Oklahoma Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping Stepdaughter and Holding Her Captive for 19 years

An Oklahoma man kidnapped his stepdaughter, repeatedly raped and abused her, fathered nine children with her and held her captive under the threat of violence for close to two decades authorities say. Henri Michelle Piette, 63, was found guilty last Thursday by a federal jury of kidnapping and traveling with intent to engage in a [...]

Baby in Missouri Dies After Being Left in Hot Car for 15 Hours

Last week, a Missouri baby died after being left in a hot car for as long as 15 hours police said. When first responders arrived on the scene, they tried desperately to revive 11-month-old Joseline Eichelberger on Sunday afternoon. Tragically, it was too late for little Joseline. There are over 40  similarly related deaths suffered [...]

OK Gov. Kevin Stitt Signs Bill to Test Thousands of Untested Rape Kits

Oklahoma has a backlog of over 7,200 untested rape kits in the state and Governor Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that will tackle this problem for the state. Last week, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill that will create a statewide tracking system for collecting sexual assault evidence, which s the first of several [...]

New Witness Comes Forward in 1984 Ada OK Murders Featured in the Netflix Doc ‘The Innocent Man’

Netflix For decades Karl Fontenot and Tommy Ward have proclaimed their innocence from prison in the infamous "Dreams of Ada" murder case. Now there is a new witness that has come forth that says the two men are guilty, not innocent. Both Karl Fontenot and Tommy Ward are again challenging their convictions for [...]

Governor Stitt Signs Senate Bill 926 Requiring Consent be Taught in Sex Education

Oklahoma City Seal Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill this week that would change the sex education curriculum being taught in Oklahoma schools. The new curriculum deals with consent, which, at the moment, is not required to be taught in sex education classes. "These topics consume their daily lives, and yet no one's [...]

Oklahoma State Highway Speed Limit Officially Increased by Gov. Stitt

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law Thursday that will increase the speed limit on Oklahoma turnpikes from 75 to 80 miles per hour and on certain state highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour. Rep. Daniel Pae, R-Lawton, is the House author of House Bill 1071. Sen. John Michael Montgomery, R-Lawton, is [...]

OSBI Offers $10k Reward for Information in the Murder of Brandon Dupree

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has increased a reward being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of a 19-year-old. Brandon Dupree was shot in the chest after a fight broke out on October 20, 2018, at a party outside of Langston University at The [...]

Oklahoma Governor Signs Permitless Carry Bill Into Law

The legislature has passed, and the governor has signed a permitless carry bill. That means Oklahomans will soon be able to carry guns without a license, training and background checks. With the stroke of his pen, Governor Stitt signed permitless carry into law, just a couple of hours after the Senate passed the bill with [...]

What To Do if You Have Been Written-Up at Work In Oklahoma

Help! My boss just wrote me up! What are my rights? What can I do? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here is an intensive Guide to all your Write-Ups questions and concerns. Before we start, let us review two types of disciplinary warnings: Verbal Warnings and Written Write-ups. All forms of disciplinary warnings are unpleasant [...]

Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Reform Ineffective

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Reform Ineffective In 2013, Oklahoma lawmakers passed legislation that would replace the then Workers' Compensation Court with a new and improved Workers' Compensation Commission. At the time the Oklahoma business community thanked lawmakers for fixing what was in their eyes a flawed and broken system. Here we are four years later and what [...]