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  • News 9: Man accused of child sex crimes during game of truth or dare

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    News 9 reports a game of truth or dare led to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. The affidavit said 20-year-old Danny Hilton's dares involved sexual acts, stating Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to ...

  • News 9: Sex offenders accused in OKC woman's death are suspected serial killers

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    ANAHEIM, California - Two sex offenders are charged in the murders of four women including metro mother 21-year-old Jarrae Estepp who was found dead in southern California last month, News 9 reports. 27-year-old Franc Cano and 45-year-old Steven Gordon, both registered sex offenders, were already under police supervision at the time of ...

  • News 9: Siblings accused of working together to steal from Oklahoma seniors

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Police said Sandra Keel and Johnny Watkins preyed on senior citizens while they were shopping, reports News 9. On April 5, Mary Cochnauer said she was at PetSmart at 2932 N.W. 63rd St. to get items for her new dog when Keel approached her and said ...

  • Teen shooting victim 'an absolute joy,' friend says

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The youngest of three victims in Sunday's deadly shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas was a soon-to-be Eagle Scout who shared a love of the outdoors and University of Oklahoma sports with his slain grandfather, reports NBC. Reat Underwood, 14, a freshman at Blue Valley High school, was gunned down Sunday along with his grandfather, William Corporon, in an attack that is being investigated as a hate crime.

  • KFOR: Storm survivors slam teen for FEMA fraud

    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    MOORE -- Neighborhoods are coming back around in Moore, but the sounds of rebuilding are a reminder each morning of the tornado that tore through, KFOR reports. 19-year-old Blake Self told FEMA he owned a home on SW 14th St., a claim that was "completely bogus," said ...

  • Phoenix mom facing abuse charges gaining support

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Unemployed and on food stamps, Shanesha Taylor went to the job interview last month at a Scottsdale insurance company. The 35-year-old wasn't able to find a sitter, so she left her 2-year-old son and 6-month old baby in her Dodge Durango with the key still in the ignition and the windows rolled down an inch.

  • Oscar Pistorius at trial: 'That's the moment that everything changed'

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Pretoria, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius broke down on the witness stand Tuesday, sobbing as he recounted the moment he realized he had fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, reports CNN. "She wasn't breathing," the track star heaved as he described the February night more than a year ago. The judge adjourned the murder trial as Pistorius' emotions unraveled and later ended proceedings for the day. The Olympic sprinter had been explaining how he came to shoot Steenkamp, and how it didn't dawn on him at first that she, and not an intruder, may have been behind the bathroom door at which he fired his pistol.

  • Vandals flip over Smart cars in San Francisco

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Someone's been vandalizing compact Smart cars in San Francisco, flipping the tiny vehicles on their front and rear ends in the city's streets, reports NBC Bay Area. Four of the targeted Smart cars were found between Sunday night and Monday morning. Two were found in the Bernal Heights neighborhood on Anderson Street, and another was found a bit south on Sweeny and Bowdoin streets, closer to the Portola district. They were either sitting on their headlights, rear bumpers high in the air, or vice versa.

  • Oscar Pistorius takes the stand, apologizes to girlfriend's family

    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius, his voice cracking, took the stand Monday to discuss the night he fatally shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, ABC News reports. Pistorius opened by apologizing to Steenkamp’s family. “I was simply trying to protect Reeva,” he said. “As she went to bed that night, she was loved.”

  • Fugitive in Tulsa carjacking said he wouldn't go back to Colorado alive, police say

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Criminal fugitive Roy Hanthorn told Rhiannon Vantassell and her relatives that he was not returning back to Colorado -- even if it meant his death. “He told her family that he was not going back alive,” Tulsa police Sgt. Dave Walker said Wednesday. Hanthorn, 36, and Vantassell, 32, had been wanted by Colorado Springs police. On Monday, they were placed on the Pikes Peak Region’s Most Wanted list. Read the rest of this story at .

  • Heir's sentence raises questions in child rape case

    Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    WILMINGTON, Del. -- A judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he "will not fare well" in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show. Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden's sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.

  • News 9: OSU sorority mourns loss of Kasey Waychoff

    Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    STILLWATER - Friday will mark one week since 19-year-old Kasey Waychoff, a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, was struck and killed in Alabama, reports News 9. Her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta says support has been pouring in all over for Kasey, and those who knew Kasey are still trying to process the ...

  • KOCO: Police say Moore man killed family cat in fit of rage

    Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    MOORE — A Moore man is accused of killing his family's cat in a fit of rage, KOCO reports. Police said when they arrived at the Moore home, Heather Grace told them her husband, Kevin, had killed ...

  • KFOR: Oklahoma woman steals $800,000 and gambles it all away

    Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    LAWTON - Bank robberies and gambling landed a Lawton mother in federal prison, KFOR reports. Maria Martin worked for A&H Security where she transported money from Arvest Bank and Fort Sill Credit Union to ...

  • After finishing 15-year prison stint, Tulsa man robs same store that got him busted

    Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Christopher Miller robbed a store in New Jersey in 1999. Shortly after serving 15 years in prison he returned to do it again, police said. Miller, who told police he's from Tulsa, was convicted in 1999 of robbing the same Stride Rite store in Toms River, N.J. A little more than 24 hours after getting out of prison, he returned to the store for another crime go-round, demanding cash from the store employees.

  • Baristas to begin packing guns

    Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After three robberies in less than a month at Jitterz Java, employees say they're refusing to be victimized anymore and are preparing to pack heat on the job. Jitterz Java owner Sara Chapel is encouraging her staff members not only to bring their guns, but she's keeping one in the stand just in case.

  • Al Qaeda Magazine Calls For Car Bombings In U.S., Specifically In NYC

    Published: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    The latest edition of al Qaeda‘s English-language online magazine urges its readers to attack the United States with car bombs and includes a photo of Times Square. The terrorist organization’s magazine, Inspire, specifically mentions New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Chicago as preferred targets, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

  • Oklahoma Sunday school teacher charged with lewd acts to a child

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    A Talala Sunday school teacher was arrested in Tulsa and accused of lewd acts with a child, Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton said. Timothy Maxey Gregston, 28, was arrested at his job in Tulsa, Walton said. He was charged Tuesday in Rogers County with four counts of lewd acts to a child under the age of 16, according to court records. Court records show his bond was set at $200,000.

  • Houston dad shoots, kills boy found inside daughter’s bedroom

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    A Houston-area father fatally shot a 17-year-old boy who was inside his teen daughter's bedroom early Thursday morning, reported. The father, who was not identified, was notified by one of his children that there was someone in his 16-year-old daughter's room, the report said. He reportedly found his daughter in bed with the teen.

  • Mother who stabbed her 3 children to death found dead in top security hospital

    Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    American Theresa Riggi, 49, who was serving 16 years in prison for a horrific crime, had only been moved recently from a facility in Scotland to the the institution in Nottinghamshire, reports The Herald Scotland. Riggi had stabbed Austin and Gianluca, both eight, and Cecilia, five - eight times at their second-floor Edinburgh flat. It came more than two years after she was allegedly difigured for life by a fellow inmate at Cornton Vale women's prison near Stirling.