By Steve Gust For The OklahomanEDMOND — With classes set to resume this month, renovations and new construction worth millions of dollars continue in the Edmond School District.
That appears to be the new normal for a district that had 23,600 students at the end of last year.
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — As the first full season of use of the city's first splash pad continues, officials are getting requests to build more splash pad parks.
Barnett Splash Pad at Main Street and Kelly Avenue is free to the public.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThrough August, dogs can be adopted from the Oklahoma City shelter for $30.
The "Hot Dogs and Cool Cats of Summer" program coincides with the surge of adoptable dogs Oklahoma City Animal Welfare sees in the summer.
Hospital network names CEO
Jim Kendrick has joined 10 Oklahoma hospitals affiliated with Community Health Systems as network CEO. He has two decades of executive health care management experience, serving in leadership roles at hospitals and health care organizations in Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY DAVE CATHEY Food Editor email@example.comMOORE — On a hot July day, three groups crossed paths at the local Orange Leaf Yogurt shop, 660 SW 19, with three distinctly different goals, culminating in an unforgettable afternoon.
By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor firstname.lastname@example.orgGov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday acknowledged a link between Oklahoma's earthquake swarm and wastewater disposal wells used by the energy industry.
BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer email@example.comThe 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a federal judge's dismissal of a Bethany pastor's lawsuit over the Native American imagery on Oklahoma license plates.
From Staff ReportsSonic Summer Movie Nights screenings start at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity's ReStore is open for business in the newly remodeled Homeland store at 1100 W Main St.
The thrift store sells new and donated home goods and housewares as well as construction materials to the public to help fund the mission of Habitat for Humanity.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Lackmeyer Business Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgBricktown might have come first as a downtown entertainment district, but Midtown is quickly rising as a rival and is providing an example of how private owners can take a more proactive step in addressing growing pains associated with its newfound popularity.
FROM STAFF REPORTSProfessional
•Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Associate Professor Dr.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City Indian Clinic patients ages 6 to 17 participated in the Teaching Urban Roads To Lifestyle and Exercise, or TURTLE, youth camp.
From Staff ReportsFARGO, N.D.
Oklahoma man appeals conviction
An Oklahoma man convicted of hiring his handyman to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota is taking his case to federal court.Read more on NewsOK.com
By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.comAn Oklahoma City councilwoman said Tuesday a proposal to build a new Oklahoma County jail could be the “perfect opportunity” to consider consolidation of some law enforcement duties.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON STAFF WRITER email@example.comEL RENO — A Norman teacher arrested this week in El Reno on sex crime complaints has resigned, a spokeswoman for the Norman Public School District said.
William CrumWork will begin soon on the first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center.
The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to begin construction, approving a $9.2 million contract to build the long-awaited center.
There have been reports of a shooting in the 500 block of N.W. 113th.
Police responded to a domestic shooting call near Hefner and Western just after 9 p.m.
Police have not been able to locate a victim.
FROM STAFF REPORTSCleanup set for horse trails at Arcadia
EDMOND — Friends of Arcadia Lake Equestrian Trails will hold a workday from 7 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSAdoption options
•Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgProsecutors will seek the death penalty against a convicted child abuser who, while on probation, allegedly shook an infant to death.
In October 2009, Brandon Lamont Ross shook his 2-month-old daughter.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSA school of standing paddleboarders took over Myriad Botanical Gardens midday July 29. The paddleboards and coaches were provided by Riversport OKC. Paddleboarders ages 8 and older were allowed to take the boards out on their own.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Groovy Paws Rescue offered low-cost immunizations and microchips for animals and showcased dogs ready for adoption at its second annual "Willy's Day on the Green.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSJoin police for coffee
NORMAN — The monthly Coffee with a Cop will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSPizza and prizes floated toward a downtown sidewalk Tuesday morning as Revolve Pizza Kitchen celebrated the opening of its new store at 100 W Main in downtown Oklahoma City.
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanEDMOND — Higher than expected video scoreboard rental costs have Edmond officials looking forward to the day when high school football games can be played away from Wantland Stadium at the University of Central Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTSWhat does the MAPS 3 whitewater park construction look like these days?
Watch the video above to see some drone aerial footage of the park.
Program Manager David Todd updated the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday on the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvements whitewater rafting and kayaking channel.
FROM STAFF REPORTSi2E Inc. and Accele Venture Partners recently closed a $600,000 follow-on investment in Synereca Pharmaceuticals, a portfolio company of Accele Biopharma, an Oklahoma City-based biotechnology accelerator.
With the most recent investment, Synereca has now received $2.5 million in funding to support its development of compounds that address the growing problem of bacterial resistance to current antibiotics.
FROM STAFF REPORTSEDMOND — Arcadia Lake, with 26 miles of shoreline, is a popular place to go swimming and play in the sand during the summer months.
Arcadia Lake is a flood control reservoir for the Deep Fork River Basin and is a water supply for the city of Edmond.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Kay Hunt For The OklahomanMIDWEST CITY — Members of the city council recently approved amendments to existing code, "Peddlers and Solicitors, Article III, Foodstuffs," by taking Section 32-60 out of reserve and titling it “Food Trucks, license required.”
According to city officials, by making this change, food truck operators will be allowed to operate within the city limits of Midwest City, as long as they follow specified requirements, including only operating in areas zoned for business or industrial uses.
BY ADAM COHEN For The OklahomanCHANDIGARH, STATE OF PUNJAB, India — Beneath the ashoka trees they sat. The grass grew in patches, so many people had spread cloths atop the hard soil to make themselves more comfortable.Read more on NewsOK.com