CRIME & SAFETY
Oklahoma State in mourning after long-time professor dies in crash
STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State University is in mourning after a long-time professor died in a head-on crash over the weekend. OSU confirmed Dr. Allen Apblett was tragically killed in Maine over Memorial Day. Apblett was a chemistry professor at OSU for 25 years. Get the latest news stories...
Customer arrested in Stillwater after threatening to kill worker over alleged botched repair job
STILLWATER, Okla. — Outrage at an auto parts store landed a customer behind bars for threatening to kill a worker after an alleged botched repair job. Stillwater police said the suspect also charged responding officers. "Jeffrey Hernandez made a threat to an employee that he would slit his throat...
Oklahoma City Man Indicted For Mail Fraud
A federal grand jury has indicted an Oklahoma City man for mail fraud. The indictment, a month's long investigation that uncovered millions of dollars stolen from metro residents. According to an indictment filed this month, Rijae Luster allegedly admitted to helping a named co-defendant rob a Stillwater mail carrier in...
Oklahoma State University professor among 2 killed in wrong-way, head-on crash on Maine interstate
FALMOUTH, Maine — An Oklahoma State University professor was among two people killed in a wrong-way crash Monday morning on a Maine interstate, authorities confirmed. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. Maine state police told KOCO 5 sister station WMTW that the crash occurred around...
Stillwater Drug Bust Lands Multiple People In Jail Accused Of Selling Fentanyl
A mass round up in Stillwater leads to nearly a dozen drug-related arrests. Police arrested 10 people in just 48 hours after executing three search warrants. According to investigators, more than half of those arrested were selling fentanyl.
Stillwater Police Searching For Missing 15-Year-Old Girl
The Stillwater Police Department is searching for a missing 15-year-old girl reported as a runaway. Raeleigh Weaver left her home Wednesday evening near East 4th Street and has not been seen since. Police said that her phone is turned off. Contact 911 if you have any relevant information.
Stillwater man avoids murder trial with guilty plea in fatal crash
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 58-year-old Stillwater man avoided a murder trial this week by admitting he was driving under the influence of an intoxicating drug when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a ditch in a collision two miles north of Ripley — killing his girlfriend.
Couple accused of trafficking $15,000 worth of meth in Stillwater
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Muskogee man and his girlfriend from Wagoner, who were traveling in a 2008 Chevrolet Cruz when they were arrested, have been ordered held in the Payne County Jail on $100,000 bail each on charges of trafficking $15,000 worth of methamphetamine that was allegedly mailed for delivery in Stillwater.
Police searching for armed robbery suspect
The Stillwater Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect from an armed robbery earlier this month.
Stillwater man sent to prison for domestic violence & animal cruelty
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man, who was 19 when he attempted to strangle a puppy and abused his girlfriend repeatedly, avoided a jury trial last week by pleading guilty to animal cruelty and three separate counts of domestic violence. Christian Alexzavier Gwen Wright, now 20, was sentenced by...
Woman gets 8-year prison term for fentanyl trafficking
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 30-year-old Perry woman was given concurrent eight-year prison terms for trafficking fentanyl and having a pistol during the commission of a drug crime in Stillwater with a concurrent seven-year prison term for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute — after pleading guilty to a three-count charge last week.
Yale man free on $100,000 bail on meth trafficking charge
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A 26-year-old rural Yale man, whose mobile home in the Quail Crossing RV Park east of Highway 18 on 44th Street was searched on a federal warrant by FBI agents and a Payne County sheriff’s investigator, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine. Marcus Jack Spradlin...
‘He Loved With His Whole Heart’: Family Pushes For Change After Not Guilty Verdict In A Deadly Stillwater Shooting
Stillwater's 2022's Best Local Citizen Landon Aufleger was killed in April of last year. “The town that he loved. The town that I grew up in and was raised in failed my son,” Camari Aufleger said. He was shot several times by Darrin Bacchus as he was getting in...
Gunman acquitted in fatal shooting outside barbershop
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A gunman, who testified he was acting in self-defense during a fatal shooting outside Headliners Barber Shop in downtown Stillwater, was acquitted of first-degree manslaughter of Landon Ray Aufleger, 25, of Stillwater, by a Payne County jury that deliberated for six hours before returning a verdict at 10 pm Friday.
Stillwater audit underway to find months of missing police interviews
STILLWATER, Okla. — A technical failure inside a Stillwater Police Department interview room caused evidence to go missing. Now, officials hope an inside audit will recover those key interviews for ongoing cases. “The audit will be a combination of the Stillwater Police Department and our technology department will help,...
Former Oklahoma State University researcher sentenced in fraud case
A former research executive accused by Oklahoma State University of hatching a large-scale fraud scheme avoided a prison sentence this week and instead will serve time in home confinement under the supervision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In Oklahoma City federal court, Daniel Webster Keogh, 52, the former contract...
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