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When Hope Thompson received the news that her nephew, Jeremiah Green, was diagnosed with a rare and terminal illness, it changed everything for the now 17-year-old Oklahoma Virtual Academy (OVCA) student and her family.
Grand jury meets on Rogers County clash
The state multi-county grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials reconvened Tuesday for a three-day session in Oklahoma City.
Because the grand jury’s proceedings are secret, it was not known who, if anyone, testified in the months-long dispute that’s pitted the district attorney’s office and county commissioners against local law enforcement officials.
County’s $24 million construction projects comes to a close
As the year comes to a close, so will the Rogers County Courthouse, E911 Center and Emergency Operations Center projects.
Claremore schools to be in session Wednesday
Claremore Public Schools will be in session tomorrow Superintendant Mike McClaren announced Tuesday afternoon.
Body of missing teen recovered in local pond
The search for a missing 15-year-old, James Keith Chambers of Claremore has ended after crews located the boy’s body in eight feet of water Tuesday morning.
World leaders, South Africans honor Mandela
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama exhorted the world Tuesday to embrace Nelson Mandela’s universal message of peace and justice, electrifying tens of thousands of rain-lashed spectators and prompting a standing ovation by scores of heads of state in a South African stadium.
Weather prompts county to delay business
Winter weather created a delay Monday for Rogers County commissioners, pushing back the opening of 6-month bids until Wednesday because the courthouse was closed last Friday.
Speaker Shannon OKs hefty raises for House staff
While Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders waited for the completion of an independent study on state employee pay, House Speaker T.W. Shannon approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in annual pay increases for his staff, according to House documents released Monday.
8 deaths blamed on wintry storm in Oklahoma
The number of fatalities in Oklahoma blamed on the wintry storm has increased.
UPDATE: Search for missing Claremore teen suspended, will resume Tuesday
A search for a missing 15-year-old Claremore boy has been suspended and will resume Tuesday morning.
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