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  • CASA of Oklahoma County seeks volunteers

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Court Appointed Special Advocates needs volunteers to represent children in court in Oklahoma County.

  • Former Oklahoma state senator is on Texas probation for DWI

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Former state Sen. Harry Coates pleaded guilty in January to misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.

  • Woman, infant found by Logan County deputies

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Logan County deputies located Nicole Kerschner, 26, and her infant son Friday. Detective Greg Valencia said Kerschner gave birth to a boy who tested positive for methamphetamine, but left the hospital before the child could be placed in DHS custody.

  • Man crashes van into coin laundry after reportedly being assaulted, shot at

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A man remains hospitalized after he was reportedly assaulted and shot at before crashing a van carrying two juveniles into a north Tulsa coin laundry early Friday. Tulsa police officers were called to the 6300 block of East Pine Street about 1 a.m to investigate a burglary at the location....

  • Prosecutors add five child sexual abuse counts against Tulsa shelter volunteer

    BY AMANDA BLAND, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A Tulsa man accused of sexually abusing boys he met through church and as a volunteer at a local Department of Human Services shelter was bound over on 14 criminal counts Friday. Special Judge Cliff Smith ordered Timothy Shawn Cato, 50, to stand trial on two counts of sexual abuse of a child...

  • Man is convicted in 2012 fatal bus station stabbing in Oklahoma City

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma County jurors found Isaiah Tryon guilty Friday of killing his former girlfriend in 2012.

  • District attorney to seek death penalty in Bartlesville double homicide

    BY LAURA SUMMERS, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BARTLESVILLE — Washington County’s district attorney filed a measure Friday seeking the death penalty for a 35-year-old Bartlesville man charged with first-degree murder in the September deaths of his wife and stepson. District Attorney Kevin Buchanan filed a bill of particulars announcing he...

  • Woman pulls knife on man after he holds door open for her, Oklahoma City police report

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    A woman is accused of threatening a man with a pocket knife after he held a door open for her, Oklahoma City police reported.

  • Oklahoma City Boy Scout troop begins recovery from theft

    By Matt Patterson, Staff Writer | Updated: 19 hr ago

    An Oklahoma City Boy Scout troop that lost two of its trailers to thieves this month is getting back on its feet thanks to an anonymous donor.

  • Man crashes van into laundromat after being shot at, assaulted

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: 22 hr ago

    A man remains hospitalized after he was reportedly assaulted and shot at before crashing a van carrying two juveniles into a north Tulsa laundromat early Friday. Police were called to the 6300 block of East Pine Street about 1 a.m to investigate a burglary at the location. Officers were later...

  • Oklahoma man guilty in convenience store slaying

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DUNCAN — An Oklahoma jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl at a convenience store that he worked at. A local newspaper reports the jury on Thursday rejected arguments that 23-year-old Miles Bench suffered from delusions and didn’t understand what he...

  • Sheriff: Nine dead in Tyrone murder investigation

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Nine persons died at multiple scenes in south-central Missouri following shootings, Texas County Sheriff James Sigman confirmed to the Houston Herald this morning. Sigman said there are four confirmed crime scenes at Tyrone, a possible fifth location and a sixth outside of Texas County. ...

  • Kansas sheriff’s office seeking public’s help in man’s death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. — A sheriff’s office in Kansas is seeking the public’s help in the investigation of an Oklahoma man’s death. Capt. Greg Pollock of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office tells a local newspaper that sheriff’s investigators are working with law enforcement agencies from both states...

  • Stillwater man died after helping his neighbor, records show

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Payne County District Court documents state Ralph Willis, 42, killed William Marg, 64, after the victim tried to help Ralph’s wife. Rachael Willis, 37, told Marg her husband was abusing her. Stillwater police later shot and killed Ralph Willis after a foot chase.

  • Man convicted of murder in bat swing to skull

    BY MATT DINGER, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Eric Noyola, 25, was convicted of second-degree murder by an Oklahoma County jury Thursday. The jury chose a punishment of 10 years in prison. Noyola killed 29-year-old Ricky Betancur by hitting him in the head once with a bat during a brawl.

  • Lawsuit claims jailer raped two former Ottawa County Jail detainees

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A lawsuit filed in Tulsa federal court alleges that a detention officer raped and sodomized two women while they were being held at the Ottawa County Jail. The two women, ages 25 and 31, claim in a complaint filed Wednesday that a detention officer identified as Daniel Clements sexually...

  • Man arrested in shooting at Oklahoma City park

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A man was shot in the stomach during a reported shooting at Macklanburg Park at 2234 NW 117, according to police. He was taken to a hospital in unknown condition.

  • Oklahoma man found guilty of murder in Columbia art dealer’s death

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of killing a Columbia art dealer in exchange for $10,000, a car and a gun. The jury on Wednesday found Casey D. Lewis of Shawnee, Oklahoma, guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of 46-year-old Brian Daniels. It took...

  • Owner of Brooklyn Maraschino Cherry company kills himself after police find huge marijuana-growing operation: sources

    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A cherry manufacturing king committed suicide in a Brooklyn factory after his business was exposed Tuesday as a “Breaking Bad”-style drug den, sources told New York Daily News. “Take care of my kids!” Arthur Mondella, 57, screamed to his sister after locking himself in a bathroom at the Dell’s...

  • ‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

    Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    ONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online, the Washington Post reports. But his real name, according to friends and others familiar...