Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:09:51 GMT
In the early 1970s, when I was approaching school age, my mother needed some flooring laid in our home and hired a man named Ockie to do the work. I'm sure that my mother and Ockie had at least one thing in common: they both knew where they were when they heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:18:33 GMT
Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $41 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:53:38 GMT
Police from six states have been marshalled by the state of North Dakota to attempt to shut down protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline by tribal members from across the country and their supporters. The pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri within a half mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:09:22 GMT
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity's ReStore home improvement and donation centers will give patrons 20 free weatherization products from Saturday to Dec. 17 at both locations, 1800 N Broadway Ave. and 2805 SW 29. The items include sponge tape, aluminum and rubber door sweeps, vinyl sheeting, replacement inserts, felt weatherstrips, caulk backing. patio door insulator kits, foam tape, four-corner seals, wrap-on fiberglass, storm window kits, window insulation kits, garage door bottom replacement strips and air vents.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:08:49 GMT
Four staff members have resigned from a southeastern Oklahoma veterans facility rather than face the possibility of getting fired, after a resident was found to have maggots in a wound. Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs executive director Myles Deering said the maggots were discovered while the patient was alive at the facility in Talahina, about 130 miles southeast of Tulsa.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:08:48 GMT
An early morning stabbing has broken the yearly homicide record in Oklahoma's second-largest city with four weeks still remaining in 2016. Tulsa police took a female suspect into custody Friday morning after an apparent dispute at an apartment complex on the city's west side.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:26 GMT
Less than one month after his re-election to a state House seat in Seminole, a Republican state legislator is stepping down. Rep. Tom Newell released a statement Friday saying he is resigning his House District 28 seat effective Dec. 31 to pursue an opportunity in the private sector.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:25 GMT
Stanley Rother, a priest of the Oklahoma City Archdiocese murdered in Guatemala in 1981, was declared a martyr on Friday by Pope Francis. Catholic officials in Wichita are watching the Rother story unfold with interest because the Wichita Diocese has spent many years helping the Vatican determine whether the Rev.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:50:24 GMT
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will once again raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during its run of "A Christmas Carol," presented by Devon Energy, through Dec. 24 at its Plaza District theater, 1727 NW 16. Funds will be raised through the collection of cash donations at the end of each performance, according to a news release. "Since 2011, Lyric has raised $98,739 to fight hunger, which has provided 493,695 meals for children, families and seniors with inconsistent access to food," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in the release.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:44:39 GMT
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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:44:38 GMT
The idea may celebrate the birth of Christ, but with a Christmas tree individual families get to tell their own holiday story. Oesch says it's no different with each of Oklahoma's 39 Indian tribes.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:36:14 GMT
A storm system arrives tonight bringing a chance for cold rain to eastern Oklahoma. For Friday afternoon and most of Friday evening, rain will stay west of I-35 but continue to expand eastward in coverage.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:36:13 GMT
The American Conservative Union Foundation released its 2016 ratings of the Oklahoma State Legislature. In our third year of rating the state, ACU found that the Republican average decreased by 13 points-from 77.5 out of 100 in 2015, to 64.5 out of 100 in 2016.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:21:23 GMT
After addressing her status with the presidential transition, Governor Mary Fallin turned her focus on Thursday to issues facing Oklahomans while answering questions in a short press conference. Fallin was attending the annual Public Affairs Forum at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City before stepping away to take questions.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:28:26 GMT
Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas stock prices surged to 52-week highs Thursday after the market received back-to-back days of bullish news for commodity prices. Two good days doesn't mark the end of the industry's deepest downturn in three decades, and prices could still fall again.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:47:26 GMT
For the 30th consecutive day in a row, Oklahoma average gasoline prices have remained below $2 at $1.89 as of Monday, AAA Oklahoma reported. "Doubts about the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Companies' ability to solidify a deal to cut oil production are keeping a lid on prices," said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:51:58 GMT
It's been 18 months since the '500-year flood' disaster ravaged parts of Oklahoma, and still hundreds of residents are trying to get fully recovered. "Places that had never been flooded in 500 years saw water at heights no living person could remember," said Patrick Raglow, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.