The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow one of the state’s largest natural gas utilities to begin preparations it says will keep customers from paying large gas bills in the coming months and suspend gas cut-offs for nonpayment until mid-April.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma's bounty on Bigfoot has grown to nearly $2.1 million mere weeks after a state lawmaker proposed a controversial bill to allow capturing of the mythical creature.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A measure that gives parents of school-aged children a $1,000 tax credit next year is garnering bipartisan support as it advances through the Legislature.
Christopher Jordan, Julius Jones’ co-defendant in the 1999 slaying of Edmond businessman Paul Howell, admitted in prison to killing Howell and letting Jones take the fall for crime, according to an inmate who served time in an Arkansas prison with Jordan.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma health officials said the discrepancy between state and federal COVID-19 death counts is the result of the state re-investigating each reported cause of death.
The two teenagers involved in the police officer-involved shooting and suicide on Sunday have been identified as runaways from Blair, Nebraska.
WILBURTON – Eastern Oklahoma State College has been given the “all clear” from local and statewide authorities after a bomb threat was received earlier Tuesday. Students and employees were evacuated at the Wilburton and McAlester campuses and classes were canceled as a safety precaution.
EL RENO — When he enlisted last year, Specialist Trevor Ford never envisioned he’d spend his days helping his state and community respond to a deadly pandemic.
A bill to strengthen penalties for those who assault police officers, refuse orders, disperse, block or obstruct traffic on public highways or streets, or deface or destroy property during riots went to the full Senate on Thursday after it was passed by the Public Safety and Appropriations C…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Advocates on Wednesday said state health officials are struggling to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Black residents around the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Last week's winter weather disrupted the state’s plans to give health care workers, first responders and Oklahomans 65-plus their necessary COVID-19 booster vaccination, a top health official said Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The natural gas costs incurred by utility providers trying to keep the heat and lights on in Oklahoma during the past two weeks are expected to cost consumers billions of dollars, officials said Monday.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for 13-year-old Ethan McIntosh, who is the son of a Eufaula woman who has been missing since 2015.
As of the Monday, Feb. 22, Oklahoma State Department of Health advisory, there have been 419,853 cases of COVID-19 reported in Oklahoma. Of these, 4,203 have died; 15,053 are active; and 400,597 have recovered. On Monday, 22 additional deaths from Jan. 1-16 were identified to report, includi…
The enormous spikes in natural gas prices this week are likely to have a substantial impact on Oklahoma gas utility customers’ bills, though the full impact of those wild price swings won’t likely become apparent for weeks, according to gas utility companies.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Over the past five years, Robert Ruiz, executive director of ChoiceMatters, has tried to help thousands of parents in what he describes as underserved communities find schools that best fit their children's needs.
More than half a year after voters approved a state question that will require Oklahoma to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income adults, state officials are still unsure how they’ll pay it.
MANCHESTER, Okla. (AP) — An estimated magnitude 4.2 earthquake was recorded Friday in a rural area along Oklahoma's border with Kansas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
AMES, Okla. -- A natural gas line southeast of Ames exploded, shaking the area and startling nearby residents early Thursday morning, Feb. 18, 2021.
After four years of annual reports the general public no longer has access to a detailed accounting of how nearly 200,000 tons of waste produced by Oklahoma’s Poultry Feeding Operations is exported or applied on state lands, including sensitive watersheds.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt today announced that President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has approved his request to declare a federal disaster exists in all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the historic winter storm, clearing the way for federal aid to be directed to the state.
“We were watching it unfold on Facebook, people crying out for a need,” Hutt-Greenman said. “We watched it for about half an hour and saw no one step up and said forget that … We’re going to show what compassion and love look like.”
Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has canceled all outpatient clinics on Thursday, Feb. 18.
Gov. Kevin Stitt Wednesday announced the State of Oklahoma has requested a disaster declaration from the federal government related to the prolonged frigid temperatures and heavy snow caused by this historic series of winter storms that began on Feb. 8.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Deputy Commissioner Keith Reed issued a statement Wednesday regarding Oklahoma's vaccine distribution response to severe winter weather storms:
TULSA - Cherokee Nation casinos and businesses are extending their temporary closures through 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, as the region continues to face utility shortages and inclement weather.
OKLAHOMA CITY — After nearly two hours of discussion, a divided panel of Oklahoma utility regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday night that prioritizes powering homes over large commercial and industrial businesses if the power or natural gas grid can’t fully support all of the operations.
The Grand River Dam Authority Police Department has released the name of the man who died after falling through the ice on Grand Lake earlier this week.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Though lawmakers will have an additional $1.8 billion to potentially spend this coming year, state leaders said they will need to be careful how they allocate that unexpected windfall.
TULSA, Okla. – Cherokee Nation Businesses announced today plans to temporarily suspend business operations to assist with the power-grid challenges facing the Midwest.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Utility officials are warning Oklahomans that unprecedented rolling power outages may not be finished if electricity and natural gas usage continues to exceed supply amid lingering single-digit and sub-zero temperatures.
MUSKOGEE – Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System has canceled all outpatient clinics on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The State of Oklahoma continues to provide a comprehensive, coordinated response to the ongoing winter storm which has brought heavy snow, strong winds and prolonged, historically cold temperatures.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today is reminding Oklahomans looking to do business in the state that the price gouging statute is in effect statewide with the ongoing state of emergency due to the winter weather that continues to impact the state.
Oklahoma Senators James Lankford and Jim Inhofe on Saturday both voted to acquit former President Donald Trump.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- While many state lawmakers say they plan to take the COVID-19 vaccine eventually, dozens reported that they have opted out for now despite receiving expedited access.
OKLAHOMA CITY — School personnel and younger Oklahomans most susceptible to COVID-19 can get vaccinations as early as Feb. 22, health officials announced Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Wintry weather across Oklahoma that has left roads slick and hazardous statewide on Wednesday has led to the closings of some coronavirus vaccination sites, including the state's two largest.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A bill allowing public bodies and nonprofits to meet remotely headed to the governor's desk Monday after lawmakers fast-tracked it through the legislative process.
Organizations and companies on either side of the debate over privatizing Medicaid have flooded the state Capitol with campaign donations and influence
It’s been a disruptive and uncertain year for public education. And the initiatives to be considered by the Oklahoma Legislature could continue to shake things up.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans who disregard the state Capitol’s mask mandate are being treated with “kid gloves,” the president pro tem of the state Senate said.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Debate over the future of Oklahoma's health care system is heating up as legislators and medical professionals argue about the wisdom of a gubernatorial plan that seeks to overhaul the state's insurance delivery method.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter Thursday announced the state of Oklahoma will receive $8.9 million as part of a 47-state, $573 million settlement with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Mayor Marlon Coleman called this a time for the city of Muskogee to come together to help the healing process.
OKLAHOMA CITY — An additional infusion of COVID-19 vaccines is expected in Oklahoma starting next week, after state health officials said Wednesday that they have opted into President Joe Biden’s federal retail pharmacy program.
Prosecutors have filed six first-degree murder charges against a man police say reported the shooting and summoned first responders to the southeast Muskogee residence after a shooting early Tuesday morning.
Stitt’s proposed changes would see growing schools receive more money but could challenge districts with declining enrollment.
This Week's Circulars
HULBERT [mdash] age 65. Landscaper. Died February 18th in Tahlequah, OK. Services February 24th at 1:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial at Keener Cemetery. Visitation February 23rd from 1:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
HULBERT [mdash] age 42. Walmart Cashier. Died February 13th in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral Services February 22nd at 10:00am at Reed-Culver Chapel. She will be laid to rest at Keener Cemetery in Hulbert, OK.
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- Family of pedestrian killed on Downing sues
- Tribal councilor pushes back on treaty issue
- Woman who killed husband out of jail, caught with stolen car
- Agricultural reimbursement for winter storm losses
- Duo: CN court action violates constitution
- Obscene audio clips interrupt City Council meeting
- Teens involved in Muskogee chase, shootout identified
- Area man found dead with three gunshot wounds
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