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Health official: Model predicts 'herd' immunity with mask ordinance extension in Oklahoma City

A public health official told the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday that "herd" immunity to COVID-19 may be achieved by June. On...

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Why are COVID death tolls from Oklahoma health department, CDC so different?

Depending on where you look, you can find two vastly different COVID-19 death tolls for Oklahoma. Using the figures the state...

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Oklahoma elections threatened by U.S. House bill, state's top election official warns

A U.S. House bill to make voting easier would amount to a federal takeover of state elections and deprive Oklahoma of ways to...

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Oklahoma House speaker wants 'In God We Trust' displayed in state buildings

Oklahoma’s House speaker once again is pushing for the national motto, "In God We Trust" to be displayed prominently in state...

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Oklahoma State basketball: Kalib Boone gets boost from strong finish in OT Bedlam win over Sooners

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior guard Bryce Williams’ 3-pointer was wild, hitting off the backboard and the rim before...

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OSU lands Beggs star Daniels after release from Texas A&M

In a surprise twist, Oklahoma State has landed the state’s top football prospect. Beggs safety Kendal Daniels announced Monday...

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Oklahoma to receive 31,500 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week

Oklahoma expects to receive 31,500 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week, the state’s Deputy...

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Cousin of Bricktown shooting victim arrested in death

An altercation between two cousins early Sunday in Bricktown led to one man dead and another facing a murder complaint, police...

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Lyric Theatre is exploring the great outdoors with its 2021 shows

Lyric Theatre is taking its entire 2021 season outside due to the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. The Oklahoma City professional...

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College softball: What we learned about OU, Oklahoma State over the weekend

College softball season is off to a potent start for No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 8 Oklahoma State. The Sooners continue to use their...

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Pie fidelity on display in new Edmond Railyard eatery

EDMOND — Local baker Lynn Muir believes any good pie narrative begins with scratch ingredients and a crust made by hand, and...

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OU football: Sooners DB Bookie Radley-Hiles enters the transfer portal

The Oklahoma Sooners have seen some success as of late with the NCAA’s transfer portal. The team added three players from...

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Oklahoma State football: Beggs safety Kendal Daniels signs with Cowboys after release from Texas A&M

STILLWATER — In a surprise twist, Oklahoma State has landed the state’s top football prospect.Beggs safety Kendal Daniels...

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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OU recruiting director and Tulsa assistant coach are college football's power couple. Meet Team Hanson

Zach and Annie Hanson sat on the floor in their kitchen and ate eggs out of a plastic to-go container. They didn’t have any...

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Kohl's reports mixed 4Q results but offers upbeat outlook

NEW YORK (AP) — Kohl's reported mixed results for its fiscal fourth quarter, delivering a 30% increase in profits but a 10%...

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OKC Mayor David Holt and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti teaming up to discuss influential Oklahoma artist Ed Ruscha and 4 more Oklahoma entertainment headlines you...

Blake Shelton celebrates his 10th anniversary on "The Voice," Olivia Munn helps NYC police catch a suspect and an Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma lawmakers push to curb Gov. Kevin Stitt’s power amid coronavirus pandemic

Less than a year after state lawmakers temporarily granted Gov. Kevin Stitt unprecedented emergency powers, legislators are...

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Oklahoma County marriage, divorce records for March 2, 2021

MARRIAGES • Makenzie Brooke Mabry and Jarrett Daniel Standridge • Karrie Elaine Tennille Graham and Candice Marie Mithlo •...

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The Latest: Florida expects spring travelers amid pandemic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida isn’t expecting Spring Break travel to return fully back to normal, pre-pandemic levels, but is...

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A fair shot: Oklahoma County gets demographic data on vaccines

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department got its first batch of county-level data last week showing a demographic breakdown...

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    White House: Merck to help produce rival J&J's vaccine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved coronavirus vaccine in an...

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    Oklahoma vocal professor Florence Birdwell, who taught Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O'Hara, dies

    In 2015, Birdwell achieved the rare feat of having two of her former students nominated for Tony Awards in the same category in...

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      WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

      GENEVA — A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic...

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      Officials: US rescinds Trump move to enforce UN sanctions on Iran, eases travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats at UN

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials: US rescinds Trump move to enforce UN sanctions on Iran, eases travel restrictions on Iranian...

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      Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and more nominated for ACM Awards, plus 5 more Oklahoma music notes

      Hear new music from Oklahomans Carrie Underwood, Travis Linville and Kitt Wakeley.

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      Morning roundup: Cardinals agree to terms with free agent edge rusher JJ Watt

      NFL Cardinals agree to terms with free agent Watt J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals,...

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      Oklahoma Class B girls basketball: Roundup of quarterfinal state tournament games

      Roundup of girls state tournament basketball on Tuesday.

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      COVID-19 claims life of pioneering downtown OKC developer, civic leader

      Mark Ruffin, a pioneering downtown developer and supporter of Catholic Charities, Cristo Rey OKC Catholic High School, the...

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      How you can help Arcadia Round Barn while enjoying music

      ARCADIA — Singer-songwriter Andy Adams will present a live-streamed concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit for the Arcadia...

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      OKC officials object to measure weakening local health department

      Mayor's experience shows Having a mayor with state legislative experience has its advantages. Mayor David Holt, a former state...

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      Class A boys basketball: A look at each team in the 2021 Oklahoma state tournament

      Class A boys basketball games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at State Fair Arena. HYDRO-EAKLY VS. TEXHOMA, 4 P.M....

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      'We turn a blind eye': Boston's police remain largely white

      BOSTON (AP) — For years, Boston city leaders have vowed to diversify the police department so it looks more like the community...

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      Achievers: Edmond North students receive scholarships to attend aviation university

      Four students from the Edmond North High School Air Force Junior ROTC program have received scholarships to attend an...

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      Adopt a pet: Affectionate and friendly are a great combination

      Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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      Tramel: Can Texas Tech transfer Alan Bowman repeat the Baker Mayfield story?

      A Texas high school quarterback wins the Texas Tech starting job as a true freshman, has a quite promising start, but injuries...

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      Bedlam basketball: 3 takeaways from Oklahoma State's 79-75 win over OU for series sweep

      STILLWATER — Oklahoma State guard Chris Harris Jr. brought out the broom and a celebration at midcourt soon followed.The broom...

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      Edmond, Putnam City restore classes to four days a week

      Two large metro-area school districts will return to face-to-face classes four days a week. After considering declining rates...

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      Pyrex and Pink Daisies: Midcentury cookware is fab again

      If you want to freshen up your kitchen, look no further than Grandma’s old casserole dishes.Vintage kitchenware is back in...

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      Publisher to appeal ruling that it invaded Meghan's privacy

      LONDON (AP) — A British newspaper publisher said Tuesday it plans to appeal against a judge’s ruling that it invaded the...

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      Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed

      GUSAU, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian girls abducted last week from a boarding school in the country’s northwest have been...

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      When is your high school reunion?

      Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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      Sri Lanka approves new port development with India and Japan

      COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government said Tuesday it will allow India and Japan to develop a new container terminal...

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      Police reform: Candidates' views in Oklahoma City Council runoffs

      Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 planned a forum Monday night carried on Facebook Live with the city council candidates in...

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      Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits

      PRAGUE (AP) — Police and military forces in the Czech Republic set up 500 checkpoints across the country as one of the European...

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      UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

      GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained" in enforced disappearances during the...

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      AP Interview: Nepal worried about supply of COVID-19 vaccine

      KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has had a successful start of its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, but authorities are worried...

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      China not ready to allow the Boeing 737 Max back in the air

      BEIJING (AP) — Beijing isn’t ready to follow the United States in allowing Boeing’s 737 Max back into the air after a pair of...

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      Popular skywalk used to go to Thunder games closes, may not reopen

      A popular skywalk used by thousands of fans to travel between the Santa Fe garage and the Chesapeake Energy Arena is closed and...

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      Hungarian PM threatens to quit conservative political group

      BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's right-wing prime minister has threatened to pull his party out of its group in the European...

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      Hundreds claim decades of abuse by 150 youth center staffers

      CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades, with 150...

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      Liz Weston: Worry about the right thing with estate taxes

      Death and taxes may be the only certainties in life, but death taxes are only a remote possibility for most people. The vast...

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      How a personal shopper could help with your wardrobe

      QUESTION: Are there personal shoppers in stores that could help me with my wardrobe? In a couple of weeks, I go to work for a...

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      OKC police surprised by local unrest after George Floyd death

      Police were caught off guard when a racial-justice demonstration escalated into an hours-long confrontation in front of police...

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      J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday...

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      14-year-old Michigan girl charged in grandmother's killing

      CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been charged with killing her grandmother in suburban Detroit, authorities...

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      Biden: Strikes in Syria sent warning to Iran to 'be careful'

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a...

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      Missouri AG : No charges in 2017 death of Black jail inmate

      O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that no charges will be filed in the 2017 death of...

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      Owners of company involved in crash that killed 7 charged

      The owners of the truck involved in a crash in New Hampshire in June 2019 that killed seven motorcyclists are facing charges of...

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      Sabres injuries mount; Skinner's status remains uncertain

      BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to...

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      Ex-Scottish leader testifies as sex case tears party apart

      LONDON (AP) — Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond on Friday criticized the government of his successor and one-time friend for...

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      France to play All Blacks in opener of 2023 Rugby World Cup

      PARIS (AP) — Three-time champion New Zealand and three-time runner-up France will square off in a blockbuster opening match of...

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      Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep 'ghost students' at bay, expand school transfers

      House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a...

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      Oklahoma lawmakers to oppose $1.9 trillion bill, while Holt urges passage

      As the House prepares to consider a $1.9 trillion spending package that includes more direct payments and unemployment...

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      OKC police officer charged with manslaughter in shooting death of Black man with history of mental illness

      An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the deadly shooting of a 60-year-old...

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      Baking part of recipe for diversion program for moms re-enter workforce

      Sugar, flour and chocolate morsels came out of the pantry and multiple mixers were plugged into electrical outlets. Numerous...

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      Olympics gymnastics coach kills himself after being charged

      LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar killed himself...

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      State high court upholds ending adult trials for some youths

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds...

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      Boeing will pay $6.6 million to settle FAA allegations

      Federal regulators have imposed $5.4 million in civil penalties against Boeing for violating terms of a $12 million settlement...

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      House votes to expand legal safeguards for LGBTQ people

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House passed a bill Thursday that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation's labor...

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      Brazil death toll tops 250,000, virus still running rampant

      RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll, which surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, is the world’s second-highest for the...

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      Arkansas lawmaker's ability to participate remotely halted

      LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker who was censured this month for cursing at a colleague temporarily lost her...

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      Biden directive expands jobless aid to more unemployed

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployed Americans who have turned down job offers because they feared their prospective employers weren't...

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      Death-row inmate's supporters petition to spare his life

      OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100 supporters of an Oklahoma death row inmate marched to the state's Pardon and Parole Board...

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      When is your 50th wedding anniversary? Celebrate with The Oklahoman

      Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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      Community leaders highlight racial disparities in Oklahoma’s COVID vaccine distribution

      Community leaders, health experts and elected officials gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Wednesday to call attention...

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      The Latest: Pac-12 to allow players’ family at tournaments

      The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pac-12 will allow players’ family...

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      Iowa Republicans approve fast-track dramatic election bill

      DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa House Republicans cast the final vote needed Wednesday to send a bill to the governor that sharply...

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      Students protest as Utah lawmakers resist changing 'Dixie'

      SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At a university in southern Utah, the nationwide protests against racial injustice have lent new momentum...

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      The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

      LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19...

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      White nationalist gets prison over rape threat, extortion

      CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A self-proclaimed white nationalist was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three-and-a-half years in federal...

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      Canisius, Niagara meet in conference play

      Canisius (6-4, 6-4) vs. Niagara (8-10, 7-9)Gallagher Center, Niagara, New York; Friday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MAAC foes meet...

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      Virginia GOP to choose nominees at convention in Lynchburg

      FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans have opted to hold an in-person convention at Liberty University in May to choose...

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      States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages,...

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      Achievers: Harding Charter Prep senior receives newspaper award

      Harding Charter Preparatory High School senior Katie Hillemeyer recently was awarded the Best of School Newspapers Online award...

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      Achievers: Rose State College professors recognized

      Rose State College professors Chuang Shao and Steven Fowler were announced as one of two winners of the Oklahoma Association of...

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      Apply by March 5 if you want to attend an OKC Public Schools application school

      Students wanting to apply to attend an Oklahoma City Public Schools application school have until March 5 to submit required...

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      Do enchiladas and homemade tortillas sound good right now?

      ARCADIA — Sylvia Papitos admits she is a bit homesick for her restaurant patrons, but she’s loving her new pandemic-induced...

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      Achievers: Patriot award presented to Oklahoma businessman

      Eric Magley, vice president at BankOnIT, recently received the Service Member Patriot Award in recognition of his support of a...

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      New owner of former Bricktown Chelinos faces challenges

      Marcelino Garcia spent 25 years operating what was the flagship of his Chelino’s chain in Bricktown and has fond memories of...

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      Longtime OKC broadcaster dies from COVID-19

      Armando Rubio, a fixture on Spanish-language television in Oklahoma and a well-known champion of Hispanic causes in the Sooner...

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      Prosecutor warned OKC mayor, police chief about terrorism suspect amid summer unrest

      Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater warned Mayor David Holt against appearing at racial unity events last year with...

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      Adopt a pet: OKC Animal Shelter extends half-price dog and puppy adoptions through Feb. 27

      Editor's note: Please contact area shelters before visiting. Some shelters may be closed, have adjusted hours of operation or...

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      When is your high school reunion?

      Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, venues and businesses might be temporarily closed. Please confirm...

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      Ditch those winter blues with trip to OKC Zoo

      The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has ended its seasonal winter schedule early and is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

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      Celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary with The Oklahoman

      Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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      The Latest: Tennessee probe finds wasted vaccines

      MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More than 2,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Tennessee’s most populous county went to waste over the past...

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      Judge needs more time for thorny issues in Flint water case

      DETROIT (AP) — A judge overseeing misdemeanor charges against a former Michigan governor in the Flint water scandal said...

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      Iran officially imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections

      TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran officially started restricting international inspections of its nuclear facilities Tuesday, a bid to...

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      Food fight: Meat-free school meals spark furor in France

      LE PECQ, France (AP) — By taking meat off the menu at school canteens, the ecologist mayor of one of France's most famously...

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      Unfriended no more: Facebook to lift Australia news ban

      CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Facebook announced Tuesday that it would lift a ban on Australians viewing and sharing news on its...

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      Biden to visit storm-ravaged Texas Friday

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will visit Texas on Friday as the state begins its recovery from a devastating winter...

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      Real estate agents or rock stars? This office has a design that sings

      The Flaming Lips come to mind. And Factory Obscura, the funky artist collective in the Lips' former haunt in Automobile Alley....

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      Apply now if you want to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

      The deadline to apply to attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is drawing near for the 2021-22 academic year....

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      By enjoying a virtual concert, you can help out Arcadia Round Barn

      ARCADIA — Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Janice Francis-Smith will present a virtual concert at 8 p.m. Thursday as a benefit...

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      Newly extended president believes Oklahoma Christian University's 'best years are ahead'

      The Oklahoma Christian University Board of Trustees has extended President John deSteiguer’s contract through May 2026. “The...

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      Learn the basics of backyard composting

      A free “Backyard Composting” workshop will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday at Precure Nursery, 8125 W Reno. Oklahoma County...

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      In backing South Carolina GOP chair, Trump remains active

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As political observers mull the future of the Republican Party following the presidency of Donald Trump,...

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      Armenia: Protesters demand prime minister's resignation

      YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister demonstrated in the...

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      Relative of British queen jailed for sex assault at castle

      LONDON (AP) — A relative of Queen Elizabeth II was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman at...

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      Improper storage, use of explosives killed 10 Chinese miners

      BEIJING (AP) — Improper storage and use of explosives caused a massive blast at a gold mine in eastern China that killed 10...

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      'Who gets to call whom a domestic terrorist?': former FBI agent in OKC to discuss threat

      In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol, a former FBI special agent is warning against the rise of domestic...

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      Oklahoma City works to stop water leaks, curb demand

      Oklahoma City had crews running "every which way" Monday to stop leaks contributing to unrelenting water demand despite the...

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      The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

      MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.Some 200,000 doses arrived to...

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      Boeing: 777s with engine that blew apart should be grounded

      Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this...

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      Suspect in California drive-by accused in Bay Area slaying

      ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in a drive-by shooting that wounded a firefighter and a paramedic in California is also...

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      Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on Congo convoy

      KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were...

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      Angry youths rattle Spain in support of jailed rap artist

      BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The imprisonment of a rap artist for his music and tweets praising terrorist violence and insulting the...

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      Libya: Over 150 migrants freed in raid on traffickers

      CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers and freed at last 156...

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      Shops, haircuts return in April as UK lifts lockdown slowly

      LONDON (AP) — Children in England will return to class and people will be able to meet a friend outside for coffee in two...

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      Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

      KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the...

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      Oklahoma college admissions changed during COVID-19, but how much?

      Outside an Oklahoma City public library in the middle of the night, Jesus Orquiz submitted a college application from his...

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      Dubai's Emirates seeks key role in global vaccine delivery

      DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The belly of the Emirates plane that touched down in Dubai early Sunday from Brussels was...

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      EU slaps sanctions on 19 more Venezuelan officials

      BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on 19 more officials in Venezuela accused of undermining...

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      Bone cancer survivor to join billionaire on SpaceX flight

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private...

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      The potholes are coming to OKC. Here's what to do about it.

      After last week's freezing weather, potholes are inevitable. The city relies on residents' reports to stay ahead of street and...

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      Space station launch honors 'Hidden Figures' mathematician

      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named after the Black NASA mathematician featured in the movie “Hidden...

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      Testing shows Oklahoma City water is safe following winter storm

      Oklahoma City's water supply was shown to be safe based on testing from 55 sites in areas affected by water service...

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      Senator seeks probe of natural gas price spikes during storm

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator is calling for federal investigations into possible price gouging of natural gas in the...

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      Entire school board resigns after hot mic comments

      OAKLEY, Calif. (AP) — All members of a San Francisco Bay Area school board resigned days after they were heard making...

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      Boy Scouts celebrate the first group of female Eagle Scouts

      Growing up in Minneapolis, Isabella Tunney followed the progress of her older brother with admiration and occasional envy as he...

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      Oklahomans urged to conserve power as state drops below energy emergency status

      Oklahoma dropped from energy emergency status Friday as temperatures warmed up to just above the freezing level. The Southwest...

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      Former Chelino Mexican Restaurant building sells in OKC's Bricktown, plus more real estate transactions from The Oklahoman

      The former Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant building in Bricktown — a victim of the coronavirus and related business shutdowns and...

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      Oklahoma City issues voluntary boil order through weekend

      The city of Oklahoma City has issued a voluntary boil advisory, following a statewide Oklahoma DEQ recommendation for municipal...

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      Southern cities hit hard by storms face new crisis: No water

      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Southern cities slammed by winter storms that left millions without power for days have traded one crisis...

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      Biden defends progress on COVID as weather delays 6M shots

      PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden toured a state-of-the art coronavirus vaccine plant Friday, intent on showcasing...

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      US unwinds Trump policy making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico

      SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration moved to restore the asylum system to the way it worked for decades Friday by...

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      Women dressed as elderly caught trying to get COVID-19 shot

      ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations were...

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      5 things to know about Oklahoma City's weekend water advisory

      A voluntary boil advisory is in effect through the weekend in Oklahoma City based on a recommendation, issued statewide, by the...

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      Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in his first news conference as Pentagon chief, said Friday that progress...

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      YouTube removes Ohio committee video, citing misinformation

      COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made...

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      Green Beret pleads not guilty in deadly bowling alley attack

      ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Army special forces sergeant pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other charges in the killing of...

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      Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials...

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      Serbian pop singer popular in Balkans dies of coronavirus

      BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Djordje Balasevic, a Serbian singer who remained widely popular throughout the former Yugoslavia after...

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      Italy: Holocaust survivor's plug for vaccine sparks hatred

      ROME (AP) — An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has...

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      It's final: Harry and Meghan won't return as working royals

      LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace confirmed Friday that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will not be returning to royal duties,...

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      Magnitude 4.2 earthquake in rural Oklahoma at Kansas border

      MANCHESTER, Okla. (AP) — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with...

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      Black art and resilience celebrated in downtown OKC with 'Still Here' exhibit

      About a dozen Black artists are featured in the new interdisciplinary art exhibition "Still Here: The Cosmology of Black...

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      Oklahoma power grid avoids crisis still hitting Texas

      The Southwest Power Pool, the electrical grid operator for 14 states including Oklahoma, dropped its energy emergency alert...

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      Recap: OKC Central Live Chat with Steve Lackmeyer

      The chat kicks off at 9:30 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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      Oklahoma City councilman apologizes for 'fried foods' remark

      Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell apologized Wednesday for a remark about "fried foods," made during a discussion of taxpayer...

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      OKC firefighters battle house blaze, Fire Department has responded to more than 900 alarm and water calls

      An early morning house fire Thursday in northeast Oklahoma City caused $20,000 in damage to the structure and contents,...

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      Oklahoma winter weather: OKC water demand nearly double the average

      Oklahoma City's water treatment plants are running at typical summer levels — and nearing current capacity — as residents take...

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      #ThrowbackThursday: 20 years ago ... Ceremony dedicates OKC National Memorial building as place of learning, remembrance

      We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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      Flooding closes Oklahoma County Courthouse

      What you need to know about Oklahoma's winter storm and record-setting temperatures.

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