Do or die: Oilers on edge

Dave Pszenyczny (5) battles former Tulsa Oiler Chad Costello(13, in red) Saturday night.

Dave Pszenyczny (5) battles former Tulsa Oiler Chad Costello(13, in red) Saturday night.

TULSA, OK— It is truly win or go home now.

A costly mistake, combined with a controversial goal early on threw off whatever mechanism the Oilers used to solidly defeat the Allen Americans on Friday night as the team in red snatched a 3-1 victory on Saturday night.

The total on the scoreboard matches the Allen lead in the first round series, which shifts back to Allen for what could be a deciding game four tonight at 7pm in the Allen Event Center.

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DA to speak at Let’s Talk Tulsa: Public Safety

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler will join the presenters this Tuesday evening April 21, at the LaFortune Clubhouse Grill 5501 South Yale on the topic of public safety in Tulsa.

This meeting will not focus on the recent tragedy resulting in a second-degree manslaughter charge against Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Robert Charles Bates, 73, in the shooting death of Eric Courtney Harris, 44. This public presentation will focus on the mission and functionality of; law enforcement, prosecution and public perceptions of safety and crime prevention. Because his office will prosecute the charges against Reserve Deputy Bates; Kunzweiler is prevented from speaking on that topic.

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Oilers dominate Americans in game 3

"Stephen Perfetto undresses Allen goaltender Riley Gill with a goal Friday night.

Stephen Perfetto undresses Allen goaltender Riley Gill with a goal Friday night.

TULSA, OK— It wasn’t quite a do-or-die, but after watching a four goal lead over the Allen Americans evaporate before their eyes on Wednesday night in Texas, the Tulsa Oilers had to play like it was to restore faith in themselves and in their fans.

That’s exactly what they did as they held the Americans to a single goal to triumph over the division champions 5-1 in front of 2,607 in the BOK Center. Jon Booras got the home side on the board first at 5:50 of the first period when he went five-hole (between the legs) of Allen goaltender Riley Gill to give the Oilers the early lead. Booras took a crossing pass from Tommy Mele and slid the puck through Gill and into the net.

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Gov. Fallin signs bill on execution alternatives

OkCapitalFrontGovernor Mary Fallin today signed House Bill 1879, a measure allowing the state to perform executions through nitrogen hypoxia if the current method of execution – lethal injection – is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

Under current Oklahoma law, if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional or otherwise becomes unavailable, the state can revert to the electric chair as a second alternative and firing squad as the third alternative for capital punishment. HB 1879 makes nitrogen hypoxia the second alternative, electric chair the third and firing squad the final alternative.
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My concern with the Iran nuclear negotiations

IranNuclear1Amidst the various twists and turns of our nation’s negotiation with Iran on a nuclear deal, one thing is clear: the American people are skeptical.

Americans know that a nuclear Iran is a threat to every nation.

Our concern is not just Iran in possession of a nuclear bomb; we all know that the leadership of Iran continues to threaten its neighbors and the World. Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism and there is little doubt that if they had nuclear weapons, they could transfer those weapons or nuclear material to their global terror proxies.

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