It shouldn’t hurt to be a child or an adult, but the social isolation and frustration created by the pandemic have intensified and increased the number of domestic violence cases and child abuse reports.

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Oklahoma State University unveiled an esports arena Tuesday in the basement of the Student Union, as the university is working to become the fifth college in the state with a varsity esports program.

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Muskogee Police Department has recognized Officer Jordy Woolsey as its Officer of the Year for 2020. Muskogee Exchange Club honored Woolsey at a luncheon on April 13.

Adair County Litter-Free & Green and Cherokee Nation Landfill are co-sponsoring the annual Trash Off Day this Saturday, April 17th, from 7am to 11am.  

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An increased demand for beds at Muskogee County/City Detention Facility prompted plans that include moving some inmates to another jail. 

 All night long, a steady, cool, caressing breeze flowed into my bedroom window.

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A McAlester woman was charged this week in tribal court after being accused in 2019 of abusing and neglecting a 5-year-old boy investigators said looked like "a 75-year-old man" when examined at the hospital.

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Chief of Police Chad Smith enjoys getting to meet people on a daily basis – especially children – and helping people with the problems they face.

When you seek out, and are aligned with Trumpism, what can be the result in terms of party ideology? I believe you can look no further than what is transpiring as nothing more than a bona fide culture war, with the Republicans attempting to own the Democrats. It doesn’t have to involve a policy strategy, but rather a strategy of simply converting raw emotion into political power. Republicans have been exploiting and manipulating white voters’ fear of a changing cultural landscape.

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A Mooreland juvenile was killed when a car was struck by a semi approximately one mile west of Mooreland in Woodward County Tuesday night, April 13, 2021, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education members approved everything on the April 13 agenda, including a year-end stipend for employees and allowing the district to join in two lawsuits.

Muskogee Public Library is partnering with Green Country Workforce Board, formerly Eastern Workforce Board, to offer an online program to help teens prepare for life outside of school.

OKLAHOMA CITY — State health officials Tuesday stopped administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine “out of the abundance of caution” as federal regulators revealed rare blood clotting responses in six Americans.

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State health officials Tuesday stopped administering Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine “out of the abundance of caution” as federal regulators revealed rare blood clotting responses in six Americans.

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Maryetta School has named their Top 10 students for 2020-2021 school year, Hayley Dillard, Brycee Thomas, Kaveri Hill, Heather Brooks, Caislyn Crozier, Haven Ketcher, Casey Hagar, Harlie Smith, Avery Knight, and Andraya Ford.

March saw the highest distribution of certain blood products in the 44-year history of Oklahoma Blood Institute. Donors can make appointments to donate at obi.org or walk in to any mobile blood drive or donation center to give. Enid's OBI is at 301 E Cherokee Ave.
 

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Cimarron Council Boy Scout Jaden Jenkins repaired and renovated Enid's "Little Sisters of Liberty" statue that was damaged in a storm in 2014. The statue had been in storage since that time until Jenkins put it back on the courthouse Square in March 2021. 

We need more local news, we can keep up with politics on tv. I grew up in this town and all the good things about it have diminished over the years. We have no skating rink, no movie theater, no bar and the cops pretty much rule this town. My family and friends were not fortunate enough to b…

Adair County Resource Center Food Pantry will be open on Thursday, April 15, from 8:30 am. to 11 a.m.. They were open last week April 8, 2021 and gave food to 39 families.

A divided city council approved rules that will govern the use of medical marijuana during special events that take place at three designated city facilities.

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County Commissioners made handling departmental business their top priority on Monday morning during their regular meeting.

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The Tribal Council of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians approved a resolution announcing its intention to exert criminal jurisdiction during a regular meeting Saturday.

STILLWATER – The cost to rent cropland held steady through the pandemic last year while pasture rentals fell slightly overall, according to the latest studies by Oklahoma State University Extension.

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NORMAN — A sweep would have been better, yet under the circumstances Oklahoma got all it could out of Sunday’s get-away-day rubber game against Kansas.

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How many of you began your objective scientific study of birds using one of the most common of them — the American Robin? It has been said that the robin knows, but knows what?

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 WINCHESTER — Amy Thrower found some solace in the fact that a meatpacking plant being built in a town incorporated decades ago to keep industrial development at bay was "at the furthest point possible" from her family's home. 

Ralph Axom, with the Tulsa Walking Club, got permission from the Stilwell City Council, during a meeting Monday, April 5, to have his group host a June 19 walking event in Stilwell.