CRIME & SAFETY
A Duck Hunter from Oklahoma Died in An Accident on Sooner Lake!
Oklahoma Game Wardens say a 23-year-old student at Oklahoma State University died at Sooner Lake on Sunday morning. The Oklahoma Game Wardens’ Facebook page said the guy died while hunting ducks at Sooner Lake, which is about 20 miles north of Stillwater. Oklahoma Game Wardens write about the death...
Eyewitness Recounts Tragic Crash Near Cushing that Claimed Three Lives
Witness the chilling account of a local worker who describes the moments surrounding a fatal head-on collision near Cushing. The crash, allegedly caused by a driver falling asleep at the wheel, claimed three lives and caused significant traffic disruption.
Airsoft pistol sparks police intervention at Stillwater Chick-fil-A drive-thru
STILLWATER, Okla. (KOKH) — Stillwater Police Department (SPD) responded to a gun at a Chick-fil-A Saturday evening. Officials said it was reported that a person was waving a gun inside a truck in the drive-thru line. SPD Officers arrived at the Chick-fil-A and removed the occupants of the vehicle...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Wreck, Fraternity Investigation, Drug Trafficking, and Drunk Driving Crash in Payne County, Oklahoma
This week in Payne County, Oklahoma, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a fatal wreck on Highway 33 resulting in three deaths, a search warrant served at an OSU fraternity house related to the dumping of a dead longhorn, a Stillwater woman admitting to trafficking fentanyl and child neglect, and a teenager being sentenced to 20 years for a fatal drunk driving crash in Stillwater.
9 To Know: 2 Triple Fatality Wrecks, 2 Suspicious Deaths, Hunter Biden Indictment
Oklahoma Highway Patrol says heavy smoke along the HE Bailey turnpike caused a crash that killed three people Thursday. It happened along I-44 near Chickasha after a nearby grass fire. The names of the three victims have not been released. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three people were killed in a...
Stillwater Police serve search warrant to OSU fraternity, collect video surveillance for longhorn carcass investigation
Authorities in Stillwater are continuing to investigate the dead longhorn that was illegally dumped on the lawn of Farmhouse Fraternity at Oklahoma State University (OSU) last week. On Wednesday morning, Stillwater Police served a search warrant at another fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho.
UPDATE: Missing Payne County woman found safe
Anastacia McCombs-Smith was reported missing in the early morning hours of Tuesday, December 5, and was last seen at a her home on Haley Lane near Fairgrounds Road in Stillwater.
Woman admits trafficking $177,000 worth of meth
(Stillwater, Okla.) — In one of the largest methamphetamine seizures in Payne County, a 38-year-old woman from Muskogee County has admitted possessing approximately 19.8 pounds of the drug with a street value of $177,000, during a traffic stop in Stillwater. Holly Amanda Lynch of Warner pleaded guilty on Nov....
Pawnee County Sheriff says new technology upgrades will make community and deputies safer
PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla. — The Pawnee County Sheriff says he hopes their department's new technology upgrades will help to keep the community and deputies safer. Pawnee County Sherriff Darrin Varnell said they have a new radio system, body cameras, and vests. He said community and other law enforcement agencies helped the department to get them through grants and donations.
Man pleads guilty in 2022 fatal Payne Co. crash
A man has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal crash in 2022 that left two people dead.
Teenager Sentenced for Fatal Drunk Driving Crash in Stillwater
A 19-year-old responsible for a fatal drunk driving crash in Stillwater has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The teenager pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of DUI causing great bodily harm, leaving two families in mourning.
19-year-old admits to driving drunk, killing 2 people in Stillwater
STILLWATER, Okla. — It was an emotional day in court as a 19-year-old admitted to driving drunk and killing two people. Luke House will spend the next 20 years behind bars. It was a full courtroom for the victim impact statements as the family members of the victims reflected on the lives of their loved ones.
PM NewsBrief: Dec. 6, 2023
Stillwater Police Search OSU Fraternity In Connection With Dead Longhorn Case. The Stillwater Police Department served a search warrant at the OSU agriculture fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho Wednesday. Police are investigating how a dead longhorn ended up on the front lawn of one of that fraternity's rivals last week. Investigators...
Longhorn died of disease before it was 'illegally dumped' on OSU frat lawn, report says
An initial report revealed a dead longhorn found on the front lawn of an Oklahoma State University fraternity was diseased before its death, according to a news release. Final necropsy results from the OSU Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory will reveal the time and cause of death and any evidence of animal cruelty, the Stillwater news release said. The Stillwater Police Department is working with several agencies regarding "desecrated animal corpse illegally dumped" outside of the Farm House fraternity.
Honoring Hometown Hero Deputy Billy Bowen: A Pillar of the Ripley Community
Meet the latest Hometown Hero, Deputy Billy Bowen, a school resource officer who goes above and beyond for the community. From driving a school bus to organizing water gun fights, discover how this selfless individual is making a difference in Ripley Public Schools.
Houston men charged with trafficking
Charges were filed November 20 in Love County District Court against two Texas men. Xin Lin and Shan Ming Zhou, both of Houston, were charged with felony counts of trafficking in illegal drugs and conspiracy to traffic a controlled dangerous substance. The charges stem from a traffic stop made March...
Dead longhorn found outside OSU frat house
A dead longhorn was found outside an Oklahoma State University fraternity house Friday morning, this ahead of the Big 12 Championship game this Saturday with OSU taking on the Texas Longhorns. Police have not said whether they believe the incident is related.
Weekly Safety Report: Stillwater, Oklahoma - Larceny Suspects Sought and Couple Accused of Overdosing While Caring for Infant
Stillwater police are seeking help in identifying two suspects involved in a larceny investigation that occurred on November 24. The police department is urging anyone with information about the suspects or their vehicle to contact them. In a separate incident, a Lincoln County couple from Wellston has been accused of overdosing on an intoxicant while caring for an infant in Stillwater. They have been ordered held in the Payne County Jail on charges of child neglect and public intoxication.
Stillwater police investigating after dead longhorn found in front of Oklahoma State University frat house
STILLWATER, Okla. — Stillwater police are investigating after a dead longhorn was found in front of a fraternity house at Oklahoma State University. GRAPHIC WARNING: Pictures from Kennedy Thomason with The O'Colly are below. Police told KOCO 5 that they received a call shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday about...