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Woman arrested for bringing gun to court

A Norman woman has been arrested and released on $5,000 bond after bringing a handgun to the Cleveland County Courthouse. The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office says 52-year-old Cynthia Bodnar was arrested Friday after deputies discovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun in her purse as she tried to enter the courthouse. ...

SWOSU cross country seventh in preseason poll

The Southwestern Oklahoma State University's women's cross country team is tied for seventh place in the Great American Conference preseason poll. The poll was released by the conference Monday. The school was tied with Southern Nazarene University for seventh place. The preseason choice is the same spot where SWOSU finished ...

CORRECTS TO A 1997 FILE PHOTO FROM 1987 - FILE - In this 1997 file photo, Kenneth Trentadue, shown in the poster hanging in the office of Oklahoma City lawyer Scott Adams, is pictured in Oklahoma City. Prison officials maintain that Trentadue committed suicide by hanging himself. Trentadue's family and Adams claim that the bruises covering his body are inconsistent with that type of death. Starting Monday, July 28, 2014, in a federal court trial in Salt Lake City, the FBI will have to persuade a judge they’ve really done everything possible to find video tapes of Timothy McVeigh minutes before he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995 and detonated a bomb that killed 168 people. The trial is the culmination of a nearly two-decade long quest by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File)

Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing

The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack. ...

Body found in Keystone Lake in northeast Oklahoma

Oklahoma officials say a body has been found in a lake at Walnut Creek State Park. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a fisherman found a body in about 2-3 feet of water on Monday in Keystone Lake. Authorities don't know what caused the man to fall into the water, but ...

Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper. A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday. It's normally the hottest time of the year, with highs averaging around 95 ...

Tribes get grants for historic preservation

The National Park Service has awarded historic preservation grants to four American Indian tribes in Oklahoma. NPS director Jonathan Jarvis says the grants will help American's first people preserve significant tribal places, cultures and tradition. The grants can be used to fund projects including nominations to the National Register of ...

Teen pulled from Oklahoma lake dies at hospital

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old boy has died hours after he was pulled from Lake Thunderbird in Cleveland County. The patrol says crews responded to a report of a near drowning on Sunday afternoon in the Party Cove area of the lake. According to a preliminary report, the ...

Judge sets plea hearing in boating deaths case

A plea hearing has been scheduled for next month for a Tulsa man charged with manslaughter in connection with the deaths of two University of Arkansas students in a boating collision last year. John Deselms is charged with manslaughter in the May 14, 2013, deaths of Rachel Nichole Swetnam of ...

Ferley nabs back-to-back Frontier Days bronc wins

A cowboy from South Dakota is the first saddle bronc rider in 78 years to win back-to-back titles in that event at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Chad Ferley, of Oelrichs, South Dakota, scored an 83 on a bucking bronc named Sweatin' Bullets in Sunday's final round at the Frontier Days rodeo. ...

Oklahoma city sells dead animals to science

A southern Oklahoma city is disposing of euthanized dogs and cats by selling their bodies to companies that provide specimens to schools and universities. Agreements Duncan officials signed with two companies last week provide details about how the animals are handled, the Duncan Banner (http://bit.ly/X36z7P ) reported. City Manager Jim ...

Fallin complains about costs of immigrant children

Gov. Mary Fallin is complaining to federal officials about the potential cost to Oklahoma from unaccompanied immigrant minors who are released from a temporary shelter at Fort Sill and placed with sponsors in the state. In a letter Monday to President Barack Obama, Fallin complained that Oklahoma taxpayers are being ...

Oklahoma county to conduct emergency exercise

A town and county in eastern Oklahoma are teaming up to prepare emergency responders for wildfire outbreaks. The McAlester News-Capital reports (http://bit.ly/UFzmO6 ) the McAlester Police Department and the Pittsburg County Sheriff's Office will participate Saturday in a large scale exercise conducted by the Office of Emergency Management. Many local ...

Oklahoma owl death prompts oil field investigation

Oklahoma Wildlife and Corporation Commission officials are investigating a neglected oil field where two owls were found coated in the liquid and others were found dead in an uncovered tank. The Enid News & Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1plO1sM ) that one of the two rescue owls has died. A couple in ...

Police: Elderly man drowns in Oklahoma pool

Tulsa police say an elderly man has drowned in his backyard pool while doing renovation work. A police spokesman says the man was working on the vacant home Sunday night in hopes of selling it. The spokesman says the pool was in poor condition. The water quality made it difficult ...

Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless death. For Browning, it was ...

8 new dancers join Miami City Ballet

Eight dancers are joining Miami City Ballet. Rainer Krenstetter of Staatsballett Berlin joins the company as a principal dancer. Jordan-Elizabeth Long of Royal Swedish Ballet joins as a soloist. Former Alabama Ballet principal Samantha Galler and Julian Duque from Tulsa Ballet II will join the corps de ballet. Artistic director ...

Oklahoma polling employers on workforce needs

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is partnering with a research firm to conduct a telephone poll about what employers think about health and other issues affecting the workplace. The state agency is asking those who get a call to share their thoughts on what employers need to promote growth and ...

Rain barrels to be offered in Altus

Free rain barrels are to be offered to Jackson County residents at the Southwest Technology Center in Altus. Altus Emergency Management Director Lloyd Colston says 100 barrels will be available starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the technology center near Western Oklahoma State College. The barrels are being offered at ...

Coburn cancels 1 planned town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict. Coburn canceled a town hall meeting scheduled for noon on Aug. 12 in Bartlesville after learning of a long-standing community-wide meeting planned for approximately the same time and ...

Older Oklahomans starting new small businesses

After spending a career in public schools across northeast Oklahoma, Cindy Snodgrass decided to continue following her passion for helping students on her own terms. Snodgrass and her brother, Mike Lingo, bought the Huntington Learning Center franchise in Broken Arrow four years ago. This year they purchased the Tulsa location. ...

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