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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

Senators review health overhaul

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators say they will review a proposal to overhaul the federal health care law but did not say whether they’d vote for the new plan … more

Oklahoma’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ builds media empire on the Plains

PAWHUSKA (AP) — Growing up in an Oklahoma town she considered too tiny, Ree Drummond sought the bright lights of a city and headed west for Los Angeles.She never dreamed the journey would send … more

Oklahoma to mark 100th anniversary of Capitol’s opening

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is planning a series of events to mark the centennial of the state Capitol as work continues on the restoration and renovation of the century-old building.Gov. … more

Authors of DUI bill miffed by Oklahoma executive order

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin quietly signed an executive order that appears to override some provisions of a new drunken-driving law, and at least one backer of the changes isn’t … more

Family of Tulsa black man shot and killed by cop files suit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Oklahoma officer filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Thursday against the city of Tulsa and the … more
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