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  • Firefighters rescue man from downtown Oklahoma City train tracks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from a train in downtown Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon .

  • On OK County jail: ‘We don’t want business as usual’

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A study group looking at the Oklahoma County jail wants to replace te 24-year-old embattled lockup.

  • Food Fight: H&8th food truck policies criticized by local food truck vendor

    Siali Siaosi | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    One local food truck owner hopes to provide H&8th with a competing street festival after expressing concern about the way its organizers select food vendors.

  • TURNING THE PAGE: Conversion of former Oklahoma City school into apartments is moving ahead despite recent fires

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The school, at NE 6 and Stonewall, closed in 1993 and was bought by developer Ron Bradshaw for $950,000 last year at an auction by Oklahoma City Public Schools. Fencing is going up this week, and preconstruction will be starting this next month, Bradshaw said.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, July 31, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: More for-sale housing coming along fringe of downtown Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City Riverfront Development Authority faces first deficit

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    For the first time, the agency that handles the development along the Oklahoma River is facing a deficit.

  • SIGN OFF

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Workers dismantle the iconic sign Thursday at the Union Bus Station downtown. The building is being demolished to make room for a parking garage for the future 499 West Sheridan tower. Developers pledged to refurbish the sign and put it back on display in a glass beacon on the parking garage at...

  • BOTTLED CHARM: Prairie Gothic moves into milk bottle building in OKC

    BY BRIANNA BAILEY Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Guthrie-based Prairie Gothic, a boutique that specializes in unusual gifts and home furnishings, opened its second location in the triangular milk bottle building near NW 23 and Classen last week.

  • OK County hopes businesses play key role in jail tax passage

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma County Commission will ask business leaders for help in gauging public support for a sales tax increase to construct a new 2,800-bed county jail. Sheriff John Whetsel called a study committee's recommendation to build a new jail and remodel the county juvenile justice center a...

  • Oklahoma Outdoor Summer Movie Schedule

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Looking for a way to spend those cool summer nights? Why not take in an outdoor movie?

  • Union Bus Station sign disassembled in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The Union Bus Station sign was disassembled Thursday in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Finding some shade

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Getting out of the sun at the Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City.

  • GARDEN PARTY

    Compiled by Nathan Poppe  For LOOKatOKC | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    I've never noticed so many events in the Myriad Botanical Gardens until this summer. The 15-acres of land, located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, has been growing as a community hub over the years. I've seen some of my favorite deadCenter screenings there. I laughed my face off during...

  • Cattle owner pleads no contest to neglect citations

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The city rounded up the cattle July 2 from fields in far southwest Oklahoma City. Two died within 10 days.




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