• Second charge to be added against OHP trooper facing DUI

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: 11 min ago

    Sequoyah County prosecutors are adding a charge against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of an on-duty drunken crash that destroyed a patrol boat earlier this month. Joshua Eli Davies had been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence July 9 in the wreck. Davies, 33, was on duty the afternoon of July 3 when he crashed his patrol unit, and the patrol boat attached to it, on Applegate Cove Road south of Sallisaw near the Arkansas River, according to court documents. Sequoyah County First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp said on Thursday that a charge of carrying a firearm while intoxicated — also a misdemeanor — would be added. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Heat advisory in effect in Oklahoma until Saturday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    A heat advisory is in effect for most of Oklahoma. The advisory has been issued for western, southern, central and northern parts of the state through Saturday night.

  • Silver Alert issued for missing El Reno man Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Authorities are looking for a missing man in El Reno. The man has been missing since Tuesday.

  • Center of the Universe Festival returns to Tulsa

    By Lacey Lett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa is in its second year and is gaining momentum.

  • Oklahoma CareerTech board names interim director

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Marcie Mack, deputy director and chief operating officer of Oklahoma CareerTech, will lead the department following the resignation of Director Robert Sommers.

  • Oklahoma grand jury calls for removal of Greer County court clerk

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma’s grand jury has accused Greer County Court Clerk Sandy Hopingardner of willful neglect of duty. They are asking that Hopingardner be removed from office.

  • Muskogee police arrest teen in shooting death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 13 hr ago

    Muskogee police have a juvenile in custody in connection with a fatal shooting Thursday morning.

  • Man wrecks stolen car then steals and crashes car of witness, Oklahoma City police report

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police say Matthew Davis wrecked a stolen car and then stole and wrecked the car of a witness who stopped to help him.

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • Man, woman arrested along with teens in house with drugs and alcohol in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Matthew Holman and Shannon Moore were arrested Tuesday in Oklahoma City on complaints of child neglect and possession of marijuana

  • James Garner: a singular talent with his tongue in his cheek

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    His self-deprecating sense of humor went a long way toward ingratiating James Garner to movie and TV audiences for more than half a century.

  • UPDATE: Westbound Interstate 240 reopened after accident involving a tractor trailer

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Westbound Interstate 240 is reopened at the Crossroad junction after an accident involving a tractor trailer

  • Spavinaw police chief arrested on lewd molestation complaints

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Spavinaw Police Chief Clarence Gregory Sr. was arrested Thursday morning on lewd molestation complaints, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman.

  • Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon arrested on marijuana possession complaint

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Police found a marijuana blunt weighing three grams in a cigar box inside a car Blackmon was driving following a traffic stop, according to an Edmond police report.

  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    FREDERICK — Authorities say a skydiver from Illinois has been killed while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers. Oklahoma medical examiner’s office spokeswoman Amy Elliott says 69-year-old Jim Yost died Tuesday from blunt force injuries after his parachute malfunctioned. Yost, a funeral director from Champaign, Illinois, was taking part in the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team’s semi-annual jump school near Frederick, Oklahoma, when the accident occurred. Tillman County Sheriff Bobby Whittington says his office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the death.

  • Sen. Tom Coburn announces plans for town hall meetings

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term. The meetings will take place the first two full weeks in August. Coburn says one of the highlights of serving as senator is traveling the state and speaking with Oklahomans about issues that are important to them. Coburn announced earlier this year that he would resign with two years remaining in his term. The Republican has served in the U.S. Senate since 2004. The meetings are planned for Oklahoma City, Altus, Lawton, Enid, Bartlesville and Tulsa.

  • Overdose cited in death of inmate at Norman jail

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NORMAN — An autopsy has found that an inmate found dead in the Cleveland County jail earlier this year died of a drug overdose. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday that 36-year-old Rebekah Reed of Oklahoma City died of acute drug toxicity. The report says Reed’s death was an accident caused by an overdose of a prescription drug and alcohol. A local newspaper reports the autopsy cites amitriptyline, a drug that treats depression, as causing the overdose. Reed had been picked up by Moore police on Feb. 22 on a failure to appear warrant. She was booked in the county jail that night and was found unresponsive in her cell at 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 23. Authorities say she was taken to Norman

  • Inmate escapes from prison in south Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    GRANITE — Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite. The Greer County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Aaron Kelsey was discovered missing from the medium-security prison, which has a capacity of nearly 1,000 inmates. No details about Kelsey’s escape were immediately available Thursday morning. Kelsey was serving time on burglary and weapons-related convictions out of Bryan County. He was due for a parole hearing in July 2016. Kelsey is described as a white man, standing 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.

  • "It's just a tragedy: "Mother, son in murder-suicide leave 8-year-old twins behind


    In the wake of the death of a 17-year-old boy and his mother as a result of an apparent suicide pact, Tulsa police released figures showing the suicide rate in the city is higher this year than the two previous, Tulsa World reports. Kimberly Crabtree, 50, and her son Joseph, were found dead Tuesday in their home in the 2200 block of South Delaware Place. A relative had been unable to enter the home and contacted authorities, who found the pair dead inside.

  • Air quality alert issued in central Oklahoma for Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    High temperatures and humidity will linger across Oklahoma Thursday. An air quality alert has been issued for Thursday for the Oklahoma City area.