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Data Breach May Affect More than 430K in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services says more than 430,000 people in the state may have had their personal information compromised by a data breach. The agency said that the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Office of Workforce …

New Arkansas Law Expands Where Concealed Guns Allowed

Arkansas’ governor has signed a sweeping gun rights measure into law that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. The measure approved by Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson allows someone with a …

Texas Senate OKs Ban on Abortion Coverage in Some Insurance Plans

The Texas Senate on March 22 preliminarily approved a bill prohibiting coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas — despite similar efforts stalling previously. The 19-10 vote leaves Sen. Larry Taylor’s bill a final, largely ceremonial vote …

Magnitude 4.0 Quake and 2 Smaller Temblors Reported in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and two smaller temblors struck Oklahoma on March 22. The larger quake was recorded near Stroud, located about 60 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Two smaller quakes were also recorded. A …

Texas-Based Neiman Marcus to Pay $1.6M in Suit Over 2013 Security Breach

Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a 2013 security breach that exposed the credit and debit card data of about 350,000 shoppers. Court documents show the Dallas-based luxury retailer filed …

Trial Over Oklahoma Jail Inmate’s Death Ends in $10M Jury Verdict

An attorney for the estate of a man who was naked and paralyzed when he died in a cell in the Tulsa County (Oklahoma) Jail’s medical unit hailed a jury’s $10.25 million verdict in a federal civil rights trial. The …

Bill Requiring Insurance Discounts for Resilient Homes Passes Oklahoma House

A bill that would require a homeowner’s insurance company to factor into the insurance premium the more resilient construction if the homeowner retrofits or builds a new home to certain specified standards has passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The …

Fatal Allergic Reaction Leads to Suit Against Louisiana Doughnut Shop

A Georgia man is suing a Louisiana doughnut shop over claims that his father died of an allergic reaction after eating an apple fritter. The son’s attorneys on filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dynasty Donuts LLC, a Lafayette company …

T-Mobile 911 Disruptions in Dallas Offer Cautionary Tale

Dallas has been experiencing disruptions in its 911 service that began in October and at one point last week resulted in 360 calls being placed on hold. More dispatchers have been assigned to field 911 calls and technological glitches have …

9 Homes Destroyed in Oklahoma Wildfire

Fire officials are suggesting a blaze that has destroyed at least nine homes in eastern Oklahoma and forced the evacuation of more than 100 others may have been intentionally set. Highway 9 Volunteer Fire Department chief Danny Choate told KOKI-TV …

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