Nolan Clay
Watchdog Sr. Reporter

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.


  • Oklahoma judge defends Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce secrecy

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Judge says superstar couple Shelter-Lambert aren't 'guardians of public trust.'

  • Oklahoma beheading case to stay on hold

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A Cleveland County, Oklahoma, judge has postponed a conference with attorneys on the status of the case from Thursday to Sept. 15.

  • Oklahoma City police investigate pregnant fired DHS shelter worker

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Suzi Jane Neel, 30, of Moore, who is pregnant with twins, was fired by Oklahoma Department of Human Services in November and is now being investigated by Oklahoma City police on a possible illegal relationship with a teenage boy.

  • Were there illegal 'shenanigans going on' in Shelton-Lambert divorce?

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Secrecy in Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce was in violation of the law, former Oklahoma lawmaker says

  • Gov. Mary Fallin spent over $1 million on second inauguration events

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spent more than $1 million on the events last January marking the start of her second term, a newly filed report show. The Oklahoma Ethics Commission changed its rules, giving committees formed for special events up to six months to report contributions and expenditures. The committee behind Fallin's 2015 inauguration filed its report July 10.

  • Admitted killer found not guilty by reason of insanity

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    A former Oklahoma college student who killed another student did not know right from wrong, experts said.

  • Oklahoma 'Atomic wedgie' killer sentenced to 30 years in prison

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Former Marine had pleaded guilty to killing his stepfather in McLoud in 2013.

  • 'Atomic wedgie' killer deserves lengthy prison time, probation officer tells judge

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Brad Lee Davis pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in June for killing his stepfather. Davis admitted giving his stepfather a "atomic wedge" — a slang term for a humiliating version of an underwear-yanking prank.

  • Oklahoma triple-murder defendant says he welcomes death penalty 100 percent

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 12, 2015

    Alan J. Hruby, 20, is accused of fatally shooting his parents and younger sister inside their Duncan, Oklahoma, home in October. Hruby wrote in a letter to The Oklahoman newspaper last week that he "welcomes" the death penalty for his "unspeakable" crime.

  • Special election candidates raise more than $291K in race for Oklahoma City House seat

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writernclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Five Republicans and one Democrat are candidates for the vacant Oklahoma City House District 85 seat. Republican Chip Carter has raised the most campaign contributions of the five with $118, 520.

  • OK courts information website will remain available, for now

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The free website — oscn.com — provides details about Oklahoma civil, criminal, probate, small claims and divorce cases at 18 courthouses, as well as appeals at the state Capitol.

  • Oklahoma City judge tosses Zacarias Moussaoui's lawsuit

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-Lagrange dismissed the admitted al-Qaida terrorist's lawsuit last week because Zacarias Moussaoui never paid a $400 filing fee and never asked to have the fee waived like most prison inmates do.

  • Lawsuit against Moore church settled for $260,000

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A former Moore Christian Schools teacher, Gregory Alan Saul Sr., is accused in a 2012 rape case of having a sexual relationship with a student that began when she was 13 and he was 64. He faces 18 felony counts in Cleveland County District Court.

  • Second illegal strip club in Oklahoma City closes

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A second illegal Oklahoma City strip club has shut down. The closure last month of Amanda’s Place is the latest success in Oklahoma City’s crackdown on clubs that have long offered adult entertainment without proper permits. The city ticketed the club’s owner, Roger F. Fowler Jr., twice after an undercover code inspector reported observing “adult entertainment activity being performed at the location” in April. The city also ticketed the club’s landlord twice. Amanda’s Place has operated as a strip club for years at 3304 SW 29, just west of Interstate 44, even though it is near neighborhoods and a city park, records show.

  • Survivor of Moore beheading attempt says in interview, it 'ruined my life'

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The survivor of a 2014 beheading attempt at a Moore food distribution plant said in a nationally televised interview Wednesday night that it “kind of ruined my life.”

  • Midwest City woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for fatally stabbing boyfriend

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writernclay@okahoman.com | Published: Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Aisha Tymbia Smith, 38, of Midwest City, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison in the 2013 stabbing death of Walter Garland III, 48.

  • Son faces charges in slaying of father in Bethany home

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Samuel Michael Harman, 20, is accused of kicking his disabled father in the head June 6 after barricading himself and his father inside his parents' Bethany residence. Marcus Harman, 70, died of a blood clot in his brain the next day, police said.

  • Prosecutors will seek death penalty in Duncan triple killing

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Alan J. Hruby, now 20, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder. He is accused of fatally shooting his parents, Oklahoma newspaper publisher John Hruby, 50, and Joy “Tinker” Hruby, 48, and his sister, Katherine Hruby, 17, on Oct. 9.

  • Shooter of Australian jogger admits gang ties

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    DUNCAN — In an unexpected revelation, the convicted murderer who fatally shot the Australian jogger has admitted he was part of a gang and sold drugs for a living after dropping out of high school. A judge Tuesday sentenced Chancey Allen Luna, 18, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stephens County District Judge Ken Graham said he found no reason to depart from the verdict of the jury. Jurors in April found Luna guilty of first-degree murder, dismissing his attorney's claim that he only had been trying to scare the jogger. Jurors chose a life term with no parole as punishment. They rejected their only other choice, a life term with parole as a possibility when Luna was in his 50s.

  • Shooter of Australian jogger admits to being a gang member, says sorry only that it happened

    BY NOLAN CLAY Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    DUNCAN – In an unexpected revelation, the convicted murderer who fatally shot the Australian jogger has admitted he was part of a gang and sold drugs for a living. A judge Tuesday sentenced Chancey Allen Luna, 18, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Stephens County District Judge Ken Graham said he found no reason to depart from the verdict of the jury. Jurors in April found Luna guilty of first-degree murder, rejecting his attorney's claim that he only had been trying to scare the jogger. The jury chose a life term with no parole as punishment over a life term with parole as a possibility when he was in his 50s. The victim, Christopher Lane, 22, was from Melbourne, Australia.




Nolan Clay Wed, Jul. 29 2015 10:19:05 PM CST RT @edkelley16: Closing OK music stars' divorce case doesn't pass the smell test http://t.co/J2A2mHa9ls @newsok @nolan50ok
Nolan Clay Mon, Jul. 27 2015 01:27:14 PM CST RT @FOIoklahoma: Secret filing of Shelton-Lambert divorce violates Okla. Open Records Act. http://t.co/ISF6mogwfK
Nolan Clay Mon, Jul. 27 2015 01:26:10 PM CST RT @OKearthquakes: We are working on the two recent large earthquakes. Updates to come soon.
Nolan Clay Mon, Jul. 27 2015 01:23:26 PM CST RT @RickRmgreen: Conference attracts Oklahoma lawmakers to San Diego http://t.co/yw2u6mflZX
Nolan Clay Wed, Jul. 15 2015 09:07:48 PM CST RT @RWTrammell: In Durant, Obama touts Web access for poor http://t.co/syWu6rjHU7
Nolan Clay Wed, Jul. 15 2015 09:07:32 PM CST POTUS should stop by memorial. It is moving at night and it is blocks away.
Nolan Clay Sun, Jul. 12 2015 10:38:53 AM CST RT @NewsOK: In a letter from prison, triple-murder defendant Alan J. Hruby said he welcomes death penalty http://t.co/PIROQvjprj http://t.c
Nolan Clay Sun, Jul. 12 2015 10:36:38 AM CST RT @julianakeeping: Get @TheOklahoman today. Intriguing follow on Alan Hruby, alleged slayer of teen sister, parents, @nolan50ok @NewsOK ht
Nolan Clay Fri, Jun. 19 2015 02:01:35 PM CST Guilty verdict in federal trial of former Edmond missionary in molestation trial.
Nolan Clay Thu, Jun. 18 2015 09:15:28 PM CST RT @alispagnola: Up until now my life has been about winning trophies but I think I should give some serious consideration to being one.
Nolan Clay Thu, Jun. 18 2015 10:39:20 AM CST Raining so hard boulders are sliding on to the interstate. Wow. LIVE: Oklahoma flooding, rain updates http://t.co/Dl69DrHDDX
Nolan Clay Wed, Jun. 17 2015 07:36:42 AM CST RT @carriejacobs: Mia, picking up her collapsed block tower: "Gravity, gravity, gravity - I'm so mad at you."
Nolan Clay Wed, Jun. 17 2015 07:27:34 AM CST RT @donaldmiller: My wife and I had a conversation tonight about Lebron vs Jordan. This infographic helped. Also, congrats Golden State htt
Nolan Clay Tue, Jun. 16 2015 02:35:06 PM CST DUNCAN -- Prosecutors Tuesday notify triple-murder defendant Alan Hruby they will seek death penalty at jury trial.
Nolan Clay Tue, Jun. 16 2015 10:34:21 AM CST DUNCAN -- Triple-murder defendant Alan Hrubr wept at preliminary hearing as housekeeper describes finding bodies of fatally shot family.
Nolan Clay Sun, May. 24 2015 06:58:38 PM CST RT @carriejacobs: A road disappears into the Lake of the Arbuckles about 100 yards away from the where the water normally ends. #okwx http:
Nolan Clay Thu, May. 21 2015 02:33:34 PM CST RT @OwenCanfield: Chris Casteel in town for SRLC event. He, @nolan50ok and @WILLIAMCRUM were all at @OUDaily together. That's quality.
Nolan Clay Thu, May. 21 2015 02:16:01 PM CST RT @TimWillert1: Teacher says abuse by students driving teachers away from Oklahoma City school district http://t.co/qVCY8A5zaH
Nolan Clay Thu, May. 21 2015 02:15:27 PM CST RT @_davemorris: AG Scott Pruitt in @newsok studio with @OwenCanfield talking #SRLCOKC http://t.co/tMA6oVqHGE
Nolan Clay Mon, May. 18 2015 09:43:31 AM CST RT @EDGODFREY: There are some things to know before you go backpacking http://t.co/Te9k5jh2P7

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