By William Crum, Staff WriterThe week ahead, and the week in review, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.
Council votes to protect historic district from incursion
The city council last week denied a request by Mariposa MedSpa to open a new office in the Heritage Hills East historic preservation district.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Andrew Knittle, Staff WriterA memorial unveiled last month in Norman at the Armed Forces Reserve Center honors the 15 members of the Oklahoma National Guard who have been killed in action during the war on terrorism.
STAFF REPORTSAn El Reno man died Sunday morning after his sports utility vehicle crashed in Sequoyah County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
About 8 a.m., Timothy Davis, 48, was traveling east on Interstate 40 about a mile south of the Roland exit.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY KEN RAYMOND, Book EditorEDMOND — Dan Fagin’s account of what happened Monday is typical of a writer.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Chris Casteel, Washington BureauWASHINGTON — Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas raised far more money than the rest of the many candidates vying for the Oklahoma City-area congressional seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.
By Bryan Painter, Staff WriterProfessionally and in service to his country, Rodney J. McKinley rose to the highest non-commissioned officer position in the U.S. Air Force when serving as 15th chief master sergeant.
Mayor Mick Cornett, sworn in April 8 for his fourth term, says his favorite moment in Oklahoma City history is yet to come.
Q: When you consider Oklahoma City’s 125-year history, what word comes to mind to describe the city and its people?
FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo people died Friday in separate crashes on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
Sandra Jean Brooks, 51, Hennessey
Brooks was driving north about 6:45 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — A stabbing early Saturday morning left one woman dead, police said.
A man called Norman police at about 3:35 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s cheer and pom squads recently brought home second-place trophies in All-Girl Cheer, Dance Hip Hop and Dance Team Division II and fourth place in Coed Intermediate Cheer.
By Andrew Knittle, Staff WriterFifteen soldiers who fought for the Oklahoma National Guard have been killed during the war on terrorism, which began shortly after terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners and flew three of them into high-profile targets on the East Coast on Sept.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Rick Green, Capitol BureauLEXINGTON — Corrections officer Joshua Sparks reports at 6 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Ken Raymond, Book EditorDan Fagin is the latest native Oklahoman to achieve literary greatness.
On Monday, he was named the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for his book, “Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.”
By Brandy McDonnell, Features WriterThe Festival of the Arts is carving out a new look for one of its standing attractions.
When the festival starts Tuesday, people will find a new splash of color and a strong showcase of Oklahoma artists in the festival Sculpture Park, again situated on the southeast lawn of Stage Center.
By Matt Dinger, Staff WriterMembers of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprints unit are willing to lend a hand to any law enforcement agencies that need help with old cases.
By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterMcLOUD — Lady, a small white Maltese rescued from a puppy mill, had spent the past three months locked up at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, but Friday she was welcomed into the arms of her new adopted family, among the first class of the prison’s new inmate-driven dog training program.
FROM STAFF REPORTSARLINGTON, Texas — The Oklahoman won First Amendment Awards in two categories Friday evening at an awards banquet held in Arlington, Texas.
Nolan Clay and Robby Trammell of The Oklahoman won the investigative category, while Capitol Bureau reporter Randy Ellis won in the general news category for a news story that uses public records.
FROM STAFF REPORTSCHICKASHA — A Silver Alert issued for an 89-year-old man Saturday has been canceled.
Chester W. Heavin was located Saturday afternoon and is safe at his home, police said.
FROM STAFF REPORTSDEL CITY — The Bradley H. Wahnee Memorial Foundation will hold an Indian taco sale from 11 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
MIDWEST CITY OUTLOOK
Let’s go cruising for coffee
Car and vehicle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the city’s new event, Crusin’ in for Coffee, to be held on the third Saturday of each month, beginning Saturday.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY, Staff WriterThey patrolled on motorcycles in the Roaring ’20s.
They arrested outlaws in a booming Wild West town after the 1889 Land Run.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSLAWTON — A man was shot dead Saturday night outside a bar, and a suspect was arrested early Sunday morning.
Samuel Ruffin, 35, was found dead shortly after 8:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsTwo earthquakes rumbled parts of Edmond and Guthrie Sunday afternoon, according the US Geological Survey.
Just after 1 p.m., a 4.0 magnitude earthquake was felt 8 miles north of Edmond.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff WriterWhy do a juice cleanse?
Fruits and vegetables — alas, beyond a baked potato and peaches in pie — are an essential part of a person’s diet.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterNORMAN — EH Pittman isn’t looking forward to tornado season, his first since the May 20 Moore tornado that left him in a wheelchair and his broken shoulders blades still healing.
By Matt Dinger, Staff WriterA powerful anesthetic that often causes dark and violent hallucinations is not terribly common, but police expect to see more of it during the warmer months.
FROM STAFF REPORTSMIDWEST CITY — A man shot his adult stepson in the stomach Saturday during an argument, police said.
About 5:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Silas Allen, Staff WriterAs she stood a few feet away from an empty chair bearing her mother’s name, Dion Thomas smiled when she thought about the kind of woman Charlotte Thomas was.
NORMAN — The adoptable pet of the week is a 1-year-old male boxer mix, available at Norman Animal Welfare.
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Post-Easter egg hunt set
Grace Living Center, NW 10, invites the community to an after-Easter event at 5 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com