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  • Security guard takes down knife-wielding man with nunchucks: cops

    06/15/2018 11:43:34 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-2018
    An Oklahoma City security guard used nunchucks to take down a man who was armed with two steak knives last week, police said. Oklahoma City police were called to a report of a disturbance at an apartment complex on June 8 and when officers arrived they discovered that a security guard was holding Jerome Thompson, 31, on the ground, according to FOX OKC. The man had been staying with residents at the complex and was having drug issues, according to OKC FOX. The guard told police that he noticed Thompson was coming at him with the knives while he was...
  • California bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma over its anti-LGBT adoption law

    06/04/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2018 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    California on Friday announced a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma in response to the state's controversial LGBTQ adoption bill, USA Today reported. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Under a 2017 California law, the state's attorney general is required to keep a list of all states subject to a travel ban because of “laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Becerra said in a statement...
  • California Bans Travel to 9th State, This Time Over Adoption Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies

    06/02/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's attorney general announced Friday that he's imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California's so-called anti-discrimination travel ban."California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy."The ban will take effect on June 22.California prohibits state-funded travel...
  • California adds eighth state — Oklahoma — to its travel ban list

    06/01/2018 7:25:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    California-funded travel to the state of Oklahoma has been banned, starting June 22, because of a new Oklahoma law that allows adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents, state officials announced on Friday.
  • CNN, NBC Mostly Ignore Armed Citizens Who Stop Mass Shooter(More on OKC)

    05/26/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    After news broke that, on Thursday, a gunman trying to perpetrate a mass shooting in Oklahoma City was stopped by two armed citizens who used their own guns against him, FNC has given the story a substantial amount of attention while ABC and CBS have also run full stories on the event. But CNN barely touched the story, burying it between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m Eastern in a couple of 25-second briefs Friday morning, while NBC and MSNBC have ignored it entirely. Fox News Channel first began running briefs on Thursday night during Fox News at Night with Shannon...
  • OKC restaurant shooter posts chilling YouTube videos

    05/25/2018 3:57:57 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    KJRH ^ | May 25, 2018 | KJRH
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Police say, Alexander Tilghman, 28-years-old of Oklahoma City, opened fire Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Louie's restaurant on Lake Hefner. Opening a YouTube page in April, Tilghman posted disturbing videos. In one video, Tilghman shot "demonic birds" in a WalMart parking lot. Tilghman said the birds were "demons, not possessed." In another video, Tilghman posted about "demons at Penn Square Mall." At the end of the video, Tilghman is confronted by security guards, who Tilghman called "demon security guards" who were demons "by looking into their eyes." Tilghman, police said, shot three people before two Good...
  • Man identified as Louie's shooter had posted as ... being 'under hardcore demonic attack'

    05/25/2018 9:34:33 AM PDT · by gwjack · 51 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    A man who police say shot three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot and killed himself posted videos on YouTube in which he said he was under demonic attack. In a video dated April 27, Alexander Tilghman sits alone in a room and speaks directly to a camera, saying his life is in danger and he is under "hardcore demonic attack." Tilghman says he constantly hears cracks and booms throughout the house. He asks for "real people" to get in contact with him. In a comment on the video, Tilghman pleads for help. "i have given up...
  • Pistol-toting bystander shoots and kills gunman who opened fire(OKC/405)

    05/25/2018 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/24/2018 | Hannah Moore
    An armed passerby has shot dead a gunman who opened fire on a packed Oklahoma restaurant in a terrifying shooting which left a woman and two children injured. The shooter, a white male who was wearing eye glasses and ear protection at the time, was confronted by a person standing outside the restaurant as he tried to flee, and shot dead. He was the only person killed in the shooting, which left four in hospital, and Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters the armed civilian was 'a blessing'.
  • CBS Wants to Know if Citizen Who Stopped OKC Shooter Had Permit

    05/25/2018 4:41:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 129 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “CBS This Morning” gave generally fair coverage today to yesterday’s shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant in which an armed citizen shot and killed the assailant. But CBS couldn’t help but let the MSM’s fixation on gun control creep in. At the end of the segment, the CBS reporter on the scene, David Begnaud, said: “We asked the police if that armed civilian had a permit to carry his weapon, and they told us they didn’t know but they were looking into it.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Police investigating after multiple people injured in shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant

    05/24/2018 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 24, 2018 | ABC News
    ABC News, 5:51 PM: DEVELOPING: Police investigating after multiple people injured in shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant. ABC News, 5:55 PM: JUST IN: Oklahoma City police say "only confirmed fatality" in restaurant shooting "is the suspect. He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen.
  • 'Monster' Jones may have killed 25

    11/03/2005 2:16:52 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 992+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | November 3, 2005 | Ron Colquitt
    Authorities say convicted murderer roamed the country, remorselessly taking lives Convicted killer Jeremy Bryan Jones is a remorseless "monster" who roamed America for more than a decade, killing as many as 25 men, women and children, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday. Jones, 32, of Miami, Okla., was convicted of four counts of capital murder last week in a Mobile County courtroom in connection with the September 2004 slaying of Lisa Marie Nichols. The jury recommended that he be put to death by lethal injection. A Mobile County Sheriff's Office investigator said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that Jones enjoyed...
  • 18 years later, finally answers: How investigators solved the murders of 2 Welch girls

    05/21/2018 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Apr 23, 2018 | Shelia Stogsdill
    VINITA — Eighteen years after two teenagers from Welch disappeared, police have arrested one of three men they say tortured and held the girls for days before strangling them to death. The killers bragged that the bodies of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, are “in a pit in Picher,” according to an affidavit released at a news conference Monday. Ronnie Dean Busick, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, faces a host of charges in the 1999 deaths of the girls and Freeman’s parents, Kathy and Danny Freeman. He is in custody at the Harvey County, Kansas, jail. Two other suspects...
  • Amber Alert update: Without women's vigilance in spotting Amber Alert SUV, Tulsa..

    05/18/2018 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 5/18/18 | Harrison Grimwood, Kyle Hinchey and Kendrick Marshall
    child-stabbing case might have had 'even worse outcome' A Tulsa woman who was captured Tuesday after police said she stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and left home with her 8-year-old daughter said she committed the acts after becoming angry about the children’s behavior while looking at her, police said. Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, and her 8-year-old daughter Hafsa Hayle — who also goes by Hafsa Hussein — were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was found safe. Police located Ahmad and her daughter after two women — Anastasia Brazendeh and Emily...
  • Christian Colleges Don't Have to Violate Faith, Provide Birth Control Coverage, Oklahoma Court Rules

    05/18/2018 8:09:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    A federal court has ruled that four Christian universities based in Oklahoma will not be penalized for refusing to provide health care coverage for the birth control services they consider contrary to their religious beliefs. In 2013, Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, and Southern Nazarene University filed suit against the Obama administration over their mandate that forced most employers, regardless of religious convictions, to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs and contraception. A decision released Tuesday by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma granted relief for the four universities, in large part...
  • Woman attacked and killed by pack of dogs identified

    05/17/2018 1:49:32 PM PDT · by exbrit · 21 replies
    KXII News 12 ^ | 5/14/2018 | Crystal Martinez
    The shelter's euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie says six of the dogs are believed to be standard dachshund and terrier mix, one is believed to be a border collie mix.
  • Pack Of Wiener-Type Dogs Maul Oklahoma Woman To Death

    05/16/2018 8:56:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    patch.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Beth Dalbey
    A pack of seven dogs with legs shorter than an adult hand attacked an Oklahoma woman, inflicting injuries so severe she later died. ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It's unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports. One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were...
  • Without women's vigilance in spotting Amber Alert SUV, Tulsa child-stabbing case...............

    05/16/2018 7:59:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 10 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | May 16, 2018 Updated 1 hr ago | By Harrison Grimwood, Kyle Hinchey and Kendrick Marshall
    Mother stabs her 11 year old 50-70 times Tulsa woman who was captured on Tuesday after police said she stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and left home with her 8-year-old daughter, said she committed the acts after becoming angry about the children’s behavior while reading and looking at her, police said. Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, and her 8-year-old daughter Hafsa Hayle — who also goes by Hafsa Hussein — were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was found safe. Police located Ahmad and her daughter after two women — Anastasia Brazendeh...
  • Oklahoma governor vetoes gun bill, signs adoption bill angering gun and gay rights groups

    05/12/2018 3:49:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Nbc news ^ | May 12, 2018
    AOKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day. The twin actions announced late Friday were among more than a dozen decisions on legislation taken by the term-limited governor as she clears the decks in her waning months in office. They also followed a tumultuous session of the Legislature that saw striking teachers march on the Capitol, prompting lawmakers to...
  • Oklahoma gov vetoes bill allowing adults to carry guns without a permit

    05/11/2018 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/18 | John Bowden
    Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would have allowed state residents to carry a firearm without a permit or training. "I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public. The governor argued that the bill would have taken away the ability of the state's law enforcement personnel to...
  • Pharmacist who claimed self-defense seeks sentence reduction

    04/19/2018 12:14:32 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 14, 2018 | Tim Talley
    A former Oklahoma pharmacist is seeking a reduction of the life prison sentence he received for shooting a teenage would-be robber to death nine years ago, but legal experts say actions that many consider vigilantism leave little chance the request will be granted.