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NEWKIRK – The Kay County District Attorney’s Office has withdrawn a motion to revoke the bond of a former public school...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

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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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...

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Coalition seeks signatures in support of death row inmate Julius Jones

More than 133,000 people have signed an online petition in support of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, whose claims of...

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OK County sheriff gives jail trust new deadline to take over county jail

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor announced Tuesday he will extend the deadline to April 15 for the Oklahoma County Jail...

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Police officer's girlfriend describes abuse

A suspended police officer's girlfriend took the witness stand Tuesday and recounted the night he punched her, slapped her,...

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Former paramedic from OKC sentenced in drug tampering case

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to six months in prison for tampering with fentanyl and ketamine vials while working as...

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OKC police: two suspects wanted in connection with carjacking, food truck robbery

Police are searching for two suspects they say carjacked a vehicle then used it in two attempted food truck robberies. On...

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OMRF lab tackles complex mysteries of anthrax

Read the word “anthrax” and it likely will conjure up images of envelopes filled with deadly white powder in your mind. Or...

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Pardon and Parole Board sees 118 percent increase in docketed cases

The Pardon and Parole Board had an increase of 118% in docketed cases this year. The board had 6,940 docketed cases this year,...

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Busted: meth and heroin ring ran from Oklahoma prisons to Mexico

Dozens of people connected with an Oklahoma City street gang have been charged with running a large-scale drug ring that...

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Ex-Choctaw cop accuses department of discrimination

CHOCTAW — A former police officer is accusing the Choctaw police department of racial discrimination and retaliation. Belen...

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Meth hidden in tractor-trailer fuel tank near Norman motel, man sentenced to prison

A man caught in Norman last year with more than 1,200 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in the fuel tank of a tractor-trailer...

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Oklahoma City nonprofit raises funds to serve human trafficking survivors

The Dragonfly Home, a metro-area nonprofit that helps human trafficking survivors, is holding its third annual “Drive for...

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Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a...

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Tulsa doctor, workers charged in patient deaths

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa doctor and two of his former employees are facing federal charges tied to the deaths of three...

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Girlfriend testifies against accused killer

A woman romantically linked to an Irish Mob prison gang member charged with murder appeared conflicted Friday as she testified...

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Stitt appoints corrections director

Former Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh resigned in June.

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Criminal justice reform task force seeks extension

The governor's office is filing an extension for the RESTORE Task Force, a group that has been working to make criminal justice...

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Three teenagers arrested in Harrah fatal shooting case

HARRAH — In what authorities say is the case of a $140 marijuana deal that turned deadly, three teenagers have been arrested in...

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Child rapist forced victim to have surgery, jurors told

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

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Police shooting under investigation

BLANCHARD — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting stemming from a domestic...

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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump...

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Police arrest man after chase through McDonald’s parking lot

After being called on his bluff during a robbery, a man was then tackled by a police officer after a chase. Police arrested...

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Police search for person responsible for hit and run death in southwest OKC

Oklahoma City Police are searching for a person responsible for killing a pedestrian and fleeing the scene. Investigators say...

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Judge sentences man to life without parole for daughter's death

NORMAN — A man convicted of fatally shooting his daughter in the face will spend the rest of his life in prison, despite his...

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Man charged in November burglary spree

A man accused of breaking into several neighboring homes was charged Tuesday with three felonies. Denzel Naurice Jaja is facing...

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Profs make impeachment case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine...

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Military responds to reports of shooting at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) — The military says security forces are responding to reports of a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.Joint...

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Two Oklahoma City men charged with child sex trafficking

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted two Oklahoma City men on charges of child sex trafficking, one of whom is accused of...

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Man indicted in Oklahoma City area bank robbery cases

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a 55-year-old man on four counts of bank robbery for his alleged role in a string of...

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Homeless man accused of setting fire to tent

A homeless man with a host of felony convictions is accused of setting fire to another homeless man's tent following an...

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Oklahoma City woman's car stolen with child inside

A woman was arrested on Tuesday after stealing a car with a 15-year old girl still inside. Oklahoma City Police arrested...

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Oklahoma County district judge disciplined, avoids removal

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

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'Horrifying acts': Pauls Valley couple sentenced to life without parole in child abuse case

In a child abuse case the state’s top prosecutor called “utterly appalling,” a Pauls Valley couple was sentenced this week to...

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Stitt opposes criminal justice petition; has own plans

Gov. Kevin Stitt opposes an initiative petition seeking criminal justice reforms because the measure would amend Oklahoma's...

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Man accused of knocking out police officer

A Norman man with warrants for violent offenses is accused of knocking a Del City police officer unconscious. Quantrell...

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Sheriff's Office identifies victim in fatal Harrah shooting

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal shooting Monday in Harrah. Jacob DeWayne O'Hagan,...

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Police: Puppy killed during standoff

A man is accused of throwing a puppy to its death during a standoff with a police tactical unit, according to a court...

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Suspect fatally shot, officer wounded in southeast Oklahoma

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and an Ada police officer was wounded in a shooting in southeastern...

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Crime briefs: Police investigate three homicides over Thanksgiving weekend

Three new homicides under investigation Oklahoma City Police are investigating three recent homicides, including one on...

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Oklahoma City man found shot to death in abandoned gas station parking lot

On Saturday around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of NW 28th and May ave. Officers...

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Oklahoma City man shot and killed after domestic altercation

On Friday, just before 5 p.m., Oklahoma City Police responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 7000 block of NW...

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Man accused of breaking into multiple homes

A man accused of breaking into multiple homes on the same street remained in jail Monday. Denzel Naurice Jaja, 26, kicked in...

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Police investigate deadly shooting at southwest Oklahoma City hotel

Police on Friday were investigating a early morning shooting at a southwest Oklahoma City hotel that left one person dead and...

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When will appeals end in 1999 murder case?

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

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Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous...

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Following abuse accusations, Oklahoma authorities shut down care homes

Three care facilities in Oklahoma have been shut down, several felony charges have been filed and two workers at another care...

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Death row inmate's death under investigation

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate under a death sentence for a 2014 rape and...

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

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

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OKC police: Woman hit with sledghammer then sexually assaulted

An injured woman being treated in a hospital emergency room described for Oklahoma City police the night she was hit with a...

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Jury convicts man on gun charge, acquits on murder

A jury Tuesday decided to send a felon back to prison for illegally possessing a shotgun after acquitting him of killing a man...

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Authorities lower camera into mine shaft as part of investigation of missing Oklahoma girls

PICHER — A camera outfitted with lights was lowered 175 feet down a mine shaft by members of the Tulsa Dive Team as...

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Alleged drunken driver crashes twice, killing Oklahoma woman

The victim has not yet been identified pending notification of her next of kin, but police said she was driving south on...

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Two shot outside NE OKC church after funeral

As friends and family gathered at a Northeast Oklahoma City church to mourn the loss of a man killed in a shooting earlier this...

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Man who killed girlfriend, infant loses final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate Raymond Eugene Johnson, who was...

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Authorities: OKC prostitution deal ended in murder

An alleged prostitution deal ended with one man dead, a convicted rapist charged with murder and a woman charged with helping...

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Man who allegedly fled to Texas charged in SW OKC shooting death

A man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of another man in southwest Oklahoma City then fleeing to Texas....

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If it's in writing, don't think it's a secret

Earlier this month, a special agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration asked the court for a search warrant to track...

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Improvement seen against juvenile sex trafficking

The nation’s preeminent group fighting the sex trafficking of minors started rating states in 2011 and the nation as a whole...

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Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official for allegedly proposing a deal with the...

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If your 16-year-old is molested in Florida, no sex crime applies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The girls had been lured with the promise of $200 for an hour’s work giving Epstein a massage only to...

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Federal jury: Hammon man murdered ex-girlfriend by stabbing 48 times

A federal jury has convicted Tommy Dean Bullcoming, a 55-year-old Hammon man, of first-degree felony murder in Indian Country...

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Petition, outrage after Youngstown State University decision

A Change.org petition launched after media report garners hundreds of signatures

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Nicoma Park police officer accused of child sexual abuse

NICOMA PARK — A Nicoma Park police officer was arrested Friday and is accused of child sexual abuse. Oklahoma State Bureau of...

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Jury chooses death for convicted killer of Tecumseh police officer

SHAWNEE — In less than two hours Friday afternoon, a Pottawatomie County jury returned verdicts on four aggravating factors and...

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'I've been dying for 25 years': How a cop has stalled his child sex abuse trial for decades

Retired cop Leonard Forte said he couldn't be tried for the rape of a 12-year-old because he was dying. That was in 1995. He's...

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Mother says her son doesn't deserve to die for killing officer

SHAWNEE — A stream of witnesses, including the mother and daughter of convicted cop killer Byron Shepard, pleaded with a jury...

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Grand jurors return murder indictment against Blackwell police lieutenant

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

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SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three...

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Defense witnesses: Convicted cop killer abused as a child

SHAWNEE — A convicted cop killer was verbally, physically and sexually abused as a child and suffers from complex post...

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What happens after a transgender woman is murdered? For family and friends, a long and agonizing search for closure

By Kristin LamUSA TODAYMuhlaysia Booker was a nurturer: the 22-year-old transgender woman took care of her community and loved...

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Sigma Pi fraternity members charged in Ohio University freshman's death

Nine people, including seven members of the recently expelled Sigma Pi fraternity at Ohio University, have been indicted by an...

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Drugmaker's expert in Oklahoma opioid trial indicted

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

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Duncan police identify victims and gunman in Walmart shooting

The Duncan Police Department released the names of the victims and gunman from Monday's shooting in a Walmart parking lot....

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Cop killer faces family during penalty phase

SHAWNEE — Siblings of slain Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney confronted the man who killed their brother Tuesday, telling...

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Teen injures himself in jump from jet bridge at Oklahoma City airport while trying to escape sheriff's deputies

Law enforcement said a teenager is in the hospital with two broken legs after leaping from a jet bridge at Will Rogers World...

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Jury trial to determine competency set for suspect in Welch girls' killings

Using a cane, Busick appeared Tuesday in Craig County District Court before Special Judge Jacqueline Stout in connection with...

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Few details emerge in Duncan shooting

DUNCAN — Three people were shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot in Duncan on Monday, drawing a full-scale response from law...

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Jury convicts man of murder in officer's death

SHAWNEE — A jury deliberated less than an hour Monday before convicting a man of fatally shooting a Tecumseh police officer...

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Recap: Live from the scene of the Duncan Walmart shooting

View updates from social media on the fatal shootings in Duncan Monday.

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Duncan shooting leaves 3 dead at Walmart

A shooting at a Walmart in Duncan reportedly left three people dead on Monday. The Duncan Police Department confirmed the...

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Duncan shooting leaves 3 dead at Walmart

A shooting at a Walmart in Duncan reportedly left three people dead on Monday. The Duncan Banner first reported the shooter...

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Edmond police: alleged drug deal ends with man in hospital, other in jail

EDMOND — Police say an alleged drug deal gone bad this week left one man in the hospital and another in jail. On Tuesday...

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Mother, artist hope hand-painted bags will help families of homicide victims

It felt cold and unsympathetic. When Sarah Burdine's son was killed, an investigator returned his belongings to her in a...

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Substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault

A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge  after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a...

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Jeffrey Epstein: To the first prosecutors, teen victims were prostitutes

The very first criminal charge against Jeffrey Epstein was soliciting a prostitute.That charge came in spite of the...

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

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

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Tulsa man sought by police for string of attacks on women arrested

A man Tulsa police called their Weekly Most Wanted was arrested Thursday evening on several charges stemming from allegations...

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Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry...

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Accused gun rights activist released from Oklahoma County jail

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

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Alleged cop killer avoided arrest twice before shooting

SHAWNEE — A murder defendant managed to elude law enforcement for several days before he fatally shot a Tecumseh police...

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Man accused of shooting officer threatened to kill girlfriend

SHAWNEE — A murder defendant threatened to kill his girlfriend the same night he fatally shot a Tecumseh police officer,...

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2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students...

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Prosecutors: Man accused of killing officer didn't want to go to jail

SHAWNEE — Mike Mallinson trained Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney. Showed him the ropes. On Wednesday, the assistant chief...

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Stillwater teen charged with first degree murder

A Stillwater teen is being charged with the murder of his stepmother's boyfriend. Coryon Maryell Leray Thomas, 17, was arrested...

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Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs...

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Christopher Barnett bound over for trial in TU threats case; prosecutors file additional charges

A man who is charged in a separate case with shooting a process server was bound over for trial Wednesday on allegations that...

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Man says McDonald’s sweet tea came with 3 bags of weed

A South Carolina man claims he found three bags of pot in a glass of sweet tea he ordered at McDonald’s.Parrish Brown says it...

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Police dog killed during pursuit in Indianapolis-area woods

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — Suburban Indianapolis police say a police dog was killed while tracking a suspected drunken driver in a...

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Nevada boy, 7, survives after mom allegedly stabs him 25 times

Doctors are hopeful he will be able to fully recover.

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Gun rights activist arrested

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

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Testimony to begin in trial of man accused of fatally shooting officer

SHAWNEE — Testimony is set to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a Tecumseh police...

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Deadly robbery leads to officer-involved shooting

A deadly robbery in Southwest Oklahoma City led police to a shootout with the suspect, ultimately ending in the man's death....

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Deadly shooting in Del City: police want to speak with people seen in surveillance images

Del City police want to speak with people seen in surveillance images taken at a convenience store around the time a man was...

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Texas substitute teacher seen in video beating student, charged with assault

A substitute teacher was fired and faces an assault charge after being caught on video beating a 16-year-old student in a Texas...

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Officer accused of killing Oklahoma police chief in Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators said Monday that an Oklahoma police chief was slain in a Florida hotel room and one of his...

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Oklahoma man gets 15-day jail term for concealing dead wife

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A 70-year-old Oklahoma man has been sentenced to 15 days in an Arizona jail for concealing the dead body...

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Juvenile arrested in fatal shooting of man in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Police say a juvenile has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in in Stillwater.Stillwater...

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Oklahoman hopes rulings end murder case of missing brother

An Oklahoma man who says his aunt and uncle subjected him and his brother to years of physical and verbal abuse is praying the...

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Cockfight host thought they were legal — he was wrong

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

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Cockfighting illegal in all 50 states

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

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Man reportedly shot in West Tulsa during dispute over woman

A man is alleged to have shot another man during an argument about a woman on Friday in west Tulsa County. Emergency...

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Roman Polanski accused of raping French actress in 1975

A French actress accused director Roman Polanski on Friday of raping her at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in...

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OKCPD wants to hire a scientist to analyze internal data

The Oklahoma City Police Department has created a new position that will analyze mountains of data with the goal of making the...

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Jury convicts homeless man in beating death

A jury convicted a homeless man Thursday of fatally beating another homeless man with a metal pole and junction box. Jurors...

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Grand jury indicts man in Indian country murder

A federal grand jury this week returned an indictment charging a man with first-degree murder in Indian country. Isaiah...

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Crooks using skimmers to collect credit card data at gas pumps

Authorities in Texas continue to find illegal credit card data skimmers at gas stations across the state. It’s an issue...

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Man accused in Del City fatal shooting

Del City — A 34-year-old man is being accused in a fatal shooting Wednesday night. Around 9:08 p.m. officers responded to 1021...

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DA heads to appeals court over issue with Oklahoma County judge

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

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70-year-old vape shop owner pleads guilty in murder-for-hire case

A vape shop owner from Alva has pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot against a former employee’s boyfriend. Vernon Wayne...

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Joe Exotic murder-for-hire case to be turned into a TV series starring 'Saturday Night Live's' Kate McKinnon

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Content Productions is teaming with Wondery to adapt its podcast about Joe...

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Despite recent violence, Popeyes plans to continue selling chicken sandwich

Popeyes says it has no plans to stop selling its new chicken sandwich despite recent acts of violence at some locations.

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Nonprofit groups work to connect commutation recipients with resources

Barely 24 hours after he was released from prison, Warren Rawls responded emphatically and without hesitation when a re-entry...

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Oklahoma City police officer's murder conviction a nationwide rarity

A jury’s decision to convict a former Oklahoma City police officer for the murder of an unarmed suicidal man is a rarity in the...

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Attorney General speaks up for accused DA

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

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Hundreds of inmates released from Oklahoma prisons in largest commutation in U.S. history

Brittany McKay wrapped her grandma in a long, tearful embrace as the gate clanged shut behind her after she stepped out from...

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Chief says permitless carry law creates policing concerns

While most Oklahomans can now legally carry a firearm without a permit or training, Oklahoma City's top police official is...

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Committee created to help Oklahoma County jail management transition

Despite pushback, Oklahoma County commissioners created a new committee meant to help transition jail management away from the...

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Jury convicts OKC officer of second-degree murder

A jury convicted an Oklahoma City police officer Monday of a crime for killing an unarmed suicidal man. Sgt. Keith Sweeney,...

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Unaccountable: Oklahoma legislators pursue midwife regulations

After at least two failed attempts to regulate Oklahoma’s non-nurse midwives in recent years, two state legislators told...

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Midwest City police offer reward for homicide information

MIDWEST CITY — Police are offering a cash reward for anyone with information related to a recent homicide. Around 11:30 p.m. on...

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Oklahoma faith leaders join for justice reform efforts

In the communities of yesteryear, people rushed to help if there was a fire threatening someone else's home. They ran out of...

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Airbnb bans 'party houses' after California shooting kills 5

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Airbnb's CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly...