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  • 56-year-old woman found stabbed to death in Tulsa apartment

    TULSA, Okla. –  Police in Tulsa are investigating the stabbing death of a 56-year-old woman whose body was discovered inside her apartment. The victim’s body was found lying on the floor on Saturday by a friend who told police she had tried to contact her since Thursday without success. The victim’s name was not immediately released. Tulsa Police Department investigators say the circumstances of the case are unusual. The apartment did not appear to have been ransacked but there were […]

  • Woman drowns while swimming in eastern Oklahoma pond

    WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman has drowned while swimming in an eastern Oklahoma pond. The OHP says 31-year-old Chelsee Cato of Gore drowned Sunday. A police report says Cato was swimming in a pond about four miles south of Webbers Falls when she disappeared under water about 1:30 p.m. The report says her body was recovered from about seven feet of water shortly after 4 p.m.

  • Mother who left children in hot car to “teach them a lesson” indicted for their deaths 

    WEATHORFORD, Texas – A North Texas mother has been indicted on two counts of knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child after her two toddlers died in a hot car. A Parker County Grand Jury indicted 25-year-old Cynthia Marie Randolph on Thursday. The first degree felony charges carry a sentence of up to life in prison. It was unclear from court records if Randolph has an attorney. Records show Randolph was arrested in June for the May 26 death […]

  • Paramedic struck by drunk driver while helping at car crash

    WACO, Texas – Police say a paramedic was struck by a drunk driver and seriously injured while responding to a car crash in Waco, Texas. A spokesman for the Waco Police says the paramedic, who is not being named, was struck about 3:30 a.m. Saturday while helping at the scene of a car crash. The paramedic was struck between an ambulance and a car when a northbound intoxicated driver failed to stay in his lane. The paramedic was taken to […]

  • More than 250 arrested in month-long Houston-area sex sting

    HOUSTON – Authorities in Houston say a month-long sting operation has resulted in arrests of more than 250 sex buyers and traffickers. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the arrests by his agency and Houston police account for about 25 percent of more than 1,000 arrests made by a coalition of law enforcement agencies in 17 states during an annual national crackdown on sex trafficking. The operation from June 28 through July 31 involved deputies placing ads on online sites […]

  • Oklahoma unemployment rate edges up to 4.4 percent in July

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.4 percent in July, slightly higher than the 4.3 percent of each of the previous four months. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the sharpest decline was in the manufacturing industry, which lost 1,400 jobs. The commission says an increase in total employment of 242 was offset by an overall decline of 5,445 in the number of jobless, while the number in the total labor force fell by 5,200. […]

  • Northeast Oklahoma man pleads not guilty to illegal gambling

    OKMULGEE, Okla. –  A northeast Oklahoma man has been accused of gambling illegally. The Tulsa World reports that Steve Bruner pleaded not guilty Thursday in Creek Nation Tribal Court to charges of possessing unlicensed gaming devices and maintaining an unlicensed gaming site. Bruner was arrested Wednesday after authorities raided his Broken Arrow property. Prosecutors say Creek Nation investigators found about 100 electronic gaming machines, more than 10 of which were fully functional. Bruner’s bail was initially set at $500,000 but […]

  • Driver of Texas trailer indicted for 10 passengers’ deaths

    SAN ANTONIO – A federal grand jury has indicted the driver of a tractor-trailer crammed with people illegally entering the United States in an alleged human smuggling operation that led to the deaths of 10 people. James Matthew Bradley Jr. was charged Wednesday with five separate counts, including conspiracy to transport immigrants for financial gain resulting in death. At least 39 people were inside the trailer discovered in the early morning of July 23 outside a San Antonio Walmart. Eight […]

  • Mental exam sought for man accused of plotting to bomb building in downtown Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An attorney for a man accused of attempting to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank wants a hearing to determine whether he is competent to be tried on a federal charge. According to a criminal complaint, the FBI arrested 23-year-old Jerry Drake Varnell on Aug. 12 after he allegedly attempted to detonate what he believed to be an explosives-laden van in an alley next to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. “He wanted to make the biggest […]

  • Brother of slain Tejano star Selena jailed for child support

    CORUPS CHRISTI, Texas – The brother of slain Tejano superstar Selena has been jailed for not staying current on his child support payments. A.B. Quintanilla was taken into custody Wednesday during a court appearance in Corpus Christi. Quintanilla had failed to appear at a scheduled hearing earlier this month. His attorney said Quintanilla was at his Florida home that day and hadn’t been informed of the court date. Quintanilla is accused of owing $87,000 in back child support to Summer […]

  • Authorities: Texas man drowns in southeastern Oklahoma lake

    BROKEN BOW, Okla. – Authorities say a Texas man has drowned while swimming in Broken Bow Lake in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of 51-year-old Allen Wayne Roberts of Terrell, Texas, was recovered in about 10 feet of water, about 50 feet from shore in the lake in McCurtain County. An OHP report says Roberts and another person were swimming Wednesday from an island to the main shore when Roberts became tired. The second person said […]