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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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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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Enid will face the Syracuse Stallions for Game 1 of the TBL Finals on Wednesday, July 21 in Syracuse, N.Y. and host games 2 and 3 this weekend at Stride Bank Center. Tickets go on sale on at 9 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021. 

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.

After bouncing back from a 1-0 deficit in their series against Houston last week, the Enid Outlaws are moving on to the semifinals of The Basketball League playoffs, where they will play the San Diego Guardians in a three-game series.

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.

❝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

This will be the 25th year that Brandon Tyler has followed in his uncle’s footsteps as a football coach. And he has labored successfully in that trade for the most part outside the lights and attention of the big cities. So how has he managed to be successful year after year in towns where the whole population is just over or under 1,000 people?

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.

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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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.

A car wreck Thursday night east of Perry resulted in multiple injuries and the death of a 17-year-old Morrison girl, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety.


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.

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

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.

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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.

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EDMOND, Okla. – Dan O’Neil heaved a sigh of relief Tuesday night. He defeated a popular but dead candidate for mayor of this Oklahoma City suburb.

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.

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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.

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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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