• Kevin Durant's mother to speak at Oklahoma City fundraiser

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    The event will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at The Paramount in Oklahoma City.

  • Two elephants are on their way from Seattle to the Oklahoma City Zoo

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A federal appeals court panel denied a request for an injunction from an animal welfare group Wednesday.

  • Events commemorate 20th anniversary of bombing

    BY DARLA SLIPKE and JONATHAN SUTTON, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    A number of events are planned during the coming days to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

  • Firefighters approve new contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters have approved a new contract with the city, union officials said. If accepted by the city, the deal would bring across-the-board pay raises of a little less than 1 percent.

  • Oklahoma City Community College's Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City will close

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Community College Aquatic Center will close permanently following Labor Day weekend, officials say.

  • Former Putnam City teacher is charged with soliciting sex with minor

    By Jonathan Sutton and Matt Dinger, Staff Writers | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma County prosecutors Wednesday filed charges against Whitney Fetters, 28, stemming from a relationship with a former student. Fetters faces one count of soliciting sex with a minor and one count of possession of marijuana.

  • Oklahoma House approves sale of refrigerated high-point beer

    Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House. House members on Wednesday voted 68-21 for the Senate-passed measure. Its author, Republican Rep. Glen Mulready of Tulsa, says the bill will now go to a joint House-Senate conference committee where it may undergo changes before lawmakers seek final passage. High-point beer currently can only be sold in liquor stores and at room temperature. Under the measure, consumers would still have to purchase high-point beer at liquor stores, but it could be refrigerated before being sold. Mulready says Oklahoma is one of only five states that offer only low-point beer under

  • Oklahoma City detective shares memories of bombing scene

    Adam Kemp | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Jerry Flowers, now the chief agent for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, was working as a detective and hostage negotiator for the Oklahoma City Police on April 19, 1995. Flowers was one of the first on scene after an explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah building, and spent the day climbing through the wreckage trying […]

  • Are you committed to the Oklahoma Standard?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Service, honor and kindness. Are you committed to the Oklahoma Standard?  In this 20th Anniversary year of the Oklahoma City bombing, city officials are asking the community to commit one act of service, honor and kindness in April 2015.  “People went out of their way to share everything they had to make it comfortable for the rescue workers, the firefighters, anyone who was there to help. This became known as the Oklahoma Standard," said Frank Keating, Former Governor of Oklahoma. Find out more information about the campaign here. And, be sure to share it with others on social media, using the tag #OKStandard.

  • Thunder, Integris unveil pediatric playroom as part of Oklahoma Standard campaign

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Integris Baptist Medical Center and the Oklahoma City Thunder unveiled a new pediatric playroom Tuesday at the hospital’s pediatric unit. The dedication is a part of the Oklahoma Standard initiative, a campaign to encourage companies, government agencies, families, organizations and individuals to perform acts of service, honor and kindness leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

  • Oklahoma Cooking classes

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Oklahoma cooking classes, April 15

  • Rock climbing helps Harding Fine Arts Academy students in Oklahoma City

    By Lisa Austerman, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Harding Fine Arts Academy faculty and staff join students in a climbing program in Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Community briefs

  • Mustang prekindergarten teacher wants to be light in their lives

    By Shannon Rigsby, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Molly Murray was named teacher of the year at Mustang Education Center.

  • Moore High School students win Oklahoma mock trial championship

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Moore High School defeated Owasso High School to claim the 2015 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship.

  • Western Heights graduate and Oklahoma City native Alton Lewis serves in U.S. Navy

    By Spc. Seaman Jamal McNeill,, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Western Heights graduate and Oklahoma City native Alton Lewis is serving as a fireman in U.S. Navy in San Diego.

  • Former President Bill Clinton will speak at 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The Oklahoman has learned former President Bill Clinton is returning to Oklahoma City on Sunday to speak at the 20th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony to honor those killed and affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

  • Walmart gets green light

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    A Walmart Supercenter to be built east of Interstate 44 and SW 104 in Oklahoma City could open in the summer of 2016.

  • Oklahoma City could hire outside attorney in Councilman Ed Shadid lawsuit

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    The McAfee & Taft law firm would help Oklahoma City defend a decision to allow demolition of downtown’s historic Union Bus Station.

  • Almost 100 years later, a funeral is held for mental health hospital fire victims in Norman, Oklahoma.

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    A fire at Griffin Memorial Hospital took the lives of 40 patients almost 100 years ago. Thirty-nine of those were never given a ceremony or tomb marker — until Monday.




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