NORMAN — The seventh-grade Irving girls basketball team volunteered at the Salvation Army in Norman on Dec 20. Team members worked on packing toys and clothes for the children in the Cleveland County area. Front row, from left: Taylor Bell, Tiffany Sandlin, LaNaea Richardson, Kailey Warmuth, Casey Miller and Alex Gatewood. Middle row: Haley Hurst, Haley Gass, Kirsten Lewis, Hailey Stuart, Emily Spears and Taylor Redden. Back row: coach Shawn McGlone, Avery Roberts and Addison Masters.
Briarwood, Plaza Towers buildings set to open for school year
MOORE — Briarwood and Plaza Towers elementary students and teachers will no longer be visitors in the hallways and classrooms of their temporary schools this 2014-2015 school year. Displaced and forced to relocate after the May 2013 ...
Cooler summer comes after dry spring statewide
August made a gentle entry this year — no triple-digit temperatures or out-of-control wildfires. Instead, a bright sun slowly cleared the clouds and warmed the day back to summer weather after a few days of what had felt like an early ...
Former teacher adores ‘Red Rudy’ Impala
For some, transportation needs to be more than just a boxy vehicle that takes you from place to place. Former Norman High School Spanish language teacher Kelly Adams is one of those. In addition to her daily driver, a big SUV, she also ...
Inmate health costs rising, forcing prisons to scramble for solutions
OKLAHOMA CITY — Taxpayers forked over nearly $1 million last year to buy inhalers to treat asthma and emphysema among inmates in state prisons. In the meantime, the state also paid for 530,647 inmate prescriptions....
Town changed, even with girls’ killer behind bars
WELEETKA — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn’t bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like ...
Teachers from Spain begin arriving in Oklahoma
TULSA — Teachers recruited from Spain by a Tulsa school district have started to arrive in Oklahoma for the new academic year. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1rS1Q2a ) four of the 11 expected educators arrived Thursday in ...
Driver killed after container falls on truck named
OKLAHOMA CITY — Police have identified the person killed after a shipping container was knocked from an Oklahoma National Guard vehicle and landed on a pickup truck....
Fire chief in central Oklahoma city resigns
EDMOND — A fire chief in a central Oklahoma city has submitted his resignation....
Judge continues action in sexual assault case
OKLAHOMA CITY — A judge has found probable cause to continue criminal proceedings against an Oklahoma man accused of sexually assaulting boys and girls in Kenya. Nineteen-year-old Matthew Lane Durham, of Edmond, is accused of sexually ...
Trial postponed in Duncan baseball player death
DUNCAN — The trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player has been postponed until April....
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