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Donkeys supervise, protect goat mowing crew in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From the banks of a hilly canal, Monte and Sam watch the goats eat plants, butt heads and sit around on the job. The goats were on the other side of section of the northwest Oklahoma City canal near NW 63 and N Council Road...

 
 By Robert Medley    Regional    May 16, 2019

Desert gardens flourish in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In an urban park, surrounded by interstates and busy city streets, a sanctuary for cacti and other succulents can be found. On a recent spring day, on the grounds of the surrounding Will Rogers Gardens, the flowers were...

 

Oklahoma City theatre opens 51st movie season without owner

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It was July 3, 1968, when the first car pulled up to the Winchester Drive-In movie ticket booth for the premiere show. Lindy Shanbour was there to greet the first customers. He was there almost every night until the end of...

 

Officials to address drop-offs along Oklahoma City's roads

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On NW 150, in a mostly rural part of Oklahoma City, the aging asphalt pavement of the two-lane road is full of potholes. Farther west of N Morgan Road, NW 150 becomes a gravel road alongside wheat fields and a farm near a...

 

Oklahoma History Center preserves ex-prisoners fingerprints

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the past two years, volunteers at the Oklahoma History Center have been sorting through aging records of former prisoners at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, working to alphabetize the names. Index cards from many prisoners...

 

Oklahoma man reunited with guitar after nearly 60 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It had been almost six decades since pedal steel guitar player Jerry Horner had seen the long-lost Fender Stringmaster. Horner, 82, had driven from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music...

 

Oklahoma man reunited with guitar after nearly 60 years

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It had been almost six decades since pedal steel guitar player Jerry Horner had seen the long-lost Fender Stringmaster. Horner, 82, had driven from Tahlequah to the northwest Oklahoma City home of singer and Oklahoma music...

 

Camels thrive in Oklahoma farms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Charlie stood in the pen with his nose up, raising his nostrils higher as people approached. Children and a red heeler cow dog named Mollie circled him, kids grabbed his fuzzy wool and touched his nose. He didn't move or...

 

Firefighters cleanup Oklahoma River spill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The air was putrid at two Interstate 40 bridges in south Oklahoma City. Firefighters serving on the hazardous materials response team at first thought it was raw sewage coating the bridge floors on Western Avenue and Shields...

 

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