If you're unfamiliar with Twenty One Pilots, the Ohio duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun combine pop, rock and a little bit of rap ... as well as the occasional ukulele ... into messages of hope and facing fear, as well as battling depression and thoughts of suicide.

The lessons we learned on “Sesame Street,” from Fred Rogers and at the feet of our parents and teachers, are all-too-easily dismissed when we venture beyond the safe comfort of childhood into “the real world.” And yet, there are those who hold steadfastly, in spite of all the “realities” of this world ...

The Word dwells in us, waiting for us to tear down the barriers between heaven and earth, to invite in the Kingdom, where all that separates us from God passes away.

There are many forms of identification people can carry, but residents of Northeast Oklahoma have another option if they're members of a federally recognized tribe.

Muskogee County District Court Judge Tim King was sworn in Thursday afternoon in a ceremony that swung between humor and reverence.

Ward III Councilor Derrick Reed won a third term Thursday after he saw the three-day filing period for the 2020 municipal elections come to a close without drawing a challenger. 

Oklahoma School for the Blind junior Nathan England says he has a problem with cracked sidewalks.

Investigators with the District Attorney’s Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and Duncan Police Department arrested a man they say is accused of possession of drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy of trafficking in these drugs.

 

Police were contacted at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 19, 2019, by a man who reported seeing two small children in the front yard of 1718 E. Cypress with few clothes on and who attempted to go into the street, according to an affidavit filed in the case. 

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt brought his Top Ten Cabinet Tour to McAlester, where he and members of his cabinet addressed a crowd from a stage at the Expo Center.

After appearing before a jury in September where he was found guilty on 18 different counts, Matthew Willoughby Hale was formally sentenced before a judge in court Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.

 

"For all of you from Enid who want Panera Bread or a Target, those retailers determine whether or not they want to locate here based on that count." — Enid Regional Development Alliance Executive Director Lisa Powell

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Public libraries have changed drastically over the decades, and while some may occasionally smell of musty books, the Hulbert Community Library exuded the aroma of freshly-baked pies Tuesday evening.

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An injury pattern on a 20-month-old boy's abdomen and tread from a pair of shoes were described as "similar" by a Norman police forensic technician during testimony Wednesday in a first-degree murder trial.

Voters overwhelmingly approved a one-eighth cent sales tax increase that will fund Cleveland County public safety measures including continued maintenance and operation of the F. Dewayne Beggs Detention Center.

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The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver announced on Friday, Nov. 8, that it had denied Cherokee Nation’s petition to rehear a Sept. 5 decision by the court related to land in trust.

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The Stillwater Police Department has a juvenile in custody after the shooting death of Mandrale Alexander Henry, 26, of Stilllwater, in Sunday's early morning hours. According to a press release from SPD Capt. Kyle Gibbs, officers responded to a reported assault with a deadly weapon at 4:15 a.m. on the 4100 block of W Westbrook.

During the past 10 decades, Norman resident Hubert Baker lived through the Great Depression, World War II, some controversial military conflicts and witnessed America's moon landing in 1969.

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It’s not uncommon to find pests outside of the home. However, most folks aren’t too excited to find them inside their home. Fortunately, homeowners usually can control light infestations by carefully following the directions on the pesticide containers and by doing a thorough job of application.

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 Dear Readers of Our Town and far beyond, there is simply no where else on Planet Earth that is its equal for absolute sure!!

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Helen Louise Wert, age 94, a long-time resident of Claremore, Oklahoma, passed away on November 4, 2019, at home, surrounded in love by her family, who adored her. Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Wert. Over the years, Helen worked at Merle Norman Cosmetics downtown Claremore. …

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