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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A burglary suspect has been arrested after Tulsa authorities say he punched a police dog several times and pulled an officer into a creek.

The Tulsa World reports a 37-year-old man was arrested Thursday on complaints of first-degree burglary, assaulting a police dog, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Police say officers responded to a report about a man trying to force open the window and kick in a door of a home before the residents chased him away.

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BENNINGTON, Okla. (AP) — A pregnant woman and her unborn daughter have been killed in a Bryan County crash.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Shawnlynn Pool of Hugo died in the crash on U.S. 70 at near Bennington about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The Oklahoman reports the victim was a passenger in a pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old Hugo man.

A 37-year-old man was driving a pickup truck westbound on U.S. 70 when he went left of center and struck the vehicle driven by the 24-year-old man in the eastbound lane on the passenger side.



SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A woman who rammed a police officer's car as he fired his gun at her speeding SUV has been charged with five criminal counts, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The Tulsa World reports 41-year-old Stacey Ann Bunsey was charged Thursday in the dramatic chase captured on video from dashboard and body cameras.

Sand Springs Police Master Patrol Officer James Matthew Stacy survived with minor injuries after being thrown by the impact of the crash.

Investigation Underway Into Audit

Nov 13, 2015
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An accounting firm, based in Broken Arrow, that audits nearly one-fourth of Oklahoma's public school districts is under investigation. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Education's inspector general are handling the probe.

Sanders, Bledsoe and Hewett is being investigated for misappropriation of at least $235,000 over a five-year period at Swink in southern Oklahoma.

Education department officials questioned how the company gave Swink "clean" audits with no reported findings, recommendations or exceptions over the five-year period.


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is expected in Tulsa next week to attend a Democratic National Committee event.

Biden's office announced the stop Friday as part of a three-state trip to California, Texas and Oklahoma. The office was expected to provide more details about the events later.

Biden, who recently decided against a run for president, will stop first in Los Angeles to participate in an event on the economy and then attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.




TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of breaking into vehicles in Tulsa was arrested after police shot at him with pepper-ball guns and he fell off of a roof.

The Tulsa World reports officers responded to a report of a burglary of a vehicle at a home early Thursday. The suspect was later found going through a second vehicle before he ran from police.

Authorities say the man was spotted on a resident's roof. Officers say the man refused to come down and pepper-ball rounds were fired at his hiding spot.

Tulsa man dies after being shot, run over by car


TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa are searching for a suspect in the death of a man who was shot, then run over by a car.

Sergeant Dave Walker says 22-year-old Manuel Rivas died at a hospital following the incident Wednesday night outside an apartment complex.

Walker says it appears Rivas and another person went to the apartment in connection with a drug purchase and that a fight broke out. Rivas was shot once and ran into the parking lot where he fell and was run over by the car.


MULDROW, Okla. (AP) — A memorial service has been set for the first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Agent Funeral Home says the service honoring Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler will be held Nov. 24 in the eastern Oklahoma town of Muldrow, where Wheeler went to high school.

The 39-year-old was killed on Oct. 22, when he and dozens of U.S. special operations troops and Iraqi forces raided a compound near the city of Kirkuk, freeing approximately 70 Iraqi prisoners from captivity.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man wanted in the shooting death of his wife has been found in east Tulsa with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Sergeant Dave Walker says Derrick Todd was found Wednesday afternoon inside his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot and was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition.

Walker says Todd had sent text messages to acquaintances about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday indicating he had shot his wife. Those receiving the text included an off-duty Tulsa police officer and a retired Tulsa officer.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County prosecutors will no longer seek the death penalty for a man convicted in the shooting deaths of an Owasso trucking company owner and a retired Tulsa banker in 1999. First Assistant District Attorney John Luton announced the decision on Tuesday. Victor Miller has been fighting a legal battle against the state after he was convicted in 2002 in the deaths of 44-year-old Jerald Thurman and 77-year-old Mary Bowles.