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  • $6.8 billion budget heading to governor’s desk after being approved by Oklahoma House

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A controversial $6.8 billion budget bill will head to the governor’s desk after it was approved by the Oklahoma House on the last day of the legislative session. A Senate Appropriations document for Senate Bill 860 shows 51 agencies will experience some type of cut, 16 will see appropriations increases and one sees no funding change from fiscal year 2017 to fiscal year 2018. The Department of Education will see a slight increase in funding by nearly one percent, while […]

  • By the numbers: How much will state agencies lose under approved budget?

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin is expected to sign a controversial budget bill that was recently approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives. “Is it the perfect budget? No. Will we ever see the perfect budget? No we won’t. We have to make choices,” said Sen. Eddie Fields. “Sometimes compromise is a four-letter word that we don’t like to use sometimes. That’s the ugly truth in this building. You can’t govern from the right, you cannot govern from the […]

  • Police: Traffic stop leads to discovery of 12 pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms

    CHOCTAW, Okla. – Authorities in Choctaw say a traffic stop led them to several pounds of marijuana and multiple guns. Around 6:30 p.m. on May 25, officers pulled over 54-year-old Eddie Glen Elix for a traffic violation. While speaking with Elix, an officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Authorities searched the vehicle and discovered seven wrapped bundles of marijuana. After that discovery, officers obtained a search warrant for Elix’s home. While searching the property, investigators […]

  • Report: Turkey issues arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder player Enes Kanter

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A foreign arrest warrant has been issued for an Oklahoma City Thunder player following an incident involving his passport. Earlier this month, Enes Kanter said he was stopped at an airport in Romania after his travel documents were canceled by the Turkish government. “They said (Turkey’s embassy) canceled my passport. They’ve been holding us here for hours,” Kanter said in a video posted to social media. Kanter, who turned 25 on Saturday, said Ankara had canceled his passport […]

  • Lincoln County sheriff participating in race to honor fallen heroes

    MEEKER, Okla. – An Oklahoma raceway will be honoring fallen heroes from across the country with a special event this weekend. On May 26, the Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker will be hosting the ‘Fallen Hero 50’ event. Organizers say the race consists of 50 laps in memory of all of those who have served and died for our country. Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty will be driving a specially designed race car during the event with the names of police […]

  • Oklahoma man arrested for wife’s murder two years after her death

    FITTSTOWN, Okla. – Law enforcement officers in one Oklahoma town say they knew something wasn’t right when Lorrie Rolen suddenly died in 2015. Now, the victim’s husband is facing charges related to her death. “He was questioned. His story was that she had just got up out of bed and fell down on the floor and probably hit something,” Sheriff John Christian told KXII. “She had bruising to the left side of her face and the circumstances were unusual.” In […]

  • Officer runs to burning RV to rescue two young children after kidnapping

    ARLINGTON, Texas – A man is dead following a bizarre chase that began with a kidnapping and shooting. Arlington police say the chase began early Thursday morning when a man, identified as Tony Kelly, kidnapped his girlfriend and their two young children. After being kidnapped and put into an RV, the victim was able to text 911 to report that she had been shot three times and needed help. “In a case like this, she was probably scared to call […]

  • Oklahoma City man arrested for murder at apartment complex

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have arrested a man for murder following a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in northwest Oklahoma City. Around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, police were called to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 6600 block of N.W. 10th St. When officers arrived, they found 44-year-old Joseph Earl Thompson lying outside in a common area of the complex. Police say Thompson was critically wounded. He was rushed to a local hospital where he passed […]

  • One arrested after grenade discovered inside RV following traffic stop in southwest Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a busy morning for officers in southwest Oklahoma City after the bomb squad had to respond to a traffic stop. Early Friday morning, officers pulled over an RV near S.W. 10th St. and Western Ave. and noticed something suspicious inside the vehicle. At this point, it is not clear exactly what was deemed suspicious. However, authorities were seen going through boxes of ammunition along with other items inside the RV. The Oklahoma City Fire Department, […]

  • “I’m sorry it’s come to this,” Oklahoma Teacher of Year announces he is leaving state for higher pay

    NORMAN, Okla. – As lawmakers continue to bicker over a budget at the state Capitol, many teachers say they are already making other plans for next year. For months, teachers have been asking lawmakers to find a way to fund a pay raise for educators across the state. “We always put the cart before the horse,” said Sen. J.J. Dossett told NewsChannel 4 in April. “To talk about a pay raise for four months and then actually have no product […]

  • Oklahoma neighborhood on alert after man injured trying to stop alleged thief

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A neighborhood is on alert after allegedly being targeted by a mail thief. Residents in a neighborhood near I-240 and Anderson Rd. say they have taken matters into their own hands to catch the culprit. “The neighbors have gotten very active, gotten involved, gotten to know each other very well, have gotten surveillance cameras set up. A lot of people walking around with cameras in hand,” said David Kirkpatrick. In addition to catching an image of a […]