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OKLAHOMA CITY — State leaders unveiled Thursday a color-coded map designed to help Oklahomans make more informed decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.

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TULSA, OKLA. — Ray Reynolds had never voted before President Donald Trump stepped into the political arena.

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An emergency declaration that took effect at midnight Friday has been amended after businesses reported their employees were being threatened with physical harm by members of the public who didn't want to wear face coverings.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Board of Education announced Monday plans to close all schools statewide until at least April 6 in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hospitals officials say Oklahomans aren’t stealing face masks or hand sanitizer amid growing concern over the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re still taking no chances.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Skipping the traditional doctor’s office visit, a growing number of medical marijuana patients are turning to providers who promise quicker, more convenient appointments from the comfort of home.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Johnson & Johnson attorneys say the company's appeal of Monday’s $572.1 million opioid verdict likely will hinge in part on a whether a Cleveland County judge correctly applied Oklahoma’s public nuisance law.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A House Democrat wants voters to decide if the state should press forward with a controversial law that will soon allow Oklahomans to carry guns without any licensing or training.

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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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STILLWATER – A coalition of Oklahoma healthcare professionals and organizations announced last week that it was launching an initiative to let voters decide whether to bring Medicaid expansion to Oklahoma. The group, which is operating under the name Oklahomans Decide Healthcare, says it wan…

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Almost two years after the City of Stillwater first announced its intention to start taxing home shares, an ordinance change that makes that possible is about to take effect.

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The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. We will start with the guards. Monday’s player is Russell Westbrook.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — As the drugs become increasing difficult to obtain, Oklahoma will stop using lethal injection and plans to become the first to execute inmates using the untried method of inert gases, officials announced Wednesday.

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Judge Katherine Thomas denied a motion Friday morning that sought to set bond for a 41-year-old Drumright woman charged with first-degree murder.

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Gov. Mary Fallin is planning to call a special session within the next few days to address the state's $200-plus million budget hole. In a statement released this afternoon, Fallin is aiming to have lawmakers back to the Capitol beginning Sept. 25.

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As people watch the devastation and havoc Tropical Storm Harvey continues to wreak along the Gulf Coast of Texas, it’s natural to want to help. Unfortunately, actions taken by people who mean well can create more problems if they don’t understand how disaster response works and what is needed.

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Gov. Mary Fallin said in a Wednesday press release that a special session would be necessary to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, though she did not officially call legislators to the Capitol for a special session.

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STILLWATER – Debbie Rumbo and her family didn't have any reason to believe there was someone sitting in that burning Toyota Tundra. After all, the startling scene seemed to be business as usual for everyone else.

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STILLWATER – Haiden Oxendine, an 8-year-old Richmond Elementary student, will need time to fully recover from the injuries she suffered last week when an unidentified animal attacked her in the back yard of her family’s home in University Estates.

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STILLWATER – Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is coming to Oklahoma for two earthquake meetings organized by law firms Weitz & Luxenberg and Poynter Law Group, which have been working on earthquake cases in Oklahoma since 2014.

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STILLWATER – Justin Beadles wanted to make a memory with his son, Jack. He said he wasn’t trying to embarrass him when he picked the teenager up from Stillwater Junior High last week. With his wife, Heather, filming as school was letting out, Beadles ran across the schoolyard and put his arm…

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A Stillwater woman faces three charges in Payne County District Court after she was accused of driving a truck away with her wanted husband in the passenger seat while a sheriff's deputy tried to hang on to the vehicle.

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STILLWATER – The oil and gas companies being sued in a class action case stemming from the Cushing earthquake have at separate times sought to have the case thrown out. Now they’ll learn at the same time if the case will continue in Payne County District Court.

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STILLWATER – Emergency crews responded to a single-engine plane that crashed on the runway at Stillwater Regional Airport on Friday morning. The pilot, reported to be an Oklahoma State flight student, was the lone occupant and not injured.

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STILLWATER – Charges have been filed against three Stillwater men accused of killing 38-year-old Michael Hamilton on March 28 before burning and dumping his body early the next morning.

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STILLWATER – Multiple fire departments responded Monday to a large grass fire southwest of Stillwater. The fire was reported to have moved into Payne County from Logan County and crews fought the flames for more than four hours before it was contained.

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PAWNEE – The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in its tribal court to recover damages from at least two oil and gas companies that operate wastewater injection wells near the epicenter of recent earthquakes.

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STILLWATER – A new report from the U.S. Geological survey says two North-central Oklahoma towns that haven’t finished repairing damage they suffered in 2016 have a significant risk of seeing more damaging earthquakes in 2017.

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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University saw a second-straight day of peaceful protests Tuesday as about 50 students gathered in front of Edmon Low Library to bring awareness to two social media posts in the past week that showed white students wearing what's being described as blackface.

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STILLWATER – For the second time in a week, Oklahoma State students became outraged at social media posts with white students wearing blackface. This time, though, students responded with signs and stood outside of Whitehurst Hall in protest of the incidents.

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An OSU student who was found dead in his fraternity bedroom died of alcohol poisoning, according to a toxicology report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

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STILLWATER – With jury selection set to begin a week from Tuesday, Adacia Chambers' legal defense has filed for additional expert witness funds to pay a forensic psychologist in the defense of the 26-year-old.

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