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A day after Oklahoma Superintendent of Schools Joy Hofmeister said she would “work with any criminal investigation” conducted into Epic Charter Schools, one state lawmaker said she plans to ask Hofmeister if that cooperation is even possible.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — About 1,000 Oklahomans are test-driving a new digital driver license program that may one day allow Oklahomans to ditch their plastic copies.

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The woman is accused of taking more than $15,000 belonging to Alpha Assessments and Counseling and Alpha Health and Wellness over a two-year period. She faces up to eight years imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Close to 150,000 Oklahomans held licenses to use medical marijuana as of July 1, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. As a result employers have had concerns about how to handle legalities in the workplace. Two area attorneys addressing a recent Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon said the state Legislature took a large step toward clarifying the workplace laws on medical marijuana licensure and use with the Unity Bill it passed earlier this year.

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A nonprofit corporation comprised of landowners, residents and supporters who organized to "actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed" will celebrate its 25th anniversary and make plans for the future. 

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Bassist Russ Jones of Mason Jar Revival says he welcomes the chance to play a concert benefiting victims of late May floods.

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An Ada man is being held in the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond after allegedly striking his fiancé’s brother in the neck with a machete.

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Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron said the city may have to move "backward before we can move forward" financially, with a general revenue budget that has nearly 90 percent of its funds already allocated for personnel costs.

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PORTER — Porter will celebrate an abundant peach crop with pageantry, carnival rides and a new park.

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The Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (GMACCT) will donate proceeds from the 2019 Bravado Wireless REAL. Okie Championship APT Pro Golf Tournament to eight local charities; a total donation of $23,900.

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The condition of both drivers was listed as apparently normal, according to the report, and the cause was "fail to yield from stop sign." Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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Bishop asked the man if he had been naked in his yard holding a red gas can, according to the affidavit. The man said he did not own a red gas can.

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Police asked the man what he wanted the 12-year-old girl to do and he said he was not sure, according to the affidavit.

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Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Moss said they have not determined the source of the fire and that they may not be able to, although they do know it was an electrical fire that started on the front porch.

Beginning the college admissions process can be stressful and confusing for high school students, but the Cherokee Nation Foundation has been hosting a week-long camp at Northeastern State University for those hoping to standout among other college hopefuls.

Cliff McMurray did his best to fight the enticing call of sleep. The 12-year-old was determined to stay awake through the entire 22 hours Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing on July 20, 1969.

Muskogee Medical Center Authority trustees signed off this week on a second $825,000 loan that will provide the means to replace the remainder of police department's aging fleet of patrol cars. 

Funding for a turnover audit requested by Muskogee County Treasurer Robyn Boswell after she took office July 1 likely will be included with appropriations to her office for fiscal year 2020.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with Eufaula/Canadian Tribal Town to host a VA claims event to identify and assist veterans who may have presumptive disabilities and who might be eligible for a VA pension. The event will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 23, Eufaula Indian Community Building, 800 Birkes Road, Eufaula. This event is free.

For 28 years, Corey Atchison sat in prison, arguing for his innocence. On Tuesday, it became a reality when a judge overturned his life sentence.

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Every month, 32 Oklahomans die from an unintentional prescription opioid overdose. To help communities strengthen their response to the ongoing opioid overdose problem, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has contracted with the Center for Wellness and Recovery at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences to implement a new approach focused on increasing prevention efforts.

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Residents will have the chance to battle it out and win cash for themselves and their favorite school or charity, all while supporting a good cause.

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Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick proposed legislation to give tribal employees a raise during an Executive and Finance Committee meeting Tuesday, but it failed to get onto the agenda.

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, 67, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2019 at the A.G. Creach Memorial Auditorium, Hammon, Oklahoma.