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  • House fails to pass Republican state funding package with deadline days away

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives failed to pass a Republican-backed budget funding package with just two days left until the state’s budget deadline. The bill was part of a roughly $400 million package that House and Senate Republican leadership and Gov. Mary Fallin rolled out as a “compromise” Tuesday afternoon, much to the surprise of House Democrats who quickly called the “deal” nothing more than grandstanding, as the state tries to fill an $878 million budget hole. “We are […]

  • OKC Auto Show donation to 10 Strong

    OKLAHOMA CITY–Revenues raised from two features during the 100th Anniversary Oklahoma City Auto Show were donated during a ceremony Wednesday to local charity, 10 Strong. A total of $23,561.44 was donated through proceeds from the OKC Auto Show Gala and the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Experience. The check was presented to 10 Strong, which has a mission to support and encourage families currently going through cancer treatment on the 10th floor of the OU Children’s Hospital. “It was such a great […]

  • Aaron Hernandez’s attorney plans to sue for negligence around his death

    MASSACHUSETTS – An attorney for Aaron Hernandez’s estate plans to sue state officials for negligence surrounding his apparent suicide and railed against the “salacious” details leaked to the media, he said in court on Friday. George Leontire, an attorney representing Hernandez’s family, filed a bill of discovery in Bristol County Superior Court, calling on Massachusetts officials to preserve all evidence in the investigation into Hernandez’s death. That evidence is relevant to planned legal action for negligent supervision related to the […]

  • Bill that would allow Ten Commandments back at Oklahoma Capitol passes Senate committee

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial bill that would pave the way for historical statues on public grounds has passed another hurdle. In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments Monument that was housed at the Oklahoma State Capitol violated the Constitution. That decision led to the monument being removed from the Capitol grounds. Last year, Oklahoma voters shot down a state question that would have allowed the Ten Commandments to move back to the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. […]

  • Religious organization seeking placement of Sanskrit scripture if Oklahoma bill passes

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s a bill causing a lot of controversy at the Oklahoma capitol. In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments Monument that was housed at the Oklahoma State Capitol violated the Constitution. That decision led to the monument being removed from the capitol grounds. Last year, Oklahoma voters shot down a state question that would have allowed the Ten Commandments to move back to the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. State Question 790 would have removed a […]

  • Bill that would allow Ten Commandments back at the Capitol passes Oklahoma House

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Another year at the Capitol means another fight brewing over the state’s most controversial statue. In 2015, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments Monument that was housed at the Oklahoma State Capitol violated the Constitution. That decision led to the monument being removed from the Capitol grounds. Last year, Oklahoma voters shot down a state question that would have allowed the Ten Commandments to move back to the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. State Question 790 would […]

  • Rape, incest and court fees at center of fiery debate over anti-abortion bill at Oklahoma Capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial anti-abortion bill passed the House Tuesday, but not before a heated debate over the Bible, rape, and incest. HB1549 punishes doctors who perform abortions if the mother is seeking one because of a genetic disorder. “Abortion offends God, plain and simple,” Rep. John Bennett said on the House floor. The debate went on for more than an hour Tuesday. “I heard statements of ‘why are we wasting our time on a pro-life bill up here? […]

  • Muslims invite critical Oklahoma state representative to help community

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Muslim community is looking for help from an Oklahoma state lawmaker who has called the religion “a cancer on our nation.” “We can all come together and work for a greater good and a worthy cause,” said Basheer Shakir. “Maybe it’s an opportunity for others, regardless of our faiths, to come together and honestly and openly talk about what our faiths are about.” State Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) made headlines two weeks ago with a controversial questionnaire that […]

  • Weekend Event: OKC Auto Show Appearing in New State Fair Park Venue

    OKLAHOMA CITY– The Oklahoma City International Auto Show will have a new look with the move to a new location this year for its 100th anniversary. With the opening of the spacious Bennett Event Center at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, visitors of the centennial celebration of the OKC Auto Show will be treated to 201,000-square-feet of wall-to-wall cars and trucks from 27 automaker brands. The OKC Auto Show is being held March 10-12th with doors opening […]

  • Is ‘Muslim questionnaire’ constitutional?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A two-page questionnaire handed to Muslim students who wanted to meet with a state representative has law professors wondering if the lawmaker followed the Constitution. Rep. John Bennett (R-Sallisaw) left the now-controversial questionnaire behind for people who visited his office on Muslim Day, which occurred last week at the state capitol. Bennett told NewsChannel 4 in a statement Sunday the questionnaire “was left for them to provoke their thought. If they weren’t aware of what Islam stands […]

  • Read the controversial questionnaire an Oklahoma lawmaker gave to Muslim students who asked to meet with him

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Representative John Bennett is receiving widespread criticism over the controversial questionnaire his office reportedly handed out to Muslim students who were asking to meet with him. Rep. John Bennett confirmed to KFOR that three Muslim students visiting his office as part of Muslim Day were given questionnaires. The handout included questions like “Sharia law says that it must rule over the kafirs, the non-Muslims. Do you agree with this?”; “The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law […]