Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date:
Oklahoma City hit 100 degrees for the first time this year, and more heat was on the way.
Winfred Stafford, 79, was killed when a crane collapsed in Oklahoma City. It was putting the steeple on a church where Stafford was a long-time member. His wife, just feet from him, was unhurt.
State Rep Sally Kern says it as an honest mistake when she brought a handgun into the state Capitol.
More than 50 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of 2-year-old Liliana Rodriguez, who died of injuries suffered while at the Sands Motel in Oklahoma City. Her mother’s boyfriend was arrested.
Gov. Brad Henry granted clemency to Kevin Young, who was scheduled to die over a murder during a 1996 robbery at a northeast Oklahoma City steakhouse.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama pledged steadfast aid to Afghanistan and vowed to pursue the war on terror “with vigor,” in an international tour.
Republican John McCain, who does not favor any timetable for withdrawal of troops, says Obama is wrong about Iraq and victory in Iraq is needed before the U.S. can focus on Afghanistan.
In Iraq, officials are showing confidence about sending U.S. troops home.
Thirty-six soldiers left Oklahoma City to help train drill sergeants in Afghanistan’s army.
Maj. Brent D. Williams, an OU graduate, was one of six U.S. soldiers killed when a B-52 Stratofortress bomber crashed during training off Guam.
The Government Accounting Office says at least $16 million in property has been lost or stolen from the Indian Health Service in the last few years.
Avocados and serrano and jalapeno peppers distributed to Oklahoma have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The weeks-long tomato scare instead has been narrowed to three Mexican farms raising jalapenos.
Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens wants to elevate the debate about U.S. energy independence to a national level and clear the way for a future without hydrocarbons with a shift to wind-generated electricity and gas-powered vehicles.
As fuel prices rise, traffic deaths are plummeting nationwide. Oklahoma has seen 21 fewer deaths so far this year.
Seating in the renovated Cotton Bowl now totals 92,000, bringing 16,000 more seats to fans at the Red River Shootout.
A study of the math performances of 7 million American children has shown there is no difference in the scores of boys vs. girls.
The federal minimum wage has increased 70 cents to $6.55 an hour. Next year, the wage is to rise to $7.25.
Hurricane Dolly came ashore, bringing rain to a wide swath of the Gulf Coast and a little damage. Officials said it could have been much worse.
China is planning several designated zones for protesters during the Olympics.
DNA tests indicate a Guatemalan baby destined for adoptive parents in the U.S. was stolen from her mother, officials say.
Former Bosnian leader Radovan Karadzic was arrested living in Belgrade and working at an alternative medical clinic. He’d disguised himself by growing a long white beard.
Major construction has begun on the Broadway Extension and Memorial Road interchange. The busy intersection will be under construction for the next 18 months. The project will widen Broadway to six lanes and add dedicated turn lanes.
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