From Staff ReportsIf your children’s spring break plans involve staying in town, do not forget to visit your local library.
Mask and physical theater artist Doug Berky’s new large mask theater production, “Imaskinations,” is coming to the Metropolitan Library System.
By Sharla Bardin, For the OklahomanNORMAN — They giggle, they glide, they spin, and they shine.
They are students with a lot of heart, a positive attitude, plenty of patience and poise, and a deep desire to dance.
‘True Grit’ discussions set
The Pioneer Library System’s annual Big Read centers this year on the Charles Portis novel “True Grit,” with discussions of the book set at area libraries.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanEDMOND — Cynthia Benson took her seat on the Edmond School Board this week, and within an hour joined other board members in approving millions of dollars worth of construction and remodeling projects.
By Heather Warlick, Staff WriterFormer Oklahoma County District Attorney Wes Lane has changed his focus from prosecuting criminals to uplifting cities and people in Oklahoma City and the world.
By Paul Monies, Business WriterIn an unanimous decision, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that legislative changes to the insurance company for the state’s workers’ compensation system were constitutional.
Justices denied a challenge by Tulsa Stockyards Inc.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff WriterLawyers representing two death row inmates who are suing the state over its ability to keep the source of its lethal injection drugs secret asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday for an emergency stay of execution.
By Randy Ellis, Staff writerFollowing heated debate, the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would switch new employees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System to a 401(k)-style defined contribution system.
FROM STAFF REPORTSThere will be high fire danger across parts of Oklahoma Tuesday as temperatures warm up and winds pick up, the National Weather Service reports.
A red flag warning is in effect from 1 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts will host a reading, question-and-answer session and book signing with author and Oklahoma native LeAnne Howe at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts Building.
By Nasreen Iqbal, Staff WriterTracking his way across the world on foot, British adventurer Karl Bushby stopped at F.D. Moon Academy to share his story with students.
Bushby, 44, met students in the school gymnasium recently and offered lessons he’s learned on his journey — and a large plastic globe to go along with them.
Museum sets free day
Free Family Day is scheduled for April 13 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.Read more on NewsOK.com
By William Crum, Staff WriterMembers of the Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday to move forward with an employee medical center that is expected to help the city reduce costs while improving health.
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff WriterAlmost 33,000 Oklahomans have selected private health insurance plans through the federal health insurance marketplace, according to federal data released Tuesday.
By Brianna Brianna, Business WriterThe Nichols Hills-based CEO of CanTex Energy Corp. faces a lifetime ban on selling securities in Oklahoma and a $50,000 fine from the Oklahoma Department of Securities for allegedly violating the terms of a previous agreement from the agency.
Chesapeake will pay dividend
Chesapeake Energy Corp.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Randy Ellis, Staff WriterThe state House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill designed to grant large, targeted pay raises to Oklahoma’s most underpaid employees this year, with a goal of raising all state employee salaries to 90 percent of the private market within four years.
FROM THE TULSA WORLDU.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe showed up Monday night for the Senate Democrats' climate change talkathon to do a little talking himself.
"It's probably necessary to do something all night, to get the attention of the American people," Inhofe said.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsEDMOND — Edmond Public Schools will hold a teacher job fair from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Sarah Lobban, For The OklahomanNORMAN — Fifty-two competitors went head-to-head at Norman High School on Saturday, battling through challenges designed to test their skills and smarts.
Spectators lined the stands in the gymnasium, rooting for their school’s champion.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will host a presentation from one of NASA’s senior planetary scientists on Friday.
Rosaly Lopes will make a live presentation via video.Read more on NewsOK.com
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By Tim Willert, Staff WriterA former high school principal, now a top academic administrator with Oklahoma City Public Schools, is named in two lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and retaliation, court documents show.
By Chris Casteel, Washington BureauWASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force proposal to reduce the number of AWACS planes at Tinker Air Force Base means a Reserve unit that flies and helps maintain the aircraft would be inactivated, Air Force officials said Tuesday.
FROM STAFF REPORTSLANGSTON — Two small earthquakes were recorded near Langston on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The first, recorded at 7:55 a.m., was a 3.7-magnitude quake.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff WriterNORMAN — A brother and sister have been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder and robbery charges in a home-invasion style killing at a Norman apartment in September.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man accused of stealing money from phones at the Oklahoma County jail was arrested Tuesday after pointing a gun to his head in the parking lot of Penn Square Mall, the sheriff’s department reported.
From Staff ReportsEDMOND —The University of Central Oklahoma’s American Democracy Project will host a series of events on privacy and national security this week.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti will speak on national security and privacy at 11 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanEDMOND — UCO music professor Brian Lamb thinks an ongoing cultural exchange between China and Edmond can enhance music programs in both places and should be explored.