Articles by Ken Miller

$6.95M Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit Against Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy

A proposed $6.95 million settlement has been filed to end a class-action lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy co-founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas in …

Judge Sends Oklahoma’s Lawsuit Against Opioid Makers Back to State Court

U.S. judge has determined that a lawsuit the state of Oklahoma filed against the makers of opioids does not “necessarily rise” to a federal issue. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange in Oklahoma City sends the matter back …

Study Finds Possible Deep, Unmapped Faults in Oklahoma

Scientists may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state, according to a report on a study that used magnetic imaging to explore the rock formations below …

Sheriff: Arson a Possibility in Deadly Oklahoma Wildfire

Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that’s resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said that one person has been questioned, …

2 Killed in Oklahoma Wildfires, Threat Continues

Wildfires have killed two people and burned more than 400,000 acres in western Oklahoma, and dry, windy weather already hindering firefighting efforts there will only get worse as the week progresses, fire and forestry officials said. Oklahoma Department of Emergency …

Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas Facing Dual Threats: Tornadoes, Wildfires

Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for two types of disasters as spring gets into full swing: The start of what’s historically the most active time of year for tornadoes plus wildfire threats brought on by severe …

Damage Reported After 4.2 Magnitude Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Busted bricks and cracked windows were revealed Monday after some of those most powerful earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past year rattled the northern part of the state. Oklahoma residents have gotten used to feeling rumbles from a spike in …

Lawmaker Sues Oklahoma Private Investigation Firm in Spying Case

An Oklahoma lawmaker who found a tracking device attached to his pickup truck last month is suing a private investigation company and an investigator who works for the company over the device. Discovery of the tracking device has shocked Oklahoma …

La Nina Adds to Wildfire Threat in South Central, Plains States

Conditions are ripe for winter wildfires from the mid-South through the Great Plains thanks to a combination of weather factors, including the climate phenomenon known as La Nina, that have left a lot of dry growth. In addition to the …

Number of Arkansas Storm-Related Fatalities Rises to 5

A north-central Arkansas volunteer fire chief died after being struck by a vehicle early on April 30 while working as heavy thunderstorms moved through, one of five confirmed storm-related fatalities in the state, an official said. At least four other …