In Oklahoma, which consistently ranks among states with the highest rates of women killed by men, 2020 produced a record number of domestic violence reports.
On a day when Oklahoma recorded the highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since January and hospitalizations continued to spike, Gov. Kevin Stitt was largely silent about the worsening pandemic on Thursday at his State of the State address to the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Tahlequah Board of Education voted during a special meeting Aug. 25 against joining a pending civil action that challenges the legality of the state Legislature's law banning mask mandates in public school districts.
Nursing homes in Oklahoma and across the nation are in danger of losing staff or funding following pressure from the Biden administration spurred by a resurgence of COVID-19.
Experts began warning of dire consequences soon after the pandemic arrived: Mental health crises would escalate. Suicides would rise.
Valerie Killman, a 50-year old mother of three, signed up for unemployment benefits in March after losing her teaching job at an Oklahoma virtual charter school.
A recent rise in sexual assault cases is adding to a staggering backlog of rape kit testing that a 2019 law was supposed to help combat.
Oklahoma health officials are working to re-hire contact tracers after cutbacks as cases of COVID-19 surge to pre-vaccine levels in the state.
The recent surge in COVID-19 cases is driving home a reality check: the 2021-22 school year isn’t likely to be normal after all.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly three dozen lawmakers expressed dismay with the University of Oklahoma’s decision to disregard the state’s “collaborative spirit” and join with the University of Texas to seek membership in the SEC, ignoring its long-time in-state partner, Oklahoma State.
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum found himself in an unenviable position as a politician last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding worldwide and had finally reached Oklahoma.
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.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The faces were familiar. The memories shared were special. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams’ thoughts of Billy Donovan are still meaningful to him three years after leaving Oklahoma City following the tragic loss of his wife Ingrid.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The governor said commercial casino operators are very interested in Oklahoma if the state and Native American tribes can’t strike a new deal on gaming compacts.
DUNCAN, Okla. — Authorities have released names of three people left dead in a double-murder suicide in a Walmart parking lot in southwest Oklahoma.
NORMAN, Okla. – An assistant principal at Norman High School has been arrested on a sexual assault complaint by a woman who said he drugged and assaulted her at his home two months ago.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Norman Transcript sports editor and longtime Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel has been a personality in the state for some time.
The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office has recovered at least $125,000 of stolen property while searching for a man wanted for multiple felony complaints, according to a press release.
WASHINGTON – Oklahoma's Republican representatives say most constituents support their unwavering demand for border security funding as the shutdown drags into the end of its fifth week.
A Muskogee man was charged Wednesday in Muskogee County District Court after the discovery of firearms and drugs in his South 30th Street home, according to court documents.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $28 million in grants to public housing authorities and nonprofit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities.
You might see mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath it. Or it’s probably hanging in your home somewhere for holiday decoration. Either way, mistletoe is a popular part of the American holiday season.
TULSA – The Yes on 788 Campaign has announced educational opportunities for physicians and the general public on medical marijuana. Dr. Sunil Aggarwal will be in available in two Oklahoma cities this coming weekend.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Waving colorful signs and chanting, thousands of teachers converged on the state Capitol Monday to press lawmakers for increased education spending.
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.
University of Oklahoma alumni have started a petition to stop financially supporting the university until an under-fire member of the Board of Regents resigns.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Students, faculty and activists brought their message against homophobia at the University of Oklahoma to the Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday.
Advocacy groups and campus organizations blasted OU Board of Regents vice chairman Kirk Humphreys for his comments equating homosexuality with pedophilia, calling on him to resign, as students planned a protest at a board of regents meeting today.
DENVER — Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Alex Abrines will play Tuesday night at the Denver Nuggets, coach Billy Donovan said at morning shootaround.
When he was an 18-year-old freshman pledge at the University of Oklahoma, Blake Novacek said fraternity members blindfolded him and later forced him to watch videos of hogs being slaughtered. They then hit him in the stomach with a baseball bat, causing him to fall, hit his head and lose consciousness, all because the school lost a football game, according to a recent lawsuit.
The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that would send 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second-round pick to complete the deal.
Previously, Oklahoma State was limited to 17 states and Ohio State to 19 states, with both universities sharing branding rights in Iowa.
Perhaps an unlikely candidate to spur such a momentous movement, Father Stanley Rother, a humble priest from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City who was murdered in Guatemala in 1981, will be one step closer to that status on September 23 during his beatification, a Catholic Church blessing process that recognizes a dead individual's entrance into heaven and lets devotees pray to that person for protection.
An Oklahoma man is facing felony perjury charges after he testified in court his wife had died in an accident. Investigators say his wife is alive and well, and the man's story was an attempt to garner sympathy and financial gain.
Ronald Scott, an Air Force colonel and aircraft commander, was declared missing in action after a March 15, 1966, crash over northern Vietnam. His remains were recently identified through DNA and dental analysis.
This Week's Circulars
[mdash] age 81 of Tahlequah, OK. Transportation Supervisor. Died October 16th in Tahlequah, OK. Services October 20th at 10:00am at Park Hill Baptist. Burial at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation October 19th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver.
[mdash] NAME: Gary Allen Goodwiin, 60, year old, Lead Plumber, NSU Tahlequah, transitioned, October 13, 2021. Memorial Service 2:00 pm, October 27, 2021, Green Country Funeral Home . Online condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com
[mdash] age 48 of Tulsa, OK. Homemaker. Died October 12th in Tulsa. Funeral services October 18th at 2:00pm at Little Rock Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Visitation prior to services at 10:30am. Burial at Little Rock Cemetery.
NAME: Robert Carpenter 52 year old Account Manager of Arkansas transitioned on October 7, 2021. Funeral services 10:00 AM, Saturday October 16, 2021, Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com
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