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NORMAN — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office recently announced a new drone program and the use of three unmanned aerial systems to help in search and rescue efforts.

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NORMAN — The 38th annual Jazz in June Festival will be live next month, after a shift to a virtual and radio broadcast last year due to COVID-19.

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Muskogee firefighters responded to a call at Raintree Apartments on Saturday to find one building with the roof of the upper units ablaze.

An overnight tornado that seemed to literally come out of nowhere put a scare into a whole lot of folks as it touched down not once but twice early Wednesday near Pauls Valley.

In the Disney movie "Anastasia," Bartok, the bat, tells his master and friend “Stress — it’s a killer, sir.” His friend was upset over his failed plan. 

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation leaders joined county commissioners from Muskogee and Cherokee counties to cut the ribbon on a $6.3 million road and bridge project Friday near Fort Gibson.

Here we are in the middle of spring already, with a cold front facing us as we speak on Tuesday. Some people are not aware of this, though migration actually begins in February with waterfowl, swallows, and Sandhill Cranes just to name a few. We’ll see more activity with the shorebirds that have been visiting for the past month with some early birds, including several that we don’t normally catch in these parts like Tuesday’s Piping Plover. Neotropic migrants are pushing down on the gas pedal and there have been several first of the year aficionados posted in the usual spots.

“There’s an old adage that says when you know better, you have to do better,” said Hannibal B. Johnson. “Once your eyes have been open, it’s impossible to close them again.”

Melony Carey said she sought to tell Alice Robertson's "whole story" when she helped move the pioneer educator's display to another part of the Three Rivers Museum.

Hartshorne 9-year-old Sydnie Wynn Graves solidified her third consecutive trip to Las Vegas for the Junior World Finals Rodeo with a victory in Saturday’s KK Run For Vegas / Barrel Bash youth championship in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

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Muskogee Police Department has recognized Officer Jordy Woolsey as its Officer of the Year for 2020. Muskogee Exchange Club honored Woolsey at a luncheon on April 13.

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A McAlester woman was charged this week in tribal court after being accused in 2019 of abusing and neglecting a 5-year-old boy investigators said looked like "a 75-year-old man" when examined at the hospital.

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A Mooreland juvenile was killed when a car was struck by a semi approximately one mile west of Mooreland in Woodward County Tuesday night, April 13, 2021, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Muskogee Public Library is partnering with Green Country Workforce Board, formerly Eastern Workforce Board, to offer an online program to help teens prepare for life outside of school.

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March saw the highest distribution of certain blood products in the 44-year history of Oklahoma Blood Institute. Donors can make appointments to donate at obi.org or walk in to any mobile blood drive or donation center to give. Enid's OBI is at 301 E Cherokee Ave.
 

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STILLWATER – The cost to rent cropland held steady through the pandemic last year while pasture rentals fell slightly overall, according to the latest studies by Oklahoma State University Extension.

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How many of you began your objective scientific study of birds using one of the most common of them — the American Robin? It has been said that the robin knows, but knows what?

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 WINCHESTER — Amy Thrower found some solace in the fact that a meatpacking plant being built in a town incorporated decades ago to keep industrial development at bay was "at the furthest point possible" from her family's home. 

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Identities of Tuesday’s fatal shooting have been released by the Muskogee Police Department as the suspect remains behind bars.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children. 

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed an adult male and five children Tuesday in this northeast Oklahoma community, police said. A seventh wounded victim, a woman, was hospitalized in stable condition.

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