• OSU newspaper officially changes name to O’Colly

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    STILLWATER — The student newspaper at Oklahoma State University is changing its name and dropping its print publication to three days a week instead of five. The Oklahoma State University Student Media Board voted this week to accept The Daily O’Collegian’s request to reduce the paper’s print publication to Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of five days a week. The board also approved the newspaper’s request to change the publication’s name to the O’Colly and move from a broadsheet to a tabloid format. The changes go into effect this fall. O’Colly editor-in-chief Kyle Hinchey says the change allows the staff to transition toward becoming a “24/7 media company” rather than a five-day-a-week newspaper.

  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in Claremore Lake boating accident

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Mar 14, 2014

    CLAREMORE — Authorities say one man drowned after he was thrown from his fishing boat on Claremore Lake. The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office say two men were fishing Thursday when their boat starting spinning out of control. Police say both men were thrown from the boat. Authorities say one man was rescued but the second man drowned. Investigators are now trying to determine what caused the boat to spin out of control. Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Coy Jenkins says investigators don’t yet know whether there was a mechanical failure or if the boat ran into something in the water. The man who survived is in stable condition at a Claremore hospital.

  • Physician's assistant trial ordered in deaths of Oklahoma VA patients

    By SHANNON MUCHMORE - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    CLAREMORE — The physician's assistant charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of two residents of the Claremore Veterans Center was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Kenneth A. Adams will have a district court arraignment on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of caretaker neglect on April 10. Adams is accused of neglecting his medical duties, leading to the deaths of Louis Arterberry, 86, and Jay Minter, 85, in 2012. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Rogers County sheriff dropped from libel lawsuit

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Mar 12, 2014

    CLAREMORE — The Rogers County sheriff and two others have been dropped as defendants in a defamation lawsuit filed by District Attorney Janice Steidley. Steidley and two assistants sued last fall over a failed petition drive aimed at removing Steidley from office. The lawsuit alleges libel and defamation after the petition accused Steidley and others of witness tampering, wiretapping and other crimes. A judge dismissed the petition in October, saying organizers used unauthorized paperwork while gathering signatures. A local newspapeer reports the plaintiffs were dismissed this week as result of a mediated agreement calling for Walton and two others to pay a portion of Steidley’s legal fees in exchange for being

  • Bodies found in Tulsa home; deaths apparent murder-suicide

    Published: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    A man and woman were found dead inside a home Tuesday in the 900 block of Richmond Avenue, police said. The couple appeared to have died from a murder-suicide, Cpl. Kurt Gardner said. The bodies were found in a bedroom, with a handgun nearby. Gardner did not say yet who appeared to have been behind the gun. The couple's identity has not yet been released, but Gardner said they appeared to be in their 50s or 60s.

  • OSBI releases name of man killed in Okmulgee police shooting Thursday

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

    James E. Stutchman, 28, was shot and killed after he tried to elude Okmulgee police, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations officials said.

  • 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.