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Oklahoma City Teen Successfully Launches Beauty Company

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:30:56 GMT

Like other 16-year-old teens, she's focused on school, her athletics, social media, good television shows, her friends and her family. Honestly Margo produces and sells a line of all-natural lip and body balms, certified organic balms and a vapor balm.

Severe storms possible in central, southern Oklahoma

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:23:26 GMT

Forecasters say there's a chance of severe thunderstorms across parts of the southern Plains, including portions of central and southern Oklahoma. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says there is a slight risk of severe storms Sunday afternoon around Lawton, Marlow and Hollister.

Investigations continue of death at Oklahoma veterans center

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:22:37 GMT

Federal and state investigations are underway into the choking death of a man with later-stage dementia at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Talihina. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs have launched separate investigations into the Jan. 31 death of 70-year-old Leonard Smith.

Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes -

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:05:59 GMT

Most drivers don't expect to be hit with a rate hike on their auto insurance after a car accident that wasn't their fault. But a consumer group says it happens, and it's a problem.

Video: Arklatex Outlook Sat 2/18 pm

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:58:47 GMT

A warm front is moving across the region ahead of our next upper level disturbance which will swing through Monday bringing a rainy start to the week. Saturday night into Sunday, lows will settle into the 50s and low 60s.

Fallin tax proposals face rocky road in Oklahoma Legislature

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:10:32 GMT

Gov. Mary Fallin's ambitious proposal to expand Oklahoma's sales tax to dozens of services to help balance the budget and raise teacher pay appears on life support just two weeks into the legislative session as her fellow Republicans quickly distance themselves from it. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a likely candidate for governor in 2018, resigned his position on Fallin's cabinet over the proposal last week, and other potential candidates for governor and rank-and-file GOP House members have panned the plan as a non-starter.

The Oklahoman's real estate notes for Feb. 18, 2017

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:01:40 GMT

The Oklahoma Historical Society will debut History OffCenter, a new series focused on immersive, engaging experiences, at 6 p.m. Thursday at 21c Museum Hotel, 900 West Main St. Mingle, drink and hear a presentation by Fred Hall of Hall Capital, Graham Colton of The Jones Assembly and Bob Blackburn of the OHS on the history and future of the Film Row District. A cash bar will be available.

Rig count slips in Oklahoma

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:26:34 GMT

A drilling rig is seen in Canadian County. Oklahoma's number of active rigs fell one last week.

"Momma's coming home tonight," Oklahoma store clerk fights back against would-be robber

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:16:47 GMT

"I heard the door open and I said, 'Hello?' And he said, 'This is a stick up, give me all your money.' I said, 'Dude you're crazy,' I recognized his voice because he's a regular," says store clerk Misty Bearden.

Oklahoma City-area housing starts jump in January

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:23:59 GMT

Homebuilder Denise Patterson show some of the features in one of her custom homes at 15317 Salem Creek Place, northwest of NW 150 and Santa Fe Avenue. [PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER, THE OKLAHOMAN] After three years of construction declines - including a steep 15.8-percent drop in 2016, comparable to 15.6 percent in 2009, the second year of the Great Recession and national housing crash - 2017 started with a turnaround.

Oklahoma officials haven't been notified of possible National Guard activation

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:14:29 GMT

Lt. Col. Lindy White, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma National Guard, said officials at National Guard Bureau in Washington, D.C. are aware of the report.

Scott Pruitt confirmed to lead EPA

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:54:16 GMT

Congressional Democrats called for a delay on Pruitt's confirmation after a state judge in Oklahoma ordered Pruitt to release emails between him and energy industry executives. The former attorney general allegedly exchanged thousands of emails with business leaders in oil and gas.

New Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For Oklahoma

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:20:36 GMT

Cheniere Midstream Holdings is looking to build a 200-mile long pipeline from Okarche in central Oklahoma to Bennington in southeast Oklahoma. When finished, the company told KXII, the CBS affiliate in Sherman, Texas , the pipeline would be able to move 1.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

Judge orders Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to release emails related to fossil fuel industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00:39 GMT

Oklahoma Attorney General and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , on Capitol Hill January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Oklahoma Attorney General and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt, meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , on Capitol Hill January 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Oklahoma Flu Deaths Rise By 5

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:52:58 GMT

Five Oklahomans have died as a result of the flu in the last week, a sharp decline from last week. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 there were 12 flu deaths in Oklahoma which more than doubled the number of deaths so far this season.

Oklahoma House passes bill ending electric chair executions

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:21:38 GMT

The Oklahoma House has approved legislation Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, to eliminate th... OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House approved legislation Thursday to eliminate the electric chair as a method of execution, although it's been more than 50 years since the state's last electrocution. The bill lists which execution methods are still allowed, including lethal injection, firing squad, nitrogen hypoxia - which causes death by using nitrogen gas to deplete oxygen in the blood - and any other method not prohibited by the U.S. Constitution.

Colorado man jailed in Oklahoma accused of killing kid's mom

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:49:15 GMT

A Colorado man was charged with murder Thursday in the death of his year-old daughter's mother, a day after authorities in Oklahoma caught up to him and the girl, who had been reported missing and was recovered unharmed. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol arrested Adam Densmore , 32, on Wednesday for violating a custody order, Shannon Cordingly , a Boulder, Colorado, police spokeswoman said Thursday.