• West Nile virus confirmed in one mosquito in Oklahoma County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A mosquito in Oklahoma County has tested positive for West Nile virus, prompting health officials to advise residents to take proactive measures against the mosquito-borne illness.  Since June, two Oklahoma residents living in Okfuskee and McIntosh counties have contracted the virus.  Officials urge residents to use mosquito repellent while spending time outdoors, especially at dusk and dawn.  "One of the best steps people can take is looking around their homes to identify and get rid of any sources of standing, stagnant water where mosquito larvae can grow," said Phil Maytubby, Oklahoma City-County Health Department's public health protection chief.

  • Sea lion pup dies at Oklahoma City Zoo

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A sea lion pup was stillborn Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Zoo's Noble Aquatics Center. It was resuscitated after birth, but could not sustain life on its own.

  • VA heart program to close — again

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Oklahoma City VA hospital to temporarily close heart surgery program summary: The VA hospital in Oklahoma City will stop heart procedures and surgeries starting July 1.

  • Homicide reported in north Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Police are investigating a shooting death. It happened shortly before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in north Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma Outdoor Summer Movie Schedule

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Looking for a way to spend those cool summer nights? Why not take in an outdoor movie?

  • Gauge with radioactive material stolen in Oklahoma City

    AP | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is seeking a gauge containing radioactive material that was stolen in Oklahoma City. DEQ spokeswoman Skylar McElhaney says the gauge is used to measure soil density and moisture content and was stolen from a private company's vehicle in southeast Oklahoma City. McElhaney says the threat of radiation exposure is low as long as the gauge is locked. She said it would not be simple, but is possible for the gauge to be unlocked and create a risk to humans. She says the gauge is used in jobs such as determining how much weight the soil can support, such as for a building.

  • Adoption event at Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is cat's meow

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter held a kitten shower in connection with the June Meowpalooza.

  • CurioCity opens at Science Museum Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Science Museum Oklahoma's CurioCity exhibit opened Sunday in Oklahoma City.

  • Students attend marimba camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Southwestern Oklahoma State University held its sixth annual marimba camp recently.

  • Giraffe born at Oklahoma City Zoo

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    A female giraffe was born to Ellie and Bogy, two 15-year-olds, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The baby is about 5 feet tall, but zoo officials don't know how much she weighs. The calf has not been named.

  • OKC councilor calls statewide ride-booking laws ‘ridiculous’

    By Silas Allen Staff Writersallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Council took steps to repeal Oklahoma City’s regulations and bring the city into compliance with state law to regulate ride-booking services like Uber and Lyft. Still, Councilman Pete White had strong words for lawmakers who voted to create statewide rules superseding city attempts to regulate the ride-booking services.

  • Stand Watie's Civil War treaty on display in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Northeastern State University archives assistant Blain McLain found document that turned out to be the Watie Treaty, signed on June 23, 1865, by Brig. Gen. Stand Watie. It marked the last surrender by a Confederate general in the field, signed in Doaksville near the Texas border.

  • Dance raises funds for Salvation Army senior programs in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    "A Groovy Kind of Love Dance and Silent Auction" was a fundraiser for the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

  • $9M West River Trail brings more outdoor fun to OKC

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    The MAPS 3 West River Trail is a scenic 7.5 mile trail that connects Lake Overholser to the south bank of the Oklahoma River, and it is the first of three MAPS 3 trails that will open in Oklahoma City in the coming years.

  • Does the Oklahoma City school district proposed conduct code go far enough?

    Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    In Oklahoma City Public Schools, the trip to the principal may history. Under a new code of conduct being developed by the district, teachers will be expected to handle unruly students on their own in the classroom.

  • Oklahoma City Zoo announces birth of giraffe

    AP | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is announcing the birth of a giraffe. The zoo said Tuesday that the female giraffe was born Monday and stands more than 5 feet tall. The parents are 15 year-olds Ellie and Bogy, who have three other offspring. Zoo officials say — depending on the weather — visitors may be able to see the baby giraffe from mid-morning through early afternoon. The baby giraffe has not yet been named.

  • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett reflects on Bob Barry Jr.

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Mayor Mick Cornett reflects on Bob Barry Jr. and his career as a sports broadcaster.

  • Role with Edmond band steers mom to get truck driver's license

    By Queila Omena Staff Writer qomena@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Kellylynn McLaughlin, whose two daughters are members of the Edmond Memorial High School Bulldog Band, said she received her commercial driver’s license, found her passion for truck driving and met inspiring people as she followed her dreams. It started when she accepted a position as equipment manager for the band.

  • The history of Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hotel

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    A look back at a photo taken on June 22, 1961 and the history of the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. Read more from Steve Lackmeyer below.

  • Steve Lackmeyer: Film Row, east Bricktown will change appearance of downtown OKC

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    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.




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