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  • KFOR: Ada woman accused of illegally euthanizing neighbor's dog

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    ADA, Okla. — A former animal welfare employee is accused of animal cruelty, after allegedly euthanizing her neighbor’s dog without their knowledge. Marteen Silas, of Ada, became a Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician last August. She was an employee at the Pontotoc Animal Welfare Society...

  • KFOR: Confession leads to arrest of Oklahoma pastor accused of sex crimes against children

    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY,Okla. — A shocking confession led to the arrest of a Quail Springs Baptist Church pastor accused of sex crimes against children at his former church. Brian Burchfield was arraigned in Pottawatomie county Thursday morning, accused of sending inappropriate text messages to...

  • OKC police dedicate officer to social media

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, an Oklahoma City police spokeswoman for the last six years, now will manage the department's social media presence and its Crime Stoppers program.

  • Immigraton sweep nets 30 arrests in state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A total of 30 arrests were made in Oklahoma City and Guymon in a four-day sweep that ended Sunday.

  • Bicyclist’s cross-country humanitarian trip ends with deadly accident

    BY GRAHAM LEE BREWER Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    A New York teacher was killed Thursday in western Oklahoma on a cross-country bicycle trip with a nonprofit organization that raises money to build affordable housing.

  • Authorities seek charge in Calumet motorcyclist's death

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Canadian County sheriff's investigators accuse Roy K. Reedy, 52, of Oklahoma City, of passing illegally within 100 feet of an intersection.

  • Broken Arrow residents hold vigil for slain, surviving Bever family members

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    BROKEN ARROW — Before hearing news of the stabbing deaths of five members of the Bever family July 22, Broken Arrow residents Glenna Parkman and Cindy Rigney had no connection with any of those who died. But once news broke that the family’s relatives lived mostly out of state and that the...

  • Raid at Tulsa hotel believed to be site of drug and prostitution operation yields 6 arrests so far

    BY KYLE HINCHEY and SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Six people were arrested and at least a dozen others were detained Wednesday night after Tulsa police and the FBI conducted a room-to-room raid at a Tulsa motel believed to be the home of a large-scale drug and prostitution operation. The Tulsa Police Department's Special Operations Team...

  • Thieves take irreplaceable belongings, sense of security

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor adamwilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: 16 hr ago

    Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and his family were victims of a burglary this past week. He says the event has taken his sense of security.

  • Photos of man wanted in beating and pickup theft released in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Oklahoma City police have released photographs of a man wanted for questioning in the beating of a man in west Oklahoma City. The man's pickup was stolen.

  • KTUL: Man Fatally Shot in North Tulsa

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Police are investigating a fatal shooting in North Tulsa.  Officers told Tulsa's Channel 8 it happened near Newton and North Birmingham around 5:15 a.m. Tulsa Police said it started with an argument inside the home and one man was shot.  That's when he stumbled outside and...

  • Teen: As off-duty trooper shot at us, 'we were afraid for our lives'

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    SPARTA — The state attorney general's office says its preliminary investigation has found an off-duty state trooper fired three shots from his personal gun as three teens fled his street in a car early Sunday morning — an account that's largely consistent with what one of the teens has told NJ...

  • As the world mourned Cecil the lion, five of Kenya’s endangered elephants were slain

    Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    NAIROBI — While the world mourned Cecil, the 13-year-old lion that was allegedly shot by an American hunter in Zimbabwe, an even more devastating poaching incident was quietly carried out in Kenya. Poachers killed five elephants in Tsavo West National Park on Monday night. The carcasses were...

  • Life sentence is set for man guilty of robbery, murder

    BY KYLE SCHWAB Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    A man who was convicted of first-degree murder in connection with a robbery has been sentenced to a life sentence in prison.

  • Former Valley Brook police officer arrested on sex crimes complaints

    BY MATT DINGER Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former Valley Brook police officer Courtney Breanne Schlinke, 21, was arrested on 33 complaints, including 16 counts of rape by instrumentation, nine counts of lewd acts with a child under 16 and eight counts of oral sodomy, records show.

  • Talala mother arrested after child left in hot vehicle at Owasso Wal-Mart

    BY KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A Talala woman is accused of leaving her 1-year-old child in a hot vehicle for nearly an hour while she shopped inside an area Wal-Mart, Owasso police said. Hannah Victoria Secondi, 38, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. Tuesday after pedestrians saw the child inside her parked vehicle...

  • Hearing delayed for Oklahoma man accused in 1992 cold case

    AP | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — A hearing has been rescheduled for an Oklahoma man facing a charge related to the 1992 deaths of two women and a girl whose bodies were found in a hole dug for a septic tank. Grover Prewitt Jr. was due Wednesday in Creek County District Court. He's pleaded not guilty to...

  • Authorities capture man suspected of running over Lincoln County deputy's arm

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Authorities have captured a man in Lincoln County suspected of running over a deputy's arm.

  • American dentist said to have paid $55K to kill beloved lion in Africa

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    A Minnesota dentist who caused an international uproar when he reportedly paid $55,000 to kill Cecil, an iconic lion in Zimbabwe, issued a statement late Tuesday saying he regretted the animal's death, but thought he was acting legally. Walter Palmer, who was included in a 2009 New York...

  • KFOR: Oklahoma City attorney charged with federal sex crimes wants children allowed in his home

    Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    An Oklahoma City attorney accused of federal sex crimes wants a judge to change his bond conditions. Michael Billings is accused of traveling to Peru to have sex with underage girls. Billings has been under house arrest, but now he’s requesting for children other than his own to be allowed...



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    Teen: As off-duty trooper shot at us, 'we were afraid for our lives'
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