Police chief: $8K paid to principals who also own weekly paper
2 deaths blamed on winter storm in Oklahoma
At least two deaths have been blamed on a winter storm sweeping through Oklahoma that has brought snow and ice and bone-chilling temperatures.
Nelson Mandela mourned worldwide
Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country’s vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied.
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Below-cost Black Friday sales now legal in Oklahoma
For the first time in 70 years, Oklahoma residents can legally enjoy Black Friday mega-deals after legislators repealed parts of a law that prohibited retailers from selling items for less than they paid. Low-price retail events like Black Friday, in which retailers deeply discount items to attract shoppers, were technically illegal because of a 1941 law that required retailers to sell products for at least 6 percent more than invoice cost.
Speaker Shannon looks to build statehouse chapel
Oklahoma’s Republican House speaker wants to add a chapel inside the Capitol that celebrates the state’s “Judeo-Christian heritage,” a plan that’s raising the eyebrows of libertarians and legal scholars who wonder if it’s constitutional.
Storm threatens travel, wind endangers NY parade
Thanksgiving travelers are scrambling to book earlier flights to avoid a sprawling storm bearing down on the East Coast. And high winds are threatening to ground giant balloon versions of Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants in the Macy’s parade.
Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
Sen. Burrage won’t seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Sean Burrage announced today that he has decided not to seek another term in the Oklahoma State Senate. Although the Claremore Democrat would not have been term limited until 2018, Burrage said it was time to refocus his attention on his family and his legal career.
VIDEO: Big storm threatens Thanksgiving travel
A major storm forced more than 300 flights to be cancelled in Dallas-Fort Worth on Sunday. It is also blamed for hundreds of traffic accidents. The storm is bringing snow, sleet and ice across the US ahead of the Thanksgiving weekend.
Code Talkers receive Congressional Gold Medal
The Cherokee Nation and Comanche Nation are among more than 30 tribes receiving a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony Wednesday to honor Native American Code Talkers.
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