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Local & Regional
6:54 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Three Shot in South Tulsa Overnight

Tulsa Police are investigating an early morning shooting spree in south Tulsa. The incident took place overnight near 63rd and South Owasso Place.

Two men and a man were found in the street. One of the women is in extremely critical condition.  The other two are in serious condition this morning.

Police are trying to figure out why they were shot and by whom.

Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Sun September 2, 2012

Tulsa Man Looking for Crawdads Finds Much More

KWGS News File photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man looking for crawfish found a body along a riverbank in eastern Oklahoma.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the man found the body on the east bank of the Arkansas River shortly after midnight.

Authorities in Tulsa say the body of an unidentified man was in an advanced state of decomposition, and police believe the death was from natural causes.

Police say an investigation is under way.


Local & Regional
7:08 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Tulsa Minister Shot Overnight in Home Invasion

A Tulsa pastor is shot in his north side home early this morning. It happened near Apache and North Denver.

Tulsa Police say someone kicked in the front door of the Rev. Kenneth Brooks' home shortly before 2 a.m, this morning. He was shot point-blank in the chest.  Police Cpl. Mike Shelton says Brooks was taken to a hospital and is likely to survive his injuries.

Brooks is the pastor of City of Refuge International Ministries.

Local & Regional
11:05 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Tulsa Arrest Made in High Profile Murder Case

With Mayor Bartlett and family members looking on, Police Chief Chuck Jordan makes the announcement of the arrest,

An arrest is made in the shooting death of a Tulsa teenager. 24-year-old Edwin Daniels has been arrested for the murder of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante. She was on her way home from a date with her boy friend, when someone fired a shot at the car.

The bullet traveled through the car and struck her in the back. She was rushed to the hospital, but died later from her injuries. She had just graduated from Memorial High School one day earlier.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Pre-Schooler Shot in Tulsa

The shooting was investigated by officers in the Gilcrease Division.
KWGS News File photo

A three-year-old girl is in fair condition at a Tulsa hospital. She was rushed to the facility last night after she shot herself.

Police say the girl found a loaded gun in her parents' bedroom. While playing with the weapon, it discharged and she was struck in the pelvis.

It happened last night in a neighborhood near the Tulsa International Airport, west of Memorial. The parents are not expected to face charges.

Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Three in Custody as Bomb Squad Finds Explosives

Tulsa Police Department calls the bomb squad to a home on Monday. The initial investigation was for a stolen trailer. TPD obtained a search warrant and found explosives at the home.

TPD Corporal, Greg Smith, says the bomb squad has retained multiple devices and detonated them.

Three people are arrested for allegedly possessing stolen property, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. One of them is the alleged owner of the explosives.

Local & Regional
6:47 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Man Suspected of Shooting at Officers Shot and Killed

Tulsa Police Officers investigate the scene near 21st and Garnett.

A suspect is dead after being shot in a neighborhood near 21st and Garnett. Police say the wound was self-inflected,

It started this morning after a donut shop near Admiral and Garnett was robbed. A Tulsa Police woman spotted the suspect about 5:30 this morning near 14th and Garnett. When she tried to talk with him, a gun was pulled and he fired shots at her. She was not hit.

The suspect then ran into a neighborhood. Another officer spotted the man and he too was fired upon. He was not hit, either.

Local & Regional
6:04 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Robbery Gang Busted and Indicted

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

    U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that a federal Grand Jury returned a Superseding Indictment against eight gang members charging them with conspiracy, multiple robberies and use of firearms during and in commission of the robberies charged.  The Grand Jury’s Superseding Indictment names Vernon James Hill, age 26, Christopher Darnell Lewis, age 23, Deandre Antonio Hopkins, age 22, Marquis Deron Devers, age 23, Dontayne Dejay Tiger,age 22, James Miller, age 23,  Kenneth Lee Hopkins, age 23, and Dejuan Legmar Hill, age 23, all of Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
10:28 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Police: Tulsa Man Arrested after Car Chase while High

38-year-old Donald Broomhall
Tulsa County Jail

An ex-convict may be headed back to prison. 38-year-old Donald Broomhall has been arrested on drug related and auto theft charges in Tulsa.

He was arrested last night after crashing a car into a house near 5th and Pittsburg. Broomhall led officers on a chase through mid-town.  Officers used a stun gun to subdue him after the car crashed into the house.

The car he was driving was reported stolen earlier in the day.

He did time in 2001 for a felony drug conviction.

In the booking report, he admitted to officers he was addicted to meth.

Local & Regional
9:00 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Fake Cops target Hispanics


Tulsa Police are searching for some fake cops who robbed a man at the Bristol Park Apartments on East 45th Street South. 

Authorities say a man noticed he was being followed to his home at the apartments around midnight Sunday. Two men in a van got out and approached him.

The victim said the two men appeared to be law officers. They carried guns and radios and had badges attached to their belts.

Police say"Clearly they were impersonating officers.”

The fake cops are apparently targeting Hispanics, a group that detectives say often carry a lot of cash.