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  • Yukon man is accused of fatal drug-related wreck while out on bond in separate drug case

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A man already facing a Canadian County charge of driving under the influence of drugs now faces additional complaints after a deadly car wreck Saturday in Oklahoma City that officials say also involved drugs.

  • OKC man ordered to trial on child sex abuse charges

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    An Oklahoma City man has been ordered to trial in connection with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving three children. Daniel Ryan Chadwell, 31,is accused of sexually abusing three children over a period of years, beginning in 2009.

  • Tulsa man shot and paralyzed by security guard dies

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Monroe Bird III, the Tulsa man who was paralyzed after being shot by a security guard at a Tulsa apartment complex in February, has died family members confirmed. Bird's mother, Zondra Magness, posted her son's picture on her Facebook page early Wednesday morning and was receiving condolences...

  • Wagoner County sheriff: Training records not falsified

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    WAGONER — Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert on Wednesday said no training records in his department were falsified, despite a CLEET and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation probe of "official misconduct" within the sheriff's office. "I never use county funds or anything" for personal...

  • Norman man arrested on rape complaint

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Woman says she was raped as she slept near the Myriad Gardens.

  • VIDEO: Tahlequah police chief on fatal officer-involved shooting: 'They acted decisively in a … rapidly escalating situation'

    By SAMANTHA VICENT - Tulsa World | Updated: 12 hr ago

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department identified a 15-year department veteran on Tuesday as the officer who fatally shot a 35-year-old man during an altercation that was captured on another officer’s body camera Saturday morning. Randy Tanner, the agency’s range master, remains on...

  • Report: Macon Wal-Mart mob wanted to see how much damage it could do

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise, says The Telegraph. Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon...

  • Artful Escapee: See Paintings Slain Fugitive Allegedly Gave to Guard

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    He was a convicted and incarcerated murderer — with an apparent artistic flair, says NBC News. Richard Matt — who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York with another inmate and was shot dead Friday after three weeks on the run — was also a noted prison painter....

  • Boy had been on park swing two days when he was found dead, officials say

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The story was chilling and heartbreaking, says the Washington Post: A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing. More than a month after Ji’Aire Donnell Lee’s death, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office revealed more terrible details: Ji’Aire...

  • Mother recalls night her 18-year-old daughter was killed by hit-and-run driver near Verdigris

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    CLAREMORE — As young teens about four years ago, Noelle New and her best friend, Maranda Talley, sneaked out of the house in the middle of the night to walk to a nearby QuikTrip store, says New’s mother, Brandy Whitmire. “That was the only thing Noelle had ever done to get in trouble,”...

  • OSBI to investigate Wagoner County Sheriff's Office for misconduct

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has accepted a request from The Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training to investigate the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office, an OSBI spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Special Agent Charlie Mackey said the agency received a letter from CLEET on...

  • VIDEO: Tahlequah PD chief on fatal officer shooting: '... they acted decisively in a very dangerous and in a rapidly escalating situation'

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Yesterday

    TAHLEQUAH — The Tahlequah Police Department on Tuesday identified a 15-year department veteran as the officer who fatally shot a 35-year-old man during an altercation Saturday morning that was captured on another officer's body camera. A portion of the video can be seen at the bottom of...

  • Edmond man accused of using pet for sport

    Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma District Attorney’s Office charged an Edmond man with crime of animal cruelty following an investigation by Edmond Animal Services, KOCO reports. According to court documents obtained by KOCO 5, David Hunter Todd was seen by at least two witnesses “bowling with his cat” at his...

  • Oklahoma court to consider appeal of man in 3 deaths, arson

    AP | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is to hear arguments Tuesday in the case of 32-year-old Shaun Michael Bosse of Blanchard.

  • OK state senator receives deferred sentence in alcohol case

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff Writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    State Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, was charged with actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Under a deal with prosecutors, he agreed to pay a $250 fine, about $1,000 in court costs and $150 in restitution to the Western Plains Youth &...

  • Man shot in bed in southwest Oklahoma City Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Police said someone stood outside his bedroom window and fired one shot through the window.

  • Man linked to 1997 rape is sentenced to 7 years

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    GUTHRIE — An Oklahoman man was sentenced Monday in a Christmas Day 1997 rape after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.  David Jerome Stephens II was sentenced in Logan County District Court for the rape of Moena House, 85, in her Guthrie home. DNA collected from the scene was matched...

  • Woman accused in hit-and-run

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A woman accused of hitting a man with her sport utility vehicle and driving away was arrested Monday.

  • County OKs Tulsa Sheriff's Office use of outside counsel to fight grand jury petition

    BY COREY JONES and JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    A challenge to the Sheriff's request to county commissioners for outside counsel to fight a grand jury petition went largely unheard Monday as the request received approval. County Commissioner Karen Keith said after the meeting that accepting public comment should have been reconsidered, but...

  • Glenpool man who led police on lengthy chase charged with kidnapping, other counts in Rogers County

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    CLAREMORE — A Glenpool man who led police on a 45-minute pursuit that ended along U.S. 169 in Nowata County earlier this month was charged with kidnapping and 11 other counts Monday. Cody Robert Mathews, 25, is being prosecuted in Rogers County, where much of the chase took place....