Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 27th among United States cities in population. The population grew following the 2010 Census, with the population estimated to have increased to 649,021 as of July 2018.
  • Kings of Leon to perform free concert at Scissortail Park grand opening
    The Oklahoma Daily

    Kings of Leon to perform free concert at Scissortail Park grand opening

    Kings of Leon, a rock band with multiple platinum-selling albums and four Grammy awards, will perform a free concert to celebrate the opening of Scissortail Park in Oklahoma City. The band and Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt made the announcement in tweets Wednesday. The concert will be free for all ages, and will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Scissortail Park will be a public recreation area, located at the corner of South Robinson Avenue and Oklahoma City Boulevard, near Chesapeake Energy Arena. According to the park's official website, it will cover 70 urban acres, and include attractions like a lake and boathouse, outdoor roller rink, children's playground and enclosed dog park. According

  • Field Level Media

    Rookie clash pits Dodgers' Gonsolin vs. D-backs' Clarke

    Right-hander Tony Gonsolin will make his major league debut Wednesday when the Los Angeles Dodgers play the Arizona Diamondbacks in the finale of a three-game series in Phoenix. Gonsolin, the Dodgers' 2018 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City and take the temporary sixth starter spot in the rotation. Los Angeles, in the midst of 18 games in 18 days, is trying to build in extra rest for its starters, a luxury afforded by a 13-game lead in the National League West.

  • Miami Herald

    Perkins' run leads Okla. City to 8-5 win over New Orleans

    Perkins' run leads Okla. City to 8-5 win over New Orleans OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Cameron Perkins scored when Rocky Gale was hit with a pitch in the fifth inning, leading the Oklahoma City Dodgers to an 8-5 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Tuesday. The hit batsman, part of a two-run inning, gave the Dodgers a 5-4 lead before Edwin Rios scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. The Dodgers later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Shane Jake Peterson and Peter hit back-to-back home runs to secure the victory. Peter homered and doubled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two for Okla. City. Okla. City starter J.D. Martin (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs

  • Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death sentence
    SFChronicle.com

    Supreme Court denies appeal of Oklahoma death sentence

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death for a fatal stabbing during an Oklahoma City robbery nearly 20 years ago. Attorneys for 39-year-old Tremane Wood argued in the appeal that he received ineffective legal assistance during his trial over the 2001 killing of Ronald Wimpf. Attorneys for Wood, whose first name is spelled Termane in state court documents, claimed a court-appointed lawyer was "struggling with substance abuse" at the time. The high court denied Wood's appeal Monday. In January it declined to review his sentence when lawyers argued people of color in Oklahoma are more likely to receive death sentences when victims are white.

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit
    Houston Chronicle

    Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

    Caption Close OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state's alcohol laws. The court rejected the request Monday to immediately take the lawsuit and issue an injunction blocking the law signed last month by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The court sent the case to Oklahoma County District Court. The law requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. Currently, manufacturers can designate a single wholesaler to distribute their products. The group contends the law unconstitutionally changes the amendment passed by voters in 2016 that

  • Children Nationwide Announce I HAVE A VOICE NOW!
    PR Newswire

    Children Nationwide Announce I HAVE A VOICE NOW!

    OKLAHOMA CITY, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- I HAVE A VOICE NOW! (www.ihaveavoicenow.org) a national youth advocacy movement, with origins tethered to historic national and Oklahoma civil rights movements, is calling all children to let their voices be heard through a national YouTube listening session starting June 26, 2019. Today, Najuma is inspiring children to create their own national voice.

  • msnbc.com

    Straight 'country boy' whose rainbow truck went viral joins Oklahoma City Pride march

    The self-described straight “country boy” whose rainbow pickup truck went viral on social media, joined Oklahoma City's first official Pride march Sunday. Cody Barlow, 28, first debuted his decorated tailgate earlier this month with a sign that read, “Not all country boys are bigots. Happy Pride Month.” “I wanted to share a message of support, particularly for the younger generation of LGBTQ people who are dealing with a lot and who are isolated with nowhere to turn,” Barlow told NBC News. “For those suffering to the point where they may be considering taking their own lives, I wanted to show that not all of us are like that, that we judge people on their characters, not based on who they love.”

  • The London-based Libera Boys Choir Returns to the USA for Several Highly Anticipated Shows
    PR Newswire

    The London-based Libera Boys Choir Returns to the USA for Several Highly Anticipated Shows

    LONDON , June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Libera's performance in Saint Paul will be their first in the area since 2011; and their Oklahoma City concert will be their first ever. They will also be returning ...

  • City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination
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    City in Oklahoma ordered to boil water after possible E. coli contamination

    A northern Oklahoma town was warned against consuming public water without boiling it first after a city well tested positive for E. coli. Residents in Kingfisher, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, were told to boil their water to kill potential E. coli bacteria or other possible “disease causing agents” that could be present, officials said over the weekend. The city announced that residents should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, preparing food, washing dishes and brushing teeth, according to a statement.

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Perkins' run leads Okla. City to 8-5 win over New Orleans

    Perkins' run leads Okla. City to 8-5 win over New Orleans OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Cameron Perkins scored when Rocky Gale was hit with a pitch in the fifth inning, leading the Oklahoma City Dodgers to an 8-5 win over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Tuesday. The hit batsman, part of a two-run inning, gave the Dodgers a 5-4 lead before Edwin Rios scored on a wild pitch later in the inning. The Dodgers later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Shane Jake Peterson and Peter hit back-to-back home runs to secure the victory. Peter homered and doubled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two for Okla. City. Okla. City starter J.D. Martin (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs

  • Zach Reks hits two homers, isn't enough for OKC
    True Blue LA

    Zach Reks hits two homers, isn't enough for OKC

    Six of the nine Dodgers minor league affiliates played on Monday, half coming out with a win. Oklahoma City lost their fourth game in a row, while Rancho Cucamonga avoided a losing streak. Triple-A Oklahoma City The Dodgers scored four runs in the eighth inning, but it wasn't enough to catch up to the Redbirds as they fell 9-6. Dennis Santana pitched 4 2⁄3 innings for the Dodgers, allowing five runs (three earned) in his fifth loss of the season. He gave up five hits and delivered a season-high of six walks. Zach Reks hit two home runs to contribute to four runs of the six on the night. Edwin Rios also hit a homer for his 13th of the season. The team went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position

  • The Charlotte Observer

    Thomas, Nogowski lead the way for Memphis

    Thomas, Nogowski lead the way for Memphis OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Lane Thomas homered twice and singled, driving in three runs and scoring a pair as the Memphis Redbirds beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 8-2 on Sunday. John Nogowski tripled and doubled with three RBIs for Memphis. Memphis took the lead in the first when Nogowski hit a two-run triple and then scored on a single by Thomas. The Redbirds later added runs in four additional innings to secure the victory. Jesus Cruz (2-5) got the win with three innings of scoreless relief while Okla. City starter Daniel Corcino (4-3) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.