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Governor Stitt extends state of emergency to all 77 counties

Governor Kevin Stitt amended an executive order Friday declaring a State of Emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties impacted by flooding and severe storms.

Oklahoma town urges evacuation due to rising river

  Grady County roads closed for repairs

  Game wardens rescue animals displaced by storms

Oklahoma Senate gives final approval to $8.1B in spending

  One injured in Caddo County crash

  Regents name interim president for University of Oklahoma

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Oklahoma confirms first measles case, in Okmulgee County

  2 window washers rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story tower

  Oklahoma governor, lawmakers reach deal on $8.3B budget

24 people arrested in alleged Okla. heroin distribution network

Oklahoma man killed in knife attack on Appalachian Trail

  Fire breaks out at Georgia-Pacific Paper Plant

  1 found dead after Oklahoma house fire, explosion

The Oklahoma Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of a fire and explosion at a house in Grady County where one person was found dead.

  Oklahoma towns without running water after storms

Residents in Rocky and Sentinel are without running water due to flooding that led to two water line breaks in an area serving parts of Beckham, Washita, and Kiowa Counties.

Alcohol sales at OU sporting events approved by Board of Regents

Fans of University of Oklahoma sports will now be able to enjoy an adult beverage while sitting in the stands.

  Grady County added to list for free private well testing

Grady County has been added to a list of 14 counties that the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is giving free private well testing to.

Oklahoma governor, Senate near deal on teacher pay raise

  Anadarko man pleads guilty to cockfighting

Oklahoma alcohol taxes up after new regulations approved

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

  April medical marijuana sales top $18M in Oklahoma

Hungry? Flavorful ribeye declared official steak of Oklahoma

  Pikepass now can now be used on all Texas turnpikes

Pikepass Customers can now use their transponder throughout all of Texas.

Bill seeking to allow concealed carry guns heads to governor

Legislation sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk allowing people to carry concealed weapons but not carry them openly is an “advancement,” an Oklahoma gun advocate said.

Report: Oklahoma’s average teacher pay ranked 34th in nation

A statewide teacher pay increase last year boosted Oklahoma educator salaries from 49th to the 34th highest in the nation, according to federal estimates.

Blake Shelton to open new venue with benefit performances

Country music star Blake Shelton’s restaurant and bar in southern Oklahoma has planned some star-studded benefit performances for the grand opening of a new music hall and events venue next month.

West Texas couple take breathtaking wedding photos under beautiful storm clouds

An Amarillo couple’s wedding photos are taking social media by storm.

  Chronic Wasting Disease in Oklahoma

Officials have confirmed that a zombie-like deer disease is now in Oklahoma.

  Certificate of Courage presented to crash survivor

Mangum Police Department presented the Certificate of Courage to a teenage girl involved in a terrible crash earlier this year.

Dead elk in Oklahoma positive for chronic wasting disease

An elk from a farmed herd in central Oklahoma has tested positive for the deadly chronic wasting disease.

  Oklahoma Highway Patrol changes tattoo policy

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says they’ve changed their policy on tattoos.

Oklahoma governor signs bill against plastic bag fees, bans

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags.

Oklahoma Supreme Court invalidates civil justice damages cap

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down a state law that caps damages for pain and suffering in personal injury lawsuits.

  Company closing Medi-Flight bases in Oklahoma

A private helicopter company that provides emergency medical services to patients, has announced it’s stopping services at four locations in Oklahoma.

Man catches 170-pound ‘prehistoric’ fish from Oklahoma lake

Zachary Sutterfield of Durant, OK, caught an alligator gar that weighed about 170 pounds and was 6 feet, 9 inches long.

Police question man in 2 western Oklahoma deaths

Investigators are questioning a man in connection with the deaths of two people in western Oklahoma that authorities believe are connected.

Oklahoma City bombing ‘Survivor Tree’ DNA to live on

Oklahoma City is using science and technology to sustain the DNA and spirit of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil.

  Barry Switzer raises money to train rescue dogs

Barry Switzer was in Tulsa Thursday night to raise money for a project that he's very passionate about, Ground Zero.

  Gov. Kevin Stitt signs bill to raise speed limit on turnpikes, some highways

Representative Daniel Pae authored House Bill 1071 in the House, and Senator John Michael Montgomery was the Senate author. Both Pae and Montgomery are Lawton locals.

Oklahoma Legislature approves ban on taxing plastic bags

The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags and it will now proceed to the governor’s office.

Oklahoma man charged with killing, dismembering woman

An Oklahoma man has been charged with killing his girlfriend then dismembering and burning her body.

Oklahoma attorney general asks Trump to pardon US soldier

Attorney General Mike Hunter supports a pardon for former Army Lt. Michael Behenna, first requesting one in February 2018.

  Astronaut born in Enid passes away

Astronaut born in Enid passes away

Industrial hemp bill proceeds to Oklahoma governor’s office

Legislation paving the way for the production of industrial hemp in Oklahoma is heading to Gov. Kevin Stitt after the state House passed the proposal.

To-go beers set to return to Oklahoma golf courses, marinas

Golfers in Oklahoma will again be allowed to take beer or wine onto the course.

Senate panel OKs easing gun training for Oklahoma educators

A similar bill passed a House committee last year but did not become law.

  Senate approves Francine’s Law

The State Senate Approved Francine’s Law Monday.

  Barry Switzer holds training for search and rescue dogs

Search and rescue dogs and first responders in Oklahoma participated in nighttime training Monday night.

  Game wardens looking for suspect after fish illegally dumped

A Game Warden in Woods County is looking for the public's help.

  Deputies rescue injured owl

On Friday, deputies with Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office were called about a injured animal.

  Police looking for vandalism suspects

Police looking for vandalism suspects

  Inmates make pillows to cut costs

Inmates make pillows to cut costs

NTSB: Plane that crashed, killing 2, was upside down

A twin-engine jet that crashed on the northwestern edge of Oklahoma City and killed the two pilots on board rolled upside down before crashing.

  Residents say military housing has mold

Residents living on base say their homes have mold

  Three dead in Elk City mobile home fire

Three dead after mobile home fire in Elk City

  Fire destroys Grady County home

Grady County home destroyed in fire

Oklahoma lawmakers grumble openly about opioid settlement

Hunter said the agreement was unique because the privately held company was considering bankruptcy and was adamant about not going to trial in Oklahoma.

Recall: Frozen beef patties may contain plastic fragments

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., an Enid, OK, company, recalled 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday.

  Mangum pharmacist indicted by feds in $1.1 million fraud scheme

A Mangum pharmacist has been indicted for allegedly making $1.1 million from fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Oklahoma leaders push to count young children in 2020 census

Oklahoma leaders are kicking off efforts to ensure the state gets an accurate count in the nation’s 2020 census.

  Jacobi Crowley talks about Health Care Rally Day

Jacobi Crowley with the Oklahoma Policy Institute talked with our Good Morning Texoma anchors about Health Care Rally Day Monday morning.

Oklahoma governor, COO seek audit of state’s IT division

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Chief Operating Officer John Budd are asking for an audit of the finances of the state’s Office of Management and Enterprise Services’ Information Services Division.

  Lawton/Ft. Sill Chamber members visit lawmakers in D.C.

Local business leaders are hoping to spur new opportunity after spending a few days in our nation’s capital. They met with military leaders and the Oklahoma congressional delegation.

Oklahoma veterans center project gets federal funding

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency’s federal funding request has been approved for a $60 million project to relocate a veterans center that’s had staffing difficulties.

  Boulder falls from truck in Oklahoma, kills 2 in passing SUV

Oklahoma authorities say a large boulder fell from a truck and went through the windshield of a passing SUV, killing two women who were passengers in the smaller vehicle.

Jurors see videos in ‘Joe Exotic’ murder-for-hire trial

Jurors have been shown videos shared by an Oklahoma zookeeper and former gubernatorial candidate accused of trying to hire someone to kill the operator of a Florida animal sanctuary.

  UPDATE: $270 million settlement will fund treatment and addiction center

The maker of OxyContin and the family that owns the company have reached a $270 million settlement with the state of Oklahoma over the prescription painkiller’s role in the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.

  DIGITAL EXTRA: Rep. Tom Cole talks to our D.C. bureau about the Mueller report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into whether the Trump administration colluded with the Russians during the 2016 elections is complete.

2 children among 3 found dead in vehicle in Oklahoma

Authorities in north-central Oklahoma say three people, including two children, have been found dead in what the Payne County Sheriff’s Office is calling a murder-suicide.

Body found in southeastern Oklahoma is missing woman

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in a creek with her hands bound.

Authorities say 2 pilots killed in Oklahoma plane crash

Authorities say the two people killed in the crash of a twin-engine jet near Oklahoma City were both pilots.

Man who escaped Missouri jail, Oklahoma patrol car captured

Authorities say a kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and an Oklahoma patrol car has been arrested after returning to Missouri.

  Three Lawton residents appointed to state boards by Gov. Stitt

Five people each were appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board, the Board of Juvenile Affairs and the Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Thunder add jersey sponsor patch; now on all 30 NBA teams

The Oklahoma City Thunder are adding a jersey patch, becoming the 30th and final NBA team with a corporate sponsorship on their uniform.

Dozens of Oklahoma inmates granted parole under 2018 law

Dozens of Oklahoma inmates have been granted parole since the process was streamlined last year to reduce state prison costs.

Oklahoma regulators agree to $46 million rate hike for PSO

Oklahoma regulators have approved a $46 million annual rate increase for the state’s second largest electrical utility.

  Game Wardens investigate 60 dead geese dumped

A Game Warden in Creek County is investigating after 60 dead geese dumped

  Jury selection begins in “Joe Exotic” trial

A federal trial began Tuesday for a former zoo owner and Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate.

  Bill seeks release of prisoners convicted of drug crimes

Oklahomans convicted of certain drug and low-level property crimes before July 2017 could be resentenced under a bill moving through the Oklahoma Legislature.

Oklahoma lawmakers send medical marijuana bill to governor

Oklahoma’s booming new medical marijuana industry will have some new state regulations to follow under a bill that is now headed to the governor’s desk.