BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore's top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland said.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Friday declined to temporarily halt the executions of two Oklahoma inmates who are scheduled to die in the coming weeks.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday revoked the bond of a white local businessman accused of killing a Black man who worked for him after a prosecutor said the businessman was spotted in a bank drive-thru and visited a local Waffle House in violation of his bond conditions.
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- A tip of the hat to Russell Perry -- publisher of The Black Chronicle – as he joins former Governor Frank Keating for “a casual chat” on Tuesday (January 18).
- Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee dies at 102
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- Scott creates MLK Day videos, hopes to rebut Biden speech
- High-profile Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby indicted
- AP Top 25 Reality Check: Final rankings and future prospects
- Four arrested for "jackpotting" at local convenience store
- OKC MLK Coalition 2022 events planned honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Carol Hefner launches campaign to replace incumbent Mayor David Holt
- At Vegas summit, Oklahoma City State Senator Carri Hicks presents insights on childcare crisis and adult return to work
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- Opinion: Is Joe Biden ‘a tall, thin idiot’, the WOAT, an ineffectual convert to the new and not-improved version of political ‘liberalism’ – or all of these things?
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- Leadership Oklahoma Class 35 now accepting applications
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — State and federal authorities announced Thursday that they arrested and charged more than two dozen people for taking part in a multistate shoplifting ring that made off with more than $10 million in stolen goods over the past few years, most of which was over-the-counter…
WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the creation of a new Climate Change Professionals Program to recruit recent graduates and current federal employees to support the Department’s growing focus on adapting to climate change and improving resilience. The program…
A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment yesterday, which was unsealed today, charging 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress…
The Department of Justice announced that a new rule has been submitted to the Federal Register implementing the Time Credits program required by the First Step Act for persons incarcerated in federal facilities who committed nonviolent offenses. As part of the implementation process, the Fed…
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma death row inmates facing executions in the coming months offered firing squad as a less problematic alternative to the state's three-drug lethal injection, one of their attorneys told a federal judge on Monday.
Four people are behind bars after police were able to determine they were "jackpotting" a local ATM machine, attempting to steal thousands of dollars.
A man wanted for allegedly shooting another man in the buttocks and groin last August is behind bars after investigators were able to acquire a warrant and place him under arrest.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for the 2014 killing of his daughter's boyfriend after being convicted of second-degree murder the fifth time he went on trial in the case.
An Oklahoma County Jail employee is behind bars and charged with soliciting, aiding, or inducing a child into an act of child pornography, after a random search uncovered she was in possession of a cell phone which held the illicit material.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man on death row, ruling that the land in southwest Oklahoma where the murders were committed was not Indian Country because the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation there was formally disestabl…
NEW YORK (AP) — The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage girls to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis police officer who said she confused her handgun for her Taser was convicted of manslaughter Thursday in the death of Daunte Wright, prompting tears from the young Black man's parents and a jubilant celebration by supporters outside the courthouse wh…
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program was found guilty on all counts Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Doling out pardons is a holiday tradition for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who around every Christmas grants them to a handful of ordinary citizens, typically for minor offenses committed years or decades ago.
While the holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, it’s also the time of year when hackers and scammers are out in full force. Small businesses and their employees are particularly at risk – because hackers don’t discriminate. Whether you’re in education, manufactu…
The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the opening of the FY 2022 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation period. Also known as CTAS, the funding under this initiative is available to assist American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the areas of crime prevention, victim ser…
The Department of Justice announced today that it has awarded more than $17.5 million in grants to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program. Funding will support efforts across the country to address violent crime, including the gun violence that is often at its core.
One man is in police custody after he allegedly carjacked a man with an accomplice, stealing the car and leaving its owner behind and unconscious.Terry Lee Hayes, 41, is charged with robbery by two or more persons, a felony. Hayes' accomplice is still at large and remains unidentified. Hayes…
One man is in police custody after investigators concluded a several month investigation, leading to his arrest yesterday on felony charges.
OKLAHOMA CITY – RONALD J. MCCORD, 71, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced this morning to serve 104 months in prison for defrauding locally-based banks, Fannie Mae, homeowners, and others through a broad range of fraudulent conduct, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester. McCord was …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 on Tuesday to reject clemency for a man convicted of killing two Del City hotel workers in 2001, with two members noting the particularly heinous nature of the killings.
Oklahoma City – From the start, most reports (but not all) characterized the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision reasserting reservation status for lands of the Muscogee Nation as significant. For a time, stories on the case stressed its historic impact on criminal law, and that remains the b…
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 on Tuesday to reject clemency for a man convicted of killing two Del City hotel workers in 2001, with two members noting the particularly heinous nature of the killings.
Two brothers who were told to leave a party because they were no longer wanted are now facing felony charges after the pair allegedly used a gun to shoot at party goers who had asked them to leave.
A pair of parents who were discovered passed out in their bed during a welfare check are behind bars after police discovered the two to be unresponsive and incoherent, despite several children being present and unattended.
CHICAGO (AP) — A popular actor steps out onto the street and is brutally reminded that, despite his fame and wealth, places still exist where the color of his skin and sexual orientation put him in danger.
Assault charges will be dropped against a former suburban St. Louis police officer who shot a shoplifting suspect, a decision reached after the victim and the ex-officer participated in a mediation aimed at resolving conflict.
Police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for the rape of a woman earlier this year, after investigators were able to link him to the crime by identifying his fingerprints.
On Friday, November 19, 2021, a federal jury convicted BOBBY CHRIS MAYES, 49, CHARLES GOOCH, 63, and COURTNEY WELLS, 36, all residents of Norman, of multiple counts of wire fraud, conspiracy, issuing forged securities, and aggravated identity theft, announced Robert J. Troester, Acting Unite…
ATLANTA – PruittHealth, Inc. and affiliated entities (“Pruitt”) have agreed to pay $4.2 million to resolve allegations that they submitted claims for home health services that were not covered by the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and that they failed to refund overpayments that they had re…
A man who was recently released from prison may be on his way back after he apparently held a woman against her will at gunpoint, prompting officers to set up a perimeter to trap and capture him.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation's debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice.
The Justice Department announced today that a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging a former Kay County Oklahoma supervisory corrections officer with federal civil rights violations.
PORTLAND, Maine: The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The awards provide direct funding to 183 law enforcement agencies across the nat…
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Students at high schools across Oklahoma City walked out of their classes. Prayer vigils were held at the state Capitol, and barricades were erected outside the governor's mansion. Even Baker Mayfield, quarterback for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, weighed in on Oklahoma's …
Oklahoma City, April 25, 2017 – A startling recommendation to maintain – perhaps indefinitely — the existing moratorium on capital punishment in Oklahoma is getting the most attention after release of the final report of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — As a jury was deliberating over his fate, a Georgia district attorney on Monday pleaded guilty to several charges stemming from improper acts while in office and agreed to resign.
A Mexican national was extradited from Brazil to the United States on Nov. 10 to face international drug trafficking charges. Jose Gonzalez-Valencia, aka Jafett Arias-Becerra, aka La Chepa, aka Camaron, and aka Santy, 46, arrived in the United States on Wednesday and made his initial court a…
A routine traffic stop on a vehicle with an obstructed view resulted in the discovery of a substantial amount of powder cocaine yesterday, sending a father and daughter duo to jail.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma County Diversion Hub, an independent 501©(3) organization, offers services to reduce recidivism and provide resources in an accessible, “one-stop-shop” fashion for those who are in need.
CALIFORNIA- The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. (Uber) for charging “wait time” fees to passengers who, because of disability, need more time to enter a car.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — A Broken Arrow police officer was wounded early Saturday and the suspected gunman was killed in a shooting in northeastern Oklahoma, police said.
Officers responding to a disturbance call yesterday got more than they bargained for after they discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and a loaded pistol on their subject.
The family of 15-year-old Jonathan Kelly is partnering with Norman Crime Stoppers to offer a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his retrieval.
NORMAN- A man who is in police custody for felony child abuse is now facing first degree murder charges after his child victim succumbed to their injuries.
One suspect is dead and the other is in police custody after the pair of armed robbers drove the wrong way onto a major highway, crashing and killing one of the two suspects as they ran from police.
A man wanted in connection to a pair of armed robberies over the weekend is behind bars after police were able to set up surveillance on his vehicle, following the fleeing suspect and making an arrest.
Ray Carter, Center for Independent Journalism August 30, 2021 – When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, which effectively…
Tim Reynolds, AP Basketball Writer (The City Sentinel) Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its…