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Nolan Clay
Nolan Clay

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.

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Oklahoma grand jury now involved in Epic Charter Schools investigation

The state's multicounty grand jury has begun hearing testimony about Epic Charter Schools. The grand jury's involvement was...

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Will Julius Jones move closer to getting off death row?

A death row inmate who says he was framed for murder has formally asked the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board to consider new...

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Dog the Bounty Hunter thought he'd seen it all until this Oklahoma politician got charged

In a CNN interview airing Sunday, reality TV star Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman talks about being fooled by his friend, Ralph...

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This parole board member retweeted Kim Kardashian. Now DA says he shouldn't vote on death row inmate Julius Jones

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is asking a member of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board not to vote Monday on...

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Oklahoma man sent to prison for smuggling guns to Kurdish freedom fighters

An Oklahoma gun smuggler was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for shipping Glock pistols hidden in tools to Kurdish...

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Why a cannibalism case led to an investigation of Oklahoma's parole board

State agents have begun an investigation into the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and whether any wrongdoing there resulted in...

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Former Oklahoma City Thunder worker charged in US Capitol breach

A former Oklahoma City Thunder worker has been accused in a criminal complaint of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan....

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Videos show OKC police officer fatally shot fleeing Black man in back

Newly released videos of a deadly police shooting show an Oklahoma City police sergeant firing the fatal shot from a distance...

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Defendant in Oklahoma castration case denies cannibalism talk

POTEAU — From the back of the courtroom, the key witness in an illegal surgery case waited his turn Thursday to testify about...

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OKC police officer faces prostitution charge

An Oklahoma City police officer was accused Wednesday in a misdemeanor case of soliciting a sex act at a massage studio and...

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Two Oklahoma County jailers arrested in smuggling investigation

Two Oklahoma County detention officers have been arrested and fired after an investigation into the smuggling of drugs,...

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'Oh God,' Chickasha triple murder suspect says at first court appearance

CHICKASHA — Triple murder suspect Lawrence Paul Anderson wept Tuesday at his first court appearance in a case that includes...

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Oklahoma murder suspect confesses to killing neighbor, cooking her heart, investigators say

CHICKASHA — A triple murder suspect has confessed, saying he killed a neighbor first and cut her heart out to eat at home, the...

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Oklahoma City settles lawsuit over 2014 fatal shooting of Black man

More than six years after Oklahoma City police fatally shot a Black man, his widow and children will split what's left of a...

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Water woes at courthouse postpone Oklahoma County jury trials

Jury trials at the Oklahoma County courthouse have been called off this week because of elevator issues. "If you've received a...

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Why a Chickasha triple murder suspect got out of prison for past crimes after just 3 years

CHICKASHA — Convicted cocaine dealer Lawrence Paul Anderson was ordered back to prison in 2017 for 20 more years after being...

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Family of victim in infamous Oklahoma murder lashes out at Netflix

The family of a murdered Ada woman is blaming Netflix now that both murder convictions in the infamous 1984 case have been...

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Removed Oklahoma County judge resolves tax case

STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman was sentenced Thursday to probation for failing to pay her...

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Oklahoma to get $8.9 million in settlement with consulting firm to fight opioid crisis

Oklahoma will get $8.9 million to fight the opioid epidemic from a settlement with the global consulting firm McKinsey &...

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Muskogee shooting: Suspect charged with 6 counts of first-degree murder

MUSKOGEE — The suspect in Tuesday's mass shooting made the 911 call himself that brought officers to the house, police have...

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Oklahoma County jail has fourth inmate death of 2021

An inmate accused of a random stabbing last year died Wednesday at the overcrowded Oklahoma County jail. Parker James Stephens,...

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Muskogee mass shooting suspect had been checked for mental illness

MUSKOGEE — The suspect in a mass shooting had been evaluated for mental illness after being charged with assault in 2019, court...

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Can a pregnant woman be charged with child neglect in Oklahoma?

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has agreed for a second time that a mother can be charged with child neglect for illegal...

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Escapee was gone for an hour before Oklahoma County jail let police know

Convicted kidnapper Jesus Rubio was supposed to be on his way to prison Wednesday morning to begin a 30-year sentence for...

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Oklahoma paid this Tulsa bar owner $2.1 million to deliver N95 masks from China. They got less than 10,000.

In March, at the start of the pandemic, Oklahoma health officials turned four times to a Tulsa piano bar owner who was...

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Oklahoma girl kept in dog cage, police say

The grandparents of a 5-year-old girl kept her locked in a dog cage inside their filthy, cluttered home in Nicoma Park, police...

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During the U.S. Capitol riot, this Oklahoma man grabbed a beer from a fridge, FBI says. Now he has been charged

MUSKOGEE — From inside the U.S. Capitol during the rioting Jan. 6, Andrew Craig Ericson used Snapchat to post photos of himself...

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Oklahoma County jail has third death of 2021

A child rape defendant at the Oklahoma County jail died Friday after complaining of chest pains. Eddie D. Hollins is the third...

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No pardon for "Tiger King" Joe Exotic

There was no celebratory limousine ride from prison for Joe Exotic after all. Instead, there was only bitterness. President...

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'Tiger King' Joe Exotic keeps up push for pardon from President Trump

On Twitter, Joe Exotic's 41,000 followers are being urged to keep up the tweets to President Donald Trump and son Don Jr. "to...

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Tiger King Park told to turn over tiger cubs

MUSKOGEE — "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe and his wife have been ordered to immediately turn over all big cat cubs and the cubs'...

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US Capitol siege has echoes of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building

To Mayor David Holt, the rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are no different from the domestic terrorist who bombed the...

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Oklahoma National Guard headed to DC, to provide inauguration security

The Oklahoma National Guard is sending 400 soldiers and airmen to Washington, D.C., to provide extra security for next week's...

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Death ends hope for justice in 1983 Oklahoma cold case

TULSA — The big break in a 1983 cold case came from testing a plastic cup found under a table in Room 26 at the Sandman Motel,...

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Why an inmate died from a beating in this Oklahoma jail and no one came to stop it

As an Oklahoma County jail inmate was being beaten to death with his own walking boot, a witness from a nearby cell desperately...

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Lobbyists agree to pay financial penalties in ethics case

Two well-known Oklahoma lobbyists will not face criminal charges for their involvement in a PAC that made illegal donations...

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Canadian County sheriff says he wasn't involved in US Capitol rioting

EL RENO — Canadian County Sheriff Chris West acknowledged Friday that he marched to the U.S. Capitol this week in support of...

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Biden's AG pick has special memories of OKC

President-elect Joe Biden's pick for attorney general was moved by his experience in Oklahoma City after the 1995 bombing....

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Shawnee Tribe may get more COVID relief funds

An appeals court in Washington, D.C., has ruled in favor of the Shawnee Tribe in its effort to get more in coronavirus relief...

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What the attorney for OKC bomber Timothy McVeigh had to say about AG pick Merrick Garland

ENID — The attorney who defended Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at trial is praising Joe Biden’s choice for attorney...

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Convicted rapist dies at Oklahoma County jail

A rapist jailed for failing to register as a sex offender died in his cell Tuesday at the Oklahoma County Detention Center. The...

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Norman mayor, city council come under investigation over June meeting

NORMAN — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agreed Tuesday to look into whether Mayor Breea Clark and the city council...

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Trump supporter investigated over Facebook post

A supporter of President Donald Trump has come under investigation over a Facebook post about blowing up a barbecue restaurant...

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Tiger King Park may lose all big cat cubs

MUSKOGEE — A judge is being asked to order Tiger King Park to immediately relinquish all its big cat cubs to the federal...

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Oklahoma County jail inmate killed on Saturday

The OSBI is investigating the killing of an inmate at the Oklahoma County jail. The suspect was identified as an inmate who was...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt loses another Cabinet secretary

Gov. Kevin Stitt's secretary of public safety resigned Thursday to focus on his business and family. Chip Keating became the...

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Oklahoma teen admits having parents killed because they were upset she was pregnant, state agent says

HUGO — The pregnant daughter of a slain couple admitted telling her boyfriend that "the only way" they could be together and...

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Another Oklahoma County jail inmate dies

A man jailed on domestic abuse charges died Christmas Eve after being taken to an Oklahoma City hospital, officials said....

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Oklahoma County officials vote to give themselves pay raises

Starting Jan. 1, Oklahoma County's elected officials will get paid more for the first time in a dozen years. The officials...

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Will Oklahoma County officials vote to pay themselves $122,637 a year?

Oklahoma County's elected officials will meet Wednesday morning for a possible vote on raising their own salaries $17,375 a...

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Investigation underway into Oklahoma County jail death

An inmate died Sunday morning at the Oklahoma County jail, one day after reportedly getting hurt during an altercation with a...

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"Tiger King" star Joe Exotic files lawsuit over pardon bid

Joe Exotic is asking a federal judge to order the U.S. Justice Department to send his pardon application on to President Donald...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court asked to ignore "scare tactic" in opioid case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is being asked to ignore a “hollow” claim that upholding the $465 million verdict in a landmark...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt's secretary of digital transformation indicted

The state's multicounty grand jury has indicted Gov. Kevin Stitt's secretary of digital transformation and administration....

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Oklahoma election officials kick two Republicans off ballot

The Oklahoma State Election Board on Wednesday ruled former state Sen. Rob Johnson and opponent Darrick Matthews cannot run for...

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Oklahoma town's housing authority discriminated against Blacks, feds say

The U.S. Justice Department is accusing the Lone Wolf Housing Authority of racial discrimination. Lone Wolf is a small town in...

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Judge throws out CARES Act lawsuit against Oklahoma County commissioners

A federal judge has thrown out a legal challenge to how Oklahoma County commissioners voted to spend CARES Act funding. Two...

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Oklahoma man admits keeping body in apartment for days, police say

As his family worried about his whereabouts for days, Jacob Daniel Heck's body lay wrapped in blankets and a plastic shower...

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Former senator's comeback bid challenged

Still recovering after a hospital stay for COVID-19, Rob Johnson is making a comeback bid for the Senate seat being vacated by...

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Oklahoma AG wants 20 times more money in Johnson & Johnson opioid case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court was asked Monday to order Johnson & Johnson to make a $9.3 billion payment to the state to...

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Charge against gun rights YouTuber who took rifle into OKC restaurant dropped

Until his fateful visit to an Oklahoma City restaurant last year, gun owner Timothy A. Harper had developed a following on...

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Norman City Council illegally cut police budget, judge rules

NORMAN — A judge has ruled the City Council broke the law in June when it voted to reduce the police department's budget by...

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Oklahoma County courthouse going to emergency hearings only

Oklahoma County's judges have been ordered to conduct only emergency hearings the last two weeks in December. Presiding Judge...

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PETA gets judge's OK to inspect Tiger King Park

A federal judge has given an animal rights organization permission to inspect Tiger King Park in Thackerville to preserve...

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Oklahoma train crossing law ruled unconstitutional

An Oklahoma City federal judge has permanently barred the state from enforcing a law that prevented trains from blocking...

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Will lawmakers require state jails to cooperate with ICE?

Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey wants a judge to put off until April a ruling on whether the jail has to fully...

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How a philanthropist shook up Oklahoma County politics, again

Philanthropist Sue Ann Arnall has confirmed she was involved in an effort to defeat Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor in the...

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A Shaq video from 2018 has become evidence in the newest "Tiger King" case

MUSKOGEE — The U.S. Justice Department is pointing to a YouTube video of Shaquille O'Neal from 2018 as proof "Tiger King" star...

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Feds want "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to turn over big cats

MUSKOGEE — The U.S. Justice Department is going after "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe's big cats on grounds he and his wife have a...

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Robber gets life for fatally shooting OU student

NORMAN — Over a single ounce of marijuana, a University of Oklahoma student lost his life in 2017. Nathan Ewing died from...

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A gunowner posted an anti-Trump meme. Days later, the Secret Service showed up at his door.

Two days before President Donald Trump held his campaign rally in Tulsa, federal agents came to Derek Lamont Alexander Jr.'s...

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Pandemic fight over Oklahoma abortion clinics could cost taxpayers a lot

The attorneys who fought to keep Oklahoma abortion clinics open at the start of the pandemic want the state to pay them...

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Where is Oklahoma County's share of pandemic relief funds going now?

Oklahoma County's elected officials voted 7-1 Tuesday to use up to $15 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help...

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Pandemic deaths at Oklahoma nursing homes and other long-term care facilities hits "painful milestone"

The COVID-19 death toll at Oklahoma nursing homes and other long-term care facilities has surpassed 500 as the second surge of...

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COVID-19 outbreak at federal prison turns deadly

EL RENO — A heroin dealer from Memphis died Oct. 23 after being placed in quarantine at the Federal Correctional Institution...

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Oklahoma judges retention election: Voters retain all state Supreme Court justices, appellate judges

Oklahomans voted to retain all three Oklahoma Supreme Court justices and all five state appellate court judges on the ballot in...

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Oklahoma County election results: Republican incumbents prevail

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan overcame a late start, a strong Democratic showing in absentee voting and a...

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Man who punched Trump supporter dies after found hanging in jail

A man who admitted punching a Trump supporter last month was found hanging in his cell Tuesday at the Oklahoma County jail....

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What's next for "Tiger King" prosecutor?

A prosecutor who put Joe Exotic away is now a magistrate judge at the same courthouse where he was convicted last year. Amanda...

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Ex-jailer unlawfully punched naked female inmate, DA says

Another Oklahoma County jailer has been charged with assault and battery. Steven Blake Brewer, 30, of Norman, is accused of...

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Did reward offer stop vandalism in Oklahoma County race?

In an unusual move, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan sent a postcard to every voter in his district last week...

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COVID outbreak at El Reno prison won't alter Canadian County schools' plans

School administrators in El Reno, Mustang and Yukon are sticking to their current schedules for now after learning that a sharp...

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OKC hits next stage of hospital surge plan

Almost 1,000 confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients were in Oklahoma hospitals Friday, and the situation could get a lot...

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Sheriff: 'Cannibals' lured victim to cabin in Oklahoma woods, performed illegal castration

POTEAU — Two men were accused Wednesday in a criminal charge of performing an illegal gender reassignment surgery on a...

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"Your prayers ... sustained me," David Boren says

Retired OU President David Boren thanked Oklahomans "for their kindness and confidence in me" after a special counsel announced...

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No indictments coming for David Boren, Tripp Hall

Retired OU President David Boren and a former OU vice president, Tripp Hall, will not face any indictments out of an...

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Attempt to ban ICE from Oklahoma County jail fails again

Federal immigration officers are still allowed at the Oklahoma County jail, for now. The trust overseeing operations at the...

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Oklahoma County DA questions legality of new ICE policy at jail

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has issues with a 2-1 vote by county commissioners requiring the jail to fully...

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How a felon came to be in Oklahoma County sheriff hopeful's campaign video

The new supporter was so enthusiastic that Tommie Johnson's social media team put him in a campaign video. "He'll bring fresh...

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Five plead in street mural case

Five defendants pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge over their involvement in a confrontation with an Oklahoma City...

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Injured candidate: 'Wow, I'm going to die!'

A state House candidate was recovering Thursday after suffering a cut to the back of his head. Ben Janloo was injured Wednesday...

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What's next for closed "Tiger King" zoo?

"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin and her husband are putting up for sale the closed Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park after...

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"Baby Shark" kid's song used to bully jail inmates, DA says

Two former detention officers and their supervisor were charged Monday after an investigation found inmates at the Oklahoma...

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Fired Oklahoma County jailers charged with assault over confrontation with inmate

Two senior detention officers at the Oklahoma County jail have been fired and charged with assault and battery over a...

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Rioter to do community service at OKC National Memorial

What was an ugly rock-throwing moment outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum during a protest is being turned...

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Okahoma prisons suspend visitation due to COVID-19 outbreaks

Corrections officials suspended all visitations to state-run facilities again Wednesday to combat the spread of the...

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OKC attorney suspected in triple slaying admits to firearms offense

An attorney suspected in a triple slaying pleaded guilty in tears Tuesday to a federal firearms offense. Keegan Harroz, 37,...

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Legislator wants colleague Rep. Terry O'Donnell investigated

A state representative called Monday for an investigation of a fellow House member whose wife became a tag agent. Rep. Collin...

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"Tiger King" star settles tax case

PAULS VALLEY — “Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe has agreed to pay up to $113,653 in delinquent state sales taxes, penalties and...

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After law change, legislator's wife gets tag agent job

A state representative's wife became a tag agent last year after he successfully pushed through legislation allowing it, The...

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'Tiger King' star looking forward to PETA fight, attorney says

An animal rights organization has sent notice to "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to give up all his big cats forever or be sued....

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Officials respond to COVID-19 spike in prisons

The Oklahoma Corrections Department will begin mandatory COVID-19 testing of all its 3,300 employees and increase testing of...

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Oklahoma prisons see jump in COVID-related death toll

Seven state prison inmates and three employees may have died from COVID-19 complications, the Oklahoma Corrections Department...

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Oklahoma County district judge removed from bench

For the first time in 18 years, the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary has removed a judge from office for misconduct. The special...

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Accused judge says she did job with integrity

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman admitted at her ouster trial that her personality may not be "warm and fuzzy and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Current cases climb in state prisons

More than 2,100 inmates in state prisons have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the latest...

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Former OKC councilman finds new calling for life

The former Oklahoma City councilman who resigned in 2018 after being charged is now a Baptist preacher. "It took a major storm...

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Judge rude to victims, witnesses say at ouster trial

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman would roll her eyes, sigh heavily and make faces as she presided over requests...

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Joe Exotic to Trump: 'Be my hero please'

In a handwritten letter for a pardon, Joe Exotic is asking President Donald Trump to grant him a miracle. The former big cat...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 2nd prison inmate dies with COVID symptoms

A second prison inmate has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. The Oklahoma Corrections Department announced...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Hospitalized prison inmate dies

An inmate from the minimum-security women's prison in Taft died Saturday after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. The...

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Hundreds go online to watch ouster trial

Over and over in the first week of her ouster trial, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman was described as demeaning...

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Love County treasurer indicted

MARIETTA — Love County Treasurer Lorry Hull pleaded not guilty Friday to an embezzlement indictment. Hull, 41, a Democrat, has...

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Tulsa officer indicted in shooting of Black man

The state multicounty grand jury has indicted a white Tulsa police officer in the shooting of a Black man during a traffic stop...

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Muskogee area becomes a top U.S. hot spot because of infections at prison

TAFT — A COVID-19 outbreak has hit a minimum-security women's prison here hard. Most of the more than 800 inmates at the Eddie...

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Oklahoma County DA testifies at judge's ouster trial

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater denied Tuesday that he was out to get District Judge Kendra Coleman....

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Testimony begins in ouster trial for Oklahoma County district judge

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman was never given a chance to establish herself, her attorney told the Court on the...

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One punch at OKC nightclub leads to death, criminal charge

In a couple of basic ways, what happened at a dance spot in Oklahoma City's Bricktown last December started out like a lot of...

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Did judge misuse campaign funds?

On the eve of her ouster trial, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is facing a new criminal investigation, this time...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second outbreak hits OKC facility for federal inmates

A holding facility for federal inmates is experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak. The Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center on...

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Joe Exotic drops civil rights lawsuit

Joe Exotic has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against those he blames for his arrest and murder-for-hire conviction...

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Feds say zookeeper Jeff Lowe willfully violated animal welfare regulations

Zookeeper Jeff Lowe is facing possible civil penalties for alleged willful animal welfare violations at the roadside park made...

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Joe Exotic takes feud with rival Jeff Lowe to court again

Joe Exotic denies having sex with farm animals at the roadside zoo he started more than two decades ago. And, now, from...

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Three more charged with incitement to riot in Oklahoma County

In a new incitement to riot charge, three defendants are accused of going on Facebook Live May 28 to urge viewers to join them...

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Protester faces gun charge

An outspoken activist has been charged with a misdemeanor that accuses her of illegally posing with a handgun during an armed...

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Second Oklahoma County jail inmate with virus dies

A second Oklahoma County jail inmate has died at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Roosevelt Larry Knox, 65, of...

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Oklahoma County sheriff wants TV ads to stop

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is asking a communications company to stop showing an outside group's TV attack ad. In a...

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Oklahoma County sheriff upset over mailers

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is denouncing the involvement of an outside group in his bid for reelection. The group,...

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Oklahoma County jail may get $42 million to combat virus

Oklahoma County officials voted Thursday to give $42 million to the trust overseeing the overcrowded jail to fight COVID-19....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More Oklahoma County jail inmates test positive

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Oklahoma County jail has worsened. The number of inmates who have tested positive since July 1 has...

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Grand jury hears testimony on Boren

A criminal investigation of David Boren entered a new phase Wednesday when the state's multicounty grand jury got involved....

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Murder defendant captured after escaping Oklahoma County jail

Two cellmates fashioned bedsheets into a rope more than 100 feet long and made a daring escape Friday morning from the 12th...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice blocks contempt hearing for OKC police chief

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday blocked judges in two counties from telling Oklahoma City police...

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OKC activist charged with three misdemeanors

Oklahoma City activist Jess Eddy is facing three misdemeanor counts over a protest May 30 and a sit-in last week. He was...

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OKC police in feud with judges in two counties

Judges in two counties say Oklahoma City police officers take dozens of arrested suspects every year to the wrong jail. In...

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COVID-19 outbreak hits Oklahoma County jail

As new COVID-19 cases surge to record highs in the state, the Oklahoma County jail has become the latest facility for inmates...

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Murder charge filed in 1985 cold case

CHANDLER — Nearly 35 years ago, Oklahoma City florist Paul Douglas Aikman died violently in a lonely spot, along the Turner...

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Security guard charged with assault

A Walmart security guard has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting a fleeing shoplifting...

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'I'm not going back,' gunman said

Though only 30, Kyle A. Elrod already had been in and out of prison twice for sex offenses, a credit card crime and drugs. So,...

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Protesters arrested Monday identified

The seven protesters arrested in Oklahoma City on trespassing complaints have been identified. The seven staged a sit-in in...

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Protesters arrested at DA's office

Seven protesters were arrested Monday on trespassing complaints after they refused to leave the lobby of the Oklahoma County...

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Ackerman McQueen CEO sued by ex-employee

A former employee at advertising agency Ackerman McQueen is accusing the CEO of hostile and abusive behavior toward her because...

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Two more charged with terrorism

Two more protesters Friday were charged with terrorism after a further investigation into the damage to an Oklahoma City bail...

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More Black Lives Matter protesters released after $1.4 million bond paid

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City posted $1.4 million more in cash bonds Thursday to get four more protesters out of jail while...

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Millions raised to bail out Black Lives Matter protesters

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City has posted $2.1 million in cash bonds to get eight protesters out of jail while their criminal...

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AG criticizes death row inmate's advocates

Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday complained advocates for convicted murderer Julius Jones have manipulated the facts of...

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Norman mom indicted in son's death

A Norman woman has been charged in the New Year's Day death of her 2-year-old son. The state's multi-county grand jury on...

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Lawsuit against former OU Vice President Tripp Hall settled

NORMAN — A former University of Oklahoma student who accused a vice president of sexual assault and battery has accepted a...

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Terrorism defendant charged again

A protester was charged Thursday for a second time with terrorism based on statements he allegedly made on Facebook Live on May...

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Supreme Court lets stand decision overturning death sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review an appeals court decision that overturned the death sentences of an...

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Black Lives Matter protest over criminal charges planned in OKC

Hundreds are expected Thursday morning at a protest in Oklahoma City over the filing of terrorism and other felony charges...

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Oklahoma County district judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is asking a special court to put off disciplinary proceedings against her while...

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More OKC protesters charged with rioting

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed two more rioting cases Tuesday, despite complaints he has excessively...

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Black Lives Matter OKC leader criticizes DA for protest charges

The executive director of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City on Monday called the filing of criminal charges against protesters...

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ACLU slams DA over protest charges

The ACLU of Oklahoma is accusing Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater of overcharging protesters to silence those...

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Oklahoma County commissioner raises more than $120,000 in less than four months

In the months a criminal investigation was hanging over his head, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan put off raising...

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Some OKC protesters charged with terrorism, rioting, assault

Protesters blamed for the violence that broke out in Oklahoma City the last weekend in May were charged Friday with terrorism,...

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McLoud man pleads guilty to federal weapons violation

A military veteran who had vowed armed resistance to laws against personal freedom pleaded guilty Friday to a federal weapons...

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Bomb threat over "injustice in the world" leads to felony charge

A man with a history of mental illness is accused in a felony charge of threatening to blow up an Oklahoma City business and...

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Accused judge takes paid suspension

An accused Oklahoma County district judge accepted a paid suspension Tuesday. Kendra Coleman, 44, faces trial before a special...

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Special court asked to discipline Oklahoma County judge

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman faces possible removal from office after being accused of further...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Leniency shown tax cheat

A compulsive gambler who cheated on his taxes was sentenced to home confinement because of the pandemic. Mickey Alvin Young, a...

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Retired Oklahoma judge Arlene (Joplin) Johnson dies

A former prosecutor who played a pivotal role in the early stages of the Oklahoma City bombing case has died. Arlene Johnson...

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Oklahoma Tax Commission asks judge to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo

PAULS VALLEY — A judge is being asked to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo because of delinquent sales taxes. The Oklahoma Tax...

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McLoud man to stay locked up

A judge Wednesday ruled a McLoud man will stay jailed until trial because he is a potential danger to the community....

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State GOP calls flyer misleading

The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday asked a state House candidate in a cease-and-desist letter to stop misleading voters....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing homes may reopen soon

Health officials are developing a plan to reopen state nursing homes and long-term care facilities in weeks even as the number...

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McLoud man in dispute with police faces weapons charge

A McLoud man wrote that a future civil war will be a "blast" and did shooting training with a silhouette marked POLICE, the FBI...

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Arrest of protester ordered over Capitol graffiti

A protester defended defacing the Capitol on Sunday in a Facebook post, writing he would vandalize the entire country to stop...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health officials get OK to release infection data again

Oklahoma health officials will resume making public more details about COVID-19 infections and deaths. Attorney General Mike...

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Judge puts Joe Exotic's rival in control of zoo property in Wynnewood

Time is running out for Joe Exotic's former zoo in Wynnewood. A federal judge in Oklahoma City on Monday gave control of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate at Oklahoma County jail tests positive

The first Oklahoma County jail inmate to test positive for coronavirus was being kept in isolation Monday. "He's a new intake,"...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Former health commissioner kept on as special adviser

Forced out of the top job at the Oklahoma Health Department, former Commissioner Gary Cox remains on the state payroll as a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How much did state pay out in fraudulent unemployment claims?

Oklahoma may have paid out tens in millions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims since the start of the pandemic,...

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State Chamber has warning for judge in Epic Charter Schools case

The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants a judge to consider "potential dangers" when making a decision in a legal case involving...

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10 dead at Joe Exotic's prison from virus outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at Joe Exotic's prison in Texas has killed 10 inmates, more than any other facility or halfway house in the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: One in two deaths 75 or older

In the two months since the first COVID-19 death in Oklahoma, more than half of those who lost their lives to the virus were 75...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nigerian 'ring' being blamed for unemployment fraud

The U.S. Secret Service is blaming a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring for fake unemployment claims in Oklahoma and other...

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Valley Brook loses court fight over traffic stops

VALLEY BROOK — For years, police officers in this small town best known for its strip clubs have been making traffic stops on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State PPE czar lashes out at critics

In an email defending his pandemic buying decisions, Oklahoma's PPE czar, Gino DeMarco, wrote he is more worried about people...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: How did salesman deep in debt get PPE deals?

Last November, salesman Anthony Todd Catania was in bad financial shape. His Edmond home was being foreclosed on. He hadn't...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McDonald's shooting suspect claimed self-defense

NORMAN — The suspect in a shooting at a McDonald's in south Oklahoma City confessed afterward and claimed self-defense, police...

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Donation use stays restricted in Oklahoma

A Senate leader said Thursday that state law will not be changed to allow candidates to use donations for personal expenses....

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Former state Sen. Brooks Douglass dies at age 56

In a life marked at a young age by a tragedy that shook the state, Brooks Douglass forgave but never forgot. "Ultimately, we...

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Outgoing health commissioner says "many lives saved"

In a farewell letter, outgoing Health Commissioner Gary Cox wrote that he is leaving the state Health Department in a better...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE, other supply orders top $42 million

In a little over a month, the Oklahoma State Department of Health ordered more than $42 million in personal protective...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Outgoing health commissioner thanks Stitt

In a farewell letter, outgoing Oklahoma Health Commissioner Gary Cox thanked Gov. Kevin Stitt for "your faith in me, my...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: At health chief's last job, auditors found problems

The last time state auditors looked at an agency run by Gary Cox, now Oklahoma's health commissioner, they found "blatant...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Infected jail inmate dies

CHICKASHA — William Dean Brame was awaiting sentencing at the Grady County jail for his role in a major drug ring run from...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Recoveries at Norman nursing home top 40

NORMAN — More than 40 residents have fully recovered from COVID-19 at the first nursing home in the state to have a known...

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Executions in Oklahoma to remain on hold

Death row inmates in Oklahoma have been given until July 6 to raise their concerns about the state's new execution procedures....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Grim milestone reached in nursing home deaths

The COVID-19 death toll associated with Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities has topped 100. The most — 15 — is...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Paycom suing think tank

In a coronavirus-related lawsuit, Paycom is accusing a conservative think tank in Oklahoma of deliberately spreading lies about...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE middleman didn't deliver, still got "finder's fee"

The state Health Department paid a $56,000 "finder's fee" last week to a middleman for 2.8 million gloves even though he was...

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Longtime Oklahoma City federal judge dies

For close to 40 years, Judge Lee R. West kept at it, presiding over cases in Oklahoma City federal court with humor and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health Department to be audited

The state auditor agreed Tuesday to conduct an investigative audit of the Oklahoma Health Department after the attorney general...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State cancels PPE buy from company under FBI scrutiny

State health officials had been going ahead with a $9.5 million purchase of personal protective equipment from a new company...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing homes feel the love

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities across the state are seeing an outpouring of community support as they remain...

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District attorney declines to file charges against Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson

Oklahoma County prosecutors have decided not to charge Thunder guard Terrrance Ferguson who had been accused this year by a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE hunt goes off beaten path

The Oklahoma Health Department has ordered more than $9 million in masks from a company in Tulsa that didn't exist a month ago,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Strike teams set up to help nursing homes

The Oklahoma Health Department has created "strike teams" to help nursing homes and long-term care facilities as outbreaks...

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Joe Exotic still in isolation in Texas prison

In a letter mailed Monday, Joe Exotic writes that he is still being isolated at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth. He...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: PPE orders slow to arrive

Oklahoma is spending millions of dollars on personal protective equipment from as far away as China, but orders — particularly...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stitt sees light at the end of the tunnel

Amid increasingly vocal demands from the public to loosen pandemic restrictions, Gov. Kevin Stitt urged Oklahomans Wednesday to...

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Oklahoma health commissioner's SUV purchase canceled

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Gary Cox won't be getting a new SUV after all. The Health Department was going to pay $27,239 for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Abortion providers seek further release from restrictions

Abortion providers in Oklahoma are asking a federal judge to further release them from Gov. Kevin Stitt's ban on elective...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Appeals court refuses to take up abortion dispute

A federal appeals court Monday night dismissed a challenge to a ruling that let medication abortions and certain surgical ones...

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Five file for Oklahoma County sheriff

As expected, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor has filed for reelection. "With ... this crisis situation, I think stability...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death count at Norman nursing home hits 10

NORMAN — The tragic situation at Grace Skilled Nursing and Therapy has worsened. The number of COVID-19 deaths associated with...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Pandemic peak projected for April 21

The death toll from COVID-19 in Oklahoma could be nearing 500 by the start of May, the state Health Department said Friday....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman nursing home death count revised

The state Health Department has revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at the state's hardest hit nursing home. The...

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Trump on Joe Exotic pardon: "I'll take a look"

During a press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday if he had any thoughts about...

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New evidence links OKC attorney to triple homicide

An Oklahoma City attorney and her boyfriend have been further connected to a triple homicide by new evidence, federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll hits 16 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Update: The Health Department Wednesday night revised downward to seven its count of the deaths at Grace Skilled...

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Joe Exotic wants new judge for lawsuit

Joe Exotic doesn't want the same judge who sentenced him to 22 years in prison to be making decisions in his civil case. In a...

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Six COVID-19 cases linked to Oklahoma County party

Two weeks before Oklahoma County reported its first case of COVID-19, the coronavirus circulated at a party in the county...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Landmark day in state

In a landmark day for the state, the death toll from the pandemic climbed Monday above 50, Gov. Kevin Stitt was granted...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 13 at nursing homes, long-term care facilities

Thirteen residents at Oklahoma nursing homes and long-term care facilities have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the...

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New commissioner made SUV, chairs among his first purchases at Oklahoma Health Department

Weeks before a novel coronavirus began killing people first in China and then around the world, the new health commissioner for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: In pain from COVID-19, attorney was OK with dying

Feverish and in agonizing pain from COVID-19, Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan thought three or four times at the hospital...

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Outlook 2020: Oklahoma County judges share stories, advice

For decades, the judiciary at the Oklahoma County Courthouse was mostly a males-only club. That sure has changed. Among the...

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Outlook 2020: 'We have to show up for our friends and neighbors,' Kendra Horn says

Kendra Horn went from encouraging women to run for political office to running herself. In 2018, she became just the third...

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Outlook 2020: 'There's still a lot of challenges and barriers,' chief justice says

When Chief Justice Noma Gurich graduated from law school in 1978, only 5% of the attorneys in the state were women. Today,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nine state nursing homes and long-term care facilities have cases

The state Health Department reported Friday 50 residents and employees at nine nursing homes and long-term care facilities have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State driver's license offices to close

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is temporarily closing its 33 driver's license offices to further protect the public...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Joe Exotic not exposed to any known COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma jail, officials say

Oklahoma officials on Thursday disputed widespread reports that Joe Exotic's fellow inmates at the Grady County Jail have...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — More residents of a nursing home here have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being treated — if conditions warrant...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Zoo shown on "Tiger King" must stay closed

WYNNEWOOD — A prosecutor promised Monday to take legal action against a private zoo if it tries to reopen in violation of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Death toll at 16

The reported death toll in Oklahoma from COVID-19 grew to 16 Sunday as a leading expert warned as many as 200,000 could die in...

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Netflix star Joe Exotic files longshot lawsuit

With the keen sense of timing that comes from being an experienced showman, Joe Exotic is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State makes 'multimillion-dollar' PPE purchase

Oklahoma has made a "multimillion-dollar" private purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and could have the supplies...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Seven more Norman nursing home residents test positive

NORMAN — Seven more nursing home residents tested positive for COVID-19 but are not experiencing severe symptoms, a trade...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Audit stalls distribution of needed medical equipment

State medical providers have been told the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is being delayed until an audit...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second nursing home resident dies

NORMAN — A second resident of a nursing home here has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19 symptoms. "Our hearts and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Liquor stores considered essential

Liquor stores in Oklahoma are exempt from the governor's closure order, a state regulatory agency said Wednesday. Gov. Kevin...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home resident in Norman dies after testing positive

NORMAN — A nursing home resident — identified only as a woman in her 60s — has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19. A...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: State health department slow to let staff work from home

While urging other Oklahomans to stay at home to fight the spread of coronavirus, the state Health Department was telling its...

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OKC businessman accused of fraud in Florida

A businessman who once served on the Oklahoma City School Board is facing accusations in Florida that he stole hundreds of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Ailing attorney warns don't put yourself at risk

Oklahoma City attorney Chris Sloan arrived home early March 11 from a trip with friends to Miami, Florida, with good memories...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Bombing anniversary ceremony to be prerecorded

Like usual, there will be silence for 168 seconds on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. And the names of all...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Corrections Department stops accepting inmates from jails

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has notified sheriffs that it temporarily will not accept any new inmates from county...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal jury trials called off

Upcoming federal jury trials in Oklahoma are being called off in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. At the federal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Weekend stays at Oklahoma County jail put off

Offenders sentenced to weekends at the Oklahoma County jail do not have to report until July. Oklahoma County's presiding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC court hearings canceled

All hearings in Oklahoma City Municipal Court have been canceled through April 3. Defendants will be notified by mail of their...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers' comp commission closed for week

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission has closed for the rest of the week and maybe longer. All hearings for injured...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Workers comp commission shutting down two days

The Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission is shutting down its offices for two days because employees in Oklahoma City may...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Troopers told to have motorists read driver's license information to them

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers may ask motorists during traffic stops to read off...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Price gouging law in effect after national emergency declared

The state's price gouging law went into effect automatically Friday when President Donald Trump declared a national emergency....

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Oklahoma County deputy sheriff fired

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor on Wednesday fired a deputy running against him for what was described as a pattern of...

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U.S. Supreme Court lets stand fired Oklahoma City police officer's convictions

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to consider fired Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's complaints about his...

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Drugs linked to Oklahoma death row inmate's death

McALESTER — After being moved off the most restrictive unit in prison, murderer Albert Ray Johnson found a way to smuggle drugs...

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Oklahoma County commissioner to run again after not being charged

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan said Wednesday he is running for reelection after being cleared of wrongdoing after...

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Edmond man admits smuggling guns to Iraq, FBI says

An Edmond man has admitted he shipped firearms hidden with tool parts to a Kurdish military organization in Iraq, the FBI said....

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Robbery after Super Bowl faked, Edmond police say

EDMOND — The assistant manager at the Buffalo Wild Wings told police the masked armed robber came in after closing on the night...

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Death row inmates ask to renew legal challenge to execution procedures

As expected, almost two dozen Oklahoma death row inmates took the first step Thursday to renew their legal challenge to the...

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Oklahoma County sheriff calls lawsuit a political stunt

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is calling a deputy's lawsuit against him a political stunt. "That's all it is," he said...

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Oklahoma court agrees legislator wasted marital assets

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a divorce judge's ruling that state Rep. Kevin McDugle committed "marital...

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Judge blocks University North Park vote in Norman

NORMAN — A judge Monday blocked a citywide vote on the future of development at University North Park. Cleveland County...

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Blackwell police officer ordered to face trial over fatal shooting

PERRY — In a decision that stunned his supporters, a Blackwell police lieutenant was ordered Wednesday to face trial over the...

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Oklahoma City man who killed his family no longer facing death penalty

An Oklahoma City man convicted of killing his wife and her four children in 1993 will be getting off of death row unless the...

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Families of Oklahoma murder victims say justice may be closer

At her murdered parents' graves, Debra Wyatt made a solemn promise to see their killer executed. She has been waiting 16...

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Oklahoma to resume lethal injection executions

Oklahoma officials pledged Thursday to resume executions — by lethal injection — to get justice for the families of murder...

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Guardrails go up at deadly bridge

A company hired by Oklahoma City has already installed guardrails on the south side of a concrete bridge where four people have...

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Oklahoma City oilman fined $100,000 for lying to the FBI

A longtime Oklahoma City oilman known for helping others was fined $100,000 Monday for making a false statement to the FBI....

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge sued twice over debts

After a tumultuous first year on the bench, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman has been sued — twice — at the start...

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Moore suspect had multiple DUI arrests

For most of his life, the suspect in the Moore High School tragedy has had trouble with drugs, alcohol and the law. Max Leroy...

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Why did deadly OKC bridge not get fixed?

The crosses at the base of a bridge in northeast Oklahoma City bear witness to a sad truth about this lonely spot in the road....

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David Boren discloses history of gift-giving to OU

NORMAN — In a surprise move, David Boren has released how much he and his wife gave to the university he led for nearly 24...

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Joe Exotic vows to appeal

A showman to the end, Joe Exotic jumped up Wednesday in court when it came his turn to talk to the judge at his sentencing in a...

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Joe Exotic sentenced Wednesday in Oklahoma murder-for-hire plot

Former zookeeper Joe Exotic was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in federal prison.The big cat breeder started a zoo in...

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David Boren out at foundation

David Boren is no longer on the board of directors of a philanthropic organization started by Michael Bloomberg, the former New...

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David Boren paid University of Oklahoma after internal audit

NORMAN — OU employees did landscaping and other improvements at David Boren's personal residence more than 100 times while he...

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OSBI in sex probe asking if David Boren traded promotions for cooperation

OSBI agents have begun a new round of interviews in a major push to wrap up their sexual misconduct investigation of retired...

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Oklahoma County DA says investigator fired over affair

In response to a wrongful termination claim, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater reported Friday that he fired a...

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Oklahoma City bail bondsman charged

Oklahoma City bail bondsman Howard Barnett was charged Friday with first-degree manslaughter over a fatal shooting at a hotel...

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Norman dispute headed to court

NORMAN — Four former mayors on Friday asked a judge to block a citywide vote on the future of development at University North...

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Former Oklahoma police chief charged

A former Luther police chief is being accused in a felony charge of keeping a $310 payment from a traffic stop. Tony Shaun...

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Embattled Oklahoma County district judge criticized again

Two appellate judges sharply criticized an Oklahoma County district judge Wednesday for not taking herself off criminal cases...

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Accused Oklahoma County judge reassigned

An Oklahoma County district judge accused of tax evasion will not be presiding over any criminal cases in 2020. Kendra Coleman...

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Former Oklahoma tag agent repays embezzled funds

A former Calera tag agent pleaded guilty Friday to embezzlement and was put on probation for two years after repaying the...

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Moore police officer charged in fatal crash

NORMAN — A Moore police officer was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter after an investigation determined he was...

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Woman arrested in deadly trailer home fire

A 19-year-old woman has admitted she set the fire at a trailer home near Harrah that killed her sister and sister's boyfriend...

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Accused company pays $3 million settlement over Fort Sill dam

A defense contractor has paid $3 million to the federal government to settle a civil complaint over a Fort Sill project....

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Tribe says no to state audit of gaming activity

The Chickasaw Nation has told the state it cannot conduct its own audit of the tribe's gaming operations. The state notified...

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Will NRA get insider info?

Payne worked as a television reporter and anchor in Oklahoma for years before joining Ackerman McQueen in 2015. She has said...

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OKC gunman killed by police in and out of prison

In 2006, longtime felon Elray Barber was sentenced to prison for 20 years for robbing a woman of her car in Oklahoma City. He...

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Two jailed in fatal OKC shooting

A felon who already has served time for robbery and drug offenses is now being accused in a deadly Oklahoma City home...

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Joe Exotic faces Jan. 22 sentencing

CHICKASHA — From jail, former zookeeper Joe Exotic is predicting he will be vindicated one day on appeal. "It may take me a...

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Oklahoma County district judge found in contempt

For the first time in its history, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has found a candidate for office in contempt. Without naming...

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Was Oklahoma prison wedding a ruse or real?

McALESTER — Three years after his wedding plans caused a stir statewide, death row inmate Gilbert Ray Postelle is getting...

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SEC accuses Oklahoma oilman of making $1.18 million off insider trading

A Stillwater oilman has agreed to pay almost $3 million to resolve an insider trading complaint. John Special, 67, is accused...

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Child rapist forced victim to have surgery, jurors told

EL RENO — A jury Wednesday chose the maximum possible punishment for a child rapist after hearing testimony he forced his...

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Oklahoma County district judge disciplined, avoids removal

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman will remain on the bench for now even though a secret investigation...

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When will appeals end in 1999 murder case?

Twenty years after her husband was gunned down at his transmission shop in Oklahoma City, Carolyn Taylor is waiting bitterly...

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Revealed after 26 years, judge was source of scoop for the ages

Oklahoma County District Judge John Amick was keeping a secret that was troubling him inside more and more each day. The judge...

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Will Oklahoma County officials raise their own salaries?

Oklahoma County's elected officials put off a vote Thursday on raising their own salaries "effective immediately" because of...

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Grand jurors return murder indictment against Blackwell police lieutenant

A state grand jury has found a Blackwell police lieutenant at fault in the fatal shooting of a road rage suspect during an...

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Drugmaker's expert in Oklahoma opioid trial indicted

NORMAN — University of Miami Professor Bruce Bagley was one of the final witnesses in the state opioid trial, testifying in...

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Trump appointee sues Democratic bosses at Oklahoma State University

STILLWATER — An associate professor who served in the Trump administration is alleging Democrats at Oklahoma State University...

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Oklahoma City police officer poses as hit man to uncover murder plot

A robbery defendant plotted from jail to have his victims murdered before they could testify against him at his upcoming...

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Accused gun rights activist released from Oklahoma County jail

A YouTuber accused of illegally taking an AR-15 rifle into a restaurant was released Friday night from the Oklahoma County...

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Oklahoma judge issues final order in opioid case

NORMAN — A judge issued a final order Friday directing pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries to pay...

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Gun rights activist arrested

A self-described Second Amendment "auditor" was arrested Tuesday after being accused of illegally taking a rifle into an...

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Cockfight host thought they were legal — he was wrong

ANADARKO — For $20 a pop, spectators could watch trained roosters fight to the death as many as 50 to 60 times at derbies on a...

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Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states

Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states Massachusetts made cockfighting illegal in 1836, the first state to do so, according to...

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DA heads to appeals court over issue with Oklahoma County judge

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said Wednesday he will continue his effort to have District Judge Kendra Coleman...

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Attorney General speaks up for accused DA

The attorney general on Monday came to the defense of Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater over accusations the DA...

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Oklahoma County judge accepted $225 from corporate donors

An embattled Oklahoma County judge has refunded three donations made to her 2018 campaign by corporations. District Judge...

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Oklahoma County judge accused in felony charge of intentionally evading paying taxes

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is now facing a felony charge over her tax troubles. She is accused in the charge...

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Oklahoma County sheriff seeks new location for offices

In another sign he is serous about no longer operating the jail, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is planning to move his...

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Oklahoma County sheriff tells jail trust it needs to take over Jan. 1

In a strongly worded letter, Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said Wednesday his office will no longer assist in the...

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Fired police pension head agrees to never work for state again

Prosecutors have dismissed a fraud charge against the former head of the state agency that manages the $2.5 billion pension...

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"Perfect choice" of red SUV turned into embarrassment for Oklahoma Department of Public Safety

After being named to the No. 2 position at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Assistant Commissioner Megan Simpson had...

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Oklahoma PAC accused of repeated violations of campaign finance laws

A little-known PAC secretly and illegally funneled thousands of dollars from a wealthy Missouri businessman's companies to...

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Fuss leads to election over new presiding judge

The presiding judge of Oklahoma and Canadian counties lost reelection to the top spot Thursday because of dissatisfaction over...

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Investigators seize Oklahoma City attorney's boots as evidence in triple slaying probe

Investigators have seized black boots from the home of an Oklahoma City attorney suspected of involvement in a triple slaying...

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Former Health Department attorney pleads guilty

Wiping away tears, the former top lawyer at the Oklahoma Health Department pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanors for...

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Oklahoma City strip club owner faces new charge

The owner of a notorious Oklahoma City strip club is being accused in a new felony charge of faking that she had insurance so...

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Fired prison security chief wins job back

TAFT — A fired prison security chief has won his job back after an administrative law judge found corrections officials...

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OSBI seized former OU vice president's emails after student reports unwelcome sexual encounter

A new witness has come forward against former University of Oklahoma Vice President Tripp Hall, telling a state agent a massage...

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Attorney suspected in triple slaying held on federal charge

Investigators have determined that an Oklahoma City attorney test-fired and bought a rifle in August that may have been used a...

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Killers drove car resembling attorney's, investigators say

BEGGS — The two masked killers who fatally shot a woman and her parents early Sept. 7 drove a four-door sedan resembling an...

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Oklahoma County jail has second death in week

A drug offender awaiting trial for burglary died Friday at the Oklahoma County jail. Ryan Andrew Melton, 33, had been jailed...

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Edmond police officers will not face charges in naked teen's shooting death

EDMOND — The two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed, naked teenager have been cleared of criminal...

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Grand jury issues indictments in 1983 Tulsa cold case

A day after the 36th anniversary of a beating death at a Tulsa motel, the state's multicounty grand jury has returned murder...

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Indicted Oklahoma County judge rejects DA request to stop hearing his office's cases

An indicted Oklahoma County district judge said again Thursday she is not influenced by campaign donations and that she will...

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Oklahoma County district judge indicted over tax issues

An embattled Oklahoma County district judge is being accused of intentionally disregarding the law by repeatedly filing state...

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Triple-homicide investigation leads to arrest of Oklahoma City attorney on intimidation accusation

An Oklahoma City defense attorney was arrested Friday as part of an investigation into a triple homicide last week at a home...

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Midwife charged with felony after botched birth

SALLISAW — A midwife was charged Friday with a felony after admitting she performed a surgical procedure on a mother to...

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Attorney admits helping fugitive boyfriend

NORMAN — A judge has made a Shawnee attorney a convicted felon for bringing food and money to her violent, meth-addicted...

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Popular Mexican restaurant in Stillwater hired smuggled workers, feds allege

STILLWATER — Federal agents searched a popular Mexican restaurant here Sept. 4 because of suspicions it hired workers smuggled...

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Embattled Oklahoma County judge has tax troubles, too

The Oklahoma County district judge who failed to disclose all her campaign donors also has failed to pay all her taxes. Kendra...

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Hackers get $4.2 million from Oklahoma pension fund for retired troopers, state agents

The FBI is investigating a cybertheft of $4.2 million from the state's pension fund for retired Oklahoma Highway troopers,...

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DA says judge concealed donors, should step down from all her cases

In an unprecedented move, a new Oklahoma County judge is being asked to step down from every criminal case being prosecuted by...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt replaces Public Safety commissioner

A shake-up is underway at the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, the state agency that runs the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and...

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Defense attorney plans to raise president's tweets in other illegal immigration cases

A judge refused to dismiss an illegal immigration case because of President Donald Trump's tweets. "Under these circumstances,...

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Jury deadlock latest example of death penalty's decline

GUTHRIE — As his life slipped away, the wounded Logan County sheriff's deputy radioed for help, gave a description of the...

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Murderer avoids death sentence in deputy shooting

GUTHRIE — A judge Thursday night sentenced murderer Nathan LeForce to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the...

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Trump's tweets at issue in bid for dismissal of illegal immigration charge

A defendant in an illegal immigration case is complaining President Donald Trump has made it impossible for him to get a fair...

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OSBI meets with DA about Epic; OKCPS discusses plan to take on students

Two OSBI agents on Wednesday updated Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater about their progress on the investigation...

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Former American Legion official going to prison for embezzlement

A former top official at The American Legion of Oklahoma is headed to prison for embezzling from fellow veterans to enrich...

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Former death row inmate wins freedom or new trial in 1984 murder case

MUSKOGEE — For decades, two Ada men insisted from prison that they did not kidnap and murder a convenience store clerk in 1984...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt calling for higher education chancellor to be replaced

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for Glen Johnson, Oklahoma's longtime higher education chancellor, to be replaced. "Oklahomans...

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Former trooper sues over dropped blackmail charge

A former trooper alleges in a civil rights lawsuit that the public safety commissioner falsely accused him of blackmail to...

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Former Rogers County DA investigator indicted

A former investigator for the Rogers County district attorney has been accused of warning an acquaintance a massage parlor was...

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Oklahoma governor calls for gaming talks to start in a month after making concession

Gov. Kevin Stitt is pushing for gaming talks to begin Sept. 3, after backing away somewhat from his position that compacts with...

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Oklahoma judge has not disclosed her final campaign donors for months

A newly elected Oklahoma County district judge was ordered to pay $3,000 for campaign reporting violations, more than any other...

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Donations to OETA Foundation misspent?

In its final days of operation, the charitable organization that raised money for public TV in Oklahoma awarded its terminated...

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For 1983 beating death, murderer gets 25-year prison sentence

Widower Delbert McKim had often thought in the 36 years since his wife was beaten to death in downtown Oklahoma City that...

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OSBI interviews Gallogly for investigation of Boren

The OSBI interviewed former OU President Jim Gallogly for its ongoing investigation of former President David Boren, The...