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Recap: OKC Thunder stuns NY Knicks 104-84 in season opener | The Oklahoman Recap: OKC Thunder stuns NY Knicks 104-84 in season opener
See live updates from OKC's season opener on Thursday.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 20, 2017
Companies, resident settle Prague earthquake lawsuit | The Oklahoman Companies, resident settle Prague earthquake lawsuit
By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comA settlement has been reached between two Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies and a Prague resident injured in the magnitude 5.7 earthquake in 2011, the woman's lawyer confirmed Thursday. Sandra Ladra filed the suit against Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC; Cleveland, OK-based Spess Oil Co.; and 25 other unnamed companies.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 20, 2017
Two men killed in separate wrecks along Oklahoma roads | The Oklahoman Two men killed in separate wrecks along Oklahoma roads
By Staff ReportsTwo men were killed in separate wrecks along Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.Phillip G. Burkhalter, 56, Ft.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Video: Attorney General Jeff Sessions tours OKC National Memorial | The Oklahoman Video: Attorney General Jeff Sessions tours OKC National Memorial
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum on Thursday.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Live Coverage: OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks | The Oklahoman Live Coverage: OKC Thunder vs. New York Knicks
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The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother | The Oklahoman Edmond man, 18, ordered to trial in fatal shooting of stepmother
By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.comAn 18-year-old Edmond man charged in the fatal shooting of his stepmother was ordered Wednesday to trial. Joshua Thomas Bryant is charged with first-degree murder, accused of killing Katherine Deena Bryant, 54, inside the family home during the evening of April 4. Joshua Bryant has admitted to striking his stepmother in the head with an aluminum bas
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
What's new on the menu at Thunder games this season? | The Oklahoman What's new on the menu at Thunder games this season?
By Darla SlipkeOn Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder gave members of the media an opportunity to preview what’s new for fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena this year. My boss really had to twist my arm to convince me to cover the event, especially when I learned we'd be sampling new menu items.Fans have plenty of new features to look forward to when the season opens Thursday — every
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Midwest City Police Chief: 'We will be killing Oklahomans on a daily basis,' one result of mental health and substance abuse treatment cuts. | The Oklahoman Midwest City Police Chief: 'We will be killing Oklahomans on a daily basis,' one result of mental health and substance abuse treatment cuts.
By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comViolent crime will spike, and jails across Oklahoma will be overwhelmed in the aftermath of impending budget cuts to the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, law enforcement officials warned Wednesday. “We plead with our legislators to stop aligning your party affiliation and find a solution to the budget deficit,” s
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Norman library book sale starts Friday | The Oklahoman Norman library book sale starts Friday
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The Friends of the Norman Library Fall Book Sale opens Friday to members and to the public Saturday and Sunday, with a fill-a-bag sale on Monday. Sale hours are: 6 to 9 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Oklahoma City metro-area Achievers | The Oklahoman Oklahoma City metro-area Achievers
Oklahoma City Elks Lodge No. 417 recently held their annual Drug Awareness Poster Board/Coloring contest at Arbor Grove Elementary and Rolling Wood Elementary schools for students in the fourth and fifth grades. Cameron Berumen of Arbor Grove Elementary was the winner of the local contest that drew more than 400 student participants. Her coloring picture also competed with 2,000 other entries at t
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Senior living residents gussy up, celebrate at gala | The Oklahoman Senior living residents gussy up, celebrate at gala
By Whitney Bryen For The OklahomanOlinda Berry might not be able to bust a move on the dance floor like she used to, but that didn't keep her from celebrating with friends and neighbors recently. Berry, 98, was one of the first residents to move into Oklahoma City's Concordia Life Care Community after it opened in 2007, and she wasn't about to miss out on the 10th anniversary party last week. “E
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Community comes together for 12-year-old Jones girl's need for an electric wheelchair | The Oklahoman Community comes together for 12-year-old Jones girl's need for an electric wheelchair
By Eriech Tapia For The OklahomanTaelor Heron, of Jones, didn't realize when she was younger that her days of playing with friends and being a gymnast would one day become harder. It wasn't until later that the once active girl was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. The now 12-year-old just recently started requiring the assistance of a wheelchair.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Parent group offers anonymous text line for addiction help | The Oklahoman Parent group offers anonymous text line for addiction help
By Steve Gust For The OklahomanParents of children struggling through the pain of addiction have yet one more way to contact someone for some much needed help. Since 2000, the Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents has reached out to moms and dads seeking assistance for their troubled children.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Edmond’s Heard on Hurd season finale on Saturday | The Oklahoman Edmond’s Heard on Hurd season finale on Saturday
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The season finale of Citizens Bank of Edmond's Heard on Hurd will be Saturday. The event will include live music, pop-up shops, food trucks and an array of community activities. “Our final Heard on Hurd of the season will be packed with outstanding surprises," said Jill Castilla, Citizens Bank of Edmond's president and CEO. "Attendees will enjoy a first hint of the h
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
‘Supernatural Nature' invades Science Museum Oklahoma | The Oklahoman ‘Supernatural Nature' invades Science Museum Oklahoma
FROM STAFF REPORTSBugs, bats, snakes, spiders, shadows and the science of stop-motion will take over Science Museum Oklahoma on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Oklahoma City nature park to host art event | The Oklahoman Oklahoma City nature park to host art event
FROM STAFF REPORTSNature enthusiasts can try their hand at several nature-themed art projects and observe local artists at work during the free, annual Fall Into Art event from 11 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions' meeting with the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association | The Oklahoman U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions' meeting with the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association
Get live updates from Oklahoman reporter Justin Wingerter on U.S. Attorney General Jess Sessions' meeting with the Oklahoma Sheriffs' AssociationRead more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Three men arrested in attempted card skimming in Edmond | The Oklahoman Three men arrested in attempted card skimming in Edmond
By Staff ReportsEDMOND — Three men were arrested Monday night after police said they found them trying to install an ATM skimming device at an Edmond bank.About 10:10 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Nebraska man killed in wreck along I-35 Wednesday | The Oklahoman Nebraska man killed in wreck along I-35 Wednesday
By Staff ReportsThe driver of a tractor-trailer was killed Wednesday in a wreck along a Love County highway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.About 5:25 p.m., Jonathan Compton, 45, of Pawnee City, Nebraska, was driving the rig south on Interstate 35 when it left the road and struck a bridge.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Live Coverage: High school football Week 8 | The Oklahoman Live Coverage: High school football Week 8
Follow live scores and the latest updates from high school football action across Oklahoma.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 19, 2017
Eviction notice had been served where a man was found dead Wednesday in Midwest City | The Oklahoman Eviction notice had been served where a man was found dead Wednesday in Midwest City
By Robert MedleyMIDWEST CITY — A man had been served with an eviction notice at a mobile home where firefighters found a man's body Wednesday, authorities report.Firefighters responded to a fire at 8703 SE 26 in a mobile home at the Edgewood Mobile Home Park about 8:45 a.m., said Midwest City fire Major David Richardson.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
One person dead, another critical in Washington County collision | The Oklahoman One person dead, another critical in Washington County collision
By Robert MedleyOne person died Tuesday in a Washington County collision, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.The name of the person who died has not been released by the patrol.About 4:15 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Man charged in death of OKC bookstore owner | The Oklahoman Man charged in death of OKC bookstore owner
Oklahoma County prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man in the killing of an Oklahoma City bookstore owner. Kenton Eugene Busby, 42, of Oklahoma City, was arrested last week in the death of Kelly Hays, 66.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Patience required for OKC road construction | The Oklahoman Patience required for OKC road construction
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comThunder fans will have the option of riding the streetcar to the Chesapeake Energy Arena's doorstep next season. That's the good news. The other news is construction will define how they get around downtown for much of this season. As the basketball season begins Thursday, streets near the downtown arena are in various stages of being torn up while s
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
UCO celebrates homecoming, gives to infants | The Oklahoman UCO celebrates homecoming, gives to infants
By Eriech Tapia For The OklahomanEDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma students came together Friday night to give Infant Crisis Services more than $11,000 and to celebrate homecoming. The weeklong fundraiser was a part of the homecoming celebrations held every year where students raise money for a specific organization. The particular organization is awarded the gift during the school's Cheer
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Seniors to showcase talent during weekend cabaret | The Oklahoman Seniors to showcase talent during weekend cabaret
FROM STAFF REPORTSMOORE — The ninth annual Oklahoma Seniors Cabaret Extravaganza will be Saturday and Sunday at Randall University, 3701 S Interstate 35 Service Road. The nonprofit Cabaret is made up of seniors ages 55 to 85.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Carl Albert fans cheer on Titans | The Oklahoman Carl Albert fans cheer on Titans
FROM STAFF REPORTSFor Carl Albert High School fans cheering on their softball team, they had the satisfaction of seeing their Titans grasp the Class 5A state title on Saturday at USA Hall of Fame Stadium. Titan fans who showed up in peculiar costumes, painted faces or headgear were rewarded for their efforts with the team's first fastpitch softball championship win since 2013. Read more on NewsOK.
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Scholarship fundraiser planned for Nov. 9 | The Oklahoman Scholarship fundraiser planned for Nov. 9
FROM STAFF REPORTSEagles Soar is the new name of the Harding Charter Preparatory High School annual fall scholarship fundraiser. This decade-old event will be from 7 to 9 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Custom boot maker motivates students | The Oklahoman Custom boot maker motivates students
By Bill Kramer For The OklahomanEL RENO — “I'll be back.” Those iconic words uttered by Arnold Schwarzenegger's character during the "Terminator" trilogy apparently also apply to the Austrian-born actor's preference for Oklahoma-made cowboy boots.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Craft festival planned in Yukon | The Oklahoman Craft festival planned in Yukon
FROM STAFF REPORTSYUKON — The Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival will be Nov. 4 at the Dale Robertson Center, 1200 Lakeshore Drive. The festival features more than 45 crafters, the Pumpkin Patch Cafe, Friends of the Park bake sale and the Friends of the Library book sale next door. The craft fair will feature an array of handmade items, including home decor, repurposed wood art, Christmas ornaments,
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Workshops to answer Medicare open enrollment questions | The Oklahoman Workshops to answer Medicare open enrollment questions
FROM STAFF REPORTS"Medicare 101" workshops are planned from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Nominees sought for PC Lifetime Service Awards | The Oklahoman Nominees sought for PC Lifetime Service Awards
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Putnam City Schools Museum is accepting nominations for its annual Lifetime Service Awards program. Nominees should have contributed substantially to the school district in a volunteer capacity.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Sunny, 70s in Oklahoma City Wednesday and Thursday | The Oklahoman Sunny, 70s in Oklahoma City Wednesday and Thursday
By Robert MedleySkies will be sunny with temperatures in the upper 70s Wednesday and Thursday in Oklahoma City with light winds, the National Weather Service reports.Friday will be cloudy with rain chances through Saturday. The Oklahoma City forecast follows:Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 79.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
Sex traffickers, prostitutes busted in Oklahoma as part of nationwide operation | The Oklahoman Sex traffickers, prostitutes busted in Oklahoma as part of nationwide operation
By Staff ReportsA nationwide effort to crack down on underage sex trafficking led to the arrests of five sex traffickers and 14 adult prostitutes in Oklahoma City.Known as Operation Cross Country XI, the four-day crackdown coordinated by the FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children led to the recovery of 84 minors and 120 sex traffickers across the U.S., according to a news
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
OKC psychic sentenced in rare fortune telling case | The Oklahoman OKC psychic sentenced in rare fortune telling case
By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.comAn Oklahoma City psychic charged with fortune telling for a fee has pleaded guilty in her uncommon case. Sonia Lisa Marks, 53, admitted she "did a fortune telling and obtained money for it.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
15 things about Oklahoma that surprise non-Okies | The Oklahoman 15 things about Oklahoma that surprise non-Okies
Those Okies born and/or raised here know Oklahoma is a unique place. And, to those who just migrated here or are visiting for a time, they might be surprised to learn a thing or two about the state. Here are 15 things about Oklahoma that might surprise non-Oklahomans. [pagebreak] 15.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 18, 2017
EMSA chief executive retiring | The Oklahoman EMSA chief executive retiring
By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.comSTROUD — EMSA CEO Stephen Williamson said Tuesday he is retiring to stop being a distraction to the ambulance service for Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He has been in charge at the public trust for 39 years and is giving up an annual salary of $266,094. "For some time, it's been very trying and very hard to keep your eye on the ball," Williamson said of h
The Oklahoman | October 17, 2017
The Morning Brew: #MeToo brings attention to sexual assault, harassment | The Oklahoman The Morning Brew: #MeToo brings attention to sexual assault, harassment
By Darla SlipkeGood morning.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | October 17, 2017
Guthrie bridge features decorative supports that few will see | The Oklahoman Guthrie bridge features decorative supports that few will see
By Brianna Bailey Staff Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com GUTHRIE — A new $17.25 million bridge on State Highway 33 features decorative concrete arches that few motorists will see. The new, state-funded construction will replace an 80-year-old structurally deficient bridge that spans Cottonwood Creek west of downtown Guthrie. The completed structure will feature decorative arches and lamp posts, as
The Oklahoman | October 17, 2017
Initially ruled suicide, Oklahoma man indicted in wife's death | The Oklahoman Initially ruled suicide, Oklahoma man indicted in wife's death
By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comThe tragic story of a loving mother and accomplished lawyer from Oklahoma, whose death two years ago was ruled suicide by prescription painkillers and antifreeze, took another turn recently when a grand jury in Las Vegas indicted her husband on one count of murder. Earlier this month, the grand jury indicted Gregory Brent Dennis, a 55-year-old Bla
The Oklahoman | October 17, 2017