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Seriously, Oklahoma bridge collapse leads to Russian assassination plot

Sometimes, it pays to keep one’s mouth shut. Especially when you’ve been convicted of posing as a federal official. Don’t call the Russian embassy and say you are working to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.   William James Clark is alleged to have done just that, according to The Associated Press. Clark, who was convicted for

Oklahoma’s birthday festivities include controversial event

You know what they say about matches made in heaven? This apparently isn’t that story.   Among Statehood Day events scheduled for Friday in Guthrie is a re-creation of the symbolic wedding between a Cherokee woman and white man, which in 1907 represented the joining of Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory.   Brenda Golden, a

The FBI frets over Terry Nichols’ prison privacy

The FBI wants to stop a videotape interview with convicted Oklahoma City federal building bombing conspirator Terry Nichols to maintain privacy and security.   Let’s repeat.   The FBI is concerned about the potential invasion of privacy posed by an interview with a man serving a life sentence for his part in the worst domestic

Oklahoma teens evaluate meat quality

Some teens go to the movies for fun. Others, the mall. Four from Porter? Meat lockers.   Dennis Lang, Jenna Parnell, Melissa Gaither and Katelyn Acree spent hours evaluating meat quality around the state recently, beefing up for a late-October contest at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, according to the Tulsa World. By the

Hepburn’s tapes reveal frustrating Oklahoma experience

Hear that? No, it’s not the loons from “On Golden Pond” welcoming us back, but the fiery temper of actress Katharine Hepburn smiting the Sooner State from her grave.   The Oscar-winning legend may have passed away in 2003, but her reportedly short fuse continues to spark, thanks to 22 boxes of her writings and

Allegedly two Oklahoma Baptist students capture Coney Pony

Police in Shawnee found themselves searching for a horse of a different color when someone hoofed it with a full-sized decorative fiberglass horse from the local Sonic Drive-In restaurant, according to recent stories.   According to The Shawnee News Star, the horse was part of a city centennial display project called “Horse in the City,”

University of Oklahoma suspend gun-toting spirit members

It’s hard to believe that some members of one of the great traditions of University of Oklahoma football will be a no-show for a while. According to reports, the university banned current members of the RUF/NEKS spirit group from official university events for ” this may come as a shock ” evidence of breaking alcohol

Street-naming ceremony turns OKC mayor red

Well, it’s official: The stretch of pavement running along the north side of Bricktown Ballpark is now adorned with a street sign proclaiming it Flaming Lips Alley “¦ and Mayor Mick Cornett turned so red he didn’t need to borrow any fake blood from Lips front man Wayne Coyne.   At the Oct. 25 dedication

Oklahoma town creates work-day excuse business

Excuses, excuses. Come get your excuses.   It’s not every day that entrepreneurs come along with something that really, really works ” and this deal apparently works better than the Popeil Pocket Fisherman.   According to a story by The Associated Press, out of the mighty metropolis of Thackerville comes the “Excused Absence Network” company,

Some Oklahoma Centennial parade entrants had dubious state ties

Well, hope everybody enjoyed the great Oklahoma Centennial Parade in downtown Oklahoma City. Nothing like celebrating 100 years of statehood with giant helium balloons and more Miss Americas than Donald Trump’s mansion.   On a slightly overcast but otherwise pleasant day, everything from dancing ballerinas to rope tricksters made its way through the streets to

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