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  • Former keyboardist for Brian Wilson's band convicted of rape at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    CLAREMORE — A musician who played with Brian Wilson's band at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa in December 2014 has been convicted in Rogers County District Court of rape by instrumentation and sexual battery. Scott Montgomery Bennett, a keyboardist who has...

  • Cleveland man arrested in fatal crash near Tulsa hospital

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    The alleged driver in two south Tulsa crashes that resulted in two people being seriously injured and one woman being killed on Tuesday has been arrested. Christopher David Mitchell, 27, of Cleveland, Oklahoma, was booked Friday into the Tulsa Jail on complaints of second-degree murder...

  • Oklahoma homicide rate grows by more than 35 percent

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 39 min ago

    Oklahoma's homicide rate rose by more than 35 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

  • Logan County authorities identify third homicide suspect

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Authorities have released the name of a third suspect in Monday's fatal stabbing in Logan County.

  • Driver arrested in Oklahoma City wreck that killed 5-year-old

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Police arrested the driver involved in a fatal wreck in southwest Oklahoma City.

  • Hunting Daniel Holtzclaw: Coming Soon In The Oklahoman

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Two Oklahoma City police detectives detail the investigation of Daniel Holtzclaw, a former police officer sentenced to 263 years for sexually assaulting women while on duty. Look for the story in The Oklahoman.

  • FBI likely to interview Clinton soon in emails probe: CNN

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is likely to interview Hillary Clinton in the next few weeks about her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state and have already interviewed some of her aides, CNN reported on Thursday.  The nine-month investigation into...

  • Report: Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry Sandusky sex abuse in 1976

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno was allegedly told in 1976 about an accusation of child sexual abuse by former assistant Jerry Sandusky, according to a court order cited in a story published by PennLive.   The PennLive story cites a court order connected to insurance coverage case...

  • Girl burned to death for helping her friends elope

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistani police say they have arrested 13 members of a local tribal council who strangled a local girl and set her body on fire for helping one of her friends elope.  Khurram Rasheed, police chief for the northern district of Abbottabad, said Thursday that the...

  • Girlfriend allegedly assaulted on live gaming stream

    Published: Fri, May 6, 2016

    A LIVE streaming app used by online gamers to broadcast their game-play has been embroiled in controversy after a user was allegedly recorded sexually assaulting his girlfriend when his computer microphone was accidentally left on. Twitch allows gaming fans to follow other players during the...

  • Judge is set to decide whether Texas man will face trial in fatal bus crash along I-35

    By Andrew Knittle Staff Writer aknittle@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 hr ago

    An Oklahoma judge will decide whether a Texas man charged with multiple counts of first-degree manslaughter in the September 2014 deaths of four college softball players will face trial.

  • Man on motorcycle tried to elude police, crashes in north Oklahoma City on Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A man on a motorcycle crashed after trying to elude police in north Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police report.

  • IED Found Under Texas Bridge

    Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    ROSEBUD - The McLennan County Sheriff’s office bomb squad has been called to check out suspicious devices found under a bridge Tuesday night in Rosebud.  According to Falls County Constable Richard Aleman, two juvenile boys were hunting for rabbits late Tuesday evening when they noticed...

  • OKC detective accused of keeping stolen laptops

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 5, 2016

    The detective has been charged with embezzlement in Oklahoma Count District Court.

  • Muskogee school board accepts resignation of teacher-coach accused of child-sex abuse

    BY PAIGHTEN HARKINS, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    MUSKOGEE — The Muskogee Public Schools board has approved the resignation of a middle school teacher-coach who allegedly had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. The six-member board held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss Brenton Duncan's resignation, as well as whether to...

  • Logan County deputies investigating man's stabbing death arrest two, seek third

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Authorities investigated a stabbing death in Logan County. One man remains at large.

  • Woman accused in fatal OSU parade crash pleads not guilty during formal arraignment

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

    The driver accused in the fatal 2015 Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash pleaded not guilty during a formal arraignment Wednesday in Payne County District Court.

  • FBI: Man sprayed mouse poison mixture on Ann Arbor grocery store produce; suspect in custody

    Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    ANN ARBOR, MI – Authorities have identified the man who sprayed liquid on food at Ann Arbor grocery stores, as well as the previously-unknown substance.   Tips from the public helped officials from the FBI and the Ann Arbor Police Department take the man into custody Tuesday, according to...

  • Islamic State kills U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq

    Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defenses and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.   The elite serviceman was the third American to be...

  • It's not a crime if hungry poor steal food, Italy says

    Published: Wed, May 4, 2016

    Italy's highest court has acquitted a homeless man of stealing cheese and sausages, ruling that the theft of small amounts of food by the hungry poor is not a crime. Ukranian Roman Ostriakov was caught in 2011 pocketing €4.07 ($4.72) worth of food in a supermarket in Genoa, after a customer...