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 2021-10-17 01:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Supporters rally behind Julius Jones as clemency hearing approaches...

The free Julius Jones Campaign came roaring down the streets of Midtown Saturday. Dozens marched, fists in the air, holding signs but ultimately holding out hope for Jones. Before taking to the street, the rally started at Memorial Park to remind them why...

 2021-10-16 20:36 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

4 injured in Amtrak train crash in southern Oklahoma...

LOVE COUNTY (KOKH) - Four train passengers were injured on Friday night after an Amtrak train collided with a tractor trailer. The train was running between Fort Worth, Texas, and Oklahoma City. Authorities say the crash happened near Thackerville, Oklaho...

 2021-10-16 19:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OK County Jail escapee caught after stealing officer's car...

UPDATE: Nicholas Leach is back in custody after officials said he stole a correctional officer's car and escaped from the Oklahoma County Detention Center earlier this week. --- OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) An inmate is on the run after escaping from the Okla...

 2021-10-16 19:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSBI investigating man's suspicious death in Blanchard...

BLANCHARD (KOKH) - The OSBI is investigating a suspicious death on Saturday in Blanchard. RELATED |Another inmate escape at Oklahoma County Jail raises more concerns at facility Officials say a man was found dead in the 8300 block of Garvin Dr. This is an...

 2021-10-16 16:46 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Weekend Planner: Things to do in OKC this weekend...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Looking for something to do with your family this weekend? You've come to the right place! Check out what's happening this Saturday and Sunday! RELATED |Fans react to Paycom Arena's glowing green lights. From treasure-fi...

 2021-10-15 23:34 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

AG John O'Connor joins lawsuit challenging Edmond Public School's quarantine policy...

The Edmond parents suing the school district over its COVID policies just gained support from the most powerful lawyer in the state. "For them to jump in it tells you the magnitude that they believe this case has," said Brain Shellem, one of the E...

 2021-10-15 20:36 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

No tornado in last night's metro storm, winds of 100-110mph...

It was determined based on media images, details from emergency management, radar data, and onsite National Weather Service (NWS) survey, that no tornado occurred in last night's storms. NWS said this evidence suggests an intense downburst in the area...

 2021-10-15 19:58 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Simple Modern donates 15,000 reusable water bottles to OKCPS...

Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) received a donation of 15,000 reusable water bottles for their students. Simple Modern donated 15,000, 14 ounce bottles to each elementary student within the district at all 36 elementary schools and Pre-K centers. REL...

 2021-10-15 19:34 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Gov. Stitt announces new general counsel...

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that Trevor Pemberton will be joining his administration as his general counsel. "Trevor's character and legal expertise are unmatched, and his willingness to leave what is essentially a lifetime appointment sh...

 2021-10-15 18:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

'I got a big surprise this morning', business owner works to save building after storm...

For the third time this week severe storms pound the metro, leaving a path of destruction on the southside of Oklahoma City. "It surprised me, you know," said Edgar Izaguirre. Right in the middle of it all, at SW 23rd and Western Ave, Izaguirre...

 2021-10-15 16:50 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDH: 1,179 new COVID cases, no new COVID-related deaths...

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 1,179 new coronavirus cases statewide since Thursday. While there have been new cases, however, there have been no new deaths. OSDH said in today's report that there have been a total of 631,872 COVID c...

 2021-10-15 16:16 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Caretaker arrested for allegedly stealing funds from patient's saving account...

A caretaker for an elderly, 86-year-old woman, has been arrested for allegedly stealing funds from the woman's saving account. On October 11, Oklahoma City police responded to a report of financial exploitation. Upon arrival, officers met with the 86-...

 2021-10-15 15:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSDH accepting applications for Certified Healthy Oklahoma program...

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) will begin accepting applications for the 2021 Certified Healthy Oklahoma program on Oct. 18. Certified Healthy Oklahoma is a public health initiative that was launched in 2003 to recognize businesses and org...

 2021-10-15 14:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Wellston Police Department announces School Resource Officer Position...

The Wellston Police Department (WPD) announced they have created a School Resource Officer (SRO) position for Wellston Public Schools (WPS). WPD says the SRO position will be a fulltime, certified police officer and will obtain certification from the Nati...

 2021-10-15 12:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Overnight storms cause damage in the metro...

Parts of the Oklahoma City metro is seeing damage from overnight storms Friday morning. There are reports of multiple downed power lines and some buildings are heavily damaged. Part of the roof of the OKC Dream Center has been torn off. Del City is also s...

 2021-10-15 09:57 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Over 20 thousand power outages reported in OKC Metro Friday...

Thousands of power outages were reported around the Oklahoma City metro Friday, after severe storms rolled through the metro. As of 4:00 AM Friday, OG&E reported over 20,000 customers without power. "We are actively working to restore power to custome...

 2021-10-15 00:51 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Multiple Oklahoma County Sheriff's office websites hacked...

Four Oklahoma County Sheriff's offices had their websites hacked this week and a tech expert warns more breaches might be in their future. "A lot of that might go back to the budget. And, you know, getting new patrol cars is a lot more appealing t...

 2021-10-15 00:46 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Life sentence vacated for Oklahoma man convicted of brutally abusing baby daughter...

In 2014, Robert Bragg was arrested after a 5-week old girl was taken to a Tulsa hospital. Police reports detail the heinous acts of abuse the girl went through. During an investigation, police found the girl had been choked, shaken, bitten, and sexually a...

 2021-10-14 21:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Edmond seeks resident input for the future of East Edmond...

EDMOND (KOKH) - Residents in Edmond have a final opportunity to provide feedback for the East Edmond 2050 Plan. The plan, which will assess potential development patterns in the eastern part of the City, is an important action item in the city's compr...

 2021-10-14 21:22 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OSBI investigating officer involved shooting in Geary, 1 killed...

GEARY (KOKH) - The OSBI has begun an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Geary on Wednesday. Reports say a Geary police officer saw a man holding a knife and stopped to speak to him. RELATED |Another escape inmate at Oklahoma ...

 2021-10-14 20:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OK unemployment claims continue to near pre-pandemic levels...

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reports that both initial and continued claims' four-week averages have continued to decline as of the week ending on Oct. 2. Also for the week, the OESC reported an increase in initial claims, saying...

 2021-10-14 20:36 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Another escape inmate at Oklahoma County Jail raises more concerns at facility...

Controversy surrounds the Oklahoma County Detention Center once again. This time, it's another escaped inmate. "41-year-old Nicholas Leach was able to get a wireless remote that activates the back gate and also was able to find a set of keys from ...

 2021-10-14 19:18 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC Utilities crews assessing storm debris...

Officials with the City's Solid Waste Management division are assessing Wednesday's storm path to determine the location and amount of storm debris generated. According to the news release, crews will use the assessment gathered to determine wheth...

 2021-10-14 19:01 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Three confirmed tornadoes in the metro from yesterday's storms...

The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes touched down in the metro in yesterday's string of storms. Yesterday, the metro experienced severe storms that began around 5 a. m. From 4:59 a. m. to 5:28 a. m. , the National Weather Service...

 2021-10-14 18:23 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Woman hits gas instead of brake, kills pedestrian...

A fatal pedestrian-vehicle collision occurred in Stillwater earlier this morning. Stillwater Police, Stillwater Fire, and LifeNet EMS responded to the collision scene at Total Health Rehabilitation on N. Perkins Rd. RELATED |Collision leaves car aflame, o...

 2021-10-14 18:07 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

AG O'Connor urges employers to disregard Pres. Biden's pushing of the vaccine mandate...

Attorney General (AG) John O'Connor released a statement today in regards to the pressures employers are facing from the Biden Administration about vaccine mandates. In his address, AG O'Connor urged business owners to disregard the Biden Administ...

 2021-10-14 17:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OU chief COVID officer says virus appears to be plateauing in state...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma doctor says coronavirus infections in the state appear to be plateauing, although cases continue at a higher rate than six months ago. University of Oklahoma chief COVID officer Dr. Dale Bratzler said Wednesday that ...

 2021-10-14 17:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Firefighters rescue kittens from a 20-foot utility trench...

Oklahoma City firefighters rescued two kittens from a utility line trench. The City had been replacing water drainage pipes when the two kittens wandered into the area and fell down the 20-foot hole. Once the kittens fell down the hole, they couldn't ...

 2021-10-14 17:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Man sues Oklahoma for records as state resumes executions...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A retired New York attorney is suing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, saying its claim to have no records pertaining to the drugs it plans to use in upcoming executions "defies belief. "Fred Hodara filed the lawsu...

 2021-10-14 16:59 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Semi-truck rollover closes down Turner Turnpike eastbound...

UPDATE - Officials at the scene of the crash have reported that there is a car crushed underneath the semi. The people in the car beneath the rolled over semi were trapped in the vehicle for an unknown amount of time but have since been rescued. There wer...

 2021-10-14 16:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

FOX25, Mathis Brothers pet adoption event...

Mathis Brothers and FOX25 are partnering together to hold their first ever pet adoption event this Saturday at the Mathis Brothers on Reno. Pet adoption agencies like Bella SPCA, OK Humane Society, OKC Animal Welfare, Mutts & Misfits and 405 Animal Rescue...

 2021-10-14 15:48 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Collision leaves car aflame, one deceased...

Stillwater police, Stillwater fire and LifeNet EMS responded to a fatality car accident at 32nd and Washington on Wednesday. Reports being called in about the scene of the accident reported that one vehicle was on fire and at least one person involved in ...

 2021-10-14 11:27 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Oklahoma County inmate escapes after stealing officer's keys...

An inmate is on the run after escaping from the Oklahoma County Detention Center. According to the jail, Nicholas Leach escaped Wednesday night while working with the maintenance department. Leach stole a wireless remote to the back gate off a detention o...

 2021-10-14 11:00 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Sgt. Craig Johnson's name to be added to National Law Enforcement Memorial...

Fallen Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson's name will be added to a national memorial in Washington D. C. this week. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall contains the names of thousands of officers across the country who have died in t...

 2021-10-14 02:37 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Fans react to Paycom Arena's glowing green lights...

You might have noticed downtown Oklahoma City glowing bright green over the past week. The lights on the newly renamed Paycom Arena can be seen for miles and have drawn some criticism on social media. At night, some trees in the Myriad Botanical Gardens g...

 2021-10-14 00:33 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man threatens OKC neighbors with a shotgun, machete...

Police are asking for your help identifying a man who threatened his neighbors with a shotgun and a machete. The entire ordeal was also caught on the victim's home security camera. "The altercation continued to escalate it lasted for several minut...

 2021-10-13 23:36 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

1 killed in apartment shooting in southwest Oklahoma City...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Officials are investigating a shooting in southwest Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Reports say the incident occurred at the Almonte Apartments in the 5900 block of S May Ave. Police say one person was found dead at the scene. RELATED |...

 2021-10-13 21:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

2 men killed in fiery crash in downtown Enid...

ENID (KOKH) - Two men are dead following a fatal crash in Enid on Wednesday. Reports say 24-year-old Dalton Wade Pittser and passenger 23-year-old Elijah Ray Rummel crashed into a building before catching on fire. Video from a nearby business showed the v...

 2021-10-13 20:53 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

$7M in storm damages at Clinton Regional Airport...

Clinton, Okla. (KOKH) — In parts of western Oklahoma, communities are cleaning up the aftermath of a tornado touchdown. Clinton, Oklahoma, a city with around 9,000 people, had a direct hit. Mike Galloway, the Custer County Emergency Management Direc...

 2021-10-13 20:17 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Lifesaving care for Oklahoma transgender youth in jeopardy...

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The transgender community still faces an uphill battle with discrimination, especially when it comes to health care. We've got your back with a look at what's available to Oklahomans, including children and teens, and how po...

 2021-10-13 18:48 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

"I was afraid the windows would break", Violent storm damages new homes in Mustang...

The sun is shining once again in Mustang and kids on fall break are playing in the streets in the back drop of a storm rattled neighborhood. "It's crazy and I feel incredibly blessed because it could have been so much worse," said Brandee Yate...

 2021-10-13 15:39 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKCPD searching for stolen credit card suspects...

Oklahoma City police are on the hunt for two individuals who are allegedly using a stolen credit card. Police say the pair used the stolen card at multiple Home Depot stores, wracking up a total of around $11,000 being spent. Oklahoma City police are sear...

 2021-10-13 15:09 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Hofmeister announces $9 million school grant to support students' mental health needs...

A $9 million federal grant has been announced today by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Joy Hofmeister. This grant will expand support for rural districts striving to meet the mental health needs of students. "For children to excel in schoo...

 2021-10-13 14:30 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC Mayor addresses storm damage...

The Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt tweeted out about the damage from the storms today, saying that "all in all, [Oklahomans] are okay" after being briefed by the Oklahoma City Office of Emergency Management. Mayor Holt says there are no reported i...

 2021-10-13 13:15 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKCFD responding to NW OKC structure fire...

Oklahoma City firefighters are on the scene of a fire in Nichols Hills. OKCFD tweeted that the fire was a structure fire on the 7000 block of NW Grand Boulevard. RELATED |OKC residents wake up to tornado warning, sirens sounding. Firefighters are on the s...

 2021-10-13 12:35 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC Outlets to be closed on Thanksgiving, other select holidays...

OKC Outlets will be closed on Thanksgiving this year, making it the second year in a row that they will be closed on this holiday. The outlet mall will be opened early on Black Friday and only extending hours on select days like the Saturday before Christ...

 2021-10-13 12:06 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

OKC residents wake up to tornado warning, sirens sounding...

After an evening filled with severe storms statewide, metro residents awoke tornado sirens sounding. A line of storms moved through the metro around 5 a. m. There was a brief area of spin up near the Mustang area which spurred a tornado warning for reside...

 2021-10-13 11:48 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Nearly 2,000 left without power after this morning's storms...

Today's strand of storms has left more OG&E customers without power. As of right now, there are 1,923 customers in Oklahoma without power. 661 of these are in Oklahoma City. RELATED |Oklahoma power companies working overtime to prepare for second roun...

 2021-10-13 03:45 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Clinton Regional Airport damaged by tornado, hangar collapses...

CLINTON (KOKH) - Significant damage has been reported at the Clinton Regional Airport on Tuesday evening. RELATED |FOX25 Storm watch alert for Oct. 12-Oct. 13. Reports say multiple hangars were damaged by a tornado, including one that collapsed on a plane...

 2021-10-13 03:27 

KOKH

[ Oklahoma City ]

Enid to showcase 140-foot tall Christmas Tree in 2021...

ENID (KOKH) - The 140-foot tall, fresh-cut Christmas tree that will be the centerpiece of Enid's holiday activities this year is set to arrive in Enid on Wednesday evening. The "Christ Tree" has journeyed 2,000 miles from the Shasta National F...

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