Rougher spirit spread across downtown Tuesday night as schools and organizations joined the Muskogee High School homecoming parade.

Three defendants charged in a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) case are scheduled to make court appearances at 10 a.m. today in Special District Judge Michael Tupper's Cleveland County courtroom.

Developers of an affordable housing project at 1410 W. Willow are returning to Enid for a second town hall meeting Thursday to again hear concerns of residents nearby to the planned low-rent apartments.

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All Oklahoma prisons remain on lockdown Tuesday as Department of Corrections continues to investigate coordinated, gang-related fights that broke out at six facilities over the weekend, resulting in 36 injuries and one death.

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Jena Nelson was named Oklahoma’s 2020-21Teacher of the Year she announced it was a time for celebration, and not just celebrating her but celebrating all Oklahoma educators who represent their schools and districts as Teacher of the Year.

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The woman told police she and the victim had driven to the area to buy marijuana. When they stopped, somebody attacked the man, stole the woman's purse, and fled the scene, she told police.

Ahead of October's vote on a $110 million school bond, Muskogee County District Attorney Orvil Loge has come out in support of the measure.

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Sometimes when you start to write you begin with one view and then end up somewhere else. That has happened to me as I write this column. My starting premise is that there is too much focus on athletics in both college and secondary education. In my mind professional sports are out of control and not worthy of my attention. I am really just asking for college and high school. Does money trickle from the athletic department to impact academic programs?

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An area man charged with murder was set to go to trial this week, but changed his mind for a third time and pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a meeting Monday night confirmed the appointment of Lynna Carson and Linda O'Leary, respectively, as a board member of Cherokee Nation Businesses LLC., and member of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission.

Victor Lezama’s enthusiasm for the upcoming veterans’ center The Barracks remains obvious even in the face of the work ahead. As Lezama walks down hallways stacked with furniture and building materials and half-completed paint jobs, he discusses projects like family rooms and gym rooms, showing off examples of donated equipment.

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Norman Sunday for a campaign rally, according to his campaign website.

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An annual fundraising effort in Kremlin recently was the target of thieves, who made off with a truck bed full of aluminum cans collected to benefit the town, said Gini Zaloudek, head of the WildHorse Gang

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A group of area Native American women raised more than $10,000 in the past month to help feed migrant children at the U.S-Mexico border.

Stillwater is a unique municipality, not quite a city but far from a town. I think I will coin the word ‘mini-opolis’ for we are by far the primary place of commerce and habitation in Payne County, but are shadowed by metropolises to our east and south. One of the things I find endearing about Stillwater is though growth and improvements abound, at times it retains that small-town feel. An Army brat, Stillwater is the closest thing to “roots” in my life; homes where my mother was born, raised and we visited between my father’s assigned posts, still stand; stories of shops and restaurants, prominent families and anecdotes of friends and acquaintances of the past bring a grounded familiarity to many Stillwater citizens.

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Have you ever wondered if a ventriloquist can sing with their mouth open? It may sound silly, but it is one of the questions native Oklahoman Darci Lynne Farmer said she gets asked from time to time.

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It takes a bit for Tequila Grayson to affix the wriggling worm to the hook, but Kaydence Grayson waits patiently while her mother does it. Once the bait's ready, Kaydence jogs down the sidewalk, carefully negotiates her way to the water's edge, and casts out her line.

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The Tulsa Teachers Credit Union branch on West Okmulgee Avenue discovered multiple "shimmer" devices on their ATMs Thursday, according to police reports. 

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Former Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger could serve more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to a bribery scheme from which he corruptly received an estimated $61,900. 

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The Oklahoma Legislature passed a new law signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt this year that will require providers to inform patients receiving medically-induced abortions that the procedure could possibly be reversed.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

Mary Ellen Pearcy 82, of Ninnekah, OK, went to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday September 14, 2019. Mary Ellen was Born on January 23, 1937 at her Parents, Esther and Stanley Gilchrist, farm home 6 miles outside Wakita, OK. Mary Ellen was named after her Doctor's Nurse, who happen t…

Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, OK under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. James Trampas Linville, of Chickasha, Ok, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the age of 51. He was born to James Earl and Millie (Mi…