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  • US Marshals arrest 262, find 5 missing children in Oklahoma bust

    09/18/2020 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | 9:13am | | By Lia Eustachewich
    A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said. Playing out over the course of two months, “Operation Triple Beam” ultimately busted 262 people — including six homicide suspects and others wanted for assault, burglary, weapons offenses and drug offenses, KFOR reported. Five missing children turned up in the investigation, the US Marshals Service said in a news release. Meanwhile, 72 firearms, more than 9 kilograms of narcotics and nearly $17,000 were also recovered. The sting, which ended Sept. 6, was part...
  • Poll: GOP Stephanie Bice Leading Democrat Kendra Horn in Oklahoma

    09/14/2020 12:45:01 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 13 2020 | SEAN MORAN
    Oklahoma state Sen. Stephanie Bice (R) leads Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK) in the race for Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district., Oklahoma’s public polling firm, released a poll this week that found that 44.8 percent of Oklahoma likely voters in the district would vote for Bice, whereas 44.2 percent would vote for Horn, and 11 percent remain undecided. --SNIP-- Oklahoma’s fifth district represents one of the pivotal swing districts ahead of the 2020 congressional elections and could decide whether Republicans regain the House in November. President Donald Trump won Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district during the 2016 presidential election by more...
  • US Marshals Service apprehends Oklahoma man accused of filming sexual assault of baby

    09/13/2020 12:21:25 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/11/20 | Madison Dibble
    The U.S. Marshals Service tracked down and apprehended a 22-year-old Oklahoma man accused of filming the sexual assault of a 6-month-old baby. Brice Gage Watkins had dodged law enforcement for more than two weeks after being charged with one felony count of distribution of child pornography and three counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 12 on Aug. 14. The U.S. Marshals Service joined the search for Watkins earlier this week and tracked him to a "known associate's residence" in Texas, according to a press release from the agency. Watkins sexually assaulted a 6-month-old baby in...
  • Baker Mayfield Reverses Course, Will Stand for the Anthem

    09/12/2020 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/20 | Dylan Gwinn
    Browns quarterback said not once, but twice, that he would kneel during the anthem this season. However, a message from the Miami Dolphins seems to have convinced the young signal-caller that the path to “real change,” doesn’t lie with on-the-field gestures.
  • Oklahoma Lawmaker calls for state to allow Hydroxycholorquine for COVID-19 treatment

    08/15/2020 10:38:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 08/15/2020 | By Randy Krehbiel
    A state representative known for sometimes controversial statements demanded Friday that Oklahoma allow COVID-19 patients to be treated with hydroxychloroquine, a drug widely considered ineffective and potentially dangerous in dealing with the disease, and said the epidemic is part of a Chinese plot to infect “overweight, elderly, diabetic people,” principally in the United States. “China knew about the outbreak of this virus and closed travel in their own country but continued to allow travel to the United States and the world,” Rep. J.J. Humphrey, R-Lane, said in a press release. “China began buying up all personal protective equipment such as...
  • Suspect shot in home invasion dies; police seeking accomplice

    08/10/2020 5:52:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 7 August, 2020 | Staff
    Officers responded to the home in the 800 block of North New Haven Avenue about 1:40 a.m. Friday and found the homeowner bleeding from the head after being pistol whipped. Another man — believed to be one of two who entered the home while the homeowner, his wife and child were sleeping — was found on the floor in a bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. The homeowner said his dog’s barking alerted them to the intruders’ presence. Despite being pistol whipped, the homeowner told investigators he managed to take the gun away and shoot both intruders.
  • Herman Cain dead after battle with coronavirus.

    07/30/2020 7:49:20 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 196 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7.30.2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and affable business magnate, died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus, according to reports. Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1, his staff had said. His death was announced on Herman Cain's website and Facebook page. "Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away," the statement on his website said, noting there were "hopeful indicators" in recent days that he'd recover but adding: "And yet we also felt real concern about the fact that he never...
  • Herman Cain Has Died

    07/30/2020 7:29:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 184 replies
    Herman Cain has died from Covid.
  • Herman Cain is hospitalized with coronavirus

    07/02/2020 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Coronal · 94 replies
    ABC 7 WWSB ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ed Payne
    ATLANTA (Gray News) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The 74-year-old found out Monday that he had coronavirus and by Wednesday “had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization,” a statement on his Twitter account said. “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.” Cain, a cancer survivor, attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In photo posted to his Twitter account, he was shown not wearing a mask and not social distancing in the crowd of thousands.
  • Group to file petition to recall Norman mayor, some city councilors after cutting police budget

    07/11/2020 8:28:23 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 42 replies
    KOCO5 News ^ | 07/09/20 | Abigail Ogle
    Norman citizens are uniting to make sure their voices are heard after city leaders cut $865,000 from the police department’s budget. “You’re not helpless. For so long it seems like we were all helpless at the whims of the people in office, but now we’re awake,” Unite Norman leader Russell Smith said. Smith told KOCO 5 that the group has raised closed to $50,000 in just 48 hours and is working to file a petition to recall Mayor Breea Clark and eligible city council members.
  • Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land

    07/10/2020 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 103 replies
    NPR ^ | July 9, 20207:17 PM ET | Laurel Wamsley
    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation, a decision that will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases. The court's decision hinged on the question of whether the Creek reservation continued to exist after Oklahoma became a state. "Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of fed­eral criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion. The decision was 5-4,...
  • Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma is Indian Reservation

    07/09/2020 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    NYT ^ | July 9, 2020 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled by a 5-4 margin that nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation in the eyes of the criminal-justice system, preventing state authorities from prosecuting offenses there that involve Native Americans. The decision was potentially one of the most consequential legal victories for Native Americans in decades. It was written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Westerner who has sided with tribes in previous cases and joined the court’s more liberal members.
  • Trump rally 'likely' source of virus surge, Tulsa health official says

    07/09/2020 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    AP Via Fox News ^ | 07/09/2020
    President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa in late June that drew thousands of participants and large protests "likely contributed" to a dramatic surge in new coronavirus cases, Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart said Wednesday. Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, a one-day record high, and another 206 cases on Tuesday. By comparison, during the week before the June 20 Trump rally, there were 76 cases on Monday and 96 on Tuesday. Although the health department’s policy is to not publicly identify individual settings where people may have contracted the virus, Dart said those...
  • Liberals win Oklahoma SCOTUS case

    Gorsuch joins 4 LIBS to rule much of Oklahoma belongs to INDIANS.
  • Tulsa health official says Trump rally "likely contributed" to spike in coronavirus cases

    07/09/2020 5:45:09 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2020 | Grace Segers, Nicole Sganga
    A top health official in Tulsa said Wednesday that President Trump's campaign rally in the city in late June, as well as the protests that accompanied it, "more than likely contributed" to a spike in coronavirus cases in the area. "In the past few days, we've seen almost 500 new cases, and we had several large events just over two weeks ago, so I guess we just connect the dots," Tulsa City-County Health Department Director Dr. Bruce Dart told reporters on Wednesday. According to the Associated Press, Tulsa County reported 261 confirmed new cases on Monday, and 206 cases on...
  • Tulsa health department says contact tracers 'inundated' as city hits a new single day case high

    07/08/2020 10:28:21 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | July 8, 2020 | Kay Jones and Brian Ries
    The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there. Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of the Tulsa Health Department, said in a press conference on Wednesday there are high numbers being reported this week, with nearly 500 new cases in two days and trends are showing that those numbers will increase. There had been a 20% decline in new Covid-19 cases the week of June 28 through July 4.
  • Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad

    07/08/2020 8:15:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 08 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and...
  • Tulsa Police Sergeant Killed When Nonlethal Force Returned with Gunfire

    07/05/2020 8:02:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 7/5/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    A Tulsa police sergeant died Tuesday after being shot multiple times during a traffic stop. Sgt. Craig Johnson, 45, came to provide backup assistance to another officer who pulled over David Anthony Ware, 33, for an expired paper license. The suspect would not get out of the vehicle when officers said it would have to be towed, and that's when things escalated. Despite Johnson trying to use nonlethal force—the suspect pulled a gun on him and another officer.
  • Against the Police: Nets Skip Death of Tulsa Officer Shot in the Head

    07/02/2020 9:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 7/1/2020 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On Tuesday, 15-year Tulsa Police Department veteran and Sergeant Craig Johnson died at a hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his head on Monday. Six-week rookie Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also in critical condition after also being shot in the head during the same struggle with a suspect. Though Monday's CBS Evening News was the only broadcast newscast to report on their hospitalization, neither they nor ABC, or NBC informed their viewers about Sgt. Johnson’s passing. Proving that the shooting warranted national attention, CBS fill-in anchor Major Garrett delivered a meager 16-second news brief on Monday: Two Tulsa, Oklahoma,...
  • Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

    07/01/2020 10:15:35 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 37 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/1/20 | Carmen Forman
    Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a state question to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents. With all precincts reporting Tuesday, State Question 802, which asked voters to expand Medicaid, passed by 6,488 votes. The question will enshrine Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma’s constitution — effectively preventing Oklahoma’s GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican governor from limiting or undoing the expansion.