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Severe storm damage report in Oklahoma City – situation update 3

Post Date:04/29/2017 2:15 PM Today’s early morning storms caused damage across approximately 300 miles of Oklahoma City. Damage has been reported from approximately SW 119th to Hefner and Richland to Westminster.  The biggest problems reported by crews are downed power lines and trees blocking lanes of traffic. Minimum home and business damage has been reported. The …

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Name of injured Bethany Officer released.

The Bethany Police Department has released the names of the officer, who was injured Tuesday morning and the suspect authorities say attacked him. Officer Zack Zamudio responded to Jasper Garden Apartments on Norrth Rockwell on Tuesday morning on a complaint of a tenant causing problems in the office, according to police. When Zamudio arrived the person involved …

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Ralph Shortey broke the 1st Rule of politics 

Famed politician Edwin Edwards once said, “Never be caught in a hotel room with a dead woman or a live boy.” For some, it has been considered the cardinal rule of politics since.  He also allegedly broke three state laws, all felony-level crimes.  Shortey is charged with engaging in child prostitution, engaging in prostitution within …

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House reps vote to overturn the will of the people. 

A bill reinstating felony-level laws for drug possession near schools earned enough votes in the Oklahoma House to pass, despite vigorous opposition from criminal justice reformers. House Bill 1482 was heavily amended from its original version to earn enough support to pass the House, where it got just enough votes Thursday to move on to …

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Scott Pruitt, EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming

By MATTHEW DALY AP Mar. 9, 2017 12:07 PM EST   WASHINGTON (AP) — The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus and his own agency. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said …

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Pruitt’s emails released now that it doesn’t matter.

“Despite repeated attempts by Pruitt and the Oklahoma AG’s office to stonewall CMD and the public, we’ve won a major breakthrough in obtaining access to public records that shine a light on Pruitt’s emails with polluters and their proxies,” said Nick Surgey, research director at the Center for Media and Democracy.  In her ruling last …

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