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Smiles and applause filled the room as 3-year-old Niko Travis tested out his brand-new, custom AmTryke.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma counties and municipalities have begun entering into new intergovernmental agreements and working with their tribal neighbors following last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and tribal leaders said they’re hopeful state officials will soon be willing to do the same.


Owner Macy Whiteaker opened the store in March, but quickly outgrew the store within three months. She moved downtown to the new store on 124 N. Independence to have more space.

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Smiles and applause filled the room as 3-year-old Niko Travis tested out his brand-new, custom AmTryke.

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“The request has been made to our police chief through our city attorney in several ways to do this somehow, and the answer has been 'no thanks,’” Commissioner Ben Ezzell said. “But when I see data that shows that we are less than 3% of our community is Black and 12% of our arrests are Black, I got questions.”

The number of Republicans changing their party affiliation in Cleveland County and across Oklahoma this month has little to do with recent events at the Capitol and more to do with how the Oklahoma Republican party conducts elections, experts say.


NORMAN — The second wave of stimulus checks is set to hit bank accounts in the coming weeks after the latest COVID-19 aid bill was approved by President Donald Trump last month.


Muskogee's Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center will shift its focus to geriatric and mental health patients when a new veterans hospital is built in Tulsa.

The City of Norman could hire two full-time employees to expand its housing outreach program, a staff member said Tuesday.

Oklahoma City — Protests spanned the entire weekend as Oklahomans gathered to protest the death of Bennie Edwards, who was killed by Oklahoma City Police Department officers Friday.

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Mayor Breea Clark’s anticipated proclamation has drawn criticism from some residents and the business community, but most of the council is backing her efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Documents filed Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, by the LeFlore County District Attorney’s office accuse Bob Lee Allen, 53, and Thomas Evans Gates, 42, of performing a surgery to remove a man’s testicles and asking him to eat them at their residence in Wister, Oklahoma.

After announcing Friday that Stillwater Public Schools would continue in-person instruction for the second week of classes, Superintendent Marc Moore announced Sunday that he had revised his decision based on the number of new COVID-19 infections. 

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Enid City Commission voted against an ordinance requiring people to wear masks in public areas after an emergency meeting lasting more than four hours Wednesday.

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A House Democrat Monday said the governor missed the mark when he hosted a race roundtable minus female panelists, young activists or organizers of the state’s Black Lives Matter movement.

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ENID, Okla. — A Garfield County jury deliberated for about 8 hours Tuesday before finding a 29-year-old woman accused of shaking a boy in her care last summer guilty.

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A soft-spoken priest from Okarche never anticipated a $40 million shrine would be built in his honor, but his work in the Catholic Church exceeded the hopes and dreams of his family and faithful followers.

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The driver was not injured, and no other vehicles were involved. It took several hours for police to clear the scene.

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NORMAN, Okla. — Over 4,000 people from across Oklahoma filled Reaves Park Sunday afternoon to hear from 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market, for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro’s fiscal 2019 third quarter. More detailed information regarding the transaction is included in an investor presentation available at www.thetorocompany.com.

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BRANSON, Mo. — Divers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol joined a floating barge on Table Rock Lake at 9:24 a.m. Monday to retrieve the duck boat that sank last week, killing 17 of 31 passengers on board.

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