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  • Mum, 45, who married daughter, 26, after two ‘hit it off’ gets two years in prison

    03/16/2018 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    The Advitiser ^ | March 14, 2018 | Matthew Martinez
    AN OKLAHOMA mother who married her daughter after the two “hit it off” was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after pleading guilty to incest. Patricia Ann Spann, 45, of Norman, Okla., pleaded guilty to the felony offence and admitted she married her biological daughter, 26-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann. She must also register as a sex offender after her release from prison, the Oklahoman reported. Spann accepted a plea deal and was also sentenced to eight years on probation and fined $US1,500 ($1,904). The Duncan Police Department was informed of the incestuous marriage by an employee with the...
  • Irish Prime minister to challenge Pence on Gay marriage views

    03/12/2018 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 40 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 12th March 2018 | Phillip Ryan
    TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said he is concerned Irish whiskey could be targeted as part of the escalating trade war between the US and the EU. Speaking on the first day of his week-long visit to the US, Mr Varadkar said when he hears the EU threaten to put import tariffs on US bourbon, it concerns him that Irish whiskey could also be hit with tariffs. “When I hear bourbon whiskey I think the next response could be tariffs against Irish whiskey,” he said. Speaking at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Mr Varadkar warned that a cross-Atlantic...
  • Oklahoma man found at casino after faking own kidnapping, asking wife for ransom money, police say

    03/08/2018 5:18:39 AM PST · by DFG · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/08/2018 | Stephen Sorace
    The plot for the next "Ocean's 11" sequel? Maybe not. An Oklahoma man was arrested at a Tulsa casino last week for allegedly faking his own kidnapping in order to collect ransom payments from his wife and friends, authorities said. Jonathon Michael Davis, 34, of Owasso, had been missing for three days when his wife reported him missing, according to the Owasso Reporter. She said she had received text messages from her husband's cellphone, purportedly from her husband's captor, police told the newspaper.
  • Oklahoma Bill Introduced for Constitutional Carry

    03/03/2018 6:13:03 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    HB 2951 has been introduced in the Oklahoma House. It is an interesting version of Constitutional Carry. The bill adds self-defense to the list of activities that are exceptions to the general prohibition on carrying weapons that exist in Oklahoma law. It includes knives as well as guns. From Coody said House Bill 2951 is about law-abiding citizens protecting themselves in worst-case situations. The proposed legislation says anyone 21 or older, or at least 18 years old and a veteran or enlisted military member, would be able to carry a gun or rifle without a license. Here is the...
  • Video: Oklahoma mother-daughter duo shoot would-be robber in their liquor store

    02/24/2018 12:30:16 PM PST · by Innovative · 63 replies
    KABC ^ | Feb.. 24, 2018 | KABC
    A mother and daughter took matters into their own hands and shot a would-be robber at their liquor store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Police said the man was armed with a shotgun and demanded money. When he walked away, one of the women reached for a handgun under the counter and shot the suspect. The man managed to grab the mother and that's when the daughter shot him again. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Liquor store clerks shoot armed robbery suspect, fight over gun

    02/24/2018 3:10:52 AM PST · by csvset · 68 replies
    KTUL ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | Jessica Remer & Angelica Brown
    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) -- The owner of Forest Acres Liquor Store has released graphic surveillance video showing a violent run-in with an armed robber.Tulsa police responded to the store near 12th and Memorial just after 6 p.m. Thursday after the clerk called 911, saying they shot the suspect multiple times. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived, but he later showed up at a local hospital. Police have identified the suspect as Tyrone Lee and believe he's connected to 10 other robberies in the area. They say Lee walked into the liquor store Thursday evening with a shotgun,...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Sen. Lankford: 'Many More Shootings Occur With a Pistol Than They Do With a Rifle'

    02/18/2018 3:04:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Today on NBC's Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) chatted with host Chuck Todd about the proper solutions to end mass shootings such as the one that occurred last week in Parkland, Florida that left 17 innocent Americans killed. Sen. Lankford argued for more extensive background checks, but maintained that the right to own guns is still a constitutional right that must be respected and recognized. Sen. Lankford also emphasized that the ultimate problem is not the type of gun used, but the intent of the person wielding the gun that makes the difference.  The host asked Sen. Lankford what,...
  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankford’s statement followed Todd’s focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, “An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun…[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle.” He added, “When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • Public Outcry Forces University to Re-Invite Creationist Speaker (Ken Ham)

    02/16/2018 12:46:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CBN News ^ | 02/16/2018
    A week after an Oklahoma university refused to let a popular Christian speaker give a presentation on creation on campus, the school has had a sudden change of heart after facing a firestorm of controversy over its initial decision. Ken Ham, the founder of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter attractions, was scheduled to give a speech next month at the University of Central Oklahoma entitled "Genesis and the State of the Culture." School officials rescinded his invitation after facing pressure from an LGBT group on campus opposing Ham's March 5 appearance. Now, it seems like the event is back...
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Science, Secrecy and Lies in Oklahoma

    02/14/2018 5:47:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    As the Oklahoma attorney general's office fights to keep hidden from public view the results of secret hearings on the DNA science flaws and falsehoods in former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's case, two prominent experts have stepped forward to shed bright light on the government's myriad mind-boggling failures. Forensic scientist, criminal profiler and crime reconstructionist Dr. Brent Turvey and independent forensic DNA consultant Suzanna Ryan spoke out about the Holtzclaw case for the newest episode of my investigative program on Reflecting on the confirmation bias that drove the investigation, the elementary failures of evidence collection and the...
  • Special Election Results (FL, GA, OK)

    02/13/2018 4:02:17 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 67 replies
    Florida Secretary of State ^ | 2/13/18 | Florida Secretary of State
    State Representative, District 72 General Contest Results by County Compare State to County Candidate Party Votes Received James Vernon Buchanan REP 0 0% Margaret Good DEM 0 0% Alison Foxall LPF 0 0% Total 0
  • GOP senators to introduce immigration plan mirroring Trump framework

    02/11/2018 9:56:54 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | Jordain Carney
    A group of GOP senators are preparing to introduce an immigration plan that lines up with President Trump's framework as the Senate barrels toward a heated debate over the issue. Seven GOP senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will file the bill, known as the Secure and Succeed Act, on Monday. "Our proposal is supported by the President, who’s come a long way to reach a compromise. This is the only Senate proposal that has any chance of passing the House and being signed into law," Grassley said in a statement. The legislation mirrors Trump's framework by offering a...
  • Fundraising, voter turnout highlight enthusiasm (FL, GA, OK elections TODAY 2/13).

    02/13/2018 5:22:29 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 28 replies
    YourObserver ^ | 2/13/18 | Ryan Butler
    Recently released fundraising totals and voter turnout figures have reaffirmed the higher-than-average attention being paid to a Florida House of Representatives race. As the House District 72 special election heads into its final day, Democrat Margaret Good and Republican James Buchanan have both out-fundraised their respective party’s candidates in the 2016 House District 72 election. Another candidate in this year's race, Libertarian Alison Foxall, said she has raised the most money in her party’s history for a campaign for the Florida Legislature.
  • Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt...

    02/08/2018 7:31:27 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 85 replies
    FULL TITLE: Senator Mark Warner and Entire Senate Intelligence Committee Compromised, Corrupt and Finally Exposed Tonight Fox News is reporting on the efforts of Senator Mark Warner to make secret and off-the-record contact with Christopher Steele in March of 2017. Warner, a rabidly partisan Democrat, is the minority Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Majority Chairman is Richard Burr (R-NC) and also corrupt as hell. Not surprisingly, Burr is covering for Warner. –You can read the STORY HERE– Throughout the entire story-line behind the ongoing conspiracy to destabilize the presidency of Donald Trump we have pointed out that Mark...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to prohibit selling crossbows to children after Oklahoma boy’s death

    02/07/2018 3:51:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Lawmakers at the Oklahoma State Capitol are considering a bill that would make it illegal to sell or give a child a crossbow. Officials say the bill was created following the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy in October. Just before 6 p.m. on Oct. 21st, deputies were called to a Lincoln County home in reference to two young boys being shot with a crossbow. When officials arrived, they found 10-year-old Austin Almanza dead at the scene. Officials say 8-year-old Ayden Almanza was also injured by the crossbow, adding that the arrow was still in the boy’s arm when they...
  • Upcoming Special Elections Next Week Feb 12 and Feb 13

    02/07/2018 8:24:48 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 2-7-18 | Ballotpedia
    February 12, 2018 Minnesota State Senate District 54 Minnesota House of Representatives District 23B February 13, 2018 Florida House of Representatives District 72 Georgia House of Representatives District 175 Oklahoma State Senate District 27
  • Oklahoma resident trained with al Qaeda, DOJ says

    02/07/2018 9:16:30 AM PST · by bgill · 12 replies
    abc15 Arizona ^ | Feb. 7, 2018 | Scripps National
    The United States Department of Justice says a resident of Oklahoma was arrested for fraud, lying to the FBI and for not disclosing that he attended an al Qaeda training camp. Naif Abdulaziz M. Alfallaj, 34, is a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a current resident of Weatherford, Oklahoma. The FBI says he attended an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000. "Based on a criminal complaint signed in the Western District of Oklahoma and unsealed [Tuesday], Alfallaj was taken into custody by the FBI without incident on February 5," the announcement said. "A grand jury returned a...