A few of the 40 new state troopers commissioned in July. Of the 768 troopers on the current roster, 210 are eligible to retire immediately. The Oklahoman archives

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pay raise bill headed to Gov. Mary Fallin

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A bill clearing the way for state trooper pay raises was approved unanimously Tuesday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is headed to the governor.

Eight charged in connection with death of man found on fire near Langston

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Prosecutors filed charges against eight people Tuesday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on fire in Logan County in late January.

Oklahoma Senate OKs limits on abortion drug

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The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.

Volunteers help rebuild El Reno playground

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Volunteers from Devon Energy and the El Reno community joined with Youth and Family Services on Saturday to rebuild a playground that was destroyed by the May 31 tornado.

Easter easy as pie

Life | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

This time of year, egg hunting and the chocolification of bunny rabbits is not only accepted but encouraged. I prefer the way the Italians ring in the Easter season: with a rustic pastry stuffed with ham, eggs and plenty of cheese.
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Aloft Hotel in Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce to open this week

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The Aloft is at the corner of Walnut Avenue and NE 2 in Oklahoma City where Deep Deuce and Bricktown connect, where a two-story medical office stood for almost a half century. The hotel has an imposing presence that hovers over the...

Drastic Oklahoma weather shifts of recent days not uncommon

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The colliding of powerful winds from across the country contribute to the quick changes in Oklahoma’s weather conditions.

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Oil and natural gas operations use less than 2 percent of the state’s freshwater, far less than is used for agriculture and municipal uses. One key difference is that oil and gas companies usually dispose of their water...