• Man shot by Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper booked into jail

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Brandon James Wooten was booked into the Noble County jail after leading troopers on a car chase. Wooten was shot by a trooper and taken to a Tulsa hospital before his arrest.

  • Del City police arrest Oklahoma City man after pregnant wife dies in crash

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 4 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City man has been arrested on a murder complaint after the death of his wife and unborn child in Del City.

  • Tahlequah police tighten patrols in response to high-profile cases of violence toward officers

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department is implementing tandem patrols as a safety measure after recent instances of high-profile violence against police officers across the nation. Meanwhile, spokesmen from the Tulsa Police Department and Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office say they are aware of national tensions but haven’t felt the need to alter operations. An official with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol echoed those sentiments. Tahlequah is temporarily cutting its number of active patrol vehicles in half, so officers are always riding in pairs, Police Chief Nate King told the Tulsa World on Thursday. The change is a direct response to the “recent unprovoked violence” against law enforcement officers that has been featured heavily in the news and on social media, King said.

  • Hearing for indicted Rogers County commissioner moved to next week

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    CLAREMORE — A hearing for an indicted Rogers County commissioner who is facing ouster by the state Attorney General's Office has been moved to next week, documents show. Attorneys for the state want to suspend Commissioner Mike Helm pending his trial for accusation for removal from office, which the state multicounty grand jury issued last month. Scheduled for Friday, the hearing has been moved to Tuesday because of the unavailability and hospitalization of Helm's primary and backup attorneys, the court docket shows.

  • Oklahoma woman found dead in burning home was shot in the head

    AP | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    TEMPLE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman who was found dead in a burning home near Temple in Cotton County died of gunshot wounds. A state medical examiner's report says 41-year-old Shannen Brown was shot twice in the back of the head and was dead before her home was set on fire on Aug. 11. Her death was ruled a homicide. A 13-year-old boy who lived with Brown has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree arson. Investigators have said the boy called 911 to report the house fire and was arrested and charged after being questioned.

  • UPDATE: Woman arrested in Friday morning homicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A woman was found lying dead in the 3800 block of NW 26 early Friday. Police have taken another woman into custody.

  • Texas State student rides her Barbie Jeep around campus after DWI arrest, Internet loves it

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Some people ride bikes or public transit when their licenses are suspended, but one battery-powered, Barbie Jeep-riding Texas State student is not allowing a DWI arrest stop her from getting around on her own four wheels. Tara Monroe, an industrial engineering junior, said her license was automatically suspended after refusing a breathalyzer test after a Waka Flocka concert. Her father drove to San Marcos from Kingwood, her hometown, to strip her of her vehicle, leaving her with a bike to get around. “Riding a bike around campus sucks,” she told MySA.com. “Like really sucks.”

  • Edward Snowden says Hillary Clinton 'ridiculous' to think emails were secure

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Edward Snowden has branded as “completely ridiculous” the idea that Hillary Clinton’s personal email server was secure while she was secretary of state. The National Security Agency whistleblower was speaking in an interview with Al-Jazeera. In 2014, Clinton accused Snowden of inadvertently helping terrorists. Since then she has toned down such criticism and said the NSA needs to be more transparent.

  • Man arrested for threatening to 'kill all white people' in La Plata, Md.

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    LA PLATA, Md. (WJLA) — A Maryland man has been arrested for making threats against La Plata residents on social media. Carlos Anthony Hollins, 20, of Waldorf, Maryland, has been charged with threats of mass violence for allegedly sending a tweet Wednesday afternoon that read: "IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE ! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LAPLATA. #BLACKLIVESMATTER" The Twitter account from which the tweet was sent has since been suspended.

  • 11-year-old shoots, kills suspected home invader

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY – An 11-year-old shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during a suspected St. Louis County home invasion Thursday. According to Sgt. Brian Schellman, a spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident occurred on the 10,000 block of Hallwood Drive around 2:25 p.m. Two suspects attempted to break into the house when an 11-year-old boy inside the home picked up a loaded gun and fired one shot, striking the 16-year-old. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene inside the home.

  • The FBI Now Needs a Warrant To Use Its Phone-Sniffing Stingray Boxes

    Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Privacy took a blow last week when the NSA got permission to keep operating a massive dragnet. Here’s some better news: As of today, federal agents should have a harder time using Stingrays to spy on cell phones. Today, the Department of Justice issued a new policy that requires federal agencies to get a search warrant before they deploy a “cell-site simulator,” aka Stingray, in all but the most dire circumstances. (The Stingray is just the name of one specific device, made by the Harris Corporation, which pretends to be a cell tower in order to trick nearby phones into connecting to it.)

  • Two arrests made in Bristow double homicide from March

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Authorities in Creek County have made arrests in a double homicide. Two people were killed in March in Bristow.

  • Activist's petition seeks stay for death row inmate

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Sister Helen Prejean delivered 270,000 signatures to Gov. Mary Fallin's office Thursday, her third trip to Oklahoma to plead for the life of death row inmate Richard Glossip.

  • Oklahoma County jurors acquit ex-jailer in inmate's death

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 23 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County jail supervisor is seen on video wrenching a man's arms behind him, but jurors said it was unclear whether the video showed the fatal injury.

  • Tip leads officials to student with gun on Putnam City campus

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    An Oklahoma student at Putnam City High School was arrested Thursday after parents tipped off school officials that he was in possession of a gun on campus, according to the school district.

  • Ardmore man accused of kidnapping hoax, bombing ex-wife's house


    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — An Oklahoma man is accused of creating bogus social media accounts and claiming he'd been kidnapped to try to get his ex-wife's attention, and later bombing her house in Louisiana. A Natchitoches Parish judge has set bond at $1 million for 42-year-old Robert Groomer, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, who was booked last month on two counts of attempted homicide and one each of aggravated arson, making or possessing a bomb, and violating a protective order. KALB-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1N5tt4r ) that about three weeks ago, it and several other stations around Louisiana received messages from someone claiming to have Groomer as a hostage. The station provided the messages to the parish

  • Man charged with raping, beating ex-girlfriend is named Tulsa's Most Wanted fugitive

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A man who allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend before raping her in July has been named as the Tulsa Police Department's Most Wanted fugitive. Jaune Antonio Johnson, 40, was charged in August with domestic assault and battery resulting in great bodily harm, domestic assault and battery — second offense, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping and first-degree rape. An arrest warrant carrying $200,000 bail also was issued for Johnson, who remained at large Thursday.

  • Former caregiver for foster families arrested on child porn complaints

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    A monthlong undercover investigation led to the arrest of a Tulsa man accused of sharing videos of child pornography on the Internet. Timothy Paul Cheatwood, 44, was booked into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of distributing child pornography and violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act. His bond was set at $10,500. The investigation began in early August when an undercover agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation connected to a peer-to-peer network using a program on his computer, according to an arrest report.

  • Loaded gun found on Oklahoma school campus, student arrested

    AP | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say a loaded gun has been found in a backpack on the campus of Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City and a student was arrested. School officials say there are no injuries. School spokesman Steve Lindley told reporters that several parents called campus police Thursday to report the student was carrying a gun. Campus police found the student near the school football stadium and the backpack believed to belong to the student was found in bushes near the stadium. Police say the student managed to escape campus police, but was arrested a short time later in nearby Warr Acres. The student's name and age and a possible motive for carrying the weapon were not immediately released.

  • Sister Helen Prejean appeals to governor to stay convicted killer Richard Glossip's execution

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Sister Helen Prejean on Thursday again appealed to Gov. Mary Fallin to grant a stay for a man set for execution later this month. Prejean made her third trip to Oklahoma on behalf of Richard Glossip, who is set to die Sept. 16 for the murder of Barry Van Treese. She is his spiritual advisor. Prosecutors alleged that Glossip hired Justin Sneed, a friend, to kill Van Treese. Van Treese had hired Glossip to manage a motel he owned. Prosecutors contended that Van Treese was going to confront Glossip over missing money.