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  • Man fatally stabbed in west Tulsa early Sunday

    By SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in west Tulsa just 12 hours after being on the scene of another homicide in the city’s east side, the Tulsa World reports. A fight took place at the 500 block of South 55th West Avenue around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, and “someone associated with the dead person” called 911 to report the incident, Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said.

  • Restored credits allowed the release of Oklahoma rape suspect

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    The “earned credit” early release policy that freed a prisoner who Tulsa police say went on a rape spree is nothing new, a corrections official said Thursday. Board of Corrections Chairman Kevin Gross told the Tulsa World after Thursday’s Board of Corrections meeting that he had personally reviewed the prison records of Desmond La’don Campbell, the man authorities believe attacked seven women across Tulsa in June. Campbell died Tuesday after he’d been in a coma for several days after a car crash. Authorities had planned to charge him with 23 felony counts for sexual assaults across the city. Read the full story at

  • Dorman blasts "Fal-esi" education program

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman announced the "first phase" of his education program on Thursday. In so doing, Dorman signaled his intention to tie state Superintendent Janet Barresi around incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin's neck. "The 'Fal-esi' (which Dorman pronounced 'fallacy') plan — The Fallin-Barresi education plan — must be turned around," Dorman said during a press conference in Tulsa. Read the rest of this story at .

  • Super 30: Akylen Mayfield gives Tulsa Edison flexibility - and a dangerous weapon when he gets the ball

    By Jonathan Greco, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 6-foot-4, 215-pound senior, who has an offer from Arkansas State, can play almost any skill position. During his junior season, he lined up at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and cornerback.

  • South Tulsa Costco plans get green light from Planning Commission

    By KEVIN CANFIELD, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Costco hopes to open its south Tulsa store next fall, a company official said Wednesday, according to the Tulsa World. “Optimistically, we are trying to get this thing done in late fall 2015,” said Michael Okuma, real estate development director for Costco. “That is assuming we get approval all the way.

  • Oklahoma man sentenced to 4 consecutive life sentences in murder of 84-year-old woman

    By BILL BRAUN and DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    When Tulsa County District Judge William Kellough sentenced Tyrone Dale Woodfork to four consecutive life sentences Monday for the rape and murder of Nancy Strait, Andra Harper — Strait’s daughter — said she was relieved. That relief was borne as much out of the realization that she, and the rest of her family, would likely never have to return to the Tulsa County District Courthouse as much as for the outcome itself. “I hope we never see you again,” a smiling Harper told Associate District Attorney Amanda Self as they hugged Monday following the sentencing. Read the full story at

  • DNA evidence retrieved in serial rape case, according to search warrants

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    DNA evidence from three attacks matched the man who police say assaulted and raped women across Tulsa in June, according to search warrants filed Monday. Police Chief Chuck Jordan said during a news conference on Thursday that Desmond La'don Campbell, 30, had been identified as the man responsible for at least seven of the eight attacks authorities believed may have been committed by the same man. Jordan on Thursday wouldn't comment on what evidence had led them to Campbell, who remains hospitalized following a single-car crash June 29 that has left him in a coma.

  • When a serial assailant puts a city under siege, it's never clear where, or when, the break is coming

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Now that the man Tulsa police believe attacked at least seven women in June has been identified, Police Chief Chuck Jordan said the city can breathe a sigh of relief, the Tulsa World reports. Desmond La’don Campbell, 30, has been in the hospital in a coma since June 29, following a single-vehicle crash that police believe occurred as he was leaving the scene of his final attack. Evidence submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation led TPD to Campbell on July 1, Jordan said, and by Friday, further examination of that evidence had authorities sure Campbell was the perpetrator.

  • Tulsa sex assault suspect found in coma, police chief says

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    The serial assailant Tulsa police believe sexually assaulted eight women in June has been in a coma since Sunday, following a single-vehicle crash he was involved in just minutes after the latest attack had been reported, according to the Tulsa World.

  • Medical Examiner identifies remains found near Kinta as Jamison family

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    The state Medical Examiner's Office has identified three bodies found by hunters in Latimer County in late 2013 as two adults and a 6-year-old child that had been missing since 2009 but have not yet determined a cause of death, the Tulsa World reports. A release from the agency states the cause of death for Sherilyn Jamison, 40; Bobby Jamison, 44; and Madyson Jamison of Eufaula as unknown due to incomplete skeletal remains.

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  • 2-year-old foster daughter of Oklahoma police officer drowns

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The foster child of a Sand Springs Police Department officer drowned in a swimming pool Tuesday morning, Deputy Chief Mike Carter said. Authorities responded to the address in the 500 block of West Overholt Drive at about 9:30 a.m., after the 2-year-old girl's foster mother had retrieved her from the pool and begun CPR. Fire and EMSA crews responding to the scene pronounced the girl dead.

  • Oklahoma woman arrested on child abuse complaint

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A Jenks woman was jailed early Monday after she reportedly threatened to attack her stepdaughter. Shandi Garrison, 27, was arrested on child abuse and public intoxication complaints, jail records show. Jenks police were called to a home in the 700 block of South Elm Street on Sunday in response to a trouble unknown call and found a girl who said she was hiding from her stepmother, according to an arrest report.

  • Opposition to gay marriage strong in Oklahoma, according to poll

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Two in three Oklahomans oppose gay marriage with areas of greater support for the issue found among Democrats, younger voters and urban area dwellers, according to an Oklahoma Poll. The poll, among 393 likely voters statewide, found that 66 percent answered that they either strongly oppose or somewhat oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry. The poll found that 58.1 percent of those asked said they strongly opposed gay marriage, while 8.1 percent were somewhat opposed to the issue.

  • Tulsa police searching for serial sexual assailant connected to eight attacks

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Police Chief Chuck Jordan said 50 officers are working to track a serial sexual assailant who is believed to have attacked eight women this month, but there is no reason to expect a quick resolution to the case. At a press conference Monday to update the investigation, Jordan said a task force will continue its work "as long as necessary." "We all have wives and daughters," he said.

  • Police find mummified human skull on River Spirit Casino grounds

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating after officials discovered a human skull on the River Spirit Casino grounds Saturday night. Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said Lighthorse police found the skull at the casino near 81st Street and Riverside Drive and later found bones from a human foot near a drainage ditch with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The skull was mummified, Walker said, and an anthropologist told authorities it was on casino property for about a year. Read the full story at

  • Eighth attack connected to serial assault suspect

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    Tulsa police believe the sexual assault suspect who has attacked multiple women this month has struck again, this time attacking a woman at a residence in the 1200 block of South 75th East Avenue, Tulsa World reports. Officers responded to that address at 5:30 a.m., and quickly determined the attack was likely related. The victim was a woman in her 60s who was home alone, and police said statements and actions made by the attacker are consistent with previous attacks.

  • Tulsans uneasy as police continue hunt for serial sexual assaulter

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    The normal calm of Tulsa’s Brookside area has been shattered this month, Tulsa World reports.

  • Police release sketch of assailant in serial sexual crimes after seventh attack

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Tulsa police on Friday released a sketch of the man they believe has now attacked seven women this month, Tulsa World reports. Police were notified about 7 a.m. Friday of an assault in the 400 block of South Quebec Avenue, and after speaking to the victim, authorities determined the attack was similar to the previous six.

  • Failed challenger alleges U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas is dead

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    A candidate who was soundly defeated in Tuesday's Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas says he will contest the election because the incumbent congressman is dead and an imposter is filling his shoes. Timothy Ray Murray garnered 5.2 percent of the vote in Tuesday's three-candidate Republican primary, which Lucas won outright with 82.8 percent. On Wednesday, Murray, who listed his residence as Moore on his declaration of candidacy, announced he would contest the election. Read the full story at