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  • Shawnee's McKenzie Cooper to sign with Oklahoma Baptist

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Shawnee senior guard/forward McKenzie Cooper isn’t sure how her older sister Taylor is able to live so far from home in College Station, Texas, while playing at Texas A&M.

  • Shawnee mobile home park to close due to elevated uranium levels in water

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Residents at Meadow Ridge Mobile Home Park in Shawnee received notices this week telling them to vacate the property by June 10. The trailer court has shown elevated levels of uranium in its water since 2007, said Skylar McElhaney, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Community briefs

  • ThinkProgress calls Shawnee 'The Worst City In America To Be Homeless'

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    News and opinion website ThinkProgess published a lengthy reported feature Tuesday under the headline "Welcome To Shawnee, Oklahoma: The Worst City In America To Be Homeless." It's a little over 5,000 words in length but the evidence it offers — which includes interviews with most of the people in the story, findings from city deeds and other public records — is compelling enough to validate the concern raised by the headline. Give it a read here .

  • Confederate history group to hold reunion, convention in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    The Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold its annual convention April 12 in Shawnee.

  • Tribal cultural center in Oklahoma closed due to water damage

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    SHAWNEE — The Citizen Potawatomi Nation says its Cultural Heritage Center has been closed because of water damage. The tribe in a news release says thousands of gallons of water flooded the building on Monday, damaging exhibits. Crews have been working the past few days to remove the damaged exhibits and floor from the building and prepare for the restoration process. The tribe says there is no estimate for the cost to repair the damage or a timeline for the repairs. Chairman John Barrett says the damage is a terrible cultural loss for the Potawatomi people. He says it’s likely that the Cultural Heritage Center won’t be repaired in time for the tribe’s annual Family Reunion Festival in June.

  • Suburban Conference Girls All-Conference team

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Shawnee’s McKenzie Cooper was named the Suburban Conference Player of the Year recently following a strong senior season that led the Wolves to the Class 5A semifinals.

  • Movie showings highlight Big Read choice 'True Grit' in Moore and Shawnee

    From staff reports | Published: Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Free movie showings in Moore and Shawnee of “True Grit” are offered in conjunction with the Pioneer Library System’s Big Read campaign.

  • Shawnee mayor says tribe-owned grocery store has cost city $4 million

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    The mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma, claims a massive grocery store owned by a powerful Indian tribe has served to deprive his city of roughly $4 million in sales taxes since it opened in 2001.

  • NCAA Wrestling Championships: How wrestling became a way of life for Mary Jo Stucker

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    During a week when wrestling will take over downtown Oklahoma City, the spotlight will shine on the men on the mat. Mary Jo Stucker has never scored a takedown or worked a reverse, but she has gotten as close to the mat as possible without actually putting on a singlet. She has dedicated her life to the sport, its growth and its betterment.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for March 18

    Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for March 18, 2014.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for March 4

    | Published: Tue, Mar 4, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for March 4

  • Crews control grass fires along Interstate 40 in Shawnee, OK

    | Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    Crews were battling several fires along Interstate 40 in Shawnee on Friday afternoon. One fire caused damage at a boat dealership. A fire also was reported in Oklahoma City.

  • State tax commission powerless to audit tribes, enforce sales tax collections

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Tribes are required to collect taxes from nonmembers who purchase goods at their retail businesses but state officials admit they are powerless to conduct audits to find out if the correct amount of tax is being collected.