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Shawnee murder defendant pleads guilty to amended accessory charge

A Shawnee man charged two years ago with first-degree murder, deliberate intent, in connection with a January 2017 shooting death at Chapel Ridge Apartments pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser amended charge of accessory to first-degree murder and received a suspended sentence, court records show.


Staffers Say Teen Suicide At Juvenile Center Could Have Been Prevented

A teenage girl hanged herself at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh this month. Records obtained by News9 show staff should have done more to prevent the suicide. And staff members agree.


Shawnee Arts Council forms to tackle budget shortfalls for K-12 Art

In an effort to stem visual arts teacher loss and improve student experience, local citizens have created a group called the Shawnee Arts Council. At 7 p.m. on November 30, under threat of tornadoes, a dozen or so Shawnee citizens met at a home in Bethel to decide if local art programs were in dire


Second teen charged in McLoud girl’s death

McLOUD, Okla. — A second teen is now charged in the murder of a teen who was shot and killed at a classmate’s house in October, according to court records. On October 5th, 16-year-old Kaylen Thomas died after being shot in the head at a classmate’s home in McLoud.


Shawnee choir teachers: Music guides couple to inspire young musicians

By Elisabeth Slay | (405) 214-3926 | eslay@news-star | Twitter:@ElisabethSlay It was in a music theory class at Oklahoma Baptist University that Justin and Melissa Lee met and now, seven years later, they're married, raising their five-year-old son, Jadon and together guide the young singers of Shaw


Shawnee's T-Box Antiques and More: Big store, big heart

By Elisabeth Slay | (405) 214-3926 | eslay@news-star.com | Twitter: @ElisabethSlay Once known as the "small store with a big heart," T-Box Antiques and More has rapidly expanded its unique inventory in the last six months, all the while keeping its lovable and caring spirit.


Man Wanted For Multiple Burglaries Across Oklahoma In Custody

***UPDATE: Oklahoma City PD confirmed Timothy Dovers was caught following a police pursuit in Oklahoma City Friday night. Deputies in Pottawatomie County are searching for a man, they believe, is connected to dozens of recent burglaries.


Authorities say body is that of missing Oklahoma man

LANGLEY, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say a body found in eastern Oklahoma is believed to be that of a man missing from a mental health care facility. Mayes County Sheriff’s Maj. Rod Howell told The Miami News-Record on Friday that the body is thought to be 61-year-old Mark Rogers.


Update: DA explains changes, serious charges in McLoud girl's shooting death

Felony cases are now proceeding through Pottawatomie County District Court for two teenagers charged with second-degree murder in the October shooting death of McLoud sophomore Kaylen Thomas.


Shawnee City Commission:Drug possession locally shifts to misdemeanor

By Vicky O. Misa | Vicky.misa@news-star.com | (405) 214-3962 | Twitter: @Vicky_NewsStar This week Shawnee City Commissioners OK'd an ordinance that created regulations for the simple possession of controlled dangerous substances.


Oklahoma senators react to Trump's border security proposal

Oklahoma's U.S. senators issued statements following President Donald Trump's proposal announced Saturday about border security:. “After meeting with members from both parties and hearing the major elements needed to end the shutdown, the President put out a reasonable compromise, which extends DACA


Seminole man receives prison sentence

A Seminole man charged in November for possessing a stolen vehicle and allegedly headbutting a jailer was sentenced to the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. James Pierce Spangler, 37, of Seminole, was charged with felony assault and battery, felony possession of a stolen vehicle and


Shawnee Movie Listings This Week

Cinema Centre 8 and Movies 6 will be open for matinees on Monday, January 21st. “GLASS”: Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds


Mordecai Ham calls the churches traitors in spring of 1919

The “good roads law” was completed by the legislature under which the question of issuing $50 million of bonds for the construction of hard-surfaced roads throughout the state would be submitted for a vote to the people. The vote would take place on May 5. It would give Pottawatomie County 64.5 mile


Focus on Oklahoma state savings a welcome development

AFTER multiple years of budget shortfalls, the 2019 Legislature will have a significant surplus. What's encouraging is that some state leaders are emphasizing that this year's budget debate should include discussion of boosting state reserves to better handle future shortfalls.


Pro bowler visits Ada last weekend

Guess what happens when a pro bowler comes to town?. When Walter Ray Williams Jr., PBA Hall of Famer, came to Ada last Saturday and Sunday to host a bowling clinic, bowlers and spectators alike clamored for his autograph, and took many selfies and other pictures.


Man faces sentencing in death of wife found on Oklahoma mountaintop

ROXBURY, N.J. – The husband of a woman whose body was found in 2009 on a mountaintop in Oklahoma faces sentencing in her death. The Record reports court documents filed Thursday show Donald Wilson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and faces five years in prison. He had been scheduled for tr


$40,000 worth of cattle stolen from Oklahoma state representative

ATOKA, Okla. (KXII)-- Almost a year ago, Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey was recovering from an injury, that's when someone stole at least 30 head of cattle valued at least $40,000 from his property.


Women Lose 67-65 to Visiting NWOSU

SHAWNEE, OK – The Oklahoma Baptist women's basketball team had chances down the stretch but it was Northwestern Oklahoma State who came away with the game's biggest play winning 67-65 in a tight contest Saturday in Shawnee.


OKC Triple Homicide Victim Laid To Rest; Family Waits For Justice

Oklahoma City, OK - Nearly two weeks after a triple homicide in Oklahoma City, police continue to search for a suspect. Friday, one of the victims, Elijah Mothershed, was laid to rest at a Midwest City church.