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Judge LaGrange gives the oath to Cooper - 1

Cooper takes OKC Ward 7 seat, calls it “opportunity to serve”

Lee E. Cooper, Jr. was sworn in as interim Ward 7 Oklahoma City Councilman Tuesday to fill the seat of John Pettis, Jr. who...
Pickets outside Sen Lankford's office

Sen Lankford’s office picketed over border child separations

A group protesting the current U.S. policy of separating children from families attempting to cross the border gathered outside Senator James Lankford's OKC offices...
Mayor David Holt breaks ground on Convention Center project

Groundbreaking begins new OKC Convention Center construction

Groundbreaking for the new $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center was celebrated on the construction site at SW 7th Street and Robinson Friday with...
Dr. Lee E. Cooper, Jr.

East side pastor chosen to fill interim Ward 7 OKC Council seat

The Oklahoma City Council chose Pastor Lee E. Cooper, Jr. for interim Ward 7 Council member Tuesday after considering 18 applications for the post. He...
O'Connor, Shadid, incentives

Amazon incentive deal approved by OKC Council over objections

Two Oklahoma City Council members challenged a $1.7 million Amazon incentive deal as being unnecessary for Amazon to build a distribution center in the...
John Pettis, OKC Ward 7 Councilman

Pettis resigns Ward 7 OKC Council seat amid embezzlement charges

Ward 7 Oklahoma City Councilman John Pettis has resigned his seat amid charges that he embezzled money from three charities he set up and...
OKC Economic Development Trust mtg 2018-5-14

Amazon deal one step closer after Econ Dev Trust vote

The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust voted Tuesday to offer a $1.7 million incentive to Amazon to bring a new fulfillment center to the...
Councilman John Pettis

OKC Councilman Pettis charged with embezzlement

Oklahoma City's Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis, Jr. was charged late Friday with felony embezzlement and intentionally failing to file a tax return to...
Bike lanes at OKC City Hall Bike-to-Work

OKC steps up plans for bike, walk accessibility

The City of Oklahoma City will participate in its 13th annual Bike-to-Work Day Friday, May 18th as staff prepare the comprehensive plan called BikeWalkOKC for improving...
Senator Kay Floyd

OKC senator picked by state Democrats to lead caucus

Oklahoma Senate Democrats elected Senator Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, to be their next caucus leader for the 57th Oklahoma Legislature after John Sparks, D-Norman,...