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.

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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.

❝Our plan will address concerns and provide options for families. EPS will be able to deliver instruction in a regular in-person, a virtual and/or a blended model.❞ — Superintendent Darrell Floyd

A 4-year-old Muskogee Police Department K-9 has died, according to a release from Officer Lynn Hamlin.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Officials with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma met with Gov. Kevin Stitt Wednesday to sign a 15-year gaming compact that permits the tribe to engage in Class II and Class III gaming in Logan County. 

Oklahoma U.S. Sen James Inhofe says he has not yet received enough information to determine whether Russia put a bounty on American troops serving in Afghanistan.

Deputy Bryan Jones and his K-9 Tibo have been with the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office for over a year. Jones is applying for a Heat Alarm Grant from the National Dog Police Foundation to protect Tibo when he is not around.

A long July Fourth weekend tends to get more people out to enjoy bodies of water in the area, so community and state organizations are offering tips to help make this time safer and more enjoyable.

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As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Oklahoma, Northeastern Health System remains cautious and continues to follow regulations and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and local government policies.

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation is contributing nearly half a million dollars total to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments. The contributions help to support volunteer fire departments, which otherwise rely on fundraisers, membership dues and the help of good Samaritans to maintain their vital operations.

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Fireball Classic Memorial Race organizers say there’s still time to enter the virtual race, and racers have until the end of July to complete their runs.

Five people charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the Sept. 11, 2019, home invasion and attack of a 41-year-old Enid woman that ultimately resulted in her death will stand trial on their charges.

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Pontotoc County voters approved a constitutional amendment to expand the state’s Medicaid program Tuesday by a wider margin than most. County voters also approved two measures in Roff to increase the town’s excise and use taxes by one full percent each, and Tupelo voters elected a new school board member.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol identified the trooper involved in a fatal shooting Thursday in Craig County as Caleb Cole, a 14-year veteran of the Highway Patrol.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Supt. of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today awarded Incentive Grants totaling $16 million to 150 Oklahoma school districts to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and ensure students are able to access learning opportunities in the new school year.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Community fireworks displays and local parades may be no-gos this Fourth of July, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of Independence Day options.

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With the Independence Day holiday approaching, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) encourages Oklahomans to visit the state’s lakes, rivers, or streams. While recreating at these natural water bodies, DEQ reminds you to follow some simple tips to help keep you and your family safe while swimming, boating, canoeing, or enjoying other water activities.

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One of the industries that was devastated by the Great Depression was the production of cotton. Long a crop grown throughout Oklahoma, cotton was largely produced by black, Indian and white sharecroppers. When the price of a bale of cotton plummeted in the early 1930s, farm families throughout the cotton belt were thrown into destitution. Many simply left their crops unharvested because it would cost more to bring it to market than they would be paid.

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