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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tops Friendly Market was more than a place to buy groceries. As the only supermarket for miles, it became a sort of community hub on Buffalo's East Side — where you chatted with neighbors and caught up on people's lives.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City’s Riversport Rapids whitewater center has been selected by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) as the site for as many as seven international race events leading up to the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

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In the wake of a recent data breach that exposed personal identifiable information of more than 5,000 Oklahomans on the developmental disabilities waiting list to receive waiver services, SOAR Partners is hosting a virtual event to help families stay protected online. It will be held this Th…

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After two years of virtual events, the million-dollar gala returns, with more thrilling surprises than ever before, at the Ninth Annual Gift of Love Gala at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, June 4. This year, in a ground-breaking step, the residents —- heroes to t…

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MULBERRY, Ark. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 40 in western Arkansas collided with a group of motorcyclists, killing three people from Louisiana and injuring six others, according to Arkansas State Police.

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Oklahoma City -- Bipartisanship opened doors for a new law that creates employment opportunities for Oklahomans recently released from state custody, according to a legislative press release sent to The Oklahoma City Sentinel. House Bill 3002, by Senator Zack Taylor and Representative Cyndi …

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TAYLORSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-year-old Oklahoma girl died Sunday when an all-terrain vehicle she was a passenger on crashed in central Illinois, also injuring her uncle and another child, authorities said.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The deaths of four storm chasers in car crashes over the last two weeks has underscored the dangers of pursuing severe weather events as more people clog back roads and highways searching for a glimpse of a lightning bolt or tornado, meteorologists and chasers say.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers across central and western Oklahoma will collect nonperishable food donations from homes on their routes as part of the 30th National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The drive returns after a two-year hiatus du…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo has proudly announced that its female chimpanzee, Nia (14), is pregnant.  Nia’s baby is anticipated to be born later this fall. This will be the second offspring for Nia.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed Senate Bill 1464 into law.Authored by Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Judd Strom, R-Copan, the measure requires the Oklahoma State Health Department’s (OSDH) screening list to be updated regularly to match the federal Recommended Uniform Scr…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator Frank Simpson was recently honored on the Senate floor for his tireless support and legislative contributions to the Oklahoma National Guard during his tenure in the Senate. The Springer Republican was presented with the Oklahoma Thunderbird medal for “outstanding ser…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – This week, a bill designed to give families working at Oklahoma military bases greater access to childcare was signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, was Senate principal author of Senate Bill 1286, which would allow the Department of Defens…

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TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) — The teenage driver of a small car that collided with a large truck in Oklahoma, killing all six occupants in the car, tested negative for alcohol but positive for cannabis after her death, according to a preliminary report released Thursday.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A bronze statue depicting one of Oklahoma's most famous Native American ballerinas was cut from its base outside a Tulsa museum and sold for scrap to a recycling company, authorities said Monday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Recently, the Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation inducted six people into the Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Kent Boggs, Carolyn Cotton, Nancy Randolph Davis, Bob Funk, Phil Waul and Greg Winters.

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During my time as mayor of Oklahoma City, one of our greatest challenges was to address a major public health crisis – obesity. Today, Oklahomans face an even greater public health crisis that leaves many individuals feeling like they have nowhere to turn for help.According to data from the …

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OKLAHOMA CITY - A charismatic man who influenced the most recent generations of Oklahoma Progressives, Ivan Roy Hutchcroft, passed away last month at his home. He was 81 years old.

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TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students were killed in a crash when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer rig in northern Oklahoma late Friday, according to a crash report. The students were travelling back from chasing a powerful tornado in Kansas, of…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership will honor three business and community leaders for their outstanding contributions to the downtown community at the 35th annual Dean A. McGee Awards. Rand Elliott FAIA, Marva Ellard and Debi Martin will be recognized on Wednesday, June 1, i…

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OKLAHOMA CITY –The 45th Annual Paseo Arts Festival will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 and May 29 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. with live music until 10 p.m., and May 30 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

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Oklahoma City -- Matt Bond, an Edmond resident with a history of fundraising and athletics management, has been named executive director of the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC). “Matt joins our team at a time of tremendous growth,” said Josef McGuigan, chairman of the SFFLC board of direc…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Ballet will conclude its 50th Anniversary season at the Civic Center Music Hall with three performances of The Sleeping Beauty, May 6-8, 2022. All performances will feature live music performed by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic (OKCPHIL).

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) will host a stage during the Bob Childers’ Gypsy Café, Oklahoma’s largest homegrown songwriter festival. The event will take place in Stillwater on Wednesday, April 27 for the first time since the pandemic began.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Plans to fully legalize marijuana can proceed to the signature-gathering stage, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled, paving the way for two more cannabis plans seeking voter approval.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Drummers will open an Earth Day rally to be held in downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 23, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will take place at the corner of Robinson and Sheridan by the Cox Convention Center. The free, public event is cosponsored by The Peace House, Oklaho…

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its 2022 Academic All-State Awards. The 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 397 nominations statewide, hail from 75 schools in 67 Oklahoma school districts.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has announced that the 2022 Canoe Sprint Super Cup and the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup previously awarded to Moscow, Russia, will be relocated to Oklahoma City. The events will occur in August, and the final dates will be anno…

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Vicki Behanna will seek the Democratic Party nomination for District Attorney of Oklahoma County, she announced in a recent press release sent to The Oklahoma City Sentinel and other news organizations. A former U.S. Attorney, Behenna has served as executive director of the OK Innocence Proj…

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Mark Myles, a well-known attorney who describes himself as an “advocate for Justice, Fairness, and Accountability in the criminal justice system,” is seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Oklahoma County District Attorney. In a recent statement sent to reporters and news organizations,…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its third annual, adult-only evening event series, Sip and Stroll beginning April 21 and continuing through September 15, from 6-10 p.m.  Sip and Stroll, presented by COOP Ale Works, occurs every third Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Each April, LifeShare of Oklahoma celebrates Donate Life Month, an observance to focus attention on the need for and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. The celebration is about the importance of registering to become a donor and honoring deceased and living donors …

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health and the Center for Learning and Leadership, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will once again co-host the Annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, benefiting the Oklahoma…

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OKLAHOMA CITY - OKC Beautiful recently hosted their annual Distinguished Service Awards luncheon ceremony. The event is held to recognize individuals and organizations working to improve the beauty and environmental health of Oklahoma City. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY - This spring, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden has initiated a new in-park program and providing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters to create an enhanced Zoo visit for guests who are deaf and hard of hearing. The program began last month.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – After 30 years of service to Oklahoma communities, The Tree Bank Foundation is consolidating its programming within OKC Beautiful, an environmental education and beautification nonprofit, to form Tree OKC.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University will host Palestinian-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye on Wednesday, April 6 for the annual Thatcher Hoffman Smith Poetry Series. Her events will be held in the Kerr McGee Auditorium of Meinders School of Business at NW 27 and McKinley Avenue on the O…

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  Did you know that substance abuse is among the most significant public health problems in Oklahoma and across the nation? In my time serving in public office and working in the private sector, I have met many individuals whose lives have been affected – either directly or through friends o…

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The 2022 season of the Farmers Market at Scissortail Park begins Saturday, April 2. The market will be filled with fresh food and local products. The market will also include a fitness class, live music, and other family-friendly activities including fishing and kite flying.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is hosting the John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center’s interactive exhibit “From Institution to Inclusion: The History of disAbilities in Oklahoma,” in Oklahoma City. The exhibit opened on March 8, in conjunction with the 2022 Peop…