ENID, Okla. — Aaron LeCrone had never been inside a hot air balloon before, but on Monday, he got the opportunity to take a tethered ride in one.
OKLAHOMA CITY — All members of the Oklahoma National Guard must comply with the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate or face a prohibition on their participation in drills and training, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told Gov. Kevin Stitt in a letter on Monday.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva campus is partnering with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 1-2, 2021, in the Student Center Ranger Room.
The Enid News & Eagle will be host of the Sunday, Dec. 5, matinee at the theater, with the performance benefitting the United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma. All ticket sales for that performance will be donated to the United Way.
WAUKOMIS, Okla. -- With help from local and state historians, an Oklahoma state legislator wants to make a new home in Garfield County for statues of historical figures that had been removed over the last year and a half around the United States.
BRUNSWICK -- After more than 11 hours of deliberation, jurors -- 11 white and one Black --delivered guilty murder verdicts Wednesday on three white men accused of killing a Black man jogging in the street of their Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice’s first year in Congress began with the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol and is coming to a close with the redrawing of her central Oklahoma district.
A line of people lined Sixth Avenue in front of Stillwater Medical Center Friday and Saturday, holding signs protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for people who work at the hospital and other medical facilities.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed the state’s new legislative and congressional maps into law, just days after lawmakers wrapped up a five-day special session on the topic.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Republican lawmakers want to require employers to pay at least $1 million in punitive damages if they mandate vaccinations and an employee believes they became ill or suffered an injury as a result.
Stone and the other GOP officials and political candidates headlining the event at the Stride Bank Center garnered numerous mid-speech standing applauses, made anti-COVID vaccine jokes and claims about the 2020 election, and repeated the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon,” a newly popular underground saying insulting President Joe Biden.
OKLAHOMA CITY – November is recognized as National Adoption Month. During this time, Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) and partner agencies celebrate children leaving foster care to find permanency in their forever homes as well as the families and staff who make that permanency possible.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Questions are being asked about Gov. Kevin Stitt’s executive order Thursday barring future governors from implementing post-conviction relief in the case of Julius Jones.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Community leaders and White House representatives met in Oklahoma City to discuss Afghan resettlement efforts in the state.
Oklahoma’s Public Health Lab is under federal investigation following months of turmoil after the lab was relocated from Oklahoma City to Stillwater.
With just under four hours until Julius Jones’ scheduled execution Thursday, cheers erupted outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary as Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted his sentence to life in prison without the chance of parole.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma National Guard members could find their careers in jeopardy if they refuse to comply with the Pentagon’s deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a Department of Defense official said Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Less than 24 hours before Julius Jones’ scheduled execution, his family and supporters held an emotional press conference at the Capitol Wednesday in hopes the governor will spare his life.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As the state’s new legislative and congressional redistricting maps moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers continued pushing for an independent redistricting process that removes politicians going forward.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor remains at odds with the Pentagon after vowing to take no administrative or legal action against hundreds of National Guardsman who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Supporters of Julius Jones said Tuesday, after meeting with members of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s staff, that they’ve been told the governor is “deep in prayer” about the state’s impending execution of Jones, and whether or not he should commute Jones’ sentence.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday with plans to finalize months of redistricting efforts, nearly a thousand Oklahomans packed the halls with a different legislative agenda in mind.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The mother of condemned inmate Julius Jones began a vigil outside Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Office Monday in a final effort to spare her son’s life.
CARTHAGE, Mo. — They came together from eight states along an old retired highway to see off two sisters who bought a derelict motel 10 years ago and restored it to its former glory.
With Julius Jones’ Nov. 18 execution date creeping closer, an unlikely group has come to the forefront to vocally advocate for his clemency: pro-death penalty Republicans.
Smokers across Oklahoma and in Cherokee County are encouraged to make a plan to quit tobacco for just 24 hours – or a lifetime – during the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Raw milk produced by Swan Bros. Dairy, Inc. of Claremore, Oklahoma is the subject of a statewide recall due to the confirmed detection of Listeria, according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. Anyone who has purchased or received raw milk products from Swan Bros. Dairy, Inc. is strongly urged to dispose of any remaining product.
Jessica Hopkins, of Woodward, Okla., has been named to the Lawrence University dean's list for 2021, an annual honor roll of students demonstrating exemplary academic performance.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Northeastern Oklahoma residents and others in a multi-state region have long been interested in notorious outlaws, and the Cherokee County area has been home to many – each with a reputation of running from the law.
An unspeakable crime that occurred nearly 45 years ago in nearby Mayes County remains unsolved to this day, but some law enforcement authorities haven't given up on the case.
An Oakwood man was hospitalized Thursday morning, Nov. 11, 2021, after being pinned for approximately 45 minutes in a two-vehicle accident a mile west of this Blaine County town, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
OKLAHOMA CITY — LGBTQ advocates said they were disappointed Wednesday after Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order banning state health officials from issuing gender-neutral birth certificates.
OKLAHOMA CITY — For the first time, eight insurers have committed to selling health insurance through the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace.
John Jeffries has collected World War I memorabilia for most of his life. Now as a graduate student at Oklahoma State University, he’s using his history major and collection items to honor veterans.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a 2019 decision that ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $465 million stemming from opioid addiction and overdose deaths in the state.
What is the history and meaning of Veterans Day? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gives us the details on the holiday, which is Thursday.
Oklahoma gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.02/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 10.7 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.26/g higher than a year ago.
Oklahoma State University students marched Monday night to bring attention to Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones and the fight to save his life.
Those in attendance at Operation Yellow Ribbon's ribbon-tying ceremony were asked — nay, challenged — to show their support for America’s combat veterans, service members and first responders by tying yellow strands of ribbon throughout town — on cars, utility poles, trees, fences, storefronts and the like.
Oklahoma State University has informed faculty, staff and students on the university payroll that they will have more time to comply with a federal mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement applies to OSU due to the university’s federal contract status. The university will stay in line with the Biden administration’s decision to move the deadline from Dec. 8 to Jan. 4, 2022, university officials announced.
This Week's Circulars
72 year old Woodward, OK resident passed at his home November 28, 2021. Memorial Graveside Service Friday December 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, OK. Shaw Funeral Home of Vici
- Football roundup: Shattuck, Laverne to meet in semifinal at Boomer Stadium
- Murdock continues bid for another special legislative session
- High school football scoreboard
- Commissioners to see short agenda
- Local teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate conduct
- Plans delayed for park of removed historical statues
- Medical workers protest vaccine mandate
- Legal Aid can offer help with health insurance
- Lucas says America needs energy security
- Officials approve new pay structure for highway employees