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When Dr. William Sloan was a boy, violin dealers in downtown Chicago called him whenever they were working on a famous violinist’s instrument. Sloan would hop on the bus and ride it to the dealer’s shop so he could see the violin.

  • Jacob McGuire | Transcript Staff Writer

Cleveland County Judge Lori Walkley announced today in court that Alton Nolen will be sentenced to death for beheading former Vaughan Foods employee Colleen Hufford, as well assaulting several other coworkers in 2014. 

  • Cass Rains | CNHI News Oklahoma
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Chisholm's four kindergarten classes — 88 students, four teachers and a teacher's aide — worked to collect the stuffed animals donated Thursday, along with a box decorated to look like a police vehicle.

  • James Beaty | CNHI News Oklahoma
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Court records show that a man arrested this week on a manslaughter charge allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine following a fatal two-vehicle accident in June — and that he should have had an ignition interlock device on his vehicle at the time of the collision.

  • Sheri Gourd | CNHI News Oklahoma
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A traditional Native artist is passing on her knowledge and skills to the community, while offering a unique opportunity to create holiday gifts.

This week, a two-night class for the craft of corn husk dolls was taught at the United Keetoowah Band John Hair Cultural Center and Museum.

  • James Neal | CNHI News Oklahoma
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I’m all for being passionate about the political process and doing your best to get your horse across the line first. But, let’s clear up one point: there is no office that is more important than protecting children from sexual predators. 

  • James Neal | CNHI News Oklahoma
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If it takes all week to clean the house for the cousins, what effort must we undertake to clean house for the Messiah? Mary shows us the way.

  • Sheri Gourd | CNHI News Oklahoma

When determining if a cancer cluster is present in a community or region, the Oklahoma Central Cancer Registry uses baseline qualifications, as well as additional analysis, depending on the situation.

  • Grant D. Crawford | CNHI News Oklahoma
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The weeks leading up to Christmas bring with them shopping, festive menus, sparkling lights displays - and for Christian churches, a chance to embrace the "reason for the season."

Most Americans keeping up with the hotly contested special U.S. Senate election in Alabama were shocked with the results. But in hindsight, the slim victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore may be a sign voters are tired of "tribaltarians."

  • Grant D. Crawford | CNHI News Oklahoma

A burn ban in Cherokee County went into effect Thursday morning, when the Cherokee County Commissioners held a special meeting to enact the resolution.

The burn ban will last for 14 days.

  • Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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PHILADELPHIA — Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson came away from Wednesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an impression of Steven Adams that Adams’ teammates developed long ago.

  • Jeff Hopper | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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For those, like myself, who pay attention to recruiting for their favorite college football teams, national signing day is a fun experience that celebrates the players who will be the future of the program.

  • By Tesina Jackson | CNHI News Oklahoma
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Checkpoints are used randomly to check primarily for sobriety and driver's license and insurance verification. Most states, including Oklahoma, allow sobriety checkpoints, during which suspicious drivers are subject to sobriety tests.

  • By Sheri Gourd | CNHI News Oklahoma

At the end of November, State Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, issued a statement indicating the Oklahoma State Department of Health opened an investigation in April "to assess whether the occurrence of pediatric cancer in Cherokee County was statistically higher than the state of Oklahoma as a whole."

  • Muskogee Phoenix Editorial Board

A second special session of Oklahoma’s Legislature will end as the first — with no agreement on a way to plug a $215 million shortfall in the state budget.

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A Wagoner man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in federal court in Muskogee, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

  • By Jessica Miller | CNHI Oklahoma
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Public Arts Commission of Enid is pursuing Oklahoma Department of Transportation dollars for an art project involving the Van Buren overpass or nearby grain elevators.

  • By James Beaty | CNHI News Oklahoma

A Norman man remained in the Pittsburg County Jail on Wednesday on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on a manslaughter charge in connection with a fatal accident which occurred in June.

  • By Mike Elswick | CNHI Oklahoma

School's out Saturday at Muskogee High School, but the school cafeteria will be filled with the sounds of several hundred energetic youngsters.

  • By Eric Morrow | CNHI Oklahoma

In this week’s position white is poised to mate black. To this end, white has sacrificed a rook, given black advanced dangerous passed pawns on the queen-side, and allowed black to wreck white’s pawn structure. It is now time for white to receive dividends on its investment. With this hint in mind, please try to find white’s winning attack.

  • By Joy Hampton | CNHI News Oklahoma
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Darkness had already fallen Dec. 7 when the plane descended for a landing in Islamabad, Pakistan.