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Felony proceedings filed as of 10 a.m. July 8 in Pontotoc County District Court:

Pontotoc County Free Fair President John Murphy announced late Tuesday that the 2020 Free Fair has been canceled, citing concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

With hot temperatures and dangerous heat indexes above 100ºF on their way, Mercy EMS Operations Supervisor and paramedic Chris McGill offers some helpful tips for staying safe and cool.

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning when the pickup truck he was driving struck an embankment on the southeast corner of the intersection of State Highway 19 and County Road 3530 west of Ada.

Oklahoma News

For the first time since St. Patrick’s Day, I set aside a day to travel recreationally during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part of Presbyterian Church of Muskogee's recent Sunday service included tips on wearing a face mask effectively.

African American librarian Judith Horton believed “there is no better way to hasten the education and uplift of our people than the establishment of reading rooms, and libraries in every community.” She founded the first Oklahoma public library for African Americans. 

It has been a couple of years since teachers put together a movement to walkout of their classrooms and advocate for their students. Now, a local Duncan teacher has taken over to run that same group.

Oklahoma saw its second highest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases Saturday, with 580 new positive tests confirmed, the third time in a week the state topped 500 cases in a 24-hour period, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.

MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.

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