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  • Man is shot and killed in Lawton on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 min ago

    Police are investigating Lawton’s seventh homicide of the year. A man was found dead in his driveway. He had several gunshot wounds.

  • Possible hazmat situation shuts down Oklahoma City street

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 30 min ago

    Oklahoma City Fire Department crews are responding to a possible hazardous material spill.

  • Oklahoma AG appeals district court decision on lethal injection drugs

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by a district judge who invalidated a state statute that protects the identity of suppliers of lethal injection drugs. The Attorney General’s Office said Friday that Oklahoma County District Judge...

  • Jury finds Oklahoma man mentally fit to stand trial

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DUNCAN — A jury says an Oklahoma man charged in the death of a 16-year-old girl is mentally competent to stand trial. The Stephens County jury made its recommendation Thursday after hearing three days of testimony in the competency trial of Miles Bench. Prosecutors charged Bench with...

  • Hearing to be set for Oklahoma woman in 1992 case

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BRISTOW— A preliminary hearing is expected to be set for a woman charged in the 1992 deaths of her grandson’s mother, another woman and a 6-year-old girl whose bodies were found last year in a hole dug for a septic tank. A hearing is scheduled Friday for Beverly Noe — who has pleaded not...

  • Owner, manager of Chandler hospice charged with Medicare fraud in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    A federal grand jury has indicted the owner, a general manager and Prairie View Hospice Inc. with 39 counts in a fraud case involving false statements used to gain Medicare reimbursements.

  • Oklahoma City man arrested in possible murder-for-hire plot

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    The FBI notified Oklahoma City police of Preston Rhoads, 30, a few days ago, and law officers conducted a search warrant Thursday afternoon in Rhoads’ northwest Oklahoma City home in the 11200 block of McKinley Avenue near Hefner Road and N Pennsylvania Avenue, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

  • Oklahoma crime briefs for April 18, 2014

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Oklahoma crime briefs for April 18, 2014

  • Oklahoma City traffic stop nets more than a pound of methamphetamine

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 20 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputy found methamphetamine with a street value of about $30,000 during an Oklahoma City traffic stop this week, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

  • Five arrested in Oklahoma City prostitution bust

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Oklahoma City police arrested five people Wednesday on complaints of offering to engage in acts of prostitution.

  • Oklahoma dad jailed after child found living in filthy conditions, police say

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL, TULSA WORLD | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A Tulsa father was jailed when authorities discovered he housed his 18-month-old child in filthy living conditions, police said. Detectives arrived at the residence of Damien Hamilton about 5:44 p.m. Wednesday to conduct a scheduled well-being on a child. Officers observed piles of trash, soiled...

  • Man charged in burned body death is arrested in Lawton

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Quentin Goodwin, 30, was arrested in Lawton on Wednesday. Goodwin, along with five others, was charged Tuesday in the murder of Shawn Masters in January.

  • DA declines to prosecute OU's Frank Shannon; School to determine his future

    By Jason Kersey and Nolan Clay | Yesterday

    NORMAN - Prosecutors weeks ago declined to file sexual assault charges against Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Thursday. The district attorney said Shannon was not charged based on the woman's wishes at the time and based on the...

  • Oklahoma jury to consider suspect’s mental state

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    DUNCAN — Closing arguments are set in a trial to determine the mental competency of a man accused of killing an Oklahoma teenager. The trial began this week in Stephens County for 23-year-old Miles Bench. Prosecutors want to seek the death penalty against Bench for the June 2012 death of...

  • News 9: Man accused of child sex crimes during game of truth or dare

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    News 9 reports a game of truth or dare led to rape charges against a Moore man, according to court documents. The affidavit said 20-year-old Danny Hilton's dares involved sexual acts, stating Hilton watched and encouraged the juvenile victims to ...

  • Police search for possible burglar in northwest Oklahoma City early Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    A police helicopter and officers on the ground with a dog are searching for a man in northwest Oklahoma City Thursday. Police are investigating burglary complaints.

  • Stolen pickup recovered in Purcell uncovers multicounty burglary ring

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A stolen pickup found at a Purcell home has led to the arrests of three people, and another dozen are implicated in a multicounty burglary ring, authorities said.

  • OU football: Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon accused of sexual assault

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment Jan. 20, according to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report obtained by The Oklahoman.

  • Two men sought in Harrah drive by shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office is looking for two men involved in a drive by shooting Tuesday night in Harrah.

  • Oklahoma City prostitution bust nets 14 arrests

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma City police arrested 14 people on complaints of prostitution Tuesday.