OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
5:20 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

The McVeigh jury members address the media during a news conference in Denver, Colo., Saturday, June 14, 1997. From right to left are: Roger Brown, Fred Clarke, Doug Carr, Diane Faircloth, James Osgood, Tonya Stedman, Mike Leeper, Ruth Meier, Jonathon Candelaria, Martha Hite and Vera Chubb. (Michael S. Green/AP)

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 8:03 am

Just past the two-year anniversary of the bombing of the Boston Marathon, another horrific anniversary approaches. Oklahoma City residents will never forget April 19, 1995, when a bomb blast tore through the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, killing 168 people and injuring several hundred others.

Police tracked down Timothy McVeigh, a 26-year-old Persian Gulf War veteran and right-wing militia sympathizer. He was put on trial and ultimately put to death.

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The Two-Way
3:46 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Adrian Peterson To Be Reinstated By NFL

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (center) is seen following a court appearance last year in Conroe, Texas.
David J. Phillip AP

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 5:15 pm

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

The NFL has announced that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated Friday as "an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings."

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World Views
3:02 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Ex-Washington Post Journalist Recounts Abu Ghraib, Close Call With Al-Qaeda Kidnappers

Jackie Spinner interviews a soldier in Iraq during her time as a Washington Post correspondent.
Provided Jackie Spinner

In 2003, the Associated Press issued its report on human rights abuses taking place at the U.S.-held Abu Ghraib prison. Jackie Spinner was at the prison a year later to report on the story for The Washington Post when she was nearly kidnapped by Al-Qaeda members.

“It was June 14, 2004. It’s a day I’ll never forget,” Spinner said.

The event inspired the title for her 2006 book about her experiences reporting in Iraq during the war, Tell Them I Didn’t Cry

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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
12:15 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

How The Oklahoma City Bombing Helped Spur Downtown's Two-Decade Renaissance

Bill Mihas, the owner of Coney Island in downtown Oklahoma City
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

It’s been nearly 20 years since a bomb destroyed the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. As Oklahoma City prepares to look back on the bombing, one thing is clear — downtown OKC is a far different, and much better place than it was in April 1995. And it’s hard to deny the role the bombing played in the area’s resurgence.

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Oklahoma News
12:10 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office To Conduct Internal Review

Tulsa County reserve deputy Bob Bates (center) stands outside the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center with his attorney, Clark Brewster, after turning himself in Tuesday morning.
Matt Trotter KWGS Public Radio Tulsa

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says it will conduct an internal review of its reserve deputy program after a 73-year-old volunteer officer fatally shot an unarmed suspect who was on the ground.

Spokesman Shannon Clark told the Tulsa World Thursday that there will be an audit, but she did not discuss details.

Clark did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press.

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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
6:26 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Clinton To Speak At Sunday's Ceremony Remembering Oklahoma City Bombing Victims

Former president Bill Clinton will speak during Sunday’s ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

Clinton was in office during the 1995 bombing, and now serves as a member of the national advisory board for the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

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Oklahoma News
5:41 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Federal Court Declines To Block Transfer of Seattle Elephants To OKC

Chai at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
Credit Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo. / Creative Commons/Google Images

A federal appeals court has declined to block the transfer of two elephants from a zoo in Seattle to a new home in Oklahoma City.

A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a motion to stop the move of the aging female elephants at Woodland Park Zoo to an Oklahoma City zoo.

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Oklahoma News
5:11 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Gun Rights Group Sues Over Norman Music Festival Weapons Ban

Credit normanmusicfestival.com

A decision by organizers of a popular music festival in Norman to ban weapons during an upcoming three-day concert has prompted a lawsuit by a gun rights group whose members want to carry their firearms at the outdoor concert.

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cleveland County seeking to stop the ban from taking effect during the festival next weekend in the city's downtown area. The association claims the city has no right to prohibit people from carrying concealed or even openly displayed firearms on city property.

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Oklahoma News
3:45 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

House Votes To Allow Liquor Stores To Sell Refrigerated High-Point Beer

Credit K. Graham / Flickr Creative Commons

Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House.

House members on Wednesday voted 68-21 for the Senate-passed measure. Its author, Republican Rep. Glen Mulready of Tulsa, says the bill will now go to a joint House-Senate conference committee where it may undergo changes before lawmakers seek final passage.

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OneSix8
2:16 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Biodrama As Live Action Documentary, Director Vivi Tellas At University Of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Spanish professor Julie Ward with renowned theater director Vivi Tellas. Listen to audio of their interview here.
Brooke Lefler KGOU

Biodrama is biographical theater. It’s live action documentary celebrating living people and the theatrical aspects of their everyday lives.

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