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  • District attorney: Chickasha officer had “less than one second” to react in officer-involved shooting

    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Authorities in Grady County determined that an officer had “less than one second” to react to a man pointing a firearm in his direction. In November, officers with the Chickasha Police Department were called to a home in the 1900 block of Montana after family members to report an intoxicated man with a gun. Family members told dispatchers that 56-year-old Steve Vananda was inside the home with his father, Sanford Vananda, and they were worried about his […]

  • Officials: Oklahoma state prisons at 109% inmate capacity

    OKLAHOMA CITY – As lawmakers continue to battle at the Oklahoma Capitol about a budget, corrections officials say they are in dire straits. Earlier this week, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh told board members that the agency has a record number of people in the system. “Today, we have 62,000 in our system,” Allbaugh said. “What bothers me is back in December, we hit a record population of 61,000. It has taken just four months for an additional […]

  • Oklahoma family searching for truck driver who comforted loved one during her final moments

    HUGO, Okla. – A grieving Oklahoma family says they are searching for a truck driver who comforted their loved one during her last moments on earth. Authorities say 25-year-old Dorothy Marko crashed her truck into a tree early Sunday morning on Hwy 70. The truck burst into flames with Marko still inside it. Family members say they heard that people stopped to take pictures of the burning truck, but only one passerby stopped to help her. Emergency crews say a truck […]

  • Police identify woman found dead in Tulsa dumpster

    TULSA, Okla. – Authorities in Tulsa are still investigating after a woman’s body was discovered in a dumpster in Tulsa earlier this week. Officials say the body was found in a dumpster behind Las Americas restaurant, located along 3rd and Zunis, around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Investigators say they believe foul play was involved in her death. Authorities say they found a pool of blood behind the restaurant and a trail of blood leading to the dumpster. Police identified the victim […]

  • Bill that toughens rape charge in Oklahoma approved unanimously

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would make the state’s rape laws tougher following a case that made headlines around the world is headed to the governor’s desk. Last year, prosecutors said a 17-year-old boy in Tulsa forced a heavily intoxicated girl to perform oral sex on him after the two had been drinking at a park. The boy claimed the girl consented, but she said she couldn’t remember anything after leaving the park. A judge dismissed the case, saying, under current law, […]

  • “I’ll kill you and your son,” Woman wakes to find strange man standing in her bedroom

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City neighborhood is on high alert after a man allegedly attempted to break in to several homes and threatened one woman and her baby. On April 25, officers were called to a home near N.W. 42nd St. and Meridian Ave. after a homeowner told dispatchers that she awoke to find a strange man standing over her. The homeowner told dispatchers that the man, who was later identified as 35-year-old Michael Anger, ran out of her […]

  • 4 your garden: Transforming inexpensive pots to look like a million bucks

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Beautiful patio pots can transform a walkway, balcony or deck. However, you’ve probably suffered sticker shock when you went to buy those gorgeous aged-looking pots that are so popular. Gardening guru Linda Vater has some great strategies for taking inexpensive planters and giving them a mossy makeover. Check out Linda Vater’s Garden Essence blog for inspiration.

  • Bill that would stop minors from using a tanning bed heads to the governor’s desk

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill that would make it illegal for children to use an indoor tanning bed is headed to the governor’s desk. According to the American Cancer Society, one in six high school girls will use a tanning device by their senior year. Sen. Ervin Yen co-authored Senate Bill 765, which would make it illegal for any child under 18 to use a tanning bed. “We know that the younger that you use these tanning beds, the greater […]

  • “I can’t believe this has happened to me again,” Two daughters murdered 18 years apart

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Missouri mother says she is being stifled by grief following the loss of two daughters. “I’m lost, really,” Cherri West told WDAF. “Two daughters to murder. I didn’t think I’d ever have to go through this again. I really didn’t.” In 1999, Cherri’s daughter, 10-year-old Pamela Butler, was kidnapped outside her home. “She was out front, playing, and he just reached out and took her, and she was gone,” West said. A few days after […]

  • “Your child is NOT being scouted by the Brewers,” Little league sign reminding parents to keep calm during games

    GLENDALE, Wis. – During a sporting event, tempers can get heated for those in the game or in the stands. However, a little league field in Wisconsin is hoping to remind parents to keep a cool head when their children take the field. The sign lists five different rules that guests should abide by while at the stadium. These are KIDS This is a GAME Coaches are VOLUNTEERS Umpires are HUMAN Your child is NOT being scouted by the Brewers today. Darren […]

  • Police investigating after woman’s body found in dumpster behind restaurant

    TULSA, Okla. – Authorities in Tulsa are investigating after a body was discovered in a dumpster outside of a restaurant in Tulsa. Officials tell KJRH that the body was found in a dumpster behind Las Americas restaurant, located along 3rd and Zunis, around 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning. Investigators say the body is that of a woman, and they believe foul play was involved in her death. Authorities say they found a pool of blood behind the restaurant and a […]