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Storm damage to a home in Moore, Okla. on Thursday, March 26, 2015. A tornado hit the area on Wednesday evening causing damage in the area. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Death toll from Wednesday's tornadoes increases to four

News | Updated: 1 hr ago

The state medical examiner determined the tornadoes were responsible for the deaths of a motorist in Norman and two people who were swept off a bridge in Webbers Falls. A fourth man was previously reported dead in Sand Springs.

Jabar Shumate named new leader of diversity at OU

News | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

OU President David L. Boren Tuesday announced the appointment of Jabar Shumate as the campus’ new vice president for the university community.

Some April Fools' Day pranks unsuitable for the office

Business | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Pranks that go too far can risk discrimination lawsuits and violate companies’ codes of conduct and other workplace rules, experts say.

Berry Tramel: Buying out Travis Ford is completely irresponsible

Sports | Updated: 4 hr ago | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Travis Ford's fate is being debated by OSU athletic director, according to a report by our man John Helsley, and it comes down to two decisions ...
Sources: OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

Of Character: Edmond man lives by friend's advice to value, show respect to others

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“I had a close friend tell me to pay attention to who touches your life every day and who your life touches each day,” said Don Reeves, of Edmond, Oklahoma.

Leaves of absence create challenges for employers and their health plans

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McAfee’s Brandon Long recommends employers have a written leave of absence policy that maps out how to comply with the myriad of laws that might be triggered by various types of leaves of absence.


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Oklahoma's Internet access, speed lags nation

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Nearly half of all Oklahomans — and 89 percent of those in rural areas — lack access to internet speeds of 25 megabits per second for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads.

Kingfisher County healthiest in Oklahoma, new information finds

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Information shows Kingfisher County is the healthiest out of Oklahoma’s 77 counties because of high employment rates and low risk of early death.

Oklahoma City Police's Citizens Advisory Board treads line between accountability, secrecy

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Early on a Saturday morning in February, members of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Citizens Advisory Board gathered in a westside office building for one of their bimonthly meetings.

Oklahoma women who've had C-sections have options with second birth

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For many Oklahoma women, it has been difficult to find a physician who will perform a vaginal birth after women have had babies through cesarean section, birthing advocates say. Commonly referred to as VBACs, a vaginal birth after...

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