OKLAHOMA CITY (September 24, 2021) – Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of George “Buddy” Leach III to serve as district attorney for District One, covering Beaver, Cimarron, Harper and Texas Counties. Leach’s appointment fills the vacancy which will be created by the retir…

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Miss Cinderella Orientation session Sunday, Sept. 19, and welcomed 16 young women who will be representing their high schools from Oklahoma and Kansas during the 69th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday called for a special session to start Nov. 15 to finish the state’s redistricting process.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The FDA authorized and the CDC approved an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the administration of a single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain eligible individuals. Eligible Oklahomans can begin receiving their booster dose as early as Sept. 24.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s Division 2 colleges and universities could save considerable money on transportation costs if forced by lawmakers to compete in an all-Oklahoma conference, but such a move could complicate student-athlete recruiting and football seasons, officials said.

A Woodward woman was hospitalized after her motorcycle collided with a vehicle Wednesday night, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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UPDATE: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Detectives, partnering with the U.S. Marshals are actively searching for Andrew Bladeon Earls in Eastern Cleveland County as of Wednesday morning. Earls has two active felony warrants and has been identified as a suspect in multiple burglaries in Cle…

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including six schools in Oklahoma. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Secretary Cardona made the announcement during his Return to School Road Trip, while visiting an awardee school, Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School, in Palatine, Illinois.The Oklahoma schools named as National Blue Ribbon Schools were:Chickasha – Pioneer School, Pioneer Public School District.Enid – Chisholm Middle School, Chisholm School District.Enid – Hoover Elementary School, Enid School District.Laverne – Laverne Elementary School, Laverne School District.McAlester – Edmond Doyle Elementary School, McAlester Public School District.Oklahoma City – Brink Junior High School, Moore School District.“This year’s cohort of honorees demonstrates what is possible when committed educators and school leaders create vibrant, welcoming, and affirming school cultures where rich teaching and learning can flourish,” said Secretary Cardona. “I commend all our Blue Ribbon honorees for working to keep students healthy and safe while meeting their academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. In the face of unprecedented circumstances, you found creative ways to engage, care for, protect, and teach our children. Blue Ribbon Schools have so much to offer and can serve as a model for other schools and communities so that we can truly build back better.”The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:Exemplary High-Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.Exemplary Achievement Gap-Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon Schools nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Reps. Carl Newton, R-Cherokee; Dick Lowe, R-Amber; Kenton Patzkowsky, R-Balko; and John Pfeiffer, R-Orlando, will host interim studies Wednesday exploring the effect of ad valorem tax protests on public schools and county services.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be hindered by a mismatch in labor supply and demand along with a shortage of quality, affordable child care options, experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday.

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District Attorney Christopher M. Boring updated Woodward County Commissioners about the ongoing manhunt for a burglary suspect during the meeting Monday morning at the courthouse.

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Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), member of the Senate Finance Committee has made a bold move with an election year on the horizon. Rather than concentrating completely on his present campaign, he is prioritizing to prevent IRS overreach and future government shutdowns.

Woodward’s Aquatic Center Committee has kicked off its Fall fundraiser for the first phase of the indoor aquatic center. It will be located at the northwest corner of 13thand Downs, beside the Woodward Senior Center. “$50,000 is needed to complete phase one of the project, which includes arc…

ENID, Okla —Smiling families, community members and Air Force personnel gathered at Enid Woodring Regional Airport on Friday evening to join Vance Air Force Base in celebration of its 80th anniversary.

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Friday’s covid updates include 64 positive in Woodward County with 54 of those in Woodward, 1 in Sharon, 2 in Fort Supply and 4 in Mooreland, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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WASHINGTON — More than 20 Republican state attorneys general, including Missouri’s Eric Schmitt, are threatening to sue the Biden administration over its mandate that large employers require their employees to either be vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo weekly testing.

The Boomers will try and knock off their second top 10 opponent in a row Friday as the travel to take on the Weatherford Eagles.

GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas, released findings of a new study today revealing the most popular times of day drivers in each state fill up. The study analyzed Pay with GasBuddy fuel purchasing data* to determine the most frequent time drivers in all 50 U.S. states bought fuel.

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The Woodward County Sheriff's Department is chasing a man on foot in the country west of Sharon, according to the scanner around 11 a.m. No updates have been reported as of 11:30 a.m. More details will be added as they become available.

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The Woodward Board of Education met Monday evening in the board room of the administration building.

In the last few weeks there has been a rash of burglaries in and around Woodward, according to Captain Darren Navratil with the Woodward Police Department.

A home has been found for Smokey, a two-year-old male Great Pyrenees and Husky mix who was the object of debate over a Facebook live video on the Woodward Animal Control page.

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