Skydance Bridge closed through summer for installation of new decking

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) β€“ A popular attraction in Oklahoma City will be closed for several months, city officials say. According to the City of OKC, the Skydance Bridge will be closed March 4 through the summer. Contractors will be installing new decking on the bridge. In 2018, the city council voted to replace the worn and warped […]

Resurfacing to begin on busy Oklahoma bridge

LEXINGTON, Okla. (KFOR) – Following years of construction, drivers who travel across a busy bridge will have to take it slow as construction continues. Since 2014, residents in Lexington and Purcell have dealt with years of construction surrounding the James C. Nance Memorial Bridge. Now, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation warn that crews […]

Mother-daughter duo works to bridge the education gap with Bilingual Teaching Pipeline Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma City Public Schools is no stranger to Spanish-speaking students. “We know here in OKC it’s more than 50%,” Linda Lopez, a teacher at Ridgeview Elementary, said. And children respond better when they see teachers that look like them and speak the language they often hear at home. Linda Lopez and […]

Person dies in motorcycle crash in Midwest City; I-40 West closed following crash

MIDWEST CITY (KFOR) – Interstate 40 West in Midwest City is currently closed following a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of an individual. The crash occurred on I-40 Friday afternoon in an area with an overhead bridge and near the Town Center. Further details on the fatal crash have not been provided. Stay […]

ODOT asking drivers to prepare for massive I-40 construction project

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Drivers need to prepare for a two-and-a-half-year, $82 million construction project on a busy part of I-40. It’s one of the most expensive projects in state history. Later this month, crews will begin resurfacing I-40 between the Fort Smith Junction and Sooner Road. This is ahead of the reconstruction of multiple […]

14-year-old killed, other teens injured in McCurtain County UTV crash

MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating what caused a deadly UTV crash in McCurtain County this week. It happened around 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday on private property approximately 4.5 miles west of Broken Bow. According to a trooper’s report, five people were in a 2016 Polaris UTV traveling eastbound on […]

OSDH makes changes to COVID-19 response personnel, aims for stronger efforts in rural communities

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Department of Health is expanding and redeploying its COVID-19 experts in the field in response to the growing pandemic. Laurence Burnsed, previously the State Epidemiologist, is being deployed by OSDH to provide epidemiological expertise to Oklahoma stakeholders, according to an OSDH news release. Dr. Aaron Wendelboe will become […]

LIST: Companies hiring during coronavirus pandemic

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – While some companies are laying off employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others are asking for more help. Here’s a list of companies hiring during the coronavirus pandemic: Amazon Amazon is opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in fulfillment centers and delivery network. Association of Oklahoma General […]

State officials, authorities gather for further training on Marsy’s Law

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – It’s been more than one year since Oklahoma voters passed Marsy’s Law, ensuring the rights of crime victims, but advocates and officials say there’s still much to learn. On Thursday, the attorney general’s office and advocates hosted a training for law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health professionals and more. “Most everybody knows […]

Walmart to give cash bonuses to hourly associates, hire 150,000 additional workers

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Walmart announced Thursday that it will be giving cash bonuses to hourly workers and will hire an additional 150,000 people. In a press release, the retail giant said the bonus will be $300 for full-time hourly workers and $150 for part-time hourly workers. Workers employed as of March 1 will qualify […]

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