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  • KFOR: Metro woman falls victim to "sliding" thief

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    EDMOND - Those filling up their tanks should be cautious, says KFOR! In a matter seconds, your cash and all of your personal belongings could be stolen, and this week an Edmond woman fell victim to a crime called ...

  • Allegations against OHP trooper accused of sexual assault detailed in report released Tuesday

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Specific allegations of a sexual assault by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper of a woman he pulled over in June were detailed for the first time Tuesday in documents released by the Creek County District Attorney’s Office. Eric Roberts, a 16-year OHP trooper, stopped the 36-year-old woman on Interstate 44 in Creek County just after 2 p.m. June 15, offered her $20 for a lap dance and then instructed her “to use a U-Haul truck to move, so he could stop her and they could have sexual intercourse in the back” of the truck, an affidavit states. The document does not state whether intercourse occurred during the stop, only that Roberts “intentionally touched” the woman’s shoulder while making sexual advances. He also asked the woman about her tattoos and “reached over and moved her shirt around to expose a tattoo on her shoulder,” the document claims. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • KFOR: Cabbie carjacking leads to chase, suspect admits crime to news cameras

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A dramatic car chase started with a taxi cab driver getting carjacked and ended with the suspect hiding in the woods near I-35 and NW 63rd, says KFOR> After being arrested, the suspect admitted what he did, saying ...

  • New accusations: Adrian Peterson injured another son while disciplining 4-year-old

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Photos and text messages obtained by KHOU in Houston, Tex. reveal another incident in which former Oklahoma standout Adrian Peterson is accused of injuring another son while disciplining the boy, the news station reports. The four-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case , in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child, KHOU reports.

  • University of Tulsa student charged with murder in death of 6-week-old baby

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    A University of Tulsa student reportedly shook his 6-week-old son to death last weekend because he wanted the infant to stop crying, police said Monday. Sebastian Aguirre Jr., 22, was charged Monday with child abuse murder in the death of Etienne Aguirre, who suffered a traumatic brain injury. The child was hospitalized Thursday at St. John Medical Center, but he was later transferred to Saint Francis Hospital, authorities said. Tulsa Police Cpl. Greg Smith, who heads the department's child crisis unit, said the baby was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. Friday after being taken off life support. The injuries were consistent with the baby being violently shaken, Smith said, adding that both detectives and hospital staff determined the injuries could not have been accidental in nature.

  • Tulsa woman convicted of murdering infant son 20 years ago ruled innocent

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL and AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    A 20-year-old murder case was dismissed Friday after prosecutors said they would not attempt to retry Michelle Murphy, who was freed this summer after spending nearly two decades in prison for the murder of her infant son. Twenty years to the day after Murphy's 15-week-old son, Travis Wood, was found nearly decapitated in Murphy's home, Tulsa County District Judge William Kellough told her, "This court finds you, Miss Murphy, innocent." Outside the courtroom, a tearful Murphy told reporters that "it meant the world to me to finally hear that it’s been acknowledged — something I’ve been trying to prove for 20 years, something I’ve known in my heart." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp's Parents Say 'Justice Was Not Served'

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa - The family of model Reeva Steenkamp slammed a judge's decision to acquit Oscar Pistorius of murdering their daughter, telling NBC News that "justice was not served." Pistorius walked out of court on bail Friday after he was convicted of culpable homicide but cleared of a more serious murder charge. The double-amputee track star will be sentenced next month. In an exclusive interview for NBC News and Discovery, June and Barry Steenkamp expressed "disbelief" that the court believed Pistorius' version of events. "This verdict is not justice for Reeva," June Steenkamp said.

  • Trooper accused of rape remains on paid leave nearly two months later; motion filed to dismiss civil suit against him

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of raping two women during traffic stops in July remains on administrative leave with pay while the investigation into those allegations nears its second month. Eric Roberts, a 16-year veteran of the OHP, was listed in a lawsuit filed last month accusing him of raping two women during traffic stops in July. OHP Capt. George Brown said Wednesday the department’s investigation into the allegations is ongoing. Meanwhile, the civil suit filed against Roberts that first brought the claims to light hangs in the balance, as well. A motion filed this week by the state Attorney General’s Office asks to have the lawsuit dismissed as currently filed, since it names Roberts as a defendant in both his individual capacity and official capacity. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Police: Man shot by Tulsa officer after he rams police vehicles in attempt to flee

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    A man was shot in the leg by a Tulsa police officer as he tried to flee from authorities after reportedly attempting to rob a local pharmacy Tuesday. Delricko Smart, 33, was shot once in the leg about 8:10 a.m. in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 2110 South Harvard Ave. The man is believed to have been involved in a series of pharmacy robberies, and the Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force received an anonymous tip that the suspect might be attempting to rob the CVS, TPD spokeswoman Demita Kinard said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • US Air Marshal in 'Quarantine' After Syringe Attack in Nigeria

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    A federal air marshal is in quarantine in Houston today after being attacked last night by an unknown assailant at the Lagos , Nigeria airport wielding a syringe. U.S. law enforcement officials told ABC News they were alarmed by the bizarre, unprovoked attack because the assailant was apparently able to inject an unknown substance into the back of one of the air marshal’s arms. The air marshal was traveling with a team of other marshals when the attack took place in an unsecured area of the airport terminal in Lagos, the officials said. He was able to board the United Airlines flight to Houston he was scheduled to work and was met early this morning in Houston by FBI agents and health workers from the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ).

  • Broken Arrow police: Boy, 13, stabs man in self-defense; man arrested in Tulsa Monday afternoon

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    BROKEN ARROW — The stabbing of a man by a teenager at a Broken Arrow home Monday afternoon appears to be a case of self-defense, police say. Officers were called to a home at the 4300 block of South Birch Avenue around noon Monday, where they were told Noah Blacketer, 31, left the scene with a stab wound to the back after an altercation with a 13-year-old boy and his family, Broken Arrow Cpl. Leon Calhoun said. "Officers had been out there before for issues between (Blacketer) and his neighbors directly to the south," Calhoun said. "He apparently went over and confronted the family while they unloaded groceries from their van." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Over 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground.

  • ROCK HILL: Rock Hill teen says she was bullied on school bus, beat for ‘acting too much like a white person’

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill teen told police she was bullied on a school bus Thursday afternoon then beaten up by another girl after she was told she was acting “too much like a white person.” The victim, 16, told police that after getting off the bus on McDow Drive she was punched several times before the female assailant fled, the report states. The claims were corroborated by witnesses interviewed by responding officers, a Rock Hill police report states.

  • News 9: Deputies Investigating Double Shooting Near Konawa

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    KONAWA - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital Sunday night, reports News 9. Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call earlier Sunday evening from a woman who told police that her son had shot her in the head and she believed he was ...

  • KJRH: Owasso police arrested two men after allegedly spraying doe urine at a Wal-Mart

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    OWASSO - Police arrested a Skiatook man and an Avant man for allegedly spraying doe urine on merchandise in a Wal-Mart on East 96th Street North Saturday afternoon, KJRH reports. Police say they learned that a group of six men had been involved in the urine spraying and had left the scene in...

  • KSWO: Escaped inmate from Granite caught

    Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that 45-year-old James C. Mapp has been caught, reports KSWO. Mapp was found walking down the side of Highway 283 -- around 1 mile south of Blair, and he's currently in the ...

  • KTUL: Deadly Stabbing the Result of Wife Calling for Divorce

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Bartlesville police say a fight which led to a deadly double-stabbing Wednesday night began after the suspect's wife said she wanted a divorce, KTUL reports. Officers arrested 35-year-old Steven Adair on complaints of first degree murder around midnight Thursday morning at his home north of the Bartlesville Municipal Airport after a teen victim in the incident escaped and ...

  • News 9: Authorities Locate Man Wanted For Questioning In Chickasha Woman's Suspicious Death

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    News 9 reports the Grady County Sheriff's Office said they located the man wanted for questioning in the suspicious death of 24-year-old Amanda Cecil, who was found dead in her Chickasha home Friday morning. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, a family member found Cecil dead inside her home in the 1200 block of Choctaw Avenue, where she lived with ...

  • KSWO: Granite Police searching for escaped inmate

    Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    GRANITE - Granite Police have confirmed with KSWO that officers are on the hunt for an inmate that has escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.  It's confirmed the inmate on the loose is 45-year-old James C. Mapp who's been serving time for ...

  • Woman given home detention, probation after frauding FEMA of $31K

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    A Mannford woman has been given home detention and probation for fraudulently obtaining more than $30,000 in federal disaster relief made available to wildfire victims, according to a news release Friday from U.S. Attorney Danny Williams. Kerry Lynn Rowell, 42, was sentenced in federal court in Tulsa to six months of home detention with electronic monitoring, which will be followed by a five-year probation period. The sentenced comes on the heels of Rowell in May pleading guilty to fraudulently obtaining FEMA disaster assistance benefits that were made available to victims of the August 2012 Mannford wildfires. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .