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  • Oklahoma Democrats win state Senate seat in red-district special election (Trump won by 40 points)

    11/15/2017 10:45:02 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 15, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Democrats in Oklahoma picked up a key state Senate seat in a Tuesday special election, marking the fourth seat Democrats have gained in special elections in the state this year. The Tulsa World reports Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman won a close race over Republican Brian O’Hara in Oklahoma’s Senate District 37. The race was held to fill the seat of Republican Dan Newberry, who was leaving the state Senate. Ikley-Freeman, a 26-year-old lesbian, defeated O’Hara by 31 votes. "The odds were not in our favor, and we knew it, but we knew if we could fight hard, we had a chance,"...
  • Woman Speaks Out Over Upskirt Photographs Allegedly Taken by Former Aide to Governor Fallin

    11/15/2017 7:39:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    A former staffer to Governor Mary Fallin's office, Travis Brauer, is accused of using his cellphone to take upskirt photos during a legislative meeting. “I felt like my body, my privacy and my very own dignity as a human being have been violated,” said Sara Bana, the victim. Bana is speaking out about an evening back in May at the capitol where she was advocating in a packed committee room when someone told her a man was taking photos up her skirt. “I felt like a third-class citizen,” Bana said. The person accused of taking the photo is a former...
  • Woman who married her biological mom after they ‘hit it off’ is sentenced

    11/11/2017 8:06:57 AM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    wtntv ^ | Nov. 11, 2017 | staff
    DUNCAN, Okla. - An Oklahoma woman who married her biological mother has received a 10-year, deferred sentence, according to KFOR. Misty Spann pleaded guilty to incest and will be on probation with two of those years under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. In September 2016, Misty Spann and her mother Patricia were arrested for incest.
  • Oklahoma woman who married mother pleads guilty to incest

    11/10/2017 8:45:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    ABC 33/40 ^ | 10 NOVEMBER 2017 | AP
    DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman who married her biological mother has pleaded guilty to incest. Court records show 26-year-old Misty Spann of Duncan pleaded guilty Tuesday in Stephens County District Court. Under the deal, she was sentenced to 10 years of probation.
  • DISH Network to expand in Tulsa, creating 250 new jobs (Oklahoma)

    10/25/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | The Associated Press
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The DISH Network has announced that the pay-TV provider is expanding in Tulsa and will create 250 new jobs. Network officials joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and other local officials in making the announcement Tuesday. The company currently has more than 600 employees in Tulsa and plans to expand its current operations in the city. The new jobs are to include sales, management, human resources and customer retention positions....
  • Oklahoma Student with Special Needs Beaten in High School Bathroom in Caught-on-Video Attack

    10/11/2017 8:12:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | October 11, 2017 | KTLA
    Oklahoma police are investigating after a student was apparently attacked inside a bathroom at his high school in Edmond last week in a beating that was captured on cellphone video. The incident occurred on Oct. 4 inside the restroom at Edmond Memorial High School, KTLA sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. The victim was punched several times without fighting back, and now his parents are pressing charges, according to investigators. “One of the students with special needs was being repeatedly punched in one of the bathrooms that day,” Jennifer Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Department, told KFOR.
  • Church group rescues baby left on road with $5,500 stuffed in car seat

    09/28/2017 6:16:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 27, 2017 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A baby abandoned on the shoulder of an Oklahoma City freeway is now in state custody and the infant’s mother has been admitted to a local hospital for evaluation. A church group on their way back from an amusement park spotted the baby in a car seat on the shoulder of I-40 in the scorching heat Saturday, according to KOCO News. Police said $5,500 in cash, a birth certificate and a Social Security card were found stuffed into the car seat with the baby.
  • “It just kept coming back,” Cheerleader back on the field while battling leukemia

    09/26/2017 4:40:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | Tara Blume
    It's football night in Marietta and, if you look closely among the cheerleaders on the field, you'll see a young girl with distinctive purple close-cropped hair. She and the other cheerleaders are enthusiastic as they belt out a cheer, "Let's fight, let's fight!" It's an appropriate chant for 11-year old Emma Barrientos, who is personally in the middle of a fight against high-risk leukemia. She is thrilled to be well enough to be back on the football field with her friends, and her parents are smiling and watching her from the stands. Earlier this week, she was back at Jimmy...
  • Police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

    09/21/2017 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 113 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st September 2017 | BBC News
    A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting "he can't hear you", before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as police were investigating a hit and run. The shooting is being investigated by city homicide detectives to determine if it was legally justified. "In those situations, very volatile situations, you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision," Cpt Mathews said, adding that Sanchez was...
  • Manufacturing Company To Bring Jobs To Tulsa (900 jobs in Oklahoma)

    09/08/2017 1:27:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOTV-TV ^ | September 7, 2017 | Tristen Land
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A 70-year-old manufacturing company from Wisconsin will bring a new facility to Tulsa and is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Thursday afternoon the community, along with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Governor Mary Fallin, met to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Greenheck Group Facility. The company's new campus will be located near Apache and 129th East Avenue in Tulsa. During the first year of operations, the company expects to hire about 75 employees. As the company expands, they hope to employ up to 900 people over the next 10 years. Hiring will begin for the...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • Oklahoma Sheriff Auctions 300 Guns, Vehicles, and Other Items

    08/23/2017 12:51:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 19 August, 2017, the Wagoner County, Oklahoma, Sheriff auctioned off 300 firearms, a number of vehicles, and other items that have been taking up space in their property room. You can view images of the vehicles and the gun on line at the website.A list of the available firearms is available here, but the information is not completely accurate.  For example, the make of an RG10 pistol is listed as “Bohm”, a simple misreading of Rohm. There are numerous plain Jane hunting rifles and shotguns, some more desirable than others. The list shows 15 Marlin .22...
  • Will the Left tear down Stand Watie's monument?

    08/20/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 36 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/20/17 | Florentius
    It’s wrong to pre-judge a human being based on their racial characteristics. Beyond that, it’s stupid. Any marginally intelligent person knows this. A Christian, certainly, has no excuse for treating someone badly simply because they are of a different racial category. For a Catholic, it's a sin to do so. At the same time, as we watch political agitators wantonly destroying symbols of our country’s history in vigilante mobs, one can not help but be struck by their profound ignorance of said history. For these simpletons, the Confederacy equals racism, and everything having to do with it equals racism, and...
  • Online Petition Launched to “Ban KKK” in Oklahoma

    08/16/2017 10:10:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Lili Zheng
    A measure to ban the Ku Klux Klan in Oklahoma has been launched through an online petition. The petition, powered through the Aavaaz website, was created by a person only identified as "Nikolas T." and posted on Sunday. On the petition itself, the creator writes "The Ku Klux Klan is a hate group and should be labeled as such. The Black Panther Party actually provided practical and useful help for their community, yet they were labeled a hate group and systematically dismantled by the CIA and FBI. The KKK has and will always be a hate group and still exists...
  • Anti-Federal Government Group Says Alleged Bomb Plot Suspect no Longer a Member

    08/16/2017 10:06:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | AUGUST 15, 2017
    Authorities say an Oklahoma man hated the federal government and wanted to create a revolution by blowing up a building in downtown Oklahoma City. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in an alley next to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. "He wanted to make the biggest impact wherever he was going to place his bomb. And, in his mind, this would have been the biggest impact in Oklahoma," said Raul Bujanda, the assistant special agent in charge...
  • Hatred of Feds, Calls for Revolution Motives of Man rrested in Foiled Oklahoma City Bomb Plot

    08/16/2017 9:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | BILL MISTON | AUGUST 15, 2017
    ‘Out for blood’: Hatred of federal government, calls for revolution alleged motives of man arrested in foiled Oklahoma City bomb plotA hatred of the federal government and calls for a revolution are just some of the alleged motives behind an Oklahoma man's attempted plot to blow up a downtown Oklahoma City building, patterned after the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing. Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Okla. was arrested early Saturday morning after a van, laden with 1,000 pounds of what he believed to be ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, failed to detonate outside the BancFirst National Building...
  • Police Officer Describes Video That Reportedly Shows Oklahoma Bail Bond Agent Fatally Shoot Man

    08/15/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    We are learning more about the Oklahoma bail bond agent who is charged with murder after she fatally shot a man she was trying to take into custody. Around 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday, Chasity Carey, 41, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 9-1-1 stating she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams. When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene. Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana. Brandon Williams He was released from jail on August 1,...
  • TMK IPSCO celebrates re-start, creation of 168 jobs (Oklahoma)

    08/14/2017 10:18:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Claremont Daily Progress ^ | August 14, 2017 | Cydney Baron
    The lights are back on at TMK IPSCO in the Port of Catoosa. After over a year of no operation, the plant announced this week they are re-starting business. TMK IPSCO is one of the largest North American producers of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry and many industrial markets The announcement of the re-start was celebrated with a press conference that featured guest speakers like Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma State Representative Terry O’Donnell and TMK IPSCO Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joel Mastervich. During the festivities, TMK announced that...
  • Indians, casinos, and decent folk?

    08/08/2017 7:50:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 124 replies
    I'm in Oklahoma and we have casinos everywhere. It seems. But a tribe has surreptitiously acquired a small piece of property in my particular town and built facilities for a restaurant. Now it's been revealed they intend to start a casino, and our councilmen say there's nothing they can do. Even though gambling is illegal in my town, these people are protected by the federal government to open up one of their filthy, prefabricated, typically "native American" dumps? They say they are, and they say as long as they comply with the feds, they can do whatever they want. I'm...
  • Tiger Cub Rejected by Its Mother Gains New Mom, Siblings at Oklahoma City Zoo

    07/27/2017 10:31:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    People Mag. ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Hogan
    Born on Monday, July 10, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the female Amur tiger cub was the only survivor in her litter of five; two of her siblings were stillborn, one died from an injury sustained by its mother and another suffered from a critical gastrointestinal issue. Despite being a tiny miracle, Zoya was rejected by her mother, 10-year-old Koosaka — a behavior somewhat typical of first-time tiger moms. So the Philadelphia Zoo’s animal care team jumped in to raise her, bottle feeding her and keeping watch around the clock. However, something was missing — namely, peers. “With this single cub,...