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Jeff Jones spruced up a 1905 Muskogee building and loaded it with music instruments, students and teachers. The result is something to sing about.

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This is a subject people don't talk about because there "just dogs." Owners of these dogs have had to go to a nursing home or died. Lots of families or friends don't want them, so they dump them at shelters or put them down or dump them out somewhere. PAWS has dealt with this for years. I personally have taken many "old dogs" home with me over the years, because I felt sorry for them living at PAWS and not getting adopted. 

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Ada Jobs Foundation has applied to the Ada-based Science and Natural Resources Foundation for funds to support Call-A-Ride, Pontotoc County’s public transportation program.

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Editor's Note: Elise Solloway is a correspondent for the Woodward News. She recently received a kidney transplant after fighting a genetic kidney disease. She underwent successful transplant surgery in October and is telling her story this week in the Woodward News.

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Over the state's objection, a Cherokee County District Court judge rescheduled a preliminary hearing in a case where a landlord is accused of rape.

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Thousands turned out Thursday night for the Candy Cane Cash 2018 drawing at Chisholm Trail Expo Center, and several lucky people walked away with combined total of $15,000.

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ENID, Okla. — Two Enid schools went into lockdown Thursday afternoon as police pursued a suspect, believed to be armed, who was threatening to shoot himself, according to Enid Police Department.

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An Enid sex offender has registered with Enid Police Department as required by law but will have to move due to living restrictions, police said.

This week’s position is from the World Chess Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. Specifically, this week’s position arose in the third game of tiebreaker. Carlsen was white; Caruana, black. Carlsen employs a pin to activate his bishops and turn the pawn count in his favor.

Governor-elect Kevin Stitt told voters on the campaign trail that his administration would not be politics as usual. The Tulsa businessman didn’t think career politicians would be able to fix what’s ailing Oklahoma. His message found a lot of support among rural Oklahomans, who overwhelmingly backed Stitt in the general election. It should come as little surprise that Stitt went to rural Oklahoma to find a member of his cabinet to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. That position will go to Stillwater resident Blayne Arthur.

Members of the Downtown McAlester Tax Increment Financing Review Committee voted during their Wednesday meeting to send two questions to the city’s Ethics Board, both related to Ward 5 City Councilor Zach Prichard and his position with the group.

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NORMAN — One of University of Oklahoma President James Gallogly's main goals officially became an accomplishment Tuesday.

NORMAN — Unionized city employees have been waiting for a finalized contract with the city since June. Union president Henry Baskeyfield said they're tired of waiting.

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Longtime Ward 5 City Councilor Buddy Garvin resigned from his post on the McAlester City Council after the council declined to pay a claim for $7,500 that Garvin said the city owed him for a car damaged by a city construction equipment operator in 2017.

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Edmond lost a dear friend and a champion of city government Tuesday with the untimely death of Mayor Charles Lamb. Lamb, 72, passed away at home.

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A petition to disqualify an Edmond candidate for city council has failed. Ward 2 City Council candidate Josh Moore will be retained on the ballot for Edmond voters.

Members of the downtown Tax Increment Financing Review Committee are considering a new economic development project plan for downtown McAlester.

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By gutting the 2015 sage grouse conservation plans, the Trump administration this past week signed away the protections that would have supported the survival of the sage grouse and the 350 species in the sagebrush ecosystem across 11 Western states.

Officials are still assessing the damages left in the aftermath of a tornado that hit several properties near the Tenkiller Lake area on Nov. 30.

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A Tuesday morning police pursuit ended at approximately 5 a.m. when a woman fleeing from police slammed her car into Speedway Grille on West Okmulgee Avenue.

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Students young and old were congratulated amid music and cheers Tuesday night as they graduated from a collection of programs under the Bridges Out Of Poverty umbrella.

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The Woodward County Board of Education met Monday evening where Woodward High School Principal Brad Logan and Deputy Superintendent Jerry Burch presented data collected by the state showing testing score trends from the last three years, a report card of sorts.

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The relationship between OU President James Gallogly and his predecessor, David Boren, has crumbled amid threats and feuding over the financial status of the university and other issues, according to multiple sources within the university community.

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EDMOND — The top dogs from across the country and around the world will be returning to Orlando, Fla. Saturday and Sunday for the 18th annual AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Local resident, Sara Winsted McMillan and her male saluki, Puzzle, will be among contenders at the event.

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The statue depicts a soldier calling for a helicopter to rescue a second, wounded warrior. While visitors stand nearby the memorial, they download video and audio histories of the veterans who came before them, preserving the stories in data that will outlive the tellers.

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