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Tulsa man gets life in prison in rape case

A Tulsa man has been sentenced to life behind bars for raping a homeless man along a walking and biking trail. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/1t3NIGD ) 27-year-old Jeffery Tallon was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison. A Tulsa County jury last week found Tallon guilty of first-degree ...

FILE - This Feb. 3, 2010 file photo shows a palm tree behind a Toyota sign at Earl Stewart Toyota in North Palm Beach, Fla. Toyota is recalling 247,000 vehicles in high-humidity areas as an air bag problem that has plagued most of the auto industry continues to widen. The recall covers vehicles in South Florida, along the Gulf Coast, in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal ...

Oklahoma officers want more DNA after misdemeanors

Law officers are asking the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation how to best collect genetic material from people convicted of certain misdemeanors and enter the information into a national database. Since 2009, Oklahoma law has allowed police to take DNA samples from people convicted of serious misdemeanors, but the Oklahoman ...

Seminole police officer shoots, wounds man

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are investigating the shooting of a man by a Seminole police officer. The OSBI said Monday that the officer shot 43-year-old Dwan Rich of Seminole in the leg as he approached officers with a knife and refused orders to drop the ...

Police: Oklahoma man arrested in sexual assault

A man who police say robbed and sexually assaulted an Oklahoma liquor store clerk has been arrested. The Sand Springs Police Department said Sunday that the 29-year old man had been arrested. He is being held on two counts of armed robbery and three counts of sexual battery. Police say ...

Police: Lawton woman attacks men over ride

Lawton police have arrested a woman who they say attacked two men who wouldn't give her a ride to a casino. KSWO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1rWHdQh ) the incident happened at a Lawton home on Sunday. Police say she threw a beer can at one man and hit him in the eye. ...

Police: Oklahoma City man stabs man, dog

An Oklahoma City man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man and a dog. Police say an argument broke out between two men on Sunday and one pulled out a knife. They say the suspect stabbed the victim in the abdomen and then stabbed the victim's dog. ...

Authorities seek Bryan County Jail escapee

Bryan County authorities are searching for a man charged with murder who escaped from the county jail. The search for 26-year-old Raymond Jay Stewart continued on Sunday. Sheriff Ken Golden told reporters that Stewart escaped about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Golden says Stewart had asked to take a shower and when ...

Man wounded in shooting on Langston campus

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man was wounded in a shooting on the campus of Langston University. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1nvUKDc ) that 22-year-old Cameron Hishaw was shot in the leg during an argument and fight outside Scholars Inn apartments on Saturday. Brown ...

Son charged in family deaths requests attorney

A 19-year-old charged with the shooting deaths of his newspaper publisher father, his mother and his sister in Duncan has asked for a court-appointed attorney. Online court records show Alan Hruby requested a court-appointed attorney Friday and that attorney James Berry of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense system now represents him. ...

2 arrested in Oklahoma City shooting death

Oklahoma City police say two suspects have been arrested in the shooting death of a man on the city's southwest side. Police say officers investigating a reported shooting Thursday found 35-year-old Michael Monahan dead in the back of a pickup truck. Police say Monahan had been shot to death and ...

Ex-Oklahoma trooper charged with sex crimes

A former Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who allegedly forced women to have sex with him following traffic stops has been formally charged with 14 counts that include rape, sodomy, sexual battery, embezzlement and asking for or receiving a bribe. Court records show 42-year-old Eric Roberts was charged Friday in Creek ...

Memorial service Sunday for slain family of 3

A memorial service is scheduled Sunday for a slain Oklahoma newspaper publisher and two of his family members whose bodies were discovered at their home earlier this week. Services for John, Tinker and Katherine Hruby will be at the First United Methodist Church in Duncan. A reception will follow the ...

Police: Tulsa man arrested for meth, guns

Tulsa police have arrested a man who they say had methamphetamine, eight guns and $6,000 in cash in his home. The Tulsa Police Department's Special Investigations Division searched the 25-year-old man's home last week after receiving a tip that he was trafficking drugs from the residence. They seized the cash ...

Report says long waits on Oklahoma DHS hotline

A new report released this week detailed shortcomings of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, including hours of waiting by people calling the state agency's child abuse hotline. It found the department has about 1,250 child abuse and neglect investigations that are overdue, about 200 of which have been overdue ...

Oklahoma officer released from jail on $609K bond

An Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting 10 women has been released from jail on bond after serving two weeks for violating a condition of his bond. Oklahoma County jail officials say Daniel Holtzclaw was released Thursday after posting a $609,000 bond. A judge earlier this month ordered ...

Assault lawsuit against Jerry Jones dismissed

A judge threw out a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday, saying the claims were barred by Texas law limiting the time in which a case can be filed. Jana Weckerly had accused Jones of grabbing her genitals and forcibly kissing her in 2009. ...

Man sentenced for producing child pornography

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for producing child pornography in Pottawatomie County in 2012 involving a 4-year-old child. Jeremy David Eades — who was located by authorities in Minot, North Dakota last year — was also sentenced Wednesday to 20 years of supervised release ...

Hearing delayed for man charged in Weleetka case

Formal sentencing has been delayed for an Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty in the shooting deaths of his fiancee and two girls from Weleetka. Kevin Sweat was due in court Friday for sentencing, but a judge has delayed the hearing until Oct. 24. In July, Sweat pleaded guilty to three ...

Cowboys' Randle will play after shoplifting arrest

Dallas running back Joseph Randle says he made a "huge mistake" when he was arrested on a shoplifting charge that led to a fine from the Cowboys, but no suspension. Randle was charged with a Class B misdemeanor of theft between $50 and $500 after he was accused of taking ...

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