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Oklahoma grand jury now involved in Epic Charter Schools investigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Julius Jones commutation case moves forward, Pardon and Parole Board votes in favor of further review

The state Pardon and Parole Board on Monday voted to further review the commutation application of Julius Jones, a death row...

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Julius Jones' supporters in Oklahoma celebrate decision to move his commutation request forward

Applause and shouts of joy arose on Monday as people gathered at a prayer vigil learned that Julius Jones' commutation request...

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Will Julius Jones move closer to getting off death row?

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

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

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

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Former Oklahoma City Thunder worker charged in US Capitol breach

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

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

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

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Defendant in Oklahoma castration case denies cannibalism talk

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

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OKC police officer faces prostitution charge

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

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Two Oklahoma County jailers arrested in smuggling investigation

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

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma City settles lawsuit over 2014 fatal shooting of Black man

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

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Water woes at courthouse postpone Oklahoma County jury trials

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

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

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

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Family of victim in infamous Oklahoma murder lashes out at Netflix

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

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Removed Oklahoma County judge resolves tax case

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

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma County jail has fourth inmate death of 2021

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

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Local Muslims said they were glad to see President Joe Biden reverse the so-called Muslim travel ban

Maher Eltarhoni envisioned getting married with his mother and father standing nearby. The metro area structural engineer and...

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Muskogee mass shooting suspect had been checked for mental illness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oklahoma’s absentee voting rules have changed. Here's what to know

Absentee voters in Oklahoma can no longer include a photocopy of a valid identification card to certify their mail-in ballot....

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

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

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Oklahoma County jail has third death of 2021

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

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No pardon for "Tiger King" Joe Exotic

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

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

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

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Tiger King Park told to turn over tiger cubs

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

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

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

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