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Oklahoma pre-K through 12th-grade teachers seeking customized professional development opportunities are encouraged to attend upcoming information sessions in Oklahoma City, Lawton and Clinton about Fund for Teachers grants.

Pontotoc County Retired Educators are excited to begin the 2019-2020 season of activity. 

Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement upon hearing of the passing of Cokie Roberts.

A new plan to start giving inmates a reason for parole denials is being heralded as a major step forward in the state’s continued bid for criminal justice reform.

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This weekend, law enforcement officers will be stepping up their patrols in Cherokee County, mainly because of the Medicine Stone music festival. Although that may be annoying to some attendees, there's a good reason for the inconvenience.

This past weekend, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame hosted a music tribute to local music legend Ronald Boren. There were many local and regional musicians who participated, and a special appearance from Nashville's Becky Hobbs (and OMHOF inductee) and Duane Sciaqua. In the crowd were many Muskogee music legends including OMHOF inductees Barbara McAlister and Chick Raines. Also in attendance was OMHOF inductee C.H. Parker from Tahlequah.

During World War I, the term Western Front referred to the meandering battle line running north from Switzerland to the North Sea. It ran principally through France but included Belgium and southern Germany. This line formed because neither side could advance. From 1914-1918, both sides held each other to a stalemate, as machine guns along with other advances in weaponry thwarted offensive maneuvers.

Two defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and other charges during district court arraignments in Cleveland County Judge Michael Tupper's courtroom.

National News

NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.

BETHEL, N.Y. – The Beatles were not here 50 years ago when more than 400,000 people crowded shoulder-to-shoulder over acres of farm land to listen to rock ‘n’ roll music and define a cultural happening known as Woodstock.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee [ndash] Shane A. Howard gained his angel wings Aug. 30, 2019. He was born Feb. 4,1983. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Howard; grandmother, Helen Howard; uncle, Jerry Howard; and both grandparents, Leon and Addie Brownen. He is survived by his mother, …

ADA [ndash] Terry Wayne Ragsdale, age 68, passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019, in Ada. He was born Dec. 30, 1950, to Edwin and Ruth Ragsdale in Santa Paula, California. Terry served in the Army during the Vietnam War, then worked as a mechanic and served with the San…

ADA [ndash] Memorial services for Carolyn Yvonne Hudson, 71, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Ada. The Rev. Kendell Martin will officiate. Mrs. Hudson passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at an Ardmore hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Ada to Eula Bell Wr…