• Oklahoma news briefs, April 10

    From staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs, April 10

  • At a glance: Oklahoma candidate filings

    Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    At a glance: Oklahoma candidate filings

  • Planned burn to be curtailed Wednesday at Lake Stanley Draper in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Smoke and fire may be seen around Lake Stanley Draper Lake Wednesday afternoon. A controlled burn will be stopped at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and may resume on Thursday.

  • Oklahoma City man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting neighbor

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Allan Cruz, 67, was arrested on a complaint of rape after his neighbor told police he entered her home, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her

  • Fire danger ahead Wednesday afternoon in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    High winds, low humidity and warm temperatures are ahead in Oklahoma Wednesday. Fire danger will be elevated across the state.

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities to host Walk for Kids in Oklahoma City

    BY MATT PATTERSON, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City will host its first Walk for Kids on Saturday at the Dell Campus in Oklahoma City.

  • Five arrested in connection with Oklahoma City assault

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Michelle Eubanks, 24; Lori Hooks, 42; David Hood, 37; Mary Jones, 47; and Matthew Urbin, 42, were arrested on complaints stemming from an assault that included raping a woman with a metal rod on Oklahoma City’s south side, court records show.

  • Oklahoma City Zoo giraffe euthanized during surgery

    BY MATT PATTERSON, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Kyah, a 6-month-old giraffe from the Oklahoma City Zoo, was facing a life-threatening birth defect. The giraffe underwent surgery Tuesday at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

  • Oklahoma City police identify woman found dead Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Police have identified a woman found dead in southwest Oklahoma City on Monday. No one has been arrested in the city’s 12th homicide of the year

  • Oklahoma cities fear losing authority to keep neighborhoods livable

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Oklahoma cities say their ability to enforce rules intended to protect public health and safety would be nullified if a bill that’s a step away from the governor’s desk becomes law.

  • Oklahoma state senator announces U.S. Senate bid

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City who has been a leading liberal voice in the Senate has announced her plans to run for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Coburn. Flanked by family and friends, Sen. Connie Johnson announced her candidacy on Tuesday and said: “It’s time for a change.” The 61-year-old Johnson is the first high-profile Democrat to announce plans to run for the seat, which is heavily favored to remain in Republican hands. A Democrat hasn’t been elected to an open U.S. Senate seat in Oklahoma since David Boren in 1978. Among the Republicans seeking the post are two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma City, former House Speaker T.W. Shannon of

  • OKC Zoo giraffe in surgery for terminal defect

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Officials from the Oklahoma City Zoo say Kyah, the 6-month-old giraffe with a potentially terminal heart defect, is headed into surgery. Kyah has an extra blood vessel wrapped around her esophagus — a symptom of a congenital heart defect — that prevents her from holding down much of what she eats. The surgery is taking place Tuesday at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Gretchen Cole says Kyah has a 50 percent chance of survival, but without it she has none. Cole says Kyah is believed to be the first giraffe to undergo the procedure. If the surgery is a success, Kyah could be back on her feet within two weeks.

  • Homicide victim in southwest Oklahoma City identified

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    About 1:30 p.m. police responded to the 2900 block of SW 60 after a caller said an adult woman was found dead inside a home.

  • Sunny, windy day ahead in Oklahoma Tuesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    High winds are ahead Tuesday in Oklahoma. Fire danger will be high.

  • University of Oklahoma gives back to communities through Big Event

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    For the 15th year in a row, University of Oklahoma students say thank you to metro communities by participating in the Big Event, a volunteer work day.

  • Oklahoma City area crime briefs, April 8

    Published: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City area crime briefs, April 8

  • Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8

    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Oklahoma City metro-area briefs for April 8.

  • Choctaw police officer breaks up stabbing that left man wounded, woman dead

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    A 34-year-old woman died and a 47-year-old man was taken to a hospital after both were attacked with a knife in Oklahoma City. A man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday incident.

  • Five hospitalized, three arrested after Oklahoma City nightclub shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Gunfire that began inside an Oklahoma City nigh club continued into the parking lot, police said.

  • New details emerge in Norman slaying

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Details of a home-invasion-type killing of a Norman man March 27 emerged Monday as affidavits were filed in Cleveland County District Court, accompanying charges of first-degree murder against seven people.