"About 6,000 people become homeless each year in Oklahoma City. Most leave the streets in a relatively short time, said Dan Straughan, executive director of the nonprofit Homeless Alliance, formed in 2005. At any given time, there are about 1,350 homeless people on the streets, and among those, about 250 are chronically homeless."
Shuffling through some legal pads on his desk, Mike Milner finds the list. On it are scrawled the names of fivehomeless men in Oklahoma City who died in recent months. Milner, director of the WestTown Day Shelter, has seen the faces of those men in his bright, modern shelter.
Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 11:40 am
Still haven't filed your taxes, eh?
Well, you have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to get it all done — or at least file for an extension that gets you off the hook until Oct. 15. To help all of you procrastinators, here are answers to a few of your questions.
If I'm filing by mail, can I come skidding into the post office at 11:58 p.m. and still make the deadline?
The board overseeing the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has been given more time to see if it can develop a plan to fix its funding problems. In July of last year, construction on the partially completed structure was halted when lawmakers failed to approve a $40 million bond proposal that would have been matched by a similar amount in private donations.
Originally published on Sat April 13, 2013 3:40 pm
Spring is spreading its share of nasty weather throughout much of the Midwest and Deep South, leaving thousands of people without power.
The upper Midwest is just emerging from a storm that dumped several inches of snow in parts of the Dakotas and forced temperatures down to as low as 22 degrees. Now, forecasters are saying another 6 to 12 inches of snow could fall as a new storm rages through Montana, North Dakota and northern Minnesota.
GROVE, Okla. (AP) - An Amber Alert for a missing 8-month-old girl has been canceled after the baby was found safe at a hospital in Grove.
Delaware County Sheriff Harlan Moore told the Tulsa World that Carolinn Altaffer was taken to the hospital shortly before 11 a.m. Friday by her mother, China Altaffer. Moore says Carolinn is safe and the mother is in custody.
Authorities were also searching for the baby's father, Ronald Altaffer. The sheriff says investigators did not know where the father is.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A song by local music legends The Flaming Lips is no longer the official rock song of Oklahoma.
A spokesman for Republican Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin confirmed Friday the governor didn't renew an executive order proclaiming ``Do You Realize??'' the official rock song when she took office. Spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor had other priorities and the order ``did not make the cut.'
The White House is trying to tamp down concern over a new intelligence report showing North Korea could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead.
The Defense Intelligence Agency says in a newly revealed report that it has "moderate confidence'' that North Korea knows how to deliver a nuclear weapon on a ballistic missile.
“The United States seems to be taking this a little bit differently as we're thinking about the deliverance capabilities of these nuclear missiles that we've started to see tested,” says Rebecca Cruise, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies and a regular contributor to KGOU’s World Views.
CHICAGO -- Maria Tallchief, one of America's first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as "The Nutcracker," "Firebird," and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88. Tallchief died Thursday in Chicago, her daughter Elise Paschen said Friday.