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Former deputy arrested in child rape case

A former Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for first-degree rape in a case involving an 11-year-old girl. Josh Wood worked at the prison and later as a deputy for about three years. He was arrested Tuesday in Tulsa by Wagoner County deputies and has reportedly posted a $100,000 ...

Sen. Jim Inhofe's plane flips; he walks away

A small airplane piloted by Oklahoma US Senator James Inhofe crashed at a small airport near Grand Lake Sunday, but he was reportedly unharmed. The crash occurred at the landing strip in Ketchum. Early reports indicate the Senator swerved to avoid hitting a deer with the airplane, which flipped. No ...

Two voters fill out their ballots in the primary election in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 28, 2016.  All five members of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation face challengers in Tuesday's primary election, which also includes races for state House and Senate seats and some local elections.
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Determining how many Tulsans didn't get the right ballots Tuesday

Some Tulsa voters who showed up to cast ballots in the Oklahoma primary Tuesday didn't get a chance to vote in the city elections because of confusion among some precinct officials. [EDITOR'S NOTE: The number of voters affected could be released at any time. KRMG will be the first to ...

Bartlett campaign awaits results in tight mayoral race

Tulsa voters turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary, but the decision in the mayoral race could be final. At Tulsa's Campbell Hotel, incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his team will await the results in what has been a tight and contentious race. Under the city's new election laws, ...

Some voters told they weren't allowed to vote in Tulsa city races

Apparently the non-partisan city elections in Tulsa have confused some precinct workers, as well as some voters. KRMG has confirmed some voters were prevented from voting the municipal ballot at at least one precinct Tuesday morning. Specifically, some Republican voters were told they couldn't vote in the mayoral race. One ...

Postcard mailed to a voter who used a city-owned property's address on his voter registration

Campaign materials sent to city-owned facility

A campaign postcard mailed to a city-owned facility led to a KRMG investigation into how that happened, and whether any laws were violated. Specifically, a postcard from the Bartlett for Mayor campaign was mailed to the Household Pollutant Collection Facility at 4502 S. Galveston Avenue in Tulsa. It was addressed ...

Williams loses ETE court battle, merger appears dead

A ruling by a judge in Delaware may be the last nail in the coffin for a proposed merger between Energy Transfer Equity and Tulsa-based Williams. The judge ruled that ETE had not breached the merger agreement when it argued that a tax problem would make the deal impossible to ...

Final mayoral forum could be pivotal, poll shows

Voters will be able to watch Wednesday's final mayoral forum before the June 28 primary on the air, on cable, on the web, or even on social media via Facebook Live. The results of a poll conducted this week indicate the race is wide open. A SoonerPoll commissioned by KRMG, ...

Poll shows statistical dead heat in the race for Tulsa mayor

In the race for Tulsa mayor, the irony is that while the two leading contenders are both Republicans, the final decision in the non-partisan race may well come down to the support of Democrats and independents. In an exclusive SoonerPoll commissioned by KRMG, FOX23, and the Tulsa World, incumbent Mayor ...

TPD releases video of chase that led to fatal shooting

Tulsa police have released dashcam videos of Wednesday's pursuit in which a supervisor shot and killed a man after the suspect apparently tried to hit him with a pickup truck (see link below). It began with a traffic stop about 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Louisville Ave., ...

Tulsa police sergeant shoots, kills suspect during pursuit

A Tulsa police supervisor shot and killed a man after the suspect apparently tried to hit him with a pickup truck. It began with a traffic stop about 4:30 p.m. in the 800 block of N. Louisville Ave., according to TPD Ofcr. Demita Kinard. The driver of a red Dodge ...

Man who opened Tulsa flag store truly achieved the American Dream

It's a story that begins in Soviet Russia during the purges of the Stalin era.

The drug problem that's killing Americans in record numbers

If you think heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine poses the greatest danger to Americans, think again.

Former Tulsa county deputy Robert Bates gets maximum sentence

The ex-reserve deputy who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed suspect in north Tulsa last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison, the maximum allowed by law in Oklahoma. Robert Bates, 74, and his attorney, Clark Brewster, cited his public service and ...

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US Navy prepares to test devastating new weapon

Even as millions of Americans pause to remember those who have laid their lives down in defense of the nation, work continues on shaping the battlefield of the future. One recent development, which has been in the works for several years, is the railgun. Simply put, the gun uses electromagnetism ...

Oklahoma lawmakers' struggle with massive budget shortfall

Oklahoma's legislature had a huge task to perform, but often seemed to get sidetracked during a stormy session.

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Lankford takes to Senate floor to remember the Tulsa race riot

Many mysteries surround the infamous Tulsa race riot of 1921, not the least of which involves the exact nature of the incident which sparked it. Wednesday, U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) rose on the Senate floor to give his fellow lawmakers a history lesson, and to call upon them and ...

Voting registration deadline nears, how to check your registration

If you've missed the last couple of presidential elections, you might want to take time to make sure you're still registered to vote. By state law, voter rolls are purged of inactive voters. Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant tells KRMG before they remove a voter, they send a ...

Fire union has concerns voters could get burned by safety study

Tulsa voters recently passed the Vision Renewal plan, which included provisions for an additional 65 firefighters and a new fire station in east Tulsa. Still, the union that represents Tulsa firefighters has some serious concerns about a pending report contracted by the city which they believe may lead to calls ...

Bates to remain jailed, his attorney has public outburst

The ex-reserve deputy who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed suspect in north Tulsa last year was denied Tuesday in a bid to be released from jail on bond while awaiting sentencing. Robert Bates, 74, and his attorney, Clark Brewster, cited his public service ...

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