Oklahoma News

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 …

4.8 Mag Earthquake Shakes Parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Nov. 12, the largest since a series of temblors began rattling Kansas a little more than a year ago. The quake’s epicenter was near the …

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.1 magnitude earthquake near Stillwater, Okla. The USGS says the earthquake was recorded at 2:10 p.m. Sunday five miles southwest of Stillwater, about 45 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Payne County Sheriff’s …

Group Aims to Create Alternatives to Workers’ Comp State-by-State

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

Oklahoma Homeowners Benefit from Improved Fire Protection Rating

Homeowners in eastern Cleveland County in Oklahoma could soon pay less for property insurance as result of an improved Public Protection Classification (PPC) for the Cedar Country Fire Protection District, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. The Insurance Services Office (ISO) …

Oklahoma Judge Throws Out Lawsuit over Earthquake, Disposal Wells

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit over an earthquake that injured a woman, finding that the case should instead be heard by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. In August, Prague resident Sandra Ladra filed a lawsuit against the operators of …

Fireman: Trucker ‘Zombie’-Like After Fatal Bus Crash

Russell Staley stared out his broken windshield as darkness engulfed him and firefighters bearing chain saws cut through fallen trees to reach the passenger door of his tractor trailer. Staley had been heading north on Interstate 35 near Davis, Okla., …

Storms Hammer Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma late on Sunday and early Monday, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and …

Oklahoma Wheat Farmers Seek Drought Loss Relief from USDA

Oklahoma wheat farmers want the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement now a policy that’s scheduled to start in 2016 that farmers say would help ease the financial pain of ongoing drought. The policy is part of the 2014 Farm …