Emails suggest Hofmeister, Holland risked charges to defeat unpopular candidate

The race against incumbent Janet Barresi wasn't even close in the end. But prosecutors allege Joy Hofmeister and her political consultants decided they needed to go negative while Hofmeister took "the high road."
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Recently arrested woman becomes fourth Tulsa Jail death in 2016

A Chouteau woman who was arrested last month on a complaint of “child neglect by munchausen by proxy,” a complicated form of child abuse, died Wednesday in the Tulsa Jail, officials there confirmed.
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Tulsa police considering creation of citizens advisory board

Several community leaders, including ministers serving predominantly African-American churches in north Tulsa, have called for more citizen involvement in the review of police practices in the wake of the Sept. 16 police shooting of an unarmed black man.
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Online fundraiser for Betty Shelby includes donation by officer endorsed by state as witness in the case

The donations include a payment made by an officer endorsed by the state as a witness in the criminal proceedings against Shelby.
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Energy execs led panels at state’s invitation-only earthquake workshop

Days after the state's largest earthquake, a state-sponsored workshop on induced seismicity featured panels led by energy industry executives. Days later, state and federal officials cut the number of injection wells closed in response to the earthquake by nearly half, records show.
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Insurers reaped $135 million selling quake policies, paid out $4.5 million

An analysis of data by The Frontier shows that of about 1,100 earthquake insurance claims filed with companies, just 202 residential claims are listed as paid during the past six years. The median payout during that time was about $5,500, with about 73 claims paid over $10,000.
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Compounding Fractures: Larger earthquakes might be on the way for state

“If you keep having more and more earthquakes, eventually you are going to get some bigger ones...The injection pulse that is out there will continue to influence the crust. It’s already in motion."
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Behind the big quake: A regulatory black hole?

A 200-square-mile swath of Oklahoma impacted by the earthquake is off limits to state regulators scrambling to respond to Saturday's earthquake. They say they have no idea how many energy-related operations are there and no authority to close them.
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State law cloaks CLEET security guard records in secrecy

More than 100 security guards licensed in Oklahoma were disciplined in the past two years for crimes including domestic assault, reckless handling of a firearm, an investigation by The Frontier has found. The state took months and even years to act.
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A security guard’s bullet ended Monroe Bird’s life. Here’s the rest of the story.

The security guard was in plain clothes and driving an unmarked pickup when he shot Monroe Bird. He had marijuana in his backpack and was taking seizure medicine that impacts decision making and reaction time. The state revoked the guard's license, but prosecutors declined to charge him.
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