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  • Stillwater police say social host law combats underage drinking, protects OSU students

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Staff Writer | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Local police will investigate house parties and conduct bar checks to ensure they aren’t selling to minors. Police also will make sure bars are not over-serving alcohol, said Chuck Lester, grant coordinator at OSU. Oklahoma law forbids bars from serving liquor to intoxicated customers.

  • Police release pictures of woman in connection with an Oklahoma City car theft

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Police are looking for a woman in connection with stealing a car in northwest Oklahoma City. The woman was caught on a surveillance camera.

  • More victims are possible in Oklahoma City police sex crime case

    By LeighAnne Manwarren, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was arrested about 3 p.m. Thursday. He is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol in the Springlake division.

  • Tulsa minister charged in $930,000 scheme might have embezzled more

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A Tulsa minister's alleged siphoning off of nearly $1 million from a nonprofit organization he founded is among the largest embezzlements of its kind that area federal prosecutors have seen in the past few years, U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said. And the total sum the minister is charged with...

  • Two Bristow residents die in Oklahoma wreck

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Two people died Thursday after a traffic accident in Creek County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Oklahoma City police release video of 'serial robber'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Police are looking for a man who they think robbed at least four stores in South Oklahoma City. A surveillance video from one of the stores shows the suspect.

  • 81-year-old woman thwarts robbery at Oklahoma City dollar store

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    An unidentified woman slapped a robber and hit him with her purse when he threatened an Oklahoma City store clerk and demanded money.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign bus is burglarized at RV dealership

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s campaign bus was burglarized while parked for maintenance at Leisure Time RV in Oklahoma City. Also, 21 tires were stolen from the RV dealership.

  • Oklahoma State briefs, Aug. 22

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma State briefs, Aug. 22

  • An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming" children for devastating abuse. Violent men who take what is not freely given. Broken people. And yet, here comes Tyler, bounding down the hall with his dusty blonde Justin Bieber haircut and...

  • No mental exam needed, sex abuse suspect argues

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    A defense attorney is opposing prosecutors’ request for a mental evaluation for a man accused of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya. Prosecutors are seeking the exam for Matthew Durham, who has been indicted on three felony counts that accuse him of traveling from Oklahoma City...

  • Oklahoma fires trooper involved in fatal shooting

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    TULSA — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has fired a trooper who fatally shot a man while he was off-duty in Tulsa. Capt. George Brown says 46-year-old trooper Sheldon Robinson was fired Wednesday. Brown says Robinson’s employment was terminated for “policy violations” that stemmed from the...

  • $132.5 million ransom originally sought by James Foley's captors from newspaper, family

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. Special Operations forces mounted an unsuccessful mission inside Syria earlier this summer to try to rescue several Americans held by Islamic extremists, including the journalist who was beheaded this week, senior Obama administration officials said. As...

  • Oklahoma man pleads guilty in Grand Lake houseboat crash that killed two

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    JAY — A Tulsa man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree manslaughter in connection with a Grand Lake boat crash that killed a Cascia Hall graduate and her fellow college student. John DeSelms, 22, entered the “blind plea” in Delaware County District Court in Jay. DeSelms...

  • Police search for man who robbed woman at gunpoint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in a parking lot

  • Former OU football star De'Mond Parker released on bond in gang case

    BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Former OU running back De'Mond Parker was allowed to appear before a federal magistrate Tuesday and released on an unsecured bond for his role in a drug conspiracy, though records do not indicate he was arrested. Parker, 37, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank McCarthy Tuesday, the day...

  • Oklahoma City police seek domestic abuse suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who is accused of beating and choking a woman earlier this month in Oklahoma City.

  • Race-based hate crimes spike in D.C.; whites most common victims, but underreporting feared

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Race-based hate crimes jumped in Washington, D.C., last year even as most other types of bias crimes decreased, with analysts saying such incidents could be vastly underreported among minority groups uncomfortable coming forward to authorities. D.C. police say that of the 18 race-based hate...

  • KOKH: Police say OKC mom punches, bites child for not babysitting

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    A southeast Oklahoma City woman is in jail after police say she punched and bit her 11-year-old daughter for not agreeing to babysit, reports KOKH, and police say the incident happened in front of three other children. Oklahoma City police say they arrested 27-year-old Samantha Abbott for...

  • Woman attacked in Enid, Oklahoma; boy located with father early Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    An Amber Alert has been canceled in Enid, Oklahoma early Wednesday. A 5-year-old boy taken from his mother by his father has been located safe.