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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt ousted from Tulsa Race Massacre commission

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt. Alonzo Adams/AP Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday was ousted from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. Stitt said his role on the commission was "purely ceremonial" and criticized the move. The governor's removal comes on the heels of his support of legislation banning "critical race theory" in public schools. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma on Friday was ousted...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Racism, House, Commission, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Martin Luther King Jr, Black, Capitol, Tulsa, Greenwood, Stitt, Oklahoma National Guard, Greenwood District


Robert De Niro describes leg injury pain while filming 'Killers of the Flower Moon' as 'excruciating'

Robert De Niro described a leg injury he received in Oklahoma as "excruciating." But it won't stall the filming of "Killers of the Flower Moon."        [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Usa Today, Killers of the Flower Moon, Flower Moon


SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 172 Status Reports

WW 0172 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 172 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SEE MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0624 ..DIAL..05/15/21 ATTN...WFO...ABQ...AMA...LUB... STATUS REPORT FOR WS 172 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS NMC009-021-037-041-059-160040- NM . NEW MEXICO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CURRY HARDING QUAY ROOSEVELT UNION O...
Tags: Weather, Mexico, Oklahoma, ARMSTRONG BAILEY BRISCOE


Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Signature

Numerous pro-gun measures have advanced through the Oklahoma Legislature and been signed into law. IMG iStock-884218046 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Numerous pro-gun measures have advanced through the Oklahoma Legislature and been signed into law.  Two others are also pending procedural votes before being sent to the desk of Governor Kevin Stitt, and your Senate needs to hear from you.  Those bills are all outlined below: CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION! Pro-gun bills pending either concurrence or confere...
Tags: Guns, Senate, Bill, Oklahoma, IMG, Oklahoma Legislature, SDA, Stitt, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA, National Rifle Association of America ILA, Kevin Stitt, Jon Echols, Sen Casey Murdock, Sen Paxton


Two workers were killed in an explosion while doing maintenance on an Oklahoma dam

The bodies of two contract workers were recovered Friday after they died following an explosion in an Oklahoma dam that was undergoing maintenance, officials said.
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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 169 Status Reports

WW 0169 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 169 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..DEAN..05/14/21 ATTN...WFO...ABQ...AMA...LUB... STATUS REPORT FOR WS 169 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS NMC009-037-041-142340- NM . NEW MEXICO COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CURRY QUAY ROOSEVELT OKC007-025-139-142340- OK . OKLAHOMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BEAVER CIMARRON TEX...
Tags: Weather, Mexico, Oklahoma, SMITH DONLEY, ARMSTRONG BAILEY BRISCOE


Oklahoma Gov. Booted From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission

Stitt was taken off the panel after he signed a bill banning the teaching of racism concepts in public schools.
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Oklahoma Governor Booted From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission

The commission formed to observe the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre has booted Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt from his seat on the panel.
Tags: Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, Tulsa Race Massacre Commission


Federal Murder Charges in 11 Oklahoma Cases Due to McGirt

Eleven men whose murder convictions in Oklahoma were overturned because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction in tribal territories have been charged with federal murder counts.
Tags: Oklahoma, U S Supreme Court, McGirt, Federal Murder Charges


Oklahoma Bucks Red-State Trend, Extends Early Voting

Oklahoma is making voting slightly easier, a contrast to other Republican-led states.
Tags: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bucks Red State


Robert De Niro Suffers Leg Injury, Won’t Impact Killers of the Flower Moon

(Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe) Despite star Robert De Niro suffering a leg injury, the production of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon won’t be impacted. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film explores the serial murders of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that would later become known as the “Reign of Terror.” “While at his on-location home in Oklahoma for the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Robert De Niro injured his quadriceps ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Drama, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Emmy, Oklahoma, Eric Roth, Martin Scorsese, Jason Isbell, Jesse Plemons, David Grann, De Niro, Brigitte Lacombe, Osage Nation


Two Killed in Explosion at Dam in Northeastern Oklahoma

The Grand River Dam Authority says two men were killed and a third person was injured in an explosion in a northeastern Oklahoma dam where they were doing maintenance work.
Tags: Oklahoma, Grand River Dam Authority, Northeastern Oklahoma


Yes, you can earn more on unemployment instead of working. Here's the gap between average benefits and wages in every US state.

Business owners say they're struggling to compete with enhanced unemployment. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh Business owners say that an extra $300 per week in unemployment is making it harder to hire workers. In three states, the average unemployment benefit plus the $300 supplement exceeds average weekly wages. Average state and federal unemployment benefits exceed the minimum wage in every state in the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. As some business owners claim that enha...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, Montana, US, Alabama, Trends, Wyoming, North Dakota, Idaho, Hawaii, Yale, Iowa, Connecticut, Kansas, States


Home Equity Continues Growing In U.S. During First Quarter Of 2021 As Market Remains Resistant To Pandemic

Equity-Rich Properties Outnumber Seriously Underwater Homes by Seven-to-One Ratio; Portion of U.S. Homes Considered Equity-Rich Up To 32 Percent; Seriously Underwater Properties Below 5 Percent Irvine, CA – May 13, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its first-quarter 2021 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that 17.8 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich, mean...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Milwaukee, Alabama, Los Angeles, San Francisco, West Virginia, Radio, West


My great-grandmother survived the 1921 Tulsa massacre. We're not heeding her history

Tiffany Crutcher, whose great-grandmother Rebecca Brown Crutcher, survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, says that bills like HB 1775, signed by Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt to prohibit the teaching of critical race theory, whitewash the legacy of racial violence in her state and, in robbing students of the chance to learn the truth in the classroom, doom all the state's residents to repeat that dark history.
Tags: Cnn, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Tiffany Crutcher, Kevin Stitt, Tulsa Race Massacre, Rebecca Brown Crutcher


Oklahoma dam workers trapped after explosion, rescue efforts underway: report

Rescue efforts are underway after two workers were trapped in an Oklahoma dam Thursday evening following an explosion, according to reports.
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Two workers trapped in Oklahoma dam after explosion

The condition of the two workers was not immediately clear. They were there doing core sample drilling at the time of the blast.
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Robert De Niro Injures Leg Off-Set While Filming of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Robert De Niro is returning home to New York after injuring his leg off-set in Oklahoma while filming Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in which he is starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Variety confirmed that he was injured, but it’s not known how serious it might be. The injury occurred on his own time, […]
Tags: New York, News, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon, Leonardo DiCaprio Variety


Robert De Niro Injured On Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers Of The Flower Moon’

Updated: Robert De Niro has suffered a leg injury, Deadline has confirmed, while in Oklahoma. He was there to shoot Martin...
Tags: Robert De Niro, Oklahoma, Robert De Niro Injured On Martin Scorsese


Oklahoma Governor, Lawmakers Reach Deal on $8.3B Budget

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Republican leaders in the House and Senate have reached a deal on an $8.3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.
Tags: Senate, House, Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt


Pepperdine’s golf secret: Simplify and multiply

Even if there wasn’t an ocean on their front porch, you still would call them the Waves. Pepperdine’s men’s golf team attacks the NCAA regionals next week in layers. Eight Waves average under 72 strokes per round. Three of them won tournaments individually. None of those were Walker Cup participants last weekend, but sophomore William Mouw was. They won five times as a team, including match play wins over Texas Tech and top-ranked Oklahoma in the East Lake Cup last fall. They were 49-under-par i...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Golf, College sports, Ncaa, Espn, Lebron James, Oklahoma, Beard, Michael, Lakers, Scottsdale, Frank


Virus Vaccine for Oklahoma Kids 12 and up Expected Soon

The deputy Oklahoma health commissioner says 12- to 15-year-olds in the state could be cleared to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine by Thursday.
Tags: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Kids


Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Extend Early Voting by 1 Day

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to expand early in-person voting by one day during presidential elections.
Tags: Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, Signs Bill


Race Massacre Commission Leader Rips Gov for Signing Bill

A Black leader in Tulsa is criticizing Oklahoma's governor for signing a bill that prohibits the teaching of certain race concepts in Oklahoma schools.
Tags: Bill, Oklahoma, Tulsa


Revisiting ‘Oklahoma!’, a Problematic and Influential Technical Marvel That Reshaped the Movie Musical

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Hollywood’s eras come in waves. It’s hard to imagine now, because we’re still in the crest of the current one, but the superhero era is a wave that will eventually – yes, really, even if it takes decades – ebb. Before superhero movies, there were blockbusters of vastly more stripes, somehow managing to avoid interconnected universes or the like. The Walt Disney Company...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Features, Fox, Paris, Arizona, Broadway, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Musical, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, MGM, Albert


Alleged Serial Killer Faces Death Penalty Trial in Oklahoma

Jury selection is underway in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago.
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‘Stillwater’ Trailer: Matt Damon Tries to Exonerate His Daughter in Tom McCarthy’s New Thriller

Matt Damon is unrecognizable in his new movie. Just kidding, he looks like Matt Damon with a beard and a strong Southern drawl, which certainly makes him stick out when wandering the streets of Marseille, France. But Damon is there for a reason, and it’s to exonerate his daughter (Abigail Breslin) who is imprisoned for a murder she claims she didn’t commit. Watch the Stillwater trailer below. Stillwater Trailer Matt Damon teams up with Tom McCarthy for the dramatic thriller Stillwater, ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, France, Matt-Damon, Disney, Abigail Breslin, Thriller, Marseille, Bill, Movie Trailers, Oklahoma, Marseilles, Mccarthy, Amanda Knox, Timmy, Stillwater


Matt Damon-Led Drama Stillwater Trailer Released

(Photo Credit: Jessica Forde / Focus Features) Focus Features released the debut Stillwater trailer for the upcoming Matt Damon drama. Damon plays an American oil-rig worker in France that is trying to free his daughter (played by Abigail Breslin), who has been charged with murder. The Tom McCarthy-directed film releases July 30, 2021, so we’re just a few months away from it releasing in theaters. RELATED: Abigail Breslin Joins Matt Damon in Stillwater Stillwater focuses on Bill Baker (Damon), ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, France, Matt Damon, Disney, Abigail Breslin, Ferrari, Marseille, Bill, Oklahoma, Gucci, Mccarthy, Stillwater, Damon, Tom McCarthy, Deanna Dunagan


Matt Damon in First Trailer for 'Stillwater' About Freeing His Daughter

"You're not from here. It's not safe for you." Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Stillwater, a dramatic thriller from Oscar-winning director Tom McCarthy (director of the films The Station Agent, The Visitor, Win Win, The Cobbler, Spotlight). This was delayed from release last year, and is currently set to open in theaters starting in July later this summer. Matt Damon stars as American oil-rig roughneck from Oklahoma who travels to Marseille in the South of France to visit h...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Matt Damon, Marseille, Oklahoma, Mccarthy, Stillwater, Tom McCarthy, Focus Features, To Watch, Robert Peters, Abigail Breslin Camille Cottin Deanna Dunagan


Federal Bill to Address Criminal Jurisdiction in Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma-based Native American tribes say they've reached an agreement on a federal bill to address criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country.
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