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  • Messages of sympathy pour in regarding Oklahoma City police dog's death

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Updated: 16 min ago

    The Oklahoma City Police Department has received an outpouring of support in the wake of the death of Kye, the K-9 who was stabbed while helping with a police pursuit Sunday night. Services for Kye were held Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church, 6400 S Sooner Road.

  • Tsarnaev sister arrested in New York City; threatened victim with bomb

    Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Boston Globe reports a sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was arrested in New York on Wednesday after allegedly threatening a woman in a domestic harassment case, saying, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.” Ailina Tsarnaev of North Bergen, N.J., was arrested at a police station in New York City Wednesday afternoon, charged with one count of aggravated harassment. She was released with a summons to return to a criminal court in Manhattan on Sept. 3, said police Lieutenant John Grimpel. Grimpel said the victim of Ailina Tsarnaev’s alleged threat has a child with the father of one of Tsarnaev’s children. Grimpel did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute.

  • Suspect in Wednesday death of former Tulsan killed in Dallas officer-involved shooting

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 4 hr ago

    DALLAS — An 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting a former Tulsan during an early Wednesday robbery attempt was killed in a shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer shortly afterward, authorities said. Officer Jose Gamez, a five-year-veteran of the department, fatally shot Sergio Ramos after Ramos reportedly killed 25-year-old Joseph Roling during a robbery at a local Walmart Supercenter, at 13739 North Central Expressway, around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, the Dallas Police Department said in a release. A 2001 Holland Hall cross country invitational list indicates Roling spent time at the preparatory school. Read the full story at

  • Woman loses appeal in high rise death case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected the appeal of a woman convicted of killing her husband by pushing him through a 25th-floor window in a Tulsa high-rise apartment. Twenty-two-year-old Amber Hilberling was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2011 death of Joshua Hilberling. The court on Wednesday rejected her appeals — including lack of evidence, improper evidence, prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective counsel. Hilberling testified during her trial that she and her husband were arguing and that she feared for her safety as the dispute escalated.

  • Shawnee police arrest Seminole man after fatal stabbing

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Shawnee police arrested a man in connection with a stabbing Friday night. Police said a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the neck during a house party and died this week as a result of the injury.

  • Burglary suspect sought by Oklahoma City police

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Police are looking for a man who they say burglarized a business in south Oklahoma City.

  • Man caught on camera using stolen credit card in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The public is being asked to help in identify a man caught on camera using a stolen credit card in Oklahoma City.

  • Tulsa man sentenced to four years in rape case

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    A Tulsa man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty to an amended charge on Monday and was sentenced to more than four years in prison. Jerry Tyrone Leblanc, 60, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape — which was amended from first-degree rape — and furnishing an alcoholic beverage to a minor. Charges of kidnapping and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony against him in the case were dismissed. He was arrested within hours of an alleged assault on a 15-year-old girl in December. At the time, the victim told police Leblanc approached her in his sport utility vehicle and abducted her at gunpoint near 1700 N. Sheridan Road in December. He allegedly took her to a hotel, forced her to drink

  • Police identify Texas man in police dog's fatal stabbing

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    A funeral service has been scheduled for the Oklahoma City police dog.

  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper charged with drunken driving resigns

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Trooper Joshua Davies was arrested in July and charged with drunken driving after he wrecked the Oklahoma Highway Patrol vehicle he was driving near Sallisaw. He resigned Tuesday.

  • Edmond, Oklahoma, school bus driver faces sex crime charges

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    Scott Keith Jepson was charged in Oklahoma County District Court on Monday with eight counts, including lewd acts with a minor and manufacturing child pornography.

  • 4 found dead in suspected Oklahoma murder-suicide

    By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    TULSA (AP) — Four people, including two young children, were shot to death in a Tulsa apartment and detectives are investigating the case as a murder-suicide, police said Tuesday. Police believe a 35-year-old man killed his estranged wife on Monday, along with their 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son, before shooting himself. A 2-year-old girl not related to the family was found apparently unharmed inside the apartment, Tulsa police said in a statement Tuesday. The police statement said the family came from Guatemala but that authorities have no other details about their identities, including next of kin. Police spokeswoman Jillian Roberson said she had no further information on the case.

  • Police: Jailed man connected to Oklahoma theft

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    LAWTON — Police say they’ve connected a jailed man to the theft of about $91,000 worth of band equipment stolen from a Lawton high school. A local newspaper reports the male theft suspect is being held in the Comanche County Detention Center on unrelated traffic charges. The Lawton Public Schools Police Department chief says additional charges will be filed against the man, whose name has not been released. Authorities say a trailer full of band equipment was stolen from the MacArthur Middle School parking lot Thursday morning. The instruments were recovered over the weekend near Burkburnett, Texas.

  • Police: Four dead, including two children, in east Tulsa apartment shooting

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Tulsa Police Department is investigating after officers found four people, including two children, dead in an east Tulsa apartment early Tuesday. Police responded to a call at the Bradford Townhouses Apartments, 2190 S. 109th East Avenue, around 12:30 a.m. They arrived to find four people dead inside, Tulsa Police spokeswoman Demita Kinard said. "They were visiting the apartment residence and one of the (apartment) residents came home and found them deceased," she said. Read the full story at

  • Former Miami, Oklahoma, police officer gets deferred sentence

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Ex-Miami, Oklahoma, police officer Teresa Lashmet pleads no contest in a case involving a traffic stop but will not serve prison time.

  • OKC police dog stabbed during Sunday pursuit dies Monday

    By Darla Slipke, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Authorities said Oklahoma City police Sgt. Ryan Stark was the officer involved in a Sunday night pursuit that ended in a fatal shooting. The K-9 who was stabbed has been identified as Kye, a 3-year-old German shepherd. Kye died Monday afternoon.

  • Accused Oklahoma City pharmacy robber's new trial rescheduled for December

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The new trial for Emanuel Mitchell, 36, who is charged with murder, has been delayed until December. He is accused of putting up two teenagers to a 2009 pharmacy robbery that left one of them dead.

  • Oklahoma City police look for serial armed robber

    By LeighAnne Manwarren and Darla Slipke, Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Police are investigating four armed robbery that happened Saturday night and Sunday night in Oklahoma City.

  • News media sue over Oklahoma execution procedures

    By TIM TALLEY, AP | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Oklahoma prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

  • Judge rejects mental exam for Kenya abuse suspect

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A federal judge has denied prosecutors’ request for a mental evaluation for an Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya. Prosecutors wanted the psychiatric evaluation for 19-year-old Matthew Durham, who remains jailed after he was indicted earlier this month on sex abuse charges. Prosecutors accused him of sexually abusing children at the Upendo Children’s Home. Prosecutors requested the mental examination, saying they needed to know whether Durham was insane at the time of the alleged offenses and if he can stand trial. But Durham’s attorneys opposed the motion, noting that they’d given no notice of an insanity defense or incompetency claim. U.S.