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3-vehicle accident in southeast Norman
Dispatch reported one person was trapped in their vehicle after a three-vehicle accident around 1:24 p.m. today at Classen Boulevard and Lindsey Street.
Lexington memories: Couple deliver lifetime of history from World War II carrier
Tina Pulis and her husband, Chuck, traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, Tuesday to deliver a lifetime of history to the USS Lexington Museum.
Triple-fatality aftermath; OHP IDs driver of one vehicle who died in head-on crash near Bison
Antonio Medina Jr., 23, of Enid, was driving south in the southbound lane and died after a head-on collision. The identities of the northbound driver and passenger have not been released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
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Thunder end Spurs win streak
Reggie Jackson is a man of few words. The third year Oklahoma City guard isn't one to sing his own praises.
City considers relocating Houston sculpture here
The Edmond City Council voted 5-0 to purchase a $250,000 bronze sculpture for no more than $90,000, a figure which includes transportation costs with the condition the artwork is in acceptable condition.
“Touch the Clouds” is a bronze sculpture located at the Houston Astrodome, which is about to be demolished, Shadid said. This piece is available for a $50,000 donation to the Houston Rodeo Livestock Association, plus additional costs for relocation.
Internationally known sculptor Dave McGary, who created the piece, died about three weeks ago, Shadid said. “Touch the Clouds” is part of his Warrior Series. The sculpture depicts a Miniconjou chief of the late 19th century, a cousin of the Sioux warrior, Crazy Horse, according to McGary’s website.
His artwork has been placed overseas and “Touch the Clouds” is recognized as one of McGary’s significant pieces of art, Shadid said.
Lankford wary of Iran negotiations
An historic agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry has made with Iran concerning its nuclear enrichment program drew concern from Congressman James Lankford. Lankford spoke Tuesday at a town hall meeting at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Kerry said Tuesday that the United States will work toward reaching a final comprehensive agreement that ensures Iran will not acquire a nuclear weapon. An initial agreement stipulates that Iran’s current nuclear program must be peaceful, Kerry said.
“And that has to be absolutely verifiable,” Kerry said.
Diplomacy always should be used to avoid a war by resolving an issue, Lankford said.
“But my real concern on this issue with Iran is we’re going to release some of the sanctions, and release about $7 billion back into Iran for the promise of future action in Iran,” Lankford said. “Iran has not been good in keeping promises of future action.”
Senate Democratic leader announces 2014 session will be his last
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage announced today that he has decided not to seek another term in the Oklahoma State Senate. Although the Claremore Democrat would not have been term limited until 2018, Burrage said it was time to refocus his attention on his family and his legal career.
Ada woman hoping for news of missing brother
When Ada resident Violeta Oliver saw news footage of Typhoon Haiyan, she started worrying about her brother.
A native of the Philippines, Oliver was at her office on Nov. 7 when co-workers colleagues told her that a typhoon was supposed to strike her homeland the next day. She assured her colleagues that typhoons are common in the Philippines, but they told her that Haiyan was the biggest storm in the nation’s history.
The day that Haiyan hit, Oliver went home and watched CNN’s coverage of the storm. As she followed the story, she wondered whether her brother, Perfecto Maceda Badoy Jr., was safe.
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