TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – An award-winning attorney is working to reform the criminal system by advocating for changes in laws that disproportionately target people of color.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court decision on Feb. 22 to strike the words “by blood” from the CN Constitution as a condition for citizenship is drawing both criticism and praise from tribal officials.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A gunman killed five children, ages 1 to 9, and his 24-year-old brother in a mass shooting early Tuesday at a home in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they all lived together, along with the mother of the children.
WAYNOKA, Okla. – A ferocious early morning house fire in this tiny northwest Oklahoma town claimed four lives, including two volunteer firefighters, when the roof of the one-story structure collapsed.
STILWELL, Okla. – The annual Oklahoma Bigfoot Symposium offers a chance for Bigfoot researchers and believers in the large, hairy mammal to meet and discuss the evidence. But organizer Darren Lee said while COVID-19 has put the kibosh on this year's event, he hopes to bring it back next year.
The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.
First-time Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller could have drawn from the collective wisdom of countless thoughtful Americans as she addressed the group "Moms for America" at President Trump’s rally in Washington on Tuesday.
Sunday marks 40 days and 40 nights wrongly wasted by President Trump and his allies in an attempt to subvert the will of the people, cancel the results of the presidential election, and keep him in power.
No one can tell a story quite like the people who were part of it, especially members of the U.S. armed forces. That's why an Oklahoma veterans organization, Purple Heart Memorial, is working to capture those stories on video to preserve for future generations.
Molly Ivins, the feisty Texas columnist and author, described herself thusly before succumbing to breast cancer 13 years ago: “I spent most of my life feeling like I’ve been shot out of a cannon.”
STILWELL, Oklahoma – More than 400 people, including ministers and out-of-town supporters, gathered at a rural school in Northeastern Oklahoma this week to pray about a lawsuit they say stands against their Christian values.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – In 2018, a southern resident killer whale along the Washington state coast gave birth to a calf that died soon afterward. Her name was Tahlequah, and she mourned her loss by carrying the calf for 17 days, capturing the attention and hearts of the public.
My grandfather, Harry S. Truman, initiated the protocols for the peaceful transfer of presidential power as we know them today. He invited President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to send over his Cabinet and staff so they could kick the tires, as it were -- be briefed by their predecessors, attend meetings, try out the office chairs.
Following the announcement Saturday that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, President Donald Trump ought to concede and leave office with more dignity than he has shown as commander-in-chief.
In the fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt vs. Oklahoma ruling, in which the court held the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation was never disestablished, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt quickly tried to wrest jurisdiction over environmental issues in Indian Country.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – Unfortunately for the families of Rex Brinlee Jr.'s victims, newspaper reports would not be shed of his name for long after he was sent to prison for the murder of Dorotha Fern Day Bolding.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A horse is a horse, of course, of course – and no one can talk to a horse, of course. But anyone who could have that conversation might ask which famous animal is buried in a small Northeastern Oklahoma town.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – A fascination with dangerous criminals like John Dillinger, Al Capone, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow grew in America in the early 1900s, when the lawbreakers dominated the air waves and headlines, setting a precedent for future criminals to receive similar attention.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma – It’s been more than 50 years since Garland Rexford Brinlee Jr. made his way to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and 11 years since he died. But his crimes as one of Northeastern Oklahoma's most notorious residents are vividly remembered to this day.
Last week many people noticed a strange, smokey sky over much of the country, not realizing why it was there. The haze was smoke carried across the U.S. by the jet stream from the giant wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington.
The sun sets with a muted glow over Niagara Falls, New York, earlier this week, showing the effects of a milky sky caused by diffuse clouds of smoke from the West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
WESTERN WILDFIRES, EASTERN SUNSET: Sun sets with a muted glow from diffuse clouds of smoke from West Coast wildfires traveling across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
Sun sets in Niagara Falls, N. Y., this week with muted glow against milky sky caused by smoky residue from the West Coast wildfires that traveled across the U.S. on jet stream winds.
CLAREMORE, Okla. – Jessie Ligenfelter has never missed an election. Since she came of voting age, it’s a right the 105-year-old Claremore resident has taken very seriously.
The Cherokee Nation is among a group that sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Administration for Children and Families this week in a federal district court in California, over data collected on children in foster care.
NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – A Northeast Oklahoma business's cutout board used by guests for taking photos has been criticized by community members who say the feature is an example of cultural appropriation, and resort owners have decided to remove it.
As a father, my main focus is to provide a safe environment for my children to thrive. As my wife and I maneuver through the historic COVID-19 pandemic, we have the difficult decision to make, as thousands of parents do: What do we do about the school year?
The fallout from a Supreme Court decision that held Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation was never disestablished has sparked controversy among tribal nations and their elected officials.
INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.
With four months to go until divided America decides the presidential race, voters in the heartland are focused on an economy in trouble, the unending coronavirus pandemic and protests over racial injustice.
GROVELAND, Mass. – This unpretentious Massachusetts town joined the national concern over racism this week when a white man resident told a young Black woman resident she made him feel unsafe driving through his neighborhood.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court denied a legal petition Friday requiring attendees at President Donald Trump's Saturday campaign rally in Tulsa to observe social distancing protocols and wear face masks.
STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.
Some events have the power of a match set to a mountain of dry wood. The video from Minneapolis, showing a police officer killing George Floyd in broad daylight, his knee pressed hard onto a handcuffed man’s neck as he pleads to live, all 8 1/2 minutes of it — this has been such an event.
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Your last semester in high school has gotten demolished by a global pandemic and it is wickedly unfair. Your graduation is now a drive-thru, your prom is imaginary, and instead of spending your last semester of senior year hanging out with your friends and taking a victory lap, you spent it in your bedroom doing classwork over Zoom and making Tik Tok videos.
MOODY, Ala. – A veteran Alabama police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night in a standoff between police and two suspects at the Super 8 motel in this suburban community 22 miles east of Birmingham.
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