• 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

  • Four shot in Muskogee, Oklahoma Sunday night

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Four people were shot in Muskogee Sunday night. Police are investigating whether any of the shootings are connected.

  • Two people killed in separate Oklahoma crashes; five others critically injured

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A woman was killed after driving her vehicle into a ditch near Castle, and a Tahlequah man was killed in a head-on crash in Wagoner County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Silver Alert issued for missing 77-year-old man

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 77-year-old man, Sand Springs police reported.

  • Woman charged in locking child in dog pen waives second day of hearing

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    JAY — A day after listening to hours of damaging testimony from her teen daughter and a Department of Human Services caseworker a Delaware County woman accused locking a child in a dog pen and forcing children to go without food and water waived the second day of her preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Deidre Matthews, 46, and Jerry Dean Matthews, 63, both of Jay are charged in Delaware County District Court with 10 counts of child abuse, seven counts of child neglect, enabling child abuse. Deidre Matthews also faces four more counts of child abuse and child endangerment. She remains jailed on $100,000 bail. If convicted Matthews could face a life sentence. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Sand Springs city worker killed in trash truck accident

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A Sand Springs city worker was killed when he was run over by a trash truck Wednesday morning, police said. The accident happened about 7:30 a.m. in the area of 41st Street and Rustic Road, Sand Springs Deputy Police Chief Mike Carter said. Carter said the man and his co-workers were on the truck collecting trash during their normal route when he somehow fell off and was crushed by the wheels. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • 3 stabbed, 2 die in Oklahoma domestic dispute

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Two people were found dead and a teenage girl was stabbed during an apparent domestic dispute, Bartlesville police said. About 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to a home in the 500 block of North Sooner Road to investigate a stabbing. A 23-year-old man who was found lying in the front yard with stab wounds was pronounced dead at the scene. A 41-year-old woman who also had been stabbed was transported from the home to an area hospital, where she later died, police said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma teen charged with manslaughter in fatal fight at party

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A Glenpool man was charged Thursday with first-degree manslaughter stemming from a fatal fight at a party in east Tulsa less than two weeks ago. Austin DeWayne Nation, 19, is accused of stabbing to death Fernando Torres with a knife in the “heat of passion” on Aug. 17 in the 11500 block of East 38th Street. Torres had three stab wounds in his chest and shortly thereafter was pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said. A preliminary investigation indicated that Austin stabbed Torres, 20, during a fight after Austin became angry that he wasn’t allowed into a party at a residence, police said, adding that the two had a history of conflict. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Beggs police chief given deferred sentence in domestic assault

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TAHLEQUAH — The Beggs police chief pleaded no contest to domestic abuse charges and was sentenced to a five-year deferred sentence, court officials said Tuesday. Wesley Fish has been on administrative leave without pay for several months, city officials said. Fish entered the plea on Monday in Cherokee County District Court in Tahlequah to a reduced misdemeanor charge of domestic assault and battery and felonious pointing a firearm. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Bartlesville woman arrested in series of neighborhood fires

    By LAURA SUMMERS - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    BARTLESVILLE — A 47-year-old woman was jailed in Washington County after a series of fires were set in a downtown neighborhood. City Fire Investigator Bill Hollander on Friday arrested Cindy Gail Daniel — who has previous convictions in Tulsa, Creek and Okmulgee counties — on arson complaints involving fires at two homes, a church, two businesses and a telephone pole. The fire reports started Aug. 3, when a homeowner in the 300 block of Seneca Avenue discovered three small fires had been set using newspaper advertising fliers, a court affidavit states. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • UPDATE: Man, 91, missing in Muskogee, Oklahoma found Monday; Silver Alert canceled

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    A 91-year-old man missing from a Muskogee care center has been located. Police report he has been foundn Monday.