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Moore, Oklahoma Passes New Tornado-Resistant Building Codes

Moore, Oklahoma Passes New Tornado-Resistant Building Codes

By Val Powell April 18, 2014

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. …

Says it's time to put down "roots" Says it's time to put down "roots"

Country-music superstar Miranda Lambert recently told Taste of Country that she and husband Blake Shelton have purchased a home in Nashville, TN. Lambert says the two still consider their sprawling ranch near Tishomingo, OK their full-time home, but it made …

Oklahoma State Rep. Wants To Ban All Marriages Oklahoma State Rep. Wants To Ban All Marriages

Oklahoma state representative Mike Turner (R-Edmond) may look like Sam The Wise, but don’t be fooled into thinking their feats are similar; while they both want to destroy rings that represent powerful bonds, the former wishes to end all bands …

Atomic Wedgie Leads to Man's Death Atomic Wedgie Leads to Man's Death
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Here’s something you don’t hear every day–a man in McLoud, Oklahoma was killed by an atomic wedgie. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this more extreme form of a wedgie, the atomic wedgie involves pulling the waistband of …

Satan Statue Design Controversy In Oklahoma Satan Statue Design Controversy In Oklahoma

A 7-foot Satanists’ statue design was presented by members of the Satanic Temple on Monday. The group wants to place its monument at Oklahoma’s Capitol building, next to the monument of the Ten Commandments. The design depicts Satan as a bearded, …

Satan Statue Design Depicts Satan With Children Satan Statue Design Depicts Satan With Children
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In response to a monument of the Ten Commandments being placed on Oklahoma state capitol grounds, the Satanic Temple has released plans for a statue of Satan they want to put there. The group says that since Oklahoma is allowing …

A Satan Statue Display Near The Ten Commandments? A Satan Statue Display Near The Ten Commandments?
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A group of Satanists from a New York-based Satanic temple is pursuing the establishment of a monument in Oklahoma’s capitol. In an attempt to display their beliefs to the public, the group seeks to build a design outside of the …

Alabama Mom Attacks Oklahoma Student at Game Alabama Mom Attacks Oklahoma Student at Game
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If you thought the jump by Michigan State’s Kyler Elsworth to stop Stanford near the end of the Rose Bowl was impressive, wait until you see the leap this Alabama mom made during an attack on an Oklahoma student. While …

Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State

For anyone that lives in an earthquake zone knows, when that ground starts rocking and rolling, it can be terrifying. The feeling of nowhere to go to escape – can be overwhelming. But, when Central Oklahoma experienced a 4.5 magnitude …

Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be …

Man Accidentally Shoots Friend During Bigfoot Hunt Man Accidentally Shoots Friend During Bigfoot Hunt

Three people in Rogers County, Oklahoma were arrested after a Bigfoot hunt went wrong. After one of the men involved in the hunt, Omar Pineda, heard a noise and got scared, he accidentally shot his friend with a .9 mm …

Small Plane Goes Down in Arkansas Small Plane Goes Down in Arkansas

A small, single-engine plane went down near Huntsville, Arkansas, killing both pilot and passenger. The Piper Saratoga was piloted by Ivan Williams, the CEO of Williams Construction Company in Pryor, Oklahoma. His passenger was wife Adina Williams. Ivan Williams had …

Pipeline Explosion: Cause Of Blast Unknown Pipeline Explosion: Cause Of Blast Unknown

A pipeline in Oklahoma ruptured late Tuesday night, causing an explosion with flames that reached up to two football fields high, according to officials. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion but say that thankfully no one was …

2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State 2012 FBI Stats: Tennessee is Most Violent State
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24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. …

Bodies Found In Lake Could Solve 2 Mysteries Bodies Found In Lake Could Solve 2 Mysteries

The skeletal remains of six people were found submerged in two cars at the bottom of Foss Lake in Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon, and authorities believe they may be a group of teenagers who disappeared in the early ’70s. The …

Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas Google Inks Another Big Wind Energy Deal In Texas

Google announced today that it has inked a deal with the Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. Google is purchasing the farm’s entire output, calling it part of its quest to power its operations 100% with renewable energy. …

Baby Veronica: Bio Father to be Extradited to SC Baby Veronica: Bio Father to be Extradited to SC
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Dusten Brown, the biological father of the 3-year-old toddler who is known as Baby Veronica, filed for a second appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday asking it to block Veronica’s return to her adoptive family. Brown was ordered …