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Tulsa man sentenced to life without parole in double murder at west Tulsa motel

Buy Now James Mahdavi waits for an elevator to open so he can be transported to the Tulsa County Jail after being sentenced to two life without parole terms in a 2016 double murder case. SAMANTHA VICENT/Tulsa World FacebookTwitterEmailPrintSave A Tulsa man received two life-without-parole prison ter

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-21 05:01:00

Two bodies found Friday in Claremore identified

CLAREMORE - Rogers County deputies have identified the victims from the Friday murder-suicide in Claremore. Deputies said David and Donna Burris have been identified as the victims inside the home. The sheriff's office said deputies found the bodies inside the home on East 460 Road. A motive for t


Standoff With A Wanted Suspect Underway At Tulsa Motel

Police are involved in a standoff right now at an east Tulsa motel with a armed man wanted on felony warrants out of Nebraska. The location is the Rest Inn in the 7400 block of East Admiral Place. Police say it all began at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday as officers were looking for the man. At about 11

NEWS ON 6 - 2018-03-21 12:48:00

Trail event draws crowd of 300 to Claremore

Outdoor enthusiasts from five states, and Spain, made the trek to Claremore this past weekend. Claremore hosted the Shoreline Shred race event, part of a 10-race Tour De Dirt Series on the Claremore Lake Trails. "Tour De Dirt is a state-wide series so almost each weekend for the spring and summer mo

CLAREMORE PROGRESS - 2018-03-21 13:40:00

Man arrested in shed with drugs, needle

A man found asleep in a shed was arrested with methamphetamine, marijuana and a hypodermic needle. Claremore Police Department heard from a Claremore resident who said she believed someone had been staying on her property without her permission. On scene, Officer Sherman made contact with Kevin Ice,

CLAREMORE PROGRESS - 2018-03-20 13:09:00

Claremore Home & Garden Show returns

Horticulturist Allan Storjohann with the KRMG Gardening Show will air his radio program live from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7 at the Claremore Home & Garden Show. Not unlike a perennial that springs back to life every year, the Claremore Home & Garden Show will be coming back to the Expo Cen

CLAREMORE PROGRESS - 2018-03-21 10:00:00

Standoff in ninth hour as man wanted for manufacturing fully automatic weapons refuses police commands

A man wanted on a firearms warrant has been in a standoff with the Tulsa Police Department for about eight hours at an east Tulsa motel. Sgt. Shane Tuell said the warrant was related to allegations the suspect was illegally manufacturing fully automatic weapons. The standoff began just before 11 p.m

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-21 10:02:00

Tulsa Father 'Dead Inside' After Boyfriend Arrested For Daughter's Death

A father's daughter is dead and her boyfriend is in jail after telling 911 she committed suicide. Police said they found several inconsistencies in Jermico Willis's story after officers found his girlfriend, Iesha Wallace dead. Wallace's father, Billy Reagor, said the couple's relationship was troub

NEWS ON 6 - 2018-03-20 02:11:00

Tulsa police seek 19-year-old accused of shooting at mother who was tailing man accused of threatening her son with a gun

Tulsa police are seeking a 19-year-old man who allegedly shot at a vehicle driven by a mother tailing a man who allegedly threatened her son with a gun. Homicide detectives, through a news release, said they are seeking the public's help to locate Joseph Andrew Zannotti, 19. Zannotti allegedly came


Woman living in homeless shelter after apartment complex she never lived in withholds deposit

TULSA -- A troubled apartment complex in south Tulsa is making headlines again after a woman claims the Brixton Square apartments took her money without ever signing a lease. "I want them to be investigated and for everybody to know this is what they're doing to people like myself," Orlanda Curtis s


Man arrested after allegedly kidnapping, robbing man who responded to online ad for cellphone

Tulsa police have arrested a man they allege kidnapped someone who responded to his Facebook advertisement for a cellphone and forced him to withdraw cash from an ATM. The victim told officers he was meeting someone trying to a sell a phone when the robbery occurred March 13 near 11th Street and So

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-20 12:33:00

Robert E. Lee monument removed at Tulsa elementary school after district slows down on name change

Tulsa Public Schools removed the nearly century-old obelisk outside Lee Elementary School on Tuesday morning, the district said. One of the only known Confederate monuments in the city has now been replaced by 25 red bricks. The school was named and dedicated to the Confederate Civil War general, Ro

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-20 16:30:00

Review: J Farley's Pub in Claremore honors fallen firefighter Jason Farley

It has been almost three years since Claremore Fire Department Capt. Jason Farley died while attempting to rescue a woman and six children from a flooded duplex in Claremore. Farley and Lt. Zane James were pulled into a storm drain by the rushing water on May 23, 2015. James was ejected from the pip

TULSA WORLD - 2018-03-20 13:00:00

Abuse at Tulsa DHS shelter prompts order to stop placing children there

Laura Dester Children's Center is in Tulsa. [File photo by Matt Barnard, Tulsa World] Citing an alarmingly high rate of maltreatment, out-of-state experts overseeing Oklahoma's child welfare reforms have ordered the state to stop placing children immediately in Tulsa's Laura Dester shelter. State


2 bodies found inside Claremore home

Sheriff Scott Walton confirmed two dead bodies were found inside of a Claremore home. Crews are on the scene. This is a developing story. Sheriff Scott Walton confirmed two dead bodies were found inside of a Claremore home. Crews are on the scene. This is a developing story.


Fight Over Woman Lands Two Men In Tulsa Hospital

Two men were stabbed in what Tulsa Police say was a fight over a woman. It happened at the Parkwood apartments at 4th and Memorial Friday night, March 16. Police say they were called to the complex just after 10 p.m. and found one victim. A few minutes later they heard about a second wounded man ins


Oklahoma woman sentenced to prison after hitting, killing ex-boyfriend's girlfriend with car

TULSA, Okla. - A woman has been sentenced to prison for a 2016 fatal hit-and-run. On September 2, 2016, police say 28-year-old Brittany Payne Wright got into an argument with 25-year-old Briana Dean and her ex-boyfriend. Brittany Payne Wright Dean and Wright's ex-boyfriend "walked away from the road


Two Bodies Found In Rogers County Home

Two people have been found dead in a home northeast of Claremore Friday. The home is located about 10 miles outside town in the 19000 block of East 460 Road. Rogers County investigators say it appears to have been a murder-suicide but caution that it is very early in the investigation. The bodies ar


Grand opening of new Burlington store in midtown Tulsa set for Saturday

Burlington is celebrating the grand opening of its new midtown Tulsa location on Saturday. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store, 1887 S. Yale Ave., which opened earlier this week. The 43,500-square-foot property underwent a $650,000 renovation project before the opening of the new sto


Seven Arrested In Rogers County Drug Busts

Authorities arrested seven adults in a series of drug raids in Rogers County this week. Investigators say they'd been watching the group for the last few weeks, when they noticed them buying large amounts of ingredients used to cook Meth. Deputies with the Rogers County Task Force arrested the first