FILE - In this July 20, 2017, file photo, Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue, walks the property near Tampa, Fla. A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's â€œTiger Kingâ€ docuseries to Joe Exotic's rival, Carole Baskin. In a ruling Monday, J…
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even if Tesla starts manufacturing cars in Oklahoma, existing state law bars the automobile company from selling its vehicles directly to consumers.
A protester caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the exterior of the newly refurbished state Capitol by spray-painting an obscenity on the historic building Sunday, May 31.
The protest began peacefully at 7:30 p.m. at the corner of Northwest 23rd Street and North Classen Boulevard with about 50 people. Those numbers quickly grew to over 1,000 at its peak.
On Saturday, in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District, the site of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that left as many as 300 dead and the city’s thriving black district in ruins, protesters blocked intersections and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher, a black man killed by a police officer in 2016.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As the state prepares to enter the next reopening phase, Oklahoma’s governor won’t ask lawmakers to extend his unprecedented powers for another month.
As Oklahoma approaches the third phase of the governor’s plan to reopen the state, it’s unclear how long the novel coronavirus will linger in the state and how many lives the disease will take. But many people want information about a less-cited statistic: How many people are recovering?
WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) — A southeastern Oklahoma police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man who attacked and stabbed him, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.
In the coming weeks, Oklahoma plans to train hundreds of workers in so-called “shoe-leather epidemiology” — the practice of calling people who have been in contact with someone infected with the coronavirus in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly disease.
State Health Department officials are encouraging Oklahomans to get tested for COVID-19, saying Thursday, May 28, 2020, that due to adequate supplies, residents no longer need to exhibit symptoms or report exposure to someone with the virus to get in line for testing.
On one side of the chamber, Democrats stood out — their mouths and noses covered by a wide variety of masks meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In stark contrast, many of their Republican counterparts chose to adopt the Legislature’s pre-pandemic style — no face coverings.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern Oklahoma City, police said Tuesday.
Some lawmakers said Stitt’s last-minute refusal to fund Medicaid expansion could spell victory for a popular citizen-led ballot initiative, constitutionally forcing legislators to increase health care access to the state’s working poor.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation officials were surprised to learn Jaquith, who’d given OMRF approximately $7,500 over a period of 33 years, had made the Oklahoma City nonprofit the sole beneficiary of his estate.
Cockfighting was made illegal in Oklahoma in 2003, following passage of a ballot initiative a year earlier known as State Question 687.
By a 7-6 vote, the board rejected a three-phase plan to restart prep sports that would have kept organized athletics sidelined until at least Aug. 1 and banned organized practices until the end of June.
The Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town has its roots in Alabama. In the 1830s and 1840s, the tribe was forcibly relocated to Oklahoma under the Indian Removal Act and now is headquartered in Wetumka with a tribal enrollment of about 400.
What began as a routine checkup for Geoffrey Cowan, 69, quickly spiraled out of control, as he found himself part of a worldwide pandemic in mid-March 2020 ...
OKLAHOMA CITY — An air surgeon and medical professor will serve as the next interim commissioner of health, Oklahoma’s governor announced Friday.
Women account for about three-fourths of all COVID-19 infections among health care workers and in nursing homes in Oklahoma, resulting in a higher proportion of women than men overall infected across the state.
Legislation granting cost-of-living adjustments for retirees in six Oklahoma pension plans, including teachers, firefighters, police, public employees and justices and judges, was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Kevin Stitt.
Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Monday to protect children 12 years of age or younger from being placed in a state juvenile detention facility unless all alternatives have been exhausted and the child is charged with an offense that would be classified as a felony if committed by an adult.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thousands of Oklahomans face eviction in the coming days as courts statewide begin to sort through a backlogged docket filled with people who have fallen behind on their rent payments.
Attorney General Mike Hunter joined a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to Congress, urging members to pass the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act.
TULSA (AP) — Tulsa’s iconic Golden Driller statue is joining the effort to lure automaker Tesla to build its new U.S. assembly plant in Oklahoma’s second-largest city.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have sued to overturn the state’s absentee voting rules in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, state party Chair Alicia Andrews said Wednesday.
Gov. Kevin Stitt said cities and counties can apply for relief for any unexpected costs related to their pandemic response, but will not be eligible for reimbursement for lost local revenues related to the deadly virus.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor has signed a controversial measure that attempts to pre-empt officials from enacting so-called “red flag laws.”
Gov. Kevin Stitt believes the speaker of the state House is attempting to “censor” his communication with members of the Legislature a week after the two sides battled over a budget that was passed with a veto override.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 30-year-old man died after jumping from a highway overpass during an attempted arrest, Oklahoma City police said Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor called for comprehensive tax reform as he vetoed lawmakers’ plan to slash a controversial affordable housing tax credit.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of people rallied at the state Capitol on Monday, complaining that their state unemployment claims aren't being processed.
When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the United States, the federal government and states will face a crucial choice: Should all or most residents be required to get the novel coronavirus vaccine?
OKLAHOMA CITY — A Republican lawmaker said he’s furious after legislators approved raises for private prison employees, but then said they can’t afford increases for workers already on state payrolls.
A day after releasing redacted documents that kept hidden the identity of suppliers of personal protective equipment and other materials, the state has reversed course and released the information to The Frontier.
Police in some of Oklahoma’s largest cities are electing to use a softer touch, rather than aggressive enforcement, with state and local business restrictions as Oklahoma reopens amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ENID - Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, Orion Baptist Church, Pastor Mickey Flynn officiating. Burial in Orion Cemetery under guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Stittsworth's. www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com
- Updated: Protesters march in downtown Enid in reaction to George Floyd's death
- OSDH: 80 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 in NW Okla., 5 more deaths reported Saturday
- Teen leads authorities on 2-county pursuit
- Riots erupt overnight in Oklahoma City in protest of George Floyd incident
- Family of seven loses home to Wednesday afternoon fire
- OSDH: 88 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported Sunday; active cases increase
- OSDH: 68 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Friday, three more deaths reported
- REAL ID test run points out some issues
- Marsau Enterprises keeps employees busy during slowdown with community service
- OSDH: 41 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths reported Thursday in Oklahoma