• Robert Gates says it's much harder today to do the people's business in Washington

    BY K.S. MCNUTT, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The former secretary of defense and director of the CIA told students at the University of Oklahoma they make a contribution to the U.S. no matter their profession if they avoid cynicism.

  • More than 600 third-graders in Oklahoma City district could be held back for the remainder of the school year

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    An Oklahoma City school district official blames some teachers and principals for the low number of students passing alternative tests.

  • Love's to add to growing CNG network along Interstate 40

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Love’s Travel Stops will add fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling at a location in eastern Arkansas as part of a planned network along Interstate 40 that will span more than 1,350 miles.

  • Pushmataha County sheriff, commissioner under investigation

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Pushmataha County Commissioner Jerry Duncan and his brother, Sheriff Terry Duncan, are under investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation for possible purchasing irregularities uncovered by a state audit.

  • Egg freezing 'perk' is bad policy, columnist believes

    By Paula Burkes, pburkes@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Oklahoman workplace reporter Paula Burkes sounds off on the news that Facebook and Apple will pay up to $20,000 for female employees to freeze their eggs.

  • OSHA changes rules regarding reporting work-related incidents

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Crowe’s Allen Hutson discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised rule regarding reporting and recording requirements of work-related incidents.

  • Beloved Ada police officer is a bit aloof

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    One of the police officers in Ada, Oklahoma, can’t chase after anyone because he has no legs, and he doesn’t see much because his eyes are always closed. Still, Police Chief Mike Miller says he has been effective at stopping speeders throughout the city. Residents have embraced the officer, bringing him donuts and singing his praises on social media, even though he is aloof.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules town can strip police chief of authority

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court reversed a district court ruling, finding the city of Sallisaw broke no law when it stripped former police chief Shaloa Edwards of his authority to supervise the police department.

  • Southmoore Band will present ForeverMoore memorial concert for 2013 Moore tornado

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The Southmoore High School marching band’s performance pays tribute to the resiliency of Moore in the wake of the 2013 tornado.

  • Oklahoma City officials review guidelines for future growth

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    New development principles are intended to guide Oklahoma City’s growth over the next several decades. Planning commission members and the city council met Tuesday for a briefing on the guidelines, known as “planOKC,” led by Planning Director Aubrey Hammontree.

  • Lawton police shooting justified; man answered door with a gun

    By Jennifer Palmer, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Daniel Martin Jr., a 47 year old decorated Army veteran, called police to report vandals outside his home, but officers shot him after arriving. The Comanche County district attorney says the shooting was justified.

  • The Homeless Front: A look at homeless veterans in Oklahoma City

    BY JULIANA KEEPING | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

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  • Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope time line

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope time line

  • Midtown Renaissance Group's redevelopment projects will restore Midtown's heartbeat

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Jun 9, 2014

    Midtown Renaissance Group has redeveloped 30 properties in Midtown, including 11 projects renovated to historic preservation guidelines.

  • May 2013's deadly storms: 'It changes you'

    BY JULIANA KEEPING | Updated: Thu, May 15, 2014

    May 2013's deadly storms: Looking back one year later.

  • May 2013's deadly storms: Faces of the storm

    BY ADAM KEMP | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    We take a look back at the stories of those affected by the May 2013 storms that devastated parts of Oklahoma.