• Rain chances Friday and Saturday in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    There is a chance for rain Friday and Saturday in Oklahoma. Temperatures will reach 60 degrees Friday.

  • Norman High School students outline demands before planned walkout protest for bullied rape victims

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A group of students at Norman High School said they plan to present their principal with a list of demands before silently walking out of the school in protest Monday. The demonstration is in response to what they say was the school’s mishandling of three sexual assault cases and the bullying that followed.

  • Oklahoma City Police Department unveils new helicopters

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Air Support Unit debuted two new police helicopters during a media event Thursday. The new helicopters, which are Airbus S350B3e models, have increased flight time, greater fuel capacity, a larger passenger capacity and more horse power, police said.

  • Economists predict modest growth over coming year for Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma’s economy has been more robust than rest of nation’s..

  • Man accused of firing high-powered rifle at Seminole County deputy Thursday in custody

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A man accused of firing a “high-powered rifle” at a Seminole County deputy Thursday afternoon is in custody after a manhunt, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Special OKC Central All-Stars Edition chat transcript, Nov. 20, 2014

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers during a special OKC Central Live Chat Thursday. You can join Steve's regular 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. NewsOK 12:52 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started at 1:30 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Steve Lackmeyer 1:39 p.m. Good afternoon everybody. I'm on a bus headed to San Antonio with the Oklahoma Urban Land Institute. We are somewhere in south Texas. Wireless is at times shaky, so be prepared for interruptions.

  • Chat recap: Edmond wants better roads

    BY DIANA BALDWIN, dbaldwin@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses. Join her chat every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 1:21 p.m. Hey everyone. We'll get started with our Edmond chat at 2 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Diana Baldwin 2:00 p.m. Welcome to Edmond Live Chat! Send your questions about everything Edmond my way and let's talk. Leon 2:01 p.m. Are we ever going to get a Dairy Queen? White Castle? Diana Baldwin 2:02 p.m.

  • MAPS 3 streetcar proposals will be weighed in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City advisory committees are receiving updates this week on MAPS 3 projects including the streetcar, senior centers and State Fair Park expo center.

  • Oklahoma City Police need help identifying man accused of robbing convenience store at gunpoint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City Police need help identifying a man accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint at 3700 N Portland Ave Monday afternoon, local authorities said Thursday.

  • Oklahoma Board of Education approves charter school application for Office of Juvenile Affairs

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Agency will sever ties with school districts in Tipton and Tecumseh that educate offenders.

  • Special OKC Central Live Chat All-Stars Edition at 1:30 p.m. today

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Today, I am with a who’s who in the development and planning community on a bus headed toward San Antonio hosted by the Urban Land Institute. We’ve got a long bus ride. The bus has electric outlets and free wi-fi. And we can talk to each other for so long. There will be live tweeting on this trip, so our hashtag will #ulisanan. At 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) this crowd has agreed to participate in a special OKC Central Live Chat. People can start posting comments and questions at 1 p.m. on NewsOK.com/Business, and the discussion will start at 1:30 p.m. Those on the bus include: Blair Humphreys and Todd Glass - developing Wheeler, a mix of housing, retail and civic development at the old Downtown Airpark

  • Share this with a creative high school student

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Like many high schools across Oklahoma, my school didn’t have a journalism class. So, when I was 17, I walked into my local newspaper’s office and asked for an internship. They didn’t have an internship program set up for high school students, but I basically just kept showing up, and they were kind enough to give […]

  • Sunny skies, high of 57 degrees in Oklahoma City Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Thursday will be a sunny day in central Oklahoma. The high temperature will be near 57 degrees with sunshine and little wind.

  • Organizations team up to boost tornado recovery in Moore, Shawnee, Newalla

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Rebuilding Together OKC, Lowe’s and the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project worked to repair several homes damaged by tornadoes.

  • Edmond North High School to open Shakespeare play Thursday

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed by Edmond North High School Drama.

  • Library events: Pioneer Library System news briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Library events: Pioneer Library System news briefs for Nov. 20.

  • Putnam City North High School will present 'Little Shop of Horrors'

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Putnam City North High School will present “Little Shop of Horrors” starting Thursday.

  • McCarty Center's Lighting Party nears in Norman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    The public is invited this year to participate in the J.D. McCarty Center’s annual Lighting Party and holiday golf cart parade in Norman.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Drone repair program opens at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma

    BY STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    For the first time in the U.S., a private drone manufacturer has partnered with the federal government to repair drones commonly used in intelligence and combat missions.