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  • Advocates Blame Violent Anti-Abortion Rhetoric For Planned Parenthood Shooting

    Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    The deadly shooting that occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was a “tragic” and “horrifying” consequence of the tense political rhetoric over abortion, women’s health advocates told BuzzFeed News. Three people, including a police officer, were shot and killed after a...

  • Obama pushes for gun control after Planned Parenthood shooting

    Published: Sat, Nov 28, 2015

    After a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday, killing three people and injuring several others, President Obama urged the nation to increase controls over "the easy accessibility of weapons of war." "This is not normal," the president said in a statement...

  • Live coverage: Shooter detained at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood


    An active shooter was reported Friday near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. The office is at 3480 Centennial Blvd. Colorado Springs police, El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol officers are responding to the scene.  

  • Person struck by vehicle, killed in Custer County overnight, driver leaves scene

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    A person was struck by a vehicle and killed in Custer County overnight. The driver left the scene.

  • Black Lives Matter protesters storm Macy's NYC store

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Protesters filled the Macy’s store where the Thanksgiving parade will end today. New York Police say demonstrators entered the flagship store after a Black Lives Matter rally Wednesday night. The rally was aimed at shootings involving black men who were killed by polce - Jamar Clark, 24,...

  • Wagoner teen arrested in Thursday morning shooting death

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    A Wagoner teen was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting death of a man Thursday morning, according to the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.

  • Oklahoma federal judge refuses to step down from sex crimes case against former missionary

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    U.S. District Judge David L. Russell has refused to disqualify himself from the case of former Edmond missionary Matthew Lane Durham, who was convicted of sex crimes at a Kenyan orphanage. Durham wants a new judge to rule on his requests for acquittal or granting him a new trial.

  • 10th accuser in ex-Oklahoma City cop's trial testifies he threatened her with arrest if she didn't give him sex

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    A 10th accuser testified Wednesday in a trial against a former Oklahoma City police officer that he threatened to arrest her if she didn't give him sex. Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, who was fired in January, is charged with 36 counts, including six counts of first-degree rape by 13 women he allegedly...

  • Police investigating OKC's 82nd homicide of 2015

    Darla Slipke | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Police are investigating the city's 82nd homicide of the year. The map above shows where each incident has occurred. About 6:20 p.m. Nov. 6, officers responded to an assault at 320 NW 29 and found Darryl Eugene Hillard covered in blood with stab wounds. Police announced Wednesday that...

  • $5,000 reward offered for info in slaying of Beggs woman

    FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    The Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office has announced a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in the murder of a Beggs woman. Up to $5,000 will be offered to anyone who can provide information that will help solve the case and convict the murderer. Rebecca Hamilton, 62,...

  • Tulsa County deputy takes cover as man fires 10 shots at him during traffic stop

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    A Tulsa County sheriff's deputy ducked for cover behind his patrol SUV to evade a barrage of bullets fired by a passenger of a vehicle he had pulled over early Wednesday southwest of downtown. Capt. Melissa Tapper said Deputy Leighton Boyd avoided injury and the gunman escaped on foot...

  • Oklahoma City man dies after being stabbed in early November

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man has died from injuries suffered in a stabbing that happened earlier this month. About 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 6, officers responding to an assault call at 320 NW 29 found Darryl Eugene Hillard, 56, with stab wounds. Hillard was taken to a local hospital and died Wednesday,...

  • Arrest made in Cleveland County arson fire

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    An arrest has been made in connection with an arson fire. Authorities have not released the name of the woman whose body was found in a burning mobile home near Newalla

  • Updates: Daniel Holtzclaw trial - Day 14

    By Kyle Schwab | Updated: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Read updates below from the trial of Daniel Ken Holtzclaw. The Oklahoman's Kyle Schwab will be providing updates from the courtroom.

  • Pastor among seven charged with murder of teen in New York church

    Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    The pastor of an insular New York church was one of seven people charged on Tuesday with the murder of a young man who wanted to leave the congregation and the assault of his brother. Lucas Leonard, 19, was beaten to death in October over 10 hours during a “spiritual counselling” session at...

  • Banned pesticide found in Colorado marijuana

    Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    (CNN)It's been nearly two years since recreational pot was legalized in Colorado and the thriving pot industry has hit some hurdles in the form of potential dangers to consumers. Pesticides that are illegal to use on marijuana plants in Colorado are being found in some recreational and medical...

  • Museum, library staff members collect items left at OSU parade crash site

    By Darla Slipke Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    Representatives from the OSU library and the Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History have been working to preserve items left at the site of the OSU homecoming parade crash.

  • Ninth accuser testifies in sex crimes case against fired Oklahoma City police officer

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    The ninth accuser to testify against a former OKC police officer charged with sex crimes told Oklahoma County District Court jurors that Daniel Holtzclaw made her perform a sex act after he found a crack pipe in her purse.

  • Oklahoma judge lifts gag order in Oklahoma State University homecoming parade crash case

    By Silas Allen Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    A gag order that barred victims, family members and others from discussing the deadly Oct. 24 homecoming parade crash was lifted Tuesday.

  • Two more women testify in former Oklahoma City police officer's trial

    By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Prosecutors on Monday introduced testimony from two more women who claim they were forced to have sex with a former Oklahoma City police officer after he stopped them while he was on duty. Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, faces accusations that he sexually abused 13 women while he was an officer.