OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorneys for a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually assaulting women while on duty are again asking for an extension to file his appeal.
This is the fourth time attorneys for 29-year-old Daniel Holtzclaw said they need more time.
The attorneys say the time is needed because of the lengthy record in the case and noted that the trial took more than six weeks to complete.
Holtzclaw was convicted in December on 18 felony charges involving eight of 13 women
- STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State University will break ground on a new laboratory building that’s funded in part by an anonymous donation of $1 million.
The university says the gift and a matching $1 million contribution from the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology will allow them to begin work for the new engineering and technology lab for undergraduate students.
OSU says enrollment in engineering programs has doubled at the university in the past decade and the fu
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Missing AttachmentBrr! We’re off to a cool start this morning in the 30s and 40s.
Patchy frost is possible in northern Oklahoma.
This afternoon will feel like fall with highs only in the upper 60s to lower 70s under sunny skies.
The big change for today compared to yesterday is lighter winds.
Winds will only climb to 10-15 mph out of the south.
Lows tonight will drop to the 40s under starry skies.
Highs tomorrow will climb to the mid
- A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that banned the state’s Medicaid program from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortions.
- A baby gorilla has been born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
- Chesapeake has been working on continuing their drilling with less of an environmental impact.
- A show of appreciation for law enforcement that started in Lawton is now making its way to Oklahoma City.
- Natural gas demand typically peaks in cold winter months and dips in the summer, which prompts storage to rise as colder weather approaches. Despite above-average storage levels, natural gas prices have soared in recent weeks as domestic production has slipped, exports ramp up and forecasters have predicted a cooler-than-normal winter for much of the country.
- It's been 10 years since Colton Clark disappeared, and his aunt and uncle have been charged with abuse and conspiracy.
- Week 8 of the high school football season got started with a lot of games for a Thursday night.
With this being fall break for a lot of schools, many teams played on Thursday instead of Friday.
Here are the games KFOR covered:
Tulsa Union 49, Southmoore 28
Putnam West 27, Deer Creek 17
Ardmore 49, Del City 14
Choctaw 52, Lawton 26
- An Oklahoman was killed in an attack in Afghanistan. The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant says 40-year-old Michael Sauro, of McAlester, OK, a civilian employee, died Thursday in an attack near the Afghanistan capital of Kabul.
- SACRAMENTO - It was a ghoulish sight, but this was no Halloween decoration – police in Sacramento, California launched a death investigation after spotting a woman walking down the sidewalk with a skull perched on a stick.
“There was a transient female walking down the 2900 block of Connie Drive. She actually had a skull in her possession," Sacramento police Sgt. Bryce Heinlein told KTXL.
Officers confronted the woman at an abandoned house on Connie Drive where their investigat
- It's been 10 years since Colton Clark disappeared, and his aunt and uncle have been charged with abuse and conspiracy.
- PLANO, Texas – Margaret Boemer went for a routine ultrasound 16 weeks into her pregnancy with her third child.
She quickly found out things were far from routine.
“They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma,” said the Plano, Texas mom in an interview shared by Texas Children’s Hospital. “And, it was very shocking and scary, because we didn’
- NORMAN, Okla. - Some local veterans said the government broke a promise.
They’re all training to be pilots and were promised that education would be paid for with their GI bill.
Now, the government said they’re flying solo.
The OU flight programs were approved back in July.
Then, the VA flipped the switch this week.
“I’m frustrated, upset [and] angry,” said Leland Kearns.
He served in the Air Force and has been going to flight school this past year in Norman.
- Family and friends said 8-year-old Zara Noah was taken too soon.
- Family and friends of a Tuttle man who died last week after a motocross accident say he left this world after doing what he loved.
- OKLAHOMA - A night of Karaoke ends with racial slurs, beer bottles flying and people being kicked out.
The bar brawl took place at Don Quixote’s Club over the weekend in Oklahoma City.
"As we're singing, the lady, she's kind of like in the corner, and she's pointing at us and she's like 'Oh, look at the n words singing,'" said Carlesia Thompson.
"I approached their table first, and I'm like I'm an adult, like I can let someone know that they're making me uncomfortable," said Ika Bookman.
- RED ROCK, Okla. - Online loans for people with bad credit - applying is easy, and approvals are fast.
One of those large lenders is in Red Rock, Oklahoma.
American Web Loan is owned by the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, and their financial offices are right behind a casino where apparently millions of dollars in payments have transferred over the years.
The hard-earned cash is from cash strapped consumers like Sonya Viers.
“It has taken a big toll on my life,” she said.
Viers is a single wid
- SUDBURY, Ontario – A Canadian artist’s attempt to fix a vandalized baby Jesus statue has parishioners shocked and upset, according to CBC News.
The statue sat headless for a year until recently, when the well-meaning resident tried to repair baby Jesus using terra-cotta clay, despite the statue’s white color.
“It really is shocking to the eyes because of the big contrast in color,” priest Gerard Lajeunesse told the station.
The statue outside the Sudbury, Onta
- MCALESTER, Okla. – The Department of Defense announced Thursday the death of one soldier and one Department of Army civilian employee who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois, and Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces.Riney was assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
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COLUMBUS, Ga. – A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia school “body slammed” him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy’s family said.
Montravious Thomas was injured in September after an employee at Edgewood Student Services Center “body slammed” him three times when Thomas tried to leave the classroom to call his mother, family attorney Renee Tucker told CNN Thursday.
Tucker said, after the in
- RANDLEMAN, N.C. - A disgruntled North Carolina grandmother opened fire in a Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon, injuring only herself, according to police.
The incident, which happened at about 3 p.m. at the Randleman, North Carolina store, apparently stemmed from a custody battle.
That morning, a judge granted custody of a 2-year-old to the child's father, not the grandmother, police said.
The father and grandmother – neither of whom have been identified by police – arrang
- OKLAHOMA - Three metro women claim they are victims of a hate crime.
They said they were attacked at a bar over the weekend.
Thursday night, they are all recovering from injuries.
At 10 p.m. on NewsChannel 4, hear what they said started the fight.
- CHOCTAW, Okla. - Police said some residents in Choctaw woke up to graffiti spray painted on their homes and vehicles Thursday morning.
"We located about four different locations that have graffiti on the garage doors and some on the vehicles,” said Choctaw Police Chief Conny Clay. "The way it looks is entirely random. Some people probably don't even know that they're victims yet, because they haven't gotten home and saw it."
It may be easier to miss before sunrise, which is exactly when p
- Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer is calling for resolution of policy differences that have sidelined the Oklahoma City Police Department's body-worn cameras. Leaders of the Fraternal Order of Police and police department are at odds over the policy regarding supervisors' authority to review routine video footage.
- DALLAS – Despite the exhausting, painful side effects of chemotherapy, a Texas mother battling cancer is still dancing and smiling, and millions of people on social media are cheering her on.
Ana-Alecia Ayala, 32, posted a video on Facebook and Instagram of her dancing with “chemo buddy” Danielle Andrus to the song ‘Juju On That Beat’ by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall.
The Facebook video has been viewed by more than 4 million people and shared by over 70,000 peopl
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RENO, Nev. – A 20-year-old Seattle woman said she moved to one of Nevada’s infamous legal brothels last year to sell her virginity – all in an effort to help her family.
Katherine Stone’s choice has been controversial, particularly for those who believe a woman’s virginity should only be shared for love.
But, in Stone’s eyes, that’s exactly what she’s doing.
In 2014, Stone’s family home in Seattle, Washington was destroyed by a fi
“They could be out there doing it to other people,” Oklahoma City police searching for alleged scammersOKLAHOMA CITY – Police are looking for men who allegedly scammed two women out of money after pretending to fix something on their cars.
Officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department said, in two separate cases, women were approached in public and told they needed something fixed on their vehicle.
Denise Bradley said it happened so fast.
"These gentlemen pulled up in a van right behind my car. One got out and was like 'I wanted to talk to you about the dings and dents in your car. We
“She told us lots of times she was going to die. She was afraid,” Oklahoma woman killed after it appears she jumped out of carOKLAHOMA - "She had a big heart, and she was always smiling when I saw her. We were her family," said Samantha Searle.
But, Searle lost her best friend early Tuesday morning after Brianne King jumped out of a car near I-44 and May Avenue allegedly to get away from the driver, her husband Michael Muller.
"He tore her down from the strong-willed person I knew. He made her believe that she was a horrible person,” Searle said.
Her friends said King was abused for several years - sometimes, th
- OKLAHOMA – A metro dad and youth pastor is making a miraculous recovery after being faced with a life-altering emergency.
He suffered a mini stroke at just 20 years old, losing feeling in parts of his body.
Doctors said it was caused by the West Nile virus.
Medical doctors prepared for the worst, but the young man is beating all odds.
“It was panic. It was fear. I was scared. My first thought was what if I can never move again?” said Jalen Adams.
Slowly but surely, Jalen i
- This week, the Moore Police Department is hosting a unique training for police officers around the world. World-renowned MMA fighter and UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, is in town to teach the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
- OKLAHOMA CITY- If you want to vote by absentee ballot in the November 8 election, you need to apply now.
Technically the County Election Board can accept applications for those ballots until 5:00 p.m. on November 2, you are urged to apply early.
You can get the forms at the County Election Board office at 4201 N. Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City or online.
This process takes time since the ballot must be mailed to you and then you must return the completed ballot by mail.
In order to be
- OKLAHOMA CITY – Emergency crews are responding after a vehicle crashed into a northwest Oklahoma City home.
The crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 3100 block of N Lake Avenue.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
- VALLEY BROOK, Okla. - Donnie Leonard can only guess how big the pile of shingles is.
He can't see over or around it, as he works on the property near the intersection of I-240 and Eastern.
"Shingles take 400 years to biodegrade in the landfill, and we're just piling them," he said. "This roofer got a good deal to dump here cheap, and the guy collected the cash and ran."
A man named Kerry Lane pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors connected to the illegal dumping.
The Department of Environme
- The City of Stillwater is coordinating campus, local and state agencies for public safety efforts ahead of OSU Homecoming Week.
- A holiday tradition is beginning to take shape in El Reno. Larry and Nancy Salsman have played Santa and Mrs. Claus for the past 14 years.
- OKLAHOMA CITY–Need a lunch idea for Friday? Here’s a way to get something yummy and help a great cause.
For a small $10 donation, you can get three bowls of over 50 different types of chili at the 14th annual Carne Diem!
The donations will benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma.
Some of the chili you could sample will be from some of the best pro chefs in the City.
Those chefs are trying to win the coveted Carne Cup!
There will also be live music.
The event takes place October
- Emergency crews are responding to the scene of a reported injury crash involving an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper (OHP) on the Turner Turnpike.
- OKLAHOMA– A wreck involving a state Trooper is causing a major back-up along the Turner Turnpike.
The wreck is in the eastbound lane near Post Rd.
Emergency crews are on the scene of the accident.
Officials say one person was transported to the hospital.
- Firefighters have contained a grass fire in Deer Creek, Thursday afternoon.
- OKLAHOMA CITY- Who doesn’t love a great sugar cookie?
They are easy, super good and fun to decorate no matter the holiday or occasion.
Cheryl Davenort with Belle Kitchen has an easy recipe for you.
Royal Icing• 42g egg whites• 227g powdered sugar• 3g vanilla extract
Method• Combine egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy• Add powdered sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture forms stiff glossy peaks• Add food color if d
- Who’s ready for more Gilmore Girls?
The new series is one of many arriving on Netflix in November.
You also have only a few more days to watch before E.T. goes home and ‘Wild Thing’ throws his last pitch in Major League.
Arriving on Netflix
The African Queen (1951)Alfie (2004)Bob the Builder: White Christmas (2008)Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)The Confessions of Thomas Quick (2016)Cujo (1983)The Doors (1991)The Heartbreak Kid (2007)Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
- Emergency crews are responding to a rollover crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in northwest Oklahoma City, Thursday afternoon.
- The Central Oklahoma Humane Society is asking for the public’s help to save a German Shepherd found injured after being hit by a car.
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Missing AttachmentEDMOND, Okla.– Firefighters are battling a large grass fire near NW 234th and Meridian.
Right now the flames are contained to a field.
Crews are working to extinguish the blaze.
There are many large hay bales on the edge of the fire and some have caught fire.
At this time no homes are in immediate danger.
- OKLAHOMA CITY — Traffic was backed up along the westbound Kilpatrick Turnpike because of a rollover wreck.
The accident happened between MacArthur and Rockwell.
Traffic was down to one lane.
We do not have any information on any injuries or what caused the crash at this time.
All lanes have re-opened for traffic.
- An Oklahoma City man has been charged with three felony counts of soliciting sexual conduct with a minor after he was arrested in Washington County. Gage L. Gray, 19, was arrested at a mobile home park in Skiatook after Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted him sitting on the front porch of a vacant home and started questioning him on October 16, 2016.
- DELAWARE, Ohio — Donald Trump said Thursday he will accept the results of next months election — if he wins, a caveat that again threatens to undermine the sanctity of the most fundamental democratic exercise.
“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” the Republican presidential nominee told supporters at a ra
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