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  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shoots and kills a driver Friday in Miami

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man Friday evening in northeast Oklahoma, troopers reported.

  • Enid man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to random female

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Kyle Alan Hill, 28, of Enid, was arrested Friday after being accused of sending sexually explicit messages and images of his genitals to a stranger, according to police.

  • Fired Oklahoma Veterans Affairs investigator is charged with 26 counts

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Steven B. Pancoast Jr., a fired Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department investigator, is charged with perjury, forgery and other crimes. The accusations already have had an impact on pending criminal cases and investigations where he was involved.

  • Appeals court upholds death penalty in Oklahoma case

    By Robert Boczkiewicz, For The Oklahoman | Updated: 15 hr ago

    The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has let stand a 1996 death sentence for Richard Fairchild, a Del City, Oklahoma, man convicted of murdering his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son by brutally beating and burning him.

  • Shawnee man accused of stealing nearly $200K from Oklahoma Indian tribe

    By Andrew Knittle, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A Shawnee man is accused of embezzling nearly $200,000 from a small business program funded by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the largest employer in Pottawatomie County.

  • Former Rogers County commissioner faces embezzlement charges in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    A former Rogers County commissioner is accused of using county property for his own personal use and gain, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt reported Friday.

  • Military Mistress may face charges in Wyoming

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming is likely joining the list of states charging the so-called Military Mistress and her current husband with check fraud. A local newspaper reports employees at Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply told Casper Police 39-year-old Bobbi House wrote more than $1,000 in bad...

  • Former Latimer County deputy accused of stealing drug evidence

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested a former Latimer County sheriff’s deputy who is accused of stealing drug evidence while he worked as a deputy.

  • UPDATE: Teen dead in Northwest Expressway crash in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A 17-year-old boy died in a crash on the Northwest Expressway early Thursday. He had been a student at Emerson High School earlier this year.

  • Rufe man killed, two law enforcement officers injured in Choctaw County shooting

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    At least one law enforcement officer shot and killed a Choctaw County man after the man opened fire at officers, injuring a sheriff’s deputy and a Hugo police officer, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Thursday.

  • Oklahoma City police arrest homicide suspect

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City police arrested Hugo Gonzalez, 33, on Thursday afternoon. Gonzalez is a suspect in the death of Jose Hurtado, 43, who was found shot to death in September.

  • Contractor sentenced in Lifeline phone fraud

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A contractor who helped an Edmond phone company and its owner defraud millions of dollars from the Lifeline phone program has been sentenced to federal prison for money laundering.

  • Attorneys demand Tulsa County sheriff release report on 2009 investigation of reserve deputy

    BY JARREL WADE, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Attorneys for the family of the man slain when a Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy mistook a gun for a Taser demanded the results of a prior internal investigation into the deputy, according to a statement released Thursday.  A CBS News report  Wednesday night alleged...

  • Moore police officer dragged through street by vehicle

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Moore police released a dash cam video this week that shows an officer being pulled through the street by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was trying to flee a traffic stop.

  • 2 Sons of Best-Selling Crime Writer Ann Rule Accused of Fleecing Ailing Mom Out of $100K

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Washington state authorities have accused two sons of best-selling true crime writer Ann Rule of theft and forgery, alleging they swindled their mother out of more than $100,000, says PEOPLE. King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Michael Rule, 51, with first-degree theft and...

  • Judge assigned Eric Harris case weighs recusal because of ties to Sheriff's Office

    By COREY JONES - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A Tulsa County District Court judge who is a former deputy sheriff in Tulsa County is weighing recusal after he was randomly assigned the Eric Harris fatal shooting case that has drawn national scrutiny. Judge James Caputo on Wednesday said no one has asked for his recusal. However, Caputo is...

  • News 9: Dash Cam Video Released Of Moore Officer Dragged By Suspect

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    MOORE - Caught on camera, a Moore Police Officer dragged nearly half a block by a suspect during a traffic stop, News 9 reports. Police Spokesman Jeremy Lewis said Officer Jerrod Queen showed tremendous restraint by calmly explaining to Brand why he had to arrest him and take Brand in. But...

  • KOCO: Mad mother says school bus driver should have been fired before accident

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A school bus driver went out of control and hit several cars near Southwest 15th and Santa Fe in Oklahoma City. “Just think of how many kids could have been hurt,” said the mom of two Monroney Middle School students. “I called dispatch numerous times last year complaining about this driver,”...

  • News 9: Mid-Del Schools Release Dash Cam Video Of 'Runaway Bus' Crash

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    MIDWEST CITY - News 9 says it's getting a look at some incredible video from inside a Mid-Del school bus as it sped recklessly down Southeast 15th. The driver, Odis Pitts, crashed into a bridge Monday, but not before mangling at least five other vehicles along the way.

  • ​Tulsa Sheriff's Office had investigated Robert Bates in 2009

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    TULSA, Okla . -- CBS News has learned that a 2009 investigation by the Tulsa Sheriff's Office concluded that there were concerns over Robert Bates behavior in the field. Bates, a 73-year-old reserve deputy, pleaded not guilty to second-degree manslaughter charges in the death of Eric Harris....