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The Muskogee Police Department released the names of the four officers who were placed on leave following Sunday's shooting and suicide of a teenage couple from Blair, Nebraska.

Several health facilities in the area continue to administer COVID-19 vaccines as they become more readily available, and people eligible to receive shots are urged to start making appointments.

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WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s senior senator broke ranks former President Donald Trump and others on Tuesday, saying there was no evidence of election fraud despite months of unsubstantiated allegations and claims at this past weekend’s CPAC convention.

A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and Cherokee County Sheriff's Office investigator has retired after 41 years in law enforcement.

Shipping at the Port of Muskogee got off to a slow start in January, with tonnage levels for all transportation modes slipping below those recorded for the same period a year ago. 

A man convicted in 2012 of 27 counts of forcible sodomy in Muskogee County has been returned to Oklahoma from Pennsylvania to complete his sentence here.

Holly Hughes, of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System, introduced Jimmie White, former instructor at Connors State College, before he presented virtually on the Tulsa Race Massacre last Thursday, Feb. 25.

WILBURTON — Eastern Oklahoma State College has been given the “all clear” from local and statewide authorities after a bomb threat was received earlier today. Students and employees were evacuated at the Wilburton and McAlester campuses and classes were canceled as a safety precaution.

Duncan Police Department put out a notice to residents in the area today a scam is once again making its rounds in Stephens County.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is expected to receive 31,500 doses this week of a newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine that only requires one dose, making it ideal for people who may have problems making two appointments, state health officials said Monday.

The boy and girl involved in the shooting/suicide in Muskogee on Sunday have been identified as a couple from Blair, Nebraska.

Muskogee police are working to identify the two people involved in an attempted carjacking on Sunday. Police said they believe they are both 17 years old and are reported runaways from Nebraska.

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Several Oklahoma utility companies have submitted plans to Oklahoma Corporation Commission that would spread over several years anticipated increases in customer utility bills caused by huge spikes in natural gas and power prices from last week’s historic winter weather.

The Northeastern State University Center for Tribal Studies' fourth annual Indigenous Summit wrapped up Friday with a panel discussion on "Patriarchal Colonialism and its Impact on Matrilineal and Patrilineal Indigenous Social Systems."

A Comanche County teenager faces two charges of manslaughter, according to court documentation, following a wreck dating back to September 2020 that claimed the life of two with ties to the Duncan community.

 

A unanimous vote by the McAlester City Council to access $750,000 from the city's Emergency Fund came about after City Manager Pete Statsiak received a warning stating an emergency exists that is "a threat to the health and safety of the public."

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Julius Jones, a death row inmate whose innocence battle has gained notoriety over the years as athletes and celebrities joined his cause, will have his case heard in March by the state’s Pardon and Parole Board.

A heated argument erupted during the Cherokee Nation Rules Committee meeting Thursday afternoon, Feb. 25, during a discussion about the tribal attorney general’s report on the status of the Freedmen.

TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation told a Northeastern Oklahoma audience that Indigenous erotica is embedded in culture, and that nonconformity to standard gender issues may be the key to survival.

An award-winning attorney is working to change the criminal system by advocating for changes in laws that disproportionately target people of color.

The Saline Courthouse near Rose, Oklahoma, has a colorful history, and was once the focal point of a community before the U.S. Curtis Act essentially dissolved the Cherokee Nation and other tribal governments. That's why efforts have been made over the years to preserve the property as a museum.

State Rep. Chad Caldwell, R-Enid, pushed a bill through committee recently that would allow family and friends to visit long-term care residents during the pandemic – as long as the Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is OK.

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Due to COVID-19 concerns, the state Department of Corrections has canceled or heavily restricted family visitation since mid-March.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Last week’s winter weather disrupted the state’s plans to give health care workers, first responders and Oklahomans 65-plus their necessary COVID-19 booster vaccination, a top health official said Tuesday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday he is seeking a second federal emergency disaster declaration as a result of a winter storm the dropped snow and ice on the state and resulted in subfreezing temperatures and power outages.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Brian Kuester in Muskogee announced Tuesday his plans to resign, becoming the the final of three federal prosecutors in the state to do so since the election of President Joe Biden.

A global health pandemic might have triggered something local officials have been trying to get residents to do for years: shop closer to home.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. gave his thoughts during a Tribal Council meeting on the decision from the tribe’s Supreme Court Monday to strike “by blood” from the CN Constitution.

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