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2022-08-11 BRIEFINGS

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How The Oklahoma Delegation Is Reacting To FBI Raid At Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation have posted concerns on social media and in statements about the FBI’s highly unusual court-approved search Monday of former president Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. The search was part of a long-running probe into the possible mishandling of presidential documents and has been strongly...
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Oklahoma City Police Department identify officer, man involved in shooting

Oklahoma City police on Wednesday identified an officer and the man he shot during a standoff Tuesday in northwest Oklahoma City. Derek Wayne Dennis, 51, remained hospitalized Wednesday. Police said he will be jailed on an assault with a deadly weapon complaint once released from the hospital. The officer who...
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This Abandoned Mansion Could be the Most Haunted Place in Oklahoma

This 19th-century Oklahoma mansion could very well be one of the most haunted places in the Sooner State. The horrific history of this property along with the tragedies and misfortune that cursed the family who lived there is beyond haunting. The ghost stories and urban legends that surround this place are truly terrifying.
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Hand sanitizer illegally stored at burning Chickasha warehouse

A fire at the old Chickasha Manufacturing building uncovered what was illegally being stored there.
CHICKASHA, OK

Oklahoma woman gets life in prison after admitting she asked her lover to kill her allegedly abusive pastor husband

An Oklahoma woman was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole Wednesday after admitting that she asked her lover to kill her allegedly abusive husband, a pastor, her lawyer said. The sentence for Kristie Evans, 49, was significantly more than the "split sentence" punishment of four years in prison...
ADA, OK

WATCH: Suspect sets fire to car outside Oklahoma City home

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Authorities are working to identify a person caught on camera setting a person’s car on fire in Oklahoma City. Surveillance video from around 3:10 p.m. Monday shows a person walking up to a car parked in a driveway in a neighborhood near Northwest 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The person then poured fluid into the vehicle’s open window and then lit the car on fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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9-year-old girl sets off on mission to get Oklahoma a state horse

OKLAHOMA CITY — A 9-year-old girl set off on a mission to get Oklahoma a state horse. A typical 9-year-old is in fourth grade, may be involved in a sport or activity and loves chatting and playing with friends. KOCO 5 met one young girl who isn’t typical at all.
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Oklahoma football message board poster ready to fire Brent Venables already

Brent Venables hasn’t coached a game for Oklahoma football yet but one Sooners message board post is already preparing to fire the head coach. A tumultuous offseason for Oklahoma football with the unceremonious departure of Lincoln Riley eventually led to bringing Brent Venables home to Norman after his longstanding stint at Clemson as the defensive coordinator.
NORMAN, OK

Oklahoma Lawmakers React To FBI Search Of Former President Trump's Florida Estate

Governor Kevin Stitt and other state lawmakers are reacting to the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's estate. In a statement, Governor Stitt says he is concerned about the raid, calling it "unprecedented." Stitt said he was also concerned about the FBI and DOJ's lack of communication, and says the agencies have a "history of targeting political opponents."
 

2022-08-10 BRIEFINGS

Farmers Almanac Predicts A Cold, But Normal, Winter In Oklahoma

Farmers Almanac and Oklahoma have a uniquely at-odds relationship with each other. FA usually makes big bold claims about the pending long-term forecast and the Sooner State usually just does its own thing. The forecast is never wrong... it's the weather that just doesn't seem to cooperate as it should.
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Oklahoma contractor facing additional embezzlement charge

An Oklahoma contractor is now facing an additional charge after being accused of defrauding Oklahomans.
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Oklahoma Lawmakers React To FBI Search Of Former President Trump's Florida Estate

Governor Kevin Stitt and other state lawmakers are reacting to the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's estate. In a statement, Governor Stitt says he is concerned about the raid, calling it "unprecedented." Stitt said he was also concerned about the FBI and DOJ's lack of communication, and says the agencies have a "history of targeting political opponents."

An Obscure Law Is Sending Oklahoma Mothers to Prison in Droves. We Reviewed 1.5 million Cases to Learn More.

Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. “Failure to protect” laws punish parents for not shielding their children from abuse. These laws aren’t talked about very much, but they appear across the country, and in certain states, like Oklahoma, they are associated with especially harsh penalties.
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Retired Oklahoma Game Warden makes shocking discovery in Hugo Lake

CHOCTAW COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - On Monday, a retired Oklahoma Game Warden identified illegal electrofishing devices at Hugo Lake. Game Wardens Jim Gillham, of Atoka County, and Andrew Potter, of Choctaw County, said they received information and began an investigation leading to the seizure of multiple illegal electrofishing devices at Hugo Lake.
HUGO, OK

‘Baby Holly’ Missing for 4 Decades Found in Oklahoma

Her parents, Tina and Dean Clouse, were murdered in 1980 in Texas. The investigation into their murders is still ongoing. Tina, Dean, and Holly (image courtesy of Identifinders International)

Man is killed with his own knife after stealing 3 vehicles in 1 day, Oklahoma cops say

A truck theft victim wrestled the knife away after the accused car thief got into a wreck, police said.
TULSA, OK
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OKC police release picture of vehicle involved in deadly road-rage shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police released a picture of a vehicle they believe was involved in a deadly road-rage shooting earlier this month in southwest Oklahoma City. Shortly after 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 1, two people were shot near Southwest 22nd Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Authorities said both were taken to OU Medical Center, where one of the victims died.
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Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference & Trade Show Taking Place In Downtown Tulsa

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Conference and Trade show is taking place at the Cox Business Convention Center in Downtown Tulsa. The event is expected to draw around 3,000 vendors, visitors and guest speakers. The event kicked off on Tuesday with the John Marley Golf Tournament to raise scholarship funds...

Two Oklahoma teens shot at during road rage incident, one shot in the neck

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help tracking down who shot at two teenage girls driving home and struck one of them in the neck.
 

2022-08-09 BRIEFINGS

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Native Forward funds college students

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Newly named Native Forward Scholars Fund, previously known as the American Indian Graduate Center, was established in the late 1960s during the end of the boarding school era to assist Native Americans seeking higher education opportunities. CEO Angelique Albert (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes) says...
ANADARKO, OK
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Armed man shot and injured after police make contact at an Oklahoma residence

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Around 10:21 a.m. Tuesday morning, an Oklahoma woman noticed there was a man on her security camera standing on her porch. The man was a “former acquaintance” who was possibly armed. The incident occurred in the area of NW 127th and William Penn...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Man is killed with his own knife after stealing 3 vehicles in 1 day, Oklahoma cops say

A truck theft victim wrestled the knife away after the accused car thief got into a wreck, police said.
TULSA, OK

Chilling details emerge about horrifying clue on the street after dad and three kids under 7 found dead in car

A JOGGER has revealed a horrifying clue she found on the street before the bodies of a dad and three children were discovered inside a car. The woman was in tears after locating blood under the vehicle, which led her to knock on a neighbor's door and call for help.
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Two Oklahoma teens shot at during road rage incident, one shot in the neck

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help tracking down who shot at two teenage girls driving home and struck one of them in the neck.
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Oklahoma City Murder-Suicide Victims Identified

Authorities are identifying the victims of a triple murder and suicide in Oklahoma City. The bodies of 29-year-old Francoise Littlejohn and three of his children, six-year-old Kyren Littlejohn, four-year-old Aliyah Littlejohn and three-year-old Trinity Littlejohn, were found early Saturday morning inside a vehicle near Northwest 112th Street and Treemont. Police believe Francoise Littlejohn killed his children before turning the gun on himself.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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OKC police release new details after three children found dead, along with father

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police released new details after three children were found dead, along with their father. Police said the dad killed those children and then himself early Saturday morning. Now, there is a memorial for all three of those children. Police said they were in the process of...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
KOCO

Police shoot man after he fired shot during standoff in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man was taken to a hospital after exchanging gunfire with police Tuesday afternoon in an Oklahoma City neighborhood. Around 10:20 a.m., police received a call about a man waving a gun around while standing on the front porch of a home in the 1400 block of Northwest 129th Terrace, near Western Avenue and Northwest 122nd Street. The homeowner, who wasn’t home, told police they saw it all through a security camera.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Oklahoma Ranchers Predict Beef To Rise To $50 per Pound

I don't know about you but my average grocery bill has just about doubled in the last year. I'm not eating more of or higher priced meals, it's just the normal response to inflation. As fuel rises, the price of everything else does the same... but inflation isn't what Oklahoma's ranchers fear for the future of their industry. It's the drought.
OKLAHOMA STATE
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Possible street racer dies after crash off I-40 in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — A person died after authorities said a possible street racer drove off an Interstate 40 off-ramp overnight in Oklahoma City. Police said that officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on what they called a street racer around 11:40 p.m. Sunday. The driver reportedly then drove off the roadway near the bridge at I-40 and Shields Boulevard.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
 

2022-08-08 BRIEFINGS

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Oklahoma's Caring Van Works to Improve Immunization Number Statewide

As kids prepare to head back to school, Oklahoma’s Caring Van is working to improve immunization numbers state-wide. Getting more kids immunized, especially in communities with limited access to healthcare providers, remains a priority. News On 6’s Autumn Bracey was live on Monday morning with details.
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Wildlife rehab sees influx of raptors as summer temperatures rise in Oklahoma

This summer’s scorching temperatures haven’t just had an impact on Oklahoma’s human residents, but its wildlife residents too. At WildCare Oklahoma, a wildlife rehab facility in Noble, the heat is causing an influx of juvenile Mississippi kites. Mississippi kites are raptors that nest in the southern U.S....
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College Football World Reacts To Oklahoma's Shocking Coaching News

The Oklahoma Sooners football program announced some shocking coaching news on Sunday night. Longtime Oklahoma assistant coach Cale Gundy, who had been with the program for two-plus decades, announced his resignation. Gundy took to Twitter, revealing that he said a word during a team meeting that he should "never" say....
STILLWATER, OK
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Oklahomans able to recover valuable household items lost in wildfires

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — With this summer's intense drought, there have been numerous wildfires throughout the state. Local experts are helping to restore mementos and other household items that have been affected by these fires. When Oklahomans are affected by a wildfire, they may lose some of their most...
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Highland Elementary To Become Community Health Center

School starts Wednesday for students with Mid-Del Schools. The district voted to close Highland Park and Steed Elementary School this year due to low enrollment rates. The school went up for bid following a report showing enrollment at Mid-Del Public Schools decreased dramatically due to COVID-19. Now, Highland Park will be serving the community in a different way.
MIDWEST CITY, OK

One person dead after hit by train in Norman

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Norman Police confirm one person is dead after being hit by a train. Authorities responded to the scene around 12:15 PM Sunday, near the railroad crossing at Indian Hills St. They found the deceased individual on the tracks. The crossings at Franklin Rd and Indian Hills St are expected to remain […]
NORMAN, OK

Catch up on Oklahoma politics

Welcome to the latest edition of 23rd & Lincoln — The Oklahoman's weekly newsletter on all the local politics and policy news you need to know.

In search of new businesses, Oklahoma accelerator program hopes to build some from scratch

While a massive incentive package earlier this year wasn’t enough to get Panasonic to build a new eclectic car battery facility in the state, a new state-backed business accelerator program carries with it hopes that the next Panasonic can be built from the ground up in Oklahoma.  Or the next Amazon, or Tesla,...
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Oklahoma Film Groups Offer Training Courses For Crews As Industry Grows

With filming becoming more common in Oklahoma, the Tulsa Film, Music, Arts and Culture Office (FMAC) wants to help those interested in the industry. Tulsa FMAC and Oklahoma Film Academy have teamed up to bring workshops to people interested in working on film sets. Coordinators of the "Set Ready" workshops...

Oklahoma Father Made ‘Threatening Statements’ As He Took 3 Kids, Cops Say. They Were All Found Dead in Parked Car.

A father is suspected of killing his three young children and then himself, according to local reports out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Police did not immediately identify the people involved, only saying the kids were younger than age 7. Officers reportedly said they told the mother as soon as they could about the discovery of the bodies.
 

2022-08-07 BRIEFINGS

Hand Sanitizer Burns In Chickasha Manufacturing Building

A massive fire burns down an old manufacturing building in Chickasha. Chief Tony Samaniego with the Chickasha Fire Department estimates 1.5 million gallons of hand sanitizer fueled the fire at the Chickasha Manufacturing Building on Sunday. The intense flames and black billowing smoke drew a crowd. “They were tall, they...
CHICKASHA, OK

What legislators did instead of funding voter-approved criminal justice reforms

Oklahoma voters sent a message in 2016: Stop sending people to prison on minor drug and property crimes. Direct money saved to counties for drug and mental health treatment. State lawmakers still haven’t gotten the second half of that. Nearly seven years later, not a dime has been invested...
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UCO’s Online Program Continues Growth

Students interested in earning a nursing degree from the University of Central Oklahoma now have multiple options for their education. One of those options is students obtaining their B.S. degree through UCO’s Online R.N. to B.S. track. The RN to BS in nursing track at the University of Central...
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Crews battle grass, structure fire at manufacturing building in Grady County

GRADY COUNTY, Okla. — Crews battled a grass and structure fire in Grady County. On Sunday, crews responded to the scene of a structure fire in Chickasha. Officials said the structure was a manufacturing building used to store hand sanitizer and upon arrival, they used exposure protection due to hazmat concerns.
GRADY COUNTY, OK

Father, three children found dead in car in northwest Oklahoma City, police say

A father shot his three young children to death Saturday in northwest Oklahoma City before killing himself, Oklahoma City police said. About 4:20 a.m., police received an emergency call about the father making alarming statements, authorities said. The father left his neighborhood with the three children, who were all under...

Chilling details emerge after dad and three children under seven found dead in car by jogger

THREE children and their father have been found dead in a car from an apparent murder-suicide in Oklahoma, police said. A jogger tragically discovered the bodies near Northwest 111th Street and Treemont Lane in Oklahoma City on Saturday. Cops first responded to a wellness check call at around 4.30am, prompting...
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101st Caddo County Free Fair coming soon

The 101st annual Caddo County Free Fair will be August 29 through September 1 at the Caddo County Fairgrounds located in Anadarko. The fair will kick off on Monday with the swine and poultry shows starting at 9 a.m., followed by the goat show. The fair will feature a livestock...
CADDO COUNTY, OK
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Oil company agrees to $850k settlement for 2016 Oklahoma earthquake damages

Residents around Pawnee and Cushing are one step closer to winning a class-action settlement involving earthquake damage. The lawsuit was filed following two 2016 earthquakes — one of which set a state record for the largest magnitude ever recorded. The wastewater disposal well operator Eagle Road Oil LLC agreed...

Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide Involving 3 Children

Oklahoma City Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Police say the case involves a father and three young children. It happened in a neighborhood at NW 112th Street and Treemont Lane. “This is a tragic situation, a lot of emotions are involved,” said Capt. Michelle Henderson with the Oklahoma City...
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EPA: Elevated cancer risk near Ardmore plant

ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — The Environmental Protection Agency has documented elevated lifetime cancer cases in the vicinity of an industrial facility in Ardmore. The Lemco plant at 3204 Hale Road uses a chemical called ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment and other related materials. While ethylene oxide has industrial...
 

2022-08-06 BRIEFINGS

KOCO

3 children, father found dead from apparent murder-suicide in Oklahoma City, officials say

OKLAHOMA CITY — Three children and their father were found dead from an apparent murder-suicide in Oklahoma City, officials said. On Saturday, police responded to a welfare call near Northwest 111th Street and Treemont Lane in Oklahoma City. According to authorities, the father killed his three children and then himself.
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101st Caddo County Free Fair coming soon

The 101st annual Caddo County Free Fair will be August 29 through September 1 at the Caddo County Fairgrounds located in Anadarko. The fair will kick off on Monday with the swine and poultry shows starting at 9 a.m., followed by the goat show. The fair will feature a livestock...
CADDO COUNTY, OK
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Two veterans suing Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Two veterans in Oklahoma are suing the state. Larry van Schuyver and General Paul Costilow say the way Governor Kevin Stitt fired them from the Department of Veterans Affairs' controlling board violated the First Amendment. Van Schuyver and Costilow say they feel being fired was...

This Abandoned Mansion Could be the Most Haunted Place in Oklahoma

This 19th-century Oklahoma mansion could very well be one of the most haunted places in the Sooner State. The horrific history of this property along with the tragedies and misfortune that cursed the family who lived there is beyond haunting. The ghost stories and urban legends that surround this place are truly terrifying.
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KOCO

OCPD: Person shot during fight in OKC overnight

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police said a person was shot during a fight overnight. Around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, officials responded to a scene on Northwest 34th Street where a person had been shot during a fight. Officials said the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Man arrested after shootout leaves two women injured Thursday night

A shootout involving two vehicles caused police to shut down streets in northwest Oklahoma City late Thursday into early Friday. About 11 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to reports of gunshots near Quail Springs Mall at 2501 W Memorial Road. Callers told police they saw two vehicles chasing each other, with the occupants shooting...

Grassfires scorch marijuana greenhouse, mobile home near Shawnee

POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Grassfires scorched a marijuana greenhouse and a mobile home near Shawnee Friday afternoon. Chopper 4 was in the sky above the grassfire that damaged the greenhouse that contained a medical marijuana grow. No injuries were reported in that fire. Fire crews also battled a second grassfire just south of the […]
SHAWNEE, OK
KOCO

Oklahoma pastor battling courts, district attorney

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma pastor is battling the courts and now the district attorney. Oklahoma County’s district attorney is trying to put a stop to a court ruling. Pastor Derrick Scobey’s attorney said it is an unprecedented case. The state wants this to slow down, but his attorney wants to keep proving the point that he’s innocent.

Man charged with killing Oklahoma County cellmate

A man who is already in the Oklahoma County Detention Center is being charged in connection with his cellmate's murder.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK

How this OKC program giving a day's work for panhandlers is making a difference

After spending the morning cleaning a local park, the group of eight sat around the concrete picnic table for a hot meal and cold drinks — something they don't always come by, as each person had been panhandling to deal with homelessness or other economic issues. Under welcome shade...
 

2022-08-05 BRIEFINGS

KOCO

Oklahoma men arrested after posting videos of crime on social media

MAJOR COUNTY, Okla. — The Major County Sheriff's Office arrested two men after they recorded themselves committing a crime. Deputies said the men recorded themselves shooting roadway signs. Things became more serious once it became apparent that bullets were flying toward homes and pastures beyond the road signs. Authorities...
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New Poll Puts Oklahoma Fifth In The Nation For Bridge Conditions

Drivers are optimistic about Oklahoma bridges after a new report puts the state fifth in the nation for highway bridge conditions. In 2004, Oklahoma ranked 49th. Oklahoma Department of Transportation executive director Tim Gatz said that this is a huge turnaround. "That's taken diligence and new resources," Gatz said. "That's...

This Oklahoma Hidden Oasis is the Perfect Place to Cool Off & Unwind This Summer

There's a hidden oasis in Oklahoma where the waters are crystal clear and aqua-blue as a tropical island. A beautiful place where the entire family can cool off and unwind this summer. As hot as it's been lately we're all looking for a reprieve from Mother Nature's moodiness and the never-ending 100-degree oppressive heat!

This Abandoned Mansion Could be the Most Haunted Place in Oklahoma

This 19th-century Oklahoma mansion could very well be one of the most haunted places in the Sooner State. The horrific history of this property along with the tragedies and misfortune that cursed the family who lived there is beyond haunting. The ghost stories and urban legends that surround this place are truly terrifying.
KOCO

Car crashes into OKC home, lands in room with sleeping children

OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities are investigating after a car crashed into an Oklahoma City home overnight, landing in a room where children were asleep. Police said a driver lost control of a vehicle, causing it to roll over and crash into a home near Northwest 21st Street and May Avenue.
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This Abandoned Mansion Could be the Most Haunted Place in Oklahoma

This 19th-century Oklahoma mansion could very well be one of the most haunted places in the Sooner State. The horrific history of this property along with the tragedies and misfortune that cursed the family who lived there is beyond haunting. The ghost stories and urban legends that surround this place are truly terrifying.

Oklahoma gas prices are dropping

Pumped up may be an understatement for Oklahoma City drivers, as three metro gas stations have the cheapest gas in the country, according to GasBuddy.

Oklahoma’s Biggest Pow Wow Is Coming Up Soon

Summer in Oklahoma is many things. It's brutally hot. It's a great excuse to float the river. There's a rodeo nearly every weekend and peak pow wow season across the state. If you don't know what a pow wow is, it is definitely something you should experience at least once in your lifetime, but spoilers... you'll go back time and time again.
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1 Injured In Overnight Shooting Near Quail Springs Mall

The Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD) is investigating a shooting that happened on Thursday night at the Quail Springs mall. According to Oklahoma City Police, two vehicles broke out in a gun battle around 10:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Quail Springs mall. Police say two people inside the two vehicles were shooting at each other. According to police, one person was shot multiple times and sent to the hospital.

Oklahoma court reinstates sentence in Castro-Huerta case

An Oklahoma court on Thursday reinstated the conviction and sentence of a Tulsa man whose case led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country.
 

2022-08-04 BRIEFINGS

How an Oklahoma ministry is celebrating a milestone summer of souls

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged and many American Christian missionaries were called back to the U.S. from overseas, the head of an Oklahoma City-based ministry realized he didn't have to plan an exit strategy for the men and women of his organization. For more than 30 years, Reaching Souls International...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Oklahoma Pardon & Parole Board Recommends Clemency For James Coddington

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 3 to 2 to recommend clemency for death row inmate James Coddington. Coddington is convicted of killed 73-year-old Albert Hale of Choctaw with a hammer in 1997. Coddington spoke in the hearing Wednesday. “I can’t say it's wrong,” he said, referring to the...
OKLAHOMA STATE

‘It’s the American dream,’ International students eager to explore Oklahoma need host family

Right now, there is a need for Oklahomans to provide a place to stay for a teen on the experience of a lifetime.
OKLAHOMA STATE
KOCO

Oklahoma men arrested after posting videos of crime on social media

MAJOR COUNTY, Okla. — The Major County Sheriff's Office arrested two men after they recorded themselves committing a crime. Deputies said the men recorded themselves shooting roadway signs. Things became more serious once it became apparent that bullets were flying toward homes and pastures beyond the road signs. Authorities...

This Oklahoma Hidden Oasis is the Perfect Place to Cool Off & Unwind This Summer

There's a hidden oasis in Oklahoma where the waters are crystal clear and aqua-blue as a tropical island. A beautiful place where the entire family can cool off and unwind this summer. As hot as it's been lately we're all looking for a reprieve from Mother Nature's moodiness and the never-ending 100-degree oppressive heat!
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6-month-old Oklahoma boy, 16-year-old mother found; Amber Alert canceled

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - An Amber Alert issued Thursday by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for a 6-month-old boy and his 16-year-old mother has been canceled after they were found safe. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Lawton Police Department were searching for Carson Sellman and his mother, Chasity Sellman, on Thursday,...

Teachers want job security in the face of anti-Critical Race Theory law

There is growing concern about the consequences a teacher might face if they are the reason their district received a lower accreditation status because of violations to HB 1775.
OKLAHOMA STATE

Oklahoma’s Biggest Pow Wow Is Coming Up Soon

Summer in Oklahoma is many things. It's brutally hot. It's a great excuse to float the river. There's a rodeo nearly every weekend and peak pow wow season across the state. If you don't know what a pow wow is, it is definitely something you should experience at least once in your lifetime, but spoilers... you'll go back time and time again.
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Natalie Mikles With Made In Oklahoma Shares A Recipe For '1-2-3 Peach Cobbler'

Natalie Mikles with Made in Oklahoma joined the News On 6 team on Wednesday to share a recipe for a peach cobbler. This cake-like cobbler is like none you’ve ever had. Shawnee Mills Corn Muffin Mix is a good base when sweetened with a little brown sugar. The filling is pound of sliced peaches combined with Garden Club Peach Preserves. The result is a peachy cobbler with a crumb texture. It’s perfect served warm out of the oven with Braum’s or Hiland Vanilla Ice Cream. Try it in the summer with fresh peaches or anytime of the year with frozen peaches.

CA Gov. Newsom to Hollywood: Stop filming in Oklahoma, Georgia

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom penned a letter to Variety Magazine urging Hollywood executives to stop doing business in states that are waging "a cruel assault on essential right."
 

2022-08-03 BRIEFINGS

The OKC Zoo Is Offering Free Admission This Week

If you're new to Oklahoma, this state has plenty of awesome things everyone must experience while they're here. The Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial and Museum is a must. So are the Bone Museum and the Jenks Aquarium. Somewhere in the middle of those travels, you have to include the amazing OKC Zoo.
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Docs: Alleged Universal Aryan Brotherhood members charged in OKC November 2021 homicide

According to newly-filed court documents, nine new suspects have been charged in connection with a November murder in Oklahoma City.

Visit the Grave of the ‘Oklahoma Giant’ a Sooner State Legend!

Have you ever heard the story of the 'Oklahoma Giant' before? This tale is more fact than fiction and features a real-life giant by the name of Lewis W. Wilkins from Enid, OK. He's a true Sooner State legend and was once named the tallest man in the world! Standing at around 8.2 feet tall he literally towered over everyone he met.

Navajo Woman Walks From Arizona To D.C. To Raise Awareness For Missing & Murdered Indigenous People

A Navajo woman is walking through Tulsa on her way to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous people. She said her aunt has been missing for more than a year. After starting her walk in Arizona last month, Seraphine Warren has been in Oklahoma for a...
TULSA, OK
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Woman dies, 16-year-old injured during road-rage shooting in Oklahoma, police say

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOCO) -- A woman died and a teenager was injured after shots were fired during a road-rage incident Monday evening in Oklahoma City. Shortly after 7:20 p.m., two people were shot near Southwest 22nd Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Authorities said both were taken to OU Medical Center, where one of the victims died.
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Oklahoma 2022 Fiscal Year savings in the billions

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - Governor Kevin Stitt announced a historic $2.8 billion in state savings Wednesday, with the close of the 2022 Fiscal Year. According to the press release, Oklahoma has now seen 3 years of General Revenue Funds collections and state savings growth. Stitt said he is proud...
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Get ready for another scorcher today in Oklahoma!

Here’s a look at the hour by hour forecast for the OKC Metro Area for your Wednesday. Temperatures starting out warm in the 70s and 80s this morning. Then quickly rise well into the 90s by Noon! By early afternoon it’s 100 or hotter again! It’s still hot through the evening hours with only a gradual cooling off after the sun sets. Remember, there is another Heat Advisory for much of the state including OKC! It’s a dangerous combination of heat and humidity with feels like temps 105-110! The good news is there’s a break in the high heat showing up next week!
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Legal settlement provides money for two Oklahoma towns rocked by 2016 earthquakes

A legal settlement has made money available to two Oklahoma towns rocked by earthquakes in late 2016. Cushing was impacted by an earthquake that shut down businesses and damaged homes. Now, a legal settlement with an oil company will give money back to locals. "The earthquake hit and actually crashed...
CUSHING, OK

Oklahoma Correctional Officer Killed, ‘Attacked From Behind’ At Holdenville Facility

A correctional officer at a private prison was fatally attacked from behind by an inmate over the weekend. Alan Hershberger, a Missouri native, moved from Kansas to Holdenville in January to work at the David Correctional Facility. A former coworker, William Rogers, said he remembers Hershberger as a hard worker who did undesirable work for the public’s benefit.

Oklahoma man ejected from motorcycle, dies

A 77-year-old Oklahoma man was killed when he was ejected from a motorcycle on Monday.
 

2022-08-02 BRIEFINGS

Inmate in Oklahoma kills officer at privately run prison

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) — A corrections officer has died after being attacked by an inmate at an Oklahoma prison, officials said on Monday. The attack on officer Alan Jay Hershberger happened Sunday at the Davis Correctional Facility, which is a privately run prison in Holdenville about 70 miles (115 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City. Department of Corrections officials said in a press release that inmate Gregory Thompson, 49, attacked Hershberger from behind with a homemade weapon while a group of inmates was returning to a housing area from recreation. Thompson has been placed in isolation and an investigation was underway. Thompson is serving a life sentence for a 2003 first-degree murder conviction out of Oklahoma County. He also has a pending five-year sentence for a 2010 first-degree manslaughter conviction out of Pittsburg County, prison records show. That case involved the stabbing death of another inmate at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester in 2009.

Oklahoma man ejected from motorcycle, dies

A 77-year-old Oklahoma man was killed when he was ejected from a motorcycle on Monday.
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When pulled over do not share, especially in Oklahoma

The lights were flashing red and blue in the rear and side view mirrors. It’s something that nobody wants to see and an experience that I had not had, as a driver, for probably over a decade. That streak ended last Thursday night. The Hennessey, Oklahoma police officer seemed...
HENNESSEY, OK
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Metro Man Shoots Home Intruder, Says He Feared For His Safety

A metro man confronts and shoots an intruder after police say he forced his way into the southwest Oklahoma City home. According to the resident, who did not want to be identified, he hesitated to pull the trigger. He said after Derial Goode Jr. managed to force his locked front...
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Oklahoma House bill to pause new Marijuana licenses

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - A recently passed Oklahoma house bill will pause new licenses to sell, grow, or process marijuana. HB 3208 is pausing new licenses, due to a severe backlog within the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s database. That moratorium was supposed to begin Monday, but was delayed...
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Warrant remains issued in identity theft case

NEWKIRK — A warrant is issued for Alissa Elaine Kramer, 36, Ponca City, by the Kay County District Court. Kramer is facing a felony count of identity theft-unlawfully obtaining personal identifying information information. The charge was filed on June 29 after police investigated a report of a stolen wallet...

Police: 1 killed, 1 injured in road rage shooting

Authorities are investigating after a shooting left one woman dead and a teenager injured.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Metro Man Shoots Home Intruder, Says He Feared For His Safety

A metro man confronts and shoots an intruder after police say he forced his way into the southwest Oklahoma City home. According to the resident, who did not want to be identified, he hesitated to pull the trigger. He said after Derial Goode Jr. managed to force his locked front...

$1 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Oklahoma

If you wanted to try your luck at that Mega Millions jackpot, you may be in luck!
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OCPD investigates after suspected road rage incident

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Police Department is investigating a suspected road rage incident. On Monday, officials responded to a suspected road rage incident near Southwest 22nd Street and Blackwelder Avenue. Officials said shots were fired and two people were injured, one with life-threatening injuries. There is no...
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
 

2022-08-01 BRIEFINGS

Correctional officer killed at Oklahoma prison

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. — On Sunday, a correctional officer at the Davis Correctional Facility died after an inmate attack, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC). The ODOC said when a group of inmates were being returned to their housing area from recreation, an inmate attacked the officer. The...
HOLDENVILLE, OK

Correctional officer killed in attack by Oklahoma inmate

Authorities say a correctional officer at an Oklahoma correctional facility has died following an attack by an inmate.
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Oklahoma will stop granting licenses to grow, sell marijuana

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma will stop giving out new licenses to grow, sell, or process marijuana at the end of August. The moratorium was supposed to start Monday, but the application deadline was extended at the last minute. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority admitted it made a mistake...

Oklahoma tops Texas, reaches No. 5 for highway bridge conditions

Oklahoma climbed to No. 5 in the U.S. for good bridge conditions in 2021, jumping Texas after sitting at No. 7 for 2020.

Man arrested after allegedly stabbing puppy

An Oklahoma City man has been arrested following a horrific incident of animal abuse.

$1 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Oklahoma

If you wanted to try your luck at that Mega Millions jackpot, you may be in luck!
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Man left in critical condition following stabbing at Red Dog Saloon in NW OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Oklahoma City police responded to a stabbing early Sunday morning at a bar in NW OKC. Police say a stabbing occurred at Red Dog Saloon on NW 10th and Macarthur around 1 to 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital...

Report says Oklahoma is worst state for women

A statewide report said Oklahoma ranks as the worst state for women in the U.S. in areas like employment, poverty, health care and childcare. United WE, a Kansas City non-profit organization, commissioned researchers from the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University to survey women’s socioeconomic status in the state from 2015 to 2021.
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At Least 1 Dead In NW OKC Auto-Pedestrian Accident

The Oklahoma City Police Department confirmed a deadly auto-pedestrian accident Monday morning. The accident happened around 10 a.m. near Northwest 63rd Street and North Portland Avenue. OCPD said a truck hit a person in a wheelchair. Authorities said a person was struck by a vehicle, and they later died due...

The Thunder's 7-foot, 195-pound rookie looks like he might 'break.' A leading sports scientist explains why he won't.

Chet Holmgren has one of the most unique bodies in the NBA, but Marcus Elliott of P3 says he's not an injury risk because of his elite mechanics.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
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