A live broadcast of the solar eclipse over Cairns and Great Barrier Reef, Australia, begins at 2:30 p.m. EST.
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U.S. Army frees Edmond soldier
At about 10:05 a.m. Friday, a white van arrived in a parking lot at a Fort Leavenworth penitentiary.
It was a moment five years in the making for the Behenna family. The van door opened and a dozen family members, including Scott and Vicki Behenna, got their first glimpse of their son Michael as a free man.
“We all just kind of held our breath,” Vicki Behenna said during a phone interview at about 3:15 p.m. from inside her vehicle on Interstate 35 in the Emporia, Kan., area. “They opened the door and he walked out. You just are so overjoyed that he is free and able to start his life again.”
Vicki said Michael was overwhelmed. His longtime girlfriend Shannon Wahl was there. So were some of Michael’s supporters from the Leavenworth area.
UCO investigates breach of university server
A significant number of victims — UCO’s 2,700 employees and likely ex-employees as well — are victims of a server breach, a spokesman said.
On Thursday, the University of Central Oklahoma sent an email message notifying members of its community that on Wednesday it discovered a breach of sensitive personal information due to unauthorized access to one of its servers.
Ex-city HR director pleads in debit card case
A former city administrator accused of taking two debit cards form a woman’s wallet inside an Edmond Target has changed her plea in court, records show.
On July 25, 2013, the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office filed two counts of felony possession of a taken debit card against Anita Breen, 69, of Edmond.
The charges stemmed from a check out line incident at Target, 1200 E. Second St., where Breen was accused of picking up a woman’s wallet and spending $10 that was not hers, according to Oklahoma County District Court records.
With Rock of Ages as their week’s theme, Michael Jackson would have been proud of the Deer Creek High School students as they “Beat It,” breaking the previous amount of money raised from activities and dares when the final tally for their Wonderful Week of Fundraising topped the $90,000 mark.
Partnerships emerging to improve soil health in Oklahoma
Agricultural producers, extension officials, conservation and government leaders have converged in Norman this week for the annual Oklahoma No-till Conference.
Pruitt warns of misleading solicitations by national organizations
Attorney General Scott Pruitt this week issued a warning to Oklahomans regarding solicitations and advertisements by national animal welfare organizations. Attorney General Pruitt is concerned such groups are giving Oklahomans the impression their donations are assisting Oklahoma animal shelters, when in fact the donations of Oklahomans may go toward unrelated efforts like lobbying in other states or at the federal level.
Coalition to protest 2 scheduled state executions
An Oklahoma court has scheduled the execution dates for two death row inmates, Clayton Darrell Locket, 38, and Charles Frederick Warner, 46, this month.
New contractor to finish taxi lanes at airport
A new contractor has been selected by a surety company to finish work on the Northwest Development area at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport.
GERA manager Justin Heid said the surety company hired Austin Paving of Edmond to finish the project.
OHCE offers ‘Growing and Using Herbs’ workshop
Residents who are interested in learning to grow and use herbs around the house should plan on attending this workshop. The Oklahoma Home and Community Education seminar will be at 9:30 a.m. March 27 at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service, 930 N. Portland, Oklahoma City. This workshop will be sponsored by the OHCE organization and is open to interested residents free of charge.
Uptown Grocery Co. bags hunger
Uptown Grocery Co. will once again donate a portion of Saturday’s sales to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through its annual “Let’s Bag Hunger” event. Employees and volunteers from the Regional Food Bank will be on hand to raise awareness about hunger, accept donations and assist customers with their groceries.
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