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State's opioid case transforms in surprising turn of events

In a surprising turn of events, attorneys for the state of Oklahoma on Thursday dismissed everything but a public nuisance...

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Norman police announce arrest in racist graffiti incident

NORMAN — A 45-year-old woman was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused by police of spray-painting racist and homophobic...

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Renovations begin at historic Walcourt building

The Walcourt, an almost century-old landmark just east of downtown, is getting its first new roof in decades with long-awaited...

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Racist graffiti in Norman similar to OKC incident

NORMAN — Racist graffiti found Wednesday morning at three buildings, including an elementary school and the county's Democratic...

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Oklahoma gets first $102.5M from Purdue

The first $102.5 million from Oklahoma's settlement with Purdue Pharma has been paid, state Attorney General Mike Hunter's...

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    OKC church with legacy of civil rights is marking 100 years

    An eye-catching Centennial Quilt tells a story of the hope of the past and the promise of the future from its place of...

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    State briefs for April 6

    Poison center warns about snakebite danger Spring's warmer temperatures and rain mean an increase in calls to the Oklahoma...

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    Deaths

    ADAJackson, Damion Aries: 20, died April 4. Wake 6 p.m. Monday, Chickasaw Nation Community Center. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday...

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    David Boren answers investigators' questions about allegations

    Former University of Oklahoma President David Boren on Friday fully and candidly answered all questions from investigators...

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    Deaths

    ADA Jackson, Damion Aries: 20, died April 4. Wake 6 p.m. Monday, Chickasaw Nation Community Center. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday...

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    Church refurbishes vintage bus to continue youth ministry's legacy

    Ron Wheeler remembers riding a church bus in the 1940s, singing a children’s Bible song with as much gusto as his preteen voice...

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    Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

    NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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    FBI searching for Yukon bank robber

    YUKON — A man in a wig robbed the RCB Bank in Yukon on Friday morning, authorities said. About 9:30 a.m. Friday, a white man,...

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    Medieval Fair underway in Norman

    NORMAN — Knights battling and jesters juggling are on display at Norman’s annual Medieval Fair. Held annually since 1977, the...

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    Kingfisher man accused of dismembering girlfriend

    KINGFISHER — A 62-year-old man was arrested Friday after authorities said he admitted his girlfriend of nearly a decade was...

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    Readers raise questions about proposed Thunder Alley

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

    Governor's staff to focus on Oklahoma's biggest health challenges first

    HealthApr 2, 2019

    State officials are close to pinning down which big health issues will be targeted first by the Stitt administration, Jerome Loughridge, Oklahoma's new secretary of health and mental health, said Monday. "We're going to take on the most...

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    Oklahoma correctional officer charged with rape

    An Oklahoma correctional officer was charged Thursday with second-degree rape after reportedly having sex with an inmate....

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    A perfect pitch

    A new futsal court opened Friday at Santa Fe South High School in Oklahoma City. The Energy Assist Foundation, Musco Lighting...

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    Lawmakers say state budget is nearly ready

    Lawmakers are about 80 percent in agreement on the provisions of a state budget, Sen. Roger Thompson said Wednesday. Thompson,...

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    Stitt addresses his party at state GOP convention

    In addressing the state Republican Party on Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt largely shied away from talking politics, even Republican...

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    Kingfisher man accused of dismembering girlfriend

    A 62-year-old man was arrested Friday after authorities said he admitted his girlfriend of nearly a decade was dead and he...

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    FBI searching for Yukon bank robber

    A man in a wig robbed the RCB Bank in Yukon Friday morning.

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    Two people arrested at Mexican border in connection with Seminole homicide

    Two people suspected in the death of a 43-year-old Seminole man were arrested while trying to enter Mexico.

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    Oklahoman Unfolded: The week's top stories

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

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    San Francisco: residents of wealthy area shout down mayor over homeless shelter

    A meeting to discuss a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco devolved into chaos on Wednesday night, as...

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    Jussie Smollett: actor refuses to reimburse city for investigation costs

    The city of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse costs of investigating...

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    3 dead, 2 police officers injured after day-long hostage standoff in Georgia

    Three people are dead, including an alleged hostage taker, after a day-long standoff in Georgia. A pregnant woman and her...

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    State briefs for April 5

    Rancher wins state honors in agriculture Leedey rancher Jimmy Harrel is the recipient of the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement...

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    Deaths

    ALLENFrederick, Geraldine “Jerry”: 76, died April 3. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Allen First Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada)....

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    Perfect attendance has its benefits — like a new car

    There are more good ideas in the world than anyone has time to implement, but the joint effort between The Foundation for...

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    With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families

    A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization has been selected to lead a four-year pilot project geared toward reuniting...

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    Deaths

    ALLEN Frederick, Geraldine “Jerry”: 76, died April 3. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Allen First Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada)....

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    Legislative pages return to Capitol

    Oklahoma legislative pages returned to the state Capitol this week, but male and female pages will not serve together for the...

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    Oklahoma man arrested in murder-for-hire plot

    FBI investigators have arrested an Alva businessman in a murder-for-hire plot to kill two people, according to a complaint...

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    Two adults, toddler dead in Elk City mobile home fire Wednesday

    ELK CITY -- Two adults and a toddler died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon, authorities reported. The fire was at the...

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    Thunderstorms move through Oklahoma City early Thursday

    A flood advisory has been issued for parts of central Oklahoma Thursday. Northern Lincoln, southern Payne and Logan counties...

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    Two adults, toddler, dead in Elk City mobile home fire Wednesday

    ELK CITY -- Two adults and a toddler died Wednesday afternoon in a mobile home fire, authorities reported. The fire was at the...

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    South Carolina serial rapist arrested after more than 20 years on the loose, police say

    Police arrested a South Carolina man on Tuesday who allegedly raped a dozen women and spent more than two decades on...

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    Flint residents can sue former Gov. Snyder over water disaster, judge rules

    FLINT, Mich. – A judge says former Gov. Rick Snyder can be sued by residents in the Flint water scandal, reversing a decision...

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    Application deadline nearing for Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America scholarships

    The application deadline is nearing for two $1,000 scholarships offered by the Central Oklahoma chapter of Hearing Loss...

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    Horn backs resolution condemning Trump position on health care

    U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn backed a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Trump administration for its support of a ruling to...

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    Deaths

    ADAFlowers, Randall Eugene: 65, died April 2. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Highland Cemetery, Stonewall (Criswell, Ada)....

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    Oklahoma business briefs for April 4

    TTCU announces OKC branch Construction is underway on a new TTCU Federal Credit Union branch in Oklahoma City at 15104 N...

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    Oklahoma City panel takes step to preserve First Christian Church

    Oklahoma City’s Historic Preservation Commission agreed Wednesday to begin a process, known as a proposal for designation, that...

    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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    Rev. Calvin McCutchen, longtime north Tulsa pastor, civil rights leader, dies at 92

    TULSA — The Rev. G. Calvin McCutchen, longtime pastor of one of Tulsa's oldest black churches and a leader in civil rights...

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    Deaths

    ADA Flowers, Randall Eugene: 65, died April 2. Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Highland Cemetery, Stonewall (Criswell, Ada)....

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    State briefs for April 4

    5K will benefit ministry helping refugees The second-annual Spero Sprint will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Wheeler...

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    Oklahoma governor picks ex-chief justice to be state regent

    Gov. Kevin Stitt chose a former chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court to serve as the next member of the Oklahoma State...

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    New field at the old ballpark

    Thursday is Opening Day (Night) in Oklahoma City as the Oklahoma City Dodgers begin a new season with a home game against San...

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    Bill would let some companies keep pollution info secret

    Conservation groups are taking aim at the Oklahoma Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act as a poison pill that...

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    #ThrowbackThursday: Medieval Fair a Gothic, good time

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

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    Norman police release images of woman wanted for questioning in racist graffiti incidents

    Norman police on Wednesday released images taken from a surveillance camera that shows a woman wanted for questioning in...

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    Racist graffiti found at Norman school and Democratic office

    Racist graffiti was found Wednesday morning at three buildings in Norman, including an elementary school and the county's...

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    Guthrie man killed in Wednesday morning wreck

    GUTHRIE — A 65-year-old Guthrie man died Wednesday morning after wrecking a car in Logan County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol...

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    Severe weather possible for much of Oklahoma Wednesday

    Much of Oklahoma has a low risk for severe weather as storms are set to track through the state Wednesday evening and through...

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    With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families whose children are in foster care

    United Way says transportation needs are among top three concerns for clients of its partner agencies.

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    Oklahoma officials to highlight Route 66 in tourism push

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Route 66 will be the focus of promotions in Oklahoma as officials work to boost the state's tourism...

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    Joe Exotic found guilty in murder-for-hire case

    In his 56 years of life, Joe Exotic has gone by a lot of different names and done a lot of different things. The Tiger King has...

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    Storms possible Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma City

    Stormy weather is possible Wednesday in Oklahoma City, and thunderstorms are expected overnight, the National Weather Service...

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    Teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district

    BELLPORT, N.Y. -- A middle school teacher from Long Island, New York, is planning to sue her former school district after she...

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    Virginia governor signs 'Tommie's Law,' making animal cruelty a felony offense

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday signed a bill into law that will make animal cruelty toward cats and...

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    Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

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

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    Achievers

    The Piedmont Public Schools Education Foundation awarded over $12,000 in grants to teachers across the district during an...

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    Oklahoma City Association of Black Lawyers to host annual scholarship and awards dinner

    The Oklahoma Association of Black Lawyers will host its annual scholarship and awards dinner at 6 p.m. April 11 at the Oklahoma...

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    City of Edmond and OSU host outdoor water conservation classes for residents

    EDMOND — The city of Edmond's Water Resources Department has partnered with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension...

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    John Williams to provide Morning Music at Arcadia Round Barn

    ARCADIA — John Williams, a singer-songwriter from Olive perhaps best known for his skill on the harmonica, will bring Morning...

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    Achievers

    The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Indian Law Section has awarded the G. William Rice Memorial Scholarship to two recipients...

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    UCO to host annual Native American spring powwow

    EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma will host the annual Spring Powwow at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hamilton Field House on...

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    Achievers

    Three metro-area teens have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank within the Boy Scouts of America program. Talon...

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    Achievers

    Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School selected Alexandra Parrott as the March Student of the Month. Alex was nominated by her...

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    Achievers

    Armstrong Auditorium concert manager Ryan Malone has been awarded a "highly commended" accolade in the 2019 Composition...

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    Achievers

    EDMOND — Three individuals and one metro organization were recognized for their contributions to diversity efforts in Oklahoma...

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    Pets & People to hold electronics recycling fundraiser April 6

    YUKON — Pets & People Humane Society will be collecting unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Garth...

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    Frontier forts of Oklahoma to be discussed at anthropological meeting

    Frontier forts of Oklahoma will be discussed during the April meeting of the Central chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological...

    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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    Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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    Achievers

    Six Oklahoma students recently competed in the Elks Regional (4 State) Hoop Shoot (Free Throw) contest in March in Plano,...

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    OKC Railroad Expo draws fans of all ages to State Fair Park

    It's easy to get intrigued by the scaled landscapes, train tracks and railway cars set in their own miniature railway world....

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    OKC Cat Club Allbreed Cat Show expects 150 contenders

    NORMAN — Hit pause on that internet cat video. About 150 felines will be competing for prizes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at...

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunion listings

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

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    State briefs for April 3

    OKLAHOMA CITY OSU-OKC receives $25K grant for driving classes Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City received a $25,000 grant...

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    Air Force halts deliveries of Boeing tankers for second time

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force is again refusing to accept Boeing’s KC-46 Pegasus tankers after the company failed to resolve...

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    Deaths

    ADADickinson, Ruth F.: 85, died Feb. 6. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Criswell, Ada)....

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    Oil, gas industry backs bill to boost Oklahoma Corporation Commission funds

    Legislators on Tuesday advanced a measure that would provide the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation...

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    Oklahoma briefcase for April 3

    Grants available for aviation, aerospace education The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission is accepting applications for the Fiscal...

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    Order sought to block release of canal accident video

    An attorney is seeking a court order to block the city of Oklahoma City from releasing video of a fatal accident last fall on...

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    Annual Bridge Conference set for Thursday in OKC

    The fourth annual Bridge Conference, aimed at helping people in education, business and government to create awareness, make...

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    Police continue to investigate graffiti hate crimes in Oklahoma City

    Police are continuing to investigate racist and homophobic messages that were spray-painted at the Oklahoma Democratic Party...

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    Oklahoma City and 4 other cities seek clarification of order approving partial settlement in state's opioid case

    Oklahoma City and four other cities have asked to intervene in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. They want to...

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    Voters decide mayoral elections in Edmond, Choctaw and Piedmont

    A number of important municipal races were decided by voters in and around the Oklahoma City metro area on Tuesday. In Edmond,...

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    Torres wins re-election to OKC School Board

    Opponent was vying for seat once held by his dad

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    Pain clinic offers drug-free treatment for chronic knee pain

    With spring comes more outdoor activity, and with that activity can come increased knee pain. But a local pain clinic says you...

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    AWOL Tinker airman found in Minnesota

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE — An airman who was absent without leave from Tinker Air Force Base has been found safe in Minnesota....

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    Deaths

    ADA Dickinson, Ruth F.: 85, died Feb. 6. Celebration of life 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Criswell, Ada)....

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    Election results

    Here are preliminary results from Tuesday’s election with all precincts reporting. CANADIAN COUNTY City of Geary Mayor Bobby G....

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    Fatal Bricktown Canal accident is the subject of efforts to keep the city of Oklahoma City from disclosing video obtained by police

    An attorney says privacy rights of the dead man's mother and her family outweigh the public's interest in the video.

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    Fire alarm leads to discovery of $80K in stolen tires, rims

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Detectives are investigating after more than $80,000 worth of stolen tires and rims were found...

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    A California Hospital Filmed Women Without Their Knowledge, Lawsuit Says

    Dozens of women were filmed without their knowledge while receiving medical attention — including having surgery and giving...

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    Cop impersonator, rapist back in jail

    MOBILE, AL (WPMI) — A convicted rapist who just served three years in prison is back behind bars once again. Police say...

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    Finding health insurance before Medicare kicks in

    DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: I will be retiring in a few months and need to get some health insurance for my wife and me until we can...

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    Officials launch 'Game of Cones' work zone safety campaign

    The topic was deadly serious, but the governor and Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials also had some fun Monday as...

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

    Oklahoma folk singer-songwriters making music in memory of Woody Guthrie are now playing on in honor of his "baby sister,"...

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    Deaths

    ADA Clark, David Jr.: 91, died March 30. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Thursday (Criswell, Ada). Sanders, Jessie Eurmal: 104, died...

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    Prison in lockdown after fight

    An Osage County prison remained on lockdown Monday afternoon after a fight broke out last week. Dick Conner Correctional...

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    Man convicted of fatal stabbing

    A jury has found Johnathan Skytonas Knight, 28, guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of Bruce Edward...

    Downtown blooms in April

    BusinessApr 2, 2019

    For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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    Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

    A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry,...

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    March had below-normal temperatures, windstorm for Oklahoma

    Below-normal temperatures and a windstorm were among the highlights for Oklahoma's weather in March, the state climatologist...

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    State briefs for April 2

    Special Olympics event Thursday More than 750 Special Olympics athletes from Oklahoma County and surrounding counties will...

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    Oklahoma House, Senate advance industrial hemp measures

    Interest in farming industrial hemp in Oklahoma continues to blossom. On Monday, two bills seeking to authorize Oklahoma’s...

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    Shadid tells council, 'Do better going forward'

    Ed Shadid says city government is failing those who need it most. Shadid, in departing remarks before he retires next week from...

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    High court rejects appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate claiming racial prejudice

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Julius D. Jones, who was convicted of...

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    Stitt names Tulsa educator to education board

    Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Tulsa education leader Carlisha Williams Bradley to join the State Board of Education. Bradley...

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    Joe Exotic testifies in his own defense at murder-for-hire trial

    In testimony at times tearful and at times defiant, Joe Exotic told his jurors Monday he never hired anyone to kill his chief...

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    Lottery

    Pick 3, March 31: 5-2-8 Cash 5, March 31: 4-9-10-33-35 Lucky for Life, March 28: 21-31-34-40-44, Lucky Ball: 10 Mega Millions,...

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    Elections Tuesday for city and school seats

    Voters on Tuesday will choose new mayors in the suburban cities of Edmond, Piedmont and Choctaw, while voters in south Oklahoma...

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    CV Tech plant sale to feature annuals, perennials, vegetable varieties

    EL RENO — The Canadian Valley Technology Center’s annual spring greenhouse sale will be April 11-12 at the El Reno campus, 6505...

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    One person shot in southwest Oklahoma City Monday

    A person was shot in southwest Oklahoma City Monday afternoon, police reported. About 12:30 p.m., shots were fired in the 800...

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    Thunderstorms possible early Thursday in Oklahoma City

    Thunderstorms are possible in central Oklahoma early Thursday, the National Weather Service reported. Tuesday will be mostly...

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    Police: 'Several' bodies found at North Dakota business

    MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Police in North Dakota say "several" bodies have been found inside a business in suburban Bismarck....

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    Man shot and killed Friday night in southeast Oklahoma City

    Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed a man Friday night in southeast Oklahoma City. Arnold Antwine Brown,...

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    Police release name of man killed in southwest Oklahoma City homicide Saturday night

    Police have made an arrest in a southwest Oklahoma City homicide, and officers released the name of the man killed Saturday...

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    Reader response: Covering racism

    Last week, the building that is home to the Oklahoma Democratic Party was hit with racist and homophobic graffiti. The...

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    Man, 94, dies in Guthrie house fire, four dogs killed Saturday

    GUTHRIE -- A 94-year-old man died Saturday in a house fire, and four dogs also died in the blaze, firefighters reported. The...

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    SUV hits St. Anthony Hospital emergency room entrance Monday in downtown Oklahoma City

    The driver of a sport utility vehicle slammed into the front entrance of the emergency room at St. Anthony Hospital downtown...

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    He shot 4 men, killing 1, but turned down a plea deal. This month a Philly jury found him not guilty.

    If you Google the name Jabir Kennedy, you will read about a fugitive wanted for gunning down four men, one fatally, during...

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    France's 'Yellow Vest' Protestors March for 20th Consecutive Weekend Despite Bans and Injuries

    (PARIS) — Yellow vest activists protested across France on Saturday to support an activist injured last week in a confrontation...

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    Man, four dogs die Saturday in Guthrie fire

    GUTHRIE -- A man died of injuries suffered in a Saturday fire, fire officials reported. The man was injured in his home at 1117...

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    Nature & You: Rabbit-hunting beagles and columnist have something in common

    Owl's evening hunt follows footpath Scratch my head. Rub my ears. Talk to me in that melody of cooing sounds. Let me describe...

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    Judge strikes down state law on marketing of American Indian art

    A federal judge in Oklahoma City has struck down an Oklahoma law that prohibits art from being labeled as American Indian if...

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    Eagles sightings continue in Oklahoma City

    In a tree bare of leaves, an eagle family is thriving in northeast Oklahoma City. And across central Oklahoma, other eagles are...

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    Census countdown stresses importance of survey

    Monday marks the one-year countdown to the 2020 U.S. Census, and a variety of Oklahoma leaders are launching a campaign to help...

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    Lone Oak Park work to start this spring in northwest Oklahoma City

    The city's next public park will start taking shape in the next few months, Oklahoma City Parks officials said. Lone Oak Park,...

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    Deaths

    BROKEN ARROW Schenk, Peggy A.: 81, died March 29. Memorial services 2 p.m. Sunday, Clearview Baptist Church (Gary Kelley’s...

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    House panel threatens subpoenas over census question

    The chairman of the House oversight panel threatened Friday to subpoena testimony and documents related to the addition of a...

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    Family of missing Mustang scuba diver turns to private investigators for help

    Almost three weeks after a scuba diver from Mustang went missing in Mexico, his family members are holding out hope private...

    Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

    BusinessDec 24, 2018

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

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    State news briefs: March 31, 2019

    Homeowner shoots, kills intruder A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into his home Saturday night in southwest Oklahoma...

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    #OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 1, 2019

    Streetcar mainline done Doug Smith deserves a medal. Smith was project manager for JACOBS engineering, the lead consultant...

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    Airman AWOL from Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City

    MIDWEST CITY — An airman from Tinker Air Force Base has been reported absent without leave, or AWOL, and base officials are...

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    Governor brings new focus to mental health

    Oklahoma’s state agency overseeing mental health and substance abuse could undergo a significant transition under Gov. Kevin...

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    Oklahoma prepares to purge thousands of inactive voters

    Election officials are gearing up to remove tens of thousands of Oklahomans from the state’s voter rolls — a controversial...

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    Lottery

    Pick 3, March 30: 4-4-6 Cash 5, March 30: 2-10-11-22-35 Lucky for Life, March 28: 21-31-34-40-44, Lucky Ball: 10 Mega Millions,...

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    Sunny Sunday in Oklahoma City with high of 52

    A sunny, chilly day is ahead Sunday in Oklahoma City with temperatures in the low 50s, the National Weather Service reported....

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    Homeowner shoots, kills intruder Saturday night in southwest Oklahoma City

    A homeowner shot and killed a man who broke into his home Saturday night in southwest Oklahoma City, police reported. About 8...

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    Health briefs for March 31

    Events to aim at child abuse prevention Organizations across the state are working together to host events in support of...

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    Rural superintendent sought federal funds for firearm training

    A rural Oklahoma school superintendent sent an email to the White House last year requesting federal funds to train armed...

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    Dozens of districts adopted four-day weeks to save money

    Legislation waiting to be heard by a House committee would permit four-day weeks if school districts can prove the schedule is...

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    Bill would update Oklahoma's decades-old AIDS curriculum mandate

    A bill making its way through the Legislature would update Oklahoma's law requiring HIV/AIDS education in all public school...

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    Jury acquits defendant of double shooting

    An Oklahoma City man was acquitted in a double shooting trial last week. A jury found Gerald L. Taylor, 27, not guilty of...

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    Deaths

    ADA Dooley, Wanda Jean: 86, died March 28. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Criswell, Ada). BETHANY Crownover, Patricia Ann "Pat:" 81,...

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    Do you know your risks associated with your investment account?

    Many of us, hopefully all of us at some point, have a savings account. We faithfully put a little money away each week, saving...

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    Plastic surgeon sees increase in number of male patients

    Women openly discuss their visits to the plastic surgeon for Botox and fillers. However, we rarely hear men discuss these...

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    Lottery

    Pick 3, March 29: 2-1-1 Cash 5, March 29: 8-13-22-27-32 Lucky for Life, March 28: 21-31-34-40-44, Lucky Ball: 10 Mega Millions,...

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

    While the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo has just wound down at State Fair Park, the excitement among Expo staff and supporters is...

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    Oklahoma opioid settlement may help reframe views on addiction

    A $270 million settlement between the state and a major pharmaceutical company will provide a massive funding boost for drug...

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    OKC airport art evokes culture, history, weather

    Matt Goad hopes his art makes your trip a little better. Goad is doing the art for the $89.8 million Will Rogers World Airport...

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    Data, or lack of it, gets in the way of criminal justice reform

    When Felicity Rose was tasked with analyzing mountains of data from the state's criminal justice system, one figure she heard...

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    In brief

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

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    Roads, railroads and sidewalks lead chat discussion

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

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    State briefs for March 30

    Tobacco trust names new director The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board of Directors announced Friday the appointment of...

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    Former OU dean Suzette Grillot files lawsuit against president, board of regents

    A former University of Oklahoma dean alleges in a lawsuit that the university president, provost and board of regents violated...

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    Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

    The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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    TEDx returns to OKC

    Eight years after its last appearance, TEDx returns to Oklahoma City next week with a lineup of speakers covering a variety of...

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    PETA lawyer testifies as defense witness in murder-for-hire trial for Joe Exotic

    The first defense witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Friday that big cat breeder Joe Exotic talked in late 2017 of...

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    OKC airport begins work on expanded terminal, new gates

    Construction has begun at Will Rogers World Airport to expand the terminal and add four gates. Passengers and visitors to the...

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    India Shrine Circus underway at State Fair Park

    Dancing dogs, high-flying acrobatics and other spectacles can be seen this weekend at the India Shrine Circus at Oklahoma...

    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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    Student: 'I just want to pass all of the tests'

    As students filed into the F.D. Moon Academy gymnasium Friday morning, some did a double-take when they walked past Principal...

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    Deaths

    ADA Nanney, Anna Faye: 85, died March 27. Services 4 p.m. Saturday (Criswell, Ada). Price, J. Gerald: 83, died March 26....

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    Cheetah euthanized at OKC Zoo Friday after long illness

    A 14-year-old cheetah at the Oklahoma City Zoo was euthanized Friday morning after suffering from an “extended illness.”

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    Person in critical condition after being shot Friday in SE OKC

    A person was shot in southeast Oklahoma City Friday evening, police said.

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    Streetlights at scene of bicycle fatality repaired, city says

    City officials release timeline, promise problem of widespread streetlight outages will be addressed by summer.

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    OKC Railroad Expo underway at State Fair Park

    Model train enthusiasts of all ages are welcome at the OKC Railroad Expo underway at State Fair Park.

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    Inmate fight reported at Oklahoma prison Friday

    An Oklahoma prison was put on lock down Friday after several inmates were injured in a fight.

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    Fire crews battle large house fire in NW OKC Friday

    Dozens of firefighters battled a massive house fire in northwest Oklahoma City Friday afternoon.

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    OKC clerk in critical condition after being shot during Friday robbery

    A clerk at a northwest Oklahoma City convenience store is in critical condition Friday after police said he was shot during an...

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    Severe weather possible for much of central, southern Oklahoma Friday

    Much of central and southwest Oklahoma have a chance for severe weather Friday afternoon and into the evening, the National...

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    Victim identified after body found under overpass; deputies believe death an accidental fall

    The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead under a northeast Tulsa bridge Thursday morning.

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    Human skull in Arkansas state park ID'd as Oklahoma man

    WEST FORK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a human skull found at a state park in northwest Arkansas has been identified as an...

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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...

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    Deaths

    ADA Nanney, Anna Faye: 85, died March 27. Services 4 p.m. Saturday (Criswell, Ada). Price, J. Gerald: 83, died March 26....

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    NewView creating career paths for vision-impaired workers

    With its move into a new headquarters and the expanded space it provides, NewView Oklahoma is preparing to offer a series of...

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    State briefs for March 29

    Free code enforcement workshop planned Residents can learn more about how code enforcement works to keep Oklahoma City...

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    Bricktown hotel scrapped in favor of assisted living center

    Texas developer Joshua Joseph is switching his plans for a fourth hotel just east of Bricktown and instead is preparing to...

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    Mullin chastised for word choice, telling colleague to shut up

    U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin was forced to retract some of his words Wednesday after members of a subcommittee complained that...

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    Oil, gas impact on Oklahoma economy, tax revenues examined

    You can’t judge the oil and gas industry’s impact on Oklahoma’s economy and state government revenues using just gross...

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    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...

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    Joe Exotic talked of using gubernatorial campaign as murder alibi

    In a recording played for jurors Thursday, zookeeper Joe Exotic agreed to pay an undercover FBI agent to kill a Florida woman...

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    Crime briefs

    CHICKASHA Man shot, killed during domestic violence call A 47-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday night by Chickasha...

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    Oklahoma AG pledges to work with lawmakers on future settlements

    Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue drug companies was made under unique circumstances, Oklahoma Attorney General...

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    Oklahoma Democratic Party office defaced with racist graffiti

    Racist and homophobic messages spray-painted on a building that is home to the Oklahoma Democratic Party were met with...

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    Stitt requests OMES audit after agency says it needs $16M

    Gov. Kevin Stitt has requested an audit of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, the agency that recently told...

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    OKC police release photos of woman wanted for questioning in racist, homophobic graffiti incidents

    Oklahoma City police said they are looking to question a woman in connection with racist and homophobic graffiti found at two...

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    Man shot, killed by Chickasha police Wednesday

    CHICKASHA — A 47-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday night by Chickasha police officers responding to a domestic...

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    Two teens arrested after gun found at Capitol Hill High School Thursday

    Two students at Capitol Hill High School were arrested Thursday after a handgun was found on campus.

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    Video: U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin tells Democrat to 'shut up' as committee talks Affordable Care Act

    U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin sparked the ire of many of his fellow committee members while discussing his desire to "fix" the...

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    Oklahoma court upholds inmate's conviction in cellmate death

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence...

    Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

    SportsApr 3, 2019

    Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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    Man shot Thursday at west Oklahoma City truck stop, police reported

    A man who told police he refused an offer to engage in prostitution early Thursday was shot in west Oklahoma City at a truck...

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    Photo: OKC Boulevard is coming into focus

    In today's Oklahoman, the front page featured an aerial photo of the Oklahoma City Boulevard, which is in the final stages of...

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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...

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    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...

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    Two people shot at Langston University apartment Thursday

    LANGSTON -- Two people suffered gunshot wounds on the Langston University campus early Thursday, according to reports. Two...

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    Joe Exotic paid $3,000 cash to have woman killed, ex-convict testifies

    The key prosecution witness in a murder-for-hire trial testified Wednesday that zookeeper Joe Exotic paid him $3,000 in cash in...

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    Funding approved to relocate veterans center from Talihina to Sallisaw

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved funding to relocate the veterans center in Talihina to Sallisaw, the...

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    Integris, YMCA, MAPS to partner on senior center

    YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and Integris Medical Group are in line to manage the fourth MAPS 3 senior health and wellness...

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    Balliet's plans to leave Classen Curve

    A Classen Curve anchor tenant is planning a move. The upscale clothing store Balliet’s will relocate to Nichols Hills Plaza in...

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    Settlement ends Oklahoma lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

    Johnson & Johnson, which has faced a string of lawsuits nationwide, reached a settlement Wednesday in Oklahoma County with...

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    Muslim group draws attention to county official's anti-Islamic comments

    An Oklahoma County official accepted a lunch invitation with a local Muslim leader this week after drawing continued criticism...

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    Tax Commmissioner Thomas E. Kemp Jr. dies

    Thomas E. Kemp Jr., a member of the Oklahoma Tax Commission since 2001, died Wednesday from complications from the flu. He was...

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    Oklahoma man gets 10 life sentences in officer shootings

    CHICKASHA — An Oklahoma man convicted of injuring several law officers in a September 2017 shooting has received 10 life...

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    Police still searching for vehicle that killed cyclist

    Little information has come to light a week since a local chef was killed after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his...

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    State briefs for March 28

    Food Bank promotes Senior Match campaign One in 10 senior Oklahomans doesn't have consistent access to nutritious food, which...

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    Deaths

    ADA England, Evan Neil: 56, died March 23. Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Criswell, Ada). Henderson, Larry Robert: 76, died March...

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    #ThrowbackThursday: Play ball!

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

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    Broken Arrow city officials dedicate Reflection Park after Bever killings

    The park took the place of the house at 709 Magnolia Court in Broken Arrow, where Michael Bever and Robert Bever stabbed their...

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    Oklahoma man gets 10 life sentences in officer shootings

    CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man convicted of injuring several law officers in a September 2017 shooting has received 10...

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    Cloudy, high in 70s Wednesday in Oklahoma City, rain chance ahead Friday

    Gusty, south winds in Oklahoma City Wednesday morning increased wildfire danger with no rain in the forecast until Friday....

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    Oklahoma school bus carrying eight students involved in crash near Yukon; No injuries reported

    YUKON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there were no injuries reported when a school bus carrying eight students...

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    Cardi B defends herself after video resurfaces of her saying she drugged, robbed men as a stripper

    Cardi B on Tuesday defended herself against detractors after an Instagram video resurfaced that showed her recalling that she...

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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...

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    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...

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    Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

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

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    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...

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    Mary Battiata and friends to appear at Arcadia Round Barn

    ARCADIA — Mary Battiata, a singer-songwriter from Arlington, Virginia, will provide Morning Music on Saturday at the Arcadia...

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    Achievers

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

    Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

    SportsApr 6, 2019

    I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Boeing challenges OSSM students to design, build wing prototypes

    Engineers and other STEM professionals from Boeing OKC visited about 140 junior and senior students at the Oklahoma School of...

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    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...

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    Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

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

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    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...

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    Art workshop planned April 3 in Edmond

    EDMOND — An educational art workshop is planned for the Newcomers Club at 10:15 a.m. April 3 at First Christian Church, 201 E...

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    Deaths

    ADAMartin, James Sturman: 86, died March 12. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Union Valley Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada)....

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    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...

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    State briefs for March 27

    OKLAHOMA CITY Law enforcement recruiting targets women The FBI Oklahoma City Division has partnered with state and local law...

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    OU issues a new statement on investigation after graduate speaks out

    The University of Oklahoma issued a new statement Tuesday night about an ongoing investigation after a witness told an online...

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    Joe Exotic's jury shown his online death threats

    The jury Tuesday in a murder-for-hire trial saw more than a dozen videos and Facebook posts of Joe Exotic threatening to kill...

    Business

    OKC council approves $26M for First National

    With demolition set to wrap up and construction to start at First National Center, the Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday...

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    OKC streetlight outages are a political as well as an infrastructure problem

    Oklahoma City officials on Tuesday promised progress by summer on out-of-order streetlights, addressing an infrastructure...

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    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,...

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    Escaped inmate arrested after standoff with law officers Tuesday in Oklahoma City

    An escaped Oklahoma Department of Corrections inmate was arrested after a pursuit and standoff with law officers that lasted...

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    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...

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    Two vie for south OKC school board seat

    Incumbent Gloria Torres has raised more than $5,600 in her bid to win re-election to the Oklahoma City School Board, records...

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    Oklahoma City Council approves $25,000 Holtzclaw settlement

    A $25,000 settlement passed an Oklahoma City Council vote to resolve a lawsuit against former police officer Daniel K....

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    OSU Center for Health Sciences to receive bulk of settlement with Purdue Pharma to enhance addiction research

    TULSA — Standing before a packed hall on the campus of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Dr. Kayse Shrum...

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    Setting it straight

    Tuesday In a caption on Page A1, the location of highway construction was incorrect. The work is being done at the intersection...

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    Senator says "almighty dollar" stalled bill for more nurse independence

    Lobbying and “the almighty dollar” stalled a bill in the state Legislature to give more independence to nurse anesthetists,...

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    Oklahoma lawmakers respond to Mueller report

    Oklahoma lawmakers react to Mueller report.

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    MAPS for streets progress detailed in report for Oklahoma City Council

    The report says the Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Board approved projects to resurface 90 miles of arterial...

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    Streetlight outages become a political as well as an infrastructure problem

    Utility executives blame vandalism and wire theft although some residents say response is slow when outages are reported.

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    Oklahoma eatery manager fatally shot man after he spit on her, police say upon her arrest

    After a fast food restaurant manager had an altercation with a man who threatened her and spit on her, police say she followed...

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    Charges Dropped In Jussie Smollett Case

    CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly...

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    Man faints as judge jails him for 260 years for molesting three-week-old baby

    A Rhode Island man jailed for 260 years in prison for producing child pornography involving prepubescent children...

    Thunder’s success in halfcourt imperative to playoff success

    SportsApr 4, 2019

    The questions poured in about momentum, a galvanizing moment, an instance of joy that the Thunder could use as a springboard to consistency or a dream run in the playoffs. There were slivers of hope in the Thunder’s 119-103 win against the...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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

    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...

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    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...

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    Historic Oklahoma bank tied to Pretty Boy Floyd to be restored

    BOLEY — A building tied to one of the most notorious bank robbers of the 20th century in the U.S. could soon be saved for...

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    Lottery

    Pick 3, March 24: 7-0-1 Cash 5, March 24: 6-9-14-16-28 Lucky for Life, March 21: 09-24-26-27-38, Lucky Ball: 11 Mega Millions,...

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    Putnam City Schools celebrates Youth Art Month, names art winners

    Putnam City Schools hosts an annual Youth Art Month celebration with student exhibitions and performances during March, the...

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    Rail extension to Kansas included in Amtrak proposal

    An extension of passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to Kansas is included in Amtrak’s Fiscal Year 2020 grant request...

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    Deaths

    ATOKA Smith, Leo: 96, died March 22. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday (Brown’s, Atoka). BLACKWELL Davis, B.J.: 65, died March 19....

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    State briefs for March 26

    Event to honor Vietnam War veterans The Oklahoma History Center and the Oklahoma Historical Society will recognize all Vietnam...

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    Joe Exotic played along with set-up attempt, attorney says

    Cat breeder Joe Exotic already had been planning to leave behind the zoo he founded when new owner Jeff Lowe and a "hapless...

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    Retirees converge on capitol seeking cost-of-living adjustment

    Retirees on Monday were at the Capitol to let lawmakers know that 11 years is too long to wait for a cost-of-living...

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    Drive time

    Construction crews began work Monday to remake the Interstate 235/Interstate 44 interchange in Oklahoma City. The project,...

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    Oklahoma Republicans bash Democrats in response to Mueller report summary

    Responding to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,...

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    Opioid makers lose bid for delaying Oklahoma trial

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, leaving the...

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    Learning to be president at OU was a trial by fire for James Gallogly

    NORMAN — A stately desk covered in folders, memos and spreadsheets keeps University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly tied...

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    Report: Purdue Pharma reaches deal to settle Oklahoma opioid case

    Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle the state of Oklahoma’s claims that its illegal marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller...

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    Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

    Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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    Dr. Dre deletes post about daughter's acceptance to USC after $70M donation resurfaces

    Hip hop legend Dr. Dre deleted an Instagram post about his daughter getting into the University of Southern California without...

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    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...

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    Reader response: Should OKC be more bike friendly?

    Oklahoma City's limited bicycling infrastructure around downtown has received heightened attention after a cyclist was killed...

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    Houston petrochemical disaster stretches to sixth day, impacting key port

    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Fallout from a petrochemical fire outside Houston continued for a sixth day on Saturday, with emergency...

    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...

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    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....

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

    While the 2019 Oklahoma Youth Expo has just wound down at State Fair Park, the excitement among Expo staff and supporters is...

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    Oklahoma youth call for gun reform at Capitol rally

    Dozens of high school and college students gathered along the south side of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday to demand...

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    Deaths

    BLANCHARD Tugman, Coy D.: 75, died March 22. Memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Church of Christ (Eisenhour, Blanchard)....

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    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...

    OSU football: Defensive ends forced to grow up quickly, but showing promise in spring

    SportsMar 31, 2019

    STILLWATER — Mike Gundy didn’t go into much detail in describing the performance of his defensive ends through the first few spring practices. It’s not that they’re playing poorly. Gundy feels comfortable with their progression. But he knows...

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    #OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 25, 2019

    Street repairs progressing Smoother streets are ahead, according to volunteers overseeing street repairs and related...

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    Crime briefs

    Lindsay woman dies Sunday in collision A Lindsay woman died Sunday of injuries suffered in a Grady County collision, the...

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    Lottery

    Pick 3, March 23: 6-9-5 Cash 5, March 23: 4-14-21-33-35 Lucky for Life, March 21: 09-24-26-27-38, Lucky Ball: 11 Mega Millions,...

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    Opponents to abortion bill weigh options

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is weighing its legal options after the Senate advanced a measure that would ask...

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    The location has changed, but Craig's Curious Emporium in OKC remains magical

    Walk long enough with Craig Travis among the voodoo skulls, mermaids and Mother Mary figurines, and he will tell you about the...

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    Oklahoma City Council to vote on $25,000 Holtzclaw settlement

    A settlement for an excessive force lawsuit against former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel K. Holtzclaw will come down to a...

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    Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares
    Democrats want full report released

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s long investigation did not find...

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    Mustang scuba diver missing from Cozumel, Mexico

    MUSTANG — A scuba diver who went to Mexico to complete diving certification classes has been missing since March 13, family...

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    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...

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    Lindsay woman dies Sunday in Grady County collision

    A Lindsay woman died Sunday from injuries suffered in a Grady County collision, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Cassandra...

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    Troopers say camper drowns in southwestern Oklahoma lake

    HOBART, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a camper has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake. Troopers say the...

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    Bower designed for families desiring urban living

    The largest single influx of for-sale housing in Midtown now looms over NW 4 with a new approach that is designed to appeal to...