• Talala man dies after motorcycle wreck in Rogers County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A Talala man died Monday at a hospital after suffering injuries Sunday evening from a motorcycle crash in northwest Rogers County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Report of animal cruelty at Oklahoma City gas station leads to arrest

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A 25-year-old man was arrested after witnesses reported seeing a puppy being treated violently at an Oklahoma City gas station, police reported.

  • Oklahoma lawmaker threatens to set himself on fire over abortion issue

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Last week, Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, got animated during debate on Senate Bill 548, which would provide 6 percent raises, paid from court fees, for Supreme Court justices and other appellate court judges and employees. The bill ended up passing and returns to the Senate for final consideration. Calvey is upset with court rulings that have gone against efforts to restrict abortions and said that withholding the pay increase would be effective in punishing the justices. He loudly said that if he were not a Christian, he would go across the street to the state Supreme Court building, douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire to “protest the evil in that building.

  • Name of man shot and killed in Adair County released Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A game warden shot and killed a man wanted on an Arkansas parole violation Sunday in Adair County, Oklahoma. The name of the man who died has been released.

  • 2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now a student aide

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Austin Hatch, who survived two deadly airplane crashes and went on to suit up for Michigan, is giving up playing basketball. Michigan coach John Beilein announced Monday the Big Ten approved a medical exemption waiver that will allow Hatch keep his scholarship and serve as an undergraduate student assistant. "Basketball has always been a huge part of my life. However, it is what I play, not who I am," Hatch said. "It was a goal of mine to return to the game that I love so much and I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to play for Michigan. After all that I have been through, it was a dream come true for me to put on a Michigan jersey and get into a game at Crisler Center.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still no thank you

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION : My daughter and I gave a wedding shower for a family member in November 2014. It was a Christmas shower theme with the house decorated. We served numerous food and pastry items. We planned this for months. We received […]

  • Oklahoma City-based LSB reaches deal to end shareholder fight

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    Company will split climate control and chemical businesses

  • Undersheriff Tim Albin resigns following release of report on Reserve Deputy Robert Bates

    By JARREL WADE - Tulsa World | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Monday the resignation of Undersheriff Tim Albin in the wake of documents released that allege Albin intimidated employees to elevate a reserve deputy in the program. "Given the gravity of the current situation ... he agreed that maybe it's time for a change," Glanz said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Police: Oklahoma woman had child in car during chase

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    BETHANY — Oklahoma police have arrested a robbery suspect who they say led officers on a car chase while a young child was in her vehicle. Bethany Police arrested the woman Sunday after a chase through Bethany and Oklahoma City. They say the woman tried to rob a pedestrian of his wallet at gunpoint while in her car and the chase began after officers later spotted the vehicle. A local television station reports police found the child in the car after the chase ended. No injuries were reported. The woman’s identity hasn’t been released and her relationship with the child is unclear. Police didn’t say how old the child was. Police say the woman faces charges including armed robbery and child endangerment.

  • Tractor-trailer hauling cattle overturns in Woodward County, Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A tractor-trailer hauling cattle overturned in Woodward County Monday. The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. on U.S. 412.

  • Bill banning texting while driving could be heard this week on House floor

    By BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Rep. Terry O’Donnell says he has the votes to get a bill passed that would ban texting while driving. The measure, House Bill 1965, could come up on the House floor next week, he said. O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, is the House author. He said he plans to accept an amendment made in the Senate that raises the infraction to a primary offense from a secondary offense. As a secondary offense, the driver of the vehicle would have to be stopped for another infraction before he or she could be cited for texting. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Reserve Deputy Robert Bates' age, place on Violent Crimes Task Force questioned by expert

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Whether a 73-year-old Tulsa County reserve deputy ever should have been in a position to mistakenly kill an unarmed suspect is being debated nationally as well as locally, with one national policing expert telling the Tulsa World that Robert Bates’ involvement in a high-risk operation was inappropriate. Another expert, however, says the larger issue shouldn’t focus so much on the deputy’s age and reserve status as on whether he was adequately trained and mentally and physically capable of doing the job. Bates fatally shot Eric Harris on April 2 after Harris fled an undercover gun buy. Bates has said he inadvertently used his revolver on Harris instead of a Taser.

  • Flash flood watch in effect in central, western Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Heavy rains could cause flooding across central and western parts of the state, the National Weather Service reports Monday. A flash flood warning is in effect for the Washita River near Cheyenne.

  • Oklahoma woman dies after head-on collision

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Kendra Lee Gonzalez, 20, of Chouteau, died Saturday at the scene of a head-on collision near Pryor, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma game warden shoots, kills man in Adair County

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    An Oklahoma wildlife officer checking fishing licenses Sunday shot and killed a man after a struggle in Adair County, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • CHK/Central Boathouse opens with a dinner concert

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

     Donors and supporters of the University of Central Oklahoma River Project were at a dinner concert on April 15 for an advance opening of the CHK/Central Boathouse “Where art meets the river” on the Oklahoma River. Chairmen were Jane and David Thompson, and Kathy and Ed Martin. The community grand opening events were held April […]