Tulsa Oilers announce affiliations

OilersLogoExactly a week and a day after announcing a new coach, the Tulsa Oilers wasted little time in obtaining an affiliation in both the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.

The Tulsa Oilers will be affiliated with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL and the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.

“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with the Jets and the Moose,” said Taylor Hall, General Manager of the Oilers.  “Both teams are first-class organizations that share our commitment to winning and not only is this an exciting day for our fans, but it is also an important day for our players who want to continue their development and succeed at the next level.”

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Murder charges filed in deaths of Broken Arrow family

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler

TULSA: Five First-Degree Murder charges were filed today against Robert Davis Bever, 18, and Michael John Bever, 16, in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings at their Broken Arrow home on July 22. Robert and Michael Bever were also charged with Assault and Battery With Intent to Kill for multiple stabbings of a 13-year-old sister who survived the attack.

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Pruitt charges Texas woman with medicaid fraud, identity theft

InsuranceFraud1OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday announced charges against a Texas woman for fraudulently billing the state’s Medicaid program for services that were never provided.

Melody Lewis, 37, of Dallas, worked as a behavioral health rehabilitation specialist providing therapy sessions through the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Between October 2011 and September 2014, Lewis worked for several behavioral health counseling agencies in the Oklahoma City area.

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Missing Hillary emails no one can explain

HillaryClinton1An excellent well-referenced article on The Daily Beast by Alexa Corse and Shane Harris explores a two-month gap in Hillary Clinton’s emails that coincides with violence in Libya and the employment status of a top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin.

The story notes that among the approximately 2,000 emails released by the State Department from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private account, there is a conspicuous two-month gap. So far, there are no emails between Clinton and her State Department staff during May and June 2012, a period of escalating violence in Libya leading up to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left four Americans dead.

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OK Black Caucus focus on education, public safety

Sen. Kevin Matthews

Sen. Kevin Matthews

Sen. Kevin Matthews said today that members of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus will focus on improving education and increasing training for members of law enforcement and private security personnel in the months ahead. Matthews, who was elected caucus chair in May, said these were two examples of public policy he and his fellow members would be pursuing during the interim and in the 2016 session.

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