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Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws.The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would … more

Oklahoma to slash mental health, drug abuse programs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs for 189,000 Oklahoma residents, including some addicted to opioids, will be eliminated or slashed on Nov. 1 because of … more

East Central University’s Early Settlement Mediation Program is recruiting new volunteers

Early Settlement Mediation is a program that is funded by the Administrative Office of the Courts of Oklahoma. The South Central Program is sponsored by East Central University and housed in the … more

Oklahoma prisons selling inmates cold case playing cards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma authorities are hoping to solve unsolved killings and other cold cases by selling decks of playing cards that feature the cases to prisoners.The state Bureau of … more

Oklahoma man seeks to construct Ten Commandments statue

MCALESTER (AP) — An Oklahoma county has denied a man’s request to build a Ten Commandments statue outside the local courthouse.Contractor Tim Mitchell requested to place the religious … more

Legislature has special session; no deal reached

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature returned to the Capitol Monday for the start of a special legislative session to address a $215 million shortfall in the state budget, but have not … more

Lawmaker charged with forcibly kissing Uber driver

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors charged an Oklahoma state senator with felony sexual battery after an Uber driver accused him of grabbing her head and kissing her neck while she was driving … more

Trump pick to head NASA faces fight over climate comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice to head NASA faces a contentious Senate confirmation over his past comments dismissive of global warming as a man-made problem.Trump has … more

Calera Police taking donations for Harvey victims

Calera Chief of Police Don Hyde issued an urgent appeal to local residents on Monday to step up to the plate to help South Texas neighbors affected by the flooding and unprecedented aftermath of … more

More Oklahoma counties seeking liquor-by-the-drink sales

WAURIKA (AP) — Waurika Chamber of Commerce member Jessica Coody is worried about the county’s businesses.The county doesn’t allow liquor-by-the-drink sales, so establishments have … more

Budget woes bring lawmakers back to state Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma House plan to return to the state Capitol for a series of mid-summer budget meetings where Republicans and Democrats will use different strategies … more

Court ruling could provide hope for juvenile lifers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of Oklahoma inmates serving life in prison without parole have a shot at resentencing and possible release one day because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, but … more

Speaker removes budget committee chair

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The speaker of the Oklahoma House has replaced the head of the powerful House Appropriations and Budget Committee amid a disagreement about cuts to services by the state … more

Achille teacher planning ‘Blessing Boxes’

Achille school teacher and active volunteer, Judy Stephens, has been busy this summer seeking help from the community in transforming a vision into a very necessary reality for those less fortunate … more

Democrats snatch 2 statehouse seats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Democrats, who have taken routine beatings from the GOP over the last decade, unexpectedly snatched two state legislative seats from Republicans in special … more

Irish honor Choctaw Nation with ‘Kindred Spirits’ sculpture

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a small Irish town sits a stainless steel reminder of that country’s historic link to Oklahoma and the Choctaw Nation.Nine handmade feathers curve up from a … more

Tax hikes on tickets, car purchases among new Oklahoma laws

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans will spend more money on tickets to professional sporting events and the purchase of vehicles under two new laws that took effect Saturday.The laws hiking taxes … more

Judge conducts closed hearing in officer’s appeal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has conducted a closed hearing for a former Oklahoma City police officer serving a 263-year prison sentence for rape and other sex crimes.Daniel … more

GOP candidate challenges revenue bills

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican candidate for Oklahoma governor filed a lawsuit Wednesday that asks the state Supreme Court to invalidate three revenue-raising measures passed by the 2017 … more

Report: Oklahoma’s rural roads, bridges among nation’s worst

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s rural roads and bridges are among the worst in the nation, according to a new report from a national transportation group.TRIP researchers said 16 percent … more
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