Oklahoma News

Equity Insurance Company Announces New Claims Manager

Tulsa, OK, June 7, 2018– Equity Insurance Company is pleased to announce that Scott Cooper has been promoted to the position of Claims Manager, effective May 16, 2018. Mr. Cooper has most recently served as Equity’s Interim Claims Manager and …

Weather Service: Possible Tornado Touched Down in North-Central Oklahoma

The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado touched down in north-central Oklahoma. Meteorologist Joe Sellars says the potential twister was only on the ground briefly Saturday afternoon between the towns of Fairfax and Ralston, west of Pawhuska, …

Quakes Could Affect Oklahoma Infrastructure, Experts Say

Experts are looking at how Oklahoma’s seismic activity impacts critical infrastructure as frequent, low-level earthquake swarms continue to pop off throughout the state. The Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma has experienced 80 earthquakes of 3.0 or greater magnitudes this year …

Oklahoma Emergency Care Provider Will Take Insurer to Court over Legal Fees

An emergency medical care provider in Oklahoma has authorized its attorneys to take a liability insurance company to court if needed to force the business to pay a claim aimed at covering legal costs. Emergency Medical Services Authority has a …

Despite Low Unemployment Rates, Many Oklahoma Residents Without a Job

Many Oklahoma residents are out of the workforce despite the state’s low unemployment rates. The Tulsa World reports that about 25 percent of state residents between ages 25 and 54 don’t have a job. Shelley Cadamy is the executive director …

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 …