Oklahoma governor spares Julius Jones hours before his execution

U.S. 11/19/21, 00:06

On Thursday, Nov. 18, just hours before the scheduled execution of Julius Jones, the governor of Oklahoma spared his life. Jones' death sentence was reduced to life in prison by Governor Kevin Stitt. His execution was to take place at 4 p.m. The decision sparked significant outrage amid allegations that he was ...

Oklahoma highway stretch named in honor of former President Trump

U.S. 06/01/21, 23:48

An Oklahoman stretch of national infrastructure will be dedicated to the 45th president of the United States. The Sooner State has decided to honor the four years former President Donald Trump spent serving the nation by renaming a section of the U.S. Route 287 (U.S. 287) highway in the state's Panhandle ...

Oklahoma to end COVID-19 unemployment benefits, offering $1,200 back-to-work incentive

U.S. 05/19/21, 04:55

Gov. Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) announced that the pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance for Oklahomans would be phased out, but the state will incentivize jobs by paying people $1,200 to get off unemployment benefits. The Oklahoman governor on Monday, May 17, signed an executive order establishing the Return to Work Incentive, which encourages ...

BLM protesters invade Oklahoma Capitol during session

U.S. 04/27/21, 20:06

On Wednesday, April 24, a group of more than two dozen "Black Lives Matter" protesters disrupted the Oklahoma House of Representatives to protest against Republican-backed bills, forcing the statehouse into lockdown. The protesters filled the gallery on the fifth floor while the Oklahoma House in the chamber below was in session, ...

More than 450 Oklahoma inmates walking out of prison doors

U.S. 11/04/19, 18:16

More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican ...

10-year old boy sells his toys to raise money for uncle’s funeral

U.S. 09/03/19, 19:05

Daniel Crase, 10, has been standing outside a Quick Way gas station in Oklahoma for three successive days selling his toys to assist pay for the funeral of his uncle. He says that until he raises enough money, he won't stop. "My uncle Brian was my best buddy," Daniel told KFSM. Daniel and ...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

U.S. 06/19/19, 12:42

Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger.The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth.Police body camera footage shows one apparent ...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

U.S. 06/15/19, 09:52

Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.Since that successful walkout, Collins has ...

University of Oklahoma: Resignation ends ex-president probe

U.S. 06/12/19, 16:00

The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents says it has concluded its investigation into former president David Boren after Boren chose to terminate his contract and sever ties to the university he led for 24 years.Regents chair Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes said in a statement Wednesday that the board's decision to accept ...

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:42

The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training and a deactivated alarm system as factors.The report by the ...

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