By Terry Richards
HULBERT, Oklahoma – A group of ham radio operators in Northeast Oklahoma showed last weekend that when all else fails, they’ll be able to communicate with others around the world.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose dying gasps under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A petition has been circulating around the internet to “Save the Cherokee Heritage Center Amphitheater,” also known as the Tsa-La-Gi Amphitheater, which once was an open-air venue for the arts that drew visitors from all over the U.S.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffery Gerritt, editor of The Herald in Sharon and New Castle News, has won yet another national honor — this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional journalists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked creation of a bipartisan panel to study the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in a show of party loyalty to former President Donald Trump, aiming to shift the political focus away from the violent insurrection by his GOP supporters.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight people. The suspect was also dead, authorities said.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – “You do know there’s a three-day waiting period from the time you buy your marriage license,” a judge in Van Buren, Arkansas, told a local couple in 1949.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas inmate convicted of beating his 83-year-old great aunt to death nearly 22 years ago was executed by lethal injection Wednesday evening, ending a 10-month pause of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state.
The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned spans two dozen states and includes five shelters with more than 1,000 children packed inside.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber's No. 3 GOP leader on Wednesday, punishing her after she repeatedly rebuked former President Donald Trump for his false claims of election fraud and his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hit by a cyberattack, the operator of a major U.S. fuel pipeline said it hopes to have services mostly restored by the end of the week as the FBI and administration officials identified the culprits as a gang of criminal hackers.
NEW YORK — Gasoline futures are ticking higher Monday following a cyberextortion attempt on a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to speed the end of the pandemic.
Facebook’s Oversight Board has both applauded and admonished Facebook for clamping a gag order on former President Trump the day after his supporters laid siege to the national Capitol.
LOUISVILLE — Trainer Bob Baffert’s Medina Spirit won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs before a limited, but boisterous crowd of 51,838.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jurors who sat off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death were in the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city.
CHICAGO (AP) — Viewers reacted with a mix of outrage and grief to newly released bodycam video that showed a Chicago police officer fatally shoot a 13-year-old last month less than a second after the boy appeared to drop a handgun, turn toward the officer and begin raising his hands.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Multiple people including a police officer were shot Monday at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, authorities said, adding that the scene had been secured.
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police are taught to restrain combative suspects with a knee on their back or shoulders if necessary but are told to "stay away from the neck when possible," a department use-of-force instructor testified Tuesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial.
LANSFORD, Pa. (AP) — Ava Lerario lived in a home marked by both love and chaos, even before the walls of the pandemic started closing in on her fractured family.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Data-driven investigative reporting on failed oversight of local jails, scrutiny of sexual assault cases in a university city, and insightful interviews with Black residents in white rural communities highlighted exemplary journalism in the 2020 Best of CNHI editorial contest.
Three were gunned down while putting in a day's work at a Colorado supermarket. Another was a police officer who raced in to try to rescue them and others from the attack that left 10 dead.
MISSION, Texas – The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Some checks to Americans could begin arriving this weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked through the orange Martian sky and landed on the planet Thursday, accomplishing the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on Mars.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aide told Democratic lawmakers that the administration took months to release data on the coronavirus death toll among nursing home residents because officials "froze" over worries the information was "going to be used against us."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Donald Trump's impeachment trial laid out their case Wednesday that he was no "innocent bystander" but the "inciter in chief" of the deadly Capitol riot who spent months spreading election lies and building a mob of supporters primed for his call to stop Joe …
BUFFALO, Minn. – Multiple people were shot at a Minnesota health clinic on Tuesday and someone was taken into custody afterward, police said.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
The Los Angeles Times reports that one of the largest vaccination sites in the nation temporarily shut down Saturday because dozen of protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against moving forward with Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial, making clear a conviction of the former president for "incitement of insurrection" is unlikely.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump's wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship.
BLUEFIELD — On Tuesday afternoon, just 24 hours ahead of his party taking control of the Senate and handing him chairmanship of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Joe Manchin, the centrist if not conservative West Virginia Democrat, said he will continue to vote his conscience – as he has, he says, the last decade.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two former Michigan health officials were charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who got Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water crisis, as prosecutors revisiting how the city's water system was contaminated with lead and bacteria…
This Week's Circulars
Frances "Betty" King, 95, passed away July 19, 2021. Services are currently pending under the direction of Strode Funeral Home and Cremation.
Carl Ray Baldwin, 67, of Stillwater, Oklahoma passed peacefully July 19, 2021. A memorial service to celebrate his life is set for 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Strode Funeral Home Chapel.
Death Notice - Abraham Lincoln Linzy, Jr. passed July 15, 2021. Service is Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Final Resting Place: Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Oklahoma
- Stillwater Medical Center reports full ICU as COVID numbers rise
- Stillwater Board of Education to hear back to school plan
- Cook leaves Pawnee for Bartlesville assistant coaching job
- Delta variant driving new COVID infections Oklahoma State Health Department says
- State Rep. speaks out on plea deal for former Stillwater teacher
- Former 5-star recruit commits to Cowboys
- OFF THE RIM: Might be time to break up the Big 12
- Payne County Pride announces date, theme for 2021 festival
- Thursday benefit dinner in Morrison raises $95,000 so far for victims of deadly crash
- Stillwater’s Gudgel outlasts Gotcher at OGA Senior State Amateur Championship