• Summit Middle School student wins at Pi Day contest

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Rakin Hussain memorized 503 place values of pi to win the contest at the Edmond’s Summit Middle School.

  • Norman will celebrate Earth Day

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Earth Day 2015 will be celebrated at Reaves Park in Norman.

  • Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan essay contest winners announced

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    State Treasurer Ken Miller announced the five winners of the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan.

  • Martin Nature Park to host Earth Fest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

  • Gun ban at Norman Music Festival sparks lawsuit

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Second Amendment Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Norman and organizers of the Norman Music Festival protesting a ban on guns at the festival.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Two elephants are on their way from Seattle to the Oklahoma City Zoo

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A federal appeals court panel denied a request for an injunction from an animal welfare group Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe looks for road, bridge funding

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who leads the committee writing a long-term highway bill, says billions of dollars are necessary to plug the gaps in funding for the nation’s roads and bridges.

  • Kevin Durant's mother to speak at Oklahoma City fundraiser

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Paramount in Oklahoma City.

  • Former Oklahoma City police detective recalls responding to Murrah Building bombing

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Jerry Flowers searched for survivors amid the rubble of the Murrah Building.

  • Events commemorate 20th anniversary of bombing

    BY DARLA SLIPKE and JONATHAN SUTTON, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A number of events are planned during the coming days to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

  • Firefighters approve new contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters have approved a new contract with the city, union officials said. If accepted by the city, the deal would bring across-the-board pay raises of a little less than 1 percent.

  • Oklahoma City Community College's Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City will close

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center will close permanently following Labor Day weekend, officials say.

  • Former Picher, Oklahoma, museum destroyed by fire

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The building that once housed the Picher Mining Field Museum burned this week.

  • Former Putnam City teacher is charged with soliciting sex with minor

    By Jonathan Sutton and Matt Dinger, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma County prosecutors Wednesday filed charges against Whitney Fetters, 28, stemming from a relationship with a former student. Fetters faces one count of soliciting sex with a minor and one count of possession of marijuana.

  • Oklahoma House approves sale of refrigerated high-point beer

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House. House members on Wednesday voted 68-21 for the Senate-passed measure. Its author, Republican Rep. Glen Mulready of Tulsa, says the bill will now go to a joint House-Senate conference committee where it may undergo changes before lawmakers seek final passage. High-point beer currently can only be sold in liquor stores and at room temperature. Under the measure, consumers would still have to purchase high-point beer at liquor stores, but it could be refrigerated before being sold. Mulready says Oklahoma is one of only five states that offer only low-point beer under

  • Oklahoma City firefighters approve new contract

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters have approved a new contract, the firefighters’ union president, Phil Sipe, said Wednesday night. Ninety-nine percent of the firefighters who voted Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday favored the new one-year deal, Sipe said. The Oklahoma City Council is expected to ratify the contract, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. Firefighters will get a 0.93 […]

  • Lindsey Street in Norman was shut down by gasline rupture

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    NORMAN — West Lindsey Street from McGee Drive to 24th Avenue SW was shut down for about an hour Wednesday due to a gasline rupture. Traffic was temporarily re-routed. The street has since been re-opened, Norman police said. The rupture occurred near Murphy Street where city contractors are relocating a waterline in preparation for a major widening project. No business evacuations were necessary.

  • Oklahoma City Council approves outside counsel in bus station dispute

    William Crum | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council has agreed to hire outside legal help to defend a decision to allow demolition of downtown’s historic Union Bus Station. A lawsuit is seeking a new review of a proposal that includes demolishing the bus station to clear the way for an office complex. Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid filed the […]

  • Advocacy group files lawsuit to stop city's ban on guns at Norman Music Festival

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association is suing the city for banning guns at Norman Music Festival. Read updates below from an 11 a.m. news conference at the Cleveland County courthouse.




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