- Volunteers assists families selecting gifts in the 2015 St. Nick's Shoppe operated by Catholic Charities and Sunbeam Family Services. [Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman Archives].
- Firefighters in Luther continue to battle a house fire that began around 2 a.m. Tuesday.
- Ward 1 Councilman James Greiner, Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee, and Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis made their re-election bids official. The three-day filing period continues Tuesday and Wednesday at the Oklahoma County Election Board.
- Amazon is testing a grocery store model in Seattle that works without checkout lines.
- As global temperatures continue to rise and break records, polar sea ice covering an area about the size of India has vanished, according to climate scientists.
- The streaks extended to six in a row for both the Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Russell Westbrook on Monday night in Atlanta.
The Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-99 for their sixth straight win, and Westbrook recorded his sixth straight triple-double, with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.
OKC led by one at halftime, then began to take charge of the game in the third quarter, opening up a 15 point lead, then leading 83-69 after three quarters.
Atlanta rallied to cut the Thunder lead t
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ATLANTA – At long last, the modeling campaign for children’s clothing retailer OshKosh B’Gosh featuring a child with Down syndrome has begun.
Asher Nash, of Buford, Georgia, is being featured in the ad campaign that began on December 2 and will run until the end of the month.
Asher’s mother, Meagan, submitted photos of Asher to a modeling agency but never received a call back.
Meagan eventually met with company executives at OshKosh B’Gosh, who then anno
- Young people were able to get a better glimpse of what the field of computer science is all about Monday afternoon at Norman's central library.
- CLEVELAND - The father of a man charged in two child kidnapping cases that sent fear through northeast Ohio said his family is stunned.
Jimmy Christian said he never saw that side of his son but he had suspicions after seeing video released by investigators, according to WJW.
Justin Christian has been indicted for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 6-year-old Cleveland girl and trying to kidnap an Elyria girl.
His dad told WJW he can’t understand how his son could have done what
- NORMAN, Okla. - Monday night, Norman police fielded questions from citizens about implementing body cameras.
As part of their presentation, police showed training videos with the new cameras.
The city of Norman plan to buy 75 body cameras for officers and seven mobile units for patrol cars and motorcycles.
The Public Safety Sales Tax is paying for it.
The initial round cost about $750,000.
At the meeting, some people were concerned about when officers are actually required to start recording.
- OREM, Utah – Police in Orem took to social media to encourage a man suspected of voyeurism to come forward after a citizen turned in the suspect’s drone Sunday, according to KSTU.
Orem police posted on Facebook about the drone they “found” Sunday, and they took a slightly humorous tone:
“If you answer yes to ALL of the following questions please call, 801-229-7070:
1-Are you missing a quadcopter?2-Did you lose it this morning, in Orem?3-Are you looking over you
- EDMOND, Okla. – Members of the Edmond school board voted Monday night to bring before voters a $111 million bond issue Feb. 14, 2017 to increase student safety, fund technology and upgrade and improve school buildings and campuses.
“The 2017 Bond Election has been carefully constructed to meet the needs of our growing district and allow for every school in the district to benefit either by receiving new educational materials, building upgrades and additions, or safety and technology
- JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - A Kansas man charged with stalking a mother pleaded guilty Monday and was ordered to stay out of all Panera Bread restaurants as part of his sentencing.
Michael Montgomery stood in front of a judge with his attorney and pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespassing, according to WDAF.
He'll spend the next year on probation for pleading guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors said Montgomery and the victim, from Johnson County, were at the same Panera Bread in Overland P
- Two people have been shot Monday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.
- The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists include two Oklahoma Sooners.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receive Dede Westbrook are in the top five.The 2016 #Heisman Trophy Finalists are @Lj_era8, @baker_mayfield6, @JabrillPeppers, @DeshaunWatson4 & @DedeTHEGreat11 pic.twitter.com/bxmvM5k84a
— The Heisman Trophy (@HeismanTrophy) December 6, 2016
Also on the list are University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, University of Michigan Linebacker/defensive back Jabrill Peppers and Clems
- OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s a symbol of love and a memory of a day a bride will never forget.
It’s why an Oklahoma City woman is distraught after she said two men held her at gunpoint and stole her wedding rings.
“They demanded cash from her and the rings. The rings are valued at $60,000,” said Gary Knight, OKCPD.
Police said the robbery happened November 22 at an apartment complex on N.W. 122nd.
When police got there, they found the woman very upset and crying.
She told them s
- CHOCTAW, Okla. - Citizens in Norman will weigh in on a proposal to outfit their officers with body-worn cameras.
A public forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday.
Last week, Oklahoma City police finally decided to move forward with a plan to outfit the officers in their department after purchasing body cameras more than a year ago.
In Choctaw, the department's officers have worn body cameras for years.
"I like the idea of being able to show exactly what the officer sees, hear what the officer
- MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Parents in the Whitehaven community of Memphis, Tennessee are on edge after a mother told police her 11-year-old daughter had been raped on her way to school Monday morning.
"We never had issues like that over here. Never ever. Not issues about rape. This is like a family community over here," said parent Thepeleton Richmond.
The child was walking to Geeter Middle School around 7 a.m. from her home and was only about a mile away from the school, when a man i
- EDMOND, Okla. – An Edmond officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing related to the shooting of a wanted suspect last month.
In November, officers from the Edmond Police Department received a call from a mobile home, located in the 300 block of Dennis St.
The caller told dispatchers that a man with a rifle was arguing with people at the home and would not leave.
The caller was able to identify the man as 25-year-old Autrayus McGee. McGee is wanted out of McCurtain County for robbery,
- The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating after a man died in the care of the Talihina Veterans Center.
OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA -- As the last light of a December afternoon fades in downtown Okemah, a few lights stay on in Woody Guthrie's hometown.
People gather on an empty lot, a few hundred maybe, but a pretty good cross-section of 'Whoville' or 'Whereville', Oklahoma.
The mayor has the microphone warmed up.
The peanut brittle is ready to sell.
The kids from the Mennonite school up in Boley sing a few songs as townspeople arrive.
Organizer Peggy Ann Combs has a whole schedule of performers and
- A computer software glitch is leaving Cleveland County residents without property tax bills and a deadline looming to pay what they owe.
- While most Americans were still recovering from Thanksgiving feast over the holiday weekend, Halima Aden was making history.
The 19-year-old St. Cloud State University freshman walked across the Miss Minnesota USA pageant stage Saturday night draped from head to toe in a blue-embroidered burkini and a bright yellow headscarf.‘Being different is beautiful, too’: Miss Minnesota USA contestant wears hijab, hoping to inspire others https://t.co/n1rTgsB2A0 pic.twitter.com/bW7a6TtXQ8
- A few clouds will be around Monday night with a cold front moving in. Temperatures drop to the mid-30s Tuesday morning.
- A group of Cushing-area citizens have filed a class action lawsuit against at least five energy companies following a November 6 earthquake that measured 5.0 magnitude.
- When Donald Trump takes office, he said improving the country's infrastructure will be on the top of his agenda.
- Two people have been shot Monday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma City, police said.
- OKLAHOMA CITY – This gingerbread is a holiday staple for me. It is adaptable as a fantastic dessert, makes great gifts as a loaf or dunking sticks and I love muffins from this recipe for breakfast! It’s easy, quick and delicious.
Recipe:1/2 C sugar1/2C butter1 egg1 C molasses1/4c applesauce2 1/2 C flour1 1/2 t baking soda2 t ground cinnamon2 t ground ginger1 t ground clove1/2 t salt
1 C fresh orange juice, warmedOptional:1 C Craisins3/4 C chopped nuts
Cream together butter and sugar.
- CHICAGO - She watched birthing videos during her pregnancy, but a Chicago mother didn't know she would need to act as her own doctor.
Tenisha Rambert ended up delivering her own baby on the way to the hospital Monday, according to WGN.
Ten minutes after she and her husband, Marshall, left the house to have their third child, they realized little Miller wasn't going to wait.
Marshall called 911 and pulled off the Dan Ryan Expressway at 43rd Street, where Tenisha delivered him in the front seat o
- The agony of defeat turned into anger and disbelief Friday night for the Bishop McGuinness High School football team.
- GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Daryl and Robert Hullander have been married 57 years, and recently put their bodies to the test when their lives were on the line.
The couple was in their bed and breakfast when the fire in Gatlinburg started creeping toward their property.
They abandoned their home with nothing but the clothes on their back and began going down the mountain in the dark.
“Fire was blowing across the road, so I didn’t know of another way to get down from where we were easy,
- Remember the Canadian police force that said it would force drunk drivers to listen to Nickelback on the way to jail?
It’s singing a different tune now: Sorry.
In a new Facebook post, Constable Robb Hartlen of Kensington police said he didn’t carefully consider his actions, when he came up with his genius plan.
“Our post became an international story. And somewhere in the noise, the message of Don’t Drink and Drive was overshadowed by negativity towards the band I said I
- Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Burlsworth Trophy on Monday for the second consecutive season.
The Burlsworth Trophy honors college football’s top player that was originally a walk-on.
It’s named after former Arkansas offensive lineman Brandon Burlsworth, who walked on at Arkansas, becoming an All-American in 1998.
Burlsworth was selected in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, but was killed in a car accident 11 days later.
Mayfield was presented with the award
- SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Leah Cook says she has been battling breast cancer since March.
However, she says she regrets not wearing her wig when she went to the car rental terminal at Sacramento International Airport on Thursday.
According to KCRA, Cook went to the Alamo counter with her driver’s license, business credit card and rental car reservation in hand.
“He held up my ID and said, ‘Who is this? Who is this?’ And I said, ‘That’s me.’ And he said
- BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Carolyn White says she became concerned when she saw an SUV parked along the street with stacks of parking tickets on the windshield.
When she got closer, she noticed the body of 62-year-old Jacob Morpeau.
White told the Sun Sentinel that Morpeau’s body was slumped over the center console and he was sitting in the driver’s seat.
The medical examiner eventually determined the Morpeau died from natural causes, but could not pinpoint exactly when he died.
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A judge has sentenced suburban Atlanta father Justin Ross Harris to life in prison without parole for the murder of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, who died in 2014 after Harris left him in a hot car for seven hours while he went to work.
Harris also received another 32 years, to be served consecutively, for convictions on four other counts.
Harris, 36, who appeared in an orange jumpsuit with his wrists shackled at his waist, cast his head slightly downward as the sentence was handed d
- Comedian, Emmy-nominated talk show host, actor and political commentator Bill Maher will perform a stand-up show April 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N Walker. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Monday, Dec. 12 by phone at 297-2264 or online at www.okcciviccenter.com.
- Oklahoma City police are searching for a suspect after a woman in her home with stab wounds. Police say the woman was attacked at her home in the 8000 block of SW 38th street just after 1 p.m. Monday. Officers tell News 9 the suspect also stole the victim's 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitari and remains at large. This is a developing story. Look for more information at News9.com and on your News 9 app.
- GUTHRIE, Okla. - A good detective looks for any piece of evidence to solve a crime.
As it turns out, home burglars left Guthrie police a treasure trove.
"I'd have to say this is the first time candy wrappers have been significant in solving any type of crime that I know of," said Sgt. Anthony Gibbs.
It all began in a historic neighborhood in east Guthrie, when the victims left their home for the weekend.
When they returned, their home had been ransacked.
"They stole a gun safe from upstair
- GUTHRIE, Okla. - Guthrie police have an unusual home burglary investigation on their hands and the suspects did not make a clean getaway.
A family had left town for the weekend.
When they returned, the house had been ransacked.
Police say the crooks stole family heirlooms, cash and a safe with guns inside.
But the intruders literally left a trail of sweet clues.
Police say they also stole 2 bags of Halloween candy and left a trail of wrappers all the way back to their house.
Police have re
- STILLWATER, Okla. – Adacia Chambers will be heading back to court on Tuesday for several motions to be decided in the case.
Chambers is accused of driving her car through police barricades and into a crowd gathered in Stillwater for the OSU homecoming parade last October.
The crash killed four people.
Her attorney has filed several motions including a change of venue, saying she can’t get a fair trial in Payne County.
He has also filed a motion to “enjoin victims’ fa
- STILLWATER, Okla. - Several key issues are set to be decided Tuesday morning in the Adacia Chambers' murder case.
Authorities said Adacia Chambers drove her car into an unmanned police motorcycle before plowing straight into the crowd of onlookers during Oklahoma State’s homecoming parade on Oct. 24, 2015.
In all, authorities said four people were killed and 46 others were injured in the crash.
Officials said 2-year-old Nash Lucas, 23-year-old Nikita Nakal, 65-year-olds Dr. Marv
“I have so much love for this state,” Former OU star Buddy Hield talks about how Thunder fans affected his gameOKLAHOMA CITY – The last few home games for the Oklahoma City Thunder have not only been successful for the team, but have also served as a welcome home to some notable faces in the NBA.
Last week, the Thunder faced the Washington Wizards and their head coach, Scott Brooks. Brooks spent seven seasons with the Thunder before being let go nearly two years ago.
However, Thunder fans welcomed Brooks back with open arms and a standing ovation.
On Sunday, the New Orleans Pelicans visited Chesape
- OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced Monday that she is traveling to the Middle East to visit with American troops.
In a news release, Gov. Fallin said she is looking forward to spending time with the troops.
“I am always impressed and inspired by our men and women in uniform. The risks they take and the sacrifices they make are unfathomable to most of us. Yet they remain committed to the mission command, and motivated to fight for our nation’s freedom.
- McLOUD, Okla. – The 25-year-old woman convicted of second-degree murder for pushing her husband to his death from the 25th floor of their apartment reportedly had methamphetamine in her blood when she hanged herself in prison in October, an autopsy showed.
In October, officials say Amber Hilberling was found hanging in her cell at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, where Hilberling had been serving a 25-year prison sentence for the 2011 death of her husband, Joshua Hilberling
- Governor Mary Fallin announced Monday she will travel this week to the Middle East to visit with American troops.
- NEW YORK -- Amazon has gone after book stores, retail chains and electronics shops. Now it's taking on grocery stores, with a twist.
Amazon unveiled in a video a new physical store on Monday that sells a mix of "grocery essentials" and ready-made meals. But the key selling point is what it doesn't have: checkout lines.
The video shows how customers check in at the entrance of the store with a new app called Amazon Go, then grab whatever items are needed. Amazon claims it can track the items aut
- NEWTOWN, Conn. – A group of parents who are still reeling from the loss of their children say they want to try and spare other young lives from the same tragic end.
In 2012, 20 elementary school children and six adults were killed when a gunman walked into their classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
After mourning the loss of their children, the parents of those killed decided to come together for a cause- to prevent future school shootings.
The ‘Know the Signs’ campaign t
- TULSA, Okla. – One man who was recently added to the list of Top 15 Fugitives in Oklahoma is back behind bars.
Authorities say 35-year-old Joshua Ward left the Tulsa Transitional Center halfway house to search for a job on Nov. 22.
However, he never returned to the facility.
Ward is serving time for embezzlement, and has previously served time for robbery with a firearm. He is known to have violent tendencies and is connected with the Irish Mob.
Ward was arrested at a bus stop after a
- OKLAHOMA CITY – A sheriff’s deputy says he was targeted by a thief recently while he was at work.
On Nov. 7, officers were called to a home in the 7400 block of N.W. 7th St. after receiving a call from a security alarm company.
When police arrived, they found the front door open and the back door was kicked in.
The homeowner, who is a Grady County Sheriff’s deputy, arrived and immediately checked to make sure that all of his weapons and law enforcement equipment was still there
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