The Shawnee News-Star
Updated at 3:05 AM

“American Crime” bills itself as an exploration of the complex social issues that surface when a home invasion leads to the murder of a war veteran and the brutal assault of his wife. Despite a collection of solid actors including Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton and the talent of “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, the series fails to deliver the impactful statement it’s trying to make. It has powerful moments but they are not enough to make you think about them beyond their time on...

Posted at 1:01 AM

A friend, bemoaning the state of contemporary child-rearing, spoke of her 11-year-old granddaughter who travels to school alone on a public bus and calls or texts her mother when she boards the bus, gets off the bus and again when she arrives at...

Updated at 12:14 AM

Benjamin Garrett Reynolds, age 7, died Feb. 28, 2015.

Updated at 12:13 AM

Kenneth P. Rountree, 89, of Shawnee, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Tecumseh.

Updated at 12:10 AM

John F. Hertz, 81, of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Oklahoma City.

Updated at 12:10 AM

Michael Medford Milburn, 64, of Plantersville, went to be with our Lord on Friday morning, Dec. 12, 2014, peacefully in his sleep at the home he loved so dear.

Updated at 12:08 AM

Walter Lee Taff, 76, longtime Maud resident, entered eternal life on Feb. 27, 2015.

Updated at 12:05 AM

Terri Lynn (Cordrey) Scott, 60, after an extended illness, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Feb. 28, 2015.

Updated at 11:22 PM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.

Updated at 11:18 PM

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday awarded a $3.7 million base bid for the widening of Gordon Cooper Drive in Tecumseh.

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