Embezzler Caused Energy Company Layoffs——Gets 45 Months in Prison

A woman who embezzled more than $1 million from an Oklahoma City-based energy company has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to reimburse the company and the IRS.
Naomi D. Walker of Moore was sentenced in Oklahoma Cit…

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McClendon Indictment—-Never Just Two Sides to a Story

As a journalist for more than 40 years, I have always said there are ‘”never 2 sides to every story”, and never a story that is “black and white.”
There are “many” sides to a story and all stories, I believe based on years of covering the range of sto…

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Class Action Lawsuit over Alleged Bid-Rigging Could Involve Thousands of Lease Holders

The class-action federal lawsuit filed against Chesapeake Energy, SandRidge Energy and former SandRidge Energy CEO Tom Ward suggests there could be thousands of plaintiffs joining the suit. And the list of plaintiffs could extend into the Texas Panhand…

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Public Hearing Set for Oklahoma Weatherization Assistance Plan

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. to receive comments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2016 Weatherization Assistance Program State Plan. The hearing will be held at the Oklahoma …

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New Vance Air Base Tower Dedicated by Sen. Jim Inhofe

Ceremonies were held Friday for the opening of a new air traffic control tower at Vance Air Force Base in Enid. Funds for construction came from the National Defense Authorizataion Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
The new tower was officially named the “Inho…

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State Capitol Rally Planned by Opponents of Turnpike Link across Oklahoma County

Those residents in eastern Oklahoma County who are fighting the State Turnpike Authority over a proposed link between Interstate 40 and the Turner Turnpike plan a State Capitol rally next week.
Members of Stop the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority or SOTA w…

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State to Unveil Another Earthquake and Disposal Well Plan

Coming soon—another earthquake and wastewater disposal well plan from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Weeks after announcing a plan that covered at least 5,200 square miles and 245 disposal wells in northwestern Oklahoma, the commission no…

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New Study of I-35 from Moore to Norman Under ODOT Consideration

The Oklahoma Transportation Department is preparing to begin a nearly year-long engineering study to improve the flow of traffic on and off a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 35 in the cities of Moore and Norman.
The issue is to be voted on Monday when th…

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Who’s Hauling the Nation’s Freight? How Much will It Grow in the Next 30 Years?

A new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics projects freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will nearly …

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Rep. Russell Targets More Government Waste

Oklahoma congressman Steve Russell isn’t giving up on efforts to get the federal government to stop wasting taxpayers’ dollars. He’s now introduced the End Subsidies for Tobacco Act which would eliminate tens of millions of dollars a year in federal cr…

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