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Oklahoma records 2nd West Nile Virus death of the year

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting the second West Nile Virus death of 2015 in the state.    The department says the latest death was a Stephens County resident, following the death earlier this month of a Carter County resident.    A total of 21 cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Oklahoma thus far in 2015. There were 18 confirmed cases of the virus last year with no deaths.    Both the gre... More>>

Officer-involved shooting in Norman

Norman Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday evening.Authorities initially responded to a domestic disturbance at 7:41 P.M. at the 10000 block of Dare Lane, when officers arrived on the scene there was a man in front of the residence wielding a gun saying that he was going to kill people.Emergency crews say the suspect then pointed the gun at an officer that was responding to the incident and that's when police were forced to shoot.The suspect was t... More>>

North Tulsa Ready For Growth Video included

The dining room is at least twice as large as the old place, the orders are coming in fast and furious, and the name of the restaurant is always staring up at you from the table."This is a success story, the Shoppes on Peoria," said Darrell Knox, owner of Sweet Lisa's and advocate for a $21 million Vision 2025 proposal that would help revitalize North Peoria."The economics are here. It's just taking the time and taking a chance on the community," he said.Meanwh... More>>

One Man Dead After Shooting in North Tulsa

Tulsa Police is on scene investigating a drive-by shooting.Police were called to 2121 N. Harvard Ave just before 9 p.m Friday.Officials say a male has been shot in the face. More>>

UPDATE:Rogers County Commissioner Booked into Jail

Rogers County Commissioner Michael Earl Helm Rogers County Commissioner Michael Earl Helm

Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Thursday that a grand jury is seeking to remove Rogers County Commissioner Michael Earl Helm. More>>

Preliminary School Test Results Reveal Few Changes

Preliminary test results are in, for Oklahoma students, after Spring testing.  Third graders have a lot of attention because of their mandatory reading test. This year, statewide, there was no change in reading results. More>>

Labor Commissioner's Widow Files Protective Order

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  The widow of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has requested protective orders against her son, 26 year old Christian Costello, and his girlfriend.  Oklahoma County court records indicate Cathy Costello asked a judge for protection from her son on Friday.  She filed for a similar order again his girlfriend, 48 year old Ginger R. Rogers, on Thursday.   More>>

Tulsa's Channel 8 Introduces "Score-Stream" App

High School Football season is getting underway and Tulsa’s Channel 8 wants to make sure you have access to your favorite team’s scores.Tulsa’s Channel 8 will now offer Score-Stream App.This application will allow you to access any high school or college football scores in your area and it will update as your team scores.Click Here to Download App More>>

Amber Alert Canceled for OKC 2-Year-Old Boy Video included

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The Oklahoma City Police Department is searching for a missing and endangered juvenile Friday.  More>>

UPDATE: Judge Grants Delay in Former Deputy's Trial

Gerald Nuckolls Gerald Nuckolls

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A man charged with sexually assaulting at least two women when he was on duty as a Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy is asking for a delay in his trial.    Gerald Nuckolls is scheduled to go on trial Monday on sexual battery and indecent exposure charges. Nuckolls resigned from the sheriff's department shortly after his arrest last September and has pleaded not guilty.    Defense attorney Terry Funk says a judge will decide whether to delay... More>>

National Zoo Surviving Newborn Panda is a Boy

National Zoo Panda National Zoo Panda

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.    The zoo announced Friday morning that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian.    Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the fraternal twins Saturday, but the smaller cub - also a male fathered by Tian Tian - died Wednesday. Officials say the most likely cause of death was complications associated with aspiration of food resu... More>>

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Hearing For Death Row Inmate

Richard Glossip Richard Glossip

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request for a new hearing for an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next month.    The nation's highest court handed down the order Friday to 52-year-old Richard Eugene Glossip, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Sept. 16.    Glossip was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Jan. 7, 1997, beating death of Oklahoma City motel manager Barry Al... More>>

OHP Identifies Man Shot After Chase in Northern Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a man shot by a trooper in northern Oklahoma. According to OHP Cpt. Paul Timmons, at approximately 8:15 p.m. 40-year-old Brandon James Wooten led law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase through Pawnee and Noble Counties.Wooten was northbound on County Road 210 near State Highway 15 when shots were fired by an OHP trooper. The pursuit then ended and Wooten was transported to a Tulsa hospital. The OHP says Wooten is in stable condi... More>>

TMZ: Thunder's Russell Westbrook to wed Saturday

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook will wed this weekend, according to TMZ Sports Thursday night.TMZ says it has learned Westbrook and longtime girlfriend Nina Earl will marry in Beverly Hills Saturday, about a year after they started planning a wedding. Earl reportedly got a a $700,000 ring from the Thunder superstar. More>>

$14 Million School Safety Proposal Video included

Getting kids to and from school safely is the goal of a new proposal for Vision 2025 funding. More>>

Hurricane Victims Remember Katrina, 10th Anniversary

It’s been ten years since Hurricane Katrina and many of the survivors have now settled in Tulsa. More>>

Awareness of Mental Illness Surfacing from Recent Tragedies

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma has some of the highest numbers of people diagnosed with mental illness in the country.  Mental health experts said the latest media coverage of the two journalists shot and killed in Virginia, and the death of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello brings light to a very serious health problem.While investigators look into the murders of two journalists in Virginia, many are bringing up the mental health of the man who shot and killed them and lat... More>>

Ten Commandments Removal Hearing Scheduled

Judge ordered to comply with ruling Judge ordered to comply with ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has instructed a judge to implement a ruling that a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds is unconstitutional and must be removed.    The state's highest court issued the mandate Thursday to carry out its June 30 decision that the monument is a religious symbol and must be removed because it violates a state constitutional ban on using public property to benefit a religion. The 7-2 ruling was reaffirmed las... More>>

5 Year-Old Walks Home Alone Video included

At just 5 year-old Kayliana is a big fan of the movie Frozen."I love frozen," she says.But Tuesday it was her grandma's heart that froze when she went to pick her up from school."Somebody could have grabbed this baby and been up and gone," said Jerri Lynn Skiles.She says she was on her way to meet Kayliana when she saw her running down the street."And I said freeze! Just freeze! Because there were cars that were coming backwards and forth," ... More>>

Police: Thieves steal building materials from Norman private school

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Police are attempting to identify two woman caught on camera stealing building materials from a Norman school. More>>

Violence just a Click Away for Kids on Social Media Video included

In the world of social media, violence like Wednesday's deadly shooting of a TV news reporter and photographer, is just a click away. And it's more often children who are doing the watching. More>>

New Street Projects Underway In Tulsa

New street projects underway New street projects underway

    Two new street projects began in Tulsa this week that will impact drivers.    Work is underway on West 81st Street between Highway 75 and Union to turn the two lane street into three lanes with a center turn lane.    Eastbound traffic is limited to one lane, but westbound traffic is closed.  Drivers should use 71st Street as a detour.    The project is expected to take four to six weeks to complete.    More>>

Police Say The Deadly Attack On Oklahoma's Labor Commissioner Was Planned Video included

Mark Costello Mark Costello

  Oklahoma City police investigators believe the deadly stabbing of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello by his son Christian was premeditated and that Christian intentionally separated his father and mother before the assault took place.  The details were disclosed in a police affidavit filed as part of a request for a search warrant for the condominium where 26-year-old Christian Costello lived.  More>>

Sinclair and Dish Reach Agreement in Principle

Baltimore, MD (August 26, 2015) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that they have reached an agreement in principal with the DISH Network for the carriage of KTUL's broadcast television stations.The parties have entered into a two-week extension in order to allow time to document the agreement.“We are pleased to announce that we were able to come to an agreement in principal with DISH, and we regret any inconvenience that was caused to the DISH subscribers as a... More>>

Vandals Trash Cherokee Church Video included

The members of the Sanders Flats Baptist Church are still struggling to understand why someone would destroy the interior of their building.The damage was so extensive it has been gutted and it will be redone from scratch.The destruction was discovered Saturday night and it included much of the building being spray painted with satanic slogans and obscene words.Pastor John Flute says it made him heartsick to see so much had been done to their sanctuary.At the same time he says they for... More>>

Police: Suspect Planned Deadly Attack on Labor Commissioner

Christian Costello Christian Costello

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police investigators believe the deadly stabbing of a prominent politician by his son was a premeditated attack and that the suspect intentionally separated his father and mother before the assault took place. More>>

Wal-Mart Plans to Stop Selling AR-15s

NEW YORK (AP) — The retailer says it will replace them with more hunting rifles and shot guns. Wal-Mart spokesman Kory Lundberg says the semi-automatic weapons were sold at fewer than a third of its 4,600 U.S. stores. More>>

Oklahomans Paying Lowest Gas Prices in 11 Years

Oklahomans are paying the lowest gasoline prices for this time of year since 2004. More>>

Grand Jury Hears Testimony From Chief Deputy

Testimony continues in grand jury investigation Testimony continues in grand jury investigation

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A grand jury investigating an Oklahoma sheriff's department where a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man has heard testimony from a top agency official.    Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy John Bowman testified Wednesday for about two hours. He declined to comment on what he said during the closed proceedings before the grand jury.    Bowman was reassigned in the shooting fallout and is now in charge of operations at t... More>>

OSU Announces Plan to Increase Rural Doctors

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State University officials have announced a six-year, $3.8 million grant from the state's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to help fund a medical residency program in mostly rural parts of the state.    University and state officials announced details of the plan Wednesday during a news conference at the state Capitol.    OSU President Burns Hargis says the $3.8 million in funding from the trust fund will be matched with $5.... More>>

TV Reporter, Cameraman Shot to Death in Virginia

A shooting on live television has left a reporter and a cameraman dead, according to their news station.Alison Parker and Adam Ward were killed during a live news segment this morning in Moneta, Virginia, according to their station WDBJ.The Franklin County sheriff confirmed that it is considered an active shooter and the suspect, who is believed to be male, is not in custody at this time.The active shooter was reported at 6:45 a.m. and now schools in the surrounding area have been plac... More>>

Amputees Fear Big Changes in Medical Coverage on the Way

For amputees, prosthetic can be a necessity for living a normal life. But some potential changes in medical coverage could make it more difficult for some patients to get the help they need. More>>

TPS School Bus Hit-and-Run Accident Suspect Arrested

A Tulsa Public School bus has been involved in a vehicle accident near Mohawk Blvd and North Lewis. More>>

Schools Struggle With Staffing and Funding

Most Oklahoma schools say this year has been difficult to recruit new teachers. Many say they have had to cut some class offerings for students, because of teacher shortages and budget issues. More>>

Broken Arrow Sets November Election For Vision 2025 Extension

Vision 2025 Election Date Set Vision 2025 Election Date Set

  The City of Broken Arrow has set an election date of November 10th to permanently renew a majority of the Vision 2025 sales tax.  The city wants to use the money to hire more police officers and fix streets.  Renewing the tax will keep the current tax rate the same. More>>

Dish Network Drops Tulsa's Channel 8

As of 4pm CST, Dish Network has dropped Sinclair Broadcast Group, the parent company of Tulsa's Channel 8.The station is still available on other providers and over the air.We apologize for the inconvenience.You can contact Dish Network by calling them at (855)-318-0572, or through their website at www.dish.com/contact, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DISH, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dish, and let them know you want them to carry KTUL so you can continue to see your favorite shows a... More>>

Ex-Trooper Arraignment Delayed

Eric Roberts Eric Roberts

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) - A man accused of sexually assaulting three women during traffic stops when he was an Oklahoma state trooper has asked for some of the charges against him to be dismissed.    Eric Roberts was due in court Tuesday to be arraigned on charges of second-degree rape, sexual battery, forcible sodomy, seeking a bribe and embezzlement.    Before the hearing, Roberts' attorneys filed motions seeking to dismiss most of the charges. A judge set a... More>>

Bond Denied for Suspect in Labor Commissioner Murder

Christian Costello Christian Costello

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge has denied bond to an Oklahoma man accused in the weekend stabbing death of his father, who was the state's labor commissioner.    Special Judge Russell Hall decided the matter Tuesday during Christian Costello's initial court appearance in the Sunday night killing of his father, Mark Costello, at an Oklahoma City fast-food restaurant.    Christian Costello appeared at the hearing via a video link from jail. The 26-year-old did... More>>

Helicopter Goes Down Near Ketchum

Officials are investigating a helicopter going down near Ketchum Officials are investigating a helicopter going down near Ketchum

Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigating after a helicopter crashed near Ketchum.Channel 8 has a crew on the scene and will provide more details as they come in. More>>

Stock Markets Rebound After Monday Plummet

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NEW YORK (AP) - The latest on the global financial market turmoil (all times local):    ___    10:13 a.m.    Stocks stay higher in the U.S. after a report shows that Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July, with sales surging in the Northeast.    The Commerce Department says new-home sales rose 5.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000, recovering from a slide in purchases in June... More>>

IndyCar Driver Justin Wilson Dies of Head Injury

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway.  More>>

Iron Gate Project Faces Opposition

Plans to build a new facility for the Iron Gate are running into some stiff opposition from the people who would be their new neighbors.The non-profit group wants to build a $4.5-million dollar food pantry and kitchen on the southwest corner of 3rd and Peoria.The problem is that three different neighborhood associations say that isn't the right place to feed the poor and homeless.The groups say they want people to have good services, but they worry the project could kill the new develo... More>>

Okmulgee Student Brings Handgun to School

An Okmulgee High school student is in custody after bringing a loaded handgun to school. More>>

Governor Orders Flags Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Labor Commissioner

Flags flying at half-staff to honor Labor Commissioner Mark Costello Flags flying at half-staff to honor Labor Commissioner Mark Costello

  Governor Mary Fallin says Oklahoma has lost a dedicated public servant and a good man following the murder of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello.  The Governor released a statement saying, "I was shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Labor Commissioner Mark Costello's tragic death last night.  My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and staff."   More>>

Family Of Labor Commissioner Release Statement Announce Funeral Plans

Mark Costello Mark Costello

  The family of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello has released a statement following his murder Sunday night.  Police say Costello's son, Christian, stabbed him multiple times at a Braum's restaurant.  The Costello family says, "There are no words to express the shock and sadness that our family has experienced the last number of hours.  The outpouring of emotion and support our family feels is tremendous.   More>>

Tulsa Minister Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Teen

Gregory Ivan Hawkins Gregory Ivan Hawkins

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa minister has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl.    More>>

Police: Motive in Labor Commissioner Stabbing Unknown

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The latest on the fatal stabbing of Oklahoma's labor commissioner (all times local):    ___    9:55 a.m.    Police say the 26-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his father, an Oklahoma politician, brought a knife to the restaurant where they'd arranged to meet.    Oklahoma City Capt. Paco Balderrama said Monday that investigators don't know yet why Christian Costello stabbed his father, Labor Commiss... More>>

OU Names Baker Mayfield Starting Quarterback

Stoops also indicated that junior Trevor Knight will be Mayfield's backup and that sophomore Cody Thomas will be the team's No. 3 quarterback. More>>

Survey Shows Shortage of Teachers Across Oklahoma

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A new survey released by the Oklahoma State School Boards Association said there are 1,000 open teaching positions across the state.The survey, published Monday, also stated about 600 teaching jobs have been eliminated since the last school year. This despite growing enrollment and more districts requesting emergency teaching certificates."Saying we don't have the money for teacher pay raises is no longer an acceptable excuse," said Shawn Hime, OSSBA's executive director.&nbs... More>>

U.S. Stocks Plunge at Open Monday

Dow plummets at opening bell Monday Dow plummets at opening bell Monday

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. markets plunged at the open Monday following a big drop in Chinese stocks.    The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading.    The Dow was 783 points, or 4.8 percent, lower as of 9:40 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped 87 points, or 4.5 percent, to 1,882. The Nasdaq composite fell 247 points, or 5.1 percent, to 4,465 points. More>>

Oklahoma State Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello Killed in Stabbing

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Oklahoma City Police are investigating a fatal stabbing at the Braum's Restaurant Sunday evening. More>>

Two Victims Shot at Tulsa Park

TULSA, OK- Police are investigating a shooting at Crawford Park near Hartford ave.Officials say two people were injured, but the condition are unknown.Tulsa's Channel 8 will continue to update this story as information becomes available. More>>

Police Identifies Victim from Motel Shooting

Police identified the victim from the shooting in Sapulpa as 43-year-old, Michael Glenn Norwood. 41-year-old Damon Caldwell remains a person of interest.Officers are looking for a White 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis with a stuffed animal in the back.Tulsa's Channel 8 spoke with the carjacking victim. More>>

Coweta Family Developing Plans for Area Splash Park

A Coweta family is trying to bring more attractions to their town.  They’re raising money for a new splash park for the area.20 minutes from Coweta is the Nienhus Park Community Center in Broken Arrow.  The drive to the park is a trip mother of two Kaydee Clark knows all too well.“There’s absolutely nothing in Coweta for the little ones to do.  And they our time to invest in them,” said Clark.Clark is investing her time by bringing a park like Nie... More>>

OKC Volunteers Prepare to Fight Washington State Fire

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Across the country more than 250 wildfires were burning in 17 states, Saturday night. In hard-hit Washington state 390,000 acres were on fire, and some brave Oklahomans were helping to put them out.More than 3,000 firefighters and 26 planes were battling fires in Washington state, but that's not enough to battle the blaze that's burned thousands of acres and left many homeless. More>>

Group Fights for Legal Marijuana

The issue gets people talking. But no matter which side of the medical marijuana debate you fall on, its acceptance is growing. More>>

One Person Killed in Head On Collision on Hwy 412

Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed one person died in a head on collision Saturday night.  More>>

FAA Releases Report Outlining Drone Flybys, Two Incidents Reported Near Tulsa International Airport

A new FAA report is outlining drone flybys near airports across the country, including five here in Oklahoma. More>>

Huggies Responds to Glass Shards Allegations

Huggies has responded to accusations of glass shards in their baby wipes.   More>>

Richard Glossip speaks out against Gov. Fallin death threats

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Death row inmate Richard Glossip has released a statement following death threats to Governor Mary Fallin regarding his upcoming execution.  More>>

Ebola scare confirmed to be Malaria Video included

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Six Birmingham firefighters who were being isolated and monitored at UAB Hospital and a local firehouse due to an Ebola scare Tuesday night have been released after the patient's test results came back... More>>

Search resumes Wednesday for duo in Cessna that collided with F-16 in Moncks Corner Video included

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Two people on board a Cessna 150 are presumed dead after the small, private plane and an F-16 Fighting Falcon collided in the sky above a Berkeley County plantation Tuesday, authorities said. More>>

Officer-Involved Shooting North of Nowata

An officer was involved in a shooting north of Nowata. Police confirm the shooting. We have a crew heading to the scene. More>>

Nepal Home Ministry raises Death Toll in Latest Quake to 36

Another earthquake is now reported from Nepal, less than three weeks after an earthquake devastated that area.The USGS says a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit just east of Nepal's capital.Four other earthquakes followed the initial quake.The smallest is a 5.0 and increases in strength to a 6.3 magnitude. More>>

10 smart ways to use an income tax refund

Know best uses for an IRS windfall in Financial Literacy Month More>>

Police Find Driver Who Crashed into Tulsa Tax Building, Don't Buy Her Story

Tulsa Police say they are looking for a woman after a car crashed through a building early Wednesday morning. More>>

Hundreds of Guests Evacuate Downtown Tulsa Hotel Due to Fire

A fire at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Tulsa forced the evacuation of about 300 guests early Wednesday morning. More>>

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  • Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

    Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Former President George W. Bush dances with band director Asia Muhaimin as the band plays, during a visit to Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th an...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Former President George W. Bush dances with band director Asia Muhaimin as the band plays, during a visit to Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th an...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states - causing deadly and costly havoc.Addressing dignitaries at New Orleans' memorial to the unclaimed and unidentified dead, Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke of the dark days after the monstrous storm and how the city's residents leaned on each other for support."We saved each...More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells, residents in Mississippi and Louisiana gathered Saturday to mark the 10th anniversary of the day that Hurricane Katrina slammed into their states - causing deadly and costly havoc.Addressing dignitaries at New Orleans' memorial to the unclaimed and unidentified dead, Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke of the dark days after the monstrous storm and how the city's residents leaned on each other for support."We saved each...More >>
  • Standoff with man on water tower in Norman ends peacefully

    Standoff with man on water tower in Norman ends peacefully

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Police in Norman say a man who climbed the city's water tower and refused to come down for more than 5 hours, finally did come down and was hospitalized.    Lt. Brent Barbour says the man climbed down about 10 p.m. Friday and was not injured, but was being treated for heat exposure. The man's name was not released.    Police were called about 4:45 p.m. Friday when witnesses saw the man climbing the tower. Both Robinson Street and Flood...More >>
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Police in Norman say a man who climbed the city's water tower and refused to come down for more than 5 hours, finally did come down and was hospitalized.    Lt. Brent Barbour says the man climbed down about 10 p.m. Friday and was not injured, but was being treated for heat exposure. The man's name was not released.    Police were called about 4:45 p.m. Friday when witnesses saw the man climbing the tower. Both Robinson Street and Flood...More >>
  • George W. Bush Visits Disaster Zone, 10 Years after Katrina

    George W. Bush Visits Disaster Zone, 10 Years after Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.More >>
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.More >>
  • Former Franchisee Claims She Alerted Subway About Fogle

    Former Franchisee Claims She Alerted Subway About Fogle

    Former Subway Spokesman Jared FogleFormer Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle
    NEW YORK (AP) - A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, Beasley said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where she is based. Later, she alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge of th...More >>
    NEW YORK (AP) - A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, Beasley said Mills alerted a regional Subway contact in Florida where she is based. Later, she alerted Jeff Moody, who was in charge of th...More >>
  • UPDATE: Judge Grants Delay in Former Deputy's Trial

    UPDATE: Judge Grants Delay in Former Deputy's Trial

    Gerald NuckollsGerald Nuckolls
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A man charged with sexually assaulting at least two women when he was on duty as a Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy is asking for a delay in his trial.    Gerald Nuckolls is scheduled to go on trial Monday on sexual battery and indecent exposure charges. Nuckolls resigned from the sheriff's department shortly after his arrest last September and has pleaded not guilty.    Defense attorney Terry Funk says a judge will decide whether to delay...More >>
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A man charged with sexually assaulting at least two women when he was on duty as a Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy is asking for a delay in his trial.    Gerald Nuckolls is scheduled to go on trial Monday on sexual battery and indecent exposure charges. Nuckolls resigned from the sheriff's department shortly after his arrest last September and has pleaded not guilty.    Defense attorney Terry Funk says a judge will decide whether to delay...More >>
  • Former Arkansas Treasurer Sentenced to Prison for Bribery, Extortion

    Former Arkansas Treasurer Sentenced to Prison for Bribery, Extortion

    Martha ShoffnerMartha Shoffner
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.    U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes handed down the sentence Friday.    The 71-year-old Democrat was convicted last year of steering state investments to a broker who gave her $36,000 in cash, including $6,000 in a pie box.    She resigned in 2013, days...More >>
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison following her conviction last year on federal bribery and extortion charges.    U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes handed down the sentence Friday.    The 71-year-old Democrat was convicted last year of steering state investments to a broker who gave her $36,000 in cash, including $6,000 in a pie box.    She resigned in 2013, days...More >>
  • National Zoo Surviving Newborn Panda is a Boy

    National Zoo Surviving Newborn Panda is a Boy

    National Zoo PandaNational Zoo Panda
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.    The zoo announced Friday morning that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian.    Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the fraternal twins Saturday, but the smaller cub - also a male fathered by Tian Tian - died Wednesday. Officials say the most likely cause of death was complications associated with aspiration of food resu...More >>
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo's panda parents, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, have another son.    The zoo announced Friday morning that the surviving panda cub is male and the son of the zoo's male panda Tian Tian.    Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the fraternal twins Saturday, but the smaller cub - also a male fathered by Tian Tian - died Wednesday. Officials say the most likely cause of death was complications associated with aspiration of food resu...More >>
  • U.S. Supreme Court Denies Hearing For Death Row Inmate

    U.S. Supreme Court Denies Hearing For Death Row Inmate

    Richard GlossipRichard Glossip
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request for a new hearing for an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next month.    The nation's highest court handed down the order Friday to 52-year-old Richard Eugene Glossip, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Sept. 16.    Glossip was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Jan. 7, 1997, beating death of Oklahoma City motel manager Barry Al...More >>
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request for a new hearing for an Oklahoma death row inmate scheduled to die next month.    The nation's highest court handed down the order Friday to 52-year-old Richard Eugene Glossip, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Sept. 16.    Glossip was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the Jan. 7, 1997, beating death of Oklahoma City motel manager Barry Al...More >>
  • OHP Identifies Man Shot After Chase in Northern Oklahoma

    OHP Identifies Man Shot After Chase in Northern Oklahoma

    OHP identified man shot after chaseOHP identified man shot after chase
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a man shot by a trooper in northern Oklahoma. According to OHP Cpt. Paul Timmons, at approximately 8:15 p.m. 40-year-old Brandon James Wooten led law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase through Pawnee and Noble Counties.Wooten was northbound on County Road 210 near State Highway 15 when shots were fired by an OHP trooper. The pursuit then ended and Wooten was transported to a Tulsa hospital. The OHP says Wooten is in stable condi...More >>
    The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified a man shot by a trooper in northern Oklahoma. According to OHP Cpt. Paul Timmons, at approximately 8:15 p.m. 40-year-old Brandon James Wooten led law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase through Pawnee and Noble Counties.Wooten was northbound on County Road 210 near State Highway 15 when shots were fired by an OHP trooper. The pursuit then ended and Wooten was transported to a Tulsa hospital. The OHP says Wooten is in stable condi...More >>
  • Police Bust Illegal Psychedelic Mushroom Growing Operation in Texas

    Police Bust Illegal Psychedelic Mushroom Growing Operation in Texas

    Illegal mushrooms in an Austin, Texas residence. (Austin Police Department)Illegal mushrooms in an Austin, Texas residence. (Austin Police Department)
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - Police say they've busted an illegal psychedelic mushroom growing operation in South Austin.It happened at a home in the 6300 block of Berkeley Cove, just northwest of the Manchaca Road and William Cannon intersection and close to Cunningham Elementary School.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">APD served a search warr in 6300 blk Berkley cove. Lg. illegal mushroom grow APD Lab tea...More >>
    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - Police say they've busted an illegal psychedelic mushroom growing operation in South Austin.It happened at a home in the 6300 block of Berkeley Cove, just northwest of the Manchaca Road and William Cannon intersection and close to Cunningham Elementary School.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">APD served a search warr in 6300 blk Berkley cove. Lg. illegal mushroom grow APD Lab tea...More >>
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