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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.


The Shetlands are ‘rooing’ on this small farm near Okmulgee, OK

OKMULGEE, Okla. - It's not the Shetland Islands but Tara Smith's Shetland Sheep don't know the difference in the flinty hills north of town. "You just have to know what the sheep need and provide it," says Tara.


Higher Speed limit could bring higher risk to Oklahoma roads

Oklahoma City, Okla — Increased speed and increased risk, but Oklahomans still say they want to drive faster on roads. Governor Stitt just signed this speed limit change into law and we have your back this evening with why studies show, the increase could come at a cost.


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.


Deputies Searching For Wanted Okmulgee County Man

Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office is searching for a wanted man. Derek Thomas Lay is wanted on three counts of distribution of Controlled and Dangerous Substances. If have any information you are asked to call 918-756-4311 and to leave information for Investigator Todd.


2 Oklahoma hospitals fight off deadly fungal 'superbug'

It wasn’t publicized locally, but within the past few years teams of health officials at two Oklahoma health facilities took rapid actions to contain the spread of a fungal “superbug” that federal officials have declared a serious global health threat.


Industrial hemp bill signed into law by Gov. Stitt: 'Farmers in western Oklahoma are very excited,' legislator says

A bill opening the way for commercial production of industrial hemp was signed Thursday by Gov. Kevin Stitt. Senate Bill 868, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, R-Tuttle, authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to take develop and administer a production program under the 2018 federal farm bill.


Lighthorse Police Return After Helping South Dakota Flood, Snow Victims

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - After almost a week in South Dakota, officers with the Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police Department are back in Oklahoma. Chief Robert Hawkins and five officers made the 13-hour drive north to deliver donated supplies. An Indian reservation there has been in a state of eme


Felony complaint alleges theft from art gallery

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A complaint alleging theft of the Nations funds was filed against Cora Watson in the MCN District Court on April 1. According to court documents, Watson is accused of taking money from the MCN owned Red Stick gallery for personal gain.


Hwy 75 Bridge Project To Impact Glenpool Traffic

Lanes of highway 75 in Glenpool are closed starting Friday morning for a bridge project. The cones are already out here along Highway 75 and when traffic picks up, this could cause some major backups.


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.


Troubled Oklahoma County Jail Could Be Operated By Private Company Under Plan Being Considered

Control of the state’s largest county jail could be placed under the authority of a public-private trust according to a plan considered Thursday by an Oklahoma County advisory group.


Man arrested after allegedly putting hidden camera in women’s restroom at Oklahoma restaurant

SALLISAW, Okla. - An employee at a restaurant in eastern Oklahoma was arrested after a customer found a hidden camera in a women's restroom. It happened April 14 at Roma's Italian Restaurant in Sallisaw.


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.


24 years later, Oklahoma pauses to remember victims of Murrah Building bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahomans gathered Friday morning to remember those who lost their lives on April 19, 1995 in the Murrah Building bombing. Family members, survivors, first responders and community members attended a remembrance ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Memorial st


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.


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.


Child injured in Muskogee County collision

A 4-year-old boy was injured in a Friday afternoon collision in Muskogee County, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. Kameron Thompkins, 27, of Haskell, was stopped in a 2018 Nissan van on a private drive near North 24th Street, 3.6 miles west of Haskell. The 4-year-old boy was positioned


Watch: Car loses control on wet roadway, nearly sideswipes Oklahoma trooper

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Authorities are warning drivers to slow down following a close call involving an out-of-control driver and an Oklahoma trooper. Last Saturday, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Timothy Parrish was stopped along the side of the Muskogee Turnpike following an accident.


Artist Behind ‘Oklahoma Is Black’ Exhibit Discusses Diversity In Art

OKLAHOMA CITY - The artist behind the popular local exhibit "Oklahoma is Black" was in town Thursday night to talk about the impact of her work. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh had the attention of a full house in the atrium of her passion project, as she answered questions posed by the director of Stanford Un