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    DUSTIN, Okla. (AP) — A crop-dusting aircraft crashed Friday into a wooded area in eastern Oklahoma, killing its pilot, officials said. The single-engine, single-wing Cessna T188 crashed shortly after takeoff at about 12:30 p.m. into a heavily wooded area near Dustin, Oklahoma, about 80 miles (129 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City, according to a Federal Aviation Administration statement. The pilot was killed, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The identity of the pilot has not been released, and no cause...
    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 01: Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver CeeDee Lamb (#2) celebrates a touchdown during the Big 12 Championship game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns on December 1, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Just because CeeDee Lamb is a Dallas Cowboy doesn’t mean he has to like the Longhorns This past April, football fans were shocked to see top wide receiver prospect CeeDee Lamb drop all...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City’s local Black Lives Matter chapter posted a total of $1.4 million in cash bonds to release four protesters from jail who were arrested and charged with various crimes during demonstrations against police brutality and racism. With help from the National Bail Fund Network, Black Lives Matter paid a $750,000 bond to release Eric Christopher Ruffin on Thursday. Ruffin, 26, is charged with violating Oklahoma’s Anti-Terrorism Act for encouraging people to burn an Oklahoma County...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press A federal judge in Indiana on Friday halted the first federal execution planned in 17 years scheduled three days from now over COVID-19 concerns. Daniel Lee had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Monday. But Chief District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson in Indiana ruled Friday that the execution would be put on hold because the family of the victims wanted to attend but were afraid of traveling during the coronavirus pandemic,...
    By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land has implications for oil and gas development in the state, raising complex regulatory and tax questions that could take years to settle, according to Oklahoma attorneys. The court on Thursday overturned an Oklahoma tribe member’s rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered reservation land and therefore outside the reach of state criminal...
    Residents in Norman, Okla., launched a petition on Friday to recall the citys mayor and several members of its city council. The petition was started by a group called Unite Norman amid frustrations over the councils decision last month to reallocate $865,000 – or nearly 3.6 percent – of the police departments annual budget, according to The Associated Press. The reallocated funding was moved to community development programs to form an internal auditor position to track law enforcement overtime spending as well as outlays.  Last...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — On his official visit, Caleb Williams was scheduled to chat with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley for 20 minutes. The conversation lasted two hours. “I was very comfortable, very peaceful,” Williams said. “I guess you could say, like, chill.” Williams has since committed to the Sooners. The No. 1 quarterback in the 247Sports Class of 2021 and ESPN’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback for that class recently was named MVP of the prestigious Elite 11 camp....
    By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track...
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, launched a recall petition drive on Friday in an attempt to oust the city’s mayor and half of its City Council. The group, “Unite Norman,” is upset with the council over its decision last month to reallocate $865,000, or about 3.6%, of the police department’s annual budget. The money was shifted to community development programs and to create an internal auditor position to track police overtime spending and outlays....
    Oklahoma wants to move their first football game of the season to the end of August. According to the Oklahoman.com, the Sooners want to play Missouri State Aug. 29 instead of Sept. 5. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The reason why is that shifting the game will give the Sooners a week off after their first two games, which will allow for more testing.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared...
    Julia Conley July 10, 2020 8:31AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Indigenous leaders on Thursday hailed the U.S. Supreme Courts decision in McGirt vs. Oklahoma as a victory for tribal sovereignty for affirming that the U.S. governments treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation must still be recognized by Congress and that nearly half of what is known as the U.S. state of Oklahoma is actually Native...
    Fb The lady dubbed Skechers Karen throws a shoebox in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma. A brand new video has captured an offended “Karen” throwing shoe bins at an worker in a Skechers retailer in Oklahoma Metropolis, Oklahoma, as a result of, in accordance with the employee, she was requested to put on a masks. Nevertheless, the girl forgot one thing necessary that made it straightforward to trace her down: Her pockets. Myah Joycelynn...
    Facebook The woman dubbed Skechers Karen throws a shoebox in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. A new video has captured an angry “Karen” throwing shoe boxes at an employee in a Skechers store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, because she was asked to wear a mask. Myah Joycelynn posted the video on Facebook, writing on July 8, 2020, “So this happened at work today…
    The US Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction. The justices decided 5-4 that an eastern chunk of the state, including its second-biggest city, Tulsa, should be recognised as part of a reservation. Jimcy McGirt, who was convicted in 1997 of raping a girl, brought the case. He cited the historical claim of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to the land where the assault occurred.What...
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that a substantial portion of Oklahoma, roughly 19 million acres in total including Tulsa, officially still belongs to Native American tribes because Congress never officially declared that it no longer did. “The federal government promised the Creek a reservation in perpetuity,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority. “Over time, Congress has diminished that reservation. It has sometimes restricted and other times expanded the Tribe’s authority. But Congress has never withdrawn the promised reservation.”...
    Nearly half of Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, in a case that could have major consequences for how some crimes are prosecuted in the state.  In the 5-4 decision written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court held that only tribes and the federal government can prosecute Native Americans for certain crimes committed in a large chunk of the eastern half of the state. The decision effectively erases Oklahoma’s claims to jurisdiction over tribal...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite rising numbers of confirmed cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he remains opposed to mandating that residents wear masks. “I’m going to protect the freedoms in Oklahoma, said Stitt, who rarely wears a mask in public, even when hes around groups of people. “I’m not comfortable with mandating masks. It’s not something that I would do. Stitt also said he wouldnt take steps to stop local...
    An Oklahoma woman threw shoe boxes at a shoe store employee after the worker told her to wear a mask before entering the store. The video obtained from KFOR showed the outburst at a Sketchers store in Oklahoma City, where the enraged woman chucked two shoe boxes at the worker before leaving the store out of frustration. The unidentified woman, however, left her wallet behind. Sketchers employees say that they have turned the wallet over to the police and pressed...
    Indigenous leaders on Thursday hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt vs. Oklahoma as a victory for tribal sovereignty for affirming that the U.S. government’s treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation must still be recognized by Congress and that nearly half of what is known as the U.S. state of Oklahoma is actually Native American land. In the 5-4 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the liberal-leaning justices and wrote the majority opinion, ruling that since Congress has not stated otherwise, the land promised to tribes in the 19th...
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.The courts 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the states second-largest city.On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a...
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.The courts 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the states second-largest city.On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a...
    The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma remains a Native American reservation, a decision that could cast doubt on hundreds of convictions and possibly limit law enforcement actions in the area. The justices — in a 5-4 ruling — decided in a case involving Native American Jimcy McGirt that the site of a rape should have been considered part of a reservation based on the historical claim of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, making...
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.The courts 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the states second-largest city.On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a...
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a large chunk of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation, a decision that state and federal officials have warned could throw Oklahoma into chaos.The courts 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa, the states second-largest city.On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a...
    Reuters July 9, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe member’s rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered outside the reach of state criminal law. The justices ruled 5-4 in favor of a man named Jimcy McGirt and agreed that the site of the rape should have been recognized as part of a reservation based on...