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 2021-01-23 01:01 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Health department gives update on COVID-19 vaccines...

More than 550,000 Oklahomans have registered to get a COVID-19 vaccine through the state department of health. Less than half that number of people have received one, and so far, more than 37,000 have had both doses. The state has been offering them to he...

 2021-01-22 22:35 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma COVID cases & hospitalization down, despite high death rate...

Oklahoma doctors have started painting a brighter picture of our fight against COVID-19. "Our numbers have come down so much in the past ten days," said OU Health's Dr. Dale Bratzler. He says we're out of the holiday surge and says Oklahom...

 2021-01-22 19:09 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Holt registers campaign committee for re-election bid, source says...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt registered a campaign committee for his re-election bid this week, according to an article from the Oklahoman. The article stated that Holt filed a statement of organization for Holt for OKC 2022 with t...

 2021-01-22 18:27 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Stitt calls on tribes to enter negotiations with state regarding Mcgirt vs Oklahoma ruling...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Governor Kevin Stitt welcomed leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes to enter into formal negotiations with the state to address and resolve the potential issues that have arisen because of the McGirt vs. Oklahoma ruling. RELATED: McGi...

 2021-01-22 17:57 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma National Guardsmen set to return from D.C....

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--The Oklahoma National Guardsmen that went to Washington D. C. to provide support to the 59th presidential inauguration are set to return home Saturday. RELATED: Oklahoma National Guard sending 400 Guardsmen to support 59th Presidenti...

 2021-01-22 17:14 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

2,946 additional Oklahomans test positive for coronavirus, 47 more deaths reported...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--365,992 Oklahomans have now tested positive for the coronavirus and 3,187 have died from the virus, according to the Health Department. An additional2,946 Oklahomans have tested positive for the virus since Thursday's report and ...

 2021-01-22 16:52 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

New strain of coronavirus possibly detected in Oklahoma, state epidemiologist says...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) -- State Epidemiologist Dr. Jared Taylor said that despite there being no confirmed new variants of the coronavirus in Oklahoma, some initial tests have been identified that might be consistent with one of the new strains. RELATED: CD...

 2021-01-22 15:15 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Father arrested after nurse finds burns, possible broken bones on young daughter...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--One man was arrested Wednesday after a nurse at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center found burns, possible broken bones, bruises and blisters on his young daughter. According to the police report, the young girl was checked into the eme...

 2021-01-22 12:44 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Over 500,000 Oklahomans registered for coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health provided an updated number of how many Oklahomans have registered for the coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday. According to the Health Department, 542,610 Oklahomans have registered on its onl...

 2021-01-22 02:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma funeral homes strained by waves of COVID-19 deaths...

As COVID-19 deaths continue to climb, funeral homes are feeling the strain. Dignity Memorial Funeral Director,Jeremy Sparks says, "There's been a lot of overtime. Our directors, our entire staff have absolutely been stretched. " Jeremy Sparks ...

 2021-01-22 01:51 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Renewing nursing licenses made easier to address shortage during pandemic...

While hospitals face a surge of Coronavirus patients, Oklahoma has been dealing with a shortage of nurses. Thursday night, there were 1,634 people hospitalized with COVID-19 throughout the state, 438 in ICUs. Now, the state is making it easier for nurses ...

 2021-01-22 00:34 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Lankford opposes halting construction of border wall, says it sends "dangerous message"...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Oklahoma Senator James Lankford said that halting construction of the border wall will send a dangerous message and will compromise United States national security. Biden's statement comes after President Biden said one of his fi...

 2021-01-21 23:56 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Seminole County Sheriff's Office warns of scammers asking for money for bulletproof vests...

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH)--The Seminole County Sheriff's Office issued a scam warning Thursday about people claiming to be with the office and asking for donations for bulletproof vests. The Sheriff's Office said that these callers are in no w...

 2021-01-21 23:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Fears over COVID vaccine in black communities stem from decades of Government distrust...

While thousands of Oklahomans continue to jump at the opportunity to get the coronavirus vaccine, there is still a major hurdle in getting others to take it. This issue of trust is especially deep in the black and Latino communities, even though they are ...

 2021-01-21 22:59 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Choctaw Nation, OBI hold convalescent plasma drive for coronavirus patients...

DURANT, Okla. (KOKH)--The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) hosted a convalescent plasma drive Thursday to help Oklahomans diagnosed with the coronavirus. The plasma drive was held in Durant by the Choctaw Nation and hosted...

 2021-01-21 21:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Coronavirus cases, jail population decrease at Oklahoma County Jail...

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. (KOKH)--Coronavirus cases among inmates and staff have dropped to single digits over the last few months at the Oklahoma County Jail, according to a news release from the Criminal Justice Advisory Council. RELATED: 2,686 additional ...

 2021-01-21 20:08 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Continued unemployment claims decline for 30th consecutive week...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The OESC continues to report a decline in continued unemployment claims with the continued claims four-week moving average dropping for the 30th consecutive week. RELATED |Legislation filed to address long-term transportation fundin...

 2021-01-21 19:35 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Legislation filed to address long-term transportation funding...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - New legislation has been filed to ensure all vehicles using state highways are contributing to the cost of maintaining them. House Bill 2234, filed by Rep. Kyle Hilbert, enacts a tax per kilowatt hour at public for-profit charging s...

 2021-01-21 18:28 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Sen. Lankford denounces Biden Administration's obstruction of Keystone XL...

WASHINGTON, DC (KOKH) - Senator Lankford has issued a statement following President Biden's climate change-related Executive Action. RELATED |Rep. Cole responds to President Biden's first actions in office"President Biden wasted no time turnin...

 2021-01-21 18:00 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Rep. Cole responds to President Biden's first actions in office...

WASHINGTON, DC (KOKH) - Congressman Tom Cole has released a statement on President Biden's executive orders. "The executive orders that President Biden signed during his first day in office are a mixed bag. Some, especially those related to the pa...

 2021-01-21 17:28 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma 35th safest state in nation during pandemic, study finds...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Only 0. 62% of the population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 20. RELATED |OKC ranks lowest in nation for new year credit card debt, study findsWalletHub has released its latest report on the safest states d...

 2021-01-21 16:57 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

New tech allows school threats to to be reported by text...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Students, teachers and staff can now report threats in Oklahoma schools by sending a text message. RELATED |2nd coronavirus wave has OKC small business owners worried about future, study saysSuspicious activity or concerns can now b...

 2021-01-21 13:38 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKCPD investigating after one person shot Thursday morning...

Oklahoma City Police say a man is shot after a confrontation with an employee at Family Dollar near NW 39th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue around 5:30 a. m. Thursday. Officers say an employee was at the store after a burglary call. The employee was inside...

 2021-01-21 01:21 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Unite Voices Oklahoma leader expresses hope after Biden, Harris inauguration...

The founder of Unite Voices Oklahoma, Pastor Clarence Hill Jr. says he's encouraged to see President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take office. In an inauguration like no other, as Biden vowedto set his focus for the future on unity, Hill...

 2021-01-21 01:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Coronavirus case numbers trending down in Oklahoma, deaths are high...

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in Oklahoma has been going down for a few days, but the state is still seeing a high number of deaths from the virus. A recent spike in cases was likely caused by the recent holidays. Numbers have been so much low...

 2021-01-20 22:38 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Ice storm mulch available to Oklahomans...

Free mulch from the October 2020 ice storm will be available to interested parties on a first-come, first-served basis until it is all gone beginningSaturday, January 23, 2021. The mulch site is not staffed, so those picking up mulch will need to make all...

 2021-01-20 22:16 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC Zoo young elephant's first tush is visible...

The Oklahoma City Zoo reports a big milestone for their young elephant, Kairavi. Her first tush is now visible. Not all elephants develop visible tusks. With Asian elephants, only some males have large, prominent tusks. Most females have small tusks, also...

 2021-01-20 21:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma Rep. files bill to establish Bigfoot hunting season...

A bill toestablish a Bigfoot hunting season was introduced in Oklahoma Wednesday. Representative Justin Humphrey wants Oklahoma Wildlife Commission to establish a Bigfoot hunting season. Humphrey represents a large part of southeastern and south-central O...

 2021-01-20 20:42 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC ranks lowest in nation for new year credit card debt, study finds...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Many people start a new year promising to improve themselves, but they often have to face leftover holiday debt. RELATED |2nd coronavirus wave has OKC small business owners worried about future, study saysResearchers at LendingTree ...

 2021-01-20 20:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Seminole Nation to impose taxes on oil and gas producers within reservation...

WEWOKA (KOKH) - Seminole Nation Chief Greg P. Chilcoat has issued a statement on the Seminole Nation's taxation authority over nonmember oil and gas producers within the Seminole Reservation. RELATED |Seminole Nation seeking to collect taxes from oil ...

 2021-01-20 19:56 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma Rep. West files data privacy legislation...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Data privacy and data manipulation legislation was filed today for the 58th Legislative Session. RELATED |Sen. Standridge files social media bill in response to censorship of speechThe Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act, House Bill ...

 2021-01-20 19:04 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSU grad caught hiding in Chicago's O'Hare Airport for 3 months...

STILLWATER (KOKH) - a former graduate student at OSU is behind bars after reportedly hiding in Chicago's O'Hare Airport for three months. Aditya Udai Singh, 36, was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with felony criminal trespass in a restr...

 2021-01-20 18:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Volunteers needed for statewide vaccination effort...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps is seeking medical and non-medical volunteers to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts at more than 50 locations statewide. RELATED |1,986 additional Oklahomans test positive for coronavirus, 48 mor...

 2021-01-20 16:22 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Chickasha City Manager John Noblitt resigns...

CHICKASHA (KOKH) - Chickasha has announced the resignation of city manager John Noblitt. RELATED |OHP beefs up security at state capitol on Inauguration DayIn Noblitt's absence, Mayor Chris Mosley will be serving as city manager. The council accepted ...

 2021-01-20 15:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OHP beefs up security at state capitol on Inauguration Day...

On Inauguration Day security is a big concern for many, not only at the U. S. Capitol, but also at state capitols across the country. So how are troopers who protect the Oklahoma State Capitol preparing? You'll noticed there is an increased trooper pr...

 2021-01-20 12:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Security top priority at state Capitol, but today expected to be 'business as usual'...

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has increased its presence at the Oklahoma State Capitol for Inauguration Day, but officials say they're not expecting anything out of the ordinary. Trooper Eric Foster said Wednesday morning that there will be 85 troopers ...

 2021-01-20 01:40 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Legal team for 'Joe Exotic' confident he will receive presidential pardon...

Joe Maldonado-Passage, best known as Joe Exotic, is confident he will be pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump, his legal team told FOX 25. Maldonado-Passage had been sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison on two counts of murder-for...

 2021-01-20 01:38 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma DNC not sending delegation to attend inauguration...

After an election that took more than five days to tally the votes, legal battles that followed, and an insurrection at the united states capitol the day electoral votes were counted, Wednesday marks the end of President Trump's term and the beginning...

 2021-01-19 21:38 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers recognized for helping after Tulsa officers were shot...

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) A pair of Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers have been recognized for jumping to action after two Tulsa police officers were shot. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was shot and severely wounded last June after a traffic stop. His sergeant, Craig...

 2021-01-19 21:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma releases updated Mobile ID to pre-enroll for REAL ID...

The next version of the Oklahoma Mobile ID is now available, according to Governor Kevin Stitt. The app has been expanded to allow Oklahoma residents to quickly and easily pre-enroll for REAL ID. "The team at the Department of Public Safety has worked...

 2021-01-19 19:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

City of OKC to resume water disconnections for delinquent accounts...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--The Oklahoma City Utilities Department will lift its temporary suspension of water disconnections for non-payment in February. In March 2020, the department temporarily suspended water disconnection for delinquent accounts at the beg...

 2021-01-19 18:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Federal court orders Jeff Lowe to surrender all big cats due to mistreatment of animals...

A federal court issued a preliminary injunction in favor of the United States and against Jeff Lowe, former owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, to immediately surrender all big cat cubs under 1 year old and their mothers to the government d...

 2021-01-19 17:27 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Time running out for Oklahomans waiting months for unemployment checks...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Time is running out for Oklahomans who have been waiting months for unemployment checks. "I want to say it's close to four of five thousand dollars that they owe me," James Cannady told FOX 25. "Stuff like this happen...

 2021-01-19 17:17 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

1,558 additional Oklahomans test positive for coronavirus, 43 more deaths reported...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--358,374 Oklahomans have now tested positive for the coronavirus and3,037 have died from the virus, according to the Health Department. An additional1,558 Oklahomans have tested positive for the virus since Monday's report and ano...

 2021-01-19 16:41 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma City Public Schools plans to start vaccinating employees Feb. 12...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel said that the district aims to start vaccinating employees and teachers on Feb. 12. RELATED: Oklahoma City Council extends mask mandate to March 5. OKCPS said that the teacher...

 2021-01-19 16:13 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma City Council extends mask mandate to March 5...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--The Oklahoma City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the mask mandate in the city until at least March 5. The ordinance passed with a six to three vote. Click here and scroll to the 34:40 mark of the video to see where the ordinance ...

 2021-01-19 14:51 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Nearly 500,000 Oklahomans registered for coronavirus vaccine as of Monday...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) -- The Oklahoma State Department of Health provided an updated number of how many Oklahomans have received the coronavirus vaccine on Monday. The Health Department said that as of Monday at 12:00 p. m. , 491,598 Oklahomans have regist...

 2021-01-19 14:13 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDH answers questions on COVID vaccine rollout progress in OK...

Happening today the Oklahoma State Department of Health will be holding a question and answer session to discuss Oklahoma's COVID-19 vaccine plan and vaccine scheduler portal. It will be at 1:30 p. m. via Zoom and hosted by OSDH Deputy Commissioner Ke...

 2021-01-19 12:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man dead after motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH)--One man died early Tuesday morning just after 1:30 a. m. after a motorcycle accident on I-35 southbound at Northeast 23rd Street. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a motorcycle driven by Michael Thornton, 26, was traveling at...

 2021-01-19 10:13 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Local Farmers and Sellers needed for 2021 Farmers Market at Scissortail park...

The OSU-Oklahoma City Farmers Market at Scissortail Park is looking for local farmers and sellers to sign up for next season. Local sellers are needed to provide fresh food to the community. There is a particular need for meat, eggs, dairy, and jams. Appl...

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