Oklahoma City

Redbirds roll over Oklahoma City

Memphis won its third straight over the Oklahoma City Dodgers with an 8-2 victory Sunday night at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The Dodgers managed just three hits through seven innings as the Redbirds built a 7-0 lead, scoring three runs in the first and two more in the fifth.Read more on NewsOK.com


7:05 p.m.;;New Orleans at Oklahoma City;;KGHM-AM 1340
6 p.m.;;N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia;;MLBN (Cox 264)
6 p.m.;;Texas at Detroit;;FSOK (Cox 37)/KEBC-AM 1560
7 p.m.;;Oakland at St.Read more on NewsOK.com

Pride festivities show ‘Oklahoma City has come so far’

By Josh WallaceStaff writerjwallace@oklahoman.comA week-long celebration of LGBTQ pride and progress culminated with a Saturday parade and block party that many viewed as a symbol of Oklahoma City's growth as a more welcoming community.
“Oklahoma City has come so far — we were gone for about 10 years.Read more on NewsOK.com

Jurors deadlock in murder trial involving Oklahoma City caretaker

By Keaton RossStaff writerKRoss@oklahoman.comAfter deliberating for more than seven hours, jurors deadlocked Wednesday evening in the murder trial of an Oklahoma City caretaker accused of fatally assaulting an elderly man under his care.
Judge Kendra Coleman declared a hung jury mistrial because jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.Read more on NewsOK.com

More than 21% of Oklahoma City seniors still working

By Paula BurkesBusiness writerpburkes@oklahoman.comOklahoma City is 18th nationwide, among cities with populations of 200,000 or more, in the percentage of adults 65 and older in the labor force.
Of its 74,930 seniors, 21.2% are working.
Plano is No.Read more on NewsOK.com

Cooking classes scheduled around Oklahoma City

By Dave CatheyFood editordcathey@oklahoman.comWednesday
Cornell Univ Triple-Rich Bread – Peter Schaffer, 6:15 to 9:15 p.m., Francis Tuttle, $39.
Macarons Not Macaroons – Karen Flores, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Francis Tuttle, $39.
Saturdays R-4 Kids: Cupcakes – Vera Cheek, 9 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

Amnesty would clear Oklahoma City municipal court dockets, relieve low-level offenders of burdensome costs

By William CrumStaff writerwcrum@oklahoman.comWard 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon says the justice system's tendency to criminalize poverty would be lessened under a measure being considered by the Oklahoma City Council.
The measure would establish an amnesty window, giving thousands of offenders who missed court dates a chance to pay a reduced fine, or have fines excused if they cannot pay.
"Particularly, because those living in poverty or with a serious mental illness or substance use disorder have obstacles that may be contributing to the fact that they haven’t taken care of these charges previously, this reduces the compounding fees for failure to appear and gets rid of any warrant they might have," Hamon said Monday.
Pursuant to an order issued by Municipal Court Presiding Judge Philippa James, the window for resolving low-level offenses would open July 1 and run through March 31, 2020.
An individual with an unpaid speeding ticket for driving 1 to 10 mph over the limit could resolve the case for $155.
That is close to the cost of the original ticket and a reduction of about 75% from the $613 that accumulates after an individual fails to pay a citation and the court issues a warrant.
Individuals who still cannot pay would be offered an indigency hearing in which costs could be excused.
Similar savings would be offered for other unresolved traffic offenses, reducing fines and fees to $166, and for nonjury criminal cases, to $161.
Ward 8 Councilman Mark Stonecipher, the council's Judiciary Committee chairman, said the program provides an avenue to get lingering cases "off the books, get rid of the warrants.Read more on NewsOK.com