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Animals need to keep warm during this frigid weather, too, so the Humane Society of Cherokee County is encouraging pet owners to get the shelter they need to keep pets and animals safe.

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In the biting chill of Monday's sundown came a celebration of six lives.

Advocates said they are alarmed by statistics for abused teenagers, and they're focusing on the numbers this month during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

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Six counts of first-degree murder, one count of shooting with intent to kill, and one count of possession of firearms after conviction or during probation have been filed in Muskogee County District Court against Jarron Deajon Pridgeon of Muskogee.

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Husband. Supportive. Father. Provider. Patient. Boss. Innovative. Hardworking. Friend. Christian. Generous. Respected. Tender-hearted. These words are just a handful of the things James “Jim” Evans was to his family, friends and the community of Enid.

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children. 

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A teen accused of threatening to shoot up McAlester High School entered a plea of no contest and received a one-year deferred sentenced in a reduced charge, according to court documents.

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A 20 year old from Comanche is in Stephens County Jail on a $250,000 bond after law enforcement say he fired shots at a party this last weekend. 

 

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TULSA, Okla. — As supporters poured into the BOK Center for President Donald Trump’s campaign rally late Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 100 people in support of the Black Lives Matter movement gathered a mile away at Franklin Hope Reconciliation Park to peacefully protest the rally’s timing while voicing messages of unity and racial equality.

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TULSA, OKLA. — Ray Reynolds had never voted before President Donald Trump stepped into the political arena.

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NORMAN, OKLA. — A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company caused an Oklahoma opioid crisis that led to thousands of deaths, and must pay $572.1 million to fix it, a Cleveland County, Oklahoma, district judge ruled Monday.

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Two retired Norman police officers have found a sweet and unexpected passion.

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President James Gallogly has announced he plans to retire after a year with the University of Oklahoma.

A donkey that was found wandering alone near 120th Avenue NE and became a viral sensation after being photographed in a Norman police car in 2015 has died.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahomans likely won't see a minimum wage hike this year after the state Senate effectively killed three key pieces of legislation intended to boosted worker pay for the first time in a decade.

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NORMAN — A student rally in response to a racist video from two former University of Oklahoma students hosted in the student union Tuesday featured calls to action by multiple student leaders, responses from university administration and an explosive call to resign from a recently dismissed dean.

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NORMAN — A lawsuit has been filed in response to the death of Marconia Kessee, a mentally ill black man who died just over a year ago at the Cleveland County jail.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — As the drugs become increasing difficult to obtain, Oklahoma will stop using lethal injection and plans to become the first to execute inmates using the untried method of inert gases, officials announced Wednesday.

Low income families in Oklahoma will have another challenge due to the state’s budget strain come October of this year. 

Four inmates escaped the Lincoln County Jail early Monday morning according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Brian Allen Moody, Sonny Baker, Trey Glenn Goodnight and Jeremy Tyson Irvin escaped between 1 and 4 a.m. through the jail’s ventilation system, according to the report.

OKLAHOMA CITY — It will now be up to Gov. Mary Fallin to decide whether a subsidy meant to help boost Oklahoma’s wind industry should keep churning.

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Murder defendant Alton Alexander Nolen is expected to appear in court Tuesday for a sentencing hearing for his alleged role in the beheading of Colleen Hufford. That is, if he decides to come.

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