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Headlines: Hospitals struggling, live entertainment suffering & cold weather

Local headlines for Thursday, January 20, 2022

Hospital numbers are surpassing the Delta wave. (Tulsa World)

Officials say hospital strain will continue even after surge. (NewsOK)

39 more COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 12,927. (KOSU)

Officials hope more testing will reduce the current COVID spread. (Tulsa World)

Absences shut down more Tulsa area schools. (Tulsa World)

Indian Health officials say they are ready for the Omicron surge. (KOSU)

OKC live entertainment industry deals with latest COVID surge. (NewsOK)

More than 120 state employees register as substitutes. (NewsOK)

Oklahoman involved in US Capitol attack sentenced. (NewsOK)

State leaders denounce Biden. (Tulsa World)

Small towns struggle as feds try to define “rural”. (KOSU)

Expect more delays from an overwhelmed IRS this tax season. (Journal Record)

Oklahoma State tries to get more workers into the groundwater industry. (KOSU)

Gambling and outdoor recreation are Oklahoma’s biggest tourism draws. (Journal Record)

New airplane comes to Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo named artist-in-residence for Dylan Center. (Tulsa World)

Oklahomans brace for cold temperatures. (Tulsa World)

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