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After a lifetime of service to the city of Ada and its residents, Carl Allen will take the reins of the Ada Police Department as permanent chief, city officials announced Friday. 

After losing two sons to drug overdoses, an Edmond mother said she’s pressing forward with an effort to get Oklahoma Medicaid patients better access to one of the nation’s top opioid treatment medications.

Meet “the Aunties,” a multi-generational group of Native American women in Oklahoma who this week launched a new nonprofit, The Auntie Project: Native Women of Service.

Three Oklahomans, including an Ada woman, were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday night at the intersection of State Highways 9 and 71 in Haskell County.

With the help of a state grant, Ada High School’s upper-level math students will be working with sixth-grade accelerated math students at Willard Grade Center this year.

Oklahoma News

Interim President Joe Harroz spoke to what is believed to be the largest freshmen class in University of Oklahoma history during convocation on Sunday night.

The first migration from Mississippi to Indian Territory by the Choctaws and the slaves who accompanied them occurred in 1833. Most of these settled around Fort Towson near the Red River. Fort Towson had been built the same year as Fort Gibson and was intended to serve as protection of the tribes that were to be moved west.

The shopping center at the northeast corner of Shawnee Bypass and North York — Northpointe Plaza Shopping Center — has changed hands multiple times, starting life as land purchased from Bacone College. 

The common conception of a garden designed and planted to attract birds is one with berry bearing shrubs and scrubby branching to protect birds from predators. These aspects are only two of many factors to consider if you desire avian visitors. Different bird species have different needs, but some garden practices will benefit them all. 

National News

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.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – New York’s liberal Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was admonished by a progressive group Tuesday for subverting an unpopular new law allowing undocumented immigrants to qualify for state driver's licenses.

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STONEWALL [ndash] Memorial services for Royal David Hodge, 68, of Stonewall are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Stephenson will officiate. Mr. Hodge passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospice house. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Ada to…