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Local family grieving sudden death of young son, now begging for a Covid-19 test to bring answers

Local family grieving sudden death of young son, now begging for a Covid-19 test to bring answers

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoOKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma family is heartbroken after the sudden death of their 28-year-old son.“We want answers,” said Alice Stanton, who is grieving her son.Jake McDonald died Wednesday, April 1, after a quick battle.“Nobody could love a child as much as I loved him,” said Stanton.Jake called his mom when he first felt sick. He was nauseous, had a high fever and his body ached terribly."We even talked about at that point whether these could be COVID symptoms,” said Stanton.Five days later, Jake died.”They found him deceased,” said...

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Taylor Adams
April 8, 2020
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OESC: Additional information for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments for Oklahomans

OESC: Additional information for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments for Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As many places across the country issue ‘shelter-in-place’ orders, some businesses are closing their doors.As a result, many Oklahomans have lost their jobs and are now trying to file for unemployment.are up 865 percent in Oklahoma in March, and Gov. Kevin Stitt says state unemployment field offices are receiving 20,000 calls per day.The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is encouraging first-time filers to go online instead of calling.“It isn’t necessary to call to file an unemployment claim,” said Executive Director Robin Roberson. “The agency’s website has...

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April 1, 2020
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New COVID-19 test developed in Oklahoma can test 180,000 in 3 months

New COVID-19 test developed in Oklahoma can test 180,000 in 3 months

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A game changer for testing will soon be available at OU Medicine. On Thursday, doctors announced a new test that can reach thousands of people.The Oklahoma COVID-19 PCR test was designed by researchers at OU Medicine, the OU Health Sciences Center, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and Fluidigm Corporation.The test is almost exactly the same as the one already in use.“What is different about our test is that we automate much of the process and we use very small volumes,” said Mark Lynch, Fluidigm Corporation North America Director of Microfluidics.With less of...

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Cassandra Sweetman
April 23, 2020
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Oklahoma nurse fighting on NYC frontlines urging Oklahoma to stay home

Oklahoma nurse fighting on NYC frontlines urging Oklahoma to stay home

NEW YORK (KFOR) – As Oklahoma nears its April 30TH COVID-19 peak, one Oklahoma man fighting on the frontlines in New York City has a stark warning for those at home.“This virus is not done,” said Josh Reed, an Oklahoma nurse.Reed is at the end of his third week of working at a NYC hospital. He says it’s still extremely difficult.“People are still dying left and right,” said Reed.He says his patients are struggling to survive as 1,400 miles away, Oklahoma businesses are opening their doors.“It’s probably a big mistake,” said Reed.He posted a video to his Facebook last week, pleading with his...

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Hicham Raache
April 25, 2020
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Govornor Stitt asks President Trump to declare coronavirus pandemic an ‘Act of God’

Govornor Stitt asks President Trump to declare coronavirus pandemic an ‘Act of God’

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Gov. Kevin Stitt sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to declare the COVID-19 pandemic an ‘Act of God’ so the oil and gas industry can receive aid.Stitt went on Twitter Saturday and shared a letter that he sent Trump.Stitt said he wants Trump to declare the pandemic an ‘Act of God’ so that the government can provide aid to help the oil and gas industry and protect the environment.The tweet and the letter are as follows:Stitt recently announced a to reopen the state’s economy.Suggest a Correction× Close Ad

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Hicham Raache
April 25, 2020
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MNTC partners with Stanford to run program hoping to create vaccine for COVID-19

MNTC partners with Stanford to run program hoping to create vaccine for COVID-19

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – The fight to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is happening in Norman. Computers at the Moore Norman Technology Center running a program daily, that’s usually working to find a way to prevent Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Brittle Bone disease. Now it’s working to help find a vaccine for COVID-19.  “All of these diseases affect somebody one way or another… this is the 21st century research method,” said virtualization instructor Tommy Hamilton. The Moore Norman Technology Center partnered with a researcher from Stanford University for the...

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Emily Akins
April 27, 2020
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Michigan pastor’s son allegedly made $140,000 on N95 mask scam

Michigan pastor’s son allegedly made $140,000 on N95 mask scam

MUSKEGON, Mich. () — A Michigan pastor called the federal fraud investigation into his son’s online face mask sales a “witch hunt.” “He is innocent. My son is the most honest person that you’ll probably meet,” said Rodney Stevenson, pastor of Rivers of Living Waters Ministries, International, in Muskegon. “He is an honor student and a devout believer.”“Unfortunately, they didn’t allow him time to respond (to the accusations) … It was just a witch hunt that could have been avoided if they had allowed us to simply respond,” said Rodney Stevenson in a phone call with sister station .Federal...

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April 30, 2020
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Stillwater officials take down public face mask requirement after reported threats of violence against workers

Stillwater officials take down public face mask requirement after reported threats of violence against workers

STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) – Alleged violent threats from community members prompted Stillwater officials to retract a recent requirement that community members wear face masks in public establishments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.A statement was issued on the city’s official Facebook page in which Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle announced that the requirement had been amended out of the emergency proclamation. He also gave a stiff rebuke of the community members who threatened violence, including one threat with a firearm, against local workers.“The City of Stillwater has...

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Hicham Raache
May 2, 2020
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Rep. Kendra Horn sends letter to Gov. Stitt asking how to assist unemployment problem

Rep. Kendra Horn sends letter to Gov. Stitt asking how to assist unemployment problem

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Hundreds of Oklahomans lined up outside the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission this week, hoping to get assistance with unemployment relief. Now, Washington, D.C. is trying to step in to help.“With the treatment of all of us, it kind of seems intentional. It kind of feels like they only want to help the people that are begging and pleading,” said Cayla Hamby, who was waiting outside OESC.“The Oklahomans that are teetering on the edge, that are trying to figure out where to turn next, they can’t wait any longer,” said Rep. Kendra Horn, OK 5th District.Horn sent a...

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Jun 27
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City of Guthrie authorizes shelter-in-place, face masks mandatory in public

City of Guthrie authorizes shelter-in-place, face masks mandatory in public

GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – The City of Guthrie has issued a stay at home order until May 5 and mandates cloth masks be worn by everyone who must go in public within city limits to combat the spread of coronavirus.“Within the city limits of the City of Guthrie all individuals shall wear a cloth face covering when making a public outing for Essential Activities and/or Essential Work.1. Do NOT buy medical masks. They’re needed on the front lines of the COVID-19Pandemic.2. Cloth face coverings aren’t primarily to protect you. They’re primarily to protect you from accidentally infecting others....

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Kaylee Douglas
April 6, 2020
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