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.
On Sept. 2, in Tokyo, Japan, United States Paralympic athlete Jeremy Campbell stepped into the discus ring with his sights set on bringing home a Gold Medal for Team USA.
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…
OKLAHOMA CITY — State park officials are adjusting their expectations after their new state parking pass program generated nearly 78% less than expected in the first year.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
In Oklahoma, which consistently ranks among states with the highest rates of women killed by men, 2020 produced a record number of domestic violence reports.
Amid fears that Oklahomans could be facing a severe winter, regulators called together some of the state’s top utility officials Tuesday to discuss whether the state will have adequate access to natural gas supplies.
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.
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.
Rodeos, bull riding and education will give the community an opportunity to support a scholarship fund in honor of Rowdy Swanson.
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.
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.
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.
Hospitals are being urged to use rapid COVID-19 tests sparingly as the state begins to experience the effects of a nationwide shortage.
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.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt made a stop in Duncan on Wednesday, Sept. 8, and while in the area he visited the Duncan Rotary Club’s weekly meeting where he discussed topics such as the McGirt decision, the Afghanistan situation and COVID-19.
Cameron University will join colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, with "The Constitution in the Age of COVID-19," a virtual presentation by Judge Robert A. Plumb Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt fired the two only physicians who serve on the state’s Health Care Authority governing board after they opposed his plan to outsource Medicaid.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health this week announced the state’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has decreased by more than 18 percent since beginning a statewide infant mortality reduction program in 2007. The IMR was 8.2 in 2005-2007, dropping to 6.7 in 2018-2020.
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. …
“It’s a Jeep thing” and this current “Jeep thing” will change the lives of many children fighting for their life in the hospital.
Ten SWOSU students each won $1,000 scholarships at the recent “Bulldog Strong” event held in Weatherford Towne Centre including a local Duncanite.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma's prison system ordered a statewide lockdown Friday after several inmates were injured in what authorities say were gang-related attacks.
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…
OKLAHOMA CITY — The family of a wartime interpreter remains trapped inside Afghanistan despite the efforts of two Oklahoma veterans who had been working to get them out ahead of the United States’ withdrawal from the country.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Starting next week, public schools in the state can mandate masks as long as they offer parents opt-out options for personal, religious or medical reasons, an Oklahoma County judge ruled Wednesday.
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.
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.
The staff at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently got their second chance to give a dog with a rare limb deformity the opportunity for a better life.
The sporting world has a bustling new ground for competition, and it’s digital. But esports’s realm of possibility lies far beyond the contest.
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.
With school now in session, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and area officials have outlined protocols for when students or faculty are exposed to COVID-19.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has withdrawn their opinion reversing the conviction of Miles Bench for murder in the first degree, according to District Attorney Jason Hicks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through a current FEMA program, those who lost loved ones as a result of COVID-19 are eligible to receive funeral assistance.
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.
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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ALLEN [ndash] Graveside services for Gracie Jean Carpenter Holt, 76, of Allen are 10 a.m. Monday, Sep. 27, 2021, at the Allen Cemetery, Bro. Gary Lewis, Sr. will officiate. Family and friends may gather at the Allen Chapel from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 26, 2021. Ms. Holt passed away Thursday, S…
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