Officer Shayne Melton (left) and newly sworn in Chickasha Municipal Judge Joseph Young (right) talk about the oath of becoming an officer before the official swear-in of Melton began. Young was also sworn in at the start of Municipal Court by Deborah Sterkel (not pictured) from the Office of…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

Andy Morphew/The Express Star South of flashing lights in Ninnekah a field is underneath water after early Sunday rain.

CHICKASHA -- It took about two hours for an all-male jury to decide Lofton Gray was responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Amanda Cecil.

A red flag warning for fire danger will continue into Wednesday for Northern, Central and Western Oklahoma, including Grady County.

Word Industries, the fabrication company that moved into Chickasha within the past month, will hold a demonstration on Thursday for one of its newest products.

A Duncan 12-year-old who was hit by an SUV Saturday is in stable condition after suffering several broken bones.

“He’s in stable condition,” Duncan Police Department Master Officer Nathan Carrio said. “He has multiple broken bones, multiple broken ribs and a broken scapula.”

Throughout the afternoon on Tuesday, monitors at some of the polling stations for the Grady County hospital sales tax election reported seeing higher than usual amounts of voters.

With five days to go before the election, members of the Grady County TEA Party offered their strongest condemnation yet of the proposed sales tax plan to benefit Grady Memorial Hospital.

The CEO of Southern Plains Medical Center (SPMC) in Chickasha has announced there is a proposal to solve the future of Grady Memorial Hospital that does not involve a sales tax.

A supporter for Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is organizing a "meet & greet" on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in an effort to boost his popularity locally.

The loan designed to help bring Word Industries, and potentially hundreds of jobs, to Chickasha has been delayed in the City Council.

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