Oklahoma News

Oklahoma Property Among Most Contaminated in Nation, EPA Says

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a property in central Oklahoma to the Superfund program’s list of most contaminated sites. The EPA announced Monday its intent to add Eagle Industries in the Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest …

Oklahoma Commissioner to Host Healthcare Innovation Summit

Mobile apps, wearable heart monitors and high-tech shoe soles could help solve some of America’s healthcare problems. These cutting-edge products are among the topics up for discussion at the Healthcare Innovation Summit hosted by Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. …

Oil Companies Sued by Oklahoma Tribe Over Quake

An Oklahoma-based Native American tribe filed a lawsuit in its own tribal court system Friday accusing several oil companies of triggering the state’s largest earthquake that caused extensive damage to some near-century-old tribal buildings. The Pawnee Nation alleges in the …

Suspected Shooter in Oklahoma Accused of Stealing Insurance Money

Federal investigators say an Oklahoma man who fatally shot himself this week after being suspected of killing two people was facing felony charges connected to an insurance scheme. An FBI affidavit alleges that 55-year-old Timothy Michael Deffner of Norman stole …

Oklahoma Creates Fracking Guidelines with Goal of Reducing Quake Risk

Oklahoma is imposing guidelines to reduce the risk of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing in its oil-rich shale formations, the first rules in the state to target the controversial production technique. The guidelines are aimed at the South Central Oklahoma …

Oklahoma Earthquakes: The Emerging Risk from Induced Seismicity

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. California is typically the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of earthquake activity in the U.S. In recent years, however, the central U.S. – especially Oklahoma, northern …

New Scrutiny for Oklahoma Workers’ Comp System

Three years after passage of sweeping legislation that revamped Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system, courts are scrapping significant parts of the law in decisions that say the regulations violate the state constitution and do not provide adequate protection to workers. The …

USGS: M3.3 Quake Shakes Parts of Northern Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled parts of northern Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded shortly before 1 p.m. Monday about 17 miles west-southwest of Perry in Garfield County. The temblor was recorded at a depth …

Quake Rattles Portions of North Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of north central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 12:32 p.m. Sunday about five miles northwest of Yale in Payne County. The earthquake was recorded at a depth …

Cancer Patient Sues Oklahoma Insurer over Proton Therapy Treatments

A prostate cancer patient and a cancer treatment provider are suing an Oklahoma health insurer for allegedly refusing to cover proton radiation therapy. Randy Farland and the Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit against Blue Cross …