OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma is expected to receive a 16 percent increase in its COVID-19 vaccine supply starting next week, but much of that will go toward administering the necessary second doses, health officials said.
Oklahoma gained 65 additional COVID-19-related deaths on Wednesday, a record daily number, due to a backlog in reports from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
In 1782, when the bald eagle was placed on the Great Seal of the U.S., the majestic raptor also became the national bird. By 1963, the DTD poisoning and other factors had brought the bird to the brink of extinction. But stringent regulations gave it a chance at a comeback – and now, many nesting pairs can be seen in Northeast Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a petition in district court, requesting over $1.8 million he says a company owes back to the state for not delivering four orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) the Oklahoma Department of Health placed in March.
Oklahoma Supreme Court justices have overturned a Garfield County District Court ruling on a recall petition against Ward 3 City Commissioner Ben Ezzell, deeming the petition insufficient under state statute.
A Muskogee man appeared Monday during a virtual hearing in federal court on two criminal complaints related to the violence that erupted Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol during the certification of Electoral College votes.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Bipartisan support is growing for several bills that would once again allow Oklahoma’s governmental bodies to meet virtually and remotely.
ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma reported 1,763 new COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths, including an Enid man, on Monday, according to OSDH.
Oklahoma reported 2,941 new COVID-19 cases and 48 more deaths, including four in Northwest Oklahoma, on Sunday, according to OSDH.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Kevin Stitt recently announced the next version of the Oklahoma Mobile ID is available. The app has been expanded to allow Oklahoma residents to quickly and easily pre-enroll for Real ID.
❝It’s sad leaving after that many years, but it’s time to let the new generation take over and see how things evolve down the road for them.❞ Lt.Randy King
Two Enid brothers are among the Oklahoma soldiers and airmen returning from Washington, D.C., where they helped provide security for the nation’s 59th presidential inauguration on Wednesday.
As Oklahoma’s delegation finds itself in the minority, the state’s newest House member is pushing for a bipartisan spirit in Washington.
Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) is lifting a statewide facility lockdown at a majority of prisons. Multiple altercations late last year at several correctional centers prompted a system-wide lockdown.
Recovering from near-record flooding could be delayed at the War Memorial Park, which is located at a place that may have historical significance beyond the World War II-era submarine docked there.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Concerns are mounting that Oklahoma’s state Capitol could become a COVID-19 superspreader site as the Legislature prepares to convene with no apparent mask enforcement for visitors or legislators.
In a small, rocky hollow on Poteau Mountain near Heavener is a mystery etched into the face of a large slab of rock standing 12 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and 16 inches thick. In 1832, a Choctaw hunting party discovered the rock engraved with mystical symbols. White hunting parties dismissed it as an “Indian Rock.” The earliest authenticated, eyewitness account came from Luther Capps in 1898.
Thursday morning Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and several state officials were in Stillwater for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence and relocated Public Health Lab.
The rise of the cannabis industry in the U.S. has provided benefits for people's health and the economy, but it has also created a waste problem, as most products come in plastic containers.
ENID, Okla. — Oklahoma reported 2,686 new COVID-19 cases and 55 additional deaths, including a Hennessey woman, on Thursday, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s attorney general damaged relations with the state’s Black community when he challenged the results of the 2020 presidential election, the head of the state’s NAACP said.
Big Business is retaliating against members of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory by pledging to suspend some or all political donations. But whether the movement among the country’s largest companies to reevaluate political spending is a sign of change or simply a way for corporations to avoid public scrutiny is yet to be seen.
Two Enid men in the 50-64 and 65 and older age groups were among the state's 48 COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Inspector General of Social Security Gail S. Ennis is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19-related office closures. The Social Security Administration will not suspend or discontinue benefits because their offices are closed to walk-in visitors.
NORMAN, Okla. — On his final day in office, President Donald Trump did not pardon Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — better known as Joe Exotic, or “The Tiger King.” Passage, who operated an animal park in Wynnewood, south of Oklahoma City, was convicted of murder for hire and animal abuse in 2018.
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Oklahomans did not expect to witness history at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, but the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol shifted their plans.
Libraries haven’t been quite the same since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Hulbert Community Library has continued to connect virtually with its patrons.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma City Public Schools announced plans Tuesday to hold a vaccination clinic for school staff, state health officials said it’s too soon to know when COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available to all educators.
The shoes on people's feet can tell a lot about a them, so keeping them clean and functional can help can prevent negative judgments, and even ensure healthy feet themselves.
Experts are urging humans to get their four-legged friends trained, with January being National Train Your Dog Month.
Oklahoma reported 1,558 new COVID-19 cases and 43 additional deaths, bringing the overall total to more than 3,000, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday.
Stillwater once again came together as a community to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday that bears his name.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Now through March 1, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry’s Farm to School program is accepting applications for school garden kits on behalf of the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The only people who showed up at the Oklahoma Capitol on Sunday afternoon were carrying political flags.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.
Oklahoma saw 3,314 new COVID-19 cases and 35 additional deaths, including an Enid resident, as active cases surpassed 40,000 in the state, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health on Sunday.
Rob Collins, a highly respected Oklahoma media veteran, joined Local Media Association on Jan. 11 as the project lead for the Oklahoma Media Center, a journalism collaborative of 20 state newsrooms.
In the fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt vs. Oklahoma ruling, in which the court held the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was never disestablished, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt quickly tried to wrest jurisdiction over environmental issues in Indian Country. Recently, he got approval from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, but the tribes plan to fight back.
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of Sharon died, January 24, 2021. Services are Friday 10 am, January 29, 2021 Billings Funeral Home Chapel. Receiving of friends, Thursday January 28, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home. Read full obituary www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
, 53 year old resident of Hydro, OK, passed on January 25, 2021. Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30 at the Camargo Mega Church, Camargo, OK. shawfuneralhome.net
, 52 of Oklahoma City, passed on January 15. Services are 2:00 pm Jan 19 New Beginnings Worship Center, Oklahoma City and 2:00 pm Jan 20 at the Church of the Nazarene, Harmon, OK. shawfuneralhome.net
- Police continuing to investigate fatal stabbing
- Arrest made in recent bank robbery
- OSDH: Oklahoma reports 65 virus-related deaths, new single-day record
- Survey, study planned on indoor Aquatic Center
- Local authors publish new book on Woodward’s past and present
- Area residents react to Biden's taking office
- Manslaughter charge filed in wreck
- Biden to sign virus measures, requires mask use to travel
- Officials hear reports, open bids during meeting
- Boomers improve to 11-2 with win over Bulldogs