• Youths do well in Moore chess tournament

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Challengers Chess Club tournament was May 16 in Moore.

  • Two years later, some Moore residents still are recovering from tornado

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Two years after an EF5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, hundreds of residents still are recovering. Robin Eddy, program director for the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project, said the group continues to manage 519 open cases statewide from the May 2013 tornadoes.

  • Heavy rain causing flooding across Oklahoma City metro-area, state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres fire crews responded to more than 70 people and vehicles stuck in high water Saturday evening. The Oklahoma City Fire Department has about 25 fire crews out responding to flood-related calls, authorities said.

  • Westmoore High School debuts social media campaign to improve public perception

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Counselor says there’s more to school than tornadoes and athletics; Facebook page modeled after Humans of New York has received 800 likes in less than two weeks

  • Developer J.W. Mashburn's Cascata Estates opens on Oklahoma City's south side

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    J.W. Mashburn has been building houses in south Oklahoma City since 1960, but he said it’s become harder than ever because a key ingredient — land — is in short supply for developers and builders eager to launch a new addition. His latest is Cascata Estates at SW 134 and Pennsylvania.

  • In brief: Oklahoma City metro-area news briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    In brief: Oklahoma City metro-area news briefs.

  • Oklahoma Strong Run in Norman benefits Moore monument project

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Runners participated in the Oklahoma Strong Run in Norman to raise money for a monument project in Moore.

  • Builders prepare for 2015 Festival of Homes beginning June 5 in central Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Builders will have 35 new homes in Moore, Norman, south Oklahoma City and surrounding areas open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. June 5-7 and June 12-14.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    Published: Wed, May 13, 2015


  • Scholarships awarded to students across Oklahoma City metro area

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    $1,500 college scholarships were awarded by the Greater Oklahoma City Alumnae Panhellenic Association.

  • Paddle Power: Disabled Moore student learns to kayak on rainy day

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, May 12, 2015

    ‘It’s something that she usually wouldn’t do,” said the father of 11-year-old Lillian Cooper, a Moore student who tried kayaking for the first time.

  • News 9: Flooding Causes Metro Man's Pool To Pop Up Out Of The Ground

    Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    MOORE - Heavy rains last week not only caused some underground storm shelters to pop up out of the ground, a below-ground swimming pool in Moore did the same thing Saturday morning,  News 9 reports. One end of the pool is tipped up four to five feet out of the ground to where you can see water underneath it ...

  • Students are selected for Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    The Oklahoma Arts Institute has selected 270 high school students to attend the summer arts training camp.

  • Holly Bailey discusses her book about the May 20, 2013, Moore tornado

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Published: Sun, May 10, 2015

    Author Holly Bailey, an Oklahoma native, discusses her book, “The Mercy of the Sky,” about the May 20, 2013, Moore tornado.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for May 9

    Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Religion briefs for May 9

  • Flooding, hail plague Oklahoma City metro

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 8, 2015

    Here's what happens when mobile communications technology meets severe weather.

  • Oklahoma authorities remind drivers to focus on road, not storm damage

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    Motorists travelling southbound Interstate 35 and a few other area roadways might anticipate traffic delays on their drive home this afternoon due to debris on the highway shoulder and crews working to repair signs blown over during Wednesday night’s storm. Thursday morning drive times were slowed due to a narrowing of lanes near downtown, an influx of cars taking the highway to avoid flooded streets and rubberneckers slowing to gawk at storm damage and overturned cars along I-35 through Norman, a spokesman with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said.

  • Tornadoes tear across western and central Oklahoma

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, May 7, 2015

    More than a dozen tornadoes dropped from the sky on Wednesday evening, destroying multiple homes and causing widespread damage in Bridge Creek, Amber, Blanchard, Newcastle and Norman and possibly record flooding.

  • Norman HealthPlex receives minor damage

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 6, 2015

    The Norman HealthPlex at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road received minor damage. One minor injury was reported there. Kelly Wells, North HealthPlex spokeswoman, said Moore students were taking their AP test at the North HealthPlex when the tornado damaged the hospital Wednesday night. “They stopped taking their test and were evacuated to the basement,” Wells said. “They came back and were evacuated a second time later.” These students were scheduled to take their tests at the Emmaus Baptist Church, but Moore students are going to school there after their school was damaged in the March 20 tornado. This was the same church where other students went to classes after their school was destroyed in

  • Community briefs

    Published: Wed, May 6, 2015

    Community briefs