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O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years.
O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently about the military and has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Israel and several other countries.
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Food, drinks, fireworks and Weezer will all be part of a music festival announced today that will be held on the Friday night before Oklahoma and Texas square off in the annual tussle in the Cotton Bowl.
To learn more about the evening's events, which will be held on the former site of Reunion Arena, check out this story from The Dallas Morning News.
NBC News is reporting this morning that it has obtained a secret National Security Agency map identifying more than 600 cyber assaults launched by the Chinese government against U.S. targets, including Google, the government, the military and major defense contractors.
An advisory committee recently recommended building a new facility to replace the problem-plagued Oklahoma County jail and paying for it with a county sales tax.
The committee recommended that the sales tax not exceed one penny and last not more than five years.
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Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday morning issued an executive order declaring a disaster emergency following Wednesday’s storms that caused widespread damage in the Oklahoma City area and elsewhere.
The counties included in the declaration are Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Dewey, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Major, McClain and Oklahoma.
Other counties may be added as warranted.
Under the order, state agencies responding to the disaster can make emergency acquisitions without going through the usual bid procedures.
The declaration is also the first step necessary should the state seek federal assistance.
A plan to transfer two endangered elephants from a Seattle zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo is drawing protests from animal rights activists, the Seattle city council and that city’s leading newspaper. The Woodland Park Zoo announced last month that it would send its two endangered Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City […]