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Embattled Tulsa County sheriff says he won't run again

Embattled Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz said Monday that he doesn't plan to resign but he also doesn't plan to seek re-election next year. The 72-year-old Republican told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1AAjtY3 ) that he won't step down because of last month's shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer ...

Police: Tulsa woman vandalized corpse at funeral home

Authorities say a Tulsa woman reached into the casket of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend at a funeral home and slashed the dead woman's face. Shaynna Sims, 26, was arrested after the alleged incident last Thursday on a preliminary complaint of illegally dissecting a human body, which is a misdemeanor. She had ...

Tulsa Public Schools coach arrested for domestic assault

A Tulsa Public Schools assistant wrestling coach has been arrested on a complaint of domestic assault and battery by strangulation. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1ORWzaC ) reports the 36-year-old coach was arrested early Sunday after police received a domestic disturbance report from a woman. She says the man attempted to push ...

Oklahoma authorities arrest woman in boyfriend's death

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a woman has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend and another man. The 31-year-old suspect was being held Sunday afternoon at the Murray County jail. The OSBI says she faces charges of first degree murder and assault with a deadly ...

Tulsa fire authorities rule blaze at Islamic Center as arson

The Tulsa Fire Department says a fire at an Islamic center school was intentionally set. Spokesman Stan May said in a statement that the Sunday morning blaze was ruled arson but declined to release other details. He said information about how the fire started and potential suspects wouldn't be released ...

Police: Tulsa man ignited apartment, threatened firefighter

Tulsa police say a man ignited an apartment and threatened a firefighter with a knife before fleeing to the roof of the complex in a failed escape attempt. Police arrested the 29-year-old man Sunday morning after an officer and a K-9 unit convinced him to come down from the roof. ...

Body found in trunk of submerged car is identified

Rogers County authorities have identified the body of a man found in the trunk of his car after it was pulled from the Caney River near Collinsville. Chief Deputy Sheriff Shane Rhames told reporters that the victim is Rafael Hernandez Torres of Tulsa. Rhames says it appears Torres, described as ...

Tulsa police arrests suspects in separate slaying cases

Tulsa police have arrested three people in connection with two separate slayings. Sgt. Dave Walker says two women were arrested for Monday's death of 27-year-old Shamara Girod. Girod died after being struck by a car following a fight at a city park. Walker says one woman was arrested for manslaughter ...

Authorities find man stabbed to death in Sulphur home

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says its agents are assisting Sulphur police after one man was found stabbed to death and another man was found with stab wounds in their home. The OSBI says police found 55-year-old Jose Devora dead and 51-year-old Conrade Hernandez wounded about 9 p.m. Friday. ...

Questions surface about Tulsa County Sheriff's Office

Whether supervisors of a Tulsa County volunteer deputy charged in the death of an unarmed suspect will also face charges depends on whether their alleged offenses are criminal or just the result of poor management. Questions about management of reserve deputies at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office have surfaced since ...

Autopsy: Man shocked by stun gun died of cardiac arrest

An autopsy indicates a Tulsa man died of cardiac arrest after being shocked with a stun gun by an Osage Nation police officer in February. The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1JWegPw ) reports the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's report on 41-year-old Terry Price was released Wednesday. "The cause of death is sudden cardiac ...

Skull found in south-central Oklahoma is missing teenager's

A skull found in south-central Oklahoma is that of a teenager who disappeared last year, Oklahoma City police said Friday. Police Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said in a news release that a seismography crew working between Goldsby and Washington in McClain County found the skull Thursday afternoon and it was confirmed ...

Oklahoma prison officials probe 2 inmate killings

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has completed its investigation into the killing of an inmate last month at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester and is looking into a second homicide at a private prison in Holdenville. Department spokeswoman Terri Watkins says investigators have finished looking into the March 28 ...

Tulsa police say woman shot, killed while driving in city

Police in Tulsa say a 19-year-old woman was shot and killed while she drove on a city street. The woman's name has not been released. Police told reporters the woman was driving northbound when someone in another northbound vehicle fired three or four shots into her vehicle. Police say the ...

Judge orders inquiry of FBI witness tampering accusation

A federal judge in Utah has assigned a magistrate to investigate claims that the FBI pressured a former government operative into backing out of testifying in a lawsuit accusing the agency of failing to adequately search its files for additional videos of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. U.S. District Judge ...

Tulsa sheriff limits volunteers' duties after fatal shooting

Reserve deputies with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office can no longer patrol alone, the agency announced Thursday, but attorneys for the family of a man who was fatally shot by a volunteer said the move came too late. Sheriff Stanley Glanz said the office would temporarily limit its reserves while ...

Name released of man killed in Oklahoma City shooting

Police in Oklahoma City have released the name of a man killed in a shooting at an apartment complex and say the gunman has been questioned and released. Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow says 19-year-old Kionty Fields was dead at the scene of the shooting Wednesday afternoon at Summer Oaks Apartments in ...

Chickasha police officer shoots knife-wielding suspect

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a Chickasha police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding burglary suspect. The agency says the officer shot 26-year-old Andrew Jackson Wednesday night after Jackson produced a knife and refused to drop the weapon. The officer's name has not been released. The OSBI says ...

Oklahoma man arrested on 58 complaints of sexual abuse

An Oklahoma City man accused of 58 complaints of sexual abuse of a child has been arrested. Police arrested the 65-year-old man Tuesday while he was at work after an 18-year-old woman told them that she and two girls, ages 15 and 17, had been raped by the suspect multiple ...

Tulsa County commissioner call for probe of sheriff's office

All three Tulsa County commissioners say they support an outside investigation of Sheriff Stanley Glanz's office amid allegations that high-ranking officers knew a volunteer deputy and close friend of Glanz was inadequately trained before he shot and killed an unarmed man during a sting operation this month. The three-member elected ...

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