BY GENE TRIPLETT, For The OklahomanBeyond Austin’s city limits there’s a little cabin in the woods that is the unlikely birthplace of the next big sound set to rise from deep in the heart of Texas.
By Brandy McDonnell, Staff WriterKyle Roberts’ teenage superhero drama is blasting right back to where it started — and the Oklahoma City filmmaker couldn’t be happier.
The Oklahoma City filmmaker’s debut feature, “The Posthuman Project,” will make its world premiere in June during the 14th Annual deadCenter Film Festival.
BY RANDY ELLIS, Capitol BureauThe state House of Representatives defeated a bill Thursday that would have authorized the expansion of publicly funded charter schools into rural areas.
The action took place during a late-night session in which House members also voted down a controversial bill that would have affected the selection of appellate judges.
Mother’s Day lunch set at Myriad
The Park House Restaurant at Myriad Botanical Garden will serve a Mother’s Day Brunch at noon May 11.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterOklahoma could be set for its first double execution in nearly 80 years.
After the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday dissolved a stay of execution it had issued earlier in the week, the governor’s office announced Thursday the state will proceed with a pair of executions next week.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man who was assaulted over the weekend died early Thursday, according to Oklahoma City Police.
The victim has been identified by police as Richard Betancur, 29.
About 4:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSMOORE — A man has been struck by a vehicle Thursday morning, police said.
The man was in the 200 block of N Janeway Ave.Read more on NewsOK.com
Summer camp offers computer training
EDMOND — EMR Technical Solutions will host the OKC Python Computer Camp from 9 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Sarah Lobban, For The OklahomanMIDWEST CITY — Lt. Laura Henry recently became only the third woman to attain the rank of first line police supervisor in Midwest City and is the only woman to hold the post currently.
FROM STAFF REPORTSMembers of the nonprofit Raindrop Foundation will hold a free Turkish festival Saturday and Sunday.
The festival will feature authentic Turkish food, music and art and is from 10 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNorthrop Grumman Corp. has completed a major U.S. Air Force review of a new software upgrade for the B-2 stealth bomber. Read more on NewsOK.com
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterOU Medical Center Edmond officials announced plans Thursday to open a new 10,000-square-foot freestanding emergency department at NW 150 and Western Avenue in The Veranda shopping center in Oklahoma City.
BY RANDY ELLIS, Capitol BureauA bill to limit human embryonic research and require the state Board of Health to establish standards for abortion clinics was approved Thursday by the state House of Representatives.
BY KIM ARCHER, Tulsa WorldEllen Haley, president of testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill, apologized Thursday to the state Board of Education for Monday's widespread disruptions in state online testing.
"We know how important tests are in the state, so even one child disrupted is not what we intended to happen," she told board members during their monthly meeting.
By Carla Hinton, Religion EditorSister Rosemary Nyirumbe became connected to Oklahoma through a young man she never met.
In death, 25-year-old Brandon Whitten inspired his father, Oklahoma City attorney Reggie Whitten, to help others.Read more on NewsOK.com
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid a planned protest by conservative lawmakers and organizations.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThere is a chance for rain Thursday morning in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSYUKON — The Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival, a two-day celebration of Scottish history, culture, community and tradition, is set for this weekend.
Learn about wills, trusts and probate
NORMAN — The Norman Public Library, 225 N Webster Ave., will host the Cleveland County Bar Association for a special presentation at noon Thursday on wills and trusts.Read more on NewsOK.com
Reverse parking debate
Edmond’s first steps to initiate a citywide master bicycle plan have met opposition from Dr.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterSeen by many fans and critics alike as a true psychedelic band for the modern age, Los Angeles via Washington, D.C., band Dead Meadow is known for its fuzzy, atmospheric jams and stunning guitar riffs.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff WriterNORMAN — The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History has been named one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Kilpatrick Turnpike near the Oklahoma and Canadian county line was temporarily shut down Thursday night after a vehicle Oklahoma City police officers were chasing caused a grass fire.
By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff WriterNORMAN — A man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a kitchen knife told police he just “lost it” while having an argument with her, according to Cleveland County court documents.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — The American Red Cross of Oklahoma is giving $48,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity to install storm shelters in the homes it builds.
The grant announced Thursday is for installation of 20 storm shelters in newly built homes in communities affected by spring storms in 2013.
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City firefighters extinguished a house fire Thursday morning.
About 9 a.m., firefighters arrived at the home, 3517 S. Goff Ave., fully charged with smoke, fire Maj.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSA Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 84-year-old Oklahoma City man, police report.
Herpert Carpenter has been known to visit Penn Square Mall.Read more on NewsOK.com
SETTING IT STRAIGHT
The days the Norman Transfer Station will accept items for free disposal were incorrectly stated in a story in Tuesday’s Community section.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The annual Norman Lions Club Carnival will open at 5 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Lackmeyer, Business WriterThe downtown tax increment finance district, which has typically been used to assist private developments, is set to help the Oklahoma City Public Schools district create a new administrative headquarters and a clinic at Emerson High School, and provide a long-needed modernization of the Capitol Hill Library.