A Muskogee County man and a Sequoyah County man died after one of the men drove into high water and the vehicle was swept away, states a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Randy Cox.

A Muskogee County man and a Sequoyah County man died after one of the men drove into high water and the vehicle was swept away, states a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Randy Cox.

Following a back and forth Duncan City Council meeting at the end of November with support for and against a mask mandate, a group in Duncan circulated a petition this last week with hopes City leadership will add an agenda item to the Dec. 8 meeting regarding mask usage inside city limits.

 

A Muskogee man pleaded guilty in federal court to sexual abuse in Indian Country, states a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

The city of McAlester is moving forward on plans to rehabilitate and repair the city's existing water clearwells — the huge above-ground water tanks where treated water from the McAlester water treatment plant is stored.

The 75-year term of a man in prison for a murder of a Tahlequah widow has apparently "expired," although other charges will keep him from being eligible for parole until 2027.

The City of Norman was designated by the Human Rights Campaign as one of its 61 Municipal Equality Index (MEI) All Stars.

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Far Northwest Oklahoma took the brunt of this week's snowstorm, which resulted in just a dusting in the Enid area.

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Lawyers representing the estate of a man shot and killed four years ago by Tahlequah police hailed an opinion published this week by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as "a victory for all civil rights advocates."

Frontline health care workers are on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, fighting battles that aren’t their own for the sole purpose of saving lives. Norman resident Richard Beevers is currently on the frontline.

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Enid City Commission voted during its regular meeting to accept the maximum price proposal on the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline project, additional funds for the project’s design engineering firm and the $200 million loan that will cover a majority of the project’s costs.

The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors secured a $1,500 retainer for development of a resolution for a countywide hotel/motel tax vote during a Dec. 2 special meeting.

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OKEENE, Okla. — Two people were hospitalized Tuesday with injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident in Blaine County, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.

Duncan Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Dr. Tom Deighan announced Tuesday afternoon the Duncan district would not be able to provide in-school quarantine, an option that Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) made available last week.

As the coronavirus has forced many people out of work, parents and college students have had a harder time paying for tuition, and according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, first-time enrollment has declined this year.

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The grassroots group Enid Freedom Fighters filed a recall petition on Aug. 4, upset over Commissioner Ben Ezzell’s actions while in office. City Clerk Alissa Lack certified the petition Aug. 7, verifying that 87 of the 204 collected signatures were sufficient for a recall to be ordered under Enid City Charter rules.

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ENID, Okla. — Fencing and seven headstones at Enid Cemetery were damaged early on Nov. 26 after a car being pursued by authorities crashed through the cemetery’s fence, causing approximately $120,000 in damage.

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More than 3,600 Oklahomans moved to the COVID-19 recovered list Tuesday, lowering the active number of cases, but new positives continue to grow, bringing the all-time number close to 200,000, and deaths were back in the double-digits.

This spring, five years after his diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Ryan VanZandt experienced his second relapse, the type of bad news that typically would mean his treatment options had run their course. However, the return of his cancer coincided with the arrival of a new immune therapy at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health, which is giving new hope to Ryan and patients like him.

The city of McAlester is embarking on a 24-day period where the city's mandate requiring individuals to wear a mask or other protective face covering in public settings will not be in effect.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) has locked down all facilities after more than 20 inmates were assaulted at three male prisons Friday afternoon.

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Oklahoma saw an increase of 1,721 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, with the Oklahoma State Department of Health reporting 19 more deaths across the state, with none of those in the Enid area.

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What a difference a year can make. The 2020 soybean season began with futures prices near $8.50/bu., relegating soybean production to highly productive acres.

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