Contractor Charged With Home Repair Fraud Following Elk City Tornado

A southwest Oklahoma contractor has been charged with felony construction fraud following the tornado that hit Elk City last May. But he is denying the claims made in the charges. Chris Poindexter, owner of Pridex Construction Company of Lone Wolf was the subject of a 37-page arrest warrant issued this week. He was charged after …

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Oklahoma Storm Chaser Found Dead on Cruise Ship in Puerto Rico

Details of the death of TV’s Storm Chasing star Joel Taylor indicated he was found dead on a cruise ship last this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Yahoo reports the cause of the death of the 38 year old Discovery Channel star from Elk City, Oklahoma has yet to be determined. He was found …

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Puerto Ricans Show Gratitude to OGE Crews Working to Restore Electricity

  Grateful Puerto Ricans are showing their appreciation to the 50 Oklahoma Gas and Electric linemen who arrived this week and went to work restoring electrical power months after Hurricane Maria. Some gave up their homes so the linemen would have a place to sleep. The gratitude has surprised even hardened linemen like Rick Berg. …

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Work Underway to Identify 5 Workers Killed in Rig Explosion

  The Oklahoma Medical Examiner is in the process of formally identifying the five workers killed in the Monday morning explosion that destroyed a gas-drilling rig near Quinton in Pittsburg County. The bodies were discovered Tuesday in the crushed doghouse at the site of the rig. The rig collapsed amidst the explosion and resulting fire. …

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Report Says Wind and Solar Jobs Outnumber Oil and Gas in 30 States

A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund claims wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs in 30 U.S. states, including Washington, D.C. Despite the dramatic increase in wind farm operations in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas, they are not among the 30 states cited by the EDF.  None of the major …

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Williams to Release Earnings Report February 14

Shareholders of Williams and Williams Partners will learn financial results for 2017 in a few weeks. The Tulsa-based company announced Wednesday the year-end financial results will be released after the market closes Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. It will also host a joint question and answer session on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time. …

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Blueknight Energy Announces Quarterly Distribution

Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. in Oklahoma City announced Wednesday a quarterly distribution on the Partnership’s common units of $0.1450 per common unit. The Oklahoma City-based company said the declaration was made by the board of directors. But the distribution was unchanged from the third quarter 2017 distribution announced by the midstream  company. The distributions will …

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Quarterly Distribution Announced by NGL Energy Partners

NGL Energy Partners in Tulsa announced Wednesday its Board of Directors declared a fourth quarterly distribution of $0.39 per unit. The Company said it would translate into a distribution of $1.56 per unit on an annualized basis. The quarterly distribution will be payable on February 14, 2018 to those common unitholders of record at the …

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Commissioner Suggests Other State Agencies Could Learn from Corporation Commission

While Oklahoma leaders wrestle with a $30 million mismanagement being investigated at the State Health Department, Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy is suggesting maybe other state agencies could take a lesson from what the Corporation Commission has successfully done. Writing in The Oklahoman on Wednesday, Jan. 24, Murphy said the Commission’s 2013 decision to ask the …

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SandRidge Energy Says No to Icahn’s Latest Demands

SandRidge Energy leaders are telling activist investor Carl Icahn they will  not make changes in the board of directors as he has demanded. And they oppose his efforts regarding a poison pill effort to take control of the company. The company announced its decision in a statement and letter to shareholders. “After careful deliberation, the …

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