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Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

Beverly Hills - To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

US university expels fraternity over race chant video

Washington - The University of Oklahoma banned a major fraternity from its campus Monday over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Oklahoma lawmakers vote to ban advanced placement U.S. history

Oklahoma City - The education committee of the Oklahoma legislature has overwhelmingly voted to ban the teaching of advanced placement United States history in the state's public schools, arguing that such courses emphasize "what is bad about America."

Woman calls police, complains her meth is 'laced'

Enid - An Oklahoma woman has been jailed on felony drug charges after calling police to complain that her methamphetamine was "laced" with something.

Oklahoma GOP candidate: Let cities decide whether to execute gays

Oklahoma City - A Tea Party Republican candidate for Oklahoma's House of Representatives believes that gays should be stoned to death, but wants to leave the issue up to local communities to decide because he's "largely libertarian."

Interview: Love and Theft Special

Stephen Barker Liles from the hit country duo chats to Digital Journal about the pair's upcoming headline show, the 'Buckin' Wild Music Fest'.

Bullets and booze: Oklahoma gun range gets liquor license

Oklahoma City - While the owner promises those drinking won't be allowed to shoot, the controversial news is out: a start-up gun range, currently under construction, has been authorized to sell alcohol by the Oklahoma City Council.

TV show Cosmos upsets Okies

Irate citizens of Saddlebridge Township, Okla., most of them in dire need of finishing high school, protested the airing of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's series Cosmos, citing blasphemy.

Veterinarian loses wedding ring and retrieves it in city dump

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma veterinarian Gary McNeill was performing life-saving surgery on a dog this week when he lost something very important: his wedding ring.

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.

Oklahoma executes second inmate with controversial drug

Mcalester - The US state of Oklahoma executed a second inmate by administering a new drug that has sparked controversy over suffering the condemned may go through while dying.Kenneth Hogan, 52, was put to death in the southwestern state.

Judge rules Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Washington - A US federal judge struck down Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it was unconstitutional, a month after a similar move in Utah.

Review: Adam Lambert puts on awesome performance at Win Star World Casino

Thackerville - Grammy-nominated singer Adam Lambert performed at Oklahoma's Win Star World Casino on December 31, for a sold-out crowd, to celebrate the New Year.

'Oklahoma!' actress Barbara Lawrence dies at age 83

Los Angeles - Actress Barbara Lawrence has died at age 84 of kidney failure. She was best known for her role as Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie Oklahoma!

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant raps on new track 'Whole Life'

Oklahoma City - Recently, Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant stepped off the basketball court and into the recording booth to record a verse for the song "Whole Life."

Oklahoma man makes marriage proposal during arrest

Elk City - Last week, Elk City, Oklahoma native Justin Harrel proposed to his girlfriend while a police officer was arresting him for two outstanding warrants. She said "yes."

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma rattling nerves

Arcadia - Oklahoma, that US state where, according to the song, "The wind comes sweeping down the plain," had more to worry about Saturday than breezy weather as it experienced a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.

Op-Ed: How a gay Oklahoma couple legally married in the 'reddest' state

Concho - A gay couple living in what is known as the most conservative state in the US has become the first to legally marry there despite a constitutional amendment banning such unions. How did they do it?

Bored Oklahoma teens kill baseball player

Three Oklahoma teens are charged with the murder of an Australian baseball player. the teens claimed they were, "bored" and "wanted to see someone die."

Review: Country singer Justin Adams soars on self-titled EP Special

Country singer and songwriter Justin Adams released his self-titled debut EP independently on July 23. He co-wrote all five songs on the album.

Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert

Shawnee - Country singer Ronnie Dunn performed on July 6 at the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Out-of-state looters descend on tornado-ravaged Moore, Oklahoma

The people of Moore, Oklahoma have not only had to deal with trying to recover from the ravages of the recent tornado, but now they must be on the the lookout for looters,

Video: Mustang hit by Oklahoma tornado still runs

A 2003 Mustang still runs after being tossed into a tree by the deadly Moore, Oklahoma tornado. Owner, Jack Haden, takes the stripped down 'Stang out for a test drive.

Renowned storm-chaser, son, co-worker, killed in Oklahoma tornado

Renowned storm chaser and meteorologist Tim Samaras, his son Paul, and his co-worker, Carl Young, were all killed by the tornado that ravaged parts of Oklahoma Friday. The three died chasing the storms near El Reno.

'Storm Chasers' Tim Samaras dies chasing Oklahoma tornado

El Reno - Storm chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young were killed in the deadly tornado outbreak in Oklahoma on May 31.

5 videos of the Oklahoma tornado you need to see now

Spreading fast across the Web are these five videos showing stunning footage of the deadly Oklahoma tornado, which has killed nine and injured at least 75 people. In one video, a meteorologist's car is flung 200 yards by a surging tornado.

Relief aid for Moore tornado victims denied at Canadian border

A 44,000-pound shipment of food, blankets and diapers bound for tornado-stricken Moore, Okla., has been stopped at the Canada-U.S. border. Officials will not let it cross until every item is itemized in alphabetical order.

Boy rescues buried cat from Oklahoma rubble 6 days after storm

Geoff and Jo Humann of Moore, Oklahoma lost their home in the tornado that swept through their community this month. Hard to accept but harder still was the loss of a family-member, their pet cat Egor.
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Timothy McVeigh about to be led out of a Perry  Oklahoma courthouse two days after the Oklahoma City...
Timothy McVeigh about to be led out of a Perry, Oklahoma courthouse two days after the Oklahoma City bombing.
Olaf Growald
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Sue Mallonee at Oklahoma State Department of Health Injury Prevention Service
On Jan.17  2014  Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committe...
On Jan.17, 2014, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) told a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) committee hearing that President Obama's claims on global warming were fabricated.
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Graph by the Southern Poverty Law Center charting the rapid rise in white supremacist groups nationa...
Graph by the Southern Poverty Law Center charting the rapid rise in white supremacist groups nationally.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Survivor Tree. After surviving the bombing  The Survivor Tree elm became an emblem of the Memori...
The Survivor Tree. After surviving the bombing, The Survivor Tree elm became an emblem of the Memorial.
Dustin M. Ramsey
Dogs competing in Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows.  Quick Trip Center.  Tulsa  Okla.  May 26 - 30  2011.
Dogs competing in Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows. Quick Trip Center. Tulsa, Okla. May 26 - 30, 2011.
A memorial tile with the logo of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)  on Murrah Plaza at the Okla...
A memorial tile with the logo of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on Murrah Plaza at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Several federal law enforcement agencies had offices in the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City. At least 17 federal agents belonging to the ATF, U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Customs Service (now a major part of the Dept. of Homeland Security) were killed in the April 19th truck bombing of the building.
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U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosi...
U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosion site of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Air Force is provided around-the-clock support of personnel, equipment, and supplies during rescue and relief efforts.
U.S. Department of Defense
Map showing Norman Oklahoma and Oklahoma City where tornado s struck late Monday evening.
Map showing Norman Oklahoma and Oklahoma City where tornado's struck late Monday evening.
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The ruins of the Murrah Building are demolished more than a month after the Oklahoma City bombing. T...
The ruins of the Murrah Building are demolished more than a month after the Oklahoma City bombing. The bombing had occurred with a Ryder truck similar to the one in the lower left of the picture. The Oklahoma City Bombing National Memorial would later be built on the site.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert
Ronnie Dunn performs for the Oklahoma Twister Relief concert
Photo Courtesy of Steve Martine
Photo of a reconstructed house  ca. 1200  of the inhabitants of the Spiro mound town and ceremonial ...
Photo of a reconstructed house, ca. 1200, of the inhabitants of the Spiro mound town and ceremonial center
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A snake found in Oklahoma
A snake found in Oklahoma
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Image byModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomete (MODIS) shows the tornadoes path through Moore ...
Image byModerate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiomete (MODIS) shows the tornadoes path through Moore (red line)
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Hollywood legend Barbara Lawrence  who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie  Oklahoma!  has died...
Hollywood legend Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie 'Oklahoma!' has died at the age of 83
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The Montandon family circa 1935
The Montandon family circa 1935
Courtesy of Pat Montandon
Pat Montandon s peace rally efforts like the one at the International Women s Congress in 1987 and o...
Pat Montandon's peace rally efforts like the one at the International Women's Congress in 1987 and other peace-promoting actives were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Courtesy of Pat Montandon
The Oklahoma City National Memorial at dusk as seen from the base of the reflecting pool.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial at dusk as seen from the base of the reflecting pool.
FL Smith
Tornadoes claim 6 lives in Oklahoma
Tornadoes claim 6 lives in Oklahoma
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Aerial view of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after bombing. Up until the September 11  2001  ter...
Aerial view of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after bombing. Up until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by international Islamic extremists, the Oklahoma City bombing by right-wing domestic extremists was the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation's history.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers