• Oklahoma aviators face bedlam

    By Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruce For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Operation Bedlam was an Oklahoma National Guard joint training mission encompassing multiple units and other agencies for air assault and personnel recovery exercises in Oklahoma and Arkansas on Jan. 12. It included Army and Air Guardsmen and Air Force personnel from Tinker Air Force Base.

  • Bethany Library celebrates Valentine's Day

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Valentine's Day was celebrated at the Bethany Library on Thursday, with young patrons creating holiday-themed crafts and enjoying a story time led by the children's librarian.

  • Other Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapters acknowledge racist chant

    By Adam Kemp Staff Writer akemp@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    The racist chant that closed the University of Oklahoma's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon likely was not just practiced in Oklahoma. The fraternity says five additional chapters have acknowledged they were aware of that chant.

  • Oklahoma City's north side outpaces south in homebuilding during 2015

    By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Oklahoma City's north side grew faster than its south side last year, according to homebuilding statistics.

  • Edmond Exchange for Feb. 13

    By Diana Baldwin Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Edmond Exchange for Feb. 13, 2016

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs for Feb. 13.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 13

    Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 13, 2016

  • Shawnee couple, married 72 years, mark Valentine's Day with love, friendship

    By Theresa Green For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Gene and Dorothy Williams, who have been married 72 years, will celebrate another Valentine’s Day together at Rose Manor, a Grace Living Center community in Shawnee. They moved to the home in May 2014.

  • Three Edmond students are candidates for presidential scholars program

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    Three Edmond students — Memorial High School’s Raghavendra Pai, Santa Fe’s Victoria Morrison and North’s Willie Zeng — were selected as U.S. Presidential Scholars candidates, based on their academic and artistic success, leadership and involvement in their school and community.

  • Heritage Hall in Oklahoma City adds flight effects to musical 'Seussical'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 13, 2016

    The production of "Seussical" at Heritage Hall school in Oklahoma City uses a cast of 70 and about 300 costumes and will feature flying effects provided by Flying by Foy, the company that designed the flight effects for the original production of "Peter Pan" in 1954.

  • Midwest City mayor concedes general election

    By Josh Wallace, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Midwest City Mayor Jay Dee Collins, who drew fewer votes than challenger Matt Dukes in this week's primary and recall election, has decided to drop out of the race.

  • Budget crisis could put Oklahoma City school district's suspension programs at risk

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    An Oklahoma City school district program that offers academic instruction and counseling services to students facing long-term suspensions could be eliminated by impending budget cuts.

  • Edmond North’s BALTO breaks citywide record

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    History was made Friday as Edmond North High School concluded its fundraiser, Bring A Light To Others, by announcing it had raised a grand total of $708,748.

  • Former Oklahoma court reporter, family start scholarship

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    The family and friends of Ken Sharpe and the late Mary Owens Sharpe gathered Feb. 3 at Wayland Baptist University in Texas to dedicate a new scholarship in their name. Ken Sharpe, who lives in Edmond, served 42 years as a court reporter for the state of Oklahoma. Mary Sharpe spent 40 years as the pastor’s secretary at Village Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

  • Two Edmond businesses benefit from incentives program

    By Diana Baldwin Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Petra Industries and Gateway Service Group expanded their businesses in Edmond and together added 45 jobs, making the companies eligible for economic incentives from the city of Edmond.

  • Worries about new Edmond schools boundaries draw crowd to hearing

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Edmond school administrators knew redrawing school boundaries would be an emotional issue for patrons and that proved to be the case Thursday night at the issue's first public hearing.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: A few new restaurants are coming to town

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    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.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Feb. 12, 2016

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    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. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.

  • Investigators say Friday fire at Oklahoma City business intentionally set

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    Investigators say a Friday fire at a northwest Oklahoma City restaurant was intentionally set and caused thousands of dollars in damage.

  • 6 creative date ideas for Valentine's Day

    Megan Marsden Christensen, KSL.com | Updated: Wed, Feb 10, 2016

    For those lacking creativity, here are a few ideas for undoubtedly fun dates.




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