BY DIANA BALDWIN, email@example.comThe Oklahoman's Diana Baldwin chatted with readers Thursday about downtown Edmond roads, restaurants and businesses.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSGUTHRIE — A Guthrie man was arrested Wednesday on complaints of raping and beating an 85-year-old woman on Christmas in 1997, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has reported.
By Tim Willert, Staff WriterThe state Board of Education on Thursday approved a $2.78 billion education budget proposal for the coming fiscal year that includes minimum $2,500 pay raises for all certified personnel, including approximately 50,500 teachers.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA police bomb squad has been called to investigate materials found in a car in southwest Oklahoma City Thursday morning that could be used to make an explosive device, police Lt.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma Wellness Center continues its instructional fitness programs for the community with a new series of classes beginning this month.
Instructional programs are noncredit fitness classes designed to provide personal enrichment, training and skill building.
By Heather Warlick, Staff Writer“Fashions Fade, Styles Remain” will be the theme of a fashion show presented by students in the Advanced Fashion Marketing class at Putnam City North High School.
Trick-or-treat at Penn Square
Penn Square Mall invites children and parents to enjoy trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Sweets & Spurs relocates to OKC
Sweets & Spurs will celebrate its grand opening at the Casady Square shopping center 4 to 6 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Matt Dinger, Staff WriterA woman testified that the drivers of two pickups were weaving across the turnpike at high rates of speed just moments before a shooting that left one of the men dead and the other facing a murder charge.
BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff WriterSoil and groundwater contamination in upper sections of the MAPS 3 downtown park are “not that bad,” a geologist working on cleanup plans said Wednesday.
“We were pretty pleased we didn’t find anything more dramatic,” Joe Foster told a park advisory committee.
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City police are investigating a possible shooting in northeast Oklahoma City on Thursday afternoon.
Police Master Sgt.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo children are the first Oklahoma residents to have confirmed cases of the flu this influenza season, the state Health Department announced Thursday.
The first laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu were two children younger than 5 who live in Oklahoma County and Tulsa County.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSCentral Oklahoma will be sunny after patches of fog lift Thursday morning, the National Weather Service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers mainly before 7 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir, founded by Irvin L. Wagner, will mark its 45th year of making music and presenting public performances with a free concert Tuesday.
By Jenifer Reynolds, For The OklahomanIn 2002, 18-year-old Lacey Wright left for the University of Oklahoma and gave up her favorite thing in the world: showing horses.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSMOORE — Smokey Bear received a rock star welcome at Oakridge Elementary School in Moore, where he and Oklahoma Forestry Services recognized Katelyn Brown, the winner of Smokey Bear’s Birthday Card Contest.
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterThree people were arrested Tuesday following an armed robbery and carjacking of a man in northwest Oklahoma City.
Police said Javier Ayala, 31, was at a gas station about 3 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Darla Slipke, Staff WriterThe Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office took part in a nationwide effort Wednesday to try to round up fugitives wanted on warrants related to domestic violence.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterEDMOND — Construction on Edmond’s new hotel and conference center is expected to start early next year.
Planning commissioners approved the site plan Tuesday.
The 130,033-square-foot building, a joint public-private project, will be constructed on the northeast corner of Sooner Road and Covell Road.
Nature focus of seminar
Larry Schweiger, former president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Wednesday as part of a biology seminar series.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — The president of Edmond Santa Fe High School’s cheerleading booster club is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars to pay for a hotel room, athletic training and other personal items, court records show.
By K.S. McNutt, Staff WriterNORMAN — The director of the University of Oklahoma’s marching band, Justin Stolarik, is stepping down as director, effective immediately.
Stolarik has been the director of the Pride of Oklahoma marching band since August 2013.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSA motorcycle rider was killed in a collision with a deer in southeast Oklahoma City Thursday, police said.
About 8:15 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsCasady School’s board of trustees has appointed Nathan L. Sheldon as the new head of school.
Sheldon is the 10th headmaster to lead Casady in its 67-year history, according to a news release.
By Henry Dolive, For The OklahomanYUKON — Artists, says Spanish Cove Retirement Village resident Pat Snyder, are taught to make sure their paintings offer the patron a place to rest.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Metropolitan Library System has sponsored many author visits over the years, and local authors are a library staple.
Local author David Farris will talk about some of the strange, scary and unexplained mysteries of Oklahoma at 7 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By The Associated PressState Attorney General Scott Pruitt has issued a scam warning after receiving reports of phone calls from someone claiming to be from a sheriff’s office giving notice that residents failed to appear for jury duty and now must pay a fine or be arrested.
By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff WriterNORMAN — Like a visitors alert, the lobby of the new 35,000-square-foot Radar Innovations Laboratory sends a message.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff WriterA judge Wednesday refused to block new restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs from going into effect Nov.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSAlan J. Hruby’s social media activity has been a hot topic ever since he was charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his mother, father and sister on Oct.Read more on NewsOK.com