All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Oklahoma’

Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton To Buy Love Nest In Oklahoma?

The Voice judges and lovebirds Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are reportedly looking to buy a new home in Oklahoma, where they would start their new life together. Sources told Hollywood Life that the two singers are looking to buy a new house in the U.S. state where Shelton, 39, and his ex-wife Miranda Lambert, 32, lived when they were still together. …

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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 There had been a ruling on Monday allowing the teen to be bailed out for $10,000 and stay under house arrest, which was revoked.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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Shirley Jones Skydives for Her 80th Birthday

Actress Shirley Jones said she will take her first skydive on Monday, her 80th birthday. “That’s something I wanted to do all my life,” Jones said Friday. The idea to skydive was inspired by former President George H.W. Bush’s jumps on a number of his birthdays, including when he turned 85 in 2009, Jones said. “When I saw him do …

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Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Buy House in Nashville

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 sense to own a residence in Nashville, too. “We just bought a house here in Nashville, outside of town,” she …

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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 of matrimony for the sake of keeping same sex marriage illegal. Armed with a shell bill – a proposal that …

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Atomic Wedgie Murder: Man Accused of Using Underwear to Kill Stepfather

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 a person’s underwear over his head. Brad Davis, 33, was arrested in connection with the death and admitted to giving …

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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, goat-headed character seated on a pentagram-decorated throne. The goat-head figure is flanked by two smiling children. The Satanic group, which …

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Satan Statue Design Depicts Satan With Children

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 other religious monuments on capitol grounds, then a statue of Satan should be allowed as well. The Ten Commandments monument …

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Satan Statue Design: Proposal Sent to Oklahoma Officials

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 Statehouse that would be positioned right next to a privately funded Ten Commandments statue. The Republican-controlled Legislature financed the construction …

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Alabama Mom Attacks Oklahoma Student at Game

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 it’s certainly not unheard of for fights to break out at football games, it’s not every day that you see …

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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 earthquake, after their initial shock, they simply continued on with their day – and watching the in-state college rivalry football …

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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 shown a live ultrasound of that fetus and have it explained by a doctor. By declining to review Pruitt v. …

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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 handgun. The injured man is expected to survive, but Pineda and two others were arrested and charged with various offenses. …

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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 told air-traffic controllers that his plane was experiencing difficulties, before going silent.Tthe plane was losing altitude while traveling at about …

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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 harmed. Several families had to be evacuated from the area as Northern Natural Gas rushed to the scene to cut …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

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. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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Bodies Found In Lake Could Solve 2 Decades-Old 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 Oklahoma Highway Patrol discovered the cars–a blue 1969 Chevrolet Camaro and a 1950s-era car–while testing new sonar equipment on the …

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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. The wind farm is expected to start producing energy late next year, and is being developed by Oklahoma-based Chermac Energy. …

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Baby Veronica: Bio Father to be Extradited to SC

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 to turn over Baby Veronica, who has been with him since the end of 2011, to her adoptive parents in …

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