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  1. Flood warning issued for parts of eastern Oklahoma WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 |

    Heavy rains dumped 3 to 6 inches across the area overnight and one person drowned in Lincoln County near Davenport when a vehicle was swept off the roadway, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports. The Turner Turnpike north of Davenport was closed for about an hour due to high water and stalled vehicles about 1 a.m. A flood warning is in effect until 3:45 p.m. for Okfuskee, Okmulgee and Creek counties, the weather service reports.


  2. Four to be inducted into Oklahoma Officials Association Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 |

    The Oklahoma Officials Association announced four new inductees for its Hall of Fame this summer, including a basketball official from the final girls 6-on-6 basketball game in state history. The inductees include Phil Anderson of Lawton, Tom Clayton of Muskogee, Jerry Smith of Yuma, Ariz., and Paul Wilson of Norman.


  3. Oklahoma business briefs for April 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 |

    Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that eight Oklahoma counties may now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration to aid in recovery efforts from tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds that began on March 30. The SBA granted the state's request for low-interest disaster loans for homeowners and business owners in Tulsa County to repair or replace storm-damaged property that was not covered by insurance or other assistance programs. The loan program also is available to assist businesses that sustained economic injury due to the storm.


  4. Wildfires reported across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 |

    The Anderson Creek fire southwest of Alva fire continues to burn. Having already scorched across an estimated 70,000 acres, the fire continues to be fought from ground and air, said Keli Cain, state emergency management spokeswoman.


  5. Senate OKs bill on wine, strong beer in groceriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2016 |

    A proposal on sending the issue of cold, full-strength beer and wine sales in grocery stores to a statewide vote in November cleared the Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday. The Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 68 by a vote of 28 to 16. The proposal now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.


  6. Wildfires burn 40,000 acres across OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2016 |

    Wildfires spread through 20 counties Thursday, scorching at least 40,000 acres, according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. "Citizens are again being asked not to do any burning today and to call their fire department if they see new fire starts," said Oklahoma State Forester George Geissler in a news release.


  7. Driver dead after deputy-involved shooting along Okmulgee County highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 |

    A truck driver was fatally shot by an Okmulgee County sheriff's deputy after the man pulled a gun on the deputy Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The deputy had responded about 2 p.m. to an accident involving a tractor-trailer rig along U.S. 75 near Cedar Road, near Schulter, Sheriff Eddy Rice said.


  8. Kind words flow in about slain Eufaula bank presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 |

    Randy Peterson, the Bank of Eufaula president who was shot and killed in a robbery Thursday, was remembered as "a Eufaula guy" by a fellow banker and decades-long friend and golf buddy. "He's the epitome of what you'd call a community banker: respected and liked, involved in the community.


  9. Golf buddy remembers slain Eufaula bank presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 |

    Randy Peterson, the Eufaula bank president shot and killed in a robbery Thursday, was remembered as "a Eufaula guy" by a fellow banker and decades-long friend and golf buddy. "He's the epitome of what you'd call a community banker: respected and liked, involved in the community.


  10. Two die after vehicle accidents in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2016 |

    About 2:35 a.m. Friday, Love was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle traveling north on State Highway 82, about 4 miles east of Vinita, that was struck by a tractor-trailer after attempting to turn west from the east bound exit lane on U.S. 60. Love died at the scene from her injuries. The driver of the SUV, Darris W. Parker, 28 of Miami, was flown to a Tulsa area hospital in fair condition, the patrol reported.


  11. Oklahoma attorney general charges former caretaker with abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 |

    Pruitt's office announced the charge Wednesday against Whitney Symone Brown, who worked at Okmulgee Terrace as a care aide for the developmentally disabled. Brown is accused of pushing a resident out of a shower room and onto the floor, causing the patient to hit her head.


  12. Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 27, 2015 |

    Calgary-based Jericho Oil Corp. has agreed to buy a 50 percent working interest in producing assets and acreage in central Oklahoma from Oklahoma City-based PostRock Energy Inc. for $6.5 million. The deal is Jericho's fourth announced purchase in central and northeast Oklahoma in 2015.


  13. Fight between Morris, Okmulgee football teams under investigationRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2015 |

    A fight between Morris and Okmulgee players early in the second half Friday that led to officials ending the game is under investigation by both schools and the OSSAA. Early in the third quarter a fight broke out between two players and led to other players joining in the fight sparked officials to meet with school administrators and end the game with around 11 minutes remaining in the quarter.


  14. Police: Oklahoma student arrested for bringing gun to schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 |

    According to Okmulgee Police Chief Joe Prentice, the 16-year-old was arrested Monday after bringing a handgun and a loaded magazine in his backpack. School administrators called police around 10:20 a.m. after a student reported the gun to a teacher.


  15. Oklahoma State University opens Center for Sovereign NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2015 |

    The Center for Sovereign Nations grew quickly from the vision and support of both academic and tribal leaders, said Elizabeth Payne, director of the new center. Elizabeth Payne, director of the Center for Sovereign Nations at Oklahoma State University, center, dances with others Friday during a demonstration by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.


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