FROM STAFF REPORTSMIDWEST CITY — A man wanted in an animal cruelty case turned himself in early Wednesday at the Oklahoma County jail, authorities report.
Corey Marion Harrison, 26, was jailed on animal cruelty charges, police reported.
FROM STAFF REPORTSWARR ACRES — A Colorado man who locked his keys in his truck in a grocery store parking lot is missing, police said.
Gary Wayne Near, 55, a truck driver of Fort Collins, Co., has been missing since 2:20 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanLeif Francel has squeezed a lot of life into 27 years.
The Deer Creek Middle School science teacher said he is compelled to serve, an ambition that has taken him around the world.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSTeachers, parents, school staff and students are invited to join museums from across the Oklahoma City metro area and beyond at the Back-to-School Bash at the Oklahoma History Center from 6 to 9 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Kay Hunt, For The OklahomanMIDWEST CITY — The Community Development Department announced that Midwest City has received four federal grants totaling $1.74 million for an extension of the city’s trail system.
By Anna Holloway, For The Oklahoman“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at the Poteet Theatre is a beautifully performed, high-quality production of a classic musical.
Capitol repair group forms
Gov. Mary Fallin appointed David Thompson, Phil Kennedy and Steve Mason to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Tim Willert, Staff WriterSupporters of a high-performing enterprise school in the Oklahoma City district said Tuesday they are “dumbfounded” the school board didn’t approve a contract for the upcoming year and believe the school is being punished for its academic success.
BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff WriterOklahoma has slipped three notches and now ranks 39th among the 50 states for the overall well-being of its children, according to a report released early Tuesday by a Maryland-based foundation.
BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa WorldOklahoma dropped three spots in a national report ranking states on child well-being, ending three consecutive years of improvements and making it among the worst in the country.
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City police are searching for a man who stole a 16-foot trailer from a storage facility in early July.
Police believe a man shown in a surveillance video walking around a dark colored Ford Explorer stole the trailer from a storage facility at 7829 W Hefner on July 3.
FROM STAFF REPORTSTemperatures will be near 95 degrees in central Oklahoma Wednesday.
A heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m., the National Weather Service reports.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high near 95.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Chris Schutz, For The OklahomanSummer is as good a time as any to make sure the home of a senior loved one is free of hazards that could cause injury from falls, says Robert Morris, who runs a business that offers home care.
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanAlthough the 23rd Street Antique Mall specializes in past vintage items, its owners continue to bring a sense of vibrancy and newness to the area.
Pasta from Scratch — chef Stephanie McElhaney, International Pantry, 11 a.m., $75.
Grilled Steak Salad with Pineapple-Ginger Dressing — chef Rick Bourgeois, Gourmet Grille Northwest Expressway, 1 to 1:45 p.m., free.
By Catherine Sweeney, Business WriterEDMOND — After starting a few companies himself, an Edmond merchant created a funding service to help other businesses in a crunch.
Mark Neighbors started American Business Funders this year.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Josh Wallace, Staff WriterMOORE — A Sam’s Club scheduled to open next year in Moore is expected to generate enough revenue to finance a $5 million sales tax note approved this week by the Moore City Council.
By Catherine Sweeney, Business WriterMIDWEST CITY — Her hazel eyes filled with tears as she watched the sweat-drenched roofers lay shingles.
“It’s a blessing, it’s a blessing, it’s a blessing,” Sue Bridges said.
FROM STAFF REPORTSCHOCTAW — About 1,200 electric customers have lost power in the Choctaw area, the Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff WriterEDMOND — Farrah Love Sinclair, 2, was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor in April.
Her parents, Daxton Sinclair, who works in the oil industry, and Jenna Sinclair, a counselor, have cherished each moment with her and plan on continuing to do so in the short time doctors have given her for survival, said Farrah’s uncle, Sky Rylant.
FROM STAFF REPORTSPolice are searching for a man who witnesses said brandished a gun inside a Crest grocery store.
Officers are looking for the man in the area of NW 23 and Meridian Avenue.Read more on NewsOK.com
Grant will fund literacy programs
Opportunities Industrialization Center of Oklahoma County has received a $14,500 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Fund to support adult literacy programs.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Children got to find out why frog’s tongues are sticky, salamanders are slimy and skunks are stinky during a presentation at the Norman Public Library by representatives from the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Education Department.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — In celebration of the simple pleasures that make a midsummer evening memorable — from clear skies and warm temperatures to good music and food — The Ivan Pena Quintet will host “Summer Feast 2014” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
School’s trivia night set
The Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Alumni Association will host its ninth annual Trivia Night on Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff WriterBrian Graves is tired of hiding his teeth.
He doesn’t smile, he refuses to be in photographs, and he has grown out a long mustache, all in an effort to hide his mouth.
FROM STAFF REPORTSMIDWEST CITY — Elks Lodge 1890, Midwest City’s chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, will hold a cruise ship-themed comedy murder mystery and silent auction Aug.Read more on NewsOK.com
By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff WriterMIDWEST CITY — Authorities are on the lookout for a man charged with animal cruelty after a pair of emaciated dogs were found abandoned in a Midwest City apartment.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man was stabbed Monday night while sitting at the downtown Oklahoma City bus terminal.
Oklahoma City police responded to a report of a stabbing about 7:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jane Cannon, Staff WriterMIDWEST CITY — A man sought by the McClain County Sheriff’s Office after he escaped custody last week was arrested Monday night at a Midwest City residence.Read more on NewsOK.com