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What to do in Oklahoma on Oct. 20, 2017: See Carpenter Square Theatre's production of 'The Birds'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:15:50 GMT

This is the first time Carpenter Square is producing a work by award-winning Irish playwright and screenwriter Conor McPherson, who penned the new adaptation of "The Birds." The tense psychological thriller is based on the same Daphne du Maurier short story Alfred Hitchcock turned into his iconic 1963 horror film.

Oklahoma governor names DPS head Thompson adjutant general

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:43:07 GMT

Fallin said Thursday she has appointed Michael C. Thompson as secretary of the military and adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard. Thompson currently serves as secretary of safety and security and as commissioner of the Department of Public Safety.

Two men killed in separate wrecks along Oklahoma roads

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:17:43 GMT

About 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Burkhalter was driving a tractor-trailer north on U.S. 183, about five miles south of Buffalo. A tire blew out and the vehicle left the road and struck an embankment, troopers said.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:05:38 GMT

Get live updates from Oklahoman reporter Justin Wingerter on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with the Oklahoma Sheriffs' Association Justin Wingerter is the federal government reporter for The Oklahoman, covering the state's congressional delegation, Oklahomans in Washington and...

Midwest City Police Chief: 'We will be killing Oklahomans on a daily...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:22:41 GMT

Violent crime will spike, and jails across Oklahoma will be overwhelmed in the aftermath of impending budget cuts to the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, law enforcement officials warned Wednesday. "We plead with our legislators to stop aligning your party affiliation and find a solution to the budget deficit," said Brandon Clabes, Midwest City police chief who also spoke on behalf of the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police.

Why you should visit Oklahoma City

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:47:03 GMT

It wasn't for lack of trying - my husband and I had moseyed for miles, from the state's first craft brewery in Bricktown to the independent boutiques of Midtown to the flashy street art of the Plaza District. Long a bastion of the Old West, OKC is also a cultural heartland, a place to savor some of the nation's best Vietnamese food in the Asian District or listen to live music in the Deep Deuce District, a 1920s-era jazz hot spot.

Prague Couple Settles Lawsuit Over Earthquakes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:30:41 GMT

A Prague couple who sued two oil companies over injuries and earthquake damage to their home has settled their lawsuit. The couple's attorney Scott Poynter says this is the first case involving earthquakes and wastewater injection that has been settled in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma mental health agency to cut $75 million from budget

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:16:52 GMT

The director of the agency that provides mental health and substance abuse services says outpatient programs provided to 189,000 Oklahomans will be eliminated and other services will be cut on Nov. 1 due to a state budget gap that's forcing a $75 million cut to the agency's budget. Commissioner Terri White of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services said Wednesday the agency will have to cut its budget if state lawmakers don't fill a $215 million hole in the state budget.

Ex-Oklahoma cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:35:05 GMT

A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was the last witness called in the case.

Past Two Oklahoma Classics Cup Winners to Meet

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:09:15 GMT

Those eight races offer total purses of $1.14 million. Lester Ellenz's Phantom Trip will try to turn his form around in Friday's test that has attracted 10 entries.

Crews Douse House Fire In SW Okc

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:42:08 GMT

Crews were called to the blaze in the 1000 block of SW 50th Street around 12:50 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters said there were visible flames.

Oklahoma City, Tulsa tout quality of life to lure Amazon HQ2

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:35:40 GMT

Oklahoma City and Tulsa are showcasing cultural, recreational and quality-of-life attractions as they compete in a nationwide search for Amazon's second headquarters in North America. The online retail giant will clearly need tech-savvy talent and will likely look for state and local subsidies.

Historic Route 66 In Oklahoma Draws Visitors Worldwide

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:42:38 GMT

Lucille's, the round barn, Pops and the Blue Whale -- just a few of the Historic Route 66 icons attracting visitors from across the world to our state. American's Main Street stretches across eight states with the most miles passing through Oklahoma.

DOC Continues To Work On Death Penalty Protocol

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:31:25 GMT

Because of that, recent cases like the conviction of Alton Nolen may ring hollow for those who view to the death penalty as closure. Nolen was found guilty of beheading a coworker in 2014 and a jury recommended he be put to death.

Oklahomans say #MeToo

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:42:00 GMT

In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Alyssa Milano arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Many Oklahomans are posting messages on social media using the hashtag #MeToo to share stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment, lending their voices to a social media movement aimed at raising awareness about how prevalent those problems are.

Interviews, photos and video: Oklahoma City Ballet begins free Dance for Parkinson's classes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:37:01 GMT

Greg Aldridge bends down Sept. 19 during a dance class for people with Parkinson's disease and similar illnesses offered by Oklahoma City Ballet.

Oklahoma Makes Cuts To Social Service Agencies

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:37:00 GMT

The Oklahoma Department of Health will be severing ties with dozens of social service agencies that offer child-abuse prevention counseling and health services as part of a larger move to trim $3 million from its budget. The department announced Monday that funding would be cut for nine child-abuse prevention programs and 25 health centers as of Nov. 15. According to data from the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, Oklahoma ranks first in the country for children with adverse experiences that include physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and food insecurity.