Okla. native to receive Medal of Honor
TULSA — An Okmulgee native is among the 24 U.S. Army veterans chosen to receive the Medal of Honor for their service during World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War....
Maria von Trapp dies in Vermont
STOWE, Vt. — Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died. She was 99....
Report: School design flawed
OKLAHOMA CITY — An upcoming report prepared for an engineering society will say that an elementary school destroyed by a tornado at Moore last spring was poorly designed and could have protected children better if it had been properly ...
Railroads confront oil safety
BILLINGS, Mont. — Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt oluntary safety measures after a string of accidents....
Capitol could receive face lift
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s nearly 100-year-old Capitol could receive a $160 million face lift under a measure given final approved Thursday by the state Senate, but the financing method is expected to face resistance in the more ...
Norman senator tapped to lead Senate Democrats
OKLAHOMA CITY — Norman state Sen. John Sparks has been selected to lead the Senate Democrats after the 2014 elections....
Football coach charged in Missouri girl’s death
ST. LOUIS — A middle-school football coach was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched off a street just blocks from her southwest Missouri home as several residents watched in horror....
‘Killer heroin’ causes overdoses
POINT PLEASANT, N.J. — On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where he injected himself with heroin. Hours later, the man was found ...
Lawmaker wants big changes
OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma legislator who has been calling for changes to the 50,000-word state constitution doesn’t want to stop there. Rep. Gary Banz wants to see the U.S. Constitution changed, too, to prohibit Congress from ...
Storm shelter tested
NORMAN — An excavator tore down an aging former school Friday in rural Oklahoma, but it was what was left standing that drew a crowd. After the ceilings and concrete walls of the old Little Axe middle school came down with ease, a ...
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