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  • Woman charged in locking child in dog pen waives second day of hearing

    By SHEILA STOGSDILL - Tulsa World | Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    JAY — A day after listening to hours of damaging testimony from her teen daughter and a Department of Human Services caseworker a Delaware County woman accused locking a child in a dog pen and forcing children to go without food and water waived the second day of her preliminary hearing on...

  • Broken Arrow couple jailed on homicide, abuse complaints after death of foster child

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    BROKEN ARROW — A married couple was arrested Tuesday on complaints of abusing two foster children, one of whom police allege died while in the pair's care last week, Broken Arrow police announced. Mallory Krajian, 25, will be transported to the Tulsa County Jail Tuesday...



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Nolan Clay


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Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials, exposed shysters and resulted in reforms in such areas as day care oversight and workers' compensation court. He is a proud father and longtime fan of University of Oklahoma football. His wedding in 2001 was on the 50-yard line of OU's football field.

Randy Ellis


Capitol Bureau Reporter

For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two college presidents being sentenced to prison and a former chancellor being forced to resign. He has written about abuses of Oklahoma's workers' compensation system, corruption in the state's municipal bond industry, bid-rigging by county officials, self-dealing by state housing officials, misconduct involving state legislators and a variety of other topics. Ellis has won more than 80 state, regional and national awards for journalistic excellence. Prior to joining The Oklahoman in 1982, Ellis worked at Arkansas newspapers. He is a 1977 graduate of Kansas State University.

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