• Police investigate rise of PCP use in Oklahoma City area

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Police expect to see PCP, or phenyclidine, appear more often as temperatures heat up. The powerful anesthetic is known to cause violent behavior and nightmarish hallucinations in users.

  • Oklahoma legislators consider pay raises for corrections officers

    By Rick Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Oklahoma legislators are considering giving state corrections officers their first raise in eight years.

  • Fine Arts Institute of Edmond plans fundraisers

    By Scott Amundson, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    The Fine Arts Institute of Edmond holds fundraisers to help fund classes in fine arts and performing arts.

  • UPDATE: Showers moving south and east of Oklahoma City area Monday morning

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    There is a 40 percent chance for rain Monday in central Oklahoma. Skies will be cloudy with temperatures near 75 degrees.

  • Oklahoma County sheriff seeks historic photos, artifacts for online museum and display

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A video museum is being created with Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office memorabilia. The sheriff’s department has a colorful history that dates back to territorial days

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    William Crum: The week ahead, and the week in review, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Bios of Oklahoma soldiers killed during the war on terrorism

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Fifteen soldiers who fought for the Oklahoma National Guard have been killed during the war on terrorism, which began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Records reveal details of Oklahoma soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A memorial unveiled last month in Norman provided some details about the 15 reserve soldiers killed in action during the war on terrorism. Records provided by the U.S. Army shed even more light on these deaths, some of them nothing short of tragic.

  • Moore tornado victim gets ready for tornado season

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    EH Pittman, who was seriously injured as he took shelter on May 20 at the Moore 7-Eleven where three people died, continues to heal while in his wheelchair. His family was given a tornado shelter modified for him.

  • Man shot dead outside Lawton bar

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Samuel Ruffin, 35, was fatally shot Saturday night outside the Dew Drop Inn in Lawton in what authorities said is the eighth homicide of 2014. Bryan Dutton, 44, was arrested on a complaint of murder, police said.

  • Two quakes felt in Edmond and Guthrie

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Just after 1 p.m., a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was felt 8 miles north of Edmond. About 20 minutes later another earthquake, this time a 3.7 magnitude, was felt 6 miles south/southwest of Guthrie.

  • El Reno man dies in Sequoyah County accident

    STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Timothy Davis, 48, of El Reno, died after a crash Sunday morning in Sequoyah County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • What's it like: To do a juice cleanse

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Jaclyn Cosgrove: Juicing is growing in popularity, and with that, comes questions about its effectiveness in health promotion.

  • OKC Schools' human resource officer chooses to be inspirational

    By Bryan Painter, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Rodney J. McKinley is the chief human resources officer for Oklahoma City Public Schools.“For me here, in terms of my actions in this school district, I am going to be a man of character,” he said. “I choose to have strong character in how I act, my integrity, how I treat people and doing what is right.”

  • Pulitzer win brings excitement, laughter and tears

    BY KEN RAYMOND, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Winner’s father, who lives in Edmond, recalls emotional scene as family learned of the victory.

  • Oklahoma City native Dan Fagin wins Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction

    By Ken Raymond, Book Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Bishop McGuinness graduate wins Pulitzer for his book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.”

  • Patrice Douglas leads money chase in crowded Oklahoma field for U.S. House seat

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area congressional seat draws lots of candidates and donors; Douglas, a Republican corporation commissioner from Edmond, has twice the war chest of any other candidate.

  • Festival of the Arts Sculpture Park carves out more colorful look in Oklahoma City

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The long-running celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts begins Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett: 'Inspirational'

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Mayor Mick Cornett, sworn in April 8 for his fourth term, says his favorite moment in Oklahoma City history is yet to come. Q: When you consider Oklahoma City’s 125-year history, what word comes to mind to describe the city and its people? A: Inspirational. Q: Why? A: Oklahoma City was founded by adventurers and entrepreneurs and desperate souls seeking a better life. We’ve continued to have inspirational and visionary civic and business leaders ever since. Q: What does the future hold for Oklahoma City? A: We’re set up to succeed — but, realistically, there is always the potential for issues you can’t control. Q: What is yourfavorite moment in Oklahoma City history? A: It