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Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers were involved in a shooting while trying to recover a stolen vehicle.

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Stillwater’s leaders have been trying for years to get city residents more engaged with their local government.

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The Osage Nation Family Violence Prevention Department hosted a stalking awareness seminar Tuesday in Pawhuska, in honor of January being National Stalking Awareness Month.

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A 75-year-old man was killed Sunday evening when his residence caught fire.

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Brides and grooms from around the area participated in the 21st-annual Bridal Showcase hosted by the Stillwater News Press on Saturday morning at the Stillwater Community Center.

By any standard, Russ and Alice Sharrock have led interesting lives. The couple has traveled the world, sharing their faith while helping others. Alice is an accomplished artist and writer. Russ has seemingly lived several lives, constantly adapting and reinventing himself.

The Oklahoma State University Cineculture Film Series started in 2009, and showcases a number of films each semester in order to help raise awareness and learn more about sociocultural, political and economic issues around the world and how they are relevant to us.

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The Stillwater Fire Department got approval Monday to replace its 23-year-old ladder truck. Fire Chief Tom Bradley appeared before the Council to report on the bids and make a recommendation.

On Jan. 7, Thomas Lee Mays was ordered to appear in court for violating the sex offender registry. After Mays failed to appear, Judge Stephen Kistler issued a bench warrant for failure to appear on Jan. 8. Kistler set bond in the amount of $15,000.

Construction crews took advantage of Westwood Elementary and Stillwater Middle School being empty during the two-week winter break to push toward completion on both construction projects.


The 2020 Legislators’ Reception will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Stillwater Public Library. This annual event is sponsored by the Library, League of Women Voters and Friends of the Stillwater Public Library.

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Members of the Westwood Neighborhood Association donned their signature green T-shirts Monday night and turned out in force to express their objections to a rezoning request at 302 S. Walnut St. The property in question lies on the far eastern edge of the Westwood Neighborhood Conservation O…

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The Payne County Budget Board approved a request Monday from Payne County Expo Center Director Colin Campbell to designate all employees at the Expo Center as safety sensitive employees under the new county drug testing policy. After an employee is advised their position has been designated …

The Oklahoma State University Cineculture Film Series started in 2009, and showcases a number of films each semester in order to help raise awareness and learn more about sociocultural, political and economic issues around the world and how they are relevant to us.

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If you’re an engaged couple, head out to the annual Stillwater Bridal Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.18, at the Stillwater Community Center.

Post Christmas 2019 saw a second warmer early morning of dense fog, which lifted at 0900. When it lifted, we saw a Canvasback and two Red-breasted Mergansers. Most ducks have remained scarce upon Boomer Lake this winter. More winter birds than usual were in the area, including many singing m…

The weather forecast for the Stillwater area for Saturday has differed widely throughout the week. At one point, it was predicted to snow a possible 2-3 inches in the Stillwater area, but that has now been downgraded.

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A 30-year-old Stillwater man led law enforcement on a high-speed chase around the city Thursday, and now likely faces felony charges after what might have been a routine traffic stop, according to the Stillwater Police Department. 

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The Block 34 Task Force – a committee charged with developing plans and finding financing to create an attractive public space on the city-owned block east of the Stillwater Community Center – plans to make building a stage on the block’s northwest corner its top priority for the year.

With a cold front moving in everyone wants to talk snow, but we need to get through some rain and the possibility of severe weather before we cool things off and make snow people.

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A two-vehicle wreck caused one car to roll over Thursday afternoon in the 400 block of S. Perkins Road.


A man suspected in the death of Stillwater woman Roshauna Ray was charged Thursday in Logan County District Court with a felony unauthorized removal of a dead body. A possible murder charge against Clyde Marquette Fields, 40 of Del City, awaits further investigation, according to the Distric…

The Stillwater Elks Lodge plays host to a variety of events throughout the year. On Thursday, the venue will host the next Tipsy Artist event, which is a for beginners painting class where attendees can partake in a little bit of wine. Tiffany Bohrer, who resides in Guthrie, answered questio…

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James Randolph, 61, died January 21, 2020. Visitation: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020: Strode Funeral Home-Stillwater, Oklahoma. His funeral is 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2020: Church of Christ-Stillwater. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Patricia Lou Bear, 72, died January 21, 2020. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation handling arrangements.