Oklahoma News

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Fraud Scheme Leads to Prison for Former Oklahoma Insurance Firm Employee

The former employee of an insurance company faces two years in federal prison and more than $168,000 in restitution after being sentenced on a fraud conviction by U.S. district judge in Oklahoma City. Carla Jo Mires, of Oklahoma City, was …

EF0 Tornado Reported in Oklahoma

A small tornado that touched ground briefly in Arcadia, Okla., has been rated an EF0 by the National Weather Service in Norman. Weather service meteorologist Marc Austin said that the tornado caused no damage and appeared to have been on …

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Inhofe’s Family Sues Plane Manufacturers over Son’s Death

The family of a U.S. senator whose son was killed in a plane crash is seeking damages in a lawsuit that alleges negligence against the aircraft’s manufacturers. The Tulsa World reports the suit was filed in Tulsa County District Court. …

INSURICA Acquired Oklahoma, California Agencies in Q3 2014

Oklahoma City-based INSURICA Insurance Management Network announced it acquired an agency in Oklahoma and one in California during the third quarter of 2014. In Oklahoma, INSURICA added James & Associates, located in Tulsa. James & Associates has been in business for …

Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges

Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in Dallas …

Magnitude 4.0 Quake Recorded in Oklahoma’s Payne County

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.0 earthquake was recorded near Perkins, Okla., in Payne County on Dec. 4. The USGS says the earthquake occurred at 9:54 p.m. about four miles northwest of Perkins. The epicenter is about five …

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Included in Swarm Near Medford, Oklahoma

A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m. on Nov. 25. Its epicenter was less than one mile east of …

Tulsa Courthouse Reopens after Bedbugs Exterminated

Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of them brought  into the building. Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of …

Oklahoman: Kansas Quake Caused $25K Damage to Home

An Oklahoma resident says a preliminary 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck a Kansas town on Nov. 12 caused at least $25,000 in damage to his home. The quake originated near the town of Conway Springs, Kan., and shook parts of that …