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Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

Winds increase as firefighters battle huge wildfire in Kansas

Medicine Lodge - Strong winds are expected to hinder firefighters in battling the worst wildfire in Kansas state history today and tomorrow. Wind gusts of up to 40 mph are forecast for Monday and Tuesday.

Conversing with American film and TV actor Jason Kirkpatrick Special

A chance meeting on a film set led to this rarely out of work actor appearing in two John Schneider films, 'Like Son' and 'Inadmissible.' He recounted the experience - and more - to Digital Journal.

Youth football team wants Walmart to 'make things right'

Luther - One year ago, members of an Oklahoma youth football team watched their football field transform from grass to concrete when a Walmart Express moved in. In less than a year the store has closed, and the team wants their field restored.

Interview: Vince Gill is 'down to his last bad habit' Special

One of country's finest crooners, given his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012, is to release his first solo album since 2011's 'Guitar Slinger' next month. He spoke to Digital Journal.

Review: Toby Keith returns with a new album '35 mph Town'

The Oklahoman's latest CD, his first in two years, ends a run of an album a year that began with 2005's "Honkytonk University" and ended in 2013 with "Drinks After Work." Has the new record been worth the wait? Digital Journal found out.

Dave Koscelny from country band 2SB speaks to Digital Journal Special

Two Steps Back, better known as "2SB," have just released a self-titled EP, a precursor to their second album that should be out soon. Digital Journal met the drummer.

Wife of Okla. pastor shot by trooper challenges police account

Tulsa - The wife of Nehemiah Fischer, an assistant pastor who was fatally shot by one of two highway patrol officers responding to a stranded vehicle call, is questioning the initial police account of the incident.

Op-Ed: Driverless trucks from Mexico to Manitoba: What could go wrong?

Brownsville - Hot on the wheels of Google's second generation of driverless cars, industry heads plan to send driverless big rigs on the road on a planned route from Mexico to Manitoba.

Killing of Eric Harris: Okla deputy says he mistook gun for Taser

Tulsa - A shocking video released by an Oklahoma sheriff's department shows an unarmed black man, Eric Harris, on the ground with an officer kneeling on his head. That, however isn't the most shocking part of the video.

Oklahoma votes to use new unproven method of executiion

Oklahoma lawmakers, scrambling for a backup method of execution that would replace lethal injection, have come up with a new way of killing someone. A bill now awaits the governor's signature that would allow nitrogen gas hypoxia to be used.

Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

Beverly Hills - To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

US university expels fraternity over race chant video

Washington - The University of Oklahoma banned a major fraternity from its campus Monday over a YouTube video that shows some of its members singing a racist chant.

Op-Ed: Oklahoma and Nebraska demand legal pot law in Colorado overturned

Sidney - Nebraska and Oklahoma are being accused as fair-weather federalists because they feel the Supreme Court should overturn Amendment 64, the legalization measure that Colorado voters approved in 2012 for legalizing medical marijuana.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Oklahoma lawmakers vote to ban advanced placement U.S. history

Oklahoma City - The education committee of the Oklahoma legislature has overwhelmingly voted to ban the teaching of advanced placement United States history in the state's public schools, arguing that such courses emphasize "what is bad about America."

Woman calls police, complains her meth is 'laced'

Enid - An Oklahoma woman has been jailed on felony drug charges after calling police to complain that her methamphetamine was "laced" with something.

Oklahoma GOP candidate: Let cities decide whether to execute gays

Oklahoma City - A Tea Party Republican candidate for Oklahoma's House of Representatives believes that gays should be stoned to death, but wants to leave the issue up to local communities to decide because he's "largely libertarian."

Interview: Love and Theft Special

Stephen Barker Liles from the hit country duo chats to Digital Journal about the pair's upcoming headline show, the 'Buckin' Wild Music Fest'.

Bullets and booze: Oklahoma gun range gets liquor license

Oklahoma City - While the owner promises those drinking won't be allowed to shoot, the controversial news is out: a start-up gun range, currently under construction, has been authorized to sell alcohol by the Oklahoma City Council.

TV show Cosmos upsets Okies

Irate citizens of Saddlebridge Township, Okla., most of them in dire need of finishing high school, protested the airing of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's series Cosmos, citing blasphemy.

Veterinarian loses wedding ring and retrieves it in city dump

Oklahoma City - Oklahoma veterinarian Gary McNeill was performing life-saving surgery on a dog this week when he lost something very important: his wedding ring.

Helping children for over 50 years: The Have-A-Heart Campaign Special

Chiropractic colleges, hundreds of chiropractic clinics, and advocacy groups around the world are helping the non-profit Oklahaven Children's Chiropractic Center by participating in the Have-A-Heart Campaign during Valentine's Day week, February 7-15.

Oklahoma executes second inmate with controversial drug

Mcalester - The US state of Oklahoma executed a second inmate by administering a new drug that has sparked controversy over suffering the condemned may go through while dying.Kenneth Hogan, 52, was put to death in the southwestern state.

Judge rules Oklahoma gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Washington - A US federal judge struck down Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it was unconstitutional, a month after a similar move in Utah.

Review: Adam Lambert puts on awesome performance at Win Star World Casino

Thackerville - Grammy-nominated singer Adam Lambert performed at Oklahoma's Win Star World Casino on December 31, for a sold-out crowd, to celebrate the New Year.

'Oklahoma!' actress Barbara Lawrence dies at age 83

Los Angeles - Actress Barbara Lawrence has died at age 84 of kidney failure. She was best known for her role as Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie Oklahoma!

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant raps on new track 'Whole Life'

Oklahoma City - Recently, Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant stepped off the basketball court and into the recording booth to record a verse for the song "Whole Life."

Oklahoma man makes marriage proposal during arrest

Elk City - Last week, Elk City, Oklahoma native Justin Harrel proposed to his girlfriend while a police officer was arresting him for two outstanding warrants. She said "yes."

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma rattling nerves

Arcadia - Oklahoma, that US state where, according to the song, "The wind comes sweeping down the plain," had more to worry about Saturday than breezy weather as it experienced a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.
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A snake found in Oklahoma
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Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend has left a firefighter dead  and prompted numerous e...
Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend has left a firefighter dead, and prompted numerous evacuations and rescues.
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A memorial tile with the logo of the United States Marine Corps on Murrah Plaza at the Oklahoma City...
A memorial tile with the logo of the United States Marine Corps on Murrah Plaza at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The U.S. Marine Corps as well as the Army and Air Force had offices at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building. All lost personnel in the April 19, 1995, truck bombing attack by domestic terrorists.
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Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
Visual documenting injuries and fatalities in the Oklahoma City bombing disaster.
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Photo of a reconstructed house, ca. 1200, of the inhabitants of the Spiro mound town and ceremonial center
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U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosi...
U.S. Air Force personnel from work alongside civilian firefighters to remove rubble from the explosion site of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The U.S. Air Force is provided around-the-clock support of personnel, equipment, and supplies during rescue and relief efforts.
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Jason Kirkpatrick
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The Montandon family circa 1935
The Montandon family circa 1935
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A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
A view of a tornado sweeping through Oklahoma
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Country band 2SB.
Country band 2SB.
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Aerial view of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after bombing. Up until the September 11  2001  ter...
Aerial view of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after bombing. Up until the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by international Islamic extremists, the Oklahoma City bombing by right-wing domestic extremists was the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation's history.
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Hollywood legend Barbara Lawrence  who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie  Oklahoma!  has died...
Hollywood legend Barbara Lawrence, who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie 'Oklahoma!' has died at the age of 83
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The Oklahoma City National Memorial at dusk as seen from the base of the reflecting pool.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial at dusk as seen from the base of the reflecting pool.
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A memorial tile with the logo of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)  on Murrah Plaza at the Okla...
A memorial tile with the logo of the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) on Murrah Plaza at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. Several federal law enforcement agencies had offices in the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Downtown Oklahoma City. At least 17 federal agents belonging to the ATF, U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Customs Service (now a major part of the Dept. of Homeland Security) were killed in the April 19th truck bombing of the building.
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Dogs competing in Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows.  Quick Trip Center.  Tulsa  Okla.  May 26 - 30  2011.
Dogs competing in Tulsa Roundup Dog Shows. Quick Trip Center. Tulsa, Okla. May 26 - 30, 2011.
Timothy McVeigh about to be led out of a Perry  Oklahoma courthouse two days after the Oklahoma City...
Timothy McVeigh about to be led out of a Perry, Oklahoma courthouse two days after the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Pat Montandon's peace rally efforts like the one at the International Women's Congress in 1987 and other peace-promoting actives were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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The Reflecting Pool and the Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
The Reflecting Pool and the Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
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The scene of the gruesome stabbing deaths in Broken Arrow  Oklahoma on Wednesday night.
The scene of the gruesome stabbing deaths in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on Wednesday night.
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The Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
The Gates of Time at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
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