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Chesapeake says it is not pursuing bankruptcy as stock tumbles

Stock trading halted after falling more than 50 percent.
Marsha Gore

Credit card spending gets school superintendent fired

MCALESTER - School board members voted unanimously over the weekend to fire the district's superintendent, bringing a week-long termination hearing and months of uncertainty to an end.

Former Thunder guard Derek Fisher fired by New York Knicks

Former Thunder guard Derek Fisher fired by New York Knicks

Derek Fisher's run as coach of the New York Knicks lasted less than two seasons.

 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks Sunday at the House Of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Mich. Clinton, on Monday, condemned a proposed ballot question in Oklahoma that would ban abortion and make some forms of contraception illegal. [AP PHOTO]

Clinton campaign: 'Oklahoma women have a constitutional right to safe, legal abortion'

News Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Monday blasted a proposed ballot question in Oklahoma that would ban abortion and make some forms of contraception illegal.

  Judge Clancy Smith,  presiding judge, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Judge Clancy Smith, presiding judge, Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Oklahoma state agencies give raises despite executive order

News | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Oklahoma state agencies promoted more than 1,000 employees and hired several thousand to fill vacancies, even though those types of employment actions were included in the "personnel freeze" set by Gov. Mary Fallin, who also allowed for some exemptions.

Oklahoma City to use budget reserves to close growing gap

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Oklahoma City to use budget reserves to close growing gap

Oklahoma City expects a budget shortfall of about $16 million this fiscal year as the slump in oil and gas continues to weigh on revenues.

Murder defendant ordered to trial in death of 16-year-old Piedmont girl

News | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
 Chloe Marie Thomas

Oklahoma County Special Judge Fred Doak found enough evidence to send Chloe Marie Thomas, 18, of Oklahoma City, to trial on the first-degree murder charge in the death of Anne Josette Hill, of Edmond. Thomas pleaded not guilty.

Peyton Manning makes like John Elway in quarterbacking Super Bowl victory

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Denver quarterback Peyton Manning holds up the Lombardi Trophy after helping the Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo)

You know you’ve had quite the football life when your boss (Elway is the Bronco general manager) and your brother are waiting at such a finish line.

Putnam City teacher takes history lesson outside the box

News | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
 Eighth-grader Deven Bruner poses with his paper miniature of Henry

Hefner Middle School teacher Deya Adams created a fun project to immerse her eighth-grade reading students into the true story of the slave’s remarkable journey to freedom.
Reporter takes 'Box' on short adventure

Group wants more Hispanics to vote in OKC School Board election

News | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
 Oklahoma City School Board candidates Carrie Coppernoll Jacobs and Adam Zodrow are shown at a recent forum. Voters will go the polls Tuesday to decide who will serve on the school board. [Photo Provided]

Stand for Children Oklahoma volunteers have spent the past two weeks knocking on doors and working the phones to get members of the Hispanic community — many who have never voted — engaged in the election process.

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Red Lobster Responds to Beyonce’s Shout Out in New Song

Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

The Beyhive is not impressed. Following Beyoncé’s surprise release of her brand new single, “Formation,” on Saturday, February 6, fans of the singer eagerly awaited Red Lobster’s reaction to...

Westmoore's Ashley Gomez commits to Xavier

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Westmoore senior sharpshooter Ashley Gomez made her college decision Sunday. Gomez verbally committed to Xavier, she announced on her Twitter page. “Blessed and honored to announce that I have verbally...

Are drought conditions in the American Southwest here to stay?

Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

A new study suggests that dry conditions in the southwestern United States, including the ongoing California drought, may become standard. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, analyzes weather types...

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