Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies as Chickasaw royalty during the 2016-2017 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant. The annual pageant was conducted Monday at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center.

  • By RACHAEL VAN HORN Woodward News

WOODWARD — The Woodward Emergency Management Center located next to the Woodward County Fairgrounds is the home of a new weather station that will become a part of the overall prediction model in the state.

  • By JOY HAMPTON CNHI Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma has been warehousing people rather than reforming them because the Department of Corrections doesn’t have the money to address root causes, prison reform advocate Kris Steele said.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking manslaughter charges against a driver authorities said caused a deadly wreck Sunday near Ada.

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Most Oklahomans don’t want public tax dollars to be used for private and religious schools. That has pretty much been a part of the American mindset since our country was established. In fact, when Oklahoma’s original constitution was adopted, it contained the following language in Article T…

  • By JAMES BEATY The McAlester News-Capital

MCALESTER — McAlester city councilors are set to consider whether to approve sidewalk cafes and “beverage gardens” which would allow for the sale of intoxicating beverages and low-point beer at various sites in the city.

  • By JOY HAMPTON The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Money is available to Cleveland County residents to establish monarch butterfly habitat on pastureland. While all of America’s pollinators are in trouble due to habitat loss and use of chemical sprays, along Oklahoma’s Monarch Highway — Interstate-35 — the migrating butterflies are …

  • By JAMES COBURN The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — A new report by the Environmental Working Group reveals high levels of chromium-6 contaminates in two-thirds of tap water in the United States. The level is above what some scientists say is safe, based on federal water testing data.

Dr. Taryn Chubb and East Central University President John R. Hargrave look over the book “Invisible Eve.” A signing of the book will be conducted by author Yousef Khanfar at the Louise Young Diversity Lecture on Thursday. 

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  • By ERIC SWANSON, Staff Writer

Washington Grade Center teacher Michelle Clonch added another feather to her cap last month, when she was named one of Oklahoma’s six Rising Star Educators.

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Pontotoc County Commissioners said Monday the family of a jail inmate who committed suicide while in custody Sept. 29, 2015, has filed a claim seeking $125,000 in damages from the county. 

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The Young Republicans of Garvin County will sponsor a Chili Cook-Off featuring chili from candidates for office on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Pauls Valley. Tasting cups are free; a full cup is $1. 

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Two Pushmataha County residents were killed early Sunday morning in a two-vehicle collision east of Ada.

STILLWATER — With Halloween quickly approaching, some might think massive populations of giant spiders have taken over parts of the state, spinning webs in tree branches as far as the eye can see.

  • By DAVID DISHMAN The McAlester News-Capital

MCALESTER — Hartshorne municipal credit card statements show a city credit card was used to pay bills and purchase personal items from retailers like Victoria’s Secret, Eastbay,,, and more, according to the results of a special investigation by the McAlester News-Capital.

  • By JOSH NEWTON The Tahlequah Daily Press

TAHLEQUAH — An alleged parking lot drug deal outside the Department of Human Services building led Tahlequah officers to jail two people late Wednesday evening.

  • By LINDA PROVOST The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Students at Horace Mann Elementary got to see how Farmers Insurance responds to natural disasters around the United States.

  • By RANDY MITCHELL Managing Editor

STRATFORD — A Stratford woman was injured Thursday in a single-vehicle wreck in Pontotoc County.

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  • By ERIC SWANSON, Staff Writer

Lindsey Leslie’s family watched the city’s progress on building Wintersmith Aquatics Center, curious to see what the new pool would offer them.

  • CNHI Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE — The Rev. Leroy Walker, the pastor at Rayfield Baptist Church, found many places to develop his knack for listening.

  • By CASS RAINS Enid News & Eagle

ENID — A woman charged last month with child abuse and obtaining money by false pretense after lying about her daughter’s treatment for cancer is facing additional charges.

  • By M.J. Van Deventer-Shelton Muskogee Phoenix

MUSKOGEE — Bart Glatt might have become a medical doctor had he not been mesmerized by a neighbor’s magic tricks when he was in the seventh grade.

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A man accused of killing a woman in her rural home Aug. 16 has been charged with several felonies, including murder and rape.

Comedy legend Paul Reiser will perform stand-up comedy at East Central University this evening, and tickets are still available.

  • By MACK BURKE The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — The Oklahoma Department of Health has confirmed 13 cases of mumps in Garfield County, one in Kay County and is investigating 10 others. While Oklahoma Department of Health Public Information Officer Corey Robertson said there is no need to panic, the outbreak has brought light to th…

Two Ada people were arrested Sunday for allegedly stealing property from several residences and vehicles.

This weekend offers plenty of activities for area residents, including East Central University’s Homecoming celebration and the opening days of the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival.

  • By ERIC SWANSON, Staff Writer

This weekend offers plenty of activities for area residents, including East Central University’s Homecoming celebration and the opening days of the Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival.

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