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As the COVID-19 crisis abates in Oklahoma and around the nation, and public health emergency orders begin to expire, some emergency responses and protocols put in place to help Oklahomans during the pandemic emergency will also expire. For Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), this includes the e…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Some state senators are questioning whether a highly-touted piece of legislation that seeks to equalize public school funding is the best way to bridge the divide between property-poor rural and property-rich urban and suburban communities.

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A Stephens County jury returned a guilty verdict and fixed punishment for a man from Mexico at life without parole after less than an hour of deliberation Friday following a week-long trial in a case dating back to 2016 in which Linda Salazar was murdered.

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District Attorney Jason Hicks, flanked by Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney and Henry’s parents, Renee Hinson and Billy Henry, hosted a press conference just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday to address the reversal and what happens next in the Miles Bench case.

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A plethora of careers await students interested in pursuing their education further.

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A new Mayor and a new Vice Mayor will take the helm of Duncan City Council after Robert Armstrong officially swore into the Duncan mayoral position on the evening of Monday, May 3.

 

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Four members of the Oklahoma Legislature — two state senators and two state representatives — announced Wednesday the creation of a new bipartisan Legislative Latino Caucus.

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The Marlow High School art classes, under the direction of their teacher Arlyn Brantley, are creating artwork to display and sell to raise money for their program.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt lifted the state's COVID-19 emergency declaration, effective Tuesday, citing data that shows declining new cases and hospitalizations.

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The Stephens County Commissioners made land agreements their top priority on Monday morning during their regular meeting.

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A Stephens County jury found a local man guilty of shooting with intent to kill last week in a case dating back to 2019 in which a law enforcement officer was lured with a fake domestic call to an area of Duncan and had shots fired at them.

 

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A local non-profit will bring a speaker and advocate to town on Tuesday for their next fundraiser.

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Sixty students have been named to Who’s Who Among Students at Cameron University, a competitive and prestigious award. These students were nominated by faculty and staff on campus and then evaluated, based on their leadership, involvement and academics. After receiving a nomination by facult…

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Kylie Weast doesn’t compete at many ProRodeos these days. Life in nearby Comanche, Oklahoma, with her husband and two children keeps her plenty busy.

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The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is offering help to Oklahomans who are affected by Wednesday night’s severe weather. The OID is dedicated to help those with damage have their insurance claims handled promptly and fairly.

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MARLOW—After 22 years of service as the Municipal Judge for the City of Marlow, John Alexander has officially retired. His last act was to swear in new municipal judge Carrie Hixon in the April City Council meeting.

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Law enforcement has apprehended a man they say is accused of raping a minor.

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The State of Oklahoma has filed charges for the suspect in a local convenience store shooting that left one dead this week in Duncan.

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MARLOW — The Marlow Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards banquet to celebrate local community members in the Life Center at the First Baptist Church this week. 

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COMANCHE — The Comanche Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual banquet to celebrate the local community at the Asbury Center Ballroom Tuesday evening.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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As the summer months creep up on us, the days get longer and busier, which made this week’s Take Out Tuesday guest the perfect match as Abby knows how to calm a person after a busy day.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is encouraging employers and individuals to register to attend the upcoming career fairs the agency is hosting in May. Throughout the state, many employers are safely conducting business, and they are looking to fill open positions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate, there were whispers about her ambition — would a former rival be a loyal soldier to a president she so sharply criticized on the campaign trail?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking his first 100 days in office, President Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to pitch a $1.8 trillion investment in children, families and education that would fundamentally transform the role government plays in American life.

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