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Fourth person charged in Oklahoma killing of Australian athlete

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – An Oklahoma man was charged on Monday as an accessory after the fact in connection with the killing last summer of an Australian athlete who had been attending a state university, prosecutors said. Oddesse Barnes, 22, was the fourth person charged in the…

Seismologist: Record earthquake activity continues to rock Oklahoma

(Reuters) – Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey…

Oklahoma teens to be tried as adults for killing Australian athlete Christopher Lane

(Reuters) – Two Oklahoma teenagers were ordered on Wednesday to stand trial as adults for the murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane, who was shot dead while jogging last year, an Oklahoma court clerk said. Stephens County Court Judge Jerry Herberger decided there was enough evidence to try Chancey…

Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds

In what appeared to be an editing error, a Fox affiliate in Oklahoma managed to remove the only mention of evolution from Sunday night’s Cosmos science documentary by cutting only 15 seconds from the broadcast. The much-anticipated reboot of Carl Sagan’s legendary Cosmos premiered on Sunday with an overview of…

Oklahoma lawyer arrested for duping inmate into trading sex for ‘representation’

An Oklahoma City attorney was arrested and accused of coercing a local county prisoner into performing sexual acts after tricking her into thinking he was representing her. KOCO-TV reported on Wednesday that 69-year-old Frank Kirk was arrested following a sting operation involving the unidentified woman. He was reportedly caught smuggling…

Oklahoma executes second inmate with controversial drug used to euthanize animals

The US state of Oklahoma executed a second inmate by administering a new drug that has sparked controversy over suffering the condemned may go through while dying. Kenneth Hogan, 52, was put to death in the southwestern state. He was declared dead at……

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer: Don’t laugh at Oklahoma’s Satan statue, it’s not harmless

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association said Tuesday that a proposed Satanic monument in Oklahoma was not just a harmless prank. “People don’t believe in Satan,” he remarked on his radio program. “That is really one of the major problems here. People just laugh at this. They think, oh,…

Oklahoma is OK! with Satan statue for next year’s family photo War on Christmas cards

Always had a hankering to vacation in Oklahoma in order to see a bleak landscape dotted with oil derricks, strip centers, meth-addicted teens hanging out in front of the Sip ‘n Save, and the kind of neon-y glitz and glamour that makes Nebraska look like Wyoming? No? Okay then. But…

Tulsa man charged with hate crime after assaulting woman he thought was a Muslim

A Tulsa, Oklahoma man is in jail after allegedly assaulting a woman he believed to be Muslim. According to police reports, the woman — who is Lebanese and was wearing a headscarf — pulled into Bill and Ruth’s Deli. When she exited her vehicle, Stuart Manning began to berate her…

Oklahoma school district giving up on abstinence-only education

The school district in Oklahoma’s second largest city has begun to implement a plan to teach comprehensive sex education in its schools. According to Tulsa’s Channel 9 News, the district plans to launch the program in four selected schools, then expand to include the entire district. Classes will be taught…

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