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Money talks | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 12, 2018
Oklahoma City Council will vote on two resolutions to increase the transparency of city business deals. Ward 2 Oklahoma City Council member Ed Shadid is optimistic about two resolutions he said the council will vote on during its next meeting on Tuesday.…
100th anniversary of end of World War I remembered Sunday at Oklahoma City Veterans Day ceremony | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 12, 2018
BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.comSeventy-three years after he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II, Mordell Trammell spent Veterans Day remembering those he fought with overseas. Trammell, 93, of Shawnee, attended his first Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at the 45th Infa...
Advocates for social justice, environmental issues turn out for Peace Festival | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 12, 2018
BY MELISSA HOWELL Staff Writer mhowell@oklahoman.comClose to 2,000 attendees turned out Saturday for the 34th annual Peace Festival at the Civic Center Music Hall, Meinders Hall of Mirrors. Advocates for social justice, environmental sustainability, fair trade and human rights manned 62 tables and i...
Meetings yield few details about OKC school closures | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 12, 2018
By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.comA week's worth of community meetings hosted by Oklahoma City Public Schools yielded plenty of feedback but few details about impending school closures and consolidations. Many who attended meetings at Star Spencer, Northwest Classen and U.S. Grant Hi...
Help wanted | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 12, 2018
Oklahoma City begins its search to replace retiring city manager Jim Couch. Since city manager Jim Couch announced his retirement on Sept. 17, Oklahoma City Council has addressed the issue of finding a replacement in each of its public meetings. …
The Oklahoman | November 12, 2018
By Darla Slipke Staff Writer  dslipke@oklahoman.comGov. Mary Fallin now will decide whether to reduce the prison sentences of 22 individuals who received favorable recommendations from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board last week. Michael McNutt, a spokesman for Fallin, said the commutations like...
The Oklahoman | November 12, 2018
William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comA lesson in voter engagement Last Tuesday's special election in Ward 7 shows why scheduling regular municipal elections at the same time as general elections could increase engagement in city government. Regular council and mayoral elections are held in l...
Oklahoma Gazette | November 12, 2018
Oklahoma Gazette/OKCTalk.com has parted ways with former KFOR-TV anchor/reporter Lance West. “We wish Lance the best of luck in his future endeavors,” said Pete Brzycki, publisher of Oklahoma Gazette/OKCTalk.com.…
Oklahoma Crime and Safety Briefs for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSFAIRVIEW Oklahoma man dies after Major County wreck An 85-year-old man died Thursday after being injured in a wreck, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. About 4:40 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Cashion Schools FFA barn fire reported Saturday, animals lost | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Robert MedleyCASHION -- A fire ripped through an older Cashion Schools agriculture barn Saturday, and three show hogs, a sheep and goat raised by students were lost in the blaze, firefighters reported.Firefighters from Cashion and the surrounding area responded about 3:20 p.m.Read more on NewsOK....
Muscogee (Creek) Nation puts media under executive branch | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
OKMULGEE — A new Muscogee (Creek) Nation law repealing press freedom protections for the tribe's in-house media has prompted a resignation and drawn fire for its “chilling" effect. The legislation, approved by the National Council and signed into law this week, places the Mvskoke Media under the...
Workers begin dismantling the Space Tower at the state fairgrounds | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
From staff reports  Workers on Friday began taking down the Arrows to Atoms Space Tower at State Fair Park. The long-dormant ride has been an iconic part of the city's skyline for 50 years. The 330-foot-high tower and ride has stood dormant since it was damaged by flooding in the spring of 2010. Th...
A look back at Armistice Day in Oklahoma | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Silas Allen Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.comJust as guns fell silent across France on Nov. 11, 1918, they began sounding in Oklahoma City and across the state as residents celebrated the end of the conflict they knew as the Great War. Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ende...
Program leads to arrests, drug seizures in Oklahoma City | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Josh Wallace Staff Writer jwallace@oklahoman.comNearly a year after starting a program targeting violent crime in an area of southwest Oklahoma City, police officials say they've made dozens of arrests and thousands of extra patrols in efforts to address residents' concerns. “We think it's just...
BancFirst climbs on purchases | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Steve Lackmeyer Staff Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.comIn a year where energy companies leapt back to the top of the Oklahoma Inc. charts, BancFirst was one of only two non-energy companies to crack the top 10, improving its ranking from 12th last year to the 10th spot for 2018. The fiscal year inc...
Comings and goings in Oklahoma Inc. | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Adam Wilmoth Business Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comThe number of publicly traded companies in Oklahoma fluctuated over the past year as the state added and lost several firms through mergers and initial public offerings. Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc.Read more on NewsOK.com
Scaled-down finance sector posts strong results | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Adam Wilmoth Business Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comOklahoma's publicly traded finance sector is down a member this year, but the industry still had a strong showing on Oklahoma Inc., with one company in the top 10 and two in the top 14. Oklahoma City-based BankFirst Corp.Read more on NewsOK.com
Unit Corp. turns record year despite lack of acquisitions | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.comA record year for Unit Corp. helped land the Tulsa-based oil and natural gas company near the top of the Oklahoma Inc. Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoma Gazette and OKCTalk.com announce merger | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 11, 2018
Local journalism combines forces under new publisher Peter J. Brzycki OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (August 15, 2018) – Contracts were signed today finalizing local business and civic news site OKCTalk.com’s acquisition of Tierra Media Group, the parent company of ...
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Robert MedleyCASHION -- A fire ripped through the Cashion Schools agriculture barn Saturday, and all animals inside were lost in the blaze, firefighters reported.Firefighters from Cashion and the surrounding area responded about 3:20 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.comGetting civil legal advice is now just a click away. Free Legal Answers is an online advice clinic designed to put lower-income individuals and families in contact with volunteer attorneys across the country. It's all about helping those with legal qu...
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.comThough tech companies are a minority on the Oklahoma Inc. list, they're holding their own and making strides, and the industry as a whole has a promising future, observers say. Oklahoma City-based Paycom — which provides software for payroll and...
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.comA strong year landed ONEOK Inc. at No. Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.comOne service company finished in the top 10 on the Oklahoma Inc. list, and the other two finished in the top two-thirds of Oklahoma's best publicly traded companies. Educational Development Corp. Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | November 11, 2018
By David Dishman Business Writer ddishman@oklahoman.comSometimes a little risk goes a long way. Leadership at Helmerich & Payne Inc. took a calculated risk amid a downturn in the oil industry that had left the company with a fraction of its employees and forced the idling of more than 200 rigs. ...
BancFirst buys city’s second-tallest building | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 10, 2018
Quietly last week, BancFirst closed on the purchase of the 36-story Cotter Ranch Tower in the heart of Oklahoma City's central business district. …
Downtown Oklahoma City's Devon Ice Rink open for 8th season | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSStudents from John Rex Middle School took advantage of the cold, winter-like weather on Friday to ice skate at the Devon Ice Rink, which has returned for its eighth season. Considered Downtown in December's premier attraction, the ice rink at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is open se...
New Edmond grocery focuses on locally grown foods | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
By Eriech Tapia For The OklahomanEDMOND — The days of working out of the back of a truck are over as Urban Agrarian has planted itself in downtown as the newest grocery store. “A lot of places will have token local products,” said co-owner Chelsey Simpson.Read more on NewsOK.com
Legislation needed to implement rape kit task force recommendations | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
By Darla Slipke Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.comLegislation is needed to act on some recommendations developed by a task force examining the issue of untested rape kits in Oklahoma, Attorney General Mike Hunter said Thursday. The task force added some new faces to the mix Thursday who could help p...
Midtown move | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 10, 2018
Business leader Nathaniel Harding and mental health advocate JoBeth Hamon will face off in a February election for a seat on city council. The liaison…
Hashed out | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 10, 2018
The Oklahoma City Police chief introduced an ordinance to Oklahoma City Council that, if passed, will eliminate incarceration for marijuana offenses. If an ordinance introduced to Oklahoma City Council members Aug. 28 passes later this month, when the council vot...
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comBETHANY — Officials here are finishing the year the way they started — without a full-time city manager. Following an investigation into a claim she made against Councilman Steve Palmer, the City Council on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
BY JAMES POLING For The OklahomanBETHANY — Weatherford and Bethany keep meeting in what has become an unlikely recurring matchup in the Class 4A playoffs first round. And unfortunately for Weatherford coach Reagan Roof, his former quarterback Friday kept him winless in the series. Sam Brandt contr...
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
From Staff ReportsMidwest City has canceled its Veterans Day parade. Initially scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, city officials cited weather concerns as the reason not to put on the parade this year.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | November 10, 2018
From Staff ReportsENID – A 40-year-old man was arrested Saturday, accused of stabbing his bother to death with a kitchen knife.Just before 3 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
New leaves | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 09, 2018
One of Oklahoma City’s oldest law firms is jumping into the state’s newest industry with both feet. J. Blake Johnson is dressed in a black T-shirt and his jeans are tucked into a loose pair of high-tops.…
Risk management | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 09, 2018
The arrest of a former Paycom employee for threatening coworkers and police officers leaves employers and community leaders looking for answers. Leadership at Paycom, a national human resource technology provider based in Oklahoma City and ranked a top employer b...
Next Issue: The Best of Oklahoma City 2018 | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 09, 2018
P. 15 Oklahoma Gazette’s 2018 Best of OKC issue is not just OK, see?…
Councilwoman-elect loses job a day after winning election | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comCouncilwoman-elect Nikki Nice lost her job in radio one day after winning her race to be the next Ward 7 representative on the Oklahoma City Council. An on-air personality at Heart & Soul 92.1 and Power 103.5, Nice had been handling off-air duties ...
Colorado vote could benefit SandRidge Energy | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comA vote in Colorado this week may have provided a boost to Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. SandRidge stock is up 15 percent since Colorado voters on Tuesday night rejected Proposition 112, a ballot initiative that could have limited oil an...
More Oklahomans registering for inmate movement alert system | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comOver the last five years, a program for Oklahomans who want to monitor inmate movement throughout prisons and jails has more than doubled in new registrants. From September 2017 to August 2018, the Victim Information and Notification Everyday progra...
Former EMSA president dies | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comH. Stephen Williamson, the longtime president and chief executive officer of the public ambulance authority in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and who retired under a cloud last year, died Nov.Read more on NewsOK.com
Person struck by vehicle in SW OKC Friday morning | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
From Staff ReportsA person was injured Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle in southwest Oklahoma City, police said.Oklahoma City police officials said the incident happened about 9:05 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
OC students to present 'Master Cat' production | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma Christian University students will present the family friendly production “Master Cat” Nov.Read more on NewsOK.com
Edmond mayor’s essay contest open for entries | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The 35th annual Mayor's Essay Contest is open for entries from Edmond first- through fifth-graders. Students are asked to write a short essay of no more than 250 words about this topic: Santa gets tired sometimes & needs a vacation, too.Read more on NewsOK.com
Recycling woes | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 09, 2018
Nichols Hills residents cite cost as the main reason a recycling program has never been successfully established within the city. The empty recycling bins that are on display in the fitness center at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club in Nichols Hills are indi...
Two arrested, more than 4 pounds of meth seized in OKC traffic stop | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
From Staff ReportsA man and a woman were arrested during a traffic stop Thursday evening after police found a large amount of methamphetamine in their vehicle.About 7:45 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Heritage Hall students share time with adopted grandparents | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
By Marco Ren and Alina Wilson For The OklahomanIt was a big day for members of the Heritage Hall Upper School Adopt-a-Grandparent Program and the residents of The Fountains at Canterbury who participated in the program's annual Halloween party. During their time together, the adopted "grandparents" ...
Bricktown tech | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | November 09, 2018
Georgia-based tech company to bring 150 jobs to Bricktown's Plow Building. An Atlanta-based technology service company is seeking financial incentives to aid in bringing up to 150 jobs to Oklahoma City.…
The Oklahoman | November 09, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Fall Peace Festival will be held Saturday in the Hall of Mirrors at the Civic Center Music Hall. The free, annual event will feature 60 tables with information from Oklahoma groups working in social justice, human service, human rights and environmental sustainability.Read more...