogram between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25 and...

Crime

Man linked to largest art heist in history freed from prison

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest...

News

Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with...

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Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens and Jerry Bradley to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – One of the most successful duos in American music history, Brooks & Dunn – the pairing of Louisiana...

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Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie's younger sister, dies at age 96

Mary Jo Guthrie Edgmon, Woody Guthrie’s younger sister and one of the Oklahoma folk icon’s most dedicated devotees, has died....

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Amanda Shires to play spring OKC show

Critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires has announced a 2019 tour stop in Oklahoma City.

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Video: 'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer chats with fans at Barbie 'Be Anything' Tour events in OKC

Watch“America’s Got Talent” Season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer chatting with fans in a Q&A over the weekend as part of the...

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Anthropologie adds plus-size clothing

This specialty store is now appealing to the masses with extended sizes

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Listen: Reba McEntire delivers rollicking new tune 'Storm in a Shot Glass'

The rollicking tune "Storm in a Shot Glass" tells of a woman who tries to drown her heartbreak in booze but only ends up...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 18, 2019: Hear Juniper Douglas at VZD's

Juniper Douglas is a collaborative music and visual performance group with more than 30 contributors collected and grown out of...

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Premier League, EFL & FA accused of 'double standards' for not holding mosque attack tribute

The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association have been accused of "double standards" for not holding...

Crime

Police in Dutch city of Utrecht report 'multiple' injuries as result of a shooting in residential neighborhood

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Dutch city of Utrecht report 'multiple' injuries as result of a shooting in residential...

Life

Nature & You: The first sign of spring has feathers

First sign of spring has feathers A change in the seasons is upon us. There comes a time when the daylight hours become exactly...

Life

Why we must celebrate everything, even the small stuff

I used to think March had few celebration days except St. Patrick’s Day. But I was wrong. I discovered March has many...

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State parks offer spring activities for kids

Spring begins Wednesday, but spring break begins for most everyone Monday. Now, many of us have seen spring break plans follow...

Life

Hamilton wins 2019 Central Oklahoma Spelling Bee

Continuing a winning family tradition, Rachel Hamilton from Whitebead Elementary School in Pauls Valley won the 2019 Central...

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Metro faith community gathers for NZ prayer vigil

A metro Muslim leader said his faith community won't cower in fear in the wake of a deadly shooting spree at two New Zealand...

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Continental vs. American style of eating: Which is better?

QUESTION: What is the Continental Style of eating? Is eating Continental Style acceptable in Oklahoma? Is the American style...

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Becky Ivins specializes in helping seniors on the move

The Oklahoma City Realtor has developed a program that specializes in making the move smoother. Ivins calls the program...

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Get your Irish eyes smiling: The 2019 BAM’s Blog St. Patrick’s Day movie list

This year’s options range from children's fare and harrowing drama to old classics and horror comedy – and all of them can be...

OU football: Tanner Schafer trying to follow in Taylor Cornelius' footsteps

SportsApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — Tanner Schafer shrugs a bit at the question. “Did it bother you that you weren’t more highly recruited?” Oklahoma’s redshirt junior walk-on quarterback was asked last week. “I don’t know,” Schafer said. “I guess it’s because I’m from...

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Interview: Jessie Nelson, writer of the 'Waitress' musical, talks collaborating with Sara Bareilles, adapting Adrienne Shelly's film

A screenwriter whose credits include the films “Stepmom,” “I Am Sam” and “Corrina, Corrina,” Nelson also collaborated on...

Life

Interviews and video: OKC Philharmonic to play along with classic film 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial'

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will be exploring a popular trend May 29-30 when it performs Williams’ Academy Award-winning...

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What to do in Oklahoma on March 17, 2019: Hear The Black Lillies at the Blue Door

The band is touring in support of its autumn 2018 album release "Stranger to Me."

Life

Sunday Morning: March 17, 2019

LEGACY AND LEGENDS 2019 Event: Five Junior League sustainer and active members were recognized as “Legacy and Legends” award...

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Art notes for March 17

Dance company to perform: The internationally renowned Parsons Dance company is set to perform at Oklahoma City Community...

Health

Mysterious federal response in Lawton sparked by fears a chemical warfare agent had been made

LAWTON — The massive federal response to a Lawton apartment in late January and early February was triggered by fears a man...

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As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the...

News

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New...

Life

Video: Ahead of tonight's OKC show, Maren Morris performs 'My Church' with Miranda Lambert, Cassadee Pope, Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter will make play the Oklahoma City stop on her tour at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500...

Life

UPDATED: Harris family's culinary battle on Food Network now airing Monday

In case you weren’t convinced Off the Hook Seafood & More is hot like Sriracha, chef Corey “Slawta” Harris...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 16, 2019: Hear John Mellencamp at Tulsa's Brady Theater

Mellencamp released his 24th album, "Other People’s Stuff," in December via Republic Records. The album includes covers culled...

Business

The Oklahoman's Listing of the Week of March 16, 2019

The Listing of the Week is an equestrian estate of 85 acres just off the new turnpike near Harrah. The main home, 7,466 square...

Business

How to grow fresh spring greens in central Oklahoma

Whether you are a novice gardener or have been growing things for years, growing your own greens in the spring is easy,...

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Oklahoma City building permits from The Oklahoman for March 16, 2019

Lingo Construction: 1225 N Broadway Ave., shell building, shell, $2,000,000. Jim Cooley Construction LLC: 100 S E.K. Gaylord...

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Author inspires students with message of ‘healing hope’

SHAWNEE — Author and ministry leader Katherine Wolf recently shared her remarkable story of suffering from a brainstem stroke...

Life

In brief

NORMAN Tibetan monks set to visit Norman Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit Norman to share their...

Business

Home and garden notes for March 16

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

Business

What happens when your style is all of the above?

I am a sucker for quizzes. What career should you actually have? (Writer. Phew!) What city should you live in? (Paris. I know.)...

Business

Big home show supports tiny houses in Oklahoma

People attending the Oklahoma City Home + Outdoor Living Show will have an opportunity to turn tiny houses into tiny homes for...

Business

Kenneth R. Harney, Buying a home just got easier for many in the gig economy

WASHINGTON — If you're one of the millions of Americans who are self-employed or earn money on the side through freelance,...

Life

Delegate shares reasons for backing Traditional Plan

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

Life

Bible lesson

"For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to celebrate." — Luke 15:24 The...

Business

Winter housing market days are numbered in OKC

Homebuilding and sales started 2019 almost like "Groundhog Day" 59 days in a row — the 1993 Bill Murray flick, not Feb. 2. Not...

Life

Muslim group, interfaith partners respond to New Zealand attack

The leader of a Muslim advocacy group said he could hardly sleep because he worried about the safety of Oklahoma Muslims and...

Life

State briefs for March 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Free and half-price pet adoptions Sunday at OKC Animal Welfare Wear green to OKC Animal Welfare on Sunday for a...

Life

OKC pastor decrys Methodist anti-gay stance

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

Life

Video: Kelli O'Hara earning rave reviews, honoring friend Marin Mazzie in Broadway revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate'

Oklahoma native Kelli O'Hara is back on Broadway and earning strong reviews as she plays the title role in the long-awaited...

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'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne Farmer to appear at Barbie 'Be Anything' Tour events in OKC

Real-life role models, including 14-year-old OKC ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” Season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer,...

Life

Photos and video: Chris Pratt sings with Garth Brooks, presents him with Artist of the Decade Award on iHeartRadio Music Awards

Garth Brooks won an award Thursday night and made Chris Pratt’s dreams come true in the process.

Life

Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' OKC landmark The Womb gets new life in partnership with art collective Factory Obscura

The Womb’s rebirth begins Thursday, when Factory Obscura, the artist group behind the popular immersive experiences “Shift” and...

Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

HealthApr 2, 2019

A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry, 37, is facing 40 counts of health care fraud from his pharmacy, Bratton Drug, in Mangum. He was indicted March 5 with...

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Extended interviews, photos and video: Flaming Lips' reborn The Womb to host Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 'Momentum' 2019

After shining up the historic Gold Dome last year, the nonprofit arts organization is taking one of its signature events into...

Life

Infinite Danger Room #109: Captain Marvel review (spoilers!)

Infinite Danger Room panelists Matthew Price, Kade Poulson, Anthony Brown and Chris Borthick give their full review on "Captain...

Life

Interview: Oklahoma native Kolby Kindle returning to home state on 'Waitress' tour, joining Australian company for 'Come from Away'

The Edmond North High School graduate joined the “Waitress” tour in November after two and a half years on the road with “The...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 15, 2019: Hear The Nixons at Harrah's The State Theatre

The group released a new tune called "Song of the Year" in 2017 to mark its reunion.

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High school student accepted to 39 colleges, offered $1.6M in scholarships

High school senior Jordan Nixon was confident she would get into a few schools. But she was shocked as the acceptance letters...

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill 49

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prime...

Life

Oklahoma musicians remember drummer Michael Walker, plan benefit concert in his memory

EDMOND - Oklahoma City band The Groove Merchants will play a benefit concert in memory of Michael and Rachael Walker at 8 p.m....

News

Neo-Nazi website founder says he fears returning to US

The operator of a leading neo-Nazi website claims it's too dangerous for him to travel to the U.S. to be questioned under oath...

News

Tucker Carlson abandons plan for studio near Maine home

BRYANT POND, Maine (AP) — Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he's scuttling plans for a TV studio near his vacation home in...

Life

Garth Brooks to receive Artist of the Decade Award on tonight's iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards are airing from 7 to 9 tonight on Fox, and Oklahoma country music star Garth Brooks will be a...

Business

First female Grand Canyon National Park superintendent resigning after cleared of creating hostile work environment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — First female Grand Canyon National Park superintendent resigning after cleared of creating hostile work...

Life

Shawnee's Mabee-Gerrer Museum starts centennial celebration with special exhibition

Founded in 1919, Shawnee’s Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is starting its centennial celebration with the exhibition “Celebrating a...

Life

What to do in Oklahoma on March 14, 2019: See Jewel Box Theatre's production of 'Wedding Belles'

The comedy was co-written by writer-director Alan Bailey and the late Ronnie Claire Edwards, an actress, writer and Oklahoma...

Business

US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the...