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  • Local storm chaser shares message on dangers of storm chasing

    Local storm chaser shares message on dangers of storm chasing

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:57:37 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Storm chasers and meteorologists are mourning and expressing their sympathies after three storm chasers died in Texas Tuesday afternoon while chasing a tornado. 

    Storm chasers and meteorologists are mourning and expressing their sympathies after three storm chasers died in Texas Tuesday afternoon while chasing a tornado.

  • Lawton road reopens following flooding wash out

    Lawton road reopens following flooding wash out

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:53:32 GMT

    A road that washed out in flooding overnight is back open to local residents. After getting around 4 inches of rain, a section of SW Bishop Road between 44th Street and 52nd Street became impassable. It took four trucks of gravel, loaders and several city workers to get this road fixed so residents could get out and get to work. This is the same spot where crews were working on a sewage project.

    A road that washed out in flooding overnight is back open to local residents. After getting around 4 inches of rain, a section of SW Bishop Road between 44th Street and 52nd Street became impassable. It took four trucks of gravel, loaders and several city workers to get this road fixed so residents could get out and get to work. This is the same spot where crews were working on a sewage project.

  • Voters to decide if alcohol allowed at Geronimo events

    Voters to decide if alcohol allowed at Geronimo events

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-03-29 21:11:02 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Voters in Geronimo will head to the polls April 4th to vote on making a change to a city ordinance that city officials say could bring in thousands of dollars in extra revenue, particularly benefiting one of the city's annual events for its volunteer fire department.

    Voters in Geronimo will head to the polls April 4th to vote on making a change to a city ordinance that city officials say could bring in thousands of dollars in extra revenue, particularly benefiting one of the city's annual events for its volunteer fire department.

  • Teens killed in Broken Arrow home invasion identified

    Teens killed in Broken Arrow home invasion identified

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:59:14 GMT

    The three teenagers who were killed after they allegedly broke into an Oklahoma home have been identified Authorities say three teenagers dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves broke into a Broken Arrow home through a back door Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Officials told KFOR the homeowner’s son, 23, killed all three teens with an AR-15. 

    The three teenagers who were killed after they allegedly broke into an Oklahoma home have been identified Authorities say three teenagers dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves broke into a Broken Arrow home through a back door Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Officials told KFOR the homeowner’s son, 23, killed all three teens with an AR-15. 

  • Cleveland Elementary holds annual science fair

    Cleveland Elementary holds annual science fair

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-03-29 19:14:41 GMT

    Cleveland Elementary School hosted their annual science fair. Third through fifth grades from across the district were invited to participate. Each student made their own individual projects for today's fair. Cindy Jenkins, a 5th-grade teacher, said it’s important for the students to learn hands-on experience in science. 

    Cleveland Elementary School hosted their annual science fair. Third through fifth grades from across the district were invited to participate. Each student made their own individual projects for today's fair. Cindy Jenkins, a 5th-grade teacher, said it’s important for the students to learn hands-on experience in science. 

  • OK teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer

    OK teacher arrested after allegedly attacking a police officer

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:57:58 GMT
    Joshua WannJoshua Wann

    An Oklahoma teacher allegedly attacked an officer during an arrest. Authorities were called to an accident after a driver ran a red light. The driver of the car, Joshua Wann, 29, reportedly smelled like mouthwash and alcohol. Wann, an English teacher at Broken Arrow High School, failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

    An Oklahoma teacher allegedly attacked an officer during an arrest. Authorities were called to an accident after a driver ran a red light. The driver of the car, Joshua Wann, 29, reportedly smelled like mouthwash and alcohol. Wann, an English teacher at Broken Arrow High School, failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

  • Hundreds gather at the state capitol to defend disability and rehabilitative services

    Hundreds gather at the state capitol to defend disability and rehabilitative services

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:44:49 GMT
    (Source KWTV)(Source KWTV)

    Hundreds of disabled people and their advocates gathered at the capitol and met with state lawmakers to demand the cuts to services stop. State agencies have been told to brace for more cuts due to a nearly $900-million budget gap. "If everyone's paying their taxes, if everyone's paying their premiums, if people have health insurance they don't have to go to the emergency room and not having to fight through government assistance healthcare.."

    Hundreds of disabled people and their advocates gathered at the capitol and met with state lawmakers to demand the cuts to services stop. State agencies have been told to brace for more cuts due to a nearly $900-million budget gap. "If everyone's paying their taxes, if everyone's paying their premiums, if people have health insurance they don't have to go to the emergency room and not having to fight through government assistance healthcare.."

  • Budget cuts to DPS will lead to driver’s license exam stations closing

    Budget cuts to DPS will lead to driver’s license exam stations closing

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:39:01 GMT
    (Source OK DPS)(Source OK DPS)

    The Department of Public Safety is anticipating another 15-percent budget cut. If that happens, they say they will have to close 25 driver’s license exam stations across Oklahoma. Some of the notable stations include Edmond, Norman and Shawnee. The closures would force some Oklahomans to travel more than 100 miles to the nearest exam station.

    The Department of Public Safety is anticipating another 15-percent budget cut. If that happens, they say they will have to close 25 driver’s license exam stations across Oklahoma. Some of the notable stations include Edmond, Norman and Shawnee. The closures would force some Oklahomans to travel more than 100 miles to the nearest exam station.

  • Norman man arrested for attempting to solicit child sex over the internet

    Norman man arrested for attempting to solicit child sex over the internet

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-03-29 18:18:45 GMT
    James Parkman (Source KFOR)James Parkman (Source KFOR)

    James Parkman, 27, of Norman, was arrested on child predator charges after allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year old who he met online for sex. Around 11:00 a.m. Monday, officials say Parkman contacted a 14-year-old girl on a social media website to meet for sex. Little did Parkman know, the girl was actually a member of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office working as a Task Force Member with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes.

    James Parkman, 27, of Norman, was arrested on child predator charges after allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year old who he met online for sex. Around 11:00 a.m. Monday, officials say Parkman contacted a 14-year-old girl on a social media website to meet for sex. Little did Parkman know, the girl was actually a member of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office working as a Task Force Member with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes.

  • Oklahoma Senate panel approves rolling back wind tax credit

    Oklahoma Senate panel approves rolling back wind tax credit

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:51:26 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel.

    Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel.

  • Man found dead in rural Payne County; case called homicide

    Man found dead in rural Payne County; case called homicide

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-03-29 17:50:35 GMT

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are investigating after a badly burned body was discovered at the scene of an early morning fire in rural Payne County.

    The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are investigating after a badly burned body was discovered at the scene of an early morning fire in rural Payne County.

  • Oklahoma governor names ex-state senator for Tax Commission

    Oklahoma governor names ex-state senator for Tax Commission

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:52:54 GMT
    Clark JolleyClark Jolley

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed former state Sen. Clark Jolley to the state Tax Commission.

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed former state Sen. Clark Jolley to the state Tax Commission.

  • One dead following crash caused by high winds on I-40

    One dead following crash caused by high winds on I-40

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:36:07 GMT

    A truck driver is dead after a crash caused by extreme winds on an Oklahoma interstate. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the driver was heading east on I-40 near El Reno when winds pushed the truck into the cable barrier and caused it to roll. Troopers say the driver, who has not been identified, was partially ejected through the driver side window and was pinned for about an hour. The medical examiner says the person died at the scene.

    A truck driver is dead after a crash caused by extreme winds on an Oklahoma interstate. Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the driver was heading east on I-40 near El Reno when winds pushed the truck into the cable barrier and caused it to roll. Troopers say the driver, who has not been identified, was partially ejected through the driver side window and was pinned for about an hour. The medical examiner says the person died at the scene.

  • Explosion at OK saltwater disposal facility may be weather-related

    Explosion at OK saltwater disposal facility may be weather-related

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:30:24 GMT

    Authorities are investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma saltwater disposal facility, that could be weather related. You can see the flames in the distance last night in Kingfisher County. Crews from the Hennessey and Dove fire departments were called to help. Witnesses are telling them it was caused by storms. No injuries are being reported at this time.

    Authorities are investigating an explosion at an Oklahoma saltwater disposal facility, that could be weather related. You can see the flames in the distance last night in Kingfisher County. Crews from the Hennessey and Dove fire departments were called to help. Witnesses are telling them it was caused by storms. No injuries are being reported at this time.

  • Tecumseh cop killer’s girlfriend arrested

    Tecumseh cop killer’s girlfriend arrested

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:26:13 GMT
    Brooklyn WilliamsBrooklyn Williams

    Police have arrested the suspect's girlfriend in connection with the deadly shooting of the Tecumseh police officer. Officer Justin Terney was killed after a shootout with suspect Byron Shepard. Brooklyn Williams, Shepard's girlfriend, was the driver of the car the two were in when officer Terney pulled them over. Williams is accused of harboring a fugitive. Shepard had warrants out for his arrest prior to the deadly shootout on Sunday.

    Police have arrested the suspect's girlfriend in connection with the deadly shooting of the Tecumseh police officer. Officer Justin Terney was killed after a shootout with suspect Byron Shepard. Brooklyn Williams, Shepard's girlfriend, was the driver of the car the two were in when officer Terney pulled them over. Williams is accused of harboring a fugitive. Shepard had warrants out for his arrest prior to the deadly shootout on Sunday.

  • Multicounty grand jury weighs evidence for indictment in Anadarko pastor’s 2009 murder

    Multicounty grand jury weighs evidence for indictment in Anadarko pastor’s 2009 murder

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:22:28 GMT
    Carol DanielsCarol Daniels

    We are learning that a multicounty grand jury is involved in the unsolved 2009 murder of an Anadarko pastor. The investigation into the case has been ongoing for several years. Now, a grand jury will weigh the evidence to determine whether a suspect should be indicted. The 61-year-old preacher was stabbed multiple times, her hair lit on fire, and her nude body left in a crucified position.

    We are learning that a multicounty grand jury is involved in the unsolved 2009 murder of an Anadarko pastor. The investigation into the case has been ongoing for several years. Now, a grand jury will weigh the evidence to determine whether a suspect should be indicted. The 61-year-old preacher was stabbed multiple times, her hair lit on fire, and her nude body left in a crucified position.

  • SLIDESHOW: Aftermath from storms on Tuesday

    SLIDESHOW: Aftermath from storms on Tuesday

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:21 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:21:18 GMT

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  • Supreme Court disbars Oklahoma attorney after accusations

    Supreme Court disbars Oklahoma attorney after accusations

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-03-29 15:39:43 GMT
    Source RNNSource RNN

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an Oklahoma City attorney accused of smuggling contraband into the Tulsa County jail, mishandling her client's funds and continuing to practice law after her suspension.

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an Oklahoma City attorney accused of smuggling contraband into the Tulsa County jail, mishandling her client's funds and continuing to practice law after her suspension.

  • Roads flooded Wednesday morning

    Roads flooded Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 10:05 AM EDT2017-03-29 14:05:11 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    We're still hearing reports of flooding in Lawton and Comanche County.

    We're still hearing reports of flooding in Lawton and Comanche County.

  • Historic Preservation Overlay process approved

    Historic Preservation Overlay process approved

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-03-29 03:49:13 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Four city parks which have structures dating back more than 80 years could soon be protected from getting torn down without approval. 

    Four city parks which have structures dating back more than 80 years could soon be protected from getting torn down without approval. 

  • Hidden Effects on Police Officers Forum

    Hidden Effects on Police Officers Forum

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-03-29 00:32:20 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The risk of deadly danger is something police officers face every day, and today, a trio of men who've killed suspects while defending themselves talked about their experience at Cameron University.

    The risk of deadly danger is something police officers face every day, and today, a trio of men who've killed suspects while defending themselves talked about their experience at Cameron University.

  • SW OK nonprofits gather for informational networking event

    SW OK nonprofits gather for informational networking event

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:35:11 GMT

    Learning to work together. That was the goal of a networking reception today, joining together nonprofits from southwest Oklahoma. The reception was held at the Youth Services of Stephens County.  The guest of honor was Jerry Wright - who is the director of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Wright is responsible for helping nonprofits all across the southern part of the state. He answers any questions about budget, legal advice, and others. 

    Learning to work together. That was the goal of a networking reception today, joining together nonprofits from southwest Oklahoma. The reception was held at the Youth Services of Stephens County.  The guest of honor was Jerry Wright - who is the director of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Wright is responsible for helping nonprofits all across the southern part of the state. He answers any questions about budget, legal advice, and others. 

  • Teens lead LPD on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, crash on Fort Sill

    Teens lead LPD on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, crash on Fort Sill

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-03-28 19:19:51 GMT

    Two teens are lucky to be alive after allegedly stealing a car in Lawton early Tuesday morning and crashing into a tree next to the Fort Sill Golf Course. Lawton Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle just before 5:00 a.m. The vehicle drove through Scott Gate on Fort Sill Boulevard until the road ends at King Road.  The driver was unable to navigate the curve near Upton Road near hole #15 on Fort Sill's Golf Course at such a high rate of speed. 

    Two teens are lucky to be alive after allegedly stealing a car in Lawton early Tuesday morning and crashing into a tree next to the Fort Sill Golf Course. Lawton Police were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle just before 5:00 a.m. The vehicle drove through Scott Gate on Fort Sill Boulevard until the road ends at King Road.  The driver was unable to navigate the curve near Upton Road near hole #15 on Fort Sill's Golf Course at such a high rate of speed. 

  • Elgin retired agriculture teacher sets up donation drive for Oklahoma wildfire victims

    Elgin retired agriculture teacher sets up donation drive for Oklahoma wildfire victims

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-03-28 18:06:02 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A former agriculture teacher from Elgin is going above and beyond for those affected by the Oklahoma wildfires, and coordinating a donation drive.

    A former agriculture teacher from Elgin is going above and beyond for those affected by the Oklahoma wildfires, and coordinating a donation drive.

  • OK bullying incident escalates, boy stabbed in his ear on the bus

    OK bullying incident escalates, boy stabbed in his ear on the bus

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-03-28 17:25:14 GMT
    (Source KTUL)(Source KTUL)

    The Oklahoma State Department of Education is looking into an incident that occurred last week. Brandy Dick says her 10-year-old son, Tobbeey, was stabbed in the ear with a sucker stick while riding home one afternoon on a Nowata Public Schools bus. According to KTUL, one student held Tobbeey while another student shoved the sucker stick deep into his ear. Dick took her son to the emergency room where he was referred to a specialist.

    The Oklahoma State Department of Education is looking into an incident that occurred last week. Brandy Dick says her 10-year-old son, Tobbeey, was stabbed in the ear with a sucker stick while riding home one afternoon on a Nowata Public Schools bus. According to KTUL, one student held Tobbeey while another student shoved the sucker stick deep into his ear. Dick took her son to the emergency room where he was referred to a specialist.

  • OK Supreme Court rejects medical marijuana ballot rewrite

    OK Supreme Court rejects medical marijuana ballot rewrite

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 1:01 PM EDT2017-03-28 17:01:06 GMT

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana. In a 7-1 ruling, the State's highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading, and could confuse people into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana.

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a proposed rewrite of a ballot question on medical marijuana. In a 7-1 ruling, the State's highest court rejected the proposed rewrite that supporters of the medical marijuana initiative had argued was intentionally misleading, and could confuse people into thinking they were voting to fully legalize marijuana.

  • Pennsylvania Murder Suspect Captured in Lawton

    Pennsylvania Murder Suspect Captured in Lawton

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:53 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:53:41 GMT
    Zakee Denzel PetersonZakee Denzel Peterson

    Lawton Police officers were able to help the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department capture a man wanted for murder. Zakee Denzel Peterson was wanted for murder, robbery, criminal conspiracy, no license, and simple assault in Philadelphia. The Lawton Police Department’s Gang Unit went arrested Peterson on the warrant without incident.

    Lawton Police officers were able to help the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Police Department capture a man wanted for murder. Zakee Denzel Peterson was wanted for murder, robbery, criminal conspiracy, no license, and simple assault in Philadelphia. The Lawton Police Department’s Gang Unit went arrested Peterson on the warrant without incident.

  • Man suspected in officer's shooting death faced charge

    Man suspected in officer's shooting death faced charge

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:39:18 GMT
    Byron ShepardByron Shepard

    Oklahoma court records show that a 35-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a 22-year-old police officer in a shootout during a traffic stop faced a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property.

    Oklahoma court records show that a 35-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a 22-year-old police officer in a shootout during a traffic stop faced a charge of knowingly concealing stolen property.

  • Toby Keith video presses for wildfire relief donations

    Toby Keith video presses for wildfire relief donations

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:04:29 GMT
    Toby Keith (Source CMT)Toby Keith (Source CMT)

    Relief efforts on behalf of Kansas and Oklahoma property owners affected by recent wildfires are getting a lift from country music star and Oklahoma native Toby Keith.

    Relief efforts on behalf of Kansas and Oklahoma property owners affected by recent wildfires are getting a lift from country music star and Oklahoma native Toby Keith.

  • One dead following 3-vehicle accident in Lawton

    One dead following 3-vehicle accident in Lawton

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 10:59 AM EDT2017-03-28 14:59:42 GMT

    Lawton Police officers responded to a 3-vehicle accident involving a maroon Ford F250, a blue GMC Sierra, and a black Chrysler 300 at Flower Mound and Lee Blvd around 9:15 a.m. According to police, the GMC Sierra rear-ended the Ford F250 as it yielded for an oncoming ambulance. The black Chrysler hit the GMC Sierra as it lost control after hitting the Ford F250. The driver of the GMC was transported to the hospital after becoming trapped inside his vehicle.

    Lawton Police officers responded to a 3-vehicle accident involving a maroon Ford F250, a blue GMC Sierra, and a black Chrysler 300 at Flower Mound and Lee Blvd around 9:15 a.m. According to police, the GMC Sierra rear-ended the Ford F250 as it yielded for an oncoming ambulance. The black Chrysler hit the GMC Sierra as it lost control after hitting the Ford F250. The driver of the GMC was transported to the hospital after becoming trapped inside his vehicle.

  • LPS police chief discusses recent lockdowns

    LPS police chief discusses recent lockdowns

    Monday, March 27 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-03-28 02:43:30 GMT
    (Source: KSWO)(Source: KSWO)

    Things have slowed down for the Lawton Public Schools police force after a busy end to last week.

    Things have slowed down for the Lawton Public Schools police force after a busy end to last week.

  • Cycle of Mental Health: The Galvan family story

    Cycle of Mental Health: The Galvan family story

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:44:27 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A family in Harmon County is at a loss on how to help their family member who suffers from mental illness get out of that cycle.

    A family in Harmon County is at a loss on how to help their family member who suffers from mental illness get out of that cycle.

  • Medicine Park swimming area closed for flood repairs

    Medicine Park swimming area closed for flood repairs

    Monday, March 27 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-03-27 23:53:58 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    The Bath Lake swimming area in Medicine Park is closed as crews work to repair flood damage.

    The Bath Lake swimming area in Medicine Park is closed as crews work to repair flood damage.

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