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  • Three burglars entered an Oklahoma home. The owner’s son opened fire with an AR-15, deputies say.

    03/28/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 102 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2017 | Ben Guarino
    <p>Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.</p>
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Three Intruders Killed by Broken Arrow Homeowner's Son, Deputies Say

    03/27/2017 1:49:44 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 94 replies
    Newson6.com ^ | March 27, 2017 | Newson6.com
    BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said three people are dead after a homeowner's son shot them Monday afternoon. Officers say it happened at a home near 91st and Clearview Drive in Wagoner County. The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office said the homeowner and his adult son were in the home when three males wearing masks and gloves tried to break in at about 12:30 p.m. The homeowner's son shot the intruders with a rifle, deputies said, killing all three. The sheriff's office said both the homeowner and his son are cooperating with the investigation and went to...
  • Oklahoma officer dies after shootout

    A 22-year-old Oklahoma officer died Monday after a shootout during a traffic stop, police said. Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said officer Justin Terney died after undergoing surgery overnight.
  • Tulsa officer’s preliminary hearing request denied

    03/25/2017 2:31:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | March 24, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter won’t have further preliminary hearing proceedings. The Tulsa World reports 42-year-old Betty Shelby remains on track for trial on May 8. Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.
  • Oklahoma tribe approves gay marriage as Native American groups debate issue

    03/22/2017 5:18:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/22/17 | Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton
    A Native American tribe in Oklahoma has voted to allow same-sex marriage, joining a small group of prominent tribes changing their law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2015 decision making the practice legal in all states. The same-sex case known as Obergefell v Hodges has rippled through the 567 federally recognized Indian Nations. As sovereign entities, they are not necessarily bound by the Supreme Court decision, leaving many in the precarious position of trying to decide whether to make the hot-button issue part of their traditional law. "Tribes don’t have to follow Obergefell. Tribes should, unless they...
  • Oklahoma House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/21/2017 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | march 21, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Oklahoma state House marked World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday by passing a bill to prohibit abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome and other genetic disorders. KFOR News in Oklahoma reports state House Bill 1549 passed in a 67-17 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration. The bill would prohibit discriminatory abortions based on an unborn baby’s genetic abnormalities and hold abortion practitioners who violate the legislation liable. A state House committee initially failed to pass the bill in February after some lawmakers expressed concerns about court challenges, according to the report. However, several committee...
  • Oklahoma state senator under investigation by Moore police

    03/15/2017 11:42:52 AM PDT · by Coronal · 24 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 14, 2017 | Nolan Clay
    MOORE — Police here are investigating why state Sen. Ralph Shortey was in a hotel room last Thursday with a teenage boy. Police are reviewing text messages purportedly exchanged between Shortey and the teenager as part of the investigation, The Oklahoman has learned. Police became involved because of concerns raised by a relative of the boy.
  • Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Protect Date Rape Victims Charged With DUI

    03/09/2017 9:18:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    An Oklahoma lawmaker says he wants to protect victims of date rape with a new law. If passed, someone who was forcefully intoxicated and gets charged with a DUI could get a new hearing to possibly get the charge dismissed. Under the law right now, someone can bring an involuntary intoxication defense at a jury trial, but the author of the bill wants to speed up the process. Representative John Paul Jordan wants to add an extra hearing to DUI cases when the defendants claim to be “forcefully intoxicated.” He says what happened to a friend inspired him to file...
  • What happens when the doctors only take cash

    03/07/2017 7:18:50 PM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 64 replies
    Time ^ | 01/26/2017 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    Sometimes called direct pay, and closely related to concierge care, this sort of business model was once seen as the perquisite of rich folks and medical tourists from foreign lands. But nowadays many of the people seeking cash-based care are middle-class Americans with high-deductible insurance plans. For a patient with an $11,000 family deductible, for example, it might make more sense to seek out a cash-based center like the Premier Medical Imaging facility in Minneapolis, which offers a basic MRI for $499, than to cough up the several thousand dollars that the same procedure generally costs at a traditional hospital....
  • "It's Unfair" - Hispanic Workers Upset After Being Fired For Absence On "Day Without Immigrants"

    02/19/2017 4:28:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 18, 2017
    The manager of the ironically named "I Don't Care" Bar and Grill in Catoosa, Oklahoma is hiring ... Needing experienced kitchen staff. Line cooks, prep cooks, and dishwashers apply now! After firing 12 staff last week for violating his "no call/no show" policy. Fox Baltimore reports that the workers are without a job after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for "A Day Without Immigrants." The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn't think it would cost them their jobs. "They feel...
  • Catoosa restaurant fires 12 workers for not showing up on 'Day Without Immigrants'

    02/18/2017 7:34:24 AM PST · by lowbridge · 104 replies
    Ktul.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ethan Hutchins
    A dozen workers at a Catoosa restaurant are without a job today after getting fired for skipping work as a show of support for “A Day Without Immigrants.” The restaurant workers are all Hispanic and they say it was important to them to participate in the national protest. But they didn’t think it would cost them their jobs. “They feel like they’ve been unfairly terminated," said a friend, translating for the employees. The group worked at “I Don’t Care” Bar and Grill in Catoosa. They talked to us after they were fired for not showing up to work. They asked...
  • Senate Democrats Plan All-Nighter Over EPA Nominee

    02/16/2017 8:33:25 PM PST · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 2/16/17 | Bridget Bowman
    Senate Democrats are planning to once again stage a series of overnight speeches on the Senate floor, this time in opposition to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA. “We intend to stand our ground,” said Delaware Sen. Thomas R. Carper, the ranking Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee. While Pruitt appears poised for confirmation, Carper said Democrats were not going quietly into the night. “[If] we go home, we go to bed, say, ‘That’s it, we fought the good fight, it’s 10 o’clock, we’re going to call it a day,’ there’s zero chance we...
  • Green Beret dies during advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Africa

    02/11/2017 1:17:59 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    PopularMilitary ^ | February 10, 2017 | By Andy Wolf
    A warrant office in the United States Special Forces has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while serving in Africa, according to official sources. WO1 Shawn Thomas of 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group died on February 2, according to US Army Special Operations Command spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bockholt. According to the Army Times, officials could not specify details of the accident, but said that SF troopers were conducting advising operations to counter Boko Haram in Niger and that the investigation is ongoing. “Our deepest condolences go out to Warrant Officer Thomas’ family, friends and colleagues,” 3rd...
  • Oklahoma 1 of Only 2 States Allowing Death by Firing Squad, Another State Seeks to Be the 3rd

    02/10/2017 1:42:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 10, 2017 | HEATHER HOLEMAN
    Oklahoma one of only two states that still allows inmate death by firing squad, another state seeks to be the 3rdOklahoma is one of 33 states that supports the death penalty, all of which favor lethal injection for inmates sentenced to die. However, many states also have an alternative method of death in case a court intervenes with lethal injection. In 2015, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation allowing nitrogen gas to be used if a court strikes down lethal injection or if the drugs are unavailable. That move came after Oklahoma was catapulted into the national spotlight for the...
  • Bill Would Require Man’s Permission for Abortion

    02/08/2017 8:16:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 8, 2017 | Lorne Fultonberg
    A bill introduced at the state capitol would require the father of a fetus to sign off on an abortion. House Bill 1441, authored by Republican Rep. Justin Humphrey, would force women seeking abortions to identify the father to the doctor. If the person identified disputes he is the father, the person may ask for a paternity test, according to the bill. The legislation grants exceptions for rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. Exceptions are also made if the father of the fetus is deceased, provided the woman signs a notarized affidavit attesting to the fact....
  • Lamborn Introduces Bills to Defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    02/06/2017 10:50:33 AM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    House.Gov ^ | Jan 31 2017
    Congressman Lamborn released the following statement following his introduction of two bills, H.R. 726 and H.R. 727, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and National Public Radio (NPR): “Republicans and the new Administration need to demonstrate that we take our fiscal responsibility seriously. American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done. That’s why I have reintroduced two pieces of legislation to permanently defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. CPB received $445 million during Fiscal Year 2016, and this money...
  • EPA: Oklahoma regulators should do more to curb earthquakes

    02/03/2017 4:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 3, 2017 6:52 PM EST
    The Environmental Protection Agency has told Oklahoma regulators to do more to protect the state from a surge in earthquake activity that scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. An EPA administrator sent a letter in November to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, saying a magnitude 5.0 earthquake happened despite state and federal action to curb wastewater injection. The Frontier first reported the contents of the letter. […] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President Donald Trump’s pick to head the EPA. His nomination is pending Senate approval. Environmentalists have criticized Pruitt for not doing more...
  • Key lawmaker downplays threat to CPB funding (NPR/PBS)

    01/31/2017 2:46:21 PM PST · by Drango · 27 replies
    current ^ | Jan 31, 2017 | Dru sefton
    The chair of a key House Appropriations subcommittee said that the forthcoming White House budget should take aim at bigger deficit reduction targets than the relatively small appropriations for CPB and two endowments supporting arts and humanities. Even if the Trump administration does target CPB in its first budget, the corporation would most likely survive the challenge, said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), because “there is a strong constituency for public broadcasting in both the House and Senate.” Cole heads the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, which handles funding for CPB, the National Endowment for...
  • Cocaine found in nose cone of American Airlines jet: police

    01/31/2017 2:48:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/31/17
    An airline maintenance worker in Oklahoma found 31 pounds (14 kg) of cocaine in the nose cone of an American Airlines jet after it arrived from Colombia, police said on Monday. Seven bricks of the drug, with a street value of at least $200,000, were discovered on Sunday night at the carrier's maintenance base in Tulsa, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. "A technician went to check the electronics bay ... and some of the insulation looked new. He moved it and saw one of the bricks," the sheriff said.
  • Police: Woman Beheaded at Oklahoma Workplace (Jesus tattoo mentioned)

    A reserve sheriff's deputy and the company's chief operating officer, shot him. "This was not going to stop if he didn't stop it. It could have gotten a lot worse," Lewis said. "The threat had already stopped once we arrived." Lewis said Moore police have asked the FBI to look into the man's background because of the nature of the attack, which follows a series of videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants. In a statement, FBI Special Agent in Charge James E. Finch said the motive for the attack has not been determined but that there is no reason to...
  • Sac and Fox: Officer Down, auto accident (OK)

    01/25/2017 2:06:27 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 7 replies
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    http://www.odmp.org/officer/23107-police-officer-nathan-b-graves
  • OU football player suspended indefinitely following CTX armed robberies arrest (Waco, TX)

    01/18/2017 2:51:18 PM PST · by bgill · 36 replies
    KXXV-TV ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Kandace Thomas
    University of Oklahoma defensive back and former La Vega High School football player Parrish Cobb turned himself into police Tuesday night, after being accused of three armed robberies in Central Texas, according to Waco Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Patrick Swanton. Cobb, 19, is facing an aggravated robbery charge for an armed robbery that happened near the Baylor campus on Jan. 10. He's also accused of being involved in the armed robbery that happened on campus outside the McLane Student Life Center on Jan. 7. The Bellmead Police Department had also issued a warrant for his arrest after an armed robbery...
  • Protestors to Inauguration Paid In Tulsa

    01/16/2017 4:40:11 AM PST · by Candor7 · 198 replies
    Back Page ^ | 12 January 2017 | Backpage
    (Thanks to Freeper Fred Nerks.) Protestors are being paid and trained in Oklahoma. Our Community Organizer president wants to go out with a Bang! Shall we accommodate him?
  • An Oklahoma Newspaper Endorsed Clinton. It Hasn’t Been Forgiven

    12/27/2016 8:01:03 AM PST · by usafa92 · 87 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Manny Fernandez
    ENID, Okla. — One Sunday after church, Jeff Mullin and his wife were in line at the Western Sizzlin steakhouse here when a man, fists clenched, threatened to beat the hell out of him. “My first thought was just to kind of try to keep things calm. Otherwise, it was going to be two old guys rolling around on the floor of the steakhouse, and that would be pretty unseemly,” recalled Mr. Mullin, 64, the mustachioed senior writer for Enid’s daily newspaper, The Enid News & Eagle. The dispute was not personal. It was, of all things, editorial. Mr. Mullin’s...
  • Oklahoma Great Barry Switzer Punks the Dishonest Media, Gives Them "Fake News"

    12/22/2016 12:01:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Too many times these days, the mainstream media will jump on a story before knowing any of the facts to gain political advantage points. Famed Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer used and abused the so-called "dishonest media" earlier this month by straight up lying. According to Politico, Switzer was shopping with his family in New York City when he passed by Trump Tower and decided to go in. "All the media people said, 'Coach what are you doing here,'" Switzer said. "I told them I was here to see the president like everyone else."> However, Switzer only went upstairs, bought...
  • “It Feels Like a Slap in the Face,” Oklahoma Veteran Trying to Change Law That Repaying Severance

    12/21/2016 7:23:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2016 | SHELDRA BRIGHAM
    “It feels like a slap in the face,” Oklahoma veteran trying to change law that requires repaying severanceService members are often given severance when the military downsizes and closes bases, but now in some cases years later the government is taking that money back. Under federal law, until veterans pay back their involuntary separation pay, they can have their VA disability withheld. Tim Foster, an Oklahoma veteran, is trying to change that by changing the law. “It feels like a slap in the face. It really does,” he said. Foster started his military career at 23. The marine served for...
  • Hate Speech Hysteria at the University of Oklahoma

    12/17/2016 6:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 17, 2016 | David Deming
    In March of 2015, people across the U.S. were shocked to see a video showing two members of the University of Oklahoma SAE fraternity chanting racial epithets. The reaction of the OU administration was swift and draconian. The offending students were expelled without due process and the entire SAE house was immediately shuttered. Legal scholars, writing in the Washington Post and USA Today, described the university's actions as a violation of the student's First Amendment rights. As Eugene Volokh noted, "racist speech is constitutionally protected." Solely as a result of this incident, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)...
  • Parents are arrested after their twin babies were found 'looking like skeletons...

    12/13/2016 6:04:00 AM PST · by wyowolf · 19 replies
    A mother and father have been arrested on child abuse charges after their twin infants were found 'looking like skeletons' and suffering from gruesome infections. New parents Kevin Fowler, 25, and Aislyn Miller, 24, from Owasso, Oklahoma were booked into Tulsa Jail on Saturday. Nurses and doctors who treated the couple's children described them as extremely malnourished, with bed sores and diaper rash. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4027974/Child-abuse-case-Oklahoma-called-worst-police-nurses-seen-infants-crawling-maggots.html#ixzz4Sj7lo0B6 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Cherokee Nation Attorney General OKs Same-Sex Marriage Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

    12/09/2016 10:31:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KSAT ^ | December 09, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Kelli King was driving home from work Friday, listening to the news on the car radio, when she got a very nice surprise. A ban on same-sex marriage involving members of the Cherokee Nation was overturned by the tribe's attorney general in an opinion issued Friday. More National Headlines Trump announces Dow CEO as head of America Manufacturing Council Government stays open, funding bill clears key hurdle in Senate Trump on 'lock her up' chant: 'Now we don't care' After the fires, Gatlinburg reopens for business Trump taps Andrew Puzder, CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr., as Labor secretary King...
  • Black Lives Matter & the rape conviction of Okla cop Daniel Holtzclaw

    12/07/2016 2:50:21 PM PST · by 198ml · 27 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/7/16 | Carly Hoilman
    What if a man was convicted of crimes he didn’t commit … just to appease the Black Lives Matter mob? Conservative Review Senior Editor Michelle Malkin explores that possibility in the explosive debut episodes of “Michelle Malkin Investigates.” She examines the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer who was convicted on multiple counts of rape and sentenced to 263 years in prison in January for crimes he says he didn’t commit. Was there reasonable doubt? In “Daniel in the Den,” Malkin explores whether the half-white, half-Japanese officer was convicted based on dubious evidence, unreliable testimony, and immense...
  • Donald Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to Lead EPA

    12/07/2016 12:41:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 7 2016, 3:34 pm ET | Emma Margolin
    Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday — the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an agenda that could undue President Obama's climate change legacy. An ally to the fossil fuel industry, Pruitt has aggressively fought against environmental regulations, becoming one of a number of attorneys general to craft a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration's rules to curb carbon emissions. The case is currently awaiting a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • Law Professor: 17th Amendment 'Disenfranchised States'

    12/06/2016 2:31:55 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Amy Furr
    The 17th Amendment, which allowed the popular election of U.S. senators, “disenfranchised” state legislatures and altered the U.S. Constitution's checks and balances, Chapman University Law Professor John Eastman told an audience of state legislators in Washington, D.C. last week. The amendment made it easier for Congress to pass legislation, which eventually led to the massive growth in federal power that the states are still grappling with today... “What the founders did is come up with this counterintuitive notion that adding an extra layer of government would provide less government and greater liberty. And it only worked if those governments were...
  • Four resign from Talihina veterans center after resident found with maggots in wound

    12/03/2016 3:19:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/2/16 | Barbara Hoberack
    Four staff members at the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Talihina facility have resigned after a resident who later died was found with maggots in a wound, the agency said. Executive Director Myles Deering said the maggots were discovered while the patient was alive but were not the cause of his death. He said the man came into the center with an infection. “He did not succumb as a result of the parasites,” Deering said Tuesday. “He succumbed as a result of the sepsis.” Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. A physician’s assistant and three nurses, including...
  • Two more homicides in Tulsa push city to record total of 73

    12/03/2016 3:12:51 PM PST · by seacapn · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 am | Harrison Grimwood
    Tulsa hit a new high for homicides in a year early Friday with a pair of deaths, including a woman who died after being stabbed during an altercation with a friend who was helping her move. Tahmachqua Floyd, 24, was the city’s 72nd homicide victim of 2016. The previous record of 71 was set in 2009, according to Tulsa World and Tulsa Police Department records. The new record didn’t stand for long. Just minutes after Floyd’s death, Leon Crockett, 37, died of gunshot wounds he received Nov. 19 in a north Tulsa apartment, police reported.
  • EPA plans to withdraw pollution rule for 7 Texas power plants

    11/30/2016 7:33:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | November 30, 2016 | By Ryan Maye Handy
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to withdraw a rule that would require seven Texas coal-fired power plants to reduce pollution coming from their stacks, providing at least a short-term reprieve for power companies fearful that the costs of ever stricter regulations would doom their plants. The rule would have mandated that the Texas plants, as well as eight others in Oklahoma, update scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to preserve air quality near national parks and wilderness areas, including Big Bend National Park on the Texas border with Mexico, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park on the...
  • Botched 43 minute Oklahoma execution not cruel and inhumane, appeals court rules

    11/18/2016 9:05:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 11/17/16 | breaking911.com
    After 43 minutes of apparent anguish, the man died of a heart attack. Lockett’s bungled execution led Oklahoma to reconsider its lethal injection protocols, and spurred Lockett’s brother to file suit – alleging torture and human medical experimentation, among other claims. In a decision filed Tuesday, a federal appeals court upheld the 2015 decision to dismiss the lawsuit, ruling that the lethal injection process did not qualify as cruel and inhumane. What took place during the execution, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit held, was a sort of “‘innocent misadventure'” or “‘isolated mishap.'”
  • Federal Court Rules That Botched 43-Minute Execution of Oklahoma Man Was Humane

    11/17/2016 7:21:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/17/16 | Laura Bult
    The botched execution of an Oklahoma man involving an experimental dose of lethal drugs was not inhumane, a federal judge ruled. The ruling by a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by family of Clayton Lockett, whose April 29, 2014 execution took nearly an hour instead of the minutes it should have. Lockett’s brother, Gary Lockett, sued Gov. Mark Fallin (R-Okla.) and other state and prison officials saying the drawn out death of his sibling was “barbaric” and that the fumbled execution violated the inmate’s constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment. Lockett, imprisoned...
  • Southwest employee dead in Oklahoma airport shooting as 'sniper's nest' reported in parking garage

    11/15/2016 2:30:28 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 15 Nov 2016 | Christopher Brennan
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  • One person reported shot at Oklahoma City airport, police hunt suspect

    11/15/2016 1:09:22 PM PST · by RitchieAprile · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2016 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING – Police closed off Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport hunting a possible suspect Tuesday after a shooting that wounded at least one person, Fox 25 reported. A man was lying in front of a ticket counter saying he'd been shot, officials told KOCO, which reported that the victim suffered life-threatening injuries. The shooting unfolded in a parking garage just before 1 p.m. local time, a police spokesperson told Fox News, saying there may be a second victim
  • Death penalty gets boost in three US states

    11/12/2016 10:06:17 AM PST · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | 11/11/2016 | Sebastien Blanc
    Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump's upset presidential election win has dominated global headlines, but for those against capital punishment, Election Day offered other surprise: three states voted to reinstate or otherwise support the death penalty. The measures voted through in Oklahoma, Nebraska and California via referendum are not expected to spark a sharp rise in the number of executions, but activists say they are a step in the wrong direction. "Those states have chosen a failed, broken policy when they had the chance to move towards a new dawn," said Shari Silberstein, director of the advocacy group Equal Justice USA....
  • Homes Coming Down To Make Way For Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike

    11/09/2016 7:56:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    News Channel 4 (KFOR) ^ | October 28, 2016 | Sarah Stewart
    OKLAHOMA CITY--The 1600 square foot home on S.E. 15th came crashing down in a matter of minutes. It was demolished on Monday to make way for the new Eastern Oklahoma County turnpike. “It happened because they were ignorant of their rights and were victimized by the state,” said Steve Maguire. Maguire helped start Victims of Eminent Domain Fund, a non-profit dedicated to telling the stories of homeowners in that part of the county and stopping the turnpike from coming through. He says the owners of the home on S.E. 15th were told false things by the people acquiring the property...
  • Oklahomans Vote Against ‘Ten Commandments’ State Question

    11/09/2016 1:50:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 8, 2016 | K. QUERRY,
    Oklahomans had their chance to voice their opinion on a fight over a religious monument that went all the way to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. State Question 790 would remove a part of the Oklahoma Constitution that prohibits the use of state resources for religious purposes. Last year, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments Monument that was housed at the Oklahoma State Capitol violated the Constitution. That decision led to the monument’s removal from the Capitol grounds to the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a private agency. “We celebrate Christmas displays in towns like Chickasha and Yukon. We...
  • Hindus to Push for ‘Monkey King’ Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA,” the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Tremor felt North Central OK

    11/01/2016 9:33:23 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 35 replies
    Just felt an earthquake or tremor here in north central OK.... but it felt more like a shockwave.... very odd. Anyone else feel that? or any info on it?
  • Cop Leaves Keys In Cop Car, Perp Steals Cop Car, Then Broadcasts Chase On Facebook!

    11/01/2016 2:38:58 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 12 replies
    Watch the video at the link. Cop and Perp are both Felony Stupid. http://www.newson6.com/story/33541897/driver-leads-police-on-chase-in-stolen-tulsa-patrol-car
  • Oklahoma fugitive dies in shootout with police

    10/31/2016 5:48:37 AM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 31, 2016
    A massive manhunt for a suspect in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of two police officers and multiple carjackings, ended Sunday night in a police chase and shootout that left the man dead in Oklahoma. Michael Dale Vance, Jr., 38, was shot and killed by an Oklahoma state trooper near Leedey in the western part of the state, authorities said. Vance had shot and wounded a Dewey County officer and fled in a car earlier in the day, according to U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Dave Turk said.
  • Law Officers Search For Suspect After Shooting Injures Two Officers (Oklahoma)

    10/24/2016 2:13:53 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 12 replies
    News 9 KWTV ^ | October 23 | LeighAnne Manwarren
    WELLSTON, Oklahoma - Law officers are searching for a man accused of shooting two police officers Sunday evening near Wellston in Lincoln County, authorities reported. The missing suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Michael Vance. He is a white man, is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds.
  • Inhofe committee says EPA, Corps exceeding WOTUS authority

    10/18/2016 9:00:25 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 7 replies
    High Plains Journal ^ | 10/9/16 | Larry Drelling
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, chaired by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-OK, released a majority report Sept. 20 indicating what it claims are examples of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers’ efforts to expand their jurisdiction over U.S. waters beyond Congressional intent. The report is the result of the majority staff’s investigation into how EPA and the Corps are interpreting and implementing their authority under the Clean Water Act. Despite the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ national stay on enforcement of EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule, the majority report says EPA is enforcing the...