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  • Top Oklahoma school official warns ‘do not test me’ after forcing out Tulsa superintendent

    08/25/2023 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/25/2023
    Deborah Gist’s surprise announcement this week that she was resigning as superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools appeared to ward off a threat by Oklahoma’s top education official to take over the district — at least temporarily. At an Oklahoma Board of Education meeting Thursday, Ryan Walters, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, stopped short of following through on his previous suggestions that the district should lose its accreditation — effectively shutting it down — or that the state should take control. Instead, the board, which Walters chairs, voted to require more reports and plans from the Tulsa district, the state’s...
  • Judge dismisses historic 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre reparations lawsuit

    07/08/2023 5:26:06 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    TAG24 ^ | 7/28/23 | Kaitlyn Kennedy
    Tulsa, Oklahoma - A historic lawsuit seeking reparations for the last three living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has been dismissed with no chance of refiling the case. "Upon hearing the arguments of counsel and considering the briefs filed by counsel for plaintiffs and counsel for defendants the court respectfully finds and order the plaintiffs' second amended petition should and shall be dismissed with prejudice," Judge Caroline Wall wrote in court records posted Friday evening. he public nuisance lawsuit – filed on behalf of survivors Viola Ford Fletcher (109), Lessie Benningfield Randle (108), and Hughes Van Ellis (102)...
  • Tulsa Police Chief: Might be Time to Trade Some Freedom for Gun Control

    06/22/2023 5:08:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/22/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin is calling for a 9/11 style response to gun violence and suggesting people may have to give up some of their freedom in exchange for gun control. NPR posted an interview with Franklin on Sunday, noting he is critical of constitutional carry, wants more regulations on firearms that Democrats describe as “ghost guns,” and is open to a waiting period for the purchase of AR-15s and similar firearms. Franklin said, “Law enforcement – we are the experts. We’re the subject matter experts at protecting America – right? – protecting our cities. And, you know, we...
  • 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!
  • Police: 9-year-old Tulsa boy fatally stabbed by sister, 12

    01/06/2023 2:44:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    5News ^ | 1/6/23 | AP
    TULSA, Okla. — Police in Tulsa say a 9-year-old boy has been stabbed to death by his 12-year-old sister. Police said in a statement Friday that officers were called to a home in south Tulsa late Thursday and that the boy was taken to a hospital where he died.
  • Popular Megachurch Pastor Does Cringy Sermon Illustration Cuddling With Naked Mannequin in a Bed

    12/13/2022 7:50:58 AM PST · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Distnr ^ | December 10, 2022 | staff
    A well-known and prominent pastor, Mike Todd, of transformation church made headlines earlier this year after he preached a sermon essentially turning tithing into a lottery where a lucky tither would win a million bucks. And prior to that, Todd made headlines in January 2022 for spitting in his hands and rubbing them into a congregant’s face as part of a “sermon” illustration. Mike Todd has quite a following, both in his church and on social media. Yet, Todd appears to care less about the God of the Bible and more about a false god that he has created in...
  • Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end

    11/25/2022 3:56:17 AM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 19 Nov 2022 | Ken Miller
    The latest search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has ended with 32 additional caskets discovered and eight sets of remains exhumed, according to the city.... ...Searchers sought unmarked graves of people who were probably male, in plain caskets with signs of gunshot trauma... Two sets of the 66 remains found in the past two years have been confirmed to have gunshot wounds, according to Stubblefield, though none have been identified or confirmed to be victims...
  • Grandfather of Oklahoma Teen Killed by Homeowner in Burglary Says AR-15 Made for ‘Unfair’ Fight

    11/21/2022 5:27:30 PM PST · by george76 · 148 replies
    RNN ^ | November 18, 2022 | Jim Clayburn |
    Three Oklahoma teenagers were killed when they broke into a house and were met by a homeowner with an AR-15. Now the grandfather of one of the teenagers is speaking out about his grandson’s death. According to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner’s AR-15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars. Speaking to KTUL, Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but death was not the appropriate consequence. “What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for...
  • Tulsa County DA stabbed, police arrest daughter

    09/28/2022 3:29:06 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 21 replies
    TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office released an updated statement from District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler: “Unfortunately today, I found myself in a situation that I hoped would never happen. Fortunately, my injuries are such that I was able to go home. Thank you to everyone who expressed concern for me and my family. I am most appreciative of the response from the Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA, the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. I am also very grateful for the professionalism and care of the staff and doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in treating...
  • These US Cities Are Seeing Largest Increase In Rent Prices

    09/13/2022 8:51:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/13/2022 | Mary Prenon
    While New York, California, and Boston continue to be the most expensive rental markets in the country, some unexpected locales have actually experienced the largest increases in one-bedroom apartment prices year-over-year.Greensboro, North Carolina, sits atop the list with rent increases of 74.2 percent, followed by Newport News, Virginia, at 60.7 percent, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, at 59.8 percent, according to’s August report. Jon Leckie, a researcher with, told The Epoch Times that such increases aren’t unusual, given the amount of people who have been flocking to these areas.“We’re seeing a pattern where the markets around the larger metro areas...
  • State Board of Education votes to demote Tulsa Public Schools for violating CRT ban

    07/28/2022 9:21:51 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 11 replies
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Oklahoma State Board of Education voted to demote Tulsa Public Schools after violating HB 1775, which bans the teaching of critical race theory in Oklahoma. In a 4-2 vote, the board lowered TPS to "accreditation with warning," a more serious penalty than the recommended "accreditation with deficiency." Gov. Stitt expressed concern about the violation of the law in early July. That concern stems from a complaint sent to the Department of Education by a teacher from Memorial High School who had to take some mandatory courses, which she said, "includes statements that specifically shame white...
  • Black leader who fought Trump Tulsa campaign rally killed

    07/09/2022 5:59:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 9, 2022
    BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — A Black business leader and community activist who joined Tulsa civic leaders in fighting then-President Donald Trump's plan to hold a campaign rally on Juneteenth in a city known as the site of one of the nation's deadliest white-on-Black mob attacks has been killed in what police describe as a domestic incident at her home. Investigators were trying Thursday to develop a timeline that led to Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband, Martin Everett Smith, being fatally wounded in their home in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby, Oklahoma. Police dispatched on a call about a reported...
  • President Biden Address to Nation on Mass Shootings-LIVE THREAD 7:30 PM EDT

    06/02/2022 3:37:11 PM PDT · by John W · 176 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | June 2, 2022 | President Joe Biden
    President Biden speaks to the nation following a spate of mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and Tulsa, and will call for congressional action to address the issue of gun violence.
  • Active Shooter Tulsa

    06/01/2022 3:54:01 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 126 replies
    Local news | Kjam22
    Channel 6 in Tulsa reporting Active Shooter at 5:00pm. Shooter was/is in the “Natalie Medical Center”. Reporting now several shot. Maybe 3 dead. They believe the shooter has been killed. Explaining it is policy across the whole state and had been for a while that active shooters are to be taken down. As soon as possible. Channel 6 still working to confirm numbers and details. They are searching for a potential 2nd gunman.
  • Tulsa gunman bought AR-15-style rifle hours before using it to kill his former doctor, 3 others

    06/02/2022 12:35:43 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2022 | Minyvonne Burke and Tim Stelloh
    A gunman who killed four people at a Tulsa hospital Wednesday targeted a doctor who had treated him and bought the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting on the day of the attack, police said. Michael Louis was armed with a rifle, which he had purchased at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and a handgun when he went to St. Francis Hospital shortly before 5 p.m., officials said. He opened fire inside the Natalie Building, killing Dr. Preston Phillips and Dr. Stephanie Husen, receptionist Amanda Glenn and a patient, William Love, police said at a news conference Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell...
  • Police: Tulsa suspect targeted surgeon he blamed for pain

    06/02/2022 9:05:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 109 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2022 | By SEAN MURPHY and TERRY WALLACE
    A man who blamed his surgeon for ongoing pain after a recent back surgery bought an AR-style rifle hours before opening fire at a Tulsa medical office, killing the surgeon and three other people before fatally shooting himself, police said Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin says the gunman had recently undergone back surgery and had called a clinic repeatedly complaining of pain. Franklin says the doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Preston Phillips, was killed Wednesday, along with another doctor, a receptionist and a patient. “We also have a letter on the suspect, which made it clear that he...
  • 5 Dead In Mass Shooting At Tulsa Doctor's Office

    06/01/2022 10:25:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Newson6 ^ | Wednesday, June 1st 2022 |
    Wednesday, June 1st 2022, 7:54 pm By: News On 6 Play Video spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% 5 Dead In Tulsa Doctor's Office Shooting Hospital Shooting Tulsa TULSA, Oklahoma - Four people were killed Wednesday afternoon after a shooting at a doctor's office in Tulsa. A fifth person believed to be the suspect, died by suicide, Tulsa Police confirmed. Officers were called Wednesday afternoon to the Warren Clinic near 64th Street and Yale Avenue, where a shooter entered the building...
  • Tulsa hospital shooting: At least 4 dead in ‘catastrophic scene’; shooter also dead

    06/01/2022 6:23:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    AP ^ | 06 01 2022 | Staff
    Four people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus, a police captain said. Tulsa Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish confirmed the number of dead and said the shooter also was dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It was unclear what prompted the deadly assault. However, the unidentified gunman carried both a handgun and a rifle during the attack, Dalgleish said. SNIP
  • Shocking Text Messages Reportedly Show Hunter Biden Repeatedly Using The ‘N-Word’

    06/09/2021 8:33:20 AM PDT · by TPIDerek · 49 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 6.9.21 | Rusty Weiss
    The Daily Mail has revealed shocking text messages from Hunter Biden showing him using racial slurs and repeatedly using the n-word with his white lawyer in conversations. The news comes just days after his father, President Joe Biden, gave an emotional speech on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which he condemned racism. Corporate attorney George Mesires, who is white, is allegedly referred to in the text messages multiple times as being black or referenced as a variation of the n-word.
  • Joe Biden Neglects D-Day; Tweets About Tulsa Race Massacre

    06/07/2021 1:50:42 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 6/6/21 | Joel B. Pollak
    Joe Biden Neglects D-Day; Tweets About Tulsa Race Massacre President Joe Biden tweeted a video Sunday of his meeting last week with survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, but did not mention that June 6 was also the anniversary of D-Day, the U.S-led invasion of Normandy in the Second World War. Biden, who appeared to confuse D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day last year on the campaign trail, tweeted: “I met with survivors of the Tulsa Massacre this week to help fill the silence. Because in silence, wounds deepen. And, as painful as it is, only in remembrance do wounds heal.”...