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Man accused of destroying Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument arrested in Arkansas for same crime

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:57:07 GMT

A man who drove into the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol has allegedly done the same thing in a neighboring state. In October 2014, authorities say the granite monument that sat outside the Oklahoma Capitol was destroyed when Michael Reed rammed his car into it.




Oklahoma City Community Foundation Awards More Than $300,00 To Charities

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:06:27 GMT

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation awarded more than $300,000 dollars to an array of organizations in central Oklahoma through grants and funds from The Services for Elderly iFund, Access to Health Care iFund, and the Wellness Initiative. The Elderly Fund program supports organizations that provide direct services for our community's older citizens who still live in their homes.




DOC Outlines Disrepair, Disarray In Oklahoma Prisons

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:57:57 GMT

In a presentation on the state of Oklahoma's prisons on Tuesday, department officials outlined a corrections system in disrepair. The presentation was filled with stark examples of how chronic underfunding, understaffing and overcrowding have plagued the Department of Corrections.




Oklahoma Joe's Pork Butt

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:50:17 GMT

Make sure to build the fire next to one side of the grill, or in the Firebox so that you cook with indirect heat. Cook butt at 250F to 275F using indirect heat and smoke for 4 hours flipping once.




Oklahoma regulators, researchers release update on fracking-related earthquakes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:07:31 GMT

Oklahoma regulators and researchers said Tuesday new protocols to manage and prevent earthquakes linked to hydraulic fracturing operations are showing positive results in the first six months. The update from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Geological Survey said regulators contacted oil and gas operators about 27 seismic events greater than magnitude-2.5 since the protocols were released in December.




Woman's body found in restroom of Walmart in Oklahoma

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:31 GMT

Police in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs say the body of 29-year-old Katherine Caraway of Muskogee was found Monday afternoon when the restroom was unlocked. Police Capt.




Police: Woman's body discovered in bathroom of Oklahoma Walmart

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:58:30 GMT

Police in one Oklahoma community are investigating after a woman's body was discovered in the bathroom of a grocery store. Investigators tell KJRH that an employee at the Sand Springs Walmart tried to get into one of the bathroom stalls on Friday, but it was locked.




Oklahoma Capitol's centennial marked with time capsule

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:40:35 GMT

Some of the items to be placed in a time capsule were on display Monday at the state Capitol. [Photos by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman] The artifacts will be placed in a large stainless steel box, which will be stored in the Capitol basement once renovations in the area are complete.




Cracking down on bad Oklahoma doctors is a worthwhile move

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:10:48 GMT

FIVE counts of second-degree murder brought against a Midwest City physician provide further evidence of Attorney General Mike Hunter's intention to make a dent in the significant opioid problem facing Oklahoma. The Legislature this session approved a request from Hunter to establish a commission on opioid abuse, which will work through the end of the year to come up with ways to combat addiction to drugs such as hydrocodone and oxycodone.




Doc Charged With Murder for Giving Painkiller Prescriptions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:48:05 GMT

An Oklahoma doctor has been accused of murdering five patients by prescribing them opioid drugs without a legitimate medical need and, said prosecutors, in quantities and circumstances that disregarded human life. Regan Ganoung Nichols, 57, an osteopathic physician, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with five counts of second-degree murder, according to The Oklahoman .




Oklahoma State Capitol Celebrates Centennial

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:40:15 GMT

The State Capitol celebrates its centennial on Friday, June 30, and will host a ceremony Monday to mark the birthday. The ceremony is highlighted by a time capsule, planned to be opened 100 years from now.




Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:22:18 GMT

The Supreme Court justices are expected to rule on the Trump administration's travel ban before taking their summer break. The Supreme Court justices are expected to rule on the Trump administration's travel ban before taking their summer break.




Oklahoma Cigarette Fee Under Fire

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:02:59 GMT

Oklahoma's " Smoking Cessation and Prevention Act of 2017 " may be going up in smoke. Although Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed the act into law on May 31, the constitutionality of the law is being questioned in a pending lawsuit because of its terminology.




Oklahomans To Vote On Medical Cannabis

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:48:28 GMT

I know that the last thing anyone wants to discuss is the 2018 election, still more than a year away. So I promise this post will not discuss any candidates, or the President.




What to do in Oklahoma on June 25, 2017: Hear John Calvin Abney play...

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:08:56 GMT

Oklahoma songwriter John Calvin Abney and his band will play a Summer Breeze concert at 7:30 tonight at Norman's Lions Park at Flood and Symmes. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, their favorite refreshments, and enjoy the free, family-friendly concert.




Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Officer, Parked Car In Lincoln Co.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:43:01 GMT

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Officer Bradley Jackson was sitting in his patrol car next to the street when a pickup crashed into him and another parked car.




10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:41:40 GMT

People march in the Oklahoma City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City. People march in the Oklahoma City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Oklahoma City.