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  • 1 Suspect in Custody, 2 Others on the Loose After Burglary at Oklahoma City Gun Range

    10/07/2015 12:22:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    One suspect is in custody and two others are still on the loose after a burglary at an Oklahoma City gun range. Early Wednesday morning, police say three juveniles burglarized the H&H Gun Range near I-40 and Meridian. Oklahoma City police were called to the scene after the alarm at H&H Gun Range started going off. When officers arrived, they say they saw the suspects get into a car and drive away. Officers then started chasing the vehicle. A short time later, police say the suspects’ vehicle crashed near I-40 and MacArthur and two of the suspects got away. One...
  • Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Local Tea Party Leader Who Was Found Guilty of Blackmail

    10/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a local Tea Party leader who was found guilty of blackmail. In May 2014, Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart was found guilty of blackmailing a state senator and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Prosecutors claimed Gerhart sent an email to Oklahoma Sen. Cliff Branan, allegedly promising to make the senator a “laughing stock” unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill that would block a United Nations plan. In an e-mail to Senator Cliff Branan, Gerhart allegedly wrote: Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you...
  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 64 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • Cruz Basks in News of Boehner Resignation

    09/26/2015 11:01:59 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 25, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a persistent thorn in the side of Republican congressional leadership, basked in the news Friday that House Speaker John Boehner was resigning. As Cruz spoke at an annual meeting of social conservatives in Washington, the speaker was at the Capitol, making official what had surfaced earlier Friday: that he was stepping down at the end of next month amid GOP infighting on the Hill. By the time Cruz took the stage at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, he barely had to mention the Ohio Republican's name before drawing loud applause. “You want to know...
  • Donald Trump To Speak At Oklahoma State Fair Tonight 7:30 Eastern LIVE STREAM

    09/25/2015 2:51:54 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 220 replies
    NEWS9 ^ | September 25, 2015 | true believer forever
    Trump is set to arrive in Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. CDT Friday. An hour later, he's scheduled to take the stage. Thousands of people have registered to attend the speech, which is open to the public with a ticket to the fair.
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Streets Closed At Tulsa's Federal Courthouse For Suspicious Backpack

    09/24/2015 8:11:55 AM PDT · by william clark · 53 replies
    KOTV ^ | 9/24/2015 | Russell Hulstine
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police closed streets around the federal courthouse in downtown Tulsa Thursday morning. Tulsa Police told News On 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright, three Middle Eastern men parked a car near the federal courthouse at 3rd and Denver and ran off. Police said they found a backpack in the car and are treating it as a possible bomb. Police say the backpack is in the backseat of a gold BMW. The department's bomb squad is on scene and bomb techs are not examining the backpack. Police tell Lori Fullbright the men who ran have been located and are...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • Richard Glossip Execution Halted by Oklahoma Court

    09/16/2015 11:23:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/16/2015 | AP
    A state appeals court agreed to halt the execution of an Oklahoma man with hours to spare on Wednesday after his lawyers asked for time to review new evidence, including a fellow inmate’s claim that he overheard the other man convicted in the case say that he acted alone. The inmate, Richard E. Glossip, 52, was twice convicted of ordering the killing of Barry Van Treese, who owned the Oklahoma City motel where he worked. Mr. Glossip’s co-worker, Justin Sneed, was convicted of fatally beating Mr. Van Treese and was a crucial prosecution witness. Mr. Glossip was scheduled to be...
  • Drone shot down at Inhofe fundraiser

    09/13/2015 2:09:31 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies ^ | 01:04pm, September 13, 2015 | Nadia Judith Enchassi
    OKLAHOMA CITY — An infamous fundraiser that involves shooting pigeons has taken down another flying object. A drone that was being used to film Senator Inhofe’s pigeon fundraiser was grounded Saturday. The annual fundraiser earns money for the senator as guests shoot at tame, banded pigeons as they’re thrown into the air. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness is an animal rights group that secretly filmed the fundraiser for Senator Jim Inhofe last year. This year, the group said they tried to use a drone to record the event Friday night in Greer County, but they reported the drone was shot...
  • OK Judge Orders Removal of Ten Commandments Monument on Grounds at State Capitol [OKC]

    09/12/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 57 replies
    NewsOK ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma judge on Friday ordered that a monument to the Ten Commandments be removed from state Capitol grounds within 30 days, citing a state Supreme Court ruling that deemed the statue’s location unconstitutional. Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince handed down the ruling after rejecting an attempt by Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office to prolong the legal fight. Prince noted that the state’s highest court ordered that the 6-foot-tall granite monument be removed.
  • Democrat Makes History in House Seat for District 85

    09/09/2015 3:09:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    democrats are celebrating an upset from Tuesday night. For the first time ever, democrats hold a seat for House District 85, which includes part of The Village, Nichols Hills, and Quail Creek. Cyndi Munson beat republican challenger Chip Carter with 54% of the vote…even though Carter raised nearly twice as much money. Munson is a first generation college student with a Political Science degree, and recently worked as a community programs manager with the Girl Scouts of Oklahoma. Her seat was previously held by David Bank, who passed away in April. His wife, Odelia, and current Governor Mary Fallin were...
  • Widow of Oklahoma labor commissioner wants husband's job

    09/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by jonascord · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jennifer Palmer
    The wife of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello wants to carry on her husband's legacy by becoming the next labor commissioner. Cathy Costello announced Tuesday she has asked Gov. Mary Fallin to appoint her to serve the remainder of her husband's term.
  • “It’s More Than Heritage. It’s our Freedom,” Oklahomans Gather to Support Confederate Flag

    08/31/2015 2:46:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    It has been a season of controversy over the Confederate flag. Supporters rallied from an Oklahoma City Walmart to the Oklahoma State Capitol on Saturday. Supporters say they are upset about the removal of Confederate flags and monuments across the country. “This is our heritage and it’s more than heritage. It’s our freedom,” Allen Branch said. What is also known as the rebel flag, has been at the center of debate for years. At a rally held in July, a woman told supporters why she is against it. “I’m letting you know that this flag right here represents hate,” Kiana...
  • Update: Driver accused in crash that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr.

    08/24/2015 8:09:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    KFOR Okla. City ^ | 8/24/15 | SARAH STEWART
    The man blamed for causing the wreck that killed KFOR Sports Director Bob Barry, Jr. was charged Tuesday with causing an accident while operating a vehicle without a state driver’s license. Gustavo Gutierrez, 26, of Bethany, was also charged with a felony count of possession of cocaine. The driving offense carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The drug possession carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The charges could be amended at a later date. OKLAHOMA CITY – We’re getting our first in-person look at...
  • Oklahoma labor commissioner killed in restaurant stabbing: local media

    08/23/2015 8:33:20 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/23/2015 | Heide Brandes
    The Commissioner of Labor for Oklahoma, Mark Costello, was killed in a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Oklahoma City on Sunday, local broadcasters reported, citing unnamed sources. Police declined to confirm that Costello was the victim but said one family member stabbed another family member at least four times with a knife after the pair agreed to meet at the restaurant following a fight earlier in the day. "So sorry to hear the tragic news about Mark Costello," Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said in a Tweet. Local broadcaster News 9, citing unnamed sources, reported that Costello was...
  • Cruz Laughs at Reporter on Iran Deal

    08/17/2015 5:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8/17/15 | Brian Lilley
    As Texas Senator Ted Cruz continued to campaign in the South and Midwest, one local reporter thought he would take a run at Cruz's opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. News 9 reporter Justin Dougherty from Oklahoma pointed to Cruz's past statements about listening to military leaders and their advice. "Several times you have mentioned that in international crisis you would seek the advice of military personnel. Now recently there were three dozen former generals and admirals who would say this Iran deal is our only option to keep nuclear weapons. Are you going to listen to that letter...
  • Erick Erickson: Trump’s momentum should be used to get rid of Boehner

    08/20/2015 5:10:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 8/20/15 | Ryan Girdusky
    Conservative blogger Erick Erickson is hoping the momentum of the Donald Trump presidential campaign can lead to the overthrow of House Speaker John Boehner. Erickson recounted on his blog Wednesday that despite the effort by conservative House members like Reps. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Steve King (R-Iowa), Boehner was reinstated as Speaker by a slim margin of victory in January. He credited Boehner’s victory to his ironclad agreement to conservatives that he would fight “tooth and nail” against President Obama’s executive amnesty on the Department of Homeland Security. Boehner broke that promise and funded DHS with barely...
  • Bartlesville, Tulsa Crowds Show Support For Senator Ted Cruz

    08/14/2015 4:29:49 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    News on 6 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Emory Bryan
    BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma -Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigned all day in Oklahoma.The Texas senator made stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa, where he wrapped up his finial speech of the day at Union High School.Cruz had overflow crowds at all three stops Thursday, where he told Oklahoma voters they were going to be essential in his run for the White House.The room was packed, with people outside too late to get a seat.Representative Jim Bridenstine said Cruz is their best hope at electing someone to change things in Washington.Cruz met receptive crowds in Tulsa and Bartlesville, where supporters...
  • Strong support for Republican candidate at Oklahoma City speech (Ted Cruz)

    08/14/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    News Channel 4 KFOR ^ | August 13, 2015 | Lorne Fultonberg
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of Oklahoma conservatives gave Texas Republican Ted Cruz a warm welcome, as his campaign bus stopped in the northeast part of the city Thursday.The campaign stop was originally supposed to be a smaller affair, a “Boots and BBQ Lunch” at the COHBA Events Center, but an over-capacity crowd forced the action outside.“I think it shows the strength of who he is and what he stands for,” said Rodney Barnes, a voter who says Cruz is near the top of his list. “I think he represents the values of Oklahomans. Our morals, our ethics, and our conservative...
  • Thousands pack in for Ted Cruz rally (Tulsa, OK)

    08/14/2015 7:15:20 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 | Morgan Downing
    TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts: Ted Cruz arrived in Oklahoma Thursday for stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa. Former Tulsa city councilor & ORU professor Rick Westcott hopes republicans take Oklahoma and voters seriously in the polls. Westcott believes Oklahomans resonate with Senator Ted Cruz’s conservative values and Cruz’s appearance will signal other candidates to the Sooner State. Thousands showed up Thursday night to see Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s rally. Cruz brought his “Cruz Country” rally to the Union Performing Arts Center,and so many people showed up that the fire marshal had to turn hundreds...
  • Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Defends His Views (Obamacare)

    08/14/2015 6:46:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 48 replies
    Tulsa'a Channel 8 ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Kim Jackson
    TULSA, Okla. - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is wrapping up an eight state tour, that included Oklahoma. The GOP hopeful was in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and in Tulsa on Thursday.His final stop included a line of people waiting to get into the Union Performing Arts Center, and thousands inside, waiting as well. But before Cruz finished a press conference, he entered a war of words with a Tulsa reporter.Shortly after stepping off his campaign tour bus, Cruz began to criticize the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.“Millions of Americans have seen their healthcare skyrocket because of the train...
  • Cruz Announces Oklahoma Leadership Team

    08/12/2015 8:56:02 PM PDT · by RasterMaster · 5 replies ^ | 8-12-2015 | TheOkieBlaze
    HOUSTON, TX – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-TX), Wednesday announced the beginnings of his Oklahoma Leadership Team, which consists of conservative grassroots leaders, veterans, faith and value leaders, and elected officials. The team of courageous conservatives is led by second term Congressman Jim Bridenstine and includes three State Senators as well as seven State Representatives. On Thursday, Sen. Cruz will visit Oklahoma on his #CruzCountry #CruzToVictory Bus Tour with stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Tulsa. The events schedule may be found at Read more:
  • Cruz for President Announces Oklahoma Leadership Team

    08/12/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies ^ | 08/12/15
    Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Chair Oklahoma Campaign; Joined by Senate Majority Whip Stanislawski and House GOP Caucus Chairman Brumbaugh on Leadership TeamHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced the beginnings of his Oklahoma Leadership Team, which consists of conservative grassroots leaders, veterans, faith and value leaders, and elected officials. The team of courageous conservatives is led by second term Congressman Jim Bridenstine and includes three State Senators as well as seven State Representatives.On Thursday, Sen. Cruz will visit Oklahoma on his #CruzCountry #CruzToVictory Bus Tour with stops in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Tulsa. The events schedule may...
  • This is #CruzCountry! (from debate to campaign trail)

    08/09/2015 12:00:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 64 replies ^ | 08/08/15 | Jeff Roe
    Wow — what a week! I’m writing from in between stops on the #CruzCountry Bus Tour as we continue our #CruzToVictory through southern states that will play a huge part in making Ted our Republican nominee for President of the United States.As you likely know, the Republican candidates met in Cleveland, Ohio, for the first debate of the 2016 season on Thursday. And it was a great night for Ted — but don’t just take it from me:Frank Luntz declared the debate “great news for Ted Cruz.”Charles Krauthammer named Ted Cruz a “winner of the night.”The Press Enterprise wrote “Cruz...
  • Academy Award Winning Actress Calls Oklahoma Governor “Horrible Person”

    08/07/2015 2:36:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 7, 2015 | AUGUST 7, 2015
    An Academy Award winning actress is calling for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to stop the execution of a man she believes is “clearly innocent.” Actress Susan Sarandon is now joining the fight to save the life of Oklahoma inmate Richard Glossip. “I want people to know I didn’t kill this man. I didn’t participate or plan anything to do with this crime,” said Richard Glossip in an interview earlier this year. Glossip was convicted in connection with the murder of Barry Van Treese. Van Treese was found dead at an Oklahoma City motel back in 1997. Despite that conviction, Glossip...
  • Woodward County, Oklahoma: Why do so many here doubt climate change?

    08/04/2015 1:05:42 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 49 replies
    Woodward, Oklahoma (CNN)I was wandering around the rolling plains of northwest Oklahoma looking for one person -- one person -- who believes in climate change science when I met the woman dressed all in yellow. A wide-brimmed, lemon-colored hat orbited her head. Her loafers were the color of butter. Everything in between was a jubilee of sunshine. Could she be the one? Please, Lord, let her be the one. I ask. She laughs. It's a sweet laugh. A knowing laugh. A yes-I-understand-everyone-out-here-thinks-climate-science-is-total-BS-but-I'm-the-one-who-gets-it laugh. Then Yellow Hat speaks. "I think it's a big fat lie."
  • Presidential-hopeful Ted Cruz plans Tulsa rally

    08/02/2015 5:03:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
    TULSA, Okla. — Republican presidential candidate and Texas senator Ted Cruz announced plans for a rally in Tulsa this month.The "This Is Cruz Country" rally will be held August 13 at the Union High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.Cruz announced his intentions to run for president in March. He's been endorsed by Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma.Follow FOX23 Jonathan McCall on Facebook:
  • Oklahoma Political Group Apologizes for Facebook Post (Republican Women)

    07/30/2015 8:52:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2015 | SHELDRA BRIGHAM
    An Oklahoma political group is apologizing for making a reference to lynching. The post was made on the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women’s Facebook page saying, “The KKK was formed by the democrats to keep control over black Americans. The democrats of today just traded ropes for welfare.” When NewsChannel 4 contacted the state president of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Pam Pollard, she told us on the phone she hadn’t seen the post. She read the post while she was still on the phone with us, and it was deleted before the end of the conversation. She also...
  • Oklahomans for Equality to establish Cub Scout pack

    07/29/2015 9:08:06 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 7/29/15 | Stacy Ryburn
    Fresh off the heels of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision Monday to end its ban on gay adult leaders, Oklahomans for Equality has announced its intention to form a local Cub Scout pack. Operating out of the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, 621 E. Fourth St., the organization will charter the troop through Tulsa’s Boy Scouts chapter, the Indian Nations Council. The interest is there — both from youth participants and adults taking part in its leadership — and now it’s just a matter of getting all the paperwork in order and approval from the local council, said Andrew...
  • Supreme Court denies request for rehearing in Ten Commandments case

    07/27/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 48 replies
    NewsOk ^ | 7/27/2015 | Rick M. Green
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a last ditch attempt by the state to keep a Ten Commandments monument next to the Oklahoma Capitol. The court ordered it removed, and on Monday denied a request from the state to reconsider that order. The monument must be removed because it violates a section of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibiting state property from being used to further religions, the court said. "Obviously we're pleased with the decision," said Brady Henderson, legal director for ACLU Oklahoma. "The whole case is controversial, but something that is undeniable is that the court is getting this right....
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • Silent 911 call leads police to find 5 fatally stabbed in Oklahoma home; 2 relatives held

    07/23/2015 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2015 | Unattributed
    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Police responding to a silent 911 call found five people stabbed to death inside a well-kept suburban Tulsa home, then detained two teenage male relatives of the victims after a police dog tracked them down in nearby woods. Broken Arrow Police Sgt. Thomas Cooper said Thursday that officers responded to the house near the Indian Springs Country Club after emergency operators received an "open 911 call" -- a call in which no one speaks but the line remains connected. Police traced the number to the home and found a scene so disturbing that police warned that...
  • Senator: Planned Parenthood Says the Liver and Heart Has Value. No. The Unborn Baby Has Value

    07/22/2015 11:28:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    On July 16, Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) addressed the U.S. Senate regarding Planned Parenthood’s video showing their Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, negotiating the sale of body parts of aborted babies it kills in its facilities. In the video, which was seen by over two-million people, Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses altered abortion procedures in order to get intact body parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up. Sen. Lankford said, “This comes back to the ultimate irony that we would literally tear one...
  • Oklahoma earthquake felt in Arkansas and Missouri [USGS: 4.4]

    07/21/2015 3:35:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    KSPR ^ | 7/21/15 | Melody Pettit
    An earthquake rattled the state of Oklahoma and its impact felt hundreds of miles away including in Arkansas and Missouri. The 4.4 quake happened Monday afternoon, its epicenter located just nine miles east of Cherokee, Oklahoma near the border with Kansas. No reports have been made of injuries or damage. You can stay up to date on the latest earthquakes just by checking the KSPR weather app. just apply the earthquake settings.
  • Rep. Jim Bridenstine Endorses Cruz for President

    07/20/2015 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | 7/20/2015
    Oklahoma Conservative Says Cruz is a “Winner” and “Proven Fundraiser”HOUSTON, Texas – Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine, one of the most principled conservatives in the House of Representatives, has endorsed U.S. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for President. Bridenstine is a vocal leader among a growing group of young conservatives in the House that have pushed for smaller, more accountable government, full repeal of Obamacare, and protections for religious liberty. The Oklahoma Republican becomes the sixth Member of Congress to endorse Cruz following announcements from Texas Representatives Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin.In a recent op-ed Bridenstine...
  • Gov. Fallin Authorizes Officials to Arm Full-Time Military Personnel at Certain Facilities

    07/19/2015 1:03:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 17, 2015 | K. QUERRY
    In response to the attack on Marines in Tennessee, Gov. Mary Fallin has authorized Oklahoma military officials to arm full-time personnel at facilities similar to the ones that were attacked on Thursday. On Thursday, four Marines were killed at a Naval Reserve center when a gunman opened fire on the facility. On Friday, Gov. Fallin issued an executive order that allows Maj. Gen. Robbie Asher to arm certain full-time personnel in military installations throughout Oklahoma. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Gov. Fallin said. “It is painful enough when we lose members...
  • Vandals Deface Confederate Memorial in Oklahoma City

    07/19/2015 12:00:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 16, 2015 | LESLIE RANGEL
    The Confederate debate is heating up once again, and now vandals have taken to defacing confederate soldier monuments at one metro cemetery. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a group which only relatives of those who fought in the war can join. While they recognize that, today, the Confederate Flag is not popular, the group say it’s no excuse for defacing a memorial honoring soldiers who died. ‘Rest in peace’ is the purpose of cemeteries everywhere. But that peace was disturbed sometime Wednesday night into Thursday morning. “I want to be forgiving, but it really hurts us to have our...
  • Oklahoma Black Man Leads Presidential Protest by Waving Confederate Flag

    07/19/2015 10:59:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 15, 2015 | LESLIE RANGEL
    The President’s Oklahoma visit sparked controversy all over the state. Supporters of the confederate flag have their own message to send to President Obama. In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event is someone you might not expect to see standing behind this cause. It is a red, white and blue that, for many, carries a message of hate… but that’s not the point these folks want to get...
  • Oklahoma gov orders arms for state military personnel

    07/18/2015 4:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) issued an executive order late Friday authorizing certain full-time military personnel in her state to be armed following a deadly shooting the previous day in Tennessee. “Four unarmed Marines were killed in what appears to be a domestic terrorist attack,” Fallin said in a statement accompanying her executive order. “It is painful enough when we lose members of our armed forces when they are sent in harm’s way, but it is unfathomable that they should be vulnerable for attack in our own communities," she said. Fallin's order applies to those on military installations in Oklahoma,...
  • Obama says that without family support he could have been in prison

    07/16/2015 7:05:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 16, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Juliet Eilperin
    EL RENO, Okla. — President Obama, who in recent weeks has shed any reticence to talk about racism and discrimination in American life, suggested inside the walls of a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday that under different circumstances, he could have been there as an inmate rather than as president. “That’s what strikes me — there but for the grace of God,” the president said, standing in an empty cellblock with polished concrete floors and gray-and-white walls. Minutes after he had finished meeting with six nonviolent drug offenders in El Reno federal prison, a medium-security facility, Obama said his...
  • In Oklahoma, Obama Attacks Talk Radio

    07/16/2015 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | July 16, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Barack Obama. What is it about Oklahoma and Democrat presidents. Bill Clinton went into -- actually he didn't do this in Oklahoma City. I think he actually blamed me for Oklahoma City while he was in Michigan. But there's something about Oklahoma that makes Democrat presidents think about me and talk radio. After the Oklahoma City bombing, Bill Clinton made a speech and talked about the hateful anti-American rhetoric (imitating Clinton) "that you can hear on the airwaves every day in America. And it's not right." And it was clear, the only person on the airwaves that mattered...
  • Oklahoma black man leads presidential protest by waving Confederate Flag

    07/16/2015 11:41:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | 07/16/2015 | BY LESLIE RANGEL
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The President’s Oklahoma visit sparked controversy all over the state. Supporters of the confederate flag have their own message to send to President Obama. In Durant, Okla. Wednesday morning, trucks lined up awaiting his arrival, and now supporters are in Bricktown. Supporters want to let the President know the Confederate flag, they say, stands for heritage, not hate. The organizer of the event is someone you might not expect to see standing behind this cause. It is a red, white and blue that, for many, carries a message of hate… but that’s not the point these folks...
  • Protesters Greet Obama in Oklahoma Waving Confederate Flags — and Demonstration Organizer

    07/16/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 7/15/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    president Barack Obama was greeted at his hotel in Oklahoma City Wednesday night by protesters proudly displaying Confederate flags.
  • A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

    07/12/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are...
  • While Most Babies are Aborted, World’s Oldest Woman With Down Syndrome is 74-Years-Old

    07/12/2015 7:59:37 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Jul 6, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    1.6k 117 3 In Oklahoma, 74-year-old Dollie Grissom has Down syndrome and is currently the oldest woman alive known to have the condition. Grissom is one of nine children and her family visits her several times a week at Chickasha Nursing Center. Her sister, Marilyn Crossen said, “This is home so we just come to her. I wouldn’t take her out of here for anything.” According to the Mayo Clinic, the life expectancy of someone with Down’s has increased exponentially since the 1900’s. In 1910, a person born with the condition was expected to live to age ten but now...
  • Obama to Make First-Ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison for VICE Special

    07/10/2015 12:43:42 PM PDT · by machogirl · 63 replies
    vice news ^ | 07-10-2015 | By VICE News
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will visit the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma next week to participate in a VICE special on America's criminal justice system. It will make Obama the first sitting US president to visit a federal prison. As part of the VICE special airing this fall on HBO, Obama and VICE founder Shane Smith, host of the special, will tour the facility and meet with prisoners, prison staff, and law enforcement officials. Related: VICE News' coverage of crime and drugs Located in central Oklahoma, El Reno is a medium-security facility that houses 1,300 inmates...
  • New York group asks court to block Oklahoma abortion law

    07/10/2015 1:37:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | Associated Press
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for a New York-based reproductive rights group plan to be in an Oklahoma courtroom to ask a judge to block an Oklahoma law that requires abortion providers to have a physician with local hospital admitting privileges on-site when abortion procedures are performed. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in October on behalf of an Oklahoma doctor who performs nearly half the state's abortions. A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled Thursday before Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews.
  • Buchanan: The Coming Era of Civil Disobedience

    07/09/2015 7:50:45 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 74 replies
    World News Daily ^ | July 9, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the state Capitol. Calling the Commandments “religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths,” ... monument must go. Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached. Fallin’s action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America – an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and...
  • OK governor defies Supreme Court — Ten Commandments will stay at capitol

    07/08/2015 9:07:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 07/07/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    There’s a showdown at the OK capitol. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vowed that a Ten Commandments monument on capitol grounds, which the state Supreme Court recently ruled was unconstitutional, will remain through appeal, KOCO reports. “The Ten Commandments monument was built to recognize and honor the historical significance of the Commandments in our state’s and nation’s systems of laws,” Fallin says in a statement. “The monument was built and maintained with private dollars. It is virtually identical to a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol which the United States Supreme Court ruled to be permissible. It...