There were 765 new COVID-19 cases, 32 of those in Garfield County, and 13 additional deaths reported Tuesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A coalition of Oklahomans filed a new initiative petition Monday aimed at stopping lawmakers from manipulating legislative voting districts to guarantee victories at the ballot box.
As a growing number of districts implement nontraditional schedules or mandate virtual school, parents are facing the difficult dilemma of how to tackle the unexpected full-time responsibilities of educating their children while continuing to financially support their families.
The attorneys for a Hunter man charged in June with assault and battery with a deadly weapon filed a writ of habeas corpus Friday stating their client is being held in violation of his constitutional rights to reasonable bail.
This weekend saw an extended family getting back together, as the annual Hanor Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ saw hundreds descend on Enid to cook, judge and eat barbecue just like old times.
Oklahoma gained 825 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 27 of those in Garfield County, with three more deaths announced by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Days away from the start of school, Amy Davis is still struggling to figure out how she’ll balance her full-time job and her children’s education.“It’s caused many sleepless nights, and lots of anxiety,” said Davis, whose 13- and 10-year-old children are enrolled in Deer Creek Public Schools…
Nine counties, including Garfield County, were removed from the orange, "moderate risk" for COVID-19 released weekly by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY — As calls continue for a statewide mask mandate, Oklahoma’s top health official said Thursday it would be “very difficult” to implement across the state.
The first death associated with COVID-19 involving an Enid longterm care facility was reported Thursday evening by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Tensions are rising between Unite Norman supporters and those opposing the movement to recall the mayor and City Council.
Oklahoma saw its number of new COVID-19 patients top the 1,000 mark once again in the last 24 hours, as another 17 deaths were reported by Oklahoma State Health Department officials on Wednesday.
Local doughnut shops saw a decrease in business, and a well-established bakery closed it doors, but local residents with a sweet tooth were not about to let them fall flat due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We want to see this (COVID-19) go away," said Woodward resident Robert Solloway. "We want to get back to work and get the economy going the way it was before (the pandemic)."
Ever since social media became a mainstream phenomenon on the internet, there have been concerns about individuals' privacy, considering all the data that gets put out daily.
Garfield County Sheriff's Office arrested a 42-year-old Enid felon earlier this week on complaints of drug and firearms possession following an incident with a woman at his home on Imo Road.
For the second consecutive day, an Enid hospital has reported the death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19, as the number of cases rose by 10 in Garfield County and 861 in the state, according to the state Health Department.
An Enid hospital reported the death of a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, while the state Health Department confirmed 377 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, seven of those in Garfield County.
New COVID-19 cases rose by 494 in the state and two in Garfield County, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health officials, who also reported one new death associated with the virus on Sunday.
New COVID-19 cases rose by 1,244 in the state and 33 in Garfield County, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health officials, who also reported eight new deaths associated with the virus on Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The state’s largest virtual public charter school is seeing hundreds of new students from across the state enrolling each day.
ENID, Okla. — An email from an Enid city commissioner states he will push for the city to adopt state COVID-19 recommendations as mandates and called the chief of police's comments during the last hearing on the issue "chickens---."
As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on businesses across the country, owners have looked to the Paycheck Protection Program to keep their workers employed.
Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton said "nothing's been signed" with the state of Oklahoma regarding jurisdictional questions after a recent Supreme Court decision — and he wants to ensure tribes don't lose sovereignty in continuing negotiations.
Garfield County saw its numbers increase from 201 to 330, including a single-day record increase of 53, during the week encompassing Friday, July 24 to Thursday, July 30, according to OSDH data.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma will use millions in federal funding to purchase two reusable face masks for every student and teacher in the state to help ensure they’re protected from COVID-19 when they return to school, the governor announced Thursday.
TULSA - As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues, Cherokee Nation announced Tuesday it is postponing the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market until 2021. The market was originally slated to run Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in the state was back up over 1,000 again Thursday, with another 13 deaths reported, but only two more positive tests were reported in Garfield County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial state question that would reform the state’s criminal justice system has qualified for November’s general election ballot, supporters say.
Another 14 deaths were reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which also confirmed 848 more cases of COVID-19 in the state, 32 of those in Northwest Oklahoma counties, on Wednesday
Thirteen deaths, including one in Garfield County, reported Tuesday by the Oklahoma State Department of Health pushed the overall number of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and died past the 500 mark.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge handed Oklahoma’s governor a stinging defeat Tuesday, ruling that the state’s gaming compacts with Native American tribes do in fact automatically renew.
❝This is continuing to be the trend as far as we know. We're really needing the people's help on the contract tracing part.❞ — Maggie Jackson
Oklahoma gained 1,204 cases of COVID-19, a single-day increase of 4%, with Garfield County adding more than 50 since Saturday's report, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Oklahoma topped 30,000 cases of COVID-19 Saturday, a single-day increase of 965, or 3.3%, with 12 more deaths reported, including one in Garfield County, according to the Health Department.
Oklahoma has had 29,116 confirmed cases of COVID-19, or 314 more than the reported total on Thursday, as the state Health Department reported Friday that the backlog announced earlier this week "has been resolved."
Time to empty out the piggy banks to help small businesses. Oklahoma banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local bank or coin-cashing machines as the pandemic-related shutdowns has created a coin shortage.
Although summer might not be the most comfortable time to eat outdoors, Tahlequah restaurants have been serving customers outside, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced them to limit capacity and sometimes close shop altogether.
The Stillwater Board of Education had more questions than answers Thursday as it wrestled with the details of what school will look like when it starts. Stillwater Public Schools had announced the board could be pushing its anticipated start date for the fall semester one to two weeks later, but had a lot to consider before changing the date.
For 15 years, Zoë Institute, in partnership with the Cherokee County Christian Ministerial Alliance, has operated Hands of Grace Warehouse to assist area residents in need.
A community controversy over whether to mandate the wearing of masks in public or in businesses was taken up by Cherokee County's Economy Recovery Task Force Thursday morning, July 23.
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age 102. Electronic Repairman. Died August 10th in Tahlequah, OK. Graveside services August 13th at 2:00 PM at Boudinot Cemetery. Visitation August 12th from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
62, died Saturday August 8, 2020. Funeral service will be 10:00 am Wednesday August 12, 2020 at Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home in Muskogee. Interment will follow at South Bethel Cemetery in Braggs.
We celebrate the life of Alice Marie (Walker) Bradley, 89, who passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2020. She was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Muskogee, Okla., to Virginia and John Walker. Graveside: A private service will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest…
72, retired educator. Died Monday, August 6, 2020. Visitation is Sunday, August 9 from 2-4 p.m.. Funeral is 1 p.m. Monday, August 10, both at Mallett Funeral Home and Crematory.
- MHS student tests positive for COVID-19; Hilldale also has case
- Police Investigate man found unconscious
- Retired judge found dead Tuesday
- Oktaha positive COVID tests postpone ball openers, including fastpitch with Muskogee
- Alford remembered as 'true public servant'
- Fort Gibson woman dies in single-vehicle crash
- Broyles stops in Muskogee to tout credentials
- Cherokee Nation offers Eyeglass Program to all Cherokee Nation citizens beginning Aug. 17
- PREP SOFTBALL PREVIEW: Dusting off the diamond with a look at some area teams
- 600 Oklahomans succumb to COVID-19