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Food benefits replenished for families hit by Irma

ATLANTA - Life is just now starting to return to normal for many low-income Georgia residents who rely on federal aid to put food on their tables. More than 123,000 households in many of the counties hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irma have received additional benefits through the Supplemental Nutrit

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 20:44:00

UPDATED: Report: OSU assistant basketball coach charged in corruption scheme

Lamont Evans, Oklahoma State assistant men's basketball coach, has been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with a fraud and corruption scheme, according to NBC's Tom Winter. Other college coaches charged include Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona a

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 14:19:00

Congo missionaries talk about water during Enid visit

ENID, Okla. - Missionaries and Congolese nationals were the guests of honor at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Monday evening, in a presentation highlighting church efforts to bring clean drinking water to the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Janet Helms and Gwen Shaw,

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 10:30:00

Breakthrough may lead to ability to diagnose CTE in living football players

In one of the biggest breakthroughs to date, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered a key biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy that they hope marks the first step toward being able to diagnose and ultimately treat the neurodegenerative disease in a living foo

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 20:31:00

Family seeks help finding missing man

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A local family is desperately seeking a 21-year-old man who has been missing more than eight days from Eufaula and is asking the public for help. Damion Martin was seen Sept. 15 driving a white Ford Fusion or Focus owned by another person. Wanita Martin said her brother hasn't been

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 07:15:00

Community rallies to support Houston school district

NORMAN, Okla. - Norman Public Schools is teaming up with the rest of the community to collect donations for the Aldine Independent School District in Houston. "So many children and families have lost everything as a result of recent hurricanes," said Nick Migliorino, Norman Public Schools' superinte

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 04:07:00

Religion expert called in ongoing beheading trial

NORMAN, Okla. - A psychologist who evaluated accused murderer Alton Nolen testified Monday that not only did Nolen suffers from mental illness, but she also believes that signs he suffered from mental illness started prior to the attack. "Mental illness comes from both genetic and environmental infl

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 04:04:00

Local woman falls victim to phone scam, speaks out

DUNCAN, Okla. - A new version of a common phone scam has impacted local Duncan residents. Local woman Marty Siffles said scammers talked her out of $1,300 last Wednesday by telling Siffles her son would be arrested if she didn't make the payment they demanded. The scammers, who called themselves "In

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 02:28:00

Cigarette tax front and center of special session

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Legislature returned to the Capitol Monday for the start of a special legislative session to address a $215 million shortfall in the state budget, but have not yet reached a deal on exactly how to plug the revenue gap. Members of the House and Senate met briefly to forma

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 01:09:00

Council passes appointments to new TIF committee

Within the first four minutes of Monday's Stillwater City Council meeting, Mayor Gina Noble made two appointments regarding a resolution passed last week. Resolution CC-2017-15, passed Sept. 18, created the Tax Increment Financing Project Plan Review Committee. Noble pegged Councilor Will Joyce to s

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 00:35:00

DONALD LAMBRO: Economy remains on shaky ground

America's middle-class incomes shot up by 3.2 percent last year, after a decade marked by the Great Recession, weak economic growth and widespread unemployment. The U.S. Census Bureau, which compiles economic statistics throughout the country, reported last week that U.S. median household income cli

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 11:00:00

OKLAHOMA VIEWPOINTS: Full-scale casinos for tribes?

An Oklahoma legislator has come up with an idea to fill the state's yawning budget gap that looks interesting on the surface, but probably won't gain much traction. Lawmakers slid through a cigarette tax last session in attempt to plug the $215 million hole, but the move was folly. Though legislativ

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 11:00:00

LEONARD PITTS: The one and only Jackson Bezzant

Dear Jackson Bezzant: Hi, my name is Leonard. I read your dad's Facebook post about you and wanted to share some thoughts. When I was your age, I was a shy, skinny kid with thick glasses, couldn't play kickball to save my life, always had my head in a book, lived alone in my own little world. All of

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 11:00:00

Outgoing Integris president cites challenges for Enid, health care industry in Rotary address

Outgoing president of Integris Bass Baptist Health Center Eddie Herrman spoke at Enid Rotary Club on Monday, and in anticipation of his departure from Integris and Enid he had some frank words about health care, the proposed Republican health care bill, the Oklahoma Legislature and Enid Public Schoo

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-25 22:59:00

Greenwoods' gift launches fundraising drive for new music building at OSU

Philanthropists Michael and Anne Greenwood have made a generous gift to name the new home for the university's music education programs at Oklahoma State University. In honor of the significant gift, the building will be named the Michael and Anne Greenwood School of Music. The Greenwoods were recog

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-25 20:35:00

Olderbak gains experience interning at Eskimo Joe's

Marshall Olderbak, a 2013 graduate of Edmond North High School, has recently completed an internship with Eskimo Joe's restaurant in Stillwater, Okla. to gain restaurant management experience. Olderbak rotated through each restaurant position to gain an overview of all aspects of the restaurant busi

EDMOND SUN - 2017-09-26 01:15:00

County / Sheriff dispute heads to court

NORMAN, Okla. - Cleveland County commissioners on Monday approved a $38,650 payment as the most recent installment for attorney services related to a legal suit filed earlier this year by Sheriff Joe Lester. The suit has cost taxpayers $372,268 to date, according to figures tracked by County Clerk

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-26 04:04:00

Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says

WASHINGTON - Violent crime increased in the United States for a second consecutive year in 2016, remaining near historically low levels but pushed upward in part by an uptick in killings in some major cities, according to FBI statistics made public Monday. The FBI's release of the figures comes as t

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-25 15:30:00

New York moves to expand access to lawyers for poor people charged with crimes

ALBANY - Low-income New Yorkers who find themselves in handcuffs too often go without representation at arraignments or end up with undertrained, overloaded lawyers who have little time to advocate for their clients, legal experts say. It's a situation that officials with the State Office of Indigen

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-25 13:45:00

Raycom Media, CNHI Announce Merger

Raycom Media Inc. and Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. announced today they have agreed to merge, forming one of the nation's largest privately owned media groups. Raycom Media owns or operates 65 television and two radio stations covering 44 markets in 20 states. CNHI owns more than 110 newspapers

STWNEWSPRESS.COM - 2017-09-25 18:45:00