FROM STAFF REPORTSMore than 3,000 people are currently without power in northwest Oklahoma City, OG&E reports.
The company announced about 5 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorAir Wick is on to something with its Life Scents Collection of automatic air fresheners.
Or maybe just “on something.”
“Tell your unique scent story with Life Scents, the first constantly changing fragrance that acts like real life,” it says on the Air Wick Web page.
By Ruth Serven, For The OklahomanAsk Kingfisher lifelong resident Roxie Alexander why her county is the healthiest in the state, and she’ll tell you — family values.
For several years, she and her sister cared for their father, who had diabetes.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Tim Willert, Staff WriterThe energy inside Cox Convention Center on Friday morning was palpable.
Loud music, high-profile guests that included Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak, and hundreds of motivated high school students punctuated the start of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterEDMOND — Edmond police Friday turned over the results of their investigation of a 16-year-old former student who officers said threatened to cause mass casualties at Edmond North High School.
BY DIANA BALDWIN
Crews install lines to unsnarl traffic
Work is under way this week at Second Street and Boulevard as crews install fiber-optic lines for the city’s new intelligent transportation system.
JAY — A suspended Jay School District girls’ basketball coach was charged Friday with two counts of lewd molestation stemming from accusations that he was inappropriate with a 15-year-old girl who was a team member.
BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa WorldA behind-the-scenes tug of war between the state board of education and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister boiled over at a public meeting Thursday.
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma Gas and Electric reported Friday morning on Twitter that 1,323 customers who were affected by the Wednesday storms remained without power.
That is down from 36,000, OG&E reported.
Timberlake Construction, 2617 General Pershing Blvd., medical clinic-office, erect, $13,990,000.
Woodford Steel Inc., doing business as W’s Construction, 4410 S Eastern Ave., warehouse, erect, $1,600,000.
Adams Kirby Homes LLC, 3301 NW 175, residence, erect, $1,200,000.
Dinner and concert planned
WARR ACRES — The Fourth Saturday Dinner Concert hosted by the Oklahoma United Gospel Music Association will be Saturday at GattiTown, 5833 Northwest Expressway.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorIt was fitting — in an Oklahoma kind of way — that the OKCMAR Foundation’s first-ever gala fundraiser was Thursday night, 24 hours after our annual spring reminder of what it means to live in Tornado Alley.
From Staff ReportsNORMAN — The 39th annual Medieval Fair continues through Sunday at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave.
Held annually since 1977, the living history fair features arts, crafts, food, games, educational exhibits, demonstrations and ongoing entertainment on seven stages.
By Steve Lackmeyer, Business WriterA list of seven companies vying to either develop or operate a conference hotel as part of development of a new convention center is being short-listed to four as Oklahoma City officials continue their selection even as the site remains uncertain.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Six people were taken to local hospitals after a multiple-car pileup in Norman on Friday evening.
The crash occurred about 7 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterEL RENO — Canadian County deputies Friday seized 31 pounds of marijuana from a South Carolina woman driving a recreational vehicle on Interstate 40.
BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa WorldCLAREMORE — A 10-year-old girl from Rogers County is being hailed for her composure for calling 911 to help her mother, who had passed out after pulling to the side of a highway.
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterMOORE — City officials on Friday said Wednesday’s tornado activity destroyed 17 homes in Moore.
Moore city spokeswoman Diedre Ebry stressed that the numbers could change as officials continue to survey the damage, but as of Friday morning, the city had counted 113 homes affected by the storm.
By Brandy McDonnell, BAMWhether she’s writing about Ernest Hemingway’s first wife or re-imagining her songs with an orchestra, Mary Chapin Carpenter is continuing to follow her muse.
“I’d like to believe that I’ve taken risks all of my life.Read more on NewsOK.com
MOORE — McAlister Construction has developed an energy-efficient neighborhood, Avondale, that will have geothermal heating and cooling in all homes.
Avondale, on Eastern Avenue between NE 12 and NE 27 in Moore, will be the first of its kind in incorporating affordable Craftsman-style design and geothermal heating and cooling in a single neighborhood, said Josh Kitchen, co-owner of McAlister Construction with Greg McAlister.
By Carla Hinton, Religion EditorThe Palm Sunday service at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Edmond Campus will include the celebration of an anniversary and a new multimillion building project.
The Rev.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Matt Patterson, Staff WriterThe fight over the transfer of two Asian elephants to the Oklahoma City Zoo from a zoo in Seattle is at the heart of a federal lawsuit filed this week by animal welfare activists who hope to stop the move.
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorBig box stores have seen little change lately — and that’s huge.
The market for leasable retail space in the Oklahoma area is best explained “not so much (by) what is vacant as what is occupied,” said broker Mark Inman of CBRE.
By Ruth Serven, For The OklahomanMOORE — Doug Dees and his home have been spared by four tornadoes, but only by a mile.
“All I can say is, thank you, God, that you spared me, so I can help others,” he said.
OKC extends rain Barrel Deadline
The city of Oklahoma City and the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance have extended the deadline to order rain barrels on discount due to the positive response.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — The Oak Cliff Fire Department will honor three of its longtime members from 2 to 5 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe 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 ago.
FROM LOCAL REPORTS
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorBuilder registration made it out of a state Senate committee Thursday, but it probably won’t get much further without some remodeling.
The measure, which started in the House, would regulate homebuilders and commercial contractors.Read more on NewsOK.com