HELENA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has transferred more than a dozen inmates from James Crabtree Correctional Center to facilities across the state on the heels of a physical altercation inside the prison Wednesday afternoon where four inmates were injured in two separate altercations minutes apart.

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The report lists "DUI" as the cause of the collision and Gore's condition as "odor of alcohol." The man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

Dogs and cats do not tolerate high temperatures as well as humans. They do not perspire, and so do not have the cooling benefits of water evaporation from the skin. Their main method of controlling body temperature is by panting to exchange cooler outside air for the warm air in their lungs. Radiation of heat from the skin surface also helps reduce body temperature.

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Despite a recent push to increase access, many lower-income addicts — including those battling opioids — face long waits to get treatment at state-funded, in-patient centers.

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Johnathan Zamudio, 32, of Glenpool, appeared in court Thursday via video feed from the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility to be formally charged with first-degree murder. 

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A local nonprofit and four of its employees settled civil claims arising from the December 2016 death of a teenager being held at the Muskogee County Regional Juvenile Detention Center. 

As the conference room filled and the volume grew, a mixture of anticipation, cheerful greetings and solemn resolve settled in for the Northwest Oklahoma Alliance (NwOA) and State Chamber Research Foundation OK2030 Regional Forum. 

Entertainment overlay districts, homelessness, watershed and wildlife rehab bond and banning disposal wells are among the top goals from The Norman City Council's retreat.

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A four-hour standoff Thursday ended after a man who barricaded himself inside his mobile home surrendered.

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"(Kaeli Jantz) possesses a unique ability to reach students whose native languages are Spanish and Marshallese. Many of Jantz’s students do not speak English, but her dedication and their determination allows them to grow and become confident with both math and the English language."

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A state investigation into Epic Charter Schools has expanded to include the school’s chief financial officer and four current or former board members, according to a search warrant filed in Oklahoma County Wednesday.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Most of the elected members to the House of Representatives during the last election cycle are sensible political moderates rather than being extreme liberals as often characterized, Congresswoman Kendra Horn said Wednesday.

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What looks like a pile of rocks can dazzle with colors when shown in the right light, according to area rock hounds.

Friends and co-workers described Ronald Boren as an "icon, a connoisseur of music and a priceless asset" in Muskogee. The curator of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame died Tuesday. He was 59.

The Tom Skinner Skyline Music Festival is in full force as I write this column. Being in Austin, I was unable to attend, but my thoughts about Tom were flowing in technicolor! The festival’s proceeds go to the Red Dirt Relief Fund, which possibly wouldn’t exist without the inspiration Tom provided to many of the organizers.

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The world’s top 12 chess players are in St. Louis this month for the Sinquefield Cup, which runs until Aug. 29. Three of the world’s top players are from the United States (F. Caruana, W.So, and H. Nakamura). Vishy Anand of India and the world champion prior to Magnus Carlsen’s ascension has taken an early lead.

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U.S. District Judge James Payne has given the state of Oklahoma 120 days to either grant Karl Fontenot a new trial or order his permanent release from prison, according to an order issued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Karl Fontenot, one of the defendants profiled in the Netflix documentary and John Grisham book “The Innocent Man,” be either released from prison permanently or granted a new trial.

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A Muskogee man was a victim of homicide, and another man has been arrested on a murder complaint, according to a police report.

An Enid woman was injured Tuesday afternoon after her truck backed over her at her residence in the 4300 block of North Monroe, according to an Enid Police Department collision report.

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A Muskogee woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday for slamming the car she was driving into the corner of Speedway Grille in December while fleeing from police.

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City councilors are expected to approve on Monday a contract worth nearly $1.5 million that will transform a piece of blighted property in the Depot District into a green space for public gatherings. 

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Almost a year after the shooting of Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) Trooper Austin Ellis, suspect in the case Arturo Dejesus Ramirez, Jr. stood before District Judge Justin Eilers in Woodward County District Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to eight counts, three felonies and five misdemeanors.

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Hi, Helaine: My boyfriend and I are in our late 50s, and we live together in a house I own, along with his two teenage children from a previous relationship. He would like to sell my house and purchase a larger, more expensive house closer to his work and the children's schools. I am not so sure this is the retirement-smart thing to do, given our ages and the expenses incurred by our adult children from previous relationships. 

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The City of Cushing went into emergency mode Sunday after learning that a spillway separating Cushing Lake and fields north of the lake was breached. As or Monday morning, City Manager Terry Brannon reported that no structures nor livestock were harmed as the lake water drained.

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As they watch murky water flow from their faucets, Claremore residents are looking to city officials for explanations and solutions.

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Interim President Joe Harroz spoke to what is believed to be the largest freshmen class in University of Oklahoma history during convocation on Sunday night.

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A Chickasha man was shot in the chest while riding his bike on Sunday evening. 

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The first migration from Mississippi to Indian Territory by the Choctaws and the slaves who accompanied them occurred in 1833. Most of these settled around Fort Towson near the Red River. Fort Towson had been built the same year as Fort Gibson and was intended to serve as protection of the tribes that were to be moved west.

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NAME: Margaret Jean Ward AGE: 67 TOWN: Park Hill OCCUPATION: Sign Designer DIED: August 22, 2019 SERVICES: 10:00 AM Wednesday August 28, 2019, New Life Worship Center. Interment in Sulphur Bluff, Texas

BROKEN ARROW [mdash] age 77. Teacher's Aide. Died August 18th, in Broken Arrow, OK. Funeral services August 26th, 2019 at 10:00am at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial Keener Cemetery. Visitation August 25th, from 1:00pm until 5:00pm at Reed-Culver.

KANSAS [mdash] age 77. Machine Operator. Died August 13th in Tulsa. Mass of Christian Burial August 23rd at 10:00am at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Burial at Molly Field Cemetery. Rosary service August 22nd at 7:00pm at Reed-Culver.