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This past weekend, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame hosted a music tribute to local music legend Ronald Boren. There were many local and regional musicians who participated, and a special appearance from Nashville's Becky Hobbs (and OMHOF inductee) and Duane Sciaqua. In the crowd were many Muskogee music legends including OMHOF inductees Barbara McAlister and Chick Raines. Also in attendance was OMHOF inductee C.H. Parker from Tahlequah.

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During World War I, the term Western Front referred to the meandering battle line running north from Switzerland to the North Sea. It ran principally through France but included Belgium and southern Germany. This line formed because neither side could advance. From 1914-1918, both sides held each other to a stalemate, as machine guns along with other advances in weaponry thwarted offensive maneuvers.

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Two defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) and other charges during district court arraignments in Cleveland County Judge Michael Tupper's courtroom.

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A former Cherokee County special district judge resigned from her position as Osage Nation attorney general after she was arrested earlier this week for driving under the influence in Pawhuska.

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The state of Oklahoma has put tourism at the forefront of its objectives, and Tour Tahlequah is looking to contribute with several initiatives, starting with distributing new material.

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There’s no telling what types of superheroes, Klingons, gaming characters or androids you might meet at Muskogee Minicon.

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An Ethiopian woman who helps coordinate government workers and private, self-help groups to promote clean water and sanitation formally received the 2019 University of Oklahoma International Water Prize at a banquet Tuesday evening.

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A grand jury has indicted 29 people in relation to a drug ring run by an Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate using a smuggled phone, said U.S. Attorney Brian J. Kuester on Wednesday afternoon.

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Stalled barge traffic up and down the Arkansas River, halted by the effects of late May flooding, may soon be able to resume, said Muskogee County District 1 Commissioner Ken Doke.

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The accident happened at 3:15 p.m. at the junction of Oklahoma 51 and Oklahoma 58 about 1 mile east of Canton in Blaine County.

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T. Boone Pickens had a gift for gab, and in his later years liked to share his life lessons. Following his passing on Sept. 11, Pickens wasn’t finished dispelling wisdom. The oil tycoon turned Oklahoma State University mega booster wrote a final message before his passing, which has been published on his LinkedIn page, now controlled by the T. Boone Pickens Foundation.

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"A moment later a suspect, described as a medium-build, Hispanic male, approximately 5-foot, 5-inches, ran into the bedroom and began beating the victim in the head with a pipe." — Enid police

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Affidavit outlines allegations that the former mayor directed an outstanding balance on her water, sewer and trash account be removed and embezzlement occurred on two occasions over a period of three years totaling $1,759.75.

Rougher spirit spread across downtown Tuesday night as schools and organizations joined the Muskogee High School homecoming parade.

Three defendants charged in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) case are scheduled to make court appearances at 10 a.m. today in Special District Judge Michael Tupper's Cleveland County courtroom.

MIAMI, Okla. — Leaders from the Quapaw, Shawnee and Eastern Shawnee tribes brought to light the efforts Native Americans are making to bring restoration to the area’s natural resources during the first day of the 21st National Environmental Conference at Tar Creek.

Developers of an affordable housing project at 1410 W. Willow are returning to Enid for a second town hall meeting Thursday to again hear concerns of residents nearby to the planned low-rent apartments.

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All Oklahoma prisons remain on lockdown Tuesday as Department of Corrections continues to investigate coordinated, gang-related fights that broke out at six facilities over the weekend, resulting in 36 injuries and one death.

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National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 24, 2019, and Garfield County Election Board is encouraging residents to celebrate democracy by registering to vote.

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Jena Nelson was named Oklahoma’s 2020-21Teacher of the Year she announced it was a time for celebration, and not just celebrating her but celebrating all Oklahoma educators who represent their schools and districts as Teacher of the Year.

The woman told police she and the victim had driven to the area to buy marijuana. When they stopped, somebody attacked the man, stole the woman's purse, and fled the scene, she told police.

Ahead of October's vote on a $110 million school bond, Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge has come out in support of the measure.

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Sometimes when you start to write you begin with one view and then end up somewhere else. That has happened to me as I write this column. My starting premise is that there is too much focus on athletics in both college and secondary education. In my mind professional sports are out of control and not worthy of my attention. I am really just asking for college and high school. Does money trickle from the athletic department to impact academic programs?

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An area man charged with murder was set to go to trial this week, but changed his mind for a third time and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a meeting Monday night confirmed the appointment of Lynna Carson and Linda O'Leary, respectively, as a board member of Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC., and member of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission.

Victor Lezama’s enthusiasm for the upcoming veterans’ center The Barracks remains obvious even in the face of the work ahead. As Lezama walks down hallways stacked with furniture and building materials and half-completed paint jobs, he discusses projects like family rooms and gym rooms, showing off examples of donated equipment.

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee [ndash] Shane A. Howard gained his angel wings Aug. 30, 2019. He was born Feb. 4,1983. He was preceded in death by his father, William A. Howard; grandmother, Helen Howard; uncle, Jerry Howard; and both grandparents, Leon and Addie Brownen. He is survived by his mother, …

ADA [ndash] Terry Wayne Ragsdale, age 68, passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2019, in Ada. He was born Dec. 30, 1950, to Edwin and Ruth Ragsdale in Santa Paula, California. Terry served in the Army during the Vietnam War, then worked as a mechanic and served with the San…

ADA [ndash] Memorial services for Carolyn Yvonne Hudson, 71, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God of Prophecy, Ada. The Rev. Kendell Martin will officiate. Mrs. Hudson passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at an Ardmore hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1947, in Ada to Eula Bell Wr…