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  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Oklahoma counties (Most ignored story of the night alert)

    03/06/2012 10:08:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 57 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 43 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist and Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry who received 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote.
  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Okla. counties (What the MSM won't tell us tomorrow in the newspapers)

    03/06/2012 9:08:27 PM PST · by BAW · 8 replies
    NECN.com ^ | Mar 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 55 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 45 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry who had more than 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all of the Democratic delegates awarded so far. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in...
  • Santorum wins Oklahoma Republican primary: Fox projects

    03/06/2012 5:32:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/06/2012
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primary in Oklahoma on Tuesday, Fox News projected shortly after polls closed. It was the first victory of the night for Santorum, a staunch conservative who has been trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to the more moderate front-runner Mitt Romney. Ten states are voting in nominating contests on Super Tuesday
  • MittvMitt: The story of two men trapped in one body (DNC attack on UNELECTABLE Mitt is Devastating)

    03/06/2012 8:24:17 AM PST · by xzins · 91 replies
    http://www.mittvmitt.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K9njHHyRI7g (half a million hits and climbing)
  • Video: Demonstrators interrupt Rick Santorum speech in Oklahoma City

    03/04/2012 8:10:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/12 | Chris Moody
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling "racist" and "fascist" at the Republican presidential candidate. The anti-Santorum faction began chanting "Get your hate out of our state" when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps, Santorum ignored them and continued speaking. The demonstration lasted about 15 minutes. Santorum supporters standing near the front of the crowd tried to come to his aid by holding signs
  • Video: Santorum receives an unexpectedly unfriendly welcome from protesters in OK

    03/05/2012 1:37:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Tina Korbe
    It wasn’t exactly what you’d expect to happen in the reddest state in the country. This weekend, liberal demonstrators loudly interrupted Rick Santorum as he delivered his standard stump speech on the steps of the Oklahoma Capitol building: About 20 liberal demonstrators tried to shout down Rick Santorum while he delivered his stump speech on the steps of the state capitol building here Sunday, yelling “racist” and “fascist” at the Republican presidential candidate.The anti-Santorum faction began chanting “Get your hate out of our state” when the candidate started his address. Standing before a microphone at the top of the steps,...
  • Occupy OKC 'mic checks' Santorum; melee ensues

    03/04/2012 6:25:16 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 30 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | March 4, 2012 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY It was right after the words mic check were uttered by Occupy OKC ringleader Jay Fox, that things got really interesting in the crowd listening to a campaign speech by Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Racist, sexist, anti-gay, zealot, fascist, go away! Get your hate, out of my state! Pro-life, pro-war, what are you fighting for? This and other chants aimed at Santorum were yelled at the candidate as he tried to speak over the din. It didnt take long for both male and female Santorum supporters to get in the faces of Fox and other Occupiers...
  • Gingrich crushing the field in Georgia

    02/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Newt Gingrich has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in his home state of Georgia, according to a Landmark-Rosetta Stone poll released late Friday. Gingrich took 38 percent, followed by Rick Santorum at 25 percent, Mitt Romney at 19 percent, and Ron Paul at four percent, the poll found. Gingrich held a nine-point lead in the same poll taken earlier this month. The poll could be an outlier Gingrich leads by only two points in Georgia according to the latest Insider Advantage survey and leads by five points according to Rasmussen. Both of those polls...
  • 2012 Oklahoma Republican Primary (Santorum 43%, Romney 18%)

    02/22/2012 9:55:47 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 4 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/22/12 | staff
    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum holds a two-to-one lead over his closest GOP rival in the first Rasmussen Reports survey of Oklahomas Republican primary race. The latest statewide survey of Likely GOP Primary voters shows Santorum with 43% of the vote followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 22% and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 18%. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws seven percent (7%) support. Just two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording
  • Santorum crushing the field in Texas; Update: Also Oklahoma

    02/20/2012 6:18:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    If Texas had already settled its legislative redistricting issues, it would play an important part in the Republican presidential primary process. With their redistricting tied up in court, however, Texas has had to move its primary from Super Tuesday in March to late May or early June. That’s bad news for Rick Santorum, who has a crushing lead at the moment in a new statewide poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune: Santorum would get the votes of 45 percent of the respondents if the election were held today, according to the survey. The other three candidates...
  • Newt speaks at Oral Roberts University (Live Stream)

    02/20/2012 11:24:35 AM PST · by red flanker · 96 replies
    http://www.newt.org/events ^ | February 20, 2012 | Newt Org
    Newt speaks at Oral Roberts University Monday February 20, 2012 - 2:00pm CT The Mabee Center 7777 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK Note: This event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live here.
  • Tulsa World: Poll shows state Republicans favor Santorum (Santorum 39%, Romney 23%)

    02/20/2012 7:23:04 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 7 replies
    soonerpoll.com ^ | 2/12/12 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum has surged to the front among Oklahomas Republican voters, according to a SoonerPoll.com survey released Sunday. Santorum was the first choice of 39 percent of the 278 likely voters who said they planned to participate in the March 6 state GOP primary. Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, first in a survey conducted last fall, dropped to third, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who remained second. Romney, generally considered the frontrunner for the GOP nomination, was at 23 percent, followed by Gingrich at 18. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was at...
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizers footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • OK Gov. Mary Fallin Releases Bold Tax Reform Plan

    02/10/2012 10:07:04 AM PST · by 92nina · 7 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-02-07 | Will Upton
    Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, in her State of the State Address, outlined a bold plan for tax reform focused on reducing rates and consolidating Oklahomas seven tax brackets. The plan would end Oklahomas complicated seven bracket income tax structure that begins taxing on the first penny any Oklahoman earns, instead replacing the structure with three brackets Oklahomans making below $15,000 a year would pay a 0-percent rate, those making under $35,000 would pay a 2.25-percent rate, and those making $35,000 and above would pay a 3.5-percent rate. The Tax Foundation ranks Oklahoma as 38th in the nation in terms...
  • Alert, Okie Freepers! If you live in State Senate District 46...

    02/06/2012 9:20:38 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 7 replies
    There is a special election in Oklahoma on February 14th for state senaor in district 46. If you live in that district (it's in the OKC area) or know anyone who does, please vote and encourage others to vote for the Republican, Jason Reese! Thanks! It goes without saying that he is by far the best candidate. This could be a close election due to the makeup of the district, so getting Republicans to the polls is crucial.
  • Oklahoma Leads on Income-Tax Repeal (The Sooner State Might Join the Ranks of Non-Income Tax States)

    01/30/2012 6:55:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/30/2012 | By Phil Kerpen & Stuart Jolly
    When Ron Paul talks about repealing the income tax and replacing it with nothing, most people think it cant be done. But at least on the state level, it can. In fact, there are nine states, including Pauls home state of Texas, that dont levy income taxes. Those states have far outperformed high-income-tax states on every measure of economic success. Now Oklahoma is poised to fully repeal its income tax and join the ranks of non-income-tax states. While Oklahoma is already a relatively business-friendly, low-tax state, income-tax repeal would launch it into the top tier of the most economically competitive...
  • Gun sales on the rise among women(OK)

    01/23/2012 6:10:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    kjrh.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | NA
    TULSA - Gun sales among women are on the rise. The number of criminal background checks for gun purchases hit an all-time high in December, according to the FBI. Experts said there are many reasons why Americans, especially women, are choosing to arm themselves. For some it's a new hobby. Others are concerned about gun rights this election year. Some just no longer feel safe in their neighborhoods. Here in Oklahoma, interest in guns has also spiked, especially among women. Enrollment in the "women's only" conceal-carry class at the Red Castle Gun Club is up 400 percent. "That's remarkable and...
  • Leading the Fight vs. Native America's Painkillers

    Three tribes lead the best practice initiative treating the epidemic of painkiller addiction in Native America, Oklahoma, the nation's leader in painkiller addiction. Treating all adults, Medicaid. Last month the Center for Disease Control called prescription painkiller addiction an epidemic in the country, identifying Oklahoma as leading the nation in both the addiction and related deaths. It is only fitting that the battle against such addiction in "Native America" be led by three tribal owned clinics, Absentee Shawnee Counseling Services, OKC; Keetoowah Cherokee Treatment Services, Tulsa; and Quapaw Counseling Services, Miami. Generally speaking, prescription painkillers are opiates. There are 14...
  • EDITORIAL: Shariah in Americas courts

    01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial
    Koranic law: Coming to a city near youA panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the...
  • Okla. mom won't face charges for shooting intruder

    01/05/2012 6:18:11 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/5/2012 | AP writer
    Authorities don't plan to file charges against an Oklahoma woman who fatally shot a New Year's Eve intruder at her house while she had a 911 dispatcher on the phone, but the intruder's alleged accomplice has been charged in the death. A 911 tape released to Oklahoma City media outlets Wednesday reveals that 18-year-old Sarah McKinley asked a Grady County dispatcher for permission to shoot the intruder. McKinley's 3-month-old son was with her when she shot Justin Shane Martin, 24, at her Blanchard mobile home. "I've got two guns in my hand. Is it OK to shoot him if he...
  • Okla. Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder: 911 Operators Say It's Okay to Shoot

    01/04/2012 9:18:39 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 93 replies
    GMA Yahoo ^ | 01/04/2012 | KEVIN DOLAK and RYAN OWENS
    A young Oklahoma mother shot and killed an intruder to protect her 3-month-old baby on New Year's Eve, less than a week after the baby's father died of cancer. Sarah McKinley says that a week earlier a man named Justin Martin dropped by on the day of her husband's funeral, claiming that he was a neighbor who wanted to say hello. The 18-year-old Oklahoma City area woman did not let him into her home that day. On New Year's Eve Martin returned with another man, Dustin Stewart, and this time was armed with a 12-inch hunting knife. The two soon...
  • Former Rep. J.C. Watts set to endorse Gingrich

    12/19/2011 2:43:00 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-19-2011 | Justin Sink
    Former Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich on Monday, according to multiple media reports, earning the former House Speaker another nod from a member of the 1994 Republican Revolution. Watts, who served four terms representing Oklahoma's 4th district, was a star quarterback at the University of Oklahoma and replaced now-Speaker John Boehner as chairman of the House Republican Conference in 1999. Since leaving Congress, Watts founded a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington. He has also served as a political commentator for CNN. Watts provides Gingrich with much-needed establishment support while his once-ballooning poll numbers have...
  • DEA Raids Car Dealership with Alleged Ties to Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    12/18/2011 7:59:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/18/11 | Fox News
    Drug Enforcement Administration agents have raided an Oklahoma car dealership that the government suspects may be one of about 30 such businesses in the U.S. involved in funding the terrorist group Hezbollah. DEA agents say the car lot of Ace Auto Leasing in Tulsa is part of a huge network that is selling cars and drugs -- and then using the money to support terrorism against the U.S., myfoxphoenix.com reports. During Friday's raid, agents could be seen carryout out filing cabinets and other items. They also questioned employees and took inventory. "They're making big time money and it's going right...
  • Woman arrested for making meth in Wal-Mart

    12/09/2011 7:07:08 AM PST · by mnehring · 68 replies
    TULSA, OK (KTUL/CNN) - Police arrested a woman they said mixed meth chemicals inside a Wal-Mart store. They reported the suspect, Elizabeth Alisha Greta Halfmoon, had been in the store for about six hours, taking chemicals from bottles and mixing them in order to make meth. One police officer received minor injuries when the chemicals in the bottle burned his hand. Nobody else was hurt. Tulsa Police Officer David Shelby said it was the first time he had seen anyone actually try to mix meth in a store. "There are elderly people, there are children, there are all kinds of...
  • Surrender "Completely"and Receive My LOVE for YOU \o/

    12/01/2011 5:35:48 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 12-1-11 | Jedediah
    SURRENDER COMPLETELY AND RECEIVE MY LOVE FOR YOU ! My surrender to you is eternal , for as My Sacrifice was a promise and a statement of My Love coming down through the Father ! It is Now time for You to SURRENDER wholeheartedly to Me . I need to see a heart opened forth right and true ; to discern My Presence ! That you make " ALL " Known to Me ~ free for release and in this surrender as you raise your hands and lower your defenses and pride I WILL COME ! And My SPIRIT ,...
  • Oklahoma - the 'reddest state in America' - to hold presidential straw poll

    11/18/2011 8:16:32 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 18, 2011 | Jeff Peters
    OKLAHOMA CITY In the 2008 presidential election, Oklahoma was the only state in the nation where every single county voted for the Republican candidate 77 in all. And now, wanting to make sure that the reddest state in America had a straw poll of its own, to quote Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Matt Pinnell, the states inaugural Presidential Straw Poll will be conducted online, starting Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 and concluding on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Said Pinnell: Many states hold presidential straw polls every four years creating national publicity and financial support for their respective state. We...
  • Former Oklahoma judge will lose most of pension [penis pump judge]

    11/12/2011 8:50:51 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    NewsOK ^ | October 25, 2011 | MICHAEL MCNUTT
    A former Creek County judge convicted of exposing himself by using a sexual device while on the bench will lose his judicial retirement pay, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. -snip- Thompson served about 20 months in prison after being found guilty in 2006 of four felony counts for his use of a penis pump while presiding over trials.
  • Experts: Okla quake too powerful to be man-made

    11/09/2011 7:46:41 AM PST · by mk2000 · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/09/2011 | A/P
    WASHINGTON Thousands of times every day, drilling deep underground causes the earth to tremble. But don't blame the surprise flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma on man's thirst for oil and gas, experts say. The weekend quakes were far stronger than the puny tremors from drilling especially the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The weekend quakes didn't have the mark of man. They were a force of nature.
  • Cracks from 5.6 quake found in the earth near Sparks

    11/06/2011 8:48:26 PM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 20 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | November 6, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    SPARKS, Okla. Near a remote, dirt road intersection not far from this Lincoln County community, there are at least five visible cracks in the road, evidence of the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that was centered here late Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Having experienced an earthquake both at Red Dirt Report headquarters in Oklahoma City and another one while visiting Oklahoma State University in Stillwater all in less than 24 hours, your Red Dirt Reporter, along with RDR contributor Ted H. Smith and photographer Marie Mentesana did our research as to the location of the quakes...
  • Republican Senate leader dons flak jacket after friendly fire on spending (GOP HOPELESS)

    11/06/2011 3:20:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6,2011 | Alexander Bolton
    The debate over spending among Republicans in Congress has become so intense that one Senate Republican leader has started wearing a flak jacket to meetings. The arguments have gotten so pointed that Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wore a flak jacket to a Republican lunch meeting a few weeks ago. He said he would don the protective gear after Rep. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), an outspoken conservative, blasted him in a meeting for arguing that Congress had already made substantial reductions in discretionary spending. Coburn objected heatedly. He argued that slowing the rate of discretionary spending growth is not...
  • Another quake in Oklahoma (Update: 5.6 Magnitude)

    11/05/2011 9:06:07 PM PDT · by optiguy · 187 replies · 1+ views
    Self | Optiguy
    That one felt bigger here in south OKC than yesterdays.
  • 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Central Oklahoma (Prague)11/5/2011 02:13AM

    11/05/2011 12:59:06 AM PDT · by CaptSkip · 100 replies
    USGS ^ | November 05, 2011 | USGS
    4.7 Magnitude Earthquake Central Oklahoma (Prague) 11/5/2011 02:13AM Local
  • Oklahoma City police investigating unattended death at Occupy OKC encampment

    11/01/2011 10:02:56 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 16 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 31, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY A heavy police presence in Kerr Park Monday afternoon led Red Dirt Report to learn via a tipster that someone in a tent at the Kerr Park encampment of Occupy OKC had overdosed on a drug overnight. Officer Kevin Barnes, the public information officer for the Oklahoma City Police Department told Red Dirt Report late Monday afternoon that they got a call at 2:40 p.m. about an unattended death in Kerr Park. Barnes said that investigators are currently on the scene and that it does not look suspicious. I dont see anything that makes it more than...
  • Occupy OKC participant found dead in tent at Kerr Park

    10/31/2011 5:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | October 31, 2011 | Matt Dinger
    A man thought to be a protester was found dead Monday inside a tent at Kerr Park, police said. The man's name has not been released by police, but he was thought to be in his 20s, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. The man is part of Occupy OKC, a group of protesters who have been camping since Oct. 10 in Kerr Park near Robinson and Broadway avenues. Organizers refer to the man as Street Poet, a homeless man provided with food, clothing and shelter by others involved in Occupy OKC, according to a news release written by...
  • California convicts brawl in Oklahoma prison (California 'Exporting' It's 'Finest' To You!)

    10/13/2011 8:53:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/13/11 | Henry K. Lee
    SAYRE, OKLA. -- A brawl among California inmates housed in a prison in Oklahoma because of overcrowded lockups back home resulted in 46 injuries, authorities said Wednesday. The fighting broke out Tuesday at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre, Okla., about 130 miles west of Oklahoma City. The prison holds 2,381 inmates, all from California, .. Inmates were involved in fights at various locations throughout the 2,500-bed, medium-security prison, .. Jackson said 46 inmates were hurt, 30 of whom were treated at the prison. Sixteen were taken to hospitals, three in critical condition. The injuries ranged from "normal scratches...
  • Schools vote against Pac-12 expansion

    09/20/2011 10:13:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    ESPN.com. ^ | September 21, 2011 | Andy Katz
    The Pac-12 decided it won't expand further late Tuesday because commissioner Larry Scott couldn't get assurance that Texas would agree to an equal revenue sharing plan if the league added the Longhorns, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN.com. The source said Scott didn't recommend expansion to the presidents.
  • Suspect In Murder Case Talks to Tulsa's Channel 8 (Interviewed as Bystander at Scene)

    09/20/2011 8:59:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KTUL ^ | Sep 20, 2011
    A suspect in a Monday morning double homicide was at the crime scene. In fact, he spoke exclusively to Tulsa's Channel 8. Darren Price was watching police conduct their investigation as Tulsa's Channel 8 approached him. Price was eager to talk on camera, even grabbing the mic at one point. "I think it's real crazy. I bring my kids out here to play. It raises a question, is it safe to even walk around this town, people just dying and stuff like this," he told Tulsa Channel 8. Tulsa police arrested 19 year old Price and 21 year Jirao Davis...
  • Key witness in Tulsa police trial arrested on traffic misdemeanors

    09/19/2011 9:42:07 PM PDT · by Immerito · 10 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | September 17, 2011 | OMER GILLHAM
    Five Tulsa police officers - including one who accidentally fired his weapon - served misdemeanor traffic warrants and arrested a key witness Thursday in a police corruption lawsuit against the city. The officer who fired his weapon is under internal investigation, and police refused to release his name. Kelie D. Barnes, 32, was arrested Thursday on outstanding municipal warrants, Tulsa Jail records show. Barnes' warrants are all misdemeanors involving failure to wear a seat belt, expired tag, no proof of insurance, no driver's license and speeding, according to jail records. ***** In arresting Kelie Barnes, police officers forced open the...
  • Official: Potential UT move to Pac-12 heating up

    09/18/2011 3:13:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 43 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 9.18.11 | Alan Trubow
    The Pac-12 appears to be working out the final details of a deal that would bring Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to the conference, sources close to the situation told Hookem.com and the American-Statesman on Sunday morning.
  • Lee Roy Selmon In Critical Condition After Suffering Stroke (Original Report said Died)

    09/02/2011 5:00:43 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 9/2/11 | Brian Floyd
    Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lee Roy Selmon has reportedly died following a stroke on Friday...In 1995, Selmon was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Buccaneers honored Selmon in 2009, making him the first member of their Ring of Honor.
  • Man on tower for sixth day - Oklahoma

    08/16/2011 12:52:05 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 15 replies
    FOX23.com ^ | August 16, 2011 | FOX 23
    Tulsa Police enter the sixth day of trying to get William Sturdivant to come down from the tower outside FOX23 studios. On Monday afternoon, 25-year old Sturdivant climbed part of the way down before climbing back up to a spot about 100 feet up the 300 foot tower. A Tulsa police negotiator says he believes the man will eventually become so tired and dehydrated that he has to give in to rescue efforts. Onlookers continue to flood parking lots and slow down along Memorial Drive. Negotiators believe spectators are a roadblock in their attempts to talk the man into descending,...
  • Painkiller Addiction in Oklahoma

    08/14/2011 4:37:30 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 112 replies
    We are facing a tsunami of painkiller addiction that will flood our criminal justice, health care, behavioral health, and social services resources. Illicit online pharmacies have made prescriptions cheap and easy to acquire, fueling a massive wave of addi...ction that we actually have not seen yet. SAMHSA estimates that over 5% of the nations population, 12 years and older, are using painkillers, nowhere more prevalent than the heartland with Oklahoma leading the nation at 6.7%. Opioid addiction used to be thought of as primarily heroin addiction, but that is changing rapidly. The masses currently addicted to prescription painkillers have conveniently...
  • A Checklist For Superior Opioid Treatment Programs

    07/30/2011 6:52:06 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    Not all Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) are the same. Compare OTPs to the following list before making a selection: A SAMHSA accredited and certified, CARF accredited OTP. An evidenced-based, best practice Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) OTP, using SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol 43 as its model. A MAT that emphasizes treatment of the underlying addiction requiring multiple therapeutic contacts per week, using a bio-psych-social approach toward recovery. A MAT that is not a just a "maintenance" program but uses medication as a tool to get the opioid addict past a critical stage in recovery toward better outcomes....
  • Methadone Treatment: Safe, Effective Management of the Painkiller Addiction Crisis

    07/30/2011 6:45:21 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 32 replies · 1+ views
    We are facing a tsunami of painkiller addiction that will flood our criminal justice, health care, behavioral health, and social services resources. Illicit online pharmacies have made prescriptions cheap and easy to acquire, fueling a massive wave of addiction that we actually have not seen yet. SAMHSA estimates that over 5% of the nations population, 12 years and older, are using painkillers, nowhere more prevalent than the heartland with Oklahoma leading the nation at 6.7%. Opioid addiction used to be thought of as primarily heroin addiction, but that is changing rapidly. The masses currently addicted to prescription painkillers have conveniently...
  • Police K9 dies in heat

    07/28/2011 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Immerito · 34 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 25, 2011 | Penny Eims
    BARTLESVILLE, OK - To Protect and Serve... sadly, one of their own failed to be provided with sufficient protection from the elements to survive. Last Wednesday, a Bartlesville Police Department K9 died. The dog, a 2 yr-old Belgian Malinois named Copper, had been with the department for just 5 months before his tragic death. Copper lived with his handler, a Bartlesville Police officer - the man left Copper in his outdoor kennel for "a couple of hours" on Wednesday. When the handler returned home, the dog was dead on the slab of his kennel...slab? As in cement? In the heat...
  • Coburn: Unlikely I'll back McConnell debt plan

    07/17/2011 9:57:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/17/11 | Lucy Madison
    Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Sunday that fellow GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's proposal to raise the debt limit was "a great political plan" but that it didn't solve the nation's debt crisis - and so he was not likely to vote for it. In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Coburn claimed he no longer cared about the politics of the debate, and said that "I am only going to support something that actually solves the problem." "I haven't firmly decided, but I am unlikely to support it at this time," Coburn said, of McConnell's plan, which would allow...
  • Vanity- Oklahoma gun law question

    07/11/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 14 replies
    Just a quick question for Oklahoma Freepers- I live in Texas, and am planning a quick trip to OK tomorrow. I'd like to know if, or under what conditions, it is legal there for me to carry a pistol in my car. I know that it is legal in Texas, but I'd like to know if I'm headed for hot water over the border. Thanks in advance for any info- I won't be able to reply for a couple of hours- gotta take the wife to the doctor!
  • Thousands back Tulsa officer ordered to Muslim worship

    07/10/2011 6:59:27 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 07-10-11 | Bob Unrch
    Tens of thousands of Americans are lining up in support of a police officer in Tulsa, Okla., who was punished for refusing his department's order to attend an "Islamic proselytizing event" even as a legal team representing the captain is petitioning the court to add new allegations of misbehavior by his superiors to a lawsuit over the dispute. WND reported earlier when a legal action was brought by attorneys with the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Paul Fields. Named as defendants are the city, police chief Charles W. Jordan and deputy chief Alvin Daryl Webster. The lawsuit focuses...
  • Suhail Shanti, Suspect in 1983 Murder, Caught at Border...

    06/28/2011 12:49:19 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SEATTLE WEEKLY.com ^ | June 27, 2011, 4:23 pm | by Jonathan Walczak
    SNIPPET: "Shanti was arrested by u.s. Customs and Border Protection in Blaine, Wash. ..." SNIPPET: "Both were from Morocco. It's unclear why Shanti would need to jump the border so often. But a LinkedIn account listed in Shanti's name lists a string of jobs in Canada, Dubai, and Jordan, so it may have been work-related."