FROM STAFF REPORTSInvestigators are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who burglarized a business in south Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City police have released surveillance video from the business at 10101 S Pennsylvania Ave., which shows the suspect driving a white pickup and rummaging around inside the business.
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — Enrollment for fall classes at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute is underway.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThree Oklahoma County 4-H’ers were recognized for their achievements during the 93rd State 4-H Roundup at Oklahoma State University.
Katie Symes, of Nicoma Park, was the state record book winner in food science project.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma recently honored faculty from each of its academic colleges with Vanderford Faculty Awards.
Given annually at the beginning of the academic year, Vanderford Faculty Awards include $1,000 and a plaque funded from the estate of Austin and Cleo Patra Vanderford to each recipient.Read more on NewsOK.com
Aunt Gilah’s brownies — Pete Schaffer, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29.
Healthy snacks for all ages — Vicki Mansell, Francis Tuttle, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., $29.
BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER, Staff WriterThe disintegration of the country’s mental health hospital system and the increased use of mandatory minimum sentencing have caused an ever-growing number of individuals suffering from mental illness to be incarcerated, a mental health expert said Tuesday during a lecture.
By William Crum, Staff WriterRegulations for smartphone-friendly ride services such as Uber and Lyft appeared likely to survive after a two-hour public hearing Tuesday, but city council members said they would propose changes before a vote Sept.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff WriterThe Oklahoma City Council voted 5-4 to accept a $33.5 million construction bid for a MAPS 3 whitewater park.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Children painted on the art wall at Lions Park and participated in other art activities at the 37th annual Midsummer Nights’ Fair.
FROM STAFF REPORTSBLANCHARD — The fourth annual Blanchard Bluegrass Festival offered gospel music on Friday night and traditional bluegrass all day Saturday.
The festival drew bands from across Oklahoma as well as Texas and Branson, Mo.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNorthbound and southbound lanes of N Council Road are shut down at W Wilshire Boulevard due to an injury accident, according to police radio reports.
Emergency crews responded to the 6:45 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSPIEDMONT — Piedmont Park Project volunteers have assembled some of the metro area’s foremost playground experts — elementary school students — to consult with designers.
The students will consult with Leathers and Associates, a firm that is designing a proposed city park.Read more on NewsOK.com
Jakob Dutton, 17, of Edmond, has earned his Eagle Scout award.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSMOORE — The Moore Public Library, 225 S Howard Ave., has announced its computer class schedule for September.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff WriterNORMAN — City council members Tuesday voted to appoint former member Dan Quinn as the interim Ward 8 representative when Councilman Chad Williams steps down.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterEDMOND — Edmond Electric customers will see a 3.5 percent rate increase effective Nov.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma voters will set the lineup for the November general election Tuesday when they go to the polls to decide primary runoff races for Congress, the Oklahoma Legislature and state schools superintendent.These contests feature the two top finishers in primary races where no candidate got more than half the votes.
FROM STAFF REPORTSOklahoma City police identified Tuesday the man shot and killed by an officer on Sunday night.
Mark Salazar, 22, was shot and killed by Sgt.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Visitors to the Norman Public Library operated model trains and viewed train exhibits at the annual Train Days celebration sponsored by the South Canadian Model Railroad Club, with support from the Oklahoma N-Rail group.
FROM STAFF REPORTSYUKON — The Yukon Parks and Recreation Department hosted an ice cream social for residents 55 and older.
The event last week featured ice cream, dancing and other activities.
FROM STAFF REPORTSPolice are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who used a stolen credit card at two Oklahoma City businesses.
The credit card was taken in an auto burglary, local police said in a news release.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds cavorted in the Westwood Water Park pools at the ninth annual Pooch Pool Party hosted by the Norman Community Dog Park.
By Matt Patterson, Staff WriterArbor Grove Elementary Principal Brenda Davis has been busy in the week since the new school opened, but for Davis and the rest of the staff and students, a few early-year headaches are well worth it.
Pet adoption event set
The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter has topped its goal of 2,300 pet adoptions during June, July and August.Read more on NewsOK.com
From staff reportsSTATEWIDE
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced Tuesday $749,375 in federal funding to three health centers in Oklahoma to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and renovations.Read more on NewsOK.com
By William Crum, Staff WriterThe Oklahoma City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday to award a $33.4 million construction contract for the MAPS 3 whitewater park on the Oklahoma River.
The bid is nearly $13.6 million over the city’s estimate and still leaves a $2.9 million shortfall that project managers plan to make up during construction.
By Matt Dinger, Staff WriterAn Edmond elementary school bus driver accused of molesting an 8-year-old boy has been charged with eight felonies.
Scott Keith Jepson, 32, of Guthrie, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with two counts of indecent or lewd acts with a child younger than 16, two counts of possession of obscene material involving a minor, three counts of distributing child pornography and one count of manufacturing child pornography.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe high temperature will be near 100 degrees Tuesday in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports.
The heat index will be near 104 degrees.
The Oklahoma City forecast is as follows:
Tuesday: Sunny and hot with a high near 100.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma County Free fair, in its 100th year, ended Saturday at State Fair Park.
The fair included competitions for baking, canning and arts and crafts, along with events such as a turtle race and a time capsule presentation.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterEDMOND — The top male runner in the Edmond Fine Arts Institute’s annual fundraiser, 5K to Monet, was Russell Ingram, 32, from Yukon.Read more on NewsOK.com