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The cover photograph of the winter issue of i&E — the magazine that i2E publishes to highlight entrepreneurs and startups from across Oklahoma — features a sunrise shot of a pump jack. It’s a familiar vision to virtually any Oklahoman.Read more on NewsOK.com
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FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The name of a man who died in a car accident that occurred during Wednesday’s tornado has been released. Marvin Secord, 52, of Norman, died when his pickup left struck a utility pole near the 2900 block of East Robinson, Norman police said in a Monday news release. Officers still are investigating whether the accident was related to the storms that evening, which is when a tornado tore up several homes in neighboring Moore and Norman was hit with heavy rain,...
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By Jacob Unruh and Scott WrightLeft-hander Drake Norton has been pitching in front of Yukon coach Kevin James since he was 10 years old. Monday’s 2-0 road win over Southmoore was one of the more commanding performances James has seen. “He’s always been able to throw three pitches on both sides of the plate when he started throwing curveballs,” James said.Read more on NewsOK.com
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FROM STAFF REPORTSUsing a pair of oversized black and gold scissors, YMCA Chairman Jack Talley cut the symbolic red ribbon to officially unveil the Y’s third fitness center location in the downtown area. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber ambassador Joe Acosta presented Talley with a plaque to welcome in the new workout facility at 100 W Main Street. Read more on NewsOK.com
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Oklahoma briefs Coalition seeks president, CEO NORMAN — The Norman Economic Development Coalition directors have hired Waverly Partners LLC to help find the group’s next president and CEO. The candidate will succeed Don Wood, who has announced his retirement after more than 18 years with the coalition.Read more on NewsOK.com
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The district attorney has filed charges against two people in the metro accused of stealing car parts at Will Rogers Airport.
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FROM STAFF REPORTSAn Oklahoma City mother was arrested after police found her young children unattended. Deidra Nicole Coley, 29, was being held Monday in the Oklahoma County jail on several complaints, including child neglect and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. A man called police about 9:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
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An Oklahoma lawmaker is hoping a new plan will help breathe new life into rural towns slowly fading away.
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Cleveland County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a teen's death after he was found in a home in Lexington.
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SACRAMENTO, Cali. – Garth Brooks is in the middle of quite the stay in Sacramento, playing 6 concerts over 5 days at Sleep Train Arena. The multi-concert event has brought over 100,000 fans from all around California, all smiling their best smiles before entering and after exiting the home of the Sacramento Kings. One fan, however, […]
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Scott WrightThe Canadian Valley Conference recently announced its postseason awards for boys and girls basketball, selecting All-Conference teams for both the North and South divisions.Read more on NewsOK.com
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If you grab a morning cup of coffee at the Skirvin-Hilton Hotel, you might also pick up a complimentary kitten.
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Scott WrightSoutheast point guard and Tulsa commit Dashawn McDowell was selected by the coaches of the All-City Athletic Conference as the Boys Basketball Player of the Year, it was recently announced. Here are the full All-Conference selections: Player of the Year: Dashawn McDowell, Southeast First team Matthew Johnson, Centennial Romeo Mack, Star Spencer Trey Sanders, Douglass JaShawn Talton, Southeast Marquis Edwards, Northeast Second team Cory Morgan, Centennial Britt Hammons,...
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Scott WrightFormer Edmond North point guard Corlbe Ervin is headed to Kansas State. The 6-foot-3 Ervin was a first-team Big All-City selection in 2013, his senior year at Edmond North.Read more on NewsOK.com
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A national women’s rights group fights to free an oklahoma mother sentenced to 30 years in prison for failing to protect her children from an abusive boyfriend. Tondalo Hall’s legal fight began along NW 10th street at her apartment in 2004. That’s when prosecutors say two young kids suffered serious physical abuse. In 2006 in […]
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City debris removal is underway and volunteers are desperately needed.
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Scott WrightWith the beginning of basketball's spring signing period just a couple weeks away, Putnam City West star Tyson Jolly is trying to narrow down his college options. The 6-foot-4 guard has scheduled an official visit to Cal on April 9 and Gonzaga on April 16.Read more on NewsOK.com
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Jacob UnruhThe Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association recently completed the rosters for the annual All-State games. The games will be played Saturday, May 30 at Westmoore.Read more on NewsOK.com
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FROM STAFF REPORTSTwo people took off running from a traffic stop Monday afternoon near Interstate 35 southbound and Interstate 40, an Oklahoma City police spokeswoman said. One person ran into a wooded area, and the other person jumped into the Oklahoma River, police reported.Read more on NewsOK.com
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MOORE, Okla. — One thousand trees were donated to help with the rebuilding in Moore. Officials say 400 of those were stolen over the weekend. The plan was to hand the trees out to Moore residents at the Moore Community Center over the weekend. Six hundred residents showed up to receive one tree each. But Assistant City Manager Stan […]
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Brandy McDonnell [img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/28/2015/03/brooks-dunn-nate-billings-2010.jpg]3619367[/img] Brooks & Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley,Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town, plus special duets by Christina Aguilera and surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas and Dan + Shay, are among the next round of star-studded performers announced today for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and...
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Scott WrightThe biggest player in the state's football class of 2016 landed his first offer. Heritage Hall's 6-foot-6, 360-pound offensive lineman, Luther Harris, received an offer from Tulsa during his trip to the Golden Hurricanes' campus over the weekend. Stillwater receiver Jordan Brown, 6-foot-3, 190 pounds, was offered by Southern Mississippi during his visit this weekend as well. It's part of what has been a busy couple of weeks on the recruiting scene around Oklahoma. Last week,...
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Oklahoma City police are looking for one person after a traffic stop on I-40 near I-35 led to a chase.
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EDMOND, Okla. — Police busted a high-end brothel in Edmond. The owner claimed it was a massage parlor located across the street from the affluent Rose Creek neighborhood. Penny Melton used to sell cutting boards at a kiosk inside Quail Springs Mall. She opened the alleged brothel in Edmond several months ago, claiming it was […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY — For the second consecutive year, thousands of teachers, administrators, parents, and students rallied at the state capitol Monday, calling for increased funding for education and less student testing. Although officials said the crowd was slightly smaller than last year’s rally, which was estimated at 25,000 to 30,000 people, the passion was just the […]
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MOORE, Okla. – As a tornado barreled through southwest Oklahoma City and into the city limits of Moore, many residents were shocked by what was happening. The Moore Police Department was flooded with phone calls for help and information. On March 25, a tornado touched down in Moore, destroying businesses and homes in the area. […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma college is at the center of a lawsuit after officials claimed it violated the Civil Rights Act. The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University and the Regional University System of Oklahoma for violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The lawsuit alleges […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY – If you are looking for a special meal to serve your family and friends, a popular concoction from a local eatery may be just what you are craving. Kyle’s 1025 Restaurant says the ‘Hartman’s French Toast’ is one of the most ordered meals at the business. In fact, it is known to […]
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DENVER, Colo. — An iPhone thief’s love for selfies may lead to her downfall. The thief’s non-stop self-portraits are automatically popping up on the owner’s Facebook account. The phone’s owner, Rawley Bingham, said she was at a bar on Friday night around closing time when a woman approached her and got strangely close. “She leaned […]
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Thousands of educators, parents and schoolchildren rallied at the state Capitol on Monday seeking a big boost in funding for public schools, but that goal will be a challenge for legislators facing a $611 million hole in the state budget.
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13-year-old Hannah Sue Kennish, last seen in Henry County Sunday morning, has been found safe, the Henry County Sheriff's Department told KMBC 9 News.
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Norman police have released the identity of a man who died on March 25 in a crash involving a power pole.
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Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 37 people and issued 121 citations after a drunk driving operation held March 28-29.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Monday afternoon, authorities pulled a man out of the Oklahoma River. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, officers attempted to stop a vehicle near I-35 and I-40. The chase started when two people inside the vehicle jumped out and ran away from officers. Eventually, police found one person in the Oklahoma River. He […]
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Oklahoma's teacher shortage, according to new State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, must be fixed or there's no way to improve student outcomes.
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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office targeted drunk drivers during a weekend operation that started March 28 and ended March 29. Deputies conducted DUI patrols across Oklahoma County; a DUI checkpoint was held at the 300 block of N. MacArthur. In the DUI patrols and at the DUI checkpoint, 17 arrests were made. Reasons for […]
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MOORE, Okla. – As families and businesses continue to rebuild after last week’s tornado, officials are getting a better idea of the damage. On Monday, the City of Moore released the first official damage assessment from the tornado that touched down on March 25. In all, 33 homes were destroyed, 27 homes suffered major damage […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Being able to read is something a lot of people take for granted. Community Literacy Centers will be hosting ‘Literacy Live’ on Wednesday, April 1 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. With the Twitter hashtag #IfIcouldntread, event organizers are asking guests and community members to look at ways their lives […]
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Warning: This story is graphic and may not be suitable for all audiences. BOSTON — Martin Richard, an 8-year-boy who once urged people in a school project to “stop hurting each other,” was literally blown apart by a homemade bomb as he watched the 2013 Boston Marathon with his family, jurors heard Monday. Federal prosecutors […]
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NORMAN, Okla. – The Sigma Alpha Epsilon national president is not happy with the University of Oklahoma’s President David Boren. Earlier this month, a video that was recorded on a bus to a fraternity party was uploaded to YouTube. In the video, you can hear the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity cheering “there will never be a […]
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The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained.
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A McMuffin for dinner? It might happen, as McDonald's plans to test an all-day breakfast at some locations in the San Diego area starting next month.
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A 41-year-old man is behind bars after police responded to a call of a man masturbating at the Harkins Theatres on Friday in Oklahoma.
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A Moore family of six took shelter seconds before Wednesday's tornado ripped through their neighborhood.
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Crews are on the scene of a grass fire in a rural area on the east side of Yukon, Monday evening.
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One suspect was arrested and another is still on the run after leading police of a foot chase near the construction site of the white water rapids course near the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – All eyes are on Indiana as lawmakers are facing a massive backlash against the state’s new ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Law.’ “We’re not going to change the law, okay?” Gov. Mike Pence said. Critics say the bill legalizes discrimination against homosexuals. However, Gov. Pence says opposition to the law is “shameless rhetoric,” but […]
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The Red Cross is spreading the word about its Resource Center in Moore to help tornado victims.
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A national group is protesting a prison sentence for a woman who was convicted of failing to report child abuse after her ex-boyfriend served just two years for the abuse.
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