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Shootings in Bricktown don't mark rising trend in violent crime, authorities say

Three recent shootings in Bricktown, one of which was deadly, have rattled some business owners, but authorities say there...

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Employee shoots unidentified male at money transfer store, OKC police say

Oklahoma City police are reporting a shooting at a money transfer store on the city’s west side. Authorities said a male...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 823 to 84,333 on...

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Poll shows opposition to cutting police budget, athletes kneeling

As state and local officials examine potential solutions to racial inequity, a new poll shows nearly half of likely Oklahoma...

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Applicant criticizes Norman council for voting against him

NORMAN — A failed applicant for an open seat on the Norman City Council lashed out at members Thursday, calling them "crazy"...

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Innocent Madoff investors must pay back profits, court rules

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors who profited from Bernard Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme even though they knew nothing of it must...

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Oklahoma court says child neglect charge applies to unborn

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Unborn children are included in the definition of a “child" for purposes of prosecuting child neglect...

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Former Lucky Star Casino CEO, once at center of skimming scheme, heading to federal prison for unpaid taxes

A former CEO and director of gaming for Lucky Star Casino faces federal prison time for unpaid taxes. On Tuesday, Brian Lee...

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'Tiger King' star looking forward to PETA fight, attorney says

An animal rights organization has sent notice to "Tiger King" star Jeff Lowe to give up all his big cats forever or be sued....

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Norman council doesn't support pick to replace member who died

NORMAN — The Norman City Council on Tuesday night failed to support a committee's pick to fill the vacant seat of late Ward 2...

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Norman council member facing recall sues city clerk over petition signatures

NORMAN — A Norman City Council member alleges in a lawsuit that the group trying to remove her from office "engaged in a...

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Norman council acts to discourage "unsafe" social gatherings

NORMAN — The Norman City Council, acting to discourage large house parties and other "unsafe" gatherings, voted Tuesday night...

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Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally...

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Watch live: Grand jury to present its report on the Breonna Taylor case

Watch live as the grand jury presents its report on the Breonna Taylor case.

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Two steal truck at 7-Eleven, drive to another 7-Eleven, Edmond police say

EDMOND — Two people were in custody Tuesday, accused of stealing a truck from a 7-Eleven in Edmond. Police responded to a 911...

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Machete-wielding man says this is his country, cuts motel manager, police report

A manager of a south Oklahoma City motel known for high volumes of emergency calls was injured Monday when a man struck him in...

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Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas

WASHINGTON — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has...

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Norman council members upset with selection of Ward 2 replacement

NORMAN — Some council members and residents are voicing their displeasure with the process for selecting an interim replacement...

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Illegal marijuana grow in Depew might be Mexican trafficker handiwork, authorities speculate

State authorities are speculating that an illegal marijuana growing operation about 40 miles southwest of Tulsa could have been...

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At knifepoint, man tells OKC OnCue clerk 'This is what we are gonna do,' police say

A Missouri man with several warrants pulled a knife on an OnCue clerk in south Oklahoma City early Saturday and stole her...

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Indictment: Norman car dealership owners charged with wire fraud, other crimes

A federal grand jury this week indicted three Norman residents who co-own Big Red Sports/Imports of Norman and four other car...

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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law...

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Norman City Council set to vote on interim replacement

NORMAN — The Norman City Council has moved closer to finding an interim replacement for David Perry, who died last month after...

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Update with arrest: dead man hidden in toolbox, OKC police say

A toolbox in south Oklahoma City was used to hide a dead man, authorities said Wednesday. Around 11:50 a.m., police were called...

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Baby in backseat during high-speed police pursuit after south OKC bank scam, authorities say

After allegedly trying to pass a stolen check then taking police on a high-speed pursuit through south Oklahoma City on...

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Staged crime scene reveals self-inflicted gunshot wound

When police responded to a shooting call early Tuesday in the 10700 block on North Western they found 13-year-old Chauncey...

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Escapee who climbed down bedsheets pleads guilty in multiple criminal cases

A murder defendant who made a daring early morning escape from the 12th floor of the Oklahoma County jail pleaded guilty this...

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Edmond woman flashed peace sign during DUI pursuit, yelled 'Hell yeah!' after, police say

A woman rolled her car window down and showed the peace sign to a pursuing police officer during a high-speed chase late...

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Man eats food off customers' plates, exposes himself to OKC diner staff, police say

Just after midnight Wednesday, a man walked into Mama Lou’s 24/7 diner in south Oklahoma City, ate food off customers’ plates...

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Sunken treasure: Police say man buried boat in backyard after reporting it stolen

NEWALLA — A Newalla man who lost interest in his boat and reported it stolen, actually buried it in his backyard and collected...

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These people were arrested for dealing meth in Okemah, authorities say

More than a dozen people were in custody by noon Wednesday after authorities swept through Okfuskee County on a meth...

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Child pornography images uploaded, shared by Wellston man, authorities say

A 57-year-old Wellston man is accused of uploading more than 100 images of child pornography and sharing them with an online...

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Norman council member to challenge colleague's recall petition

NORMAN — Norman City Council member Kate Bierman said Wednesday circulators representing Unite Norman gained entry to at least...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

Mayor's task force and city manager's working group are working on having reports together by spring.

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Game day changes planned in Norman after 'unsafe gatherings'

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark, responding to "unsafe gatherings that occurred in our community on game day," said Monday night...

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Video shows man holding bat ignoring officer's commands before fatal shots were fired

THE VILLAGE — Christopher Poor had been "drinking pretty hard," before he entered the living room holding an aluminum baseball...

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Edmond police release video of standoff

Edmond police have released video of a recent standoff with two men, including one who allegedly cut his ankle monitor off. On...

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In custody: OKC police say Bricktown fatal shooting suspect caught Tuesday afternoon

Oklahoma City police say a suspect wanted in connection with a deadly Bricktown shooting was in custody Tuesday afternoon....

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OKC man tries to broker weapons for Mexican gang, gets federal prison time

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for trying to broker weapons for a Mexican street gang...

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Group short on valid signatures to recall Norman mayor

NORMAN — The group trying to remove Norman Mayor Breea Clark and one member of the city council for defunding the police and...

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Rottweiler shot dead by OKC police after call about dagger attack, marijuana argument

A roommate dispute over marijuana devolved into an alleged knife attack, and a Rottweiler shot dead by police, authorities...

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Deadly shooting in Bricktown, police seek witnesses

Police are seeking witnesses to a deadly shooting early Sunday in Bricktown. Around 12:40 a.m., police responded to a shooting...

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Former OKC councilman finds new calling for life

The former Oklahoma City councilman who resigned in 2018 after being charged is now a Baptist preacher. "It took a major storm...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Six more deaths reported

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 695 to 69,354 on Sunday....

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Police officer faces manslaughter charge

THE VILLAGE — A police officer who fatally shot a man holding an aluminum baseball bat was charged Friday with first-degree...

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Explosives in home lands Lawton man in prison

Lawton police responding to a 911 call last year discovered a cache of guns, ammunition and detonating cords. The case led to a...

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Joe Exotic to Trump: 'Be my hero please'

In a handwritten letter for a pardon, Joe Exotic is asking President Donald Trump to grant him a miracle. The former big cat...

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Police: Man accused in one murder suspected in another

A teenager accused of killing a 78-year-old woman in May has been linked to another slaying by fingerprints lifted from a V-8...

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Police: Couple running from cartel made suicide pact

A man who said he cut his own throat and killed his wife told police the couple were "running from the Cartel and had a suicide...

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Norman's latest capacity restrictions not as strict as proposed

NORMAN — Norman City Council members, torn between slowing the spread of COVID-19 and restricting struggling businesses, backed...

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OKC police release footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

Oklahoma City police have released bodycam footage of a fatal shooting in July. Around 1:35 a.m. during a traffic stop July 22...

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Oklahoma County judge sets aside murder conviction

A judge set aside a jury verdict Tuesday and dismissed the criminal case against a man convicted of felony murder, siding with...

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Hundreds go online to watch ouster trial

Over and over in the first week of her ouster trial, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman was described as demeaning...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 1,147 to 63,187 on...

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Love County treasurer indicted

MARIETTA — Love County Treasurer Lorry Hull pleaded not guilty Friday to an embezzlement indictment. Hull, 41, a Democrat, has...

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Defendant released from jail suspected in murder

An Oklahoma City man is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body after a judge reduced his bond on a charge...

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Former child welfare worker accused of deceiving clients

A former child welfare case worker is accused of illegally obtaining money from her clients for court costs, parenting classes...

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5 interesting last meals Oklahoma death row inmates chose

Imagine you’re just hours away from being executed by the state of Oklahoma: What would your last meal be?

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Attorney: murder defendant wrongly convicted

A Tecumseh man is asking a judge to vacate his February murder conviction because the state of Oklahoma "erroneously charged"...

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OU football: Norman may limit bar capacity on game day

NORMAN — With the return of college football less than two weeks away, the Norman City Council is considering a move to limit...

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Murder defendant avoids trial by pleading guilty to lesser crime

An accused drug dealer charged with first-degree murder pleaded guilty to a lesser crime Tuesday and was sentenced to 15 years...

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Police: Dallas man killed wife, 2 sons for being too loud

DALLAS (AP) — A man who confessed to fatally shooting his wife and two children in their Dallas home told police he killed them...

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Defendant throws chair, shatters courtroom window

Minutes after prospective jurors were seated Monday, a man accused in a stabbing became enraged, picked up a wooden chair and...

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Norman City Council to vote on replacement

NORMAN — A selection committee of five residents approved by the Norman City Council has recommended an interim replacement for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 667 new cases, 2 deaths reported Sunday

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 667 to 58,020 on...

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Did judge misuse campaign funds?

On the eve of her ouster trial, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is facing a new criminal investigation, this time...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 1,093 new cases, 11 new deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 1,093 to 57,353 on...

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Norman attorneys fail to get union lawsuit dismissed

NORMAN — Attorneys for the city of Norman on Friday failed to persuade an out-of-town judge to dismiss claims by Norman's...

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Norman council looks to fill second vacancy on interim basis

NORMAN — The Norman City Council is accepting applications through Sept. 7 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Ward 2...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Second outbreak hits OKC facility for federal inmates

A holding facility for federal inmates is experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak. The Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center on...

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Average Oklahoma County jail population on downward trend, but disparities still exist

The average inmate population at the Oklahoma County jail has stayed below 1,700 people for over a year, a downward trend after...

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Joe Exotic drops civil rights lawsuit

Joe Exotic has dropped his federal civil rights lawsuit against those he blames for his arrest and murder-for-hire conviction...

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Voters in Norman say no to all four bond propositions

NORMAN — Voters on Tuesday defeated four bond issues worth $120 million, including one that would have provided $86.5 million...

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Federal court math: 45 guns, $100,000 in cash, 100 pounds of marijuana equals 15 years in prison for OKC man

An Oklahoma City man accused of running a drug ring was sentenced this week to 15 years in federal prison for marijuana...

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Governor appoints district judge to appeals court

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday announced the appointment of Oklahoma County District Judge Trevor S. Pemberton to the Oklahoma...

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Norman councilman dies after less than two months in office

NORMAN — The Norman City Council now has two seats to fill following the unexpected death of newcomer David Perry on Saturday....

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Police: Man arrested on child porn charges used popular chat apps

A 39-year-old Piedmont man arrested on a child pornography complaint allegedly told investigators he used popular messaging...

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Joe Exotic takes feud with rival Jeff Lowe to court again

Joe Exotic denies having sex with farm animals at the roadside zoo he started more than two decades ago. And, now, from...

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Three men accused of mineral rights, royalties diversion scam

A federal grand jury meeting in Oklahoma City indicted three men accused of diverting royalty proceeds from real people to...

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Three more charged with incitement to riot in Oklahoma County

In a new incitement to riot charge, three defendants are accused of going on Facebook Live May 28 to urge viewers to join them...

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Woman facing murder charge in death of son killed by her boyfriend

NORMAN — A Norman woman charged in the New Year's Day death of her 2-year-old son will face trial, a judge ruled Thursday....

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Schools short on substitute teachers as pandemic limits pool

EL RENO — For El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay, it was the worst possible scenario. Two days before the start...

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Protester faces gun charge

An outspoken activist has been charged with a misdemeanor that accuses her of illegally posing with a handgun during an armed...

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Second Oklahoma County jail inmate with virus dies

A second Oklahoma County jail inmate has died at a hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Roosevelt Larry Knox, 65, of...

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Oklahoma County sheriff wants TV ads to stop

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is asking a communications company to stop showing an outside group's TV attack ad. In a...

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She reported being shot at; police arrested her for driving a car reported stolen during a home invasion

Marua Johnson, 29, spent a lot of time answering police questions last weekend. She told police she was shot at around 10:45...

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Norman residents challenge initiative petition

NORMAN — Attorneys for three Norman residents asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to invalidate an initiative petition...

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Yukon police: man tried to kidnap his ex-girlfriend in front of us

YUKON — Eyewitnesses say a Yukon man tried to kidnap his former lover at gunpoint. The eyewitnesses were Yukon police...

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'75% chance' cellar search will recover missing Oklahoma girls, suspect tells investigators

PICHER — Based on information from the only still-living suspect, authorities will be excavating an abandoned root cellar...

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Stuart truck driver accused of lewd acts with child

Authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Stuart truck driver after they say he tried to meet a teenage girl at a truck stop and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 544 new cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 544 to 48,342 on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 901 new cases, 13 deaths reported Saturday

The number of positive COVID-19 tests reported by the Oklahoma State Department of Health increased by 901 to 47,798 on...

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'Taking our town back': Norman recall group says it has enough signatures for mayor

NORMAN — Organizers of the group attempting to remove Mayor Breea Clark and three city council members for "defunding" police...

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Norman recall group asks city to extend signature deadline

NORMAN — Unite Norman, citing "extraordinary circumstances present in the course of signature collection, including criminal...

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Jimcy McGirt, subject of Creek reservation ruling, now in federal custody

The federal government on Wednesday took custody of Jimcy McGirt, whose successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has begun...

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Norman residents will recommend city council replacement

NORMAN — The Norman City Council on Tuesday night approved the appointment of five people who will interview and recommend an...

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Norman mayor to meet with owners over masks

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark has requested a virtual meeting with Campus Corner bar and restaurant owners Thursday morning to...

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Senate candidate Abby Broyles OK after hit-and-run in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Abby Broyles was described as resting Monday morning after her campaign...

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Beating of gay man doesn't fall under Oklahoma's hate crime prohibitions

In the early morning of June 27, Oklahoma City-based real estate agent Christian Council, a 28-year-old gay man, returned to...

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Police: Teen driver said he tried to harass Norman recall group members

NORMAN — A teenage driver told police that he and two passengers tried to "harass and antagonize" Unite Norman members before...

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Norman mayor Breea Clark witnesses late-night shooting outside Campus Corner bar

NORMAN — Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a late-night shooting Thursday outside a Campus Corner bar...

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott petitions Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt for Julius Jones' freedom

Dak Prescott is the latest high-profile athlete to write a letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt asking to commute the sentence of Julius...

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Body found in Yukon identified; was son of Oklahoma County judge

YUKON — A man whose body was found Wednesday on the site of an oil field equipment and supply company is the son of a...

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4 people arrested at Tulsa Trump rally plead not guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, including a Tulsa teacher and a...

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Norman chief, city officials, seek to clarify 'misinformation' about police budget

NORMAN — Norman Police Chief Kevin Foster said Wednesday that calls for service have not been affected since the city council...

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Video: Unite Norman co-founder seen throwing brick at backing car

NORMAN — Unite Norman, the group seeking to recall Norman Mayor Breea Clark and three city council members, is defending the...

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Hunter argues state, feds can have jurisdiction in some crimes involving Indians

Laying out an approach to counter hundreds of anticipated criminal appeals stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision,...

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Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

An Oklahoma County jail inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, The Oklahoman has learned. Officials said inmate...

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Cleveland County courthouse, clerk's office now require masks

NORMAN — Face coverings are now required inside the Cleveland County courthouse and court clerk's office to protect employees...

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Hunter vows to fight inmate challenges stemming from Creek reservation case

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter vowed Monday to fight attempts by “a flood” of prison inmates to win their release...

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Dunkin' employee arrested after state trooper finds mucus in coffee

Police in Illinois arrested a Dunkin' employee after a state trooper found what police said was mucus in coffee he...

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Murder defendant captured after escaping Oklahoma County jail

Two cellmates fashioned bedsheets into a rope more than 100 feet long and made a daring escape Friday morning from the 12th...

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Norman council accepting applications to fill vacancy

NORMAN — The Norman City Council is accepting applications for appointment to fill the unexpired term of Ward 5 council member...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court chief justice blocks contempt hearing for OKC police chief

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday blocked judges in two counties from telling Oklahoma City police...

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COVID-19 outbreak shuts down Garvin County Courthouse

PAULS VALLEY — The Garvin County Courthouse has been closed to the public after a COVID-19 outbreak put the Garvin County...

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McClain County sheriff's new device seeks contraband

The McClain County Sheriff's Office has new technology to use in its war on drugs and other crime — a hand-held X-ray device....

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Judge denies request by workplace shooter to withdraw plea

NORMAN — A judge this week rejected a workplace shooter's request to withdraw his guilty plea. Cleveland County District Judge...

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Dogs found dead: $2,000 reward offered after man steals truck with 3 pets inside

The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest after three dogs in a stolen...

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OKC man who worked as an Air Force civilian engineer in Okinawa pleads guilty to assaulting neighbors

An Oklahoma City man working for the U.S. Armed Forces as a civilian engineer in Okinawa, Japan, pleaded guilty Monday in...

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Cleveland County cancels September jury term due to COVID-19

NORMAN — Cleveland County jury trials scheduled for September have been canceled amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, The Oklahoman...

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OKC activist charged with three misdemeanors

Oklahoma City activist Jess Eddy is facing three misdemeanor counts over a protest May 30 and a sit-in last week. He was...

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Mustang district says Nightrider nickname 'not reflective of band's mission'

YUKON — Mustang Public Schools announced Monday night that it will drop the "Nightrider" nickname from its high school marching...

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OKC police in feud with judges in two counties

Judges in two counties say Oklahoma City police officers take dozens of arrested suspects every year to the wrong jail. In...

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Metro area woman takes message, prayer to Northeast OKC

A Black motorist driving an SUV honked his horn and gave a thumbs up. A white man in a sports car honked, nodded his head and...

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Murder charge filed in 1985 cold case

CHANDLER — Nearly 35 years ago, Oklahoma City florist Paul Douglas Aikman died violently in a lonely spot, along the Turner...

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Norman city council member named in recall effort resigns

NORMAN — Sereta Wilson, one of four Norman City Council members targeted in a recall effort, has resigned her position,...

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Driver accused in Moore High School students' deaths to face trial

NORMAN — A pickup driver who accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High School...

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Security guard charged with assault

A Walmart security guard has been charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon for shooting a fleeing shoplifting...

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Not everyone's a fan of the ordinance, which can be tough to enforce

NORMAN — Kate Bierman's phone started blowing up about 7:30 a.m. July 8, roughly eight hours after the Norman City Council...

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'I'm not going back,' gunman said

Though only 30, Kyle A. Elrod already had been in and out of prison twice for sex offenses, a credit card crime and drugs. So,...

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Man fatally shot by police and sheriff deputies during traffic stop

A man was fatally shot by two Cleveland County deputies and an Oklahoma City Police officer early Wednesday morning, according...

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Video: Trump, Barr to expand surge of federal agents into several US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr are expected to announce Wednesday that federal...

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Officers fatally shoot SUV passenger in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies and an Oklahoma City police officer opened fire on an SUV passenger during a...

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Norman School Board urged to delay opening

NORMAN — Parents and teachers urged the Norman School Board on Monday night to delay the start of in-person instruction amid...

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Protesters arrested Monday identified

The seven protesters arrested in Oklahoma City on trespassing complaints have been identified. The seven staged a sit-in in...

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Protesters arrested at DA's office

Seven protesters were arrested Monday on trespassing complaints after they refused to leave the lobby of the Oklahoma County...

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Worker in Edmond office of court clerk tests positive for COVID-19

EDMOND — The Edmond office of the Oklahoma County court clerk has closed until further notice after a worker tested positive...

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Group behind recall effort calls on Norman mayor to resign

NORMAN — Unite Norman, the group behind an effort to recall Mayor Breea Clark and four city council members for defunding...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 209 new cases; no new deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 209 cases to 25,265 on Sunday, while the number of deaths was...

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Police respond to shooting outside of Bricktown Ballpark

Oklahoma City Police say one person was shot in the leg following a fight between two groups down the street from the Chickasaw...

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Oklahoma County special judge elevated by Stitt appointment

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday announced the appointment of Sheila Stinson as district judge for Oklahoma County, the state's...

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Excavation continues at potential mass grave site in Tulsa

TULSA — Donning a black mask and baseball cap, John Patrick-Kinnear sat in a lawn chair Wednesday afternoon outside Oaklawn...

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OKDHS denies accusations of neglect in alleged El Reno child sex abuse case

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services on Thursday denied accusations the agency was negligent in an alleged child sex abuse...

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Woman arrested in death of man found in Norman driveway

NORMAN — The Norman Police Department has arrested a woman suspected in the death of a man whose body was found on a...

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Workplace shooter asks judge to withdraw guilty plea

NORMAN — A man who admitted shooting his wife's coworker and received a 30-year prison sentence is asking a judge to withdraw...

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Tribes, state reach agreement on criminal, civil procedures on reservations

The Five Tribes and state leaders have reached an agreement aimed at clarifying jurisdiction on criminal and civil matters in...

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Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office employee tests positive for COVID-19

A worker in the Oklahoma County Court Clerk's office tested positive for COVID-19 after an extended Fourth of July weekend,...

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El Reno man arrested on suspicion child sex abuse, Canadian County sheriff's office accuses DHS of negligence

A 25-year-old El Reno man has been arrested on suspicion of forcible sodomy and lewd acts with a child under 16 years of age,...

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Wilson officers facing murder charges fired

WILSON — Two Wilson police officers have been fired from their positions after they were charged with second-degree murder in...

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Police resignations, retirements increase in Norman

NORMAN — As many as 14 sworn police officers have either resigned, retired or considered other employment since the city...

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Kansas man pleads guilty in Oklahoma cold-case deaths

VINITA, Okla. (AP) — The Kansas man charged in the 1999 deaths of an Oklahoma couple and the disappearance and presumed deaths...

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Prosecutor upgrades manslaughter counts against driver in Moore fatalities

NORMAN — A pickup driver who accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High School...

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Edmond police searching for missing man

Police in Edmond are asking the public to help locate a man last seen in June at Lake Arcadia. Bruce Wayne Jacobs, 52, was last...

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State officials moving quickly to clarify criminal, civil rules on Creek reservation

Oklahoma leaders have been moving quickly to help police and prosecutors understand the new rules for law enforcement on land...

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Oklahoma drops murder charges in vehicle child deaths

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney's office dismissed two murder charges against a man whose two children died...

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Internet romance fraudster sentenced to federal prison

A 36-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a fraudulent internet...

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Judgment overturned for second convicted killer in wake of Creek reservation case

An Oklahoma prison inmate convicted of first-degree murder and another who pleaded guilty to manslaughter have had their...

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Norman panel discusses alternative policing programs

NORMAN — A crisis intervention program in Eugene, Oregon, that responds to mental health-related 911 calls garnered support...

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Former Norman City Councilwoman believes she was intended target of attack

NORMAN — A woman who reported being raped June 27 said she recognized her attacker's voice when she listened to threatening...

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Two more charged with terrorism

Two more protesters Friday were charged with terrorism after a further investigation into the damage to an Oklahoma City bail...

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UCO administrator suspected of selling team apparel online

EDMOND — A University of Central Oklahoma athletic department administrator is suspected of illegally selling team apparel...

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Weatherford man sentenced in molestation case

A 64-year-old Weatherford man was ordered to serve 78 months in prison for abusive sexual contact of a child in Indian Country,...

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Group seeks to recall Norman mayor, council members

NORMAN — An effort to recall Norman Mayor Breea Clark and four city council members for cutting police funding and other...

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In south OKC, three people arrested after meth found stashed in car

Oklahoma County sheriff’s deputies found one pound of methamphetamine stashed in a hidden compartment during a vehicle search...

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More Black Lives Matter protesters released after $1.4 million bond paid

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City posted $1.4 million more in cash bonds Thursday to get four more protesters out of jail while...

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Committee to discuss plans for money cut from Norman police budget

NORMAN — Last month, the Norman City Council cut the police department budget by $865,000 in response to calls to fund...

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Norman City Council approves mandatory mask ordinance

NORMAN — The Norman City Council, citing a need to do the right thing, approved a mandatory mask policy late Tuesday night it...

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Norman City Council votes in favor of ordinance mandating masks

NORMAN — On a day when new COVID-19 infections in Oklahoma skyrocketed by 858, including 26 new cases in Norman, the city...

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Millions raised to bail out Black Lives Matter protesters

Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City has posted $2.1 million in cash bonds to get eight protesters out of jail while their criminal...

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AG criticizes death row inmate's advocates

Attorney General Mike Hunter on Monday complained advocates for convicted murderer Julius Jones have manipulated the facts of...

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Face coverings being considered in Norman as COVID-19 infections keep rising

NORMAN — The Norman City Council, citing a rise in COVID-19 infections and the need to keep businesses open, will consider a...

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OU nurse indicted by grand jury is wife of ex-prosecutor suspected of assault

An Edmond nurse has been charged in the theft of high-powered painkillers from OU Medical Center. The state's multi-county...

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Oklahoma resident shoots, kills intruder with bow and arrow

Muskogee police are investigating after a resident reportedly shot and killed an intruder in his home with a bow and arrow...

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Norman mom indicted in son's death

A Norman woman has been charged in the New Year's Day death of her 2-year-old son. The state's multi-county grand jury on...

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Trooper remains hospitalized; SUV driver not at fault

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was still in the hospital Friday with internal bleeding, broken bones and a concussion after...

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Union accuses Norman of violating statute by defunding police

NORMAN — Norman's police union is alleging the city council broke the law when it voted last month to reduce the police...

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Terrorism defendant charged again

A protester was charged Thursday for a second time with terrorism based on statements he allegedly made on Facebook Live on May...

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OHP troopers injured in collision in Oklahoma City

Three troopers in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Motorcycle Division were injured Thursday along the Kilpatrick Turnpike in a...

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Departures save four Norman police jobs

NORMAN — Four police officers facing layoffs will get to keep their jobs following the recent resignations of three officers...

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Supreme Court lets stand decision overturning death sentences

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to review an appeals court decision that overturned the death sentences of an...

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2 Oklahoma police officers charged in death of man

Two police officers from a small southern Oklahoma town have been charged with second-degree murder after being accused of...

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Family of hospitalized Tulsa police officer says condition improving 'hour-by-hour'

The family of a Tulsa police officer critically injured during a shooting that left another officer dead said Thursday...

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Black Lives Matter protest over criminal charges planned in OKC

Hundreds are expected Thursday morning at a protest in Oklahoma City over the filing of terrorism and other felony charges...

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Wilson police officers charged with second-degree murder

WILSON — Two officers from the Wilson Police Department are facing charges of second-degree murder in relation to a use of...

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Norman council to consider mask policy but not business closures

NORMAN — The Norman City Council has moved closer to adopting a mandatory mask policy to help slow the spread of COVID-19, with...

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Oklahoma legislators warn of 'spread of anarchy' due to lacking support for law enforcement

Amid widespread calls for police reform, 12 Oklahoma legislators offered their support for law enforcement Wednesday, warning...

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Tulsa police officer dies after Monday shooting

Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, died Tuesday from gunshot wounds he suffered in the line...

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Oklahoma County district judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman is asking a special court to put off disciplinary proceedings against her while...

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More OKC protesters charged with rioting

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed two more rioting cases Tuesday, despite complaints he has excessively...

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One of two Tulsa police officers shot in Monday traffic stop has died

Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the department, has succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered in the line...

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Tulsa police officers 'fighting for their lives,' after shooting

Tulsa’s chief of police made a call for compassion on Monday after two of his officers were in critical condition after being...

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Black Lives Matter OKC leader criticizes DA for protest charges

The executive director of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City on Monday called the filing of criminal charges against protesters...

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OSBI takes over Norman sexual assault investigation

NORMAN —The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, at the request of the Norman Police Department, is taking over the...

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Oklahoma woman shot stealing Nazi flag from home expected to recover

A woman shot early Sunday morning stealing a Nazi flag from a Hunter residence is expected to recover, officials said Monday.

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Co-worker wounded trying to intervene in attempted abduction

NORMAN — Colette Wind walked to the podium to address her assailant, her misshapen right arm a reminder of the day she came to...

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ACLU slams DA over protest charges

The ACLU of Oklahoma is accusing Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater of overcharging protesters to silence those...

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Oklahoma Attorney General files charges against Oklahoma roofer

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Friday that his office has filed four felony charges against a contractor in...

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Some OKC protesters charged with terrorism, rioting, assault

Protesters blamed for the violence that broke out in Oklahoma City the last weekend in May were charged Friday with terrorism,...

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McLoud man pleads guilty to federal weapons violation

A military veteran who had vowed armed resistance to laws against personal freedom pleaded guilty Friday to a federal weapons...

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Edmond man faces 30 years in prison for smuggling firearms to Middle East

An Edmond man faces 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally shipping firearms to the Middle East, as well as...

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Bomb threat over "injustice in the world" leads to felony charge

A man with a history of mental illness is accused in a felony charge of threatening to blow up an Oklahoma City business and...

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Norman Police Department to cut positions following council vote

NORMAN — Police Chief Kevin Foster said Thursday he may have to lay off two full-time and two part-time officers as soon as...

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OU implements masking policy effective immediately

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma, citing a "substantial increase" in new COVID-19 cases, is implementing a university-wide...

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Douglass football coach tests positive for COVID-19

A football coach at Douglass High School has tested positive for COVID-19.The positive test was first reported by Oklahoma City...

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"Perfectly designed": New location enjoyed by Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

The Oklahoma County sheriff’s office is fully moved out of the county jail and operating out of its new facility in northeast...

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Accused judge takes paid suspension

An accused Oklahoma County district judge accepted a paid suspension Tuesday. Kendra Coleman, 44, faces trial before a special...

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Special court asked to discipline Oklahoma County judge

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman faces possible removal from office after being accused of further...

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OKC doctor accused of illegally prescribing opioids

A federal grand jury is blaming an Oklahoma City pain doctor for illegally prescribing opioids and and other controlled...

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Norman councilwoman arrested in Tulsa on Saturday night

Norman City Councilwoman Alex Scott, a candidate for state Senate, was arrested Saturday night in Tulsa, jail records show. The...

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Protester arrested hours before Trump rally

About six hours before President Donald Trump's much-anticipated rally in downtown Tulsa, more supporters trickled into line...

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Law enforcement in Tulsa used pepper balls to disperse a crowd after President Trump's rally in Tulsa

Law enforcement used pepper balls to disperse a crowd of protesters Saturday night in Tulsa.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court OKs Trump campaign rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for a temporary injunction to stop the BOK Center in Tulsa from hosting a...

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Judge gives bank robber three life sentences

A man who used a gun to rob three banks in a two-month period was sentenced this week to life in prison for each bank he...

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Norman City Council votes to cut police funding

NORMAN — Calling it a "very small gesture" and "an important time in Norman's history," the city council voted early Wednesday...

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'That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That '70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s, Los...

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Fired Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his...

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Candidates for Oklahoma County sheriff discuss protests, law enforcement reforms

Amid protests against police brutality and discussions about reforming local law enforcement agencies, candidates for Oklahoma...

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Former church members seek accountability for alleged misdeeds

Former members of a metro area church said the house of worship should close immediately and its founders should be held...

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Protesters bring budget concerns to Norman Council

NORMAN — Protesters seeking funding for alternatives to armed policing and supporters of the Norman Police Department filled...

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Trump signs executive order on police reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an...

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High court agrees Oklahoma death row inmate entitled to new hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed on Monday that Oklahoma death row inmate Jimmy Dean Harris should get a hearing before a...

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Judge will face trial on felony tax evasion charge

An Oklahoma County district judge accused of tax evasion will face trial, a judge ruled Monday. The felony tax evasion case...

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Norman police chief: 'I think we do a lot of things right'

NORMAN — Norman Police Chief Kevin Foster said Friday that he is reviewing the department's use of force policy and could...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 8,231 cases, 359 deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 158 to 8,231 on Sunday, while the number of deaths rose by zero...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Leniency shown tax cheat

A compulsive gambler who cheated on his taxes was sentenced to home confinement because of the pandemic. Mickey Alvin Young, a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 7,848 cases, 359 deaths

The number of positive COVID-19 tests in Oklahoma increased by 222 to 7,848 on Friday, while the number of deaths rose by two...

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Oklahoma City grandma sentenced to 17 years in prison for causing boy's death

A judge Thursday sentenced an Oklahoma City woman to more than 17 years in federal prison for causing the death of her...

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Ex-treasurer accused of embezzling from Oklahoma Outdoor Outreach

An Oklahoma City man facing a felony charge admitted embezzling nearly $70,000 from an all-volunteer foundation that provides...

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Oklahoma Tax Commission asks judge to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo

PAULS VALLEY — A judge is being asked to shut down Joe Exotic's former zoo because of delinquent sales taxes. The Oklahoma Tax...

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Man who pointed gun at Noble officer sentenced to prison

NORMAN — A wanted man who pointed a gun at a Noble police officer and was shot three times was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

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McLoud man to stay locked up

A judge Wednesday ruled a McLoud man will stay jailed until trial because he is a potential danger to the community....

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Not Antifa: metro protester says image shouldn't take away from message

The image of his arrest during recent protests in Oklahoma City has been shared online, but tattooed and mohawked Cory...

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Norman Municipal Courts offering to clear warrants at reduced cost through June 30

It's a window of opportunity for anyone who has outstanding warrants related to Norman citations. The city of Norman Municipal...

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Canadian County sheriff creates volunteer 'Sheriff's Posse' to aid law enforcement

EL RENO — Canadian County Sheriff Chris West announced Tuesday his office is accepting applications for a group of local...

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Multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud alleged in Oklahoma City

A federal grand jury indicted Ronald J. McCord, 69, of Oklahoma City, on charges of defrauding two banks, Fannie Mae, and...

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Norman group seeking police changes plans to 'occupy' City Hall on Tuesday

NORMAN — A group demanding justice and accountability in Norman is calling on city leaders to defund and demilitarize the...

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Oklahoma City Police release video of Derrick Ollie Scott's arrest

The Oklahoma City Police Department released bodycam video which met one of the demands from Black Lives Matter. The video...

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Couple arrested on child sex abuse, bestiality complaints

A couple suspected of sexually assaulting a child, sexually abusing a pet and possessing child pornography is behind bars,...

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McLoud man in dispute with police faces weapons charge

A McLoud man wrote that a future civil war will be a "blast" and did shooting training with a silhouette marked POLICE, the FBI...

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Arrest of protester ordered over Capitol graffiti

A protester defended defacing the Capitol on Sunday in a Facebook post, writing he would vandalize the entire country to stop...

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'They just want justice for him': Trae Young, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin request Gov. Stitt to commute sentence of Oklahoma inmate on death row

NBA stars Trae Young, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin wrote to Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's Pardon & Parole Board,...

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Family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones relies on growing advocacy as case develops

It was mid-May, and the family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones was crowded around a computer in their living room,...

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Judge puts Joe Exotic's rival in control of zoo property in Wynnewood

Time is running out for Joe Exotic's former zoo in Wynnewood. A federal judge in Oklahoma City on Monday gave control of the...

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Oklahoma City sit-in participants urge George Floyd protesters to stay peaceful

Meredith Luper Hildreth felt pride well up in her chest as she looked out at the crowd gathered for the George Floyd protest in...

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Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin

A federal judge in Oklahoma has awarded ownership of the zoo made famous in Netflix's “Tiger King” docuseries to Joe Exotic's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Inmate at Oklahoma County jail tests positive

The first Oklahoma County jail inmate to test positive for coronavirus was being kept in isolation Monday. "He's a new intake,"...

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Police make 11 arrests in second night of George Floyd protests in Oklahoma City

Police arrested at least 11 people overnight during a protest that started Sunday afternoon and led demonstrators to the state...

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Thousands voice their concerns at weekend protests

A day after protests marred by vandalism and tear gas, demonstrators on Sunday marched to the Oklahoma City Police headquarters...

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OU employees accused of misspending grant money

A married couple working for the University of Oklahoma are accused in a federal charge of misspending $2.1 million in grant...

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Police make 27 arrests in protests overnight

Police arrested at least 27 people overnight during a protest that started Saturday evening at NW 23 and N Classen Boulevard...

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'Fighting for our lives': Hundreds protest in Oklahoma City against police killings

Tear gas billowed into the air, and crowds began to flee. People of all ages, but many of them younger adults, ran from a...

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Recap: Live coverage of the May 30-31 George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City

View a recap of live coverage from the George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City May 30-31.

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Harrah woman arrested in connection with 'chop shop'

Deputies with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Harrah woman May 20 who is accused of chopping and selling parts...

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Watch: President Trump addresses protests, looting in response to Floyd death

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of...

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OKC business owner arrested with illegal pot plants after fatal shooting

An Oklahoma City business owner was arrested on a complaint of illegal possession of $1.5 million worth of marijuana after...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes receive federal aid to fight COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it awarded about $1.2 million to four tribes in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Food bank assisting those who test for COVID-19

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma announced Wednesday that it has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide...

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Norman officer disciplined for sending inappropriate images

NORMAN — A Norman police officer who violated department policy by emailing inappropriate images to co-workers will get to keep...

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Police: Norman officer's email violated department policy

NORMAN — A Norman police officer violated department policy when he sent photos during an email discussion about the wear and...

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Wheatland man arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with a minor

A 45-year-old Wheatland man was arrested this month for allegedly soliciting sex with a minor and dealing drugs. On May 21, the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Integris updates hospital visitation policy

Integris Health of Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that it will update its visitation policy without jeopardizing the safety of...

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Former AG requests prosecution of alleged Oklahoma exporters of cockfighting birds

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent emails to federal and state prosecutors in eastern Oklahoma asking...

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Stillwater teacher charged, accused of starting online relationship with student in 2018

A Stillwater Public Schools teacher arrested last week has been charged with soliciting a minor after an investigator...

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Homicide suspected in death of woman found in OKC home

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A homicide investigation was underway after a woman was found dead inside a burning home in southeastern...

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Mother arrested; Police seek public's help in search for toddlers missing since Friday

Although their biological mother is in custody, two toddlers missing from an east Tulsa apartment complex remained unaccounted...

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State Chamber has warning for judge in Epic Charter Schools case

The State Chamber of Oklahoma wants a judge to consider "potential dangers" when making a decision in a legal case involving...

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Prosecutor suspected of assaulting estranged wife resigns

An Oklahoma County prosecutor suspected of assaulting his estranged wife in front of their daughter resigned after a district...

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10 dead at Joe Exotic's prison from virus outbreak

A COVID-19 outbreak at Joe Exotic's prison in Texas has killed 10 inmates, more than any other facility or halfway house in the...

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Judge sentences cardiologist to prison for killing motorcyclist

An Edmond cardiologist convicted of driving while drunk and killing a motorcyclist told a judge Thursday that his sobriety and...

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Stillwater teacher accused of making lewd proposals to former student

Stillwater police arrested a teacher Tuesday on accusations he made lewd proposals to a former student. Officers arrested...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: El Reno to resume sending violation notices

TSET boosts focus on healthy living The board of directors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement and Endowment Trust (TSET) on...

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Norman police reviewing officer's actions

NORMAN — Norman's police chief said Tuesday the department is investigating the actions of an officer who sent an image from...

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Domestic abuse reclassified as a violent crime in Oklahoma

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Monday reclassifying several domestic abuse charges as violent crimes. This includes domestic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DOC staff called on to help following outbreak at Comanche County jail

The state Department of Corrections is helping stabilize the Comanche County Detention Center in Lawton after an outbreak of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Walmart opens drive-thru testing site in Del City

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site is open in the Walmart parking lot at 5401 Tinker Diagonal in Del City. The new site and...

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Edmond man accused of fondling girl in her front yard

An Edmond man is accused of fondling a 10-year-old girl as she played alone in her front yard. Wade Treloar Smalling is also...

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Cash held by Oklahoma City police is missing, audit finds

An Oklahoma City Police Department office that handles millions of dollars in cash lacked adequate controls to prevent theft,...

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Tuttle woman sentenced to prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million

A Tuttle woman was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison for embezzling more than $1.2 million from her employer,...

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Valley Brook loses court fight over traffic stops

VALLEY BROOK — For years, police officers in this small town best known for its strip clubs have been making traffic stops on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: McDonald's shooting suspect claimed self-defense

NORMAN — The suspect in a shooting at a McDonald's in south Oklahoma City confessed afterward and claimed self-defense, police...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Officer admits posting Facebook threat against Norman mayor

NORMAN — A Lexington police officer accused of threatening Norman Mayor Breea Clark on Facebook admitted to "writing and...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Group asks governor to delay additional openings

Group asks governor to delay additional openings More than 1,200 people signed a letter this week asking Gov. Kevin Stitt to...

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Former state Sen. Brooks Douglass dies at age 56

In a life marked at a young age by a tragedy that shook the state, Brooks Douglass forgave but never forgot. "Ultimately, we...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation casinos to remain closed

Chickasaw Nation casinos to remain closed Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby announced this week that the tribe's casinos...

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Asian-American Women's Task Force set to host 'bystander intervention' seminar

An Asian woman is being verbally harassed and followed by a man in a parking lot. Witnesses hear him say "Get out of my...

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OKC couple sent to prison for armed bank robbery

An Oklahoma City couple has been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in the armed robbery of a Moore bank in May 2019,...

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Police arrest two in separate weekend killings

MIDWEST CITY — A man suspected of killing his mother and then dumping her body is behind bars along with a woman suspected of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Coalition launches first-of-its-kind initiative

An alliance of nonprofit organizations committed to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has launched a pilot program in Oklahoma...

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Longtime family law judge to retire

NORMAN — Associate District Judge Stephen Bonner, a family law judge who started Cleveland County's family drug court program,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Convention & Visitors Bureau to cut staff

With hotel-motel tax collections in retreat as COVID-19 crimps the meeting and tourism business, and five months before a new...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Infected jail inmate dies

CHICKASHA — William Dean Brame was awaiting sentencing at the Grady County jail for his role in a major drug ring run from...

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Shooting at OKC McDonald's marks violent swing in pandemic tensions

A shooting Wednesday in a McDonald’s on the south side of Oklahoma City marked a violent rise in tension around the Sooner...

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OKC police: South side McDonald's employees injured in shooting

Four employees at a McDonald’s near SW 89 and Pennsylvania Avenue were injured Wednesday, after a customer saw the lobby...

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Nichols Hills police chief offers crime prevention tips

Nichols Hills Police Chief Steven Cox is asking residents to be aware of their surroundings to keep their community safe. Here...

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Executions in Oklahoma to remain on hold

Death row inmates in Oklahoma have been given until July 6 to raise their concerns about the state's new execution procedures....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Salon owners sue Norman mayor over reopening

NORMAN — The owners of three salons are accusing Norman Mayor Breea Clark of violating their constitutional rights by not...

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Some Norman businesses reopen to customers

NORMAN —When Bark on Main owner Erika Puckett closed her pet salon last month because of COVID-19 she felt like her right to...

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Police identify shooter, victim in murder-suicide

MOORE — Police have identified two male roommates who died in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday night. Austin Blake...

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Joe Biden denies former staffer's sexual assault allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden denied a former Senate staffer's allegation of sexual assault on Friday, saying “this never...

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Guthrie police apprehend suspect after two people shot at Guthrie Walmart

Two people were shot Thursday in a Walmart parking lot in Guthrie, according to the Guthrie Police Department. The shooting...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: El Reno announces layoffs, furloughs

EL RENO — The city of El Reno, citing an economic downturn caused by COVID-19, has laid off 17 full-time and two part-time...

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Police: Moore roommates die in apparent murder-suicide

MOORE — Two 25-year-old male roommates died Wednesday night in an apparent murder-suicide inside a home in the 4200 block of...

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Arrest made in Amazon warehouse shooting

U.S. Marshals and Oklahoma City police officers on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of firing shots at an Amazon warehouse on...

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Longtime Oklahoma City federal judge dies

For close to 40 years, Judge Lee R. West kept at it, presiding over cases in Oklahoma City federal court with humor and...

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Oklahoma County sheriff's office moving out of jail

Over the next month, the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office will take a historic step as it moves out of the county jail and into...

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CDC adds six new symptoms of virus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added six new symptoms of coronavirus seen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 found in state prisons as testing increases

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been located throughout Oklahoma's prison facilities as the state Department of Corrections...

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Police: Man fires shots inside, outside Amazon warehouse

Police are looking for a man who fired shots inside and outside of an Amazon warehouse on South Council Road in Oklahoma City...

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Moore to issue refunds to overcharged utility customers

MOORE — The city of Moore will issue refunds to thousands of customers who were charged multiple times for water service they...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cities alter proclamations to reopen businesses early

Looking to kick-start their flagging economies in the wake of COVID-19, leaders in Del City, Midwest City, Moore and Yukon on...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman not ready to ease existing restrictions

Norman not ready to ease existing restrictions NORMAN — The city of Norman has no plans to relax an existing stay-at-home order...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman won't ease order before May 1

NORMAN — The city of Norman has no plans to relax an existing stay-at-home order before the end of the month, despite a call by...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Officials say no COVID-19 cases inside Oklahoma County jail thanks to precautions

The Oklahoma County jail has still seen no cases of COVID-19 during the pandemic, officials told county commissioners on...

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Error from Stitt's office leads to inaccurate count of prisoners to be released

An error in a news release from Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office said over 400 incarcerated individuals would be released from state...

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OKC police unveils $50,000 drone program

The Oklahoma City Police Department on Wednesday unveiled two drones for use at the scenes of traffic accidents and outdoor...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: FBI warns against fraud

The FBI is warning Americans against scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, including fake Centers for Disease Control and...

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Oklahoma shifting position in Creek Nation reservation case, prison inmate says

The state of Oklahoma has created a “brand new argument” to contend the Muscogee (Creek) Nation doesn’t have a reservation, but...

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FBI warns against fraud related to coronavirus pandemic

The FBI is warning Americans against scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, including fake Centers for Disease Control and...

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New evidence links OKC attorney to triple homicide

An Oklahoma City attorney and her boyfriend have been further connected to a triple homicide by new evidence, federal...

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Outlook 2020: Attorney inspired to serve inmates by father's incarceration

Oklahoma County Assistant Public Defender Francie Ekwerekwu says if she could do just one thing to fix Oklahoma's criminal...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Arrests down in OKC during pandemic

As the coronavirus spread across the state and nation in March, emergency phone calls increased in Oklahoma City while arrests...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Drug court changing with the times

BARTLESVILLE — It sounds shady, drug offenders meeting their connection in a park. But for Washington County Associate District...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Moore mayor issues shelter in place order

Moore mayor issues shelter in place order MOORE — Mayor Glenn Lewis has issued a shelter in place order that will require...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cleveland County cancels June jury trials

NORMAN — Cleveland County jury trials scheduled for June have been cancelled amid the coronavirus emergency, The Oklahoman has...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Joe Exotic not exposed to any known COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma jail, officials say

Oklahoma officials on Thursday disputed widespread reports that Joe Exotic's fellow inmates at the Grady County Jail have...

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Three dead in Bethany shooting

BETHANY —Three people died early Wednesday after a shooting near a Bethany convenience store. Around 1 a.m., police officers...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 Medicare fraud warning issued

A Medicare warning has been issued regarding public fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus. What are the general...

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Three dead in Bethany shooting

Three people died early Wednesday after a shooting near a Bethany convenience store. Around 1 a.m., police officers were called...