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  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • White House Adviser Insults, Assaults Native American for Wearing Redskins Sweater

    08/18/2016 11:05:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016 | RICK MORAN
    Barrett Dahl, an autistic Native American from Oklahoma, was visiting Washington, D.C., in October of last year on a school trip. Being in Washington inspired Dahl to wear a sweater featuring the logo of the Washington Redskins. Mr. Dahl says he wore the sweater because it gave him a sense of cultural pride. Not surprisingly, not everyone sees it quite that way -- including a White House advisor named William Mendoza, who confronted Dahl at a Pow Wow, called him a "weetard," spit on him, and then savagely beat him. ====================================== Newsnine.com:Mendoza is the Executive Director of the White House...
  • 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
  • Please help! I need a job in the Tulsa area immediately! In danger of being homeless by sept. 8th!

    08/17/2016 10:57:18 AM PDT · by acad1228 · 178 replies
    I'm a 54 year old draftsman. I've been unemployed since March 2nd. I've been to 31 job interviews after applying to over 60 companies. No one wants to hire a 54 year-old man who is confined to a wheel chair. When I was laid off from my job of over 22 years, I finally bit the bullet and filed for disability. I was approved, but I won't start receiving payments until October 26th. My rent on this place is due on Sept. 8th but my last unemployment check won't cover it. My wife and I are both disabled and out...
  • Christians join peace walk in response to satanic service in Oklahoma

    08/16/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | August 16, 2016 | staff
    Christians united in response to a 'black mass' that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary Over a thousand Christians from all denominations gathered for a peace walk and prayer rally in response to a ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma City yesterday evening. According the the local news service NewsOK, hundreds of Catholics met together for a mass service on the lawn outside the civic centre before the satanic service took place at the theatre inside the centre. The ‘black mass’ service, in which a statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated, was lead by satanist Adam Daniels...
  • 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.
  • Faith communities plan prayer gathering in response to black Mass, other concerns

    08/11/2016 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    newsok.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Carla Hinton
    An ecumenical downtown prayer gathering has been organized to counter a satanic group's planned event at the Civic Center Music Hall. The Unity Prayer Walk and Prayer Service is set for 6 p.m. Aug 15, with the walk to begin at the Jesus Wept statue on the grounds of St. Joseph Old Cathedral, continuing on to First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, where the service will be held. Several faith leaders, including Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, said the walk and prayer service are a unified response to the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu's black mass at the Civic...
  • Dash cam footage captures suspect attacking Edmond police officer

    08/03/2016 3:22:12 PM PDT · by gwjack · 14 replies
    KOCO.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Edmond Police Department
    Police have released dash cam footage of a man attacking an Edmond police officer. Police were called to the scene after receiving a report of people trying to buy gift cards with a stolen credit card. http://m.koco.com/news/dash-cam-footage-captures-suspect-attacking-edmond-police-officer/41022434
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    CoachingSearch.com ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • 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...
  • Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

    06/23/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma. When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through an incident in Oklahoma City.” And when Scarborough patronizingly instructed Cole to “read the Constitution,” Cole retorted “I think I’ve read the Constitution as often as you have.” Mike Barnicle waited until after the interview to take a cheap shot at Cole, claiming that he is “handcuffed to...
  • Waitress Injured Trying to Stop Customers Who Skipped Out on Bill

    06/17/2016 2:49:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | JESSICA BRUNO
    Police are looking for two suspects who stiffed a waitress on Tuesday evening. That same waitress followed them out of the restaurant and jumped on their vehicle in an attempt to stop them from leaving. However, she was thrown off of the car and injured. Police say they are still searching for the suspects who were driving a gray vehicle. The waitress was transported to the hospital and was treated and released.
  • Intense Standoff Between Officers, Pony Comes to a Peaceful End Along I-40

    06/17/2016 2:46:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Crews were in an intense standoff with a suspect in Yukon on Friday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, police officers and some ranchers were attempting to wrangle a pony. It was a dangerous situation since the pony was trapped in the green space along I-40 and Czech Hall Rd., near Yukon. Troopers shut down the outside lane of I-40 as crews shot the pony with a tranquilizer dart. Fortunately, they were able to corral the little guy and get him in a trailer. Drivers in the area are encouraged to use extreme caution.
  • Howie Kurtz Admits Bill Clinton Blamed the Oklahoma City Bombing on Me

    06/17/2016 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab audio sound bite one and just number one for right now. I saw this sound bite on the roster today. I said, "This may be the first time in..." What? This is 1993, or '94, whenever the Oklahoma City bombing was. "This is the first time I've seen the Drive-By Media admit this in whatever number, 20-some-odd years." It happened yesterday afternoon the Fox Business Network's The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan. That's the name of the show, and she was speaking with the Media Buzz, the media analyst expert at Fox News, Howard Kurtz about...
  • governor mary fallin meets with donald trump in new york

    06/15/2016 2:59:26 AM PDT · by SteveH · 20 replies
    tulsa world ^ | june 15, 2016
    Gov. Mary Fallin and six other Republican governors met Tuesday with GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York City. “The meeting went very well,” Fallin said in a statement. “It was an opportunity for Donald Trump to hear from the governors and for the governors to talk with their political party’s presumptive presidential nominee.”
  • Oklahoma Dog Undergoes Emergency Surgery After Swallowing Gorilla Glue

    06/13/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    One Oklahoma dog underwent emergency surgery after she swallowed Gorilla Glue. Krystal Wilson is thankful her 6-month-old Weimaraner, Lake, is safe after a very close call. Wilson said a family member brought over some Gorilla Glue for a house project last Thursday and left it out, in the dog's reach. Gorilla glue Gorilla glue The curious puppy found the glue and ate some of it. Wilson said she noticed something was obviously wrong with her dog. "Just a small amount had just swollen up to the size of a turkey leg. It was huge, pretty much took the size of...
  • District chairman of Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma arrested for child pornography

    06/10/2016 6:31:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Odor.com ^ | 2 June 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    ALTUS, Okla. – A man who is a district chairman of a Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma was arrested this week after he was allegedly caught with child pornography. Steven Foreman, 52, was arrested in Altus after investigators intercepted child pornography coming from a personal computer at Foreman’s home, officials say. Authorities reportedly found several images of child pornography on Foreman’s computers and hard drives. According to KSWO, Foreman is a retired United States Air Force member and is currently employed in a civilian position at the 97th Security Forces Squadron at Altus Air Force Base. He also holds the...
  • Oklahoma Police can seize your ENTIRE Bank Account on a Traffic Stop WITHOUT ANY CHARGES

    06/10/2016 4:23:52 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 81 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | June 8, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    " If some policeman thinks you’re doing something illegal, your life is over. Without money, you cannot hire a lawyer and they can just rob everything you have on a whim."
  • Aubrey McClendon: No Evidence of Suicide in Death of Indicted Oil Man

    06/09/2016 4:29:04 AM PDT · by Fhios · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/8/2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    The timing of Oklahoma oil man Aubrey McClendon's death by car crash was suspicious, but it doesn't appear to be suicide. Oklahoma City police had been investigating the deadly March 2 wreck that killed McClendon just a day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly trying to rig oil prices.
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Teach People “Abortion Kills a Living Human Being”

    06/07/2016 2:16:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The governor of Oklahoma has signed a pro-life bill into that that will teach the public, and students, that “abortion kills a living human being.” The notion is easily provable given the inordinate amount of scientific evidence, ultrasound imaging and comments from top scientists about the humanity of unborn children. Here’s more on the new law Governor Mary Fallin signed on Monday, the Humanity of the Unborn Child Act, which requires the state health department to launch a new educational campaign: The act, authored by Republican Rep. Ann Coody, authorizes the health department to develop a public information campaign about...
  • Gov. Fallin Signs ‘Humanity of the Unborn Child Act’ Into Law

    06/07/2016 12:22:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | 6/7
    A bill that requires the state Department of Health to develop informational material “for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society” was signed into law. On Monday afternoon, Gov. Fallin signed The Humanity of the Unborn Child Act. The act, authored by Republican Rep. Ann Coody, authorizes the health department to develop a public information campaign about the developmental stages of a fetus and alternatives to abortion. It also authorizes an optional instructional program for students. A previous version of the bill that required Oklahoma’s public schools to teach that life begins at conception was amended in the Senate. However,...
  • District chairman of Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma arrested for child pornography

    06/02/2016 10:32:28 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 19 replies
    kfor.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    ALTUS, Okla. – A man who is a district chairman of a Boy Scouts troop in Oklahoma was arrested this week after he was allegedly caught with child pornography. Steven Foreman, 52, was arrested in Altus after investigators intercepted child pornography coming from a personal computer at Foreman’s home, officials say. Authorities reportedly found several images of child pornography on Foreman’s computers and hard drives. According to KSWO, Foreman is a retired United States Air Force member and is currently employed in a civilian position at the 97th Security Forces Squadron at Altus Air Force Base. He also holds the...
  • Crossing the 'abortion desert': Women increasingly travel out of their states for the procedure

    06/02/2016 8:15:20 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2016 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    When she discovered she was pregnant, the 22-year-old aspiring veterinarian started calling abortion clinics in her home state of Oklahoma. It was a short list – there are only two, and neither could get her an appointment quickly. Unemployed, no car, and still living with her parents, Pearl thought about trying Texas, but knew the state had also recently tightened restrictions on clinics. ...
  • Ex-Oklahoma Deputy Gets 4 Years for Mistaking Gun For Taser

    06/01/2016 9:31:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 31, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A former Oklahoma deputy who said he meant to use his stun gun but instead fatally shot a suspect with his revolver received a four-year sentence Tuesday, KTUL reported. Robert Bates, 74, got the maximum possible sentence. A jury on April 27 found him guilty of second-degree manslaughter and recommended the four-year sentence. At the time of the shooting, Bates was 73 and the CEO of an insurance company. He had worked for the Tulsa Police Department for a year in the 1960s and had been a reserve deputy with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office since 2008. On April 2,...
  • OK: Strong Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Killed by Republicans

    06/01/2016 6:25:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A strong right to keep and bear arms amendment to the Oklahoma state constitution was killed by the Republican leadership at the last minute. They did this by running out the clock in the conference committee, by not voting on HJR 1009.  The clock ran out on May 19th. The tactics were similar to what was done in 2014.  This year the measure was passed with overwhelming votes in both the House and the Senate. It passed the House 66-7.  It passed the Senate 39 to 7.  That is by 90% and 85% respectively.  Obviously, the measure was wildly...
  • Failed Republicans Want to Rewrite the Constitution

    05/29/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    The Eagle Forum ^ | May 25, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Did you ever wonder why unsuccessful candidates merely “suspend” their campaigns after losing a key primary, instead of terminating them? Surely all those candidates knew that it’s impossible to restart a presidential campaign once it’s been suspended. In the famous words of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice Longworth, “You can’t make a soufflé rise twice.”
  • She is Opening a New Late-Term Abortion Clinic: “We’re Going to Go Further”

    05/24/2016 4:49:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Burkhart plans to open a new, late-term abortion business in Oklahoma City this summer, according to Rolling Stone. The businesswoman has a shady reputation, having once run an abortion clinic for late-term abortionist George Tiller. She currently owns and runs an abortion business in Wichita, Kansas. On making the decision to expand her abortion business to the conservative state, Burkhart said: “After the physician in Oklahoma City went out of business, I felt like it was even more important. If you want abortion care in Oklahoma, currently you have to go to Tulsa or Norman. Our clinic will go further...
  • (Oklahoma) Beheading suspect says he's being held 'captive to the disbelievers of Allah'

    05/22/2016 8:38:27 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | May 20, 2016 | Daniel C. Houston
    NORMAN, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible. Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore. "I'm being (held) captive to the disbelievers of Allah, the one and only...
  • Accused Beheader Pleads Guilty to Murder

    05/20/2016 3:56:42 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 45 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Lee
    OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) - A Muslim convert accused of beheading a co-worker and nearly beheading a second at an Oklahoma food processing plant pleaded guilty Friday.     Alton Alexander Nolen, 31, of Norman, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder and two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon, the Oklahoman reported.     Nolen is accused of beheading 54-year-old Colleen Hufford on Sept. 25, 2014, at a Vaughn Foods processing plant.     Prosecutors say Nolen also tried to behead a second victim, Traci Johnson, 44, cutting her throat and face, and then tried to stab a company executive, who shot him.     Nolen's attack...
  • Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights

    05/20/2016 9:24:23 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Oklahoma introduces measure to impeach Obama over bathroom rights By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma's Republican-dominated legislature has filed a measure calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment over his administration's recommendations on accommodating transgender students, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority. Lawmakers in the socially conservative state are also expected to take up a measure as early as Friday that would allow students to claim a religious right to have separate but equal bathrooms and changing facilities to segregate them from transgender students. The bill introduced on Thursday night could force schools into costly construction, which would be difficult for...
  • Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Two Anti-Abortion Bills

    05/20/2016 4:46:04 AM PDT · by Category Four · 2 replies
    Oklahoma's Own News 9 (KWTV) ^ | May 19, 2016 | Aaron Brilbeck, News 9
    Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday passed two anti-abortion bills. The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill that would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The Center for Reproductive Rights says the measure is the first of its kind in the nation. The bill also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma. It was drafted by State Senate Candidate Paul Blair. "A doctor cannot intentionally break his Hippocratic oath and intentionally try to kill that unborn child and retain his license to practice...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • Trump hints that Fallin and Brewer on VP short list

    05/12/2016 5:56:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 170 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump said on Wednesday that former Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer and Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin are both on his shortlist for running mate. “Well also Jan. Jan Brewer has been fantastic,” he said. “She has been so fantastic. You know I won so big, her territory, we won so big. And she is a fabulous woman. And I agree with you, the governor of Oklahoma -- fabulous person.” When asked whether Chris Christie is still in the running as a possible vice president pick, Trump declined to give a straight answer, opting to praise the New Jersey governor. “I...
  • Two Killed, Structures Leveled In Tornado Outbreak Across Oklahoma

    05/09/2016 6:22:55 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 3 replies
    News9.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Matthew Nuttle
    Oklahoma - Multiple tornadoes touched down across Oklahoma killing at least two people and leaving a path of destruction in its wake. ... Hail the size of tennis balls have also been confirmed. Multiple homes and structures were damaged or destroyed by the tornado, including some mobile homes and barns. Most of the damage was located in the area of Elmore City, Katie and Wynnewood.
  • Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall Dies at 85

    05/06/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    A former Oklahoma governor has died at the age of 85. David Hall served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1971 to 1975. Hall’s reputation was tarnished after he was indicted by a federal grand jury just three days after leaving office. He served 19 months in prison for extortion and bribery convictions. He became the first Oklahoma governor to be convicted of criminal acts committed during his tenure. He maintained his innocence the rest of his life. Hall published a book decades after his conviction to tell his side of the story, entitled “Twisted Justice: A Memoir of Conspiracies and Personal...
  • OK: “Constitutional” Permitless Open Carry Almost to Governor

    05/06/2016 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Oklahoma legislature has passed HB 3098, the bill to restore permitless open carry to Oklahoma.  The bill passed the House  73 to 15, and the Senate 37 to 9.  Unless it is stopped in conference committee, it will be sent to Governor Mary Fallin.  Two years ago, in 2014,Governor Fallin, (R) Oklahoma, vetoed a number of bills in what has been described as a “tantrum” on the 29th of April. The legislature overrode one of the bills.  It is unclear if Governor Fallin would veto HB 3098, which passed with veto proof majorities.  I have read the bill,...
  • Gov. Mary Fallin Endorses Trump, Welcomes VP Talk

    05/06/2016 12:20:01 AM PDT · by ground_fog · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4th, 2016 | AP
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she supports Republican Donald Trump "100 percent" and offered her enthusiastic endorsement of the New York billionaire in his bid for the presidency.</p> <p>The two-term governor, who had been mum on her pick for president, said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate.</p>
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • Oklahoma Man Discovers WWI ‘Bomb’ While Mowing

    05/05/2016 11:09:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma homeowner got quite a surprise while trying to do yard work on Wednesday. Around 12:30 p.m., officers were called to the 3800 block of N.W. Arlington after a man said he found a “bomb” while mowing his backyard. Officers found a large shell that was about one foot long. It was immediately handed over to investigators from Ft. Sill, who believe it is a World War I 75 MM explosive ordnance.
  • OK: Republicans Try To Kill Right To Keep And Bear Arms...And Laugh About It

    05/05/2016 9:32:23 AM PDT · by aragorn · 11 replies
    OK2A-Action ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2016 | Tim Gillespie
    House Republicans are trying to kill HJR1009, OK2A's proposed amendment to the state constitution that would strengthen the right to keep and bear arms at the state level. This right has been weakened to the point that the state courts would uphold almost any restriction on the right. It is critical that Oklahomans have a second layer of defense (through the state courts) because the federal courts are unlikely to overturn restrictions such as magazine capacity limit laws, etc. If passed, HJR1009 would go to a vote of the people on the November 2016 General Election ballot. These Republicans are...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin endorses Donald Trump’s presidential bid, welcomes VP talk

    05/04/2016 12:45:08 PM PDT · by AuntB · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | May 4, 2016 | KFOR
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is offering her enthusiastic endorsement of Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, saying she supports the New York billionaire “100 percent.” Fallin also said Wednesday she’s honored to be mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate and would be happy to consider such an offer. Fallin said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate. The two-term governor has not previously endorsed any of the GOP candidates for president. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas won Oklahoma’s March presidential...
  • Abolitionists Opposed by Baptist Executive Director

    05/01/2016 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2016 | Abolish Human Abortion
    Abolitionists place truthful propaganda on automobiles at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 3800 N May in OKC. The executive director of the BGCO, Dr Anthony Jordan, opposes their efforts and threatens to call the police to expel them from the property. Despite numerous requests, Dr Jordan never treated the abolitionists like brethren in Christ.
  • Reform of Oklahoma Knife law goes to Governor Fallin

    05/01/2016 7:40:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The restoration of the right to keep and carry weapons continues in Oklahoma.  On 20 April, SB 1159 was sent to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration. The infringement on the carry of weapons had been put into law not long after Oklahoma became a state in 1907, during the early “progressive” era.    There are several sections listed in the 1921 Oklahoma Criminal Code,  pages 523 to 525, published in 1921.  The sections covering the carry of weapons are sections 1798 through 1806.1798 is the state constitutional guarantee of right to keep and bear arms, which then perversely grants...
  • Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare; How one surgery center offers high quality healthcare at low prices

    04/28/2016 9:18:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/28/2016
    Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a self-described libertarian, and his business partner, Dr. Steve Lantier, founded the Surgery Center 15 years ago, after they became disillusioned with the way patients were treated at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, where the two men worked as anesthesiologists. In 1997, Smith and Lantier bought the shell of a former surgical center with...
  • Man Gets City’s Attention by Throwing ‘Birthday Party’ for Massive Pothole

    04/28/2016 1:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Oklahoma drivers know a thing or two about potholes, but one Mississippi man got so fed up with the nuisance that he decided to get the city’s attention in a unique way. “After 14 calls to 311, I thought it was time to do something different,” said Eddie Prosser. Prosser says a huge pothole in the middle of his residential street has been a nightmare for drivers. Prosser told WJTV that the pothole appeared about 16 months ago, which caused two smaller potholes to form about a year ago. When his calls for help went unanswered, Prosser decided to throw...
  • Oklahoma Governor Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Legislation

    04/28/2016 1:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 28, 2016
    Oklahomans whose assets are unjustly seized through the civil asset forfeiture process can recover their attorney fees under a new state law. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday signed legislation passed by the House and Senate that allows for the recovery of attorney fees in forfeiture cases. Republican Sen. David Holt of Oklahoma City authored the bill and says he believes it will encourage