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  • Oklahoma jury recommends the death penalty in beheading case

    10/12/2017 3:01:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/17 | AP
    A jury Thursday recommended the death penalty for an Oklahoma man convicted of beheading a co-worker in 2014. Jurors convicted Alton Nolen, 33, on Sept. 29 of killing 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and trying to kill another co-worker at a food processing plant in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Jurors agreed on Oct. 2 that Nolen should serve three life sentences plus 130 years in prison on assault and battery charges stemming from his attack on the co-worker who survived. Jurors took less than three hours Thursday to recommend the death penalty on the first-degree murder charge.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma ~ 10 October 2017

    10/09/2017 6:02:17 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 56 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Altus Air Force Base, OklahomaAltus Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 4 miles east-northeast of Altus, Oklahoma. The host unit at Altus AFB is the 97th Air Mobility Wing (97 AMW), assigned to the Nineteenth Air Force (19 AF) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC). The wing's mission is to provide C-17 Globemaster III and KC-135 Stratotanker formal initial and advanced specialty training programs for up to 3000 flight crew and aircraft maintenance students annually.The 97th Operations Group is the home of the...
  • Dad, friend beat daughter's abusive boyfriend to death, cops say

    10/01/2017 9:02:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/29
    An Oklahoma dad beat his daughter's abusive boyfriend to death at the request of the young girl, Tulsa Police said. The boyfriend, Anthony Pietrzak, 18, was found beaten to death and hogtied early Thursday near the home he lived in with his girlfriend outside Tulsa. Dearld Peal, 46, and Tracy Price, 40, were arrested Wednesday on kidnapping charges, and first-degree murder charges were added against each man after Pietrzak's body was found.
  • Democrats have won 6 GOP-held seats in 2017. Republicans have won 0 Democratic seats.

    09/15/2017 1:22:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2017
    On Tuesday night, Democrats flipped two Republican-held state legislative seats -- one in Oklahoma, one in New Hampshire -- that Donald Trump carried in the 2016 election. That makes six turnovers from Republican to Democrat in contested state House and Senate races so far in 2017 -- and 26 out of 35 races (at the state legislative and congressional level) in which the Democratic nominee has overperformed Hillary Clinton's showing last November. (Worth noting: Republicans have yet to flip a Democratic-controlled seat so far this year.) Republicans will, rightly, note that in each of the contested special elections for US...
  • Trial Set to Begin for Man Accused of Beheading Coworker in Moore

    09/11/2017 12:10:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
    The trial for a man accused of beheading a former coworker is set to begin on Monday. On Sept. 25, 2014, authorities say Alton Nolen stabbed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford multiple times and beheaded her inside the Vaughan Foods distribution center. After attacking Hufford, Nolen is accused of stabbing 43-year-old Traci Johnson numerous times before being shot by Mark Vaughan, the former CEO of the company and a reserve sheriff’s deputy. Hufford died from her injuries, but Johnson survived. Courtesy: Hufford Family Nolen was eventually charged with murder and several other felony counts in the case. Nolen’s attorneys claimed that he...
  • Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

    09/03/2017 3:59:57 PM PDT · by 100American · 118 replies
    Travel + Leisure ^ | December 17, 2016 | Cailey Rizzo
    Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • Oklahoma Sheriff Auctions 300 Guns, Vehicles, and Other Items

    08/23/2017 12:51:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 19 August, 2017, the Wagoner County, Oklahoma, Sheriff auctioned off 300 firearms, a number of vehicles, and other items that have been taking up space in their property room. You can view images of the vehicles and the gun on line at the rockinmauction.com website.A list of the available firearms is available here, but the information is not completely accurate.  For example, the make of an RG10 pistol is listed as “Bohm”, a simple misreading of Rohm. There are numerous plain Jane hunting rifles and shotguns, some more desirable than others. The list shows 15 Marlin .22...
  • Online Petition Launched to “Ban KKK” in Oklahoma

    08/16/2017 10:10:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Lili Zheng
    A measure to ban the Ku Klux Klan in Oklahoma has been launched through an online petition. The petition, powered through the Aavaaz website, was created by a person only identified as "Nikolas T." and posted on Sunday. On the petition itself, the creator writes "The Ku Klux Klan is a hate group and should be labeled as such. The Black Panther Party actually provided practical and useful help for their community, yet they were labeled a hate group and systematically dismantled by the CIA and FBI. The KKK has and will always be a hate group and still exists...
  • Anti-Federal Government Group Says Alleged Bomb Plot Suspect no Longer a Member

    08/16/2017 10:06:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | AUGUST 15, 2017
    Authorities say an Oklahoma man hated the federal government and wanted to create a revolution by blowing up a building in downtown Oklahoma City. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in an alley next to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. "He wanted to make the biggest impact wherever he was going to place his bomb. And, in his mind, this would have been the biggest impact in Oklahoma," said Raul Bujanda, the assistant special agent in charge...
  • Hatred of Feds, Calls for Revolution Motives of Man rrested in Foiled Oklahoma City Bomb Plot

    08/16/2017 9:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | BILL MISTON | AUGUST 15, 2017
    ‘Out for blood’: Hatred of federal government, calls for revolution alleged motives of man arrested in foiled Oklahoma City bomb plotA hatred of the federal government and calls for a revolution are just some of the alleged motives behind an Oklahoma man's attempted plot to blow up a downtown Oklahoma City building, patterned after the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing. Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Okla. was arrested early Saturday morning after a van, laden with 1,000 pounds of what he believed to be ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, failed to detonate outside the BancFirst National Building...
  • Anonymous Plans Ops to Take Down Confederate Monuments at 11 Sites Friday

    08/16/2017 3:37:42 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/16/2017 | Bridget Johnson
    The hacktivist collective Anonymous is planning a "Denouncement Day" this Friday to "denounce the Confederacy, to denounce racism, bigotry and hate," saying "it is time to take down these monuments of hate ourselves." Supporters plan to gather at 6 p.m. EST at the statue of Rear Adm. Raphael Semmes in Mobile, Ala., the Confederate Soldiers Monument in Little Rock, the Jackson Guards Memorial in Jacksonport, Ark., the Searcy Confederate Memorial in Searcy, Ark., the Our Confederate Dead monument in Munn Park in Lakeland, Fla., the Confederate Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta (which was defaced with spray paint this week),...
  • Middle school PE teacher, 40, arrested for sex romp with teen boy student

    08/15/2017 10:55:54 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2017
    A former Union County middle school gym teacher was arrested Monday for a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, was sexually involved with the student in 2013, the agency said in a news release. Reece was arrested after the Union County Sheriff’s Office received information on the alleged relationship, and asked the GBI to assist with the investigation. "The student was moving from the 8th grade into the 9th grade during this time," the news release stated. "As a result of the investigation, Reece has been arrested...
  • Police Officer Describes Video That Reportedly Shows Oklahoma Bail Bond Agent Fatally Shoot Man

    08/15/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    We are learning more about the Oklahoma bail bond agent who is charged with murder after she fatally shot a man she was trying to take into custody. Around 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday, Chasity Carey, 41, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 9-1-1 stating she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams. When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene. Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana. Brandon Williams He was released from jail on August 1,...
  • Anti-government extremist arrested in Oklahoma bomb plot

    08/14/2017 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    A 23-year-old man who said he hated the U.S. government has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in a truck. According to a criminal complaint, Jerry Drake Varnell wanted to start a militia group and admired Timothy McVeigh, the domestic terrorist who was convicted and executed for setting off a massive truck bomb outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995. Varnell thought he was dealing with two fellow sympathizers in the anti-government movement but they were a confidential informant and...
  • Oklahoma Teen Awarded $1M in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

    08/14/2017 9:10:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/14/2017 | Staff
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has awarded $1 million against a former Oklahoma teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for sex crimes involving her teenage student.</p> <p>An attorney for 31-year-old Jennifer Caswell says she will be in prison for the next several years and has no money to pay her former student.</p>
  • Cleveland County Reserve Deputy’s Facebook Post About LGBTQ Community Causing Controversy

    08/12/2017 7:15:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | IAN SMITH | AUGUST 12, 201
    WARNING: Some people may find some of the language in this story offensive.Facebook post targeting LGBTQ community by Cleveland County reserve deputy causing controversy h CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – A social media post allegedly made by a Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputy is creating backlash among minority groups. “The new generation is filled with lib tards, transvestites, gays and sissies who need a safe room,” the post said. The post was made by Ken Coartney on Facebook and we confirmed with Cleveland County that he is a reserve deputy. “It’s hateful language. I mean, I think he, especially being in a...
  • The media incited violence after the Oklahoma City bombing, just like they are doing today

    07/15/2017 9:32:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    Wikipedia - Oklahoma City Murray Building Bombing ^ | 15 July 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The point of this note is to demonstrate the irresponsibility of the media and the hypocrisy of muslims and muslim organizations. After the Murray building bombing, the media in their normal irresponsible fashion put out stories without substantiation that "Middle Eastern" groups may be have been responsible for the bombing. As a result, individuals went after muslims in this country. The muslims understandbly complained: In the case of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Hamzi Moghrabi, chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, blamed the media for the attacks on Muslims and Arabs that took place just days after the bombing.Now, the media...
  • Democrats sweep 2 legislative special elections in Oklahoma

    07/12/2017 9:17:55 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 July 2017 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — Democrats have swept special elections for a state House vacancy from the Tulsa area and a state Senate vacancy from Oklahoma City, both vacated by Republicans who resigned.</p> <p>In House District 75, which includes portions of east Tulsa and north Broken Arrow, unofficial results show voters picked Democrat Karen Gaddis over Republican Tressa Nunley on Tuesday. Both were vying to replace former Republican state Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned this year after two former legislative assistants accused him of sexual harassment. Kirby has admitted he used poor judgment but denied harassing legislative aides.</p>
  • Explosion Damages Bixby Air Force Recruiting Station

    07/11/2017 3:59:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    News On 6 ^ | July 11, 2017
    BIXBY, Oklahoma - Local and federal authorities are investigating after an explosion outside an Air Force recruiting station in Bixby late Monday. Bixby Police say they started getting calls about an explosion just after 10:30 p.m. The recruiting station is located in the Post Rock Plaza in the 10400 block of South 82nd East Avenue just off South Memorial Drive.