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Oklahoma reported more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time in months, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health on Wednesday.

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For many single moms, coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult. Despite many issues, Brenda Ramos has spent the past year on the front year – previously as a home health worker, and now as a cashier at the Habitat for Humanity.

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Historically, mothers have been blamed for their children’s psychological problems, ignoring the major part fathers play in the development of a youth’s self-esteem. Two new releases highlight the impact a father’s interaction with his children can also have on a child’s world view and self-efficacy.

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City councilors unanimously approved an ordinance on Monday that creates a way to prosecute hate crimes at the municipal level if certain acts are motivated by hostility against protected classes. 

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Muskogee Fire Chief Derrell Jones said he will retire at the end of July after more than 36 years of service to Muskogee.

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Rebecca Krueger moved to Hulbert from Marble City when she was in ninth grade, and she immediately fell in love. Her life's journey had taken her away from her home town, but she knew she wanted to return home.

A little more than a year after Muskogee voters made history and elected the city's first Black mayor — and 16 months after the novel coronavirus began spreading across the area— Mayor Marlon Coleman said it's time to celebrate and move forward.

People will have all sorts of ways to enjoy peaches and celebrate peachy things this weekend in Porter. 

County sales tax collections will begin on Aug. 1 and last for 10 years, or until July 31, 2031, to fund services and upgrades for 12 emergency response agencies in the county.

The world's largest steam locomotive will make an overnight stop in McAlester on Aug. 12 as part of a 10-state tour celebrating railroad heritage and the communities Union Pacific serves.


OKLAHOMA CITY — As COVID-19 numbers pushed up again, federal and state health officials say vaccination campaigns in Oklahoma and other southern states are complicated by a partisan divide and differing local philosophies.

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.

❝I grew up here in Enid, watching T-37s and T-6s fly, and it was always something that I thought was very cool, but never seemed realistic ... but I fell in love with it.❞ — 2nd Lt. Bartolozzi

Video games are often disparaged as a waste of time, but students at Northeastern State University’s IDEA Summer Youth Academy are showing how games like Minecraft can inspire problem-solving skills and unleash creativity.

Oklahoma’s entire House delegation voted against a bill that would allot $55 million in earmarks toward infrastructure projects in the state, representing a shift in the traditional earmarks process in a hyper-partisan era.

While they're considered beneficial creatures to the environment for their ability to take out garden pests like mice, beetles, wasps, crickets and more, skunks are also the most likely animals to contract rabies in Oklahoma. And then there's the notorious pungent odor they use as a defense mechanism.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering two separate $7,500 rewards for information that leads agents to the person responsible for two home invasions that occurred in Blaine County in the fall of 2019.

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NORMAN — After originally requesting more than $80 million in earmarks for community projects, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Norman, has altered his requests to total just over $38 million.

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Many adults can look back on their childhood and remember a time or two when they were paddled for something they weren't supposed to do. But as society has progressed, social norms have changed, and the practice is not as widely acceptable as it once was.

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STILLWATER  – Merlin Schantz has been dwelling lately on what might seem like existential questions surrounding his mortality and what he will leave behind for the next generation.

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.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Four years after being barred from giving a routine legislative prayer, Imad Enchassi stood before Senate lawmakers, making history.


MUSKOGEE – 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.

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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. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Health care workers with active cases of COVID-19 can continue to work in short-staffed hospitals and long-term care facilities as long as they’re not showing any symptoms, state health officials said Tuesday.

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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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