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2 Las Vegas shootings, 1 officer shot amid Floyd protests

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An officer has been shot in Las Vegas and authorities are responding to another shooting as people protest the...

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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...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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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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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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Corornavirus 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...

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OCU School of Law holds inaugural criminal justice reform conference

Robin Steinberg joked that like everything good that happens in New York City, the idea was born over Chinese takeout. One...

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House is given tape of Trump calling for ambassador's ouster

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of President Donald...

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Dems say oust Trump or he'll betray again; 'He is who he is'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the president...

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Stitt: 'I want to tell you a true story'

During a public safety forum Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt shared a story of two childhood friends whose lives took wildly...

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Woman accused of killing husband charged with murder

A 74-year-old woman who admitted shooting her husband while "they were driving down the road" is facing a first-degree murder...

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Names released in Oklahoma Highway Patrol shooting

Authorities have released the identity of a man who was shot and killed Wednesday by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. Adam...

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Music store owner sentenced in child porn case

A Bethany music store owner was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for possessing and distributing tens of thousands of...

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Prague woman arrested for smothering her three children in Arizona

An Oklahoma mother arrested in Arizona for allegedly smothering her three children was addicted to meth and had her children...

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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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OHP investigating deadly trooper-involved shooting in Moore

On Wednesday, a man suspected of stealing a vehicle was shot and killed by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers in Moore after a...

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Former Oklahoma mom accused of killing her 3 kids says she smothered them while singing

The 22-year-old mother arrested for allegedly murdering her three children in Phoenix sang to her children as she smothered...

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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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'It was chaos': Deputy recounts chasing shooter from Penn Square Mall

As he ran out of the doors of AMC Movie Theater at Penn Square to the sound of gunshots, Lt. Justin Kimbrough unholstered his...

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Oklahoma City Police searching for missing woman

OKC police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 34-year-old woman.

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Mom who recently moved from Oklahoma admits to killing her 3 young children, Phoenix police say

The mother of three young children found dead Monday night in a Phoenix home admitted to killing them and...

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Authorities investigating fatal stabbing of Oklahoma inmate

LAWTON Inmate's fatal stabbing under investigation Authorities are investigating the fatal stabbing Friday of an inmate at the...

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Trump defenders push 'no crime' as Democrats seek removal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable...

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Oklahoma City police report second mall shooting in a month

Oklahoma City police responded to reports of shots fired at Penn Square Mall Saturday for the second time in less than a month.

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Three arrested after fight during basketball game at John Marshall High School

A fight broke out Friday night during a high school basketball game at John Marshall High School.The fight occurred between...

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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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Verdict: Man guilty of murder in OKC deadly drug deal

A 22-year-old Oklahoma City man has been found guilty of murder in a case of a drug deal that turned deadly. Late Thursday, a...

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Suspect arrested in Chickasha double homicide

CHICKASHA - A suspect in a double homicide was placed in custody Thursday after a shootout with police.Identified as dead at...

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FBI search for Seminole bank robbery suspect

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Seminole on Friday.At 1:45 p.m, The FBI said...

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Murder defendant denies planning fatal drug robbery

A murder defendant who took the witness stand Thursday told a jury he did not plan a drug robbery that claimed the life of a...

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Ex-superintendent charged with sex crimes accused of violating terms of release

NEWKIRK — The Kay County district attorney’s office is seeking to revoke the bail of a former longtime Oklahoma superintendent...

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Ardmore woman facing felony drug, child neglect charges after police find nearly 120 pills

An Ardmore woman is facing felony drug and child neglect charges after police allegedly discovered a large amount of...

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Recent reforms lead over 30% decrease in average inmate population at Oklahoma County jail

The average number of inmates at the Oklahoma County jail has decreased by over 30%, which community leaders attribute to new...

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Co-defendant testifies at OKC murder trial

A man who admitted pulling the trigger during a fatal drug robbery told a jury Wednesday he didn't mean to kill the son of a...

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Trial begins in Oklahoma oil rig explosion

McALESTER — The wrongful death trial against an oil-field equipment contractor in connection with a January 2018 explosion and...

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Police-scanner watchdog Robert Moose dies

Robert Moose was a man in the know. Whether that was following news from around the world, relaying information about severe...

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Trial begins about slaying tied to pot sale

The son of a former county sheriff was unaware of the "death trap" that awaited him and his best friend when they drove four...

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Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

A student was shot Tuesday at a high school in Texas and a suspect remained at large, local officials said.Emergency crews were...

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OKC police: Customer attacks manicurists for speaking Vietnamese

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An angry Oklahoma City woman is accused of slapping a nail salon worker and punching and threatening...

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Ex-Arby's manager pleads guilty to fatal shooting after alleged spitting incident

Deionna Young received a 25-year sentence for first-degree manslaughter.

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OKC man who killed nephew in 'heat of passion' gets 7 years

A man who admitted fatally shooting his nephew during an argument pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to seven...

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High court rejects Oklahoma City killer's final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate Carlos Cuesta-Rodriguez, who was convicted of...

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Sheriff's deputy announces campaign for Oklahoma County sheriff

Sheriff’s office deputy Mike McCully announced last week he intends to run for Oklahoma County sheriff. McCully, 63, stationed...

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Oklahoma program offers rescue for horses, other equine

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — When Ken Friend learned a job transfer meant moving his family to California from the small farm they’d...

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Woman gets 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing neighbor

A woman who admitted to fatally stabbing a neighbor during a fight over strewn mail was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday...

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Three men found shot to death south of Bakersfield

LAMONT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are investigating the shooting deaths of three men whose bodies were...

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Amazon's Ring fires four employees for snooping on customers' doorbell camera video feeds

The Amazon-owned security camera company Ring fired four employees who abused internal access and spied on customers.In...

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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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Woman pleads guilty to spray-painting racist graffiti

NORMAN — A woman pleaded guilty Thursday to spray-painting racist graffiti, telling a judge her actions were "out of...

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Man wounded in mall shooting jailed for not completing rehab stay

NORMAN — A man shot twice inside a Penn Square Mall shoe store last month was jailed Wednesday for violating a court order....

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Efforts underway to reform Oklahoma County drug court

On a recent Monday morning, roughly 30 drug court participants filed into Oklahoma County Judge Kenneth Stoner’s courtroom. To...

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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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Oklahoma couple accused in home repair scheme facing 10 felony counts

A husband and wife are accused of cheating 10 people out of more than $300,000 in a home repair fraud and embezzlement scheme....

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Holtzclaw asks U.S. Supreme Court to review convictions

Former Oklahoma City Police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his state convictions of sex...

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OKC family attacked in Mexico identified

A family from Oklahoma City attacked in Mexico, resulting in the death of a 13-year-old boy, was identified Tuesday afternoon....

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OKC man who pleads no contest to rape charges sentenced to 380 years

An Oklahoma City man accused of raping two women and trying to kidnap three others has been sentenced to nearly 400 years in...

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Iran: missiles fired at Iraqi air base housing US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base...

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Man charged in Christmas Eve Oklahoma airport bomb threat

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of calling Tulsa International Airport on Christmas Eve and reporting that a...

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Third OU student alleges sexual misconduct by ex-official

A third University of Oklahoma student has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against a former university...

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Oklahoma man sought in child's death found dead in refuge

Man sought in child's death found dead in refuge A 38-year-old man wanted on a murder warrant in the death of a 2-year-old boy...

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Accused mall shooter released from jail after family posts bond

Accused Penn Square Mall shooter Elizha Sanders is out of jail after his family posted bail, Sanders' attorney told The...

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Criminal justice reform task force to recommend chief cultural officer for DOC

A criminal justice reform task force will recommend the Department of Corrections hire a chief cultural officer to help push...

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Oklahoma County jail to get extended commissary service, new staff meal plans

Starting in March, inmates at the Oklahoma County jail will see increased days of commissary service, and jail employees will...

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Family with Oklahoma license plates attacked on Mexican highway

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities continued searching Monday for the gunmen responsible for an attack on a sparsely...

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Police still looking for suspect in OKC child abduction case

A late-Sunday Amber Alert ended with the safe return of a child, but police say the suspect is still at large. An argument...

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Man shot by woman in downtown Oklahoma City domestic incident, police say

A woman shot a man who was a passenger in her car in Downtown on Monday morning. Oklahoma City Police said they got a call of...

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Metro Jewish community looks at security

In the wake of a spate of deadly anti-Semitic attacks across the country, leaders of five metro Jewish organizations recently...

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'The reality is it could happen anywhere': Faith leaders discuss safety in houses of worship

A metro area security professional said the odds are good that some Oklahomans are toting firearms along with their holy books...

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Poachers killed an elk and dumped it in an Oklahoma parking lot; wardens are asking for help with clues

Oklahoma game wardens are asking for tips on an unusual wanton-waste case. 

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Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to...

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Police seek suspect in Oklahoma transgender man's killing

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Police are investigating the slaying of a prominent local advocate for transgender rights who was shot...

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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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Shepard receives death penalty

SHAWNEE — A judge on Friday agreed with jurors' death penalty recommendation for a man convicted last month in the 2017 murder...

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A fugitive was on the run for 40 years. Police finally arrested him for public intoxication

For 40 years, South Carolina fugitive Jose Romero successfully evaded capture, having fled the state in 1979 after being...

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Driver arrested in death of 21-year-old Edmond woman in New Year's crash; left 5-mile trail of damage

A Tulsa woman was arrested on New Year’s Day after allegedly crashing her car into another woman’s vehicle and killing her.

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Third suspect in Shawnee home invasion arrested

U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma City arrested the third and final suspect in a string of armed home invasions in Shawnee. Clayton...

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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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OKC firefighter placed on adminstrative leave after arrest

OKLAHOMA CITY OKC firefighter on administrative leave after arrest A veteran Oklahoma City firefighter has been placed on...

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Body found in Idaho cave more than 40 years ago identified as outlaw who escaped jail in 1916

Idaho officials say a dismembered body found in a cave more than 40 years ago has been identified, thanks to genetic genealogy.

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Oklahoma bank robbery suspect found dead

The 23-year-old man, who was not identified, apparently killed himself on New Year's Eve after robbing Arvest Bank, 2029 W....

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Wildlife refuge search underway for Oklahoma murder suspect

MEDICINE PARK, Okla. (AP) — Authorities searched an expansive wildlife refuge in southwest Oklahoma on Thursday for a suspect...

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2 in custody after teen girl's body found in Oklahoma

The girl's body was found with an apparent gunshot wound south of Locust Grove on New Year's Day, according to a news release.

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Class of West Virginia cadets fired for 'completely unacceptable' Nazi salute photo

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Monday approved the recommended firings of all correctional officer cadets who participated...

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Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

NEW YORK (AP) — When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman...

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OKC firefighter arrested on DUI, traffic charges

OKC firefighter arrested on DUI, traffic charges

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Top 10 most-read Oklahoman.com articles in 2019

Can you believe 2019 is over and done with? While taking a look at The Oklahoman's most-read articles of the year, it's clear...

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Minister: Gunman grew angry over cash requests

DALLAS — The congregation at a Texas church where two people were fatally shot had repeatedly given food to the gunman,...

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10th Circuit orders hearing for man in Oklahoma killings

DENVER — A man sentenced to death for killing a Texas couple camping in Oklahoma nearly 20 years ago won a chance on Monday to...

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Drones will watch over Times Square during New Year’s Eve ball drop — a security first

With drones monitoring Times Square on New Year's Eve for the first time in its history, the New York Police Department says...

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Oklahoma authorities investigate county jail inmate's death

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating the death of a Stephens County jail...

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Hundreds of accused clergy left off church's sex abuse lists

Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children,...

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Court date set for woman linked to slain Austin mom Heidi Broussard

A woman linked to slain Austin mother Heidi Broussard, whose newborn was found in a Houston-area home last week, is scheduled...

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Fayetteville $3.2 million revenge porn lawsuit battle continues in court

The Fayetteville woman who won a $3.2 million judgment in a revenge porn, libel and alienation-of-affection lawsuit in August...

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FBI seeking information from an armed bank robbery in Oklahoma City

Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Oklahoma City Friday.The FBI said a man wearing black...

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Oklahoma assistant police chief charged with sexual abuse of two children

David Ray Kash, 49, was charged Thursday with two counts of child sexual abuse in Muskogee County. He remained in jail as of...

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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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Ohio digging out from contracting scandal that Kasich largely dismissed

Even as mounting evidence showed that problems were deep-rooted and widespread, then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich was largely...

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Somebody shot and killed a bald eagle. Indiana is offering a reward to find out who did it

Officials attempted to save the eagle's life but were unsuccessful. A reward is available for information leading to arrests.

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Signature gathering for petition seeking to end certain sentence enhancements to begin

A sentencing reform group can begin collecting signatures Thursday for a constitutional ballot initiative that would prohibit...

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Man killed, woman hurt in police shooting in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma City police officers opened fire on a gun wielding man, killing him, after a two-hour...

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2 Idaho children have been missing since September. Their stepfather's ex-wife is dead. There could be a link, police say

A possible connection between the disappearance of two Idaho children and a suspicious death has prompted police to ask for...

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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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Officer-involved shooting reported in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near NE 23 and Martin Luther King Ave., according to the...

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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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Attorney: Four men jumped accused mall shooter

Accused Penn Square Mall shooter Elizha Sanders acted in self-defense when he shot a man inside a second-floor shoe store, his...

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Attorney convicted of shooting fellow club patron sentenced to prison

A judge this week praised an attorney for his professionalism before sentencing him to prison for shooting a fellow patron...

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OKC Central blog: Good still overcomes tragedy and fear

A decade has  passed since I first met restaurateur Shaun Fiaconne. He quickly won the trust of the late Paseo visionary John...

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US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land...

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Penn Square Mall shooting suspect was local basketball standout

A man arrested overnight in Thursday's shooting at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City played a prominent role on the Douglass...

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Wisconsin governor rejects 'Making a Murderer' pardon bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he will not consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape...

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Oklahoma man arrested, suspected of slaying teen girlfriend

A 24-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant in the suspected death of his 17-year-old...

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OKC police release 911 calls from Penn Square shooting

Police on Friday released audio recordings of 911 calls received after a person was shot Thursday at Penn Square Mall in...

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Arrest made in Penn Square Mall shooting

Oklahoma City police have made an arrest following Thursday's shooting at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City.

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Predator pipeline: Athletes overrepresented in sex cases

Concealed public records hide extent of problem.

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Proceedings resume for man accused of fatally shooting parents

Criminal proceedings will resume for a 20-year-old accused of killing his parents, a judge ruled this week. Eli Walker faces...

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Custom scrunchie invented by an Florida State grad and his sister can help prevent date rape

A startup founded by a recent Florida State graduate and his sister has invented a product to help reduce drink...

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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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Superintendent accused of sexual misconduct charged

NEWKIRK — A former longtime Oklahoma superintendent accused of sexual misconduct was charged Wednesday morning with five...

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Task force approves guidelines for collecting, testing sexual assault DNA evidence

A task force working to improve Oklahoma’s response to sexual assaults voted Tuesday to approve guidelines and procedures for...

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OKC cop sentenced to 10 years for killing unarmed man

An Oklahoma City police officer convicted of killing a suicidal man told the man's family Wednesday he believed he was armed...

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After Jeffrey Epstein debacle, sheriff will end work release

The sheriff in Palm Beach County, Fla., has decided to end the work release program at the jail that came under intense...

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Records show employee loss exaggerated at Oklahoma County jail

The number of Oklahoma County jail employees who have left their jobs because of management uncertainty seems to have been...

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Task force approves guidelines for collecting, testing sexual assault DNA evidence

A task force that has been working to improve Oklahoma’s response to sexual assaults voted Tuesday to approve guidelines and...

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'Go big or go home,' man says after entering guilty plea in pursuit

NORMAN — A man who broadcast himself live on Facebook as he led law officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle pleaded guilty...

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Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma

An initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana use for Oklahomans ages 21 and older was quietly filed Thursday with...

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Toddler killed by gunshots fired into Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Bullets were fired into an Oklahoma City home early Monday, killing a 2-year-old girl and wounding her...

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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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Predator pipeline: Feds help star athlete hide campus rape charges

Tristen Wallace had the qualities every college football team wanted.Tall and strong with blazing speed, he courted offers to...

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U.S. Supreme Court accepts new Oklahoma case about Indian reservations

The U.S. Supreme Court, which failed this year to decide a case that could have a major impact in eastern Oklahoma, has chosen...

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Predator pipeline: NCAA looks other way as athletes punished for sex offenses play on

College athletes are implicated in an outsized share of campus sexual assaults.But while the NCAA disciplines athletes for...

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Teens charged with murder for role in failed drug deal

Three teenagers are facing first-degree murder charges for their roles in a $140 marijuana deal that turned deadly. Brayden...

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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial...

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Competency trial underway for man in 1999 Oklahoma slayings

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A trial began Friday to determine the mental competency of a Kansas man to stand trial on murder charges...

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Man suspected of abducting woman is fatally shot by police

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two...

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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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Canadian County judge approves restitution for Tate Publishing victims

A Canadian County District Court judge issued an order Thursday that sets out how and when Tate Publishing & Enterprises...

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Jury convicts man for stabbing, recommends life

A jury needed about an hour Thursday to convict a 20-year-old of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man...

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OKC police: man killed at Club Bloom in Bricktown

A Guthrie man was killed in a fight after a spilled drink inside a Bricktown nightclub, authorities said. Just after midnight...

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Moore man pleads guilty to peeping tom charges

A man accused of making secret videos with a hidden camera in a Starbucks restroom pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of...

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Horn, Prater differ over death row inmate's clemency petition

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Wednesday that Gov. Kevin Stitt should consider clemency for death row inmate Julius D. Jones, but...

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ACLU files federal lawsuit challenging cash bail system in Canadian County

Seeking to overhaul what they say is an “unconstitutional cash bail system which discriminates against poor people,” the...