A jury trial has been scheduled for a 23-year-old man accused of abducting and fatally stabbing a 10-year-old Oklahoma City girl in November.
Police have identified a man found dead Sunday night after a burglary call in southwest Oklahoma City.
Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Christopher Robert Trevino, 25, of Oklahoma City, was found dead inside a house about 8:30 p.m. Sunday after officers responded to a home invasion at 7924 S McKinley Avenue. (more…)
For the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, I spent a few hours with Red Cross volunteers in Oklahoma City and watched as they handed out fire safety tips in residential neighborhoods. (more…)
A local race car driver was shot to death Saturday morning during a domestic dispute, the Tulsa World reports.
According to the Wagoner County Sheriff Bob Colbert, Donald Ray Crawford III, 24, is dead after his maternal grandfather, Daniel J. Garcia, 74, entered the residence and began shooting about 9 a.m. at the residence just outside of Broken Arrow.
Garcia shot his daughter (Crawford’s mother), Jodie Lynn Crawford, in the hip while she was trying to protect her son, Colbert said. Garcia also died at the scene, and the state medical examiner has not determined the cause of death.
Crawford III was known as a hero in 2008 for saving the life of a driver whose car caught on fire after a race in Oklahoma City.
Photo by Tulsa World Photographer Cory Young: Local racer Donnie Ray Crawford, 24, shown in this 2008 photo after he saved a 12-year-old driver from a burning car, was shot to death on Saturday, Wagoner County police said.
The Tulsa World reports that a Broken Arrow police officer has been suspended due to an investigation into a rape allegation.
The name of the officer was not released, but Broken Arrow Police Maj. Mark Irwin described him as a six-year veteran of the force. He said the officer was suspended with pay on Friday. (more…)
Officials are following up on leads after a bomb threat at the Okmulgee County Courthouse Wednesday.
Okmulgee County Undersheriff Fred McGuire Jr. wrote in a news release Thursday that deputies responded shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to the courthouse at 314 W 7. He said the bomb threat was called into the clerk’s office. (more…)
The Stillwater NewsPress reports that two people face felony drug charges that accuse them of possessing methamphetamine, LSD and growing marijuana near their home.
Reporter Anita Pere reports:
Nathaniel David Gonzalez, 31, and Kendra Jean Jackson, 31, are accused of growing marijuana near their home at 7721 N. Perkins Road, according to information filed in their cases. (more…)
A science building at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond was evacuated for about an hour Wednesday after a professor found a hazardous substance in a chemistry lab.
Adrienne Nobles, spokeswoman for the university, said a professor was doing inventory in a lab inside Howell Hall when he discovered picric acid, a crystalline solid that can be detonated by extreme heat or electric charge. Edmond hazmat firefighters and the police bomb squad were called to remove the substance. (more…)
Investigators have been pursuing leads since Monday in the case of Danny Ray Franklin, 31, whose body was found near Chickasha.
The family’s pet discovered Franklin behind the family business at 1066 County Road 1383. The dog alerted Franklin’s father, who took a walk around the property and found his son lying near the tree line about 11 a.m. Monday. (more…)