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Authorities are investigating a fatal accident involving a motorcycle on Sandy Creek Road approximately a half-mile east of the Sandy Creek bridge just outside Ada city limits.

Please plan to join the Pontotoc County Democrats for our February meeting! We will discuss the upcoming precinct election and our plans for increasing voter awareness in Pontotoc County.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is pleased to announce funding opportunities to enhance the specialty crop industry within the state, thanks to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service…

A Pontotoc County District Court jury found former Ada firefighter and City Council candidate Jason Smeltz not guilty of a charge of putting another person in fear of physical harm or death with a persistent Facebook campaign of often profanity-laced posts on Feb. 20, 2014.

Officials with the Mercy health system announced Tuesday that Terence Farrell will assume the role of president of Mercy Hospital Ada on Feb. 25.

Oklahoma News

The “front end” is where prevention can happen, where steps can be taken that make prescription help unnecessary, he said.

Zain Caputa was not your average 13-year-old. She lived a life without regrets by doing anything she decided she wanted to do.

It’s a rapidly changing landscape when it comes to the way schools approach drug-testing of students who participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma convened Wednesday in a special meeting to discuss an ongoing "personnel investigation" into allegations of misconduct.

Proposed setback rules approved Tuesday by a split vote of the Oklahoma Agriculture Board members reflect an unimaginable level of arrogance or ignorance — or both.

Prosecutors charged a former employee at the Muskogee County Court Clerk’s Office and two others of conspiring to intimidate a witness whose identity allegedly was disclosed in a sealed court document.

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BEVERLY, Mass.  — Enormous amounts of addictive narcotics are stolen from U.S. hospitals every year and no federal agency is tracking the problem with a national data base, a special report by the Salem News in Massachusetts has disclosed.

CULLMAN COUNTY, ALA. — One of the five employees of the Henry Pratt Co. plant in Aurora, Illinois, killed Friday by a co-worker grew up in Holly Pond, Alabama. He was identified as plant manager Josh Pinkard, 37.

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