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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Hobby Lobby Accused of Using “Sham” Deals to Entice Customers to Buy Branded Products In Lawsuit

Sometimes, advertised deals aren't what they seem to be. And that could be the case at arts and crafts retail chain Hobby Lobby, which was accused in a federal lawsuit filed this week in California of using "sham" deals to entice customers to buy its branded products. (more…)

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22-Year-Old Rookie Police Officer Dies After Being Shot During Traffic Stop in Oklahoma

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said. (more…)

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Oklahoma Senator Arrested on Child Prostitution Charges

An Oklahoma state senator was booked Thursday on child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex, leading to calls for his resignation and a separate internal investigation into his years of work with a youth program. (more…)

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What Could be the ‘Worst Ice Storm in 10 Years’ Hits Central U.S.

What could be the worst ice storm in 10 years began Friday in the central U.S., as forecasters warned it will unload freezing rain on a 1,000-mile swath from the central Plains to the mid-Atlantic over the weekend. (more…)

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Father of Kansas City Chiefs’ James Winchester Killed in Oklahoma Airport Shooting

Michael Winchester, the father of Kansas City Chiefs player James Winchester, was shot and killed on Tuesday at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport after police closed the complex to search for the suspect, who was later found dead. (more…)

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Oklahoma State Trooper Shoots Through His Own Windshield to Kill HIV Positive Fugitive Who Sexually Assaulted 15-Year-Old Girl and Beheaded His Relatives

Graphic footage shows an Oklahoma state trooper grabbing a rifle and shooting through his own windshield during a high speed chase that left a fugitive dead on Sunday. (more…)

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