• Three 1992 deaths in Oklahoma ruled homicides

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    The deaths of two women and a girl who went missing in 1992 were ruled homicides, officials announced Friday. The remains of Wendy Camp, Lisa Kregear and Cynthia Britto were found in a grave in Pawnee County in April. The trio had been missing since May 29, 1992. Officials with the state medical examiner’s office ruled Camp, 23, died from gunshot and sharp force injuries and Kregear, 23, died from gunshot wounds to the torso, according to an autopsy report. Britto’s cause of death is listed in an autopsy report as “homicidal violence by unspecified means.” The three disappeared in 1992 after leaving Oklahoma City on a trip to visit Camp's son, who lived in Shamrock with his father, Chad Noe.

  • Man shot and killed by Okmulgee police Thursday, Oklahoma authorities report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A deadly shooting involving police was reported in Okmulgee. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has not released the names of those involved.

  • New evidence leads to change in Oklahoma murder case

    BY SHEILA STOGSDIL | Published: Mon, Mar 3, 2014

    Delaware County district attorney drops charges against man accused of killing woman

  • Inmate dies at Washington County detention center

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate has died at the county jail. Sheriff Rick Silver says jail employees found an unresponsive inmate at about 2 a.m. Wednesday in a holding cell. Authorities say the man did not have a pulse and wasn’t breathing. The sheriff says the employees immediately began to administer CPR, but the inmate was pronounced dead once emergency responders arrived. Authorities say the man may have suffered some type of medical distress leading to his death. The state medical examiner’s office will determine the official cause of death. The inmate’s name hasn’t been released, pending notification of his relatives.

  • Wagoner County prosecutor reopens 2006 cold case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    WAGONER — Authorities in Wagoner County are asking the public for tips in the case of a Broken Arrow teenager found dead in a lake in 2006. Jarret Clark’s body was found May 18, 2006, in Fort Gibson Lake. Clark’s family has maintained he was killed, but authorities have not arrested or charged anyone in the teen’s death. Two grand juries considered the case but no indictments were issued. The 18-year-old disappeared while camping with friends and his body was discovered four days later. An autopsy found that Clark’s probable cause of death was drowning. Wagoner County District Attorney Brian Kuester announced Monday that a tip line has been set up to help investigators gather more details about the case.

  • Update: All Kellyville students accounted for; Creek County officials still investigating

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    The Creek County Sheriff's Office is actively searching for a girl who was reportedly kidnapped from a school bus stop in Kellyville Tuesday morning. Authorities said the girl was forced into a gray Ford extended cab pickup truck featuring a dent at a nearby school bus stop about 6:50 a.m. Witnesses said the alleged abductor is described as a white male, wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and Oklahoma baseball cap, authorities said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Election for Oklahoma police chief ends in a tie

    | Updated: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    SALLISAW — After Tuesday’s election ended in a tie, the new police chief in an eastern Oklahoma town will be picked from a hat — literally. Capt. Terry Franklin and Lt. Sandy Girdner were both running to become police chief in Sallisaw, a town of about 8,800 people along Oklahoma’s border with Arkansas. But Tuesday’s election ended in a tie with both candidates receiving 837 votes apiece. The Sequoyah County Election Board meets Friday to certify the vote. Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn tells a local newspaper that the winner’s name will be drawn from a hat if the vote count remains tied after Friday’s certification. A special meeting will be set for later this month for the official name draw.

  • Case delayed in 1997 eastern Oklahoma slaying

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 21, 2014

    SALLISAW — A judge in eastern Oklahoma has postponed scheduled a jury trial for a Sallisaw man charged in a 1997 killing. Sequoyah County District Judge Jeff Payton delayed setting the trial for 39-year-old Rex Richard Robbins because Robbins’ attorney wasn’t in court Thursday. A local newspaper reports that Payton will consider the matter in June. Robbins is charged in the beating death of 28-year-old Mitchell Dayne Nixon. Robbins is being held without bond in the Sequoyah County jail and has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Authorities found Nixon’s body on Oct. 9, 1997, near Sallisaw. Agents discovered a bloody rock next to Nixon’s head. Robbins wasn’t arrested until last year after Sequoyah

  • Baby siamang born at Tulsa Zoo

    Published: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    TULSA (AP) — An endangered siamang has been born at the Tulsa Zoo. A siamang is a primate native to rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia. The Tulsa Zoo says a female siamang named Sophie gave birth to a baby on Feb. 10. It’s the first siamang to be born at the Tulsa Zoo in 23 years and the 14th siamang birth since the zoo began exhibiting the species in 1968. The baby siamang’s sex is not yet known. It will remain in an off-exhibit with its parents as they continue to bond. Siamangs spend most of their time in trees and the arboreal siamang is listed as endangered because of the destruction of forests in their home ranges.

  • UPDATE: Nothing suspicious found at OSU after bomb report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Feb 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State University police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say sweeps prompted by a report of a bomb found nothing suspicious.

  • Oklahoma's Eastern Flyer takes first voyage to Midwest City

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    SAPULPA —- Lind Wickersham was 7 years old when he got his first train set, which set off a lifetime interest in rail travel. So it was only appropriate that he was on the Eastern Flyer on Sunday, the train's first journey from Sapulpa to the Oklahoma City area as state Transportation Department officials review four proposals to purchase the rail line. The train departed from Sapulpa at 8 a.m., and by 7:30 a.m. a long line of excited passengers were wrapped around a tent in the middle of an empty field near Sapulpa City Golf Course, waiting to pick up their tickets. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Inola man killed in crash Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    A fatal crash has been reported by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Friday. A man from Inola died in Rogers County.

  • Three people die in crashes on Oklahoma roads; troopers report name of fourth victim

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    A woman was killed in a crash in northwest Oklahoma City Thursday morning. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported three other deaths on state roadways.

  • Skiatook stabbings related, police say; suspect held

    By SAMANTHA VICENT & DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    A 19-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday in Tulsa in connection with the stabbing deaths of his sister and their great-grandmother. Michael Devin Stanley was booked into the Osage County Jail on a first-degree murder complaint about 5:20 p.m., records show. One victim, 74-year-old Esther Driskell, was found stabbed to death in her Skiatook home about 5 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday morning, a 16-year-old girl was found dead with multiple stab wounds to the upper torso in a van south of the Skiatook dam, Osage County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Charlie Cartwright said. Click here to read the complete article at TulsaWorld.

  • Search on for two escapees from the Delaware County jail

    By Sheila Stogsdill -- For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

    JAY – Two inmates escaped from the Delaware County jail overnight, said Sheriff Harlan Moore. Pete Wolfe, 51, of Pryor and Anthony Anderson, 22, of Sapulpa broke out of the jail through a window around 1: 45 a.m., Moore said. Wolfe was being held on a charge of attempted robbery with a weapon and Anderson was incarcerated on a failure to pay warrant stemming from a 2010 plea to second-degree rape, court records show. Both men are considered armed and dangerous. Anderson is 5-foot, 8-inches and weighs 150 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee and has a tattoo of "boogey man" on his back in scrip lettering, the sheriff’s department said. Wolf is 5-foot, 10-inches and

  • DA clears Muskogee officer in shooting that hurt 1

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    MUSKOGEE — Prosecutors have cleared a Muskogee police officer in a shooting earlier this month that wounded a man. Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore says Officer Joseph Poffel acted appropriately in the Jan. 2 incident that wounded Thomas Estes. Authorities say Poffel shot Estes once in the abdomen after Estes allegedly reached for another officer's gun during a traffic stop. In a news release, Moore commended Poffel for the “restraint used in not repeatedly shooting Estes under the circumstances.” According to the Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/1mRNHhP ), Estes is charged with possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, assault with a dangerous weapon, and assault and

  • Oklahoma man dies in forklift accident

    BY STAFF REPORTS - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    SAPULPA – One person has been pronounced dead early Friday following an accident at a Sapulpa industrial plant. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol dispatcher said the accident happened at Paragon Industries. Paragon Industries manufactures steel pipe used for drilling and application and structural piling in the building industry. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Man is killed by shotgun blast in Muskogee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    The first homicide of the year has been reported in Muskogee. A man was arrested in the shooting death.

  • Oakdale, Oklahoma, school board candidates seek to boost academics

    BY MATT PATTERSON mpatterson@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    The Oakdale school board election will be held Feb. 11.

  • Driver from Grove was intoxicated before fatal accident at Grand Lake, autopsy report shows

    BY SHEILA STOGSDILL | Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    A 22-year-old from Grove was intoxicated when the vehicle he was driving ran off a road and into Grand Lake, killing him and two others, autopsy reports show.