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The City of Stillwater is welcoming people from all over to Oklahoma State University's Homecoming week.

Officials are anticipating an economic impact between $4 million and $8 million, as tens of thousands of football fans come to the college town this weekend.

Visit Stillwater President and CEO Cristy Morrison graduated from OSU in 1989, and says she’s proud of the Cowboy faithful who come to celebrate outside of the stadium.

Oklahoma State University will be celebrating the life of T. Boone Pickens this afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Pickens, whose financial gifts to academics and athletics at OSU were transformational, died on September 11 at the age of 91.

Speakers will include OSU President Burns Hargis, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, philanthropist Anne Greenwood, professional golfer Rickie Fowler, OSU football coach Mike Gundy, and OSU athletic director Mike Holder.

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T. Boone Pickens, the legendary energy executive who became America's best-known oil tycoon, died Wednesday at age 91. The longtime Dallas resident, who suffered a series of strokes and head injuries in a 2017 fall, died of natural causes, said his spokesman, Jay Rosser.

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Researchers at Oklahoma State University are working on turning beer waste into food.

When beer is made, starch and sugars are extracted from the grain, but the solid material is left as waste—nearly 52 pounds for every barrel brewed.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a $270M settlement between Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma with the lion share of the money going to OSU's Health Center in Tulsa, the leader of the Senate forms a working group on Cost of Living Adjustment for state retirees and a number of issues have recently arisen at county jails including Nowata, Washington and Oklahoma.

The puppy Milo wasn't like the others.

While an eight-week-old should be running around and generally frolicking, Milo was limited to a slower pace, getting around with something akin to a forearm scooch.

The beagle and coon hound mix was born with a congenital dislocation of the elbows which forced both of his front paws to face upward instead of down.

A cookie may have led to Kristine Bunch's release from prison — and sparked a series of paintings inspired by wrongful convictions.

In 1996, Bunch was found guilty in Indiana for the arson-murder of her 3-year old son. She proclaimed her innocence for the next 16 years behind bars, until she was finally exonerated in 2012. She was 22 years old and six months pregnant with her second son when she first entered prison.

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In just 12 months, the New York Philharmonic will open Oklahoma’s newest world class concert hall.

The McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University will feature an 1,100 seat concert hall with a massive stage that can support the largest of orchestras.

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More than 100 young agents of positive social change are in Stillwater this week to share a message of hope. Up with People’s Live On Tour 2018 production features international songs and dances, pop medleys and original songs crafted to inspire audiences.

Chloe Bernier from Switzerland is Up With People’s marketing and promotion coordinator and Janne Vandoorsaer from Belgium is Up With People’s promotions representative. They joined KOSU’s Kelly Burley in the Stillwater studio and the conversation begins with Chloe describing what Up with People is all about.

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