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OMRF announces $10 million cancer research campaign
A person’s lifetime risk of getting cancer is about 1 in 2. Last year, about 1.6 million Americans were diagnosed with cancer, including more than 19,000 Oklahomans.
Feds approve Oklahoma’s request for winter storm aid
Gov. Mary Fallin announced this week the federal government has approved the state’s request for federal aid related to the Feb. 24-26 winter storm.
The declaration delivers public assistance to municipalities, counties and rural electric cooperatives for eligible infrastructure repairs and costs associated with responding to the storm.
Couple charged in burning, bruising of McAlester toddler
A McAlester couple faces felony child abuse and neglect charges after officials this week found burns and bruises on the body and head of their 2-year-old son.
Kyle Daniel Hoppe, 31, and Destiny Hope Kelley, 20, of McAlester, was charged March 27 in Pittsburg County District Court. Hoppe is charged with felony child abuse by injury and child neglect. Kelley is charged with felony enabling child abuse by injury and child neglect.
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State seeks disaster declaration for February snow storm
Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday the state of Oklahoma has requested a major disaster declaration from the federal government related to the Feb. 24-26 winter storm.
Officials looking for man who called in Tahlequah bomb threat
Several hundred people were evacuated from the Cherokee County Courthouse Wednesday morning, just before 9, after a man called in a bomb threat.
The caller phoned the courthouse and ended up talking with Laura Hendricks, a deputy clerk in the County Clerk’s Office. Hendricks said the man told her he was “tired of paying [his] f---ing fines” and then claimed there was a bomb in the courthouse.
Hendricks said she notified a safety manager, and a panic button in the courthouse was then pushed to notify other offices of the threat.
Limited tickets still available for Chefs’ Feast
Limited tickets are still available to “Tune in to Fight Hunger” at the 26th annual Chefs’ Feast this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the National Cowboy Heritage & Western Museum. Enjoy culinary creations, which are designed to follow the event’s television theme, from 26 of the metro’s best restaurants. Proceeds from the food and wine tasting event benefit the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids childhood hunger programs.
Classen Curve Shopping Day benefits Girl Scout scholarships
Classen Curve merchants will have a one-day shopping event to benefit Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma on Thursday. During the “Earn Your Shopping Badge” event, participating Classen Curve merchants will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to support college scholarships for high school girls who have earned their Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. To earn the Gold Award, girls further develop their leadership skills by planning and implementing a major community service project.
25th Annual Hispanic Health Fair sponsored by Integris Health
The Integris Health Hispanic Initiative and the Oklahoma City Red Cross invite residents to participate in its 25th annual Hispanic Health Fair, in memory of Maria Ayma
Screen printing workshop set for April
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will offer a hands-on, weekend workshop on the art of screen printing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20, at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park.
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