All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oklahoma’

Sue Ann Hamm Plans to Appeal $1 Billion Settlement

Sue Ann Hamm, who was awarded roughly $1 billion in cash and assets in a divorce settlement this week, feels that she was entitled to more, and plans to appeal the ruling. Sue Ann is the ex-wife of Harold Hamm, an Oklahoma oil baron worth an estimated $13.5 billion. Sue Ann’s settlement comprises around six percent of Harold’s holdings, Attorney …

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Oklahoma Teen Missionary Accused of Rape in Kenya

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma accused of raping and molesting children in Kenya was ordered by a judge to remain in custody on Tuesday. There had been a ruling on Monday allowing the teen to be bailed out for $10,000 and stay under house arrest, which was revoked. U.S. Magistrate Shon Erwin granted Matthew Durham a release on bond under …

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Married Police Officers Murder Daughter’s Boyfriend

Two Tulsa, Oklahoma police officers who are married to one another have been charged in the shooting death of the 19-year-old boyfriend of their daughter. Jeremy Lake was found shot to death in the street near downtown Tulsa Tuesday evening, according to Tulsa Police Department spokeswoman Jillian Roberson. Lake had been walking with the officers’ daughter Lisa, 18, when Shannon …

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Miranda Lambert Earns First Billboard 200 No. 1 with ‘Platinum’

Miranda Lambert earned her first Billboard 200 No. 1 with the debut of her most recent album Platinum. The album is Lambert’s fifth, and sold 180,000 copies in the week ending June 8. It released on June 3. That sales figure marks a 35 percent increase over Lambert’s previous album, Four the Record. “In addition,” Lambert’s website boasts, “she becomes …

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Oklahoma Wildfire Kills One And Still Burning

A wildfire in Guthrie, OK that broke out on Sunday has displaced thousands and killed at least one. According to Guthrie Fire Department Chief Eric Harlow, the fire started on Sunday afternoon and within hours had destroyed between four and six square miles. Due to Monday’s high temperatures and strong winds, the fire continued to burn and is expected to …

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Oklahoma Execution Was Inhumane, Says White House

In a press conference held earlier today, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett “fell short of the humane standards required when the death penalty is carried out,” according to the AP. He went on to say that everyone could see that this was the case. On Tuesday evening, Lockett died of …

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Tornado Damage Leaves 18 Dead In Southern Towns

Tornado damage in parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma has left survivors with the task of trying to rebuild after storms barreled through the states over the weekend and left behind devastation. The storm system cut a wide swath through Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Carolina on Sunday, leaving at least 18 people dead and hundreds more injured. Officials say they …

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Tornado Damage Extensive, 17 Dead In Aftermath

The damage from last night’s tornados in Arkansas and Oklahoma will not even be fully known for a few days, but as residents continue to comb through what is left of their possessions, they are also mindful of the 17 who have been reported so far as victims of this nasty storm. A possible EF3 tornado touched down about 10 …

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Moore, Oklahoma Passes New Tornado-Resistant Building Codes

Some residents of Moore, Oklahoma are still in the process of rebuilding their homes from damages that were left by last year’s tornado. Buildings were reduced to rubble, cars were left crushed, and walls were what remained of the structures. The tornado injured 400 citizens and killed 24 people. It was not the first time the city has experienced that …

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Moore, Oklahoma Toughens Building Codes for Future Tornado Incursions

New residential building codes went into effect Thursday for one tornado-prone town. The city of Moore, Oklahoma is taking preventive measures to protect the area from any further destructive damages incurred from tornadoes. The city recently set in stone tough construction codes that will ensure every future home is built firmly to withstand winds up to 135 mph. This includes …

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Giraffe Heart Defect Surgery Fails At Oklahoma Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo this week sadly announced that one of its young giraffes has died. The animal was undergoing heart surgery to repair a defect that veterinarians at the zoo believed to be a persistent right aortic arch (PRAA). Named Kyah, the giraffe was a six-month-old female giraffe that had been born at the Oklahoma City Zoo on September …

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Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town

Less than three weeks after Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died, his former congregation is at it again. This time, the Westboro Baptist Church members decided to picket a school in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was devastated by a tornado last year. While the “God Hates Fags” signs were out again, the protesters were reportedly run out of …

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