Fox at Five: Cabela's is coming to OKC at a cost

Fox at Five: Cabela's is coming to OKC at a cost

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A new option is coming to Oklahoma for outdoor enthusiasts but it's costing the city $3.5 million in tax breaks, sparking controversy.

Sporting outfitter Cabela's announced plans to open a location in North Oklahoma City last week. The plan is for the store to open in the fall of 2015 near the John Kilpatrick Turnpike at N. Western Avenue.

In order to get the store, the City of Oklahoma City offered a rebate of up to $3.5 million on sales tax over a ten-year period, according to the city. That's not sitting well with one city council member.

City Councilman Ed Shadid said the money offered to the big box store is extortion. He said Cabela's made 'empty threats' of moving the business elsewhere and the city responded out of fear.

"This is part of their business model. They've done this to city after city across the country, 10s of millions of taxpayer dollars in incentives," Shadid said.

Tonight on the Primetime News at Nine, the man behind the incentives speaks. Find out why the city gave gave Cabela's the offer and where that is not being spent, because of the deal.

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Stormy and possibly severe weather is about to start popping up in Oklahoma. It's expected to move in overnight and be done mid-morning Thursday.

So can we expect anything severe with these storms? Get all you need to know about the system moving into Oklahoma right now by clicking here.

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Oklahoma's been no stranger to bridge problems and now, crews are heading to Delaware to help repair a damaged bridge.

Just like the James C. Nance bridge connecting Lexington to Purcell, parts of I-495 in Delaware have been unsafe to cross, and is now being shut down.

Crews from Oklahoma and Washington state are making their way to Delaware to help with the repair work.

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Going up? Oklahoma Natural Gas has reached a deal with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and it could mean an increase in your monthly bill.

ONG had requested a total rate increase of $16 million to offset higher business costs and infrastructure investments.

For ONG customers, that means rates could go up $1.52 cents a month. A judge will weigh in on the issue Thursday and the Corporation Commission has final say and must approve the deal for the rates to increase.

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Thunder forward Serge Ibaka's younger brother, Igor, will play for Oklahoma State.

Dustin Grover, Igor's coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, said Wednesday that Igor plans to get his associate's degree within the next year, then enroll at Oklahoma State in time to play during the 2015-16 season. He will not play JUCO ball next season because he will be past the age limit. He turns 22 in July.

As a freshman last season, the 6-foot-8 center was an All-Region selection after averaging 13.7 points and 9.6 rebounds and shooting 64 percent from the field.

Grover said Igor also had offers from Wichita State and Old Dominion, but the fact that Stillwater is about an hour from downtown Oklahoma City was a deciding factor.

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