Perry, OK

Buds and the blues: Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi stop in Stillwater

The Bluesmobile rolled into Stillwater and was met with immediate applause. There were not any Chicago police officers or Neo-Nazis chasing after it like in the 1980 film “Blues Brothers,” but that does not mean it lacked authenticity. Original cast member Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, brother of John, who also starred in the film, arrived at the Bud Brothers Coughy Shop on Hall of Fame Avenue to promote their new cannabis strain on Monday. They have promoted this new product across the country this past year.
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Langston community left with unanswered questions after multiple students were hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning

KFOR has confirmed that six students were treated at Integris Baptist and two were treated at the Logan County Mercy Hospital, all for carbon monoxide poisoning. The university sent a statement Sunday morning saying Oklahoma Natural Gas came out twice, including, "it was verified that this was a false report and no gas leak was detected.."
Stillwater News-Press

Blues Brothers and tribute band perform in Stillwater

The crowd cheered as Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi pulled into Bud Brothers Coughy Shop dispensary in their Bluesmobile on Monday afternoon. Aykroyd and Belushi hadn't even put the car in park before they were swarmed by adoring fans screaming and recording their every move. The duo was in town...
Tulsa World

Officials: School employees contracting COVID at higher rate than average Oklahomans

A recent survey indicates that school employees are contracting COVID-19 at a higher rate than the average Oklahoman. Speaking as part of a media briefing Tuesday from the Healthier Oklahoma coalition, Oklahoma Education Association Executive Director Carolyn Crowder said a statewide survey of the organization’s members revealed that 27% of school employees have tested positive for COVID-19.

SHS Unveils New Peter Pioneer

Stillwater Public Schools unveiled a new costume last week for longtime mascot Peter Pioneer. A remodeled head and costume made their debut appearance at SHS’s outdoor Homecoming Pep Rally on Wednesday and showed up again on Thursday for the Lady Pioneer Softball send-off and later at the football game. The...

Mysterious illness hits several students at Langston University

LANGSTON, Okla. — Langston University maintains there was no gas leak to cause the illness, but at least one student's patient summary form disagrees. Over the weekend, several students were hanging out at an on-campus apartment when they all passed out. One student showed KOCO 5 their form from a local doctor, and their diagnosis was poisoning from carbon monoxide.

Stillwater diesel prices: Comparison shows cheapest station saves $0.28

(STILLWATER, OK) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.28 in the greater Stillwater area, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Stillwater area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $3.07, at Murphy USA at 115 N Perkins Rd. By comparison, the most expensive was $3.35, listed at Shamrock at 4002 E 6Th Ave.

Hospital staffing shortage in Oklahoma hits over 30% of hospitals

34% of hospitals across Oklahoma now have staff shortages according to an Oct. 15 report from the White House, CDC, and other federal agencies. That’s a 5% increase from the previous week. It puts Oklahoma in the ‘red,’ or the second highest level of concern established by the metrics. The state has been in this category since early August.

Kickoff time, TV info set for Oklahoma State vs. Kansas

Oklahoma State football is currently one of the hottest teams in the nation following a perfect 6-0 start to the season. With three straight wins against ranked opponents in as many games, the Cowboys moved into the top 10 of the latest college football polls on Sunday. The Cowboys are...
Stillwater News-Press

Prep works begins on project to rebuild SH-51 between Yale and Sh-18 junction

YALE – A Tulsa contractor has begun preparatory work on reconstruction of State Highway 51 between the western city limits of Yale and the junction of State Highway 18. “Becco crews have begun clearing trees and excavating sections of right-of-way to improve drainage along the 4-mile route,” said Kevin Arnold, manager of the state Transportation Department’s Field District 4 Stillwater Construction Residency.

Teens and families get spooky at the library

Payne county teens are invited to join the Stillwater Public Library (SPL) on Friday, Oct. 22, for a teens-only costume and cosplay contest. The contest will take place in the SPL courtyard beginning at 6 p.m. Families and community members of all ages are invited to the library courtyard directly after the costume contest to join the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) as they host an outdoor Halloween family movie night beginning at 7 p.m. Both events require registration.