• Oklahoma man delivered to jail after nearly 6 pounds of meth picked up from post office

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Several pounds of crystal methamphetamine were picked up Friday morning in a package at a Tulsa post office, but ultimately its recipient was delivered to jail. A U.S. postal inspector intercepted a package Thursday, and upon obtaining a federal search warrant discovered 5.6 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, according to an arrest report for Scotty Wayne Harjo. Harjo, 30, of Tulsa, was incarcerated Friday afternoon inside Tulsa Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. Harjo was being detained on a complaint of trafficking methamphetamine with a prior felony controlled drug conviction. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Tulsa school, the first gay-friendly school in Oklahoma, celebrates diversity

    By KIM ARCHER - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    A new Tulsa private school is set to make history as the first gay-friendly school in Oklahoma. However, the Oklahoma Alliance Academy was founded to provide individualized learning in a safe, bully-free environment for any student from sixth to 12th grade who is different in some way, said school headmaster CC Lawhon. It’s not just for students who identify as lesbian, gay or transgender. “These are kids who’ve been made fun of for their differences instead of valued for their differences,” she said. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Loaded firearms found in Oklahoma airports

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Loaded firearms were found Monday at the Tulsa International Airport and on Tuesday at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, the Transportation Security Administration reported.

  • Police: Elderly man drowns in Oklahoma pool

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police say an elderly man has drowned in his backyard pool while doing renovation work. A police spokesman says the man was working on the vacant home Sunday night in hopes of selling it. The spokesman says the pool was in poor condition. The water quality made it difficult for first responders to determine if the man was submerged. An Emergency Medical Services Authority official says the man was 78-years-old. The man’s identity has not been released.

  • Faith in the summer: Two faith groups reach out to the community

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Two faith groups — a Christian disaster relief group and a Muslim group — recently gathered to perform community service projects.

  • Center of the Universe Festival returns to Tulsa

    By Lacey Lett, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    The Center of the Universe Festival in Tulsa is in its second year and is gaining momentum.

  • "It's just a tragedy: "Mother, son in murder-suicide leave 8-year-old twins behind

    By DYLAN GOFORTH, SAMANTHA VICENT and KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    In the wake of the death of a 17-year-old boy and his mother as a result of an apparent suicide pact, Tulsa police released figures showing the suicide rate in the city is higher this year than the two previous, Tulsa World reports. Kimberly Crabtree, 50, and her son Joseph, were found dead Tuesday in their home in the 2200 block of South Delaware Place. A relative had been unable to enter the home and contacted authorities, who found the pair dead inside.

  • Woman, 17-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A 50-year-old woman and her 17-year-old son were found dead Tuesday in what the Tulsa Police Department said was apparently a murder-suicide committed during the late afternoon. Police and EMSA medics conducted a welfare check on their home in the 2200 block of South Delaware Place about 4 p.m. after a relative of the family reported she wasn’t able to enter the home, Sgt. Dave Walker said Tuesday night. When officers forced their way inside, they discovered Kimberly and Joseph Crabtree in a bedroom, both with gunshot wounds. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma man gets consecutive 20-year terms for rapes of intellectually challenged classmates

    BY BILL BRAUN, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    A man was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison for raping two intellectually challenged men at a Tulsa hotel. Brandon Brady, 22, pleaded guilty previously to two counts of first-degree rape. The charges stemmed from crimes that occurred in April 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel Downtown, court records show. Instructors with the High Plains Technology Center in Woodward had brought a group of special-needs students to Tulsa for an annual Skills USA competition to reward and recognize their hard work. The students included Brady and the two victims, who were then ages 19 and 22 and were identified as his classmates. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties makes Tulsa-based acquisition

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties has acquired Tulsa-based Prudential Alliance Realty

  • Oklahoma state Teacher of the Year finalists announced

    BY TIM WILLERT, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Four educators hail from Oklahoma City metro-area school districts

  • Oklahoma student speaks out about being expelled from Christian college after same-sex wedding

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    hristian Minard and her longtime girlfriend, Kadyn Parks, were driving through New Mexico in March, exploring some of the state's scenery when they settled on a courthouse in Albuquerque for their marriage. Minard, 22, a student at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, said she and Parks had dated for more than three years before they decided to wed. Unable to get married in Oklahoma because of the state's present same-sex marriage ban, they had settled on New Mexico. Four months later the couple found themselves thrust into the same-sex marriage debate raging in Oklahoma and across the nation.

  • Oklahoma student speaks out about being expelled from Christian college after same-sex wedding

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Christian Minard and her longtime girlfriend, Kadyn Parks, were driving through New Mexico in March, exploring some of the state's scenery when they settled on a courthouse in Albuquerque for their marriage.  Minard, 22, a student at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, said she and Parks had dated for more than three years before they decided to wed. Unable to get married in Oklahoma because of the state's present same-sex marriage ban, they had settled on New Mexico. Four months later the couple found themselves thrust into the same-sex marriage debate raging in Oklahoma and across the nation. Read the full story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Tulsa Port of Catoosa reaches milestone

    By Kyle Arnold, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    On June 9, Cargill Metal Service brought in the 75 millionth ton of cargo shipped through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa since the inland transportation center and industrial park opened in northeast Oklahoma 43 years ago.

  • 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 TulsaWorld.com.

  • 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 TulsaWorld.com .

  • 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 TulsaWorld.com.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma City-area achievers

    Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Oklahoma City-area achievers