Shane Josiah Kirk, a man accused of killing his step-father and his wife, could face the death penalty if he is found guilty of the double homicide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran Tricia Bear, who served in the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, is no stranger to heartache. However, she credits the VA and Take Courage Coaching in helping her to cope with the many personal challenges and hardships she has faced.
Jonita Mullins is a unique purveyor of Oklahoma history and heritage. Working in the genres of both fiction and nonfiction writing, the field of historic preservation, and as owner of Okie Heritage Tours, she brings the important history of our area and state to life. Her recent nonfiction work, “Oklahoma Originals” (The History Press, 2019), tells the tale of the diverse individuals who confronted the challenge of life in the Twin Territories in its early days.
For the second year, Help In Crisis will host a Black and White Masquerade Ball to raise awareness and funds. The event is set for Oct. 26.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin is a stalwart supporter of the president's trade policies despite signs of an economic downturn that some experts believe may be linked to trade tariffs.
The train derailment at Duncan’s Kiddieland that injured at least 10 was caused by brake failure and the traveling speed, according to an Oklahoma Department of Labor report.
Oklahoma accounting firm Wymer Brownlee Wealth Strategies recently was named one of the best to work for in the country, in an annual list by the trade publication Accounting Today.
After a rash of complaints on social media, Tahlequah Public Schools is allowing students who have not returned meal program forms or put money in their accounts to charge meals for the next few days.
Abe Medaris said he was shocked when his family found his car-top carrier was broken into after staying at a McAlester hotel over the weekend between their trip from Texas to their home in St. Louis.
In the quest to keep as many dollars in Muskogee that ultimately assist in maintaining our streets and infrastructure, spending your money at locally-owned and operated businesses becomes most vital. In fact, spending money at a locally owned and operated business is three times more financially impactful to your own community than spending at non-locally owned and operated businesses. With that in mind, it is very easy for longtime residents in any community, including ours, to often overlook the hidden and not so hidden gems in our own backyard.
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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