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John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov....

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Jurors acquit Del City man in fatal shootout

Jurors have found a Del City man not guilty of taking part in an alleged armed robbery that ended in a fatal shootout. Darious...

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Shifting Congress changes Oklahoma representatives' committee plans

Earlier this year, veteran congressmen from Oklahoma began jockeying for position in hopes of chairing key congressional...

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Surgeon shortage prompts change at Oklahoma City VA, but help is on its way

During a half-dozen days this month, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has not had a general surgeon on-call or available for...

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Investigation launched of Oklahoma officer-involved shooting

Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say a 52-year-old man has died following an officer-involved shooting.

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Wind farm abandons tax avoidance tactic that threatened school funding

BLACKWELL — Operators of a northern Oklahoma wind farm are abandoning a creative tax avoidance scheme that was drawing...

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Online legal advice clinic designed to put lower-income individuals in contact with volunteer attorneys

Getting civil legal advice is now just a click away. Free Legal Answers is an online advice clinic designed to put lower-income...

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Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister sued by witness in the now-dismissed criminal case against her

Witness in criminal case against Joy Hofmeister alleges she was behind his forced resignation in 2016.

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Kendra Horn undecided on Pelosi vote

"I don’t know who all’s thrown their hat in the ring so I can’t say who I’m going to vote for but I do think the Democratic...

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Republicans in Oklahoma congressional delegation say they'll welcome Kendra Horn, a Democrat

When the 116th session of Congress begins in January, it will include something the previous three sessions did not: a Democrat...

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Losing Tulsa judge now faces grand jury investigation

The state's new multicounty grand jury meets to hear testimony for the first time on Tuesday.

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'You could lose this thing' Russell's campaign manager told him a dozen days before loss

An internal poll conducted by Russell's campaign last weekend showed Horn had caught up to Russell.

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Oklahoma County jury hits health insurer Aetna with $25.5 million verdict

Jurors were upset with Aetna for refusing to pay for proton beam therapy for a cancer patient.

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Former Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic accused of killing tigers, selling tiger cubs illegally

Federal prosecutors add charges against Joe Exotic, say he killed tigers and sold cubs illegally.

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Voters retain Supreme Court justices, appellate judges

Four Oklahoma Supreme Court justices and eight appellate judges were retained Tuesday, according to election results. The...

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Two Oklahoma County district judges defeated

Four Oklahoma County judicial races were on the ballot Tuesday. A longtime district judge and a relatively new district judge...

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Oklahoma attorney general, state schools superintendent and other statewide GOP candidates win easily

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter won election Tuesday to the position he was appointed to last year after Scott Pruitt...

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Accused Tulsa County judge loses re-election

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

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Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner

In a political upset for the history books, Kendra Horn has broken a 44-year Republican hold on Oklahoma’s 5th congressional...

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Attorney criticizes OKC Catholic archdiocese for comments about priest

The attorney for a Catholic priest suspended from ministry by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he is considering filing a...

Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation

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In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer and editor Stan Lee was the first to give super-heroes personable flaws, to make their secret identities more relatable to the average reader. It worked phenomenally, and characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, the...

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Transportation commissioners award contract to replace bridge over Lake Texoma

Transportation commissioners award contract to replace bridge over Lake Texoma

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Man seen taking suspicious photos at OKC memorial arrested on explosive threat complaint

A man seen taking suspicious photos at the Oklahoma City National Memorial has been arrested on a complaint of threatening to...

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Maimed Oklahoma legislator downplays heroism

Assailant who bit off top of legislator's ear sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Women who accused fired cop Daniel Holtzclaw of sexual assault are a long way from resolving lawsuits

Almost three years after fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted at trial, the women who accused him...

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Russell-Horn congressional race ends Tuesday, 16 months after it began

The general election race for the congressional seat in the Oklahoma City area is the closest in recent memory. Voters in the...

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Candidate for Oklahoma County treasurer owes back taxes

Daniel Chae faces longtime incumbent Butch Freeman in Tuesday's general election for Oklahoma County treasurer.

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Edmond commuters to get post-Halloween treat

The $88 million project to widen Interstate 235 to six through lanes and two auxiliary lanes from NW 36 Street to just north of...

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Teacher and state employee pension 'reforms' issue in state treasurer's race

Republican candidates for state treasurer and auditor have amassed huge campaign funding advantages as they seek to hold off...

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More than 200 new laws became active Thursday in Oklahoma

A variety of new laws became active on Nov. 1, but many seemed to try to address the state's recent fiscal issues.

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Bloomberg-backed PAC will spend $400K on ads to help Kendra Horn

Democratic congressional challenger Kendra Horn received significant outside assistance for the first time this week when...

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Court denies workers' comp benefits to videographer

A former cameraman for an Oklahoma City television station is not entitled to workers' compensation benefits for post traumatic...

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Facing criticisms over pre-existing conditions, Steve Russell walks a fine line on Obamacare

Russell has found himself pinned politically between his long-standing opposition to the Affordable Care Act and its most...

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Oklahoma AG race turns lackluster

Attorney General Mike Hunter was appointed governor after Scott Pruitt left for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mullin says he wasn't calling the Trail of Tears a 'volunteer walk' on Fox News

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, the only Cherokee Nation citizen in Congress, defended himself Thursday night against claims he had...

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Tens of thousands cast ballots on first day of early voting

With a closely-watched gubernatorial race at the top of the ballot, tens of thousands of early voters cast ballots Thursday,...

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Oklahoma County jail to remain under federal oversight for now

Sheriff said psychiatrist praised jail efforts to address inmates with mental health issues.

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In northwestern Oklahoma City, Senate seat up for grabs

Several factors have put Democrats within swinging distance of taking a seat that Republicans have held for more than 30 years.

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Russell ad warns of 'pipe bombs, shootings, migrant caravans' in final week

News clips of 2014 riots in Ferguson, Mo., and a mass shooting last weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., flash across the screen.

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Workman places hidden cameras inside teenage girl’s bedroom in Nichols Hills, police say

NICHOLS HILLS — A workman was arrested after confessing to hiding cameras in a Nichols Hills house to spy on a teenage girl,...

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USDA secretary acknowledges Oklahoma farmers want trade, not aid, during Stockyards City stop

“I’ve said, ‘Mr. President, believe me, they’re real patriots about that but they can’t pay the bills with patriotism, so they...

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Speaking in Oklahoma City, Bridenstine outlines vision for commercialized space

Speaking in Oklahoma City, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says commercialized travel will give the agency the resources to...

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MWC home day care owner unlicensed when 1-year-old boy became unresponsive in her care, police say

A home day care owner in Midwest City was unlicensed last year when a 1-year-old boy became unresponsive in her care and later...

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Oklahoma prison board asks lawmakers to triple agency's budget

The Oklahoma Board of Corrections voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the state Legislature to triple its funding next fiscal year...

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DNA testing further incriminates Oklahoma death row inmate who claims innocence

The ABC docuseries, "The Last Defense" focused for three episodes on the case of death row inmate Julius Darius Jones and his...

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Medicaid expansion a topic, but not everywhere

Medicaid expansion, a hot topic in the race for governor, isn't mentioned much to legislative candidates.

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Oklahoma senators still support Saudi arms deal after Khashoggi killing

Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation are taking a wait-and-see approach to Saudi Arabia.

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Four Oklahoma Supreme Court justices to appear on November retention ballot

From anti-abortion bills to legislation implementing tax hikes and tax cuts, Oklahoma Supreme Court justices often are asked to...

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Political moderates woo voters in Oklahoma Senate seat

A seat last held by a moderate Republican is now vacant, and Democrats think they've got a shot to flip it.

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Former state senator faces trial in sexual battery case

Republican senator resigned six days after being charged last year.

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Sallisaw chosen as location for next state veterans center, beating out Muskogee and Poteau

After 13 hours of closed-door meetings over the past month, the Oklahoma Veterans Commission on Friday chose the next location...

Legislation needed to implement rape kit task force recommendations

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Funding and legislation are needed to move forward with some of the recommendations developed by a task force that has been examining the issue of untested rape kits in Oklahoma.

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OKC cop claims police chief, others in the department conspired to have him charged with false domestic abuse allegations

An Oklahoma City police officer acquitted of assaulting his wife, who is a fellow officer, claims Police Chief Bill Citty and...

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Five takeaways from the Steve Russell-Kendra Horn debate

The forum featured passionate exchanges and a hyperactive crowd that inserted itself into the evening’s events.

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Lankford: Middle Eastern infiltration of past caravans 'factually proven to be true'

As President Donald Trump partially backed away from claims this week that unknown Middle Easterners have infiltrated a migrant...

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Cheers and jeers make for rambunctious Steve Russell and Kendra Horn debate

Thirteen days before voters go to the polls and decide between them, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell and Democratic challenger Kendra...

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Jurors acquit OKC police officer of domestic violence

Jurors on Wednesday acquitted an Oklahoma City police officer of assaulting his wife, who also is an officer with the...

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Steve Russell on possible Democratic wave: Voters 'don’t want people to trash our country'

"The American public sees that we don’t want people to trash our country and our government and they’re a little leery about...

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Hobby Lobby agrees to buy campus of closed university in Shawnee

Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. agreed in September to purchase the university campus together with associated assets for the cash sum...

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New statewide program designed to catch uninsured drivers in the act

A statewide program to catch uninsured drivers in the act launches Nov. 1. Beginning in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, cameras placed...

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Fired Oklahoma County jail sergeant sentenced to prison for kidnapping offenses

A fired deputy sergeant at the Oklahoma County jail has been sentenced to one year in prison for three kidnapping offenses....

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Five fragments in Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls collection may be fakes

Museum of the Bible was built in Washington, D.C., by the Green family. The family owns Oklahoma City-based craft retailer...

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Supreme Court risks 'letting hundreds of violent criminals walk free' if it sides with the Creeks, the state says

"There is no need to upend the status quo and rewrite history by splitting Oklahoma in two."

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OKC orthopedic company agrees to pay $455K to settle allegations of false Medicare billing

An Oklahoma City orthopedic company has agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare...

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After sending a Republican to the Capitol for 12 years, this majority Democratic district will pick between two newcomers

Most voters in Muskogee are Democrats, but for more than a decade they elected a Republican who was eventually beaten in this...

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Kendra Horn is likely losing to Steve Russell. Can she catch up?

This much is clear: Horn is the strongest 5th District Democratic challenger in decades. What's unclear is whether that will be...

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Get to know who is up for district judge in Oklahoma County

Four Oklahoma County judicial races will be on the ballot this general election Nov. 6. Candidates running for the Office 5 and...

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Norman House race a learning experience

While on the campaign trail in House District 46, the two candidates explore issues outside their expertise.

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Evangelicals are Steve Russell's base. Can Kendra Horn win them over?

On a cool Wednesday night, Kendra Horn stood in a parking lot just south of the Oklahoma River and read aloud, to a crowd of 50...

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Steve Russell, facing criticism over oil ties, says industry's bad reputation 'totally undeserved'

"Don’t duck your head or feel bad as critics and naysayers are poking you in the chest and telling you what you do is bad....

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'Covert warrant sweep' leads to 121 domestic violence arrests in Oklahoma County area

A weeklong "covert warrant sweep" for individuals accused of domestic violence in the Oklahoma County area resulted in 121...

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Former Tulsa dentist sentenced for the murder of his mistress' 19-month-old son

The mother of a 19-month-old boy murdered in 2016 called the man convicted of the crime the most dangerous type of monster. "He...

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OKC man accused of making threats against The Oklahoman

An Oklahoma City man has been accused of making threats against The Oklahoman. Robert Cameron Brewer, 41, was arrested...

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Stitt and Edmondson talk transportation at Oklahoma City forum

Gubernatorial candidates Kevin Stitt and Drew Edmondson largely agreed on the need for infrastructure spending in Oklahoma...

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Kendra Horn tries tying Steve Russell to Fallin and state woes in attack ad

“Steve Russell promised to address the rising cost of health care and funding for our schools,” a narrator says, as a photo of...

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Former McLoud police officer accused of committing sex crimes while on duty

SHAWNEE — A former McLoud police officer has been accused of committing sex crimes while on duty. Justin Michael Rahlf, 35, was...

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Accusations against Tulsa County judge surface in massage parlor investigation

Tulsa County District Judge James Caputo called accusations totally unfounded.

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For Cherokees, the Elizabeth Warren dispute goes to the heart of their identity

With a single email, the Cherokee Nation squarely placed itself somewhere it has spent years avoiding: at the center of a...

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Oklahoma congressman challenges Democratic lawyer to an MMA fight

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin challenged Michael Avenatti, the high-profile lawyer of Stormy Daniels, to a fight Tuesday morning.

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Congressional challenger Horn raises four times as much money as incumbent

Kendra Horn raised more than four times as much money as U.S. Rep. Steve Russell over a three-month span from July to...

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University specialty license plates: OU leads, but OSU is gaining

University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University special license plates continued to be among the hottest sellers offered...

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Chickasha woman lies about daughter having cancer to receive donations, prosecutors allege

CHICKASHA — For two years, a Chickasha woman collected thousands of dollars in donations from a lie — that her young daughter...

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Former Trump adviser sues Democratic National Committee

Carter Page is suing in Oklahoma City federal court because he is managing partner of an Oklahoma City-based company, Global...

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Oklahoma AG pushing for federal rule to block scam robocalls

Attorney General Mike Hunter joined other states Monday in urging the Federal Communications Commission to block scam robocalls...

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Kendra Horn calls for an end to private prison industry: 'It is immoral, it is unethical and it is a waste of taxpayer dollars'

At a congressional forum meant for two but attended by one, Democrat Kendra Horn called for an end to private prisons, vowed to...

Meetings yield few details about OKC school closures

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"I do know that there is some anxiety from teachers and principals about where they’re going to be next year," Capitol Hill High Principal Adam Jewell said.

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Stigler High School teacher arrested on sex crimes complaints

A Stigler High School teacher was arrested Sunday evening, accused of sending sexually suggestive texts and photos to a student.

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'Inappropriate and wrong' of Warren to use DNA test, Cherokee Nation says

On the same day that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an Oklahoma native, released DNA results that she says prove her Native...

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Three Oklahoma County jail inmates charged with riot offense

Three Oklahoma County inmates have been charged with participating in a riot last month.

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Oklahoma's State Question 800 polarizes supporters, detractors

The State Chamber is for it. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association is against it. Oklahomans will decide the issue Nov....

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Longtime courtroom interpreter is a language lifeline for Spanish-speaking defendants

Nearly every day, Rita Lyons stands before a judge in Oklahoma City federal court. She's not in trouble. It's all part of her...

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Marijuana could hit shelves before mandated testing

Marijuana will likely be available before state requires testing.

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Silver Haired Legislature wants eye doctors in Walmart stores

The Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature has unanimously endorsed a state question that would allow eye doctors to practice...

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Thousands of voters registered in the past two weeks

Election officials processed about 12,000 voter registration forms over the past two weeks.

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Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate went to Masters golf tournament, island resort town on 2009 campaign trip

Records provided to The Oklahoman show details on expenses in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Suspect in four fatal shootings charged with four counts of first-degree murder

A suspect in four fatal shootings was charged Friday with four counts of first-degree murder and 10 counts of robbery with a...

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State agency to deploy 10 new agents to investigate opioid diversions

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control has hired 10 new agents who are being deployed throughout the...

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Putnam City West High School football player charged in hazing ritual known as 'brooming'

A Putnam City West High School football player was charged Friday with a felony, accused of participating in a hazing ritual...

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Markwayne Mullin broke his term limit pledge last year. Do voters care?

Political observers have been left to wonder whether Mullin’s broken term limits pledge has done anything — or will do anything...

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Federal law on marijuana has banks hesitant

Federal law still has a say in whether marijuana is legal, leaving banks to judge whether they should offer services to...

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In Ardmore, a new state veterans center will replace the current one

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will build a new veterans center in Ardmore to replace an...

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Time running out to register for November election

The deadline to register for Oklahoma's November election is Friday.

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Governor touts expected cost savings at ground breaking for juvenile center improvements.

TECUMSEH — Gov. Mary Fallin joined officials with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs on Wednesday in breaking ground on...

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U.S. Supreme Court won't consider the case of a man who threatened Betty Shelby, Tulsa police

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of a Connecticut man who threatened Tulsa police following the...

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Treasurer candidate: Opponent hurt state employee pensions

Independent Charles de Coune criticized his opponent, Republican Randy McDaniel, for McDaniel's policy work in the Legislature...

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'U.S. mail is not for sale' say anti-privatization protesters in downtown OKC

“Today is an education, a notification to the public. I don’t think people know that the Trump administration is trying to...

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Criminal charges not expected in case of 1-year-old found wandering in street

MIDWEST CITY — Police do not plan to seek criminal charges against the mother of a 1-year-old boy who was found wandering alone...

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Absentee ballot applications mailed to 59,000 Oklahomans

A nonprofit social welfare organization recently mailed out absentee ballot applications to 59,000 Oklahomans with the goal of...

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FAA bill protects some Oklahoma City employees during government shutdown

Buried deep within a 1,200-page bill funding the Federal Aviation Administration is a 48-word provision that could mean a lot...

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Oklahoma's political mood still has incumbents fighting for their jobs

The remaining legislative incumbents in Oklahoma, particularly those with the Republican Party, still feel pressure from an...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

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State treasurer: Oklahoma collected $1.2 billion in revenue last month

Oklahoma's total revenue collections grew by double digits for the 10th month in a row.

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What Oklahoma senators are saying about Brett Kavanaugh

Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators were briefed Thursday on the FBI’s latest conclusions regarding controversial Supreme Court...

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Former Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic to stay locked up in murder-for-hire case

A delay in the trial is expected so defense attorneys have time to review all the evidence in the murder-for-hire case.

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Flesh-eating bacteria killed Oklahoma County jail inmate

The release of the summary report on the inmate's death is the latest in a series of developments regarding the Oklahoma County...

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State funding child abuse prevention services again

The Department of Health authorized more than $2 million for child abuse prevention services a year after defunding the grant...

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Oklahoma tribes generate nearly $4.4 billion in gaming revenues

Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report...

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Judge throws out lawsuit against Sports Illustrated over 2013 report on OSU football

The plaintiff is John Talley, a Stillwater Republican who ran for state representative this year and won.

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Ada facility could be fined up to $140,000.

State health officials have rejected a plan to reinstate the chief executive of an Ada residential care facility who was...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the appeal of Emmanuel Littlejohn, who was sentenced to death for the...

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DHS could have sent medical information to wrong addresses

Some DHS clients' information may have been sent to the wrong addresses, the agency said.

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Muscogee Nation and county drug courts among grant recipients

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it has awarded nearly $6 million to Oklahoma groups to help combat the...

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Federal government, Creeks ask to argue in Supreme Court reservation case

When an attorney for the state of Oklahoma stands before the U.S. Supreme Court and tells justices that the Muscogee (Creek)...

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Judicial nominee John O'Connor has two bar complaints, was sued by a client

Tulsa attorney John O’Connor was twice investigated by the Oklahoma Bar Association, was sued for allegedly engaging in shady...

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Democrat faces uphill fight in Oklahoma AG race

Democrat Mark Myles faces the Republican incumbent, Attorney General Mike Hunter, in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Former lawmaker beat rival to take seat back, but not before switching parties

Ken Luttrell lost his seat in 2010 to a Republican, but recently switched parties and came back to defeat his former challenger.

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Guthrie's First Capital Trolley among entities to receive grants

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been awarded $4.28 million in federal grants to help upgrade rural public...

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Oklahoma City VA Medical Center receives positive review

Six months after a series of federal reviews found deep flaws dating back years at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, the...

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Oklahoma's REAL ID deadline pushed back

As the latest deadline neared to implement REAL ID, the federal government gave Oklahoma another one-year extension.

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Bond rating service upgrades Oklahoma's status from negative to 'stable'

The bond rating service Moody's has upgraded Oklahoma's outlook from negative after the state weathered a fiscal storm.

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U.S. government becomes latest to sue on behalf of tenants allegedly sexually assaulted by longtime OKC landlord

The U.S. government has become the latest to seek monetary damages for tenants allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted by an...

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Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire indictment

Detention hearing set for next Thursday in Oklahoma City federal court.

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Thousands of Oklahoma Uber drivers to get $100 from nationwide settlement over data breach

Thousands of Oklahoma Uber drivers affected by a 2016 data breach will each get $100 as part of a nationwide settlement with...

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Federal appeals court agrees Oklahoma agency wronged blind vendor but does not have to pay him $6.6 million in damages

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a state agency didn't have to pay a blind vendor $6.6 million even though it...

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Oklahoma tribes and prominent politicians side with Creeks in reservation case at the Supreme Court

Four Oklahoma tribes, along with current and former politicians, told the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that found the Creek...

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Three cities remain in contention for Oklahoma veterans center after marathon meeting

After meeting for nine hours behind closed doors Tuesday, the Oklahoma Veterans Commission narrowed from six to three the...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission hit with federal lawsuit over gift rules

The Institute for Justice complains it cannot give a $15 book to legislators and other state officials because of ethics limits...

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DOC advances maintenance bond plans

As the agency prepares to ask for bonds to build new prisons, the Department of Corrections seeks to borrow money for maintenance.

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Longtime counselor gets probation for more than $180,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a longtime counselor to eight weekends in jail and five years' probation...

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OKC man gets 15 years in prison for providing medical care to fugitive Michael Vance

An Oklahoma City man admitted Monday to helping a wounded fugitive who shot two Wellston police officers and killed a Luther...

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Governor candidates showcase ideals, differences at Oklahoman forum

Drew Edmondson and Kevin Stitt outlined their differences, and some agreements, when it comes to how they would run state...

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'You’re finished, lady,' chairman says at contentious Veterans Commission meeting

Representatives from six eastern Oklahoma cities made their cases Monday for why a new state veterans center should be built in...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects Ethics Commission request for more money

Ethics Commission had complained legislators were trying to starve it in retaliation for having to abide by stricter rules.

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Creeks tell U.S. Supreme Court the 'legalized local plunder of Indian lands' didn't end their reservation

“While Congress legislated many changes to Creek land and government, it did not legislate disestablishment."

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Plan backfires on man trying to get his ex-wife in trouble.

What started as an investigation into a phony bomb threat ultimately led to the discovery of child pornography.

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Oklahoma among worst in country for childrens' traumatic living conditions

A Senate committee heard from experts who said that while Oklahoma is among the worst in the nation in adverse childhood...

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Oklahoma City police release bodycam videos after Louie's shooting

New videos show what happened after gunman opened fire May 24 outside popular restaurant at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

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In some Oklahoma towns life expectancy is shorter than sub-Saharan Africa

Stilwell is losing a generation of people to early deaths. It has the shortest life expectancy in the nation — 56.3 years.

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Asbestos forces county attorneys, others to evacuate

Asbestos found on the sixth floor of the Oklahoma County Office Building forced dozens of employees in the public defender’s...

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Prosecutors dismiss charge against 2 ex-jailers

Prosecutors on Thursday dismissed an assault case against two former Oklahoma County jailers who were charged when an inmate...

Governor-elect begins transition, seeks mix of experience on his team

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Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt said Oklahomans should expect substantial change in the way state government operates, how the budget is crafted and the role a governor plays in directing state agencies.

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Many unknowns for employers after medical marijuana passed, group says

Companies are exposed to lawsuits without changes to Oklahoma's medical marijuana law, the State Chamber of Oklahoma said...

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Prosecutors will seek death penalty for Oklahoma City father charged with killing 7-month-old son

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty as punishment for an Oklahoma City father accused of killing his 7-month-old son and...

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Oklahoma senators say 'serious' allegations against Kavanaugh should be heard

“Dr. Ford has a right to be heard, and Judge Kavanaugh has a right to see and defend himself regarding the evidence presented...

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Former president of OKC Pride charged with embezzling from nonprofit

The former president of OKC Pride was charged Tuesday with felony embezzlement, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from...

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Former Oklahoma senator sentenced to prison for child sex trafficking

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking.

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Fight over State Question 793 turns to wordplay

Both sides of State Question 793 argue about where Oklahoma stands among other states that allow eye doctors at places like...

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How long will former state senator spend in federal prison for sexual encounter with teenager at Moore hotel?

Former state Sen. Ralph Shortey will be sentenced Monday in Oklahoma City federal court for child sex trafficking.

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State moves to authorize bonds for new public health lab

The Oklahoma Board of Health passed a resolution to facilitate the issuance of nearly $60 million in bonds to build a new...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission adopts rule barring legislators from becoming paid lobbyists for two years

Legislators have already rejected the new restrictions once but will have to again next year if they want to block the changes...

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Democratic leader beat by Republican who didn't spend a dollar campaigning

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Logan Phillips, an associate professor at Tulsa Community College, didn't spend any money on his way to defeating state Rep. Steve Kouplen.

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On the road: Filling Tummies nonprofit makes its first road trip to combat hunger

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Filling Tummies, a nonprofit started by a group of local moms, recently made its first road trip with its mobile food pantry.

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Rural vote helped Stitt win governor's race

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Kevin Stitt not only won the election for Oklahoma governor, he did so by 12 percentage points, a wide margin of victory that surpassed most expectations and indicated the enthusiasm behind Stitt, especially in rural communities, was greater than...

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Bethany terminates city manager

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Bethany terminates city manager

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Pardon and Parole Board recommends commutation for 22 people being assisted through campaign

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The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend sentence modifications for 22 inmates who are being assisted through a commutation campaign led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform.

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