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  • TLC Pulls '19 Kids and Counting' After Josh Duggar Molestation Claims

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule in the wake of accusations that star Josh Duggar molested several underage girls as a teenager. TLC refused to comment on the incident Thursday, but the network sparked outrage later that evening when it ran a 19 Kids and Counting...

  • Former Higgins fire chief pleads no contest to embezzlement

    By Nolan Clay, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The former chief of the Higgins Volunteer Fire Department pleaded no contest Thursday to embezzlement and was placed on probation for three years. Curtis Gregory Baker, 48, of Hartshorne, agreed to pay $3,250 in restitution.

  • Former Luther schools band director investigated after allegations of sex with 12-year-old student

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Former Luther Public Schools band director, Kyle Whitmus, is under investigation, having been accused of having sex with a 12-year-old student, search warrants reveal.

  • Oklahoma City boy dies from injuries suffered 10 years ago, prosecutors could charge parents with homicide

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 17 hr ago

    An 11-year-old boy died Monday from injuries he suffered 10 years ago, Oklahoma City police reported Thursday. Police are investigating Blake Johnson’s death as the city’s 25th homicide of 2015.

  • Cherokee County woman pleads guilty in scheme to murder Oklahoma judge over child custody case

    By Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Martina Cheyenne Williams, 20, of Park Hill, was one of four people charged with plotting the murder of an Oklahoma judge because of rulings he made in a child custody dispute. She pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot against Associate District Judge Mark Dobbins and was sentenced to seven...

  • Lockdown lifted for Norman schools

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Reagan, Irving and Longfellow schools in Norman were placed on soft lockdown Thursday about noon after Norman police received several calls about a man walking the streets with a gun.

  • Former Thoreau teacher gets 10 years in prison for molesting 12-year-old student

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Yesterday

    ,p>A Tulsa teacher who resigned after he was charged with molesting a 12-year-old student was sentenced Wednesday to five concurrent 20-year sentences, with nearly one decade of the time to be served in prison. District Judge James Caputo imposed upon Brian Christian Drabek, 42, concurrent...

  • News 9: Theft Suspect Bragging About Crimes On Facebook, Say Del City Police

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DEL CITY - A metro theft suspect isn't shy, News 9 reports, and he appears to be taunting investigators on social media. Police say 19-year-old Cody Panter has been stealing from people in the Del City area, and he's bragging about it on Facebook, and now, they want him caught before someone...

  • KFOR Exclusive: Insanity in Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    NICHOLS HILLS -- Six years ago, a wealthy doctor bludgeoned his young son to death during a fit of psychosis, KFOR reports, in Nichols Hills, a wealthy suburb of Oklahoma City in the $500,000 home of Dr. Stephen Wolf. When police arrived, Sgt. Puckett walked in to see Dr. Wolf on top of...

  • Transient to face trial in Norman hostage case

    BY JANE GLENN CANNON, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A Cleveland County, Oklahoma, judge Wednesday ordered Devin Rogers, 30, a homeless veteran currently housed in jail, to stand trial on four felony counts and two misdemeanors stemming from a Nov. 10 hostage situation at the Nextep building in Norman.

  • Oklahoma City police officer headed to trial on infant abuse charge

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Jeremiah Thompson, 31, faces one count of child abuse in Oklahoma County District Court. A two-year member of the Oklahoma City Police Department, he is accused of injuring a 7-month-old girl in his foster care.

  • Man bitten by dog thought he was shot or stabbed, Oklahoma City police said

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A man who approached officers in northwest Oklahoma City and said he thought he had been shot actually was bitten by a dog, according to police.

  • Sand Springs man among 170 arrested in Waco shootout

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    A Sand Springs man was among the 170-some bikers arrested after a melee Sunday at a Texas restaurant. Ronald Warren, 55, remained locked up Wednesday afternoon at the McLennan County Jail, according to records. A jail official said Warren is being held on a $1 million bond on a felony charge...

  • Oklahoma City police arrest 15 people in prostitution investigation

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Authorities arrested 15 people as part of a cooperative investigation related to human trafficking, Oklahoma City police reported Monday.

  • Man will face death penalty in 2009 'Cathouse' killings trial in Oklahoma

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Russell Lee Hogshooter, 37, will be tried for six counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy, Oklahoma County Special Judge Fred Doak ruled Tuesday. He is accused of participating in the killings of a drug dealer and three woman — two of them pregnant — in what became known as the...

  • Oklahoma City police arrest teenager in church shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting that injured two people May 12 outside a northwest Oklahoma City church.

  • FTC: Cancer charities scammed $187M from consumers

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Let the donor beware: A federal lawsuit alleges four cancer charities have scammed consumers out of more than $187 million. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Tuesday they have filed a lawsuit against the Cancer Fund of...

  • Here's What People Are Saying About The Waco Shootout And Race

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The biker gang shootout this weekend in Waco, Texas, that left nine people dead, 18 wounded, and as many as 192 facing organized crime charges has sparked a lot of scrutiny over how police and media are treating this incident compared with how they approached the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and...

  • Three hospitalized, one critical, after Monday night shooting in north Tulsa

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Three people were hospitalized, one in critical condition, Monday night after being shot in a car in what a Tulsa police officer said was an attempt to “make a statement” against the victims. Cpl. Dan Miller said police received calls around 9:20 p.m. about people transporting bodies from the...

  • Oklahoma City police officer charged with firearm felony in domestic incident

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Cecil Duane Moss, 52, was charged Monday with one count of pointing a firearm at another. He is accused of pointing a firearm at the father of his grandchildren and the man’s mother while off-duty during a domestic incident in April.