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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.

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.

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

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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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.

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A former city official is pushing for more restrictive guidelines when it comes to the removal and upkeep of trees around town.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Paul Muegge convened an eclectic group of neighbors of his small farm in Tonkawa last week to talk about the "dangerous precedent" that could be set if Oklahomans pass a "right to farm" ballot measure this fall.

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Two Cherokee County men with a lengthy history of burglary-related charges returned home from jail last week to discover their own house had been cleared out of valuable property, according to deputies.

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An Oklahoma County man wanted for questioning in a deadly Oklahoma County shooting last week was nabbed near Tahlequah Friday morning.

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There is much speculation about what "Brexit" means to U.S. citizens, but the only real agreement among economists is that change is expected.

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