Sheriff John Christian confirmed Sunday a Pontotoc County man was shot and killed during an armed confrontation with a deputy near Oil Center.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma reached 1,252 on Sunday, April 5, 2020, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 46 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma has topped 1,000, with an additional four deaths connected to the virus for a total of 42 deaths in the state, according to the latest report from the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
City of Ada officials announced Friday that all city-owned facilities and corresponding events will remain closed through May 4.
Garfield, Grant, Kingfisher and Major counties all reported new cases of COVID-19, as the official total of positive test results nears 1,000 in Oklahoma, according to the state health department on Friday, April 3, 2020.
One more Cleveland County resident has died in relation to COVID-19 as the official county case total has risen by nine cases in the last day.
Oklahoma State Department of Health officials reported Friday the Pontotoc County COVID-19 case count has risen to seven.
State Rep. Matt Meredith, D-Tahlequah, sat down with representatives of Bank of Cherokee County Thursday, April 2, for a Facebook Live video to discuss ways small businesses can survive the COVID-19 outbreak.
Archbishop Paul Coakley issued the call to prayer March 31, asking the church’s “lay faithful” to join him in an online prayer service, 3 p.m. April 5, Palm Sunday. The service will be live-streamed at https://www.archokc.org/live.
It’s tempting to view this as a temporary situation, that will pass as the virus passes. But, that is a comfortable lie. The grocery clerk, the trash truck driver, the nurse, delivery driver and factory worker — these always have been essential to our society, our economy and our way of life.
We must fight the urge to become complacent. This is not a time to ignore our faith. This is a time to be more deliberate than ever, and to step out in prayer when we cannot step out in body.
The Virtual Spring BioBlitz!, hosted by Oklahoma Biological Survey, captures nature sightings throughout the month of April and highlights Oklahoma’s natural diversity.
Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said his department is going to use "selective force" and limit contact with "offenders" who ignore the city's stepped-up "shelter in place" order.
Muskogee County Health Department will provide drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Honor Heights Park on Monday morning and afternoon, said MCHD Regional Director Jill Larcade.
Melony Carey was elated when she found out that the Founders' Place Historic District in Muskogee will be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As a president and resident of Founders' Place, Carey had twice as many reasons to smile.
A local car dealership says it has been the sole target of Norman’s new restrictions and fine schedule after the general manager said he received two citations while competitors have remained open.
A local stage backdrop manufacturer has retooled operations and started making face shields for hospitals and Norman Regional Health System is currently evaluating them.
Thursday morning Chamber President and CEO Chris Deal was joined by Councilwoman and United Way Chairperson Patty Wininger along with United Way Executive Director Helen Stewart for the daily virtual chamber hour to discuss opportunities for those needing assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Practicing simple acts of kindness everyday” is a good motto to live by. One company is doing just that as they flooded the school district with food deliveries from their local supply chain.
Duncan City Council hosted a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday to approve an ordinance which will allow for the enforcement of Oklahoma executive orders or declarations of a state of local emergency.
Forgotten Ministries, 1714 S. 4th, is offering evening meals for anyone in need. The ministry has set up three ways for people to receive food at the facility.
Cherokee County officials said public shelters will be open if severe weather occurs, even during the COVID-19 outbreak with "shelter at home" orders in place.
The parking lots at Walmart and Lowe's for instance, are jammed. Make sure your trips are strictly out of necessity, not just an excuse to get yourself (and the kids) out of the house.
With many non-essential businesses closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Americans with the greatest strain on their wallets might be college students, who normally work part-time jobs to help pay for tuition and make loan payments.
With Tahlequah having two hospitals, it is home to many health care workers - and many are putting their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lindsey Johnson, 33, is a full-time registered nurse who works nights in the Northeastern Health System emergency room.
Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Northwest Oklahoma, while the state's overall count rose by 22% in a day to 879, with four additional deaths, according to the state health department on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Commissioner of Health Gary Cox issued a letter notifying county health departments today that all COVID-19 testing centers and providers are to loosen requirements for Oklahomans to be tested.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiply every day, with the U.S. to date logging more than 185,000 cases and 3,600 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the identities of the victims may not be known unless they choose to come forward.
An April 21 trial scheduled in federal court was canceled after the city settled disability-based discrimination and retaliation claims alleged in a lawsuit filed by a fitness coordinator who works at the Muskogee Swim & Fitness Center.
Cancellation of April's Azalea Festival activities could have broad economic repercussions, says Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Justin O'Neal.
The Castle of Muskogee has canceled its annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival in response to the spread of COVID-19, the group announced Wednesday.
Some of Oklahoma’s mayors, including Stillwater mayor Will Joyce, have been responding to the threat of COVID-19 with more aggressive restrictions than Gov. Kevin Stitt has been willing to take at a state level. The governor announced Wednesday that he is extending his emergency order closing non-essential businesses and directing people at high risk from the virus to stay home unless absolutely necessary through April 30 and applying it in all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
The announcement of Stephens County’s first death related to COVID-19 came from an Oklahoma State Department of Health worker Wednesday during a Facebook live video, though the statistic was not included in the state data April 1, 2020.
Youth & Family Services of North Central Oklahoma is offering a free mental health helpline to help people through the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the social isolation that comes with it.
The Woodward County Health Department, along with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), announced the first confirmed case associated with COVID-19 in Woodward County.
Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he was extending the term of his "Safer at Home' order through April 30.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program has implemented an online application for new and existing clients in order to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus. This application allows clients to provide information and answer questions used to determine potential eligibility.
Several residents at a Norman nursing facility tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend after the facility reported a string of positive tests and two deaths last week.
Two more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Garfield County, as the number of positive tests in the state rose to 719, with 30 deaths, according to the state health department on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
This Week's Circulars
ADA [ndash] Steven Albert Warkaske Jr., 49, of Ada passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Ada. A come-and-go viewing will be held from 2-5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. Due to current world events, a private interment will happen at a later date.
ADA [ndash] Former East Central University golf coach Danny Key passed away Monday, March 30, at the age of 67. Key was a 1974 graduate of ECU who had a career in the energy industry in Houston before coming home to Ada to work with the Chickasaw Nation. He served the Nation for 11 years as …
MIDWEST CITY [ndash] Amanda Gayle Estes McPhetridge, 42, of Midwest City passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. Due to current world events, a come-and-go viewing will be held from noon until 5 p.m. today at Estes-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. A private interment will be held at a later date.
ADA [ndash] Graveside services for Emily Ann Bess-Dixon, 37, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. Chad Large will officiate. Mrs. Bess-Dixon died Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1982, to Larry Bess and Karen Hallmark. She graduated …
- One dead in officer-involved shooting near Oil Center
- UPDATE: Pontotoc County COVID-19 cases climb to 7, CNMC prepares for rise
- COVID-19: Pontotoc County cases climb to 5
- Starbucks confirms Ada location this fall
- Pandemic prompts wave of closures, schedule changes
- Stratford woman injured in two-vehicle wreck
- Gov. Stitt extends 'Safer at Home' order to April 30, now applies to all 77 counties
- Felonies April 1 2020
- More organizations, businesses announce closings
- Walmart to limit shoppers allowed in stores