U.S. Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

2017-06-20

Communities and oil refining and production facilities from Texas to Florida braced on Tuesday for potential disruptions as Tropical Storm Cindy meandered over the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, threatening to bring wind and heavy rain to the region. Cindy was about 280 miles (450 km) south of Morgan City, Louisiana, on Tuesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 45 miles (75 km) per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. It was expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana late Wednesday and move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. Heavy rainfall from the storm could produce life-threatening flash flooding along parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast, the NHC said. “The winds aren’t looking to get much stronger than they are now,” but some areas east of Houston and toward Florida could see as much as 12 inches of rain, said Stephen Strum, vice president of extended forecast services at Weather Decision Technologies in Tulsa, Oklahoma....

Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

2017-06-17

Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly a weapon — on him. The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop adds to the worries of African-American gun owners about how they are treated by police and society. Acknowledging that they have a weapon, they said, can open them up to violence from police, who can then claim they feared for their lives simply because of the presence of a gun, even a legal one. “As soon as you say, ‘I’m a concealed carry holder. This is my license,’...

APNewsBreak: Family: Man killed by cops was off medication

2017-06-10

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A black man who was fatally shot by three Oklahoma law enforcement officers had stopped taking medication in April to treat a bipolar disorder and was in declining mental health since the recent death of his father, members of his family said Saturday. The mother, brother and two sisters of 29-year-old Joshua Barre told The Associated Press in interviews that authorities could have tried other means to restrain him before shooting because they knew about his mental condition since May 31, when members of the sheriff’s mental health unit received an order to pick him up for an evaluation. Barre’s mother, Etta, said deputies also had ample time to call for backup Friday as they followed him while he walked more than 10 blocks from his rental...

AmericanChecked Signs Exclusive Deal With Merydyan Technologies to Better Serve Indian Country
AmericanChecked Signs Exclusive Deal With Merydyan Technologies to Better Serve Indian Country

2017-06-07

Tulsa, OK, June 7, 2017 – AmericanChecked Inc., a nationally accredited, Native/woman-owned company based in Tulsa, Okla., has inked an exclusive deal with Merydyan Technologies, a premier provider of applicant tracking systems (ATS). The exclusive integration of these two systems provides the most powerful system for hiring, onboarding and background screening tailored specifically for tribal gaming commissions and tribal entities. It is the first and only platform of its kind that can boast tribal ownership by both providers. “I could not be more excited about this partnership,” said Julie Hakman, president and CEO of AmericanChecked. “We are both native-owned companies dedicated to providing the best solutions for tribal organizations. It was a natural partnership as...

Fifteen finalists in U.S. spelling bee vie for $40,000 prize
Fifteen finalists in U.S. spelling bee vie for $40,000 prize

2017-06-01

By Lacey Johnson | OXON HILL, Md. Competitors in the final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee picked their way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels on Thursday as they eyed a $40,000 cash prize. On the second and last day of the Bee, 15 competitors were still standing for the final face-off at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in suburban Washington, to be televised live on ESPN beginning at 8:30 p.m. (0030 GMT Friday). In earlier rounds, some spellers tripped over words including Corriedale, toreutics, cleidoic and panettone, weeding down the field headed for the finish of the 90th national Bee. Others hung on by correctly spelling catafalque, outarde and chryselephantine. “What?!” exclaimed Maggie Sheridan, 13, from Mansfield, Ohio, throwing her hands up in disbelief when she learned she correctly spelled whirlicote,...

U.S. spelling bee features youngest competitor, new tie breaker

2017-05-31

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Magellan Midstream to Present at Master Limited Partnership Investor Conference

2017-05-26

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ONEOK and ONEOK Partners Announce Organizational Changes Consolidating Key Reporting Responsibilities

2017-05-25

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ONEOK President and Chief Executive Officer Provides Update at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

2017-05-24

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Greater Tulsa Antique Postcard & Paper American Show and Sale…

2017-05-18

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