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  • Two Air Force T-38 Talons mishap NEWS RELEASE

    11/21/2019 11:25:42 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 16 replies
    US Air Force ^ | 11/21/2019 | 71st Flying Training Wing Public Affairs
    NEWS RELEASE #001 VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Air Force T-38 Talons assigned here were involved in a mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today. At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a routine training mission. There were two people onboard each aircraft. Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts. Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. -30- NEWS RELEASE #002 VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today. At the...
  • Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics

    11/21/2019 10:52:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2019 | Alexander Bolton
    President Trump invited two of his biggest Senate Republican critics, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), to the White House Thursday for an unspecified discussion. The invitation comes as impeachment hearings in the House continue. The House is widely expected to impeach Trump, which would create a trial in the Senate where Romney and Collins would be two of the most scrutinized GOP votes. Romney said before the meeting that he planned to talk about his own bill, the Trust Act, and the president’s plan for regulating vaping products. “If I’m asked for questions I want to talk...
  • Oklahoma student gov ditches ‘Boomer’ and ‘Sooner’ for more ‘sensitive’ words

    11/20/2019 6:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 19, 2019 | Genesis Sanchez
    Students at the University of Oklahoma are working to remove the school’s “Boomer” and “Sooner” nicknames out of concern that the words are offensive to Native Americans. According to the OU Daily, the Undergraduate Student Congress met Nov. 12 to mandate a name change for the “Sooner Freshman Council”, citing the words “boomer” and “sooner” as offensive to the Native American community.
  • Oklahoma Armed citizen puts a stop to fatal shooting at Walmart by putting gun to suspect’s head

    11/19/2019 7:35:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>A shooting incident occurred in a Walmart parking lot this morning where a man and woman were shot and killed as they sat inside a vehicle.</p> <p>Immediately after, it is reported that an armed citizen, who was in the immediate area, drew his gun and put it to the head of the suspect and told him to stop shooting.</p>
  • Some Oklahoma lawmakers looking to ban conversion therapy for minors

    11/18/2019 9:08:13 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 13 replies
    https://ktul.com ^ | November 18,2019 | Erin Christy,
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Should parents legally be able to send their children to therapy to "pray the gay away"? Right now, some Oklahoma lawmakers are looking to ban the controversial practice of conversion therapy for minors. As Deputy Director of Oklahomans for Equality, Jose Vega is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community, and one reason why -- there's a time in his life he fights not to think about every day.
  • Three killed in shooting inside Walmart store in Duncan, OHP officials confirm (Duncan, Oklahoma)

    11/18/2019 8:36:08 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    KOKO.com ^ | November 18, 2019
    DUNCAN, Okla. — Police are investigating a shooting that was reported Monday morning inside a Walmart store in Duncan. The store is located at 3393 North 81 Highway in Duncan. Advertisement Three people were killed, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Officials with Duncan Public Schools confirm that all schools are on lockdown during this investigation.
  • POLICE: Three dead including shooter at Duncan, Okla. Walmart

    11/18/2019 9:39:15 AM PST · by mplc51 · 26 replies
    KSWO.COM ^ | November 18, 2019 | jared burke
    DUNCAN, Okla. (TNN) - The Duncan Police Department is beginning the investigation into what happened at the Duncan Walmart on Monday morning. Police were initially dispatched just before 10 a.m. Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford tells us that three people were killed outside the store near a vehicle. One of the people killed is the shooter. Ford says the gun used was a handgun. All of Duncan Public Schools were placed on lock down but have since been given the all clear by police and have been taken off lock down. You can count on us to keep you updated.
  • $25,000 offered for chunk of meteor that flew over Missouri. Here’s where it might be

    11/14/2019 3:43:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/13/19 | CHACOUR KOOP
    A gem and mineral museum is offering $25,000 to the first person who can find a chunk of the meteor spotting streaking across Midwestern skies this week. Experts have an idea of where it might’ve landed. The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum announced Tuesday that it will give the hefty payout to the first person who can find a kilogram of the meteor, according to a news release. The basketball-sized fireball blazed across the sky at 33,500 mph, McClatchy news group reported. Video showed it trailing across the Missouri sky on Monday night. People also reported seeing it in Kansas,...
  • Inhofe: Benghazi 'Worst of All Cover-ups'

    02/09/2014 12:30:58 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 52 replies
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 09 Feb 2014 | Todd Beamon
    The Obama administration insisted that the Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans erupted from a protest over an anti-Muslim video because any hint of organized terrorism would have debunked President Barack Obama's assertions that his Mideast policy was working, Sen. Jim Inhofe said on Saturday. "They were pushing the video thing because it was just a matter of days before that he had made the American people think that his Middle East policy had stopped all terrorist activity," the Oklahoma Republican told Jeanine Pirro on her Fox News program. "This was a couple of months before the election. "Obviously, with...
  • Suspect in Okla. Beheading Had Ties to Radical Islam [shouted Arabic phrases before beheading]

    09/26/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Sep 2014 10:54 PM | Todd Beamon
    The 30-year-old Oklahoma man who police said beheaded a woman after he was fired from his job at a food-processing plant had ties to radical Islam, including a Facebook page with pictures of Osama bin Laden and phrases that praise Allah and forecast harm to the United States and Israel. Alton Nolen, who was shot and wounded by the owner of Vaughn Foods while stabbing a second woman, called himself "Jah'Keem Yisrael" on his Facebook page. His cover picture appears to be of several Taliban fighters, according to a Google reverse image search conducted by The Daily Caller. ... He...
  • Okla. Republicans Rip DHS Plans to House Illegal Minors at Army Base

    06/07/2014 6:52:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 06 Jun 2014 10:01 PM | Todd Beamon
    Top Oklahoma Republicans are outraged that the Obama administration will begin housing as many as 600 illegal immigrant minors at the Fort Sill Army Base as early as Tuesday—at an estimated cost to taxpayers of $252 per child per day. “Our nation has an immigration problem and a national security crisis, but I don’t believe the answer is for our military facilities to be transformed into a center that houses, feeds, and cares for illegal immigrants,” Sen. Jim Inhofe, the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement on Friday. “This only encourages parents to...
  • Ex-Sen. Tom Coburn Slams 'Cruz Effect' For Creating False Hopes About Congress

    10/19/2015 7:09:21 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 October 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn slammed what he called "the Cruz effect" — saying Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's rhetoric and the Texas senator's inability to follow through on his promises have caused great disenchantment among Americans toward Congress. "I call it 'the Cruz effect,'" Coburn, a Republican who retired last year after 20 years in the Senate, told Sirius XM host Pete Dominick on Thursday. The interview was reported by BuzzFeed News. "When you tell people you can accomplish something that you can't — for example, shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act," Coburn said. "When, in...
  • Oklahoma senators file bill to create President Donald J. Trump Highway on Route 66

    11/06/2019 11:20:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    KOCO News ^ | November 6, 2019 | KOCO Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two Oklahoma senators announced Tuesday that they have filed a bill to create the President Donald J. Trump Highway on the world-famous Route 66. According to Senate Bill 1089, the renamed section of Route 66 will begin at the intersection of Highland Avenue near Miami and extend north and east through Commerce to the intersection of Industrial Parkway in Ottawa County. “President Trump has done an outstanding job on behalf of our nation and Oklahoma,” said state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow. “We feel like this is a perfect opportunity to commemorate the great impact his leadership...
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court temporarily blocks law banning common abortion procedure

    11/04/2019 9:08:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 4, 2019 | Jessie Hellmann
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a ban on a common abortion procedure. In a 6-2 decision, the court ruled that Oklahoma could not enforce a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, the most common method used in second trimester pregnancies. The preliminary injunction will remain in effect while the Supreme Court decides whether the ban is lawful. The Center for Reproductive Rights asked the court to block the ban from taking effect after an Oklahoma state trial court upheld it earlier this year. “Today’s decision means Oklahomans can continue receiving high-quality, evidence-based abortion...
  • 462 Oklahoma inmates will be released today in the largest commutation in US history

    11/04/2019 12:53:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/04/2019 | By Holly Yan,
    A total of 527 inmates had their sentences commuted Friday, but 65 of them have detainers and will be released later. In 2016, Oklahoma passed reforms that would turn some low-level felonies into misdemeanors. For example, possession of a small amount of drugs became a misdemeanor, and the threshold for a property crime becoming a felony increased from $500 in property value to $1,000 in value. Of the hundreds of inmates who had their sentences commuted: -- The average age is 39.7 years old -- 75% are men, and 25% are women -- They had been incarcerated for three years...
  • House Democrat Jeff Van Drew Signals He’s Not Voting for Pelosi’s Impeachment Bill

    10/29/2019 5:12:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Oct 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) said Tuesday that he will likely vote against a resolution by House Democrats to formalize their secret impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, prompting more uncertainly around whether Thursday’s expected vote will go on as planned. Asked by NBC News reporter Alex Moe if he supports the measure, Van Drew replied: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it.” Van Drew, whose district President Trump won in 2016, is among roughly a dozen House Democrats who oppose the impeachment inquiry. “I have long maintained the position that the impeachment or potential impeachment would not...
  • NJ Dem Likely Won't Back Impeachment Resolution

    10/30/2019 9:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have moved forward with an impeachment resolution but not all House Democrats are on board.Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) said Tuesday he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment efforts.“I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Van Drew told a reporter from NBC News. NEW: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it,” Dem @CongressmanJVD says about the impeachment process resolution the House will take up Thursday saying he hasn’t been supportive of impeachment all along.— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) October 29, 2019 Van Drew represents New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District, which President Trump...
  • Oklahoma judge halts law requiring doctors to inform patients that medication abortions can...

    10/24/2019 3:27:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 23, 2019 | Morgan Phillips | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Oklahoma judge halts law requiring doctors to inform patients that medication abortions can be counteracted An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a new law requiring doctors who administer medication abortions to inform women that the process may be reversed. The Oklahoma County District Court had been asked to block the law by the Center for Reproductive Rights just before it was to take effect on Nov. 1. Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews issued a temporary injunction, which will remain in place while the case is fully litigated before the judge. The state’s Republican-led Legislature approved the...
  • San Francisco puts 22 states on blacklist for restrictive abortion laws

    10/21/2019 1:34:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 78 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 21, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
    The states being blacklisted by San Francisco for their “severe anti-choice policies” are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
  • Alorica looking to hire 675 more at Tulsa location (Oklahoma)

    10/20/2019 3:52:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Staff
    Alorica is looking to hire 675 more full-time employees at its Tulsa call center. The center is located at the Eastgate Metroplex, 14002 E. 21st St. The announcement comes following a similar announcement last year in which the company said it was hiring an additional 300 full-time employees at its Tulsa office. ---snip--- Alorica, based in Irvine, California, has more than 100,000 employees in about 130 locations worldwide.