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US: Oklahoma (News/Activism)

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  • Sallisaw police captain crashes into pursuit suspect heading toward festival

    05/09/2023 10:50:05 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 7 replies
    Fox 23 News, Tulsa ^ | May 9, 2023 | Fox 23 News Staff
    SALLISAW, Okla. — A Sallisaw police captain crashed into a pursuit suspect head-on, preventing him from getting near a crowded festival on Saturday. Police were following the driver when he got near a crowded area where children were attending the Diamond Daze Festival, according to a City of Sallisaw social media post. Sallisaw Police Captain John Weber used his patrol vehicle to crash into the driver, stopping the pursuit from getting any closer to the event.
  • Officers Ram Suspect Vehicle Head On, Stopping It From Driving Through Town Festival

    05/07/2023 1:49:32 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies ^ | May 7, 2023 | by KC Wildmoon
    Two Oklahoma police officers are heroes after they rammed a suspect vehicle head on Saturday to prevent it from driving into weekend festival in Sallisaw. Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin said in a Facebook post that Captain John Weber and Officer Wesley McGuirt were working the town’s Diamond Daze festival on Saturday when they learned of a police pursuit heading directly toward the event. “Captain Weber and Officer McGuirt were the last line of defense before the suspect vehicle would have entered the Diamond Daze event area,” Franklin wrote. The officers decided they had no choice but to disable the...
  • Black man charged with murdering two White strangers in Oklahoma because of their race

    05/06/2023 1:54:41 PM PDT · by CFW · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/6/23 | Aaron Kliegman
    A Black man has been charged with fatally shooting two White strangers in the back of the head in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as part of what authorities are calling a racially motivated hate crime. Carlton Gilford allegedly shot and killed two men to whom he did not have any connection on April 18, according to the Tulsa Police Department. Police said Gifford, who according to jail records is homeless, went inside the Rudisill Library around 9:40 a.m., walked up behind a man sitting at a desk, and shot him in the back of the head.
  • Oklahoma’s Josh Brecheen endorses Donald J. Trump for President

    05/05/2023 9:30:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2023 | y Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey, Liz Goodwin and Maeve Reston
    The former president is consolidating support among GOP members of Congress and others, even as he faces a thicket of legal woesMANCHESTER, N.H. — Former president Donald Trump, fighting criminal charges in New York and multiple other ongoing investigations by federal and local prosecutors, is pitching Republican elected officials to get behind him as the inevitable nominee — and many of them are buying it.Trump is finally seeing the response he was hoping for when he announced his candidacy almost six months ago, in a moment of political weakness, as many Republicans were openly blaming him for the party’s disappointing...
  • Catholic hospital takes U.S. government to court over order to extinguish sanctuary candle

    05/05/2023 7:13:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 58 replies
    Crux ^ | May 4, 2023 | John Lavenburg
    A Catholic health system in Oklahoma has threatened to sue the federal government for violating its First Amendment rights over a decision to deny re-accreditation to one of its hospitals if it doesn’t follow an order to extinguish a long-lit sanctuary candle for safety purposes. Following a hospital inspection in February, a federal surveyor deemed that a living flame in the Saint Francis Hospital South chapel – part of the Saint Francis Health System – violated code, as it is “an open flame burning unattended 24/7.” The surveyor issued a citation demanding the candle be extinguished. Saint Francis Health Systems...
  • Five transgender youths file suit saying Oklahoma health care ban is unconstitutional

    05/04/2023 11:10:30 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/3/23 | Ben Felder
    Five Oklahoma transgender youths and their families have sued the state over a ban on gender-affirming health care, alleging the halt of puberty-blocking drugs, surgery and hormone treatments is a violation of their constitutional rights. The families filed the lawsuit in a Tulsa federal court Tuesday, one day after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 613, which immediately banned gender transition surgeries, along with a six-month phase-out of other drug and hormone treatments. “We wanted to make sure we were ready as soon as possible because access to care changed immediately (with the governor’s signature),” said Megan Lambert, legal director...
  • Performing Trans Surgery on Children, Prescribing Puberty Blockers Now a Felony in Oklahoma

    05/02/2023 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2023 | Peter Caddle
    Performing trans surgery on children, as well as prescribing a child with puberty blockers, is now a felony offence in the state of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed into law measures forbidding the use of medical transgender interventions on children, with it now being a felony offence in the state to perform trans surgery on a child or prescribe them puberty blockers. The move has prompted outrage from U.S. progressives, with a number of non-profit organisations vowing to take the state to court over the law change. According to a report by Fox News, Stitt signed SB 613...
  • Sheriff: 7 Bodies, Including Missing Girls From Okmulgee County, Found On Property

    05/01/2023 2:49:45 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    HENRYETTA, Okla. - Breaking News Update: Authorities involved in the search for two missing teen girls in Henryetta say that seven people have been found dead. The sheriff in Okmulgee County confirmed the bodies of Ivy Webster, 14, and Brittany Brewer, 16, have been found around the property. The body of Jesse McFadden was also found on the property, authorities say. Officials have not identified the other victims. This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.
  • Oklahoma governor vows to keep vetoing laws until school choice, tax cuts are passed

    04/29/2023 6:47:31 PM PDT · by CFW · 38 replies
    Just the News ^ | 4/29/23 | Kim Jarrett
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt indicated Friday that he would continue vetoing unrelated bills until the House and Senate agree on school choice and tax cuts. Stitt vetoed 20 unrelated Senate bills this week, all with the same message. "Until we get tax cuts, until we get parent choice done, we are not going to do all this other stuff for lobbyists and special interest groups," Stitt said at his weekly news conference. "Let's get those things done and then we will be happy to talk about some other things in the budget." The House and Senate have passed two versions...
  • OK Judge Threatens Christian Preacher with Arrest for Using Bible Verses in an Online Protest

    04/20/2023 2:49:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    CBN ^ | April 17, 2023 | Steve Warren
    An online Christian preacher has been ordered by a Washington County judge in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to stay silent on social media for five years after he expressed his moral and religious concerns in posts about a church that endorses same-sex marriage and a public drag queen performance in front of children. A team of attorneys with The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization, has stepped in to help Rich Penkoski. They're asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to overturn the five-year restraining order against him, denouncing it as excessive and a clear violation of the pastor's First Amendment rights to...
  • Monster supercell tornado rips through Midwest killing two and flattening Oklahoma town bringing hail the size of tennis balls and leaving trail of devastation with 20,000 still without power

    04/20/2023 3:08:45 AM PDT · by CFW · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/20/23 | Will Potter
    A devastating 'supercell' tornado system has ripped through Kansas and Oklahoma, killing at least two people while levelling entire homes and leaving a trail of destruction across multiple counties. The terrifying twisters tore through the Midwest Wednesday evening, while parts of Nebraska, Missouri, Texas and Iowa have also been placed under tornado and severe thunderstorm watches. Tennis-ball sized hail and torrential winds cut across the region, leaving approximately 20,000 people in the dark after the storms downed powerlines.
  • LIVE - Meteorologist Covering Severe Weather Outbreak - Live Weather Channel (Oklahoma tornados tonight)

    04/19/2023 8:47:46 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/19/2023 | Meteorologist Andy Hill
    Live coverage of the April 19th, 2023 severe weather event!
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn joins wave of Tennessee Republicans endorsing Trump

    04/18/2023 8:16:20 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2023 10:26 AM | Ryan King
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) joined a crop of Tennessee Republicans endorsing former President Donald Trump's 2024 bid. Echoing her Senate counterpart, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN), who backed Trump over the weekend, Blackburn lauded Trump's achievements on the economy and border on Monday, framing his election to a second term as the solution to stubbornly high inflation and the influx of illegal immigrants into the United States. She is the ninth senator to back Trump. HAGERTY BECOMES EIGHTH GOP SENATOR TO ENDORSE TRUMP IN 2024 PRIMARY"Under President Trump, our economy was booming, gas prices were low, and inflation was under control....
  • Oklahoma county leaders caught on audio talking about killing reporters, complaining they can no longer lynch Black people

    04/17/2023 6:15:19 PM PDT · by Coronal · 60 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 17, 2023 | Corky Siemaszko
    The governor of Oklahoma has called for the resignations of the sheriff and other top officials in a rural county after they were recorded talking about "beating, killing and burying" a father/son team of local reporters — and lamenting that they could no longer hang Black people with a “damned rope.” Gov. Kevin Stitt called for McCurtain County Sheriff Kevin Clardy, county Commissioner Mark Jennings, sheriff's investigator Alicia Manning, and Jail Administrator Larry Hendrix to step down after the McCurtain County Gazette-News published an article over the weekend about what was captured on the recording. “I am both appalled and...
  • Body cam footage shows arrest of State Rep. from Broken Arrow

    03/24/2023 4:47:12 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 8 replies
    Fox 23 ^ | 3/24/23
    Davis was arrested on a public intoxication charge this week. During the arrest, Davis was heard asking the arresting officer, "are you really doing this?" The officer responded with, "no sir, you're doing this." Davis is currently serving in Oklahoma's current legislative session. The footage shows Davis cooperating with the arresting officers. He made a statement on the House floor the next day. “I understand that last night has become a story and that many of my colleagues in the House are being asked to comment on or to explain the events of last night. I dispute any wrongdoing. However...
  • DeSantis forms alliance with 18 governors to combat Biden's ESG push: 'Direct threat to the American economy'

    03/16/2023 9:53:54 AM PDT · by TBP · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2023 | Aubrie Spady
    Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., joined forces with 18 GOP governors to reject President Joe Biden's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) "agenda," claiming the push is a "direct threat" to the economic freedom of American retirees. Governors in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming formed the alliance Thursday in what they described as an effort to ensure American retirement funds are not used for "woke" investments. "Yet again, President Biden put his political agenda above the wellbeing and individual freedoms of hardworking Americans,"...
  • America's first non-binary Muslim lawmaker is censured and stripped of assignments by Oklahoma legislature after harboring FUGITIVE wanted for attacking cop during state capitol transgender rights protest

    03/08/2023 10:09:42 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/8/23 | PaulFarrell
    America's first-ever Muslim non-binary lawmaker has been censured and stripped of their assignments for harboring a fugitive friend accused of attacking a cop during a protest over transgender rights. Mauree Turner - who uses they/them pronouns, will be banned from committee assignments unless she issues a formal apology, including to Highway Patrol cops said to have been assaulted by her friend Ross. During the protest, the fugitive, Austin Ross, is accused of flinging water at Rep. Bob Ed Culver, R-Tahlequah, after the passing of HB 2177, a bill banning gender affirming care for minors.
  • Breaking: Oklahoma Says 'No' To Recreational Marijuana

    03/07/2023 6:32:18 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 68 replies
    News 9 Oklahoma Citu ^ | 3/7/23 | News 9
    Oklahoma has rejected recreational marijuana, per a vote Tuesday on State Question 820. The Associated Press called the race with the "no" votes up by more than a 60 to 40 percent margin just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. State Question 820 would have legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older. If passed, SQ 820 would have gone into effect on June 5
  • Man drives home after being shot in face during home invasion, deputies say

    03/07/2023 7:24:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    FOX25 ^ | March 3, 2023 | Callie Morris, Staff
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A man drove himself to his Tulsa home after being shot during a home invasion in Sand Springs, according to the Osage County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say they were called to a home on Heritage Hills Drive in Sand Springs just after 8 p.m. Thursday night for a home invasion. The homeowner shot the suspect, now identified as 52-year-old Robert Lee Johnson, in the face with a .45 caliber, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies say Johnson was in the process of assaulting his ex-girlfriend when he was shot, who is also the homeowner's niece. Johnson...
  • Legalizing recreational marijuana in Oklahoma: What you need to know about State Question 820

    03/02/2023 5:28:36 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 54 replies
    KOCO ^ | 3/2/23 | KOCO Sraff
    State Question 820 is on the ballot almost five years after Oklahoma voters legalized medical marijuana with the passage of State Question 788. Groups have worked to get recreational marijuana on an Oklahoma ballot. In October, Gov. Kevin Stitt set a date for early March when Oklahomans could decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana