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Hunter vows to fight inmate challenges stemming from Creek reservation case

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter vowed Monday to fight attempts by “a flood” of prison inmates to win their release...

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Cleveland County courthouse, clerk's office now require masks

NORMAN — Face coverings are now required inside the Cleveland County courthouse and court clerk's office to protect employees...

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El Paso marks Walmart shooting anniversary amid pandemic

When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to...

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Dunkin' employee arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee

Police in Illinois arrested a Dunkin' employee after a state trooper found what police said was mucus in coffee he...

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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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Norman council accepting applications to fill vacancy

NORMAN — The Norman City Council is accepting applications for appointment to fill the unexpired term of Ward 5 council member...

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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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COVID-19 outbreak shuts down Garvin County Courthouse

PAULS VALLEY — The Garvin County Courthouse has been closed to the public after a COVID-19 outbreak put the Garvin County...

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McClain County sheriff's new device seeks contraband

The McClain County Sheriff's Office has new technology to use in its war on drugs and other crime — a hand-held X-ray device....

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Judge denies request by workplace shooter to withdraw plea

NORMAN — A judge this week rejected a workplace shooter's request to withdraw his guilty plea. Cleveland County District Judge...

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Dogs found dead: $2,000 reward offered after man steals truck with 3 pets inside

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after three dogs in a stolen...

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OKC man who worked as an Air Force civilian engineer in Okinawa pleads guilty to assaulting neighbors

An Oklahoma City man working for the U.S. Armed Forces as a civilian engineer in Okinawa, Japan, pleaded guilty Monday in...

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Cleveland County cancels September jury term due to COVID-19

NORMAN — Cleveland County jury trials scheduled for September have been canceled amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, The Oklahoman...

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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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Mustang district says Nightrider nickname 'not reflective of band's mission'

YUKON — Mustang Public Schools announced Monday night that it will drop the "Nightrider" nickname from its high school marching...

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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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Metro area woman takes message, prayer to Northeast OKC

A Black motorist driving an SUV honked his horn and gave a thumbs up. A white man in a sports car honked, nodded his head and...

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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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Norman city council member named in recall effort resigns

NORMAN — Sereta Wilson, one of four Norman City Council members targeted in a recall effort, has resigned her position,...

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Driver accused in Moore High School students' deaths to face trial

NORMAN — A pickup driver who accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High School...

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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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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Not everyone's a fan of the ordinance, which can be tough to enforce

NORMAN — Kate Bierman's phone started blowing up about 7:30 a.m. July 8, roughly eight hours after the Norman City Council...

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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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Man fatally shot by police and sheriff deputies during traffic stop

A man was fatally shot by two Cleveland County deputies and an Oklahoma City Police officer early Wednesday morning, according...

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Video: Trump, Barr to expand surge of federal agents into several US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr are expected to announce Wednesday that federal...

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Officers fatally shoot SUV passenger in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a...

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Norman School Board urged to delay opening

NORMAN — Parents and teachers urged the Norman School Board on Monday night to delay the start of in-person instruction amid...

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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 the...

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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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Worker in Edmond office of court clerk tests positive for COVID-19

EDMOND — The Edmond office of the Oklahoma County court clerk has closed until further notice after a worker tested positive...

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Group behind recall effort calls on Norman mayor to resign

NORMAN — Unite Norman, the group behind an effort to recall Mayor Breea Clark and four city council members for defunding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 209 new cases; no new deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 209 cases to 25,265 on Sunday, while the number of deaths was...

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Police respond to shooting outside of Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City Police say one person was shot in the leg following a fight between two groups down the street from the Chickasaw...

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Oklahoma County special judge elevated by Stitt appointment

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday announced the appointment of Sheila Stinson as district judge for Oklahoma County, the state's...

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Excavation continues at potential mass grave site in Tulsa

TULSA — Donning a black mask and baseball cap, John Patrick-Kinnear sat in a lawn chair Wednesday afternoon outside Oaklawn...

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OKDHS denies accusations of neglect in alleged El Reno child sex abuse case

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services on Thursday denied accusations the agency was negligent in an alleged child sex abuse...

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Woman arrested in death of man found in Norman driveway

NORMAN — The Norman Police Department has arrested a woman suspected in the death of a man whose body was found on a...

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Workplace shooter asks judge to withdraw guilty plea

NORMAN — A man who admitted shooting his wife's coworker and received a 30-year prison sentence is asking a judge to withdraw...

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Tribes, state reach agreement on criminal, civil procedures on reservations

The Five Tribes and state leaders have reached an agreement aimed at clarifying jurisdiction on criminal and civil matters in...

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Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office employee tests positive for COVID-19

A worker in the Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office tested positive for COVID-19 after an extended Fourth of July weekend,...

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El Reno man arrested on suspicion child sex abuse, Canadian County sheriff's office accuses DHS of negligence

A 25-year-old El Reno man has been arrested on suspicion of forcible sodomy and lewd acts with a child under 16 years of age,...

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Wilson officers facing murder charges fired

WILSON — Two Wilson police officers have been fired from their positions after they were charged with second-degree murder in...

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Police resignations, retirements increase in Norman

NORMAN — As many as 14 sworn police officers have either resigned, retired or considered other employment since the city...

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Kansas man pleads guilty in Oklahoma cold-case deaths

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — The Kansas man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the disappearance and presumed deaths...

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Prosecutor upgrades manslaughter counts against driver in Moore fatalities

NORMAN — A pickup driver who accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High School...

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Edmond police searching for missing man

Police in Edmond are asking the public to help locate a man last seen in June at Lake Arcadia. Bruce Wayne Jacobs, 52, was last...

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State officials moving quickly to clarify criminal, civil rules on Creek reservation

Oklahoma leaders have been moving quickly to help police and prosecutors understand the new rules for law enforcement on land...

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Oklahoma drops murder charges in vehicle child deaths

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney's office dismissed two murder charges against a man whose two children died...

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Internet romance fraudster sentenced to federal prison

A 36-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent internet...

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Judgment overturned for second convicted killer in wake of Creek reservation case

An Oklahoma prison inmate convicted of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter have had their...

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Norman panel discusses alternative policing programs

NORMAN — A crisis intervention program in Eugene, Oregon, that responds to mental health-related 911 calls garnered support...

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Former Norman City Councilwoman believes she was intended target of attack

NORMAN — A woman who reported being raped June 27 said she recognized her attacker's voice when she listened to threatening...

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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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UCO administrator suspected of selling team apparel online

EDMOND — A University of Central Oklahoma athletic department administrator is suspected of illegally selling team apparel...

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Weatherford man sentenced in molestation case

A 64-year-old Weatherford man was ordered to serve 78 months in prison for abusive sexual contact of a child in Indian Country,...

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Group seeks to recall Norman mayor, council members

NORMAN — An effort to recall Norman Mayor Breea Clark and four city council members for cutting police funding and other...

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In south OKC, three people arrested after meth found stashed in car

Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputies found one pound of methamphetamine stashed in a hidden compartment during a vehicle search...

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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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Committee to discuss plans for money cut from Norman police budget

NORMAN — Last month, the Norman City Council cut the police department budget by $865,000 in response to calls to fund...

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Norman City Council approves mandatory mask ordinance

NORMAN — The Norman City Council, citing a need to do the right thing, approved a mandatory mask policy late Tuesday night it...

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Norman City Council votes in favor of ordinance mandating masks

NORMAN — On a day when new COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma skyrocketed by 858, including 26 new cases in Norman, the city...

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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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Face coverings being considered in Norman as COVID-19 infections keep rising

NORMAN — The Norman City Council, citing a rise in COVID-19 infections and the need to keep businesses open, will consider a...

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OU nurse indicted by grand jury is wife of ex-prosecutor suspected of assault

An Edmond nurse has been charged in the theft of high-powered painkillers from OU Medical Center. The state's multi-county...

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Oklahoma resident shoots, kills intruder with bow and arrow

Muskogee police are investigating after a resident reportedly shot and killed an intruder in his home with a bow and arrow...

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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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Trooper remains hospitalized; SUV driver not at fault

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was still in the hospital Friday with internal bleeding, broken bones and a concussion after...

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Union accuses Norman of violating statute by defunding police

NORMAN — Norman's police union is alleging the city council broke the law when it voted last month to reduce the police...

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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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OHP troopers injured in collision in Oklahoma City

Three troopers in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Motorcycle Division were injured Thursday along the Kilpatrick Turnpike in a...

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Departures save four Norman police jobs

NORMAN — Four police officers facing layoffs will get to keep their jobs following the recent resignations of three officers...

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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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2 Oklahoma police officers charged in death of man

Two police officers from a small southern Oklahoma town have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of...

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Family of hospitalized Tulsa police officer says condition improving 'hour-by-hour'

The family of a Tulsa police officer critically injured during a shooting that left another officer dead said Thursday...

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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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Wilson police officers charged with second-degree murder

WILSON — Two officers from the Wilson Police Department are facing charges of second-degree murder in relation to a use of...

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Norman council to consider mask policy but not business closures

NORMAN — The Norman City Council has moved closer to adopting a mandatory mask policy to help slow the spread of COVID-19, with...

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Oklahoma legislators warn of 'spread of anarchy' due to lacking support for law enforcement

Amid widespread calls for police reform, 12 Oklahoma legislators offered their support for law enforcement Wednesday, warning...

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Tulsa police officer dies after Monday shooting

Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, died Tuesday from gunshot wounds he suffered in the line...

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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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One of two Tulsa police officers shot in Monday traffic stop has died

Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the department, has succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered in the line...

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Tulsa police officers 'fighting for their lives,' after shooting

Tulsa’s chief of police made a call for compassion on Monday after two of his officers were in critical condition after being...

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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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OSBI takes over Norman sexual assault investigation

NORMAN —The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, at the request of the Norman Police Department, is taking over the...

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Oklahoma woman shot stealing Nazi flag from home expected to recover

A woman shot early Sunday morning stealing a Nazi flag from a Hunter residence is expected to recover, officials said Monday.

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Co-worker wounded trying to intervene in attempted abduction

NORMAN — Colette Wind walked to the podium to address her assailant, her misshapen right arm a reminder of the day she came to...

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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 Attorney General files charges against Oklahoma roofer

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Friday that his office has filed four felony charges against a contractor in...

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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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Edmond man faces 30 years in prison for smuggling firearms to Middle East

An Edmond man faces 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally shipping firearms to the Middle East, as well as...

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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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Norman Police Department to cut positions following council vote

NORMAN — Police Chief Kevin Foster said Thursday he may have to lay off two full-time and two part-time officers as soon as...

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OU implements masking policy effective immediately

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma, citing a "substantial increase" in new COVID-19 cases, is implementing a university-wide...

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Douglass football coach tests positive for COVID-19

A football coach at Douglass High School has tested positive for COVID-19.The positive test was first reported by Oklahoma City...

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"Perfectly designed": New location enjoyed by Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

The Oklahoma County sheriff’s office is fully moved out of the county jail and operating out of its new facility in northeast...

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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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OKC doctor accused of illegally prescribing opioids

A federal grand jury is blaming an Oklahoma City pain doctor for illegally prescribing opioids and and other controlled...

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Norman councilwoman arrested in Tulsa on Saturday night

Norman City Councilwoman Alex Scott, a candidate for state Senate, was arrested Saturday night in Tulsa, jail records show. The...

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Protester arrested hours before Trump rally

About six hours before President Donald Trump's much-anticipated rally in downtown Tulsa, more supporters trickled into line...

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Law enforcement in Tulsa used pepper balls to disperse a crowd after President Trump's rally in Tulsa

Law enforcement used pepper balls to disperse a crowd of protesters Saturday night in Tulsa.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court OKs Trump campaign rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for a temporary injunction to stop the BOK Center in Tulsa from hosting a...

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Judge gives bank robber three life sentences

A man who used a gun to rob three banks in a two-month period was sentenced this week to life in prison for each bank he...

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Norman City Council votes to cut police funding

NORMAN — Calling it a "very small gesture" and "an important time in Norman's history," the city council voted early Wednesday...

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'That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That '70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los...

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Fired Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his...

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Candidates for Oklahoma County sheriff discuss protests, law enforcement reforms

Amid protests against police brutality and discussions about reforming local law enforcement agencies, candidates for Oklahoma...

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Former church members seek accountability for alleged misdeeds

Former members of a metro area church said the house of worship should close immediately and its founders should be held...

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Protesters bring budget concerns to Norman Council

NORMAN — Protesters seeking funding for alternatives to armed policing and supporters of the Norman Police Department filled...

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Trump signs executive order on police reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an...

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High court agrees Oklahoma death row inmate entitled to new hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed on Monday that Oklahoma death row inmate Jimmy Dean Harris should get a hearing before a...

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Judge will face trial on felony tax evasion charge

An Oklahoma County district judge accused of tax evasion will face trial, a judge ruled Monday. The felony tax evasion case...

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Norman police chief: 'I think we do a lot of things right'

NORMAN — Norman Police Chief Kevin Foster said Friday that he is reviewing the department's use of force policy and could...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 8,231 cases, 359 deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 158 to 8,231 on Sunday, while the number of deaths rose by zero...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 7,848 cases, 359 deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 222 to 7,848 on Friday, while the number of deaths rose by two...

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Oklahoma City grandma sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing boy's death

A judge Thursday sentenced an Oklahoma City woman to more than 17 years in federal prison for causing the death of her...

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Ex-treasurer accused of embezzling from Oklahoma Outdoor Outreach

An Oklahoma City man facing a felony charge admitted embezzling nearly $70,000 from an all-volunteer foundation that provides...

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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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Man who pointed gun at Noble officer sentenced to prison

NORMAN — A wanted man who pointed a gun at a Noble police officer and was shot three times was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

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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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Not Antifa: metro protester says image shouldn't take away from message

The image of his arrest during recent protests in Oklahoma City has been shared online, but tattooed and mohawked Cory...

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Norman Municipal Courts offering to clear warrants at reduced cost through June 30

It's a window of opportunity for anyone who has outstanding warrants related to Norman citations. The city of Norman Municipal...

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Canadian County sheriff creates volunteer 'Sheriff's Posse' to aid law enforcement

EL RENO — Canadian County Sheriff Chris West announced Tuesday his office is accepting applications for a group of local...

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Multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud alleged in Oklahoma City

A federal grand jury indicted Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, on charges of defrauding two banks, Fannie Mae, and...

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Norman group seeking police changes plans to 'occupy' City Hall on Tuesday

NORMAN — A group demanding justice and accountability in Norman is calling on city leaders to defund and demilitarize the...

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Oklahoma City Police release video of Derrick Ollie Scott's arrest

The Oklahoma City Police Department released bodycam video which met one of the demands from Black Lives Matter. The video...

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Couple arrested on child sex abuse, bestiality complaints

A couple suspected of sexually assaulting a child, sexually abusing a pet and possessing child pornography is behind bars,...

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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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'They just want justice for him': Trae Young, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin request Gov. Stitt to commute sentence of Oklahoma inmate on death row

NBA stars Trae Young, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin wrote to Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's Pardon & Parole Board,...

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Family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones relies on growing advocacy as case develops

It was mid-May, and the family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones was crowded around a computer in their living room,...

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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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Oklahoma City sit-in participants urge George Floyd protesters to stay peaceful

Meredith Luper Hildreth felt pride well up in her chest as she looked out at the crowd gathered for the George Floyd protest in...

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Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's...

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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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Police make 11 arrests in second night of George Floyd protests in Oklahoma City

Police arrested at least 11 people overnight during a protest that started Sunday afternoon and led demonstrators to the state...

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Thousands voice their concerns at weekend protests

A day after protests marred by vandalism and tear gas, demonstrators on Sunday marched to the Oklahoma City Police headquarters...

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OU employees accused of misspending grant money

A married couple working for the University of Oklahoma are accused in a federal charge of misspending $2.1 million in grant...

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Police make 27 arrests in protests overnight

Police arrested at least 27 people overnight during a protest that started Saturday evening at NW 23 and N Classen Boulevard...

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'Fighting for our lives': Hundreds protest in Oklahoma City against police killings

Tear gas billowed into the air, and crowds began to flee. People of all ages, but many of them younger adults, ran from a...

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Recap: Live coverage of the May 30-31 George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City

View a recap of live coverage from the George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City May 30-31.

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Harrah woman arrested in connection with 'chop shop'

Deputies with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Harrah woman May 20 who is accused of chopping and selling parts...

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Watch: President Trump addresses protests, looting in response to Floyd death

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of...

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OKC business owner arrested with illegal pot plants after fatal shooting

An Oklahoma City business owner was arrested on a complaint of illegal possession of $1.5 million worth of marijuana after...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes receive federal aid to fight COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it awarded about $1.2 million to four tribes in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Food bank assisting those who test for COVID-19

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide...

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Norman officer disciplined for sending inappropriate images

NORMAN — A Norman police officer who violated department policy by emailing inappropriate images to co-workers will get to keep...

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Police: Norman officer's email violated department policy

NORMAN — A Norman police officer violated department policy when he sent photos during an email discussion about the wear and...

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Wheatland man arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with a minor

A 45-year-old Wheatland man was arrested this month for allegedly soliciting sex with a minor and dealing drugs. On May 21, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Integris updates hospital visitation policy

Integris Health of Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that it will update its visitation policy without jeopardizing the safety of...

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Former AG requests prosecution of alleged Oklahoma exporters of cockfighting birds

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent emails to federal and state prosecutors in eastern Oklahoma asking...

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Stillwater teacher charged, accused of starting online relationship with student in 2018

A Stillwater Public Schools teacher arrested last week has been charged with soliciting a minor after an investigator...

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Homicide suspected in death of woman found in OKC home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern...

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Mother arrested; Police seek public's help in search for toddlers missing since Friday

Although their biological mother is in custody, two toddlers missing from an east Tulsa apartment complex remained unaccounted...

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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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Prosecutor suspected of assaulting estranged wife resigns

An Oklahoma County prosecutor suspected of assaulting his estranged wife in front of their daughter resigned after a district...

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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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Judge sentences cardiologist to prison for killing motorcyclist

An Edmond cardiologist convicted of driving while drunk and killing a motorcyclist told a judge Thursday that his sobriety and...

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Stillwater teacher accused of making lewd proposals to former student

Stillwater police arrested a teacher Tuesday on accusations he made lewd proposals to a former student. Officers arrested...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: El Reno to resume sending violation notices

TSET boosts focus on healthy living The board of directors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement and Endowment Trust (TSET) on...

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Norman police reviewing officer's actions

NORMAN — Norman's police chief said Tuesday the department is investigating the actions of an officer who sent an image from...

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Domestic abuse reclassified as a violent crime in Oklahoma

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Monday reclassifying several domestic abuse charges as violent crimes. This includes domestic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DOC staff called on to help following outbreak at Comanche County jail

The state Department of Corrections is helping stabilize the Comanche County Detention Center in Lawton after an outbreak of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Walmart opens drive-thru testing site in Del City

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is open in the Walmart parking lot at 5401 Tinker Diagonal in Del City. The new site and...

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Edmond man accused of fondling girl in her front yard

An Edmond man is accused of fondling a 10-year-old girl as she played alone in her front yard. Wade Treloar Smalling is also...

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Cash held by Oklahoma City police is missing, audit finds

An Oklahoma City Police Department office that handles millions of dollars in cash lacked adequate controls to prevent theft,...

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Tuttle woman sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million

A Tuttle woman was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million from her employer,...

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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: 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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Officer admits posting Facebook threat against Norman mayor

NORMAN — A Lexington police officer accused of threatening Norman Mayor Breea Clark on Facebook admitted to "writing and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Group asks governor to delay additional openings

Group asks governor to delay additional openings More than 1,200 people signed a letter this week asking Gov. Kevin Stitt to...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation casinos to remain closed

Chickasaw Nation casinos to remain closed Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby announced this week that the tribe's casinos...

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Asian-American Women's Task Force set to host 'bystander intervention' seminar

An Asian woman is being verbally harassed and followed by a man in a parking lot. Witnesses hear him say "Get out of my...

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OKC couple sent to prison for armed bank robbery

An Oklahoma City couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in the armed robbery of a Moore bank in May 2019,...

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Police arrest two in separate weekend killings

MIDWEST CITY — A man suspected of killing his mother and then dumping her body is behind bars along with a woman suspected of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Coalition launches first-of-its-kind initiative

An alliance of nonprofit organizations committed to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has launched a pilot program in Oklahoma...

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Longtime family law judge to retire

NORMAN — Associate District Judge Stephen Bonner, a family law judge who started Cleveland County's family drug court program,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Convention & Visitors Bureau to cut staff

With hotel-motel tax collections in retreat as COVID-19 crimps the meeting and tourism business, and five months before a new...

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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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Shooting at OKC McDonald's marks violent swing in pandemic tensions

A shooting Wednesday in a McDonald’s on the south side of Oklahoma City marked a violent rise in tension around the Sooner...

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OKC police: South side McDonald's employees injured in shooting

Four employees at a McDonald’s near SW 89 and Pennsylvania Avenue were injured Wednesday, after a customer saw the lobby...

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Nichols Hills police chief offers crime prevention tips

Nichols Hills Police Chief Steven Cox is asking residents to be aware of their surroundings to keep their community safe. Here...

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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: Salon owners sue Norman mayor over reopening

NORMAN — The owners of three salons are accusing Norman Mayor Breea Clark of violating their constitutional rights by not...

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Some Norman businesses reopen to customers

NORMAN —When Bark on Main owner Erika Puckett closed her pet salon last month because of COVID-19 she felt like her right to...

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Police identify shooter, victim in murder-suicide

MOORE — Police have identified two male roommates who died in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night. Austin Blake...

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Joe Biden denies former staffer's sexual assault allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden denied a former Senate staffer's allegation of sexual assault on Friday, saying “this never...

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Guthrie police apprehend suspect after two people shot at Guthrie Walmart

Two people were shot Thursday in a Walmart parking lot in Guthrie, according to the Guthrie Police Department. The shooting...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: El Reno announces layoffs, furloughs

EL RENO — The city of El Reno, citing an economic downturn caused by COVID-19, has laid off 17 full-time and two part-time...

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Police: Moore roommates die in apparent murder-suicide

MOORE — Two 25-year-old male roommates died Wednesday night in an apparent murder-suicide inside a home in the 4200 block of...

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Arrest made in Amazon warehouse shooting

U.S. Marshals and Oklahoma City police officers on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of firing shots at an Amazon warehouse on...

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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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Oklahoma County sheriff's office moving out of jail

Over the next month, the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office will take a historic step as it moves out of the county jail and into...

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CDC adds six new symptoms of virus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms of coronavirus seen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 found in state prisons as testing increases

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been located throughout Oklahoma's prison facilities as the state Department of Corrections...

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Police: Man fires shots inside, outside Amazon warehouse

Police are looking for a man who fired shots inside and outside of an Amazon warehouse on South Council Road in Oklahoma City...

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Moore to issue refunds to overcharged utility customers

MOORE — The city of Moore will issue refunds to thousands of customers who were charged multiple times for water service they...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cities alter proclamations to reopen businesses early

Looking to kick-start their flagging economies in the wake of COVID-19, leaders in Del City, Midwest City, Moore and Yukon on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman not ready to ease existing restrictions

Norman not ready to ease existing restrictions NORMAN — The city of Norman has no plans to relax an existing stay-at-home order...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman won't ease order before May 1

NORMAN — The city of Norman has no plans to relax an existing stay-at-home order before the end of the month, despite a call by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Officials say no COVID-19 cases inside Oklahoma County jail thanks to precautions

The Oklahoma County jail has still seen no cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic, officials told county commissioners on...

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Error from Stitt's office leads to inaccurate count of prisoners to be released

An error in a news release from Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office said over 400 incarcerated individuals would be released from state...

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OKC police unveils $50,000 drone program

The Oklahoma City Police Department on Wednesday unveiled two drones for use at the scenes of traffic accidents and outdoor...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: FBI warns against fraud

The FBI is warning Americans against scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, including fake Centers for Disease Control and...

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Oklahoma shifting position in Creek Nation reservation case, prison inmate says

The state of Oklahoma has created a “brand new argument” to contend the Muscogee (Creek) Nation doesn’t have a reservation, but...

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FBI warns against fraud related to coronavirus pandemic

The FBI is warning Americans against scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, including fake Centers for Disease Control and...

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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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Outlook 2020: Attorney inspired to serve inmates by father's incarceration

Oklahoma County Assistant Public Defender Francie Ekwerekwu says if she could do just one thing to fix Oklahoma's criminal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arrests down in OKC during pandemic

As the coronavirus spread across the state and nation in March, emergency phone calls increased in Oklahoma City while arrests...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Drug court changing with the times

BARTLESVILLE — It sounds shady, drug offenders meeting their connection in a park. But for Washington County Associate District...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Moore mayor issues shelter in place order

Moore mayor issues shelter in place order MOORE — Mayor Glenn Lewis has issued a shelter in place order that will require...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cleveland County cancels June jury trials

NORMAN — Cleveland County jury trials scheduled for June have been cancelled amid the coronavirus emergency, The Oklahoman has...

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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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Three dead in Bethany shooting

BETHANY —Three people died early Wednesday after a shooting near a Bethany convenience store. Around 1 a.m., police officers...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 Medicare fraud warning issued

A Medicare warning has been issued regarding public fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus. What are the general...

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Three dead in Bethany shooting

Three people died early Wednesday after a shooting near a Bethany convenience store. Around 1 a.m., police officers were called...

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'Social distancing' is a scammer's dream. Here's how to not be a victim

Think of the situation like an unlocked car with a tank full of gas and the keys left in the ignition. What crook wouldn’t be...

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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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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: Groups call on Stitt to implement recommendations to keep Oklahoma inmates, correctional staff safe

Nine organizations are calling on Gov. Kevin Stitt to take steps they believe will help protect Oklahoma’s correctional...

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Jerry Drake Varnell sentenced in OKC bomb plot case

Around 11:45 a.m. Monday just south of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, a federal judge sentenced a...

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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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Review: 'Tiger King' reigns as must-binge entertainment in relating bizarre tale of Joe Exotic

He may be the "Tiger King," but Oklahomans worried about the state's image problem will be either relieved or terrified to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Law enforcement adjusts procedures to keep officers safe

Law enforcement officers in Oklahoma have long worked to keep burglars and thieves off the streets. But now, they’ve got a new...

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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: Oklahoma, Cleveland counties cancel upcoming jury trials

Upcoming jury trials in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties have been cancelled amid growing coronavirus concerns, officials...

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Creek reservation case could change Oklahoma forever, Hunter argues

Ruling that a Creek reservation exists in eastern Oklahoma “would plunge the State into uncertainty for decades to come,”...

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Two OKC men plead guilty to child sex trafficking

Two men, including one who illegally re-entered the United States more than a decade ago, entered guilty pleas in federal court...

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Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault, a sight the...

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Mother sues ex-coach accused of inappropriate contact with daughter

A mother alleges in a lawsuit that Harrah Public Schools and Harrah High School knew a now-charged baseball coach and teacher...

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Todd Gibson to replace Todd Strickland as Moore police chief

Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson is leaving his post to become chief of police in Moore. Gibson will succeed Todd...

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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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Ex-worker accused of threatening to blow up nursing home charged

An ex-worker threatened to blow up an assisted living facility in Oklahoma City and bring a rifle to the office of a former...

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Two wounded in parking lot shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Police say two people were wounded in a shooting in the parking lot outside a Walmart in southwestern...

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Scrap metal theft can prove dangerous and costly, but legislative action may be on the horizon

Eden Badgett, a musician and the church’s musical director, remembered how she and her colleagues showed up for worship...

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Police: Couple accused of child abuse was 'exorcising demons'

A couple accused of child abuse believed one of their kids was possessed by a demon and may have waterboarded the child,...

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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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Edmond police accuse man of domestic assault

Edmond police placed a local man under arrest on one count of domestic assault by strangulation and one count of kidnapping.

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Judge shows leniency to man who drove drunk, killed woman

A Yukon man who killed a mother of six was sentenced to one year of weekends in the Oklahoma County jail.

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Some state prisons on lockdown after disturbance

A statewide prison lockdown was in effect for the second time in six months after a disturbance at a prison facility in...

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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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Police: Edmond man charged in bomb plots

A man who talked on a home video about blowing up two high schools in Edmond was charged Monday with two felonies, including...

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Investigators: two men used bleach in attempt to clean bloody OKC murder scene

Two men tried to use bleach and other products to clean blood from a murder scene last month in Oklahoma City, authorities...

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Jurors convict doctor of manslaughter in motorcyclist's death on highway

An Oklahoma County jury Monday convicted a cardiologist of first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 traffic death of a...

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Oklahoma man killed parents, staged a burglary, police allege

A married couple were found shot to death Monday inside their south Tulsa home, and police say their adult son is...

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Double homicide investigation launches after bodies found in south Tulsa home with odor of gas inside

Police are investigating two suspicious deaths at a south Tulsa residence early Monday as a double homicide.

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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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Witnesses say doctor was intoxicated, uncooperative after rear-ending motorcyclist

A cardiologist accused of causing a motorcyclist's death on Interstate 35 in Edmond was "extremely intoxicated" and...

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Trucker tells jury he swerved to avoid motorcyclist's body

Truck driver Steven Unruh was about 200 miles from home in Newton, Kansas, when he lost sight of what he thought was a...

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Police release details of Bethany couple's deaths

BETHANY — Police have released details after a couple was found dead inside a Bethany home last week. Bethany Police were...

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Killer of three in Owasso loses final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the case of Oklahoma death row inmate Clarence Rozell Goode, Jr., who was...

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Two to serve lengthy prison sentences for pleas

Two men pleaded guilty Monday to separate violent crimes and will serve lengthy prison sentences, including one who admitted...

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Two missing Oklahoma children found in Florida

Two children who went missing from Logan County in December have been found by authorities in Florida, and their father was...

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Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio...

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Attorney: Client mentally ill, not responsible for parent deaths

Rachel Walker was still alive when she told her youngest son to call the police in the early morning hours of March 4. Isiah...

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Edmond threat suspect convicted of crime before

EDMOND — In a video recording recovered from his home earlier this month, Matthew Rexwinkle talked about blowing up Edmond...

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OKC police: Abandoned car may be tied to Calif. slaying

Two people seen abandoning a car outside Remington Park in Oklahoma City may be involved in a Los Angeles-area homicide, police...

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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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Third manslaughter count filed against Moore crash suspect

NORMAN — Two weeks after a speeding pickup struck seven student athletes outside Moore High School, prosecutors filed a third...

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Midwest City police: Man shot to death while playing video games in home

A man who was playing video games inside a mobile home Sunday was shot and killed, Midwest City police said. At 4:41 p.m.,...

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OKC civic life: What do police reports detail about Scissortail Park?

Voters have returned 1,869 absentee ballots for the March 3 election to the Oklahoma County Election Board as of Friday...

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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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Kolby Crum, one of seven Moore runners struck by a pickup, has died of his injuries

MOORE — Kolby Crum fought an uphill battle to survive. The Moore High School senior, one of seven students struck by a speeding...

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Prosecutors will retry man after mistrial in infant murder case

A jury deadlocked early Saturday morning after deliberating 13 hours in a murder case against an Oklahoma City man accused of...

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Prosecutor withdraws bond revocation for former superintendent charged with sex crimes

NEWKIRK – The Kay County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn a motion to revoke the bond of a former public school...

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Doctor says boy's injuries likely abuse

Widespread injuries that resulted in a 3-month-old boy's death were likely caused by child abuse, not choking or being dropped,...

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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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More Oklahoma inmates released under recent law

McLOUD — In the parking lot at Mabel Bassett Correctional Center on Thursday, a baby girl cried in the arms of inmate No....

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Man accused of killing father charged with murder

A Midwest City man suspected of killing his father and threatening two other family members was having mental issues and acting...

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Midwest City police: man shot to death on porch

A 32-year-old man was shot to death Wednesday while trying to enter his Midwest City home, police said. At 7:36 p.m., Midwest...

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Edmond police search for leads in two home invasions

EDMOND, Okla. — A 20-year-old man was the victim of a residential burglary and assault with a deadly weapon early...

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Trump budget proposes new FBI office building in Oklahoma City

President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal includes $86 million for a new FBI field office in Oklahoma City, with the money...

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Home invasion under investigation by Edmond police

A press conference began at 11 a.m. at the Edmond Police Station concerning a home invasion which occurred early this...

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Police: Man charged in Moore HS crash driving nearly 80 mph

MOORE — An intoxicated pickup driver accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High...

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Woman tells Oklahoma County jury she didn't believe boyfriend caused fatal injuries

A woman tearfully recalled for a jury Tuesday how she dressed her 3-month-old son and held him for the final time before...

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Reports: Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to...

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MWC man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl

A Midwest City man admitted in court papers to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl after putting chemicals on a rag and...

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Couple accused of animal cruelty in dog-fighting case

A husband and wife are accused in a criminal charge of abusing 19 pit bulls used for fighting. Casper Ingram, 45, and Celeste...

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Moore tragedy could cause student trauma, experts say

As Moore High School reels from the deaths of two track athletes, experts say the student body could experience various effects...

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Hearing set for man charged in 1999 Oklahoma slayings

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A March 26 preliminary hearing has been set for a Kansas man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma...

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Man tries to save neighbor from dog attack, accidentally kills him with crossbow

A Massachusetts man who used a crossbow while trying to save his neighbor from being mauled by two dogs accidentally shot and...

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Police say threat made against school 'not credible'

MOORE — Police in Moore and Oklahoma City on Friday investigated online threats made against three junior highs in the Moore...

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Manslaughter charge filed in Moore High School deaths

NORMAN — A prosecutor vowed Friday to seek a lengthy prison sentence for the "career criminal" who drove his pickup into a...

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Moore police locate students who threatened local schools

Police have located students accused of threatening violence at two schools, The Oklahoman has learned.

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Jury convicts Tecumseh man of first-degree murder in 2012 case

An Oklahoma County jury late Tuesday convicted a Tecumseh man of first-degree murder for his role in a seven-year-old fatal...

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Video: Senate votes on impeachment charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate appears virtually certain to acquit President Donald Trump on two...

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Midwest City Police arrest son after father shot and killed

Midwest City Police arrested a man for allegedly killing his own father on Wednesday morning. Police responded to a shooting...

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'Never give up': Raymond Santana of 'Central Park Five' shares his story at OC

For Raymond Santana, April 19, 1989, seemed like an ordinary day, part of a long holiday weekend that was perfect for spending...

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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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Second student dies after crash near Moore High School

MOORE — A second student died Tuesday in the aftermath of a crash in which a pickup struck several runners near Moore High...

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Warrant issued for ex-employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from Catholic church in Del City

DEL CITY — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former church employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from St....

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Senate to discuss impeachment ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, an end to only the third presidential...

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Update: Two Moore High School students killed, four hurt after pickup hits runners

MOORE — A second student has died in the aftermath Monday’s vehicle crash in which a pickup truck struck several runners near...

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Alleged shooter, mom, among those charged in mall shooting

The alleged gunman in last month's shooting at Penn Square Mall and his mother are among five people facing felony charges....

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Mother imprisoned under failure to protect laws reflects on first months of freedom

Tondalao Hall sends her children a text message every morning. "I love you," she writes. "Remember to smile." "Prayer...

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'Joker' leads British Academy Awards race amid controversy

LONDON (AP) — The superhero villain saga “Joker” led the race for Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, a glitzy event that has...

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Oklahoma History Center exhibit 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' showcases true-crime stories and photos

In 1955, former sex worker June Wanda Bartram took her crush on Assistant Country Prosecutor Carroll Freeman to the next level,...

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Jailers mocked dying man as he begged for help, video shows

From an isolation cell in the Ottawa County Jail, Terral Ellis begged for someone to help him. He could not feel his legs and...

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Plans to auction off counterfeit Mustangs creates furor

SHAWNEE — The Pottawatomie County district attorney has created a furor among owners of classic Shelby and Boss Mustangs by...

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Bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark dead at age 92

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning "Queen of Suspense" whose tales of women beating the odds...

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Oklahoma County court briefs for Feb. 1, 2020

Alleged gunman in fatal OKC shooting to stand trial The alleged gunman in a fatal shooting will face trial, a judge ruled...

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Undercover operation results in arrest and recovery of underage sex trafficking victim

An undercover operation resulted in the arrest of two females engaging in prostitution, one of whom was 16. The Oklahoma...

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Ardmore man arrested after allegedly stabbing man in traffic altercation

An Ardmore man was apprehended Monday night after allegedly stabbing one individual and causing minor injuries to another...

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Outburst directed at judge costs man accused in drive-by shooting

A man accused in a drive-by shooting did not help his case by yelling profanities at a judge, who found him in direct contempt...

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In Oklahoma, a cold case heats up: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office says they have identified victim of homicide 40 years ago

On April 18, 1980, in brush on the bank of the North Canadian River near Jones, some fishermen found a young woman, dead from...

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Co-defendant implicates two others at OKC murder trial

A murder co-defendant who agreed to testify for prosecutors Wednesday implicated two others, including the alleged gunman, in...

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Jury convicts ex-UCO football star of rape; recommends 10 year prison sentence

A jury Wednesday evening convicted a former University of Central Oklahoma football star of sexually assaulting a...

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Police make arrests in Penn Square Mall shooting: 'no outstanding suspects in this case'

Authorities on Wednesday arrested an Oklahoma City man suspected of a shooting earlier this month at Penn Square Mall....

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Oklahoma prison guard couple sentenced in meth ring

Two prison guards married to each other were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in a methamphetamine ring involving leaders of a...

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Ex-Oklahoma prison guards sentenced for distributing drugs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A husband and wife who were Oklahoma prison guards have been sentenced to prison for distributing...

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Authorities issue arrest warrant in Penn Square Mall shooting

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Oklahoma City man wanted in connection with a shooting at Penn Square Mall earlier...

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Testimony begins in rape trial of former UCO football star

A developmentally disabled woman described for a jury Tuesday how a fired group home worker invited her to the movies, drove...

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Prosecutor accused of assaulting wife released from jail

An Oklahoma County assistant district attorney accused of assaulting his estranged wife over the weekend will not be...

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James Pavatt, killer of lover's husband, now eligible for execution

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate James Pavatt, who helped his girlfriend kill...

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Estranged wife told police prosecutor hit and choked her

A jailed Oklahoma City prosecutor struck his estranged wife multiple times and then choked her to the point of unconsciousness...

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Police ID 2 women killed in shooting at Little Rock home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified two women who were killed at their Little Rock home during a shooting...

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Many mall shoppers seek answers before heading back to Penn Square

After two shootings at Penn Square Mall in less than a month, mall shoppers and the surrounding community have been asking the...

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Vigilante dads who posed as children to catch predators deemed unlawful by police

FREMONT, Ohio – Police in Ohio say a group of fathers posing online as teen boys seeking sex with older men are not...

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Bill could make misuse of body cameras a crime

A Tulsa lawmaker has proposed legislation that would subject Oklahoma law enforcement officers to potential criminal charges...

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Jailed prosecutor accused of choking wife in front of couple's child

An Oklahoma County prosecutor was jailed Saturday morning, accused of choking his wife in front of the couple's children....

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No crime, Trump lawyers argue: Dems want to nullify election

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers plunged into their impeachment trial defense Saturday by accusing Democrats...

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Oklahoma officials intervened with three children killed in Arizona

Police reports from Rachel Henry's hometown of Prague offer a glimpse into her volatile relationship with the father of the...