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Police, Firefighters and Mercy EMS personnel responded to a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on state Highway 3W just west of J.A. Richardson Loop. Three people were transported to Mercy Hospital Ada.

An Ada man is being held in the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $100,000 bond after allegedly striking his fiancé’s brother in the neck with a machete.

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The woman is accused of taking more than $15,000 belonging to Alpha Assessments and Counseling and Alpha Health and Wellness over a two-year period. She faces up to eight years imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 and restitution.

EDMOND, Okla. — Close to 150,000 Oklahomans held licenses to use medical marijuana as of July 1, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority. As a result employers have had concerns about how to handle legalities in the workplace. Two area attorneys addressing a recent Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon said the state Legislature took a large step toward clarifying the workplace laws on medical marijuana licensure and use with the Unity Bill it passed earlier this year.

A nonprofit corporation comprised of landowners, residents and supporters who organized to "actively engage in the preservation of the Spring Creek Watershed" will celebrate its 25th anniversary and make plans for the future. 

Bassist Russ Jones of Mason Jar Revival says he welcomes the chance to play a concert benefiting victims of late May floods.

Donald Trump is a genius. With one tweet he caused the Democratic Party to implode on the floor of the House of Representatives, while simultaneously pushing its leadership to embrace its most radical members.

The Oklahoma State Chamber Research Foundation is working to ensure that the State of Oklahoma climbs to the top of the national rankings by the year 2030 but launching the OK2030 Regional Forums initiative.

Tahlequah Mayor Sue Catron said the city may have to move "backward before we can move forward" financially, with a general revenue budget that has nearly 90 percent of its funds already allocated for personnel costs.

National News

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.

JANESVILLE, Minn.  — Police report a man intending to burglarize a home in this Minnesota farm town offered to share meth with the owner when he discovered the uninvited visitor.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Legislation adding New York to the roster of states legalizing recreational use of marijuana won’t be enacted into law this year.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A kindhearted message on the tailgate of his pickup truck has made Cody Barlow, self-described straight county boy from Oklahoma, an unexpected poster boy for LGBTQ advocates.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – It wasn’t quite a classic children’s story, but first responders from the local fire department nonetheless achieved beloved status recently for rescuing a high and dry brood of ducks in this northern New York community.

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SEMINOLE [ndash] Services for Matthew Paul "Matt" Hatton (aka King MF Smiley), 25, of Seminole are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Bill Burns will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 …