Jessica Bruno joined the KFOR team in April 2016 and is thrilled to be returning to the Sooner state after graduating from OU in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
After spending a few years reporting in Wichita Falls at KFDX, Jessica covered everything from severe weather, to storm damage, and the drought which took a huge toll on cities all across Texoma.
As an OU student, Jessica covered the damage from the May 20th, 2013 tornado, freelancing for the New York Times. In the summers during college Jessica also did several internships, which included KFOR and NBC 5 in her hometown of Chicago.
Reporting and sharing stories is Jessica’s passion. If you have a story you’d like to share with her, you can email her at Jessica.Bruno@kfor.com.
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Charges have been filed against a woman who police say stole nearly $70,000 from her elderly mother, who she was recently reunited with after being adopted years ago. Midwest City police tell News 4 they were first made aware of the case back in February when they were contacted by Adult Protective Services. “Apparently, she had reconnected with a daughter she had given up for adoption years ago,” Maj. Bob Cornelison with Midwest City PD said. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is dead after being accidentally shot by her father following an altercation between him and another family member. Around 9:30 p.m. on July 19, officers were called to a reported shooting at a home near N. Rockwell Ave. and Britton Rd. “It was a rather odd type of shooting call, not one we typically respond to,” MSgt. Gary Knight, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said. It was an odd and heartbreaking call because the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A former teacher was arrested for child endangerment after allegedly leaving a 4-year-old boy in a hot car for over 30 minutes. It happened around 5 p.m. on Thursday night at Penn Square Mall. According to police, 31-year-old Gregory Rideau, who claimed to be a teacher at Del City High School, was babysitting a 4-year-old boy. “For whatever reason, parked at the mall, left the 4-year-old in the back seat, turned off the engine, closed the doors […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of teens is changing the narrative in their northeast Oklahoma City community through a lawn care service, which includes mostly volunteer work. “It’s been a good process for us to learn the meaning of hard work,” 16-year-old Jordan Jones told News 4. Jordan and her two young brothers, Elijah and Erick Jones, are changing the narrative in their JKF neighborhood with their company Jones Lawn Care. “We started our first year with just one mower, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two people were arrested after a violent road rage incident where shots were fired. “It was a little scary. We’ve never had that in this neighborhood,” Jeanene Graves told News 4. It started around 11 p.m. Tuesday. “They had been chasing each other since 10th and Penn and shooting, the one guy here was shooting at him,” Graves said. The man Graves is referring to it Omar Compean, who allegedly fired those shots out of anger toward […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro man has been arrested after leading police on a pursuit with a sleeping baby in the back seat. It happened on Sunday near NW 36th and Drexel. “I don’t know why he was running from the police. All he had to do was pull over and see what they wanted,” Bessie Bruner told News 4. Bessie is talking about her neighbor, 20-year-old Semaj Thomas, who she watched do exactly that. “He was coming down this […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A man who was simply trying to help a veteran with disabilities who was recently attacked and robbed got scammed in the process. “When I have to get on bus 38, it makes me real nervous,” Johnny Neely told News 4 earlier this month. Neely, the veteran with disabilities, spoke to News 4 about a man who, according to a police report, screamed “Veterans think they’re better than everyone else” at Neely as he was exiting an Embark […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman who witnessed the murder of a man she was dating is speaking out exclusively to News 4. “He was so tense. Anytime I felt him let go or he closed his eyes, I kept slapping him and I kept yelling his name,” a woman who didn’t want to be identified told News 4. Those horrifying moments eventually ended her relationship with Jack Venepraseuth who took his last breath in her arms. “He just kept making […]
GUTHRIE, Okla. – A Guthrie convenience store owner is charged with food stamp trafficking after letting customers purchase non-food items using their SNAP benefits for over a year. According to a probable cause affidavit, the owner of JEET Mart, Manjit Hayer, who is known by most of his customers as “Gee,” allowed customers to use SNAP benefits and EBT cards to purchase items like gas, cigarettes and household items. According to the affidavit, one customer told agents that “Gee” allowed […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman is on the run after allegedly robbing two people and shooting one of them to death. It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday near NW 48th and Blackwelder. “The cops were knocking at the door. I didn’t hear them at the time, but they woke us up in my room. They had their guns drawn,” Scott Powell told News 4. Powell said the officers were looking for Kimberlee Milligan, his former roommate. “She was a […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – As temperatures continue to heat up, several local agencies are reminding parents not to leave children locked in a hot car. “It’s very stressful. We always have a higher sense of response when we know that it’s an infant or a child,” Major David Meyer, with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, said. In just in the month of June alone, Oklahoma City fire crews have responded to 40 calls about children being trapped in a hot car. […]