Moore — Students and faculty from Briarwood Elementary had their first day back to school Friday. Briarwood was One of the schools in the path of the May 20 tornado. Students will attend classes at Emmaus Baptist Church until the new school is built. Plaza Towers, another school in the path of the tornado, also returned to class Friday. Central Junior High is sharing its classrooms with Plaza Towers students.
Water Walk opens discussion about difficulties in obtaining safe H2O
With large white plastic buckets upon their heads, two gallons of water sloshed to the brim and over the side, but the students trudged on down the South Oval. The farthest feat was to the Seed Sower, and as the sun glared down, heat ...
Council OKs $48.8M contract for wastewater plant upgrades
The Norman City Council awarded a $48.8 million project for wastewater treatment plant upgrades Tuesday. The council accepted a $50.3 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund....
Transportation officials find more cracks in Lexington-Purcell bridge, but repairs on track
State transportation officials announced Tuesday that additional repairs are needed in at least 96 places on the Lexington-Purcell bridge before it can be opened....
Stacy Ford named 2014 Norman schools Teacher of the Year during banquet
Stacy Ford, Kennedy Elementary librarian, was named 2014 Norman Public Schools Teacher of the Year at the district’s annual Celebration of Excellence banquet Tuesday evening at the National Center for Employee Development....
Okla. House defeats bond issue to repair Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol....
Fallin signs bill for Okla. trooper raises
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that would give Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers their first pay raise in seven years, although the pay increase won’t come unless money is included in a separate budget proposal....
At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors
OSO, Wash. — Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation’s solidarity ...
Blood drive planned Thursday
Moore Norman Technology Center, 4701 12th Ave. NW in Norman, will host an Oklahoma Blood Institute public blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday inside room A109 in the main building of MNTC’s Franklin Road campus. The OBI is in ...
Local student to attend arts camp
Kate Kemmet, 15, of Norman, has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp. Kemmet, the daughter of Rob and Lori Kemmet, will study musical theater at the Camp....
Coalition seeks more jobs
A coalition of groups that encourage employment of residents who have disabilities hopes to double the number of placed workers by next fall....
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