An Oklahoma law that has put battered women in prison — sometimes for longer than their abusers — is part of why the state puts more women per capita behind bars than any other. So says a Harvard fellow hired by Oklahoma’s governor to examine its criminal justice system. The latest in a BuzzFeed News investigation.
Three students from Norman High School in Oklahoma say they were raped by the same young man, who filmed one of the encounters and showed the video to friends. The alleged rapist has been suspended, but now his victims say they’re getting bullied by other students.
The #FindAMissingPerson hashtag was created to bring awareness to the thousands of people who go missing in the U.S. each year. We challenge you, the internet at large, to help find these 55 missing people.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition from grassroots organization UltraViolet for the release of Tondalo Hall, an Oklahoma prisoner and domestic abuse victim. Hall is serving a prison term 15 times longer than her abusive partner. Read the latest installment of a BuzzFeed News investigation here.
Tondalo Hall was sentenced to 30 years in prison for allowing child abuse — while the actual abuser got only two years. Now she seeks clemency, and a women’s rights group is backing her with an online petition.
The prison renovated its entire execution complex following the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April.
Same-sex couples were allowed Monday to wed legally for the first time in the state’s history.
The 19-year-old was on a volunteer trip to a children’s home outside Nairobi.
An Oklahoma farmer lost his cellphone last October after it fell in 140 tons of grain. Nine months later, he got it back after it had traveled to Japan and back.
The bulletproof Bodyguard Blanket is said to offer temporary shelter from natural disasters and mass shootings.
The tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., last year killed 24 people and injured scores of others. A year later, the community is still picking up the pieces.
Dozens of tornadoes slammed communities in the central and southern states, killing at least 30 people on Sunday and Monday.
The 27-year-old caused an uproar when she hinted she would wear full regalia at an Oklahoma music festival. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says she “[does not] approve of her behavior on that night or that of her band.”
More than 65 tornadoes hit the U.S., killing 37 people.
The latest in a long series of measures advanced by the anti-abortion movement.
“[N]o confidence that the state will be able to procure the necessary drugs before the scheduled executions.”
Christina Fallin has apologized, but also defended the photo, saying it was completely innocent.
Ya’ll can’t complain about much after you’ve been through the mud!
Although the focus earlier this month was on a federal court ruling for marriage equality in Oklahoma, a couple is appealing a part of the ruling that tossed out their challenge seeking recognition of their California marriage in Oklahoma.
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Bulger might face another murder trial for the execution of millionaire businessman Roger Wheeler in Oklahoma.
“You are talking to someone right now who probably wouldn’t be here if we had socialized medicine in America.”
Authorities were testing new sonar equipment Tuesday when they stumbled onto the vehicles in the water.
Apparently, he really didn’t want to come out of his tour bus.
“I believe what you’re saying,” said freshman Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin. Note: The YouTube video appears to have been posted by a person sympathetic to the woman in the video.
It has been six months since 20 children and six adults were killed by Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook Elementary. Since then, the people of Newtown, Conn., have inspired the rest of the country with their generosity and resilience. Here’s one example.
New video appears to show the extremely large and deadly EF-5 tornado from El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, 2013. It measured 2.6 miles at its widest point.