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Oklahoma Authorities Searching For Fugitive Who Escaped In 2014

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says authorities are still on the hunt for a fugitive, who walked away from an OKC correction center in 2014.


Federal indictment replaces state meth-trafficking charges on three Joplin area residents

NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County Circuit Court charges against the last of three Joplin-area residents accused of drug trafficking have been dismissed, with the cases now in the jurisdiction of the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield via indictment by a federal grand jury.


Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty To Poaching Hundreds Of Box Turtles

A man has pleaded guilty to poaching nearly 200 box turtles from Oklahoma. State game wardens say they had been investigating for nearly a year after receiving a tip. Investigators say the suspect would pick up the turtles outside Tulsa and then sell and ship them out of state as pets.


Grove Council to elect new officers Tuesday

The Grove City Council will elect a new mayor and vice-mayor this week. The meeting is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, at the Grove Community Center, Room 5. The election comes off the heels of the April 2 city election which saw council members Ivan Devitt and Marty Dyer retained their seats and the


Still Waiting: Oklahoma prosecutors seek life without parole again in most juvenile cases up for review

Editor's Note: This the second story in a series about prisoners serving juvenile life without parole in Oklahoma. The house on a country road in Seminole County where 90-year old Myrtle Ruby McGehee was brutally stabbed to death in 1992 was torn down long ago, but her family still owns the land.


Oklahoma rarely paroles violent offenders

This is the third story in a series about prisoners serving juvenile life without parole in Oklahoma. Convicted of murder at age 15 in 1983, Wayne Thompson has been trying to win parole in Oklahoma for the past 20 years.


Friends, colleagues share spotlight in April

A pair of oil painters, who often work together and learn from each other, are this month's co-featured artists of the month at the Brush & Palette Art Gallery in Grove. Phyllis Dunaway and Shirley Whitman, both Grove-area painters, are the featured artists throughout the month of April at the galle


McDonald County man facing felony child abuse charge

PINEVILLE, Mo. — A judge ordered a rural Pineville man to stand trial on a felony child abuse charge after a preliminary hearing this week in McDonald County Circuit Court. Associate Judge John LePage found that probable cause existed for Aaron S. Holliday, 28, to stand trial on a charge that he abu


Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Increase Speed Limits on Turnpikes, Highways

OKLAHOMA (KNWA) - Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law Thursday that will increase the speed limit on Oklahoma turnpikes. The bill will increase the speed limit from 75 to 80 miles per hour and on certain state highways from 70 to 75 miles per hour.


Lawmakers Visiting Stores To Discuss Oklahoma New Liquor Laws

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Oklahoma lawmakers took a trip to their local liquor stores to talk about the state's new liquor laws. The new laws allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and strong beer. Lawmakers also wanted to get the owners’ opinions on a new bill up for consideration.


Prosecutor: Sheriff’s Deputy Justified In Shooting Of Gentry Man

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Benton County prosecutor Nathan Smith has determined a sheriff's deputy was justified in shooting a Gentry man who fired on deputies last month. In a letter sent Friday (April 19) to Arkansas State Police and the sheriff's office, Smith said Cpl. Matt Nading had a reasonab


Man accused of setting Oklahoma school on fire in custody

STROTHER, Okla. — A man is in custody after being accused of setting Strother Elementary School on fire. Surveillance cameras captured the man setting the school on fire. The fire damaged half the building, officials said.


Transcript: Kevin Costner speaks poignantly about his Oklahoma heritage, meeting Walt Disney and making Westerns at the Western Heritage Awards

Kevin Costner spoke poignantly about his family's Oklahoma heritage, his childhood encounter with Walt Disney and his lifelong passion for Westerns Saturday night in Oklahoma City.


Post-mortem upgrade: Hurricane Michael now Category 5 storm

MIAMI (AP) - Weather forecasters have posthumously upgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the storm's upgraded status Friday, making Michael only the fourth hurricane on record to hit the U.S. as a


Oklahoma Newest Cash Crop: Medical Marijuana Prices Falling

Oklahoma implemented medical marijuana faster than any other state. Forty five days after voters said “yes” to State Question 788, a new home-grown industry was born. Those behind the state question purposely crafted the measure with fewer restrictions.


Oklahoma school takes hands-on approach for students with autism

In 2018, the CDC determined about 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and schools are working to raise awareness during National Autism Awareness Month. One Oklahoma school is taking a hands-on approach to teaching their students about the disorder.


'Oh, puuulllllleeeeeaaassse." People respond to Oklahoma lawmakers' comments on Mueller report

Oklahoma Republicans in Congress drew hundreds of responses on Facebook after dismissing Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s report as a partisan exercise, with some backing their views and many others accusing them of not reading the report.


Social media tapped to help find missing girls

Welch, Okla. - The family of a girl missing for 19 years hopes social media will help find her. Thursday would have been Lauria Bible's 36th birthday. Back in 1999, Laura and her friend Ashley Freeman were abducted from Welch, Oklahoma.


Months long "Stump Dump" fire burning in Bella Vista will finally be controlled

BELLA VISTA, Ark. -- This fire burning in northwest Arkansas will be out much sooner than originally thought. People who live in the area say the smell has even been causing them health problems.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.