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Jones Energy Inc. (JONE) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:25:13 GMT

The firm currently has a $5.75 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research's price objective indicates a potential upside of 22.34% from the stock's previous close.

Another stand for Open Records Act in Oklahoma

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:15:25 GMT

Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Steven Taylor has always been a fierce advocate of Oklahoma's Open Records Act - which is something his final decision as a Supreme Court justice proved to strengthen. While serving as a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court , he had the opportunity to write some very strong opinions regarding open records, Taylor told the McAlester News-Capital .

Oh, sugar! Area Girl Scouts begin cookie sales today

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:21:10 GMT

All the classic flavors will be available, including Thin Mints, Trefoils, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Savannah Smiles and the gluten-free Toffee-tastic. New this year is the much-anticipated Girl Scout S'mores cookie, which is a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with a chocolate and marshmallow filling.

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Stalwart Jim Walton

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 23:00:13 GMT

Rob and Kevin will bring some sunshine into your wintry days with one of Broadway's most well respected actors, Jim Walton . Jim pulls back the curtain on his life and career, including how a lie to Hal Prince led to him being cast in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, what impression can he do that makes even Rob admit defeat, and why leaving the stage door can be a humbling experience.

Law loophole allows drug rehab program to legally operate

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:54:07 GMT

A Church of Scientology-backed drug rehabilitation program in southeastern Oklahoma where four clients died continues to operate because of a loophole in a state law. Under Stacy's Law, Narconon Arrowhead lost its state certification for a medical detox facility in McAlester in 2013 and subsequently closed.

Council approves Material Recovery Agreement for library

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:40:45 GMT

The Mabel C. Fry Public Library partnered with Unique Management Services Inc. for collection of past due library accounts in excess of $50. Unique Management Services is a material recovery agency that works with libraries to help give libraries some authority in collecting past due accounts.

Thousands gather Saturday at Oklahoma Capitol for Women's March

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 06:00:33 GMT

A crowd estimated by organizers to be as many as 7,000 people came to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Saturday for The Women's March on Oklahoma, which included a walk along Lincoln Boulevard and a rally on the Capitol's south plaza that featured nearly a dozen speakers. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman] When asked why she had traveled to Oklahoma City for a rally and march at the state Capitol, Natalie Taft pointed to her daughters who sat in a circle playing a clapping game and wearing orange and green flowers in their hair.

Oklahoma scene: No. 1-ranked Cowboys rout West Virginia

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 01:49:02 GMT

Oklahoma State picked up wins at every weight except one on Friday night, and the No. 1-ranked Cowboys whipped West Virginia 38-3 in Big 12 wrestling at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

Rain Showers Headed To Eastern Oklahoma

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:07:18 GMT

Unseasonable warmth continues as we head into our weekend, but rain chances are on the way that may impact a few of your weekend plans. Clouds will be on a steady increase throughout our Saturday as moisture increases ahead of an approaching storm system.

What to do in Oklahoma on Jan. 20, 2017: See Jewel Box Theatre's '37 Postcards'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:39:43 GMT

From left, Jackie Smola, Dakota Bryant and Doug Monson appear in a publicity photo for Jewel Box Theatre's production of "37 Postcards." Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman See Jewel Box Theatre's production of "37 Postcards" at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 3700 N Walker.

Abortion, Firearms Among Topics Of Oklahoma Bills Filed Ahead Of Legislative Session

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:23:06 GMT

Topics like abortion and firearms are among those in the more than 2,200 bills and resolutions filed by Oklahoma House and Senate members ahead of the 2017 legislative session that begins Feb. 6. The 2,242 bills and resolutions filed by this week's deadline is about average for the first session of a Legislature in Oklahoma. There were 2,091 filed in 2015 and 2,466 introduced in 2013.

Oklahoma's "Voice of the Common Man," Frosty Troy, passed away at 83

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 04:22:16 GMT

Oklahoma's "Voice of the Common Man," Frosty Troy has passed away at 83 following an extended battle with an illness. Troy was a former owner of the Oklahoma Observer and a giant for decades in the world of journalism.

Ex-Oklahoma firefighter facing child porn counts also charged with 'crimes against nature'

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:02:10 GMT

A former Muskogee firefighter arrested earlier in January on child pornography complaints is charged with more offenses, including allegations he had sex with or facilitated sex with a canine. Prosecutors charged Zackery Blaine Perry, 30, on Thursday in Muskogee County District Court with aggravated possession of child pornography; publishing, distributing or participating in obscene material; child sexual exploitation; and crimes against nature, according to court documents.

Man involved in Oklahoma police pursuit gets life sentence

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:54:10 GMT

A man who was involved in a police chase that seriously injured an Oologah officer has been sentenced to life in prison. Cesar Rios was sentenced Friday to four life sentences after pleading guilty last fall to multiple charges, including shooting with intent to kill.

Oklahoma high school teacher arrested for sexually abusing a child

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:34:14 GMT

Four months ago, on August 31st, state officials began investigating allegations that Richard Martin, a 68-year-old high school teacher for the Hilldale Public School District, had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy. The teen reportedly told police that he caught Martin smoking marijuana in his car one day at his Eufaula home.

Breezy & Warm Ahead Of Weekend Rains Across Oklahoma

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:01:14 GMT

Low clouds and fog will continue across parts of northern Oklahoma for the next several hours with temperatures in the upper 40's and lower 50's. By mid-morning, clouds should continue to erode across northern Oklahoma allowing for sunshine by 11 am to noon with daytime highs moving into the mid and upper 60's.

Oklahoma Commissioner Touts Microinsurance, Other Ideas for Health Law Reform

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:52:14 GMT

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says microinsurance, the ability to sell health coverage across state lines and increased use of health savings accounts are ideas that should be looked at as lawmakers move forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Doak made several suggestions for alternatives to the ACA in response to a request from U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking for recommendations.