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Grown men who defend country spend all day looking for Pokémon
Grown men who defend country spend all day looking for Pokémon

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon lost more than 1,000 man-hours of work over the past week due to fully grown adults blowing off work to look for Pokémon, a news release...

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Hardesty Center for Dance Education Grand Opening
Hardesty Center for Dance Education Grand Opening

Broken Arrow, OKLA. – After more than a year of construction, the Hardesty Center for Dance Education will open its doors in Broken Arrow this month. Community members, families and...

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Commissioners praise FASTLANE grant for US-69/75 project, $50 million in contracts awarded
Commissioners praise FASTLANE grant for US-69/75 project, $50 million in contracts awarded

July Commission Wrap-Up: Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s Monday, July 11 meeting include details of a federal grant for major work on US-69/75 in Bryan County, action on an...

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Oklahoma Student Places Second in Western Governors Association Art Contest
Oklahoma Student Places Second in Western Governors Association Art Contest

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today welcomed Kaitlyn Haught to the state Capitol to celebrate the artist’s success in the inaugural Western Governors Association (WGA) “Celebrate the West” regional...

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Mega Millions Jackpot Skyrockets to $540 Million

A $380 Million Cash Value Oklahoma City (Jul. 7, 2016) —The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has reached $540 million! This is the 3rd largest Mega Millions jackpot and...

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Confederate Rest Cemetery a Historical Place to Visit
Confederate Rest Cemetery a Historical Place to Visit

If you enjoy traveling and sight seeing, the Confederate Rest Cemetery is a historical place to visit.  Paul Orosco former photojournalist for the Okmulgee News Network, now living in Alabama,...

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64th OHP Academy graduation adds 29 Troopers to ranks
64th OHP Academy graduation adds 29 Troopers to ranks

(OKLAHOMA CITY) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol added 29 new Troopers to its ranks with the graduation of the 64th OHP Academy class on Friday, June 17. The ceremony took place...

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Americans See Gas Prices on the Rise

With the summer driving season at hand, Americans are much more pessimistic about gas prices than they were last summer. The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on June 8-9,...

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Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $310 Million

A $211.1 Million Cash Value Oklahoma City (Jun. 15, 2016) —The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday night’s drawing has reached $310 million! The estimated cash value of the jackpot is $211.1...

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St. Gregory’s receives CCNE accreditation for nursing degree

(Shawnee, Okla. – June 6, 2016) St. Gregory’s University announced today that its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program has been granted full accreditation from the Commission on...

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Six Thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses Gathering at TU’s Reynolds Center in July
Six Thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses Gathering at TU’s Reynolds Center in July

TULSA, Okla. (June 6, 2016) – Jehovah’s Witnesses in Northeast Oklahoma have begun invit-ing the public to attend their 2016 “Remain Loyal to Jehovah!” Regional Conventions. Tulsa University’s Donald W....

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Fiction Writers Retreat in Midwest City

Carolyn Wall and William Bernhardt professional authors and instructors to mentor writers in Midwest City Saturday June 4, at the Tom Steed Center. They will give in-depth sessions on the craft...

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