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  • Associate professor at OU plays role in flight tragedy

    NORMAN, Okla. – An associate professor at the University of Oklahoma played a big role in the Southwest Airlines tragedy. Hollie Mackey says she had premonition as her flight from New York to Dallas reached cruising altitude. “It didn’t feel right,” she said. Mackey was seated in the aisle seat on Row 14 when the engine under the wing next to her partially exploded, sending shrapnel into the window on her row. “That sound, some people have said it was […]

  • Artist travels from Tokyo to see Thunder in action

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder has become a global brand. A fan at Wednesday night’s game proves that. Nanae Yamano has had a serious case of Thunder fever since 2012. She fell in love watching Russel Westbrook in the NBA finals. Why does Yamano like the Oklahoma City star? “Because he is weird, not normal, abnormal,” she said. “He defines himself, doesn’t let anyone else define him.” For the last two years, the Tokyo artist has been keeping […]

  • Shifting winds making western wildfire tough to battle

    DEWEY COUNTY, Okla. –  A charred wasteland developed southeast of Seiling along Hwy 270 on Tuesday.  Black as far as the eye can see, flames and smoke still billowing up along the horizon. Crews from all over the state and region sent in to battle the blazes. The wildfires in western Oklahoma continue to destroy land and lives. “Its terrible.. afraid we are going to lose this place,” said Lisa Newell. The Newell family is hoping it won’t destroy their livelihood. […]

  • Senior woman thrown from couch as car slams into her Oklahoma City home

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a scary afternoon for a south Oklahoma City senior. 87-year-old Kathrine Looney was on her couch, when she was violently thrown to ground as a car went crashing into her house. It happened at S.W. 47th and McKinley. “She said ‘Somebody ran into my house with a car,’ and she was, of course, real upset,” said Bill Bissel, her son-in-law. Bissel said he was amazed as he arrived around 4 p.m. on Monday at her home. […]

  • Man shot, possibly abducted from grocery store parking lot in Moore

    MOORE, Okla. – An alleged Craigslist exchange has gone horribly wrong at a Moore grocery store. “I just want my son back, please,” said Kennetha Moreland, sobbing. Those are the anxious words of a mother worried about her child. Jarron Moreland has been missing since around 6 p.m. Saturday. Family members of the young man said he and a friend went to the Crest in Moore to do the Craigslist exchange. That’s when a white van pulled up. After a […]

  • Major motion picture filmed in Oklahoma

    NORMAN, Okla. – It’s lights, camera, hut-hut – a new major motion picture called Turkey Bowl is shooting in Norman. “It’s about a small town high school football team that decides to finish a game that was snowed out 15 years prior,” said writer and director Greg Coolidge. “It’s sort of ‘Old School’ meets ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ feel to it.” Coolidge wrote and produced movies like ‘Employee of the Month’ and ‘Ride Along.’ He grew up in Norman and is happy […]

  • High winds cause problems for firefighters in Logan County

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – A large wildfire broke out Thursday afternoon in a wooded area east of the Lazy E Arena in Logan County. Crews were on the scene near Anderson and Forrest Hills Road. Thankfully, no one was hurt and there was no structural damage, however, the area was evacuated. High winds and hot temperatures made the cedar and oak tree thickets northeast of the metro into tinder boxes. “Strong south wind and the low humidity keeps things nice […]

  • Emergency meeting held for Moore teachers after controversial decision to resume classes Thursday 

    MOORE, Okla. – Officials with Moore Public Schools have made the decision to go back to school Thursday as other districts will remain closed for day nine of the teacher walkout. Superintendent Dr. Robert Romines sent a letter to parents citing multiple reasons to return. Dr. Romines issued the letter to parents first, instead of teachers, making for a very confrontational emergency teachers meeting Wednesday at Central Junior High School. Hundreds of Moore parents, teachers and students crowded into the […]

  • 34-year-old Clinton teacher confesses to sex with 15-year-old student

    CLINTON, Okla. – A Clinton teacher has been arrested for having sex with a student. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation handled the disturbing investigation. It was an illegal relationship that started in Clinton public schools. Keri Hoffman, 34, started a Facebook Messenger conversation that soon turned into sexual encounters with her 8th grade 15-year-old student. Officials said they had sex at her father’s detached garage, meeting at Pizza Hut to then have sex in her car in Custer County. They […]

  • Teachers, students, parents gather at Oklahoma State Capitol for candlelight vigil

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Teachers, students, parents and pastors gathered on the south plaza of the State Capitol Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in support of Oklahoma teachers and kids. Hundreds of people turned out in the cold to pray and sing, in an event organized by Pastors for Oklahoma Kids. “Those that are called to teach our students, they truly have a divine calling and they are doing God’s work,” said Rev. Clark Frailey, lead pastor of Coffee Creek […]

  • Are casinos paying their fair share for education?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As the teacher walkout continues at the State Capitol, some are asking why casino gaming hasn’t provided the necessary money to fund Oklahoma’s education needs. Just how much do Indian Casinos contribute to the pot? When you go the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OGIA) website, you see it in big and bold letters: $7.2 billion. “The $7.2 billion figure is the actual economic impact to the entire state. The actual number that has been paid to the […]