Oklahoma State Department of Health will resume releasing COVID-19 numbers for all Oklahoma counties by the end of the day, according to the agency's daily email report on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
While some recent protests across the country have turned into violent altercations between protestors and police officers, the protest at Andrews Park Amphitheater on Monday was much calmer in comparison.
City commissioners have several options to discuss during their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.: Lifting the state of emergency set to expire June 30; continuing phase two as planned; or adopting Gov. Kevin Stitt’s statewide Open Up and Recover Safely Plan.
Enid faith leaders and Mayor George Pankonin joined in a public service of mourning Monday for the 100,000 lives lost in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic.
NORMAN — Oklahoma State Department of Health officials announced Monday that they will no longer publish COVID-19 data by zip code, city or long-term care and nursing home facilities.
There were 67 new COVID-19 cases in the state, including one in Northwest Oklahoma, and no new deaths reported Monday, June 1, 2020, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A day of peaceful protests in Oklahoma City turned violent Sunday night after protesters started looting, throwing eggs at police and launching fireworks.
Norman residents have scheduled a protest at 2 p.m. in Andrews Park Tuesday to protest racial injustice and police brutality, according to a post on Facebook.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Black Lives Matter of Oklahoma City joined a diversity of races Sunday to rally against racial injustice and the death of George Floyd under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin.
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley added his voice to the conversation about race in America, tweeting a statement in the early hours before dawn Sunday, saying “we have a long ways to go as a society” in terms of racial divide.
McAlester Mayor John Browne called for unity on Monday after the city was named in threatening messages made the previous day by an anti-government group.
There were 88 new cases of COVID-19, including one in Garfield County, and no deaths reported Sunday, May 31, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, but the number of active cases rose for the first time in days.
A new law that restricts detention options for the state's youngest teens provides additional protections for most preteens from incarceration and all but guarantees closure of Muskogee County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.
Troy Beulah says receiving additional unemployment assistance has been a godsend for him and his family during an incredibly difficult time in their lives.
There were 80 new cases of COVID-19, including two in Northwest Oklahoma, and five more deaths reported Saturday, May 30, 2020, by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
On June 30, voters will make a big decision about the future of health care in Oklahoma. State Question 802 would have a $27 million economic impact on Cherokee Nation Health Services.
Journey House Pregnancy Resource Center is starting a new abortion recovery support group, and is working to raise public awareness of its services in the community with the help of a $5,000 grant from Tyson Foods.
Members of Garber Fire Department recently raised $3,000, split equally in donations to RSVP of Enid, Wheatheart Nutrition at XYZ Garber Senior Center and Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma.
If you have ever watched the Miss USA, Miss America or Miss Universe pageants, you’ve seen a Sherri Hill original gown. Eight of the Top Ten Miss USA 2009 finishers were wearing a Sherri Hill gown, including the winner. Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry and 2007 Lauren Nelson, both Oklahomans, were crowned wearing her creations.
Oklahoma saw an increase of 68 new COVID-19 cases Friday, May 29, 2020, and three more deaths, but a strong decrease in the number of patients being treated in intensive care in the state.
The Moore-Norman Technology Center will be enforcing strict policies for both staff and students when classes are set to return in August.
Americans may not be as worried as they ought to be about a pandemic that during the past three months cost more than 100,000 of them their lives and the jobs of another 40 million and counting.
“Be still and know that He is God/Be still and know that He is faithful/Consider all that He has done/Stand in awe and be amazed/And know that He will never change/Be still”
Muskogee COVID-19 cases have surged by 13 in the span of a week, said Muskogee County Health Department Regional Director Jill Larcade, cresting 43 as of Thursday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) said the State has surpassed its goal to collect and test more than 90,000 specimens in the month of May. As of May 27, OSDH had processed 113,264 specimens collected for COVID-19 testing since the first of the month, with a total of 183,632 tests conducted since COVID-19 was first detected in early March.
Noting only one active COVID-19 virus case in Payne County, Chris Reding, Payne County Commissioner for District 2, recommended moving to Phase 3 of Governor Kevin Stitt’s plan to open Oklahoma’s economy earlier than the Governor’s June 1 goal.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The number of initial claims for unemployment benefits filed with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) for the week ending May 23, 2020, continue to reflect the impact of business closures due to the COVID-19 and Oil Industry crises.
United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma recently received a $25,000 ADM Cares grant to fight hunger through eight regional food resource centers, including Loaves & Fishes of Northwest Oklahoma.
The phishing scam email directs people to click on a link to get a message about a COVID-19 economic stimulus check. The email also says "it needs to be opened through a portal link requiring your university login."
Northwestern will continue to follow guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Kevin Stitt’s guidelines according to the Open Up and Recover Safely Plan.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced those who test for COVID-19 at participating health departments in Oklahoma and say they are food insecure will receive emergency food boxes.
State Health Department officials are encouraging Oklahomans to get tested for COVID-19, saying Thursday, May 28, 2020, that due to adequate supplies, residents no longer need to exhibit symptoms or report exposure to someone with the virus to get in line for testing.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) announced today the State has surpassed its goal to collect and test more than 90,000 specimens in the month of May.
The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) will launch OETA Art Club, a new summer arts program designed to engage students in the arts as traditional summer programs cancel.
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PARK HILL [mdash] Funeral services for Henry Newton Sadler will be held at Green Country Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Tommy Tucker officiating. His family will have a visitation on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM at Green Country Fune…
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Elizabeth A. Ostenson, 84 of Tahlequah, Go-Ye-Village, died May 23, 2020. Services are pending at this time, On-line condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Othel Peace, 80 of Tahlequah, Pumpkin Hollow area, died Sunday May, 24, 2020, Services Pending with Green Country Funeral Home, On-line condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Walter "Walt" Dale Choate of Tahlequah, Oklahoma passed away May 21, 2020 at the age of 79. Walter was born March 23, 1941 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to William "Bill" Frank Choate and Dorothy Marie "Neel" Choate. He graduated from Wagoner High School in 1959 and later became a C…
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