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Researchers Testing Potential Breakthrough For Male Birth Control GelThis week the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the start of a trial for a male contraceptive in gel form. It's a big step in the search for a birth control men can use, and if it works, it would fill an important public health need. According
Looking Back At Oklahoma City Thunder's 1st Season 10 Years AgoWhile the Oklahoma City Thunder are opening the 2018-19 season on the road Tuesday night against Golden State, we remember the night that started it all. It was October 29, 2008, the first game ever for the new Oklahoma City Thunder. The starters that night were Kevin Durant, Jeff Green, Earl Watson, Nick Collison and Johan Petro. Coming off the bench that night was young guard Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City was defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks 98-87 that night, and the Thunder did...
News 9 Flashback (1980): Mount St. Helens Erupts, Killing 57
While the world watches Kilauea erupt in Hawaii in 2018, we recently passed the 38th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption in 1980. That eruption killed 57 people and sent ash across the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In this News 9 Flashback, we put together some file footage from the News 9 vault, all the way back in 1980. Check out the video atop this page. Click here to watch more News 9 Flashback features, or email us to request what you'd like to see from yesteryear.
News 9 Flashback (1994): Memorial Day In OklahomaHunkered down on the hot concrete with cars whizzing by and only a thin shell to protect you -- not a safe way to spend Memorial Day. This News 9 Flashback story takes us back to 1994, and it's all about family fun over the Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and the unofficial start to summer. Former News 9 reporter Gan Matthews has his unique take on the holiday. Running. The family that runs together has fun together...
News 9 Flashback (1991): Oologah Seniors Weather Storms, Survive Tornadoes, Get Diplomas
High school graduation typically coincides with the passing of spring. However, the ceremony for Oologah High School seniors in 1991 was more typical of spring than the average commencement exercise. This News 9 Flashback story tells the tale of seniors surviving a storm spring that year.
News 9 Flashback (1997): Chuck Norris, Mom Talk About Success
Movie and television star Chuck Norris could do anything he wants back in the 1990s (and probably still can). In this special News 9 Flashback, former News 9 reporter Randy Renner talks to Chuck and his mother, Wilma Norris Knight. Norris was born in Ryan, Okla., and grew up in the town of Wilson. In Dallas, on the set of Norris' hit TV show, "Walker, Texas Ranger," Renner asked Wilma what kind of son the action star is. "The greatest that there is," she said.
News 9 Flashback: Bridge Creek Seniors Graduate Days After May 3, 1999, Tornado
It was supposed to be the best time of their lives, but the May 3, 1999, tornado wiped out the last few weeks of the school year for Bridge Creek High School seniors. Former News 9 reporter Kym Koch had the story, and we're re-posting it as a News 9 Flashback story.
News 9 Flashback: Yukon Class Of 1991 Celebrates Graduation Without Drugs, Alcohol
In this edition of News 9 Flashback, we're looking back on some special graduations across the Sooner State. Let's start with 1991 and the graduating class at Yukon High School, featured on News 9 because of a special after-graduation celebration -- one without drugs or alcohol.
News 9 Flashback: First Lady Barbara Bush Visits Oklahoma City
In this News 9 Flashback video, former First Lady Barbara Bush visited Oklahoma City on March 25, 1992. Former News 9 reporter Deborah Lauren has the story. ** Her Oklahoma visit that day took her to the Community Literacy Center, a site of her favorite project.
News9 Flashback: A Possible Teacher Walkout Has Roots In State's 1992 Decision
As teachers inch closer to a walkout on April 2, it's worth looking back at the state question that ultimately made it very difficult, if not impossible, for Oklahoma legislators to pass legislation that would raise revenue. It was State Question 640, which was approved by Oklahomans in 1992 and severely limits the Legislature's ability to raise taxes. "Any tax increase that passed the House and Senate with less than a 3/4 majority would have to go to a vote of the people durin...
News 9 Flashback: Gov. Henry Bellmon Tours Schools Ahead Of Teacher Walkout
The year was 1990, and the governor was Henry Bellmon -- and this is a News 9 Flashback from former KWTV reporter Russ McCaskey that came before the 1990 teacher walkout. Gov. Henry Bellmon kept a brisk pace as he toured a number of schools, handing out educational awards for academic excellence. On the threat of a walkout, Bellmon still seemed optimistic that a compromise could be reached. "I'm very optimistic. I think we'll get a good reform and funding bill through both the ...
Flashback 1990: Oklahoma Teachers, Students Rally For Money At Capitol
The year was 1990, but the issues were oh so similar to what Oklahoma is facing today. In the attached reports, KWTV reporter Brett Johnson shares the sights and sounds from a teacher rally at the state Capitol, led by former Oklahoma Education Association President Kyle Dahlem.