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  • Oklahoma news briefs for April 23, 2014

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma news briefs for April 23, 2014

  • Seventh person arrested in Blanchard man's death

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    John Worcester, 39, was charged April 15 with murder in connection with the January death of Shawn Masters.

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin stays execution

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday delayed the execution of a convicted murderer scheduled to die later that day. In an executive order staying Clayton Derrell Lockett’s execution, Fallin said she had to step in and issue the order.

  • Fort Sill soldier to be confined, discharged for beating girlfriend

    By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Soldier found guilty after two-day trial.

  • Man killed in hit-and-run in Lawton

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Troy McGee, 57, died after he was struck by an unidentified pickup early Tuesday in Lawton, police said.

  • Stigler schools on lockdown after jail inmate escapes

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, TULSA WORLD | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    STIGLER – Stigler Public Schools are on lockdown Tuesday morning after a man escaped from the Haskell County Jail, the school superintendent’s office confirmed. Edward Branch, 36, escaped from the jail around 1 a.m. Tuesday, jail officials said. The Stigler Public Schools system has about...

  • Car of missing teen found in Edmond

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Updated: 20 hr ago

    Anne Josette Hill was last seen April 10 in the north Oklahoma City/Edmond area.

  • Oklahoma war hero suspected in uncle's death released from custody

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 22 hr ago

    MUSKOGEE —— An Afghanistan War hero who was arrested in connection with his uncle's shooting death in Porter was released from jail Monday because no charges have been filed, Muskogee County Assistant District Attorney Tim King said. Maxx Robinson, 23, and his brother, Skyler Robinson, 28,...

  • Man chases rape suspect in Oklahoma City's Bricktown

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City resident Ryan Farris talks about what he did when he saw a half-naked woman crying for help and a man bolting in the opposite direction.

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University locks down after gun threat

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    SWOSU went into lockdown for more than an hour and a half Monday after a report of a man with a gun on campus. Police found no evidence of a threat.

  • Police investigate rise of PCP use in Oklahoma City area

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Police expect to see PCP, or phenyclidine, appear more often as temperatures heat up. The powerful anesthetic is known to cause violent behavior and nightmarish hallucinations in users.

  • Repeat DUI driver gets 40-year sentence in fatal crash

    BY BILL BRAUN, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    A Tulsa woman with a prior record for driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Monday to 40 years in prison for a "felony murder" conviction tied to a fatal traffic collision. In accordance with jury verdicts, a judge sentenced Marquita Littlebear to consecutive prison terms totaling...

  • Oklahoma inmates again request to stop executions

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Lawyers for two death row inmates who are scheduled to die in the next week have again asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to halt their executions. Lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner filed a petition Monday asking the state’s highest court to delay their executions so their ongoing...

  • Man shot dead outside Lawton bar

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Samuel Ruffin, 35, was fatally shot Saturday night outside the Dew Drop Inn in Lawton in what authorities said is the eighth homicide of 2014. Bryan Dutton, 44, was arrested on a complaint of murder, police said.

  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations cold case fingerprint unit provides new solutions to old mysteries

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    OSBI lab workers are giving a fresh look at old cases and running them through a new FBI database, including cases from out of state. Their work has led to the arrest of a Chicago man in connection with a 1997 rape and murder.

  • Man shoots stepson in stomach, Midwest City police said

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    A man shot his adult stepson in the stomach during an argument Saturday, Midwest City police said.

  • Stabbing on Saturday in Norman leaves one woman dead

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Abid Sandhu, 37, is accused of stabbing his wife, Sidra Sandhu, to death early Saturday in Norman.

  • Man is shot and killed in Lawton on Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Police are investigating Lawton’s seventh homicide of the year. A man was found dead in his driveway. He had several gunshot wounds.

  • Possible hazmat situation shuts down Oklahoma City street

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City Fire Department crews are responding to a possible hazardous material spill.

  • Oklahoma AG appeals district court decision on lethal injection drugs

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has asked the state Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by a district judge who invalidated a state statute that protects the identity of suppliers of lethal injection drugs. The Attorney General’s Office said Friday that Oklahoma County District Judge...



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