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A section of Interstate 35 at the 50 mile marker is closed because of a rock slide on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Davis, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

Blasts may cause delay near I-35 rockslide in Oklahoma's Arbuckle Mountains

News | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Officials plan to set off explosives Tuesday afternoon in an effort to prevent future rock slides along Interstate 35 in the Arbuckle Mountains near Turner Falls.

White House report shows big difference between Oklahoma's worst schools, the rest

News | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

WASHINGTON — The White House released a report on Monday showing huge achievement gaps in math, reading and graduation rates between Oklahoma’s lowest performing schools and the rest of the schools in the state.

How could Kevin Durant possibly be a better teammate?

Sports | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Kevin Durant says he wants to be a better teammate. In related news, Frankie Valli says he wants to be a better singer, Robert Duvall says he wants to be a better actor and Miami says it wants to be a better Beach.

Cause of sea lion death at Oklahoma City Zoo remains unknown

News | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Jaxon, a 2-year-old sea lion, was found by Oklahoma City Zoo staff members when they arrived for work Friday morning. Jaxon came to the zoo from The Marine Mammal Center in California, along with another sea lion, 3-year-old Hendrix.

Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

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Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

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At farmers markets, choice to accept funds was a SNAP

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In Oklahoma, the amount of SNAP dollars spent at farmers markets and from local farms grew from about $13,000 in 2010 to almost $50,000 in 2014.

Oklahoma State Regent Turpen raises $500K in scholarships for students

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The need for more scholarships to defeat crippling student debt was Mike Turpen’s battle cry as chairman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Carli Lloyd becomes Captain America for US women

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United States." More like Captain America. Lloyd scored three goals to lead the United States to a 5-2...

Moving in deep waters of faith: Moore church celebrates outdoor baptisms

News | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

The Highland Baptist Church congregation of Moore, Oklahoma, gathers at Lake Thunderbird in Norman, Oklahoma, for old-fashioned, full-immersion baptisms.

Gene Autry museum closes amid controversy over management

News | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

People in Gene Autry, a town in Carter County, Oklahoma, are raising questions about the management of the once-bustling Gene Autry Museum that closed in May.

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