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  • 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, Backpage.com.
  • Wagoner County DA declines charges against homeowner's son

    04/03/2017 12:35:52 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 61 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | Apr 3, 2017 - 12:19 PM
    No charges to be filed against Mr. AR15.
  • Slain teen suspects identified after Wagoner County shooting (Homeowner w/AR15 stops 3 thieves)

    03/29/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 74 replies
    Fox23 ^ | Updated: Mar 28, 2017 - 10:33 PM | cnn staff
    hree teens are dead after an alleged home invasion attempt reportedly ended in a shooting Monday. It happened near 91st and 241st East Avenue in the Wagoner County part of Broken Arrow. According to officials with the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, three masked people broke into the house through the back door with the intent of burglarizing the home. Officials say the homeowner's young adult son killed all three with an AR-15. Though they initially believed the son was 19, they now say he was 23-year-old Zach Peters. The homeowner was also home, but officials say he was not involved....
  • Homeowner’s son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15

    03/28/2017 1:48:37 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/28/17 | Fox news
    Homeowner’s son kills three would-be burglars with AR-15 Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents. Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects enetered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home. Mahoney said the suspects...
  • Three burglars entered an Oklahoma home. The owner’s son opened fire with an AR-15, deputies say.

    03/28/2017 6:10:35 AM PDT · by NRx · 107 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-29-2017 | Ben Guarino
    <p>Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.</p>
  • 13 states join brief in support of Trump’s temporary travel ban

    03/27/2017 9:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2017 | John Sexton
    Representatives from 13 states including 12 state attorneys general and one governor filed a motion in support of President Trump’s temporary travel ban. From the Dallas Morning News: Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday led a coalition of 13 states in filing a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals defending President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order.In the brief, Paxton and representatives from 12 other states argue that the Trump administration’s new order is legal and falls under the president’s power over foreign affairs and national security. Those joining the brief included Paxton plus AG’s in the...
  • Homeowner's son shoots, kills three (former) burglars

    03/27/2017 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 135 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/27/17 | ukn
    Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner's son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said. Wagoner County sheriff's deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.
  • Oklahoma officer dies after shootout

    A 22-year-old Oklahoma officer died Monday after a shootout during a traffic stop, police said. Tecumseh Assistant Police Chief J.R. Kidney said officer Justin Terney died after undergoing surgery overnight.
  • Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honoring ex-KKK member

    03/26/2017 9:31:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2017 1:07 PM EDT
    A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honoring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan member. Norman Councilwoman Breea Clark has posted an online petition asking residents to help change the name of DeBarr Avenue. If at least three-fourths of Norman homeowners agree, the city — home to the University of Oklahoma — would be among several cities nationwide renaming monuments and streets named after prominent KKK members. […] The block-long street honors Edwin DeBarr, one of the university’s first professors and founder of its chemistry department. DeBarr became a...
  • Tulsa officer’s preliminary hearing request denied

    03/25/2017 2:31:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | March 24, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that a Tulsa police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter won’t have further preliminary hearing proceedings. The Tulsa World reports 42-year-old Betty Shelby remains on track for trial on May 8. Shelby is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 16 shooting death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher.
  • Oklahoma House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

    03/21/2017 5:08:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | march 21, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Oklahoma state House marked World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday by passing a bill to prohibit abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome and other genetic disorders. KFOR News in Oklahoma reports state House Bill 1549 passed in a 67-17 vote and now moves to the state Senate for consideration. The bill would prohibit discriminatory abortions based on an unborn baby’s genetic abnormalities and hold abortion practitioners who violate the legislation liable. A state House committee initially failed to pass the bill in February after some lawmakers expressed concerns about court challenges, according to the report. However, several committee...
  • Oklahoma lawmaker arrested on child prostitution charges

    03/16/2017 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/16/2017 | Seam Murphy
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state senator was booked Thursday on child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex, leading to calls for his resignation and a separate internal investigation into his years of work with a youth program. Ralph Shortey, a 35-year-old conservative Republican who has a wife and three young daughters, surrendered to authorities on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and engaging in prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church. He was released after about two hours on a $100,000 bond. "I have no comment at this time,...