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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Grocers working outside their normal aisles

While grocers are doing their best as temporary stewards of both the public health and local economy, consumers can help...

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Accentuate the positive in times of uncertainty

Instead of letting myself fret and worry about COVID-19, I'm focusing on the positive things going on in our communities. Warms...

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Holy God, there is no need for fear for those who truly believe in You. Increase our faith. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Groups call on Stitt to implement recommendations to keep Oklahoma inmates, correctional staff safe

Nine organizations are calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to take steps they believe will help protect Oklahoma’s correctional...

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Stitt says abortions included in suspended elective surgeries

Abortion procedures, unless deemed a medical emergency or “necessary to prevent serious health risks to the unborn child’s...

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Mental health center increasing services Officials with NorthCare in Oklahoma City say the organization is prepared to ramp up...

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Oklahoma gaming tribes outraged over letter from Gov. Stitt's attorney

A letter from an outside law firm representing Gov. Kevin Stitt has reignited a firestorm of controversy within Oklahoma's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Early census participation lacking

Daniel Billingsley filled out his 2020 U.S. Census form online around 7 a.m. on March 12. He was undoubtedly one of the first...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Council to vote on small-business relief proposal

The Oklahoma City Council will consider a $5.5 million relief package for small businesses hardest hit by interruptions due to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 322 on Friday. The Oklahoma State Department...

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OKC schools planning lesson packets at meal sites, virtual learning

A distance learning plan is still in development for Oklahoma’s largest school district, but on Friday, officials discussed...

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Using creativity to keep the faith

Houses of worship and religious leaders are coming up with creative ways to connect with each other and their surrounding...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State Supreme Court orders closure of county courthouses to the public

All of Oklahoma’s county courthouses will close to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19 after a Friday order from the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma infections keep climbing as national aid package passes

As President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill in an Oval Office ceremony on Friday...

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Oklahomans in U.S. House praise $2 trillion relief bill

All five Oklahomans in the U.S. House praised the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill after its passage on Friday, saying it...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jewish group criticizes governor for prayer event

A metro area Jewish group criticized Gov. Kevin Stitt for his participation in a recently televised prayer service. The Jewish...

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Governor's office clarifies executive order to include abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt issued an executive order suspending all elective surgeries. On Friday, his office clarified that...

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OKC schools serve 82,000 meals in 1st week of closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools has served 82,373 meals in its first week of grab-and-go service. The school district distributed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond closes city playgrounds

EDMOND — The City of Edmond closed all of its public park playgrounds at 4 p.m. Friday. The playgrounds will remain closed to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond temporarily adjusting Citylink routes

EDMOND — Due to low ridership and safety concerns, adjustments are being made to all Citylink routes beginning Monday. •...

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OKC Civic Life Journal: Gun shops open as coronavirus business activity limits take hold

City maintains, updates comprehensive guide to coronavirus developments as they relate to local government services.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt holds press conference

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt addresses the latest developments surrounding coronavirus in Oklahoma. Watch the press...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: NorthCare ready to expand mental health services during pandemic

Officials with NorthCare in Oklahoma City say the organization is prepared to ramp up mental health services as more...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Fairgrounds testing site only for high-risk people with physician referral

The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 testing at a site at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds but only...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 322 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Friday there are now 322 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma

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ANADARKO Moreno, Daniel A.: 51, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, died March 24. Graveside services 1 p.m. Saturday, Memory Lane...

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God of wisdom, teach us the value of forgiveness, since holding a grudge always does at least as much damage to the person...

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Amazing news, amazing kids

We’re gathering some of the brighter news about how Oklahomans are helping each other and ways you can help out. Because life...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Lankford talks about stimulus bill

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, who voted along with 95 other senators late Wednesday for an estimated $2 trillion...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Those serving Oklahoma City's homeless must "adapt everything" to deal with virus

Oklahoma City-based providers serving those experiencing homelessness said their work won’t stop despite the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Roughly 200 people at Capitol tested

About 200 people at the Oklahoma state Capitol were tested for COVID-19 on March 17 after a Senate staffer tested positive for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Last week's record high for unemployment claims already eclipsed through three days this week

A record-breaking number of Oklahomans and people across the nation filed initial claims for unemployment insurance last week....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Counties waive fees on late property tax payments

Fees waived on late property tax payments Oklahoma County will not charge penalties and interest for late property tax...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 248 on Thursday. The Oklahoma State...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Camps help city employees stay on the job

Day camps for school-age children are helping city of Oklahoma City employees stay on the job. With schools closed during the...

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COVID-19 in Oklahoma: 322 positive cases, 8 dead

View the latest numbers on novel coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Hail, severe thunderstorm reported in central Oklahoma

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two temporary homeless shelters to open in Oklahoma City, help isolate those at risk

Update: This story was updated March 26 to reflect that the opening date for the shelters was pushed back and organizers are...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State ramping up to process 2,000 tests per day, Stitt says

A week after declaring Oklahoma critically low on materials to test for COVID-19, Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday that the state...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City of Norman cancels Spring Cleanup 2020

NORMAN — The City of Norman has canceled Spring Cleanup 2020, stating it is in the best interest of customers and city...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily COVID-19 podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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U.S. passes Italy, China as nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19

The U.S. surged past China and Italy to become the planet's most infected nation Thursday, a stark milestone in the coronavirus...

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Violations of 'safer-at-home' order can result in misdemeanor, AG says

Hunter urged law enforcement officers to take a gentler approach whenever possible.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Central Oklahoma chapter of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia suspend meetings

The central Oklahoma chapter of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia will not meet again until further notice...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OETA educational broadcasts begin Monday for at-home learning

Educational TV programming will start next week for students learning at home. The Oklahoma State Department of Education has...

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Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe?

Whatever the job, there is one thing many of those workers have in common – they don’t feel safe, and they are clashing with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC Mayor Holt to join Friday live chat

With many questions looming about how Oklahoma City proceeds with day-to-day life under the pandemic and what will happen with...

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Senate leader: Roughly 200 people at Capitol previously tested for coronavirus

A majority of the tests have come back negative, said Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt calls for 'Statewide Day of Prayer'

Gov. Kevin Stitt has issued a proclamation declaring Thursday a “Statewide Day of Prayer” for all Oklahomans affected by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation extends business closures due to coronavirus

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices will remain closed through April 15 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Chickasaw Gov....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Public schools move to distance learning

Oklahoma’s 700,000 public school students will navigate education at home, as school districts follow a state order to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County to waive penalties, interest for late property tax payments

The deadline was March 31, but late payments will be accepted without penalties until April 30.

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Oklahoma dispensaries can do curbside pickup, but no delivery amid coronavirus threat

Oklahoma law does not allow for the delivery of medical marijuana, according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority.

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Serviceman killed in Iraq attack is returned to Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The body of an Oklahoma serviceman killed in a rocket attack on a U.S. base in Iraq has been returned to...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 248 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Thursday there are now 248 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahomans are contributing much-needed medical masks as hospitals run short

Tiffany Cunningham saw the call for help on Facebook, dusted off her old sewing machine and got to work. It didn’t take long...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What businesses are essential?

Gov. Kevin Stitt has given more details on what businesses in 27 counties must close by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What businesses are essential?

Dozens of private businesses and public spaces will be able to remain open despite Gov. Kevin Stitt ordering the closure of all...

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CHICKASHA Powell, Paul L.: 72, real estate broker, died March 25. Private services (McRay, Chickasha). CUSHING Roach, Donna...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sen. Inhofe arranges flight out of Kenya for stranded mission workers as country prepared to close its borders

Six frazzled Oklahomans are self-quarantining in their homes after Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe arranged a special flight out of...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Social distancing not novel idea

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stay off playground equipment

Liquor stores deemed essential business Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Most Hobby Lobby stores remain open amid pandemic

Many Hobby Lobby stores opened for business as usual Wednesday, with reminders for customers to maintain a 6-foot distance due...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC issues revised emergency declaration

Oklahoma City on Wednesday issued the latest revision of Mayor David Holt's coronavirus emergency declaration, extending...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Kansas county on Oklahoma border concerned about cross-state travelers

Cowley County, Kansas, has no confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and officials there want to keep their county virus-free. But...

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Oklahomans help each other out

Hard times bring out the best in us. Here are some good things going on in Oklahoma, as well as ways you can help out. Sharing...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: First confirmed case at Tinker

A member of Tinker Air Force Base is being treated and evaluated by health care professionals following the first confirmed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Teacher parades let students, educators connect from a distance

Teachers from schools around the Oklahoma City metro area have been lining up their cars in caravans and parading through their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll, infections rise but more efficient testing on the way

Oklahoma saw its biggest jump yet in the number of people infected on Wednesday while the number of deaths in the state doubled...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Doctors, nurses may have to use expired equipment

The head of the Oklahoma medical association expressed frustration Wednesday that physicians might have to use expired...

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US reaches 1,000 deaths in coronavirus crisis

The death toll in the United States topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the...

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How Oklahomans are helping others get through these tough times.

Getting through this pandemic takes a little help from friends.

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Need a refund on those tickets to NBA, NHL or baseball games? Hold that thought

Ticket holders also are banging on the virtual doors of Ticketmaster and StubHub, which has a policy of not refunding games...

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Two Grand Princess cruise passengers with coronavirus die; 103 have tested positive for COVID-19

Two passengers who had been on Princess Cruises' Grand Princess, thesecond Princess Cruises' ship with cases of coronavirus,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt announces 'safer-at-home' policy

The policy will require the state's most vulnerable populations remain at home until April 30.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Midwest City updates emergency ordinance

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City City Council has passed an updated emergency ordinance during its third emergency meeting...

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First known US youth coronavirus death: Minor dies after testing positive in Los Angeles County

A youth under the age of 18 has become the first minor in the U.S. to die in the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Angeles County health...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Rethink your options for severe weather

It's time to evaluate your severe weather precautions. The coronavirus pandemic has left many publicly used buildings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cleveland County taking temperatures

Beginning Thursday morning, visitors to the Cleveland County Courthouse complex will have their temperatures taken before being...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City of Yukon buildings to close to public through April 14

YUKON — The City of Yukon will close its buildings to the public, with the exception of police and municipal court buildings,...

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The US is confronting coronavirus without the CDC. It’s ‘like fighting with one hand tied behind your back,’ ex-director says

The United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic is haphazard, uncoordinated and sorely missing the guidance of the U.S....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Deferred student loans and who gets money: More details of Senate coronavirus aid released

Senate leaders released more of its toplines on a $2 trillion emergency package to help Americans and businesses hurt by the...

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With social distancing practices encouraged and the numbers of those testing positive for coronavirus rising, is it still safe to donate blood?

With social distancing practices encouraged and the numbers of those testing positive for coronavirus rising, is it still safe...

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Oklahoma coronavirus updates: Here's what we know

With the coronavirus spreading throughout the country and across the globe, here is what we know about what's going on in...

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Two Oklahoma County deaths were males, one under 50

Two people in Oklahoma County have died from COVID-19, the first deaths in the state’s most populous county, according to the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond City Council issues amended Declaration of Emergency

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council has adopted an amended Declaration of Emergency related to the community spread of COVID-19....

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up to 164 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Wednesday there are now 164 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Former football coach Denton Fox missing; his family is asking for help

His son Jake Fielder told The Oklahoman that Fox left the family's home in Jones sometime Friday, then communicated via text...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: House legislator tests positive

At least five people who work at Oklahoma's state Capitol have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sharing Tree announces inaugural junior board of directors

MOORE — With a 38-year tradition of being an organization for the community, by the community, Sharing Tree recently formed a...

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Canceled: Spring greenhouse sale set April 9-10 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus

The annual spring greenhouse sale previously planned for April 9-10 at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus has...

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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Board of Directors announces new members

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Board of Directors has announced the election of 12 new members. Dr. Billy...

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma names new executive director

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma has named Carrie Little as its executive director. Little has more than 19 years of...

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Braum’s has announced D. Brian Ward, of Oklahoma City, and his niece, Deighton Howell, of Edmond, have won the Braum’s Dr...

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OCCC cybersecurity program offering full scholarship

Qualified students with an interest in cybersecurity have the opportunity to earn a full scholarship to Oklahoma City Community...

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Applicants sought for scholarship; students with hearing loss may apply

Students with hearing loss who will be attending higher education this fall may apply for scholarships being offered by the...

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Couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage

Go to Oklahoman.com/life/weddings to view Oklahoma couples celebrating 50 years or more of marriage. Publication of anniversary...

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Oklahoma Christian University offers conversational English classes

The Department of Language and Literature at Oklahoma Christian University is offering We Speak English as a second language...

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Reunions: Oklahoma high school reunions

Editor's note: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, several venues and businesses are temporarily closed. Please...

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In coronavirus fight, governors given broad leeway to lead

As politicians in Washington, D.C., take steps to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the decisions on how to reduce the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Department of Labor tells states to limit information provided regarding unemployment

As unemployment insurance claims spike across the nation, the U.S. Department of Labor is instructing state agencies to limit...

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Braum's founder dies at age 92

TUTTLE — William Henry “Bill” Braum, founder of Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, died with family at his side on his dairy...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Attorney general warns of fake COVID-19 tests

Fake COVID-19 tests warning issued Oklahoma's attorney general has issued an alert after receiving reports of scammers selling...

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Adopt a pet: Oklahoma City-area pet adoption options

Bethany Animal Control Shelter: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of the month,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma Employment Security Commission confirms record set for initial unemployment claims last week

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission set a record for unemployment claims during the week ending March 21, it confirmed...

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Drive-thru farmers market products offered at Cleveland County Fairgrounds; advance orders required before pickup

NORMAN — Cleveland County will be connecting the public to local food through a drive-thru farmers market each Tuesday and...

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Raven Wade, a business major at Oklahoma City Community College, was recently selected as a 2020-21 Newman Civic Fellow, one of...

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Oklahoma Christan School breaks ground for new elementary

EDMOND — Oklahoma Christian School recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 72,000-square-foot elementary building,...

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Edmond Electric Touch-a-Truck seeks entries for June 6 event

Edmond Electric is accepting entries for its annual Touch-a-Truck event set for June 6. Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt predicts thousands of COVID-19 cases

Under mounting pressure to take bolder action, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday ordered non-essential business closures in counties...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS caseworker tests positive

NORMAN — A Department of Human Services caseworker who recently tested positive for COVID-19 experienced symptoms during...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home resident in Norman dies after testing positive

NORMAN — A nursing home resident — identified only as a woman in her 60s — has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. A...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City mayor commends state order that, while limited, broadens metro-area restrictions

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt on Tuesday commended Gov. Kevin Stitt for an order that closes "non-essential" businesses and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State senator, two House employees test positive for COVID-19

State Sen. Paul Rosino, who represents parts of southwest Oklahoma City and Mustang, tested positive for COVID-19 and is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 106 on Tuesday. The state Health Department...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gov. Stitt announces stricter coronavirus regulations

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday took greater steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Saying Oklahoma could have more than 500...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tips on mangaing time with family at home

For most people in Oklahoma, spring break would have been over by this week. With kids still home from school and many parents...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman mayor announces stay at home order

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark announced a stay at home order for residents effective at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to combat the spread...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

The Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed separate lawsuits against several insurance companies Tuesday seeking judicial rulings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Over 200 nonviolent offenders released from Oklahoma County jail to limit COVID-19 spread

Over 200 nonviolent, low-level offenders have been released from the Oklahoma County jail as officials attempt to limit the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Group of Oklahoma County lawyers pushing for closure of courthouse to the public

A group of Oklahoma County lawyers is calling for the full closure of the county’s courthouse to the public amid the COVID-19...

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EDMOND Gilder, Daniel Joseph: 66, died March 12. Private services (Matthews, Edmond). Schraad, Ethel: 85, died March 22....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Parents keeping it simple when talking to kids about COVID-19

Rudy Gobert’s name has been associated a lot with the COVID-19 pandemic, and in Royce and Keri Young’s house, Gobert’s name...

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OKC Amazon employee found with coronavirus

Amazon said an employee at Oklahoma City's sort center has COVID-19, and is receiving medical care while recovering in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Acts of kindness amid pandemic

With all the pandemic stories coming from the White House and on social media, it'd be easy to focus solely on the bad news....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofit programs continue to deliver food, attention to homebound adults

Loveda Kennedy and her daughter Belle, 12, recently joined forces to drop off hot meals to El Reno senior adults. The Okarche...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Doctors, nurses, hospitals, dentists say Stitt efforts fall short

Oklahoma’s doctors, dentists, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers said Gov. Kevin Stitt should have gone further...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Two House employees test positive for COVID-19

Two employees with the Oklahoma House of Representatives tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

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Trump to use wartime act to ease shortage of coronavirus test kits, FEMA says

The Trump administration was expected to start wielding its powers under theDefense Production Act for the first time Tuesday...

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Braum's founder passes away at age 92

Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy founder Bill Braum passes away at the age of 92.

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Tricksters in white lab coats and phishing emails: Be wary of coronavirus-related scams, officials warn

Police and government officials nationwide are warning residents to be wary of potential coronavirus-related scams that target...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile emergency rooms are being set up to screen patients for COVID-19

Mobile emergency rooms are being set up near the emergency room entrance at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City to screen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU Medicine prepares mobile emergency rooms for COVID-19 screening

OU Medicine is preparing mobile emergency rooms, located near the Emergency Room entrance of OU Medical Center, 700 NE 13 St.,...

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6 things to know if you’re living with someone who has coronavirus, or think you might be

The odds are this will happen to many of us. But we know how to minimize risk for you, your family, roommates and anyone coming...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sunbeam launches telehealth mental health services

Sunbeam Family Services has launched telehealth mental health services to help provide mental health care to Oklahomans....

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Coronavirus: White House provides latest COVID-19 update

The presser is expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt to hold press conference

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt will address the latest on coronavirus at 4 p.m.

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How people are helping others during these trying times and how you can help, too.

Oklahomans are helping each other through these tough times.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City debunks rumors

Oklahoma City compiles comprehensive list of resources in response to coronavirus.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: homeless outreaches in OKC to increase shelter space

Homeless outreach groups across Oklahoma City announced plans Tuesday to provide alternative care shelters over the next few...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City limits public access to some offices

Adoption fees are lowered and volunteering suspended at animal shelter.

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 25 in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Tuesday there are now 106 confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma medical leaders ask Gov. Stitt for shelter-in-place order as virus spreads

OKLAHOMA CITY — Fifteen medical organizations are urging Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue an order requiring Oklahomans to...

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Democrats call on Stitt to close businesses, ban gatherings of more than 10 people

Democrats are calling on the governor to take more actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission closes offices to public until further notice

OCC closes to public The Oklahoma Corporation Commission closed its Oklahoma City headquarters, its regional office in Tulsa...

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OKLAHOMA CITY Gibson, Pamela Jane: 71, Dunkin Donuts manager, died March 20. Graveside services 11:30 a.m. Thursday,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Utilities and companies that provide Oklahomans with electricity, natural gas and some phone services are suspending disconnects,...

Companies that provide Oklahomans with electrical, natural gas and phone services in some rural areas have been working with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic inspiring creative approaches to keeping community alive

Almost two weeks have passed since a Thunder home game against the Utah Jazz was halted just before it could start when a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How a small, white shoebox provides a window to the past

The shoebox looked quite plain. Small. White. The only marking was a simple but old-timey label indicating the container had...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More testing will show dramatic increase in COVID19 cases, experts say

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma will rise dramatically as testing increases, adding to pressures on a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

While urging other Oklahomans to stay at home to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state Health Department was telling its...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: REAL ID deadline to be pushed back

President Donald Trump announced Monday the federal government will push back a federal deadline for states to implement REAL...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County Court Clerk's Office limiting in-person filings, closing Edmond office

The Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s Office is limiting in-person filings and closing its Edmond office due to COVID-19. Starting...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How college professors transition to teach online

For the foreseeable future, the guest-room closet in Kate Brennan’s home will be a recording studio. Brennan teaches voice and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hofmeister proposes distance learning to keep school buildings closed

Oklahoma public schools could remain closed for the rest of the school year, as all learning would take place at a distance to...

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Jerry Drake Varnell sentenced in OKC bomb plot case

Around 11:45 a.m. Monday just south of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, a federal judge sentenced a...

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Inhofe, Lankford say they would vote for $2 trillion aid bill

Oklahoma Republican Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford said Monday that they support a massive aid package to help Americans...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: As cases rise, many hospitals say visiting hours are over

Bonnie Merkerison has kept one eye on her daughter and one hand on speed dial for her doctor for the past 18 years....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: All Oklahoma tribal casinos have suspended operations

All Oklahoma Indian casinos are now temporarily closed as each tribe seeks to do its part to help stop the spread of the...

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Edmond Church of Christ member tests positive for COVID-19

EDMOND — A member of Edmond Church of Christ has tested positive for COVID-19. Leaders at the church, 801 S Bryant, shared the...

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Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards

Livestock report from the Oklahoma City Stockyards: Receipts: 1,310; Last Monday: 1,208; Year ago: 7,049 Compared to last week:...

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Trump says he wants to ease up on coronavirus related shutdowns 'pretty soon' amid concerns about economy

“You’ll see what happens,” Trump said. "It’s not going to be three or four months” before life returns to normal, Trump said....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: City warns against flushing wipes

Oklahoma City says all those wipes being used to disinfect surfaces are trouble waiting to happen if they are flushed down the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Free virtual support groups offered

Free online support groups available Mental Health Association Oklahoma is offering free online support group meetings for...

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases up 14 in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is up to 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Want more info about SBA disaster loans?

Oklahoma's Commerce Department will hold a teleconference on Tuesday to answer questions about the Small Business Association...

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CVS to hire 50,000 workers, gives bonuses to employees amid coronavirus pandemic

CVS Health is hiring 50,000 workers and delivering bonuses to employees who are required to work on-site during the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus can live on surfaces for days. But it can’t travel through the mail, experts say

The World Health Organization offered similar guidance saying it is safe to receive packages from any area.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Center of Family Love taking precautions to protect residents

OKARCHE — Due to the increased risk of serious complications from COVID-19 for individuals with disabilities, the Center of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: UCO buildings closed to public in response to COVID-19

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma buildings are closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt forms task force, no plans to close businesses

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Sunday he will expand a gubernatorial task force to enhance the state’s response to the COVID-19...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Masks concern firefighters Deputy Chief of Operations Mike Walker of the Oklahoma City Fire Department said over...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State, federal candidates encouraged to file by mail

Candidates vying for state and federal offices this year are encouraged to send in their filing paperwork remotely amid the...

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Regional Food Bank receives $2 million donation pledge

As food-based community service organizations are struck by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporters are...

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OKC businessman accused of fraud in Florida

A businessman who once served on the Oklahoma City School Board is facing accusations in Florida that he stole hundreds of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Five OKC hospitals change visitation policy

Adult patients at five health systems in the Oklahoma City metro area will no longer be able to receive visitors in an effort...

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God of love, it is in times of adversity that we discover the depth of our faith, so we thank You even for adversity. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Priest's 'drive-up' idea draws large crowd to sacred service

EDMOND — Never one to be late to church, Darrel Waggoner arrived more than an hour early Sunday so he could get a good seat....

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Tulsa, Trump administration warn of upheaval in Creek case

The city of Tulsa and the Trump administration warned last week of upheaval in eastern Oklahoma if the U.S. Supreme Court rules...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: No joke, but 'not scared' in OKC's Western Avenue district

As an octogenarian, Redell Jones is at a higher risk for becoming ill or dying from the coronavirus, but on a recent Thursday...

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Route 66 landmarks, businesses brace for reduced tourism

TULSA — Dries Bessels had it all planned out: he was scheduled to leave his home in Amsterdam on March 26 and arrive in the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Truck drivers get recognized for the work they are doing to help keep the nation running

America just keeps on trucking. Cole Stevens, vice president of sales for Stevens Trucking in Oklahoma City, said demands for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cases of domestic violence, child abuse expected to climb

Incidents of domestic violence and child abuse are expected to rise in the coming days as families isolated by the coronavirus...

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Graphics: Coronavirus cases by state, U.S. cases compared to other countries, and more

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Watch live: Gov. Stitt gives latest update on COVID-19 in Oklahoma

Watch as Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt provides an update on the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Second Oklahoman dies from COVID-19

A second Oklahoman has died from COVID-19, the state Department of Health reported Sunday. The victim was a Pawnee County man...

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Startup companies waylaid by pandemic slowdown

Viribus VR Labs scheduled a top-flight launch party to bring the Oklahoma City-based startup to the world. They lined up...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond residents take music to their neighbors

As spring storms began to build in the distance, Jessica Tate and her husband, Tony, stood on the edge of the Blankenships’...

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BETHANY Sigle, Tony Lee: 73, public school teacher, died March 19. No services (Yanda and Son, Yukon). EDMOND Bryan, Clara Mae:...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Malaria, autoimmune disease drug snapped up at local pharmacies

Four more Oklahomans have tested positive for COVID-19, while pharmacies around Oklahoma City are seeing a drug used to treat...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing attorney warns don't put yourself at risk

Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan arrived home early March 11 from a trip with friends to Miami, Florida, with good memories...

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Faithful adapt as houses of worship make adjustments

Corey White won't be making the typical trek from his Edmond home to North Church-Guthrie on Sunday. The pews of his church...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Advice from professionals on coping with the pandemic

A couple weeks ago, most of us learned about the COVID-19 virus and its global spread. Now Oklahoma is a different place. Times...

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Prairie Wolf Spirits flowing hand-sanitizer instead of vodka

GUTHRIE — As the world braces for a long, winding road to recovery from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Erik Tekell is...

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Purely Subjective: Our new reality reads like fiction

I’ve seen this movie before. At least it feels like it. Probably does to you, too. I’ve noticed that the streaming services...

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A time to be kind

This is a strange time to be alive. As the global markets tumble and stores run out of supplies or institute rationing, many of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How to cope with the 'new normal'

"New normal" can be less ominous than it sounds, if we let it be. A week after the novel coronavirus' abrupt intrusion on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU launching fundraising campaign for students during COVID-19

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma is considering multiple measures to support student finances and academic progress during...

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Metro schools offering free meals to children

Oklahoma City Public Schools will have 42 locations with free meals while schools are closed. Other school districts in the...

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Planning is key to dealing with troubled times

An old proverb aptly says, “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” The earth as we...

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Vice President Mike Pence, wife test negative for COVID-19

The vice president's press secretary, Katie Miller, tweeted the results of the tests Saturday night.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC-County Health Department asks spring break travelers to take precautions

The OKC-County Health Department released a statement asking those who traveled outside of the state to take precautions for 14...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC businesses, nonprofits can apply for loans through Small Business Administration

Oklahoma City businesses and nonprofit organizations are now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans through the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Survey shows city businesses hit hard by pandemic

More details are coming about aid for Oklahoma businesses and non-profits with Gov. Kevin Stitt announcing Friday night the...

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jump by four on Saturday

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 53 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU's Norman campus announces second positive coronavirus test

A second member of the University of Oklahoma's Norman campus community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Del City closing bars, restaurant dining rooms

Del City is the latest Oklahoma city to prohibit large gatherings, dine-in service at bars and restaurants and more amid the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State income tax deadline extended

Oklahomans can wait until July 15 to file their state income tax returns, the Oklahoma Tax Commission announced Friday. The...

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DEL CITY Martinez, Petra W. “Pat”: 73, died March 18. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Church of God Seventh Day, Oklahoma City (Bill...

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Pentagon announces Tinker change of command

The Pentagon said Wednesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey R. King will be assigned to serve as commander of the Oklahoma City Air...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma families looking for tests and results

Scott Collier searched through the reports of the infected from the Oklahoma Health Department every day. He saw one confirmed...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Curbside Chronicle moves online to protect vendors, the public

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma City’s street paper has suspended all hand-to-hand sales of its monthly...

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Stitt says mobile testing sites coming, as confirmed COVID-19 cases rise by 5

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday that he is working to open mobile testing sites in the next few days as the state’s partnership...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS limits office visits

DHS limits office visits Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is limiting office visits to...

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How can the city adapt during the pandemic?

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer fielded reader questions Friday during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve...

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Inhofe favors direct payments, says he now takes pandemic seriously

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday that he would support direct payments to Americans as part of a coronavirus stimulus package,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Senate to stay closed pending test results

The Oklahoma state Senate will remain closed through March 27 as members and staffers await the results of their COVID-19...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 49 on Thursday. The Oklahoma State...

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You've got questions. We've got answers.

Readers have been submitting questions at oklahoman.com on the coronavirus pandemic, and you have quite a few. "I want to know...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OMRF doctor discusses potential of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

There is reason for hope that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could turn out to be effective drugs for the prevention and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nonprofits won't be left behind by Congress, Lankford says

Sen. James Lankford assured nonprofit leaders Friday that stimulus measures include provisions to keep them afloat through the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Busy food banks dealing with shortage of volunteers

MIDWEST CITY — Mike Anderson is worried about what the next few days will bring. The Mid-Del Food Pantry director has lost all...

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'The situation is really real': Chesapeake Energy Arena's hourly contract workers seek answers amid coronavirus shutdowns

Five days had passed since Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested preliminary positive for COVID-19, and Brandon Hollins still had no...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: College students 'definitely hurt' over graduation postponement

The first weekend of May will pass without a hint of “Pomp and Circumstance” at the University of Oklahoma. Students dressed in...

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God of grace, help us to distinguish between opportunities to be taken and temptations to be avoided. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoman shares story of positive diagnosis

Brooke shared her journey that began with annoying allergy symptoms, followed by feeling silly for getting tested for COVID-19,...

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COVID-19 in Oklahoma: 49 positive cases, 1 death

View the latest numbers on novel coronavirus cases in Oklahoma.

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Here's a look at what folks are doing to help others and opportunities for what you can do to help out, too.

Wondering how you can help others? Here are a few ways, along with stories about acts of kindness during these trying times.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: MWC City Council meets in second emergency meeting related to COVID-19

MIDWEST CITY — The Midwest City City Council has passed an ordinance mandating all bars and similar venues without on-premises...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Senate to stay closed pending test results

About 30 senators and Senate personnel were tested for COVID-19 earlier this week.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond postpones rain barrel, compost bin distribution

EDMOND — The City of Edmond has postponed the rain barrel and compost bin distribution event originally scheduled for March 28....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS limiting office visits to appointment only

Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is limiting office visits to "appointment only" to help...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State to partner with private labs to expand testing for COVID-19

The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced on Friday that is was going to partner with a private lab to help expanding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OK Episcopal bishop learns he does not have COVID-19

Oklahoma's top Episcopalian leader has learned he does not have COVID-19. Friday, the Rt. Rev. Ed Konieczny, bishop of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 49 confirmed cases in state

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 49 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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Review: 'Tiger King' reigns as must-binge entertainment in relating bizarre tale of Joe Exotic

He may be the "Tiger King," but Oklahomans worried about the state's image problem will be either relieved or terrified to...

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EDMOND Green, William O.: 80, attorney, died March 18. Visitation 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday (Matthews,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tenants, landlords and bankers scrambling to survive pandemic's economic ruin

It’s the storm nobody saw coming until it was on the horizon. For 22 years, Jeremy and Kristy Witzke prided themselves in...

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God of salvation, every day we love You more. Help us share that love with others. Amen.

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Stitt anticipates tapping Rainy Day Fund as possible revenue shortfall looms

The COVID-19 outbreak could have a profound effect on Oklahoma’s state budget. Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday the state could...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Law enforcement adjusts procedures to keep officers safe

Law enforcement officers in Oklahoma have long worked to keep burglars and thieves off the streets. But now, they’ve got a new...

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Former Uptown 23rd District director to run for Oklahoma County clerk

Christina Chicoraske, former director of the Uptown 23rd District Association, is running for Oklahoma County clerk....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bombing anniversary ceremony to be prerecorded

Like usual, there will be silence for 168 seconds on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the names of all...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

Coronavirus in Oklahoma The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 44 on Thursday. The Oklahoma Health...

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U.S. Reps. Kendra Horn, Tom Cole to self-quarantine for two weeks

U.S. Reps. Kendra Horn and Tom Cole announced Thursday that they must self-quarantine until next week because of contact with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Are you high risk? Take advantage of special grocery-store hours

Those who are elderly or have pre-existing medical conditions are most at risk with COVID-19, so battling crowds of shoppers to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Corrections Department stops accepting inmates from jails

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has notified sheriffs that it temporarily will not accept any new inmates from county...

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Drug being tested for COVID-19 can have deadly side effects

Chloroquine, a drug that President Trump has announced is being fast-tracked for clinical testing as a treatment for COVID-19,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Unemployment claims skyrocket as state is on pace for 10,000 in one week

Oklahomans are filing for unemployment benefits in droves as layoffs continue throughout the state largely due to the outbreak...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State seeking to postpone student testing

State education officials are seeking a waiver to excuse Oklahoma children from taking annual exams. The Oklahoma State...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Plaza District in OKC is 'quieter' after restrictions

One man was working from home and blasting indie music by Japanese Breakfast. Another was dealing with a crabby customer and...

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Tulsa County man first Oklahoma death from COVID-19

A 55-year-old church employee in Tulsa and father of two was the first Oklahoman to die from complications caused by COVID-19,...

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Oklahoma state epidemiologist reassigned amid COVID-19 turmoil

The Oklahoma State Health Department replaced the state epidemiologist Thursday after a week of rapid developments with the...

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Yes, COVID-19 can be serious for younger adults, too, CDC report shows

It's not just adults 65 and older. Americans of all ages have faced serious health complications amid the new coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman city services impacted by COVID-19

NORMAN — All City of Norman buildings will be closed to the public until further notice with the exception of the municipal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health Department issues new guidelines for daycares

The Oklahoma State Department of Health issued guidelines Thursday on how daycare centers should respond to any confirmed case...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma County commissioners vote to limit courthouse access

After a lengthy discussion, Oklahoma County commissioners voted Thursday to limit access to the county courthouse and other...

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BCBSOK waiving telemedicine copays

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, the primary health insurance provider in Oklahoma, announced Thursday it would be...

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Can't make a credit card or mortgage payment? Here's how to ask for help

There are options other than missing a payment, which risks a ding to your credit report or could put your house at risk.

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'If I get corona, I get corona': Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t slow spring breakers’ party

It’s spring break and even a pandemic doesn’t appear to be stopping some people’s plans.

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US seeks $3 billion to boost oil producers as prices plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is seeking $3 billion from Congress to top up the country’s...

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jump by 15 on Thursday

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

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U.S. state coronavirus curves show many could be close behind New York

New York now leads the nation in confirmed COVID-19 cases, but the latest data shows the coronavirus curve for several other...

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Watch live: White House addresses coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first federal checks to families could be $3,000 for a family of four under the White House...

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Wichita Tribe: State reneged on gaming agreement, jeopardizing education funding

Oklahoma state officials reneged on their agreement to provide tribes with substantial exclusivity to conduct gaming operations...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC malls closing to prevent spread of COVID-19

Malls in Oklahoma City are closing as part of precautionary action to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Shoppes at Northpark,...

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The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma moved to 17 on Tuesday. The Oklahoma State Department of Health provides...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma elections secretary: Localities can reschedule April 7 elections

Oklahoma's top elections official declared an election emergency Wednesday, ahead of local elections scheduled to occur in 74...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OSU to keep all classes online until May

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University will keep all classes online for the rest of the spring semester for its Stillwater and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A with infectious disease experts concerning COVID-19

The best place to find answers to questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus is with infectious disease experts. OU Medicine...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Integris officials urge public to avoid ER, stay home

Patients flooding the emergency room at Integris Baptist Medical Center have made it difficult to treat those with critical...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State faces "critical shortage" of tests as cases mount

Oklahoma faced a critical shortage of coronavirus testing agents on Wednesday as cases continued to mount, including the first...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal jury trials called off

Upcoming federal jury trials in Oklahoma are being called off in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Local researchers looking for vaccine

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center launched a research collaboration with biotechnology company Pure MHC to work...

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BETHANY Nichols, Betty Jean: 90, Bethany Public School secretary , died March 14. Services 2 p.m. Thursday (Mercer-Adams,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Guns sales on the rise as anxiety over COVID-19 climbs

Gun and ammo sales are soaring in Oklahoma and around the country amid fears and worry about the COVID-19 pandemic. Guns are...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State ready financially for unemployment claims

If you are about to seek unemployment insurance assistance from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, take comfort in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Every link in global supply chain feeling the strain

Demand uncertainty among American consumers looms as manufactuers continue to cope with slowed production from Chinese...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Shelter to host temporary food pantry for pets

Edmond shelter launches food pantry for pets Edmond Animal Services is setting up a temporary pet food pantry outside of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Gospel recording artist Sandi Patty has COVID-19

Gospel recording artist Sandi Patty has tested positive for COVID-19. Patty, 64, a member of Crossings Community Church and the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: We can still help each other get through this

Oklahomans are used to pitching in when disaster strikes. We want to give. We want to drop off bottles of water. We want to...

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Stitt’s Medicaid waiver seeks work requirements, premiums for low-income Oklahomans

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to customize Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma seeks to impose work or community-engagement requirements...