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  • “You Don’t Really Get That Very Often,” Oklahoma Girl Spreads Kindness to Troopers Following Crash

    07/19/2017 6:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 19, 2017 | JESSICA BRUNO
    A young girl is spreading some joy to Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers following an accident that critically injured one of their own. “I’ve only been on for a year and, ever since I went to nights, I haven’t had anything like that happen," Kyle Rosine, an OHP trooper, told NewsChannel 4. For Rosine, the scene of a car accident is all too familiar. However, this time, it hits close to home. "It was a tough night, that's for sure," Rosine said. It started with a pursuit on I-35 near 27th Street in Moore. Lt. Heath Meyer Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt....
  • The media incited violence after the Oklahoma City bombing, just like they are doing today

    07/15/2017 9:32:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    Wikipedia - Oklahoma City Murray Building Bombing ^ | 15 July 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The point of this note is to demonstrate the irresponsibility of the media and the hypocrisy of muslims and muslim organizations. After the Murray building bombing, the media in their normal irresponsible fashion put out stories without substantiation that "Middle Eastern" groups may be have been responsible for the bombing. As a result, individuals went after muslims in this country. The muslims understandbly complained: In the case of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Hamzi Moghrabi, chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, blamed the media for the attacks on Muslims and Arabs that took place just days after the bombing.Now, the media...
  • Democrats sweep 2 legislative special elections in Oklahoma

    07/12/2017 9:17:55 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 July 2017 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — Democrats have swept special elections for a state House vacancy from the Tulsa area and a state Senate vacancy from Oklahoma City, both vacated by Republicans who resigned.</p> <p>In House District 75, which includes portions of east Tulsa and north Broken Arrow, unofficial results show voters picked Democrat Karen Gaddis over Republican Tressa Nunley on Tuesday. Both were vying to replace former Republican state Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned this year after two former legislative assistants accused him of sexual harassment. Kirby has admitted he used poor judgment but denied harassing legislative aides.</p>
  • klahoma City barber shop responds after photo of Confederate flag haircut goes viral

    07/03/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 3, 2017 | Ian Smith
    Oklahoma City barber shop responds after photo of Confederate flag haircut goes viral A haircut by a popular Oklahoma City barber shop has ignited a firestorm on social media. Employees at Fade N Up said a white customer requested a Confederate flag be shaved into his head by a black barber, and the barbershop posted the photo on social media. The photo created the firestorm on Facebook with many condemning the customer and the shop. However, the shop's owner said the picture doesn't tell the whole story. “I was thinking it was some racist-type stuff but, as he sat down...
  • ‘I had to do what was right as a father’: Del City father describes moments when family took down...

    06/29/2017 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    KOCO ^ | June 28, 2017 | Patrina Adger
    FULL TITLE: ‘I had to do what was right as a father’ Del City father describes moments when family took down man wanting to have sex with teen DEL CITY — A Del City father ambushed a man after learning that he had been involved in a sexual online relationship with his teenage daughter. The father, who did not want to be identified, used the Family Time app to discover that his 15-year-old daughter was having an inappropriate relationship with a 33-year-old man. When he found out the two were meeting for the first time, his family took action. “He...
  • Man Destroys Ten Commandments Statue in Arkansas Capitol--The Day After It Was Installed

    06/28/2017 6:37:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 28, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    On Tuesday, a statue of the Ten Commandments was installed at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. Less than a day later, it had been run over by a car and destroyed. Michael Reed, a 32-year-old from Van Buren, Arkansas with a history of mental illness, recorded himself ramming his car into the monument, shouting "freedom" shortly before impact. Reed has previously been accused of destroying a similar Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
  • Charges Pending Against Oklahoma Truck Driver Seen in Dangerous Reckless Driving Video

    06/16/2017 10:57:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 15, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    Charges are pending against a man who was captured on a woman’s dashboard camera trying to run cars off an Oklahoma highway. A Muskogee woman says she was driving along Hwy 51 near 193rd St. in Broken Arrow on Tuesday when she spotted a reckless driver. She had her dashboard camera turned on as the driver of a truck began weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating other drivers and slamming on his brakes. The woman told FOX 23 that there wasn’t any specific event that sparked the reckless driving, adding that he behaved that way with several drivers on...
  • Throwback Tulsa: Controversial Creek Turnpike opened 25 years ago

    06/12/2017 7:13:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 5, 2017 | Debbie Jackson
    Least terns. A federal lawsuit. Greenpeace. Vandals. Industrious beavers. Angry homeowners. Bureaucratic delays. These were among the obstacles and setbacks that had to be overcome before the Creek Turnpike was built. At one point, the chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority declared it a “total disaster” and exclaimed: “The Creek Turnpike in Tulsa, God only knows when that’ll be completed,” John Kilpatrick said, as reported by the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene on Oct. 19, 1990. “If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t do that project,” the exasperated Kilpatrick said after federal bureaucrats held up construction of...
  • “Don’t Give Up on Me,” Carney Man Succumbs to Rattlesnake Bite

    06/10/2017 5:57:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    A devastating loss for a family in Carney after a man died from a rattlesnake bite. Jeremy Knox, 38, was working on a bread truck he wanted to restore when he was bitten by the snake. Initially, he didn't know what bit him. His wife, Jessica Miller-Knox, took him to a nearby hospital. "Went to a hospital and told them it was some sort of bite, we didn't know, but that something was wrong," Jessica said. "They looked at it and sent us home." The pain grew worse and the next day they went to Integris Baptist Medical Center where...
  • Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is retiring

    06/07/2017 1:23:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2017 | Sam Cooper
    One of the top coaches in college football is retiring.As first reported by the Oklahoman and later confirmed by, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops is stepping down from his position with the Sooners after 18 seasons. Both outlets are reporting that offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley will assume the role of head coach.
  • Oklahoma Governor Fallin Signs SB 35, Carry for People with Valid Military ID

    06/06/2017 7:32:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 May, 2017, SB 35, the recognition of military, guard and reserve members to carry concealed weapons based on a military, reserve, or national guard valid I.D. card, was signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.SB 35 was popular in the legislature. It passed the Senate on 15 March, 2017, 40-2.  It was amended on 11 April in the House. It passed the House  on 19 April, 2017, 85 – 0.The amended version then passed the Senate unanimously, 46-0. It was signed by Governor Fallin on 17 May, 2017.Many states accept military service as meeting the requirement for...
  • Oklahoma House Declares Abortion 'Murder' [resolution]

    05/12/2017 9:50:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2017 | 3:28 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution on May 8 declaring abortion to be murder and directing “every public official” in the state to use their authority “to stop the murder of innocent children by abortion.” The resolution does not have the force of law but it does reflect the policy view of the Oklahoma House, which has 101 members — 74 Republicans, 26 Democrats, and 1 vacancy. The resolution, HR 1004, passed by voice vote, and was introduced by Rep. Chuck Strohm, R-Jenks. The resolution, in part, states that “all human life is protected by God’s law and the...
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • Food service company to add 160 jobs in Durant (Oklahoma)

    05/03/2017 10:21:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 3, 2017
    DURANT — WebstaurantStore is adding 160 new jobs and a new point of distribution in Durant, Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday. WebstaurantStore is the largest online supplier of food service equipment and supplies. WebstaurantStore will move into an existing 350,000-square-foot facility at 2011 W Arkansas St. The company's Durant distribution center will serve clients in the southwest region of the country. Hiring is expected to begin this spring. “Today's announcement is great news for Durant and southeastern Oklahoma. These new jobs represent the kind of diversity in employment that we are working to bring to the state,” said Fallin.
  • Transportation officials suspend work on several Oklahoma highway projects

    05/02/2017 7:15:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | May 2, 2017 | Randy Ellis
    Citing state budgeting uncertainties, Oklahoma transportation officials announced Monday that they have suspended construction on about a dozen highway projects, including the next phase of the I-240/I-35 interchange project in south Oklahoma City. "That's going to give us a black eye," Oklahoma Transportation Commission Chairman J. David Burrage said, describing the situation as "bad." Burrage made his remark after another commissioner noted that many contractors already have bought materials for projects that are being suspended. Companies that suffer financial losses because of work suspensions likely will file claims with the agency, officials said. The dozen or so suspended contracts may...
  • Oklahoma likely to pass Defensive Display (SB 40)

    05/03/2017 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The vast majority of defensive firearm uses involve the defensive display of the firearm. In some states, it is illegal to display a gun for defensive purposes without risking a felony. Mere display is considered the use of deadly force. Estimates of defensive gun uses vary form about 100,000 to 3 million each year(CDC pdf). Yet only 1,500 to 3,000 people are justifiably killed each year. About five to ten times that many are shot and end up hospitalized. About five to ten  times as many as are shot, are shot at, but missed.  The number of times when...
  • Connexions Loyalty plans to add hundreds of jobs to Tulsa operations (Oklahoma)

    04/25/2017 7:31:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | April 24, 2017 | Samuel Hardiman
    Connexions Loyalty, a subsidiary of Connecticut-based customer service company Affinion Group, purchased the assets of an existing Tulsa travel service center in January and hasn’t stopped hiring since. The company said in a news release that its purchase of the existing infrastructure in east Tulsa allowed it to retain 50 existing jobs. It has added 100 jobs in the meantime, bringing the number of employees up to 150. Connexions Loyalty plans on adding another 200-plus to its call-center operations at Corporate Woods business park on 129th East Avenue. Tulsa has become something of a call center hub due to a...
  • Rare certification could mean jobs for Southern Oklahoma (4,000 to 7,000 jobs)

    04/18/2017 5:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KXII-TV ^ | April 17, 2017 | Andrew Freeman
    ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII)-- The hope of anywhere from 4-7,000 new jobs, and economic growth, follows a certification given to a Texoma Industrial park. The Ardmore Airpark is 1,700 acres of land, with the potential to house 5,000,000 square-feet of development, and create 4-7,000 jobs. And now its certified by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which uses nine different metrics to grade and certify land. There's only 10 certified sites in the whole country. "It's a big deal for Southern Oklahoma, its a big deal for Ardmore, and its a game changer." Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said. B.N.S.F looks at...
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • Former Oklahoma Sooners player, 22, is arrested for 'pimping out ex-college cheerleader,[tr]

    04/04/2017 12:53:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2017 | Liam Quinn
    A former University of Oklahoma football player has been arrested for allegedly 'pimping out' an ex-cheerleader. Lawrence 'LJ' Moore, a 22-year-old former defensive back who played two games with the Sooners in 2013, was arrested after Micah Madison Parker was caught offering sex in exchange for $200 to an undercover cop in a hotel room. The former cheerleader was arrested after a vice officer responded to an advertisement she had placed on the website,