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  • Claudia Griffith, state representative and state senate candidate, dies By Adam Troxtell |

    07/14/2018 5:33:01 PM PDT · by oxcart · 16 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | 7/14/2018 | By Adam Troxtell
    Claudia Griffith, a local state representative since 2014 and candidate for a state senate seat, has died at 67. The Cleveland County Democratic Party confirmed her death on Saturday. Krystal Golding-Ross, party chair, described Griffith as a leader, mentor and important figure in the community. "We're completely stunned and heartbroken," Golding-Ross said. "Representative Griffith has been extremely important in the community and she's done incredible things in our state. She has continually been about building the community." Griffith was a registered nurse and received her Masters degree in public health from the University of Oklahoma. She was the executive director...
  • ‘In all reality, there were three shooters.’ Oklahomans kill an active shooter

    07/14/2018 2:42:48 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 45 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 7/13/18 | Frances Selllers, et al
    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds. Bryan Whittle was driving with his wife, heading off for a Memorial Day weekend getaway, when he saw a commotion outside Louie’s. He thought someone might be drowning, so instead of turning his truck onto the highway, he barreled into the parking lot to offer help. As he jumped out, what he learned stunned...
  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • Tim Harris, Kevin Hern headed to 1st Congressional District runoff (Oklahoma)

    06/27/2018 2:29:41 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 5 replies
    KPVI.com ^ | June 26, 2018 | Randy Kriebiel
    “Kevin Hern and Andy Coleman may have gotten all of the attention in the 1st Congressional District Republican primary campaign the past two weeks, but former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris wound up with the votes Tuesday night. With a handful of precincts still out, Harris held a 5,000-vote lead on Hern, with Coleman missing the Aug. 28 runoff by fewer than 1,000 votes....”
  • Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana despite opposition

    06/26/2018 7:56:28 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    The Virginian - Pilot ^ | June 26th, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters on Tuesday backed the medicinal use of marijuana, overcoming a late opposition campaign from law enforcement and business, faith and political leaders. State Question 788 , the result of an activist-led signature drive launched more than two years ago, makes it legal to grow, sell and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The proposed law outlines no qualifying conditions, which would allow physicians to authorize its use for a broad range of ailments — a fact that sparked bitter opposition, particularly from law enforcement. Under the proposed law, a two-year medical marijuana license would allow...
  • Oklahoma Democrat caught removing congressional opponent's campaign signs ahead of primary

    06/26/2018 12:05:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Oklahoma congressional candidate has apologized after he was caught taking his opponent’s campaign signs from a street corner -- just before the state’s primary election. Tom Guild, who bills himself as a progressive Democrat vying for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district seat, was accused in a Facebook post of taking the signs of Kendra Horn, also a Democratic candidate. The Facebook post, which has been shared more than 100 times, included photos of Guild allegedly caught in the act. “Sometimes in the heat and rush of the campaign, mistakes are made,” Guild said in a statement to The Oklahoman. “On reflection, removing some...
  • Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving

    06/23/2018 8:13:18 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 22nd, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY
    LINDSAY, Okla. (AP) — Danny Daniels, an evangelical Christian in the rural Oklahoma town of Lindsay, is reliably conservative on just about every political issue. The 45-year-old church pastor is anti-abortion, voted for President Donald Trump and is a member of the National Rifle Association who owns an AR-15 rifle. He also came of age during the 1980s and believed in the anti-drug mantra that labeled marijuana as a dangerous gateway drug. But his view on marijuana changed as his pastoral work extended into hospice care and he saw patients at the end of their lives benefiting from the use...
  • Security guard takes down knife-wielding man with nunchucks: cops

    06/15/2018 11:43:34 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-15-2018
    An Oklahoma City security guard used nunchucks to take down a man who was armed with two steak knives last week, police said. Oklahoma City police were called to a report of a disturbance at an apartment complex on June 8 and when officers arrived they discovered that a security guard was holding Jerome Thompson, 31, on the ground, according to FOX OKC. The man had been staying with residents at the complex and was having drug issues, according to OKC FOX. The guard told police that he noticed Thompson was coming at him with the knives while he was...
  • California bans state-funded travel to Oklahoma over its anti-LGBT adoption law

    06/04/2018 10:42:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2018 | LUIS SANCHEZ
    California on Friday announced a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to Oklahoma in response to the state's controversial LGBTQ adoption bill, USA Today reported. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Under a 2017 California law, the state's attorney general is required to keep a list of all states subject to a travel ban because of “laws that authorize or require discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Becerra said in a statement...
  • California Bans Travel to 9th State, This Time Over Adoption Law Protecting Faith-Based Agencies

    06/02/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    California's attorney general announced Friday that he's imposing a ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma in response to a new law that allows faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents. Eight other states have earlier been brought under California's so-called anti-discrimination travel ban."California will not use state resources to support states that pass discriminatory laws," Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. "California taxpayers are taking a stand against bigotry and in support of those who would be harmed by this prejudiced policy."The ban will take effect on June 22.California prohibits state-funded travel...
  • California adds eighth state — Oklahoma — to its travel ban list

    06/01/2018 7:25:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    California-funded travel to the state of Oklahoma has been banned, starting June 22, because of a new Oklahoma law that allows adoption agencies to deny placement services to same-sex parents, state officials announced on Friday.
  • CNN, NBC Mostly Ignore Armed Citizens Who Stop Mass Shooter(More on OKC)

    05/26/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    After news broke that, on Thursday, a gunman trying to perpetrate a mass shooting in Oklahoma City was stopped by two armed citizens who used their own guns against him, FNC has given the story a substantial amount of attention while ABC and CBS have also run full stories on the event. But CNN barely touched the story, burying it between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m Eastern in a couple of 25-second briefs Friday morning, while NBC and MSNBC have ignored it entirely. Fox News Channel first began running briefs on Thursday night during Fox News at Night with Shannon...
  • OKC restaurant shooter posts chilling YouTube videos

    05/25/2018 3:57:57 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    KJRH ^ | May 25, 2018 | KJRH
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Police say, Alexander Tilghman, 28-years-old of Oklahoma City, opened fire Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Louie's restaurant on Lake Hefner. Opening a YouTube page in April, Tilghman posted disturbing videos. In one video, Tilghman shot "demonic birds" in a WalMart parking lot. Tilghman said the birds were "demons, not possessed." In another video, Tilghman posted about "demons at Penn Square Mall." At the end of the video, Tilghman is confronted by security guards, who Tilghman called "demon security guards" who were demons "by looking into their eyes." Tilghman, police said, shot three people before two Good...
  • Man identified as Louie's shooter had posted as ... being 'under hardcore demonic attack'

    05/25/2018 9:34:33 AM PDT · by gwjack · 51 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 05/25/2018 | Staff
    A man who police say shot three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot and killed himself posted videos on YouTube in which he said he was under demonic attack. In a video dated April 27, Alexander Tilghman sits alone in a room and speaks directly to a camera, saying his life is in danger and he is under "hardcore demonic attack." Tilghman says he constantly hears cracks and booms throughout the house. He asks for "real people" to get in contact with him. In a comment on the video, Tilghman pleads for help. "i have given up...
  • Pistol-toting bystander shoots and kills gunman who opened fire(OKC/405)

    05/25/2018 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/24/2018 | Hannah Moore
    An armed passerby has shot dead a gunman who opened fire on a packed Oklahoma restaurant in a terrifying shooting which left a woman and two children injured. The shooter, a white male who was wearing eye glasses and ear protection at the time, was confronted by a person standing outside the restaurant as he tried to flee, and shot dead. He was the only person killed in the shooting, which left four in hospital, and Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters the armed civilian was 'a blessing'.
  • CBS Wants to Know if Citizen Who Stopped OKC Shooter Had Permit

    05/25/2018 4:41:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 129 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    “CBS This Morning” gave generally fair coverage today to yesterday’s shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant in which an armed citizen shot and killed the assailant. But CBS couldn’t help but let the MSM’s fixation on gun control creep in. At the end of the segment, the CBS reporter on the scene, David Begnaud, said: “We asked the police if that armed civilian had a permit to carry his weapon, and they told us they didn’t know but they were looking into it.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Police investigating after multiple people injured in shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant

    05/24/2018 8:26:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 24, 2018 | ABC News
    ABC News, 5:51 PM: DEVELOPING: Police investigating after multiple people injured in shooting at an Oklahoma City restaurant. ABC News, 5:55 PM: JUST IN: Oklahoma City police say "only confirmed fatality" in restaurant shooting "is the suspect. He was apparently shot-to-death by an armed citizen.
  • 'Monster' Jones may have killed 25

    11/03/2005 2:16:52 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 7 replies · 992+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | November 3, 2005 | Ron Colquitt
    Authorities say convicted murderer roamed the country, remorselessly taking lives Convicted killer Jeremy Bryan Jones is a remorseless "monster" who roamed America for more than a decade, killing as many as 25 men, women and children, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday. Jones, 32, of Miami, Okla., was convicted of four counts of capital murder last week in a Mobile County courtroom in connection with the September 2004 slaying of Lisa Marie Nichols. The jury recommended that he be put to death by lethal injection. A Mobile County Sheriff's Office investigator said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference that Jones enjoyed...
  • 18 years later, finally answers: How investigators solved the murders of 2 Welch girls

    05/21/2018 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 34 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Apr 23, 2018 | Shelia Stogsdill
    VINITA — Eighteen years after two teenagers from Welch disappeared, police have arrested one of three men they say tortured and held the girls for days before strangling them to death. The killers bragged that the bodies of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, both 16, are “in a pit in Picher,” according to an affidavit released at a news conference Monday. Ronnie Dean Busick, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, faces a host of charges in the 1999 deaths of the girls and Freeman’s parents, Kathy and Danny Freeman. He is in custody at the Harvey County, Kansas, jail. Two other suspects...
  • Amber Alert update: Without women's vigilance in spotting Amber Alert SUV, Tulsa..

    05/18/2018 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 5/18/18 | Harrison Grimwood, Kyle Hinchey and Kendrick Marshall
    child-stabbing case might have had 'even worse outcome' A Tulsa woman who was captured Tuesday after police said she stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and left home with her 8-year-old daughter said she committed the acts after becoming angry about the children’s behavior while looking at her, police said. Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, and her 8-year-old daughter Hafsa Hayle — who also goes by Hafsa Hussein — were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was found safe. Police located Ahmad and her daughter after two women — Anastasia Brazendeh and Emily...