The number of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma rose by 283, including one in Garfield County, for 15,928 overall cases, with no deaths reported Sunday, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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.
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.
Oklahoma recorded more than 500 new COVID-19 cases for the second time in a week, as the overall number of positive tests in the state topped 15,000 Friday, 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
The state saw another 427 new COVID-19 cases, including eight in Northwest Oklahoma, and six more deaths were reported Thursday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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.
A letter released by Tahlequah Public Works Authority on Thursday, July 2, admits the utility did not meet water treatment requirements in October 2019, but indicated the issue was resolved the following month.
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.
The YouthBuild program at Community Development Support Association has been recognized as a model for the 300 YouthBuild programs in the United States and abroad, due to its students' high attainment rate of high school diplomas.
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.
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.
Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed charges against four people in connection with a fentanyl distribution operation that allegedly claimed the lives of at least two last month.
An annual fall tradition will not happen in September as it was decided Wednesday to cancel the Garfield County Fair for safety reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 topped 14,000 cases of COVID-19 as another month of coping with the virus started with 355 new positive tests and two more deaths announced Wednesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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.
WYNNEWOOD — Facing eviction and a hefty tax bill, the owner of an infamous tiger zoo said he’s moving his operations to Thackerville later this year to begin his animal kingdom anew.
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.
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.
Whether your July 4 weekend plans are to head to Grand Lake, Lake Hudson or the Illinois River, the Grand River Dam Authority Police Department is reminding you to boat and float, safe, smart and sober.
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.
Oklahoma State Department of Health is providing grants to the state’s longterm career facilities to help cope with additional costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NORMAN — City Manager Darrel Pyle’s contract was renewed another year and his salary raised from $170,000 to $195,000 Tuesday night with eight City Council members’ approval.
Another record single-day increase in the number of COVID-19 cases was set on Tuesday, as 585 new cases and two additional deaths were confirmed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
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.
Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 228 new cases of COVID-19, including one in Garfield County, on Monday, as numbers continue to climb in the state.
There were 302 new cases of COVID-19, with 2 in Northwest Oklahoma, and one death reported Sunday, June 28, 2020, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Seven deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported in the state Saturday, while the number of cumulative cases rose by 299, or 2.42%, to top out at 12,642, but the number of active cases declined, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma topped 12,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 Friday, with 395 new cases confirmed and two additional deaths reported in the state, according to a Health Department report.
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ADA [ndash] Services for Inez Gertrude Gould, 92, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Brian Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery. Mrs. Gould passed away Sunday, July 5 at an Ada hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Trousdale, to And…
KONAWA [ndash] Services for infant Lylah Ivory Ann Lindsey, infant daughter of Joshua Lindsey and Brooke Davis of Konawa, are at 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Community Church in Vamoosa. Pastor Drew Isaacs will officiate. The infant was born and died Monday, June 29 at an Oklahoma City hospital…
ADA [ndash] Services for Eulene Smith, 90, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Susan Ayres will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Smith passed a…
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