Oklahoma News

Oklahoma Tornado Forces Closure of State Highway

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a state highway in the town of Fairfax in Osage County has been closed because of tornado damage, the Tulsa World newspaper reported. The newspaper says there have been no reports of injuries from the …

Oklahoma Concert-Goers Injured by Powerful Storm

An Oklahoma casino says 14 people suffered cuts and bruises when a powerful rainstorm toppled entrance trusses and disrupted the start of an outdoor concert by the Backstreet Boys. Kym Koch-Thompson, spokeswoman for the WinStar World Casino and Resort, says …

Oklahoma Attorney General Assembles Team of Lawyers over Marijuana Rules

Oklahoma’s attorney general says he’s assigning a team of lawyers to advise him on matters surrounding the Board of Health’s decision to insert last-minute restrictions on the state’s new medical marijuana industry. Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his intentions in …

Oklahoma City Spending to Improve Traffic Issues, Prepping for Self-Driving Cars

A city in central Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars preparing for self-driving cars while working to alleviate traffic problems. Edmond Traffic Engineer Tom Minnick told The Oklahoman that the city is laying down infrastructure for autonomous vehicles. The $5 …

Conservative States Like Oklahoma Balk at Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation …

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 …