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O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years.
O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently about the military and has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Israel and several other countries.
A plan to transfer two endangered elephants from a Seattle zoo to the Oklahoma City Zoo is drawing protests from animal rights activists, the Seattle city council and that city’s leading newspaper. The Woodland Park Zoo announced last month that it would send its two endangered Asian elephants, Bamboo and Chai, to the Oklahoma City […]
By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Dec 13, 2014
Army Pfc. Jason A Close was convicted of possessing child pornography but was found not guilty of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl several years ago during proceedings this week at Oklahoma’s Fort Sill.
By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014
A back injury six years ago led Carie Marie Simmons into a life of prescription drugs, addiction and, eventually, an early death, her mother says. But Helen Broadbooks, 63, of Lexington, also blames the doctors and pain clinics that treated her daughter, who overdosed and died May 13, 2013.
By Andrew Knittle and Phillip OConnor, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014
Public officials and experts in the field say allowing non-physician ownership of clinics makes them more difficult to regulate and helps explain why Oklahoma has among the highest prescription drug abuse and overdose death rates in the country.