• Authorities find 'possible human remains' in Bristow

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Authorities are investigating possible human remains that were found in Bristow, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported.

  • Preteen sets Sapulpa elementary school playground on fire, police say

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Feb 9, 2015

    SAPULPA — An elementary school playground was severely damaged after being intentionally set on fire by a preteen Sunday night, a Sapulpa police official said. Sapulpa firefighters were called to Holmes Park Elementary, 1231 E. Dewey Ave., around 9 p.m. for a "pretty substantial fire" on the playground that had flames surpass the height of the school building, Lt. Jim Madden said. The fire began while a small girl was playing on playground equipment, but she was unharmed in the blaze, Madden said. "After reviewing video, we have a juvenile that we believe is the primary cause of that fire," he said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Woman's car hit by train at Claremore rail crossing

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    CLAREMORE — A 56-year-old woman was described by Claremore police as fortunate to be alive after her car was struck by a train Wednesday morning. Claremore Deputy Police Chief Charles Downum said the woman reported being distracted when she drove through the railroad crossing gates along J.M. Davis Boulevard. The woman’s car was hit from the rear by an oncoming train, Downum said. She was not harmed. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Muskogee police release video, 911 call of officer-involved shooting

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Police in Muskogee, Oklahoma, have released video in a recent officer-involved shooting. Investigators say the man made threats against someone at a wedding party.

  • Oklahoma teacher loses job after fake joint photo circulates

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    A first-year teacher from the Miami, OK, school district has been dismissed after a photo appearing to depict him rolling a fake marijuana joint circulated online. Assistant Superintendent Randy Darr declined to identify the teacher, but did acknowledge he has seen the photograph.

  • Four people die in separate accidents in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Tyler Avard, 19, of Broken Arrow; Quinton Grissom, 23, of Oklahoma City, an unidentifed 16-year-old male, of Stigler, and Michael Holcomb, 45, of Sperry, died after vehicle accidents on state roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Answers unlikely soon in Oologah kindergartner's death

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    OOLOGAH — More than a week has passed since Jenny Yang died at a hospital hours after leaving her Oologah classroom with a fever, and no one has been able to determine what killed the 6-year-old. Oklahoma State Department of Health epidemiologist Kristy Bradley said Thursday that investigators have not been able to find any evidence that the girl died from an infectious disease. Thus, it may be months until an answer emerges. The kindergartner died Jan. 5, and her death caused confusion and worry in Oologah, where residents still remember a 2010 meningitis outbreak that killed two children and injured others. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • One person killed in early morning Bixby house fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    One person is dead after a fire engulfed a Bixby home early Friday. Bixby Fire Chief Bryan Wood said the fire happened about 3 a.m. in the 7300 block of East 118th Street. Fire investigators did not reveal the identity of the person who died in the blaze. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Man killed in Ottawa County house fire

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    MIAMI. — A 52-year-old Ottawa County man died in a residential fire early Wednesday, Miami Fire Chief Ronnie Kline said. The man who died was identified as Dennis Joe Gower. His body was discovered about two feet from the back door, Kline said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma man gets 15 years in prison in child sex abuse case

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    A 61-year-old Broken Arrow man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to two counts of child sexual abuse. Robert Wayne Crow was charged in November after the victim's mother contacted Broken Arrow police. Crow waived his right to a trial before District Judge William Musseman on Monday and received concurrent 25-year split sentences. Musseman ordered Crow to serve 15 years in prison with the remaining 10 years suspended. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Teen defendant in Broken Arrow injury hit-and-run ordered to DOC boot camp-style program

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A Broken Arrow teen who pleaded guilty to charges in a hit-and-run accident was sentenced Tuesday to a boot camp program. District Judge William Kellough told defendant Jordan Hunter “you’re going to man up” after ordering him to enter the Department of Correction’s Regimented Offender Discipline program next week. Hunter, 19, appeared for an aggravation and mitigation hearing, and formal sentencing after pleading guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of a collision involving injury. He was arrested by Broken Arrow police on Jan. 29, the date of the wreck, after fleeing the scene and returning 27 minutes later, an officer testified. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • After one daughter's killer is sent to prison, Oklahoma family suffers second tragedy

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    GLENPOOL — It hasn’t even been a month since Michael and Faye Taylor watched the killer of one of their daughters leave a courtroom, bound for prison. Now the family is facing tragedy again, following the recent death of the couple’s other daughter. Charyl Schultz, 33, was found dead Monday inside a storage building outside her home in Henryetta. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating, but no details surrounding the death have been released. The state medical examiner’s office confirmed Tuesday it has received Schultz’s body, but could only say that her cause and manner of death were pending. It isn’t the first time the Taylors have faced tragedy. Their other daughter, Ashley Taylor, was

  • Muskogee police investigate death of malnourished boy

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    Police are investigating to determine whether neglect played a role in the death of a 12-year-old boy.

  • New arrest delays sentencing in hit-and-run crash that caused brain damage to Oklahoma runner

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    A Broken Arrow man scheduled to be sentenced last week following a January wreck in which he struck a high school cross-country runner with a pickup and then fled the scene has been arrested three times since the crash, resulting in a delay in the case’s resolution, records show. Jordan Arien Arkeketa Hunter, 19, was charged after the Jan. 29 crash with leaving the scene of a collision involving injury. The runner, Logan Henry, suffered severe brain injuries as well as a broken pelvis and leg. When the wreck occurred, Hunter had just left a municipal court appearance on a pending charge of driving under the influence. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Student on bicycle collides with pickup Friday on Oklahoma State University campus

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

    A student on a bicycle collided with a pickup Friday on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. The student was flown to an Oklahoma City hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Friday afternoon.

  • Three men die in separate Oklahoma accidents

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Three men died Sunday and Monday in separate accidents on Oklahoma roadways.

  • Oklahoma man gets 10 years for rape of fast-food restaurant co-worker

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    A Broken Arrow man who pleaded guilty to raping a co-worker has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison. Prosecutors alleged that Jose Artamio Aguayo, now 26, raped the woman in his pickup on April 20, 2011, according to court documents. Aguayo and the woman worked together at a Carl's Jr. restaurant. The victim told police that on the evening she was raped, Aguayo made inappropriate comments and gestures to her during their shift. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Broken Arrow man charged with killing NSU professor faces trial

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    A Broken Arrow man charged last year with killing a Northeastern State University professor he met on a dating website was bound over for trial Wednesday. Joshua John Schneider will face trial on charges of first-degree murder, as well as two counts of first-degree arson and one count of larceny from a house. He allegedly killed Tiffany Rene Maher, 38, whose body was found May 31, 2013, in her Tahlequah home. Multiple fires had been set in the residence, including one on the bed where Maher’s body was found. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tahlequah authorities ID woman killed by tree

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    TAHLEQUAH — Authorities in Tahlequah have identified a woman who was killed by a tree that fell on top of a home as she was sleeping inside. Authorities say 55-year-old Rebecca Van Bibber of Tulsa was visiting her son Tuesday and was asleep in a bedroom when the tree fell on her son’s home. Tahlequah Fire Chief Ray Hammons says a dog was also killed by the falling tree. The son was in a different part of the home and wasn’t injured. Hammons tells a local newspaper that an infestation of termites may have caused the tree to fall. He says there were no high winds or stormy weather at the time that could have knocked the tree down.

  • Man dies in northeast Oklahoma church fire

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    FOYIL — Authorities in northeast Oklahoma say one man has died in a church fire that hospitalized two firefighters. Foyil Fire Chief Randy Atchley says flames broke out Saturday night at the Old Foyil Baptist Church, which had been partially converted into apartment housing. He says the structure was fully engulfed by the time responders arrived. Firefighters from Foyil and Chelsea spent about seven hours at the scene. Atchley says the fire was hard to extinguish because they couldn’t turn off electricity to the building. The identity of the man has not been released. One firefighter was hospitalized for chest pains and the other for dehydration. It’s unclear what started the fire. The fire