• Oklahoma History Center marks Black History Month

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    The Oklahoma History Center will dedicate each Saturday in February to celebrating Black History Month.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • OKC's economic outlook is tied to other I-35 cities, global markets

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    An Oklahoma City University economist says that the city has much in common with Texas cities along interstate.

  • USDA investigates elephant death at OKC zoo

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Chai, along with another elephant, 47-year-old Bamboo, came to Oklahoma City from the Woodland Park Zoo last year after that zoo ended its elephant program.

  • Self-described Norman "phone terrorist" charged with stalking

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    A Norman man who called himself a "phone terrorist" has been charged with multiple counts of stalking for allegedly making death threats by phone and posting the recordings to YouTube.  William Blaine Aiken, 36, has been charged in Cleveland County District Court with five counts of stalking and one count of pattern of criminal offenses, all felonies. He also faces one misdemeanor count of threatening to perform an act of violence. Aiken is accused of making the threatening phone calls between February 2014 and May 2015 under the alias Kevin Burbank. He would then post the recording to his YouTube channel named after his alias. On his YouTube channel, he describes himself as someone who messes with strangers for fun

  • Seattle group asks USDA to investigate Oklahoma City Zoo elephant's death

    AP | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-based group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the recent death of an Asian elephant at the Oklahoma City Zoo. The elephant, named Chai, was transferred from Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo to the Oklahoma facility eight months ago, along with another elephant, named Bamboo. Zookeepers found Chai dead in the elephant yard Saturday morning. The advocacy group Friends of the Woodland Park Zoo Elephants says it filed a complaint Tuesday with the USDA. The organization says it's concerned that Chai died at age 37 — which it says is far younger than the expected Asian elephant lifespan of 60 to 70 years in the wild and the median lifespan of 47 years for zoo elephants.

  • Police make arrest in Oklahoma homicide

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Police make arrest in connection with the city's fourth homicide of the year.

  • Oklahoma City school district wants to expand drug testing for teachers, staff

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma City Public Schools' Chief Human Resources Officer Janis Perrault told school board members Feb. 2, 2016, the district plans to further expand drug testing to include post-incident testing (following accident or injury), reasonable suspicion, and return to work.

  • High school students invited to hospital summer program in Bethany

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany is inviting high school students to participate in the VOLUME Summer Program in June and July.

  • Oklahoma crime briefs for Feb. 2

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma crime briefs for Feb. 2, 2016

  • St. Olaf Choir to perform at First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    The St. Olaf Choir, led by Anton Armstrong, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 25.

  • Oklahoma Children's Theatre offers fun night for kids at Western museum

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma Children’s Theatre sponsored a night of Western fun at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

  • Student makes most of experience at Oklahoma Christian University

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma Christian University junior Aubree Hughes is all about the college experience. In her three years, she's run cross country and track for the Eagles, worked for the campus newspaper, the Talon, and been involved in leadership activities.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Oklahoma education officials pitch standards to state lawmakers

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Senate Education Chairman John Ford was among those who attended a joint meeting of the Oklahoma House and Senate to learn more about the standards from state Education Department officials.

  • Oklahomans compete in International Finals Rodeo

    By Lindsay Whelchel, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Contestants competed hard during the International Professional Rodeo Association’s 2015 competitive season to earn their spots at the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in January 2016.

  • Homeless advocates see decline in encampments in OKC

    BY SILAS ALLEN | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Volunteers and staffers from several agencies set out across Oklahoma City early Thursday to meet with homeless people as a part of the city’s annual point-in-time homeless census. The count is designed to give city officials and homelessness advocates an idea of how many people live on the city’s streets on any given day.

  • Oklahomans react to closing of Spaghetti Warehouse

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Bricktown's oldest restaurant, Spaghetti Warehouse, is closing Tuesday. Here's what people had to say about the news on Twitter.

  • American Indian Cultural Center and Museum tweaks prompt cool reception by state officials

    By Rick Greenand William Crum Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Oklahoma City has six weeks to decide whether to accept the state Legislature’s proposal to have the city operate the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin's 2016 State of the State Address

    FROM LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Watch a stream of Gov. Mary Fallin's 2016 State of the State Address.




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