OKLAHOMA CITY — Police chiefs across the state said they oppose a lawmaker’s plan to ban municipalities from using unmarked vehicles to conduct traffic stops.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Less than four hours before his scheduled execution, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday commuted the death sentence of condemned inmate Julius Jones to life without the possibility of parole. 

Ray Sallee was named EMS/EM director/coordinator during the Monday morning meeting of the Adair County Commissioners on Nov. 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Harps is coming to Stilwell, officials announced during a City Council meeting on Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Applications will be taken on November 1– 4, from 1–5 p.m. or until quota of children has been met. The applications cannot be filled out by someone else and cannot leave the church. They must be filled out by the parent or guardian who has the child on their open case with DHS. Please bring…

OKLAHOMA CITY — After being ravaged by COVID-19, the state’s Native American-run gaming industry is on track to have one of its most profitable years in history.

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Oklahoma had its fourth confirmed mountain lion sighting of the year on Oct. 20 its fifth may come within a few days.In 2020 Okies saw seven mountain lions—or cougars, catamounts, puma, painters, or panthers—pick your moniker.Sightings are rare enough that social media loves them, and news o…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma counties and municipalities have begun entering into new intergovernmental agreements and working with their tribal neighbors following last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and tribal leaders said they’re hopeful state officials will soon be willing to do …

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The Arkansas River near downtown Tulsa. (Photo Courtesy Shane Bevel)Several Tulsa City Council members want a closer look at the Zink Dam Project after hearing citizen concerns Wednesday.A state biologist, conservationists, and anglers raised concerns about the $48 million project's impact o…

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Students at Zion Public School in Stilwell, recently set aside their traditional reading, writing and arithmetic studies for lessons on healthy eating, produce and budgeting.

a move that surprised some observers, the Stilwell City Council voted during a special meeting Thursday, Oct. 14, to go with GTG Ambulance Services instead of Pafford Medical Services.

The announcement about Cherokee Nation assistance for the community building and park was exciting news, welcomed during the regular monthly meeting of the Watts Town Council.

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s decision that opened the door for a lawsuit against two Tahlequah Police Department officers who five years ago shot and killed a suspect threatening them with a hammer.

Watts Water Superintendent and 911 Board Chairman Tim Shepherd was at the Monday morning meeting of the Adair County Commissioners, on Oct. 18, to clarify the EMS/911 title for Ray Sallee, new 911/EMS director.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) sent personnel and equipment to support numerous western wildfires throughout the summer, providing skills and expertise in firefighting operations and incident management.  In turn, these responders were afforded opportunities to gain experie…

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Larry Wood, Adair County commissioner for District 3, was elected chairman of the Eastern Oklahoma Development District for the seven-county area during the annual meeting in Muskogee.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma counties and municipalities have begun entering into new intergovernmental agreements and working with their tribal neighbors following last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and tribal leaders said they’re hopeful state officials will soon be willing to do …

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Ray Sallee has been with Adair County 911 as the director for the last three weeks and it very happy to have been selected for the position. 

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States.More than 700,000 children are found to be abused or neglected in the U.S. each year. More than 1,500 of those children die each year due to abuse and neglect.  

It is so important to know your 911 address if you have an emergency.  About half of our 911 calls people do not know their 911 address.  So much valuable time is wasted if you do not have your address handy and must look around for it.  

A contract with Pafford Medical Services for ambulance service was approved at a regular meeting of the Adair County Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 27.

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In 2020, the creative writing students of then Stilwell High School Creative Writing teacher Faith Philips addressed an article that called Stilwell the “Death Capital.”

OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s top blood center announced Monday that it will resume free antibody testing on all donations effective immediately.

A contract with Pafford Medical Services for ambulance service was approved at a regular meeting of the Adair County Commissioners on Monday, Sept. 27.

Wagoner City Administrator Dwayne Elam will lead the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors as chairman over the next 12 months. He began his tenure when the GRDA Board held its September 16 meeting in Claremore. Elam succeeds outgoing Chairman Mike Lewandowski (Afton). Charles Sublett…

OKLAHOMA CITY — In a little more than a week, Markwayne Mullin said he went from a little-known Oklahoma Congressman to an international figure after, he said, federal officials leaked information about his team’s attempts to rescue Americans from Afghanistan.

Most everyone is familiar with the terms landscape and architecture, but what does it mean when these two words are put together? According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, landscape architecture is “the science and art of design, planning, management and stewardship of the land.”

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Today William Crittenden is a volunteer coach at Stilwell High School. He’s an assistant fast-pitch softball coach, and also helps with boys' and girls' basketball, and is a baseball coach.

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Adair County Emergency Manager Dianna Yell remembers how on Sept. 11, 2001, life suddenly stopped  – even dairy farming.