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  • Millions of dollars distributed to local law enforcement agencies after drug raid

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Millions of dollars in assets were distributed to several local police departments following a 2015 raid of three metro smoke shops accused of selling synthetic marijuana known as K2. Authorities say they began investigating the Mr. Coolz tobacco stores after receiving multiple complaints from people concerned about what was really being sold at the shops. In 2015, officials say several undercover agents were able to buy K2 at the stores. “They’re also doing search warrants on some […]

  • 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 […]

  • Police release identity of man stabbed to death in southwest Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities have identified a man who was stabbed to death in southwest Oklahoma City earlier this week. On Monday night, officers were called to the 1100 block of Exchange Ave. after witnesses reported a stabbing. Investigators said 38-year-old Cameron Stewart became involved in an altercation with another person when he was stabbed to death. At this time, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip-line at 405-297-1200.

  • Country music star Garth Brooks sends encouraging message to Purcell crash victim

    PURCELL, Okla. – Support is pouring in from across the country for two teenagers who are still recovering from injuries they suffered in a horrific crash last month. On July 17, emergency crews responded to a crash on I-35 near mile marker 91 in Purcell. Erin Van Horn was driving a white 2014 GMC Yukon with six kids inside when her SUV slammed into the back of a stopped semi truck at a high rate of speed. “It was a significant crash. […]

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools considers legal action against state lawmakers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – While lawmakers will likely be forced to head back to work early for a special session, a local school district is considering legal action against the legislature. Budget cuts over the past several years have negatively impacted numerous state agencies, including the Oklahoma State Department of Education. “I think it is unacceptable that we have four-day school weeks for our children. You’ve heard me say this but I have visited with major companies looking at moving jobs […]

  • Watch: Oklahoma girl stuns audience again with singing ventriloquist act

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A girl from Oklahoma City is going viral again after stunning audiences on America’s Got Talent! 12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer is a singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma City who is winning hearts across the country. “Well, it was one of my big dreams, but also I would like to keep ventriloquism alive because it’s not common, you know,” she said. Following her first performance on the competition, she was given the Golden Buzzer by Mel B, meaning she advanced all the […]

  • Officials: Seven cases of West Nile Virus confirmed across Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. – Even though temperatures are cool for mid-August, health officials say residents still need to take their precautions when it comes to battling mosquitoes. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says seven cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed across the state this year. Fortunately, no deaths have been reported. Officials say two of those West Nile Virus cases were in Oklahoma County. Experts say there are several steps you can take to protect yourself from mosquitoes, […]

  • Telstar Elementary to resume classes on Thursday

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City elementary school will resume classes on Thursday after storms forced it to close its doors. Early Wednesday morning, school officials announced classes at Telstar Elementary School in Spencer would be canceled for the day due to a power outage. School officials believe the school took a direct hit from Tuesday’s storm, which will require significant repair. Authorities say classes will resume as usual at Telstar Elementary School on Thursday, Aug. 17.  

  • Oklahoma City Homeland renovations delayed due to ‘unforeseen issues’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A grocery store in northwest Oklahoma City that was built in the 1970s will have to wait a little longer before a much-needed renovation. The Homeland grocery store, located on N.W. 18th and Classen Blvd., is surrounded by beautiful homes in Mesta Park and Heritage Hills. However, many have noticed its outdated look. “People like coming here, but it’s getting too old,” said Kyle Harris, a customer. In February, word began to spread about a $2 million renovation […]

  • Agents arrest 14-year-old boy for murder related to deadly home invasion

    CORDELL, Okla. – Nearly a month after a deadly home invasion, authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested for the crime. 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. The child eventually recovered from his injuries and […]

  • Report: Joe’s Crab Shack locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa close

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A popular seafood restaurant is closing several shops across the country, including a couple of spots in Oklahoma. Earlier this year, the operator of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern filed for bankruptcy as sales continued to drop. “Additional declines in the operating performance at Joe’s or Brick House could cause us to close or sell more restaurants which may require us to recognize additional assets impairment or closure-related expenses and increase our valuation allowance during […]