Oklahoma health department reports 37 flu deaths in state

OKLAHOMA CITY — The number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma for the current season rose this week by nine.The Oklahoma State Department of Heal...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Many sources gather data, produce reports and have differing views on drought

What is drought?Drought is a deficiency in precipitation over an extended period, usually a season or more, resulting in a water shortage causing adve...

February 26th, 2017 updated: February 26th, 2017. |  


Oklahoma state Sen. Bob Kerr’s legacy lives on through Altus pastor Rev. David Player of First United Methodist Church

Oklahoma state Sen. Bob Kerr’s legacy lives on through Altus pastor Rev. David Player of First United Methodist Church

While the state Senate Floor is a place that most Oklahomans may never have the opportunity to see, for the Rev. David Player of the First United Meth...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Former legislator, former First Trinity director Wayne Pettigrew ordered to pay $4.3 million in defamation case

TULSA — A jury awarded an insurance company and its CEO $4.3 million in a defamation case.The Oklahoman reported former state legislator and for...

February 26th, 2017 |  


The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn’t changed

LOS ANGELES — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy’s all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as d...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Jackson County Junior Livestock Show weigh-in was Friday at the Jackson County Expo Center in Altus

Jackson County Junior Livestock Show weigh-in was Friday at the Jackson County Expo Center in Altus

The Jackson County Expo Center was the place for lots of activity early Friday morning as young Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club boys and girls ...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Odd stories in the news

Exhibit pushes boundaries on clothing, artSALEM, Mass. (AP) — They are outfits you might expect to see in Lady Gaga’s closet: a flamingo p...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Call the fire department to report smoke during a red flag watch or warning

Call the fire department to report smoke during a red flag watch or warning

Earlier this week Jackson County was under a red flag watch with Cimarron and Beaver counties in Texas already in a warning.After careful analysis of ...

February 25th, 2017 |  


Oklahoma state briefs

Norman officer shoots man while responding to break-inNORMAN — Authorities are investigating after a Norman police officer shot and wounded a ma...

February 25th, 2017 |  


In Oscar winners about Hollywood, undercurrents of anxiety

NEW YORK — Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.If Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is to win best picture at Sunday’...

February 25th, 2017 |