• Kansas woman, two children die in Oklahoma wreck

    From Staff Reports  | Updated: Sat, Nov 21, 2015

    A Kansas woman and two children died Friday after the vehicle they were in struck and rolled over a guardrail in on U.S. 75 in Washington County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • FFA student from Harrah chosen for national spotlight

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 29, 2015

    Callie Devine, a member of the Harrah FFA chapter, was chosen to perform in the National FFA Talent Competition, part of the National FFA Convention & Expo this week in Louisville, Ky.

  • Two die after vehicle accidents in Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Sep 12, 2015

    John H. Green, 83, of Pawnee, and Velma Dickerson, 84, of Adair, died after vehicle accidents, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • OSU's fall garden concert series begins Friday in Stillwater

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Sep 5, 2015

    The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University’s fall concert series will include concerts on Friday, Sept. 18 and Sept. 23 in Stillwater.

  • Two die after accidents on Oklahoma roads

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Mark E. Alderman, 52, of Broken Arrow, and Jimmy R. Ross, 49, of Glencoe, died after separate crashes, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Three teenagers die Saturday after LeFlore County wreck

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Aug 15, 2015

    Three teenagers died and two others were injured early Saturday after a vehicle wreck near Shady Point, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Former OHP trooper ordered to stand trial in Creek County sexual assault case

    By RHETT MORGAN - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    SAPULPA — A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of sexual attacks on three female motorists he pulled over was ordered to stand trial on five charges connected to the traffic stops, a judge ruled Monday. Eric William Roberts, 42, of Bristow, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on counts of rape by instrumentation, forcible sodomy, sexual battery, officer asking for/receiving a bribe, and embezzlement. Creek County Special Judge Richard Woolery set Roberts’ arraignment on the charges for July 21 before District Judge Douglas Golden. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Broken Arrow man gets life without parole in 2013 slaying of NSU professor

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    TAHLEQUAH — A Broken Arrow man convicted by a jury May 29 in the 2013 death of a Northeastern State University professor will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled Monday. Joshua John Schneider was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of Tiffany Rene Maher, an assistant professor of chemistry at the university. Schneider was also charged with larceny of a house and first-degree arson in the case and received life sentences on those counts, a Cherokee County District Court clerk told the Tulsa World. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • VIDEO: Tahlequah police chief on fatal officer-involved shooting: 'They acted decisively in a … rapidly escalating situation'

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department identified a 15-year department veteran on Tuesday as the officer who fatally shot a 35-year-old man during an altercation that was captured on another officer’s body camera Saturday morning. Randy Tanner, the agency’s range master, remains on administrative leave while the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation completes an inquiry into the death of Joshua P. Crittenden, Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said at a news conference. Around 11:50 a.m. Saturday, officers went to a home in the 500 block of South Mission Avenue in response to a call indicating that two men had at least one gun in a white pickup that had been reported stolen, King said. The caller reported that

  • 'They bum rushed us': OHP releases full dash-cam videos from fatal Okmulgee County shooting

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A Tulsa minister and his brother ignored more than five minutes of calls from Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers to get out of rushing flood water in Okmulgee County before one of them attacked one of the troopers, resulting in the minister’s death, new video footage released by the OHP shows. More than an hour and a half of footage from OHP Troopers Mark Southall’s and Michael Taylor’s dash cameras, which showed the May 29 altercation between them and brothers Nehemiah and Brandon Fischer, were released to the Tulsa World on Thursday following an open records request filed earlier this month. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Missing Okmulgee man's mother says she believes he and friend are alive

    By BILL HAISTEN - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    The mother and a cousin of Benjamin Baber expressed their belief Wednesday that Baber and his best friend, Cody Parrick, are alive. Baber and Parrick, each of whom is 20 and an Okmulgee resident, have been missing since they attended the Rocklahoma music festival near Pryor on May 22. Baber was driving a silver 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan. The vehicle has a Muscogee (Creek) Nation license plate with the number B8E23. Volunteers and various law enforcement officers have searched flooded areas along U.S. 69 between Chouteau and Wagoner several times. On Wednesday, with water having receded about 2 feet during the past three days, there was another flyover search of the U.S. 69 area, and civilian drones were deployed,

  • Search for missing Okmulgee men includes stretch of U.S. 69

    By BILL HAISTEN - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The search for two Okmulgee men who haven’t been seen since Rocklahoma’s opening day seems to be centered primarily on a stretch of highway between Pryor and Wagoner. On Saturday, a group of about 40 volunteers conducted a 16-mile search of ditches and wooded areas near U.S. 69, hoping to find the missing 20-year-olds, Benjamin Baber and Cody Parrick. On Sunday, while in a Cessna 210 at an altitude of about 500 feet, former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Dan Howard got striking photographs that reveal the extent to which the highway is flanked by high flood water. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.