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As Oklahoma prepares to enter Phase 3 of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s Open Up and Recover plan, government officials in Stillwater and the surrounding area are announcing specific plans for their cities.

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According to a release from the Department of Public Safety, Bailey Miller, 21, of Stillwater, was admitted to OU Medical Center in critical condition following a multi-vehicle wreck on State Highway 33 and Sangre Road, 4 miles west of Perkins.

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The Payne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of 44-year-old John Robert Atkinson. The fatal shooting took place at the 3100 block of S. Twin Mounds Rd. in Yale.

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On Memorial Day, Modella Art Gallery marked the sacrifices made by men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military by hosting a trumpet player performing “Taps” on it’s front porch. Modella owner Valerie Bloodgood said she wanted to be part of the “Taps Across America” memorial day…

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Stillwater Junior High teacher, Alberto Morejon IV, was arrested for lewd and obscene communication with a minor through the app Instagram.

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Out of concern for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Stillwater has postponed this year’s Boomer Blast event, an annual Independence Day celebration on July 4. The City is exploring options for a show later this year.

It’s been a crazy couple of months, Stillwater. We have missed seeing you and are eager to open our doors to the community on Monday, June 8. Like most aspects of our lives right now, the library is going to look different. There are some new guidelines in place to help keep everyone as safe…

Tammy Sebrant, 48, of Stillwater died Saturday evening in a single-vehicle wreck near Altus. "She was an amazing person who was loved by many," her friend Shannon Anderson said.  Photo provided

Producers that are wanting to improve the genetic makeup of their beef herds very often turn to artificial insemination (AI) as a tool to accomplish that goal.  Many times, these producers have very high expectations as they begin the first season of artificial breeding. Perhaps they have he…

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Eddie Sutton lived long enough to find out he is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but not long enough to see his enshrinement.

It was time to take Dad to the VA Hospital for another checkup, and he wasn’t happy about it. Even though he was mobile, doing anything out of the ordinary made him nervous.

A flycatcher is seen here on a branch in Stillwater.

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Memorial Day services, like so many other events altered in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have for the most part been canceled in our area and in many places around the country.

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A line of severe thunder storms moved through the Stillwater area early Friday morning. The storm front was followed by straight line winds measuring up to 81 miles per hour that damaged trees and roofs and knocked down power lines. 

In November 2018, OSU art history graduate and Stanford Ph.D. candidate Lora Webb moved to Rome to study Byzantine art and manuscripts for two years. But when COVID-19 began to rapidly spread through the country in February and March of this year, Webb had to make a decision: stay put or com…

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Stillwater’s Calvin Anthony has been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He joins a list of notable Oklahomans who have brought honor or distinction to the state and performed outstanding service to humanity, the State of Oklahoma and the United States in fields like agric…

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STILLWATER — John Smith has a bust in several Halls of Fame around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.

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With the latest phase of Stillwater’s reopening a few weeks in, there are some signs of things returning to normal around town, albeit in a limited capacity. With Stillwater’s bars and restaurants now open again for public use, there comes the aspect of live music, which is one area of the s…

The City of Stillwater is planning to reopen the Stillwater Municipal Building, 723 S. Lewis St., for public access beginning June 1. Visitors are asked to wear face coverings while on the premises and to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and hand-washing during their visit.

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The City of Stillwater’s budget for fiscal year 2021 has been adopted but City Manager Norman McNickle has described the proposed budget, which was developed before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, as a placeholder. The City Council is required to have a budget before the new fiscal …

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Officer Jonathan Brese was the recipient for the 2019 DUI top cop for the Stillwater Police Department.

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With the full financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic still to be seen, the City of Stillwater can’t afford to continue allowing past due utility accounts to grow. On Monday, city staff presented the members of the Stillwater City Council with options for helping utility customers catch up…

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Joyce Ann Johnson, 81, died on Tuesday, 5/26/2020 at her home in Stillwater. There will be no services per the families request. Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.dightonmarler.com.