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Gateway First Bank Named to MReport's Top 25 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2019-- MReport recognized Gateway First Bank as one of the Top 25 Companies in Mortgage and Servicing in 2019. Gateway First Bank is one of the largest banks in the State of Oklahoma and one of the largest...

 

Federman & Sherwood Initiates an Investigation of the Data Breach at Hy-Vee, Inc.

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 14, 2019-- Federman & Sherwood, a boutique litigation law firm that has been appointed counsel in several data breach cases, has initiated an investigation into Hy-Vee, Inc. relating to a data breach affecting debi...

 

Feds charge at least 10 men in Nigerian online romance scam

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least 10 men in several states have been charged in a Nigerian romance money laundering scheme that swindled victims out of more than $1.5 million. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said during a news conference in Tulsa on...

 

Oklahoma man killed in vehicle crash during police pursuit

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Tulsa man was killed when the vehicle he was driving crashed while being pursued by troopers. OHP spokeswoman Sarah Stewart said Thursday that 35-year-old Aaron Starks died in the...

 

Keeping students safe is a growth industry struggling to fulfill its mission

John S. Carlson, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) In the 25 years I’ve spent working as a school psychologist and professor of school psychology, I’ve never seen so much federal, state and local money spent to “harden” school...

 

US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health experts on Thursday recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug to help many more patients at risk for heart attack, stroke and related health problems. Currently the drug, Vascepa, is...

 

Kansas City bans gay conversion therapy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conversion therapy for LGBTQ young people will not be allowed in Kansas City. The city council on Thursday approved an ordinance banning the therapy, which tries to change a gay or transgender person’s sexual orientation...

 

Plan would protect 21 coral hot spots in Gulf of Mexico

A plan to protect corals in the Gulf of Mexico is close to becoming a law, drawing cheers from environmental groups who believe leaving the corals alone would help vulnerable ocean ecosystems to grow. The plan would create 21 protected areas off the...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    November 15, 2019 

Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown with tribes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new Republican governor doubled down Thursday on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of the year, setting up a potential legal showdown with some of the state’s...

 

Oklahoma judge reduces J&J order in opioid lawsuit by $107M

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge who last summer ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help address the state’s opioid crisis on Friday reduced that amount in his final order in the case by $107 million be...

 

Oklahoma couple charged in death of 3-year-old they adopted

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A Broken Arrow couple is charged in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who they had adopted less than a year ago. Court documents show 25-year-old Kelsey Seaman was charged Friday with first-degree murder, child abuse,...

 

Court upholds class action status for earthquake lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the class action designation of a lawsuit against an oil company over damage caused by earthquakes near Prague in November 2011, including one of magnitude 5.7. The court on...

 

Suspicious deaths investigated in southern, eastern Oklahoma

CADDO, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it’s investigating two separate suspicious deaths in the state. The OSBI says the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office asked for assistance after an unidentified body was found...

 

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that...

 

City of Lawrence joins coalition erecting lynching memorial

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The city of Lawrence has joined a community coalition to memorialize the lynching of three black men near downtown in 1882. The Lawrence chapter of the NAACP is working with the Equal Justice Initiative to erect a historical...

 

Party-switching Kansas House member to seek open Senate seat

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area lawmaker who made headlines by switching to the Democratic Party last year is seeking the state Senate seat of another lawmaker who did the same thing. Four-term state Rep. Stephanie Clayton of...

 

Report: Lack of leadership led to Kansas player's death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A scathing report following an independent investigation into the heatstroke death of a 19-year-old football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice at a Kansas community college found “a striking...

 

Man released in 'doppleganger' case facing return to prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man previously freed from prison in a case of mistaken identity is facing a possible return to confinement after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. The Kansas City Star reports...

 

Texas appeals court blocks inmate Rodney Reed's execution

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas’ top criminal appeals court on Friday halted the scheduled execution of inmate Rodney Reed, whose conviction is being questioned by new evidence that his supporters say raises serious doubt about his guilt. The stay of...

 

Gun rights activist facing charges for rifle in restaurant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A gun rights activist accused of illegally taking a rifle into an Oklahoma City restaurant is facing a felony charge. Timothy A. Harper, 52, was arrested Tuesday after he violated a state law that bars possessing or carrying a...

 

Oklahoma City police fatally shoot suspect in death of clerk

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a convenience store clerk during a robbery was himself fatally shot minutes later. Police Capt. Larry Withrow says 39-year-old Justin Anderson was shot to death...

 

County agrees to pay $10M to settle Oklahoma jail death suit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken neck. Documents filed in federal court in...

 

Chinese citizen pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Chinese national employed by a U.S. petroleum company has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Authorities say 35-year-old Hongjin Tan pleaded guilty on Tuesday...

 

Oklahoma prosecutors question proposal to free more inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s district attorneys are raising concerns about a proposed new ballot measure aimed at further reducing the state’s prison population. In a statement late Tuesday, Oklahoma District Attorneys Association President...

 

PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. To Announce Fiscal 2019 Results And Host Earnings Call On Dec. 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PANHANDLE OIL AND GAS INC. (NYSE: PHX) today announced it will release results for its fiscal 2019 year ended Sept. 30, 2019, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, following the close of trading on the New York Stoc...

 

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