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The state has procured 10,000 COVID-19 test kits but will continue to prioritize its public health supply for Oklahomans who are already hospitalized or classified as most vulnerable to the virus, officials said during a Friday briefing.

“Stop traveling. Stay home. I seriously cannot wrap my head around what is wrong with our state leadership. Oklahomans are not magically immune to #covid19. This kind of mixed messaging is hurting people! Please stop it!”

Aldridge Coffee Shop owner Harral Harbin knocked on the glass countertop next to his cash register for luck as he pondered the beloved restaurant’s future.

Five Ada Junior High Business Professionals of America students captured first place at the State BPA Mid-Level Competition Day March 2 at the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech in Stillwater.

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The increasing spread of COVID-19 has forced hospitals around the country to take extra precautions, and Tahlequah's medical facilities are doing the same.

Local pharmacies have closed their lobbies in response to the potential spread of COVID-19 as a way of keeping patients and staff healthy, said Economy Pharmacy owner Chris Schiller. Many pharmacies, like Economy, have focused their services through drive-thru pick-up or curbside service.

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General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.

GREENTOWN, Ind. -- With their vows read and rings exchanged, Henry and Emily Riffles sealed their first moments of married life with a kiss Saturday, the wedding party and family looking on from proper social distance.

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials connected with the state prison system said Sunday.

GLASGOW, Ky. – Ronnie Ellis, an accomplished Kentucky political reporter, died Monday at a hospital in his hometown, two weeks before his scheduled induction into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He was 68.

FRANKFORT – A backdoor addition to a revenue bill that changes the way legal notices for local government audits and bids are brought to the public’s attention has caught Kentucky newspapers off guard.

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ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Emily Ann Bess-Dixon, 37, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Chad Large will officiate. Mrs. Bess-Dixon died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1982, to Larry Bess and Karen Hallmark. She graduated …

LULA [ndash] Graveside services for Leona Young, 93, of Lula are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Centrahoma Cemetery. The Rev. Buddy Drake will officate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Young passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at a Coalgate nu…

ADA [ndash] No services are planned at this time for John William Hollis, 63, of Ada. Mr. Hollis passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at a local nursing home. He was born Sept. 29, 1956, at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to J.W. "Bill" and Charlotte Ross Hollis. He graduated from Ada High School and …