A new system at McAlester Regional Health Center vastly improved security at the nursery.
Gifted with exceptional public speaking ability at an early age, Bessie Huff became one of the outstanding journalism educators of her time. In the first half of the 20th century, she helped guide one of the first higher education institutions in Muskogee to serve students of all interests.
Gov. Kevin Stitt is coming under fire for a planned public appearance at a Tulsa church, where he’s supposed to talk to a men’s group about serving God.
Oklahoma Forestry Services, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service and Oklahoma Urban and Community Forestry Council, is accepting applications through Nov. 8 from local governments, nonprofits, neighborhood associations, civic groups, educational institutions and tree volunteer groups.
FAIRVIEW, Okla. — Fairview native George Cohlmia has spent a long career working in financial management firms in Oklahoma City, but it’s the values he learned growing up in his small Northwest Oklahoma hometown he credits with his success.
As Pastor Jarrid Wilson pointed out, being a person of strong faith doesn’t mean you won’t suffer depression or mental illness. And, seeking professional mental health care doesn’t mean you have any less faith.
Ever since the city of Tahlequah banned a "psychological support dog" for biting a child in public, area residents have been asking where the law draws a line.
Local residents who are 21 or older have a couple of opportunities to show off their intellect and data retention while having a good time competing with friends during trivia nights.
Members of Muskogee’s Board of Adjustment granted two requests this week for special exceptions that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open in areas zoned as local commercial districts.
Constitution Week, Sept. 17 through 23, is a good time to reflect on the importance of two significant documents; the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.
September is Prime Beef Month. While beef producers groan under the pressure of higher production costs and lower cattle sales, this is a good time to raise awareness about the industry.
Gary Ernest Brady, a Duncan man, received a 10 year sentence after entering a guilty plea in a Comanche County courtroom on Sept. 11 regarding a case where he hid a small camera and recorded two individuals.
Programs provided at the regional office include counseling services, emergency rent and utility assistance, Family HOPE (Help, Organize, Prioritize and Empower) case management, immigration legal services, and A Very Giving Christmas.
Whether the city of McAlester should help private businesses secure loans for expansion is a question that's been presented to two city bodies — the McAlester City Council and the newly-formed Local Economic Advancement and Development Committee.
"The victim remains in critical condition in Oklahoma City. We are still very actively investigating this case. However, we do not believe this was a random act or that theft was the motive." — Capt. Tim Jacobi, Enid Police Department
The wife of a man who was shot and killed Tuesday showed up at the shooter's house Wednesday night and made threats, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
During World War II, Lt. John Robert Fox was directing artillery fire near a small Italian town to stall a German advance. Suddenly, a large German force moved in on his position, jeopardizing his men. In order to save his men and perhaps the position, he called in a final strike on himself just as the German soldiers surrounded him. Fox died along with 100 German soldiers. He saved his men and the position.
The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents made executive hires, increased research opportunities and recognized new programs at Wednesday's meeting held at the National Weather Center.
The 2013 bond proposition for the new Woodward County Event Center and Fairgrounds was the subject of yet more debate on Tuesday evening, finding its way to the agenda of two county meetings.
Enid Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred early Wednesday morning on West Vine and is asking area residents with any related information to come forward.
Proponents of Medicaid expansion need 178,000 signatures if they want to see the question put to the vote of the people, and they only have 47 days to collect them.
The executive vice president of the Oklahoma Press Association said a judge did not follow the open records law in granting a motion to quash a request for police video of the fatal shooting of a fleeing motorist by state troopers.
Trivia question – who was the last U.S. president whose military service was in the mounted U.S. Cavalry? If you didn’t say “Teddy Roosevelt,” you’re unusual. If you said “Ronald Reagan,” you’re amazing – and you’re right. This is just one of the interesting facts I learned at the U.S. Cavalry Association Museum at Fort Reno, west of El Reno.
An attorney filed a motion to set aside a Pittsburg County judge’s decision to quash an Open Records request for video of a July trooper-involved fatal shooting.
Unruh said anyone with handcrafted items, original artwork, quilts or antiques can contact her or Dwight Unruh at (580) 554-9057 to see if it would be a good fit for the sale, and to make arrangements for donation.
The employment of Tahlequah City Administrator Edward Carr was terminated during a Sept. 3 City Council meeting, and records show the action was taken for "legal cause."
In an effort to improve transparency surrounding the health of school children, the Oklahoma State Department of Health released a survey assessing vaccination coverage among students enrolled in public and private kindergarten.
A vote by city councilors in support of a school bond proposal forced Deputy Mayor Wayne Johnson off the sidelines this week on an issue the retired Muskogee Public Schools employee had tried to remain neutral.
Have you ever tried to read a book with your eyes closed? That is how you might be tempted to read two of Kent Nerburn’s classics, “Neither Wolf nor Dog, On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder” (New World Library, 2nd ed., 2002) and its sequel “The Wolf at Twilight” (New World Library, 2009). We have, after all, used this approach to Native American history for generations. You may shut your eyes a few times and, if you have a heart, you will cry, but you will above all find an authentic conversation in these books.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is hopeful his efforts, and those of other attorneys general, will change the behavior of pharmaceutical companies in the long term.
This Week's Circulars
- Man enters guilty plea in Claremore homicide
- Charges filed in child neglect, animal cruelty case
- Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation opens housing waiting list for three counties
- How a Claremore girl became the face of a nation: Congressional Delegate Kim Teehee
- Secrets revealed at the Rogers County Fair
- CPD seeking public's help in identifying armed robbery suspect
- INTENT TO KILL: Suspect arrested after forcing driver out of car at gunpoint
- Couple celebrates 46th anniversary of first date at RoCo Fair
- Concerned Citizen: I'm ashamed and embarrassed by the leadership of our city
- Spectacular Saturday plans in Claremore