Oklahoma News

Swartz Tapped to Head Marsh Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Global insurance broker and risk management specialist, Marsh, appointed Tom Swartz as head of its Tulsa, Okla., office. Swartz is responsible for delivering Marsh’s advisory and transactional services to clients throughout Oklahoma. He succeeds John Newell, who will remain with …

Messer-Bowers’ Donaldson Named Client Service Professional of the Year

Kristina Donaldson, account manager at Messer-Bowers Company, an independent insurance agency in Enid, Okla., was recently named International Client Service Professional of the Year at the annual convention of the International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP). The award recognizes an …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Backers of Oklahoma School Storm Shelters not Giving Up

It’s been a little more than a year since seven children were killed when a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, but their families are still no closer to the goal of placing storm shelters in every …

Farmers Insurance, Nonprofit, Team Up on Disaster Recovery in Oklahoma

As storm season ramps up in Oklahoma, a nonprofit group formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is teaming with a national insurance company to help better prepare communities for the recovery after a natural disaster. The St. Bernard Project …

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin-Backed School Storm Shelter Plan Dies in Senate

The Oklahoma Senate has killed a proposal backed by Gov. Mary Fallin that would have called for a statewide vote allowing some school districts to increase property taxes to pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms. The …

Oklahoma Lawsuit Filed in Arkansas Chemical Plant Blast

The operator of a south Arkansas chemical plant that exploded in 2012 has filed a federal lawsuit in Oklahoma against a French company that supplied industrial gas for the facility, arguing that the supplier is responsible for more than $100 …

Role Of Faith After Oklahoma Tornado Depicted in Film

The massive tornado that hit Moore nearly a year ago killed 24 people and affected the lives of virtually everyone in the Oklahoma City suburb, and a new film captures the role that faith played in the lives of some …

McAlester, Oklahoma Awarded $3.35M in Suit Against Former Manager

A Pittsburg County jury has awarded the city of McAlester more than $3 million in a judgment against a former city manager. The McAlester News-Capital reports that a 12-person jury awarded the city $3.35 million in damages. Federal investigators had …

Oklahoma Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty in $300K Fraud Case

A Tulsa insurance agent has pleaded guilty to exploitation of the elderly for defrauding a Muskogee couple out of nearly $300,000, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Presley Keith Dennis was arrested in January after an investigation by the department’s anti-fraud …