Here we are, almost knee deep in another kitten season. More than half the calls we get at PAWS this time of year are cat related. The feline rescue groups are totally overwhelmed. Why don't people realize there is a simple solution to the problem?

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Ronnie Milsap will have a new album out in January, called "Duets." He's made songs with present country stars Luke Bryan, George Strait and Little Big Town.

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Last week, former President Barack Obama re-emerged onto the political scene, encouraging Americans to choose Democrats in November to force accountability upon President Trump. In doing so, he was veering away from a tradition held by U.S. presidents to avoid criticizing their successors.

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A 37-year-old Enid man was arraigned this week on felony charges accusing him of breaking into a woman's home and touching her while she slept.

A fight between two Roff brothers ended Wednesday with one in the hospital and the other in jail after Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said one brother stabbed the other in the face.

With Oklahoma’s bulging prison inmate population continuing to stress the state’s prison system, the Oklahoma Board of Corrections has approved a couple of resolutions designed to upgrade existing facilities and spur the construction of new ones.

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by the Oklahoma Legislature. Muskogee legislators Ben Robinson, Barbara Staggs, and Bill Settle were instrumental in creating the resolution that established the organization in Muskogee and securing the early public funding to begin operations. 

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In this week’s position the theme of “removing the defender” is illustrated. White employs this idea to win a pawn. With this hint in mind, please try to find white’s best move.

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WASHINGTON — Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to point at a name high on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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A Park Hill man received a 30-year sentence, with 15 years suspended, in Cherokee County District Court after he pleaded guilty on Sept. 13 to child sexual abuse.

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The University of Oklahoma has named its college of public health after the Hudson family, which has given the university millions over the years to enhance its education effort in this field.

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Nine Native American veterans will be returning to Oklahoma tonight after an Honor Flight brought them to Washington to tour the World War II memorial and the national capital.

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NORMAN — Tim Kish wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he joined the Army football coaching staff in 1984. He knew the setting in woodsy New York was beautiful, and as luck would have it, he met his wife Angela in nearby Highland Falls.

The Education Foundation of Muskogee was founded in the early 1980s by then-school board member Dr. Virgil Matthews. His vision was to develop an endowment for Muskogee Public Schools that would eventually reach $1 million and be self-perpetuating. 

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NORMAN — Three men and a woman were charged Monday in connection with counterfeit $100 bills being used over the weekend in Norman.

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The narrative on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is evolving with lightning-quick speed, and at this point, only one thing is certain: The Senate needs to take its time before confirming him to this lifetime appointment.

Keeping with last week’s topic of fresh veggies that are easy to prepare and especially tasty, it’s worth noting that many growers at the Muskogee Farmers Market have a wide selection of sweet bell peppers available for sale.

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NORMAN — Grammy Award-winning country music singer Linda Davis is coming to Norman to perform a concert at the Sooner Theatre, teach a workshop and judge in the Voice of the Heartland Semifinals.

NORMAN — Three cases of mumps have been confirmed at the University of Oklahoma.

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James Jackson King, who was set to go to trial for murder in October, has reached a plea deal with the Stephens County District Attorney's Office, pleading guilty to first degree manslaughter.

Before my grandmother died,  her yard became the home for at least 12 gnomes, several plastic deer and no less than three birdbaths. She loved to sit on her porch and admire the flowers. I secretly thought to myself, I will never clutter my yard like that. Thinking you will never do something is a huge mistake of youth. I find that these days I like my clutter, it makes me happy. It's not in my yard necessarily but pictures of the kids, artwork in varying stages of completion, lots of books, treasures brought home from trips clutter my home and they make me happy.

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