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Oklahoma City Council awards whitewater park contract

News | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The Oklahoma City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday to award a $33.4 million construction contract for the MAPS 3 whitewater park on the Oklahoma River. Hopes are to have the center ready in time to bid for the 2016 U.S. Olympic canoe and kayak trials.

Improvements to be made at Oklahoma railroad crossings

News | Updated: 15 hr ago

Last year, eight people were killed and 13 injured in accidents at railroad crossings in Oklahoma. Tuesday, state officials announced a $100 million initiative to improve safety at these crossings.

Russell easily wins GOP nod in 5th District congressional race, will face McAffrey in general election

News | Updated: 10 hr ago | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Steve Russell, a retired U.S. Army officer who stressed his military experience, defeated Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas and will face Democrat Al McAffrey in the race to succeed Rep. James Lankford in Congress. State schools chief hopeful John Cox defeats Freda Deskin Connie Johnson to be Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Runoff election race results, updates

Police identify Texas man in police dog's fatal stabbing

News | Updated: 13 hr ago

Oklahoma City police Tuesday identified the man fatally shot by an officer Sunday night as he stabbed the officer’s canine partner. Police also announced funeral plans for the police dog, Kye, a 3-year-old German shepherd.

Carlson: Forecasting an unbeaten regular season for the Sooners

Sports | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Football 2014 — The Oklahoman’s Jenni Carlson projects the OU football season.

OKC Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to Philadelphia for a $1.25 million trade exception

Sports | Updated: 18 hr ago | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The lightly-productive but always entertaining Hasheem Thabeet era in Oklahoma City has come to an end.

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Moore man loses 208 pounds after tornado's near miss

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A Moore man lost 208 pounds recently by participating in ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss.”

Edmond school bus driver faces sex crime charges

News | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

An Edmond elementary school bus driver accused of molesting an 8-year-old boy has been charged with eight felonies.

Barbecue Blitz: Oklahoma City-area chefs attack palates by land and sea

Life | Updated: 17 hr ago | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Summer finally brought the heat, but three local chefs stayed cool long enough to dazzle guests with their ability to tame the challenge of surf and turf at the latest Open Flame.

It's prime time for picking pecks of peppers

Life | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Sherrel Jones writes about how to tend the season’s harvest of peppers.

Theater Review: 'Spelling Bee' wins at Pollard Theatre in Guthrie

A&E | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Theater Review: The Pollard Theatre in Guthrie opens its new season with “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”



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