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Wreck reported at Interstate 40 and Robinson

Three lanes of traffic are blocked because of a wreck at Interstate 40 westbound and Robinson Avenue, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported Wednesday morning.
Ground beneath one side of this home was sucked into the river by flood waters, leaving the structure precariously perched on the partially eroded bank of the Cimarron River in Logan County. PHOTOS BY JIM BECKEL, THE OKLAHOMAN JIM BECKEL - THE OKLAHOMAN

Storms dump more rain as tornado, flooding claim more lives

News | Updated: 10 hr ago

Three weeks ago, Sandra Swinney moved to Blue, a rural community in Bryan County, to be closer to her family. On Monday night, Swinney’s family found her body lying not far from the ruins of her mobile home. “The tornado came and got her,” said her brother. Highways closed Wednesday in Oklahoma due to flooding Rising Cimarron River threatens more homes near Crescent

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

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ZURICH — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.
FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland Ex-FIFA exec Jack Warner says he's innocent

Abused, neglected children handcuffed at state-run shelter in Oklahoma City

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Abused and neglected children being cared for at a state-run emergency shelter in Oklahoma City have been handcuffed and threatened with pepper spray and stun weapons, The Oklahoman has learned. Child given wrong medicine at DHS shelter in OKC

Legal fight between 2 energy companies leaves courtroom

Business | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The case between Chesapeake Energy Corp. and American Energy Partners LP will leave the courtroom and continue through arbitration after a court ruling last week.

Big 12's non-conference schedule is embarrassing

Sports | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

Only the SEC schedules as poorly as does the Big 12, and the SEC has all the hype and the track record of recent national championships to tout. The Big 12 has neither.

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If you don't think timing is everything, you don't know Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman

News | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015 | Comments Comment on this article Leave a comment

Jax Soul Kitchen in Norman opened in the fall, but the seed was planted for it in 1981 when Jack Hooper opened the Red Parrot Cafe. Hooper’s notion that Norman would embrace Cajun and Creole flavors was just about a quarter-century ahead...

Long-time Haunted House owner, Marian Thibault, passes away

News | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

Marian Thibault, long-time owner of The Haunted House Restaurant in Oklahoma City, died May 22 at age 89. The restaurant, which closed in April, was auctioned to a new owner who will determine whether he can reopen The Haunted House by mid-May.

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