By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgA murder defendant charged in the 2014 killing of a 16-year-old Piedmont girl was ordered Friday to trial.
By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau email@example.comOklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge has set Feb. 16 as the start of the 90-day period for backers of a penny sales tax to collect the 123,000 signatures necessary to put the issue on the November general election ballot.
By William Crum Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgCity to use reserves to close budget gap
Oklahoma City expects a budget shortfall of about $16 million this fiscal year as the slump in oil and gas continues to weigh on revenues.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff Reports NORMAN — University Theatre and Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma will present the epic drama "The Trojan Women.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer email@example.comGentry Holloway said she feels blessed knowing that her father's legacy as an appellate judge will live on by having the Oklahoma City federal courthouse named after him.
By Steve Gust For The OklahomanGUTHRIE — City officials are hoping for voter approval of a three-quarter-cent sales tax they say would generate $19 million in revenue over the next 15 years.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The University of Oklahoma Trombone Choir will present a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall at Catlett Music Center.
By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgNICHOLS HILLS — Some of the post-World War II houses to be cleared out to make room for an upscale addition could be moved for use elsewhere, said the developer, who paid above-market prices for them.
By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer email@example.comMIDWEST CITY — A lot has led up to Tuesday's recall mayoral election: months of public forums, contentious closed-door meetings, fractured workplaces, angry police officers and firefighters and a billboard contending the sitting mayor does not care about public safety.
By Diana Baldwin Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgTraffic system moving forward
Workers from Canada were in Edmond this week to begin configuring a detection system at all 22 intersections along Second Street as part of the first phase of the intelligent transportation system.
By William Crum Staff Writer email@example.comFor motorists enduring (and enduring, and enduring) traffic congestion on Portland Avenue in northwest Oklahoma City, relief is just around the corner.
The newly constructed four-lane stretch from W Memorial Road to just north of NW 164 Street is expected to open by the end of April.
From Staff ReportsAn Oklahoma City police officer shot a dog attacking a man Sunday afternoon.
The man's name was not released Sunday.
About 1:40 p.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of NW 45 about a dog attacking a homeowner.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsNew program will focus on water policy
ADA — East Central University will launch the Oklahoma Water Policy and Science Institute for water resource studies and programs with a $394,000 gift from the Sciences and Natural Resources Foundation of Oklahoma.
BY BRYAN PAINTER For The Oklahoman“Don't be afraid to work a little harder than you think you should.”
Dr. Rod Hall was living that approach to life long before he started offering it as advice to young veterinarians.
From Staff Reports12:35 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that all westbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Interstate 44 intersection have been shut down due to wreck involving a tractor-trailer.
By Kay Hunt For The Oklahoman MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City Memorial Hospital Authority Board of Grantors recently met to evaluate community-related grant applications for fiscal year 2015-16.
The board recommended for approval 11 grant applications totaling $425,000.
By Steve Gust For The OklahomanEDMOND — Over the next five weeks, Edmond's high schools will be involved in annual community service projects that have raised millions for local charities in the past three decades.
From staff reportsRecent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $61 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's office.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Richard Mize Real Estate Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgNICHOLS HILLS — “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning,” Mark Twain wrote in 1890.
By Nolan Clay Staff Writer email@example.comA judge is being asked to require Oklahoma County jail inmates to pay back $48.05 a day for the time they are locked up before conviction.
By Carla Hinton Religion Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgDAVIS — A years-long multimillion dollar effort to revitalize Falls Creek Baptist Camp and Conference Center for use as a modern year-round facility has come to fruition.
By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau email@example.comWASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign Monday blasted a proposed ballot question in Oklahoma that would ban abortion and make some forms of contraception illegal.
By Tim Willert Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgVoters will go to the polls Tuesday to elect two new members of the Oklahoma City School Board, and an education advocacy group hopes more Hispanics turn out to help decide the District 3 race between Carrie Coppernoll Jacobs and Adam Zodrow.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer email@example.comOver the past few months, more and more countries in the Americas have seen an increase in the number of Zika virus cases.
Before last year, Zika virus outbreaks had occurred only in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Randy Ellis Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgThousands of Oklahoma state employees were given raises last year, despite dire warnings of an approaching budget shortfall and a salary freeze ordered by the governor.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Titus is a 10-month-old pit bull mix available for adoption at Norman Animal Welfare, 3428 S Jenkins Ave.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsThe Metropolitan Library System invites the community to celebrate Black History Month with original dramatic performances by Rhythmically Speaking.
The singing, dancing and acting troupe is touring libraries in the Oklahoma County system this month, portraying the story of Hannah Atkins.
From Staff ReportsWith the addition of the 31 recruits in Class 15-2 who graduated Friday, the Oklahoma City Fire Department is fully staffed, District Chief Benny Fulkerson said.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Brianna Bailey Business Writer email@example.com Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom, the group that is behind a high-profile social media campaign called Tap Oklahoma has support from several major retailers, including Walmart.
From Staff ReportsFifth-graders dressed in colonial-period attire revived an earlier period in time Friday for Colonial Day at the Capitol.
Students from schools in Checotah, Edmond, Little Axe, Moore and Seminole participated in activities including colonial dancing, revolutionary soldier life, tinsmithing and African traditions.