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  • Oklahoma Girl Surprised by Military Dad at School

    10/26/2016 6:49:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A 6th grader at Hammon Schools got a big surprise after her dad in the military showed up at her at school. The heartwarming reunion was caught on cell phone video by Vickie Dodson. The daughter was called onto the stage with her principal, Jeff Morton, and was asked who she knew in the military. "My dad," said the student. The little girl's father has been serving all over the Middle East in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. She says her dad has been gone "a long, long time," and has not seen him since Christmas of last year. The...
  • Manhunt underway for Oklahoma man who shot 6 people, attempted decapitations

    10/25/2016 8:45:14 AM PDT · by fella · 34 replies ^ | 25 Oct 2016
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads. Michael Dale Vance Jr., a 38-year-old man from Chandler, Oklahoma, is wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. Police say he was last seen early Monday about 30 miles from the Texas border in western Oklahoma — 165 miles away from where the...
  • USGS: Oklahoma quake likely caused by wastewater disposal [anti-fracking barf]

    10/24/2016 3:30:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2016 5:06 PM EDT
    The third-largest earthquake in Oklahoma was likely triggered by underground disposal of wastewater from oil and natural gas production, the U.S. Geological Survey found in a report issued Monday. The magnitude 5.1 quake that struck northwest of Fairview in February was likely induced by distant disposal wells, the agency said. The USGS report indicated that in the area around where the Fairview quake occurred, the volume of fluid injected had increased sevenfold over three years. …
  • Oklahoma, Louisiana Decline Russian Request to Monitor Polling Stations on Election Day

    10/23/2016 12:16:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Louisiana and Oklahoma have declined a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, according to letters from state officials provided to CNN. In turning down the request from the Russian consulate in Houston, Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler wrote that recent flooding had left his office extremely short-staffed trying to deal with the damage and prepare adequately for the vote on November 8.
  • Oklahoma Campus Protestors Hate The Term ‘Sooner,’ Because Racism

    10/20/2016 11:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 20, 2016 | Bre Payton
    Campus protestors at the University of Oklahoma are demanding the sexual assault prevention program “One Sooner” be renamed, charging its incorporation of a long-time state description actually references violence against Native Americans. The program, which is facilitated by the campus Gender + Equality center, aims to re-educate students to “use their influence on campus to prevent sexual assault and misconduct.”
  • Denied: Oklahoma’s request for Real ID Act extension denied

    10/11/2016 2:20:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 10/11/16 | kfor
    Beginning on Jan. 30, 2017, federal agencies are prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards that were issued by non-compliant states for “official purposes.” In other words, if you do not have a form of identification that complies with the Real ID Act, you will not be allowed to enter a federal building, facility, military base or courthouse. Beginning on Jan. 22, 2018, a driver’s license or state ID from a state that is not compliant with the Real ID Act will not be accepted to board a commercial aircraft within the United States.
  • Autopsy report: Terence Crutcher had PCP in his system when he died (Tulsa)

    10/11/2016 12:56:41 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 73 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10/11/2016 | Staff
    The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday released its final public report on the death of Terence Crutcher, who was found to have PCP in his system when he died Sept. 16 after being shot by a Tulsa Police officer. The report included results of a toxicology analysis that found Crutcher, 40, had 96 nanograms per milliliter of phencyclidine, or PCP, in his bloodstream at the time he died. A Tulsa Police homicide official told the Tulsa World in September that officers found PCP in Crutcher's vehicle during a search after his death but did not say at that...
  • The murky science behind killer Tulsa cop’s temporary deafness defense

    10/09/2016 12:16:32 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 50 replies
    Think Progress ^ | October 07, 2016 | Alan Pyke
    It will probably be a long time before Shelby sees the inside of a courtroom. But her lawyers are already previewing her case in the media — and Shelby’s attorneys have a strange argument they’ll use in her defense. Shelby had no idea her backup was right behind her, prepared to subdue Crutcher with a less-lethal taser, the lawyers are saying, because she was temporarily deaf due to the stress of the situation. The law enforcement community calls it “auditory exclusion.” “She didn’t hear the gunshot, didn’t hear the sirens coming up behind her just prior to the shot,” defense lawyer Scott...
  • Boy Mows Lawns to Buy Gravestone for the Father He Never Knew

    10/06/2016 8:26:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2016
    A 11-year-old boy spent his entire summer mowing lawns to buy his father a marker for his grave. Brandon Bakke was adopted at birth and recently started asking his adopted family about his birth parents. It turns out Brandon’s father, Terrence, had recently died and was buried in Chicago without a gravestone. “I don’t think anybody should go unknown in life,” Brandon told WDAY. Brandon spent his summer mowing lawns for neighbors and strangers to earn money. Once he made enough money, he reached out to Dakota Monument and worked with artists and designers to create a perfect maker to...
  • Police: Suspect Wearing Clown Makeup Attacks Tulsa Man Walking Dog

    10/06/2016 7:34:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies ^ | Oct 06, 2016
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Police say a man reported being attacked by a suspect wearing clown makeup early Thursday. Officers said the attack happened in the 5100 block of East 77th Street at around 12:30 a.m. when the victim was out walking his dog. Police say the victim described the suspect as wearing a "painted clown face" and having orange hair. The victim told police he punched the suspect after he was hit on the head with an unknown object. The victim then ran off. Police had their helicopter up over the scene as well as officers on the ground looking...
  • The Debate Continues About Whether Bigfoot Is Real But His Festival Helps Local Kids Get to College

    09/30/2016 9:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The surrounding forest was quiet Thursday morning, but organizers and exhibitors at the annual Honobia Bigfoot Festival and Conference were already setting up. "All of the vendors will come in today," says festival director Jolly Winsor. "All of the campers will come in." She had guys moving chairs. The T-shirt stand was up, and a jar set out for the scholarship fund. That's right. There is a Bigfoot Scholarship. Winsor says, "In this area the economy is so depressed so we wanted to figure out a way to help the kids get a higher education." A little more than 30...
  • 3 states sue to block US ceding control of Internet group

    09/29/2016 10:50:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 12:10 PM EDT
    Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet’s core systems. The attorneys general of Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona on Thursday asked a federal court in Galveston, Texas, to keep the Commerce Department from relinquishing oversight of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. …
  • Police Detective Puts the Tulsa Incident In Perspective

    09/24/2016 8:30:38 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 70 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chelsea Whitaker
    This case is not as blatant as many you believe it to be. I am not perfect and I definitely don’t know everything. I have discussed this with several black officers and the following is my opinion based on the information available at this time. My opinion could change if new information is released. The family of Mr. Crutcher kept stating that Mr. Crutcher had car trouble. When the family speaks of him, it came off as if his car broke down, he flagged down an officer, asked for help and got shot. That is not what happened. When a...
  • Tulsa Officer Charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter in death of Terence Crutcher

  • BREAKING: Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with 1st degree manslaughter

    09/22/2016 1:46:01 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 250 replies
    KTUL ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    Tulsa County DA: Charges of manslaughter in 1st degree will be filed against Officer Betty Shelby.
  • Hillary Clinton Trashes Tulsa, Charlotte Police after Shootings – Sides With Looters and Rioters

    09/21/2016 6:09:38 PM PDT · by blueyon · 47 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 9/21/15 | jim hoft
    Hillary Clinton Trashes Tulsa, Charlotte Police after Shootings – Sides With Looters and Rioters Jim Hoft Sep 21st, 2016 12:05 pm 218 Comments Hillary Clinton took to Twitter on Tuesday and early Wednesday to trash the Tulsa and Charlotte police after two men were gunned down on Tuesday. Hillary said the black male victims were “unarmed” but Charlotte police said Keith Lamont Scott had a gun and was disobeying police orders when he was shot dead.
  • Donald Trump Says He Is Troubled By Tulsa Police Shooting

    09/21/2016 10:04:07 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 21, 2016 | Tim Hains
    DONALD J. TRUMP: Well as you know, I am a tremendous believer in the police and the law enforcement, because we need that for ourselves, we do, we really do. And I have gotten the endorsement of so many different police groups. And they are great people, they are great people. Now, great people, you always have problems. Somebody in there that either makes a mistake, that is bad, or that chokes. I must tell you, I watched the shooting in particular in Tulsa, and that man was hands up, that man went to the car, hands up, put his...
  • Debate swirls around unarmed black man’s actions prior to fatal police shooting in Tulsa

    09/21/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 111 replies
    Washington post ^ | September 20, 2016 | Peter Holley, Wesley Lowery and Derek Hawkins
    A day after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, attorneys representing the slain man’s family released photos that they said contradict a key claim in authorities’ version of events. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Benjamin Crump — a civil rights lawyer who has represented many families of those killed in high-profile police shootings — said Terence Crutcher never reached his hands into the driver’s side window of his stalled sport-utility vehicle before he was shot by police. Crutcher couldn’t have reached into the vehicle, Crump said, because...
  • Tulsa police shooting investigated by Justice Department

    09/20/2016 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2016 | Max Blau, Jason Morris and Catherine E. Shoichet
    (CNN)From different angles, the videos show the same scene. An unarmed black man walks on a Tulsa, Oklahoma, road with his hands in the air. Police officers follow closely behind him as he approaches his vehicle. He stands beside the car, then falls to the ground after one officer pulls the trigger. Now 40-year-old Terence Crutcher is dead. Crutcher's sister is demanding that prosecutors charge the officer who shot him. And the police videos of the incident are fueling criticism about the case. Federal, state and local authorities are investigating the Friday night shooting. Crutcher's family says he was waiting...
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • Video Released in Terence Crutcher’s Killing by Tulsa Police

    09/19/2016 8:06:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 September 2016 | Liam Stack
    The Police Department in Tulsa, Okla., released video on Monday of an encounter during which, the authorities said, a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man who could be seen raising his hands above his head. The department opened a criminal investigation into the shooting and said the Tulsa County district attorney, Steve Kunzweiler, would review its findings. The federal Justice Department opened a separate civil rights investigation. During the encounter, which took place around 7:40 p.m. Friday, Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot once and killed by Betty Shelby, a Tulsa police officer since 2011, after the police...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Are "Sharing" What Oklahoma Just Did To Barack Obama

    09/14/2016 4:14:40 PM PDT · by · 50 replies
    the stars and stripes ^ | 9-14-2016 | admin22
    <p>A Facebook post featuring the many ways in which Oklahoma has fought back against President Barack Obama's tyrannical rulings went viral, and for good reason.</p> <p>The post perfectly captured the way in which Oklahoma legislators used their constitutionally guaranteed state power to crush the president's rulings on religion, illegal immigration and more.</p>
  • Constitutional Use of Toll Revenue the Subject of Recent Federal Court Decision

    09/10/2016 8:01:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Lexology ^ | September 8, 2016 | Nossaman LLP - Fredric W. Kessler and Shant Boyajian
    Public agencies with toll-setting authority should take note of a recent federal court decision relating to the uses of user fees and toll revenue, as well as the stated goals of the plaintiff in that case.The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York recently clarified the constitutional uses of toll revenue in American Trucking Associations v. New York State Thruway Authority, 13 Civ. 8123 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 10, 2016). In this case, commercial trucking companies and the American Trucking Associations (ATA) claimed that the New York State Thruway Authority violated the Constitution by charging inflated toll rates...
  • Oklahoma mother, daughter arrested after alleged incestuous marriage

    09/08/2016 3:36:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | September 8, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    DUNCAN, Okla. – A mother and daughter from Oklahoma are accused of having an incestuous marriage. Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25, were married in March 2016 in Comanche County, court records show. Police say Patricia is Misty’s biological mother. Investigators with the Department of Human Services discovered the illegal relationship in August while investigating the children who were inside the Spanns’ home.
  • Mom, daughter charged with incest after marrying in Oklahoma

    09/07/2016 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 6:48 PM EDT
    A woman and her daughter are facing incest charges after authorities learned the pair were legally married in Oklahoma this year, and that the mother had married her son a few years earlier. The motivation behind the March marriage was unclear Wednesday, when 43-year-old Patricia Ann Spann and her daughter, 25-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, made initial appearances in Stephens County district court. Under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists. …
  • Duncan mom & daughter arrested for incestuous marriage

    09/07/2016 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 61 replies
    KSWO ^ | September 7th 2016 | Rhiannon Poolaw,
    DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) - A mother and daughter have been arrested for incest after Duncan police say they married each other back in March. Court records show Patricia Spann is Misty's biological mother. Their union was discovered back in August by an investigator with the Department of Human Services. The investigator says Misty and her two brothers were raised by a grandparent after Patricia lost custody of them. The investigator says Patricia told her that she reunited with Misty two years ago and they "hit it off." The investigator says Patricia didn't think she was breaking any laws because her...
  • Man Arrested for Destroying Neighbor’s House With a Backhoe After Feud

    09/06/2016 10:54:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Half of John Higdon's broken home is barely standing while the other half is a crumbled mess. Police say Higdon had been arguing with his neighbor for the past few days. His brother said it all started when Higdon believed a group of men tried to break into his home, so he fired some shots into the woods - in the same direction as his neighbor's home. "This man over here decides to come 2 o'clock in the morning, comes over at 2 o'clock in the morning with a dozer, a tractor, and starts pushing the house down," Sammy Higdon...
  • 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Oklahoma (felt in Omaha, damage in Pawnee)

    09/03/2016 6:53:20 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    News 9 OK ^ | Sep 03, 2016 8:22 AM CDT
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Residents across the state were rocked awake Saturday morning after an earthquake struck in Central Oklahoma. Around 7:00 a.m., a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook and several residents and along with our staff began going to social media in response. The earthquake’s epicenter was located eight miles northwest of Pawnee, 21 miles south, southeast of Ponca City, 22 miles north, northeast of Stillwater, 44 miles south Arkansas City, Kansas, and 73 miles north, northeast of Oklahoma City. It was about four miles deep. USGS says the earthquake was felt in areas from Omaha to Dallas. News 9...
  • Dallas awakes to 5.6 magnitude quake that rattled several states, aftershocks may occur, USGS says

    09/03/2016 6:50:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | September 3, 2016 | Liz Farmer
    People in Dallas felt a 5.6 magnitude earthquake that's epicenter is in Oklahoma just after 7 a.m. Saturday. Aftershocks are reportedly possible, USGS reports. [Snip] The quake that rocked the region ties for the strongest in Oklahoma's history, The National Weather Service reports. The epicenter was near Pawnee, about 55 miles northwest of Tulsa and about 250 miles almost due north of downtown Dallas, The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre reports.
  • 107 gas stations, distributors identified as possibly receiving high ethanol gas

    09/01/2016 2:36:35 PM PDT · by YankeeinOkieville · 41 replies
    The number of stores feeling the effects of a bad gas recall has tripled in the last day. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission now says 107 gas stations and distributors have so far been identified as possibly receiving high ethanol gas. Nearly 450,000 gallons of fuel from Magellan Midstream Partners may have as much as 30-percent ethanol. The fuel was distributed between Aug. 23 and Aug. 29 to dozens of stations across the state. FOX 25 checked in with several stores affected by the recall, all of which said their fuel had been recycled out either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning....
  • A mother shot a 31-year-old man she found kissing her teen daughter, police say

    08/31/2016 4:30:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies ^ | 8/30/16 | Kristine Guerra
    A 31-year-old man found himself running from bullets after a mother found him in her 16-year-old daughter’s bedroom, police say. Valerie Fowler, of Paoli, Okla., shot Brandon Vail twice after she found him and her daughter kissing, according to an affidavit. Vail survived and was taken to a hospital by helicopter, while Fowler was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. The teen, who was identified in the affidavit as K.P., told police that her boyfriend had been coming over three times a week after her mother left for work at 5:30 a.m.But on Monday morning,...
  • Controversy over Oklahoma magazine cover

    08/31/2016 10:13:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | 8/31 | Kristen Shanahan
    An Oklahoma magazine is stirring up controversy. Inside Friday’s Daily Ardmoreite edition was this season’s Southern Oklahoma Living magazine. When Gene Autry’s mayor, Kyle Lawson, saw the cover his jaw nearly dropped. “My first initial reaction was I almost spit my coffee out when I first saw it,” Lawson said. On the cover is a baby in a costume supposed to resemble the tin man. “Just the way that the hood kind of goes up and the handle for the tin man`s hat is kind of hidden behind the 'I',” Lawson said. “And just the way the flap comes down...
  • Stephens County Deputy Fired After K9 Officer Died While in His Care

    08/25/2016 11:37:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 25, 2016 | JOLEEN CHANEY
    A Stephens County deputy was fired after his K9 officer died while in his care. The incident came to light August and, since then, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office has conducted an investigation and terminated Matthew Peck. The investigation has been turned over to the district attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty charges with be formally filed. "We were shocked, and we're saddened,” said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney. “This is a loss of one of our deputies or K9 deputies." K9 Deputy Bak was just 2 years old when he joined the force, but his name will be...
  • White House Adviser Insults, Assaults Native American for Wearing Redskins Sweater

    08/18/2016 11:05:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016 | RICK MORAN
    Barrett Dahl, an autistic Native American from Oklahoma, was visiting Washington, D.C., in October of last year on a school trip. Being in Washington inspired Dahl to wear a sweater featuring the logo of the Washington Redskins. Mr. Dahl says he wore the sweater because it gave him a sense of cultural pride. Not surprisingly, not everyone sees it quite that way -- including a White House advisor named William Mendoza, who confronted Dahl at a Pow Wow, called him a "weetard," spit on him, and then savagely beat him. ====================================== is the Executive Director of the White House...
  • Judge Does Not Accept Guilty Plea From Oklahoma Man Accused of Beheading Co-Worker

    08/18/2016 2:16:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    On Wednesday, a judge refused to accept a guilty plea from a man accused of beheading a co-worker in 2014. Judge Lori Walkley listened to testimony all day last Friday, as psychologists on both sides argued over Alton Nolen's mental competency. Wednesday, Walkley announced her decision not to accept Nolen's guilty plea. She worried accepting it would not survive an appeal. "I've given it a great deal of thought and a great deal of prayer," Walkley told the courtroom Wednesday. "Because, I thought I could use divine intervention." She said she did not want the victims and their families to...
  • Oklahoma Court Upholds Constitutionality of Voter ID Law

    08/18/2016 1:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 18, 2016
    An Oklahoma judge has upheld the state’s voter ID law as residents begin early voting for next week’s primary runoff. Attorneys for a Tulsa voter who challenged the law said Thursday they will appeal a ruling by Oklahoma County Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons that upheld a law requiring voters to prove their identity before they vote. Voter Delilah Christine Gentges sued
  • Please help! I need a job in the Tulsa area immediately! In danger of being homeless by sept. 8th!

    08/17/2016 10:57:18 AM PDT · by acad1228 · 181 replies
    I'm a 54 year old draftsman. I've been unemployed since March 2nd. I've been to 31 job interviews after applying to over 60 companies. No one wants to hire a 54 year-old man who is confined to a wheel chair. When I was laid off from my job of over 22 years, I finally bit the bullet and filed for disability. I was approved, but I won't start receiving payments until October 26th. My rent on this place is due on Sept. 8th but my last unemployment check won't cover it. My wife and I are both disabled and out...
  • Christians join peace walk in response to satanic service in Oklahoma

    08/16/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies ^ | August 16, 2016 | staff
    Christians united in response to a 'black mass' that included the desecration of a statue of the Virgin Mary Over a thousand Christians from all denominations gathered for a peace walk and prayer rally in response to a ‘black mass’ in Oklahoma City yesterday evening. According the the local news service NewsOK, hundreds of Catholics met together for a mass service on the lawn outside the civic centre before the satanic service took place at the theatre inside the centre. The ‘black mass’ service, in which a statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated, was lead by satanist Adam Daniels...
  • Ruling delayed on man's plea; admits to beheading co-worker

    08/13/2016 4:16:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 13, 2016
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has delayed a ruling on whether to accept the guilty plea of a man who has admitted beheading a co-worker and says he wants the death penalty. Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley said Friday that she'll rule Wednesday on whether she'll accept the plea from Alton Nolen, 31, of the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
  • Faith communities plan prayer gathering in response to black Mass, other concerns

    08/11/2016 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | August 4, 2016 | Carla Hinton
    An ecumenical downtown prayer gathering has been organized to counter a satanic group's planned event at the Civic Center Music Hall. The Unity Prayer Walk and Prayer Service is set for 6 p.m. Aug 15, with the walk to begin at the Jesus Wept statue on the grounds of St. Joseph Old Cathedral, continuing on to First United Methodist Church of Oklahoma City, where the service will be held. Several faith leaders, including Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, said the walk and prayer service are a unified response to the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu's black mass at the Civic...
  • Dash cam footage captures suspect attacking Edmond police officer

    08/03/2016 3:22:12 PM PDT · by gwjack · 14 replies ^ | 8/3/2016 | Edmond Police Department
    Police have released dash cam footage of a man attacking an Edmond police officer. Police were called to the scene after receiving a report of people trying to buy gift cards with a stolen credit card.
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • List: The tenure of every FBS head coach

    07/11/2016 12:51:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies ^ | July 06, 2016 | Chris Vannini
    Earlier this week, CoachingSearch looked at the longest-tenured assistants in FBS. Now, here’s a look at the tenure of every FBS head coach. Illustrating the amount of turnover in the profession, 108 of the 129 FBS head coaches have been hired since 2010, and 88 have been hired in the past four years. That means more than 2/3 of all head coaches have been hired since 2013.Some veteran coaches who left the list this offseason included Frank Beamer (1987), Gary Pinkel (2001), George O’Leary (2004), and Steve Spurrier (2005).First, the longest tenured coach in each conference:AAC: Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) -...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • Gun Control Convert Scarborough Clashes With OK Rep. Cole

    06/23/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With all the zeal of a Joey-come-lately, gun-control convert Joe Scarborough clashed on today’s Morning Joe with Second Amendment defender Tom Cole, Republican congressman from Oklahoma. When Scarborough lectured Cole about terrorists “who want to kill people in your district,” Cole shot back “Joe, I know something about terrorism. I lived through an incident in Oklahoma City.” And when Scarborough patronizingly instructed Cole to “read the Constitution,” Cole retorted “I think I’ve read the Constitution as often as you have.” Mike Barnicle waited until after the interview to take a cheap shot at Cole, claiming that he is “handcuffed to...
  • Waitress Injured Trying to Stop Customers Who Skipped Out on Bill

    06/17/2016 2:49:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | JESSICA BRUNO
    Police are looking for two suspects who stiffed a waitress on Tuesday evening. That same waitress followed them out of the restaurant and jumped on their vehicle in an attempt to stop them from leaving. However, she was thrown off of the car and injured. Police say they are still searching for the suspects who were driving a gray vehicle. The waitress was transported to the hospital and was treated and released.
  • Intense Standoff Between Officers, Pony Comes to a Peaceful End Along I-40

    06/17/2016 2:46:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 17, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Crews were in an intense standoff with a suspect in Yukon on Friday afternoon. Shortly before 4 p.m. on Friday, police officers and some ranchers were attempting to wrangle a pony. It was a dangerous situation since the pony was trapped in the green space along I-40 and Czech Hall Rd., near Yukon. Troopers shut down the outside lane of I-40 as crews shot the pony with a tranquilizer dart. Fortunately, they were able to corral the little guy and get him in a trailer. Drivers in the area are encouraged to use extreme caution.
  • Howie Kurtz Admits Bill Clinton Blamed the Oklahoma City Bombing on Me

    06/17/2016 11:23:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush ^ | June 17, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Grab audio sound bite one and just number one for right now. I saw this sound bite on the roster today. I said, "This may be the first time in..." What? This is 1993, or '94, whenever the Oklahoma City bombing was. "This is the first time I've seen the Drive-By Media admit this in whatever number, 20-some-odd years." It happened yesterday afternoon the Fox Business Network's The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan. That's the name of the show, and she was speaking with the Media Buzz, the media analyst expert at Fox News, Howard Kurtz about...
  • governor mary fallin meets with donald trump in new york

    06/15/2016 2:59:26 AM PDT · by SteveH · 20 replies
    tulsa world ^ | june 15, 2016
    Gov. Mary Fallin and six other Republican governors met Tuesday with GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York City. “The meeting went very well,” Fallin said in a statement. “It was an opportunity for Donald Trump to hear from the governors and for the governors to talk with their political party’s presumptive presidential nominee.”