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Tim Willert
Tim Willert

Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers K-12 education, including Oklahoma City Public Schools and the state Education Department. Before that he covered district, federal and appellate courts in Oklahoma County. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and city government for the community news division of the Los Angeles Times. Willert is a graduate of California State University Northridge.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 mayor Breea Clark seeks mask compliance on Campus Corner

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark on Thursday urged Campus Corner business owners to comply with the city's mask ordinance as...

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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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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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Norman police say shootings aren't related

NORMAN — Police are calling a rash of shootings that culminated late Thursday night outside a Campus Corner bar unusual but...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Norman parents push back against in-person instruction

NORMAN — More than 2,000 parents are asking Norman school district officials to delay the start of the 2020-21 school year,...

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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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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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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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Norman police chief responds to face mask complaints

NORMAN — Police Chief Kevin Foster said Thursday his officers are committed to wearing face coverings required by a new city...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Senate District 15 primary: Scott will face Standridge in general election

NORMAN — Absentee and early voters helped propel Norman City Council member Alex Scott to an easy win over Matt Hecox in the...

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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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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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Oklahoma County judge tests positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma County District Judge Natalie Mai has tested positive for COVID-19, The Oklahoman has learned. Mai notified the...

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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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Norman considering options as COVID-19 cases rise

NORMAN — The City of Norman, in response to a spike in positive COVID 19 cases, is asking residents if they're willing to wear...

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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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Norman councilwoman defends Tulsa arrest

NORMAN — A councilwoman and candidate for state Senate arrested over the weekend in Tulsa on a complaint of obstructing police...

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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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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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Oklahoma Supreme Court to rule on Trump rally lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday whether those who attend a campaign rally for President Trump on Saturday...

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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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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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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: 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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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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Norman protesters rail against police tactics before, during council meeting

NORMAN — Protesters holding signs and chanting "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and "George Floyd" demanded funding for...

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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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First-year Norman mayor endures death threats

NORMAN — Breea Clark has always had thick skin. But it grew thicker during the 10 years she worked in the office of academic...

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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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Auto dealers look to rebound from effects of COVID-19

NORMAN — Things don't look quite the same at Fowler Toyota of Norman, where service worker Dirk Ness sprays an incoming...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Cross has urgent need for blood donations

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donations to prevent another shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and...

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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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Private school commencement comes under fire

NORMAN — A recent private school graduation ceremony attended by hundreds who sat shoulder to shoulder despite direction from...

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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Catholic Charities raises $300,000 for assistance

Catholic Charities raises $300K for assistance Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced Thursday that...

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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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Rural heath clinics get $4.5 million for testing

Rural heath clinics get $4.5 million for testing The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that it...

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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal court halts sale of product touted to treat COVID-19

MUSKOGEE — A federal court in Muskogee on Thursday halted the sale of an unapproved colloidal silver product to treat COVID-19,...

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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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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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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: 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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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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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 NOTEBOOK

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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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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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Some Norman businesses can reopen Friday

NORMAN — Restaurant dining areas, retail stores, gyms, golf courses and pet groomers are among the Norman businesses that will...

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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: Some Moore public buildings open to public

MOORE — Some city buildings in Moore, including City Hall, opened to the public Monday, three days after the mayor lifted...

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Mautra Staley Jones: 'Integrity is everything and matters in all aspects of life.'

Name: Mautra Staley Jones, 41, vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs for Langston University....

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Outlook 2020: 'Embrace change and possibility,' Jeanetta Calhoun Mish says

Growing up in Wewoka, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish preferred to spend her summer days at the public library instead of the local...

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Outlook 2020: 'The purpose-driven life thing is not just a cliche,' Mary Mélon says

It's been nearly six years since Mary Mélon left the newspaper business to lead The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public...

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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: Norman council discusses 'reboot'

NORMAN — City council members, armed with feedback from thousands of residents, discussed a city "reboot" Tuesday night after...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC mayor discuss plan for moving forward

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Friday that social distancing and sheltering in place have kept the worst outcomes of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Storytelling project to benefit journalists

Help is on the way for journalists who have been furloughed or displaced by the COVID-19 crisis and those who work for...

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Classmates seek to honor slain librarian's memory

Woodward native Amber Wooton-Clark was an advocate for education, the arts and literacy. She believed everyone deserved access...

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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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Outlook 2020: 'My worth in this life has nothing to do with my dress size,' Catherine 'Catt' Burton-Anderson says

Name: Catherine 'Catt' Marie Burton-Anderson, 55, Oklahoma County assistant district attorney. Burton, as she's known at work,...

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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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Blake Green to replace Todd Gibson as Cleveland County sheriff

NORMAN — Cleveland County Undersheriff Blake Green will be sworn in as sheriff Monday morning. Green will take over for Todd...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Virtual entertainment planned for home-bound residents

NORMAN — City leaders are planning a series of virtual events and activities, including a community candy hunt and teddy bear...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS caseworker tests positive

NORMAN — A Department of Human Services caseworker who recently tested positive for COVID-19 experienced symptoms during...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Norman mayor announces stay at home order

NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark announced a stay at home order for residents effective at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday to combat the spread...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Free virtual support groups offered

Free online support groups available Mental Health Association Oklahoma is offering free online support group meetings for...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cases of domestic violence, child abuse expected to climb

Incidents of domestic violence and child abuse are expected to rise in the coming days as families isolated by the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Busy food banks dealing with shortage of volunteers

MIDWEST CITY — Mike Anderson is worried about what the next few days will bring. The Mid-Del Food Pantry director has lost all...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Jury trials statewide called off for 30 days

The chief justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the presiding judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma, Cleveland counties cancel upcoming jury trials

Upcoming jury trials in Oklahoma and Cleveland counties have been cancelled amid growing coronavirus concerns, officials...

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Mother sues ex-coach accused of inappropriate contact with daughter

A mother alleges in a lawsuit that Harrah Public Schools and Harrah High School knew a now-charged baseball coach and teacher...

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Todd Gibson to replace Todd Strickland as Moore police chief

Cleveland County Sheriff Todd Gibson is leaving his post to become chief of police in Moore. Gibson will succeed Todd...

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Ex-worker accused of threatening to blow up nursing home charged

An ex-worker threatened to blow up an assisted living facility in Oklahoma City and bring a rifle to the office of a former...

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Police: Couple accused of child abuse was 'exorcising demons'

A couple accused of child abuse believed one of their kids was possessed by a demon and may have waterboarded the child,...

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Judge shows leniency to man who drove drunk, killed woman

A Yukon man who killed a mother of six was sentenced to one year of weekends in the Oklahoma County jail.

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Deputies respond to complaints of electioneering outside precincts

NORMAN — Sheriff's deputies Tuesday responded to multiple reports of electioneering outside polling places by people gathering...

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Police: Edmond man charged in bomb plots

A man who talked on a home video about blowing up two high schools in Edmond was charged Monday with two felonies, including...

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Jurors convict doctor of manslaughter in motorcyclist's death on highway

An Oklahoma County jury Monday convicted a cardiologist of first-degree manslaughter in the 2018 traffic death of a...

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OU student protest ends after meeting over latest demands

NORMAN — Calling it a "win for the people," black student leaders ended their protest after three days at the University of...

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Witnesses say doctor was intoxicated, uncooperative after rear-ending motorcyclist

A cardiologist accused of causing a motorcyclist's death on Interstate 35 in Edmond was "extremely intoxicated" and...

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Trucker tells jury he swerved to avoid motorcyclist's body

Truck driver Steven Unruh was about 200 miles from home in Newton, Kansas, when he lost sight of what he thought was a...

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Edmond cardiologist accused of driving drunk, rear-ending motorcyclist

Nicholas Rappa was all about safety, a friend testified Tuesday at the murder trial of an Edmond cardiologist accused of...

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Two to serve lengthy prison sentences for pleas

Two men pleaded guilty Monday to separate violent crimes and will serve lengthy prison sentences, including one who admitted...

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Attorney: Client mentally ill, not responsible for parent deaths

Rachel Walker was still alive when she told her youngest son to call the police in the early morning hours of March 4. Isiah...

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Edmond threat suspect convicted of crime before

EDMOND — In a video recording recovered from his home earlier this month, Matthew Rexwinkle talked about blowing up Edmond...

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OKC police: Abandoned car may be tied to Calif. slaying

Two people seen abandoning a car outside Remington Park in Oklahoma City may be involved in a Los Angeles-area homicide, police...

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Third manslaughter count filed against Moore crash suspect

NORMAN — Two weeks after a speeding pickup struck seven student athletes outside Moore High School, prosecutors filed a third...

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Kolby Crum, one of seven Moore runners struck by a pickup, has died of his injuries

MOORE — Kolby Crum fought an uphill battle to survive. The Moore High School senior, one of seven students struck by a speeding...

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Prosecutors will retry man after mistrial in infant murder case

A jury deadlocked early Saturday morning after deliberating 13 hours in a murder case against an Oklahoma City man accused of...

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Doctor says boy's injuries likely abuse

Widespread injuries that resulted in a 3-month-old boy's death were likely caused by child abuse, not choking or being dropped,...

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Police: Man charged in Moore HS crash driving nearly 80 mph

MOORE — An intoxicated pickup driver accelerated to nearly 80 mph before striking a group of student runners outside Moore High...

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Woman tells Oklahoma County jury she didn't believe boyfriend caused fatal injuries

A woman tearfully recalled for a jury Tuesday how she dressed her 3-month-old son and held him for the final time before...

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MWC man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen girl

A Midwest City man admitted in court papers to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl after putting chemicals on a rag and...

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Couple accused of animal cruelty in dog-fighting case

A husband and wife are accused in a criminal charge of abusing 19 pit bulls used for fighting. Casper Ingram, 45, and Celeste...

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Police say threat made against school 'not credible'

MOORE — Police in Moore and Oklahoma City on Friday investigated online threats made against three junior highs in the Moore...

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Manslaughter charge filed in Moore High School deaths

NORMAN — A prosecutor vowed Friday to seek a lengthy prison sentence for the "career criminal" who drove his pickup into a...

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Moore police locate students who threatened local schools

Police have located students accused of threatening violence at two schools, The Oklahoman has learned.

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Jury convicts Tecumseh man of first-degree murder in 2012 case

An Oklahoma County jury late Tuesday convicted a Tecumseh man of first-degree murder for his role in a seven-year-old fatal...

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Moore suspect had multiple DUI arrests

For most of his life, the suspect in the Moore High School tragedy has had trouble with drugs, alcohol and the law. Max Leroy...

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Second student dies after crash near Moore High School

MOORE — A second student died Tuesday in the aftermath of a crash in which a pickup struck several runners near Moore High...

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Update: Two Moore High School students killed, four hurt after pickup hits runners

MOORE — A second student has died in the aftermath Monday’s vehicle crash in which a pickup truck struck several runners near...

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Alleged shooter, mom, among those charged in mall shooting

The alleged gunman in last month's shooting at Penn Square Mall and his mother are among five people facing felony charges....

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Oklahoma County court briefs for Feb. 1, 2020

Alleged gunman in fatal OKC shooting to stand trial The alleged gunman in a fatal shooting will face trial, a judge ruled...

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Outburst directed at judge costs man accused in drive-by shooting

A man accused in a drive-by shooting did not help his case by yelling profanities at a judge, who found him in direct contempt...

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Co-defendant implicates two others at OKC murder trial

A murder co-defendant who agreed to testify for prosecutors Wednesday implicated two others, including the alleged gunman, in...

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Jury convicts ex-UCO football star of rape; recommends 10 year prison sentence

A jury Wednesday evening convicted a former University of Central Oklahoma football star of sexually assaulting a...

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Testimony begins in rape trial of former UCO football star

A developmentally disabled woman described for a jury Tuesday how a fired group home worker invited her to the movies, drove...

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Prosecutor accused of assaulting wife released from jail

An Oklahoma County assistant district attorney accused of assaulting his estranged wife over the weekend will not be...

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Estranged wife told police prosecutor hit and choked her

A jailed Oklahoma City prosecutor struck his estranged wife multiple times and then choked her to the point of unconsciousness...

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Jailed prosecutor accused of choking wife in front of couple's child

An Oklahoma County prosecutor was jailed Saturday morning, accused of choking his wife in front of the couple's children....

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Police: Homicide victim was on rival gang's hit list

MIDWEST CITY — Police are alleging that a gunman was forced by a street gang to do a killing or be killed himself. Tyrone...

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Judge OKs bail reduction for ex-corrections officer

A former female corrections officer accused of kissing and groping multiple female inmates remained in jail Thursday despite...

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Woman accused of killing husband charged with murder

A 74-year-old woman who admitted shooting her husband while "they were driving down the road" is facing a first-degree murder...

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Music store owner sentenced in child porn case

A Bethany music store owner was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for possessing and distributing tens of thousands of...

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Murder defendant denies planning fatal drug robbery

A murder defendant who took the witness stand Thursday told a jury he did not plan a drug robbery that claimed the life of a...

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Co-defendant testifies at OKC murder trial

A man who admitted pulling the trigger during a fatal drug robbery told a jury Wednesday he didn't mean to kill the son of a...

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Trial begins about slaying tied to pot sale

The son of a former county sheriff was unaware of the "death trap" that awaited him and his best friend when they drove four...

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OKC man who killed nephew in 'heat of passion' gets 7 years

A man who admitted fatally shooting his nephew during an argument pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to seven...

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Woman gets 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing neighbor

A woman who admitted to fatally stabbing a neighbor during a fight over strewn mail was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday...

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Woman pleads guilty to spray-painting racist graffiti

NORMAN — A woman pleaded guilty Thursday to spray-painting racist graffiti, telling a judge her actions were "out of...

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Man wounded in mall shooting jailed for not completing rehab stay

NORMAN — A man shot twice inside a Penn Square Mall shoe store last month was jailed Wednesday for violating a court order....

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Oklahoma couple accused in home repair scheme facing 10 felony counts

A husband and wife are accused of cheating 10 people out of more than $300,000 in a home repair fraud and embezzlement scheme....

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OKC man who pleads no contest to rape charges sentenced to 380 years

An Oklahoma City man accused of raping two women and trying to kidnap three others has been sentenced to nearly 400 years in...

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Accused mall shooter released from jail after family posts bond

Accused Penn Square Mall shooter Elizha Sanders is out of jail after his family posted bail, Sanders' attorney told The...

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Man who blamed wife for military discharge to spend rest of his life in prison for killing

A man who claimed government agents and others were in control of his body when he fatally shot his wife in the head and face...

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Attorney: Four men jumped accused mall shooter

Accused Penn Square Mall shooter Elizha Sanders acted in self-defense when he shot a man inside a second-floor shoe store, his...

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Attorney convicted of shooting fellow club patron sentenced to prison

A judge this week praised an attorney for his professionalism before sentencing him to prison for shooting a fellow patron...

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Penn Square Mall shooting suspect was local basketball standout

A man arrested overnight in Thursday's shooting at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City played a prominent role on the Douglass...

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Arrest made in Penn Square Mall shooting

Oklahoma City police have made an arrest following Thursday's shooting at Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City.

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Proceedings resume for man accused of fatally shooting parents

Criminal proceedings will resume for a 20-year-old accused of killing his parents, a judge ruled this week. Eli Walker faces...

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Superintendent accused of sexual misconduct charged

NEWKIRK — A former longtime Oklahoma superintendent accused of sexual misconduct was charged Wednesday morning with five...

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OKC cop sentenced to 10 years for killing unarmed man

An Oklahoma City police officer convicted of killing a suicidal man told the man's family Wednesday he believed he was armed...

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'Go big or go home,' man says after entering guilty plea in pursuit

NORMAN — A man who broadcast himself live on Facebook as he led law officers on a pursuit in a stolen vehicle pleaded guilty...

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Teens charged with murder for role in failed drug deal

Three teenagers are facing first-degree murder charges for their roles in a $140 marijuana deal that turned deadly. Brayden...

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Jury convicts man for stabbing, recommends life

A jury needed about an hour Thursday to convict a 20-year-old of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another man...

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Police officer's girlfriend describes abuse

A suspended police officer's girlfriend took the witness stand Tuesday and recounted the night he punched her, slapped her,...

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Ex-Choctaw cop accuses department of discrimination

CHOCTAW — A former police officer is accusing the Choctaw police department of racial discrimination and retaliation. Belen...

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Girlfriend testifies against accused killer

A woman romantically linked to an Irish Mob prison gang member charged with murder appeared conflicted Friday as she testified...

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Man gets prison term for killing infant

An infant's last caretaker will spend nearly four decades in prison as punishment for killing her. Michael Lee Bradley, 24, of...

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OKC middle school teacher accused of assaulting student

A suspended John Marshall Middle School teacher is accused of assaulting a student. Police identified the teacher as Jason...

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Police shooting under investigation

BLANCHARD — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting stemming from a domestic...

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Judge sentences man to life without parole for daughter's death

NORMAN — A man convicted of fatally shooting his daughter in the face will spend the rest of his life in prison, despite his...

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Man charged in November burglary spree

A man accused of breaking into several neighboring homes was charged Tuesday with three felonies. Denzel Naurice Jaja is facing...

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Homeless man accused of setting fire to tent

A homeless man with a host of felony convictions is accused of setting fire to another homeless man's tent following an...

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OKC hotel room birth ends in death

A woman who told a paramedic she didn't know she was pregnant gave birth to premature baby boy that was dead when police...

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Man accused of knocking out police officer

A Norman man with warrants for violent offenses is accused of knocking a Del City police officer unconscious. Quantrell...

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Police: Puppy killed during standoff

A man is accused of throwing a puppy to its death during a standoff with a police tactical unit, according to a court...

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Crime briefs: Police investigate three homicides over Thanksgiving weekend

Three new homicides under investigation Oklahoma City Police are investigating three recent homicides, including one on...

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Man accused of breaking into multiple homes

A man accused of breaking into multiple homes on the same street remained in jail Monday. Denzel Naurice Jaja, 26, kicked in...

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Death row inmate's death under investigation

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is investigating the death of an inmate under a death sentence for a 2014 rape and...

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OKC police: Woman hit with sledghammer then sexually assaulted

An injured woman being treated in a hospital emergency room described for Oklahoma City police the night she was hit with a...

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Jury convicts man on gun charge, acquits on murder

A jury Tuesday decided to send a felon back to prison for illegally possessing a shotgun after acquitting him of killing a man...

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Lawsuit challenging school name change to proceed

A lawsuit challenging the Oklahoma City School Board's authority to rename a high school will be allowed to proceed, a judge...

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Mother says her son doesn't deserve to die for killing officer

SHAWNEE — A stream of witnesses, including the mother and daughter of convicted cop killer Byron Shepard, pleaded with a jury...

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Defense witnesses: Convicted cop killer abused as a child

SHAWNEE — A convicted cop killer was verbally, physically and sexually abused as a child and suffers from complex post...

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Cop killer faces family during penalty phase

SHAWNEE — Siblings of slain Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney confronted the man who killed their brother Tuesday, telling...

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Jury convicts man of murder in officer's death

SHAWNEE — A jury deliberated less than an hour Monday before convicting a man of fatally shooting a Tecumseh police officer...

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Alleged cop killer avoided arrest twice before shooting

SHAWNEE — A murder defendant managed to elude law enforcement for several days before he fatally shot a Tecumseh police...

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Man accused of shooting officer threatened to kill girlfriend

SHAWNEE — A murder defendant threatened to kill his girlfriend the same night he fatally shot a Tecumseh police officer,...

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Prosecutors: Man accused of killing officer didn't want to go to jail

SHAWNEE — Mike Mallinson trained Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney. Showed him the ropes. On Wednesday, the assistant chief...

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Testimony to begin in trial of man accused of fatally shooting officer

SHAWNEE — Testimony is set to begin Wednesday morning in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a Tecumseh police...

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Judge bans woman for photographing jurors

A judge kicked a woman out of his courtroom Friday for taking pictures of jurors the day before. One juror told Oklahoma County...

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Jury convicts homeless man in beating death

A jury convicted a homeless man Thursday of fatally beating another homeless man with a metal pole and junction box. Jurors...

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Grand jury indicts man in Indian country murder

A federal grand jury this week returned an indictment charging a man with first-degree murder in Indian country. Isaiah...

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Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing 20-month-old

NORMAN — A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 20-month-old boy stayed with the child while his mother drove to a friend's...

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Jury convicts OKC officer of second-degree murder

A jury convicted an Oklahoma City police officer Monday of a crime for killing an unarmed suicidal man. Sgt. Keith Sweeney,...

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Jurors set to deliberate fate of officer who shot unarmed man

Legal wrangling bogged down the final day of testimony in the murder trial of an Oklahoma City police officer who shot and...

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Jury convicts man who claimed others controlled his body

An Oklahoma County jury has rejected the insanity defense of a man who said government agents and others were in control of his...

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Police: Man threatens to shoot multiple officers

An Oklahoma City man is accused of threatening to kill police officers. Shawn Alan Bushnell called 911 early Wednesday morning...

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Prosecutors rest case against officer who shot unarmed man

An Oklahoma City police officer reacted "as if he were alone" when he shot and killed an unarmed suicidal man, a training...

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Witness: Officer 'pressed action' before shooting unarmed man

A detective who arranged training for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of murder told a jury the officer "caused chaos"...

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Man released from jail after second murder acquittal

A man acquitted of murder in 2013 has been acquitted in a related slaying and set free. Rayvon Latroy Johnson was accused in...

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Murder defendant says he wasn't 'in control of his body'

A murder defendant who testified Monday said government agents and others were in control of his body when he fatally shot his...

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Second officer tells jury suicidal man posed no threat

An Oklahoma City police officer who took the witness stand Friday expressed a reluctance to testify in the trial of a fellow...

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Jury convicts caretaker of burned baby boy

A jury this week convicted a woman for failing to get medical help for a baby boy burned so badly his right leg had to be...

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Officer says unarmed suicidal man did not pose a threat

A suicidal man holding a bottle of lighter fluid in one hand and a lighter in the other did not pose a threat to anyone but...

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Witnesses: Man accused of killing wife believed she strayed

Friends of a man accused of killing his wife told a jury Wednesday they engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with the...

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Paramedic: 'Unusual' for burned boy to be home from hospital

A paramedic told a jury Tuesday he thought it was unusual for a baby boy with burns covering half of his body to be home from...

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Murder defendant back in courtroom

Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of killing an accomplice seeking revenge for being robbed of his prized...

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Man pleads guilty to killing dad, sister

Ronald Dean Milton Jr. was depressed following his mother's death. So, too, were his father and sister. So the ex-Marine...

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Man who shot wife with dementia charged

A Midwest City man who said he shot and killed his sleeping wife because she had dementia told police he "could not take care...

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Police: Girl pulled from lake left suicide letters

A teenage girl whose body was pulled from a lake wanted to end her life following a breakup, according to court records. Su...

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Parents sue Epic over charter's enrollment practices

Six parents are asking a judge to stop Epic Charter Schools from removing students who also attend a private school. The...

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Ex-teacher accused of having sex with student charged

A former Yukon High School history teacher and basketball coach accused of having sex with a female student was jailed...

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Homeless man facing prison cleared by lab results

A homeless man who pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine had his case dismissed after the substance turned out to be powdered...

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Man convicted of lesser charge in neighbor's beating death

A man accused of brutally beating his next-door neighbor to death avoided a first-degree murder conviction but still faces a...

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Jury convicts attorney who claimed self-defense in shooting

A jury needed about 90 minutes Thursday to reject a self-defense claim by an attorney who shot a fellow patron outside an...

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Attorney: Bar patron was going to 'take me out'

An attorney told a jury Wednesday he shot a man in a nightclub parking lot because the man threw him to the ground and stepped...

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Shooting victim tells jury attorney was aggressor

A man missing part of his right leg told jurors Tuesday that alcohol impaired his judgment on the morning he was shot by an...

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Irish Mob gang member pleads guilty to murder

A member of the Irish Mob prison gang avoided trial Monday by pleading guilty to a first-degree murder charge. Ricky Lynn...

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Police: Man admits shooting wife with dementia

A Midwest City man was jailed Monday morning after telling police he shot his wife of more than 50 years because she had...

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Teenager threatens to 'wreak havoc in OKC like never before'

A judge has authorized police to arrest an teenager accused of threatening his mother and others with violence that includes...

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Attorney accused in shooting to face second trial

An attorney accused of shooting another man outside an Oklahoma City bar will face trial a second time after a judge denied a...

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Jury convicts man of murder in daughter's death

NORMAN — A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder for shooting his daughter in the face and recommended he spend the...

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Texts show relationship between dad, victim

NORMAN — Text exchanges between a father and daughter in the days leading up to her death revealed Monday his obsession with...

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Federal agents raid OKC medical lab

Federal agents raided a medical laboratory in Oklahoma City on Friday morning as part of a nationwide investigation into...

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Police: Murder defendant tried to wipe blood off face, hands

NORMAN — Body camera footage shown to a jury Thursday captures a murder defendant trying to wipe blood off his hands and face...

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Witnesses say daughter said she was abused

NORMAN — A murder defendant physically and sexually assaulted his daughter a few months before her death, multiple witnesses...

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Trial begins in daughter's shooting death

NORMAN — A man accused of fatally shooting his daughter in the face moved her body and then waited several minutes to call...

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Three recount being held overnight at gunpoint

Three people told a judge Friday they were held overnight at gunpoint by two men who took their phones and forced them to...

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Police officer accused of assault charged

An Oklahoma City police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend was charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with...

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Cop accused of scripting accuser's voicemail to police

A woman accusing an Oklahoma City police officer of assault now is claiming he directed her not to cooperate with...

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Man charged with threatening violence over rumors

A man who threatened to kill another man for spreading rumors and then kill himself is facing a misdemeanor charge. Cody Eugene...

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Worker accused of assaulting customer with pipe

A store worker is accused of assaulting a customer with a pipe. The worker, Edvin Valdez, told police a man had entered...

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Two men accused of shooting at a police officer are charged

Two men accused of shooting at a police officer are facing felony charges. Shelby Stanfield, 24, and Glenn Marshall, 28, were...

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Man convicted of slaying outside Edmond Braum's

A jury deliberated less than 90 minutes Friday before convicting a man of fatally shooting a man he met to exchange drugs in an...

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Search warrant served at superintendent's home

BLACKWELL — Investigators looking into sexual misconduct allegations against suspended Peckham School Superintendent Gary Young...

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Triple-homicide investigation leads to arrest of Oklahoma City attorney on intimidation accusation

An Oklahoma City defense attorney was arrested Friday as part of an investigation into a triple homicide last week at a home...

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Jury deadlocks in sexual assault trial

Jurors in a sexual assault trial could not agree early Thursday on a verdict even though the defendant's DNA was found in a...

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Testimony places murder defendant at scene of shooting

A father and daughter who testified Wednesday both identified the man accused of fatally shooting another man in an Edmond...

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Mom, son testify at lewd acts trial

A developmentally disabled high school senior and his mother took the stand Tuesday at the trial of a former family friend...

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Ex-corrections officer sentenced to 20 years

A former Oklahoma corrections officer accused of lewd acts with a child and rape was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison....

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Teenager charged in high school stabbing

A 15-year-old accused of stabbing a high school crush "he knew he could never be with" has been charged with two felony counts...

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OKC couple charged in theft of firearms

A couple is accused of stealing multiple firearms from an acquaintance and pawning them in another county, according to a court...

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Accuser: Peckham teachers paid 'quite mightily' for sex

NEWKIRK — Investigators looking into sexual misconduct allegations against a suspended superintendent seized computers,...

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Woman charged with animal cruelty

A Choctaw woman is facing seven felony counts of animal cruelty after one of her horses was euthanized and 19 others were...

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Defendant vanishes before jury returns guilty verdict

NORMAN — U.S. Marshals on Thursday were among law enforcement officers searching for a Lexington man who disappeared before a...

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Judge orders Seeworth to turn over property and money

A judge Wednesday ordered Seeworth Academy to transfer all money and property to Oklahoma City Public Schools, which took...

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Man accused in fatal shooting charged with murder

A man known by the street name "Savage" is facing a first-degree murder charge. Bashir Muhammed Said was charged Friday in...

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Baby hospitalized, mother accused of child neglect

A 3-month-old suffering from severe dehydration and malnourishment was hospitalized in critical condition after police found...

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Commission seeking to fill judicial vacancy

The Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for Oklahoma County district judge. There is a vacancy...

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OKC district asks judge to freeze Seeworth bank accounts

Oklahoma City Public Schools, alleging obstruction on the part of an embattled Seeworth Academy, is asking a judge to freeze...

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Jury acquits man of pointing gun at police

A jury has acquitted a man who was shot and injured by police, of pointing a gun at two officers. Jurors deliberated for about...

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Jury convicts Del City man of killing son-in-law

A Del City man found guilty Thursday of fatally shooting his son-in-law during a family gathering will spend the rest of his...

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Jury convicts man in shooting that left woman paralyzed

A jury deliberated for about 90 minutes this week before convicting an Ardmore man in a shooting that left a woman paralyzed....

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Baby injured in rollover crash not expected to live

A 2-month-old critically injured in a rollover collision last weekend is not expected to survive, according to a court...

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Murder defendant testifies acting in self-defense

A murder defendant who took the witness stand Wednesday said he fatally shot his son-in-law because he posed a credible threat,...

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Paralyzed woman testifies against alleged assailant

A woman left paralyzed after being shot repeatedly told a jury Tuesday her assailant didn't stop shooting until "there were no...

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Mom convicted in son's death accused of more crimes

A woman convicted of stabbing her infant son to death is accused of drug possession and other crimes while waiting in the...

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School district leader accused of sexual misconduct

A longtime Oklahoma superintendent is accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with young children as well as current and former...

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Rapist will spend the rest of his life in prison

A man who physically and sexually assaulted two young women in their homes for hours at knifepoint will spend the rest of his...

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Disgruntled mom threatens to kill judge, DHS worker

A woman who lost her parental rights is accused of threatening to kill a judge and a Department of Human Services worker with a...

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Workman gets life sentence for child porn, spying on girls

A workman accused of hiding cameras in several homes to spy on young girls was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus...

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Ex-city councilman pleads guilty to tax evasion

Former Oklahoma City Councilman John Pettis pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of failing to file state tax...

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OKC school board member drops lawsuit

An Oklahoma City School Board member has dropped his lawsuit over the renaming of a school. Charles Henry filed a motion...

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Arnett man pleads guilty to shooting Oklahoma trooper

WOODWARD — An Arnett man pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper during an early morning traffic...

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Accused graffiti vandal hospitalized for 'health danger'

NORMAN — A woman accused of spray-painting racist graffiti was hospitalized for medical and mental health treatment because of...

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Canine sniffs out 60 pounds of meth in Oklahoma drug bust

Two Bartlesville residents were jailed last week after a police canine sniffed out 60 pounds of suspected methamphetamine...

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OKC police seek man in connection with triple shooting

Oklahoma City police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a triple shooting early Friday in the northeast part of...

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Judge rules 14-year-old will be prosecuted as adult

A 14-year-old who admitted shooting a man multiple times and taking his phone in February during a fatal burglary will be...

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Youth soccer club removes man accused of watching child porn at work

A Tinker Air Force Base employee accused of watching child pornography on the job has been relieved of his duties with a youth...

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Tinker worker accused of viewing child porn on job

A Tinker Air Force Base employee accused of watching child pornography at work told federal agents he is "fascinated with...

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Appeals court denies DA's request to reverse judge's decision

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied an appeal by Cleveland County's top prosecutor to reverse a judge's decision...

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Court filing disputes ex-teacher's claims

Oklahoma City Public Schools is pushing back against a lawsuit filed by a former Douglass Mid-High School teacher and coach....

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Ex-police officer charged with domestic abuse

A former McLoud police officer accused of beating up his wife is facing two felony counts of domestic abuse. Jose Antonio Diaz,...