Homeland announces plans to open new store in northeast Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – Weeks after a busy supermarket in northeastern Oklahoma City closed its doors, residents are learning of a new store that will soon be coming to the area. On Monday, Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice announced that Homeland plans to open a full-service grocery store and headquarters building in northeast Oklahoma City. “A […]

Former Oklahoma City councilman accepts plea deal for failing to file tax returns

OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma City councilman received a deferred sentence after accepting a plea deal. In May of 2018, John Pettis was charged with embezzlement and not filing taxes. At the time, prosecutors alleged that Pettis stole tens of thousands of dollars from charitable organizations under his control, and used the funds for personal […]

Embezzlement charges dropped against former Oklahoma City councilman

OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma City councilman is no longer facing embezzlement charges after investigators dropped the charges earlier this week. In May of 2018, John Pettis was charged with embezzlement and not filing taxes. At the time, prosecutors alleged that Pettis stole tens of thousands of dollars from charitable organizations under his control, […]

Oklahoma City to election new councilmen

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City residents will head to the polls March 5 to elect council representation for Wards 1 and 7.  Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White drew no opponents. A general election will be held on April 2 if no candidate in Wards 1 or 7 receive a […]

OKC council reps sworn in

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four Oklahoma City council representatives were sworn in Tuesday morning. Ward 3 councilman Larry McAtee and Ward 4 councilman Pete White were re-elected after running unopposed in the primary election held in March. Two new council members are on board as well. In Ward 1, James Greiner unseated longtime incumbent Gary Marrs […]

Metro school wants to end partnership with vo-tech

OKLAHOMA CITY — A metro school wants to break ties with a vocational school. It’s a partnership that’s been on the books for decades but now, Millwood schools says it no longer works for them. Twice a day, juniors and seniors travel from Millwood High School to Francis Tuttle for vocational training. Along with them […]

Oklahoma City elects City Council members

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City residents elected newcomer Mark Stonecipher and re-elected incumbents Meg Salyer and Ed Shadid to City Council during Tuesday’s elections. Mark Stonecipher was elected to represent Ward 8, replacing Councilman Pat Ryan who chose not to run after a decade of service on City Council. Stonecipher won the council seat with […]

New OKC bus station opening soon, Union Station closing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Union Bus Station, associated with Greyhound, will be closing and moving to another location this week. The new terminal, at 1948 E. Reno, is only two miles east of the current location. Greyhound, who carried about 75,000 passengers to Oklahoma City last year, will offer transportation to 20 destinations including St. […]

“Hope that we can actually see change…” city council aims to revamp Northeast OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY–City council is cracking down on high crime areas. A move made by the council Tuesday may soon close several properties across Northeast OKC. But some on the council are worried about what will happen after the businesses are bought up. “You see an abandoned dilapidated gas station, you see a car wash that for years […]

Local church gathers for Thanksgiving service dedicated to people in Ferguson

OKLAHOMA CITY – Some Oklahomans used this Thanksgiving holiday to pray for the people of Ferguson, Missouri. Racial tension continues there after a grand jury did not indict officer Darren Wilson in connection with the shooting and killing of teenager Michael Brown. Folks from several different congregations gathered at St. Luke’s Baptist Church for a […]

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