By Tim Willert Staff Writer email@example.comFive Moore High School students suspended for their roles in a senior prank will participate in graduation ceremonies Saturday.
Moore Public Schools Superintendent Robert Romines told The Oklahoman on Friday the five male students appealed their suspensions, which were amended to allow them to walk with their classmates.
From Staff ReportsThe National Weather Service reports a slight chance for severe weather for much of the state Thursday afternoon and evening.
Strong storms could enter the western parts of the state as early as noon and will push east throughout the afternoon.
Grants approved for CNG fleet
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments directors have approved grants totaling $350,000 to help provide compressed natural gas fueling for public-sector fleet vehicles.
The grants were awarded to EMBARK and the city of Norman to support projects expected to cost about $2.8 million.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgJurors on Thursday were shown photographs of the charred bodies found in the drug house that was set on fire after the 2009 “Cathouse” slayings.
From Staff ReportsThe deputy director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will take over as the agency's executive director next month.
Tim Gatz, who has served as deputy director since 2013, has been with the turnpike authority for more than 25 years, according to an agency news release.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsTwo people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a Sunday homicide.
Tanish Love, 16, and Daequan Gay, 19, were arrested on complaints of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Angelo Lamont Roberson, 26, according to a news release.
From Staff ReportsSevere weather is possible for much of the state Thursday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service reports.
The weather service is reporting and enhanced risk for severe storms in northwestern parts of the state and a slight risk for much of central Oklahoma beginning Thursday afternoon.
From Staff ReportsThe newest rescue truck in the American Humane Association's Red Star rescue fleet was dedicated last week in Oklahoma City.
With major funding provided by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the 50-foot-long animal rescue vehicle will be based at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, where it will be ready for disaster deployment in Oklahoma and the Midwest, according to a news release.
From Staff ReportsMilitary
An Oklahoma City man has been promoted to senior chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — Members of the Santa Fe High School class of 2016 have ended their high school careers and are starting new adventures in their lives.
They joined a total of 1,612 students in the school district who graduated during three ceremonies on Saturday at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
From Staff ReportsPolice have released the name of the man shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer Wednesday after he reportedly pulled a knife and made a threatening gesture.
By William Crum Staff Writer email@example.comConstruction is expected to begin in August on the $5.4 million maintenance facility for the MAPS 3 downtown streetcars.
The 22,400-square-foot building is designed to provide work and garage space for the city's six streetcars.
From Staff ReportsOKLAHOMA CITY
Aquatic center opening is delayed
The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department has delayed opening of the Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center, 3201 N Grand Blvd., due to a mechanical problem.
BY PAULA BURKESWeather-related losses may be tax-deductible under IRS rules
Q: What's a casualty loss, and who can claim the loss on their tax returns?
By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgThe driver of a utility truck that struck and caused the collapse of the May Avenue bridge over Northwest Expressway may have failed to properly lower his truck's boom, according to a police report.
From Staff ReportsPolice have identified the officer involved in a shooting that left a man dead in downtown Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Master Sgt.Read more on NewsOK.com
By William Crum Staff Writer email@example.comThe poor condition of city streets has had the attention of motorists for a while.
City officials seem to be getting the message.
Public Works Director Eric Wenger told the city council Tuesday that a focus on road-building and expansion will shift to maintenance in the next couple of years.
FROM STAFF REPORTSAdoption options
•Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsThe Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department sponsored a Summer Kickoff Festival at Will Rogers Park, 3400 NW 36.
The Saturday festival featured old-fashioned carnival games, face painting, basketball contests, bubble soccer, fishing fun and swim lesson evaluations.
FROM STAFF REPORTSMoore Norman Technology Center honored 470 graduates in commencement exercises attended by family members, friends, administrators, faculty and staff.
Superintendent Jane Bowen welcomed the crowd to First Moore Baptist Church in Moore on May 19 as MNTC Board President Joan Barker and members Max Venard, Pam Lewis, Glen Cosper and Andy Sherrer looked on.
From Staff ReportsMIDWEST CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports the right eastbound lane of Interstate 40 between Sunnylane Road and SE 15 was closed Friday after crews found a hole in the bridge.
Progrexion holds ceremony
Utah-based Progrexion has opened the doors of its 51,500-square-foot Oklahoma City facility that the credit repair company expects to house more than 500 employees within a couple of years.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgUptown 23rd is set to see the first new construction of housing and retail in decades with final plans approved this week for a mixed-use development on a corner once home to a Hemi's Pizza.
By Diana Baldwin Staff Writer email@example.comEDMOND — Edmond's new hotel and conference center is projected to provide a $5.7 million annual economic impact.
The $37 million full-service hotel and conference center will likely bring in nearly $800,000 a year in sales tax revenue, according to the Edmond Economic Development Authority.
From Staff ReportsTwo lanes of May Avenue, one in each direction on the bridge over Northwest Expressway, are expected to open about 7 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
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By The Associated PressARDMORE — A judge says the former mayor of a small town in southern Oklahoma can stand trial on an embezzlement charge.
Prosecutors accused former Gene Autry Mayor Katherine McQuistion of embezzling $132,800 from the town's coffers.
By Kay Hunt For The Oklahoman'Go Clean Go Green' campaign launched
MIDWEST CITY — The city has announced the launch of a "Go Clean Go Green" campaign.
FROM STAFF REPORTSEnjoy yoga in the gardens in Norman
NORMAN — Want to rejuvenate and relax in a beautiful atmosphere?Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsOKLAHOMA CITY
OKC Pride hosts symposium
OKC Pride will host a symposium June 17 at Dunlap Codding, 609 W Sheridan, focused on mental health, education and prevention.