• Old microwave equipment comes down from historic Oklahoma City building

    Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Workers have begun removing old microwave equipment from atop AT&T's historic Telephone Building.

  • Oklahoma City students learn to stop, drop and roll

    From Staff reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Fire Department 's Fire Safety Trailer was at Ralph Downs Elementary School on Wednesday to teacher students about the dangers of fire.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Oct. 8

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for Oct. 8, 2015

  • Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 advisory board, convention center panel receive appraisal update

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    Two Oklahoma City citizen advisory groups met privately for updates on efforts to acquire land for the downtown convention center, the most expensive of the MAPS 3 projects.

  • Oklahoma County's teen birth rate drops for first time in at least five years

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    In 2014, 43 babies were born in Oklahoma County to every 1,000 girls and women aged 15 to 19 years old. That's the lowest the rate has been since 2010.

  • Oklahoma County sheriff's office disputes claims by state senator's wife after her arrest

    By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

    State Sen. Kyle Loveless' wife was arrest Sunday, accused of driving with a suspended license and then refusing to roll down her window and blaring music to drown out and officer's voice during a traffic stop. Summer Sullins Loveless, 38, was held for 20 hours in jail before being released.

  • Animal seizures keep Norman officials scrambling to provide care

    By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    NORMAN — City officials say the recent seizure of 65 animals from a suspected puppy mill has highlighted the need to have a plan in place for that kind of inundation of animals. Of the 65 dogs, at least 20 were puppies, and several were pregnant. Four litters have been born at the Norman animal shelter since the seizure this month, police Capt. John Bowman said. One litter was placed in emergency foster care, and officials are scrambling to care for the others and prepare them for adoption. The animals were taken into protective custody on Sept. 11 following an anonymous tip that too many animals were being housed at 3800 Frontier Circle. Roxanne Hines, 59, has been charged in Cleveland County District Court with one

  • Oklahoma City police arrest teen, seek 2 others after gun store break-in

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A 15-year-old was taken into custody Wednesday after a break-in was reported at H&H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City police said they are seeking two other juveniles.

  • Oklahoma City Council discusses lawsuit against Holtzclaw

    William Crum | Updated: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City taxpayers may foot the bill to defend fired police officer Daniel Holtzclaw in a civil lawsuit. The city council met privately with legal staff last week to discuss an attorney's request that the city pay her to defend the former police officer, who was named along with the city in a lawsuit filed by Demetria Campbell. Campbell says in her lawsuit that Holtzclaw assaulted her on Nov. 5, 2013. Campbell says she was then handcuffed and driven around the city in the back of Holtzclaw's patrol car before being released. Campbell's lawsuit says she went to an emergency room for treatment, and that a nurse called police. It says a police supervisor took a statement from Campbell and

  • Edmond to redraw middle school attendance boundaries

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Edmond School District will draw new middle school enrollment boundary lines with the opening of Heartland Middle School next year. Templeton Demographics of Southlake, Texas, will provide the data on how the district should consider redrawing the boundaries.

  • Crash reported on NW 39 Expressway in Bethany Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A crash has been reported at N Rockwell Avenue and NW 39 Expressway. Firefighters have responded to the scene.

  • Pedestrian killed by car in Choctaw County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    A pedestrian was killed Tuesday in Choctaw County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the fatality.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Oklahoma expo offers awareness walk, Braille garden

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    An awareness walk, historical displays and a stroll through a Braille garden will be featured during the annual Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services Expo 2015, set for Oct. 16 in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma food news and notes

    By Dave Cathey Food Editor dcathey@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2015

    Oklahoma food news and notes

  • Oklahoma student nominated for presidential scholars program

    By Bill Kramer For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Officials at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education have nominated Nathan Herndon, of Minco, for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

  • Foundation hosts event to help families spay and neuter pets

    By Tina Mosetis For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation will hold its PAWSitive Steps 5k, Dog Walk and Dog Costume Contest on Oct. 17. Proceeds will go to the state’s Pet Overpopulation Program, which grants financial assistance to low-income pet owners for spay/neuter procedures.

  • CJ Day at UCO will include criminal justice career fair

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    In conjunction with its annual CJ Day, the University of Central Oklahoma’s School of Criminal Justice will offer a career fair in the parking lot north of Edmond Fire Department station No. 1.

  • Oklahoma City police sergeant stops suicide attempt

    By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The quick thinking of Oklahoma City police Sgt. Jacob Cole prevented the suicide of a 32-year-old man who tried to jump off an Interstate 35 bridge Saturday. The unidentified man actually tried to jump, but Cole grabbed a hold of him, and a Norman officer helped him pull the man back onto the bridge.

  • Application deadline for firefighter training academy in Choctaw is Nov. 9

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    The Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw is accepting applications for its next firefighter academy.