• Police: Tulsa couple sexually abused boy

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    TULSA — Police have arrested a Tulsa couple who they say sexually abused a 10-year-old relative of the woman. A local television station reports Wednesday that the man and woman were arrested after the boy told his father he was abused. Police say the abuse happened at multiple locations. They say the male suspect admitted that his girlfriend had sex with the boy while he was present. The Associated Press is not naming the couple to protect the child’s identity. The woman is jailed on five counts of sexual abuse of a child on $2.5 million bond. The man is jailed on two counts and his bond is $1 million bond.

  • Ex-Tulsa sheriff’s deputy due in district court

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    TULSA — A former Tulsa sheriff’s deputy is due in court on charges of sexually assaulting two women while he was on duty. Former Deputy Gerald Nuckolls is to be arraigned Thursday in Tulsa County District Court. Prosecutors charged him Monday with sexual battery, indecent exposure and outraging public decency. Nuckolls remains jailed and it’s unclear whether he has an attorney. An arrest report states Nuckolls exposed himself to one woman inside his patrol vehicle and asked another woman at a house about her tattoos and if she was wearing a bra, then reached up and pulled her dress down. Nuckolls later told detectives that “he has a problem for pretty women” and that “sexual type activity has

  • Because I Said So: My five days on the SNAP Challenge were not fun

    BY ADAM DAIGLE, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    I thought I knew hunger. We all think we do, right? You get in a situation where you don’t have time to eat, find yourself hungrier than you thought you’d be and you can’t go on without something to eat. Is that hunger to you? Hunger is worse than that. My only experience with real hunger was years ago when my pay at one newspaper job didn’t go far enough. But last week when my wife and I accepted the SNAP Challenge from the good people at Restore Hope Ministries for five days, I quickly realized my only experience with hunger was nothing. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Deputies' use of force in Turley arrest unjustified, mother says

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT and KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The use of force in the arrest Monday of a man who reportedly attempted to rob a convenience store appears to be justified, despite his mother's claims that deputies went too far in their efforts, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Paul Wallace Richardson, 26, is in the Tulsa Jail on complaints of attempted robbery and resisting arrest in connection with an incident Monday night at the Maverick Mini-Mart in the 6400 block of North Peoria Avenue in Turley. Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said surveillance footage shows Richardson's mother, Charlene Richardson, stop him from stealing a cash register he had grabbed after climbing onto the counter. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Police: Tulsa man arrested after stealing presents

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police have arrested a man who they say was transporting methamphetamine and stolen Christmas presents. Authorities say the 50-year-old man was pulled over Tuesday after reports that his car was slowing the flow of traffic. They say an officer found meth, a bottle of vodka and about $15,000 worth of jewelry and wrapped presents. The gifts had been reported stolen from a Tulsa home and the officer says the man admitted he stole them. Police haven’t said what they contained. He was booked into the Tulsa jail on charges including second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and transporting an open liquor container.

  • Osage Nation to boycott FedEx due to association with Washington Redskins

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Osage Nation Chief Geoffrey M. Standing Bear issued a directive Tuesday telling all employees to "refrain from using FedEx" when possible due to its relationship with the Washington Redskins National Football League team. The directive states that Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder "chooses to stick with a brand which dictionaries define as disparaging and offensive. FedEx chose to endorse that brand through their sponsorship of Mr. Snyder's organization." Standing Bear encouraged other tribal nations to "consider similar actions." Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Sheriff's office, police armored vehicles should be fully operational in 30-60 days

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Armored vehicles purchased this summer by Tulsa police and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are each expected to be operational within the next 30 to 60 days. The vehicles are sturdy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) transports purchased by the agencies as part of a government program that cheaply sells decommissioned military vehicles to law enforcement agencies. Maj. Shannon Clark said the sheriff’s office vehicle — purchased in June for $2,500 — is technically operational now, though some outfitting remains to be done. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Sex crime charges filed against former Tulsa County sheriff's deputy

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Prosecutors on Monday filed charges against a former Tulsa County Sheriff's Office deputy who is accused of committing sexual misconduct while on duty last week. Gerald Nuckolls, 26, faces two counts of sexual battery and one count each of indecent exposure and outraging public decency, which stem from claims he assaulted two women while following up on a 911 hangup call early Tuesday at the 5600 block of North Utica Place. Court records indicate the sexual battery charges involve conduct reportedly committed against both women.

  • Tulsans flock to official groundbreaking for A Gathering Place

    By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Tulsans on Saturday got to do something they had never done before – play on their city’s front lawn, Tulsa World reports. \

  • Owasso beats Jenks for first time since 1993; Union rolls past BA

    By STAFF REPORTS, TULSA WORLD | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Owasso beat Jenks for the first time since 1993, knocking off the Trojans 7-6 on Friday night, Tulsa World reports. The victory snapped the Rams' 23-game losing streak to Jenks, according to Tulsa World.

  • Tulsa police officer recounts saving man from dog mauling

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Police Officer Robert Roseboro’s midafternoon lunch break Thursday might have saved a life, Tulsa World reports. Roseboro was doing paperwork and eating lunch in his patrol car near Chamberlain Park, in the 4900 block of North Hartford Avenue, about 1:30 p.m. when he saw two pit bulls attacking a man, according to Tulsa World.

  • Missing Tulsa pilot, plane found after authorities narrowed the search

    By STAFF REPORTS, TULSA WORLD | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A missing plane with one person aboard was found Friday evening after authorities narrowed the search to Okmulgee County, Tulsa World reports. The Oklahoma Wing of the Civil Air Patrol had been notified by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center that a white, red and black Cessna 172 single-engine aircraft failed to arrive at Tulsa’s Riverside Airport after departing from Fort Worth on Friday afternoon, according to Tulsa World.

  • Tulsa's rapid transit bus system won't get started until 2020s

    By JARREL WADE World Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A bus rapid transit system is on the way to Tulsa, but the scheduling for funding is anything but fast, Tulsa World reports.

  • Broken Arrow poverty rate climbs while state and Tulsa levels remain steady

    By CURTIS KILLMAN & NOUR HABIB World Staff Writers | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Tulsa World reports that poverty rate statewide remained relatively unchanged in 2013 compared to prior years, while the rates in Broken Arrow and Muskogee County appear to be on two different paths, according to Census Bureau data released Thursday.

  • Tulsa officer shoots pit bulls attacking man

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    TULSA — A Tulsa police officer has fatally shot one of two pit bulls who mauled a man.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Sept. 19, 2014

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for Sept. 19, 2014

  • KOKI: Tulsa man uses Craigslist in search of lost raccoon

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Tulsa man has turned to the Internet to bring home his lost pet raccoon, says Fox23.

  • Tulsa County assessor suggests public hangings as way to reduce crime

    By KEVIN CANFIELD | Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel suggested in a public meeting Monday that the county might consider hanging people in the city square as a means of reducing crime. Speaking during a Budget Board meeting, Yazel prefaced his remarks by saying that in the 1970s an official he described as a black Los Angeles mayor proposed hanging kidnappers in the city square as a way to end hijackings. The mayor “said why don’t we just a hang a couple of these people in the city square and that will put a stop to it; maybe that would put a stop to some of the crime in Tulsa County,” Yazel said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Man found not guilty by reason of insanity in killing of Oklahoma mailman walks free

    By CARY ASPINWALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    A man who gunned down a postal carrier in 2001 walked out of federal court a free man Tuesday. U.S. Senior District Judge Terence Kern said the law does not allow him to keep Jason Weed under continued supervision without any evidence that he needs further psychiatric treatment or presents a continuing threat to public safety. Weed was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2001 killing of Robert W. Jenkins. He had remained under federal supervision for eight years after his release from a secure medical facility in 2005. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Respiratory illness enterovirus D68 confirmed in Oklahoma

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma Health Department confirmed that a respiratory illness known as enterovirus D68 is circulating in Oklahoma.