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  • Defense attorney: Accused Oklahoma City bomb plot suspect is competent

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An attorney for a man accused of attempting to detonate a bomb outside an Oklahoma City bank says he is competent and is asking a judge to move forward with a preliminary hearing. The attorney for Jerry Drake Varnell asked the court Wednesday to withdraw her request for a competency hearing, adding that an independent psychologist has already evaluated Varnell and found him competent. Varnell, 23, was arrested by the FBI on Aug. 12 after he allegedly […]

  • Court records: Teenager accused of murdering Cordell mother told friend he wanted to kill boy

    NEW CORDELL, Okla. –  We’re learning more information about a 14-year-old boy who is accused of murdering a woman and shooting her son last month. On July 20, investigators say 36-year-old Tammi Thomas and her 14-year-old son were attacked inside their Cordell home by an intruder. During a struggle inside the home, the family was shot multiple times. Tammi Thomas died from her injuries, and her 14-year-old son was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. “She was everything to those […]

  • Sen. Inhofe to end controversial pigeon shoot fundraiser in Oklahoma

    BLAIR, Okla. – A controversial event that has served as a fundraiser for a U.S. senator is coming to an end. In the past, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe held annual pigeon shoots as a fundraiser. Video of the fundraiser showed volunteers throwing pigeons from a cage into the air so that the animals could be shot by people attending the event. Although it was not against the law, the act upset many animal advocates who thought it was in poor taste. […]

  • 16-year-old student arrested after allegedly punching teacher in the head

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A high school student in Wisconsin has been arrested after he allegedly punched a teacher several times in the classroom. Sadly, it is not uncommon for videos to surface of fights at high schools across the country. However, video of an attack at South Division High School sent shock waves through a Wisconsin community. Students in the classroom began recording when a 16-year-old student shoved his teacher and then began punching him in the head. According to […]

  • Hungry yet? List of new, unique foods released for 2017 Oklahoma State Fair

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Are you dreaming of turkey legs and funnel cakes? If so, you may be ready for this year’s Oklahoma State Fair. In just a few short weeks, thousands of Oklahomans will head to State Fair Park to enjoy the festivities and food at the Oklahoma State Fair. While there will definitely be a line at the games and rides, the food takes center stage. Organizers released a list of new, fun and unique foods that will accompany this […]

  • Deputies searching for man accused of breaking down Yukon man’s door

    YUKON, Okla. – Authorities in Canadian County are working to identify a man who allegedly broke into a resident’s home. The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage of the crime from the home. Earlier this week, the homeowner called police after he noticed that his front door had been kicked in. After reviewing surveillance footage from the home, a man is seen ringing the doorbell before breaking down the door. However, the homeowner says the alarm system immediately scared […]

  • Oklahoma County Jail inmate facing additional charges after allegedly assaulting officers, nurse

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An inmate at the Oklahoma County Jail is facing additional charges after he allegedly assaulted two detention officers and a nurse. The most recent summary report states that a detention officer was having a “normal conversation” with Jonathan Suggs when “he ‘randomly’ turned and struck [the detention officer] in the side of the face.” The report states that the pair exchanged punches as the detention officer called for help. When another officer came to help, Suggs was […]

  • Did you look at the eclipse without glasses? Symptoms associated with vision loss

    OKLAHOMA CITY –There was a lot of excitement surrounding the solar eclipse that occurred earlier this week. However, that excitement can lead people to make some questionable decisions- like looking at the sun without the proper eye protection. Stephen Starling says he was in the fourth grade in 1974 when he glanced at the sun during a previous eclipse. A short time later, Starling said his vision became blurred both close up and far away. “It was fairly quick. I […]

  • Oklahoma City Animal Welfare seeking information about dog stabbing

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities are asking for help finding the person who stabbed a dog nearly 20 times in southwest Oklahoma City. “It was blood. He was covered in blood everywhere,” said Yolanda, the woman who found him outside her door. “He came over, he just looked at me like ‘I need your help’ and I just cried.” Yolanda called police, and the dog was rushed into emergency surgery. “Did a lot of internal injuries to the spleen area, and […]

  • Woodward police detective charged with two counts of child sexual abuse

    WOODWARD, Okla. – A Woodward police officer has been charged following allegations of child sexual abuse. After a request from the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office, OSBI looked into the month-long investigation involving Woodward Police Detective Patrick Gandara. Gandara, who is a 23-year veteran of law enforcement, was arrested earlier this month. Court records indicate that Gandara was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child stemming from separate incidents. Documents claim that one of the alleged crimes […]

  • SkyWest Airlines building new maintenance facility at Will Rogers World Airport

    OKLAHOMA CITY –Will Rogers World Airport says that a new airline will be investing millions of dollars in a facility and will bring hundreds of jobs to the area. On Tuesday, the airport announced that SkyWest Airlines will build a 135,000 square foot hangar at Lariat Landing to serve as a regional maintenance facility for the airline’s Bombardier CRJ and Embraer 175 aircraft. Officials say the company will invest approximately $30 million for construction of the facility, which is expected […]