OKLAHOMA CITY – A lengthy state/federal criminal investigation resulted in the indictment of 20 people in federal court here on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine via a drug ring directed from Mexico and using contacts in three Oklahoma prisons, including one in Lawton…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators across the nation in recent years have crafted myriad exotic measures in their efforts to derail ballot initiatives that enable voters to bypass lawmakers and implement the public’s will. This year in Oklahoma, for example, legislators have introduced no fewer than 27…
LAWTON – Monday afternoon, members of Lawton Heritage Association met to coordinate reopening the Historic Mattie Beal Home, located at the intersection of SW 5th Street and SW Summit Avenue. Under normal circumstances, in addition to opening its doors to area third-grade students, tours from…
One state senator doesn’t believe people should be punished for not appearing in court when they’re incarcerated or detained by law enforcement agencies. That’s why Oklahoma City Democrat Carri Hicks introduced Senate Bill 44 so any charges or warrants for such individuals will be dismissed, she…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation to protect religious freedom and the constitutional right to worship was approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang, presented House Bill 2648, also known as the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act, which dictates that anything closing…
State Sen. Dave Rader, R-Tulsa, introduced Senate Bill 704, which would eliminate piling on more prison time for sentences in most nonviolent felony cases when the defendant has a previous conviction. The law already provides a range of punishment for criminal offenses. For example, the sentence…
A grief support group at Cameron Baptist Church in Lawton is helping people who suffer from the loss of a loved one deal with unexpected tragedies. Group founder Linda Purdue said she came across GriefShare, an international organization that has affiliates in churches throughout across the globe…
Victims of domestic or sexual violence are getting some help from lawmakers as they work to escape from their abusers. Senate Bill 200, authored by Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, would allow tenants in apartments and houses to terminate their lease early without penalty by providing…
Roughly one-third of the professions in the State of Oklahoma require a license or certification governed by an agency. With so many professions in Oklahoma requiring licenses, the agencies that govern licensures carry more weight than most people realize when it comes to a state’s economy.…
LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Wealth Management announced recently that its assets under management surpassed the $14 billion mark as of the end of 2020. Arvest Wealth Management, which offers wealth management, trust, investment, and insurance products and services, has investment and trust advisors…
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department recently promoted two employees to key roles, the agency said in a news release. Donna Dorr became the agency’s director of consumer assistance, and Teresa Green was named deputy general counsel. Dorr began her tenure at the agency in 1995 and has…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite being condemned by the ACLU of Oklahoma this past week, Senate Bill 383, a…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma started 2021 on a high note. ]The 7% state tax…
OKLAHOMA CITY – Three public safety projects in southwest Oklahoma – in Kiowa, Stephens and…
OKLAHOMA CITY – A lengthy state/federal criminal investigation resulted in the indictment of 20 people in federal court here on charges of conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine via a drug ring dire

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators across the nation in recent years have crafted myriad exotic measures in their efforts to derail ballot initiatives that enable voters to bypass lawmakers and implement the public’s will.

LAWTON – Monday afternoon, members of Lawton Heritage Association met to coordinate reopening the Historic Mattie Beal Home, located at the intersection of SW 5th Street and SW Summit Avenue.

One state senator doesn’t believe people should be punished for not appearing in court when they’re incarcerated or detained by law enforcement agencies.

State Sen.

OKLAHOMA CITY – It was back in 1956, a very repressed period in American history, when American government officials felt it necessary to actually burn books.

Last year was unlike any other we have seen in decades. We have spent a majority of the year facing a global pandemic -- one that we will continue to address. We have seen racial tensions boil over in some parts of our country.