Oklahoma News

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 …

4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Cushing in north-central Oklahoma. Cushing Emergency Management Director Bob Noltensmeyer says there are no injuries or major damage as a result of the tremor that was recorded at 8:51 …

University Presidents Oppose Push for Guns on Campuses in Oklahoma

Allowing more students and faculty at colleges and universities to carry guns on campus would be a serious mistake and jeopardize the public’s safety, the University of Oklahoma president told members of a state legislative committee. David Boren was among …

Insurer Rate Filings Now Available Online in Oklahoma

Oklahomans can learn more about insurance company filings by using a new online tool that contains rate filings for property, casualty, life and health insurance products, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Consumers can now search for rate and form filings …

Oklahoma Commissioner Adopts Emergency Rules for Navigators

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announce that new, emergency rules for registered federal health insurance program navigators have been approved by Gov. Mary Fallin. “The roles and duties of navigators are very different than those of insurance agents and brokers,” …

Fatal DUI in Oklahoma Settled Between Parents and School

The parents of an Oklahoma teenager killed in a drunken driving accident after he left an Ottawa County high school campus have settled a civil lawsuit against the school district. Duane and Donna Kerns sued the Fairland school board after …