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  • County commissioner, wife arrested in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    District 1 Commissioner Doug Murrow, 47, and Brandelynn Murrow, 37, were arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Alfalfa County jail.

  • Man dead, woman in custody after shooting in Lawton

    AP | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Police told reporters that Joseph Higgins died Tuesday night at a Lawton hospital where he was taken following the shooting at his home.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal in Fargo murder-for-hire scheme

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: 7 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected another appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota. Gene Kirkpatrick is serving life in prison without parole for paying a man to kill Fargo dentist Philip Gattuso in October 2009...

  • Man sought in Tulsa motel slaying arrested in Chicago, along with girlfriend

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: 8 hr ago

    A couple were arrested in Chicago within 24 hours of each other this week in the June 6 slaying of a man at a Tulsa hotel party, Tulsa police homicide Sgt. Dave Walker said Wednesday. A third man also is being sought on a felony murder warrant, and pending DNA tests may link a fourth suspect...

  • Oklahoma City police search for those involved in Wednesday night shooting

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Police are searching for multiple people after a person was shot Wednesday evening. About 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City police responded to a call of gunshots fired at 117 S Allen, near Reno and Villa avenues. Police had one person in custody.

  • Norman man arrested on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 16 hr ago

    A man was booked into the Oklahoma County jail Wednesday after a woman reported he raped her while she slept near a downtown Oklahoma City park, according to a police report.

  • Yukon man is accused of fatal drug-related wreck while out on bond in separate drug case

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A man already facing a Canadian County charge of driving under the influence of drugs now faces additional complaints after a deadly car wreck Saturday in Oklahoma City that officials say also involved drugs.

  • OKC man ordered to trial on child sex abuse charges

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man has been ordered to trial in connection with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving three children. Daniel Ryan Chadwell, 31,is accused of sexually abusing three children over a period of years, beginning in 2009.

  • Tulsa man shot and paralyzed by security guard dies

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Monroe Bird III, the Tulsa man who was paralyzed after being shot by a security guard at a Tulsa apartment complex in February, has died family members confirmed. Bird's mother, Zondra Magness, posted her son's picture on her Facebook page early Wednesday morning and was receiving condolences...

  • Wagoner County sheriff: Training records not falsified

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WAGONER — Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert on Wednesday said no training records in his department were falsified, despite a CLEET and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation probe of "official misconduct" within the sheriff's office. "I never use county funds or anything" for personal...

  • VIDEO: Tahlequah police chief on fatal officer-involved shooting: 'They acted decisively in a … rapidly escalating situation'

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department identified a 15-year department veteran on Tuesday as the officer who fatally shot a 35-year-old man during an altercation that was captured on another officer’s body camera Saturday morning. Randy Tanner, the agency’s range master, remains on...

  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise, says The Telegraph. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon...

  • Artful Escapee: See Paintings Slain Fugitive Allegedly Gave to Guard

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    He was a convicted and incarcerated murderer — with an apparent artistic flair, says NBC News. Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York with another inmate and was shot dead Friday after three weeks on the run — was also a noted prison painter....

  • Boy had been on park swing two days when he was found dead, officials say

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The story was chilling and heartbreaking, says the Washington Post: A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing. More than a month after Ji’Aire Donnell Lee’s death, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office revealed more terrible details: Ji’Aire...

  • Mother recalls night her 18-year-old daughter was killed by hit-and-run driver near Verdigris

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    CLAREMORE — As young teens about four years ago, Noelle New and her best friend, Maranda Talley, sneaked out of the house in the middle of the night to walk to a nearby QuikTrip store, says New’s mother, Brandy Whitmire. “That was the only thing Noelle had ever done to get in trouble,”...

  • OSBI to investigate Wagoner County Sheriff's Office for misconduct

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has accepted a request from The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to investigate the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, an OSBI spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Special Agent Charlie Mackey said the agency received a letter from CLEET on...

  • VIDEO: Tahlequah PD chief on fatal officer shooting: '... they acted decisively in a very dangerous and in a rapidly escalating situation'

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department on Tuesday identified a 15-year department veteran as the officer who fatally shot a 35-year-old man during an altercation Saturday morning that was captured on another officer's body camera. A portion of the video can be seen at the bottom of...

  • Edmond man accused of using pet for sport

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma District Attorney’s Office charged an Edmond man with crime of animal cruelty following an investigation by Edmond Animal Services, KOCO reports. According to court documents obtained by KOCO 5, David Hunter Todd was seen by at least two witnesses “bowling with his cat” at his...

  • Oklahoma court to consider appeal of man in 3 deaths, arson

    AP | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is to hear arguments Tuesday in the case of 32-year-old Shaun Michael Bosse of Blanchard.

  • OK state senator receives deferred sentence in alcohol case

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    State Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, was charged with actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Under a deal with prosecutors, he agreed to pay a $250 fine, about $1,000 in court costs and $150 in restitution to the Western Plains Youth &...