If you live in non-metro or rural America, you’ve been left behind by the economic boom cycle that came after the Great Recession. You also endured a more severe recession than people who live in bigger cities.

At a May 2016 campaign rally in Charleston, West Virginia, Donald Trump, the presumed GOP nominee for president, told the faithful: “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president. For those miners, get ready, because you’re going to be working your asses off.”

Claremore’s West Bend Winterland returns with the arrival of the official 65 ft. fresh-cut Christmas tree, Thursday, November 14th. The 65 ft. Norway Spruce is coming from the Dutchman Tree Farm in Manton, Michigan. Our great partner, Melton Truck Lines, will depart November 12th with a semi and flat-bed trailer to pick up the tree and bring it home,” said Jim Thomas Claremore City Manager.

Yogi Berra once famously gave this puzzling advice to a college graduating class, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”  The quip became lore, along with other Yogi-isms attributed to the legendary baseball player.

PALESTINE, Tex. -- With more than 100 jail deaths a year, Texas leads the nation, and probably accounts for more than 10 percent of the U.S. total of in-custody

BOSTON – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday declared vaping a statewide public health emergency and ordered a four-month ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies, including those used to smoke marijuana.

In 2002, a friend’s eight-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

A tornado emergency was declared for parts of Pontotoc County Monday night as severe storms were reported near the Hickory and Roff areas.

ASHLAND, Ky. -- Boyd County and its insurance carrier have reached a $1.75 million civil settlement with the estate of an inmate who state prosecutors said died at the county jail of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma caused by corrections officers.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Police pulled over a New Hampshire driver with an air conditioner jutting from his car’s rear right window and the generator powering it atop the roof  -- but not for the reason you might think.

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Hailed as a victory for cats, a statewide ban took effect in New York Monday banning veterinarians from declawing pet felines no matter the frustration of owners with scratched and destroyed furniture.

SALEM, Mass. – A Massachusetts teenager convicted of the fatal stabbing and decapitation murder of a high school classmate has been sentenced to life in prison.

This Week's Circulars

Obituaries

91, Business Owner, passed Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Service is 2:00pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 at First United Methodist Church. Cornerstone Funeral Home 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403

58, Phlebotomist, passed Thursday, November 14, 2019. Services will be announced at a later date. Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematory 1830 N York St., Muskogee, OK 74403

Daniel Alvis Gray. Services to be held at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church in Haskel, Oklahoma. Burial at the Vaught Cemetary in Webbers Fall, Oklahoma.

98, carpenter, died Friday, November 15, 2019 in Eufaula. Viewing 9AM-4PM November 18, 2019 Garrett Family Funeral Home, Checotah. Service 10AM Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Garrett's Serenity Chapel, Checotah.