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  • Woman, infant sought by Logan County deputies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 7 min ago

    Logan County deputies are searching for Nicole Kerschner, 26, and her infant son. Detective Greg Valencia said Kerschner gave birth to a boy who tested positive for methamphetamine, but left the hospital before the child could be placed in DHS custody.

  • Woman pulls knife on man after he holds door open for her, Oklahoma City police report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A woman is accused of threatening a man with a pocket knife after he held a door open for her, Oklahoma City police reported.

  • Man convicted in 2012 fatal bus station stabbing in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Oklahoma County jurors found Isaiah Tryon guilty on Friday of killing his former girlfriend in 2012.

  • Man crashes van into laundromat after being shot at, assaulted

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A man remains hospitalized after he was reportedly assaulted and shot at before crashing a van carrying two juveniles into a north Tulsa laundromat early Friday. Police were called to the 6300 block of East Pine Street about 1 a.m to investigate a burglary at the location. Officers were later...

  • Oklahoma man guilty in convenience store slaying

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DUNCAN — An Oklahoma jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl at a convenience store that he worked at. A local newspaper reports the jury on Thursday rejected arguments that 23-year-old Miles Bench suffered from delusions and didn’t understand what he...

  • Sheriff: Nine dead in Tyrone murder investigation

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Nine persons died at multiple scenes in south-central Missouri following shootings, Texas County Sheriff James Sigman confirmed to the Houston Herald this morning. Sigman said there are four confirmed crime scenes at Tyrone, a possible fifth location and a sixth outside of Texas County. ...

  • Kansas sheriff’s office seeking public’s help in man’s death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. — A sheriff’s office in Kansas is seeking the public’s help in the investigation of an Oklahoma man’s death. Capt. Greg Pollock of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office tells a local newspaper that sheriff’s investigators are working with law enforcement agencies from both states...

  • Stillwater man died after helping his neighbor, records show

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Payne County District Court documents state Ralph Willis, 42, killed William Marg, 64, after the victim tried to help Ralph’s wife. Rachael Willis, 37, told Marg her husband was abusing her. Stillwater police later shot and killed Ralph Willis after a foot chase.

  • Man convicted of murder in bat swing to skull

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Eric Noyola, 25, was convicted of second-degree murder by an Oklahoma County jury Thursday. The jury chose a punishment of 10 years in prison. Noyola killed 29-year-old Ricky Betancur by hitting him in the head once with a bat during a brawl.

  • Lawsuit claims jailer raped two former Ottawa County Jail detainees

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A lawsuit filed in Tulsa federal court alleges that a detention officer raped and sodomized two women while they were being held at the Ottawa County Jail. The two women, ages 25 and 31, claim in a complaint filed Wednesday that a detention officer identified as Daniel Clements sexually...

  • Man arrested in shooting at Oklahoma City park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A man was shot in the stomach during a reported shooting at Macklanburg Park at 2234 NW 117, according to police. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

  • Oklahoma man found guilty of murder in Columbia art dealer’s death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of killing a Columbia art dealer in exchange for $10,000, a car and a gun. The jury on Wednesday found Casey D. Lewis of Shawnee, Oklahoma, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of 46-year-old Brian Daniels. It took...

  • Owner of Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry company kills himself after police find huge marijuana-growing operation: sources

    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A cherry manufacturing king committed suicide in a Brooklyn factory after his business was exposed Tuesday as a “Breaking Bad”-style drug den, sources told New York Daily News. “Take care of my kids!” Arthur Mondella, 57, screamed to his sister after locking himself in a bathroom at the Dell’s...

  • ‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online, the Washington Post reports. But his real name, according to friends and others familiar...

  • Rally to support emergency responders planned

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A rally to support emergency responders is set for March 7 at the Oklahoma City Downtown Airpark.

  • Neglect charges dismissed in case of Tulsa children living in home with meth lab, no utilities

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Prosecutors have dropped child-neglect charges filed against a man and a woman after four children were found in a house containing components of a methamphetamine lab and no running water in December. Ashley Ladelle Pennington and Dennis Bailey Johnson II, both 27, were among four people...

  • Dash cam video shows events surrounding Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper's line-of-duty death

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A dash cam video released Wednesday shows the events surrounding the moment a vehicle struck two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers, killing one and injuring the other, as they were investigating a wreck on Interstate 40 last month. The actual incident is redacted from the video.

  • Tulsa woman charged with maiming after biting man's genitals

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A Tulsa woman was charged with attempted maiming Wednesday after being arrested last week on a complaint of biting her boyfriend's genitals during an argument. Amber Ellis, 31, is accused of biting the man's genitals on Feb. 19 severely enough for him to require five stitches. The man, who...

  • Man convicted in 'cult-like' murder case given eight consecutive life sentences

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    A district judge sentenced a Tulsa man convicted of murder, kidnapping and other crimes to life without parole and seven additional consecutive life sentences Wednesday. District Judge James Caputo imposed upon George Emile July the sentences in accordance with a jury's recommendation...

  • UPDATE: Spencer man shot by police in northwest Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Police were involved in a fatal shooting in northwest Oklahoma City near Oklahoma City University.