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Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to take liquor lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a lower court should first consider a case brought by a group of liquor wholesalers who are challenging a change in the state’s alcohol laws.

  UPDATE: Man accused of attacking Paoli Police Officer in custody

Pipeline rupture causes fire in Grady County

Oklahoma high court to hear challenge on Medicaid expansion

Oklahoma board: Nearly 750 inmates seek commutation in 2019

Thunder GM Presti, wife donate $600,000 to hospital

New campaign seeks to put Medicaid expansion up for a vote

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  Baby in Amber Alert found, father still at large

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

  Elk City man dies in Texas crash

Teen on drugs grabs infant in car seat off shopping cart, slams him to ground

  7 more Oklahoma counties approved for FEMA assistance

  Medical Marijuana numbers continue to rise

Medical marijuana sales soaring in Oklahoma, top $23M in May

Medical marijuana sales are continuing to climb in Oklahoma, topping $23 million in May and marking the eighth straight month of growth for the new industry.

  Unexpected home intruder busts through window

A woman in Weatherford is having to repair a window on her home after an unwanted guest busted through it. A neighbor across the street saw a deer run through a yard and crash through a window.

  Stitt replaces director of Oklahoma’s human services agency

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed an Oklahoma City businessman with a background in health care, finance and senior living to head up the state’s Department of Human Services.

‘Drug drop’ intercepted outside Oklahoma correctional facility

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says they intercepted a “drug drop” outside of the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester on Sunday.

  DHS processing replacement requests for SNAP benefits after severe weather

Oklahoma’s canola and wheat crops hindered by severe weather

Trial in Oklahoma’s lawsuit against opioid makers underway

  Water line repairs continue in Beckham County

Governor Stitt extends state of emergency to all 77 counties

Oklahoma governor signs $8.1B budget, state’s largest ever

Two barges break loose again, threatening dam near Webbers Falls

An Oklahoma town says two barges are again loose and headed down the swollen Arkansas River toward a dam.

Oklahoma town urges evacuation due to rising river

A small town in Oklahoma is urging residents to evacuate as the Arkansas River heads toward near-historic levels.

  Grady County roads closed for repairs

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is reporting several road closings in Grady County due to damage from flood waters.

  Game wardens rescue animals displaced by storms

Severe weather and flooding across the state of Oklahoma caused some animals to be displaced from their homes.

Oklahoma Senate gives final approval to $8.1B in spending

The general appropriations bill approved Tuesday on a 37-11 vote now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it.

  One injured in Caddo County crash

A woman is recovering Tuesday morning after she lost control of her car around 10:00 P.M. Monday night.

  Regents name interim president for University of Oklahoma

After five hours in executive session, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents now has a new interim president.

Oklahoma confirms first measles case, in Okmulgee County

Health officials in Oklahoma says the state has its first confirmed case of measles in the past 12 months.

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

The tower houses the corporate offices of Oklahoma City-based energy company Devon Energy Corp.

  Oklahoma governor, lawmakers reach deal on $8.3B budget

The $8.3 billion budget includes an average $1,200 pay raise for public school teachers and tens of millions more dollars for public schools.

24 people arrested in alleged Okla. heroin distribution network

Federal authorities say 24 people have been arrested in connection with a drug-trafficking ring that’s tied to a Mexican cartel authorities believe distributed about 2 kilograms of heroin a week in northeastern Oklahoma.

Oklahoma man killed in knife attack on Appalachian Trail

The man killed in a knife attack along the Appalachian Trail in Wythe County over the weekend was a 43-year-old man from Oklahoma, according to a joint statement from FBI and a federal prosecutor's office.

  Fire breaks out at Georgia-Pacific Paper Plant

Around 10 o’clock Monday night, crews were called to the Georgia Pacific Paper Plant on reports of an explosion.

  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

Gov. Kevin Stitt and Senate Republicans appear to have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to give Oklahoma teachers another $1,200 pay raise next year.

  Anadarko man pleads guilty to cockfighting

An Anadarko man has pleaded guilty to conducting an interstate cockfighting operation in Southwest Oklahoma.

Oklahoma alcohol taxes up after new regulations approved

Voter-approved changes in Oklahoma’s alcohol laws have boosted state sales tax collections on alcohol.

Trump pardons former US soldier who killed Iraqi prisoner

Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said.

  April medical marijuana sales top $18M in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tax officials say medical marijuana sales topped $18 million last month, marking the seventh straight month of growth for the new industry.

Hungry? Flavorful ribeye declared official steak of Oklahoma

Beef lovers need not fret about what to eat in Oklahoma where cattle outnumber people.

  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.