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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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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,...

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Judge: Liquor distribution legislation 'unconstitutional'

A judge Monday blocked implementation of a new law that walks back some changes made to Oklahoma's alcohol distribution...

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Pair will face trial in death of former sheriff's son

Two men accused of participating in a fatal drug robbery that claimed the life of a former county sheriff's son will face...

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Judge listens to both sides of alcohol distribution bill

Attorneys on Thursday argued the pros and cons of a new law that will determine how alcohol is distributed throughout...

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Edmond: Police justified in shooting of unarmed teenager

EDMOND — Police "justifiably shot" a naked, unarmed teenager after he was "ineffectively tasered," the city of Edmond claims in...

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Man accused of scamming senior citizen charged

A convicted felon accused of scamming his 88-year-old neighbor out of nearly $140,000 was charged with a felony Tuesday in...

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Teen charged in sexual assault at group home

A 15-year-old living in a group home for boys is accused of raping his roommate, the second alleged sexual assault to occur at...

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Police search building after body found covered in plastic

Detectives searched an empty Oklahoma City building on Monday for clues after a decomposing body covered in plastic was...

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Man faces charges after racially charged confrontation

A man accused of yelling racial slurs at another man and trying to strike him with a baseball bat is facing two felony...

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Oklahoma court denies appeal of ex-police officer

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City Police officer...

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Grandma pleads guilty to murder in boy's hot car death

A woman who left her 5-year-old grandson in a hot car while she gambled for six hours has pleaded guilty to a murder charge....

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Son-in-law accused of threatening 87-year-old with scissors in OKC

A man accused of slapping his 87-year-old mother-in-law in the face and threatening to shove scissors down her throat is facing...

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Storm chaser to face trial in lewd acts case

NORMAN — A storm chaser and photographer accused of engaging in lewd or indecent acts with a teenage boy will face trial, a...

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Former wrestling coach charged with sex crimes

A former wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl is facing two felony counts. Patrick John Luhm II,...

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Parent sues school district over 'brooming' incident

The father of a teenage boy assaulted during a hazing ritual known as "brooming" is suing Putnam City Schools and others,...

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Man accused of assaulting girl in restroom charged with rape

A man accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old in a McDonald's play area restroom is facing three felony counts, including...

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Man accused of abusing infant born premature

A 23-year-old Oklahoma City man is accused of abusing his infant son, who was born prematurely, court records show. Jason...

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Broker receives probation in conspiracy case

An oil and gas broker who conspired with two others to commit wire fraud was sentenced this week to four years' probation and...

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Police: Charged ex-principal molested daughter of accuser

A former Norman High School assistant principal accused of drugging and raping a woman allegedly molested his accuser's...

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Caretaker accused of bilking woman out of more than $67,000

A 54-year-old woman who agreed to care for a woman 34 years her senior is accused of cheating her out of about $68,000 — "half...

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Pair charged in fatal shooting of Edmond man

EDMOND — Two people accused of killing a man found dead in his Edmond home were charged Monday in Oklahoma County District...

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Felon accused of fatally shooting man charged with murder

A 33-year-old felon accused of robbing and fatally shooting a man as he sat in a parked car is facing a murder charge....

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Police: Teens confess to roles in crime spree

Five teenagers — the youngest a 13-year-old girl — confessed to taking part in a "violent crime spree" that included four...

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Accused drunken driver charged with manslaughter

A Muskogee woman accused of driving while drunk and causing a crash that killed a 12-year-old passenger is facing multiple...

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Man charged in theft of car with kids inside

A man accused of stealing a car with two children inside is facing charges of kidnapping and car theft. James Acosta was...

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OKC Board member asks judge to force vote on school name change

An Oklahoma City School Board member at the center of an ongoing legal dispute is asking a judge to prohibit the superintendent...

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Parrot owner charged with animal cruelty

A man who had 14 parrots seized by animal welfare officers is facing a felony animal cruelty charge. Paul Mark Fondren, 66, was...

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DA appeals judge's decision to keep woman in drug court

NORMAN — Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn is appealing a judge's decision to a keep a woman in a drug court...

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Man accused of knowingly giving HIV to girlfriend

Oklahoma City Police are looking for a man accused of knowingly infecting his girlfriend with HIV, according to court...

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Prosecutors drop murder charge

Prosecutors on Friday dropped a murder charge against a woman in exchange for her testimony. Erika R. Schengels, 29, of...

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Judge upholds ban on abortion procedure

An Oklahoma County district judge Friday upheld a ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure described as "barbaric"...

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Man charged in fatal stabbing

A man accused of using a knife to kill his wife and injure her aunt is facing a murder charge. Rodney Staten, 47, was charged...

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Oklahoma City seeks forfeiture of neglected parrots

A man whose parrots were seized by animal welfare officers will pay the city of Oklahoma City to care for the exotic birds...

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Cousin implicates man accused of multiple killings

A man accused of four murders shot three people in the back of the head, one as she begged for her life in a secluded area, a...

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Rape alleged in facility for juvenile sex offenders

An 18-year-old serving time for rape is accused of assaulting a 14-year-old inside a facility for juvenile sex offenders....

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Police: Edmond man shot three times in back

A man found dead last month at a home in Edmond was shot three times in the back, according to court documents. Police found...

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Defense contractor to pay $4.2 million to settle allegations

A defense contractor has agreed to pay $4.2 million to settle allegations of false claims for services provided at Vance Air...

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AG drops blackmail case against Highway Patrol captain

The blackmail case against a suspended Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain was dropped Friday after he agreed to retire. Capt. Troy...

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Man accused of threatening couple with machete

A spurned lover is accused of setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's residence and threatening her and a new beau with a machete,...

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Man charged with manslaughter in motorcyclist's death

An alleged drunken driver is facing a first-degree manslaughter charge in the death of a motorcyclist. Justin P. Mulligan, 43,...

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Woman drops request for protective order against judge

A woman who sought a protective order against a judge dropped her request Wednesday before a scheduled hearing could take...

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Women accused of threatening witnesses

Two women are accused of threatening witnesses in a criminal case, according to court records. Shiiana Marie Ransburg and...

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Prosecutors dismiss case against former OU player

Oklahoma County prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed a felony case against former Sooner running back Roy Finch when a key witness...

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OKCPS board member gets restraining order against chairwoman

A judge prohibited the Oklahoma City School Board from discussing the conduct of member Charles Henry at Monday night's...

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Prosecutor: Two boys accused teacher before his death

PRAGUE — The call was sobering. The voice on the other end belonged to a counselor from a mental health clinic in South...

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Former SandRidge landman sentenced to prison

A former SandRidge Energy landman was sentenced this week to 21 months in prison for committing fraud and accepting kickbacks....

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Judge: Man accused of killing parents 'incompetent'

A 19-year-old accused of killing his parents is not mentally fit to be tried for murder, a judge has ruled. Eli Walker faces...

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Woman told police she embezzled to pay off gambling debts

A longtime construction company secretary accused of stealing $146,000 from her employer told police she used the money to pay...

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Man charged with murder in lover's death

A convicted felon accused of stabbing his lover to death earlier this month is facing a murder charge. Gabriel Estepan Aguilar,...

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Former Edmond officer sentenced for role in illegal steroid ring

A retired Edmond police officer has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to forfeit more than $1 million for his...

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Protective order sought against Oklahoma County judge

A judge is being accused of assaulting a woman this week outside of a barn in Spencer. In a petition for a protective order,...

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Man who says he was disrespected facing murder charge

A convicted felon who justified a fatal shooting because he had been disrespected is facing a first-degree murder charge. Adam...

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Ex-player accused in 'brooming incident' faces second felony charge

A former Putnam City West High School football player accused of participating in a hazing ritual known as "brooming" is now...

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Oklahoma corrections director resigns

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh abruptly resigned Wednesday. Allbaugh, who announced his plans to...

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Jury convicts man of kidnapping girl for sex

MUSKOGEE — A federal jury has convicted a man of kidnapping a Poteau girl in 1997 and taking her out of Oklahoma for sex. Henri...

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AG Barr names U.S. attorney to new group

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday appointed Timothy J. Downing, the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of...

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Felon accused of punching police officer

A felon accused of punching a police officer is facing an assault and battery charge, court records show. Ricky Deshawn...

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FedEx worker accused of embezzlement

A woman accused of opening packages at a FedEx shipping facility and removing four Apple iPhones and an Apple Watch was charged...

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Edmond man convicted of multiple child sex crimes

An Edmond man convicted of sexually abusing a girl for six years will spend the rest of life in prison, jurors agreed Friday....

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OKC man facing aggravated porn charge

When federal agents knocked on Timothy Scott Watson's door in September 2017, the U.S. Postal Service worker told them he was...

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Felon accused of firing at officer

A convicted felon who police say struck his girlfriend with his vehicle and then exchanged gunfire with an Oklahoma City police...

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Home alone: Woman charged with child neglect

A woman who left her two young children home alone and drove more than 100 miles for work is facing a felony child neglect...

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Woman details alleged sex abuse from childhood

A 20-year-old Edmond woman recounted for a jury Wednesday eight years of sexual abuse at the hands a man, who asked for her...

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Seeworth board votes to relinquish charter

The Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy board of directors voted unanimously Friday to relinquish the school's charter and...

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Woman accused of killing her mother

An Oklahoma City woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of her mother, whose decomposing...

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Heart hospital settles lawsuit for $2.8 million

Oklahoma Heart Hospital has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging false Medicaid claims over a...

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Judge criticizes DA for recusal efforts

A new judge Thursday chastised Oklahoma County's top prosecutor for trying to have her removed from a fatal dog mauling trial....

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Troubled charter school's board to meet Friday

A special board meeting to address the future of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy amid findings of "gross neglect and...

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State education board begins new era with new members

Kurt Bollenbach of Kingfisher had to think twice before agreeing to join the state Board of Education. "Whenever I was asked,...

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Fifteen OKC schools close for good

Kids wearing blue sunglasses, a gift from the Oklahoma City Thunder, played outside Horace Mann Elementary School and snacked...

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OKCPS could take over charter school following audit

Oklahoma City Public Schools is expected to assume the day-to-day operations of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy, a charter...

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Oklahoma Board of Education votes to change testing window

In an effort to provide more instruction time for state tests and keep students more engaged after taking them, the new-look...

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OKC school district's network up and running

Oklahoma City Public Schools' computer network and technology systems are operating fully once again following last week's...

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El Reno school district doesn't cancel classes

El Reno Public Schools Superintendent Craig McVay on Monday defended his decision to open schools despite a high tornado...

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Northeast Academy backers bemoan name change

Like many with ties to Northeast Academy, Richard Clark is unhappy about the school's pending name change. Clark, though,...

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Teacher met with investigators before fatal crash

PRAGUE — A middle school teacher accused of sexually assaulting students met with investigators the night before he died in a...

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OKC school district network remains shut down

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday continued to deal with a ransomware attack that "significantly compromised" the...

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Malware takes down OKC school district's computer network

Oklahoma City Public Schools’ computer network has been “significantly compromised” by a form of malware, district officials...

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Northeast supporters protest name change

Northeast Academy supporters, including alumni, parents and students, attended Monday night's Oklahoma City School Board...

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Spencer educator named top OKC district teacher

Oklahoma City Public Schools' top teacher dropped out of high school because of illness. Christina Kirk, though, went on to...

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Rotary club's music donation sparks improved literacy

Four years ago, just 5% of the roughly 350 students at Shidler Elementary in the Oklahoma City district could read. "We're...

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OKC developer blames board leader for charter delay

The developer behind a proposed dual language charter school accused the leader of the Oklahoma City School Board on Wednesday...

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Edmond senior is Presidential Scholar

EDMOND — The U.S. Department of Education delivered some good news to Sharara Shabeeba Kasem on Tuesday but she was too busy to...

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OKC area high schools among state's best

Oklahoma City and Edmond are well-represented in the latest rankings of Oklahoma high schools by U.S. News & World Report....

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Prague district doesn't identify teacher, allegations

PRAGUE — A longtime teacher who died Friday morning when his pickup collided with a tractor-trailer was under investigation,...

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Oklahoma City Public Schools hold open house for parents affected by school closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools held open houses throughout the city Saturday for parents and their children affected by the...

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OKC district seeks John Rex fees

John Rex Charter Elementary School, which doesn't pay rent and receives tens of thousands in financial assistance from Oklahoma...

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OKC district hikes fees, rent for charter schools

Local charter school leaders expressed surprise over a letter from the leader of Oklahoma City Public Schools calling for rent...

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Bilingual paraprofessionals, those of color, return to college

Glorene Stewart wanted to do more than help teachers. She wanted to be one. But the longtime classroom assistant at North...

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Oklahoma districts seek to bring teacher diversity in line with student body

Oklahoma City Public Schools, the state's largest school district with 45,000 students, is also among the most diverse. They...

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More OKC schools adopting newcomer graduation ceremonies

In 2017 and 2018, graduating English-language learners at U.S. Grant High School in south Oklahoma City received their diplomas...

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Black administrator chosen to lead new southside school

For Greystone Elementary School Principal Shlonda Brewer, it's about providing the best possible customer experience....

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Prekindergarten students could be moved off-site to accommodate transfer plans

Official calls it an 'interim solution' to ease transition of closure plan.

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Oklahoma Gov. Stitt diversifies mostly white, male board of education

Previously all white and mostly male, the state Board of Education under Gov. Kevin Stitt will see an increase in both racial...

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OKC district begins enrollment for 4- and 5-year-olds

Oklahoma City Public Schools is kicking off prekindergarten and kindergarten enrollment beginning Monday. The enrollment period...

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OKC district improves some suspension numbers

Oklahoma City Public Schools is suspending fewer students, but the district continues to disproportionately discipline black...

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'We're waiting for Superman to stay': Stability seen as crucial among school leadership

Roosevelt Middle School teacher Felix Linden has seen his share of principals come and go. Superintendents, too. Seven...

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Recipients to receive annual college stipends

Seven high school seniors from Oklahoma, including two from Edmond and one from Oklahoma City, have won corporate-sponsored...

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Ex-PTA treasurer accused of theft

NORMAN — Police are investigating a former Kennedy Elementary PTA treasurer accused of embezzlement, officials said Monday. The...

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Application schools add opportunity

The end is near for Parmelee Elementary School. Same for West Nichols Hills Elementary. Northeast Academy, too, will cease to...

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'Just be excellent at everything': Governor tours OKC high school

Gov. Kevin Stitt made the most of a 45-minute visit to Southeast High School on Wednesday, touring the technology-focused...

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OKCPS filling most teacher, principal positions

Oklahoma City Public Schools has placed nearly all of its principals and assistant principals for the 2019-20 school year and...

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Charter school backers present to OKC board

A new charter school being proposed for the Wheeler District would offer students a rigorous curriculum and cultural learning...

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Graffiti vandal wanted to 'scare Jewish people,' also hit two churches

NORMAN — A woman accused of spray-painting racist graffiti described in detail "committing all of the acts that had occurred in...

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Official calls for more diversity on state Board of Education

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has pledged to make Oklahoma a Top 10 state for education, could help his cause by adding more people of...

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Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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Racist graffiti in Norman similar to OKC incident

NORMAN — Racist graffiti found Wednesday morning at three buildings, including an elementary school and the county's Democratic...

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Torres wins re-election to OKC School Board

Opponent was vying for seat once held by his dad

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Dozens of districts adopted four-day weeks to save money

Legislation waiting to be heard by a House committee would permit four-day weeks if school districts can prove the schedule is...

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Student: 'I just want to pass all of the tests'

As students filed into the F.D. Moon Academy gymnasium Friday morning, some did a double-take when they walked past Principal...

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Two vie for south OKC school board seat

Incumbent Gloria Torres has raised more than $5,600 in her bid to win re-election to the Oklahoma City School Board, records...

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Two vie for south OKC board seat

The incumbent is a 49-year-old former educator who has served on the Oklahoma City School Board for more than four years...

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41 'prospective partners' identified for school buildings

A multitude of community partners are interested in occupying school buildings that will be closed in the coming months,...

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Others interested in replacement building district offering

Oklahoma City Public Schools will not renew its lease with Harding Fine Arts Academy, telling school leaders this week they...

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Official: Building offered for relocation needs repairs

Harding Fine Arts Academy officials have put plans to relocate students on hold, telling Oklahoma City Public Schools they are...

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OKC district school locator updated to reflect closures

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Wednesday updated its online school locator to reflect planned closures, building conversions...

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Principals learn new assignments day after closure vote

Oklahoma City Public Schools on Tuesday announced new assignments for more than two dozen principals, a day after the school...

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Board chair: 'Historic day in OKCPS'

Oklahoma City Public Schools is moving forward with a controversial plan to close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17...

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OKC district teachers await fate if school board approves closure plan

Hundreds of teachers in the Oklahoma City district will be shuffled in the coming year if the school board approves a plan to...

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Newcastle district hires new leader

NEWCASTLE — Newcastle Public Schools has hired a new superintendent. School board members voted unanimously Wednesday to hire...

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19 OKC schools receive 'F' on new report cards

Zero students at two elementary schools in the Oklahoma City district who took state tests are prepared for the next grade,...

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Putnam City one of few Oklahoma school districts offering child care to teachers

WARR ACRES — Conner Andrulonis likes to joke that he wouldn't leave his teaching job in the Putnam City school district even if...

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Two years later, state report card has new look

Oklahoma's public school report card is set to return this week following a two-year hiatus, with a new look and added...

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OKC schools chief preaching benefits of closure plan as vote nears

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel believes so strongly in a plan to help students by closing and...

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OKC district chief recommends school closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools will close 15 schools and reconfigure or relocate 17 others under an ambitious proposal...

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Meeting on OKC school closures reset for Thursday

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel will recommend the best option for closing and consolidating schools...

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Nine in running for OKC district's top teacher

The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools announced nine finalists for district Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. The...

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Bill clears to force more school districts to return to five-day week

Two bills backed by Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat cleared a committee Tuesday, including one that would force more...

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Illness will close Western Heights district

Western Heights Public Schools will close Tuesday and Wednesday because of illness among students and teachers, the district...

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Edmond school raises $786,000 for child abuse center

EDMOND — Edmond North High School's annual fundraiser has netted $786,052, with $500,000 of that amount coming for an anonymous...

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Panel nixes bill to use state money for private tuition

An impassioned plea by a Norman senator wasn't enough to advance a bill to provide bullying victims with state funds for...

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Bills addressing teacher shortage, pay clear committees

State legislative committees acted on several education bills last week, including one that would provide another teacher pay...

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OKC schools leader revisited parts of closure plan

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has retooled several components of the district's proposed...

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Young leader J.D. Baker making mark on Oklahoma City

It was a bold move, but the decision to ask Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt out to lunch paid off for J.D. Baker. Holt was so...

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Harding Fine Arts would chart its own course, leader says

Harding Charter Preparatory High School Principal Steven Stefanick told families Wednesday the school is nearing agreement with...

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Voters approve school bond issues in Edmond, Norman

Voters in Edmond and Norman on Tuesday approved school bond issues that will pay for new schools, classroom additions, storm...

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Safety, security upgrades focus of school bond elections

Voters on Tuesday will consider school bond issues in Edmond and Norman that will pay for new schools, storm shelters and...

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Mid-Del plans to consolidate middle schools

MIDWEST CITY — Midwest City-Del City Schools is moving forward with a $26.5 million consolidation project that will result in...

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OKC district seeks input on building use

Oklahoma City Public Schools is asking the public to recommend new uses for school buildings that will be closed as part of the...

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Principal's attorney denies cellphone use

NORMAN — Cleveland Elementary School Principal Ty Bell was using his cellphone when he lost control of a bus on a Texas...

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Board member wants leaders to reserve seats for students in northeast OKC

Oklahoma City Public Schools board member Charles Henry is asking Superintendent Sean McDaniel to reserve seats at Classen...

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Over 1,000 attend final OKC school closure meeting

About 30 minutes before the start of what promised to be another emotional community meeting, two educators hugged. "At least...

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OKC district realignment: Race becomes focus of Douglass meeting

Race took center stage Tuesday night at Douglass Mid-High, where a school board member called on Oklahoma City Public Schools...

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Spencer community reacts to closure plans

SPENCER — Not surprisingly, supporters of schools in this city of about 4,000 are taking pending school closures and...

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State lawmakers criticize social media in talk with students

In discussion with Putnam City district students, two state lawmakers from Oklahoma City cite problems with social media.

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Public weighs in on school closures

Coolidge Elementary School parents Amy Neal and Kim Tanksley studied the new boundary maps outside the U.S. Grant High School...

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OKC district reveals plans to close schools

For weeks, Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel has talked about reinventing the state's largest district...

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OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course...

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OKC district could close as many as 20 schools

In an interview at The Oklahoman, OKC school superintendent says a minimum of 14 schools will be closed and up to 20 could meet...

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School districts open to federal workers on furlough

"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public...

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Perry school district must pay $3.5 million in sexual predator case

"There was no doubt that these children were molested and (the school district) admitted it," said attorney Cameron Spradling.

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Superintendent: Failure to notify parents was an 'oversight'

"He contacted them the Monday after Christmas break," Chapman told The Oklahoman. "That would have been approximately 25-26...

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OKC school principals to get incentive to retire early

OKC Public School District is offering $8,000 to principals and $5,000 to assistant principals to retire early as school...

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OKC School Board approves medical marijuana use

Oklahoma City district students with a medical condition that requires marijuana will be permitted to use the drug at school,...

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Voters reject Luther school bond proposal

It was the first bond election for Luther Public Schools since 2015, when a $35 million dollar proposal failed by 85 percent of...

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Test scores will factor in OKC school closures

"Our academic challenges are further evidence that these hard decisions are essential to the future of our students and our...

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Ex-teaching assistant charged with sex crime

A former teaching assistant at a Putnam City middle school has been accused in a felony charge of sending messages of a sexual...

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Transgender student alleges sexual harassment

Veronica "Tyler" Bors accuses professor Kole Kleeman of making repeated statements about his physical appearance, forcibly...

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OKC school board to consider revised transfer policy

Superintendent Sean McDaniel, speaking to school board members Dec. 10, said new attendance zones will be created through the...

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Bill requires superintendent pay come from local funds

Senate Bill 60 is authored by Sen. Ron Sharp, R-Shawnee, a former educator who said it "eliminates the politics that state...

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Four-day week helps recruit, retain teachers

"We don’t have teachers worrying about having to take a day off to go to the bank or put tires on the car or doing other...

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OSU employees will have to wait on pay raises

Joe Weaver, senior vice president of administration and finance, said improved graduation rates among fourth- and fifth-year...

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Norman district to pay bus crash victims $1 million

In a statement, Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino said the court’s involvement assures that all claimants...