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NOBLE — The city is hoping its new high-speed fiber internet capabilities, made possible through a partnership with OEC Fiber, will create a more attractive community for residents and businesses.

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MOORE — As a slideshow of Kolby Crum's life played during his funeral on Thursday morning, the classic Bobby McFerrin song “Don't Worry, Be Happy” played over the speakers at First Moore Baptist Church.

A House Bill offering several exemptions to the state's plan to charge entrance fees to those entering Oklahoma State Parks has passed out of a House Subcommittee — but with an amendment attached.

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NORMAN — Oklahoma shortstop Brandon Zaragoza sprinted to his right, deep into the hole just shy of left field, and flipped Roderick Coffee’s groundball to second baseman Logan Kohler for an easy out.

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Many people prefer to workout with their head down and headphones plugged in, but breaking a sweat with a group might help both beginners and experienced athletes switch things up.

NORMAN — A Norman homicide victim pleaded for his life seconds before he was robbed and shot five times in his own vehicle, a court filing shows.

Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said skeletal remains found near McAlester were identified as that of missing woman, Holly Cantrell.

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NORMAN — A third manslaughter count was filed Tuesday in Cleveland County District Court against a man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of Moore High School track and cross country runners two weeks ago.

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CUSHING – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has ruled Monday’s suspicious death in Cushing as a homicide.

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State hospitals have received $2.2 billion less in federal funds because it did not expand Medicaid coverage, she said. In addition to high rates of uninsured, the state has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the country.

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Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are investigating a former Haileyville city employee following the discovery of inaccuracies in the city’s finances.

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Stillwater, like many other communities, is struggling with what to do with its trash. But Oklahoma State University and the Stillwater Utilities Authority have agreed to partner on a project that could alleviate some of the headaches associated with municipal waste management.

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A lot has been said about Eddie Sutton in the days since the former legendary coach was named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame late last week.

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On Feb. 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz walked into an unlocked door at Stoneman Douglas High School, where he shot 34 people: 14 students and three staff members. Of these, 17 were injured and 17 were killed. It only took six minutes and four seconds. 

(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Feb. 17, 2020) — Over-the-counter hemp CBD products are marketed as all-natural treatments for a plethora of ailments in both humans and pets. Many pet owners look to hemp CBD as an alternative treatment for medical disorders such as anxiety, pain and seizures.

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Coffee, conversation, and connection is what the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly A.M. Live is all about, and a group of business and community leaders filled the Thompson House Friday morning to enjoy those three C's.

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Saturday was supposed to be a day of focusing on playoff basketball for both the boys and girls teams at Braggs High School.

Gospel Rescue Mission Executive Director Rich Schaus will set out from Mrs. Webber's Plantation in Stilwell at 1 p.m. Feb. 28, with hopes to arrive at the Gospel Rescue Mission at 9 a.m. Feb. 29. Schaus will be carrying a 50 pound rucksack the whole way, he said.

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The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the first Legislative Focus gathering of this session Friday, when area lawmakers visited Go Ye Village to discuss their priorities during the legislative session and answer questions from the public.

❝We’ve always had strong lineups, but I’m really excited for what we have coming up in 2020, and because there’s some really big shows.❞ — Kevin Boryczki, Stride Bank Center general manager

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In an effort to promote transparency in the Oklahoma Legislature, a state representative has introduced a bill that would required the House of Representatives and the Senate to follow the Open Meetings Act.

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Mike Gaxiola and Carrie Umphrey danced for a few minutes. It could’ve lasted forever for both of them Friday at the Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee Rehabilitation Reunion.

Haskell residents potentially facing thousands of dollars in failure-to-appear fines could avoid those penalties in the first week of March, said Police Chief Michael Keene.

While gardeners may be tired of the cooler weather, green peas thrive in it. Young plants even tolerate light frosts. Because of their durability, it’s a good time to get your peas in the ground. They need to be planted as early as possible in order to get a full harvest before the blazing heat of an Oklahoma summer arrives.

On Nov. 21, 1920, a wounded Jake Hamon stumbled into an Ardmore hospital. He wasn’t just a rich oilman, he was joining newly-elected President Warren Harding’s cabinet. This mystery would draw writers from all over America to uncover the truth.

Enid Public Schools has implemented an anonymous reporting app, allowing students to alert school officials to bullying, hazing and other inappropriate behaviors or dangerous situations without identifying themselves.

When the Supreme Court found segregation unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education, voucher-funded private schools boomed in the South. Within 15 years, more than 200 voucher-funded private schools opened in previously segregated districts, with one express intent — to allow white families to continue segregation.

In Oklahoma, the news as it pertains to indigenous people has been contentious lately. The tribes say their gaming compacts with the state automatically renewed, and they're correct - but Gov. Kevin Stitt has his hand out for a bigger piece of the action.

Celebrating love on Valentine's Day is unique for every couple. Whether it's dinner out or a romantic candlelight meal at home, flowers and gifts exchanged, or camping and fishing, it's about making special memories that matter to them. And for many families it may not involve so much romance, but tons of love.

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ADA [ndash] Services for Lindsay Snow, 43, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Brian Matthews will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Lindsay did not let a lifelong battle with rheumatoid arthritis stop her from living large. She descr…