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Animals need to keep warm during this frigid weather, too, so the Humane Society of Cherokee County is encouraging pet owners to get the shelter they need to keep pets and animals safe.

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In the biting chill of Monday's sundown came a celebration of six lives.

Advocates said they are alarmed by statistics for abused teenagers, and they're focusing on the numbers this month during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Six counts of first-degree murder, one count of shooting with intent to kill, and one count of possession of firearms after conviction or during probation have been filed in Muskogee County District Court against Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee.

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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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Husband. Supportive. Father. Provider. Patient. Boss. Innovative. Hardworking. Friend. Christian. Generous. Respected. Tender-hearted. These words are just a handful of the things James “Jim” Evans was to his family, friends and the community of Enid.

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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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A teen accused of threatening to shoot up McAlester High School entered a plea of no contest and received a one-year deferred sentenced in a reduced charge, according to court documents.

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A 20 year old from Comanche is in Stephens County Jail on a $250,000 bond after law enforcement say he fired shots at a party this last weekend. 

 

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Ada City Schools Board of Education members voted Monday to delay the district’s start date by nearly two weeks for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Ada will require people to wear facial masks or facial shields when they are in public places, indoors or outdoors, where social distancing cannot be maintained.

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The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.

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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.

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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.

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Three people were arrested Monday after Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation officials say they broke into a Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police vehicle.

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TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.

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TULSA, OKLA. — Ray Reynolds had never voted before President Donald Trump stepped into the political arena.

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An Ada man is being held without bond at the Pontotoc County Justice Center, accused of possession of child pornography after allegedly exchanging "inappropriate pictures and messages" with a minor.

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At least one individual was shot in what was reported to police as a drive-by shooting late Saturday in the 500 block of E. 16th Street in Ada.

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AdaFest 2020 has been cancelled due to the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday.

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A 21 year-old Konawa woman and a 2 year-old girl were killed Thursday when the vehicle they were passengers in was struck by a semi-truck at the intersection of state Highway 39 and County Road 3520, about a mile southeast of Konawa in Seminole County.

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