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  • Texas man arrested after Louisiana woman found tied up

    LAKE CHARLES, La. – A Texas man has been arrested for kidnapping after Louisiana police found a woman tied up at the side of a road. Lake Charles Police Lt. Richard Harrell tells local media that the unnamed woman was found bound in duct tape and sheets on Thursday. Charged with kidnapping is 19-year-old Dequinta Jack of Baytown, Texas. He’s held on $225,000 bail and it’s unclear whether he has a lawyer to speak for him. Investigators say Jack and […]

  • Colorado man sentenced to life in prison for killing, dismembering ex-girlfriend

    BOULDER, Colo. – A Colorado man convicted of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life behind bars. In February of 2017, relatives and friends became concerned when 25-year-old Ashley Mead and her 1-year-old daughter, Winter, disappeared. Mead was reported missing when she didn’t show up for work in Colorado. A few days later, a gas station employee found a human torso in a suitcase that was thrown in a dumpster in Okmulgee. Investigators determined the torso […]

  • Suspected Lake Hefner shooter was licensed to carry a gun

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot was licensed as an armed security guard. Gerald Konkler with the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training says 28-year-old Alexander Tilghman held an active license as an armed guard. Konkler declined further comment, citing state privacy laws. Oklahoma City police say Tilghman opened fire inside a local restaurant late Thursday, shooting and wounding a woman and two girls. He was […]

  • Oklahoma man dies in Louisiana helicopter crash

    BOUTTE, La. – Louisiana authorities say the passenger who died in a weekend helicopter crash was from Oklahoma. The injured pilot and crewman are from Florida and Missouri. The helicopter crashed Sunday in a marsh along a power line right-of-way in Boutte, about 10 miles southwest of New Orleans. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne identified the deceased passenger in a statement Monday as 33-year-old Ryan Lamont Cardwell, of Watonga. He says Cardwell worked for a contractor hired to service […]

  • President Trump cancels summit with North Korea

    WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.” The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “but ours are so massive and powerful […]

  • Lawsuit: Tulsa deputies didn’t help man before killing him

    TULSA, Okla. – Relatives said Tulsa sheriff’s deputies “did nothing” to help a man who was suffering a psychotic episode when they fatally shot him. The mother of 29-year-old Joshua Barre filed a federal lawsuit Monday, accusing the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office of negligence in his death. Deputies said they were conducting a mental health check on Barre June 9 but had to shoot him when he approached a convenience store carrying two large knives. Deputies said they had tried […]

  • Oklahoma City pushes Amazon incentives forward

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Oklahoma City officials have agreed to spend $1.7 million to help Amazon open a customer order fulfillment center in hopes of creating more jobs. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to authorize staff to negotiate a job-creation incentives agreement with the online retail giant. The proposal includes $1 million in public payments to Amazon for more than 50 managerial jobs associated with a new warehouse and shipping terminal at Will Rogers World Airport. The city would provide […]

  • Seismologists find woman’s body in eastern Oklahoma

    LONGTOWN, Okla. – Authorities say a woman’s body has been found in a wooded area in eastern Oklahoma. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris says the body was found Tuesday by a team of seismographers who were drilling near Longtown. A suspected cause of death has not been released and the body has not been identified, but Morris says it does have identifying marks. The sheriff says the body appears to have been there for seven to 10 days. The body […]

  • Oklahoma Indian Territory question to be heard by Supreme Court, stemming from murder appeal

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A case set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court could have implications for nearly half the state if a lower court’s ruling overturning an American Indian man’s murder conviction and death sentence is upheld, on claims he should have been tried in federal court. On Monday, the Supreme Court said it will review a the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that overturned the murder conviction and death sentence for Patrick Dwayne Murphy, a Muscogee […]

  • Boys, 13 and 14, arrested on murder charge in Texas shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Police say two boys, aged 13 and 14, have been arrested on a capital murder charge in the fatal shooting of a woman in her Fort Worth apartment. Fort Worth Police Lt. Paula Fimbres tells KXAS-TV that 31-year-old Yesenia Gutierrez was shot during an attempted burglary Friday afternoon. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office says Gutierrez was shot in the neck and head and ruled her death a homicide. The two suspects are confined to a […]

  • Not guilty plea entered for Tulsa woman in daughter’s attack

    TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma judge has entered a not guilty plea for a Tulsa woman charged with stabbing her 11-year-old daughter 50 to 70 times, hitting her in the head with an ax then setting their home on fire. Taheera Ahmad appeared by video Tuesday in Tulsa County District Court where she’s charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, two counts of child neglect and arson. The county public defender’s office was appointed to represent Ahmad. Police […]