• Retailer gives away shoes to hundreds of needy children in OKC school district

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    About 500 children who attend Wheeler Elementary School — many who live below the poverty line — got to pick out new shoes Friday courtesy of MetroShoe Warehouse. The shoe retailer, with stores in Oklahoma City and Norman, is donating more than 2,500 pairs of shoes to students in need who attend five elementary schools in the Oklahoma City district.

  • Treeless prairie didn't stump Oklahoma City land developer

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area land developer Paul B. Odom III founded his wholesale tree farm, Rosebrook Nursery, in the early 1990s on a 160-acre wheat farm he bought near Interstate 44 and SW 134. It was prompted by his realization that the need for trees — for himself, for other developers and for private landscape artists — was going to continue to grow alongside development in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Oklahoma City metro-area pet adoptions

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area pet adoptions for Aug. 23.

  • Oklahoma City charter school Dove Science Academy wins honor for suicide prevention efforts

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Oklahoma City’s Dove Science Academy was recognized by Healthy Education for Life Program.

  • Community briefs

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Listing of the Week: 1423 Canterbury Place in Nichols Hill

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 3,469-square-foot home at 1423 Canterbury Place has four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • Oklahoma metro-area achievers

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma metro-area achievers for Aug. 23.

  • Oklahoma anniversaries, Aug. 23, 2014

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Oklahoma anniversaries, Aug. 23, 2014

  • Oklahoma City housing market splits with strong sales, slowing construction

    BY RICHARD MIZE | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Sales of pre-owned homes have been strong all year, as homebuilders watched for a construction rally that hasn’t happened.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Expect to hear more housing, retail announced for Midtown

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.

  • OKC Central Chat transcript, Aug. 22, 2014

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: 12 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.

  • Police release pictures of woman in connection with an Oklahoma City car theft

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Police are looking for a woman in connection with stealing a car in northwest Oklahoma City. The woman was caught on a surveillance camera.

  • More heat Friday in central Oklahoma, advisory issued in Tulsa area

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Oklahomans are enduring another wave of hot weather. Temperatures will be near 97 degrees in Oklahoma City Friday.

  • More victims are possible in Oklahoma City police sex crime case

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday. He is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol in the Springlake division.

  • Satanist turns communion wafer over to Oklahoma City's archbishop

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The leader of an Oklahoma City satanist group, Adam Daniels, plans to stage a black Mass on Sept. 21 in a small basement theater at the Civic Center. He turned over a consecrated wafer and agreed not to use communion bread in his event. In exchange, the archdiocese agreed to drop a lawsuit filed seeking the wafer’s protection and return to the Church.

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools survey shows room for improvement

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A new survey finds that parents, teachers and others are largely dissatisfied with Oklahoma City Public Schools, despite recent changes aimed at improving district academics, accountability and safety.

  • Oklahoma City police release video of 'serial robber'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Police are looking for a man who they think robbed at least four stores in South Oklahoma City. A surveillance video from one of the stores shows the suspect.

  • 81-year-old woman thwarts robbery at Oklahoma City dollar store

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    An unidentified woman slapped a robber and hit him with her purse when he threatened an Oklahoma City store clerk and demanded money.

  • An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming" children for devastating abuse. Violent men who take what is not freely given. Broken people. And yet, here comes Tyler, bounding down the hall with his dusty blonde Justin Bieber haircut and chunky sneakers. He turned 16 today. He and his family have just come from Chuck E. Cheese. Tyler’s mom smiles as she tells the other parents in her support and education group at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, "Teenagers can regress back to Chuck E. Cheese if they want."

  • Hot days ahead in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The heat is making a late summer comeback in Oklahoma. Temperatures will be near 98 degrees in Oklahoma City Thursday with high wind gusts