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  • Woman says racist graffiti was to 'wake people up,' and good Samaritan killed at Waffle House

    04/09/2019 1:06:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    St. L. today ^ | 04 09 2019 | Amanda St. Amand
    Woman accused of racist vandalism spree to 'wake people up' A white Oklahoma woman is accused of going on a vandalism spree, painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti, as part of her campaign to "wake people up," authorities said. Allison Christine Johnson, 45 of Norman, Okla., was charged on Monday in the graffiti left on Democratic Party offices in Norman and Oklahoma city. She is charged with malicious injury to porperty and malicious intimidation or harassment. She was being held on $25,000 bond. SNIP Johnson told police her intention was to scare Jewish people and people of different races other...
  • Ultrarunner Camille Herron Survives Car Crash, and Is Already Looking Ahead

    02/03/2019 7:58:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Runner's World ^ | February 2, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    For a few long minutes, Camille Herron thought her life could end at any moment. Crumpled into a ball while hanging helplessly upside down, Herron was trapped inside of her car, which had flipped over after a rogue driver crashed into her. The driver was later charged. “I thought I was going to die from suffocation. I couldn’t breathe, and I was worried about the car setting on fire because I could smell oil and smoke,” Herron told Runner’s World. “It just smelled like something burning.” The ultrarunner, who recently set the 100-mile world record, was on her way to...
  • Can the Oklahoma City Thunder truly challenge for a championship?

    01/28/2019 11:20:31 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Basketball Society ^ | January 14, 2019 | Ryan Calpin
    The Thunder currently sit at 26-16 and third in the Western Conference playoff picture. Some people are saying Paul George is having an MVP caliber season and is a legit candidate to win the award. But can we consider the Thunder to be a legitimate threat to win the NBA championship? Let’s take a closer look. Only eight of the 26 wins are against teams over the .500 mark. They are 8-7 against current playoff teams.
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • Gergen Revises History of Clinton Blaming Me for Oklahoma City

    10/31/2018 1:03:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Audio sound bite No. 4. David “Rodham” Gergen last night on CNN. Anderson Cooper 360 is the program. Question: “The synagogue killer was motivated by anti-Semitism, but also this obsession on the caravan and ‘invaders’ echoing language the president himself used. It doesn’t seem like the president stepped back from that. If anything, the president’s pushing the gas pedal down further.” What is not mentioned here? That the synagogue shooter hated Trump, considered Trump a sellout, precisely because he has a daughter that converted to Judaism. That’s not mentioned. Nope! Trump is ratcheting down. He’s pedal-to-the-metal. And here’s the...
  • Police: 2 arrested after having sex by busy Oklahoma City intersection

    06/18/2018 12:47:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 64 replies
    okcfox ^ | June 18, 2018 | Austin Prickett
    Two people were taken into custody after police say they were having sex on the ground near a busy Oklahoma City intersection. Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that police were contacted at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 15 by a woman who was at a tire shop near NW 10 and Virginia when she observed two people under a tree. The woman stated she saw a man with his pants "halfway down" on top of a woman... Police then arrested both subjects: 48-year-old Tony Willis and 42-year-old Verna LeClair... LeClair has previously been arrested after reportedly being caught having sex...
  • 2 Shot At Louie's On Lake Hefner; Suspect Killed By Armed Citizen

    05/24/2018 10:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    http://www.news9.com ^ | 5/24/18 | BRIAUNA BROWN
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A mother and daughter were shot Thursday night at a popular restaurant on Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City, police said. The shooting occurred at Louie’s Grill & Bar at 9401 Lake Hefner Parkway around 6:30 p.m. According to Captain Bo Mathews with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the suspect described as an 18 to 20-year-old white male entered the restaurant and opened fire.A mother and daughter celebrating a birthday were the shooting victims. They were both transported to OU Medical Center. News 9 has learned that the victims are Natalie Will and her daughter, Niah. Police...
  • Thunder announcer suspended one game after racially insensitive comment about Russell Westbrook

    04/15/2018 4:26:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jack Maloney
    The play-by-play announcer said Westbrook was 'out of his cotton-picking mind' The Oklahoma City Thunder suspended play-by-play announcer Brian Davis for one game following his racially insensitive comment about Thunder star Russell Westbrook. During the Thunder's final regular-season game on Wednesday night, Davis said that Westbrook was "out of his cotton-picking mind" following a nifty assist by the guard.
  • Turnpike Authority responds to Oklahoma representative’s bill calling for yearly audit

    04/09/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 11, 2018 | Dylan Brown
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – An Oklahoma representative says that she has filed legislation this week that would increase the financial scrutiny given to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. House Bill 2530 would require the state auditor and inspector to perform an audit of the Turnpike Authority at least once every two years. “Taxpayers deserve to know where their hard-earned money is going,” Rep. Tess Teague said. “The Turnpike Authority has an annual budget of nearly $100 million, and lawmakers owe it to Oklahomans to track those dollars closely.” The legislation dictates that the audit will take no more than 90 days....
  • Thousands of gallons of water pour into Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office

    04/09/2018 10:16:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 2, 2018 | Kelsey Gibbs
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Thousands of gallons of water went pouring into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office Sunday. "A hundred thousand gallons of water had already spilled in the building," said Jack Damrill, communications director for the OTA. Damrill said cold temperatures caused the fire sprinkler system to burst. "It's just amazing. Water poured out of there in a short amount of time," Damrill said. The water didn't just stop on the main floor; it kept flowing through cracks and the ceiling, spilling through offices on the first floor. "We've had to relocate a couple of people to some different offices,"...
  • Oklahoma teachers go on strike and rally at state Capitol

    04/02/2018 8:00:07 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 69 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 04/02/2018 | unknown
    Teachers carried signs and marched during a rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Monday calling for higher wages. Last week, the legislature in Oklahoma City voted to give teachers an average raise of $6,000 per year, or roughly 16 percent, depending on experience. Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, signed the package into law, but teachers said it was not enough. They have asked for a $10,000 raise as well as additional funding for schools and raises for support staff like bus drivers and custodians.
  • Schiff Implies That An Oklahoma City-Style Bombing Could Happen Because Of FISA Memo

    02/04/2018 9:19:31 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 96 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | February 4, 2018
    California Rep. Adam Schiff suggested that an Oklahoma City-style bombing could happen due to public trust in the FBI being reduced by the House Intelligence Committee’s memo released this week. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said, “You know, you talked about this strategy to discredit the Mueller investigation. Is it working?” Schiff responded by bringing up a hypothetical situation where a neighbor was buying “lots of fertilizer,” referencing the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit [OK]

    11/21/2017 4:12:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2017 6:21 PM EST
    A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday, The Oklahoman newspaper reported. Her lawsuit alleged the university treated her differently than non-transgender professors, including by subjecting her to unfair rules about bathroom use and what she could wear on campus. “I tried not to make a big deal of it. I just wanted to do my job,” Tudor testified during the trial. Tudor also alleged the school’s tenure committee voted in favor...
  • Anti-government extremist arrested in Oklahoma bomb plot

    08/14/2017 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 14, 2017 | Joseph Tanfani
    A 23-year-old man who said he hated the U.S. government has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb in a truck. According to a criminal complaint, Jerry Drake Varnell wanted to start a militia group and admired Timothy McVeigh, the domestic terrorist who was convicted and executed for setting off a massive truck bomb outside a federal building in Oklahoma City in April 1995. Varnell thought he was dealing with two fellow sympathizers in the anti-government movement but they were a confidential informant and...
  • Fight over Star Wars and Star Trek led to assault, Oklahoma police say

    07/06/2017 11:36:05 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2017
    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say a fight over Star Trek and Star Wars led to an assault in the metro.Jerome Dewayne Whyte, 23, was arrested July 1 on a complaint of assault and battery, possession of marijuana and outstanding Oklahoma County warrants.Oklahoma City Police Department reports show that Whyte and another man were in the living room of an apartment in the 1400 block of NW 16 Street when they began arguing if Star Wars or Star Trek was better. The victim told police he became frustrated and stated "You're just a trick" before walking back to his room.
  • Advanced Recovery: Opioid and Heroin Addiction in Oklahoma City

    12/31/2016 7:24:13 PM PST · by DBCJR · 55 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | 12/30/16
    For years, Oklahoma lead the nation in prescription painkiller abuse according to SAMHSA. Oklahoma and the nation set out to do something but it was almost totally "supply-side", regulatory and law enforcement oriented to reduce the supply of opioid tablets on the street. These measures were much needed but they did nothing to help the estimated 245,000 prescription painkiller abusers in Oklahoma, nor prevent new entries into the problem, "demand-side". Demand-side interventions are treatment and prevention initiatives. Why are demand-side interventions important? Addiction to opiates is the most powerful addiction. If you shut off supply dramatically, without demand interventions, you...
  • The Opioid and Heroin Addiction Epidemic in Oklahoma City

    12/12/2016 6:53:49 PM PST · by DBCJR · 12 replies
    Fox 25 Living Oklahoma ^ | 12/11/16 | Meg Alexander
    Interviewing Dan Cross, CEO of Advanced Recovery, an opioid treatment program in Oklahoma City, also known as a methadone clinic. Advanced Recovery is at 4901 S Pennsylvania Ave. Their phone 405-605-4005 and their website is http://advancedrecovery.co 1. How bad is the problem? Quantitatively and qualitatively? a. Quantitatively – 245,000 use opioids for non-medical reasons, not counting heroin. b. Qualitatively – Most powerful addiction and why. Photo of man falling from window in hospital gown in PowerPoint example, slide 5. 2. Why are current approaches not working well? a. Current approaches are almost exclusively “supply-side” , slide 7. b. Current treatment...
  • Homes Coming Down To Make Way For Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike

    11/09/2016 7:56:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    News Channel 4 (KFOR) ^ | October 28, 2016 | Sarah Stewart
    OKLAHOMA CITY--The 1600 square foot home on S.E. 15th came crashing down in a matter of minutes. It was demolished on Monday to make way for the new Eastern Oklahoma County turnpike. “It happened because they were ignorant of their rights and were victimized by the state,” said Steve Maguire. Maguire helped start Victims of Eminent Domain Fund, a non-profit dedicated to telling the stories of homeowners in that part of the county and stopping the turnpike from coming through. He says the owners of the home on S.E. 15th were told false things by the people acquiring the property...
  • Oklahoma City police chief changes mind, OKs personal rifles

    07/18/2016 7:21:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2016 8:18 PM EDT | Daniel C. Houston
    Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty reconsidered his previous position, he said Monday, and will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons. Citty said he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this weekend. “Right now with everything going on, I want the officers to feel better,” Citty said. “I want them to feel safer.” …
  • 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 Limbaugh.com ^ | 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...