• 2018: FOX23's Top Local Stories of the Year

    By: Josh Gammon


    TULSA, Okla. - Take a look back at some of the most-read local stories of 2018 on FOX23.com.



    1. 9 members of one family among 17 killed in duck boat accident on lake in Branson, Missouri

    A duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, killed 17 people July 19, including the boat’s operator and nine members of an Indiana family, according to authorities. Fourteen other people were injured.

    2. Officials arrest suspect in Oklahoma girls 1999 disappearance

    Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible were 16 years old in 1999, when they planned a sleepover to celebrate Freeman's birthday. Officials named and arrested a suspect in April 2018.

    3. Coverage of Oklahoma's teacher walkout

    A statewide teacher walkout dominated local headlines in early 2018. It ended with Gov. Mary Fallin signing a bill to provide a pay raise for teachers, though not all demands were met.

    4. Mother charged in shooting death of teen son, daughter in Beggs

    A shooting that killed two children and injured another shocked the small community of Beggs this fall.

    5. One killed in accident at Big Meat Run

    One person was killed in a rollover crash at the Big Meat Run off-road event in Disney last March, according to Grand River Dam Authority police.

    6. Tulsa police release arrest video of woman accused of stabbing daughter

    An Amber Alert that lasted nearly 24 hours resulted in the arrest of a woman accused of running away with, and stabbing, her 11-year-old daughter in Tulsa.

    7. Oklahoma parent finds Blake Shelton's name in daughter's 1980s-era textbook

    An Oklahoma parent took to Facebook to voice her concerns after she claimed to have learned that her daughter was using the same school textbook country music star Blake Shelton used decades earlier.

    8. Broken Arrow's Rose District listed among nation's top main streets

    Broken Arrow’s Rose District is one of America’s top 50 main streets, according to USA Today.

    9. Groups work to support families of workers killed in Oklahoma gas rig explosion

    An explosion at an Oklahoma gas rig early last year killed five people in Quinton.

    10. Liquor store owner talks to FOX23 after shooting, robbery

    An employee of a Tulsa liquor store shot a serial robbery suspect who was allegedly trying to hold up the store. 

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