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17-year-old twin sister shot, killed in road rage incident, police arr | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic
Janae Owens, 17, was in a car with her mother at a red lightWednesday eveningwhen police said a man in a black car opened fire, killing Owens and injuring her mother.
Two people arrested after vehicle crash in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two people were arrested following a crash in Oklahoma City Saturday.Officials say two people were arrested after a truck sped and crashed near S.W. 104th and Rockwell just before 9 a.m.Police tell News 4 the truck is believed to be stolen.Weapons were found at the scene, including s
1 critically injured in northeast Wichita shooting
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH)Wichita police are responding to a shooting call near 14th and Harding.The shooting happened around 2:35 p.m. Saturday.Dispatchers confirmed one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.We have a crew headed to the scene to learn more. Expect updates on-air and onli
Police respond to fatal shooting
It reportedly occurred in the 600 block of N. University Boulevard, a residential area. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital where he later died.
“I didn’t know what it was,” Oklahoma researcher discovers new tick
STILLWATER, Okla. — Tick trouble is popping up across the state, but researchers have discovered a new tick in Arkansas that they believe could be in the Sooner State.
Payne County voters divided on impact of #metoo
The phrase “Me Too” was coined in 2006 by Tarana Burke, a sexual assault survivor, who wanted to help other women and girls of color who were also survivors to speak up.A movement ignited around #metoo on Oct. 15 when actress Alyssa Milano tweeted it and asked women who had experienced sexual harass
THE RUBBER MATCH: Four games to see if Sanders can spin it
Okahoma State football doesn’t want another season like 2014.Sure, a bad season – maybe even a losing one – is likely to happen eventually. Maybe when coach Mike Gundy retires, the following year might not sail smoothly, or perhaps it will.Regardless, all programs experience a rough patch sometime.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Environment vs. The People
Sometimes I suspect lots of our citizens aren’t paying attention to what is being done to us by our politicians, exactly as our founding fathers feared. Unfortunately, those of us making efforts to follow and understand the direction our world, even our country or state is going, cannot be sure of w
OFF THE COUCH: Blankenship’s exit a loss for Stillwater
Shirley Weeks and I spent Monday afternoon with Dan Blankenship reminiscing about his Stillwater years. Both of us knew Dan from his start here. Dan reminded me of a column I’d written about him when he arrived.When Dan came, Martha Maynard and I were trying to save Adams Street. Dan served as our c
LIFE AT BOOMER LAKE: Avians getting lay of the land at Boomer Lake
The more that we tend to travel to Boomer Lake, the more we see surrounding us. Butterflies are appearing more often, the hispid cotton rat scurries from one clump of grass to another seeking out weed seeds, and most recently, Barn Swallows are noticeably fledging young. Of course, young are all in
Teenager gets shot during alleged road rage incident | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic
A police supervisor tells us the shooting suspect, Joshua Fort, was still at the scene when officers arrived. The 15-year-old male victim later showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm.
Strangers show up to celebrate Stillwater woman’s 107th birthday with parade
STILLWATER, Okla. – When she was just 7-years-old, Myda Lewis moved to Stillwater in a horse and buggy.
Joyful parade fulfills two wishes
Myda Lewis might have fulfilled a dream Thursday by riding through downtown in a convertible to celebrate her 107th birthday, but the resulting, almost spontaneous parade that developed as word of her cruise up Main Street spread across social media achieved something else Myda wanted just as much.E
Holding on to home: Thorpe's family hopes film will bring attention to legacy, historical site
YALE – The pantry in Krystyn Thomas’ great-grandfather’s house contains two cereal boxes, but no food.Instead, the space is filled with memorabilia and images of him.A picture of a man holding a football helmet is front and center on each of the bright orange Wheaties boxes. Photographs, creating a
CROSS TIMBERS OUTDOOR REPORT: Mom has a fox family to look after
For the first time, I have my mom hunting; but it’s only with a trail camera. A full SD card of pictures was good start to learning about a new fox family.There is no bad time to set up a trail camera in a good spot. Yes, the results may change from season to season, but the story they provide is wo
State Representative Republican Primary Candidate Q & A
Republicans will choose candidates for state House District 33 and 35 in a party primary Tuesday to that could determine who represents the party in the general election.Any primary where no candidate receives 51 percent of the vote will require a run-off. The Republican candidate for District 33 wi
Jones Memorial Airport gets millions in federal funding for new runway | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic
BRISTOW, Okla. -Quick Facts:Jones Memorial Airport is getting federal funding to support the construction of a new runway.The $3.8 million project will allow the airport to accommodate turboprop planes and small private jets.The money will go toward facility improvements in addition to the renovated
Can't Get Into the Pioneer Woman's Hotel? Try Her New Pizza Place!
Pioneer WomanRee Drummond'shotel may be booked months in advance, but if you want to enjoy her rustic world sooner, we hope you're in the mood for pizza in Pawhuska, OK. Ree just announced a new pizza restaurant in the same town as her hotel that could open before the end of this month.
OUR VIEW: A special day more special
Over the past few days, the News Press staff has had the privilege of covering one of the more heartwarming stories this paper has ever published. Myda Lewis celebrated her 107th birthday on Thursday, fulfilling a dream of riding in a convertible as she made her way through downtown in a parade in h
Payne County District 3 Commissioner candidate Q&A
Tell us a little bit about your background.Kent Bradley - Born and raised in Stillwater, 3rd generation. Son of John J. and Isabell Bradley. Attended St Francis Xavier, C.E Donart High school, (Stillwater), Oklahoma State University with Construction Management degree. Excavation business with my br