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  • One arrested after bank robbery, car crash; FBI searching for second suspect

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The FBI says it is searching for a second suspect in connection to an armed bank robbery on the city’s far north side Wednesday afternoon. One person was taken in to custody after crashing the suspected getaway vehicle nearly an hour after the robbery took place. Police say Drew Blanton, 35, was arrested on a charge of armed robbery with a firearm shortly after the pick-up truck he was driving crashed in to several parked vehicles outside […]

  • Northside couple concerned after acid jug tossed into backyard, injuring dog

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple on the city’s north side is voicing their concerns after finding a jug of acid thrown in their backyard, causing an injury to one of their dogs. “I came home Saturday morning and found this, Saturday morning, like this,” said C.J. Seitz, holding an empty gallon container of muriatic acid. “And, the bottle was sitting right there. But, they had cut it and tossed it in.” Over the fence, possibly early Friday morning, Seitz said, […]

  • Those helped by “Pastor Mike” mourning his death after burned body found

    CHICKASHA, Okla. — For Kenneth Cartwright, “Pastor Mike” was one of the first people he came to know in Chickasha. “To recover, you have to let go of all of your friends, you can’t talk to your old friends, and I didn’t know anybody here,” said Cartwright, “and Pastor Mike was one of the first people I got to know.” And as word spread that Pastor Michael Walworth’s burned body was found outside his church and home early Friday morning, […]

  • Officials: OHP air unit critical in search, capture of escaped Lincoln Co. inmates

    NORMAN, Okla. – The U.S. Marshals Service says the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s air unit was a key piece in searching and apprehending four inmates who escaped from the Lincoln County jail earlier this week. “What we had going for us there was the helicopter,” said Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty Thursday afternoon. “Was able to see him; after, the ground (units) started pulling down and was able to direct people into the target.” Brian Moody, 23, was taken in to […]

  • Southwest side couple counting blessings after car crashes through front door

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A southwest side couple is picking up and counting their blessings a day after a car careened through their front door Tuesday evening. “It’s like you see in a movie,” said Char Williams. “An airplane or a car coming through a building and that’s what it was like.” A car crashed through the wall of Williams and her partner’s duplex near Southwest 199th and Western Ave. shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. “It’s all happening at a high-rate […]

  • “I don’t think it’s truly hit yet,” Son of man killed in McClain County speaks out

    MCCLAIN COUNTY, Okla. – Brad Allen says the shock of his brother finding their father’s body with apparent gunshot wounds to the head hasn’t completely set in. “I don’t think it’s truly hit yet. You never think of finding your dad in a field,” Allen said. “We feel so bad for him, the way he went out and sitting out there for as long as he did is terrible.” Authorities are still waiting on a positive ID, but court documents […]

  • Court documents shed light on McClain Co. murder investigation, possible love triangle

    PURCELL, Okla. – Court documents are providing a picture of an ongoing murder investigation and possible love triangle that now has two people behind bars. Sherry Lynn Lowe, 48, and Logan Dean Thacker, 22, are facing charges of first-degree murder, according to the McClain County Sheriff. “It basically started last week when one of our field deputies went out to take a stolen vehicle report,” said Sheriff Don Hewett. “Ms. Lowe had allegedly stolen Mr. (David) Allen’s vehicle, but we […]

  • Security to be reviewed after second inmate escape from Lincoln County jail

    CHANDLER, Okla. – Lincoln County officials say they plan to review jail security measures in the wake of a second escape, of multiple inmates, in nearly three months. Authorities say four men – including two men who had escaped from the Lincoln County jail in March – escaped from the facility in downtown Chandler Monday morning. Multiple agencies in the state are currently searching for the men. Sonny Baker, 41; Trey Goodnight, 27; and Brian Allen Moody, 23 were in […]

  • Frustrated with lack of zoning laws, neighbors of Lincoln Co. garbage business don’t know where to turn

    MEEKER, Okla. – Jim Brown bought his home in rural southwestern Lincoln County, ten miles west of Meeker, about seven years ago. “I bought it for $17,000 — when the market crashed — and I’ve put about $100,000 in it,” said Brown, a short-haul truck driver. “I’m just looking at the equity. That I put in to it and work hard every day. Seems like it’s going nowhere.” Nowhere, Brown says, because his property value is being driven down by […]

  • OU football players, fans react to coach Bob Stoops’ retirement

    NORMAN, Okla. – The bronze statues in Heisman Park loom large, just outside of Gaylord Memorial Stadium. One could argue it’s the house that Stoops built. But Stoops’ tenure as the Sooner football head coach is now over, announcing his retirement Wednesday. “Stepping down after 18 years as head coach here at Oklahoma and I feel like I’ve been absolutely the luckiest, most fortunate guy in the world,” said Stoops at a press conference Wednesday. Over the course of 18 […]

  • “Grace period” biding time until DHS rules on Oklahoma’s latest REAL ID extension

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Federal agencies will continue to allow state identification cards and driver’s licenses to be used for access to military bases and federal buildings in the state until next month, unless another state extension is approved. After years of non-compliance and extensions from the federal government, Gov. Mary Fallin signed HB 1845 in to law earlier this year, putting Oklahoma on track for residents to obtain an identification card or driver’s license compliant with the REAL ID Act, […]