9 Investigates: More Investigations
Risky Business: Registering Juvenile Sex OffendersIn the last three years, Oklahoma juveniles committed nearly 500 sex crimes -- serious enough that, under state law, each could be required to register as a juvenile sex offender. And yet, according to the Office of Juvenile Affairs, there is currently just one person on the state's juvenile sex offender registry.
State Boards and Commissions Under ScrutinyOklahoma has more than 300 state boards and commissions. They are supposed to provide checks and balances over many of our state institutions, watching where our tax dollars are spent and the direction our state is heading. But are those boards doing their jobs?
Oklahoma Pet Breeders' Taxes QuestionedDog breeders are taking their fight to a new level as the state looks to regulate their industry for the first time in history. The new rules are set to go into effect the first of July, but many are still fighting tooth and nail to stop them. Now some legislators and regulators are calling the breeders' tax histories into question.
Family Fears Cold Case Murder Suspect Will Be ParoledAn Oklahoma woman fears she'll never see the day when a suspect will finally be charged in the brutal rape and murder of her great grandmother. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is currently working on the case, but she fears the cold case investigation could be too little, too late.
Oklahoma Oil & Gas Execs Paying Close Attention to 'Fracking' StudyAsk the chief executive of an Oklahoma oil and gas producer about the EPA's plan to study hydraulic fracturing, and you may hear terms like "apocalyptic" and "life-altering." That's how big this issue is to them and, they believe, to all Americans.
On Chesapeake's Campus With The Big Man On CampusIt doesn't stand out the way the 50-story Devon Tower soon will, but the headquarters of rival Chesapeake Energy is just as big a deal. In an exclusive interview with the Oklahoma Impact Team, Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon talks about his eye-catching campus and its origins.
McClendon: Don't Fear The RaiderMost of us pay little attention to stock transactions, but when the person buying the stock is corporate raider Carl Icahn, and the company he's buying stock in -- Chesapeake Energy -- is one of your top employers, we need to not only pay attention, but ask questions.
Bokoshe Residents Say Senator Inhofe, Congressman Boren Flip Flopping On Fly Ash IssueSenator Jim Inhofe and Congressman Dan Boren now say something needs to be done about the giant mound of black ash sitting next to tiny town of Bokoshe.
Power Plant Company Calls Allegations Over Oklahoma Fly Ash Site 'Unsupported'
Power Plant Company Calls Allegations Over Oklahoma Fly Ash Site 'Unsupported'For ten years, the AES power plant has been transporting fly ash off their site by the truckload and dumping at a site in Bokoshe. Residents there are fighting to stop the dumping.
Oklahoma Fails Small Town In Fly Ash Regulation
Former OSBI Agents Say Problems Lead To Cold CasesThe Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is charged with solving some of the state's worst murders. Some former OSBI agents say there are problems within the agency and their relationships with district attorneys. They say those problems cause cases to go cold.
Lobbyists Spend Thousands Wining and Dining Legislators
During the first six months of this year, lobbyists spent $89,844 on gifts or meals for lawmakers, their staff and other state employees. That's up 26 percent for the same time period last year, but some lawmakers said the practice is unethical.