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  • Strong earthquake rattles Logan County

    Ray Dorwart, owner of Guthrie’s Dorwart Custom Boots, 117 S. Second, said he was in his store working on a sewing machine when he felt the structure shake Monday morning.
    Dorwart was on the phone with an out-of-state friend when he heard some tools rattle and felt the wood floor vibrate.

    April 7, 2014

  • SteveRussell2.png Russell plans to jump into 5th District race

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of profile stories about candidates seeking the 5th District Congressional seat. Other candidates who have announced plans to file for the office April 9-11 are Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas, Sen. Clark Jolley, Rep. Mike Turner, Rep. Shane Jett and Harvey Sparks on the GOP side. Democrats announced for the seat are Tom Guild, state Sen. Al McAffrey, Keith Davenport and Marilyn Rainwater.

    Former state Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, is under no illusion that he can convince 434 members to do what’s right in Congress if voters elect him to represent them in the U.S. Congressional 5th District.
    “I do know from my time in the state Senate, that if you take a stand on good issues, and if you educate folks on the facts, that many times you can make a huge difference,” he said.
    A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Russell was a warrior in the war with Iraq. He is the author of “We Got Him: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein.”

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • demo train-1[6].jpg Extension recreating demonstration train whistle stop for centennial celebration

    These days the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) uses a blend of 21st century technology to help fulfill its mission of helping Oklahomans live the best lives possible. In addition to a strong social media presence, Extension’s two weekly television shows — SUNUP (agriculture) and Oklahoma Gardening — boast more than 2.5 million views on YouTube.
    But, in Extension’s earliest days, agents crisscrossed the state on demonstration trains, sharing the latest trends and know-how for farm and family.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hotel1_CR.jpg Hotel open in 2015?: Hilton Garden Inn ‘rounding last corner’

    LodgeWell Managing Partner Dave Owen said he has six months to start and it will take about a year to finish the downtown hotel — plus an adjoining parking garage and retail space.

    April 3, 2014 2 Photos 2 Stories

  • Timothy Dunivan_W.jpg Daughter: Inmate had more than 100 wounds

    Crabtree inmate Timothy Dunivan was found dead at the prison in Helena at about 8 a.m. Saturday.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Injuries reported after shooting at Fort Hood in Texas

    A military representative has confirmed that there was a shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, today.
    The Bell County Sheriff’s Office told the Los Angeles Times that there were injuries on the scene. The number of casualties is not known.
    A Twitter message from the base advised all personnel to shelter in place.
    Family members gathered near the main gate of the sprawling military base as a stream of police cars approached. Service members throughout the base were not permitted to leave their offices and quarters, and those outdoors were immediately ushered inside.

    April 2, 2014

  • Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Hargrave built legacy

    Former Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Rudolph Hargrave died Tuesday in Ada. He was 89.
    A graveside service is set for 2 p.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, with the Rev. Susan Rice presiding, according to Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

    April 2, 2014

  • Hilton Garden Inn Enid OK.jpeg Downtown hotel unveiled to Enid City Commission

    The Hilton Garden Inn planned for downtown incorporates elements of the historic Kress Building it replaces.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • Timothy Dunivan_W.jpg Daughter upset over the handling of inmate’s death

    “I’d like to know why the prison won’t give me any answers. I’d really like to know why they won’t talk to me,” Sheryl Coleman said.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Experts: Target’s credit-monitoring offer not enough to protect consumers

    It was the data breach that shook the retail world. When Target Corp. announced in December that 110 million of its customers’ payment and personal records had been breached, the news was unsettling — both because Target is such an iconic brand and because the breach was so invasive.
    “Target really demonstrated there are now three certainties in life: death, taxes and breaches,” said Adam Levin, chairman of Identity Theft 911, a company that provides identity theft recovery and other services.

    April 2, 2014