Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has proclaimed Sunday as Blessed Stanley Rother Day, to commemorate and coincide with the Oklahoma priest’s Feast Day, which is celebrated July 28 every year in remembrance of the anniversary of his martyrdom in Guatemala.

A former Warner resident has been charged with first-degree murder after she allegedly shot and killed a man while robbing him, according to court documents.

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The Great Western Shootout is this weekend, July 27 and 28. With a $9,000 guaranteed total payout and the growing reputation of the Woodward County Event Center and Fairgrounds people are coming from miles around to show swine, goats and sheep.

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A Choctaw Nation District 11 tribal council candidate filed a petition to contest election results and to appeal the certification of a winner in the race.

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"Under Her Wing" has made Enid artist Romy Owens into a practiced fundraiser, and despite the negativity she encounters as the face of, and the mind behind, an often-scrutinized public work, she feels supported.

One of America’s great buildings – and great art museums – is tucked in the northwest corner of the Arkansas Ozarks. From a fortune built on a discount empire, Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, has taken an impressive chunk of her wealth to give an amazing gift to a region of the country situated far away from major cultural centers. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art draws art lovers from all over the world to view world-class art and architecture in this bucolic setting.

The mission of the OSBI’s Cold Case Unit is to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves by seeking answers and justice for victims and their families, Special Agent Francia Thompson said. Thompson spoke during a media day and tour of the OSBI Forensic Science Center on July 16.

The Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus announced on Monday that David Perryman, of Chickasha, will not seek a fifth term as House District 56 state representative. 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is closing down westbound U.S. 412 following a fatal two-vehicle accident Monday morning, an OHP news release said.

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How do we want to be remembered? As a race that could never overcome its differences, doomed to fail like perhaps so many others? Or, will we remember that no matter what, there will be differences among us, and despite those differences we can work toward a common goal to achieve things we all can be proud of?

In 1880, a Texas cattleman named William “Billy” Washington settled on the north side of the Red River after marrying a Chickasaw woman. He formed a partnership with a Chickasaw citizen named Dick McLish and began to amass land and cattle. Washington eventually built one of the largest outfits in the Chickasaw Nation.

One of the things I love about this town is a sense, in certain circles, of community and cooperation. You see it among groups of smaller businesses offering promotions together, or among event planners and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. 

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Employers grappling with the explosive growth of a protected class of workers created in 2018 when Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana will get a little relief at the end of August when new laws take effect. 

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So much seems to be going on these days it can spin one's head trying to sort it all out — of course, that is if one is inclined to do so or even has the time to try. 

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McAlester resident Tom Crowl hasn’t talked a lot about an old Air Force buddy of his, but the subject came up naturally with all the current attention focused on the Apollo 11 Mission and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing on the moon’s surface.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt recently announced his intention to renegotiate gaming compacts with Indian tribes in the state, and tribal leaders are expressing concerns that any such attempt would be unlawful.

Even before the first patent was granted for a metal detector in 1925, people searched for ways to locate metal and ore. While some used the devices to benefit the mining industry or military operations, the handheld devices have led to a hobby for treasure hunters.

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A committee comprised of local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses is gearing up to help "meet the unmet needs" of Muskogee County residents likely to be treading water long after recent floods recede from the memories of others. 

Hattie Beachboard believed that her daughter was so talented that she hoped someone would discover her. Molly was born in 1939 in Oklahoma City and grew up in Tennessee, where she began singing and yodeling on the family farm. While living in Tucson, she performed at children’s shows, recitals, and churches. At a grammar school performance, “singing cowboy” Rex Allen heard Molly sing “Lovesick Blues.” He liked her rendition so much that he had her sing it on his popular radio show a few days later. She soon became a featured singer on the radio show.

Two men were arrested Wednesday in the late-night raid of a home on North Hope Street near Eighth Street in Ada.

About 1,000 Oklahomans are test-driving a new digital driver license program that may one day allow Oklahomans to ditch their plastic copies.

Being a strong-willed person isn’t a bad thing, as I might have previously perceived. Nowadays, I see it as a reflection of God in my life.

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