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A battle between state officials and Native American tribes over a hotly debated gaming compact could spill into federal court if the two sides can’t reach an agreement by Jan. 1, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday.

Amid compact negotiations, Oklahoma’s governor is wagering residents are too smart to be influenced by a decade of philanthropic giving and an aggressive advertising campaigned aimed at swaying public sentiment.

The Ada City Council signed off Monday on a new contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2298 for fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Area firefighters battled a wildfire near the intersection of State Highway 59 and County Road 3420 Friday afternoon.

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For more than a week starting in mid-September, Oklahoma’s prisons were locked down. Routines were interrupted as visitation was canceled, classes were put on hold and inmates were allowed to shower only three times per week. They were largely confined to their cells or bunks.

Editor’s note: Leanne Ho is non-binary, and uses they/them pronouns. Non-binary or non-conforming gender is a gender identity that is not exclusively male or female. Many (but not all) non-binary people use they/them pronouns instead of pronouns such as he or she.

Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office have been given a new less-lethal weapon for their arsenal when fighting crime in the streets.

A Kay County investigator is coming to Enid High School on Monday to interview staff members about allegations leveled against administrators by the Oklahoma Education Association and former Enid Public Schools campus police chief Mike Dods, according to Heath Merchen, the attorney representing Dods.

The city of Enid is closing in on several critical hurdles for the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project, some high, some low, each capable of hindering the $315 million effort, or worse.

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DUNCAN, Okla. – The police clock read 9:55 a.m. Monday when a 911 caller reported an unidentified man and woman, walking calmly from the money center in Walmart to enter their parked car, suddenly were shot to death through the windshield.

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Lt. Clyde Doty kept telling the man clinging for his life in river rapids 100 yards from the brink of the American Falls the same thing over and over:  “We got you, we got you.”

GREENVILLE, Tex. – Authorities have dropped murder charges against the man arrested for the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of six others at an Oct. 26  Halloween party on the outskirts of this northeast Texas city.

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NORMAN [ndash] Services for Joe Donald Storie, 79, of Norman will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Don and David Stevens will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Mr. Storie died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital. He was bo…