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  • Police departments see benefits from body cameras

    BY DARLA SLIPKE, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    The Choctaw and Harrah police departments have found that having officers wear body cameras provides both a level of insurance for police officers and a level of protection for the public.

  • Jailed woman “devastated” after boyfriend arrested in wife's fatal shooting

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Woman jailed in Duncan was “crazy in love” with married boyfriend, who claimed to be an FBI agent, friend says.

  • Names of women shot to death are released

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    TULSA — Tulsa police have released the names of two women found shot to death outside Bristol Park Apartments on the city’s east side. Sgt. Dave Walker told reporters that the victims are 26-year-old Amanda Douglas and 37-year-old Jennifer Sanders. The two were found dead about 9:30 a.m....

  • Supreme Court faces a new frontier: Threats on Facebook

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court comes face to face Monday with a free speech case involving threats made on Facebook, Paulette Sullivan Moore and Francis Schmidt will have decidedly different reactions, says USA Today. Sullivan hears regularly from women who are harassed and threatened...

  • News 9: OKC Woman Stabbed Multiple Times Inside Motel Lobby

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    A metro woman is attacked in a hotel lobby and the assault happens right in front of her children. Wednesday night she is still recovering from her injuries, and it's what she told Oklahoma City police that led them to the suspect, News 9 reports. Police say the attacker is her ex-husband and...

  • KOCO: Police say woman searching for diamonds arrested after needles poke nurses

    Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    A woman was arrested by Oklahoma City police Sunday after an incident involving needles and a search for diamonds, KOCO reports. Police say they received word that the woman was looking for diamonds on the side of the road near Northwest Expressway and NW 63rd, and when they arrived, they...

  • Oklahoma couple reflect on being robbed at gunpoint last year on Black Friday

    By Kyle Schwab, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    It’s been almost a year since Brett and Brandy Clark where robbed at gunpoint at Penn Square Mall. Their Black Friday shopping trip ended with two men stealing their car and possessions. Oklahoma City police advise the public on how to stay safe this holiday shopping season.

  • Notable distracted driving accidents during past 15 years

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Drivers have been falling asleep behind the wheel and driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol since the early 1900s, when cars and trucks were first introduced to the general public. In recent years, though, digital distractions have multiplied exponentially, thrusting the issue of...

  • Police surveillance tape shows gunman taking hostage at Nextep building in Norman

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    A surveillance tape released Wednesday by Norman police shows a gunman taking another man hostage outside the Nextep building and forcing him inside on Nov. 19.

  • Retired Secret Service agent talks about John F. Kennedy assassination

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Clint Hill spoke during a fundraiser for Partners for Heroes in Edmond.

  • Hidden graves are Edmond's first known homicides

    By Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A new police lab and evidence storage building will be near the crosses that mark the graves of the first known homicide victims in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • McAlester man is charged in 2012 fatal shooting of Oklahoma City bounty hunter

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Bobby Barnhill, 45, is charged with first-degree murder of Oklahoma City bounty hunter Troy Neidhart, 35, who was reported missing in 2002. His skeletal remains were found in 2004 in a grave in rural McClain County.

  • Two people from El Reno arrested at protests in Ferguson, Mo.s

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Police have reported two people from Oklahoma have been arrested in Ferguson, Mo., protests.

  • Police investigate use of force after car chase results in three arrests

    By Jonathan Sutton, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Three people were arrested Tuesday after a car chase from Oklahoma City into Mustang.

  • Autopsy of Moore beheading victim released

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Colleen Hufford, 54, died from decapitation due to multiple sharp force trauma to her neck, according to the state medical examiner’s office.

  • Two women dead in east Tulsa shooting

    By KENDRICK MARSHALL - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Two women were shot to death early Wednesday outside an east Tulsa apartment, according to police. One woman was found in a vehicle outside the Bristol Park Apartments, 4414 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa police spokesman Jill Roberson said. The other woman was found on the ground outside the...

  • Teen defendant in Broken Arrow injury hit-and-run ordered to DOC boot camp-style program

    By AMANDA BLAND - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    A Broken Arrow teen who pleaded guilty to charges in a hit-and-run accident was sentenced Tuesday to a boot camp program. District Judge William Kellough told defendant Jordan Hunter “you’re going to man up” after ordering him to enter the Department of Correction’s Regimented Offender...

  • After one daughter's killer is sent to prison, Oklahoma family suffers second tragedy

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    GLENPOOL — It hasn’t even been a month since Michael and Faye Taylor watched the killer of one of their daughters leave a courtroom, bound for prison. Now the family is facing tragedy again, following the recent death of the couple’s other daughter. Charyl Schultz, 33, was found dead Monday...

  • New video of Norman hostage situation released by police

    By Jane Glenn Cannon | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Norman police released the video Wednesday in what they say is an ongoing investigation into the events that led to the arrest of Devin Rogers, 29.

  • Former Oklahoma middle school band director sentenced in child pornography plea

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Eric W. Mowery, 40, the former band director for Hefner Middle School in Oklahoma City, received a 15-year suspended sentence after a blind guilty plea on seven counts involving child pornography.