Oklahoma City-area community briefs

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Oklahoma City-area community briefs

Dogs join fight against cancer in Edmond

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Walkers and dogs turned out in Edmond for "Bark For Life, The Night to Remember," a fundraising event and walk to honor people and the pets who support them in...

Science Museum Oklahoma offers a break this Labor Day

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Science Museum Oklahoma’s main exhibit space showcases physics and a range of simple machines, including one that allows visitors to use pulleys to raise incredible weights with ease, according...

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  • Susan Sarandon calls upcoming Glossip execution 'a horrible thing' on 'Dr. Phil'

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Sixteen days ahead of Richard Glossip's scheduled execution, another celebrity has joined actress Susan Sarandon and anti-death-penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean to discuss whether Glossip — a death-row inmate for nearly two decades — should get a new look at his case....

  • Oklahoma City chooses Indian museum consultant

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma City has chosen a St. Louis firm, PGAV Planners, to evaluate the viability of commercial development associated with the partially finished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. The Legislature has proposed that Oklahoma City assume responsibility for operating the museum,...

  • 4 takeaways: The week in review in Oklahoma City civic news

    William Crum | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Top news from this week's #OKC Boxscore civic news roundup from NewsOK.com and @TheOklahoman, including drones and Myriad Gardens. Oklahoma City chooses a St. Louis firm, PGAV Planners, to evaluate the viability of commercial development associated with the partially finished...

  • Oklahoma County jail not set up for mental health patients, experts say

    By JACLYN COSGROVE Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    The woman, barely 100 pounds, is the sickest patient Dr. Leland Dennis has ever seen in more than 20 years practicing psychiatry. “Have you ever had treatment?” Dennis, the Oklahoma County jail psychiatrist, asked the female inmate. “I tried to get it, and people told me I was crazy,” she...

  • Oklahoma County jail has long history of woes

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Lack of mental health care isn't not the only problem at the Oklahoma County jail since it opened.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday Aug. 31, 2015

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    William Crum: The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Timeline for Oklahoma County jail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    A look back at the history of the beleaguered Oklahoma County jail.

  • National expert points out jails weren’t built as mental health care facilities

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 12 hr ago

    As Oklahoma County's jail struggles with providing mental health care to patients, an expert from John Jay University offers insights into how the problem arose.

  • Shawnee High School closed Monday due to bomb threats

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Police reported multiple threats.

  • Shawnee man dies in accident near Meeker

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    MEEKER — A Shawnee man died Monday after the vehicle he was traveling in left the roadway and wrecked, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.  Trinton Mcelyea, 25, was a passenger in a car driven by Felicia Dunning, 28, of McLoud, just after 2 a.m. Monday, according to the patrol....

  • Midwest City council member leads effort to help youth

    By Steve Gust For The Oklahoman | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Councilwoman Christine Price Allen was instrumental in getting a Boys & Girls Club opened in Midwest City at Telstar Elementary School.

  • Infant dies after being left in hot vehicle in Del City

    AP | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    DEL CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Del City are investigating the death of an infant in a vehicle over the weekend. Authorities said Monday that they received a 911 call from the child's mother about 3 p.m. on Saturday after the girl was left alone in a hot vehicle. Police say the child's...

  • 1940 crash that killed Oklahoma man remains a mystery

    By Marsha Mueller For The Oklahoman | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Guy Arthur Holloway and the other 24 passengers and crew on Flight 19 were killed when their Pennsylvania Central Airlines’ DC-3 crashed into an alfalfa field in Virginia, just 36 miles west of the nation’s capital.

  • Oklahoma City's 'Video Vigilante' now using drones to catch hookers, johns in action

    BY ANDREW KNITTLE Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Brian Bates, Oklahoma City's 'Video Vigilante', said he is using a drone that cost about $2,000 and had to spend the equivalent of several 24-hour days learning how to fly it.

  • Fatal pickup crash reported in southeast Norman Sunday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    A pickup hit a tree Sunday night in Norman. One person was killed and the other person in the pickup was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital .


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