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OKC City manager's retirement coincides with start of new era | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.comThe announcement by Jim Couch on Monday that he is set to retire doesn't just mark the end of a record stint as city manager, nor is it notable only for how it was a time of growth and innovation for Oklahoma City. One can even note Couch's ...
Jim Couch, OKC's city manager for 31 years, to retire in January | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comJim Couch will retire in January after 18 years as city manager of Oklahoma City, saying Monday the time is right to open "another chapter" in his career. Couch, 62, begins a two-year term as volunteer board chairman of the United Way of Central Oklaho...
Myriad Gardens merry-go-round is ready for customers | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.comIt was sunset and, even with Shakespeare at the Park performing at the water stage, Myriad Gardens was fairly quiet with just a handful of people strolling along the trails. Then the lights went on at the Carousel — not even formerly open ...
Speaker highlights remarkable women ignored by history at OKC event | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
By Jim Stafford For The OklahomanKeynote speaker Michelle Millben shared stories of some remarkable women in a rousing address at the first OK-WISE conference at the Embassy Suites Medical Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Center. Clara Luper.Read more on NewsOK.com
OU dance panel to discuss Angelou poem legacy | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Dance is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Maya Angelou's poem, “Still I Rise,” with a free panel discussion before the world premiere of “I Rise,” a dance work inspired by the poem. The discussion will be at 6 p.m.Read mo...
Programs benefit families shopping farmers markets for Oklahoma grown and made products | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSAs summer is fading and fall is just around the corner, Oklahoma farmers markets are still open to provide goods and produce through the fall harvest. In addition to locally grown squash, okra, peppers and more, fall markets also have year-round favorites such as meat, eggs, dairy,...
Cleveland County training focuses on emotions, attitudes | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
By Joy Hampton For The OklahomanThe Cleveland County sheriff's office is going back to school this month as everyone from Sheriff Todd Gibson to other staff members attend RITE Academy training. RITE, or Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement, provides skills to help deputies and staff, includi...
Four teens arrested, accused of school shooting threats | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsFour teens were arrested Monday afternoon, accused of threatening to kill the principal and shoot up the school.Sergio Alexander Gruver, 17; Zedekiah Khalfani Lopez, 16; Cedrick Dywan Lynch, 16; and Cedreonna Dywaeisha Truitt, 15, were all arrested on complaints of threatening an a...
OKC man arrested, accused of kidnapping and robbing men met through dating app | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsA 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after police said he was involved in kidnapping and robbing several men by luring them through a dating app.About 9:50 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Art teacher named state's best educator | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com  Yukon Public Schools art teacher Becky Oglesby was named 2019 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year on Tuesday during a ceremony at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Oglesby, 30, teaches prekindergarten through third grade at Ranchwood Elementary School, w...
The Morning Brew: An Oklahoma hospital's unusual fundraiser | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
By Matt PattersonPauls valley hospital turns to online fundraising Rural healthcare in the United States is a hot topic year in and year out, but it's gone to new levels in Pauls Valley, where a local hospital has turned to a popular online fundraising site to keep its doors open. Oklahoma...
Oklahoma game wardens uproot marijuana plants at illegal grow site | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
Three Oklahoma game wardens were tasked with uprooting a patch of marijuana inside a wildlife management area in eastern Oklahoma. A deer hunter scouting the Spavinaw Wildlife Management Area reported the “illegal marijuana grow site” to authorities, game wardens state in a social media pos...
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsNorthbound lanes of N MacArthur Boulevard are shut down Tuesday due to a hydraulic fluid spill from a vehicle.Crews are en route to clean up the roadway, a fire department spokesman said.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsALTUS -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman found Monday at Altus Air Force Base, according to a news release from the base. The name of the airman has not been released, base officials reported.About 8:20 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsA man using a motorized wheelchair was struck early Tuesday and killed in southeast Oklahoma City, police reported.The man was southbound in the wheelchair in the street on Sunnylane Road just north of SE 59 about 6:15 a.m., a police spokeswoman said.The driver of a southbound vehi...
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
Mammoth Energy subsidiary helps with East Coast storm Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The Edmond Quilt Guild's September speaker will provide an interactive program and trunk show on “Scrappy Applique” beginning at 7 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
The Oklahoman | September 18, 2018
From Staff ReportsA hot, sunny day is ahead Tuesday in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reported.Rain is ahead for Friday and Saturday in central Oklahoman, the weather service reported.The Oklahoma City forecast follows:Tuesday: Sunny with a high near 90.Read more on NewsOK.com
Money talks | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | September 17, 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 Sept. 25.…
3.2 percent beer in short supply as new Oklahoma alcohol laws near | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
Beer, beer everywhere but none for sale to drink. That’s the concern among beer drinkers, and many retailers, as the state moves closer to the crossover from 3.2 percent beer to strong beer sales in convenience and grocery stores on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com
Man arrested in El Reno slaying | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSEL RENO — A 25-year-old man was arrested early Saturday, accused in the death of a man found with a gunshot wound at an El Reno convenience store. About 6:50 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Music makes them wiggle | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
Families descended on the Myriad Botanical Gardens on Sunday for the Wiggle Out Loud family music festival presented by The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center.Read more on NewsOK.com
#OKC CivicLife for Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comNew identity for civic news summary The Oklahoman's weekly civic news summary takes on a new name and new identity this week.Read more on NewsOK.com
Legendary restaurateur and entrepreneur Jim Vallion dies at 87 | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.comOklahoma entrepreneur and philanthropist James "Jim" Vallion died Sunday. He was 87. Vallion was half the namesake of legendary Val-Gene Associates, Oklahoma City's first major restaurant group, and owner of Trochta's Flowers since 1980. "We were sadde...
Domestic, sexual violence issues examined at conference | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
By Darla Slipke Dig Team dslipke@oklahoman.comNORMAN — Dr. Bill Smock passed around a hand-held device and challenged everyone in the room to a grip test. “Everybody in here is a potential killer,” he told the group, pausing. Physical therapists use the medical instrument, called a hand dynamo...
Rescuers from Oklahoma continue to help people Monday in North Carolina flooding | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
From Staff ReportsOklahoma City firefighters and other task force members from Oklahoma continue Monday to assist in rescue efforts in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence flooding, officials reported.Firefighters from Oklahoma City and Norman are assisting with Oklahoma Task Force 1 Swift Water R...
Police identify El Reno homicide victim from Friday shooting | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
From Staff ReportsEL RENO — Police on Monday identified the man who was shot Friday night outside a convenience store.Ryan Randall, 37, died at a local hospital.About 6:50 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Eight touchdown just the beginning for El Reno's Plumley | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.comEL RENO — Dorian Plumley had no clue what his final numbers were following El Reno's victory Friday against rival Chickasha. He felt like he had a pretty good game, but in the heat of the moment the sophomore quarterback had not stopped to realize how m...
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
From Staff ReportsNorthbound Interstate 35 lanes have reopened Monday afternoon following a tractor-trailer crash in northeast Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.About 11:10 a.m., the tractor-trailer overturned south of NE 36, OHP reported.All northbound traffic on Interstate 35 was...
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comAn executive with Hearts for Hearing says an electronic billboard planned near its property along Lake Hefner Parkway would adversely affect its work with the hearing-impaired, particularly children. Hearts for Hearing filed papers Sept.Read more on Ne...
The Oklahoman | September 17, 2018
From Staff ReportsHot weather returns to Oklahoma City this week, with the high temperature Monday near 89  degrees, the National Weather Service.High temperatures Tuesday through Friday will be in the 90s and 80s in Oklahoma City.The Oklahoma City forecast follows:Monday: Mostly sunny wit...
Oklahoma Gazette | September 17, 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.…
Next Issue: 60 years ago protesters staged a sit-in at Katz Drug Store | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | September 16, 2018
P. 4 60 years ago,a group of young protesters staged a sit-in at Katz Drug Store in downtown Oklahoma City to call attention to racial segregation and discrimination.…
Poll: Oklahomans don't like Trump as much as they used to | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
President Donald Trump’s popularity in Oklahoma may be waning. The Morning Consult, which maintains a 50-state tracking poll of presidential approval ratings, said last week that Trump’s net approval in Oklahoma declined 6 points from July to August and is 25 points lower than at the time of his...
Oklahoma educator earns scholarship with comic book proposal | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Josh Dulaney Staff Writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comA love of kids and comic books has landed one new educator a scholarship. University of Central Oklahoma alumna Katlyn Beddo was named a 2018 DaVinci Scholar by The DaVinci Institute, a creativity think tank based in Oklahoma City that backs current...
Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Paula Burkes Business Writer pburkes@oklahoman.comSince Tim Pehrson took the helm of Integris Health Aug. 1, he likes to tell his new neighbors, church friends and others that he works for Integris — without mentioning he's president and CEO. Pehrson has been more than pleased with their respon...
Healthy Schools Oklahoma seeks to improve results in classroom | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert @oklahomaStanley Hupfeld Academy students are constantly in motion. They even move when they review spelling words and math problems. And that's a good thing as far as Principal Ruthie Rayner is concerned. Rayner credits the Action Based Learning Lab provided by ...
Feast Mode: Flavors fly high at Oklahoma State Fair | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.comSights and sounds, color and pageantry? Sure, the Oklahoma State Fair has plenty, but flavor is what pays the bills in the olfactory industry. With that in mind, the Great Taste of a Fair contest took place Wednesday to determine which food vendors bro...
Students in Oklahoma City 'do the right thing' after finding cash | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.comJabaree Williamson couldn't believe his eyes. There, on the Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School playground, underneath an empty orange juice carton the seventh-grader had just kicked, appeared to be a folded-up $100 bill. Only it wasn't one Benjamin....
Documenting animals — one frame at a time | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 16, 2018
By Matt Patterson Staff Writer  mpatterson@okalhoman.com More than a dozen years ago, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore was at home caring for his three kids and his wife who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoma Gazette and OKCTalk.com announce merger | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | September 16, 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 ...
BancFirst buys city’s second-tallest building | Oklahoma Gazette
Oklahoma Gazette | September 15, 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. …
Man arrested in Friday El Reno slaying | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSEL RENO — A 35-year-old man was arrested early Saturday, accused in the death of a man found wounded at an El Reno convenience store Friday. About 6:50 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Eufaula woman dead after Friday collision | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSCANADIAN — A 67-year-old woman died Friday after striking a utility pole, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported. Just after 3:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
OKC mayor's gift kick-starts MAPS 3 park endowment drive | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.comDropping for a moment his persona as a public figure, Mayor David Holt on Friday created a living legacy to his parents with the first private gift to the MAPS 3 downtown park. A space designed for open-air gatherings will be known as the Mary Ann and ...
Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.comA mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next ye...
OKC Central Commentary: Autonomous vehicles, MAPS and more | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded questions during his weekly OKC Central chat on Friday. This is an abridged transcript of that conversation.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoma youth introduced to BMX sport | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSYUKON — With helmets buckled and bikes tagged with racing numbers, participants in a recent BMX Racing League session rode their bikes on the Yukon BMX track. The six-week, coach-guided league sessions offer new families and riders an opportunity to learn how the sport works and ...
Achievers | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
University of Oklahoma professor Jizhong Zhou is the recipient of the 2019 American Society for Microbiology Award for Environmental Research for significant accomplishments in the field of microbiology. The award will be presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe meeting in San Fran...
Casady students engage in volunteerism | The Oklahoman
The Oklahoman | September 15, 2018
FROM STAFF REPORTSTHE VILLAGE — Casady School's Upper Division students spent Tuesday giving back to The Village through various volunteer activities at elementary schools and senior living centers. “There is no better way to understand the community and the needs of others, than by volunteering...