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TPD: Deadly Force Used 3 Times Since January

Tulsa Police report three officer-involved shootings, already in 2014. Two of those cases were deadly.

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Rogers County Officers Make Meth Bust in Claremore

The Rogers County Sheriff's Office made a meth bust on April 19 in Claremore.

Trailer Thief Caught On Camera

Located right near 21st Harvard, Home Team Appliance has got you covered when it comes to washers and dryers, stoves and refrigerators."A lot of our new stuff comes with a ten year warranty," said Chris De-Bruyn.But they do not sell trailers, like this one, their backup trailer, their bigger trailer, well..."It's frustrating, actually," said Chri Bruyn.Yeah, that one was parked out front on Saturday morning as you can see captured on their security camera right out front. Until around 6:30.....

Escaped Inmate Forces Lockdown for Stigler Schools

Initial information states that an inmate identified as Edward Branch escaped the jail sometime Tuesday morning. Deputies with the Haskell County Sheriff's Office were notified and began their search a short time later.

Oklahoma Senate Passes Bill to Cut Income Taxes

A House-backed plan to cut both the state's individual and corporate income tax rates has passed the Oklahoma Senate, although a final agreement on a tax cut has yet to be reached.

Judge Sentences Woman for Wreck That Killed Teacher

A Tulsa judge sentenced Marquitta Littlebear to a total 54 years in prison on Monday at the Tulsa County courthouse. She was found guilty in March for the death of a local teacher after a car wreck.

Wagoner Co. Suspect Arrested on Child Molestation Complaints

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office placed Robert Allen Searl, 45, under arrest on April 18 on complaints of child sexual abuse and lewd acts and proposals to a minor.

Testing Glitch Fixed, Testing to Resume Across State Video included

Officials with CBT/McGraw Hill say they think they’ve fixed a glitch that caused Oklahoma's online testing system to crash.

Tulsans Run To Remember Boston Video included

Appropriately, part of the run today went down Boston Avenue."Yeah it was, it was terrible," said Keith Landers recalling the Boston marathon bombings."It was devastating," said Seleste King."You can gather a lot of strength from a tragedy like this," said Tim Dreiling.Many of Monday's runners wore a blue shirt with a message of solidarity."You're basically just saying hey we're there with you, we're supporting you," said Landers.When the bombs went off last year..."I have a best friend that ...

DUI Driver Will Be Released Earlier Than Expected

A Rogers County judge has reduced the sentence of man serving 20 years in prison for killing a father and son while driving drunk. Twenty-one- year -old Keaton Hannah was in court on Monday morning to have his sentence reviewed.

Official Statement from CTB/McGraw-Hill Regarding Testing Interruptions

KTUL received the following official statement from CTB/McGraw-Hill that addressed the testing interruptions that took place in public schools in Oklahoma today.

Get To Know Your Health Insurance Plan

Are you one of the millions who signed up for insurance under federal health care reform? If so, the job isn't done yet. You need to take the time, to understand your policy and how to use it.

Oklahoma Court Stays Executions of 2 Convicted Killers

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the state's secrecy protocol surrounding the source of lethal injection drugs.

Teenage Girl Shot in East Tulsa Drive-By Shooting

Tulsa Police are investigating an East Tulsa drive-by shooting that sent 15-year-old girl to the hospital.

Officer, Victim Identified in Saturday Morning Officer-Involved Shooting

A Hispanic woman is dead after an alleged armed robbery around 1 a.m. Saturday morning at El 7 Marez restaurant near 21st and Garnett.

McIntosh County Area Under Boil Order After E. Coli Found in Sample

Customers of Rural Water District 6 in McIntosh County were notified Monday that a sample of water taken from a site tested positive for E. coli. RWD #6 is based out of Eufaula.

Tulsa's Most Wanted Sought on Child Abuse Warrants

The Tulsa Police Department's Crime Prevention Network is asking for help in locating two individuals wanted on felony warrants of child abuse.

Firefighters Discover Body After House Fire in North Tulsa

Firefighters with the Tulsa Fire Department told KTUL that flames were reported after 5 a.m. by neighbors. At the scene crews found the reported vacant house fully engulfed.

Highway 75 Wreck Shuts Down Traffic Near Apache

Few details were available but officials at the scene were sent to the area after 9 a.m. near Highway 75 south of Apache.

Helicopter Drops Over 18,000 Easter Eggs


On Sunday afternoon hundreds of children waited to see easter eggs fall from the sky. This is the third year a church in Sand Springs called Church That Matters has hosted the event.

Citizen Plays Role in Alleged Armed Robber's Arrest

A homeless man was arrested overnight Sunday after allegedly robbing two QuikTrip locations.

Yale Boil Order Lifted Video included

The City of Yale is no longer under a boil order after correcting a problem in the water supply.

OKC Bombing Survivors Observe 19th Anniversary

Survivors, rescue workers and the family members of victims of the Oklahoma City bombing have observed the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

71-Year-Old Coweta Bus Driver Suspected of Lewd Acts with Child

A 71-year-old Coweta school bus driver was arrested Friday for alleged lewd acts with a child after an investigation into multiple tips that were received by separate agencies.

Creek County Investigating Alleged Sexual Misconduct in Kellyville

Authorities say they are actively investigating if a Kellyville teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Apache Manor Shooting Suspect Turns Himself In

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Tulsa Police say the suspect in a shooting that took place on Thursday at Apache Manor Apartments has turned himself in.

Nothing Found Near Mobile Home in Search for Missing Man

Area authorities were back at the scene of a Delaware County mobile home Friday in search of possible human remains.

Colcord Students Sent Home after Reported Bomb Threat

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Colcord High School officials sent students home after a handwritten bomb threat was found in a classroom early Friday morning.

Students Hold Protest After Coaches Fired in Locust Grove

Several Locust Grove High School students have joined together Friday morning to protest the firing of the coaches. All four were reportedly let go earlier this week but administrators have not released a reason.

Missouri's Frank Haith Officially Named Tulsa Basketball Coach Video included

The University of Tulsa has hired Missouri’s Frank Haith as the new men's basketball head coach.

All Clear Given at BTW After Student Makes Threat Online

Officials with Tulsa Public Schools moves students to the field house after campus police received notice of the threat sometime Thursday. The school is located near Apache and North Peoria.

Women Burned After Fire Breaks Out at Townhome

Crews with the Tulsa Fire Department were notified of the blaze early Friday morning near 71st and Yale. It was there that they found flames coming from the roof of the building.

Man in Critical Condition After North Tulsa Shooting

Homicide detectives were sent to Apache Manor apartments Thursday evening after receiving word that an unidentified man had been shot.

School Grading System Gets A Failing Grade From Research Team

Researchers from O.U. and O.S.U. have taken a look at data from the A-F Grade System, from both 2012 and 2013.They presented their findings from more than a hundred schools and more than 20-thousand stud

Report: Haith Accepts Tulsa Job

ESPN is reporting Haith has accepted the job at the University of Tulsa.

Officials Break Ground on Proposed Macy's Plant Video included

Various Oklahoma officials will gather at the site on 76th Street North near Owasso to break ground on the Macy's plant. Among the leaders are Governor Mary Fallin, Congressman Jim Bridenstine, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker and several other names.

Oklahoma Leaders Mark Near Completion of $400 Million I-44 Project

A release from ODOT listed the improvements that have been made including widening I-44 from four lanes to six, safety improvements at four interchanges, bridge replacements and aesthetic enhancements.

Police Investigate Possible Accidental Shooting at East Tulsa Apartments

Tulsa Police are investigating a shooting at an East Tulsa apartment complex early Thursday morning.

Community Outraged Over Locust Grove Coaches Being Fired Video included

"We're all kind of blind sided by this," said parent Joni Flemming."I feel like that they've been wronged," said parent Shannon Parker.The mood was one of dismay, as parents and students ran down the list of now former Locust Grove coaches."Johnny Cook is the head wrestling coach, Tony Cook is the assistant wrestling coach," said wrestler Stephan Johnson."They lot go of our cheerleading coach, Amy Brown," said parent Lynn Cunningham."And then Ronnie Maple was the basketball coach," said stude...

Muskogee Student Makes Threat On Facebook Video included

A 15- year- old Muskogee student is in police custody after allegedly writing a violent post on his Facebook page. 

Thunder Beat Pistons; To Meet Memphis In First Round

Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.

Parents Outrages After 4 Locust Grove Coaches Fired

Parents and students in Locust Grove are up in arms after four coaches were fired from their coaching positions.

Kickoff Time Set For OSU vs. Florida State In August

ABC/ESPN announced today that kickoff time for the 2014 AdvoCare Cowboys Classic between Oklahoma State and Florida State is set for 7 p.m. CT on Aug. 30 in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium.

Police Investigating if Teens Were Drugged by Men

Few details are available at this time but Tulsa Public Schools stated that the incident reportedly took place earlier this week. Both girls are residents of the Laura Dester Shelter near Pine and Memorial.

Church Settles with Family of Athlete That Died in Boxing Match

Court records indicate that the owners for Guts Church and the family of George Clinkscale were able to reach a settlement in the case. This comes almost three years later when the church held an un-sanctioned boxing event that ultimately resulted in the 24-year-olds death in September of 2011.

Tulsa Baby Dies From Bacterial Meningitis

A Tulsa baby died Friday from bacterial meningitis.

Power Restored to Areas of Downtown After Outage

KTUL found out that a total 1,000 customers were without power at the time of the outage. PSO stated that this was caused by a downtown substation being turned off.

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