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Oklahoma Girl Found At Home With Deceased Mother

Authorities found a four-year-old girl sitting on her front porch in Pontotoc County and living in the home with her mother, who had died several days ago. Investigators initially believe there was no foul play in the death of Alexandra Paul, but drugs may have played a role in the woman’s death. Lighthorse Police Officers contacted Indian Child Welfare to start working on providing services for the girl.
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Explore Oklahoma’s Forgotten Underwater Ghost Town

Just about every time Southwest Oklahoma enters a deep drought, there's a lake north of Altus that gets so low you can explore the remnants of an old ghost town that normally lies beneath the water line. The story is a little odd, but these are the facts. As the...

Gov. Stitt explains decision to stay Richard Glossip execution

TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is explaining why he temporarily stayed the execution of death row inmate Richard Glossip for 60 days after issuing an executive order Tuesday. Glossip’s case and pending execution has received national attention because Glossip only ordered the murder he was convicted for,...

National Death Penalty Opponents To Visit Little Rock

Little Rock, Ark. – Death penalty opponents organizing to stop currently scheduled executions in Texas and Oklahoma will meet with Arkansas allies this evening at 6:30pm, at Central Church of Christ, 823 West 6th St. in Little Rock. The program, entitled “Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty,” features Death Penalty Action Executive Director Abraham Bonowitz, Impacted Communities Liaison Charles Keith, and Little Rock resident Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood, a member of Death Penalty Action’s Advisory Board.

I-40 Eastbound Lanes Near Sooner Road Reopen Following Crash

The eastbound lanes of I-40 near Sooner Road have reopened after an accident in a construction zone Wednesday morning. The accident resulted in the entire section being shut down. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said they were detouring drivers to Interstate 240 eastbound and back onto Interstate 40.

State Sues Vendor Over Misuse Of Funding

There are new developments surrounding issues with a pandemic-related program put on by the governor's office using federal funds. The State of Oklahoma is now suing the vendor for the way it administered and distributed approximately $8 million. News 9's Augusta McDonnell has more on the lawsuit.

Tigers 1-1 after dealing with Granite, Hydro

STERLING – Sturdy pitching and well timed hitting propelled the Sterling Tigers to a 7-0 win over Hydro Tuesday. Beginning pitcher Nate Anderson hurled six innings, allowed two hits, struck out 11 and walked two batters as he earned his first win of the Class A fall season. In...

Oklahoma troopers getting big pay hike

(KTEN) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced a big pay hike for Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. "I promised that we would provide law enforcement officers with competitive pay, and we got that one done," the Republican governor said on Tuesday. "Troopers of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are getting a 30 percent pay increase."

Planning a Fall Garden

Many local gardens did well this year in spite of the high temperatures. Many vegetables and herbs that were planted last spring produced a good harvest. As we know, Oklahoman gardens can produce delicious tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, onions and many other vegetables. However, other gardens didn’t fare as well. Heat stress, drought, bugs and disease greatly reduced our harvest. Thankfully gardeners in our climate have the benefit of two gardening seasons. If your plants have begun to struggle, or have quit producing, consider undertaking a fall garden.

News to Know: Richard Glossip’s execution postponed, Ewert park stabbing plea, and partial abortion vote recount

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt issued a 60-day stay of execution for death row inmate Richard Glossip. The motel manager was convicted of murder in the 1997 death of his boss. The Republican governor’s office said he issued the stay to let the state court of criminal appeals complete its review of a petition for a new...

Study: Oklahoma teacher pay gap is second highest in the nation

A study of national wage data shows Oklahoma teachers have one of the largest pay disparities in the country when compared to workers with similar jobs. The study by the Economic Policy Institute finds that Oklahoma teachers are paid more than 30 percent less than their college-educated counterparts. The gap...