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  • Moving forward: Community, neighborhood the goal of Page Woodson developer
    By Steve LackmeyerBusiness writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.comRedevelopment of the former Page Woodson campus and surrounding property just east of downtown is set to enter into a third phase following “validation of the market” with once skeptical l…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Rapist will spend the rest of his life in prison
    By Tim WillertStaff writer twillert@oklahoman.comA man who physically and sexually assaulted two young women in their homes for hours at knifepoint will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge decided Thursday.One of the victims was blindfolde…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case
    By Nolan ClayStaff writer nclay@oklahoman.comMUSKOGEE — For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984 despite their confessions to police.They claimed their admissions came from…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Man killed Wednesday is OKC's 49th homicide of year
    By Josh DulaneyStaff writer jdulaney@oklahoman.comA man died Wednesday after being shot in a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex.Around 3:30 p.m.Read more on
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Disgruntled mom threatens to kill judge, DHS worker
    By Tim WillertStaff writer twillert@oklahoman.comA woman who lost her parental rights is accused of threatening to kill a judge and a Department of Human Services worker with a gun she bought from a pawn shop.Lashandra R. Perkins, 36, was charged We…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Cherokee chief says appointing delegate to Congress is 'historic first step'
    By Chris CasteelStaff writer ccasteel@oklahoman.comCherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Thursday that the Oklahoma-based tribe expects Congress to fulfill treaty obligations and create a seat for a tribal delegate.Hoskin, who became…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:23am -
  • Council asked to weigh in on gun law
    By William CrumStaff writer wcrum@oklahoman.comOklahoma City Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon is proposing a resolution that, if approved by the council, would demonstrate the city council's support for an initiative petition seeking to give Oklahoma voters…
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:22am -

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      • 7 Ways to “Bullyproof” Your Child This School Year
        Backpack ✔ School supplies ✔New clothes ✔ Lunch box ✔ Carpool schedule ✔ “Looks like we’re all set for school,” I told my soon-to- be-kindergartener. “Momma, I am so excited to go to school,” she told me that night as she c…
        - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • Mom of the Month: Brittany Cox {August 2019}
        We love our mom of the month series! Do you know a special mom in our community who deserves some special recognition? Fill out the form and nominate a mom you know here! Thank you to True Sky Credit Union for partnering with us to provide a s…
        - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • The Summer of the Potty: Four Lessons Learned
        When summer began, I had two goals: Find confidence with my new “I just had two kids” mom-bod and Potty-train my oldest son. Now that summer is winding down, I can safely say both goals were met! Now, I would never in a million years say t…
        - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • 5 Strategies to Experience Mommy Autopilot
        All you need to do is say good morning, give kisses, and tell your family to go. You grab a cup of coffee, kick up your feet and watch the family execute the morning routine with ease, no hiccups and all smiles. Success! As you pick up your ph…
        - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • The Best Way to Pack a Super Special School Lunch (Free Printable!)
        We’ve all been there. It’s 8 o’clock on a school day and you need to get the kids out the door, but you’ve just realized that you forgot to pack lunches. You scramble, you improvise and you manage to throw it all together. At the very…
        - 5 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • The Difference Between “Good” Kids and “Hard” Kids
        We have been judging kids based on their behavior, and it’s time to change. I get it. We like good kids! The ones who always listen to authority, use their manners, and respond to discipline and time-outs the way we think they should. Sure,…
        - 12 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:00am -
      • Chin Up: Getting Pregnant is Hard
        It took us nearly 18 months to get pregnant, and that might not seem like a long time to some, but when all you want is a baby, that’s an eternity. That’s right, my husband and I found ourselves smack-dab in the middle of a battle with inf…
        - 12 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 1:00am -

      The Daily Thunder

      • Down to Dunk Podcast: What did Sam Presti learn in OKC’s first era?
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: What did Sam Presti learn in the first era? Breakdown of guard defense  NBA Draft evaluation Italy And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support…
        - 4 days ago, 19 Aug 19, 5:42pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: How can the Thunder be successful?
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: CP3 training with SGA What makes a successful Thunder season? Chick-fil-a vs. Arby’s And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support Down to Dunk,…
        - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 6:24pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: Thunder Schedule, Justin Patton, and East Dregs
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: Thunder Schedule  The brutal Oct-Dec schedule Justin Patton signing The Eastern Conference dregs And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support Do…
        - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 8:32pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: Can SGA be a Superstar?
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: Will Westbrook love the Rockets? SGA’s ceiling When will the rebuild start? Gallo destinations And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support Dow…
        - 8 days ago, 15 Aug 19, 2:30pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: Russell Westbrook Haters
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: Russell Westbrook Haters 2017 Thunder Season Waffles or Biscuits  Gallinari’s role on the team And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that support Do…
        - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 1:08pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: SGA and Team Canada + East Over/Under
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: SGA not with Team Canada Tony Allen what if Over Unders for the Pacers, Nets, Magic, Pistons and Hornets And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes! Support the people that sup…
        - 16 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 6:09pm -
      • Down to Dunk Podcast: We still love Westbrook and still feel weird about Melo
        On today’s podcast we discuss the following topics: We still love Westbrook Westbrook doesn’t give up Melo’s interview Draymond Green’s extension Gallinari’s surgery  And so much more Thanks for listening and subscribe on iTunes!
        - 18 days ago, 5 Aug 19, 1:39pm - OKC - Adam Knapp

      The Lost Ogle

      • Conspiracy theorists claim John Wilkes Booth died in Enid
        Peruse the internet for more than 10 minutes and one is likely to be barraged with conspiracy theories like the faked moon landing, dinosaurs aren’t real and, my favorite, that the Earth is flat. These conspiracies give a sense of purpose to th…
        - 18 hours ago, 22 Aug 19, 7:21pm -
      • Oklahoma Bodegas: Support Your Neighborhood Convenience Stores
        Almost every evening, with my roommate’s dog in tow, I walk around my inner-city neighborhood for a while, usually ending up at the S&S Grocery on N.W. 16th and Youngs. One of the highlights of my day is saying hello to the guy working the night-sh…
        - 23 hours ago, 22 Aug 19, 2:15pm -
      • Lt. Gov. Pinnell forgets to BCC mass email to OklaX invitees…
        Marketing professionals, PR hacks, graphic designers, art directors, ad agency types and even a few carpet-bagging social media influencer types from Los Angeles will meet at Chesapeake Arena tomorrow morning for the first ever OklaX marketing summit…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 9:35pm -
      • Democratic Presidential Candidates Flock To OU Campus
        Earlier this week, Democratic presidential candidate and Jimmy Stewart with a time-machine, Beto ‘Rourke stopped in various places throughout Oklahoma on his campaign trail. One of the places he stopped at was the University of Oklahoma to speak wi…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 5:02pm -
      • OKC Boulevard Grand Opening Marred by Human Ineptitude
        After 25 years of planning, eight years of construction, many heated city council and transportation meetings, and $120 million in public funding, the highly anticipated Oklahoma City Boulevard finally opened to drivers on Monday. The event was cause…
        - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 1:38pm -
      • Here’s jailhouse audio of a drunk Oklahoma Lawmaker calling legislative buddies for help…
        Here’s a fun little fact for you: Did you know the phone calls you make from jail to your political friends asking them for their help and assistance in getting you preferential treatment following a DUI arrest is a matter of public record? I had n…
        - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 5:47pm -
      • TLO Restaurant Review: Mediterranean Imports and Deli
        Mediterranean Imports and Deli, 5620 N. May Ave., is an old-school delicatessen that, for well over 30 years now, has managed to become a true Oklahoma City landmark, one that my old high school flame and I used to frequent quite a bit a couple of de…
        - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 2:01pm -

      OKCTalk News

      • Zoo proposing "world-class" aquarium for MAPS 4
        by Miguel RiosOklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden (OKC Zoo) officials hope an aquarium proposal will be included in the MAPS 4 package. The vision is for a 100,000 square-foot “world-class attraction” that would cost $100-$150 mi…
        - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 12:15pm -
      • COOP Aleworks submits plans for Armory conversion
        After being selected by the State to redevelop the historic Armory building last summer, COOP Aleworks is moving forward with its plan for a massive renovation into a brewery, taproom, restaurant, event space and hotel rooms.Building permit appli…
        - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 7:07pm -
      • Flower Child to open early next year; exclusive interview with founder Sam Fox
        by Jacob ThreadgillThe collective restaurant scene in Oklahoma City took notice in March with the announcement of Fox Restaurant Concepts’ entrance into the market with its successful health-focused Flower Child restaurant slated for Classen Curv…
        - 5 days ago, 18 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
      • Legal woes mount for Farmers Bank; new president already gone
        As we were first to report after a six-month investigation, shortly after opening a high-profile branch in the Midtown district of Oklahoma City, Farmers Bank of Carnegie found itself entangled in various regulatory and legal problems that continue t…
        - 6 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:00am -
      • Mixed-use project planned for NW 13th & Broadway
        Broadway Avenue north of NW 10th continues to be a hotbed of activity with yet another project in the works.A group led by local attorney Richard Labarthe is planning The Hub, a new 6-story office building with ground floor retail and anchored by…
        - 7 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 11:15am -
      • Brewpub, distillery and restaurant planned for west downtown
        Tulsa-based Oklahoma Distilling Company has filed plans to open a new facility in the booming area just west of downtown.The company opened its first location in Tulsa in 2017 and distills several spirits, including Indian Grass Vodka, 1907 Oklah…
        - 11 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 8:39pm -
      • Huge development goes to council for approval on Tuesday
        OAK, the proposed mixed-use development on the southwest corner of NW Expressway and Penn, revealed revised renderings as the developers seek final go-ahead from the city.Veritas Development of Tulsa held a reception for neighbors last night at t…
        - 14 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 12:29pm -

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        • Aquarium
          *Zoo proposing "world-class" aquarium for MAPS 4 (* by...
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 12:27pm -
        • Possible Hefner and County Line Apartment Development
          Is there any way to tell if there are any plans to put in apartments either on NE or NW corner of Hefner/County Line? I checked the development map...
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 3:08am -
        • Project Life Run to raise funds for smoke alarms
          *Project Life Run to raise funds for smoke alarms* Oklahoman: August 21, 2019 Staff reports The Oklahoma City Fire Department will host the...
          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 6:21pm -
        • Harcos Chemicals
          These guys are building a new facility on the I-35 East Frontage Rd north of Wilshire, right next to the Deep Fork of the Canadian, which is right...
          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 5:48pm -
        • Britton rd btwn Waverly and Broadway Extension
          This is one rough piece of road and would do wonders to the redevelopment between the soaring skyscrapers of downtown Britton. Are there any plans...
          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 5:43pm -
        • Best Practices and Tips for Grocery Shopping
          I am wondering what your best tips or practices are for shopping for groceries around OKC. Such as, is it beneficial to shop at Homeland and use...
          - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 6:26pm -
        • Air Fryers
          I'm looking for a "Loaded" small (1.6 - 3.0 quart) air fryer. All of the small units I have found are bare bones, no presets, analog, just basic air...
          - 3 days ago, 20 Aug 19, 2:37pm -

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        Oklahoma Gazette

        • Our time
          40 Minutes or Less: Local Female Filmmakers showcases the variety and craftsmanship of female filmmakers in Oklahoma. For actress and producer Michaelene Stephenson, being a filmmaker is exactly what it sounds lik…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
        • Evolving competition
          Judging for Oklahoma’s first Cannabis Cup is well underway. But the competition has come a long way since its creation 30 years ago. There is no bigger event in the world of cannabis than the High Times Cannabis…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
        • Chicken-Fried News: Long shot
          Zero percent.…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
        • Gazedibles: Concept additions
          The last few months have brought an unprecedented number of restaurant openings to the Oklahoma City metro. Here are just seven of the eateries that have opened since May.…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
        • Global colors
          The art of Chickasaw painter Brenda Kingery is showcased in a new Oklahoma City University exhibition. Artist Brenda Kingery has captured a great deal in her complex paintings through the years, drawing upon world…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 1:00pm -
        • Giant leap
          Science Museum Oklahoma is accepting donations for an improved planetarium to go in the OmniDome Theater. Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO) officials are hoping to raise $3.5 million to relocate Kirkpatrick Planetariu…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 1:30pm -
        • Cartoon: Baby bummer

          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 1:00pm -

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        • newJuly GRF Deposits Start New Fiscal Year Above Target
          Editor’s Note: This story was provided by the Office of Management and Enterprise Services with minor edits for style. General Revenue Fund collections in July were $499.6 million and came in at $31.1 million, or 6.6%, above the monthly estimate. T…
          - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:58am -
        • newHern to Hold “Coffee with the Congressman” on Monday
          Congressman Kevin Hern will hold an open forum with constituents on Monday.  Calling it “Coffee with the Congressman” it will take place at the Tulsa VFW Post 577, 1109 E 6th Street in Tulsa. The event will last from 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m. “I’v…
          - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:15am -
        • newMullin: American Manufacturing is Better than Ever
          By Congressman Markwayne Mullin There is something special about buying a product that is “Made in America.” It is a patriotic feeling knowing that when you buy that product, you are supporting jobs in our communities and helping families put foo…
          - 3 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 10:08am -
        • Working Group Examines Healthcare in Prison
          The Legislative Healthcare Working Group met for the second time on Wednesday to focus on issues and costs surrounding health care within the Department of Corrections. NonDoc’s Tres Savage writes discussions ranged from stories of people violating…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:50am -
        • Hern Says Oklahomans Giving Tariffs a Chance
          During his time back in Oklahoma during the August break, Congressman Kevin Hern says some Oklahomans are feeling the effects of tariffs, but are willing to stick it out for better trade policies. The Tulsa World’s Randy Krehbiel writes Hern claims…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:36am -
        • Five Legislators Honored for Workplace Safety Efforts
          The Oklahoma Workplace Safety Coalition is recognizing the efforts of five legislators who have helped pass laws to enhance safety measures on the job by giving them the Workplace Safety Champion award. The recipients are Senator James Leewright, Sen…
          - 1 day ago, 22 Aug 19, 11:10am -
        • Stitt Looking to Replace Johnson as Higher Ed Chancellor
          The Oklahoman is reporting Governor Stitt wants to replace Glen Johnson as the Chancellor of Higher Education. Nolan Clay writes Stitt said he wants a fresh set of eyes on higher education’s issues and believes Johnson has been in place too long fo…
          - 2 days ago, 21 Aug 19, 11:34am -

        News9 Headlines

        • newStorm Shelters Installed In Every Moore Public School
          The Moore Public School District has officially taken a big step in school security and safety. Each of the schools in the district now have a storm shelter. News 9 checked in with the school district closer to spring of 2019, but there were still a…
          - 21 mins ago, 23 Aug 19, 1:15pm -
        • newDavid Koch, Conservative Donor And Philanthropist, Has Died At Age 79
          Billionaire conservative icon David Koch has died at age 79, CBS News has confirmed, according to a source close to the Koch family
          - 41 mins ago, 23 Aug 19, 12:55pm -
        • newGov. Stitt Approves New Regulations For Medical Marijuana Program
          Governor Kevin Stitt has approved several new regulations for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. Officials said the authority will have all new forms and applications on its website beginning August 30. The new rule changes that will go into e…
          - 5 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 8:57am -
        • Man Struck By Vehicle In NW OKC
          A man was transported to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle in Northwest Oklahoma City, according to police. The OCPD said the victim was trying to cross Northwest Expressway at Harvest Hills Road, when he was struck by a vehicle travel…
          - 10 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 3:16am -
        • Oklahoma Casinos Look Into Possibility Of Adding Sports Betting
          Whether its football, or basketball, even tennis - every day across the country, millions of dollars change hands, all dependent on what happens between the lines. We're talking about the multi-billion-dollar world of sports betting, and in the casin…
          - 10 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 3:09am -
        • Man In Custody, Accused Of Threatening Acts Of Violence After Leaving Letters Across Oklahoma
          A man accused of leaving threatening notes all over the country, including the metro, will face charges in Stephens County. Thomas Ryan Krech is undergoing a mental evaluation after Oklahoma City police arrested him following a traffic stop. Stephens…
          - 11 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 2:56am -
        • Firefighters Battle House Fire Following Heavy Storm In NW OKC
          The Oklahoma City Fire Department says crews are responding to a house fire on the northwest side. According to the OKCFD, firefighters arrived on scene in the 2700 block of Lancaster Lane around 9:05 p.m. They reported seeing heavy flames, smoke and…
          - 11 hours ago, 23 Aug 19, 2:19am -

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        • Terry L. Griffith
          Very sad news ... Terry L. Griffith, Oklahoma City historian and writer of three basic books on Oklahoma City's history, died on Christmas Day 2014. I never met Terry but his three Arcadia Publishing books have been a constantly used and reliable sou…
          - 6 Jan 15, 4:44pm -
        • Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases
          A Book Review by Doug LoudenbackWho doesn’t savor extravagantly entangled murder mysteries, nefarious melodramas in which big business is allegedly unworried about harming the public, and yarns of political corruption-crime-and-intrigue? I’m no…
          - 25 Nov 14, 1:50am -
        • Common Sense from Paine to Frates
          What do the venerable Thomas Paine, author of the 1775-1776 pamphlet, Common Sense, and modern day Oklahoma Citian, lawyer, former Republican legislator, and author, Kent F. Frates have in common? They both had/have common sense. Read on, concerning…
          - 20 Jun 14, 12:51am -
        • Invisible Black History Before Statehood
          This post honors Black History Month with three stories about Invisible Black History in Oklahoma City before statehood, and largely tracks my presentation to RetroMetro OKC at the downtown library on February 17, 2014. A few additional materials and…
          - 19 Jun 14, 2:43pm -
        • We CAN have a convention hotel ... For A Few Dollars More
          Was a convention hotel mentioned as a part of the MAPS 3 campaign? Part of the June 11, 2013, City Council discussion focused on that question during a presentation by the Alliance for Oklahoma City Economic Development. A truncated version of the di…
          - 21 Jul 13, 10:18pm -
        • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
          This haunting tune by George Harrison strikes me as particularly poignant this week in the Oklahoma City metro, as the city of Moore and other metro communities experienced yet again the horrors that Mother Nature can bring. Some (Westoro Baptist C…
          - 6 Jun 13, 10:47pm -
        • John Lampton Belt, 1936-2013
          It came as a shock to me to read in Steve Lackmeyer's Oklahoman article that John Lampton Belt died Sunday morning, at the age of 76. Steve's article was published on-line on the same day, March 10, and it appeared in the print version of the Oklahom…
          - 21 May 13, 9:10pm -

        OKCTalk Nostalgia & Memories

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        • Mummers Collection Videos

          - 2 Apr 15, 2:07pm -
        • Steve Lackmeyer Collection
          Steve Lackmeyer is the founding president of Retro Metro OKC and authored five books on Oklahoma City history (Bricktown, and OKC Second Time Around, Skirvin, Operation Scissortail and Cornerstone with co-author Jack Money). The Steve Lackmeyer Colle…
          - 16 Jan 15, 3:02pm -
        • Steve Lackmeyer Collection Photos

          - 16 Jan 15, 3:01pm -
        • Mummers Collection
          Mummers Theater, known in later years as Oklahoma Theater Center and finally as Stage Center, was widely considered the most daring architecture in the history of Oklahoma City. Mummers Theater was a component in the 1964 downtown redevelopment plan…
          - 16 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
        • Mummers Collection Photos

          - 16 Jan 15, 2:59pm -
        • Norman Thompson Collection
          Imagine climbing into the attic of a beloved relative, a life-long resident of Oklahoma City, and discovering a treasure trove of photos, mementoes, school and church programs and restaurant menus. Norman Thompson, a founding member of Retro Metro OK…
          - 16 Jan 15, 2:58pm -
        • Norman Thompson Collection Photos

          - 16 Jan 15, 2:58pm -