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Commissioner Glen Mulready announced this week the Oklahoma Insurance Department had approved a 9.4 percent decrease in workers’ compensation insurance loss costs for 2022. This reduction will lead to lower premiums for many Oklahoma businesses.

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In the last year and a half, many of us have experienced losses. The Oklahoma Insurance Department has lost three team members, and I too have experienced losses of family and friends. Losing colleagues and loved ones is emotional and reminds us of what really matters. It’s during these time…

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Walmart will aim to help customers in protecting themselves at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, Sept. 25. Oklahomans can receive a variety of immunizations and vaccines.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, hosted an interim study Tuesday to learn what is preventing Oklahomans from returning to the workforce after the first year of the pandemic. The study was conducted by the Senate Business, Commerce and Tourism Committee.

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During its annual Fall Forum meeting, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 22 and culminating on Monday, Oct. 25, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) will announce winners of three awards recognizing excellence in child advocacy and philanthropy.

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — Gabby Petito was killed by another person, a coroner concluded while also confirming that the human remains found recently at a Wyoming national park were those of the 22-year-old woman who disappeared months after she set out on a cross-country road trip with her boy…

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NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — FBI agents and police Monday searched the home of the boyfriend wanted for questioning in the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, whose body was discovered over the weekend at a Wyoming national park months after the couple set out on a cross-country road trip.

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U.S. Marshals informed the Stephens County Sheriff’s office of the presence of a Lawton homicide suspect in Stephens County where he was caught and apprehended Monday afternoon.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Battle lines are being drawn as Republican leaders vow to fight President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandates, and Oklahoma’s top business advocacy group said it wouldn’t be surprised if the policy faces additional legal challenges from the private sector.

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Wendy Steward, LPN at DRH, worked the night shift and was a member of the Oklahoma DMAT Team when she responded to the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.

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An array of emotions flooded the streets of Manhattan during the 9/11 tragedy in September 2001 when many Americans headed out to begin their day at work and saw far more than they ever expected.

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Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, has been selected as a Milbank Fellow for next year.

 

OKLAHOMA CITY — In a little more than a week, Markwayne Mullin said he went from a little-known Oklahoma Congressman to an international figure after, he said, federal officials leaked information about his team’s attempts to rescue Americans from Afghanistan.

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Charges in a homicide case dating back to late March of this year have been upgraded from second degree murder to first degree murder and a trial has been scheduled the defendants, according to court paperwork.

 

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A run of hot, dry weather finished off climatological summer in true Oklahoma fashion following a delightfully mild first two months of the season. There was very little in the way of severe weather during the month, just a smattering of hail and high wind reports scattered about the state. …

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With the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Oklahomans and out-of-state visitors are sure to be on the roads headed to Oklahoma’s beautiful lakes, rivers and other locations to enjoy the holiday. With this in mind, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety want…

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Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks put in a bill of particulars in the case of Samuel Varela Jr. and will now seek the death penalty for the alleged crime, according to court documents released this week.

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Standing next to the photo of Braylee Henry on District Attorney’s Jason Hicks desk, mother Renee Henson spoke about the recent opinion the Oklahoma Court of Appeals put out Tuesday.

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***ODOT and OTA offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. ***

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Oklahoma public school districts and school sites can soon apply for TSET Healthy Incentive Grants. The application period will open on Wednesday, Sept. 1 and end at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

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The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday withdrew its opinion on how the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma is applied to four cases — including one the state is fighting to overturn the decision in the nation's highest court.

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The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.

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Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) announced this week in an effort to prepare for new and innovative lighting systems, it will conduct a physical inventory of streetlights in all 232 cities and towns the company serves.

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The kindness of others struck a chord with the locals in the area this past summer when the generosity of strangers gained ground in the community.

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The 13 Black Towns Motorcycle Tour and its riders will rev up their engines for the third year when they cruise into Oklahoma towns from Sept. 3-5.

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Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) announced Monday he will host a constituent telephone town hall to discuss and answer questions about the latest legislative news and updates from Congress.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Oklahoma remained above 1,600 for a second straight day Friday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, amid a surge in cases that health officials say is due to the highly contagious delta variant.

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