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  • OKC Regatta Fest

    Fall festivals provide fun events for the whole family

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s starting to feel like fall, which means there are a lot of great festivals for the whole family to enjoy. The Regatta Festival in the Boathouse District is being held Friday night through the weekend. Over 1,000 rowers will compete, and along with watching the race, there will be live music, a children’s area, a wine and beer garden and food. The Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival is happening in Guthrie in the Cottonwood Flats.  It will […]

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    4 your garden: Perfecting the art of planting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Since it is finally starting to feel like fall, now is the perfect time to get out in the garden. Gardening guru Linda Vater took us to her garden to show us tips on how to sow seeds. Check out Vater’s gardening pictures, ideas and recipes on her blog.

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    Question to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma passes final hurdle, will be placed on future ballot

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Voters across Oklahoma will officially be able to choose whether or not to legalize medical marijuana in an upcoming election. State Question 788 would allow Oklahomans to vote on whether or not to legalize medical marijuana. Before the question could go to a vote of the people, supporters needed to collect almost 66,000 signatures. In August, state leaders announced that the group collected 67,761 signatures, nearly 2,000 more than needed. After it was approved by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the measure […]

  • Tulsa officer pleads ‘not guilty;’ attorney claims condition may have played a role in deadly shooting

    TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in the death of a Tulsa man earlier this month was in court on Friday morning. Earlier this month, 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby after his car was stopped in the middle of a roadway. Officers at the scene say Crutcher was acting erratically and was not following commands. According to the affidavit, Shelby asked Crutcher if the vehicle was his and if […]

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    Infant Crisis Services hosting digital diaper drive for Oklahoma babies

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A nonprofit organization is hosting a  digital diaper drive to help mothers and babies in need. Infant Crisis Services is hosting a digital diaper drive until Oct. 2. The organization continues to be the only agency in central Oklahoma that provides diapers to needy babies and toddlers. Each week, it gives away roughly 10,000 diapers. “What a lot of people don’t realize is that programs like SNAP and WIC don’t cover things like diapers or baby wipes,” […]

  • Construction worker dies after scissor lift falls from building

    Account set up to help family of construction worker killed in downtown Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An account has been set up to help the family of a construction worker who died in downtown Oklahoma City. Earlier this month, 33-year-old Alex Baiza was working on a scissor lift on the eighth floor of a building near Sheridan and Hudson when tragedy struck. Witnesses say Baiza had just brought down some framework and put it to the side. When Baiza returned to the scissor lift to retrieve more framework, the scissor lift started moving […]

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    Four Oklahoma schools named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Four Oklahoma schools have been named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. “The annual National Blue Ribbon Schools designation acknowledges the very best of our nation’s schools,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister. “We are thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of each of these exceptional schools. Doors to the highest levels of learning can only be opened when communities of learners, teachers, administrators, staff, parents and others collaborate to achieve […]

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    Logan County authorities searching for man wanted for questioning for series of burglaries

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Officials in Logan County are searching for a man who they want to speak with about a series of burglaries in the area. Authorities with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office say while investigating one burglary, a deputy recognized 25-year-old Kevin Wayne Schaffter. Schaffter also has a warrant out for his arrest for unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a child. If you have any information on Schaffter’s whereabouts, call the Logan […]

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    Day care worker cited for assault after playing ‘smack for a snack’ game

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – An employee at a Kentucky daycare is being cited for assault after children were sent home with bruises. An inspection report obtained by LEX 18 claims that two male staff members at New Creation Child Care told the children that in order to get a snack, they would have to be hit on the leg or hand with a ruler. “The teacher said, ‘If you want a yogurt, you have to stand up and get hit on […]

  • Imagine qualifying for the Super Bowl of your favorite activity and then finding out you can't go because ofChapStick.

    Second place finisher disqualified from IRONMAN competition due to ChapStick use

    DENVER, Colo. – Matt Smith was ecstatic when he finished second in his age group at IRONMAN Chattanooga, earning him a spot in the IRONMAN World Championship. After completing the 2.4 mile swim, 114 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run, Smith crossed the finish line but was disqualified about 10 minutes later. “The head referee came up about 10 minutes after I crossed, once I got my wits about me, and let me know that I was disqualified and […]

  • Frontier City

    Frontier City celebrating October with ‘Fright Fest’

    Fall is in the air, and that means Halloween is just around the corner. Frontier City is gearing up for the fun holiday with Fright Fest, which opens on Saturday.