• Oklahoma man arrested in rape at assisted living facility

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    A Claremore man charged in the reported rape of an 80-year-old woman at a Tulsa assisted living facility in February was arrested Tuesday. The Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Stephen Craig Reed, 62, on charges of first-degree rape of a mentally incapacitated victim and first-degree rape by force or fear. The Tulsa Police Department's Sex Crimes Unit was contacted Feb. 25 after someone representing the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Assisted Living Center reported that Reed, who worked as a caretaker, sexually assaulted an 80-year-old female resident, authorities said.

  • Search near Fort Gibson for man missing since 2004

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    FORT GIBSON— Authorities searching for a Tahlequah man who disappeared nearly 10 years ago are digging on property near Fort Gibson. The search for Stephen Mitchell Adams — who was last seen Dec. 13, 2004 — began Monday at the site of an old cistern following a recent tip to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation led them to the field. Ground-penetrating radar revealed what investigators call “anomalies” under the surface. No remains were found Monday and the search resumed Tuesday. Adams was last seen after taking a final exam at Northeastern State University. He called his girlfriend about 11:30 a.m. that day to say he was taking an unidentified man to the Keys area.

  • Cats rescued in Oklahoma after caretaker found dead

    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    BROKEN ARROW -- Dozens of cats were rushed from a Wagoner County trailer home into a waiting Humane Society of Tulsa mobile triage unit to be examined. Some were suffering from dehydration. Others had immune system problems. Many more were weak from a lack of food. "This one is critical," shouted one animal rescue volunteer as she hurried from the small home with a sick cat in tow.