By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterTwenty-eight years ago, the idea of battering chicken in his favorite childhood cereal and serving it up in his Ardmore rib joint seemed like a good one to Buddy Simon.
BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff WriterA group of environmental activists, clergy and others plans a demonstration Sunday in Oklahoma City to call for greater action to combat climate change.
Nathaniel Batchelder, one of the organizers, said the march will emphasize three points: climate change is real, it’s predominantly caused by human activity, and all humanity must participate in solutions.
By Tim Willert, Staff WriterOklahoma City Public Schools continues to perform poorly on the state’s A-F report cards, despite an infusion of new leadership and a pledge to improve academics.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterEDMOND — A man accused of pouring gasoline in a house and lighting the stove, with his wife and teenage son inside the home, was arrested early Wednesday by Edmond police.
Business Insider recently looked at the most affluent towns in every U.S. state. Now they're turning their attention to educational achievement.
The American Community Survey is an annual survey run by the Census Bureau to allow the government, corporate and academic researchers, and anyone who is curious about demographics to better understand the population of the U.S.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma History Center will take part in Museum Day Live! from 10 a.m. Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe annual Soul Bowl football game, which pits Douglass and Millwood high schools against each other on the gridiron, was held Saturday.
Besides the display of athletic talent, the event showcased the schools’ marching bands, which performed before, during and after the game.
BY JOHN BRANDENBURG, Special CorrespondentThe three witches played a much bigger part, nearly stealing the show from expanded battle scenes and the fine performances of the two principals, in the staging of “Macbeth” at Myriad Gardens Water Stage, 301 W Reno.
Q: The second annual open enrollment for Oklahoma’s federally run online exchange, or health insurance marketplace, is Nov.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY LEIGHANNE MANWARREN, Staff WriterTULSA — A Tulsa County deputy is in the Tulsa County jail Tuesday evening after being accused of sexual misconduct, the sheriff’s office reported.
Gerald Nuckolls, 26, was arrested about 8:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSHINTON — A Hinton man was arrested Wednesday after investigators were searching for evidence of child pornography in a Hinton home.
Kyle Caldwell, 27, was arrested on a complaint of destruction of evidence, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.
Tailwind, TrackIf team up online
Oklahoma City-based Tailwind, a Pinterest analytics and marketing company, and TrackIf, a company that tracks online deals, have joined to help consumers and businesses share e-commerce content to social networks through the Tailwind platform.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSAn Oklahoma City woman was arrested Tuesday after police found her children living among thousands of flies and filth.
An officer responded Tuesday afternoon to the home of Katherine Carnes, 24, after someone called concerned about the welfare of two children living in the house.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma City SkyDance Bridge will be closed this week for repairs, city officials announced Wednesday.
The bridge will be closed through Friday so crews can make repairs to the bridge deck.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma Iris Society hosted a rhizome sale at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center.
The event over the weekend drew iris enthusiasts from across the area.
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Painting fundraiser set
Norman Addiction Information and Counseling will host a “Dream, Believe, Inspire” painting fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Riding safety to be taught
YUKON — KinderCare Learning Center, 401 S Mustang Road, will hold a St.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY DAVE CATHEY, Food EditorChef Chad Willis recently won his third Taste of Elegance competition, proving the most important ingredient he had was experience.
Willis won his first competition in 2008, when he was executive chef of The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro, staving off the efforts of Ian Wagner, then of Deep Fork Group, and a young chef named Joshua Valentine, who was on the verge of graduating from The Coach House Apprenticeship Program.
BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff WriterMedia witnesses to executions do not play an important or positive role worthy of certain First Amendment protections, according to a state response to a federal lawsuit.
By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterKilling inmates by introducing a gas to slowly replace their oxygen supply is a more humane and cost-effective method of execution than lethal injection, a lawmaker said Tuesday at an interim study at the state Capitol.
BY SILAS ALLEN, Staff WriterNORMAN — In the real world, decisions about whether to expand a reservoir or install water pipelines aren’t decided by a roll of the dice.
By Jonathan Sutton, Staff WriterAn Oklahoma City man was arrested Tuesday after he told an officer he was washing his hair in a public fountain with mayonnaise.
About 8 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoma City Public Schools
(2013 grade in parentheses)
• Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School: A+ (A+)
• Classen High School of Advanced Studies: A+ (A+)
• Classen Middle School of Advanced Studies: A+ (A)
• Southeast High School: A (A)
• Cleveland Elementary School: B (B+)
By Rick RogersDuring the Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s recent season opener, I was reminded of the title of Leonard Bernstein’s book “The Infinite Variety of Music.” For this was a concert whose works illustrated both the grand gesture and the intimate musing.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA warm, muggy day is ahead in central Oklahoma Wednesday, the National Weather Service reports.
Skies will be mostly sunny with light wind.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 88.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Live music, auction items and grand prizes will be featured during the Fred Jones Jr.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsCHOCTAW — The Pride of Choctaw band made its home debut Friday during the Choctaw-Putnam City football game.
Director Ron Eary is beginning his 18th year at the helm of the Choctaw band.Read more on NewsOK.com
Homemade Yogurt and Buttermilk — Pete Schaffer, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $39.
Tailgating — chef Stephanie McElhaney, International Pantry, 6:30 p.m., $45.
Beef Picadillo — chef Rick Bourgeois, Gourmet Grille Northwest Expressway, 1 to 1:45 p.m., free.
By Sarah Lobban, Staff WriterMOORE — For years, drivers on Interstate 35 through Moore ran the risk of encountering obnoxious odors.Read more on NewsOK.com
By William Crum, Staff WriterTemporary repairs to the SkyDance Bridge deck should be completed “within a day or two,” Oklahoma City public works officials said Tuesday.
The deck on the south end of the two-year-old pedestrian span recently buckled, creating a foot-high bump.Read more on NewsOK.com