Perris Jones, KOCO-5 Oklahoma City

Perris Jones

KOCO-5 Oklahoma City

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Past articles by Perris:

EARLY LEARNING: Head Start helps kids learn before kindergarten

As we near the start of a new school year, one local nonprofit wants to make sure you know that kids can start learning well before kindergarten → Read More

OHP works to put more troopers on turnpikes, crack down on speeders an distracted drivers

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is working to put more troopers on turnpikes and crack down on speeders and distracted drivers. → Read More

Number of COVID-19-related calls increasing as EMSA faces staffing issues

EMSA is handling more than triple the number of COVID-19-related calls compared to one month ago. → Read More

Edmond Historical Society and Museum launches new Olympics exhibit

Thanks to an anonymous local collector, the Edmond Historical Society and Museum now houses items from every single Olympic Games from 1896 to 1996, including items from the city's own gold medalist. → Read More

CONTACT TRACING IN OKLAHOMA: OSDH looks to bring on more staff to help with contact tracing as COVID-19 cases surge

Just a few months after cutting back on contact tracing, Oklahoma health officials are looking to bring on more staff. → Read More

OKLAHOMA COVID-19 EMERGENCY: Democrats urge Gov. Stitt to reinstate Oklahoma's emergency declaration for COVID-19

Gov. Kevin Stitt is doubling down, saying he has no plans to declare a state of emergency with COVID-19 cases on the rise. → Read More

Crews search for person possibly swept away by rising waters in northeast OKC

Storms ripped through the Oklahoma City metro on Monday, causing some areas to experience flooding. → Read More

CASHLESS TOLLING IN OKLAHOMA: Cashless tolling begins on Kilpatrick Turnpike

Toll booths are no longer available on the Kilpatrick Turnpike as of Sunday, with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority shifting to cashless tolling. → Read More

CLUB CLOSES: COVID-19 shuts down Boys and Girls club in NE OKC

A metro Boys and Girls Club is closing one of its locations for the rest of the summer because of a rise in COVID-19 cases.The location near NE 36th and MLK was affected.Some of the kids at that location tested positive for COVID-19. Officials said they found out Wednesday night. They said that day they were having a career exploration day, with about 50 to 60 kids there. Most of them will be… → Read More

HEALTH DISPARITIES: Tulsa Race Massacre, Medicaid expansion discussed

We’re hearing from experts about how the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre played a role in some of the health disparities Black Oklahomans face even to this day → Read More

TINKER EXPANDS: Tinker Air Force Base announced expansion plans

The state's largest single-site employer announced plans to expand → Read More

Three men charged in Norman animal cruelty case

The three face charges for allegedly depriving the animals of food and water → Read More

Bethany man accused of inappropriately touching 2 girls at dollar store

Court documents outline disturbing details involving a Bethany man accused of inappropriately touching two children inside a local dollar store. → Read More

Oklahoma legislature discusses possible uses for $1.9 billion in federal COVID-19 relief

Oklahoma leaders are talking about how to spend billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief money as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. → Read More

Woman accused of hitting, killing husband with ATV in Wanette after he said he wanted a divorce

A woman was taken into custody after authorities said she ran over her husband with an ATV, killing him, during a fight over the weekend at Soggy Bottom Trails in Wanette. → Read More

Norman nonprofit makes expansion plans in order to continue helping Oklahomans in need

A metro nonprofit is making plans to expand its service to more Oklahoma families in need while fighting food insecurity in Norman. → Read More

RACIAL EQUITY IN OKLAHOMA: Lawmaker hopes to have legislation on the table soon to address racial equity in Oklahoma

A state lawmaker hopes to have legislation on the table soon to address racial equity in Oklahoma, saying he's requesting five interim studies focusing on helping minority communities in the Sooner State. → Read More

CHILD TAX CREDIT: Expert provides answers for Oklahomans curious about upcoming child tax credit payment

Long-awaited payments will hit Oklahoma parents' bank accounts this week as the IRS's child tax credit payment will go out Thursday. → Read More

THIRD COVID-19 VACCINE SHOT: OU Health expert weighs in on idea of people needing third COVID-19 vaccine shot

An Oklahoma health expert weighed in on the idea of people getting a third COVID-19 vaccine as Pfizer seeks FDA approval for another shot to boost immunity to the virus amid concerns of new variants. → Read More

Edmond residents pose questions as city council approves construction of living development

The city council on Monday approved the construction of at least 240 multi-family living units and a parking garage between First and Main streets in downtown Edmond. → Read More