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  • Construction set to begin on Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike

    01/16/2018 8:16:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 8, 2018 | Sarah Stewart
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY - Work is set to begin next week on a controversial, new turnpike that will carve a path through eastern Oklahoma County. The Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike will connect I-40 to the Turner Turnpike, traveling roughly along Luther Road. Since the project was first announced almost two and a half years ago, it has drawn protests from many in the area who are set to lose their homes and land. “Even to this day, we don’t have a size or an actual line or layout for sure of what they even want,” said Joe Krecke. What Krecke does...
  • The Women the Abortion War Leaves Out

    01/14/2018 12:09:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAN. 11, 2018 | MICHELLE OBERMANJAN
    As a lifelong feminist from California, I have always believed in a woman’s absolute right to make choices about her own body. As a law professor, I have spent years studying the impact of restrictive abortion laws in places such as Chile and El Salvador. But eventually, I wanted to turn my attention to my own country, trying to understand the aims of the anti-abortion movement here. I went to Oklahoma, a state that has enacted so many restrictive abortion laws that it routinely tops the Americans United for Life’s annual legislative report card. I was grateful, if surprised, to...
  • Woman being hailed as hero for stepping in during shooting at Norman business

    01/13/2018 8:25:44 AM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    koco.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Patrina Adger
    Colette Wind has been employed at Bergey Windpower in Norman for roughly six years. She's now being hailed a hero for stepping in Wednesday when a man entered the Norman business with a gas mask and firearms and confronted his wife. -snip Wind was in another room and intervened. The gunman then shot her, officials said. "He put the shotgun down, and one of our employees picked it up and, as the gunman went for his other (gun), he had two other pistols. Our employee shot him," Bergey said. Bergey and her family members are calling Wind a hero for...
  • COAST GUARD SEARCHING FOR MISSING PLANE IN GULF OF MEXICO

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • AG Jeff Landry joins 10 others in backing Trump's 'sanctuary cities' executive order in court

    12/28/2017 4:34:57 PM PST · by bgill · 9 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Attorney General Jeff Landry is urging a federal appeals court to reverse an order that is preventing the implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order regulating so-called "sanctuary cities," arguing that such immigrant-friendly jurisdictions "undermine the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary to enforce the law effectively." "We have seen too many crimes occur against our own State’s citizens due to sanctuary city policies; which is why I have been actively fighting back against these policies since taking office," Landry, a Republican, said in a news release announcing that he had joined 10 other attorneys...
  • ‘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,”.
  • Sen. James Lankford Says Anti-Trump Texts Don't Taint Entire Mueller Probe

    12/18/2017 12:17:37 AM PST · by OKSooner · 44 replies
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 12-17-2017 | Face the Nation
    Oklahoma - Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford says text messages critical of President Trump sent by senior FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team won't "taint" the overall probe into Russian interference in the election. Transcript: Sen. James Lankford on "Face the Nation" "I don't think it taints the entire process. But it certainly taints that season of it. And it's something you should look at with any political investigation that he was on at the time. Again, we want our F.B.I. agents to be neutral and to be non-political," said Lankford on CBS News' "Face the...
  • Pyongyang on the Prairie, Part I

    12/06/2017 5:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    A criminal justice system that operates in the dark is arbitrary, unjust and criminal. In Oklahoma this year, a Kafkaesque set of sealed motions, secret orders and closed-door hearings completely shut out a criminal defendant, his public defenders and the public. A trial judge served as handmaiden for the prosecutors, even failing to notify the defendant and his lawyers of the kangaroo court proceedings until after they had occurred. The defendant, who is appealing his convictions and maintains his complete and actual innocence, was denied an opportunity to challenge the state's legal arguments for hiding information about a crime lab...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 67 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Gilcrease Expressway extension update: How much will drivers pay for toll?

    12/03/2017 8:08:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | November 13, 2017 | Kevin Canfield
    State officials have yet to find a private partner to help finance the construction of the final five miles of the Gilcrease Expressway, but they are closer to figuring out how much motorists will have to pay to use it. Tim Gatz, executive director of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, said Monday that the toll is expected to be about $1 to $1.50 for private vehicles, with a higher rate for commercial vehicles. Motorists who use the plate-pay system, as can be used in Jenks, likely would pay more. “We are waiting on the traffic and revenue study to come back...
  • Alabama Is 4th Team In The 2017 College Football Playoffs: Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, Alabama

    12/03/2017 9:35:22 AM PST · by blam · 220 replies
    ESPN TV ^ | 12-3-2017 | blam
    This announcement is being made from a TV broadcast. This is from the National Football Selection Committee.Alabama has been chosen as the 4th team to participate in the 2017 college football playoff.More to follow as soon as it hits the press.
  • Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears

    12/02/2017 9:28:17 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. After researching her story, it is obvious that her “family lore” is just fiction. Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837. These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in...
  • BREAKING: Senate Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass tax bill

    12/01/2017 7:56:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published 13 Mins Ago Updated 1 Min Ago | Jacob Pramuk
    Senate Republicans were confident that they had the votes needed Friday to pass their tax plan as last-minute changes brought more GOP lawmakers on board. Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., earlier Friday said they would back the bill after securing further tax relief for pass-through businesses. Then, Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., committed to supporting the plan, leaving Republican leaders confident that they had the support. On Friday morning, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, called holdout Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., the last two senators who need to get on board. The GOP can...
  • Oklahoma Teenager Baking Cupcakes to Help Pay for Mother’s Cancer Treatments

    11/25/2017 10:40:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    When Talisha McClain was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, the mother of three knew she was going to have to make some hard decisions. McClain says she wasn’t able to work during cancer treatments, eliminating the family’s income. “How am I even going to go to the store to buy basic things like dish soap, washing powder, toilet paper, food or clothes?” McClain told KJRH. “I had to move out of my home to a small apartment going from a three bedroom home because I couldn’t afford it.” At that point, 16-year-old Tyler McClain decided to take matters into...
  • Family comes home to find their furniture and belongings in dumpsters

    11/21/2017 8:18:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | SCOTT HINES
    Brandy Mason couldn’t believe what she was witnessing. She said, “I came home Saturday, November 11th to find our lives in a dumpster, everything gone. Everything, including the family’s couch, chairs, beds, their clothes, and brandy’s son’s backpack, which someone emptied out and took all of the Halloween candy from inside of it. “Grant it, it’s just candy, but the fact I had that bag in a closet zipped up and they went into my home without my knowledge, without any eviction notice, without any legal action on me and took our whole life and threw it away.” We know...
  • 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 · 45 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
    KFOR ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | KELSEY GIBBS
    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....