Sigma Alpha Epsilon continues investigation, program to eliminate racist behavior

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The Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity on Friday confirmed members of its former University of Oklahoma chapter likely learned a racist chant while attending a national Leadership School about four years...

Boren: Racist SAE chant learned at national leadership cruise; 25 students disciplined

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The Racist chant sung by University of Oklahoma fraternity members on a bus ride earlier this month originated at a Sigma Alpha Epsilon national leadership cruise four years ago and...

Constantly evolving and taking chances, Mary Chapin Carpenter brings acoustic tour to Oklahoma City

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Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter is bringing her spring acoustic tour to Oklahoma City Community College Monday for a show at the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater.

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  • Oklahoma Senate committee passes builder registration bill despite doubts

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    More work will have to be done before the Oklahoma Professional Residential and Commercial Builders Registration Act goes much further, according to the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, which wants the regulation.

  • What is it that seems to make Moore, Oklahoma a magnet for wicked weather?

    By Adam Kemp, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oklahoma tornadoes: So just what is it that seems to make the Moore area a magnet for wicked weather? Answers range from the scientific to the spiritual. But even experts admit to being somewhat flummoxed by the phenomenon.

  • Moore residents, Oklahoma officials say they know how to respond to tornadoes

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writers | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin viewed heavy damage at Southgate Elementary School and declared a state of emergency in 25 counties affected by storms Wednesday.

  • Tornadoes and severe storms leave Moore day care center in ruin

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    By the time Darcie Clark made it to the Kids USA day care center she runs in south Oklahoma City Thursday morning, its roof was lying on the ground and pieces of playground equipment were hanging at a nearby construction site.

  • Eight schools in Moore district sustain tornado damage; all but hardest hit to reopen Friday

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma tornadoes: Dozens of volunteers emptied classrooms at Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary, which was heavily damaged and will be closed for the rest of the school year. Emmaus Baptist Church will serve as temporary home for displaced students.

  • Oklahoma state Senate revives bill to ban texting while driving

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The state Senate Public Safety Committee revived legislation Thursday that would ban Oklahoma motorists from sending text messages while driving.

  • Oklahoma senators rebuke groups for social media bullying Thursday

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma GOP legislators called out a conservative think tank’s Twitter statement during heated debate over a controversial bill that would prohibit thousands of Oklahoma educators from paying union dues by state payroll deduction.

  • Owasso man dies in Tulsa County crash on wet roadway

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    An Owasso man, Brandon Jonjock, 29, was killed in a crash in Tulsa County late Wednesday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash.

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  • Body found in Oklahoma City river

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    A dive team was called in after a body was spotted floating in the Oklahoma River near the Chesapeake Boat House about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Oklahoma City police.

  • Mind Your Own Business: Florida fun ends in flight frustrations

    Paula Burkes | Yesterday

    My Spring Break getaway last week to southwest Florida, ended in a cancelled flight and a comedy of errors. But 41 hours later — after finagling four subsequent flight itineraries, two nights of alternative childcare and what to do about one set of lost car keys — it was far from funny. Soon...

  • Proposal offered to renovate Edmond's Rodkey House

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    Edmond Historical Society and Museum is offering to spend $125,000 to renovate and furnish the Rodkey House, one of the oldest houses in Edmond. The society has received a $100,000 anonymous gift for the project.

  • How unusual are the frequent tornadoes in Moore?

    BY ADAM KEMP | Yesterday

    How unusual are the frequent tornadoes in Moore? In Oklahoma, on average, a town should expect to be hit by a tornado once every thousand years, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. When it comes to severe tornaodes, it’s once every several thousand years. In Moore, let’s just...

  • Dangerous Oklahoma weather: 8 tornado/storm terms you need to know

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahomans aren’t strangers to severe spring weather, and last night’s swath of storms has everyone saying, “I love Oklahoma, but this weather…”

  • 400 evacuated from Oklahoma City airport terminal during storms

    William Crum | Yesterday

    About 400 people took shelter in the pedestrian tunnel at Will Rogers World Airport in southwest Oklahoma City as storms raked the airfield Wednesday evening. The storms produced damaging tornadoes in Moore and winds caused damage — including downed tree limbs — in neighborhoods along SW 119...


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