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Madison, WI, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Nonprofit trying to prop up families now to avoid bigger problem later

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are putting a local nonprofit in a tough spot. → Read More

Former OKCPS elementary school to be turned into film and TV academy

On January 13, 2020, the Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) Board of Education voted to sell the former Green Pastures Elementary School to Green Pastures Studio LLC (GPS). The school will be converted into a film and television academy and film studio to meet the growing needs and economic development of the Oklahoma entertainment industry. Green Pastures Elementary, located at 4300 N. → Read More

Why you should break down those big Christmas present boxes

Now that families have opened up their Christmas presents there's typically a mountain of trash to throw out. Before you do, Norman police want to make sure you're not making yourself a target for burglaries. A new TV box can tell potential thieves that there's a brand new TV inside. So, what do you do? "Use caution when placing your holiday trash at the curb. → Read More

Sheriff blasts Amazon for not helping with probe into driver

A sheriff's office in Florida said it caught an Amazon driver stealing a customer's package but got no help from the company during its investigation. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Thursday in a statement that it had arrested 27-year-old Jose Campos after detectives tracked down the vehicle he was using from homeowners' association video and video from the Davenport, Florida residence… → Read More

Oklahoma Kid on a Mission to Help St. Jude Patients

Jax Sealey can often be found riding his bike around Butler, OK. Butler is the type of town you can stand on one side of and see clear across to the other. It’s surrounded by wide open farmland. In fact, we saw more cows than people when we went to interview Jax. Jax is 12 years old. He wears tinted glasses to filter out the sun. He’s a bit shy and soft spoken. He’s also a very successful… → Read More

STEM Teacher of the Month: Ms. Samone Thompson

FOX 25's STEM Teacher of the Month is a young, energetic and enthusiastic educator at Millwood Middle School. Ms. Samone Thompson does a lot at Millwood Middle School. She teaches coding, mathematics, science, robotics and is involved in extracurricular activities. "Teaching is really my passion, so it doesn't seem like work," Thompson said. She's two years out of college, but already has… → Read More

STEM Teach of the Month: Jan Marvin

Students in Mrs. Jan Marvin's classes almost always have their hands on something. Jan Marvin is in her 21st year at Yukon Middle School, before that she took 11 years off to be a mom and just like some mom's she's known to be a bit tough. "She can be the strictest teacher ever," said 8th grader Kalina Robb "she can be the nicest teacher ever. " "I'd like for them to think I'm the meanest… → Read More

Stricklen family receives keys to 950th home built by Habitat for Humanity

Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity dedicated their 950th home Friday, a special one for FOX 25 as we assisted the homeowner with the build. It was a day of hugs and the emotions came gushing out because of one moment: the key hand-off to new homeowner Amber Stricklen. "That... that hit me. Right then is when I knew this was my house. " Stricklen said. "When she hands over those keys... It's… → Read More

Problems persist for Oklahoma City Public Schools buses

With dozens of new vehicles in the fleet, inspection records show many OKCPS school buses still fall short of federal and state safety standards. A previous investigation by FOX 25 uncovered 75, or one in three, of the district’s school buses had deficiencies that needed to be fixed. The most frequent bus issues were bad brakes, broken parking brakes, and broken emergency exits. → Read More

STEM Teacher of the Month: Lauren Smith of Bishop McGuinness High School

It doesn’t take long to notice Lauren Smith isn’t your ordinary teacher. She blends in among her students who are always interacting and collaborating with each other. Smith launched the STEM program at Bishop McGuinness High School. STEM I focuses on research and development and sees students working both individually and in groups to achieve the class objectives. → Read More

Nurses feel "blessed" to work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is going on right now. Even if you don't win the house the money you spend on a ticket goes to support the mission at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Oklahoma kids are treated and cured at that hospi → Read More

Music therapy a big part of Oklahoma child's treatment at St. Jude's Hospital

It's been a rough ride for Carson Dimsdale.The Oklahoma kid has spent much of the past year and a half at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.Music is a big part of that time. The music therapy program at the hospital is lead by Amy Love.Music → Read More

Oklahoma boy recovering from eye cancer with help St. Jude's help

During the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway FOX 25 is featuring children from Oklahoma who are being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.We’ve been following the story of Micah Orane, who’s been diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare → Read More

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps metro boy battle cancer

As we kick off this year’s St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway FOX 25 is telling the stories of local kids who’ve been treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Cancer came quickly for Carson Dimsdale. One day he was fine, but then he got tired, his legs → Read More

OKCPS bus drivers skipping required checks, buses found with broken emergency equipment

Inspection records from 2017 show more than 70 OKCPS buses didn’t meet state safety requirements. The defects highlight the important role that drivers play in the inspection process that OKCPS has struggled to oversee.Bus 2132 carries special needs stude → Read More

True Sky Credit Union S.T.E.M. Teacher of the Month: Ahmet Unlu

More Oklahoma teachers are focusing on S.T.E.M. when preparing their students for the future. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math jobs pay more, $12,000 a year more, if you don’t have a college degree, according to Pew Research. Ahmet Unlu teaches En → Read More

Spanish language Sooner broadcasters prepare to call first Big 12 Championship

In a small booth overlooking Gaylord Field, three broadcasters prepare for the Sooners final home game of the season against West Virginia. By the end of the game they will have completed the first regular season of broadcasting Oklahoma football games in → Read More

Breast cancer patient encourages women to get pink and get checked

Julie Lee waited seven years to get a mammogram. Now, she wants women to hear her story so they don't make the same mistake.Lee was a prime candidate for breast cancer, a white woman in her mid 40’s, but didn’t see a need to get checked.“I just never felt → Read More

FOX 25 Habitat family moves into new home

When FOX 25 first introduced viewers to Pabliana Traywicks and her growing kids, they were growing out of their two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment.A single mom, Pabliana couldn’t wait to leave behind her small kitchen, tiny backyard, and everyone was tire → Read More

St. Jude saving the lives of more than sick kids

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis is designed to treat sick children, but when 21-year-old Carlos Sepulveda was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, typically found in pediatric patients, the college student needed the hospital to save his l → Read More