Jana Hayes, USA TODAY

Jana Hayes


Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Jana:

'They were just such innocent kids.' Who were the teens killed in Oklahoma massacre?

Before Jesse McFadden killed 6, these Oklahomans were all normal teens who played sports, went to church, loved the outdoors, video games, art. → Read More

Oklahoma voters say 'no' to SQ 820, recreational marijuana

Oklahoma voters rejected State Question 820, which would have legalized recreational marijuana. → Read More

3-year-old who tumbled down a cliff is recovering thanks to actions of his 7-year-old brother

"You 100% have done the correct thing. You saved your baby brother. We'll never be able to really thank him enough for what he did, honestly." → Read More

OKC's Pink Parrot bar is closing after a weekend fight where multiple people were stabbed

Pink Parrot's owner felt closing down was "the right thing to do" after the fight in his bar left multiple people with stab wounds. → Read More

Family, community mourns after Pauls Valley 14-year-old boy killed by train

Dominic Agoston-Heath was walking southbound on the railroad tracks when he was struck by a northbound train. → Read More

'I've lost everything': Norman widow survives tornado but loses home of nearly 60 years

A Norman widow recounts her experience surviving the Sunday night tornado that destroyed the place she'd called home for six decades. → Read More

Dozens injured, one fatality reported in record-setting tornado outburst in Oklahoma

Tornadoes struck all across the state Sunday night, and on Monday Oklahomans were left assessing their damage. → Read More

What we know about the tornadoes and storms that crossed Oklahoma last night

Check here throughout the day for updates on power outages, confirmed tornadoes and damage throughout the OKC metro. → Read More

A man has died after being found hanging in his Cleveland County jail cell

Joe Allen Sims Jr. was found by jail staff around 4:46 p.m. Friday, unresponsive and "hanging with a cloth wrapped around his neck." → Read More

8 people were stabbed at a bar in Bricktown early Saturday morning. Here's what we know

The stabbing occurred around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, when a fight broke out inside the Pink Parrot bar in Bricktown. → Read More

Oklahoma kids are not eating enough fruits and veggies, a study found. Here's what we know

Oklahoma kids eat less fruits and veggies and consume more sugary drinks than the national average. The state's Health Department wants to change that. → Read More

Everything you need to know about OKC's new fairgrounds coliseum

Oklahoma City leaders broke ground on the fairgrounds coliseum Wednesday, a project years in the making. → Read More

OKC woman loses custody battle to ex-wife and the child's sperm-donor biological father

Two women engaged in a custody battle as part of a divorce proceeding that involved the couple's sperm donor. → Read More

Were there tornadoes in Oklahoma on Wednesday? Plus, what weather to expect this weekend

Several Oklahoma tornado warnings were issued Wednesday night, but no tornadoes have been confirmed by the National Weather Service. → Read More

OKC Election Results: Who won in city council races, and what are their priorities?

Nearly half of Oklahoma City's residents had a city council race on their ballot Tuesday, with representatives being selected in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8. → Read More

Get live OKC City Council and Oklahoma County Clerk election results

The polls are open until 7 p.m. After that, results will begin rolling in from the Election Board. The Oklahoman will have those results here. → Read More

Winds bringing dust storm through Oklahoma City, reducing visibility: What to know

The dust plume will cause low visibility in the OKC metro and central Oklahoma, and even worse conditions in western Oklahoma. → Read More

Oklahoma City is considering a 9 p.m. curfew in Bricktown. Here's why.

If the proposal passes, minors would need to be with an adult if they want to stay in Bricktown past 9 p.m. → Read More

Your guide to voting and a sample ballot for Valentine's Day Oklahoma elections

Oklahoma City metro voters will decide on city council and school board elections, plus bond proposals for improving local school districts. → Read More

Fire, snow and thunderstorms? What's coming for Oklahoma's wild weather this week

The sooner state could see rain, strong winds that lead to fire, snow and severe thunderstorms this week. See what meteorologists have to say. → Read More