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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
12:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

That April Morning: The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

The bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City killed 168 people - including 19 children. It injured hundreds more, and forever shaped the community.

April 19, 1995 started as an idyllic spring morning - clear skies, calm winds - better than most Wednesdays during the state’s usually-turbulent severe weather season. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Workers showed up to their jobs, and went about their regular routines.

That all changed at 9:02 a.m.

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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
12:03 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

That April Morning: The Oklahoma City Bombing

The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Brian Hardzinski KGOU

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 2:26 pm

The bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City killed 168 people - including 19 children. It injured hundreds more, and forever shaped the community.

April 19, 1995 started as an idyllic spring morning - clear skies, calm winds - better than most Wednesdays during the state’s usually-turbulent severe weather season. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Workers showed up to their jobs, and went about their regular routines.

That all changed at 9:02 a.m.

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Headlines
8:56 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Headlines: Training Records, Wind Power & Charter Schools

Headlines for Friday, April, 17, 2015:

  • Confusion remains over the training records for a 73-year-old reserve deputy. (Tulsa World)

  • A state lawmaker wants an independent review of Tulsa's reserve deputy program. (KJRH)

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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
7:35 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Survivor Tree Stands Strong 20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing

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StoryCorps
5:15 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Phuong Nguyen, 55, and her son, Chris, who survived the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri April 17, 2015 4:05 pm

On the morning of April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast — equal to 4,000 pounds of TNT — killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.

The federal office building also housed a day care center. The explosives-laden truck was parked directly beneath it. Of the 21 children there that morning, only six survived.

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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
11:13 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 9:03 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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OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
11:06 am
Thu April 16, 2015

After the Bomb, Downtown Oklahoma City Sees Significant Resurgence and Growth

Bill Mihas, owner of Coney Island
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.

Downtown Oklahoma City, April, 2015: The Thunder is in the arena fighting for a birth in the NBA playoffs. Bars and restaurants in Bricktown are packed along the scenic canal that feeds into the Oklahoma River, where the U.S. Olympic rowing team trains. 20 years ago, before the Oklahoma City bombing, downtown was nothing like this. There was no pro-basketball team, Bricktown was in decay, and the Oklahoma River was nothing more than muddy ditch.

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Headlines
8:19 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Headlines: Deputy's Training, Cold Beer and an Elephant Road Trip

Headlines for Thursday, April 16, 2015:

  • Training records for a Tulsa County reserve deputy accused of shooting a man during an undercover operation might have been falsified. (Tulsa World)

  • Court descriptions of a murdered Australian baseball player reduce the family in tears. (NewsOK)
     
  • The Senate makes changes to a bill regulating ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft before sending it to the House. (Journal Record)

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Here & Now
11:04 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Police Video Shows Killing Of Black Oklahoma Suspect

In this frame from the video released by police, Eric Harris is held down after being shot by reserve deputy Robert Bates.

Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 3:49 pm

A man can be heard apologizing and admitting to shooting a man in a video released at the weekend that documents the killing of a black suspect by a white reserve sheriff’s deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Police have said that the 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy Robert Bates thought he was holding a stun gun, not his handgun, when he fired at 44-year-old Eric Harris in the April 2 incident.

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Headlines
8:15 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Headlines: Tulsa Deputy Shooting, Anti-Abortion Law & Legislative Successors

Headlines for Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

  • The Tulsa County District Attorney files charges against a long time Tulsa County Reserve Deputy. (Tulsa World)

  • A new challenge could be coming to the state’s new workers comp system. (Journal Record)

  • Jury selection starts in Australian Baseball player murder trial. (NewsOK)

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