GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who has been a spokesman for a small group of armed civilians patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border was charged with impersonating a U.S. officer or employee.
Fundraiser planned after fiddler’s Guthrie music shop burns
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Musicians and music enthusiasts are working to help a renowned fiddler and owner of a popular instrument shop after a weekend fire gutted the business in Guthrie.
Oklahoma structure fire severely damages downtown businesses
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Multiple fire crews are responding to a blaze that has badly damaged businesses in Guthrie, north of Oklahoma City.
Firefighters battled to contain a structure fire...
Woody Guthrie Center honors teachers for demanding change
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Woody Guthrie Center is honoring Oklahoma teachers for demanding improvements to state education through a nearly two-week walkout.
Guthrie couple suspected in death of 13-month-old child
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A Guthrie couple initially arrested on child abuse warrants for injuries to a 13-month-old child have now been arrested on first-degree murder warrants after the child died.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the warrants were served on 26-year-old Michelle King and 30-year-old Justin Lastra at the Logan County jail following the Thursday night death of Damien Kai King.
Body of 14-year-old boy found after Oklahoma apartment fire
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Logan County say the body of a 14-year-old boy was discovered in the rubble of an apartment building that caught fire and burned.
Firefighters say they found the body of 14-year-old Saul Bernal, an eighth grade student at Guthrie Junior High School, inside a charred apartment Tuesday morning.
Organizers hope to build Chet Baker’s legacy with festival
YALE, Okla. (AP) — Famed jazz vocalist and trumpeter Chet Baker was born not far from Stillwater, in Yale.
He lived a hard life, one beset with drugs and music, and died much too young, at age 57.
Now the people in the small town where his life began in 1929 are trying to reclaim his musical heritage and make him a legend.
Baker spent the first 10 years of his life in Yale, before his family relocated to California.
Oklahoma highway memorial named after 2 teachers
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two mothers unveiled the green highway sign on a June morning.
Moments earlier, members of a solemn crowd stood in the grass next to a parking lot and bowed their heads. Mike Chase, the director of Strode Funeral Home, delivered a prayer.
His steady voice carried above the roar of the vehicles passing the Ampride gas station beside Highway 33.
Then Robin Briggs and Anne Fultz untied the fasteners that held a cream tarp over the road marker.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer.
The Journal Record reports that the town of Okemah jumps from about 3,000 to 6,000 people during the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Singer John Mellencamp awarded Woody Guthrie Prize
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rocker John Mellencamp has been awarded the Woody Guthrie Prize.
The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced Wednesday that Mellencamp will be presented with the award during an Aug. 30 ceremony. He is the fifth recipient.
The annual prize is given to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life work of Woody Guthrie by speaking for the less fortunate and serving as a positive force for social change.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, about 8 miles (12.5 kilometers) east of Guthrie. The temblor was recorded at a depth of nearly 5.5 miles (8.7 kilometers).
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was killed when the pickup truck he was driving crashed while being pursued by police.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 31-year-old Stephen Sloniker died in the crash shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday in Guthrie.
The OHP reports that Sloniker was being pursued by several law enforcement agencies when he drove through an intersection and crashed into the bank of a creek.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Guthrie says she won't seek re-election when her term is up this year.
Sen. A.J. Griffin announced in a press release on Wednesday that she plans to step down after serving six years in office. Her Senate District 20 seat includes Kingfisher, Logan, Noble and Pawnee counties. Griffin says she has struggled with whether to run again but said she heard "God's call in another direction."
3 small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma by USGS
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Three small earthquakes were recorded overnight in central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 3.4 quake struck shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near Guthrie, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. Magnitude 3.0 ad 2.3 quakes were recorded in the same area later Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Prosecutor clears Oklahoma cop in Taser shooting, fire death
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer was "justified and appropriate" in using his Taser to shoot a man who died after he burst into flames and got into his gasoline-soaked truck, a state prosecutor wrote in a letter released Friday clearing the officer in the man's death.
3 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma
RENFROW, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports three small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Oklahoma.
The most recent of the quakes recorded late Friday and early Saturday was a magnitude 2.5 at 11:03 a.m. Saturday near Renfrow, 103 miles (166 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. The agency initially rated the temblor at 3.2.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has ordered a man accused in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy to stand trial.
Online Logan County court records show Special Judge Susan Worthington on Monday ordered 45-year-old Nathan LeForce to be tried in the death of 40-year-old Logan County Deputy David Wade.
Wade died on April 18 while serving an eviction notice at a home near Mulhall, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City. Wade was shot several times, including in the face.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Officials may soon decide the fate of a deteriorating underground bridge and locker rooms in a city just north of Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2u1KTMW ) reports that Guthrie City Council will discuss removing or repairing the bridge during their Tuesday meeting.
The bridge and locker rooms were built in the 1930s adjacent to the Jelsma Stadium and were used until the early 1970s. The structure failed an inspection last month.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Police say an Oklahoma man and woman have been arrested after allegedly forcing an 11-year-old boy to smoke methamphetamine.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/2uRR8kD ) that police say 21-year-old Michael Andrew Crick and his 18-year-old girlfriend, Kirsten Burrows were arrested Sunday for allegedly promising to take the boy to a skate park, but instead taking him to a home where he was forced to smoke the drug.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The family of a slain sheriff's deputy in central Oklahoma has spoken out about their loss and announced their support in seeking the death penalty for the man accused of killing him.
David James Wade, 40, was shot while serving an eviction notice in Mulhall on April 18, The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2t9mK6s ) reported. He died from his injuries that day.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor has filed formal notice that the state will seek the death penalty for a man charged in the killing of a deputy sheriff.
District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas filed the bill of particulars Thursday stating 45-year-old Nathan Aaron LeForce should be put to death if he's convicted of a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Logan County Deputy David Wade.
LeForce remains jailed and court documents don't list an attorney to speak for him.
Oklahoma deputies fatally shoot armed man
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma deputies who had been attending a prayer vigil for a slain deputy, fatally shot a man who allegedly started to point a gun at them.
Sheriff's Sgt. Greg Valencia says Logan County deputies shot 64-year-old Marion Lee Holliday on Thursday southeast of Guthrie.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy (all times local):
An Oklahoma prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy.
Logan County District Attorney Laura Thomas says she will seek the ultimate punishment because 45-year-old Nathan LeForce is a threat to society and that the crime he's accused of is particularly heinous and cruel.
MULHALL, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy (all times local):
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy shot while serving an eviction notice has died and that a suspect has been arrested.
Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. John Vincent said Tuesday that Logan County Sheriff's David Wade died after being taken to a hospital for his wounds.
1 arrested, 1 sought in fatal shooting of Guthrie man
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has arrested one man and is searching for a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a Guthrie man.
The OSBI said Thursday that one suspect in the April 5 shooting death of 24-year-old Joey Angelo had been arrested on an unrelated charge and was in jail when he was arrested on a first-degree murder warrant. The agency says the second suspect remains at large.
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma are searching for suspects in the death of a man who'd been shot dozens of times.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says Guthrie police responded early Wednesday morning to a shooting at a home where 24-year-old Joey Angelo was found on the front porch with multiple gunshot wounds. Angelo was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was pronounced dead.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Part of music icon Bob Dylan's once-secret 6,000-piece archive, including thousands of hours of studio sessions, film reels and caches of unpublished lyrics, has opened in Oklahoma, curators announced this week.
More than 1,000 pieces spanning Dylan's six-decade career are available to scholars at the Gilcrease Museum's Helmerich Center for American Research in Tulsa.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An image of Woody Guthrie lit up the Oklahoma Capitol, but the state doesn't want the unauthorized artwork coming back.
Oklahoma City artist Jack Fowler says he projected an image of the folk singer Monday night onto tarps covering construction work in an effort to get people to "shake up the powers that be." Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, and influenced singers including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.
2 homes destroyed in central Oklahoma wildfire; no one hurt
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two homes were destroyed in a fast-moving wildfire that burned in central Oklahoma.
No injuries were reported in Tuesday's blaze in Logan County, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City. Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow says the wildfire destroyed two mobile homes, several outbuildings and many bales of hay.
Sailors were finishing breakfast, getting ready for church and starting their day at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii.
It was just before 8 a.m. when the peaceful skies over Battleship Row filled with Japanese fighter planes.
Tulsa woman honored for challenging retailer in hijab case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa woman who gained widespread attention for challenging a clothing retailer that she said had denied her a job for wearing a headscarf has been honored for her social justice advocacy.
Samantha Elauf, 26, received the Woody Guthrie Center's second Oklahoma Changing World Prize at a ceremony Sunday night, the Tulsa World reported (http://bit.ly/2h7MAyQ ).
2 killed in separate vehicle crashes on Oklahoma roadways
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two people have died in separate vehicle crashes on state roads.
The OHP says 65-year-old Alvin Lee Graves of Guthrie died after a motorcycle accident near Guthrie and 75-year-old Larry Dollarhide of Broken Bow was killed in a pickup truck crash near Broken Bow.
An OHP report says Graves died at a hospital after the motorcycle he was driving crashed on Highway 33 Friday afternoon. A passenger was hospitalized in fair condition.
Oklahoma officials work to decrease obsolete bridges
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has decided that an 80-year-old bridge over a creek in Guthrie will be replaced as part of a continued effort to decrease the number of obsolete bridges in the state.
In 2004, 17 percent of the state's highway bridges were rated as structurally deficient. That number is now a little less than 5 percent, which are all to be replaced or repaired by the end of the decade.
Remains of 2 women, girl killed in 1992 to be buried
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two women and a girl killed more than 20 years ago are to be properly buried 24 years after their bodies were hidden in a septic tank pit in northeastern Oklahoma.
Guthrie Schools Superintendent Mike Simpson gets respect of peers, community in Oklahoma