There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 31st among United States cities in population. The city's population, from the 2010 census, was 579,999, with a metro-area population of 1,252,987. In 2010, the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,322,249 residents.
Oklahoma City's city limits extend into Canadian, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie counties, though much of those areas outside of the core Oklahoma County area are suburban or rural (watershed). The city ranks as the eighth-largest city in the United States by land area (including consolidated city-counties; it is the largest city in the United States by land area whose government is not consolidated with that of a county).
Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds. The federal government employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center. (These two sites house several offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department's Enterprise Service Center, respectively.)
The city was founded during the Land Run of 1889, and grew to a population of over 10,000 within hours of its founding. The city was the scene of the April 19, 1995 bombing attack of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died. It was the worst terror attack in the history of the United States before the attacks of September 11, 2001, and remains the worst act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.
Oklahoma City lies along one of the primary travel corridors into Texas and Mexico, and is about three hours by car to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Located in the Frontier Country region of the state, the city's northeast section lies in an ecological region known as the Cross Timbers. Since the time weather records have been kept, Oklahoma City has been struck by nine strong tornadoes, eight (E)-F4's and one F5. On May 3, 1999 parts of southern Oklahoma City and nearby communities suffered one of the most powerful tornadoes on record.
How the new-look Oklahoma City Thunder handled their first crunch-time situat...
23 Oct 2017 at 8:34am
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In their first game of the season, the Oklahoma City
Thunder blew out the New York Knicks 105-84. And in Game 2, they found themselves on the other side of a bad loss, as the Utah Jazz put the clamps on in a 96-87 decision that wasn't even that close ...
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Oklahoma City man arrested after allegedly entering home, laying on top of 7-...
23 Oct 2017 at 11:20am
kfor.comOklahoma City man arrested after allegedly entering home, laying on top of 7-year-old boykfor.comOKLAHOMA CITY
? A man is behind bars after police said he was found laying on top of a 7-year-old boy ? a boy he didn't know and in a house he didn't live in. Police said Shawn Brittain was arrested for burglary. The family said they left the door ...and more »
NBA rules two incorrect no-calls in final seconds of Wolves' win - ESPN
23 Oct 2017 at 4:01pm
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-- The NBA announced Monday there was one incorrect no-call and noted the officiating crew didn't see Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau calling for timeout in the final 5 seconds of the frantic finish against the Thunder that led to Andrew ...Watch Andrew Wiggins Take Down Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City water bills to rise under proposed new rates - NewsOK.com
23 Oct 2017 at 2:52pm
NewsOK.comOklahoma City water bills to rise under proposed new ratesNewsOK.com
Expanding access to reservoirs and water resources in southeastern Oklahoma
means higher utility rates in Oklahoma City
. [The Oklahoman file]. Residential customers can expect to pay an additional $3.36 per month on their Oklahoma City
utility bills ...and more »
30 Oklahoma Teachers Vying For 'Thank America's Teachers' Grants - news9.com ...
23 Oct 2017 at 11:29am
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Michelle Mooney ? Elk City
- Merritt Middle School; Dwight Justus ? Edmond, OK
- Cimarron Middle School; Diana Simpson ? Seminole, OK
- Betty L. Smith; Vickie Crossley ? Newcastle, OK
- Newcastle Middle School; Stephanie Murray ? Norman, OK
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Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz: 10/22/17 - news9.com KWTV
23 Oct 2017 at 2:00pm
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-. Check out the best of the Oklahoma
Ford Sports Blitz. Dean and John will discuss the Thunder, OU and OSU football after a heart-pounding trio of games. by Taboola by Taboola · Sponsored Links ...
Multiple crashes slowing traffic along I-240 in Oklahoma City - KOKH FOX25
23 Oct 2017 at 2:26pm
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The Oklahoma City
Fire Department is responding to several crashes along I-240 between S. May and S. Pennsylvania. Eastbound I-240 Service Road near May is blocked at the moment as the crash is cleared. Images from on scene, show a vehicle that has ...Crews Respond To Two Crashes On EB I-240 In SW OKCnews9.com KWTVall 2 news articles »
Oklahoma City police hunt for metro home burglar - KOKH FOX25
23 Oct 2017 at 9:09am
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police hunt for metro home burglar. by Dan Snyder. Monday, October 23rd 2017. OKCPD is searching for a man who broke into a home in the 1600 block of E. Hefner Rd. (Oklahoma City
Police Department). Capture2.JPG · Capture.JPG ...and more »
Gov. Fallin, GOP Reach Budget Deal - news9.com KWTV
23 Oct 2017 at 5:01pm
Red Dirt ReportGov. Fallin, GOP Reach Budget Dealnews9.com KWTVOKLAHOMA CITY
-. The governor and other Republican leaders held a press conference Monday announcing a budget agreement. But the numbers don't add up, the votes don't appear to be there to pass it, and the governor is refusing to answer questions ...Oklahoma
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Police searching for stabbing suspect in northwest Oklahoma City ... - kfor.com
22 Oct 2017 at 7:31pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY-- OKCPD are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed during a robbery in northwest Oklahoma City on Sunday night. The incident ...OCPD Search For Suspect Involved In Stabbing In NW OKC ...news9.com KWTVall 2 news articles »