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  • OKC council adopts policy on police, body cameras

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday adopted a policy for police use of body-worn cameras, clearing the way for a pilot project testing 100 cameras to begin. The city's initial steps into use of cameras appeared likely to begin with a disagreement between police administrators and the police...

  • Judge considers receivership for control of troubled First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYERAND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Updated: 3 hr ago

    U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot, citing concerns over deteriorating conditions at First National Center, is considering appointing a receiver to take control of the landmark as a way to restore air conditioning and prevent shut-offs of other utilities.

  • Judge considers placing First National Center in receivership

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Unclear if air conditioning will be restored in landmark building on Wednesday

  • Jane Sutter and Kelli Walsh---Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County---Parties Extra! Video

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    [brightcove]4457306861001[/brightcove] Jane Sutter and Kelli Walsh talk about the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County and the fundraising event, Flight for Futures, taking place this Thursday at Wiley Post Airport.

  • Air conditioning shut off at First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Businesses deal with sweltering temperatures on same day court hearing could determine landmark building's next owner.

  • Art exhibit 'Secret Life of the City' opening today in downtown Oklahoma City's The Underground

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Eight OKC-based artists have each created one piece of art exploring the concept "what are the secrets of city life?" for the new art exhibit "The Secret Life of the City," opening with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Invited Artists Gallery in The Underground in downtown Oklahoma...

  • Oklahoma City appoints new municipal courts administrator

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    LaShawn Thompson, 44, has been named the municipal courts administrator in Oklahoma City, replacing Stacey Davis.

  • Dallas developer says he has contract for Oklahoma City's First National Center

    BY STEVE LACKMEYERAND BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writers | Published: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Mike Sarimsakci, a developer from Dallas, said he has the purchase contract for the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City. He says he bought the skyscraper from the Neman family.

  • Market has not been kind to First National Center

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    First National Center is not a priority for Oklahoma City's government. Officials are busy trying to clean up the mess “given” to them by state lawmakers when they decided to make the unfinished Native American Cultural Center the city’s problem.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday Aug. 31, 2015

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Oklahoma City names new municipal courts administrator

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City has named a new municipal courts administrator to replace Stacey Davis, who resigned in June after being put on paid leave pending investigation of what officials termed a "personnel matter." LaShawn Thompson has been the courts' interim assistant administrator since...

  • Glassed from the past: Two keep craft of Vitrolite installation alive

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Tim Dunn and Hank Falkenberg are working on restoration of the Tower Theater in Oklahoma City. The two also worked on the only other known restoration of Vitrolite glass facade at the Film Exchange buildings along Film Row in Oklahoma City.

  • Videos, photo exhibit at Oklahoma City library share stories of homeless

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    A photography exhibit and the newest Share Your Story video, which describes the impact of libraries on the homeless community, will be on view starting Monday at the Downtown Library in Oklahoma City.

  • Court documents hint rival bidder seeks ownership of downtown OKC's First National Center

    BY BRIANNA BAILEYAND STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writers bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Court documents filed this week in a case concerning ownership of the financially troubled First National Center say there may be a second bidder for the property.

  • Edmond developers can build or put up money

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Members of the Central Edmond Urban Development Board recommended to the city council this week a plan to allow downtown developers to put up a fee with the city instead of constructing parking spaces.




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