There were 77 new cases of COVID-19, including one each in Garfield and Woodward counties, for a total surpassing 6,000, reported Sunday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
• Editor’s note: The Transcript staff is writing columns this week about the first live sporting events that shaped them.
Oklahoma saw a 13.61% increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases as compared to the previous week, according to weekly statistics released Friday evening by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
COVID-19 cases in Northwest Oklahoma counties were part of a 3% rise in numbers overnight in the state, as the Health Department also reported three more deaths.
Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management Director Mike Honigsberg said Friday's early morning storms caused damage across the area.
A deeply divided Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association board of directors rejected a proposed plan that would have placed significant restrictions on a return to prep sports in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association’s proposed reopening plan fell through at a special board meeting Friday morning.
Immediately after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, composer Evelyn LaRue Pittman converted her rage into a song “Freedom, Freedom.” But her creativity didn’t subside with her anger. Soon the musical “Freedom Child” took shape.
We are called to a passionate, bone-aching kind of love, that centers our being, our efforts, our passions and our last breath, on the one and only true source of our life and worth — our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Framers of the Constitution ... were men of faith. But, they left provisions of faith — and government mechanisms to protect and advance faith — out of our Constitution ... They did so not because they wanted faith to flounder in our republic. They did so because they knew the only way to ensure religious liberty was to keep government out of the matter entirely.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A convenience to Oklahoma consumers born out of the pandemic will be allowed to remain in place. The measure, by Sen Roger Thompson, R-Okemah, and Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, allows curbside sales or home deliveries of beer, wine and spirits to continue. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1928 into law Thursday.
Stillwater’s Calvin Anthony has been selected for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He joins a list of notable Oklahomans who have brought honor or distinction to the state and performed outstanding service to humanity, the State of Oklahoma and the United States in fields like agriculture, the arts, business, athletics and public service, to name a few.
John Smith has a bust in several Hall of Fames around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.
The number of active COVID-19 cases jumped 2.68% in the state, with 148 additional Oklahomans testing positive and five more deaths reported Thursday, May 21, 2020, by Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Two of three Muskogee companies selected to participate in the Oklahoma Manufacturing Reboot Program inked contracts that provides access to funding made available to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Selling images of an intimate partner without their consent will soon become a felony after the passage of Senate Bill 1492, according to a release from State Senator Kim David.
The number of active COVID-19 cases fell below 1,000 in Oklahoma Wednesday, even as 43 new cases, including one in Garfield County, and five deaths were reported by Oklahoma State Department of Health.
❝Enid is such a supportive community, and when you see this, it warms your heart. It's always good to see the community come together, especially to support our seniors.❞ — Kristie Browne
Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, in a notice sent to its members on Tuesday, said it was delaying announcing its plans for the resumption of activities.
City commissioners Tuesday passed two amendments to Mayor George Pankonin’s declaration that extended the city’s state of emergency to June 30 — one allowing bowling leagues in Enid to resume before June 30 and another allowing City Manager Jerald Gilbert to open Champlin Pool and the city’s two splash pads if he can find the resources to operate them safely.
A Pittsburg County judge set bond at $100,000 apiece for two McAlester residents accused of torturing a child — with one being transported to a hospital after her attorneys said she was in labor during an initial court appearance.
A 16-year-old Ringwood boy charged as a youthful offender with murder in the shooting of his stepfather earlier this month was granted bond at a court hearing Tuesday, May 19, 2020, his attorney said.
OSDH officials said labs now are averaging 5,400 tests processed a day, and the increased number of results has driven the percentage of positive COVID-19 cases down to an all-time low of 4.4%.
The Norman Police Department is internally investigating an officer who sent “an inappropriate image and reference” in an email to the entire department, Chief Kevin Foster said Tuesday.
Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said deputies continue their investigation into an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Longtown just after 10 p.m. Sunday.
From one little girl with pink boots two sizes too small, the project has grown into a full-fledged nonprofit, housed at Central Christian Church, that gives out upward of 1,000 pairs of shoes a year.
While many local businesses were largely affected by closings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one local industry reached new heights over the last couple of months.
As the University of Oklahoma continues to plan for a return to in-person campus life this fall, Provost Kyle Harper has released the beginnings of a plan that will guide instruction and move some traditionally in-person classes online.
Anxiety and fear of being exposed to the novel coronavirus while staffing polling precincts on Election Day pushed what some believe "was going to be a crisis anyway" to the front burner.
After a lengthy discussion, Woodward County Commissioners decided to open the courthouse to the public on Tuesday, May 19, differing to each county office’s protocol according to their office reopening plan.
MIAMI, Okla. — Mikal Scott-Werner wears several hats in her life. She’s a wife, mother of two and the second councilman for the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.
Charges have been filed in the case of Annie, a rescued pitbull mix dog found in labor, severely dehydrated and barely responsive, and taken to Woodward Animal Hospital for treatment and an emergency cesarean section.
Nearly 64% of the 88 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma were in Texas County, as the Oklahoma Panhandle remains a hot spot for the novel coronavirus in the state, according to Health Department officials.
Something flipped, flopped or lurched, deep down in both my chest and my psyche. Was it love? I don’t know. All I know is that I couldn’t stop staring at her, thinking how lucky I was to have this dark-haired beauty actually talking to me.
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BUNCH [mdash] age 47. Construction Worker. Died Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK. Services were held Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at Dry Creek Community Center. Burial at Barber Cemetery in Welling, OK.
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