• Oklahoma governor says Ten Commandments to remain up while GOP politicians fight court's order

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says a Ten Commandments monument will remain on the Capitol grounds while legislators and the state's attorney general fight an order from Oklahoma's highest court to have it removed. Fallin released a statement Tuesday saying the monument won't be moved while Attorney General Scott Pruitt seeks a rehearing on the case and legislators seek to repeal an amendment to the state constitution. The Oklahoma Legislature won't be back in session until February, and any amendment to the constitution would have to be submitted to a vote of the people.

  • Join us for our next Instameet at the OKC Zoo

    BY TIFFANY GIBSON, tgibson@opubco.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Let’s get together for another Instameet on Saturday, July 11! This time we’ll be touring the Oklahoma City Zoo with Bedford Camera and Video.

  • Cause of sea lion death at Oklahoma City Zoo remains unknown

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writermpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Jaxon, a 2-year-old sea lion, was found by Oklahoma City Zoo staff members when they arrived for work Friday morning. Jaxon came to the zoo from The Marine Mammal Center in California, along with another sea lion, 3-year-old Hendrix.

  • At farmers markets, choice to accept funds was a SNAP

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Toscamala Ferris stood near a table covered in plump, fresh blackberries. She paid the seller with a handful of wooden tokens and carried the container of berries as she continued to shop at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market.  The wooden tokens in Ferris' hand each represent $1 of money from her Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program account, sometimes referred to as "food stamps."  Although many residents use the program to buy food at grocery stores and supermarkets, a growing number have started using SNAP to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.

  • Noble High alumni help build up schools endowment fund

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Randy Kersey, a financial adviser and 1980 Noble High School graduate who is now president of the Noble Public Schools Foundation, challenged 50 graduating classes to contribute $1,000 apiece, mostly by appealing to their sense of community.

  • Reading program in Oklahoma County offers incentives to do good deeds

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    New components of the Oklahoma County-based Metropolitan Library System's summer reading program give participants the options to Read It Forward and pay it forward.

  • Dogs, beer to join mix of businesses along Automobile Alley near once desolate NE 10

    By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Add a dog day care, a brewpub and taproom to the list of new attractions set to open in the once desolate area along the railroad tracks that separate downtown Oklahoma City from the Innovation District.

  • Woman shot in northwest Oklahoma City dies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Police have reported a northwest Oklahoma City homicide. A woman shot Sunday night near Lyrewood Lane has died, police report Monday.

  • Names released in fatal Saturday officer-involved shooting in southeast Oklahoma City

    BY ROBERT MEDLEY Staff Writer rmedley@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City police said Saturday afternoon a man was shot and killed by officers in southeast Oklahoma City.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Bus station lawsuit costs add up Oklahoma City has been billed for $35,680.71 for the outside lawyers who are representing the Board of Adjustment in Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid’s lawsuit over historic Union Bus Station. Shadid has asked a judge to order a new review of a developer’s request to demolish the downtown “streamline moderne” structure, dating from the early 1940s. Plans are to clear away the bus station and eight other buildings in the city’s former Main Street commercial district to construct a new office tower and parking. The city council agreed to hire the McAfee & Taft law firm to represent the five-member Board of Adjustment, which denied Shadid’s appeal of a decision to

  • Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

    Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Oklahoma City metro area cool zones

  • Oklahoma City school district wants police to be role models, not intimidating

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writertwillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    An Oklahoma City school district official told school board members that police officers often are used to scare or punish children rather than mentor them.

  • Southeast High School students injured in rollover accident

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    A rollover accident Saturday at Interstate 35 and Wilshire Boulevard injured several Southeast High School students going home from the Edmond Fourth of July parade, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area achievers

  • Oklahoma City police investigate possible homicide

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The body, with visible signs of trauma, was found Saturday morning near SW 26 and Harvey Avenue, and Oklahoma City police are investigating the incident as a possible homicide.

  • Sea lion dies at Oklahoma City Zoo

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writermpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Jaxon, a 2-year-old sea lion who was rehabilitated in California after being stranded, was found dead in his pool Friday morning at the Oklahoma City zoo.

  • Fourth of July can be stressful for pets

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Oklahoma animal welfare experts remind owners to keep pets in mind during holiday

  • CHAMP camp in Oklahoma City helps children, families make healthy choices

    By Theresa Green For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CHAMP camp at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. CHAMP stands for Children's Healthy Activity and Meal Planning. It's a summer camp for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders designed by master’s program students and interns and hosted by the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the OU College of Allied Health.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City awards scholarships

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City awarded college scholarships to 21 local students during a reception at Mercy Hospital.

  • Program seeks to raise money for bike donations in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will distribute countertop Red Kettles to businesses to collect donations for the Buck$ 4 Bikes program.