The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma rose by 673, including two in Garfield County, with three additional deaths recorded Wednesday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as testing efforts increase, some Oklahomans are having to wait nearly a week to find out if they’ve tested positive for the deadly COVID-19 virus.

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Attorney General Mike Hunter said every “misguided public appeal” to clear Julius Jones’ name is revisiting pain on the surviving family members of his victim, Paul Howell. Hunter called a press conference Monday in an attempt to rebut some of the misinformation, saying supporters have “mani…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Supporters of a death row inmate are spreading misinformation and trying to get the sentence of a guilty man commuted, the state’s attorney general said Monday.

Part of Presbyterian Church of Muskogee's recent Sunday service included tips on wearing a face mask effectively.

African American librarian Judith Horton believed “there is no better way to hasten the education and uplift of our people than the establishment of reading rooms, and libraries in every community.” She founded the first Oklahoma public library for African Americans. 

Arachnophobia is one of the most common fears of people all over the world. However, much of that fear may be unwarranted as only a dozen or so of the estimated 50,000 species of spider pose any real threat to humans.

It has been a couple of years since teachers put together a movement to walkout of their classrooms and advocate for their students. Now, a local Duncan teacher has taken over to run that same group.

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Oklahoma saw its second highest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday, with 580 new positive tests confirmed, the third time in a week the state topped 500 cases in a 24-hour period, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Despite a sharp downturn in oil and gas production tax collections, Oklahoma's economy displayed signs of resiliency in June, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel said as he released the monthly Gross Receipts to the Treasury report.

With four months to go until divided America decides the presidential race, voters in the heartland are focused on an economy in trouble, the unending coronavirus pandemic and protests over racial injustice.

In the end, the narrow passage of State Question 802 to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma came down to a lopsided arithmetic: Only seven counties voted in favor of the proposal, and 70 counties voted against.

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Largely deprived of its primary rainy season, Oklahoma saw drought surge across the state during June.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans hoping to see the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University football teams hit the gridiron this fall should start wearing face masks, the governor said this week.

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❝Our plan will address concerns and provide options for families. EPS will be able to deliver instruction in a regular in-person, a virtual and/or a blended model.❞ — Superintendent Darrell Floyd

A 4-year-old Muskogee Police Department K-9 has died, according to a release from Officer Lynn Hamlin.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma met with Gov. Kevin Stitt Wednesday to sign a 15-year gaming compact that permits the tribe to engage in Class II and Class III gaming in Logan County. 

Oklahoma U.S. Sen James Inhofe says he has not yet received enough information to determine whether Russia put a bounty on American troops serving in Afghanistan.

Deputy Bryan Jones and his K-9 Tibo have been with the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office for over a year. Jones is applying for a Heat Alarm Grant from the National Dog Police Foundation to protect Tibo when he is not around.

A long July Fourth weekend tends to get more people out to enjoy bodies of water in the area, so community and state organizations are offering tips to help make this time safer and more enjoyable.

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As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Oklahoma, Northeastern Health System remains cautious and continues to follow regulations and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and local government policies.

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation is contributing nearly half a million dollars total to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments. The contributions help to support volunteer fire departments, which otherwise rely on fundraisers, membership dues and the help of good Samaritans to maintain their vital operations.

Five people charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the Sept. 11, 2019, home invasion and attack of a 41-year-old Enid woman that ultimately resulted in her death will stand trial on their charges.

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