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  • 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...
  • High schooler records teacher’s racism lecture: ‘To be white is to be racist, period’

    10/18/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    EAG News ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,” KFOR reports. The girl alerted her parents to her teacher’s troubling comments and they in turn contacted district officials to demand answers.
  • ‘To be white is to be racist, period’ - High School Teacher

    10/17/2016 4:30:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 71 replies
    EAGnews ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    (Shortened headline) A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”.
  • Denied: Oklahoma’s request for Real ID Act extension denied

    10/11/2016 2:20:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    kfor.com ^ | 10/11/16 | kfor
    Beginning on Jan. 30, 2017, federal agencies are prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards that were issued by non-compliant states for “official purposes.” In other words, if you do not have a form of identification that complies with the Real ID Act, you will not be allowed to enter a federal building, facility, military base or courthouse. Beginning on Jan. 22, 2018, a driver’s license or state ID from a state that is not compliant with the Real ID Act will not be accepted to board a commercial aircraft within the United States.
  • The murky science behind killer Tulsa cop’s temporary deafness defense

    10/09/2016 12:16:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Think Progress ^ | October 07, 2016 | Alan Pyke
    It will probably be a long time before Shelby sees the inside of a courtroom. But her lawyers are already previewing her case in the media — and Shelby’s attorneys have a strange argument they’ll use in her defense. Shelby had no idea her backup was right behind her, prepared to subdue Crutcher with a less-lethal taser, the lawyers are saying, because she was temporarily deaf due to the stress of the situation. The law enforcement community calls it “auditory exclusion.” “She didn’t hear the gunshot, didn’t hear the sirens coming up behind her just prior to the shot,” defense lawyer Scott...
  • States Sue Obama Administration in Last-Ditch Effort to Stop US From Giving Up Control of Internet

    09/30/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Republican attorneys general from Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma are suing the Obama administration in a last-ditch effort to stop the U.S. from giving up control of the internet’s domain name system. “Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.” The AGs … asked a judge late Wednesday to step in and stop the transition to an international oversight...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Decision Could Render Breathalyzer Results Invalid

    09/27/2016 12:26:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2016 | SARAH STEWART
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Court of Civil Appeals decision to reinstate a man’s driver’s license after a DUI arrest. Eric Sample argued that the rules governing the Intoxilyzer 8000 were not valid. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the machine that drivers blow into after being arrested on suspicion of DUI. Sample’s attorneys say DPS has had several years to fix the problem and get valid rules in place, but they haven’t. Now, as a result of the Supreme Court decision, thousands of DUI offenders could get their licenses back.
  • BREAKING: Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with 1st degree manslaughter

    09/22/2016 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 250 replies
    KTUL ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    Tulsa County DA: Charges of manslaughter in 1st degree will be filed against Officer Betty Shelby.
  • Trump Says Terence Crutcher Did Everything Right; Blames Tulsa Cop for Choking

    09/21/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/21/2016 | Leonardo Blair
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was troubled by the controversial shooting of Terence Crutcher, 40, by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby last Friday because he looked like he did "everything he was supposed to do" but was killed anyway. "I must tell you I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa and that man was hands up. That man went to the car, hands up, put his hands on the car, I mean to me it looked like he did everything he was supposed to do," said Trump in remarks at a town hall style event...
  • Tulsa police shooting investigated by Justice Department

    09/20/2016 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2016 | Max Blau, Jason Morris and Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN)From different angles, the videos show the same scene. An unarmed black man walks on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, road with his hands in the air. Police officers follow closely behind him as he approaches his vehicle. He stands beside the car, then falls to the ground after one officer pulls the trigger. Now 40-year-old Terence Crutcher is dead. Crutcher's sister is demanding that prosecutors charge the officer who shot him. And the police videos of the incident are fueling criticism about the case. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the Friday night shooting. Crutcher's family says he was waiting...
  • Video: The shooting of Terence Crutcher; Shot and Killed by Cops While He Had His Hands Up

    09/20/2016 9:28:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2016 | AllahPundit
    It’s not clear what happened in the last few fateful moments but some facts are undisputed. Crutcher was unarmed, Tulsa’s police chief admitted yesterday, and had no weapon in his car. He had his hands up as he walked slowly away from the police and towards his SUV with an officer, Betty Shelby, trailing behind him. As he reached the driver-side door, Shelby and another officer stopped a few feet behind the SUV and trained their pistols on him. They were joined by two more cops. Then things took a turn: At some point in the next few moments,...
  • Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police

    09/19/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 September 2016 | Liam Stack
    The Police Department in Tulsa, Okla., released video on Monday of an encounter during which, the authorities said, a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man who could be seen raising his hands above his head. The department opened a criminal investigation into the shooting and said the Tulsa County district attorney, Steve Kunzweiler, would review its findings. The federal Justice Department opened a separate civil rights investigation. During the encounter, which took place around 7:40 p.m. Friday, Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot once and killed by Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer since 2011, after the police...
  • RAW VIDEO: Police Shoot Suspect in Oklahoma (GRAPHIC)

    09/19/2016 3:12:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 231 replies
    Link only: https://mobile.twitter.com/UnstrippedVoice/status/777963271471132672/video/1
  • Despite Claims to the Contrary, Science Says Fracking Not Causing Increased Earthquakes

    09/13/2016 3:05:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Marita Noon
    People in seven states, from South Dakota to Texas, were awakened Saturday morning, September 3, by Oklahoma’s most powerful earthquake in recorded history. The 5.8 tremor was centered near Pawnee, OK. Several buildings sustained minor damage and there were no serious injuries. That we know. What we don’t know is what caused the quake—but that didn’t stop the alarmist headlines from quickly blaming it on “fracking.”Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein promptly tweeted: “Fracking causes polluted drinking water + earthquakes. The #GreenNewDeal comes with none of these side effects, Oklahoma. #BanFracking”A headline in Forbes stated: “Thanks to fracking, earthquake hazards...
  • Who's Driving Climate Denial? Big Companies and Conservative Media

    09/06/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by shove_it · 28 replies
    EcoWatch ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Jax Jacobsen
    A new study from professors at Oklahoma State University has found that Republicans and Democrats have never been so far apart on climate issues. "What was once a modest tendency for Congressional Republicans to be less pro-environmental than their Democratic counterparts has become a chasm—with Republicans taking near-unanimous anti-environmental stances on relevant legislation in recent years, especially 2015," the study said. This distance between the parties was further exacerbated by the rise of the Koch-funded Tea Party, which took the hard line of fully dismissing the climate change threat, often making climate change a lightning rod for voters who were...
  • Constitutional Use of Toll Revenue the Subject of Recent Federal Court Decision

    09/10/2016 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Lexology ^ | September 8, 2016 | Nossaman LLP - Fredric W. Kessler and Shant Boyajian
    Public agencies with toll-setting authority should take note of a recent federal court decision relating to the uses of user fees and toll revenue, as well as the stated goals of the plaintiff in that case.The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently clarified the constitutional uses of toll revenue in American Trucking Associations v. New York State Thruway Authority, 13 Civ. 8123 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 10, 2016). In this case, commercial trucking companies and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) claimed that the New York State Thruway Authority violated the Constitution by charging inflated toll rates...
  • 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Oklahoma (felt in Omaha, damage in Pawnee)

    09/03/2016 6:53:20 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    News 9 OK ^ | Sep 03, 2016 8:22 AM CDT
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Residents across the state were rocked awake Saturday morning after an earthquake struck in Central Oklahoma. Around 7:00 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook and several residents and along with our staff began going to social media in response. The earthquake’s epicenter was located eight miles northwest of Pawnee, 21 miles south, southeast of Ponca City, 22 miles north, northeast of Stillwater, 44 miles south Arkansas City, Kansas, and 73 miles north, northeast of Oklahoma City. It was about four miles deep. USGS says the earthquake was felt in areas from Omaha to Dallas. News 9...
  • Dallas awakes to 5.6 magnitude quake that rattled several states, aftershocks may occur, USGS says

    09/03/2016 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 3, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    People in Dallas felt a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that's epicenter is in Oklahoma just after 7 a.m. Saturday. Aftershocks are reportedly possible, USGS reports. [Snip] The quake that rocked the region ties for the strongest in Oklahoma's history, The National Weather Service reports. The epicenter was near Pawnee, about 55 miles northwest of Tulsa and about 250 miles almost due north of downtown Dallas, The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports.
  • 107 gas stations, distributors identified as possibly receiving high ethanol gas

    09/01/2016 2:36:35 PM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 41 replies
    KOKH Fox 25 ^ | AUGUST 31ST 2016 | AUSTIN PRICKETT & BILL SCHAMMERT
    The number of stores feeling the effects of a bad gas recall has tripled in the last day. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission now says 107 gas stations and distributors have so far been identified as possibly receiving high ethanol gas. Nearly 450,000 gallons of fuel from Magellan Midstream Partners may have as much as 30-percent ethanol. The fuel was distributed between Aug. 23 and Aug. 29 to dozens of stations across the state. FOX 25 checked in with several stores affected by the recall, all of which said their fuel had been recycled out either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning....
  • For the first time, minorities outnumber whites in the Tulsa School System

    09/01/2016 7:24:38 AM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 21 replies
    FYI. This article has been removed from the KOTV website. I'm sure it was removed because there were unacceptable comments/backlash.
  • Police: Okla. woman arrested after shooting man found in bedroom with teen daughter

    08/30/2016 4:42:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 65 replies
    KOKH ^ | 8/30/2016 | Kylen Mills
    PAOLI, Okla. (KOKH) - Police say a Garvin County woman was arrested after shooting a man in her home.The Paoli Police Department says 34-year-old Valerie Fowler was arrested Aug. 29 on a complaint of assault and battery with a deadly weapon.Just after 7:20 a.m. Monday, police say Fowler found a man in a bedroom with her 16-year-old daughter. Fowler allegedly then shot the man.The 31-year-old man was medi-flighted to OU Medical Center.Fowler was arrested and has since bonded out of the Garvin County Jail. Police have not yet identified the man who was shot.
  • OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly sending letter containing white powder to a mosque

    08/26/2016 3:55:50 AM PDT · by Tulsa Ramjet · 5 replies
    Newsok ^ | Aug 26, 2016 | Kyle Schwab
    "Bouma admitted he painted the store but said the imam told him to, the affidavit states."
  • Judge Does Not Accept Guilty Plea From Oklahoma Man Accused of Beheading Co-Worker

    08/18/2016 2:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 17, 2016 | DALLAS FRANKLIN AND LORNE FULTONBERG
    On Wednesday, a judge refused to accept a guilty plea from a man accused of beheading a co-worker in 2014. Judge Lori Walkley listened to testimony all day last Friday, as psychologists on both sides argued over Alton Nolen's mental competency. Wednesday, Walkley announced her decision not to accept Nolen's guilty plea. She worried accepting it would not survive an appeal. "I've given it a great deal of thought and a great deal of prayer," Walkley told the courtroom Wednesday. "Because, I thought I could use divine intervention." She said she did not want the victims and their families to...
  • Oklahoma Court Upholds Constitutionality of Voter ID Law

    08/18/2016 1:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016
    An Oklahoma judge has upheld the state’s voter ID law as residents begin early voting for next week’s primary runoff. Attorneys for a Tulsa voter who challenged the law said Thursday they will appeal a ruling by Oklahoma County Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons that upheld a law requiring voters to prove their identity before they vote. Voter Delilah Christine Gentges sued
  • Autistic Choctaw Man: Obama Official Assaulted Me For Wearing A Redskins Shirt

    08/18/2016 12:24:04 PM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Augusst 18, 2016 | Bre Payton
    An autistic American Indian says an official with President Barack Obama’s White House assaulted him for wearing a Redskins shirt during an October 2015 trip to Washington, D.C. The man says he plans to sue the Obama White House official for the cost of his medical bills to treat injuries he sustained during an alleged beating over a Redskins shirt. Barrett Dahl, an Oklahoma college student, was wearing a Redskins shirt to visit the White House for a powwow last October when William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education [snip]...
  • Ruling delayed on man's plea; admits to beheading co-worker

    08/13/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 13, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has delayed a ruling on whether to accept the guilty plea of a man who has admitted beheading a co-worker and says he wants the death penalty. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley said Friday that she'll rule Wednesday on whether she'll accept the plea from Alton Nolen, 31, of the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
  • Thunder Center Disowned by Father

    08/08/2016 9:23:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 8, 2016 | DYLAN BUCKINGHAM
    Thunder Center Enes Kanter has been disowned by his family for his political beliefs. Kanter is a supporter of the Gulen Movement which tried to impose Martial Law on Turkey in July. His Father, Mehmet Kanter, who supports Turkish president Recep Tayyip, told the Daily Sabah, “His statements and behavior trouble our family. I told Enes we will disown him should he not change his course. He did not care.” The elder Kanter added, “I would not have taken Enes to the U.S. for the basketball camp where his talent was discovered had I known that it would come to...
  • Obama issues guidance making it tougher to build roads, bridges in name of climate change

    08/02/2016 5:40:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    Building that bridge or expanding that highway just became more difficult under a rigorous standard issued Tuesday by the Obama administration that will make it easier to block a wide range of projects in the name of climate change. The final guidance broadens the National Environmental Policy Act by requiring agencies to quantify the impact of activities that require federal permits not just on the environment but also on “projected direct and indirect GHG [greenhouse gas] emissions.” ... Republicans blasted the guidance as the latest in a flurry of resident Obama’s end-of-term executive actions, led by the Clean Power Plan,...
  • Army Maj. Gen. found dead in home two days before assuming new command

    08/02/2016 3:53:19 PM PDT · by amorphous · 55 replies
    PopularMilitary.Com ^ | 2 August 2016 | Michael Swaney
    The former commander of the the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma was found dead in his on-post home at Redstone Arsenal on Sunday. Maj. Gen. John Rossi, 55, had just arrived Redstone Arsena to take over as the commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command since relinquishing command of Fort Sill on July 21st, according to KSWO. Rossi and his family only moved into their house on-post less than two weeks ago, according to John Cummings, a spokesman for Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Today, he was scheduled to be promoted to...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin calls on GOP to unite behind Trump

    07/24/2016 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Innovative
    UPI ^ | July 24, 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin addressed the Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying Donald Trump will unify the Grand Old Party and the country around shared values of economic prosperity and the commitment to a strong national defense. Fallin, who is the first female governor in the state's history, told delegates Trump will rebuild the military and defeat terrorism. "He believes in peace through strength and will defeat radical Islamic terrorists who seek to destroy our nation," she said.
  • Oklahoma City police chief changes mind, OKs personal rifles

    07/18/2016 7:21:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2016 8:18 PM EDT | Daniel C. Houston
    Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty reconsidered his previous position, he said Monday, and will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons. Citty said he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this weekend. “Right now with everything going on, I want the officers to feel better,” Citty said. “I want them to feel safer.” …
  • Police in standoff with woman at Oklahoma Air National Guard base after she claims to have device

    07/18/2016 11:13:54 AM PDT · by dware · 32 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 07.18.2016 | Staff Reports
    Tulsa Police Bomb Squad officers are on scene at the Oklahoma Air National Guard base after receiving a report indicating a woman was driving around the complex with an unknown device, an official said Monday. Police Sgt. Shane Tuell said officers were dispatched to the Air National Guard, near 46th Street North and U.S. 169, a little before noon because the Guard notified them of the woman's claims. "She hasn't gone on the base itself, but she's claiming to have some type of a device in the vehicle," he said.
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • First female Marine officers graduate artillery school

    07/11/2016 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 46 replies
    Quantico Sentry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte
    Marine Corps implements force integration plan, graduates first female artillery officers Second Lt. Virginia Brodie points out an enemy position to 2nd Lt. Katherine Boy at the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leadership Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 12, 2016. Brodie and Boy are the first two female Marine artillery officers to complete the course. Photo By: Lance Cpl. Julien Rodarte The Marine Corps’ first female artillery officers graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, recently. In the joint Army and Marine course, the Corps’ newest artillery officers met operationally relevant, gender-neutral military...
  • Man shot, killed by deputy at Rush Springs home following disturbance

    07/09/2016 7:23:01 AM PDT · by Lacey · 8 replies
    kfor.com ^ | July 7, 2016
    "He pulled up to the scene. The individual came out between two parked vehicles with a handgun in his hand,” Grady County Sheriff Jim Weir said. “The officer immediately saw the gun, told him to drop it." That's when authorities say the officer pulled out his gun and several times told Vandemark to drop his weapon. "He refused to comply. He was verbally aggressive and belligerent toward the officer,” Weir said. “He finally made an aggressive move and the officer felt his life was in danger and the officer fired one shot, striking the subject. He fell immediately and did...
  • Woman Arrested, Accused Of Nearly Biting Off Person's Ear At Remington Park Casino

    07/06/2016 4:47:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    NewsOn6.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Grant Hermes
    OKLAHOMA CITY - An altercation at Remington Park Casino on the Fourth of July nearly cost one woman her ear after another woman bit her, according to an Oklahoma City police report.According to the report police, a woman named Susan Keyer and her husband Charles went to Remington and began to gamble on the slot machines. Keyer told police she wasn't having much luck at her machine and noticed the woman on the other side of her husband had gotten up leave and didn't leave anything behind, so she switched machines. Keyer told police she played once, winning $25, but...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...