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  • Sketch released of person of interest in possible Newcastle homicide

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation released a sketch Friday of a person of interest in a possible homicide.

  • Man shot after pointing gun at Norman officer

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 3 hr ago

    A man was shot by a Norman police officer Friday night after he reportedly pointed a handgun at an officer.

  • Claremore child killer testifies at sanity hearing: 'Go home to be with Jesus'

    BY SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press | Updated: 22 hr ago

    McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man scheduled to die for killing his 9-month-old daughter mumbled about religion Friday during a hearing about his sanity, but only answered a few questions when testifying. Attorneys for Benjamin Robert Cole don't think he's sane enough to be executed. They...

  • Wife of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello files protective order

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: 23 hr ago

    An Oklahoma County judge has granted a protective order for the widow of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello against her son's girlfriend but denied the one requested Friday against her son because certain paperwork wasn't "attached" to the petition.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation assisting in Jefferson County death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    RYAN — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to assist with a possible homicide.  A ranch owner found one of his employees dead on Friday morning, several hundred yards from the employee's home that is located on the...

  • Trial delayed for former sheriff's deputy charged with sexual battery

    BY ARIANNA PICKARD, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The trial for a former Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy accused of sex crimes involving two women he encountered while on duty has been delayed due to a request from his attorney. The trial for Gerald Nuckolls, 27, was scheduled to begin Monday, but District Judge William LaFortune granted the...

  • County Commissioner booked on new charges; discussion on ouster set for Monday

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    CLAREMORE — A Rogers County commissioner whose ouster was recommended by the state's multicounty grand jury was arrested Friday on a pair of new charges. Michael Earl Helm, 54, of Collinsville was booked on two counts of embezzlement and appeared before Rogers County District Judge J. Dwayne...

  • Woman shot in head, found dead in car in Tulsa

    BY KYLE HINCHEY, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Tulsa Police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found shot in the head inside a red Camaro early Friday. Police responded to a call at 3:20 a.m. at Fourth Street and Memorial Drive. An intoxicated woman saw the vehicle and body in the driver's seat before calling 911, Sgt. Dave...

  • 2015 Oklahoma City homicide map

    Darla Slipke | Yesterday

    Oklahoma City has had 54 homicides reported so far in 2015. That number is approaching last year’s total of 62 homicides, which was a drop from the previous two years. The city reported 99 homicides in 2012 and 75 homicides in 2013. The first homicide of 2015 occurred Jan. 1. Valanesha...

  • US Supreme Court denies hearing to Oklahoma death row inmate

    AP | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request for a new hearing for an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next month. The nation's highest court handed down the order Friday to 52-year-old Richard Eugene Glossip, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal...

  • NBA's Derrick Rose accused of drugging, raping woman

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said Thursday that a lawsuit filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing him of sexual misconduct is based on untrue allegations. "I am just focusing on staying healthy and getting ready for the season," Rose said in a statement. "I am not going to...

  • UPDATE: Woman killed by SUV in south Oklahoma City identified, driver sought Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A woman was struck by an SUV and killed in south Oklahoma City Friday. SE 89 was shut down between Shields Boulevard and Interstate 35.

  • UPDATE: Name of man shot during pursuit released by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Thursday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A man shot by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Thursday has been identified. The incident involved a pursuit of a stolen pickup in Noble County Thursday night.

  • Suspected car thief ends high-speed car chase with a quick dance party [VIDEO]

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    You've stolen a car, the police are on your back and suddenly, your tires blow out. What's your plan? If you're the suspected car thief in Wednesday night's downtown Los Angeles car chase, you turn up whatever's playing on the stereo, step out of the car and rock it out. More specifically,...

  • Two sisters to be raped after their brother ran off with a married woman

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Two sisters have been sentenced to be raped as punishment after their brother ran off with a married woman. An unelected all-male village council in India also ordered that 23-year-old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister are paraded naked with blackened faces. The horrific order...

  • 2 Dead, 5 Injured in Hazmat Situation in Suburban Home

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Two people are dead, one critically injured and four first responders have been hospitalized in a mysterious hazardous materials situation in unincorporated Des Plaines. Around 3:30 p.m., police were called to a northwest suburban townhome in the 9400 block of Harrison Street after receiving...

  • Del City detectives seek witnesses in pregnant woman's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Shartel Brown and her unborn son died in a wreck Aug. 20 after a high-speed chase involving an alleged drug dealer.

  • Former Oklahoma police officer arrested in undercover predator sting

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Canadian County authorities arrested former Muskogee officer Joshua Davis after he attempted to meet with a deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl.

  • Name of man arrested in Oklahoma City church burglary released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Police released the name of a man arrested in a northeast Oklahoma City church burglary. The man had walked away from a corrections facility in Lawton.

  • Multicounty grand jury seeks ouster of Rogers County commissioner

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    The state's multicounty grand jury on Thursday returned an accusation for removal against Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm, further requesting that the district court order his immediate suspension, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced. The 15th multicounty grand jury also...