VERDEN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 34-year-old man has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake while helping to save a girl who survived.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man accused of drunkenly driving at 140 mph (225 kph) when he caused a fatal crash has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it has found the body of a Kansas man who disappeared while swimming with friends last week.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The final person charged in a 2016 shooting rampage in Oklahoma that left two people dead and two police officers wounded has been sentenced to 30 years in...
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a McAlester man was killed when he ran into the path of a train and was struck by the locomotive.
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The body of a missing construction worker has been recovered from the Cimarron River.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers say the body of 36-year-old Edwardo Garcia of...
PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say a large boulder fell from a truck and went through the windshield of a passing SUV, killing two women who were passengers in the smaller...
YUKON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says there were no injuries reported when a school bus carrying eight students was involved in a crash near Yukon.
HOBART, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a camper has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake.
Troopers say the body of 36-year-old Kyle Robert Burkitt of Macomb was recovered...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was struck by another trooper's patrol car during a...
BOWLEGS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a child was among three people killed in a head-on crash involving a school bus.
A patrol report says the crash occurred just after...
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man is standing trial accused in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.
The Norman Transcript reports that 29-year-old D'Angelo Ladon Burgess...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say four people were killed in an early morning wrong-way crash on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has pleaded not guilty to trying to blackmail the commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety.
Court records show Capt. Troy German entered the plea to the extortion charge Friday in Oklahoma City after being indicted Thursday. He was released on personal recognizance bond.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain accused of using cellphone audio recordings to try to blackmail the commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety and further his career has been charged with extortion.
Attorney Mike Johnson said Capt. Troy D. German "100 percent" denies the accusations, calling his client "a whistleblower who exposed corruption at the highest levels at the highway patrol."
MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old inmate who ran from a minimum-security prison in eastern Oklahoma has been apprehended a day after his escape.
The state Department of Corrections said in a statement that Aaron Foote was spotted Saturday by Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and taken into custody.
Foote had been serving a four-year sentence for auto theft in Oklahoma County.
MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed in a traffic accident in north Oklahoma.
The Enid News & Eagle reports that a truck with the three individuals was traveling north on state highway Oklahoma 50 on Friday afternoon when it went off the road and hit a tree about 9 miles north of Mooreland.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm that has dumped ice and snow on the southern Plains (all times local):
Authorities say at least four people have died and a police officer has been injured in collisions on treacherous roads as a winter storm moves through Oklahoma and Texas.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff is in stable condition after he crashed his cruiser into a tree during a police pursuit.
Officials say Cotton County Sheriff Kent Simpson has been upgraded to stable condition and could be released as early as Christmas Day.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 59-year-old Simpson was responding to assist with a stolen vehicle pursuit early Monday when he lost control of his cruiser on a gravel road and slammed into a tree.
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of two fishermen from Idabel have been recovered from a lake in far southeast Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the bodies were recovered Monday in about 9 feet of water in a private lake about 14 miles east of Idabel in McCurtain County.
GOLDSBY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says southbound lanes of Interstate 35 just south of Norman have reopened following a fiery collision, but northbound traffic remains restricted to the right shoulder of the interstate.
The OHP says both northbound and southbound lanes were shut down Monday morning at mile marker 104 at Goldsby, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Oklahoma say no injuries were reported following an early morning train derailment.
Officials say a Union Pacific train derailed about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in a rural area north of Kiowa, about 105 miles (314 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has been charged with domestic abuse after his child's mother accused him of trying to strangle her.
Nicholaus Mark Oliver was charged Monday in Canadian County over an Aug. 17 incident.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma state troopers are trying to find a tractor-trailer they say lost a wheel assembly in Oklahoma City and caused multiple crashes, including one that left a driver dead.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the series of crashes happened shortly before 5 a.m. Monday on Interstate 40. Troopers who responded say they found a dead female in the cab of a pickup with extensive damage to the windshield driver side of the vehicle. Her name and age were not immediately available.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Misdemeanor charges have been filed against an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper accused of using state records to harass women.
Cleveland County court records indicate 40-year-old Rodney Lynn Rideaux was charged Wednesday with five counts of unauthorized use of Oklahoma's law enforcement telecommunication system.
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Texas woman has died of injuries incurred in a one-car crash in southeastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 68-year-old Patricia Lynn Pope of DeKalb (deh-KAB'), Texas, was a passenger in a car heading south on a rain-slick U.S. 259 at an unsafe speed Saturday night. She died at McCurtain Memorial Hospital in Idabel, Oklahoma.
BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of a missing Oklahoma man has been found in the Arkansas River.
Troopers say the body of 29-year-old Luke T. Dennis of Muskogee was discovered about 10 a.m. Saturday southwest of Braggs, about 131 miles (211 kilometers) east of Oklahoma City.
Dennis had been missing since Wednesday. Troopers say his body was spotted by a private aircraft and then located by a small search party in an inlet of the Arkansas River.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents has been arrested in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Dustin Jordan was taken into custody late Tuesday in Edmond near Lake Arcadia. Troopers say Jordan was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
FAIRFAX, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service reports that six small tornadoes from a single storm system hit Texas and Oklahoma overnight, including one that forced the closure of a state highway in northeastern Oklahoma for more than six hours.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says minor injuries and downed power lines were reported Sunday night after a tornado struck the town of Fairfax, leading to the closing of Highway 18 until early Monday morning.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to helping a wounded man who had killed two people and shot two police officers nearly two years ago.
The Oklahoman reports that 36-year-old Danny Roach pleaded guilty Monday to accessory to first-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper is recovering from his injuries after he was shot during a traffic stop early Sunday.
Highway Patrol Cpl. Mike Harrell says Trooper Austin Ellis is in good condition at an Oklahoma City hospital after the shooting. Harrell said Monday that the trooper's vest stopped the bullet but that Ellis suffered a fractured rib and some internal bleeding.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a trooper has been injured following an early-morning shootout with a suspect who has been taken into custody.
Highway Patrol Capt. Stan Walker says Trooper Austin Ellis was "doing fine" at an Oklahoma City hospital following Sunday's shooting. Officials say the trooper's vest stopped the bullet but he may have suffered a possible broken rib.
RINGLING, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist was killed when he crashed while fleeing a law enforcement officer in southern Oklahoma.
An OHP report says 56-year-old Thell Stephen Terry of Elmore City died in the crash Tuesday southwest of Ringling, about 95 miles (153 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.
PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board has examined debris from a small aircraft that crashed in a northern Oklahoma field, killing all five people on board.
NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday the investigator will remain at the site through Monday looking for clues into the cause of the crash about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says all five people on board were killed when a small passenger airplane crashed in northern Oklahoma on Saturday.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford.
HUBBARD, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal plane crash in northern Oklahoma (all times local):
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says five people were killed when a small plane crashed in northern Oklahoma.
A patrol report says the five died shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday when the single-engine plane crashed near Ponca City, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) north of Oklahoma City.
WARNER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the 72-year-old driver of a horse-drawn carriage has died in a collision with an SUV in Muskogee County.
Troopers say carriage driver Billy Rogers was pronounced dead at the scene of Wednesday's crash southwest of Warner. They say Rogers suffered extensive injuries to his head and body in the crash.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have recovered a body from a creek that extends from Lake Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body was pulled from Gaines Creek on the southern end of the lake about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
The OHP says the body was first spotted in the creek about five hours earlier about three miles from a boat ramp.
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old Woodward man has drowned in northwestern Oklahoma.
The OHP says Adam Flores drowned Wednesday afternoon in Fort Supply Lake.
An OHP report says Flores had anchored a boat near an island in the lake and was wading in waist deep water when he stepped into a deep area and disappeared beneath the water.
MANITOU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old man has drowned in Frederick Lake in southwestern Oklahoma.
The OHP says D'Antwan Hemphill of Frederick drowned about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the lake in Tillman County about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City.
An OHP report says Hemphill was not wearing a personal flotation device when he swam to a stranded personal watercraft that his girlfriend was operating and the two then began to swim back to shore.
EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was discovered drowned in Lake Eufaula after his parents awoke to find him missing from their home.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the child's body was found against the shoreline Thursday during a search. The highway patrol says the boy had a history of wandering off.
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says an unidentified drowning victim has been recovered from Lake Eufaula in eastern Oklahoma.
The OHP says its Marine Division found the man's body shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday in about 3 feet of water near a boat ramp.
The ramp is on the southern end of the lake, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of McAlester.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 61-year-old woman has drowned in Stephens County.
The patrol says Beverly Ann Cook of Marlow drowned shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) east of Bray, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City.
The patrol says Cook was pronounced dead at the scene, but investigators have not disclosed the waterway where Cook drowned or the circumstances surrounding her death.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Attempts to recover the body of a truck driver and the tractor-trailer he was driving from a lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border continues four days after a fiery collision that killed another driver.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Eric Cannaday said Monday that divers attached flotation devices and a tow line to the truck, which careened through a bridge guard rail into Lake Texoma following a collision with a car Thursday.
DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck a horse in the roadway.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 48-year-old Bryan Hopkins of Drumright died in the crash about 1:45 a.m. Monday.
An OHP report says Hopkins was eastbound on State Highway 33 west of Drumright, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City, when he struck the horse that was standing on the highway.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma remains closed while divers search for the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that plunged into the lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border following a deadly collision that killed another driver.
OHP Lt. Kera Philippi said the Highway 70 bridge was still closed Friday and it wasn't known when it might reopen.
The OHP says the collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday when the semi collided with a car on the bridge.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma has been closed following a deadly collision that sent a tractor-trailer truck careening into the reservoir that straddles the border with Texas.
Troopers say the collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday on a U.S. Highway 70 bridge that connects Bryan and Marshall counties. Troopers say one vehicle was burning on the bridge, and the truck fell off the bridge and is submerged in the lake.
ENID, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man was killed when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in northwestern Oklahoma.
The agency says in a news release that 52-year-old Rodney Sherry of Olton, Texas, died in the crash just after 7 a.m. Tuesday.
It says Sherry was the only person on board the crop-dusting aircraft when it crashed into a wheat field just northwest of Enid, 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa say an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper has shot and wounded a man during a traffic stop.
Details are sketchy but the highway patrol says the shooting occurred near a Tulsa freeway. A man in the car jumped out and ran, was chased down by the trooper and was shot during an ensuing struggle.
Officials say the gunshot victim, whose name hasn't been released, is being treated at a hospital. His condition isn't known.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The body of a Muskogee teenager who disappeared in a northeastern Oklahoma lake has been recovered.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the body of 18-year-old Cody Hancock was recovered Friday morning from Lake Tenkiller, located about 85 miles (137 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa.