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Lorrie Ann Paden, 53

Born May 27, 1965

Died July 20, 2018

Carol Lee Preston, 75

Born January 9, 1943

Died July 19, 2018

Barbara J. Hammond, 80

Born June 30, 1938

Died July 18, 2018

Bonnie Jane Harrison, 93

Born May 17, 1925

Died July 18, 2018

Scharyl Celeste Gates, 61

Born August 24, 1956

Died July 18, 2018

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Oklahoma AG: Trump's outstanding selection
Posted on Saturday July 21, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy s retirement presented President Trump and the Senate with one of their most serious responsibilities: nominating and confirming a new justice to the Supreme Court. The president has done his duty and then some, putting forward a nominee who is, as Trump promised in the 2016 campaign, in the mold of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia.

Suspect arrested in fire at 88-year-old Oklahoma shoe store
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

Authorities in northeast Oklahoma have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a fire that gutted an 88-year-old business run by a 103-year-old woman. Joseph Ryan Williams of Miami was arrested Tuesday on complaints of arson, possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, burglary and possession of stolen property.

Woodward man drowns in northwestern Oklahoma lake
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

An OHP report says Flores had anchored a boat near an island in the lake and was wading in waist deep water when he stepped into a deep area and disappeared beneath the water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced plans to increase safety patrols on Oklahoma lakes and encourage the use of life jackets following a string of recreational drownings in the state.

US boy, 15, found starving, living in barn
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

A malnourished 15-year-old US boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn in Oklahoma, and four members of his family have been arrested for child neglect. The Oklahoman reported on Thursday that Lincoln County assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the boy weighed 36kg on July 12, when he was found sharing the barn with goats, rabbits and chickens.

With first season nearing its finale, original Oklahoma music series...
Posted on Thursday July 19, 2018

SHAWNEE aS "Play It Loud," an original music series that follows award-winning Oklahoma independent filmmaker Adam Hampton as he explores the state s vibrant music scene, is nearing the finale of its first season - and soon it s going live for a benefit show. Presented by Shawnee s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, each approximately 15-minute installment of "Play It Loud" features an intimate interview and performance by an Oklahoma musician.

Oklahoma Accepts Federal Election Money, Forgoes Security Scan
Posted on Wednesday July 18, 2018

With the primary run-offs four weeks away and midterm elections just four months away, Oklahoma election officials have accepted millions of dollars in federal election money but forewent a security scan despite being targeted by Russia during the 2016 election season. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Oklahoma was given about $5.2 million from the Help America Vote Act or HAVA.

Attorney general: Oklahoma board went too far with pot rules
Posted on Wednesday July 18, 2018

In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks at news conference in Oklahoma City. Hunter says the state s Board of Health overstepped its authority with several of the emergency rules it adopted last week for medical marijuana.

Malfunction Cuts Off Air Conditioning At Oklahoma Prison
Posted on Wednesday July 18, 2018

The department says a chiller malfunctioned Tuesday at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, causing outages in several areas of the prison. Officials are using fans to circulate air in the administration and medical offices, the visiting room, mail room and three inmate housing units.

$459,971 Donated To Western Oklahoma Ranchers Following Wildfires
Posted on Wednesday July 18, 2018

"Creating the relief fund and facilitating the distribution process most assuredly contributes to the Foundation s goal of preserving the beef business here in Oklahoma," said Weston Givens, President of the Oklahoma Cattlemen s Association.