State monument destroyed

TenCommandmentsMonumentGovernor Mary Fallin today condemned the violence against the Ten Commandments Monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol and volunteered to help raise private funds to restore it.

“This monument was built to memorialize the historical significance of the Ten Commandments in guiding our own laws and lives,” said Fallin.

“It is absolutely appalling that someone would vandalize anything at the Oklahoma State Capitol – the People’s Building – much less a monument of such significance,” Fallin added.

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Trout fishing heats up

An angler holds up his stringer after adding another rainbow trout at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. (Photo by wildlifedepartment.com)

An angler holds up his stringer after adding another rainbow trout at the Blue River Public Fishing and Hunting Area. (Photo by wildlifedepartment.com)

The arrival of cooler weather doesn’t end great fishing in Oklahoma so don’t be so quick to store your rods and reels for next spring.  During the winter months Oklahoma’s designated trout fishing areas offer outstanding angling.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation operates two year-round trout fisheries in the Lower Mountain Fork River below Broken Bow dam and in the Lower Illinois River below Tenkiller Ferry Dam. Trout are stocked in those areas every week or two.

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Ethics Commission clears Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry (R-Tulsa) has been cleared in a recent decision by the Ethics Commission regarding his campaign expenditures.

In September, the Oklahoma Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, accusing Newberry of improperly documenting expenditures from his campaign.  Earlier this month the Ethics Commission dismissed the case, clearing Senator Newberry of any wrongdoing.

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Costly miscues doom Sooners

OUvsKSU1Numbers never lie, but, in the topsy-turvy world of college football, numbers can be incorrect. Case in point, one week after being statistically dominated by the Texas Longhorns in their annual showdown and coming out victorious, the tables were turned on the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday against Bill Snyder’s Kansas State Wildcats. Just looking at the game stats, one would think the Sooners chalked up another Big 12 win at home. However, at games end, the scoreboard read 31-30 in favor of the Wildcats. On this game day, the Sooners weren’t good enough to overcome turnovers and special teams meltdowns.

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