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Contractors have been putting in extra hours over the past few weeks to get Stillwater’s Westwood Elementary ready for students. While other Stillwater Public Schools sites started classes Monday, Westwood’s opening was delayed for 10 days because items needed to get a Temporary Certificate …

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A Stillwater man was charged last week with violating a zone of safety as a sex offender after a Highland Park Elementary employee told police a woman was there adding his name to a list of people authorized to pick up her child. A warrant was issued Aug. 15 for James Leroy Bear, 54, of Stil…

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Stillwater Public Schools reported that an unauthorized parent on school grounds led to lockdown/lockout situations at Skyline Elementary as well as the junior high and middle school. After a tense half-hour and a search of Skyline, police me the parent at the parent’s residence.

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The Stillwater City Council has given city staff its blessing to begin developing a homebuyer assistance program. It’s a reimagining of a program that was discontinued in 2012.

The City of Cushing went into emergency mode Sunday after learning that a spillway separating Cushing Lake and fields north of the lake was breached. As or Monday morning, City Manager Terry Brannon reported that no structures nor livestock were harmed as the lake water drained.

A Pawnee man was killed in an early morning car wreck today on the Cimarron Turnpike west of Glencoe. Douglas H. Kilgariff, 69, was the only person involved. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical examiner.


Indivisible Stillwater is hosting multiple opportunities to sign the petition to put State Question 802 on the ballot and put Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma to a vote of the people. These events will occur from 5-6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 4 and Sept. 16 at Nikki’s Greek Restaurant, 610 E McElr…

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City, county and state officials are responding to a reported dam breach at Cushing Lake. Property owners north of the dam have been warned and the lake has been closed to public use until further notice.


Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley is being asked to decide how much property tax seven different energy companies owe the county for 2019.


The organizers of Merry Main Street, Stillwater’s newest holiday event, are looking for a rotating selection of vendors interested in selling their wares during the holiday pop-up shops.

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Twas the last Friday of summer vacation when all through the school, teachers were hustling and bustling trying to keep cool.

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The clock is ticking for Barrett Investment Properties, LLC, the Georgia-based owner of a block of dilapidated apartments along Duck Street that the Stillwater City Council has ordered to be torn down.

The Board of County Commissioners for Payne County approved a contract on Monday with Express Employment Services to provide temporary personnel for the Payne County Expo Center during events.

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Waking in the middle of the night to find a man in the bedroom, wailing at you with a baseball bat – it’s the scenario a Payne County couple described which eventually led to charges for Travis Allen Jones, 40, of Yale. Jones is facing counts of burglary and assault and battery with a danger…

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The public is invited to gather Sunday evening at Salem Lutheran Church, 101 S. Duck St., to remember the victims of gun violence in the United States and reflect on finding common ground to reduce the harm it does.

The deadline for Federal Emergency Management Agency registration for disaster assistance is Wednesday. Those included in the disaster announcement were anyone who suffered damage from severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 7 to June 9 in Payne and surrounding counties.

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Lulu Goodfox is one of several students in the Stillwater area set to begin sixth grade in the next few weeks, but her summer has included her receiving an opportunity to pursue her dream of being an actress.

The Companion Animal Assistance Program, CAAP, might not be as well-known as some other nonprofit organizations, but this small group has contributed in a big way to local pet owners and the City of Stillwater. Long-time member Laura Gann answers our questions.

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Two men contracted by Oklahoma State University to test its sprinkler and fire alarm systems are being accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of iPads leading to grand larceny charges in Payne County District Court. Christopher Erik Netherton, 34, of Stillwater, and Ryan Joe William …

Two men contracted by Oklahoma State University to test its sprinkler and fire alarm systems are being accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of iPads leading to grand larceny charges in Payne County District Court. Christopher Erik Netherton, 34, of Stillwater, and Ryan Joe William …

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) is set to hold town hall meetings at a few north-central locations, including Stillwater. Lucas will discuss his recent work in Congress, will take questions about issues important to residents of the third district, as well as seeking input on legislation cur…

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Drivers have racked up more than $12,075 in fines since the Stillwater Police Department started cracking down on people driving around a series of barricades and “Road Closed” signs on Virginia Avenue.


The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship in the Spears School of Business awarded a total of $75,000 to three teams of Oklahoma State University student entrepreneurs this summer in the first round of a new investment fund designed to invest in budding student-led businesses. Called the Riata P…

The Oklahoma State University Police Department recently passed its reaccreditation with the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Accreditation Program administered through the Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police. OSUPD was the first department to earn the accreditation with OLEAP and earned its re…

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The Stillwater City Council spent a large portion of its most recent meeting talking about the condition of the city’s streets. It’s a conversation that has been going on for a while and will continue.

OKLAHOMA CITY — After two weekend shootings that left dozens dead, gun rights advocates Monday doubled down on a controversial new law that will soon allow Oklahomans to carry guns without training or licensing.

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Sarah Teeman spent the past school year participating in Meridian Technology’s Biomedical Science Program. This summer, she completed the six-week Breedlove Externship through the Stillwater Medical Foundation, giving her a focused look at several career options in healthcare. Her interest i…

FFA is an evolving organization that has much to offer beyond showing livestock, and Stillwater’s FFA program is working to demonstrate that every day. And as the school year begins, the chapter is celebrating its previous successes and looking forward to new ones.

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Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Yale Assembly of God, 777 Glory Rd. Yale, OK. Visitation will be 2:00-8:00pm Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Palmer Marler FH, Yale.