Tag: Oklahoma

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones ‘Very Intrigued’ by Big-Name College Coach: Report

Getty Lincoln Riley Whether he admits it or not (he hasn’t, and won’t), Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is mulling potential successors for Jason Garrett. And, reportedly, has a name in mind. Per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Jones is “very intrigued” by Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, who’s expected to listen to overtures in […]

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Nearly 100 Years Later, Tulsa Begins Search for Mass Graves From 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre

Black detainees are led to Convention Hall following the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma,Photo: AP Photo A few blocks away from Tulsa’s Greenwood neighborhood sits the city’s oldest existing cemetery, Oaklawn. On Monday, scientists and forensic anthropologists scoured the cemetery with ground-penetrating radar, looking for signs of a mass grave that could hold the remains […]

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Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty Jalen Hurts had 508 yards of total offense in his Oklahoma debut. The Texas Tech Red Raiders, without starting quarterback Alan Bowman, visit the Oklahoma Sooners as both teams open Big 12 play on Saturday afternoon. Texas Tech opened the season with back-to-back wins against Montana State and UTEP before losing 28-14 at Arizona […]

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Strangers Chip In When Oklahoma Mom Who Got 12 Years for Selling $30 Worth of Weed Is Tossed in Jail Again When She Can’t Pay Court Fees

Years after an Oklahoma mom was released from prison after being handed a 12-year sentence for making $30 in weed sales, she landed in jail again for not paying court costs related to the case. Luckily for Patricia Spottedcrow, strangers learning of her plight chipped in to pay the $1,139.90 in court costs she still […]

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Oklahoma vs. South Dakota Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty Jalen Hurts had 508 yards of total offense in his Oklahoma debut. After a strong start to the 2019 season last Sunday, the Oklahoma Sooners will look to keep their offensive showcase on display in their first-ever meeting with the South Dakota Coyotes. Most impressive from last weekend’s win for the Sooners was the […]

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Man Faces Assault Charge After Allegedly Throwing Cupcake at Driver in Road Rage Incident

Last week, author and illustrator Michelle Rial tweeted a chart from her recently released book, one that had the heading “Is It Too Late to Start?” With two simple line drawings, she bashed the idea that you’re ever “too old” to do anything, and her @-replies were stacked with people sharing their own later-in-life successes, […]

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Oklahoma vs. Houston Prediction: Betting Line, Odds & Pick

Getty The Houston Cougars defense finished 118th out of 129 FBS teams last year in points allowed per game. The Oklahoma Sooners have had two straight quarterbacks win the Heisman Trophy but have been unsuccessful in capturing the National Championship. Will one or both of those streaks continue this year. Jalen Hurts takes over after […]

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Punish Pharma, Not Patients

The decision on Monday by an Oklahoma judge to fine Johnson & Johnson $572 million for its role in the state’s opioid crisis is only the first step in what promises to be years of complex litigation. In ruling that pharmaceutical marketing caused a “public nuisance” by increasing addiction and overdose deaths, Judge Thad Balkman […]

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Big Pharma Is Starting to Pay for the Opioid Crisis. Make Those Payments Count.

In 1998 tobacco manufacturers reached an unprecedented agreement with 46 states, which had sued the companies for engaging in decades of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to an epidemic of tobacco-related illness and death. Over the next 20 years, the industry paid some $125 billion to the states. But two decades later, only a fraction […]

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Spencer Rattler, ‘QB1’: What Did He Do to Be Ruled Ineligible in High School?

Instagram Spencer Rattler will start the college football season as a third-string quarterback for Oklahoma. The end of Spencer Rattler’s high school career ended with mystery, and the “QB1” series did little to provide clarity as to what caused the quarterback to miss the end of his senior season. Spencer was ruled ineligible back in […]

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Cherokee Nation Seeks to Send First Delegate to Congress

For Native American tribes, treaties with the United States government have often led to displacement, removal and outright erasure. But now, the Cherokee Nation is turning to treaties signed in the 18th and 19th centuries to push for a delegate to Congress for the first time in history. The treaties, the Nation claims, promised them […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s Brand Falters Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis

In the 1980s, Johnson & Johnson needed a reliable supply of opium for a popular product, Tylenol with codeine. So the health care conglomerate, better known for baby shampoo and Band-Aids, bought a business that grew and processed opium poppies in faraway Tasmania, off the coast of Australia. By 2015, at the height of the […]

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White News Anchor Keeps Job After Comparing Black Co-Anchor to a Gorilla: ‘He Kinda Looks Like You’

Screenshot: Quinlan Report In the long list of things to never say to a black person, right before, “No, you can’t have more napkins” you’ll find comparing us to a primate right up there. Yet despite this longstanding edict, KOCO anchor Alex Housden decided to risk life and limb by uttering the following: During a […]

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Upriver From a Senator’s Lake House, an Oklahoma Town Fights for Survival

MIAMI, Okla. — On the shimmering waters of Grand Lake, a popular vacation spot in northeastern Oklahoma, families have spent the summer splashing around in boats, fishing for the lake’s famous bass and enjoying weekend getaways at upscale waterfront homes. But drive just a few dozen miles north, and the festivity dissolves into fear over […]

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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Landmark Opioid Trial

A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled against Johnson & Johnson, the deep-pocketed corporate giant, and ordered it to pay the state $572 million in the first trial of an opioid manufacturer for the destruction wrought by prescription painkillers. Johnson & Johnson, which contracted with poppy growers in Tasmania, supplied 60 percent of the opiate […]

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Why Was Johnson & Johnson the Only Opioid Maker on Trial in Oklahoma?

Some two dozen opioid manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers are now being sued by states, counties, cities and tribes across the nation for their roles in the opioid crisis, yet Johnson & Johnson, the corporate giant, wound up as the only company on trial in Oklahoma despite the fact that its drugs accounted for only […]

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