Tag: Oklahoma

Ex-Fox News Contributor Accuses Sean Hannity Of Sexual Harassment

Less than a week after Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly, another Fox News host, Sean Hannity, is being accused of sexual harassment. Conservative commentator Debbie Schlussel told Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell that Hannity had asked her back to his hotel room twice, once after a book signing he invited her to in Detroit and…

Judge Orders Trump’s EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt To Release 3,000 Emails

A judged ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick to release thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies. Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons from Oklahoma County District said to Pruitt’s office that it would have to hand over the emails to the Center for Media and Democracy, or CMD,…

Widespread Ice Storm Coats Midwest This Weekend

A major ice storm plus freezing rain will make for dangerous conditions across the Midwest this weekend, stretching as far as Texas and Washington, D.C. One motorist has already been killed by the storm, which is expected to lay down a glaze of ice up to an inch thick that will make travel difficult and…

Suspect Dead After Massive Oklahoma Manhunt

The weeklong Oklahoma manhunt for a 38-year-old man who allegedly killed two relatives ended late Sunday night after a shootout with police. Michael Dale Vance, Jr. was found dead after he reportedly led police on a chase and was shot by a state trooper in the tiny, western Oklahoma town of Leedey. The highly publicized…

M5.6 Earthquake – 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma

M5.6 – 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma Review Status REVIEWED Magnitude 5.6 mb Depth 6.6 km Time 2016-09-03 12:02:44.790 (UTC) Source: USGS —————————- M 5.8 – OKLAHOMA – 2016-09-03 12:02:43 UTC (EMSC) Magnitude M 5.8 Region OKLAHOMA Date time 2016-09-03 12:02:43.4 UTC Location 36.40 N ; 96.93 W Depth 2 km Distances 401 km N…

Violent F4 Tornado Strikes Oklahoma [VIDEO]

Garvin and Murray counties in central Oklahoma are under high alert Monday afternoon as a powerful F4 tornado touched down and began to wreak havoc throughout the rural area. Local news video of the twister showed the powerful storm ripping through power lines and rural homes after hitting the ground in Wynnewood. The tornado comes…

Kansas Wildfire Burns, Severe Storms Strike Indiana, Florida [VIDEO]

About one inch of snow fell on parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Easter Sunday and officials say the precipitation provided a boost to their efforts to contain a wildfire described as the largest in Kansas history. The fire began last week in Oklahoma and spread north to Kansas. Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of…

Oklahoma Singer Strickland Died From Hypothermia [VIDEO]

Country singer Craig Strickland’s wife confirmed on Twitter that her husband died of hypothermia, hours after his body was found at an Oklahoma lake and one week after he went missing. The 29-year-old Arkansas-based frontman for Backroad Anthem was out duck hunting when a severe weather system came into the area and capsized his boat.…

Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Serial Rapes [VIDEO]

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma police officer, accused of raping more than a dozen women, was found guilty Thursday on a number of charges, including five counts of rape and an additional 13 counts of sexual assault. He was recommended to get a sentence of 263 years in prison, after 45 hours of deliberation by…

3 Dead, 22 Hurt in Oklahoma Parade Crash [VIDEO]

An Oklahoma State University homecoming parade turned into chaos Saturday morning when vehicle crashed into the crowd, killing at least three people and injuring 22 others. “We heard somebody scream, ‘Look out!’ [He] plowed through a police motorcycle, and then crowd of people,” Dave Kapple of Houston told the Stillwater News Press. “People were flying…

Teens Stabbed 5 To Death In Oklahoma, Broken Arrow [VIDEO]

Two teens were taken into custody after five relatives were found stabbed to death at the Oklahoma home where they all lived, police say. The suspects, aged 18 and 16, allegedly ran out the back door when officers arrived at the scene in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.

Obama Becomes First President To Visit Prison [VIDEO]

President Obama spoke Thursday to six inmates at a medium-security federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma. He remarked afterward that good work was being done at the prison, but, like many others, it is overcrowded. Mandatory minimum prison sentences are a “huge driver” of overpopulation in prisons, he said, and society should reconsider whether nonviolent…

Miss Oklahoma Crowned Miss USA 2015 [VIDEO]

The 26-year-old Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA at the 64th annual contest on Sunday in Baton Rouge, La. Texas’ Ylianna Guerra was named first runner-up among the top five finalists, followed by Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia, Miss Nevada Brittany McGowan and Miss Maryland Mame Adjei. The 51 contestants competed in the…

Three Killed in Texas, Oklahoma Floods [VIDEO]

Three people were killed, including a firefighter, and eight people are missing after heavy rains and flooding swept parts of Oklahoma and Texas through Sunday. Hundreds of homes are underwater and a thousand residents were evacuated in San Marcos, Texas, as emergency crews assessed the damage, said Hays County emergency-management coordinator Kharley Smith. The Oklahoma…

Tornadoes & Flash Floods Beat Oklahoma, Texas [VIDEO]

Authorities are investigating the damage left behind by spring storms carrying more than a dozen suspected tornadoes that swept across the southern Plains, bringing floods, forcing the evacuation of an international airport and destroying homes near Oklahoma City. At least 12 people were injured, but no deaths were immediately reported from the twisters that also…

[VIDEO] Tulsa Reserve Deputy Robert Bates First Interview

Speaking publicly for the first time since he shot and killed an unarmed man during a police raid earlier this month in Oklahoma, 73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Bates said that their are lots of times when an officer pulls his gun rather than his taser by accident. “I thought to myself after reading several cases,…

Racist ‘MoJoe’ Blaming Racist Frat Rant On Rap [VIDEO]

Stewart trashes MSNBC‘s Morning Joe on Wednesday for trying to say they were trying to blame rap music for the racist University of Oklahoma fraternity song caught on video. “Two things: first of all, the kids on that bus weren’t repeating a rap song that they had heard,” Stewart said. “They were gleefully performing one…

Oklahoma Frat Shut Down for N-Word Chant [VIDEO]

Sigma Alpa Epsilon closed its chapter at the University of Oklahoma over a video posted online Saturday that show SAE members singing what sounds like “there’ll never be a nigger at SAE.” The video, posted on YouTube, was reportedly filmed on the way to a party. The national headquarters issued a statement announcing all members…

Oklahoma State Senator Don Barrington wants to ban hoodies by law [VIDEO]

Republican State Senator Don Barrington, who is known already for his religious views against marijuana, wants to make wearing anything that conceals your face in public, including hoodies, a ticketable and jailable offense. The bill came about after lawmakers received complaints about robberies committed by men wearing hooded sweatshirts. They claim the bill will help…

Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol

A police officer in Oklahoma City was arrested on Thursday after being accused of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol. The officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, was a three-year veteran and is being held on $5 million bond. He is charged with rape, oral sodomy, and sexual battery. Police believe there are more victims…

Oklahoma inmate dies of heart attack after execution botched

An Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack Tuesday evening after his execution was halted when the delivery of a new drug combination was botched. The state Department of Corrections said Clayton Lockett died after all three drugs were administered. His execution was halted approximately 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. The director…

Four Oklahoma inmates escape through jail shower – 2 now caught

Four inmates escaped through the plumbing system at a detention center in Oklahoma on Sunday morning, police said. “Caddo County Detention Center had four inmates escape from the Detention Center thru the trap door above the shower and then into the pipe chase and out the pipe chase door!” the Caddo County Sheriff’s office said…

Oklahoma Cops Discover 6 Skeletons In A Lake In Decades-Old Cars

Police in Oklahoma have discovered a pair of decades-old cars containing 6 skeletons submerged in a lake located in a sparsely populated area of southwestern Oklahoma. Cops discovered the cars, a blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1950s-era car, while on a training exercise to test new sonar equipment. Police believe the deaths may be…

Oklahoma Governor Blocks Military Same-Sex Benefits

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s office confirms that she has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. This is despite a Pentagon directive to do so. A spokesman said the governor was following the wish of Oklahoma voters. In 2004, voters in the state approved a constitutional amendment that…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…

President Obama To Speak On Oklahoma Disaster

President Barack Obama will be meeting with his disaster response team, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, on Tuesday before delivering a statement on the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday. Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. The president…

(VIDEO) Oklahoma tornado tears massive path of death, destruction

Oklahoma tornado tears massive path of death, destruction Rescue workers raced against time and darkness Monday night looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and leaving at least 51 people dead. At least 20 of the dead were children, including at least seven from Plaza Towers…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…