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  • Police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

    09/21/2017 2:39:49 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 113 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st September 2017 | BBC News
    A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe. The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting "he can't hear you", before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as police were investigating a hit and run. The shooting is being investigated by city homicide detectives to determine if it was legally justified. "In those situations, very volatile situations, you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision," Cpt Mathews said, adding that Sanchez was...
  • Manufacturing Company To Bring Jobs To Tulsa (900 jobs in Oklahoma)

    09/08/2017 1:27:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOTV-TV ^ | September 7, 2017 | Tristen Land
    TULSA, Oklahoma - A 70-year-old manufacturing company from Wisconsin will bring a new facility to Tulsa and is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Thursday afternoon the community, along with Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Governor Mary Fallin, met to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Greenheck Group Facility. The company's new campus will be located near Apache and 129th East Avenue in Tulsa. During the first year of operations, the company expects to hire about 75 employees. As the company expands, they hope to employ up to 900 people over the next 10 years. Hiring will begin for the...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. “I’m trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,” said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. She’s a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. “I’ve been run off the...
  • Oklahoma Sheriff Auctions 300 Guns, Vehicles, and Other Items

    08/23/2017 12:51:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 19 August, 2017, the Wagoner County, Oklahoma, Sheriff auctioned off 300 firearms, a number of vehicles, and other items that have been taking up space in their property room. You can view images of the vehicles and the gun on line at the rockinmauction.com website.A list of the available firearms is available here, but the information is not completely accurate.  For example, the make of an RG10 pistol is listed as “Bohm”, a simple misreading of Rohm. There are numerous plain Jane hunting rifles and shotguns, some more desirable than others. The list shows 15 Marlin .22...
  • Will the Left tear down Stand Watie's monument?

    08/20/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 36 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/20/17 | Florentius
    It’s wrong to pre-judge a human being based on their racial characteristics. Beyond that, it’s stupid. Any marginally intelligent person knows this. A Christian, certainly, has no excuse for treating someone badly simply because they are of a different racial category. For a Catholic, it's a sin to do so. At the same time, as we watch political agitators wantonly destroying symbols of our country’s history in vigilante mobs, one can not help but be struck by their profound ignorance of said history. For these simpletons, the Confederacy equals racism, and everything having to do with it equals racism, and...
  • Online Petition Launched to “Ban KKK” in Oklahoma

    08/16/2017 10:10:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 16, 2017 | Lili Zheng
    A measure to ban the Ku Klux Klan in Oklahoma has been launched through an online petition. The petition, powered through the Aavaaz website, was created by a person only identified as "Nikolas T." and posted on Sunday. On the petition itself, the creator writes "The Ku Klux Klan is a hate group and should be labeled as such. The Black Panther Party actually provided practical and useful help for their community, yet they were labeled a hate group and systematically dismantled by the CIA and FBI. The KKK has and will always be a hate group and still exists...
  • Anti-Federal Government Group Says Alleged Bomb Plot Suspect no Longer a Member

    08/16/2017 10:06:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | AUGUST 15, 2017
    Authorities say an Oklahoma man hated the federal government and wanted to create a revolution by blowing up a building in downtown Oklahoma City. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in an alley next to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. "He wanted to make the biggest impact wherever he was going to place his bomb. And, in his mind, this would have been the biggest impact in Oklahoma," said Raul Bujanda, the assistant special agent in charge...
  • Hatred of Feds, Calls for Revolution Motives of Man rrested in Foiled Oklahoma City Bomb Plot

    08/16/2017 9:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | BILL MISTON | AUGUST 15, 2017
    ‘Out for blood’: Hatred of federal government, calls for revolution alleged motives of man arrested in foiled Oklahoma City bomb plotA hatred of the federal government and calls for a revolution are just some of the alleged motives behind an Oklahoma man's attempted plot to blow up a downtown Oklahoma City building, patterned after the deadly 1995 Oklahoma City federal building bombing. Jerry Drake Varnell, 23, of Sayre, Okla. was arrested early Saturday morning after a van, laden with 1,000 pounds of what he believed to be ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, failed to detonate outside the BancFirst National Building...
  • Police Officer Describes Video That Reportedly Shows Oklahoma Bail Bond Agent Fatally Shoot Man

    08/15/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017 | DALLAS FRANKLIN
    We are learning more about the Oklahoma bail bond agent who is charged with murder after she fatally shot a man she was trying to take into custody. Around 11:40 a.m. last Wednesday, Chasity Carey, 41, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 9-1-1 stating she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams. When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene. Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary as well as possession of marijuana. Brandon Williams He was released from jail on August 1,...
  • TMK IPSCO celebrates re-start, creation of 168 jobs (Oklahoma)

    08/14/2017 10:18:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Claremont Daily Progress ^ | August 14, 2017 | Cydney Baron
    The lights are back on at TMK IPSCO in the Port of Catoosa. After over a year of no operation, the plant announced this week they are re-starting business. TMK IPSCO is one of the largest North American producers of welded and seamless pipe and premium connections dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry and many industrial markets The announcement of the re-start was celebrated with a press conference that featured guest speakers like Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma State Representative Terry O’Donnell and TMK IPSCO Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joel Mastervich. During the festivities, TMK announced that...
  • Indians, casinos, and decent folk?

    08/08/2017 7:50:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 124 replies
    I'm in Oklahoma and we have casinos everywhere. It seems. But a tribe has surreptitiously acquired a small piece of property in my particular town and built facilities for a restaurant. Now it's been revealed they intend to start a casino, and our councilmen say there's nothing they can do. Even though gambling is illegal in my town, these people are protected by the federal government to open up one of their filthy, prefabricated, typically "native American" dumps? They say they are, and they say as long as they comply with the feds, they can do whatever they want. I'm...
  • Tiger Cub Rejected by Its Mother Gains New Mom, Siblings at Oklahoma City Zoo

    07/27/2017 10:31:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    People Mag. ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kate Hogan
    Born on Monday, July 10, at the Philadelphia Zoo, the female Amur tiger cub was the only survivor in her litter of five; two of her siblings were stillborn, one died from an injury sustained by its mother and another suffered from a critical gastrointestinal issue. Despite being a tiny miracle, Zoya was rejected by her mother, 10-year-old Koosaka — a behavior somewhat typical of first-time tiger moms. So the Philadelphia Zoo’s animal care team jumped in to raise her, bottle feeding her and keeping watch around the clock. However, something was missing — namely, peers. “With this single cub,...
  • “You Don’t Really Get That Very Often,” Oklahoma Girl Spreads Kindness to Troopers Following Crash

    07/19/2017 6:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 19, 2017 | JESSICA BRUNO
    A young girl is spreading some joy to Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers following an accident that critically injured one of their own. “I’ve only been on for a year and, ever since I went to nights, I haven’t had anything like that happen," Kyle Rosine, an OHP trooper, told NewsChannel 4. For Rosine, the scene of a car accident is all too familiar. However, this time, it hits close to home. "It was a tough night, that's for sure," Rosine said. It started with a pursuit on I-35 near 27th Street in Moore. Lt. Heath Meyer Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt....
  • The media incited violence after the Oklahoma City bombing, just like they are doing today

    07/15/2017 9:32:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 28 replies
    Wikipedia - Oklahoma City Murray Building Bombing ^ | 15 July 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The point of this note is to demonstrate the irresponsibility of the media and the hypocrisy of muslims and muslim organizations. After the Murray building bombing, the media in their normal irresponsible fashion put out stories without substantiation that "Middle Eastern" groups may be have been responsible for the bombing. As a result, individuals went after muslims in this country. The muslims understandbly complained: In the case of the Oklahoma City Bombing, Hamzi Moghrabi, chairman of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, blamed the media for the attacks on Muslims and Arabs that took place just days after the bombing.Now, the media...
  • Democrats sweep 2 legislative special elections in Oklahoma

    07/12/2017 9:17:55 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12 July 2017 | Associated Press
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY — Democrats have swept special elections for a state House vacancy from the Tulsa area and a state Senate vacancy from Oklahoma City, both vacated by Republicans who resigned.</p> <p>In House District 75, which includes portions of east Tulsa and north Broken Arrow, unofficial results show voters picked Democrat Karen Gaddis over Republican Tressa Nunley on Tuesday. Both were vying to replace former Republican state Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned this year after two former legislative assistants accused him of sexual harassment. Kirby has admitted he used poor judgment but denied harassing legislative aides.</p>
  • klahoma City barber shop responds after photo of Confederate flag haircut goes viral

    07/03/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 3, 2017 | Ian Smith
    Oklahoma City barber shop responds after photo of Confederate flag haircut goes viral A haircut by a popular Oklahoma City barber shop has ignited a firestorm on social media. Employees at Fade N Up said a white customer requested a Confederate flag be shaved into his head by a black barber, and the barbershop posted the photo on social media. The photo created the firestorm on Facebook with many condemning the customer and the shop. However, the shop's owner said the picture doesn't tell the whole story. “I was thinking it was some racist-type stuff but, as he sat down...
  • ‘I had to do what was right as a father’: Del City father describes moments when family took down...

    06/29/2017 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    KOCO ^ | June 28, 2017 | Patrina Adger
    FULL TITLE: ‘I had to do what was right as a father’ Del City father describes moments when family took down man wanting to have sex with teen DEL CITY — A Del City father ambushed a man after learning that he had been involved in a sexual online relationship with his teenage daughter. The father, who did not want to be identified, used the Family Time app to discover that his 15-year-old daughter was having an inappropriate relationship with a 33-year-old man. When he found out the two were meeting for the first time, his family took action. “He...
  • Man Destroys Ten Commandments Statue in Arkansas Capitol--The Day After It Was Installed

    06/28/2017 6:37:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 28, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    On Tuesday, a statue of the Ten Commandments was installed at the Arkansas Capitol grounds. Less than a day later, it had been run over by a car and destroyed. Michael Reed, a 32-year-old from Van Buren, Arkansas with a history of mental illness, recorded himself ramming his car into the monument, shouting "freedom" shortly before impact. Reed has previously been accused of destroying a similar Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma.
  • Charges Pending Against Oklahoma Truck Driver Seen in Dangerous Reckless Driving Video

    06/16/2017 10:57:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 15, 2017 | K. QUERRY
    Charges are pending against a man who was captured on a woman’s dashboard camera trying to run cars off an Oklahoma highway. A Muskogee woman says she was driving along Hwy 51 near 193rd St. in Broken Arrow on Tuesday when she spotted a reckless driver. She had her dashboard camera turned on as the driver of a truck began weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating other drivers and slamming on his brakes. The woman told FOX 23 that there wasn’t any specific event that sparked the reckless driving, adding that he behaved that way with several drivers on...
  • Throwback Tulsa: Controversial Creek Turnpike opened 25 years ago

    06/12/2017 7:13:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | March 5, 2017 | Debbie Jackson
    Least terns. A federal lawsuit. Greenpeace. Vandals. Industrious beavers. Angry homeowners. Bureaucratic delays. These were among the obstacles and setbacks that had to be overcome before the Creek Turnpike was built. At one point, the chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority declared it a “total disaster” and exclaimed: “The Creek Turnpike in Tulsa, God only knows when that’ll be completed,” John Kilpatrick said, as reported by the Tulsa World’s Wayne Greene on Oct. 19, 1990. “If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t do that project,” the exasperated Kilpatrick said after federal bureaucrats held up construction of...