• Oklahoma police officer charged with accepting bribes

    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    TULSA (AP) — A Tulsa police officer has been charged with receiving bribes and attempting to deliver cocaine. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office charged 40-year-old Tyrone Jenkins on Thursday with two counts of receiving brides, two counts of violating the Computer Crimes Act and one count of attempting to deliver an illegal narcotic. Prosecutors accuse Jenkins of receiving two payments totaling $3,100 in exchange for the officer’s agreement to provide confidential information from a Tulsa police computer database. Prosecutors also allege that Jenkins attempted to deliver cocaine. Jenkins was arrested after Tulsa police conducted a sting operation. Online court records don’t list an attorney

  • Fugitive in Tulsa carjacking said he wouldn't go back to Colorado alive, police say

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Criminal fugitive Roy Hanthorn told Rhiannon Vantassell and her relatives that he was not returning back to Colorado -- even if it meant his death. “He told her family that he was not going back alive,” Tulsa police Sgt. Dave Walker said Wednesday. Hanthorn, 36, and Vantassell, 32, had been wanted by Colorado Springs police. On Monday, they were placed on the Pikes Peak Region’s Most Wanted list. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma City area community briefs

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Community briefs

  • Sand Springs man dies after Tuesday traffic accident

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Kevin Quinnelly, 46, of Sand Springs, was driving his pickup about 8:35 p.m. Tuesday westbound on Interstate 44 near 33rd West Avenue, troopers said.

  • Tulsa County officials declare victory in criminal justice proposals vote

    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    County officials on Tuesday declared victory with the passage of separate 15-year sales tax proposals to fund the construction of a new juvenile justice center and four new pods at the Tulsa Jail. With about 97 percent of the votes counted, Proposition 1, a 0.041 percent sales tax to fund the juvenile justice center, was passing by about a 70 percent margin, according to preliminary results provided by the Tulsa County Election Board. Proposition 2, a 0.026 percent sales tax to fund and operate the new jail pods, was passing by about 66 percent margin. Read the rest of this story, as well as the rest of Tuesday night's election results, at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Victim's parents frustrated after former Sand Springs teacher gets probation in sex scandal

    By AMANDA BLAND Tulsa World | Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The life of Shasta and Adam Belty’s son was turned upside down when he got mired in a sex scandal with a Sand Springs teacher. But two years later the teacher “got a slap on the wrist,” and the Beltys are left to rally for a change to state statute. Erin Kathleen Queen, then a 27-year-old English teacher at Charles Page High School, was arrested on March 17, 2012, after the Beltys became concerned about their 17-year-old son’s whereabouts. Read more at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Ex-wife of Tulsa mayor dies at age 60

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    TULSA — The ex-wife of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett has died. The mayor’s spokeswoman says Susan Bartlett died Tuesday. She was 60. The cause of death was not immediately released. Susan and Dewey Bartlett were married for nearly 20 years when they divorced in 2002. They had one son, Dewey Bartlett III of Tulsa. Funeral services were scheduled for Friday. Mayor Bartlett was re-elected to a second term in 2013 when he defeated former Mayor Kathy Taylor.

  • Man hospitalized after being rescued from hole at Claremore construction site

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    A construction accident at the site of the razed Rogers County Courthouse sent a man to the hospital Thursday, police said. At about 11:45 a.m., a victim was pulled out of hole where drainage was being installed, said Jerry Smittle, a spokesman with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office. Workers are building a parking/plaza area at the site of the old courthouse. The man was flown to an area hospital, Smittle said. He had no immediate word on his condition. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma man mauled in pit bull attack had 180 to 200 stitches

    Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    JAY – A Delaware County man mauled by two pit bull dogs earlier this month received between 180 to 200 stitches to close up lacerations after the attack, the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday. Alan Robinson, 54, of Bernice was attacked on March 17 from dogs that belonged to Paula Robinson, his daughter-in law, according to a prepared statement released by Sheriff Harlan Moore. This isn’t the first time deputies have visited Paula Robinson’s residence in connection to complaints the pit bull dogs were vicious. Sheriff’s dispatch records show law enforcement officers were called in April and May 2012 on dog complaints, the release states.

  • Oklahoma couple arrested after child found locked in dog cage

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    A Chelsea couple were arrested on allegations that they locked a 4-year-old boy in a dog cage for several hours a day and also abused and neglected two other children. Suzanne Satterfield, 33, was booked Tuesday into the Rogers County Jail on child abuse by injury and child neglect complaints, and Johnathon Wade Lee, 31, was jailed on a child abuse by injury complaint, records show. According to an affidavit, authorities were contacted Oct. 13, after a Department of Human Resources social worker visited their home in the 700 block of Willow Street and discovered Satterfield's 4-year-old son locked inside a small dog cage.

  • Tulsa police officer involved in fatal shooting

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

    A 27-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday by Tulsa police as authorities were serving a narcotics search warrant at a Tulsa home. The man was in a bedroom of a residence in the 300 block of East Young Street when he was involved in a confrontation with police, Officer Leland Ashley said. “When officers arrived, they entered the residence. There was five to six people inside the residence,” Ashley said. “Officers gave commands to the individuals. At some point, in one of the bedrooms, officers confronted a subject. ... An officer was forced to use deadly force.” Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Hillary Clinton touts new child-development initiative during Tulsa visit

    BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Tulsa on Monday to help launch an initiative to improve children's readiness for school and discuss with local leaders the success the city has had in early childhood education. "Talking is Teaching" is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children's brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day. Children will usually know 500 words by the age of 4. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Oklahoma man arrested in rape at assisted living facility

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    A Claremore man charged in the reported rape of an 80-year-old woman at a Tulsa assisted living facility in February was arrested Tuesday. The Northern Oklahoma Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Stephen Craig Reed, 62, on charges of first-degree rape of a mentally incapacitated victim and first-degree rape by force or fear. The Tulsa Police Department's Sex Crimes Unit was contacted Feb. 25 after someone representing the Autumn Leaves Memory Care Assisted Living Center reported that Reed, who worked as a caretaker, sexually assaulted an 80-year-old female resident, authorities said.

  • Oklahoma dentistry board says 'Tooth Fairy' probe may result in no action

    By MICHAEL OVERALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry might take no action in response to a complaint against a Tulsa school's "tooth fairy," officials said Monday. The board received a complaint last week after the Tulsa World's Scene section featured Jeanne Mandeville, health-room director at the School of St. Mary, where she often helps younger students pull loose teeth. The dentistry board has not had time to review the complaint, Executive Director Susan Rogers said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 'Talking is Teaching' at Tulsa Educare site

    By MIKE AVERIL - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Tulsa on Monday to help launch an initiative to improve children’s readiness for school and discuss with local leaders the success the city has had in early childhood education. “Talking is Teaching” is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children’s brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day. Children will usually know 500 words by the age of 4. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 'Talking is Teaching' at Tulsa Educare site

    BY MIKE AVERILL, Tulsa World | Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined billionaire philanthropist George Kaiser and a host of other local community leaders Monday to kickoff the "Talking is Teaching" campaign.

  • Cats rescued in Oklahoma after caretaker found dead

    Published: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    BROKEN ARROW -- Dozens of cats were rushed from a Wagoner County trailer home into a waiting Humane Society of Tulsa mobile triage unit to be examined. Some were suffering from dehydration. Others had immune system problems. Many more were weak from a lack of food. "This one is critical," shouted one animal rescue volunteer as she hurried from the small home with a sick cat in tow.

  • Oklahoma education notes

    Updated: Sun, Mar 23, 2014

    Oklahoma education notes for Sunday,, March 23, 2014.

  • Woman dies in Tulsa house fire

    By AMANDA BLAND | Updated: Fri, Mar 21, 2014

    A woman died and a man was hospitalized as a result of a house fire Thursday afternoon. Heavy smoke was coming from the front of a residence in the 3700 block of East 83rd Street when firefighters arrived about 2:50 p.m., Fire Capt. Lee Horst said. Heavy flames were visible at the back of the house, and a man was lying in the backyard, Horst said. Firefighters went inside the house and found the woman, he said.

  • Inhofe: 'This is not an Obama-bashing meeting. ... It is, really.'

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe had a simple explanation for just about every ill on Tuesday. President Barack Obama. "This is not an Obama-bashing meeting," Inhofe told about 50 businessmen and women at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, then caught himself. "It is, really, with me here, I guess. It's not meant to be. But there's where the problem is." Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.