August 2015

Commissioner Mark Costello stabbed to death

 

Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was stabbed and killed Sunday at an Oklahoma City restaurant and his son was arrested as a suspect in the killing. Costello, 59, was stabbed in the neck and head. He was taken to the OU Medical Center where he died. The attack occurred at a Braum’s restaurant at 11224 […]

No to the Ten Commandments: Liberal clergy and Muslims demand that it be removed

 

Several liberal religious organizations and an Islamic group with ties to extremism are insisting that the Ten Commandments not be displayed on public property in Oklahoma. Some of the most liberal religious organizations in Oklahoma, including The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, the Oklahoma chapter […]

Lankford says Iran deal is deeply flawed

 

U.S. Sen. James Lankford said Obama’s Iran deal is deeply flawed and should be about stopping Iran’s nuclear program rather than “slowing it down.” In August, Lankford spoke on the floor of the Senate and outlined his opposition to Obama’s proposed deal. “There are loopholes in this agreement big enough to drive a truck through… […]

Rep. Bridenstine to speak to Patriot Pastors September 1

 

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, will speak at the Patriot Pastor noon luncheon September 1  at Bass Pro in Broken Arrow. “God is moving – and His hand is genuinely upon this Christian brother, Jim Bridenstine,” said organizer Bruce Delay of Heartland Church. “If you are there on September 1, you will see for yourself. […]

Changes in Tulsa’s garbage service

 

The Tulsa City Council approved updated ordinances for Tulsa’s trash services. The ordinances were written by the City Council and Tulsa Authority for Recovery of Energy (TARE) board over the last few months. The updated garbage ordinances dictate enforcement of trash rules and changes to trash rates for the garbage services offered by the City […]

Drivers and back-to-school safety

 

It’s back-to-school season across Oklahoma with 669,000 students expected to enroll in kindergarten through high school classes this year. Most have already returned to school. That many students returning to school will mean increased congestion on the roadways and the need for motorists to use extra caution. Nearly one-fifth of traffic fatalities of children below […]

Sen. Brinkley pleads guilty to fraud

 

State Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges and has resigned from the State Senate. He awaits sentencing, which could be a matter of months or more than 20 years. Brinkley is free on bond and will be sentenced Nov. 20. He could face fines up to $250,000. Brinkley was fired […]

 

As of August 20, all Oklahoma public and private schools are tobacco-free. The new law will also prohibit anyone from using tobacco in school vehicles and at any school-sponsored or school-sanctioned event or activity, including sporting events. House Bill 1685, also known as the 24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act, provides around-the-clock protection from the dangers of […]

Okla. Wesleyan liberty symposium

 

Oklahoma Wesleyan University will discuss religious liberty with Kelly Monroe Kullberg September 15 at the Tulsa Summit Club as part of the OKWU Liberty Symposium – Religious Liberty in 2015. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Summit Club, 15 W. 6th St. on the 29th floor. Kullberg will share about religious liberty issues […]

Wagstaff at Patriot Townhall on Sept. 3

 

Pat Wagstaff, a member of the Oklahoma Human Sex Trafficking Task Force, will give a presentation at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Muskogee Patriot Townhall in the Muskogee Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wagstaff, who is recording secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will talk about how sex trade is adversely affecting families […]