Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Lyle Roggow took home accolades earlier this week when he was named Oklahoma’s Economic Development Professional of the Year for 2019.
For the first time, lawmakers comprising the Legislative Healthcare Working Group met at the Capitol in an effort to begin a process for developing solutions to better Oklahoma’s healthcare.
The report lists the probable cause of death as "multiple blunt force injuries" and the manner of death as "accident." Under contributing factors to death "recent use of methamphetamine" is listed.
Americans play and listen to music in great concert halls and muddy cow pastures, libraries and nightclubs, churches and homes, offices and automobiles, elevators and airplanes. They listen to love songs, tragic songs, work songs, war songs, religious songs, folk songs, and nonsense songs. They pay millions of dollars a year to hear their favorite music.
While statements made by several Oklahoma politicians make it clear they believe the key to preventing mass shootings lies in increasing mental health funding rather than tightening gun laws, mental health experts believe the solution is more nuanced.
A retired ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Phillip Kenedy is a relatively recent addition to a corps of more than 100 full- and part-time chaplains serving about 120,000 Tyson employees in 23 states.
After the defensive line — which ranked in the top 10 of sacks in Division I football last year — lost nearly the entire two-deep roster, the new wave of players has been an enigma for Cowboy fans.
Both the president’s new mandate and Ken Cuccinelli’s “send us your wealthy white people” revision of Lazarus’ sonnet are a betrayal not only of the poem and its long-standing homage to the Statue of Liberty, but of the labors and history of all whose forbears were not exclusively Native American.
Experienced managers will tell you how delegation is important. The more you manage, the more you realize you can’t do everything yourself. Ironically, taking on too much actually can make you accomplish less and be an ineffective leader.
A Cherokee Nation citizen and former tribal councilor has reportedly asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to investigate and nullify results of the Cherokee Nation principal chief election that occurred in June.
WEBBERS FALLS — Surprise lights up Dr. Dixie Swearingen's face as Clorox representatives unfold A massive ceremonial check. Cheers go up as the Webbers Falls Schools Superintendent clasps her hands to her mouth for a moment, then starts clapping along with everyone else.
An advisory group considering a nutrient trading program for the Illinois River watershed east of the state line will meet Friday to hear recommended changes approved by Fayetteville, Arkansas, City Council.
The Texas horned lizard is more difficult to come across in the wild these days, but there is one place third-year Ph.D. student Samuel Eliades can find them: Tinker Air Force Base.
Supporters for Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma have until Oct. 28 to collect 178,000 signatures if the measure is to be put to a vote of the people in 2020 - and locals have already begun pitching in to acquire names.
The state's only traveling exhibit of exclusively Oklahoma artists is free and open to the public at the Changing Gallery in Cort Mall, 215 S. Muskogee Ave.
NORMAN — As Oklahoma practiced earlier this month, Ruffin McNeill oversaw a small cluster of outside linebackers doing a drill within a corner of OU’s rugby complex.
A number of parents were upset starting last week when they packed their children off to school in the Tahlequah district, only to learn their kids were handed a cheese sandwich instead of a hot lunch. Those kids didn't have money in their accounts to pay for the food.
The woman admitted to being the driver, according to the police affidavit filed in the case. She told police after the accident her mother told her to run and go home. She said she had three beers prior to the crash.
Chisholm Public Schools recently was awarded a $25,000 grant to invest in its science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, by America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, a release from the program said.
The Second Amendment states that "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The subject of the sole verb is, "A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state." "Militia" is explained: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The "people" is not a second verb subject, as if joined to "militia" by an "and." Thus, the "militia" alone embodies "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."
Saiane Studie, the Tahlequah teenager who allegedly stabbed her stepfather to death on June 25, said she drove to her boyfriend's apartment after "everything went bad."
State Sen. Paul Scott, R-Duncan, said he’s planning to hold a interim study at the Capitol about the issue. A constituent complained that he had to change his number because he was receiving so many robocalls.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Department of Corrections is struggling to fill hundreds of correctional officer openings despite a recent boost to the starting salary.
The Enid area and all but the southeastern portion of Garfield County were classified as experiencing “dry conditions” last week, but the data this week shows the county as “normal."
State legislators convened for the first meeting of a bipartisan working group aimed at finding solutions to increase access to health care and providing insurance coverage for more citizens.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and eight councilors of the Council of the Cherokee Nation pledged Wednesday to preserve, protect and defend the Cherokee Nation Constitution as part of their official oaths of office. They also promised to promote the culture, heritage and traditions of the Cherokee Nation.
In Britain, the Royal Protection Squad protects its royalty for the good of the country, like the Knights of the Round Table were obligated to protect the innocent. But what if knight is torn between his queen and country? With this hint in mind, please try to find black’s best move and winning tactics.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began lowering the pool upstream from Webbers Falls Lock & Dam 16 on Wednesday after clearing that part of the inland navigation channel of barges.
We hear Bernie Sanders decry the cost of prescriptions in the U.S. compared to Canada, but he fails to mention beyond prescriptions and hospital stays that not much else is covered. He also ignores a significant part of the cost of drugs in the U.S. lies within liability created by lawsuit-happy attorneys.
NORMAN — Epic Charter Schools will open a meeting space on Main Street in Norman for its teachers, students and their parents to interact throughout the school year.
For women who have dense breast tissue, those risks of developing breast cancer can be as much as six times greater than the general women's population, according to National Institutes of Health.
Oklahoma State University’s wrestling tradition has permeated through Stillwater for decades, and has created generations of wrestling enthusiasts in Stillwater.
When Deondrick Glass made his commitment to Oklahoma State on ESPN at the Blue-Gray Football Classic, he proclaimed he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy as a true freshman.
The City of Duncan, in conjunction with the Stephens County District Attorney’s Office, will ask Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) to investigate utility department water meters and billing accuracy after numerous citizens have complained of high water bills.
Carol Stark, editor of The Joplin Globe, who died Wednesday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after a long battle with cancer, was remembered by friends and co-workers for her professionalism, warmth and humor.
A 40-year-old Enid woman was charged this week with child neglect when a 2-year-old boy in her care was found by an neighbor.
A 26-year-old man who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase across the state line remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
In the past three years, Cherokee County residents have gone through a number of elections that, for some on the campaign trail, have been disappointing.
A new Oklahoma law which will take effect Nov. 1 is set to help women in the state become better informed on a condition which could make breast cancer difficult to detect.
The Oklahoma economy is slowing, according to sales tax indicators. TV pundits reaffirm: “The national economy is doing great.” But there are two dark facets to this good news. The first is that we’re eventually paying for this opulence on a credit card that will come due in the future. And second, the economic winners have changed.
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STONEWALL [ndash] Memorial services for Royal David Hodge, 68, of Stonewall are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Stephenson will officiate. Mr. Hodge passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospice house. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Ada to…
STONEWALL [ndash] Services are pending for Royal David Hodge, 68, of Stonewall. Mr. Hodge passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospice house.
- OSBI coming to Duncan: Duncan City Council, DA’s office ask for investigation of water meters
- Train wreck being investigated at Kiddieland
- Duncan man sentenced for child sexual abuse
- ‘Yes On 802’ making way through Oklahoma
- Report: Brake failure, speed cause of Kiddieland accident
- Collision close to Comanche under investigation
- Derailed: Kiddieland train closed pending investigation after Saturday evening crash
- Fatality confirmed in Saturday collision
- One sent to DRH after train collision
- Dr. Byerly named second Assistant Superintendent at Duncan Public Schools