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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.
Officials investigating bank robbery in Oklahoma City - kfor.com
22 Aug 2017 at 10:06am
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? Authorities say they are searching for a man who allegedly robbed an Oklahoma City
bank on Tuesday morning. Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, police were called to a bank robbery at the MidFirst Bank, located in the 7100 block of W. Hefner ...Bank robber sought Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City
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23-year-old woman found dead inside Oklahoma City motel room - kfor.com
22 Aug 2017 at 8:42am
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23-year-old woman found dead inside Oklahoma City
motel room. Posted 9:42 am, August 22, 2017, by Dallas Franklin · Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest · LinkedIn · Reddit · Email. Megan Henson was found dead at the Days Inn Motel in the 2800 block of NW ...Goat yoga coming to Oklahoma City
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NW OKC Motel Homicide Victim Identified - news9.com KWTV
22 Aug 2017 at 8:10am
news9.com KWTVNW OKC Motel Homicide Victim Identifiednews9.com KWTVOKLAHOMA CITY
-. Homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of a body at a motel on the northwest side of the metro, Monday afternoon. Detectives say the victim, identified as 24-year-old Megan Henson, was found in a room at the Days Inn ...
Police investigating homicide at Oklahoma City
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Volunteers Clean Up Flooded Nonprofit - news9.com KWTV
22 Aug 2017 at 10:03pm
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-. Volunteers rushed in Tuesday as quickly as the waters at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma
County near NW 36 and Western Avenue. CEO and President Jane Sutter said this is the third time the building, located in Memorial Park, ...
Donor agrees to pay to remove Confederate officers names from Oklahoma City s...
21 Aug 2017 at 4:52pm
NewsOK.comDonor agrees to pay to remove Confederate officers names from Oklahoma City schoolsNewsOK.com
A local attorney with ties to Oklahoma City
Public Schools has agreed to pay to remove all signs and symbols associated with Confederate officers that are in district schools. Kyle Sweet, a health care attorney with offices in Oklahoma City
and Tulsa ...and more »
Accused Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect due in court Tuesday - KOKH FOX25
22 Aug 2017 at 4:35am
KOKH FOX25Accused Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect due in court TuesdayKOKH FOX25
Court documents show that the FBI learned of Varnell's plot in December 2016 after being notified by a confidential informant of his plot to "bomb the Federal Reserve Building in Washington D.C. in a manner similar to the Oklahoma City
Bombing." In May ...OKC
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Oklahoma City Public Schools to Sue State Legislature - U.S. News & World Report
22 Aug 2017 at 1:20pm
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Public Schools to Sue State Legislature. Oklahoma City
Public Schools officials are planning to file a lawsuit against the state Legislature for educational funding. Aug. 22, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google + ...OKC
School Board to pursue legal action against LegislatureNewsOK.comOklahoma City
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Secret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma City cop's rape case - McClatchy Washingt...
22 Aug 2017 at 11:21pm
McClatchy Washington BureauSecret hearings held in ex-Oklahoma City cop's rape caseMcClatchy Washington Bureau
The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City
police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public's attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out ...and more »
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw bound for rehab start with triple-A Oklahoma City...
21 Aug 2017 at 6:03pm
Los Angeles TimesDodgers ace Clayton Kershaw bound for rehab start with triple-A Oklahoma CityLos Angeles Times
A crowd of Dodgers officials gathered outside the visitors' dugout at PNC Park on Monday afternoon. They wore protective glasses and wide grins, gazing skyward over the stands along the right-field line, eyes peeled toward the day's solar eclipse.Clayton Kershaw to Pitch in OKC
on Saturdaykfor.comClayton Kershaw scheduled to pitch rehab game Saturday for Triple-A Oklahoma City
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MidFirst Bank Robbed In NW OKC - news9.com KWTV
22 Aug 2017 at 9:27am
news9.com KWTVMidFirst Bank Robbed In NW OKCnews9.com KWTVOklahoma City
Police confirm the MidFirst Bank at Hefner and Rockwell was victim to an armed robbery Tuesday morning. Stay with News 9 for updates. News9.com allows its users to express opinions on stories, but reserves the right to remove comments for ...