OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten residents at a home for veterans in northeastern Oklahoma have died after being among dozens of residents and staffers there who tested positive for the coronavirus this...
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has pardoned a member of a task force that is advising him on criminal justice reform.
Stitt on Thursday signed a pardon for Rhonda Bear,...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican state senators have written a bill to rename a portion of the world-renowned Route 66 highway in northeastern Oklahoma the President Donald J. Trump...
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate construction jobs across northeastern Oklahoma under a $30 million...
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — When the Claremore Plaza shopping mall was originally built in the 1970s, it was a welcome addition, replacing a former land fill with retail and restaurants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced the appointment of four new members to the Oklahoma State Board of Education.
The appointments announced Friday are marketing firm...
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A 32-year-old man faces murder, arson and other charges in connection with the death of his 60-year-old stepfather in northeastern Oklahoma.
Rogers County online court records show Kevin Foster of Bixby is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree arson, desecration of a corpse and other counts in the Nov. 15 death of Rick Swan of Claremore.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to phoning in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of seven schools in Claremore.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tulsa announced Thursday Stephanie Louise Montgomery pleaded guilty to providing false information about bombs in schools. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 11.
As part of her plea agreement, Montgomery will pay $12,000 in restitution to law enforcement agencies for costs incurred responding to the false threat.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Manufacturers in Oklahoma have been able to voice their concerns to federal officials about the negative impact of tariffs resulting from an international trade dispute.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A county district attorney near Tulsa is recusing himself from investigating assault allegations against the local sheriff.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A district attorney for a county near Tulsa has been cracking down on the old crime of not returning rental DVDs by offering a payment plan to avoid filing charges.
Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard's office is sending letters to several hundred residents with overdue DVD rentals. The letters spell out fines and fees that start at $200.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A business has helped an Oklahoma man who had been facing a more than $200 fine and a warrant for his arrest for an overdue movie rental he had forgotten about after becoming homeless.
Tulsa television station KTUL reports Lonnie Perry had rented the movie "Ted" in 2014 from a rental store in Claremore, located northeast of Tulsa.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A marijuana advocate is suing a northeastern Oklahoma sheriff who he alleges grabbed him by the throat and escorted him out of a community forum on a state ballot measure on medical marijuana.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A marijuana advocate in northeast Oklahoma alleges a sheriff grabbed him by the throat and escorted him out of a community forum on an upcoming state ballot measure on medical cannabis.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after she was kicked in the chest by a horse at Will Rogers Downs racetrack near Claremore.
KOTV-TV reports that 42-year-old Jennifer Peterson of Beggs died Tuesday night at a Claremore hospital where she was taken.
The station reports that Peterson was helping load the horse into a trailer when she was kicked about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma official faces counterfeiting charges and an audit into the use of a petty cash fund.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself.
Authorities said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father's suggestion that he light himself on fire.
Sheriff's Maj. Coy Jenkins said 36-year-old Michael Joseph Jensen was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect warrant. He did not know whether Jensen has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma couple has been arrested following a Snapchat image of a baby in a laundry bag that was hanging from a door handle.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A husband and wife were traveling through Rogers County when something in their vehicle sparked, causing an electrical fire.
The fire quickly spread and burned most of their belongings inside the vehicle.
The family was able to escape injury themselves, but their belongings didn't fare as well, according to a sergeant with Rogers County Sheriff's Office, who was careful to exclude the name of the deputy who, he said, wouldn't want the attention.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Around the world, Santa Claus has been called many things.
Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, Sinterklaas, Pere Noel, and Babbo Natale are just a few of the names by which Santa is known.
This Christmas, however, Santa's going by a different name: Carol.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say two men have been arrested on complaints including first-degree murder and robbery in connection to the death of another man who was allegedly killed with a sword.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with manslaughter almost a year after a collision killed former NFL player Dennis Byrd.
Rogers County court records indicate the charge was filed Wednesday against 18-year-old Zachary Reed of Claremore. The records show a warrant was issued for Reed's arrest but don't indicate whether he is represented by an attorney.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a jockey who was injured during a race at a northeastern Oklahoma track has died.
The Cherokee Nation says jockey Mario Chavez was injured Saturday at Will Rogers Downs after his horse crashed into the inside rail, throwing him to the ground. Gunnar Enlow, whose family owns the farm where the 42-year-old Chavez worked, says Chavez was pronounced dead at the hospital on Sunday.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma soldier's remains have been identified more than 50 years after the Vietnam War.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports that Air Force Col. Ronald Scott's remains will arrive in Claremore next week. He'll be honored with a graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery on Sept. 22.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Off Oklahoma Highway 88, down a long gravel driveway, sits a house with a porch almost covered in cats.
The house looks like just another home you would find on the side of an Oklahoma highway — except one of its residents, decked out in athletic gear and standing among the cats, is a world champion.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker held casual constituent meetings he describes as "community conversations" in Oklahoma to address questions and concerns about the Trump administration.
U.S. Sen. James Lankford held the meetings Tuesday in Claremore and Broken Arrow. About 50 people were in attendance at both meetings, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2orFVTC ) reported.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Kimberly Politte cast the first stone and started a colorful rockslide.
Politte created the Facebook group 918 Rocks!
People in the group post photos of painted rocks they are hiding or have found in spots all over the 918 area code.
918 Rocks! once was an itty bitty group, but it has boomed in popularity. Barely half a year old, the group has almost 9,000 members.
CHELSEA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a 12-year-old northeast Oklahoma girl has died of a suspected overdose of medications and her grandmother was arrested for child neglect in the case.
The OSBI said Monday that the girl was from Chelsea and died during the weekend at a Claremore hospital where she was taken after becoming unresponsive.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — When Oologah Police Chief Pete Moore saw a car coming toward him and jumping the sidewalk, he turned around in pursuit with his equipment activated in an attempt to stop the driver.
But the undisclosed male driver didn't respond to multiple attempts, according to Moore.
Moore said he noticed the car coming toward him traveling at a low speed, approximately 10 mph.
"He was swerving back and forth going on and off of the road way," he said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating has been appointed to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.
Gov. Mary Fallin announced Keating's appointment on Tuesday to the seven-member governing body of OU, Cameron University in Lawton and Rogers State University in Claremore.
Keating will serve a seven-year term and replaces outgoing Regent Max Weitzenhoffer. Keating still must be confirmed by the state Senate.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Caleb Nero scored 26 points and Kobe Rose added 21 to help Tulsa Memorial defeat Claremore 73-46 for the Class 5A boys state championship Saturday at the Mabee Center.
Kaelen Childs scored 13 points and Isaiah Thomas grabbed 12 rebounds for the Chargers (25-3). Memorial lost last year's final against Carl Albert on a putback with three seconds remaining.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a Claremore man wanted on rape, kidnapping, assault and other charges died after being shot by officers at the end of a vehicle chase in southeast Tulsa.
Police say 34-year-old David English died at a hospital where he was taken after being shot Friday night.
Officer Demita Kinard told reporters that English was shot by three officers after moving aggressively toward them with a knife. Kinard says a knife was recovered at the scene.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Rogers County officials say one man is dead and another is injured after a shooting at a New Year's party northeast of Claremore.
The Rogers County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded about 1 a.m. Sunday to the shooting at a residence.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A memorial has been set for a former NFL defensive lineman Dennis Byrd, who was killed in a car accident in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Byrd died Saturday in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 north of Claremore.
Byrd, who was 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old driver and a 12-year-old passenger in Byrd's vehicle were taken in critical condition to a hospital in Tulsa.
Dennis Byrd was an inspiration for far more than anything he ever accomplished on a football field.
He was able to walk again.
And with each step he took toward recovery from paralysis while guided by his always-present faith, Byrd defied doctors' grim predictions and became a symbol of perseverance and hope.
On Saturday, the former NFL defensive lineman whose career was ended by a neck injury was killed in a car accident. He was 50.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Register of Historic Places is adding eight locations in Oklahoma to its list of historically significant properties.
The Oklahoma Historical Society announced the additions Thursday.