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  • Silver Alert issued for Blanchard woman

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Louise Hennig, 73, was last seen about 6 p.m. Sunday in the Blanchard area, Blanchard police reported. No clothing description was provided. She was driving a silver, 2013 Kia Rio with Oklahoma license plate 832-KBE.

  • UPDATE: Man dies after overnight shooting during Stillwater party

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Alexander Vierling, 21, was attending a party at a Stillwater apartment in the 500 block of South West Street when he was shot in the head, police said. Vierling was taken to the OU Medical Center, where he died Sunday afternoon.

  • Officials criticize state board for inaction on Oklahoma City abortion doctor charged with racketeering

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has no plans to call an emergency hearing on an abortion doctor accused of defrauding women. Dr. Naresh G. Kumar was charged Thursday with racketeering and obtaining money by false pretenses.

  • Two injured in shooting Saturday in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    Two men were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning, Oklahoma City police reported.

  • Oklahoma City homeowner fatally shoots burglar, police say

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    A homeowner fatally shot a burglar in the 2400 block of N Moulton Drive about 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oklahoma City police said.

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit on Oklahoma execution access

    ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton rejected allegations that Oklahoma’s execution protocols violate the First Amendment.

  • Authorities arrest woman, who lived in tents with 7 children in Oklahoma, on child-neglect complaints

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Sonia Kubisak, 34, was arrested in Tionesta, Pa., Thursday after the Pushmataha County District Attorney requested OSBI’s help on a child-neglect investigation in July. During the investigation, agents determined Kubisak was living with her seven children, ages ranging from 7 to 17, in a wooded...

  • Man is arrested in north central Oklahoma cattle-rustling case

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A man has been arrested on complaints of stealing cattle. The case was in north central Oklahoma, authorities report.

  • Oklahoma City ordinance allows hefty fines for electricity thieves

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A new Oklahoma City ordinance now prohibits the theft of electricity inside city limits.

  • Sheriff's office seeks man in connection with Logan County homicide

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Logan County sheriff’s investigators are looking to speak with a man in connection with the death of James Fox.

  • Driver is arrested after tractor-trailer rig overturns near Vinita, Oklahoma

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A truck overturned on U.S. 60 near Vinita and spilled candy on the highway. The truck’s driver was arrested on a drunken-driving complaint.

  • Police searching for Oklahoma Christian book store thieves

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Surveillance cameras captured several people breaking into the Oklahoma Christian University book store, according to police.

  • Home invasion reported in northwest Oklahoma City Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Police in northwest Oklahoma City are investigating a reported home invasion with an intruder who used a stun gun, Master Sgt. Gary Knight reports. The incident was reported about 9:50 a.m. from NW 122 and Indian Creek Boulevard in the Aspen Place Apartments. Check for updates.

  • Texas teenagers arrested at Oklahoma motel

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

    SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities have arrested two Texas teenagers wanted in the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old woman. Sapulpa police say the 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy surrendered without incident Thursday night at a motel. Authorities say they tracked the pair by using...

  • KOCO: Police say man robs gas station with box cutter

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    KOCO reports a man robbed a metro gas station early Friday morning with a box cutter, according to Oklahoma City police. Police said the man went inside the Circle K at Britton Road and Broadway around 4 a.m. The clerk said the man was pretending he wanted to buy something, but police said he...

  • News 9: Violent School Threat Lands Oklahoma Teen In Jail

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    A metro school district is increasing security after a threat to one of its high schools, says News 9. A former student of Putnam City Schools posted on social media saying he was going to shoot two students Friday, and it's his extensive past that caused authorities to take his threat...

  • News 9: Oklahoma County Jail Nurse Arrested In Connection With Drug Crimes

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    An Oklahoma County Jail nurse, who was named "employee of the month" is arrested in connection with drug crimes, KOCO reports. Though investigators have yet to determine if drugs were taken from the jail, 32-year-old Candice Deann Carter was a nurse at the jail with access to prescription...

  • Tragedy strikes again in Australia: 8 children found dead in home

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Tragedy struck Australia for the second time this week after eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in the northern city of Cairns on Friday, USA Today reports police said. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns...

  • Oklahoma City abortion doctor charged with racketeering

    BY NOLAN CLAY AND ROBBY TRAMMELL, Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    A controversial Oklahoma City abortion doctor was charged Thursday with one count of racketeering and three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses. The punishment for racketeering is severe — at least 10 years in prison upon conviction. Dr. Naresh G. Patel, 62, was arrested at his Warr...

  • Oklahoma City officers injured in Plaza Inn shoot-out receive awards

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Two officers injured during a shoot-out in October received the Order of the Purple Heart from the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police.