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  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 29

    Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet:                               Sunoco Inc. — $42 Oklahoma...

  • Interfaith Alliance backs removal of monument

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor chinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, along with several other religious and anti-bias organizations, is urging Gov. Mary Fallin and the Legislature to remove a controversial Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol grounds. Dr. Carl Rubenstein, a retired cardiologist serving as...

  • Oklahoma scene

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    RAY MIRON DIES AT AGE 92 Ray Miron, founder of the reborn Central Hockey League, died of a heart attack Friday in Tulsa. He was 92. Miron was a long-time builder in professional hockey, particuarly in Oklahoma, where the Oklahoma City Blazers enjoyed 17 years of success on and off the ice....

  • Twitter sets modest goal to hire more women, minorities

    By The Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is setting modest workforce diversification goals while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. Twitter aims to fill 16 percent of its technology jobs with a woman next year, up from 13...

  • Big first step for little boy

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    EDMOND — Jaxon Saenz put on his Pokemon backpack Friday and walked down the hall at Ida Freeman Elementary School for the first time as a kindergartner. The road to school for this 6-year-old has been a rough one that was interrupted by a liver transplant. Jaxon didn't go to...

  • Judge’s order sides with state smoke shop owner

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    A federal judge in a recent court opinion criticized tactics used by drug enforcement agents following a raid earlier this year on a dozen Ziggyz pipe shops in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The stores' owner, Chelsey Davis, accuses the Drug Enforcement Agency of threatening his landlords, causing...

  • State game warden won't face charges in deadly shooting

    By The Associated Press | Updated: 14 hr ago

    BUNCH — An Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation game warden won't face criminal charges after prosecutors determined that he was justified in the April fatal shooting of an Arkansas man. Authorities said Billy Joe Patrick, 29,  had attacked game warden Jared Cramer after Cramer...

  • Oil prices continue rebound

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma energy stock prices jumped again Friday as oil extended its rebound to a second day and the country's drilling activity slowed again. Oil prices surged 6 percent Friday after adding 10 percent the day before. Domestic benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude closed the week at $45.22 a...

  • Slain labor chief’s widow requests protective orders

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    The widow of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has sought protective orders against their son, Christian Costello, and his girlfriend. An Oklahoma County judge Thursday granted a protective order for the widow against the girlfriend but denied the one requested Friday against her son...

  • Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office will start new review duties of boards and commissions

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sent out about 100 letters to Oklahoma boards and commissions whose board members consist predominantly of the professions they regulate, directing them to forward summaries of all proposed board actions that could trigger antitrust concerns for review.

  • Federal judge sides with Ziggyz's smoke shop owner in dispute with DEA

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton denounced drug enforcement agents' methods after a raid earlier this year on a dozen Ziggyz pipe shops in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

  • Pruitt says duties for review will not require more staff

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sent letters to dozens of state regulatory boards this month that left some board members with a lot of questions. The letters — about 100 — went out Aug. 17 to all Oklahoma boards and commissions whose board members consist predominantly of the...

  • Seizing control?

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Law enforcement officers in a dozen Oklahoma counties along Interstate 40 seized $6.1 million in civil forfeiture actions over a 5-year period, with nearly two-thirds of the money taken in cases where no criminal charges were filed. That's according to an American Civil Liberties Union of...

  • Fed vice chair's vibe seems to calm jitters over market

    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    WASHINGTON — What once seemed a sure bet — that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September — suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. The market's ride and how the Fed will react provide the backdrop for the annual high-profile economic...

  • Hamm dismisses libel suit

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has dismissed a defamation lawsuit against fellow Oklahoma City oilman Mickey Thompson. Hamm filed the suit in June in Oklahoma County District Court after Thompson wrote a post on his personal Facebook page that was critical of Hamm. Thompson posted a...



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