oklahoma http://kbia.org en Execution law similar to Missouri's ruled unconstitutional http://kbia.org/post/execution-law-similar-missouris-ruled-unconstitutional <p>An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday ruled that the state's execution law is unconstitutional because it prevents inmates from finding out the source of the drugs used in executions.</p><p>The Missouri attorney general's office isn't commenting on any potential implications from a court ruling about Oklahoma's execution policies.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's execution law remains in place, but the state has a similar privacy provision that state officials have cited while declining to release the identity of the business that supplies its execution drugs.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:16:56 +0000 Associated Press 50318 at http://kbia.org Execution law similar to Missouri's ruled unconstitutional Walmart sends Missouri workers, and assistance to Moore, Okla. http://kbia.org/post/walmart-sends-missouri-workers-and-assistance-moore-okla <p></p><p>Walmart says it is pledging $1 million in cash and materials toward the recovery from the tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. And the company said Tuesday that it’s sending workers from Missouri, and Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas to the affected areas so members of Oklahoma crews can be with their families.</p><p>Walmart is also sending truckloads of food, water and other basic items to serve as immediate aid.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:13:49 +0000 Associated Press 34157 at http://kbia.org Walmart sends Missouri workers, and assistance to Moore, Okla. Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado http://kbia.org/post/mid-missourians-respond-oklahoma-tornado <p></p><p>A devastating tornado struck outside in Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday afternoon. As often happens in the wake of disaster, people took to Twitter. &nbsp;KBIA's Kellie Kotraba&nbsp;took a look at what people in mid-Missouri were saying.</p> <script src="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/mid-missourians-respond-to-oklahoma-tornado.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/ColumbiaFAVS/mid-missourians-respond-to-oklahoma-tornado" target="_blank">View the story "Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado" on Storify</a>]</noscript> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:37:30 +0000 Kellie Moore 34108 at http://kbia.org Mid-Missourians respond to Oklahoma tornado An Emotional Gauntlet: Tornado Survivors Start Picking Up The Pieces http://kbia.org/post/death-toll-devastating-tornado-revised-down (We're following the news from Oklahoma, where <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/185643689/2013-tornadoes-in-oklahoma" target="_blank">a tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday</a>. Most recent update: 8:40 p.m. ET.)<p>A day after a monster EF-5 tornado pummeled Moore, Okla., the focus turned to the victims.<p>NPR's Wade Goodwyn spent the day in the city talking to survivors. Tue, 21 May 2013 10:12:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 34086 at http://kbia.org An Emotional Gauntlet: Tornado Survivors Start Picking Up The Pieces Dozens Killed In Massive Tornado Near Oklahoma City http://kbia.org/post/massive-tornado-rips-through-oklahoma-city-suburbs <h6><strong>(This post was last updated at 11:45 p.m. ET.)</strong></h6><p>A massive tornado ripped through the southern suburbs of Oklahoma City, Monday afternoon, killing at least 51 people, according to the state medical examiner's office.<p>The death toll was expected to rise.<p>Helicopter images showed large tracts of Moore, Okla., completely leveled by what the National Weather Service says was at least an EF-4 tornado with winds in excess of 166 mph. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:58:54 +0000 Eyder PeraltaEyder Peralta 34063 at http://kbia.org Dozens Killed In Massive Tornado Near Oklahoma City For Mo. caviar producer, Oklahomans provide harsh competition http://kbia.org/post/mo-caviar-producer-oklahomans-provide-harsh-competition <p>Ahead of the holiday season, a Missouri fish farmer and black caviar producer faces challenges distributing and exporting his gourmet product.</p><p>The main challenge comes from the neighboring state of Oklahoma where there are no restrictions on wild fish catching. The co-owner of <a href="http://www.osagecaviar.com/" target="_blank">L’Osage Caviar Company, </a>Steve Kahrs, said a state agency in Oklahoma accumulates caviar from all sturgeon fishermen catch and then sells it at a much cheaper price making the industry more difficult for farmers.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:25:54 +0000 Olga Khrustaleva 22833 at http://kbia.org For Mo. caviar producer, Oklahomans provide harsh competition Alert systems help avoid severe weather damage http://kbia.org/post/alert-systems-help-avoid-severe-weather-damage <p>Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:46:55 +0000 Associated Press 12464 at http://kbia.org