• Oklahoma is happy to come in 15th in home price appreciation

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Avoiding the top is a good thing, considering the swings of booms and crashes. Oklahoma likes its home appreciation to be steady.

  • Gaillardia homeowners sue over unfinished development, unpaid dues

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Former Gaillardia Golf & Country Club owner Phil Herrington accused of failing to complete Promenade development, and failing to pay nearly $150,000 in dues, according to homeowners’ lawsuit.

  • Shawnee boy who died after being hit by car is identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The 3-year-old boy who died after a hit-and-run collision Wednesday night has been identified as Aun’Dreis Tramble, of Shawnee, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

  • Oklahoma City police warn about burglars posing as city utility workers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Police are warning Oklahoma City residents about a scam involving criminals posing as city workers to commit burglaries.

  • Southwest Oklahoma City residents watch Canadian River carry their land away

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Jaycee Bogart and her husband, Toby, watched the Canadian River take their land Friday afternoon. Since Monday, the river has carved away about 100 acres, say the Bogarts, who owned a 988-acre farm in southwest Oklahoma City, on the north bank of the river.

  • Minority and low-income students are denied same learning opportunities, Oklahoma educator reports

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Oklahoma Educator Equity Plan seeks to identify “equity gaps” in teaching, giving minority and low-income students better opportunities to learn by providing more qualified teachers in their schools.

  • Oklahoma City authorities warn residents to beware of burglars posing as city utility workers

    William Crum | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Authorities say 911 is the best call residents can make to avoid a scam being pulled by criminals posing as Oklahoma City employees. Police say people posing as Oklahoma City utility workers have burglarized at least three homes in recent days.   City employees wear an identification badge with the Oklahoma City seal on it […]

  • Highway closings in Oklahoma due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 17 hr ago

    A number of highways in Oklahoma are closed Friday because of high water or damage from recent flooding.

  • Petra gets $250,000 incentive to expand

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Edmond awards Petra Industries a $250,000 incentive to expanding its business and bringing 30 employees to Edmond.

  • Cherokee citizens now able to hunt, fish for free in Oklahoma

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Updated: 18 hr ago

    HUNTING COMPACT — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed an agreement with the Cherokee Nation on Friday that will allow its tribal members to hunt and fish for free.

  • What's going on in downtown OKC this weekend?

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    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 Council to review advisory committees' recommendations on latest MAPS 3 projects developments

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Council will consider recommendations to move ahead with design of the streetcar “mainline” and to seek bids for construction of the first senior health and wellness center.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to sign compact allowing Cherokees to hunt, fish for free

    BY ED GODFREY, Staff Writer, egodfrey@opubco.com | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Gov. Mary Fallin will sign Friday a precedent-setting compact with the Cherokee Nation that will allow its tribal citizens to hunt and fish in Oklahoma for free. Cherokee Nation citizens will not have to buy a state hunting and fishing license and each tribal member will receive one free deer tag and one turkey tag under the terms of the negotiated agreement with the governor’s office, said Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. For years, the Cherokee Nation has asserted that its citizens had the right to hunt and fish in the 14-county jurisdiction of the Cherokee Nation without a state hunting or fishing license. Baker said state game wardens had not been ticketing Cherokee citizens on Cherokee land but

  • Rising river threatens southwest Oklahoma City neighborhood

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 22 hr ago

    City officials warned some residents in far southwest Oklahoma City early Friday morning that a small lake is at risk of breaching its banks and flooding the area.

  • Oklahoma County could face threat of lawsuit over jail woes

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Federal officials could be headed toward a lawsuit over ongoing problems at the Oklahoma County jail. Meanwhile, a working group is expected to decide by the end of June whether to call for a tax hike vote to pay for improvements at the jail in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Anheuser-Busch Halts Beer Production to Provide Water for Texas, Oklahoma Storm Victims

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by a deadly bout of historic flooding and storms in Texas and Oklahoma. Anheuser-Busch said it had stopped beer production at its Cartersville brewery in Georgia late Wednesday night to produce 50,000 cans of water for the American Red Cross. "Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer," Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News.

  • Tulsa Health Department detects West Nile virus mosquitoes

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    TULSA — Officials with the Tulsa Health Department say a sampling of mosquitoes from Tulsa County has tested positive for West Nile virus. The months of July through October are typically the highest risk months for exposure to West Nile in Oklahoma, but the Health Department begins a mosquito surveillance program each May. And although there have been no confirmed cases of West Nile in humans, officials say it’s important for residents to take precautions against the potentially deadly virus. West Nile is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, which feeds on infected birds and then transmits the virus when biting humans, horses, and some other mammals. Symptoms include fever, headache, dizziness and

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, May 29, 2015

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 23 hr ago

    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.

  • Everything is timing in Oklahoma City home and garden planning

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Drought-tolerant garden is oddly timed. It’s past time for affordable housing effort. It’s time to play in city parks.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for May 30

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City Lucas Roofing & Construction Inc., 308 Anthony Ave., office-warehouse, remodel, $1,288,000. Coldwater Creek Homes LLC, 3101 Oakdale Ridge Court, residence, erect, $1,000,000. Waldrop Construction Inc., 608 NW 9, hospital, remodel, $885,531. Winter Architects, 1720 Belle Isle Blvd., restaurant, remodel, $614,000. Structural Systems of Oklahoma, 2201 S Council Road, warehouse, erect, $600,000. Structural Systems of Oklahoma, 2209 S Council Road, warehouse, erect, $600,000. Allenstyle Homes LLC, 6801 SW 92, residence, erect, $533,125. HSE Architects PLLC, 3433 NW 56, hospital, remodel, $500,000. Kirkpatrick Forest Curtis PC, 7734 SW 34, warehouse, remodel, $400,000.




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