Ahead of October's vote on a $110 million school bond, Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge has come out in support of the measure.
Sometimes when you start to write you begin with one view and then end up somewhere else. That has happened to me as I write this column. My starting premise is that there is too much focus on athletics in both college and secondary education. In my mind professional sports are out of control and not worthy of my attention. I am really just asking for college and high school. Does money trickle from the athletic department to impact academic programs?
Providing shelter and food for victims of the world's worst disasters was the topic at Enid Rotary Club on Monday, during a presentation on the nonprofit group ShelterBox.
Victor Lezama’s enthusiasm for the upcoming veterans’ center The Barracks remains obvious even in the face of the work ahead. As Lezama walks down hallways stacked with furniture and building materials and half-completed paint jobs, he discusses projects like family rooms and gym rooms, showing off examples of donated equipment.
A new addition to Fort Gibson school's ag building gave Fort Gibson High School senior Anna Hardy a dry place to walk and work her goat on a rainy Friday morning.
Payne County Sheriff’s Office is working with multiple agencies to find out what charges might be warranted following the revelation of a Snapchat video that appears to show a local family giving alcohol to a child.
An annual fundraising effort in Kremlin recently was the target of thieves, who made off with a truck bed full of aluminum cans collected to benefit the town, said Gini Zaloudek, head of the WildHorse Gang
Two people, including the Canton Police Department chief, have been charged with misdemeanors in connection to an August incident where a .22 caliber gun was found at Canton Elementary School.
A woman was charged after allegedly telling coworkers she would shoot up a high school and deputies later seized an AK-47 with six magazines and a 12-gauge shotgun.
PASADENA, Calif. — Among Oklahoma’s defensive issues last season was its struggle getting off the field and returning the ball to its efficient offense.
Stillwater is a unique municipality, not quite a city but far from a town. I think I will coin the word ‘mini-opolis’ for we are by far the primary place of commerce and habitation in Payne County, but are shadowed by metropolises to our east and south. One of the things I find endearing about Stillwater is though growth and improvements abound, at times it retains that small-town feel. An Army brat, Stillwater is the closest thing to “roots” in my life; homes where my mother was born, raised and we visited between my father’s assigned posts, still stand; stories of shops and restaurants, prominent families and anecdotes of friends and acquaintances of the past bring a grounded familiarity to many Stillwater citizens.
Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Trust debuted two new ads in the “Not OK” media campaign on Monday calling attention to Oklahoma’s need for common-sense, proven tobacco control policies.
If you notice small tree branches accumulating on the ground, dangling branch tips within the tree, as well as the presence of clean-cut branches, twig girdlers have likely taken up residence in your landscape.
Oklahoma lawmakers have 133 million reasons to examine virtual charter school funding. That is the number of state taxpayer dollars expected to flow to the state’s five statewide online schools for the current school year.
Jackie Wall, or “Texas Jack” as he introduces himself to crowds across the state, is a “good guy.” He has the proper mustache, outfit and bearing for the role, but he didn’t always get to be the hero.
Many districts are struggling to curb the increasing debts without resorting to “lunch shaming” policies, actions often deemed harmful to students.
It takes a bit for Tequila Grayson to affix the wriggling worm to the hook, but Kaydence Grayson waits patiently while her mother does it. Once the bait's ready, Kaydence jogs down the sidewalk, carefully negotiates her way to the water's edge, and casts out her line.
"Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. We are now investigating this incident as a homicide. If you know something, say something. She didn't deserve this, and we need your help." — Enid Police Department Capt. Tim Jacobi said
WASHINGTON — The Oklahoma delegation returned to Washington this week after a month-long recess to tackle Oklahoma policy issues, as well as concerns regarding the federal appropriation budget for the 2020 fiscal year.
Former Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger could serve more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to a bribery scheme from which he corruptly received an estimated $61,900.
PICHER, Okla.— Birds are more than just winged messengers that can carry a tune or soar through the sky — bird species also can act as indicators of environmental health.
The Oklahoma Legislature passed a new law signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt this year that will require providers to inform patients receiving medically-induced abortions that the procedure could possibly be reversed.
An anticipated signing of papers regarding financing for the long-awaited Shops at McAlester highway retail project could occur as soon as this coming week.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A state representative said his recent informational meeting at the state Capitol focusing on adverse reactions to vaccines wasn’t meant to discourage people from vaccinating their children.
Gifted with exceptional public speaking ability at an early age, Bessie Huff became one of the outstanding journalism educators of her time. In the first half of the 20th century, she helped guide one of the first higher education institutions in Muskogee to serve students of all interests.
Gov. Kevin Stitt is coming under fire for a planned public appearance at a Tulsa church, where he’s supposed to talk to a men’s group about serving God.
Oklahoma Forestry Services, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service and Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council, is accepting applications through Nov. 8 from local governments, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, civic groups, educational institutions and tree volunteer groups.
FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Fairview native George Cohlmia has spent a long career working in financial management firms in Oklahoma City, but it’s the values he learned growing up in his small Northwest Oklahoma hometown he credits with his success.
- Update juvenile escapee back in custody
- W.S. Key inmates injured in fight
- Social media threat closes Freedom school Tuesday; Classes to resume Wednesday
- Local woman national finalist in Healthy Body Challenge
- School district receives major grant
- Lucas to chair state council on aging
- Darci Lynne bringing some friends to Woodward
- Flight 93 crew, passengers honored on 9/11 anniversary
- Woman hospitalized after Ellis County wreck
- Football roundup: Big second half propels Boomers past Elk City