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Oklahoma City is a vibrant city that seems to have everything you need for a comfortable life. The Devon Energy Corporation and the Chesapeake Energy Corporation were two of the most influential power companies in the city. Today, there are many other industries, including information technology companies, have made massive strides in terms of development. The availability of various recreational activities provides a release to the people who are busy with their business through the week. It is a very good city for a person to settle down. The availability of all the necessary facilities, has already made many people to settle down here. This is the main reason for the increase in the population of Oklahoma city in the last two decades.

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‘Do you need a bracelet?’ Boy with special needs honored for giving thousands of friendship bracelets

Jun 19, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City teenager, who has spent most of his life in hospitals, learned to pass time by making friendship bracelets, and Fletcher Burns has made 5,000 of them just since January! “It’s been a blessing to see him come out of his shell,” Fletcher’s mom Denise said. “He was diagnosed with Epidermal Nevus Syndrome when he was five weeks old. A nevus is like a mole or a birthmark, but he also has, in addition to, […]

Teen says she was kidnapped and carjacked at Logan Co. convenience store

Jun 19, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

LOGAN CO., Okla. – Deputies are looking for clues after a teen says she was kidnapped and carjacked at a Logan County convenience store Tuesday evening. Jaden, 19, said she was just out running errands in her mother’s newly-purchased black 2009 Jetta when she stopped at a convenience store at the corner of Seward and Sooner. She said as she walked in, she saw a couple of guys who were trying to talk to her but she ignored them. Then […]

Pauls Valley mayor signs Emergency Disaster Proclamation after overnight storms knock out town’s power

Jun 19, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – Pauls Valley’s mayor signed an Emergency Disaster Proclamation after Wednesday early morning storms left more than 4,500 people without power. Now nobody is allowed to be out on the streets past midnight. “This was by far one of the roughest storms that ever came through here,” said Janie Cooksey, whose roof was ripped off during Wednesdays’ early morning storms. The overnight storms unleashed severe winds. Trees uprooted and limbs scattered in front of nearly every home. […]

Only 14 states allow lemonade stands without permits. Country Time wants the others to do the same

Jun 19, 2019 10:46 PM EDT

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OICA, OSDH encourage kids to ‘envision a brighter future’ with art contest

Jun 19, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OISA) and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) are holding an art contest to showcase great drawings by Oklahoma children. The theme is “Envisioning a Bright Future,” so OISA and OSDH are asking children

Cleveland Clinic performs its first in utero surgery on fetus, repairs spina bifida before baby’s birth

Jun 19, 2019 09:53 PM EDT


Tired, hungry-looking polar bear turns up in Russian city hundreds of miles from home

Jun 19, 2019 09:09 PM EDT

For more than 40 years, there’s been no sign of polar bears in Siberia’s Norilsk. That changed this week, with Russia’s northernmost city putting out a warning notice Tuesday to residents that one had been spotted wandering around in the suburbs, way south of its natural habitat, the

Fire crews respond to storage unit fire; customers blame people living there

Jun 19, 2019 09:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Fire officials were called to SecurCare Self Storage in southwest Oklahoma City Wednesday evening and customers who rent units there say people have been living in the units at the facility, and it’s caused problems in the past. Crews responded to the scene near the 2400 block of S. Meridian around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to authorities on scene, people live in the unit but they weren’t there at the time. “I feel like, honestly, it’s their […]

David Ortiz was not the intended target in murder-for-hire plot, prosecutor says

Jun 19, 2019 08:41 PM EDT

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Choctaw woman now faces up to 300 counts of animal cruelty after rabbits discovered while equines confiscated

Jun 19, 2019 07:00 PM EDT

CHOCTAW, Okla. – “Seeing them like that when they’re suffering, it’s horrible,” said veterinarian Dr. Michelle Leak. Dr. Leak recalls the condition of rabbits taken from a property in Choctaw. “We went and unfortunately one of the bunnies had a broken back in its kennel, so it couldn’t move. It was sitting in its own urine and it couldn’t get to the water dish- it was super, super dehydrated,” said Dr. Leak. Choctaw Animal Control, removed 196 rabbits from what […]

Social media tip leads to Pauls Valley couple arrested for child pornography, charged by OK AG

Jun 19, 2019 07:00 PM EDT

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. — A Pauls Valley couple is facing a number of felony charges related to child pornography. Gerard Coddington, 25, and Christina Nelson-Coddington, 29, remain at the Garvin County jail, each on a $5 million bond. They were arrested last Friday and face several charges including manufacturing child pornography, lewd acts with a minor, and violation of the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said his office has an agent who specifically investigates internet crimes […]

Police reports show serious problems at the Plaza Inn

Jun 19, 2019 07:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearby businesses say there are big problems at the Plaza Inn at I-35 and S. Prospect in south Oklahoma City. If you look up the Plaza Inn online, the Trip Advisor comments aren`t too kind. “Cheap no frills motor lodge. They take cash and don’t ask questions. Great place for illicit activity.” Even the good reviews aren`t all that good. “It has clean rooms, nice staff, and there’s a Denny’s right next door! Seems to be a […]

Oklahoma City to kick off penalty reduction program to reduce overdue fines

Jun 19, 2019 07:00 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – A new program to reduce fines for outstanding low-level offenses was approved unanimously by Oklahoma City Council this week. “It brings revenue in the door and it reduces administrative time and trouble dealing with 116,000 fines,” Ward 8 Council Member Mark Stonecipher said. Councilman Mark Stonecipher presented an amnesty program in California that would help clear outstanding warrants. While a majority of people are paying their tickets on time, about 15% do not. “We’ve sent those cases […]

Baker Mayfield Back in Oklahoma for Football Camp

Jun 19, 2019 06:59 PM EDT

Former OU quarterback Baker Mayfield was back in Oklahoma Wednesday for his second football camp since becoming a member of the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield held a one-day camp in Norman, for children in grades 1 through 8. Former OU head coach Barry Switzer and former Sooner running back Billy Sims were there as well. Mayfield also was a guest on a Norman radio station Wednesday, and had some interesting things to say about Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger.  

A ghostwriter for herself: How author Vanessa Hogle chased away her own demons to find a voice

Jun 19, 2019 06:15 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. — Vanessa Hogle is her own ghostwriter. “I always wanted to be a writer,” she says. Author Vanessa Hogle’s genre is non-fiction, adventure travel, and paranormal research. “To span those genres is pretty cool,” she continues. Her stories are often spooky. “I have been spooked a few times,” she smiles. But Vanessa says the scariest thing she ever had to do was sit down and write in the first place. Hogle admits, “I’m a high school dropout. I […]

Jury reaches verdict over land dispute at the new turnpike

Jun 19, 2019 06:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA COUNTY – A verdict has been reached in a battle over land. In this case, it was landowners versus the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. It’s one of 28 cases that wrapped up Wednesday. It involved a piece of land along the route for the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. The jury decided $355,000 is how much Nancy and Wayne Brewer’s 1.5 acres of land is worth. They used to own a daycare facility on the land, but the Eastern Oklahoma […]

Edmond Police find missing adult with disabilities

Jun 19, 2019 06:05 PM EDT

Update: Edmond Police say they have found Mary Terronez safe. EDMOND, Okla. – Authorities in Edmond are searching for a 32-year-old woman with disabilities. Officials say Mary Terronez has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old and has been off her medications for at least 24 hours. Terronez was last seen near the 100 block of W. Main St. after an argument with her guardian. Terronez was wearing a long sleeve green t-shirt with bright yellow shorts and pink Croc shoes. […]

Officials: House slides off trailer as truck tries to avoid mailbox

Jun 19, 2019 05:33 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – A house move didn’t go quite as planned when a truck hauling a home caused a bit of chaos on the road. Officials say the truck hauling the home along Banner Rd., near N.W. Expressway, was trying to avoid hitting a mailbox when the home slid off the trailer. Large cranes are being brought in to help get everything uprighted and back on its way. Until that happens, you want to avoid the area.

“Sounded like a freight train,” Overnight storms wreak havoc on town of Konawa

Jun 19, 2019 05:30 PM EDT

KONAWA, Okla. – Severe storms wreaked havoc on the southwestern part of Oklahoma overnight Tuesday through early Wednesday morning. The town of Konawa was one of the hardest hit areas. Luckily, no one was hurt, and many are feeling thankful to be alive after a rude awakening. “All the windows and doors in the house were just breathing in and out and it was the loudest sound you’d ever heard,” said Melissa Waldron. For at least one family, it was […]

City leaders approve plan to repair Skydance Bridge

Jun 19, 2019 04:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City leaders are moving forward with plans to repair the Skydance Bridge over I-40. This week, city council members gave the green light for officials to begin advertising for bids to make repairs to the unique structure. The bridge is only about 6-years-old, but the wood deck stretching across I-40 has reached its life span. In the past, the wood has warped, forcing emergency repairs. Now, the city is looking to replace it with a fiberglass […]