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Budget, teacher raises top special session agenda

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Legislature will return to the state Capitol Monday for a special legislative session to try to fill a $215 million shortfall in the state budget and look for long-term solutions to chronic budget shortfalls that have forced deep cuts to state agencies and services

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-24 17:41:00

Art for the Senses raising funds to help Women's Resource Center

Financial professional Terry Kingsbery loves Norman. He also loves music, art and all things beautiful. So when Agi Lurtz told him the Women's Resource Center was looking for a place to host a fundraiser, it seemed only natural to host Art for the Senses at his home in southwest Norman. "I was a boa

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-24 12:15:00

Shattering the military's glass ceiling: Stillwater native now serving in combat role

Provided Staff Sgt. Erika Stormont, 28, recently transitioned into a combat arms job, something that wasn't available to women until recently. Stormont believes she is the first enlisted female from the Oklahoma Army National Guard to reclassify into a combat arms job. Provided Stillwater High cheer

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Class of 1967 donates a 'legacy' to school

There are many Homecomings. They happen in literally thousands of cities across the nation and hundreds of cities across the state. But this year - this year is special for Woodward's homecoming. "I think what makes this homecoming special is the class of 1967 had this fundraiser and donated this s

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-24 09:55:00

Cancer patient hopes his story will motivate others to get checked

Gary Martin, 64, of Canton, knew there was something wrong with his health last December. It wasn't until several months later that Martin discovered years of not going to the doctor had hidden a developing prostate cancer. Now, with his cancer spread to his bones and expected to be terminal, Gary

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-24 09:00:00

Retention pond worksite will return to green footprint

While work has been going on for months now on the storm water retention pond located across from Woodward High School, there are still a lot of people who are having a hard time envisioning what the site will look like when it is completed. Over the last several months, the large retention pond has

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-23 19:54:00

Donnelly, Brooks say tax reform necessary for job growth, global competition

ANDERSON, Ind. - At its heart, the comprehensive tax reform message Vice President Mike Pence brought to Anderson Friday is that it's necessary for job creation, continued economic growth and rebuilding the nation's middle class. And the gleaming new Wylam Center of Flagship East served as an ideal

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-23 17:15:00

Scientists size up oddball exoplanet that gobbles up light

What's super hot, appears black as fresh asphalt and eats almost all of the light that heads its way? Meet WASP-12b, an odd exoplanet in the constellation Auriga, 1,400 light years from Earth. The giant gaseous planet, one of a class known as "hot Jupiters," was first observed in 2008 and has been e

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-23 15:00:00

As Trump campaigns for Strange in Alabama, he expresses some doubts: 'I might have made a mistake'

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - President Donald Trump campaigned on Friday night for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, in a race that has pitted him against his most loyal supporters and that holds the potential to upend the political dynamics for Republicans facing election in 2018. The endorsement of '

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-23 14:48:00

Ag project helps special needs students get start in growing plants

Woodward High School Ag teacher Chip Laubach has recruited his students for a project to benefit the special needs class at the high school. Special needs students were learning about horticulture, the art of growing plants, but were missing the opportunity to have hands-on experience without a spac

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-23 10:10:00

Pence preaches reform, touts GOP health care

ANDERSON, Ind. - During a Friday visit to Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence expressed confidence that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, would finally succeed. Speaking before a crowd of about 600 people at the Flagship Enterprise Center's

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 23:37:00

Need Saturday plans? More than 1,200 museums will offer free entrance this weekend

Need weekend plans for the family? More than 1,200 museums across the U.S. will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the national event Museum Day Live. Museum Day Live, organized by Smithsonian Magazine and the Smithsonian Institute, is designed to celebrate museums and galleries

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 22:03:00

Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations

RUSHVILLE, Ind.-- On Keith Schoettmer's hog farm on a cool late-summer day, there's little evidence that thousands of animals live inside barns on the property. The air is free of the odor of manure; almost all of the animal waste falls into massive underground tanks beneath the barns. During planti

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Clock running out on health program for 9 million kids

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal a

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:30:00

Lessons in lunch: Teachers take to the kitchen in new meal program at Kentucky middle school

BEREA, Ky. - For teachers at a Kentucky middle school, teaching doesn't stop at the classroom doors. Lessons can be found everywhere in the school - including the kitchen - which is why the school's kitchen manager created a program that puts teachers where the food. "We are so grateful to have teac

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:02:00

Traitors or patriots? Eight Vietnam POWs were charged with collaborating with the enemy.

MOSCOW, Idaho - The six young servicemen, fresh from the prison camps of North Vietnam, stood at attention, saluted and wept as their comrade was lowered into his grave that Monday in a Denver cemetery. Marine Corps Sgt. Abel Larry Kavanaugh, 24, had been like a brother to them and before he had fir

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 15:30:00

The ode of Carter: Cowboy D-lineman expresses himself through poetry

STILLWATER, Okla. - Trey Carter's favorite poet is himself. He's not being a braggart, nor is he just saying that because he knows little about the realm of poetry. No, Carter is well-versed in poetry, a hobby he picked up by living with 15 sisters as a child. He writes his own ballads every day in

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:00:00

COLUMN: Boy bands were all the rage in the '90s

Whether you're male or female and under the age of 35 or so, chances are you listened to a "boy band" once or twice while growing up in the '90s. Also, chances are it was one of the "Big 3." That would be 98 Degrees, 'NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys. And within whichever group you listened to, chances

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

Norman firefighters travel to Houston as part of disaster response unit

NORMAN, Okla. - When disaster calls, someone has to answer -even if it's in another state. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit in August, Norman firefighters Ben William-Kupec and Brian Weatherford took their talents to the Houston area to aid in disaster relief efforts following the destruct

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:15:00

Aaron Hernandez was suffering from advanced form of CTE; family files suit against NFL

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of

WOODWARD NEWS - 2017-09-22 12:00:00