• Oklahoma woman with cancer helped by The Pink Fund

    By Sharon Beuchaw For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    The Pink Fund is a nonprofit that seeks to help breast cancer patients focus on healing, raising their families and returning to the workplace.

  • Oklahoma woman holds fast to Eastern European traditions

    By Sharon Beuchaw For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Every Easter Sunday, heaping helpings of Eastern European traditions and family history are on the table at Timmie Stewart's house in Jones. Stewart, 74, baked her first cake at age 6, taught by aunts on her father's side.

  • Eastern Oklahoma County residents find out final route for disputed turnpike

    By Andrew Knittle Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority unveiled the final alignment for the so-called Northeast Oklahoma County Loop Thursday evening at Harrah Church, where scores of local residents once again turned out in droves to learn the fate of their properties and that of their friends, family and neighbors.

  • After 20 years of lies, kidnapper admits killing Oklahoma boy

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    Michael Anthony Hughes was 6 years old when he was abducted from school in Choctaw in 1994. Franklin Delano Floyd, who thought he was the boy's father, told FBI agents from death row in Florida that he killed the boy in Oklahoma.

  • Super 5 girls basketball: Oklahoma-commit Ana Llanusa continually improving at Choctaw

    By Jacob Unruh, Staff Writer, junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    Llanusa shot 51 percent this season while leading the Yellowjackets to a third straight state tournament appearance.

  • Big All-City girls basketball: Choctaw's Ana Llanusa trying to claim top spot in athletic family

    By Jacob Unruh Staff Writer junruh@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Apr 10, 2016

    Choctaw junior Ana Llanusa doesn't hesitate when asked who the best athlete is in her family. “My sister will probably have to say otherwise — Jonah, too — but might as well say myself,” Llanusa said. Llanusa comes from a family of athletes. Her father Tony wrestled at Oklahoma. Her mom was a gymnast and two-time Miss Oklahoma. Llanusa's older brother Jonah was also a football and baseball star at Choctaw. He now plays football at Navy. Her little sister is also on the Choctaw basketball team. But Ana has earned a lot of attention on the court. This season, she continued her dominance in leading Choctaw to a third straight state tournament appearance and earn a spot on The Oklahoman's Big All-City team.

  • City of Choctaw settles suit for $2.15M as new developer moves forward

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

    The city of Choctaw has paid $2.15 million to an Arkansas developer to settle a lawsuit over expenses in a shopping center development.

  • Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center students participate in spring competitions

    By Sadie Heath For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Apr 7, 2016

    Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center's Tech Adult Administrative Team and Network Design Team recently won first place in their respective categories at the Business Professionals of America state leadership conference.